Thaddeus Harris

Brief Life History of Thaddeus

When Thaddeus Harris was born on 22 June 1856, in North Carolina, United States, his father, William Martin Harris, was 34 and his mother, Mary Fannie C Dillard, was 29. He married Malinda Bradley on 10 September 1882, in Swain, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Sylva Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 21 May 1935, in Webster, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Jackson County Home Cemetery, Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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Thaddeus Harris
Malinda Bradley
Marriage: 10 September 1882

Sources (11)

  • T Harris in household of Wm Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thadeus Harris, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Thad Harris, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1877 · Last Troops Leave

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

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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