Alexander Harris

25 March 1834–20 February 1889 (Age 54)
Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Harris was born on 25 March 1834, in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, McGee Harris, was 33 and his mother, Mary Polly Givens, was 32. He married Harriet Ann Craner on 21 June 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 20 February 1889, in Perry, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Harris
1834–1889
Harriet Ann Craner
1834–1874
Marriage: 21 June 1855
Alexander Harris Jr
1856–1937
Harriett Ann Harris
1859–1906
Mary Elizabeth Harris
1859–1893
Martha Caroline Harris
1862–1946
George McGee Harris
1864–1864
Emily Deseret Harris
1864–1864
John Walter Harris
1867–1926
William Frederick Harris
1869–1935
Emma Arminta Harris
1872–1959
Gertrude Harris
1874–1960

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 1
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1850
    Age 16
    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

    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

    LIFE SKETCH OF ALEXANDER HARRIS, SR.

    Alexander Harris, Sr., was born on 25 March 1834 in Wilson County, Tennessee. He was the son of McGee Harris and Mary Polly Givens of Kentucky. His father was born near Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenne …

    Sources (54)

    • Alex Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alex Harris in entry for Frank Harris and Edna Hansen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Harris in entry for Gertrude Medford, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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