William Harris Provence

1806–1861 (Age 55)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of William Harris

When William Harris Provence was born on 13 February 1806, his father, Andrew Purviance, was 43 and his mother, Rebecca Harris, was 38. He married Lydia Pauline Harris on 13 February 1839. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Carroll, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Chalk Bluff Township, Greene, Arkansas, United States in 1860. He died on 10 November 1861, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 55.

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William Harris Provence
Lydia Pauline Harris
Marriage: 13 February 1839
Robert Samuel Provence
Mary Rebecca Provence
Elizabeth Dixon Provence
William Harris Provence

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13 February 1839


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World Events (7)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 15

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

French and English: variant of Province .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William H Province, "United States Census, 1850"
  • W H Brevince, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William N Province, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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