Urania Harris

2 April 1745–1794 (Age 48)
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Urania

When Urania Harris was born on 2 April 1745, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Preserved Harris, was 29 and her mother, Martha Mowry, was 19. She married Jonathan Farnum on 31 August 1765, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1794, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Farnum
1745–1778
Urania Harris
1745–1794
Marriage: 31 August 1765
Lydia Farnum
1766–1853
Phebe Farnum
1769–1843
Thomas Farnum
1773–1851
Daniel Farnum
1774–1833

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 August 1765
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (5)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 18

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 27

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.
1776

Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • not listed in entry for Phebe, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Uranah in entry for Lydia Farnum, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Uranah in entry for Phebe Farnum, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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