George W. Harris

1795–1852 (Age 57)
Elgin, Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada

The Life of George W.

When George W. Harris was born on 13 April 1795, in Elgin, Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada, his father, Silas Gibson Harris, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Sawyer, was 27. He married Hannah Brooks on 2 February 1818, in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Linn Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 11 June 1852, in Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Hiawatha, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George W. Harris
Hannah Brooks
Marriage: 2 February 1818
Samuel Cornelius Harris
Mary Phoebe Harris
John Bunyan Harris
Clarissa Harris
Henry M. Harris
George Harris
Hannah Harris
William Riley Harris
Elizabeth Jane Harris
Nathan Cornelius Harris
Nancy Harris
Olive Harris

Spouse & Children

2 February 1818
Quebec, Quebec, Canada


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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 17

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

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)

  • George Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George Parish in entry for Hannah Reynolds, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • George Harrison in entry for George Harrison, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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