Margaret Harris

23 December 1803–about 16 August 1849 (Age 45)
Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Harris was born on 23 December 1803, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Silas Harris Sr, was 35 and her mother, Annaritta Wright, was 32. She married William Hawk on 7 October 1827, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1848. She died about 16 August 1849, in Ash Hollow, Boone, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Ash Hollow, Boone, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hawk
1799–1883
Margaret Harris
1803–1849
Marriage: 7 October 1827
Calvin Hawk
1828–1841
Sarah Hawk
1830–1909
Martha Hawk
1833–1834
Rebecca Hannah Hawk
1835–1905
Mary Caroline Hawk
1837–1926
Matilda Hawk
1840–1928
William Hawk Jr
1843–1919
Samuel Hawk
1846–1846

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1827Lawrence, Indiana, United States
  • Children

    (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1804
    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 9
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 16
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Harriss
    Harry
    Haris
    Harries
    Henry

    Story Highlight

    Margaret Harris Hawk death

    This story is on the Find A Grave website Margaret Harris was the daughter of Silas Harris and Annaretta Wright. She married William Hawk on October 7, 1827. She and her family were migrating from I …

    Sources (25)

    • Margaret Harris, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Margaret Harris Hawk in entry for Rebecca Hawk Garner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret Harris - birth-name: Margaret Harris

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