William Thomas Harris

30 November 1788–1850 (Age 61)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of William Thomas

When William Thomas Harris was born on 30 November 1788, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Harris, was 27 and his mother, Enice, was 22. He married Molly " Polly" Brunner on 22 January 1807, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1850, in Estill, Floyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 62.

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William Thomas Harris
Molly " Polly" Brunner
Marriage: 22 January 1807
Mary Harris
William O. Harris
Mary Harris
Heneretta Harris
William Henry Harris
Peter Betal Harris
Elizabeth Harris

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  • Marriage
    22 January 1807Mercer, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    George Washington elected first president of United States.
    1792 · Becomes the 15th State
    Age 4
    On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
    Age 20
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    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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    Sources (7)

    • Treasey in entry for Peter B Harris and Susan Corn, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • Legacy NFS Source: William Thomas Harris - Government record: Marriage record or certificate: birth-name: William Thomas Harris

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