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
Margaret Harris
Marriage: 7 October 1827
Calvin Hawk
Sarah Hawk
Martha Hawk
Rebecca Hannah Hawk
Mary Caroline Hawk
Matilda Hawk
William Hawk Jr
Samuel Hawk

Spouse and Children

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


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    World Events (8)

    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.

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    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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