Margaret Harris

6 April 1742–
Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Harris was born on 6 April 1742, in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Harris, was 31 and her mother, Mary Rose Piball, was 30.

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Family Time Line

John Harris
1710–1771
Mary Rose Piball
1711–1768
John Harris
1740–
Margaret Harris
1742–
Sarah Harris
1743–1819
Elizabeth Harris
1744–
John Harris
1745–1752
William Harris
1746–1792
Mary Harris
1748–
Elizabeth Harris
1748–
Garret Harris
1748–1822
Martha Harris
1750–
Stephen Harris
1750–
William Harris
1752–1752
Mary Harris
1753–
James Harris
1755–
Joannah Harris
1757–1831
George Harris
1760–
Nancy Ann Harris
1762–1837

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World Events (3)

1775

Age 33

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 34

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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