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
1809–1855
Abigail Harris
1818–1889
Marriage: about 1838
John Shelton
1839–1900
Joseph Shelton
1846–1867
Elizabeth Shelton
1842–1843
Martha Jane Shelton
1844–1927
Hyrum Shelton
1848–1901
Stephen Shelton
1851–1925
Abigail Shelton
1854–1929

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1838Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    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. 
    1825
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Harriss
    Harry
    Haris
    Harries
    Henry

    Story Highlight

    Ancestors of NANCY BROWN

    Stephen married a half-breed Cherokee girl named Nancy Brown. Nancy's mother was also named Nancy Brown and she was an herb doctor and would ride for miles on horseback to visit her patients with her …

    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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