John Carris

Brief Life History of John

When John Carris was born on 26 October 1804, in Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Peter Carris, was 40 and his mother, Catherine, was 39. He married Sally Ann Viele on 7 December 1833. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Victory, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1850 and Sterling, Cayuga, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 7 January 1883, in Fair Haven, Sterling, Cayuga, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Spring Brook, Elma, Erie, New York, United States.

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John Carris
Sally Ann Viele
Marriage: 7 December 1833
Peter John Carris
Jesse Viele Carris
Lewis Viele Carris
Sarah Elizabeth Carris
Charity Marie Carris
Catherine Ann "Kate" Carris
Eveline J. Carris
Abigail Lavinia Carris
Rhoda M Carris
Martha Ellena Caris
Charlotte L. Carris
Emma Carris
John William Ripley Carris

Sources (15)

  • John Carrie, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Carris, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Carris, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975"

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1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Caris .

In some cases possibly also Portuguese: habitational name from any of various places in Portugal (and Galicia) so named with the plural of carril ‘thoroughfare’ (from Latin carrile).

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

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