Deborah Harkness

1763–
Great Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Deborah

When Deborah Harkness was born in 1763, in Great Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York, United States, her father, Adam Harkness Jr., was 13 and her mother, Thankful Sherman, was 7. She married Stephen Keese about 1812.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Keese
1759–1844
Deborah Harkness
1763–
Marriage: about 1814

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1814
Peru, Clinton, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Female1763–Female

    Asa Harkness

    Male1774–1789Male

    Daniel Harkness

    Male1777–1859Male

    Adam HARKNESS

    Male1777–1836Male

    Male1779–1845Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 13

New York is the 11th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 31

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Scottish: apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place (perhaps in the area of Annandale, with which the surname is connected in early records), probably so called from the Old English personal name Hereca (a derivative of the various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English næss ‘headland’, ‘cape’. The surname is also established in northern Ireland, where it was taken in the 17th century by settlers from Dumfriesshire.

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

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