Abigail Harris

6 May 1818–20 February 1889 (Age 70)
Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Abigail

When Abigail Harris was born on 6 May 1818, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Harris II, was 42 and her mother, Abigail Gragg, was 38. She married Goforth about 1836, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 20 February 1889, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Midway City Cemetery, Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Shelton
Abigail Harris
Marriage: about 1838
John Shelton
Joseph Shelton
Elizabeth Shelton
Martha Jane Shelton
Hyrum Shelton
Stephen Shelton
Abigail Shelton

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  • Marriage
    about 1838Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 21
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    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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    Sources (32)

    • Polly Shelton in household of Stephen Shelton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Abbigal Harris in entry for Charles E. Fausett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Abagail Shelton in household of Philanda J Perry, "United States Census, 1860"

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