Meriam Harris

1805–after 1827 (Age 22)
Queensbury, Queensbury, Warren, New York, United States

The Life of Meriam

When Meriam Harris was born in 1805, in Queensbury, Queensbury, Warren, New York, United States, her father, William Harris, was 53 and her mother, Cynthia Stewart, was 44. She died after 1827, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

William Harris
1752–1828
Cynthia Stewart
1761–1848
Samuel Harris
1786–1877
Lavinia Harris
1788–1859
Dorothy Harris
1791–1871
Daniel Harris
1792–1813
William W Harris
1794–1852
John B. Harris
1797–1885
Moses Harris
1799–1813
Rebecca Harris
1803–1883
Meriam Harris
1805–1827
Cynthia Harris
1806–1853
Benjamin Harris
1812–1892

Parents and Siblings

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+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 22

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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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