Elizabeth Harris

1794–1866 (Age 72)
Ohio, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Harris was born on 11 August 1794, in Ohio, Virginia, United States, her father, William Harris Sr., was 38 and her mother, Martha Smith, was 40. She married Samuel Parr on 28 March 1815, in Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bowling Green, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 3 December 1866, in Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Linnville Cemetery, Linnville, Licking, Ohio, United States.

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Elizabeth Harris
Samuel Parr
Marriage: 28 March 1815
Hon. William Parr
Samuel Parr
Rachel Parr
Elizabeth Parr
Josiah Parr
Joseph Parr
John Parr
Martha Parr
Jane Parr
Lafayette Parr

Spouse & Children

28 March 1815
Licking, Ohio, United States


  • Hon. William Parr


  • Joseph Parr


  • John Parr


  • Martha Parr


  • Jane Parr


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.

Age 9

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Parr in household of Saml Parr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Harris, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Elizabeth Harris, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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