Martha Patsy Harris

1789–1883 (Age 94)
Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Patsy

When Martha Patsy Harris was born about 1789, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, Robert Harris, was 29 and her mother, Dicey Houston, was 19. She married Reece William Davis about 1808, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died in 1883, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Martha Patsy Harris
1789–1883
Reece William Davis
1790–1854
Marriage: about 1808
Elijah Henry Davis
1810–1864
David Boone Davis
1813–1893
Andrew Jackson Davis
1815–1846
Hardin Edward Davis
1821–1864
Scott Addison H. Davis
1823–1910
Hasten G. Davis
1825–1910
William Perry Davis
1827–1910
James Martin Davis
1828–
John Evan Davis
1830–1921
Leroy Davis
1832–
Dicey Ann Davis
1835–1905
Houston Reece Davis
1837–
Sarah Emily Davis
1838–1926
Columbus Franklin Davis
1848–1925

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1808
North Carolina, United States
children

(14)

+9 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Harris

    Male1760–1830Male

  • Female1770–1847Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1789

Age 0

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 0

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1818

Age 29

Illinois is the 21st state.

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 (3)

  • Martha Davis in household of Reese Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • <Unknown> in entry for Addison R Davis, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Unknown in entry for Sarah Emily Jackson, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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