Elizabeth Harris

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Harris was born on 10 May 1796, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Beverly Harris, was 34 and her mother, Mary Nash, was 29. She married John Mallard in 1813, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Rutherford, Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died in February 1850, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

William Grimes
Elizabeth Harris
Marriage: 1815
Parthenia Grimes
Richard Grimes
Harriett H Grimes
Mary M. Grimes
Ann Clide Grimes
Robert B. Grimes
James Madison Grimes
Elizabeth F. Grimes

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Grimes in household of Mary Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Record books and index, 1804-1914, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).

Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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