Samuel Harris

18 January 1814–
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Samuel

Samuel Harris was born on 18 January 1814, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He married Sarah Nichols on 1 October 1838, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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Samuel Harris
Sarah Nichols
Marriage: 1 October 1838
Sarah Eastman Harris
Mary Frances Harris

Spouse and Children

1 October 1838
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Sarah Eastman Harris


    Mary Frances Harris


World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 32

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

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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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Harris in entry for Mary Frances Stetson, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"
  • Samuel in entry for Benjamin E. Stetson and Mary F. Harris, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Samuel Harris, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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