Samuel Harris

Chatham Township, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Harris was born in 1788, in Chatham Township, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada, his father, Silas Gibson Harris, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Sawyer, was 20. He married Elizabeth Snyder about 1810, in Lachute, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada. He lived in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada in 1842 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He was buried in Malahide, Elgin, Ontario, Canada.

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Samuel Harris
Elizabeth Snyder
Marriage: about 1810

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about 1810
Lachute, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada

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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

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The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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George Washington elected first president of United States.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 31

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. 

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)

  • Samuel Harris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Harris, "Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842"
  • The Loyalists in Ontario- the sons and daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada Snyder Pg 302

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