William Harris Provence

1848–1864 (Age 16)
Carroll, Madison, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Harris

When William Harris Provence was born on 21 November 1848, in Carroll, Madison, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Harris Provence, was 42 and his mother, Lydia Pauline Harris, was 31. He lived in Carroll, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Chalk Bluff Township, Greene, Arkansas, United States in 1860. He died on 1 December 1864, in Dunklin, Missouri, United States, at the age of 16.

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William Harris Provence
Lydia Pauline Harris
Robert Samuel Provence
Mary Rebecca Provence
Elizabeth Dixon Provence
William Harris Provence

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World Events (3)


Age 12

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 13

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

French and English: variant of Province .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • William H Brevince in household of W H Brevince, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William H Province in household of William H Province, "United States Census, 1850"

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