Lydia Pauline Harris

1817–1849 (Age 32)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lydia Pauline

When Lydia Pauline Harris was born in 1817, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Abner Harris, was 30 and her mother, Mary Stevenson, was 35. She married William Harris Provence on 13 February 1839. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 1 May 1849, at the age of 32.

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Lydia Pauline Harris
William Harris Provence
Marriage: 13 February 1839
Robert Samuel Provence
Mary Rebecca Provence
Elizabeth Dixon Provence
William Harris Provence

Spouse & Children

13 February 1839


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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 13

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Lydia P Harris, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Lydia P Harris, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

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