James Harris

1841–
Lawrence, Mississippi, United States

The Life of James

When James Harris was born in 1841, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, his father, Thomas Harris, was 91 and his mother, Lucinda Smith, was 87.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Harris
1750–
Lucinda Smith
1754–1811
William Harris
1796–1863
Jaban Harris
1797–
Samuel Harris
1798–
Hezekiah Harris
1799–
Benjamin Harris
1800–
Guilea Harris
1800–
Bartlett Harris
1803–1852
Mary Harris
1807–1847
Jane Haris
1830–
Amanda Harris
1833–
Thomas Harris
1833–
Ellen Harris
1836–
James Harris
1841–
Calvin Harris
1843–
Elsbeth Harris
1845–
Sarah Harris
1847–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 20

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1863

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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