Elizabeth Harris

3 December 1800–May 1884 (Age 83)
Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Harris was born on 3 December 1800, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Harris II, was 24 and her mother, Abigail Gragg, was 20. She married Samuel Henderson on 1 March 1827, in Belleview, Iron, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. She died in May 1884, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Henderson
Elizabeth Harris
Marriage: 1 March 1827
Nancy Simpson Henderson
Abigail Henderson
Thomas Henderson
Hannah Henderson
Martin Henry Henderson Sr.
Charlotte Henderson
Joseph Henderson
1839–before 1842
Hyrum Henderson
William Ira Henderson
before 1842–1856

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1827Belleview, Iron, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 18
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 25
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Brief History of Samuel Henderson, Sr.

    by Clara Alice Henderson Nelson (a great granddaughter) retyped by Theresa Hollingsworth Hafen Corry Samuel Henderson, Sr. was born 21 February 1785 in Green County, Tennessee. His father's name was …

    Sources (36)

    • Elizabeth Henderson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizabeth Harris in entry for Samuel Henderson, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Elizabeth Harris in entry for Charlotte Henderson Allred, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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