Samuel Fairman Harris

22 January 1810–13 June 1882 (Age 72)
Heath, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Samuel Fairman

When Samuel Fairman Harris was born on 22 January 1810, in Heath, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Harris, was 32 and his mother, Ashaah or Aschal Fairman, was 27. He married Augusta Eveline Fitch on 22 December 1836, in Wilmington, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Vermont, United States in 1870. He died on 13 June 1882, in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 72.

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Samuel Fairman Harris
Augusta Eveline Fitch
Marriage: 22 December 1836
Henry Mortimer Harris
Charles Augustus Harris
Charlotte E. Harris

Spouse and Children

22 December 1836
Wilmington, Windham, Vermont, United States



    Charles Augustus Harris


    Charlotte E. Harris


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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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Sources (3)

  • Sam F Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Saml Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Harris, "United States Census, 1870"

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