Jacob Wayne Harris

10 March 1837–10 March 1920 (Age 83)
Bertrand, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob Wayne

When Jacob Wayne Harris was born on 10 March 1837, in Bertrand, Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, John Harris, was 28 and his mother, Lovina Eiler, was 29. He married Eliza Jane Carpenter in 1863, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in La Plata, San Juan, New Mexico, United States in 1900 and Flora Vista, San Juan, New Mexico, United States in 1910. He died on 10 March 1920, in Bloomfield, San Juan, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in East Hammond Cemetery, Bloomfield, San Juan, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Wayne Harris
Eliza Jane Carpenter
Marriage: 1863
Angelina Minerva Harris
Phoebe Jane Harris
John Daley Harris
Joseph Henry Harris
Edwin Harris
Alice Louise Harris
Della Harris
Sarah Molissa Harris
Delbert Wayne Harris
Minnie Miranda Harris
Ida Mae Harris

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  • Marriage
    1863California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Moving the State Capital
    Age 10
    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    This story was an excerpt from Pioneer of the Mojave: The Life and Times of Aaron G. Lane Page 6 titled OUTLAWS ON THE MOJAVE http://www.empirenet.com/rdthompson/lane6.html It is a very interest …

    Sources (16)

    • Jacob Harris in household of Lucinda Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jacob Harris in household of John Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jacob Harris in entry for Minerva Harris Howell, "New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945"

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