Joshua Harris

23 June 1847–18 December 1927 (Age 80)
Whitchurch, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joshua

When Joshua Harris was born on 23 June 1847, in Whitchurch, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Isaac Harris, was 34 and his mother, Esther Ellen Bowering, was 30. He married Ann Deseret Whitesides on 28 May 1868, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1870 and Franklin, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 18 December 1927, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Harris
Ann Deseret Whitesides
Marriage: 28 May 1868
Susan Myriah Harris
Esther Ellen Harris
Louvisa Harris
Selena Harris
William Lewis Harris
Joshua Harris Jr
James Alvin Harris
Jabez Marion Harris
Nettie Lenora Harris
Mary Elizabeth Harris
Ella Midge Harris
Myrtle Whitesides Harris
Laura Bell Harris
Edna Harris

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  • Marriage
    28 May 1868Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 3
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
    Age 3
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 25
    Historical Boundaries 1872: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States 1913: Franklin, Idaho, United States

    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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    Joshua Harris, Early Church Pioneer

    Joshua Harris left Wales when he was six years old and traveled from Liverpool to New Orleans aboard the vessel "Jersey," a jaunt across the Atlantic that took about 45 days, along with his grandmothe …

    Sources (47)

    • Joshua Harris, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Josiah Harris in entry for Charles W Morton and Laura Beckstead, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joshua Harris, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

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