Jabez Harris

17 June 1842–1 March 1883 (Age 40)
Whitchurch, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jabez

When Jabez Harris was born on 17 June 1842, in Whitchurch, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Isaac Harris, was 29 and his mother, Esther Ellen Bowering, was 25. He married Sarah Lovisa Richardson about 1875, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 1 March 1883, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jabez Harris
1842–1883
Sarah Lovisa Richardson
1857–1876
Marriage: about 1875
Harris
1876–1876

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1875Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

      Male1876–1876Male

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1850
    Age 8
    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
    1863
    Age 21
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Harriss
    Harry
    Haris
    Harries
    Henry

    Sources (11)

    • Jabez Harris in household of Hannah Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Jabez Harris in household of Hannah Raymond, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jabez Harris, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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