Sarah Jane Harris

Female9 July 1839–18 December 1865

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Harris was born on 9 July 1839, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, David Harris, was 29 and her mother, Rachael Vance, was 27. She lived in East Brandywine Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 December 1865, at the age of 26, and was buried in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Harris
1809–1882
Rachael Vance
1811–1870
Robert Harris
1837–1909
Sarah Jane Harris
1839–1865
Benjamin G. Harris
1841–1851
William H. Harris
1842–1903
Annie Harris
1847–1872

Sources (4)

  • Sarah J Harris in household of David Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Jane Freeman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"
  • Sarah Jane Freeman, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (3)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 24

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

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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