John Harris

about 1800–11 January 1884 (Age 84)
New York, United States

The Life of John

When John Harris was born about 1800, in New York, United States, his father, Thomas Harris, was 29 and his mother, Cornelia Finchout, was 27. He had at least 1 daughter. He lived in Mount Pleasant Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 11 January 1884, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

John Harris
1800–1884
Sarah J. Harris
1831–1900

Spouse and Children

    Male1800–1884Male

    [Unknown Name]

    Unknown

children

(1)

    Sarah J. Harris

    Female1831–1900Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

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.
1818

Age 18

Illinois is the 21st state.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 27

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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)

  • John Harris in household of Annon C Pratt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Martin Harris, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • John M Harris, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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