George Washington Harris

1 April 1780–22 November 1857 (Age 77)
Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

George Washington Harris was born on 1 April 1780, in Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States as the son of James Harris and Margaret. He married Elizabeth about 1800. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1842 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 6 years. He died on 22 November 1857, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Harris
1780–1857
Rebecca Ann Parsons
1801–1856
Marriage: 23 November 1830
Margaret Harris
1843–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1830Connecticut, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 1
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 17
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    1803
    Age 23
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Harriss
    Harry
    Haris
    Harries
    Henry

    Story Highlight

    William Morgan and Miller Abduction

    George Washington Harris THE BROKEN SEAL; PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF THE MORGAN ABDUCTION AND MURDER. BY SAMUEL D. GREEN. EZRA A. COOK & CO., CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE OFFICE. CHICAGO, ILL., 1873. …

    Sources (11)

    • George W Harris, "United States Census, 1820"
    • George W Harris, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • G W Harris, "United States Census, 1850"

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