Eleanor Purdy Harris

Vermont, United States

The Life of Eleanor

Eleanor Purdy Harris was born in 1810, in Vermont, United States. She married Pleasant Harris on 13 June 1844, in Johnson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Monroe Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1850.

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Pleasant Harris
Eleanor Purdy Harris
Marriage: 13 June 1844
Pleasant P Harris Jr.

Spouse and Children

13 June 1844
Johnson, Iowa, United States


    Pleasant P Harris Jr.


World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 24

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Age 36

Iowa is the 29th state.

Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French pur die ‘by God’ (Old French p(o)ur Dieu), a nickname for someone who made frequent use of the oath. The surname was taken to northeastern Ireland during the 17th century, and is now to be found chiefly in northern Ireland and eastern and northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elenor Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elenor Purdy, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Elenor Purdy, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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