Reuben Marshall Harris

1 February 1805–8 September 1882 (Age 77)
Patrick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Reuben Marshall

When Reuben Marshall Harris was born on 1 February 1805, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, his father, Reuben Marshall Harris Sr., was 44 and his mother, Margaret Ann McAlexander, was 29. He married Lavina Matilda Fristoe on 13 June 1833, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Brooking Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 8 September 1882, in Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Raytown, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Reuben Marshall Harris
Lavina Matilda Fristoe
Marriage: 13 June 1833
Mary Ellen Harris
Bathsheba Ann Harris
Thomas B. Harris
Laura Frances Harris Daley
Nancy Elizabeth Ellen Harris
Sarah Margaret Harris
Richard A HARRIS
Union Rhoda HARRIS
Eliza Samuel Harris
Virginia Catherine Harris

Spouse and Children

13 June 1833
Jackson, Missouri, United States


    Mary Ellen Harris


    Bathsheba Ann Harris


    Thomas B. Harris


    Laura Frances Harris Daley


    Nancy Elizabeth Ellen Harris


+5 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 7

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 24

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

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)

  • Rueben Harris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Reuben Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Reuben Harris, "United States Census, 1850"

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