Eliza Jane Slack

31 December 1815–
Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Slack was born on 31 December 1815, in Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States, her father, Reuben Slack, was 26 and her mother, Letitia Bush, was 19. She married Jacob Harris on 3 October 1833, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870.

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Jacob Harris
Eliza Jane Slack
Marriage: 3 October 1833
Susan Amanda Harris
Harriet Ann Harris
William B Harris
Matilda Harris
John Owen Harris
Richard W Harris
Hinson Waverly Harris
Emma Eliza Harris
James Wyatt Harris

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3 October 1833
Hardin, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 3

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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 31

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’.2 English: topographic name from northern Middle English slack ‘shallow valley’ (Old Norse slakki), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, for example near Stainland and near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.3 Scottish (Dumfriesshire): habitational name, maybe from Slake or Slack in Roberton, Roxburghshire (now part of Borders region).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Eliza Harris in household of Jacob Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza J Harris in household of Jacob Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza Harris in household of Jacob Harris, "United States Census, 1870"

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