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Full text of "The Harris family : Thomas Harris in Ipswich, Mass, in 1636, and some of his descendents, through seven generations, to 1883"

^.^ GENEALOGY COLLECTIOrsf ^'' ^ 

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ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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3 1833 01283 2843 



THE HARRIS FAMILY. 



> THOMAS HARRIS, 

IN IPSWICH, MASS. IN 1636, AND SOME OF HIS 
DESCENDANTS, 

THROUGH SEVEN GENERATIONS, 
TO 1883. 



WILLIAM SAMUEL HARRLS, 



PKINTHl) lOK THK ALTIIUK. liV 

P.ARKER A: BEAN. NASHl^^. \. I[. 

1883. 



coxtp:nts. 



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CONTENTS. 



Introduction. ..... Pa<re 1 

PART I. 

Chapter I. Origin and Meaning of the Name. — The 
Family in "Great Britain. — Early Emigrations to 
America, ..... Page f) 

Chapter II. First Generation in America. — Thomas 

Harris. ..... Page i> 

Chapter III. Second Generation. — Serjeant John Har- 
ris, ..... Page 1^ 

PAR'J' II. 

Richard Harris, Third Generation, horn Ips-wich, J/ass.. 
lyoj, died Harvard, Mass., 1776. And a Full Account of 
His Descendants, Male and Female,, through Five Genera- 
tions, to i88j. 

Chapter IV. Third Generation. — ^Richard Harris, Page 2o 
Chapter V. Fourth Generation. — Martha Harris (Weth- 

erbee). — Her Descendants. . . Page 29 

Chapter VI. Fourth Generation. — ^Jacob Harris. — His 

Descendants. .... Page 31 

Chapter VII. Fourth Generation. — Richard Harris, 

Jvmior. — His Descendants, . . Page oH 

Chapter VIII. Fourth Generation. — Rebecca Harris 

(Scollay). — Her Descendants, . . Page 73 



IV THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

Chapter IX. Fourth Generation. — Nathaniel Harris. — 

His Descendants, . . . Page 8S 

Chapter X. Fourth Generation. — William Harris. — 

His Descendants, . . . Page 104 

Additions, ..... Page 127 

Index I. To Names of Harrises in Part I, (Chapters 

I, II, III), . Page 129 

Index II. To Names of Descendants of Richard Har- 
ris', (in Part II), . . . Page 180 



PORTRAITS. 



PORTRAITS, 



1. William-Samuel Harris" [No. 13().], Frontispiece 

2. Ruth (Pratt) Harris [No. 33.], 
Sally (Harris*) Coult [No. 51).], 
Edvvard-Pratt Harris* [No. t)0.], 
Samuel Harris*^ [No. H3.], 
John-Milton Harris** [No. 71.]. 
Jacob Harris* [No. 74.], and 
William-Calvin Harris* [No. 'SO.], Faces Page 37 

3. George-Calvin Underhill' [No. 133.], " *' 53 

4. Samuel Scollay', M. D. [No. 235.], " " 75 

5. Jasher Harris"" [No. 4511.]. " " 106 
(). George-Washington Harris** [No. 517.] '• •' 112 
7. Wh.liam-Martin Loree, Sr. [No. 534.], 

and Harriet-Mary (Rhodes*) Loree 

[No. 534.]. - >' 116 

<S. Willi \m-Hakkis Rhodes* [No. 541).], " «' llll 



THE HARRIS P\AM1LY 



OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS. 



1. Seal of Dea. John Stanitbrd, Page 14 

2. Autograph of Serjt. John Harris*, 

3. Sketch of Dea. Jacob Harris*, 

4. Autograph of Dea. Jacob Harris", 

5. Silhouette of Samuel Scollay% M. D.. 
(). Autograph of Samuel Scollay% M. D., 

7. Loom-Harness Factory of George-W. Harris*. 

Lowell, Mass., 

8. Autograph of George-W. Harris^ 



20 
80 
30 
74 
75 

112 
112 



CORRECTION, 

On pages 20 to ()4, wherever the name yohn^ occurs, 
(as the father of Serjt. John",) it should always be read 
Thomas^ . 



INTRODUCTION 



"Honor thy Father and thy Mother." 

This Record and History of one small branch of the Har- 
ris Family in the United States is now completed, and is sent 
forth to the members of the family — now scattered all over the 
country — with the hope that they will with interest peruse its 
pages, which will afford them much information not otherwise 
obtainable. 

The main portion of the book, or Part II., consists of an 
account of the descendants of Richard Harris^ of the third gen- 
eration in America, son of Serjt. John% and grandson of Thom- 
as' and Martha (Lake) Harris of Ipswich, Mass. All the de- 
scendants of Richard^ are traced down to 1883 through all the 
lines of descent, male and female, — with the exception of the 
descendants of his oldest child Martha* (Wetherbee). Con- 
cerning this branch I have been unable to obtain much inform- 
ation, and do not know whether any representatives of it are 
now livino; or not. 

In the winter of 1874-5 I commenced to collect information 
regarding the Harris family — or ratlier to record facts given 
bv Miss Eunice Harris" and others. In the beginning of 1877 
I commenced tracing the descendants of Richard' in the dif- 
ferent branches, and have since continued this work as time 
and opportunities have been found, until the work is now 
completed and the records are printed. 

The vast amount of labor required in preparing a work of this 
kind, even one of limited extent, is hardly imagined by those 
who have had no experience. The writing of hundreds of let- 
ters to persons all over the country, the examining of family, 
church, town, and county records, and the copying and ar- 
ranging in proper order the facts thus collected, require a 
hirge amount of time, labor, and patience. This has been a 
work for which I can never receive adequate pecuniary re- 



Till'; HARRIS I^\M1I,^■. 



turns. Yet it has been a pleasant work ; and the thought 
that in thus gathering Iromthe shadowy past and the perishing 
present the records ofHves spent in honor and usefuhiess and 
transmitting these records in imperishable form to the future, 
something was being done for the good of the family and man- 
kind, — this thought has been an incentive to patient labors. 

We have a noble and honored ancestry ; and in this fact 
we not only may but should rejoice with that true pride whicii 
shall incite to worthy deeds, that the virtues of the fathers 
mav be perpetuated in the children. Tiie later generations 
of the famih' — those now living — are worthy of their honored 
ancestors, being men and women of true characters, intelli- 
gent, respected, and useful. So far as my knowledge ex- 
tends, the tamilv are inclined to the nervous temperament. 
Perhaps this History is deficient in not describing as fully as 
would be desirable, the traits of character, virtues, and quali- 
ties of mind and heart possessed by the various members of 
the family. But this would be hardly proper as regards the 
living members ; and my object has been rather to give a fam- 
ilv record, — an exact record of births, marriages, and deaths. 
and of all events of interest and importance. 

This History will be found to be, in an unusual degree, 
complete, full, and accurate in details, particularly in dates of 
births, marriages, and deaths. With verv lew exceptions the 
exact date is given in all such cases. The full names are also 
given in the case o{ every member of the famih'. 

Mistakes are inevitable in works of this hind, but if an\- 
errors are found in this book, the fault must rest with those 
who turnished me the records, as I have used extreme care in 
copying and arranging the dates and facts furnished, and in 
printing them. Readers will confer a favor bv sending me 
the correction of every error which thev discover in the book. 

It will be seen that no Harris descendant in the fifth gen- 
eration — grandchild of Richard Harris"* — is now living, tlv 
last surviving representative having been Eunice Harris^ 
[see Nos. 24, 52.], who died in Windham, N. H., June If^. 
1877. The widow of Dr. Samuel Scollay' [see Nos. 280. 23.').] 
is however still living in Smithtield, W. Va., and alone rep- 
resents the generation. The ninth generation from Tiiomas 
Harris' consists of three members. Xos. 227.V. (118, and ()2(). 



INTRODUCTION. n 

ARRANGEMENT. 

The plan on which this book is arranged is simple, and 
will be easily understood after reading the following explan- 
ation. Following the name of each Harris descendant (in 
the coarse tvpe) is a small figure which shows i\\<^ generation 
to which the person belongs, counting from Thomas Harris'. 
the emigrant ancestor from England. Thus Richard Harris' 
was of the third generation, or the trrandson of Thomas'. 

In Part II., commencing with Richard Harris'' as No. I. 
consecutive numbers are used at the left margin of the page 
running through the book, by means of which all persons are 
easily referred to, no two persons having the same number. 
Each Harris descendant comes in first as a child in line type 
under the account ol his or her parents ; here the name, 
dates — and otten places — of birth and death are given, but 
usiuUK' nothino- further. If the child became the head of a 
himil}-. or if there is a special account of his or her life, it is 
given tarther on in the book in coarse type. In such cases 
the person has tzi'o numbers ; and following each person's 
name in each place is his or her t;//^rr number in brackets [ ]. 
For example, on page 4-."), No. S*.* is Mary-Cordelia Sprague' 
— daughter of Cordelia -Esther Moore" (Sprague) — whose 
date and place of birth are there given, and the number 
[1-^7.] is the number she bears as the head of a family, 
'i'urning to No. IHT on page .">4 we tind Mary-Cordelia 
Sprague', and the number [/^l'.] refers back to her place as 
a child. 

Following each person's name in the coarse print is a list, 
enclosed in parenthesis ( ). of his or her ancestors back to 
Thomas Harris'. Thus in the example referred to on page 
'Vl, Mar^'-Cordelia Sprague" was the daughter of Cordelia- 
Esther Moore*', whose married name was Sprague ; she was 
the daughter of Martha Harris', whose married name wa^ 
Moore ; Martha', was the daughter of Dea. Jacob Harris\ 
who was the son (A Richard', son of Serjt. John'"', son (^f 
Thomas' (wrongly gi\en as Jolin'). 

I'he lirst and second names of persons are connected by a 
hvphen, thus distinguishing uiiddle names iVom surnames. 
Where persons appear at the head of a paragraph in coarse 
type (as in the example referred to) the surname is always 
given if it is different from Harris : where no surname is 



4 'IIIi: IIAKKIS I \Mii,>-. 

L,n\rn. Harris is al\\a\s lo be uiulcrslood in llu' coarsr i\pr. 
In tlu' line- jirinl no surname is c\'er L;"i\t'n. but is to be lound 
in e\ei"\- ease tVoni thai of the lather in tlie aeeount just 
aboN e. 

AeK.\()\\i.i:i)(..Mi:.N rs. 

M\ thanks are extended to all who ha\e assisted in this 
work b\- t'urnishini;" whalex'er inlorination it was in their 
power to L;"i\'e. Vov thus helping" to j)reser\ i- the histor\- and 
records otthe taniiK in its ditVerent branches they deser\e tlu- 
thanks, not onl\ ol ni\ sell", but ot e\ ei'\ one who has an\- 
interest in the t'aniiK' : and lhe\ ha\'e aided in a work w hich 
will endure and increase in \alue as the \\'ars l;() b\ . 'i'lie 
N'arious persons to whom aj^jilication was made lor inlorina- 
tion Ljeneralh' responded readilx' and with interest. 

I ougiit especiallx' to mention as helpers the Misses .\.-J>. 
and M.-l). Harris" ol Warner. X. II.. who furnished a laroe 
amount ot intormation concernino- Dea. Richard llarris'. Jr. 
and his descendants : and Mrs. I^^lizabetb Pao'e" of Clarks- 
burg-, W. Yd., who collected most of the facts concerninj^" 
Dr. Sanuiel Scollay ' anil his descendants. Augustine Cald- 
well of Worcester. Mass.. George-Ij. I>lodgette of Rowle\ . 
Mass.. and others, have gixen me much \aluable assistance. 
Those who so generously contributed to furnish ]")ortraits of 
themseh'cs or others for thi> embi'llishment ofthebook cU'Ser\"e 
the thanks ot" all. 1 ma\ here sa\ thai the origin of this 
History depended largely on intoi-mation given b\ .Miss 
ICunice Harris' of Windham. \. 11. 

WlI.LIA.M -.^A.Mri;i, 11 AKiils. 
Windham. Ni.w 1 1 \\i i'-.ii iki:. Si r i i.miu.k 1. iss.".. 



THE HARRIS FAMILY, 



PART I 



C H A P 1^ E R I . 



ORKilX AND MKANIX<; OF Till-: NAME. THE TAMIL'S' IX GREAT 

r.RITAIX. EARLY I':Ml(;RATrOXS TO AMERICA. 



ORKJIX AND MEANING OF THE XA.Mi:. 

The name Harris is of IVf/s// origin, and means "The son 
of Harrv.'" From "Eng-lish Surnames, an Essay on Family 
Nomenclature" b\' Mark-Antony Lower (London. 1S7.')) wc 
learn : — 

"Those who are conversant with documents belonging to 
the middle ages, are well aware (jf the disposition that then 
existed to make the lather's Christian name the surname of 
the child."" -Tn England, when the fatroiiyniic was used, 
the word soil was usually afhxed, as John Adam^^^;-' : in Wales, 
r)n the contrar\-. although the stajile of the national nomencla- 
ture was ot" this kind, no atlix was used, but the paternal name 
was put in the genitive, as Griflith William's, l)a\id John's or 
[ones. Rees Ilarrv's or ILarris."t After mentioning a list of 
••English surnames which have been derived from baptismal 

*Vol. 1. p. ICO. tp. l'.L 



fi TIIK HARRIS 1 A>[ILV. 

names,"' among which is "Henry,"' the author says : — "Great 
numbers ot' these haxe been assumed in the rjenitive case, as 
John Reynolds, for John the son of Re\n()ld. James Phillips, 
tor James the son of Philip."* 

The addition ol' the letter "s" or the syllable "son" to a 
Christian name, or the prefixing' of "Fitz'' (a corruption of 
"fils") or of "Mac", has the meaning and effect of "the son 
of." Harris, then, as a surname is of Welsh origin, and 
means "The son of Harry." 

Harry is a diminutive w nickname of Henr\-. Webster 
gives as diminutives of Henry, "Hal, Harrv, Hen. ( Hawkin. 
obsolete)." In the list of surnames derived trom baptismal 
names in the work above referred to is the following para- 
graphf : — "From Henry are derived Henrison, Harrv, Harris. 
Herries, Harrison, Hal, Halket, Hawes, Halse, Hawkins, 
Hawkinson, Halkins, Allkins, Haskins, Alcock (?). Hall 
(sometimes)."' 

Henry as a Christian name is given bv Webster as of Old 
High German origin, and as meaning, "The head or chief ol 
a house."' Ainsworth gives the meaning as "Rich lord."" 



THE FAMILY IN (iRKA'!' BRITAIN. 

The name Harris is found in "A List of sixt\' of the mosi 
common Surnames in England and Wales in 18H8"" in tiu- 
work on "English Surnames"" abcne referred to. In tin- num- 
ber of births of persons bearing the name, during the year 
ending June 80, 1S8.S. the name of Harris stands the twentv- 
tifth, in deaths, tiie twenty-fifth, ami in marriages, the twent\- 
seventh. J 

In a letter dated June, l.s.s], the Postmaster of' Cheimst'onl. 
England, savs : — 

"There are branches of the f"amil\ in ever\- count\ ami 
town ; it is an old name and a \ cr\- jirolific one : and in Wales 

*P- li5<J- tp. ITS. *Vol. 'J. p. 17il. 



i:arlv emigrations to A^IERICA. ( 

the name appears to be more plentitul than in an\- other part 
ol the United Kingdom." 

A letter trom the Postmaster ot" Merthvr T^'dvil in Wales, 
dated Augnst. 1881. states that the Harris tamilv in the Prin- 
cipality is "legion : it is one ot'the most common names next 
to Jones and Williams "" The tamih- there (in Wales) are ot" 
the middle class, chiellx- trades-jieoj-ile and the like. 



EARLY EMI(;!^ATIOXS TO AMRRICA. 

^riie lamilies ol" Harris in the United States are \er\- 
numerous, and can not be traced to a connnon ancestor, as 
many disii>ict emigraticms ot jiersons bearing the name ap- 
pear to have taken place at a verv earl\- period in the history 
of New England. Prexious to 1('40. man\- ol' the name were 
in New England and were among the earl\- settlers ot" differ- 
ent towns. 

The remainder ol" this chapter is largeh' extracted from 
Savage's Genealogical l)ictionar\- of New England Settlers.* 

Walter Harris came in li!.")2 from Norwich. England, in 
the ••William and Francis" to We\ mouth, Mass. ; in 1(!4!) he 
was ot Dorchester, Mass., and in 1 ().'»2 remo\ed to New Lon- 
don, Conn., with his wife and sons. 

William Harris was in Salem, Mass., in Id."')."), ami i-emo\eil 
with Roger Williams to build Pro\idence, R. 1., in \^'\'M\. His 
brother T!H)mas settled in I'roN'idiMice in KI.'iT. 

George Harris was in Salem, Mass., in l(i,")(!: and Arthur 
Harris in l)uxbur\-, .Mass.. in 1(!4(>. 

Thomas Harius and his wit'e Eli/abetli wert' among the 
early (.-migrants from England to Massachusetts. ^PheN wen* 
in Gharlestown, Mass., in 1 (;;>(>. f .\fter the death ol" Thomas 
his widow married, 2, Dea. William Stilson, of Charleslow n. 



*'i"llc i\-;uiri- is rot'crreJ to that work lor I'ullc-r iiiloiniation coiu-i-in int; the 
llai-risfs uu-ntioiiL-d in this i_iiai)te'i-. and ollici-s ol' liic uainf. 
tWAniaii's (.jfiicalot-ical llistorv of Cliarlotowii. 



8 



'11 1 1". II \K KI^ 



AMII.V 



aiuUlifd I"\'b. K"*. Hi7(». In KlNO Di-a. Siilsoii U-sli lied thai 
Thomas Harris kcjtt llu- fvvvv Iroiii Hoslon to \\ innisinit't 
(now Clu'lsfa ) and Cliarlrstow n, 4'.t years luMore. antl that In- 
( Dea. S. ) married llu- widow of Thomas llarris and contin. 
ued the ten\ . 'This is thi' oldi-st icvvv in the I'nited States- 
Thomas and ICii/abeth Harris had sons Anlhonx and Will- 
iam, and Anthon\ in his will, in I<i."»l . mentions brothers Dan- 
iel and Thomas, and brother-in-law I'^lias Maverick, who mar- 
ried his sister Ann. 

John. Thomas, and William Harris were amoni;- the iirst 
settlers ot" Row le\ . Mssex Co.. Mass.. in l<i44. and Daniel 
came soon alter: each had a two-acn* honse-lot laid out to 
him. The lots bein^' ot two acres each, show s that tluw were 
all men ol" propertN' and importance. These tour house-lots 
were all adjoinino- each other, which would indicate that tluw 
ma\' ha\"e been brotheis : and !)aniel and William were cer- 
taiid\' bi'otluM's. 

It is z'cry ■probable that all the lollowinjj; earl\- settlers ol' 
Xew' England were llionias and Elizabeth Harris's 

( IllI.DRI'.N. HORN IN i:\(,I. AM). 

I. .\nUion\. ot" ]>()>tf)n. MaN>.. was von ot'Tlionias ami I\ iizaliclh : lu'ion^oci 
to tiu' artiiloi"\ ionipan\ . li'>4-l: \\a-~ in Ip>\\iili. liI4S: liied in Clicl- 
sca. Mass.. H;.")! : mentions no i.-hiltircn in iiis will. 

■_'. n.micl. ol" RowlcN. .Ma~.s.. alioul 1(14."). i-- su])]>oscci to lia\i.' hoi'U tin- 
IhoiIkt ol' .\ntlion\. .\hont \u'\'l 1il- re'mo\t.-il to M :ilillct(n\ n. 
Conn., anil dicii 17nl, \\k_- Iku! ten ihildivn. llio oldest horn in 

.■{. John, of Row le\. Ma^s.. in 11144. ma\ liav'- ronu' ("roni Lonilon in l(>.i.".. 
avfoii 2S. lie is supposcii to lia\(.- hccn brother of Anthoiiw Ik- 
had vi\ ihilcli-(.-n I sec pui^c is. loot-notcj : liioil in RowIcn. ir)!>.">. 

I. 'IhoMKis. of lp>wifli. Mass.. in 1(>;>II. i> supposed to )ia\c l)i-en the h|•<Jtlu■l• 
o|■.\nthon\. 1 le maiiied. 1(147. Martha L;ike : ilieii l(iS7. Ilewas 
the ancestor ol' the llarri-.ev mentionetl in thi-- hook. See C'hap- 
ter II. 

•"". William, of Charlcsiow ii . Mass.. in H;42. was tlie brother ol" .Vnthonv ami 
Daniel, and was pi-()habl\- l)i-oiii^ht in \()iith to Mas>.aeluisetls 1)\ hi-- 
))arents. I |o hail five ilaui^hter-. the -eeoiul horn in 1(;4(;. lie al- 
terwards remoxeii to Mitldletown. Conn., and dietl in 1717. 

G. Ann. the sifter orAntlion\ . married lllias Maxeriek before lll.'il. 



THOAIAS IIAKRls', 



C 1 1 A P T E R II 



FIRST GENERATION IN AMI:KICA. 'II IQM AS 1 1 A K K IS. 

Thomas Harris', was fmhahlx tlu- son of Tlioinas and 
Elizabeth Harris [see Ciiapter I.] : yet as he hiniseU" was un- 
doubtedly born in Enj^land and emigrated to this countrw he 
is considered in this book as Thomas' ot' the firsl (generation 
in America, the lirst emioTant ancestor of the Harrises whose 
histor\' is here o;iven.* 

He was one of the earl\- settlers ol Ipswich. Essex Countv, 
Massachusetts, being in that town as earh" as 1(!;)(). three 
}'ears after its tirst settlement. If he was of age in \^VM\ he 
was born not later than 1(31.'), in England. 

In l<i44 he seems to have been liviuir in Rowle\-. an ;i(l- 
joining town, of which he was one of the lirst settlers. In 
the tirst laying out of lands in Ro\vle\', ••the tenth ot" the 
elea\enth Anno Dni 1H48", that is, Jan. iU, l(!44,t he had land 



*I'v mistake, jfo/ii/^ is given on pages 20 to (>4 as the lirst aneestor. the 
lather of Serjt. Joiin'-; in all these places it should reail 7'//o»i((s\ 

+ I're\ious to 17.52 the \ears commeiued on March 2.'): conseciuentlx' a rec- 
ord ot" ]'"e]).. 1740 (for examjile.) — or l-'eh.. 17lo 1. as it was sometimes 
written. — means I'^eh.. 1741. according to the present mode of reckoning. 
I J \- act of Parliament in 17.")1 England adopted the (iregorian lalendar. and 
the vear 1 7.')2 was made to commence on Jan. 1. To correct the inaccurac\ 
of tlie former mode of reckoning. Sejit. .'i. 17">2 was called Sept. ! I. These 
changes — -to which the terms '-okl st\le" and 'new stvle" ivfer — must he 
borne in mind in examining ancient recortis. In this hook the y<'<ii'^ are 
given corrected to agree with present usage. The da_\s of the month, how- 
ever, in dates copied from ancient records, are given as there found, and with- 
out the addition of eleyeti days which is necessar\- to make them conform to 
the present or new style of reckoning. 



10 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

laid out to him as Ibllows :* — "To Thomas Harris one house 
Lott Containinge two Acres, liounded on the Soutli side by 
Jolin Harris his house lott, the East end by the streete" : a 
phmtini,^ lot in tiie "Northeast Field" described as "eight 
Acres ol' \pland, Iving \ pon tlie Xorlli side of William 
Harris, butting \pon the abovesaid places'": "one Acre and a 
(juarter" in "Satchells ■Meadow" : "two Acres ol" Salt Marsh" 
at "Warehouse River"" : two acres at "Sawyer Island"'; one 
acre at "Cowbridge"" ; two acres at "Xewbm-y Highway": 
and two acres near "Long Island." 

He sold all his estate in Rowley in liilL and settled in 
Ipswich, where he remained during the rest ol iiis lite. In 
1 1).") I Thomas Harris of Ipswicii. "seaman"", and Martha his 
wite ga\e a deed contirming the sale ol Kil 1. 

He was (Mie ol" the twenl}' Ipswich men wlio went in l(i4;> 
as soldiers against the Indians, and who, tor their ser\-ice, 
were each "allowed 1 1* d. a day (allowing tor the L()rd"s day 
in respect of the extremity ot" tlie w eather )". I le was tithing- 
man in li)77 : died in Ipswich, August i*. KiNi. 

Thomas Harris' married, Xo\ . 1"). I<!17. .Martha Lake. 
daughter of John and Margaret (Read) Lake. She be- 
longed to an aristocratic lamily. and Thomas Harris' must 
have been a man ol" cjualit\- and good standing, or he could 
not have married her. His tzco-iicvv house-lot at Rowle\" also 
shows hii^.i to ha\e been a man ol' projierty and imj-iortance. 

"John Lake descended t'rom the Lakes of Xormanton. 
Yorkshire, who claimed descent through the Cailleys trom 
the .\lbinis. Earls ol' Arundel and Sussex. I'rom the Counts 
of Louvaine (tlie right line of Charlemagne), and t)-oin Will- 
iam the Conqueror"".! Mrs. Margaret Lake, mother ol 
Martha (Harris), was the daughter ol" Edmund Read of 

♦••IJook of Granl-<" ol" tlic town ol" Rowlcv. Muss. 
+ ll<-raldic Journal, vol. 4. ]■>. 74. 



THOMAS Harris'. 11 

Wicktbrd, Essex County, England. Her ancestry can be 
traced back to 1534.* She came to New England, and was 
the lirst white woman who went to New London, Conn. She 
was there (with her brother-in-law John Winthrop, Jr.,) the 
tirst summer the settlement (called Pequot) was commenced, 
1()45. She seems to have lived much with her sister Mrs. 
Winthrop, but her later years were spent in Ipswich. John 
and Margaret (Read) Lake had three children: — 1, John, 
who probablv remained in England : 2, Anna or Hannah, 
who married Capt. John Gallup, celebrated lor courage in 
fighting the Indians in the Pequot war and who was killed 
in the Narragansett Swamp fight, Dec. lit, U)7o : 3, Martha, 
the youngest, who married Thomas Harris'. 

Mrs. Margaret Lake died in Ipswich, in 1G72, between 
Aug. 30, and Sept. 24. The tbllowing is a copy ot' her will 
entire, dated Aug. 30. 1()72, and proved March 31, l(i74 : — 

"In the name of God Amen. 

"I, Margraret Lake of Ipswich in America, in the Shire of 
Essex Widdow, being weake in body, yet of good and p'fect 
memorv and \'nderstanding praised be God doe dispose of 
that little estate God hath lent mee as folio weth. 

"Inprimis. I give and bequeath \nto my Daughter Han- 
nah Gallop and her Children all my Land at New London. 
And also my best gowne and m}- red cloth petty coate, and 



*Williain Read' of \\'icktbrd <i. l.'Jol: his son Royer- ot" W.. d. ;.")38. was 
lather of William-, b. l.')40. in \V.. d. KICK!: his son Edmund' of W.. h. l.")!!."". 
d. 1(12;). h\" \vife Elizabeth had seven children, born from l.V.).") lo IMl: of 
whom Margaret', b. probably about IGOO, m. John Lake and d. 1(172. in Ips- 
wich, Mass. Margaret's sister Martha' m., 1, Daniel Epps ; m.. 2, Dep. Gov. 
Samuel Symonds ; d. 1(562. in Ipswich, Mass. Their youngest sister Eliza- 
beth\ bapt. in W., Nov. 17, l(iI4, d. I(i72; m. John Winthrop, Jr., the founder 
of Ipswich, Mass., and first Governor of Conn. Their brothers remained in 
England; two named Edmund"" d. young, William' and Thomas' m. 

Manv more facts of interest concerning Mrs. Margaret (Read) Lake and 
her relatives can be learned from Savage's Dictionary: Ancestry of Priscilla 
Baker, by W'.-S. Appleton ; Heraldic Journal : Mass. Hist. Soc. \ol. 1, series 
o; and Ilistorv of Ne\\ London. Conn., by Miss Caulkins. 



12 Tin: HARRIS family. 

im cnainilecl rin^'o, and after her decease my will is that, my 
grand Daughter Hannah Gallop shall haue the said ringe. 

"Also I giue vnto my Grandaughter Hannah Gallop a 
paire of Sheetes, and one of my best pewter platters, and one 
of the next. 

"Item I give vnto my Daughter Martha Harris my Tapes- 
try Couerlet, and all my other apparell which are not dis- 
posed of to others pticulerly. Also I give vnto her my man- 
tle, and after her decease to all of her children as they may 
neede it. Also the Couerlet of Tapestry after my Daughter 
Marthas decease, I giue it to my Grand Sone Thomas Har- 
ris and he dying without Issue, to his Brother John, and so to 
the rest of the children. 

"Also I giue to m}- Daughter Martha my Gold ringe, and 
my Will is, that after her decease, that my Grandaughter 
Martha Harris shall haue it. 

"Item I give to m}- Grandaughter Martha Harris my bed 
and bedsted and one boulster, tooe blanckets tooe pillows, 
and one Coverlelt. 

"Item I give to my Grandaughter Elisabeth Harris one 
heyfer at my Cosen Eppes. 

"Item I give to my Grand Daughter Margaret Harris mv 
Covuerd Box and one Damaskc Table Cloth and six Damaske 
Napkins. 

"Item My Will is that all my Brase and pewter, with the 
rest of my household stulTe vndisposed, be equallv disposed 
and diuidcd amongst my Daughter Harrises Children. 

"Item I giue and becjueath vnto in\- vSonnc Thomas Harris, 
all the rest ol' my Estate, viz : my part of llu' \ essell, and all 
my debts, &c (onely my Byble excepted, which I give to my 
Grand wSonne John Harris*, and a paire of frenged Gloues. 
And Appoynt my Sonne Thomas Harris and my Daughter 

*Her t,M-ancison John Harris was Serjt. John", and by his will in 1728 he gave 
his "Great bihie" — probably this same one — to hisson John' [see page 20.]. 
Does anv one know its later historv? 



THOMAS HARRIS*. 13 

Martha Harris to bee my Executor and Executrix of this my 
last Will and Testement, this thirtith day of August, in the 
yeere of Grace sixteene hundred Seuenty and tooe. 1072. 

"Margaret Lake 

"hir markp." 
"these being Witnesses 

"Thomas Knoulton sen"" 
"James Chute." 

There is on record "A trew Innetory of the Estate of Mrs. 
Margrit Lake Ipshwich in the Countie of Esex written in the 
yere of our Lord 1072 Desember the 24." from which "the 
totall sum" of her property appears to have been 147£ minus 
3£ Ds. 7d. of debts to be paid. The land which slie gave to 
her daughter Gallup "before she made hir will" was not in- 
cluded in the inventory. The following are a lew of its 
items : — 

"Itum one Tapshire Courelit - - 4-10-9 
A Scarlit mantill - - - - 4 - 00 - 

A Damask tabel cloth and six Napkins 4 - 00 - 
A great Bibell - - - - - 0-12-0 
Two Gould Ringes - - - - 3-10-0 

8th parte of the Barke - - - 12 - 00 - 0" 



Thomas' and Martha (Lake) Harris had the following 

CHILDREN, HORN IN II'SWICH, MASS. 

1. Thomas, b. Aug. 8, 1()48, d. "beyond sea" before 1G87, -as appears from 

the will of his father, who had given him forty pounds to redeem 
him out of Turke\'. 

2. Martha, b. Jan. 8, H',5\, d. probably between 1(;72 and IG'JC.. 
a. John, b. Jan. 7, 1058, d. Nov. 21, 17;]2. See Chapter III. 

4. Kli/abeth. b. Feb. S. IC..")."). married Jf)hn Gallup before ICi'-HI. 




14 THE HARRIS 1 AMll.Y. 

:.. Mar.^aivt. h. An-;-. C U>r>7 , d. Mav is, IToO. She married, l)ctbre ICSO. 
Deacon John Staniford* of Ipswich, wiio died Mav 
27. 1730. aii[ed 82. They liad nine children, horn 
from IGSO to l(!t»8. (See Ipswich, Mass. Antiqua- 
riciH Papers, May, 1SS2.) A picture of Dea. Joim 
Staniford'.s seal, ir)!>4, is heregiven. 

i;. Mary. h. Jan. 31, 1060, d. probably before Ifiilfi. 

7. William,! b. Dec. 12, IGGl, d. Dec. 31. 17r.l. 

S. Khcnezer, b. probably in l(;r)3. niarrird,"Sept. 1"), ICOO. Rcl)ecca Clarke, 
and had children. 

Thomas Harris' died in Ipswich Aug. 2, 1(5X7. The fol- 
lowing is a copy of his will:|: entire, dated Jidy 1(», Kl.sT, and 
proved Sept. 24, 168J) :— 

'Tn the Name of God Amen. The 1*!"' day of July &: in 
the yeare of Grace i6Sy. I Thomas Haris of Ipswich in the 
Shire of Essex in New-england doe make & declare this 
ni}^ last will cv: testament in writing revokinge therb\' both 
in deed & in Law all other Ibrmer wills & Testaments. I being 
at this time weake in body, but of good «& pfect memor}' 
(blessed be God) lirst I comend my soule into the hands of 
God m\- maker hopeing assuredly through the onely meritts of 
Jesus Christ my Savio'' to be made ptaker of life everlasting, c^ 
I comend my body to the earth wherof it is made to be de- 
sently buried by my loveing wife Martha Harris whome I 
make & ordaine my sole executrix of this my will & testament, 
my Just debts to be paid by her out of my estate ; And the 
remainder I give as tblloweth. Inprimis I give & bequeath 
unto Martha Harris mv Deere cS: loveing wife, mv dwellinof 



*Madamc Rebekah Symonds, widow of Dep. Gov. Samuel Symonds of 
Ipswicli died 1()'.>.5 : iier will. vlateiljul\- 1."), K!'.!."), contains the follow ing items . — 
"I (jiiie unto my Cousine Martha Harris, a good new Scarfe of Equall \allue 
with my best scarfe."' "I Giue unto ir.y Cousine Jolin Staniford one of my 
Gould rings and Tiiree pounds in mony." She calls them cousins "proba- 
bly because a former wife of Mr. Symonds [Martha Read,] was their aunt." 

tPerhaps this William died in infancy and the William who grew up was 
born Dec. 12. 1(><U. as both dates of birth are on record. 

JThe original will can be seen in the Probate office. Salem. Mass.: also 
the original jietition of Mrs. Marllia Harris. 



THOMAS karris'. , 15 

house & Barne & the orchyard, & gardin, & three marsh 
Lotts at Plumb Island. And also I give unto her two third 
pt'^ of my Planting lott on middle Island, & also the hither 
part of my planting lott at Towne on the south side of the 
highway as far as the old fence, & all that planting lott on 
the North side off the highway afore named, & also I give to 
her one halfe of the Claypitt meadow. And two thirds of my 
marsh lott at the hundreds with my part in the boate. Also I 
give unto her fower Cowes, & fower Oxen, with all my Sheepe 
& Swine ; and all my househould stuff with the Instruments 
& utensills of husbandry whatsoever duringe her naturall life. 
More over my will is that my Loveing wife may give & dis- 
pose of all my household stuffe & other things not mentioned 
in this my will at her pleasure amongst o'" Children. Item 
I give unto my sonne John Harris & to his heirs forever. The 
new house which I built in Ipswich, also I give to him & his 
heirs forever my two marsh lotts purchased off Deacon Good- 
hew at Plumb Island, and that part of my planting lott at 
Towne from the old fence to Samuell Graves his pasture after 
my debts be paid, Also I give unto my sone John & to his 
heirs for ever one third part of the planting land at Middle 
Island, and two oxen. And halfe the Clay pitt meadow. And 
one third p' of my marsh in the hundreds for quantity & 
quallity. And more over I give to my sonne John & his heirs 
forever, after his mothers deseace one third part of the house- 
lott & orchyard, & my will is that my sonne John shall have 
one third p^ of the fruit of the orchyard during his mothers 
life yearly. 

'Ttem after their mothers deseace I o-ive to mv sonne Will- 
iam Harris & Ebeneser ni}- younger sonns, tlie three marsh 
, lotts at Plumb Island, & halfe the Clay pitt meadow, & all the 
planting land which their mother enjoyed during her life : 
And. also two third parts of the house lott & orcln-ard. And 
two third parts of the marsh lott at the hundreds for quantity 
& quality. Also I give my two sones William & Ebenezer 



1() THK HARRIS FAMILY. 

mv chvclling-housc & Barne with the Conionage belonging to 
tlie sauK', witli the shop betweene them, to them & their iieirs 
forever after their mothers deseace. my will is that if any of 
the brothers be minded to sell their part of Land or Meadow 
that the other brethren may have it giveing as much as an 
other will give. As for my oldest sonn who dyed beyond sea, 
I gave him fortv pounds to redeeme him out of Turkic which 
I account was his portion. In witness vvherof I liave heere 
unto sett my name & scale. 

"Thomas Haris." [seal.] 

"Witnesses, 

"Daniel Epps sen"" 
"James Chute sen'" 

Jan. 1, l()9n, Mrs. Martha Harris petitioned the Judge of 
Probate as follows : — 

"Martha Harris Widow Relict of Thomas Harris Late of 
Ip'^ dec'' & Exex of his Last will & Testament 
"Humbly Sheweth 

"That mv s'' Husb''. did in his 
s''. Last will Sz Testament devise & bequeth vnto his sons 
Jn". William & Ebenezer all his Reall Estate & unto my self 
all the psonal Estate during my natural life Inabling me to 
giue & dispose of ye same at my pleasure among our Child- 
ren. — Now for as much as there are two other Children of 
my s''. Hush''. & mine (to witt) Elizabeth the wife of John 
Gallop & Margaret the wife of John Staniford W^''. are not men- 
tioned in my s''. Husb''\ will w''' so fell out by the fault of 
him that wrott the same — I do therefore Humbly Request 
yo' Hon''' approbation that I may settle upon our two sd Daugh- 
ters Equally the moueable Estate abouc mentioned Except 
what I shall ncccssaril}' Expend for my Comfortable main- 
tainancc & suporl during my naturall Life as apprehending 
thi- same to be Just «!v: lujuitablc the\' being m\' Huslv'"'. and 



THOMAS Harris'. 17 

my Children as well as any of the others which I hereby 
aver & offer to be deposed on my oath ot' the same 

her 

"Martha H Harris." 

mark 

Mrs. Martha (Lake) Harris probably died before April 5, 
1700. 



18 'I'm: iiAin^is I A.MiLV 



CHAPTER III 



SECOND GENERATION. SERJEANT JOHN HARRIS. 

Serjeant John Harris"* (Thomas' [see Chapter II.] ), 
the third child ot" Thomas' and Martha (Lake) Harris of 
Ipswich, was tlie latlier of Richard', whose descendants are 
traced in Part II. of this book. He was born in Ipswich, 
Mass., Jan. 7, K);");), and seems to liave spent his hie in 
that town. He married, in Ipswich, Jan. 8, 1(586, Grace 
Searle, daughter of AV'illiam and Grace Searlef of Ips- 



*There were four John Harrises in Ipswich at the same time as early as 
Kiitii, each with a family, namely: — Marshal John", with wife Esther in Ki?;'. : 
Serjt. John", who married Grace Searle in KiSC) : John with wife Mary in llilK) : 
and John Harris, Qjiartus, with wife Margaret in 1(!!K). 

Oi' these. Marshal John'-, or L'nder Sheriff, a locksmith or gunsmith, who 

married Esther and died in Ipswich Sept. li). 1714, was the son of 

John' and Bridget Harris of Rowley [see Chapter I.]. This is proved by a 
deed (recorded Essex Deeds 1 Norfolk, 277.) in which J<jhn' oi" R(nvle\' in 
l(i()3 bought certain lands in Haverhill, and another dct^d (Essex Deeds.") Ips.. 
117.) in which John'- with wife Esther sold the same lands in H\S'> ; and the will 
of John' in l(jl)2 sa\s that he had already given these lands to his son John'. 

This Marshal John'-' was born Oct. S, iCIli), and by wife Esther or Hester 
had eight children, born in Ipswich from 1(!7;> to Ki'.tl, — the oldest was John'. 

Serjt. John'-, who married Grace Searle and died in 1732, was the son ol" 
Thomas', as is proved by a deetl (Essex Deeds 15: 4!l. ) in which "'John Har- 
ris, husbandman. William Harris, smith, and I^benezer Harris, husbantiman. " 
all of Ipswich, sold in KJltM a portion apparenth' of the land given them b\ 
the will of Thomas' their father, and in the acknowledgment, maiie April ."). 
17(10. the words occur, "Then Saijt. John Harris" etc. 

tWilliam Searle had three ciiildren : — 

1. Samuel, elder son. 

2. VVilliam, ^■ounger son ; bcjrii in ijiswich, Nov. 22, 1()(>3 ; died in Rowle\. 
Nov. 7, 1(!1)(); His estate amounted to S.i;. ISs. clear. "In Court at Ipswich 
held by adjournment Nov. 15. 1(J'.)], ye Inventory was psented by ye adminis- 
trator, John Harris." 

•i. (jrace, married Serjt. John Harris'-. 

William Searle, Senior, died in Ipswich, Aug. 10, 1(!(!7. His widow Grace 
married, 2, in Ipswich, Oct. 2(1, IGfiS, Thomas l)ennis. Augustine Caldwell 
of W'^orcester, >lass., lias a pillow-case spim, woven and made by hei", with 



SERJEANT JOHN HARRIS'. 19 

wich. He seems to have lived ever after this in Ipswich, and 
died there November 21, 1732, -Otatis 82. "f "Grace Har- 
ris, relict of Serjt. John Harris," died June 10, 1742, in Ips- 
wich, f Ipswich is an important town in Essex County, Mas- 
sachusetts, midway between Salem and Newburyport ; it was 
tirst setded in 1()33. The village is about a mile from the sea 
on Ipswich river, which is ascended to this point by small ves- 
sels. Rowley joins this town on the north. Serjt. John'' and 
Grace had the follow ing 

CHILDREN, BORN IN IPSWICH, MASS. 

1. John, b. Dec. 18, IGSG.J See below. 

2. William, b. Nov. 26, 1690.t 

3. Rebecca, b. Jan. 11, 1098. f See below. 

4. Samuel, b. April 9, 169").t 

5. Martha, b. Dec. 2, 1698. f See below. 

6. Daniel, b. Nov. 22, ITOO.f 

7. Richard, baptized Nov. 25, 170.5. f See Chapter IV. 

Serjt. John Harris'' was called a fisherman in IHDO ; was 
tirst called Serjt. that year ; was a commoner in 1707. Au- 
gust 23, 1728, Serjt. "John Harris of Ipswich, yeoman, being 
grown aged, but of perfect mind and memory," made his will || 
of which the following is a portion : — 

"Item. I give and bequeath unto Grace my Well beloved 
Wife the whole of my household Goods of what sort soever, 
absolutely and to be Indrely at her dispose. Allso I give un- 
to my Wife the use and Improvement of my whole Estate, 
during the time She shall remain my Widow. Leaving the 
whole in her hands for her more Comfortable Subsisttance 
dureing the time of her widowhood. Item. I give unto my 
Daughter Martha the Privilege of Possessing and Improving 

her initials beautifully embroidered upon it. The grave-stones of Thomas and 
Grace Dennis are to be seen in the High St. cemetery, Ipswich. Their daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Dennis married a Hovey, and was an ancestor of Augustine 
Caldwell, to whom the reader is referred for further information concerning 
the Searles and other Ipswich families. 

tipswich Town Records. 

^Records in office of Clerk of the Courts, Salem, Mass. 

||The original will can be seen at the office of the Register of Probate, Sa- 
lem, Mass. 



20 THH HARRIS FAMILY. 

for her ()\vn use the parlour Chamber in my now Dwelling 
House ; and a Conveniance in my Cellar for so long time as she 
shall remain unmarried. Item, my Will is that at my Wile's De- 
cease the w'hole of my Estate whether Reale, Personal or 
moveable Common Right &c. that is not before Disposed of in 
this mv Will shall be honestly & Justly Apprised and Equaly 
divided among my Children, to each an Equal Share Except- 
ing son John unto whom I give five pounds more then unto 
Either of his Brethren, and allso my Great bible." . . . . 
"And I do herebv Constitute make and ordain my now Wife 
mv Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and 
at her decease my Will is that my Son John Harris shall suc- 
seed as an only and Sole Executor of this my last Will and 
Testament." It was further provided that the son John' should 
pay the funeral expenses of Grace, out of the estate before di- 
vision. 

Serjt. John Harris" -dyed Nov. 21, 1732, Otatis S2:' The 
will was "proved, approved and allowed," Dec. 18, 1732, be- 
ing presented by the Executrix. The widows Grace Harris 
died June 10, 1742. A fac-simile of the autograph of Serjt. 
John Harris' is herew^ith given, a copy of the signature to his 
will, written Aug. 23, 1728. 



?i ^^t^j 




THIRD GENERATION. '^ 

1. John' (Serjt. John'', John' ) , is undoubtedly the one who 
married Elizabeth Cows of Ipswich : their intention of mar- 
riage was published Oct. 2G, 1717. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN II'SWICII. MASS. 

1. John, baptized Sept. '2X. 1718. 



*No attempt has been made to trace the decendants of the children of Serjt. 
John Harris-, except those of his younij^st child Richard' [see Chapter \V.]. 
Hut what facts concerniiii^ the others liave been noticed are here given. 
Those interested are referred to the Town Records of Ipswich, from which 
more can probably be learned. 



SERJEANT JOHN HARRIS". 21 

2. Agnes, baptized Oct. 4, 1719. 

3. Giles, baptized, Oct. G, 1723.* 

3. Rebecca^ (Serjt. John^ John'), was probably the one 
who married William Wilcomb of Ipswich, — their intention 
published Sept. 11, 1725, — and died in Ipswich, Feb. 10. 
1726. 

5. Martha* (Serjt. John'"', John'), perhaps never mar- 
ried. Her father speaks of her as unmarried in his will, in 
1728, She perhaps removed to Harvard, Mass.. in 174H with 
her brother Richard* [see Chapter IV.] as "Martha Harris, 
aged person," died in Harvard, March 9, 1782. f 

7. Richard' (Serjt. John,' John'). See Part II. of this 
book for a full account of him and his descendants to 1883. 



*"Gyles son of John Harris Serjts.' son and Elizabeth." "A^nis. daiiifhtcr 
of John and Eliza. Harris, jur." — Ipswich Town Records, 
tllarvard First Church Records. 



PART II 



RICHARD HARRIS, THIRD GENERATION, 

BORN IPSWICH, MASS., 1705. DIED HARVARD, MASS., Ml^ 

AND 

A FULL ACCOUNT OF HIS DESCENDANTS, MALE AND FEMALE, 
THROUGH FIVE GENERATIONS, 
TO 1883. 



RICHARD HARRIS^ 25 



CHAPTER I V 



THIRD GENERATION. RICHARD HARRIS. 

1. Richard Harris^ (Serjt. John' [see Chap. III.]. 
John' [see Chap. II.] ), was the seventh and youngest child 
of Serjt. John" and Grace (Searle) Harris of Ipswich, Mass. 
He was born in Ipswach ; baptized there November 25, 1705.* 
He died in Harvard, Mass., December 20, 1776, aged 71 
years and 2(5 days.f From this it would appear that he was 
born Nov. 24, or subtractintj eleven davs. Nov. 13, old stvle. 
1705. 

He lived in Ipswich until 1743, when, his parents being 
dead, he removed with his family to Harvard, Worcester 
Countv, Mass., a beautiful and excellent farmint^ town on the 
east bank of the Nashua river. Feb. 4, 1743, Richard Har- 
ris "Weaver" deeded to Thomas Hovey 3d of Ipswich, Fish- 
erman, "a Certain Tract or Parcel of Tillage Land, contain- 
ing Three full acres, situate, lying and being in the North Di- 
vision of Turkey Hill Eight and ye Eight next Rowley," ''for 
and in consideration of ye sum of One hundred and Five 
pounds in Bills of Credit of ye old Tenor." This deed was 
signed by 

Richard Harris, 

her 

Martha X Harris. J 

mark 

••May 26, 1743, Jer. Foster and Rich'd Harris of Ipswich 
bought of Benj. Morse of Harvard, 112 acres of land situated 

*Ipswich Town Records. 
tHarvard First Church Records. 
JEssex Co. Records, Salem, Mass. 



2(1 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

in Stow on the west side of the river bounding on Lancaster 
antl Lunenburg lines."* This Jer. Foster was perhaps a con- 
nection of Richard Harris' wile. 

The reason of Richard Harris' removal from Ipswich to Mar- 
vard is as follows, according to tradition : — Ipswich being 
near the sea, in fact a sea-port for small vessels, many of its 
inhabitants were lishermen and sailors, and many of the 
young men naturally developed tendencies for a sea-faring 
life. To prevent his sons from becoming sailors, by remov- 
ing them from the locality where an inclination for such a life 
was very likely to be developed, to an inland town at some 
distance from the sea, he removed to Harvard in 1 74.') when 
his oldest living son Jacob" was two years of age. The home- 
stead where he resided in Harvard is thought to have been 
without doubt the one later occupied by his son Richard"*, Jr., 
situated midway between Harvard Center and Still River vil- 
lage. [See No. 14L] 

A list of the members of the First Church of Christ (Ortho- 
dox Congregational) in Ipswich, made April 21, 174G, show^s 
that the church then numbered 304 members, amonir whom 
were "Richard Harris and his wife."! Richard Harris^ was 
dismissed in 1758 "from his partic. Relation to 3'e Chh.'' in 
Ipswich, "in order to his being admitted into ye Chh. in Har- 
vard, "f and he united with the latter Nov. 13, 1758. 

Richard Harris'^ married. 1, probably in the summer of 
173.'), Martha L^oster. ^'Richard Harris and Martha Foster, 
both of Ipswich, were published the lOth day of May, 1735. "| 
Martha, daughter of Jacob and Martha Foster, was born in 
Ipswich, December 1(5, 1710. § She died in Harvard, Sep- 
tember 8, 175G, aged 46; "a good woman. "U Richard^ and 
Martha Harris had the followinir ten 



*New Enijland Historical and Genealogical Register. 

tipswich First Cliinch Records. 

Jlpswicli Town Records. 

§••!(;. 10. 1710."— Ipswich Town Records. 

^Ilarvaid I'irst Church Records. 



RICHARD HARRIS^ 27 



CHILDREN. 

2. Martha [12], baptized in Ipswich, Mass., April 11, I 7:!(;. Married John 
Wetherbee. See Chapter V. 

8. Richard , baptized in Ipswich, Mass., March .">, 17;>8. Died in Ips- 

wich, April 1(), 17;5S. 

^- John , baptized in Ipswich, Mass., August 12, 17;$'.t. Died in 

Ipswich, F'ebruary 20, 17-10. 

i>. Jacob [17], baptized in Ipswich, M.iss., February l.">, 1741. Died in 

Windham, N. H., September 2G, 182(i. See Chapter VI. 

<;. Richard [111], baptized in Ipswich, Mass., April 3, 1743. Died in Har- 
vard, Mass., June 27, 17!)S. Sec Chapter VII. 

7. John , baptized in Harvard, Mass., October 20, 174."). Died in 

Harvard, September 21, 17.^(i. 

8. Rebecca [229], born in Harvard. Mass., March 2."), 174s. r>aptizcd in 

Harvard, March 27, 1748. Married Grover Scoliay. Died 
in Rindge, N. H., March 21, 181!). See Chapter VIII. 
'■>■ Anna , baptized in Harvard, Mass., April 21), 17.">0. Died in Har- 

vard, November 28, 1750. 

10. Nathaniel [333], born in Harvard, Mass., April 4. 17.")2. Baptized in Har- 

vard, April .">. 17.")2. Died in Brandon. \'t., June 21, 1831. 
See Chapter IX. 

11. William [444], born in Harvard, Mass., Octobers. 17.")4. Baptized in 

Harvard, October 13. 1754. Died in (irafton, Vt., Au- 
gust 30. 1831. See Chapter X. 

Martha, tirst wife of Richard Harris', died, as above stated, 
September ^, ITofi. Richard Harris' married, 2, Mrs. Phebe 
Atherton. the widow of John Atherton of Harvard. Phebe 
Wright of Andover, Mass., married, 1. Julv 1, 17;)(), John 
Atherton. They settled "near Harvard Meeting-house." He 
died previous to December 17, 17;').), as at that date his widow 
and Richard Harris^ rendered their account of the administra- 
tion ot her former husband's estate. "John Atherton and his 
wite Phebe Atherton (now Harris)" joined the Congregational 
church in Harvard January lo, 1784. She died in Harvard, 
July 24, 179."), aged 82. Richard' and Phebe Harris had no 
children. John and Phebe Atherton had ten children.* One 



*John and Phebe (Wright) Atherton had the following children : — 

1. John, b. about 1735, who m. Hannah Cole; 2, Samuel; ;>, Ezra; 4, Elia- 

kim ; 5, William: fi, Thomas; 7, Phebe, who m. in Harvard, F'eb. 1'.), 1752. 

Henry Willard. Jr., ; 8, Lois, who m. in Harvard, Feb. li). 1752, Grover 

ScoUay [see No. 229] and died in Harvard Sept. 7, 1778; 9, Sarah; 10, Lydia. 

bapt. Oct. 30, 1747, who m. Richard Harris', Jr. [see No. G, 141.] 



28 



VUK HARRIS FAMILY'. 



daughter, Lt)is. niarriod Groxer Scollay. who niarrit-d. 2, Rt- 
becca HaiTis\ [See No. 8, 229.] Another daughter, Lyd- 
ia, married Richard Harris\ Junior, brother of Rebecca'. 
[See No. (). 141.] 



MARTHA HARRIS" (WETHERBEE ) . 21» 



CHAPTER V . 



FOURTH GENERATION. MARTHA HARRIS (WETHERBEE). 

HER DESCENDANTS. 

12. Martha Harris' [2.] ( Richard', Serjt. Johir, 
John'), was the oldest child of Richard^ and Martha (Foster) 
Harris: she was born in Ipswich, Mass.: baptized then- 
April 11, 17o(). In 11 41). her father with his lamih removed 
to Harvard, Mass. She joined the Church (First Congrega- 
tional) in that town, May 2d, 1755. She married, in Har- 
vard, March 2d, 17()0, John Wetherbee. One child of John 
and Martha' Wetherbee, named Martha% was baptized in 
Harvard, March 1, 1761. Her neice. Miss Eunice Harris' 
said that John and Martha' Wetherbee lived in New York 
State, and had children, Richard', Jacob"" and Eunice". 
Nothing further than this has been learned of them or of their 
descendants, although diligent inquiry has been made among 
families named Wetherbee and Wetherby in New York and 
other states. 

CHILDREN. 

13. Martha, baptized in Harvard, Mass., March 1, 1761. 

14. Richard. 
1.5. Jacob. 
10. Eunice. 



30 



THK HARRIS FAMII.V 




<vcc 




Ci/k^-tJ 



i7S^y 



Tlu' original ol ihf above likeness of Dea. Jacob Harris^ 
[Nos. 5. 17, J was draw 11 in l'S2() in Windham, N. 11.. after 
his removal to that town, and consequently but a short time 
before his death. Dea. Harris was then 8') years of a<j^e. As 
he was sittini^ in church one Sunday, Silas Dinsmoor of 
Western New York who was visiting in Windham, observed 
the aijfed i;fentleman and sketched what was pronounced an ex- 
cellent likeness on the cover of a psalm book, — which is now 
in the jiossession of Miss Harriet Dinsmoor of Windham. 

The autoi^raph <riven above is a fac-simile of one written 
in 1 7H!> in a psalm book which is now owned by the author 
of this book. WilJiam-S. Harris' of Windham. N. H. 



JACOB HARRIS 



31 



CHAPTER VI. 



FOURTH GENERATION. JACOB HARRIS. HIS DESCENDANTS^ 

17, Jacob Harris^ [o.j (Richard% Serjt. John", John'), 
was born in Ipswich, Mass. ; baptized there Feb. 15, 1741* ; 
his father removed with his family to Harvard, Mass., in 
174o when Jacob^ was two years old. Jacob* when a young 
man left Harvard and settled in Ashburnham, Mass., where 
he married and lived the most of his life. He was a farmer; 
lived a mile and a half north of Ashburnham Center village, 
a little more than a mile from Meeting-House hilUf and in 
full view from the cemetery on the top. The place is now 
owned by Mrs. Townsend Barrett and occupied by Joshua-T. 
Stowell. The house which Jacob Harris* undoubtedly built 
is now standing, a large, low, one-story house, facing south 
in a beautiful situation with Meeting-House hill in sight 
towards the south, and the noble form of Monadnock moun- 
tain towards the northwest. Here he lived with his son Jacob"" 
Jr. until the spring of 182(5, when they sold the farm and re- 
moved to Windham, New Hampshire. He was the ancestor 
of all the Harris familv connected with the town of Wind- 



*His daughter Eunice' said he was born Feb. 15, old style, or Feb. 26, new 
style, 1741. The Ipswich Town Records record his baptism as Feb. 15, 1740, 
which means 1741. 

tOn the top of this high hill is a level space; here is the cemetery of the 
town, and here stood the old meeting-house, whose ridge-pole formed a water- 
shed between the Merrimack and Connecticut rivers. On this elevated hill- 
top, beautiful in summer with its extended prospect, the people of the town 
assembled for worship until 1834, when a new church was built in the village 
below. There was no stove in the old meeting-house until the winter o\' 
1825-(>. Near the middle of the cemetery are the graves of Rev. Jonathan 
Winchester and his wife, the three wives of Dea. Jacob Harris\ and two of his 
children. 



82 TIIK HARRIS FAMILY. 

liani. He died in that town, Sept. 2(5, 1^20, aged 8.')^ years, 
and is Inirit'd there. lie joined the Congregational church 
in Asiiburnhain in ITT)!): in 1 T.SS he was chosen Deacon 
which othce he held until death. In 177'S he lield a town 
office. ''Coniniittee of Correspondence." which doubtless re- 
lated to the war. 

Jacob Harris' married. 1, Oct. 2(;. \H\\). Ehzabeth Win- 
chester, daughter of Rev. Jonathan and Sarah (Craft) Win- 
chester.* She was born in Brookline, Mass. June 20, 1751. 
and died June 21, 17.S2, aged HI. She joined the church in 
Ashburnham in 17(19. 

Clin.DKEN, HORN IX ASIIIU'RNI I AM . MASS. 

18. Betsy [25], b. Sept.2:>, 1772; d. May ;50, l,St;:>. 

1!». Sanuiel [:«], b. Aug. IS, 1774; d. Sept. .">, IS-tS. 

20. lacoh . b. April :5, 1777; d. Oct. 5, 1778, in Ashburnham. 

21. Sally , b. June 20, 1771); d. Oct. 11, 1820, in Ashburnham. 

He married, 2, August 21. 17.s;), Mrs. Anna-Merriani 
W^arren. widow of Samuel ( ?) Warren. Siie was the daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Anna (Whitney) Merriam.f born in Lex- 
ington, Mass.. Oct. 10, 17.')8, died Sept. K), 175)0. She mar- 
ried, 1, Samuel (?) Warren and had two chiklren, Annie 

*Rev. Jonathan Winche.ster wa.s the first minister of Ashburnham, installed 
pastor the same year the church was formed, 17(iO. He was highly esteemed : 
died in office greatly lamented, Nov. 2(!, 17(57, aged .^0. His widow Sarah died 
in Ashburnham, July 27, 17!)4, aged (!!). 

Miss Charlotte-IC. Harris" of VVindliam. N. H., has a wine-glass which be- 
longed to Re\-. Mr. Winchester, her great-great-grandfather. William-S. Har- 
ris^ of Windham has a piece of the \\edding-dress in which Sarah Craft was 
married to Jonathan Winchester, May '>. 174S; in the same dress their daugh- 
ter. Elizabeth Wiiuhester was married to Jacob Harris^ 17(>;), and their 
daughter Betsy Harris' was married to Jonathan Merriam. 171)8, [see Nos. 18. 
2."'>.]. The dress thus served as a wedding dress for tliree i^i'iicratioiis. It was 
of figured white silk, very rich and handsome. He has also a plate which is 
supposed to have been owned by Mrs. Winchester, and successively by her 
daughter Elizabeth Harris, her daughter Betsy Merriam', and her "daughter 
Betsey-M. Harri.s". He also has among his collections of family relics and an- 
tiquities a pair of silver sleeve-buttons which were owned and worn by Jacob 
Harris^, his great-grandfather. 

tThe Merriams of this country descended from Joseph', son of William 
Merriam of Hadlowe, Kent Co., England. Joseph' and bis brothers Robert' 
and (k'orge' came to America about 1(;.".."> or 1(;;>(;; settled in Concord, Mass. 
His son Joseph- settled in Lexington. His son Thomas' died 17:58 aged f)6. 
His son Thomas^ was baptized April 21, 1700. His son Samuel', b. Lexing- 



JACOB HARRIS". 33 

and Rebecca who married Levi Whitney. Anna Merriam 
was a sister to Jonathan Merriam who married Betsy Harris* 

[see Nos. 18, 25.]. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN ASHBURNHAM, MASS. 

22. Martha [40], b. June 10, 1784; d. Nov. 11, ]86.:5. 

23. Jacob [51], b. Nov. 14, 178G; d. Feb. 27, 1860. 

24. Eunice [52], b. Jan. 28, 1790; d. June 18, 1877. 

He married, 3, Oct. 11, 1792, Mrs. Ruth Pratt of New 
Ipswich, N. H., widow of Edward Pratt.* Ruth Pool* was 
born in Fitchburg, Mass., Aug. 24, 1751, died Nov. 11, 1817, 
aged 6(). She married, 1, her cousin Edward Pratt; he set- 
tled in New Ipswach with his father — whose name was Ed- 
wardf — and died March 27, 1781. They had three children^, 
Edward, Ruth, who married Samuel Harris" [see Nos. 19, 
33.], and John. Tiie three wives of Jacob Harris^ died in 
Ashburnham and are buried on Meetinp-House hill. 



ton. Dec. 21, 172;!: m.. June 4. 1752. Anna Whitney: lived in Lexington and 
Westminster, Mass. Their children were : — 

1. Anna, b. Oct. 10, 175:>; m., 1. Samuel (.') Warren, m. 2. Jacob Harris''. 
[See Nos. 5, 17.] 

2. Eunice, b. June 22, 1755; m. John Fezzenden. 

0. Samuel, b. March 25, 1757 ; m. Elizabeth Fezzenden. 

4. Ruth, bapt. Feb. 25, 1759; m. Richard Graves. 

5. Tabitha, bapt. Dec. 28, 17()0; m. Thomas Johnson, 
fi. Nathan, bapt. April 29, 17(!4; m. Abigail Holden. 

7. Jonathan, b. Feb. 10, 1766; m. Betsy Harris' [see Nos. 18, 25.]. 

For further information concerning the Merriam family in the United 
States those interested are referred to Dea. A.-H. Merriam of Templeton, 
Mass. 

*The Pratt and the Pool (or Poole) families are said to have descended from 
ancestors who came from England and settled in Reading. Mass. 

W.-S. Harris' of Windham, N. H.. has a small sampler worked bv "Ruth 
Pool. May the 1, 1768." 

tEdward Pratt, senior, died about 1800. He had three sons : — 

1. Nathaniel, settled in Reading, Vt. 

2. Edward, m. Ruth Pool as above stated ; settled with his father in New 
Ipswich, N. H. ; d. March 27, 1781. 

8. John, settled with his father in New Ipswich after his brother died. 
:j:The three children of Edward, Jr., and Ruth (Pool) Pratt were : — 

1. Edward, b. 1777, a physician ; settled in Maine; d. there March 10, 1811. 
unmarried. 

2. Ruth. b. Aug. 29, 1779; d. March 22, 1869; m. Samuel Harris^ [see Nos. 
19, 33.]. 

3. John, b. Aug. 30, 1781; d. April 9, 1848. in Windham. N. H. ; has nu- 
merous descendants in Mass. and N. H. 



34 THK HARRIS FAMILY. 



l-- 1 IT 1 1 G K N K R A T I O N . 



'2'). Betsy* [IS.] (Dea. Jacob', RicharcV. Serjt. John'. 
John'), married. Feb. l.>. 1 TUS. Jonathan Merriam of Gard- 
ner, Mass. lie was a brotlier to Anna-Merriam Warren, 
who married Jacob Harris' [see Nos. 5, 17.]. He was the 
son of Samuel and Anna (Whitney) Merriam, born in Lex- 
ington, Mass., Feb. Ki, 17(56 ; died in Gardner, Jan. 13, 1825. 
Thev lived in Gardner, Mass. until Mr. Merriam died. He 
was a farmer and shoemaker. After his death his widow 
lived a vear at her father's in Ashburnham. then went to 
Fitchburt^ in the spring of l'S2(); lived the rest of her life 
there, and died there, Mav 30, 1S<;"), in her ninety-third year. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN GARDNER. .MASS. 

2C. Jacob-Harris, [53], b. Jan. 22, 1799. 

27. Nathan, b. Aug. 7, 1800, d. Sept. 19. 1805, in Gardner. 

28. Betsey-Winchester, b. Aug. 7, 1802, d. Sept. 16, 1805, in Gardner. 

29. Sally-Harris, b. Oct. 18, 1804, d. Aug. 17, 1888, in Fifchburg. 

30. Samuel-Harris, b. May 16, 1808, d. Dec. 2, 1824, in Gardner. 

31. Milton, b. June 20, 1810, d. Jan. 19, 1825, in Gardner. 

32. Betsey. [.58]. b. Nov. 17, 1813. 

33. Samiei/ [lit.] (Dea. Jacob'. Richard', Serjt. John\ 
John'), was born in Ashburnham. Mass.. Aug. 18, 1774: 
died in Windham, N. II.. Sept. ."). 1S48. aged 74. He lived 
in Ashburnliaiii until his marriage in the spring of IT'.tX. then 
in()\-ed immediateK on to a farm in Uu- western pail of Fiteh- 
burg. Mass. lie joined tlie First Congregational church in 
that town Nov. 17. 1 7!t!l. his wife uniting Ma\' 3. ISO]. Feel- 
ing called to devote his life to the Christian ministr\- he movt-d 
his family back to his father's in Ashburnham in the spring ol 
IMOI, and went to study for the ministry with Rev. Samuel 
Worcester*, his pastor in Fitchburg ; he studied divinitv with 
Rev. Seth Pavsonf of Rindge, N. II. He commenced 
preaching as a candidate at New Boston, N. H., and received 

*D. D. in 1811; — a brother to Jesse Worcester, the father of Joseph-E. 
Worcester, LL. D., the lexicographer. 

tD. D. in 1809;— father of Rev. Edward Payson, D. D. 



1441179 

DESCENDANTS OF JACOB HARRIS"*. 35 

a call to settle as pastor of the Presbyterian society. This 
he at first accepted but on account of opposition of the Ar- 
minians he withdrew his acceptance. He seems to have 
preached alternately at New Boston and Windham, N. H., 
about a year, commencing in June, 1804. In June, 1805 a 
call was extended to him to settle as pastor of the Presbyte- 
rian church and society in Windham. He accepted, and was 
ordained and installed Oct. 9, 1805, by the Presbytery of 
Londonderry. At the ordination the Introductory Prayer was 
made by Rev. Samuel Worcester of Salem, Mass., the one 
with whom Mr. Harris had studied in Fitchburg ; and the 
Sermon was delivered from I. Cor. 2 :2 by Rev. Seth Pay son 
of Rindge. He received an annual "salary of $400, and a 
small settlement." 

"Mr. Harris continued the pastor of the church and society 
respected and beloved of his people, a little more than twen- 
ty-one years, and was dismissed Dec. 6, 1826, in conse- 
quence of losing the use of his voice, and having been for a 
long time [a year or more] unable to preach. During his 
ministry the number added to the church was about sixty- 
eight."* Eleven ruling elders were ordained. The town in 
Nov., 1826 voted to dismiss him "on account of his inability 
to perform ministerial duties, the organs of speech having 
failed him." "His ministry was successful in building up the 
church and in bringing it to a higher standard of piety and 
Christian discipline. It was blessed with a powerful revival 
of religion in 1822, which was the tirst general revival oc- 
curring in town. Of this work it is remarked that the whole 
community seemed moved ; every family was stirred, and it 
seemed as if the people would go to meeting continually ; 
and the objector expressed his fears that the crops would not 
be attended to. A large number were gathered into the 
church, which from that time became decidedly Evangelical, 

*Windham Session Records. 



3() THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

and relonned from its former Armiiiian tendencies."* 

The meeting-house in which the Rev. Mr. Harris preached 
is now the town house ; it was erected in 1798. In the spring 
of l.S()(j. a lew months after Mr. Harris was settled in Wind- 
ham, a movement was started to establish a circulating library, 
the first in town, and he was the first of the three trustees, 
chosen Auor. 28, 180(). He was a member of the Committee 
for Inspecting the Schools (consisting of one in eacli of the 
six districts) for seven years between 1809 and 1827. He 
was a member of the Superintending School Committee 
(which consisted of three persons) in 184() and 1847. f 

Alter liis dismission at Windham he recovered the use ol 
his voice and was able to supply in other places, but was never 
settled again. He preached for the Trinitarian Congrega- 
tional church in Dublin, N. H., two years, and for the (then) 
Presbyterian church in Hudson, N. II. two years ; he also 
preached a short time in Sharon, N. H. in 1844, and "formed 
a church with three male and six female members" ; also 
preached in Linebrook parish in Ipswich, Mass. and in other 
places, being emphned a part of the time by the New Hamp- 
shire Home Missionary Society. He however retained his 
residence in Windham until his death. 

He prepared tlie following books or pamphlets, which 
were priiUed : — "Sermon delivered at the tuneral of Miss 
Mary Colby of Auburn. X. H., Dec. 14. 181.'): to which are 
added extracts from some of her writings, and an account 
ol her last sickness and death "*| This was printed at Exeter. 
N. H., in 181(). — "Memoirs of Miss Mary Campbell ot 
Windham, who died July 21, lSl9"v) : printed in 1N2(> at 
Haverhill, Mass. — "Qiiestions on Christian Experience and 
Character. "§ This consists of about eighty questions with 



*Rev. Loren Thayer in the "History of New Hampshire Churches." 

tRev. Samuel Harris' once made the journey from Windham, X. H. to 
Philadelphia, Pa. on horseback — prohahly to attend a meeting of the (iencral 
Asscmhly of the Preshyterian Church. 

JMisb Harriet Dinsmoor of Windham, N. H., has a copy of this book. 

§W.-S. Harris' of Windham, has copies of these books. 




'"'^'nMWix^ 



'KnO.W'^'^''''^' 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOB HARRIS*. 37 

answers selected from the Scriptures. Two editions w^ere 
issued; printed at Nevvburyport, Mass. in 1827, and at 
Haverhill, Mass. in 1828. — His Farewell Sermon, occasioned 
by his dismission from the church in Windham was also 
printed. Of his ten children who lived to maturity all taught 
school more or less except one, Samuel*. 

The accompanying group of portraits includes his wife. 
Mrs. Ruth-Pratt Harris, and six of their children. 

Samuel Harris" married, April 17, 1798, Ruth Pratt, 
daughter of Edward and Ruth (Pool) Pratt. Her mother 
anarried, 2, Dea. Jacob Harris* [see No. 17.]. She was 
born in New Ipswich, N, H., August 29, 1779; died in 
Windham, N. H., March -n. 18()9, aged 89i. 

CHILDREN. 

[Si*], b. Feb. 20, 1799, in Fitchburg, Mass. 

, b. Nov. .•5, ISOO, in F.. d. Jan. 18. 18.H9. in VV. 
[GO], b. Nov. 17, 1802, d. March 19, 1808. 
[63], b. Dec. 7, 1804, d. May 6, 1860. 
[71], b. Oct. 18, 1800, d. July 26, 1877. 
[74], b. Sept. 30, 1809, d. July 5, 1861. 
[76], b. Feb. 21, 1813, d. Aug. 18, 1852. 

, b. March 19, 1815, d. Oct. 5, 1817. 
[77], b. March 5, 1817, d. Sept. 22, 18.53. 
[79], b. Sept. 11, 1820. d. Oct. 1,1841. 
[80], b. Dec. 14. 1822. 

. b. June 10, 1824, d. April 27, 1825. 

4(i. Martha* [22.] (Dea. Jacob', Richard\ Serjt. John". 
John'), married, August 8, 1808, Joshua Moore, a farmer, 
third son of John and Esther Moore. He was born in Wor- 
cester, Mass., Nov. 20, 1773, and died in Westminster. 
Mass., May 17, 1S48. He married. 1, May, 1799, Deborah 
Townsend of Alhol, Mas.s., b}' whom he had three children* : 
she died April 7, 180(), aged 2(5 years, 6 months ; he married. 

*The children of Joshua and Deborah (Townsend) Moore were : — 

1. Eliza, b. April 27, 1800, m. June 16. 1839, Constant Southworth, live.^ 
in South Gardner, Mass. 

2. Arad, b. March 13, 1802, m. Sept.. 1843, Mrs. Harriet Mavnard. d. Jan. 
5, 1869; left one son. 

3. Emily, b. Aug. 26, 1804, d. April 3, 1806. 



;^4. 


Sally 


35. 


Mary- Winchester 


36. 


Edvvard-Pratt 


37. 


Samuel 


38. 


John-Milton 


.•'.9. 


Jacob 


40. 


Lydia-Kimball 


41. 


William 


42. 


Elizabeth 


43. 


Luther 


44. 


William-Calvin 


45. 


Lucinda 



38 THE [lAKRIS FAMILY. 

2, Martha Harris*. They lived in Westminster; she lived 
\hc last vears ot' her life and died in Gardner, Mass. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WESTMINSTER, MASS. 

47. ICinih- , b. March 18, 1810, d. Nov. 8, 1881, in Framing- 

ham, Mass. 

48. Marius-lhirris [84], b. May 24, 1814. 
4<). Cordelia-Esther [88], b. Aug. 21, 1823. 
50. John-Milton [94], b. July 22, 1827. 

.'')1. Jacoi5% Junior [23] (Dea. Jacob*, Richard*, Serjt. 
John". John'), was a farmer ; settled on his father's homestead 
in Ashburnham, Mass., where he lived until the spring ol 
182(5 ; then removed to Windham, N. H. ; lived many years, 
on a farm on the slopes of "Jenny's hill", then sold and 
bought the homestead one-half mile north of Windham Cen- 
ter where he died, and where his widow and sister Eunice'' 
also died. He joined the Congregational church in Ash- 
burnham in 1826 ; was made a Ruling Elder in the Presby- 
terian church in Windham, Jan. 10, 18oo. He was at one 
time a member of the School Committee of Windham. He 
was a hard-working man ; was strictly honest, and nuich re- 
spected ; was a close student of the Bible, and very useful in 
the Sabbath school. He married, April 8, 1817, Sophy 
Smith*, who was born in ITST, and died April 2-"). l-SI)'.), aged 
81 years and <> months. She joined the church in Ashburn- 
ham in 18 IG. 

r)2. EuN-iCR* [24] (Dea. Jacob', Richard*. Serjt. John'' 
John'), lived at home with her father and brother Jacob^ in 
Ashburnham, and removed with them in 1826, to Windham. 
N. H., where she died, June 18, 1877, aged over 87. She 
retained a clear memory in regard to dates and facts concern- 
ing the history of the family. The origin of this work de- 
pended largely on information given by her, respecting her 
grandfather's family . 

*W.-S. Harris' of Windham, N. II. has cups and saucers which belonged 
to the wedding set of Sophy Smith and Jacob Harris''. Jr., married in 1817. 
lie has also a cup and saucer of more ancient style which belonged to Sophy 
Smith's mother. 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOB HARRIS*. Bi) 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

53. Jacob-Harris Merriam*^ [2<J.] (Betsy* (Merriam). 
Dea. Jacob% Richard^, Serjt. John^, John*), studied two 
years, commencing in 1822, at Appleton Academy, New 
Ipswich, N. H. ; then entered the Congregational Theologi- 
cal Seminary at Bangor, Me. in 1824, and completed the 
regular course of three years, graduating in 1<S27. He was 
licensed to preach for three years by a Congregational As- 
sociation at Bangor, and afterwards preached a few years, 
but changed his plans and was never ordained to the ministry. 
He turned his attention to agriculture and has resided in 
Fitchburg. Mass. since his marriage. His^age (March, 1883) 
is 84. He married, Nov. 27, 1<S34, Abigail -Lowe Wheeler. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN FITCHBURG, MASS. 

54. Marj-Elizabeth, b. Jan. -t, 1838; is a dress-maker; resides with her parents. 

.55. Sarah-Abbie, b. Sept. 2i, 1839, d. Nov. 26, 1855, in Fitchburg. 

50. Ellen-Augusta [90], b. Sept. 21, 1840, d. Dec. 12. 1871. 

57. Lvman-Wheeler [98], b. March :n, 1844. 

58. Betsey Merriam* [32.] (Betsy" (Merriam), Dea. 
Jacob*. Richard% Serjt. John% John'), married, June 10, 
1841, JoHN-MiLTON Harris*. See Nos. 38, 71. for an 
account of him and of their children. 

59. Sally*^ [34.] (Rev. Samuel\ Dea. Jacob\ Richard\ 
Serjt. John% John'), married, Oct. 19, 1852, Amherst Coult 
of Auburn, N. H., a farmer, son of Dr. Amherst and Miriam 
(Giddings) Coult. He was born in Lyme, N. H. May 17, 
1797; married, 1, Feb. 8, 1831, Anna, daughter of Benjamin- 
P. and Mary Chase, of Auburnt who died July 1. 1852. 
Thev had several children, the vountiest of whom, Frank-B.. 
lives on the homestead with his father. He married, 2. 
Sally Harris". The oldest of the large famih' of Rev. 
Samuel Harris*, she has outlived all but William-Calvin^ 
and now (March, 1883) lives with her husband on the old 
Chester Turnpike in Auburn. Their ages are 84 and 85. 
(See group of portraits). (See No. 133). 



40 THE HARRIS FAMILY, 

()(). I'^Dw AKD- Pratt* ['»^>.] (Rev. Samuel', Dea. Jacob*, 
RicharcP. Scrjt. John% John'), was born in Ashburnhani.. 
Mass. and died in Rochester, Mich. He Htted for college 
at Phillips Academy in Exeter, N. II. and at Atkinson, N. 
H. Academy; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1(S2().* 
He then was principal of the Academy at Bradford, Vt. and 
of Chesterfield, N. H. Academy, being at the latter place in 
I.Sl^T and 1^<28. He studied hnv with II. -F. Everritt of Hart- 
ford, Vt. ; practiced law several years at White River June- 
lion village in Hartford, Vt. ; removed to Michigan in l<s;U) ; 
settled in Rochester village in Avon townshij-), Oakland 
Count}-, and practiced law there until his death. He was 
Postmaster of Rochester in President Fillmore's term ; was 
Circuit Court Commissioner for Oakland County tw^o terms,. 
l<sr)i)-60, and 18()l-(>2, elected by the people; and was a 
Delegate to the Convention to revise the State Constitution in 
IS(>7. (See group of portraits. ) He married. I, June "ilL 
1^2;», l!:iiza Wright, daughter of David Wright of Hartford. 
She died in Hartford, Sept. 1, 1834. 

CHILD, I*()RN IN HARTVOKI>, \T. 

•;i. Edwurd-Wrig-ht [lOfi], b. May 4, 1S;?1. 

He married, 2, Dec. 3, 1(S3"), Elizabeth-Sanborn Gillet, 
daughter of Israel Gillet of Hartford. She died April 23, 
1877, aged 76. 

Cllir.I). HORN IN H ARTKORD. VT. 

«2. SiumiL-I [nr>J, b. Sept. l."i, ISI'.C. 

63. Samuel* [37.] (Rev. Samuel', Dea. Jacob', Richard^ 
Serjt. John', John'), was born in Ashburnham, Mass. and 
died in Melrose, Mass. At the age of fifteen he went to 
Haverhill, Mass. to learn the printer's trade. A letter of 
recommendation dated Haverhill, March 25, 1826, and 
signed by Isaac-R. How states that Samuel Harris® had been 
an apprentice in the ofilce of the Gazette and Patriot when 

*He received the degree ot Master of Arts in course, probably three years 
after graduation. 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOB HARRIS\ 41 

owned bv Nathan Burrill, of whom Mr. How bought the 
establishment in Feb., 1<S24. Mr. Harris worked the hist two 
years of his apprenticeship under Mr. How. Then (proba- 
bly in the spring of lS2(i) he went to Lowell, Mass. and 
worked for a Mr. Knowlton some years. Then went to Bos- 
ton, worked in the type foundry first, afterwards went into 
business with George Light in printing and publishing. After 
that he worked for John-B. Hall, and then went into business 
with Mr. Wier, and continued in partnership with him until 
death. He remoyed to Melrose from Boston in the fall of 
1<S4<S ; was one of the early members of the Congregational 
church in Melrose, and of threat actiyit\' and usefulness in the 
church ; was Superintendent of the Sabbath school, and after- 
wards teacher of a Bible class. He had great knowledge of 
the Scriptures, and was a man of excellent Christian charac- 
ter, and much respected. (See group of portraits.) He 
married, Jan. l(i, 1882, Mary Hall of Boston, who still 
liyes in Melrose, Mass. 

CHILDREX, BORX IN BOSTON. MASS. 

(U. Eliza-Hall [120], b. Oct. 20, 1832. d. July 19, 1873. 

(I.-). Mary-Harriet . b. Oct. 20. 183.5. d. April 15, 1839. 

(if). Edward-Payson , b. Feb., 18-10, d. Sept. 10, 1843. 

07. Samuel-Austin . b. Nov., 1842, d. Sept. 1, 1843. 

68. George-Wheeler [122]. b. July 21, 1844. 

(>9. John-William . b. Oct. IG, 1840; lives in Melrc-e ; is a manufact- 

urer of gentlemen's neckties. 

70. Charles-Samuel . b. Sept., 1848, d. Nov. 20. 18.51. 

71. John-Milton'^ L^^-I (Rey. Samuel*, Dea. Jacob*, 
Richard^, Serft. John", John'), was born in Windham, N. H. 
at "Jenny's hill'', and died in Fitchburg, Mass. All his 
younger brothers and sisters were born in Windham. His 
son Edwin-A. Harris' writes of him : — "He seryed an appren- 
ticeship of three years at Derry, N. H. in learning the car- 
penter's trade, and subsequently liyed in Rowle}' and George- 
town, Mass. After attaining his majority he prepared for 
college at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. and at 
Amherst, Mass. Academ}-, studying at the latter place 



t'J THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

a xrar. 1 Ic (.'ntcrctl Anilu'r.st Colleox- in iSo,"), vvorkiiiL;' Ins 
own \va\' through, intending" to enter the Christian ministry. 
Dnring tlie last year ot college experience the severity ot his 
labors told npon his physical health and he was obliged to 
n-linquish the greater part ot" his stndies. lie gradnated 
however with the class of 18oi). Among his classmates were 
Bishop F.-D. Huntington of Central New York and Rev. 
Dr. R.-S. Storrs of Brookhn, N. Y. ^Fwo years after grad- 
uation he married and settled in Nashua. N. II. where he re- 
mained until IS4;). when he bought and removed t(j the larm 
on which he died in Fitchburg. 

•'In his business relations he was a man of strict integrity, 
esteeming highly the contidence of his fellow men, and 
iXOverned wholly in his dealinjTs by the law of Christian love. 
In his religious belief he was strong in the conviction of the 
truth of Evangelical doctrines. In his social character he 
was a man of pure heart, of generous impulses, atfectionate, 
companionable — pre-eminently the one to whom his neighbors 
resorted in times of trouble and affliction. He was a model 
Sabbath school teacher, always punctually at his post, a care- 
ful Bible student, a clear and logical reasoner, a thorough 
Christian." 

Wv was elected Deacon ol the Calvinistic Congregational 
church in P'itchburg. Feb. '21. 1S()3. and was dismissed from 
the office by removal of membership in Dec, LSTT). He was 
.SujH-rintendenl of tiie Sabbath school for some time. On the 
day of his funeral, Sunday, July 29, 1877, his youngest 
grandchild John-Milton Harris\ [see No. 131.] was baptized. 
(vSee group of portraits.) He married, June 10, I<S41, Bet- 
se\' Merriam'' ot" Fitchlnu-g [see Nos. '.\-2. ')''^.]. who lives with 
her younger son on the homestead in f^itchburg. 

I IHLDRKN. 

72. I-:d\viii-Aii,','Uhtini.- ( \2r,\. h. Ajiril S, 1842. 

7;^. Charles-Cornelius . Ii. July t I , ls4(;. in Fitchburg, Mass. He has 

been reporter lor the l^'iteliinug daily and weekly Sff/////e/ s'mcc 

Oct. 24. 1H7(!. 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOB HARRIS 



43 



74. Jacob'' [39.] (Rev. Samuel', Dea. Jacob\ Richard'. 
Serjt. John", John' ). was born in Windham, and died in Con- 
cord, N. H. He prepared for college at Phillips Academy. 
Andover, Mass.. intending to go through college and fit liini- 
self for the life and labors of a foreign missionary of the 
Gospel. But his health failed and he was obliged to give up 
further study. He lived in Windham, N. H., and was a 
member of the Superintending School Committee for many 
years. He was a man of intelligence and of upright charac- 
ter, and had the respect of all who knew him. (See group 
of portraits. ) He married, June 10,1852, Rufina Merrill. 
daughter ot Amos and Mehitable (Smith) Merrill, born in 
Windham. April 12. 1<S1(3 : she lives with her daughter in 
Windham. 



CHri.n. BORN IN WINDHAM. N. H. 



7.">. Charlotte-Elizabeth, b. April :">. lS.Jo; has been a school-teacher since the 
.sjirini^ of ls72. 

7(i. LvDiA-KiMBALL* [-^^'-J (Rev. Samuel*. Dea. Jacob". 
Richard\ Serjt. John'. John'), married. Dec. 17. ISo,"). 
Stephen Dearborn, a farmer, and lived on the Chester Turn- 
pike in Auburn. N. H.. where she died. He was born Aug. 
10. 17i)(>. and died March IG. 1859. He was a prominent man 
in town affairs ; was selectman, and Representative to the State 
Legislature. He married, 2, Marv-A. Craige. and had two 
children, Stephen, who died voung. and Jennie, who married 
Charles Richardson and lives in Manchester. N. H. 

77. Elizabeth** [42.] (Rev. Samuel". Dea. Jacob\ 
Richard', Serjt. John', John'), married, March 20, 1849. 
James Underhill, a farmer, and lived in Auburn, N. H., 
where she died. He was the son of James and Elizabeth 
(Chase) Underhill, born Feb. 20, 1822. In June, 1854 he 
removed to Ohio, and now resides in Richfield, Summit Co.' 
Ohio. He married, 2, April 15, 1857, Mrs. Ann Bassett, 
widow of John-W. Bassett, whose daughter Mary -J. married 



44 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

George-Calvin I'nderhiir [see Nos. 7S, \:y.\]. James and 
Elizabeth (Harris*^) Underhill had one 

CHILn, BORN IN Al BLRN, N. II. 

7S. (Jeorge-Calvin [i:W]. b. March 1. 18r)2. 

7!». LiTiiER® [43.] (Rev. Samuel", Dea. Jacob*, Rich- 
ard\ Serjt. John^ John'), received a good education at Han- 
cock, N. H. Academy, and taught district schools in Pel- 
ham and Roxbury, X. H.. and in the fall of 1841 he opened 
a private high school in Marlborough, N. H. This w^as at- 
tended by forty scholars, coming from six towns. He had 
classes in Astronomy, Philosophy, Algebra, Surveying, Lat- 
in Reader, etc. He was a fine scholar, and intended to fit 
himself tor the lawver's profession, but his life, so full ot 
promise for a useful and brilliant future, terminated suddenly 
and sadlv at Marlborough, at the age ot 21. 

SO. William-Calvin^ [^-l^-] (Rev. Samuel', Dea. Ja- 
cob', Richard^ Serjt. John", John' ), was born, and still re- 
sides, on the homestead in Windham, N. H., which his fa- 
ther bought and cleared up trom woodland, and in the house 
which was built in ISll . He is a farmer ; has been a Justice 
of the Peace for man\- years ; represented his native tow n in 
the New Hampshire Legislature of iSOo ; and has at various 
times held nearl\- all the town offices; was moderator many 
vears, town clerk, first selectman, treasurer, first supervisor, 
etc. He was made a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian church 
in Windham, Dec. 2(1, 1S78, and has been Superintendent of 
the Sabbatii school since April, 1<S7<S ; previously was a 
teacher in the Sabbath school. (See group of portraits.) He 
married, June 23, 1853, Philena-Heald Dinsmore*, daughter 

* She descended from David Dinsmore.' whose grandfather John went from 
Scotland to Ireland. Da\id' sailed from Londonderry. Ireland, to America 
about 1745: bought a farm and settled in Auburn. N. H., in 1747. His son 
Robert", born in Auburn, March 24, 1752, succeeded him on the homestead, 
and was succeeded by his son Dea. Samuel'', born Feb. 15, I7S.S, died March 
4. 1H(14: he married. Dec. 2(1. islj. Hannah, daughter of Joseph Blancbard. 
Esq.. born Jan. C. ]7'.»0. died May Hi. ls71 : they celebrated their Golden 
Wedding in isc,] ; had twelve children; the eleventh was Philena-Heald\ 
born on the old family homestead Oct. 3, 1831, [see No. 80.]. 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOB HARRIS^ 4,5 

of Dea. Samuel and Hannah (Blanchard) Dinsmore of Au- 
burn, N. H., born in Auburn, (then Chester,) Oct. o, 1831. 
They celebrated their Silver Wedding in 1878. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

81. Albert-Miles, b. June 9, 18ri7, d. Dec. 12, 1875, in Windham. 

82. William-Samuel [13(!.], b. March 29. 18(;i ; author of this History. 
88. Mary-Ella, b. April 1'.), ISM]. 

84. Marius-Harris Moore** [48.] (Martha' (Moore), 
Dea. Jacob*, Richard\ Serjt. John*, John'), is a mechanic, 
as are his two sons ; they live in Leominster, Mass. He 
married, August 2(), 1847, Elizabeth Wood, daughter of 
James and Maria (Butler) Wood, born in Leominster, Mass.. 
March 20, 1822. They celebrated their Silver Wedding in 
1872. 

CHILDREN. 

85. William-Everett, b. June 20, 1852, in Leominster, Mass. 
8G. Wilbur-Francis, b. June 25, 1860, in Westminster, Mass. 
87. Emma-Cordelia, b. Oct. 1, 180-1, in Westminster, Mass. 

88. Cordelia-Esther Moore' [4U.] (Martha' (Moore), 
Dea. Jacob% Richard^ Serjt. John", John'), married, Nov. <s, 
1S41), Franklin-Harvey Sprague, a tarmer, son of William 
and x\nne Sprague, born Mav li*, 182'), in Phillipston, Mass. 
The}' lived in Boston; removed to Framingham, Mass., in 
Sept., 18().>, where the}' now reside. He was a member of 
the Massachusetts Legislature tVom Boston in 18.')(S and from 
Framingham in l87o and 1874 ; was selectman in Framing- 
ham six years, and a member of the School Board nine years. 
They celebrated their Silver Wedding in 1874. 

CHILDREN. 

89. Mary-Cordelia [i;'.7.], b. Jan. 4, 1851, in Boston. Mass. 

90. Anna-Maria, b. May 24, 1855, in Boston; is a school-teacher in Fra- 

mingham. 

91. Hattie-Elizabeth. b. June 27, 1857, in Boston: lives with her parents. 

92. Edward-Franklin, b. April 18. 1801, in Boston ; is engaged in trade in 

Framingham. 

93. Myra-Moore, b. July 27, 1805, in Waltham, Mass. 

94. JoHN-MiLTON Moore" [50.] (Martha' (Moore), Dea. 
Jacob', Richard', Serjt. John', Jolm'), lives in South Gard- 



4(i 'II II-: MARK IS 1 A^rILV. 

iKT. Mass. l\v was a niembi'r ot" llu- School Conimittet- ol 
(jardiuT for iwi-ntx -three years ending March, hSSl. and has 
been a Justice of the Peace for twenty-eight years. He rep- 
resented the tt)\vn of Gardner in the Massachusetts Legishi- 
ture in l^^on, bein<r the \ouno;est member of the House. He 
was again a member in 1870, representing tlie district ot 
which Gardner torms a part. He was one of a Committee of 
tliree chosen b\' the town to publish a History- ol Gardner in 
]Xli<. In Nov.. 1S8() he was elected Slate Senator from the 
Fourth Worcester Senatorial District of Massachusetts for 
the term of one year commencing Jan., 1881. The district is 
lerritoriallv the lartyest in the State and includes seventeen 
towns : — Athol, l^arre. Dana, Gardner. Hardwick. Ilolden. 
Hubbardston, New J5raintree, North Brooktield, Oakham. 
Paxton. I'etersham. Phillipston, Ro^•alston. Rutland. Tem- 
pleton, and W'imhendon. having a population in 18S0 ol 
H"), ;")()(). In the special session which completed the revision 
of the l^ublic Statutes he was chairman of an important 
Committee. In Nov.. 1881 he was re-elected to the Senate 
for tlie term ot' \XS'2. In this IvCgislature he was appointed 
chairman of the Senate Committee on Education. He mar- 
ried. Nov. 2!). I8r)4. Mvra-Allen Sawin. daughter of Joseph- 
D. and Marcia-M. (Scribner) Sawin. born in Gardner. July 
12. 1832. 

Clltl.I). IU)K\ IN (lAKIIXEK, MASS. 

11."). lolm-M vioii. h. \'()\ . ;i. isiw;. 

SEVENTH GI':M-;KAT1()N. 

iKi. Ellkn- AiujusTA Merkiam' [•")(>.] (Jacob- Harris 
Merriam". Betsy' (Merriam). Dea. Jacob'. Richard'. Serjt. 
John", John')-, married, Oct. 27. 1S7(). Charles-H. Prfvs- 
COTT, son of Abram-T'ilton I*rescott. a carriage-maker, and 
lived in Pittsfield, N. 11., wlu-re she died. He now resides 
in Mil ford. Mass. 

I nil Ii. ItoKN l\ I'll ISP II I I). N. M. 

'.•7. (;r<)ii,'i--'rilt()n. h. Dt-r. S. 1S71. 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOB KARRIS'*. 47 

9<S. Lyman-Whkeler Merriam" [-^7.] (Jacob-Harris 
Merriam^ Betsy' (Merriam), Dea. Jacob'. Ricbard', Serjt. 
John\ Jobn'), is a mecbanic and lives in Wincbendon. Mass. 
He bas obtained tbree patents t"or mecbanical inventions, two 
of tbem sbingling brackets and one a slating bracket, whicb 
are said to be tbe best root" brackets ever invented. In com- 
pany witb Jobn Hancock of Wincbendon be is engaged in 
tbe manulacture of an improved style of window-blind binges 
and fastenings, also slaters" brackets. He married, July IH, 
1<S0<S, Ellen-Maria Lowe, daugbter of Jobn and Sarab 
(Meade) Lowe, born in Fitchburg, Mass., x\pril 30, 1847. 

CHILDREN. 

119. Sarah-Abbie, b. Aug. 9, 1809. in Fitchburg, Mass. 

100. Frederic-Lowe, b. Aug. 2. 1871, in Fitchburg; d. April 2S, 1872, in 

Worcester, Mass. 

101. Louisa-Adeline, b. Aug. 21. 1872, in Holden, Mass. 

102. Alice-Edna. b. Nov. 25, 1871, in Fitchburg, Mass. 
10.^. John-Lowe. b. July 9, 1876, in Jaffrev, N. H. 

101. Edith-Augusta, b. March .5, 1878, in Jaffrev. N. H. 
105. Lizzie-Maria, b. Sept. 27, 1880, in VVinchendon, Mass. 

lOB. Edw^\rd-Wright' [61.] ( Edward-Pratt' . Rev. 
SamueP, Dea. Jacob\ Ricbard^ Serjt. Jobn', John'). He 
attended tbe Academy at Romeo. Midi., about three montiis 
in 1 <">.■)(): commenced tbe studv of law witb his father Ed- 
ward-Pratt Harris® [see No. (50.] at Rochester, Mich., about 
18/)1. In the fall of 1853 he attended tbe State and National 
Law School at Pougbkeepsie. X. V.. one term, and in the 
tollowing winter spent three or four months in tbe office of 
Daniel and David-J. Clark at Manchester, N. H. In the 
spring ot 18.54 he returned to Pougbkeepsie, was there one 
term and graduated. He was admitted to the bar in the fall 
of 1854, and in December went to Port Huron. Mich., to 
live, where he bas since resided. In June, 185.") he went 
into partnership with Omer-D. Conger, Esq. ; they practiced 
law together until Mr. Conger was elected Representative to 
Congress in tbe fall of 1868. He is now a United States 
Senator from Michigan, having been elected for tbe term 



48 TIM-; HARRIS FAMILY. 

comnienfinn' March 4. ISNl. Mr. Harris conlinut'd the prac- 
tice of law in Port Huron until Januarx', 1S7H, wlu-n he was 
appointed Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial District (or Kith 
Circuit) ot' Michigan, which is composed of the counties of 
Macomb and St. Clair. In the spring of 1875 he was elected 
by the people for the term of six years without opposition.* 
His term of office as Judge expired with the close of the year 
18S1, and since that time he has practised law in partnership 
with Samuel-W. Vance, Esq. Judge Harris has a large, 
well-selected, and valuable library, particularly rich in works 
relating to Shakspeare.f He married, Oct. 1, 1857, Sarah- 
Jane Whitman, daughter of Randall and Sarah-Jane (Sever- 
ance) Whitman, born August 30, 1837. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN PORT HURON, MICH. 

KIT. Lillic-Eliza [18!).]. b. Sept. 11, 1858. 

108. F'ninces-AImu, b. April .'.. 1S(,0. d. Jan. 20. 18(51. 

* At the sixth annual banquet of the Port Huron Lotus Club, Nov. IS. 
1880, a poem bv Prof. Biicsbv of Iowa was read, of wliich the following is 
one stanza : — 

•■I see before me the judye. 

His features lit up with a smile. 
As he deals out his wittieisms. 
Kind, modest critieisms. 

In a quiet and fatherly style; 
As though in his dealing.s 
He might injure one's feelings 

Like mythical Paris. 
Is he still the same gentle. 
Good-natured, parental. 

Joke-loving JrixiE IIarri.s.' 
Does he tell of the glories 

Of Bad Axe. the beautiful.? 
Does he still tell the stories 

Of coimsellors dutiful.? 
Is his laugh just as ready. 

His jest just as free.? 
Does he still woo each lady 

With innocent glee.? 
Docs he still let the Ay"s 

Of the fair sex count double. 
While the No's of the men-folk 

Get snubbed into trouble.?" 

t He has in his possession a silver-headed cane which was originally owned 
byJohn-B. Hall of Boston, Mass., brother of Mary Hall f^^ee No. 'c.:!.]: it 
was owned and used by Rev. Samuel Harris-', grandfather of the i>resent 
owner, and Kdward-P. Ilarri.s", his father. 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOB HARRIs\ 4^* 

101). Eloise-Wright, b. Sept. ID, 18(51, d. Dec. 2. 18(51. 

110. Marj-Jane, b. Aug. 24, 18(53, d. Sept. 10, 18(53. 

111. Willie, b. Aug. 22, 18(55, d. Sept. 13, 1865. 

112. William-Edward, b. Dec. 8, 1866, d. Aug. 15, 1867. 

113. May, b. May 8, 1868, d. Aug. 11, 1868. 

114. Kittie-Wright, b. Feb. 9, 1871. 

115. Samuel' [<>2.] (E(iwar(d-Pratf, Rev. Samuel% Dea. 
Jacob\ Richar(i% Serjt. John% John'). He was at Roches- 
ter, Mich, when the Civil war broke out, running a machine- 
shop and foundry. He enlisted August, 1862, in Co. A, .ith 
Recjiment Michicran Volunteer Cavalrv, and was at once 
elected Second Lieutenant. He was in several small engage- 
ments in the winter and spring of 1863 ; was in the four 
days' fight at Gettysburg in July ; was on picket duty most of 
the succeeding fall and winter. In Feb., 1864, he was de- 
tailed to take command of Company F, 5th Michigan Caval- 
r3^ and to report with his company to Col. Ulrich Dahlgren 
at Stevensburg, Va. The Secretary of War had ordered a 
charge to be made on Richmond to liberate the Union pris- 
oners in Libby and other prisons. Col. Dahlgren was to go 
with a detachment of 400 men to act in co-operation with an- 
other detachment under Gen. Kilpatrick. They crossed the 
Rapidan river, capturing the pickets at the ford, flanked 
Lee's army, and marched towards Richmond, where they 
were to meet Gen. Kilpatrick, but by the treachery of their 
guide were led fifty miles out of their course, up the James 
river. 

When they reached Goochland, twenty miles above Rich- 
mond, the countrv seat of Gen. Seddon, the Confederate Sec- 
retary of State, a part of the command burned a large flour- 
mill and demolished the rich and costly furniture in the fine 
large residence. This v.as done, however, not by any men 
under command of Capt. Harris nor by any of his regiment. 
From there they marched on towards Richmond. A little 
out of the cit}' they met about 1,000 men of the Confederate 
Home Guard, and in charging them Capt. Harris w^as badly 
wounded in the left shoulder. Being weak from loss of blood 



50 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

lie was captured the next day, and was taken to the Capital 
Square in Richmond, where he was kept over two hours 
while a scatlbld was being prepared to hang him upon, it be- 
ing reported that Gen. Seddon had ordered his execution. 
Not less than 10,000 people came to see him there. That 
afternoon President Davis called a meeting of his Cabinet, 
and every member voted for hanging him. Davis, however, 
thought this inexpedient, and he was taken to Libby prison 
and placed in the hospital. This was on March 4, 1864. He 
staid in Libby prison two months, enduring great suffering, 
and was then taken successively to Danville, Va., Macon 
and Savannah, Ga., Charleston and Columbia, S. C, then 
back to Charleston, and there exchanged, after having been 
in prison over nine months ; and he received his discharge 
April 14, 1865. 

He has invented an improved style of stationary engine ; 
resides at present in Chicago, 111., and is a dealer in machin- 
ists' supplies. He married, 1, May 28, 1858, Sarah-H. 
Richardson of Rochester, Mich., born May 8, 1841, died 
Nov. 2, 1871. 

CHILDREN. 

IKi. Frances-Adclia, b. June 10, 1860, d. April 9, 18G2. 

117. Charles-Sumner, b. Feb. 28, ISGG, in Washington, D. C. 

1 IS. P:d\vard-Palen, b. Sept. 29, 1870, d. Feb. 1, 1871. 

He married, 2, Nov. 25, 1872, Sarah-S. Ladd, born May 
11, 1852. 

CHILI), HORN IN CHICAGO, ILL. 

119. Sarah-Elizabeth, b. June 20, 1874. 

120. Emza-Hall' [64.] (SamueP, Rev. SamueP, Dea. 
Jacob', Richard', Serjt. John*, John'), married, April 8, 
1860, Farwell-Brown Peakes, son of Benjamin-Horton 
and Maria (Moore) Peakes, born in Fairfield, Me., Feb. 3, 
1827 ; they lived in Boston ; removed in the spring of 1870 
to a farm in Saugus, Mass., where she died. He lives at 
present in Melrose, Ma«s., and is a travelling dealer in gen- 
tlemen's neck-ties. 

CHILD, HORN IN HOSTON, MASS. 

121. Eliza-Georgietta, b. June 18, 1868. 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOB HARRIs\ 51 

122. George-Wheeler' [6<S.] (Samuer, Rev. Samuel', 
Dea. Jacob% Richard% Serjt. John", John'), resides in Mel- 
rose, Mass. ; is book-keeper for Simons, Hatch & Whitten, 
Boston, Mass., wholesale dealers in gentlemen's furnishing 
goods ; he is also engaged in the manufacture of gentlemen's 
neck-ties. He married, May 15, 1869, Mattie-Louisa Hand- 
len. 

CHILDREN. 

123. Frank-Tucker, b. July 24, 1871, in New York, N. Y. 

124. George-Wheeler, b. Sept. 24, 1880, in Melrose, Mass. 
124i.<. Son, b. March 30, 1883, in Melrose, Mass. 

125. Edwin-Augustine' [72.] (Dea. John-Milton*, Rev. 
Samuel% Dea. Jacob\ Richard% Serjt. John", John' ; also 
Betsey Merriam*^ (Harris), Betsy* (Merriam), Dea. Jacob\ 
etc.). He was born in Nashua, N. H., and resides in Fitch- 
burg, Mass. He was in the Civil war ; enlisted August 24, 
1862, in Co. A, 53rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers ; 
served in the Department of the Gulf under Gen. Banks in 
New Orleans and western Louisiana : was not wounded but 
suffered much from sickness ; was honorably discharged at 
the expiration of the term of service, Sept. 2, 1863. He has 
been in Railroad service since 1864 ; was Bag^gajje Master of 
the lirst passenger train that ever ran over the Boston, Clin- 
ton & Fitchburg Railroad between Fitchburg and Boston. 
July 2, 1866 ; was Conductor of the ffrst passenger train that 
ever ran over the Framingham & Lowell Railroad ; is at 
present a Conductor on the Old Colony Railroad, Northern 
Division. 

He is the author of "A Hero of Fitchburg : Asa Thurs- 
ton", a sketch of the life of Rev. Asa Thurston, one of the 
pioneer missionaries of the "American Board" to the Sand- 
wich Islands in 1820. This was printed as a pamphlet of 
twent3'-four pages, — illustrated by portraits of Mr. and Mrs. 
Thurston — in Fitchburg, Mass., in May, 1878. He is a 
contributor to the Congrcgationalist (Boston), the Boston 
daily Journal^ Fitchburg Sentinel, and has also written for 



^•2 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

ihc Fitchburg Reveille, and other papers ; and was newspa- 
per reporter lor a short time. His style ol' writing- is grace- 
ful and pleasing. Accompanied by his brother Charles-C'. 
[see No. 73.], he spent the winter of 1874-0 in Florida for 
his health. In the autumn of 187.") he visited California for 
the same object. lie has been a Jusdce of the Peace for 
several years, and is at present a member of the School 
Board of Fitchburg, elected for a term of three years, 
1881-H. He was for two years Assistant Superintendent of 
the Sabbath school of the Rollstone Congregational church, 
having charge of the infant department ; and is active in all 
religious work, particularly among railroad men ; is an active 
member and officer of the Fitchburo; Railroad Men's Chris- 
tian Association. Accompanied by his wife he spent a por- 
tion of the winter of 1881-2 in Philadelphia and Baltimore 
in evangelistic work among railroad employes. They spent 
the succeeding winter engaged in the same work in Philadel- 
phia, Cumberland, Md., Martinsburg and Parkersburg, W. 
Va., and other cities in that region. Good success attended 
their labors. Mrs. Harris sings the gospel with great beauty 
and effectiveness. 

He married, Sept. iIK 18()7, Emma-Mindwell Caswell, 
daughter of Samuel-M. and Elizabeth-L.-D. (Thurston)* 
Caswell of Fitchburg, born in Fitchburg, Sept. <?. 184!>. 

CIIILUKEN, BORN IN FITCIUU'RG, MASS. 

12(;. Edward-Melville [140.], b. Aug. 10, 18G8. 

127. Annie-Gertrudc-Thurston [see No. 140.], b. Dec. 1. 1S(;<). 

12S. Charles-Herbert, b. March 18, 1871. 

12i). P>ederic-Walter [see No. 140.], b. Sept. 1, 1S72. 

130. Bessie-Mabel, b. May 27, 187.5, d. Sept. 7, 187(1, in Fitchburg. 

1.^1. John-Milton [see No. 71.], b. Dec. 80, 187(). 

1:52. Lester-Eugene, b. Oct. 11, 1878, d. May 21, 1880, in Fitchburg. 

133. George-Calvin Undkrhill" [78.] (Elizabeth" 
(Underbill), Rev. Samuel*, Dea. Jacob', Richard', Serjt. 
John% John'), lived with his aunt, Mrs. Sally Coult* [see No. 



* Elizabcth-L.-D. Thurston's father, Ebenezer, was a brother to Rev. Asa 
Thurston, the missionary. 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOB HARRIs\ 53 

59.] in Auburn, N. H., from the time of his mother's death 
until the age of eighteen. He then went to Richfield. Ohio, 
where he lived until March, 187H, at that date removing to 
Unadilla, Otoe Co., Nebraska, where he now resides; is a 
farmer. See portrait of Mr. Underbill, here inserted. He 
married, Nov. 8, 1870, Mary-J. Bassett, daughter of John- 
W. and Ann Bassett [see No. 77.], born in Northtield, Sum- 
mit Co., Ohio, Nov. 4, 184U. 

CHILDREN. 

134. Minnie-Ann. b. Oct. 3, 1871, in Richfield, Ohio. 

135. George-Walter, b. May 31, 1881, in Unadilla, Neb. 
1351^. Son, h. April 2, 1883. in Unadilla, Neb. 

136. William-Samuel' [82.] ( Dea. William-Calvin% 
Rev. Samuer, Dea. Jacobs Richard% Serjt. John% John'), 
the author of this History of the Harris Family, was born 
March 29, 1861, at the Harris homestead in Windham, N. 
H., and now resides there. He received a plain English ed- 
ucation in the public schools of Windham and at Pinkerton 
Academy in Derry, N. H., being especially interested in the 
natural sciences and the departments of natural history ; ac- 
quired a thorough and practical knowledge of Botany, and 
has collected a herbarium representing the flora of Windham 
containing nearly three hundred specimens. He has taught 
school in Windham, and has been since Feb., 1882, a teacher 
in the Presbyterian Sabbath school. Has been from early 
life fond of literary pursuits and has contributed to various pe- 
riodicals since 1880 ; has written articles on a variety of sub- 
jects, descriptive, botanical, historical, and religious, which 
have been published in The New York Evangelist^ The 
Presbyterian (Philadelphia), Sabbath-School Visitor (Phil- 
adelphia) , Massachusetts Ploughviafi {Boston) , Lowell, Mass. 
3fail, Manchester, N. H. Mirror, Exeter, N. H. Nezvs- 
Letter, and several other papers ; has also been local news 
correspondent of the Ne-ws-Letter since 1876. He furnished 
for the "History of Windham, N. H.", by Leonard A. Mor- 
rison (published in 1883), an account of the Harrises con- 



54 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

iiected with that town. He now (March, 1«83) publishes 
this History of the Harris Family, for the preparation of 
which he has been gathering information for many years. 

137. Mary-Cordelia Sprague' [89.] (Cordelia-Esther 
Moore'' (Sprague), Martha' (Moore), Dea. Jacob', Richard% 
Serjt. John% John'), married, Sept. 14, 1871, Chauxcey- 
Upham Fuller, book-keeper and clerk ; they reside in Fra- 
mingham, Mass. 

CHILD, BORN ill FRAMINGHAM, MASS. 

138. Franklin-Sprague, b. Nov. 17, 1870, d. May 3, 1878, in Framingham. 

eighth generation. 

139. Lillie-Eliza' [107.] (Edward-Wright', Edward- 
Pratt% Rev. Samuel', Dea. Jacob', Richard', Serjt. John', 
John'), graduated at the Port Huron high school, and at the 
State Normal School in Ypsilanti, Mich, in May, 1878, and 
has since been engaged in teaching in the public schools ot 
Port Huron, Mich., living with her parents. Her ancestors 
in a direct line back to Dea. Jacob', each taught school more 
or less, making five successive generations of school teachers 
bearing the name of Harris. 

140. Edward-Melville'* [12(5.] (Edwin-Augustine', 
Dea. John-Milton*, Rev. Samuel', Dea. Jacob', Richard', 
Serjt. John% John' ; also Edwin-Augustine', Betsey Merriam** 
(Harris), Betsy' (Merriam), Dea. Jacob', etc.). He became 
a member of the Rollstone Congregational church in Fitcli- 
burg, Mass. March (5, 1881. He is the sixth generation* in 
direct descent — from Richard' — of male members of Ortho- 
dox Congregational churches in Massachusetts bearing the 
name of Harris. The same is true of his brother Frederic- 
W."* [see No. 129.], who, with their sister Annie-G.-T.** [see 
No. 127.], was admitted to the church at the same time. 
Thus in a remarkable manner is exemplified the truth that the 

* Perhaps the sevetii/i ; Serjt. John", may have been a member of the church, 
as it appears from his will that he was a believer in Christ, and his son Rich- 
ard' was baptized in infancy. 



DESCENDANTS OF JACOB HARRIS\ 55 

righteousness of the Lord is "unto children's children.'* "The 
just man walketh in his integrity : his children are blessed 
after him." "He is faithful that promised" to be "a God unto 
thee and to thy seed after thee." Spiritual, no less than phys- 
ical and intellectual, tendencies and characteristics are trans- 
mitted to posterity, and a godly ancestry is better than inher- 
ited riches. 



THl-: HARRIS 1-AMILV 



CHAPTER VII, 



FOURTH GENERATION. RICHARD HARRIS, JUNIOR. HIS DE- 
SCENDANTS. 

141. Richard Harris*, Junior [6.] (Richard% Serjt. 
John% John'), was born in Ipswich, Mass.; baptized there 
April H, 1743. His father the same year removed to Har- 
vard, Mass. ; in that town the son lived, and died there June 
27, 1798, aged 55. The homestead and farm — of about one 
hundred acres — where he lived and died, was undoubtedly the 
same where his father Richard^ settled and lived [see No. 1.]. 
It is situated one mile from Harvard Center, midway between 
that and Still River village, and is now^ owned and occupied 
by H. Butterheld. The house is on elevated land with a wide 
space in front, a most beautiful situation Ci.)mmanding an exten- 
sive prospect, which includes l>ear Hill pond, a sheet of water 
of verv rare beauty, dotted with islands.* Around the house 
are some venerable trees which were set out by Richard'. Jr. 
The house has been much altered, but in the back part are 
two or three rooms in their ori<rinal condition. The stairs are 
the same, and the door-stone at the back entrance is the same 
over which the feet of three generations of the Harris family 
passed — placed there by Richard^ 

Richard', Jr. was a carpenter, and "built the meeting- 
house at Harvard, one at Littleton, one at Ipswich, and sev- 



* "It is remembered that the wife of Richard^ Jr. used to go out upon the 
rocks across the road froTn the house, and make her voice heard by her boys 
when they were fishing on the pond, and slie wanted them to come home." 



RICHARD HARRIS*, JR. 57 

eral towards Worcestei*. At the time ot' the tight at Lexing- 
ton, he was building a meeting-house at Boxborough." "He 
was an upright, worthx' man, and was held in high estimation 
by his townsmen. There are quite a number of letters in exis- 
tence written to his oldest son*, which show him to have been a 
man of superior mind, a good penman and a ready writer, who 
expressed himself in clear, easy st}le, a man greatl}' inter- 
ested in the education of his children, and very fond of his 
family." Richard Harris\ Jr. and Lydia his wife joined the 
Congregational church in Harvard, Dec. 17, 1769. He was 
made Deacon (or "Elder") of the church Nov. 27, 1775, re- 
taining the office until death. He was elected town clerk 
and tirst selectman — holding both offices — for several 3'ears 
ending in 1785 ; was also one of the selectmen in 1794-5-6-7. 
He married Lydia Atherton of Harvard, who was baptized 
Oct. 30, 1747, and died in Harvard, May 11, 1801. She 
was the fourth and youngest daughter of John and Phebe 
(Wright) Atherton of Harvard. Phebe married, 2, Richard 
Harris% [see No. 1.]. Lois Atherton, sister to Lydia, mar- 
ried Grover Scollay [see No. 229.]. Richard%Jr. and Lyd- 
ia had the following 

CHILDREN. BORN IN HARVARD. .MASS. 

142. John [149.], b. Oct. 13, lim, bapt. Dec. 17, 1769, d. April 23, 1845. 

143. Asenath [1.54.], bapt. Aug. 30, 1772, d. March 22, 1800. 

144. Lydia. b. May lo, 177.5, bapt. May 21, 177.5. d. Sept. 3. U7K. in Harvard. 
14.5. Richard, bapt. Nov. 28, 1779, d. Oct. 3, 1784, in Harvard. 

UC. Joel [1.57.], bapt. Sept. 29, 1782, d. Dec. 2, 1817. 

147. Sally or Sarah, bapt. Oct. Hi, 1785; was a communicant in tiie Episco- 

pal church in Ilopkinton, N. H.. June 27, 1819; d. in Hopkinton 
between 1830 and 1840. 

148. Harrison-Gray [1<)3.]. b. July 2. 1790, bapt. July 5, 1790, d. March 8, 

187"). 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

149. John-' [142.] (Dea. Richard', Jr., Richard\ Serjt. 
John% John'), was born in Harvard, Mass. and died in Hop- 

* These letters are now in the possession of Misses A.-B. and M.-B. Har- 
ris' of Warner, N. H. 



")8 rill-: HARRIS family. 

kiiUoii, X. II. Hf graduated at Harvard College in IT!)! : 
was ealletl "jack Harris, very sedate, steady man in college."' 
••July 2S. 171*1, he entered the otllce of Hon. Simeon Strong 
ol" Amherst, Mass., as a law student, where he acted as 
clerk, and taught school also (probabh' a select school), and 
showing the utmost diligence, as is proved by the certificate 
sent by Judge Strong to Hon. Timothy Bigelow of Groton, 
Mass., with whom he completed his law studies. Judge 
Strong says. -I can freeh- sa\' that in n^\■ opinion his indus- 
try, application, and ingenuit\" were such that he progressed 
as tar in the time of his keeping school as might have been 
expected from one who had attended wholK' to the otlice." He 
left the otlice of Mr. Ijigelow in 17!)4, was admitted to the 
bar, and commenced the practice of law in Hopkinton, N. H. 
towards the close of the same year. 

••In Nov., l.sjo he was appointed Captain of the 4th Co. in 
the 21st Regiment New Hampshire militia; resigned Sept. 
2."), 1.S12. He was the lirst postmaster of Hopkinton, ap- 
pointed Dec. -2^. ISIO: he resigned Aug. I, lS2^ and was 
succeeded b\- his son. He was Solicitor iVom IN] 7 to 1<S23 : 
Judge of Probate for Hillsborough Count\- from Aug. 10. 
1.S12 to is^o: also for Merrimack County from l-S^:'), the 
year ol iis formation, until ISI,"). fune 2."). jSl J. Ik- was 
chairman of a Connnitlee -lo designate the most eligible site 
lor a State Mouse, and lo jirepari' a plan tor the same, to re- 
cei\e i^roposals for building, etc." Dec. \'.K 1M(!. a 'I^rustee 
of Dartmoulh Colk'ge : Dec. 2;'). I.s2(l. chairman of a Com- 
mittee to re\ ise the Probate Laws of New Hampshire — bv 
request ol" the Legislature. In Oct.. iSHi Go\-. Plumer ap- 
pointed Judge Harris Associate Justice of the vSuprenie Court 
of New IIami-»shiri'. but he declined the position. In IS^.". he 
was again appointed in tin- ollice and accepteil. holding it 
from Oct. li. lM2."i to |an. ."), l-s;;;;." 

■•Hon. John Harris in ci\il lite was a distinguished jurist; 
while in the Masonic world he was a star of great brilliancv. 
He was the founder of Tvrean Council, and of Trinity 



DKSCENDAXTS OF RICHARD HARRIS / JR. 7)^) 

Chapter at Ilopkinton nineteen years before. He was also 
the tbunder of Mount Horeb Commandery of Knights Tem- 
phir of Hopkinton in 1<S2(). It still t'urther appears that he 
was Grand Master of the Grand Lodije. Grand Hio-h Priest 
of tlie Grand Chapter at its tbrmation in ISlM. and also first 
Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Tem- 
plars of New Hampshire at its formation in 182(i. The rec- 
ord of John Harris emblazons one of the most illustrious 
pages in the Masonic iiistory of the United States"".* He was 
a zealous Episcopalian, and one of the founders and promi- 
nent supporters of the Protestant Episcopal church in Hop- 
kinton : his name is on a list of communicants in ■ "Christ's 
Church,"" (Episcopal) Sept., l-SlG ; his wife Mary-P. Harris 
was contirmed or admitted Aug. 20, 1817 ; their four children 
were baptized June 25, 1815. A new organization was formed, 
incorporated in 1827 "under the name of St. Andrew's 
Church. The tirst wardens were John Harris and William 
Little." He was one of a Committee to appraise the pews in 
the new church editice in 1828, and owned shares in the 
building to the amount of ^()12. 

"He was very methodical and evervthin<i; relatino- to his 
atiairs, his correspondence, etc.. was kept in the nicest man- 
ner. He was ^'erv tbnd of Ljardenino- : indeed a reverence 
tor trees and a love for things growing seems to be a heredi- 
tary trait in the family."" It was noticeable in him : also in 
his brother Harrison-Gray'' [see Nos. 14'S. IHH.J and in the 
daughters of the latter. Tlie residence of Hon. John Harris* 
was in Hopkinton village at the west end of Main street at 
the function of the Henniker road. The house is some^^"hat 
elevated, and very conspicuous : it is now occupied b\' Reu- 
ben-E. French. "John Harris'^f owned the first floor carpet 
ever seen in Hopkinton. The introduction of this luxur}- ex- 



* From J.-E. Pecker's letter to Boston Journal. M;u s, 187ii. 

t Misses A.-B. and M.-B. Karris'^ of Warner. X. IL have large oil portraits 
of Hon. John Harris^ and his wife, painted probablv seventv-five or more 
years ago. They have also the papers of Hon. John Harris*. 



(iO THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

cited unmeasured popular comment/' He married, Sept., 
179il, Mary Poor, daughter of Eliphalet and Elizabeth (Lit- 
tle) Poor, born in Hampstead. N. H., Feb. 10. 1779, died in 
Ilopkinton, March O, 1.S48. 

CHILDREN. HORN IN IIOPKINTCJN , N. H. 

ir.O. George [171.], b. Feb. ft, 1801, d. Feb. 17, 1845), in Hopkinton, N. H. 

l.".l. Catherine [172.], b. Jan. 2;5, 1804. d. Feb. Hi. 184:5. in Hopkinton, N. H. 

\r>'2. Eliza-Poor, b. Jan. 21, 1809, d. Oct. ill. 18r)0, in Concord, N. H. 

I."..-.. Anne. b. Feb. 19. 1812, d. Aug. 1, 18;i2. in Hopkinton, N. H. 

1;")4. Askxath' [143.] (Dea. Richard\ Jr., Richard', 
Serjt. John% John'), married, June 19, 179G, Cyrus Whit- 
ney of Harvard, Mass. She died in Harvard, March 22, 
1?S00. He married. 2, March 22, 1802, Polly Whitney of 
Harvard. Cyrus and Asenath (Harris*) Whitney had the 
following 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HARVARD, MASS. 

155. Clarinda [175.], b. Oct. 24, 1797. 

15f;. Asena, b. March, 1800. d. Nov. 4, bsoo. 

157. Joel'" [14().] (Dea. Richard\ Jr., Richard', Serjt. 
John", John' ) , was born and died in Harvard, Mass. He gradu- 
ated at Dartmouth College in 1804* ; studied law with his broth- 
er, Hon. John Harris* [see Nos. 142, 149.], in Hopkinton, N. 
H. ; began the practice of law there in 1807 ; removed to 
Harvard, Mass. in 1.S09, and practiced law there until his 
death. He lived in Harvard Center village, at the east corner 
of the Common. He married, Sept. 20, ISOS, Mary Blood 
of Bolton, Mass. She was born in 1784, joined the Congre- 
gational church in Harvard, March 2, LS18, married, 2, Nov., 
1847, Dea. James Kimball of Littleton, Mass., and died 
March 24, 1874. 

CHILDREN. 

l.'.s. Marv, b. June 14. 1^09. d. Nov. 20. 1S17, in Harvard. Mass. 
l.".'.>. Charlotte-Hayward [185.]. h. Jan. (1. IHII. d. .\i>ril 2S. IS.'.?, in New 
York, N. Y. 

* He received the degree of Master of Arts in course. ]iroliabl\- three vears 
after graduatifin. 



DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD HARRIS^ JR. fil 

li;0. Horatio-Hayward. b. Dec. :5, 1812. d. March 2!l. 183S. 
H;i. Frederic-William, b. Dec. 19, 1814, d. P^eb. 12, 1817. in Harvard. 
1112. Anna-Maria, b. Feb. 20, 1817. d. Dec. 1, 1817. in Harvard; buried with 
her father. 

iri3. Harrison-Gray' [148.] (Dea. Richarcr, Jr., Rich- 
ard\ Serjt. Jtohn", John'), was born in Harvard, Mass., and 
died in Warner, N. H. The following account of his life 
was prepared by his daughter Amanda-Bartlett'* [see Nos. 
1(35, 1<SS.] : — "Left an orphan on the death of his mother (at 
the age of eleven) he went to Hopkinton, N. H. to live with 
his brother John" [see Nos. 142, 149.]. He pursued his 
studies in the office of his brother, and studied law there and 
with his other brother Joel' [see Nos. 14G, lo7.] in Harvard, 
Mass. He was in the office of Estes Howe at Sutton, Mass. 
as student at law from April to Dec, 1811, and from that 
time till Sept., 1812 in that of B. Taft, Jr. of Uxbridge, 
Mass. In 1815 he was in the office of Mr. Towne at Am- 
herst, N. H., and had charge of the business of Hon. 
Charles-H. Atherton while he was absent in Congress. He 
was admitted to the bar in 1S15. in his examination proving 
himself to have been a far more thorough student than is 
often the case. He began practice in Sutton, N. H. in 181(1, 
but after a few months went to Warner, N. H. (the same 
year) where he spent the remainder of his life. Asa law\-er 
he was remarkable for his penetration and his power of anal- 
ysis. He saw all the bearings of a case, and his judgment 
was as accurate as his perceptions were swift. He seldom 
erred in his opinion of character or in his conclusions, and 
his arguments were masterpieces of line intuition and logic. 

••Although his training was scholarly, he had great taste 
for agriculture, and was extremely fond of out-of-door life, 
preferring to walk rather than ride, and alwa}'s so observing 
that nothing escaped his eye. In the latter vears of his life 
he relinquished the practice of law, becoming interested in 
the care of a small farm he owned, and being verv fond of 
gardening. It is characteristic of the man that in the last 
summer of his life, at the age of eighty-four, he set out cur- 



02 rin-, n.\uui.< i \mii.v. 

rani cultin^s in his oarcU-n. and was as imich en^a^'t'cl as in 
his jirinu- to jihinl iViiil trees tor 'somebodN' who niav conu- 
after." He had no ambition tor a political career, nevei- 
sought office, nor made himself conspicuous, but in all mat- 
ters relating to the advancement of his townspeople he w as 
one of the foremoi't. alwaws interested in tlie public schools 
and heljiing in every kindred interest. lie had a remarkable 
memory, and was a great reader of history. His nature was 
social and generous, he was noted for his hospitality and at- 
fability, and was always the defender ol' the wronged and 
needy, a friend of the children, incapable of a base act. 

"He was a Free Mason from earh' manhood, and had a 
long and iionorable record in tlu' tVaternit\'. being connected 
with it for nearly sixty years. He received the degree of 
Master Mason in Blazing Star Lodge. Concord, in IS]'): 
was Master ol' St. Peter's Lodge. Bradford, in 1<S1I>. and of 
Warner Lodge in 1<S24. He was Grand Lecturer of the 
Grand Lodge in 1820, and District Deputv Grand Master in 
l''^21 and l'S22: received the Roval Arch Degree in Trinit^• 
Chapter May lo. 181(i: was Higii I'riesl in 1S21 and 1^24. 
and was a member trom iSKi till his death. He was Grand 
Scribe of the Grand Chapter in 1^21 : was one ot" the found- 
ers of Mount Horeb Commander\- at Ilopkinton in lS2<i. and 
was the last survivor ot" that band ot' "Femplars. At the for- 
mation of the Grand Encampment of Knights T'emplars in 
l''^2() he was an officer, and was re-elected several \ears. The 
Harris Lodge in Warner, constituted Sej^t. .">. l.sTf), was 
named in honor of Harrison-Grav' and John-Atherton Har- 
ris' [see Nos. 1(54, 1X7.]". 

He married Mary Bartlett, only daughter of Richard* and 
Mary (Currier) Bartlett of Warner, born March 1.".. isod. 
died Jan. 2!), 1X43, in Warner. 



♦ RirJKird Hartlett was the leadini; inat,Mstrate ot" Warner, lie served se\- 
eral veais in tlie annv of the Revolution: was liberal in works ofchaiit\. 
His lather was Simeon, a brother of lion. Josiah Bartlett of Kin<(ston. X. 11.. 
the second sit^ner of the Declaration of Independence, and the first Governor 



DESCENDANTS OK RICHARD HARRls", JR. (>0 

CHILUREX. BORN IN WARNER, N. H. 

KU. John-Atherton [1S7.], b. Nov. «. 1822, d. Sept. ;'.. Is77. 

!().■). Amanda-Bartlett [188.]. b. Aug. 15, 1824. 

KK;. Augustus-Grav [18'.).]. h. April 8. ISoI. 

1(17. Franklin [lit:!.], b. Sept. 20, 18;^;5. 

H;8. [lenry, b. Sept. .".(). 1836, d. Sept. 21, i8o7, in Warner. 

IC.i). Mary-Bartlett [li);").]. b. June 20, 1838. 

17U. Menry-Lawton [1!)»;.]. b. Aug. 3, 1840. 

SIXTH (;e.\er.\tion. 

171. George'^ [l.lU.] ( John', Dea. Richarcr. Jr.. Rich- 
ard'', Serjt. John', John' ). "'lost his health early in life, by 
hard studv, and became a life-long invalid. He was a very 
tine scholar, and was master of several languages. He fitted 
voung men for college, and continued his habits of study, and 
kept pace with general literature all through his life. He 
was the second postmaster of Hopkinton, N. H., being ap- 
pointed in place of his father, who resigned Aug. 4, 1<S24, 
and he held the otbce till July li. I.s2i»."* 

172. Catherine" [1'">1-] (J^^li"'' Den. Richard'. Jr., 
Richard", Serjt. John"', John' ), married, Dec. (5, l8o2, Timo- 
THv-Wi<i(nN LiTTEE, (a distant relative to her,) son of Maj. 
William and Eliza (Wiggin) Little, born Feb. !», KSO."), died 
April 12, 1<S6;). He was a trader, settled in Hopkinton, N. 
H., where Catherine"' died. He married, 2, Mary-L. Britton, 
bv whom he liad two children : he removed to Manchester, 
N. H., before he died. Timothy-Wiggin and Catherine 
(Harris") Little had the following 

1.HII.I)R1:N. horn in llorKINToN, N. II. 

17.".. Mai\-P<ior. li. aged al-xnit IS months. 
174. Kli/.abeth-Wiggin. b. ls;U. d. July tl. ls.-)4. 

17,'). Clarinda Whitney" [155.] (Asenath' (Whitney), 
Dea. Richard*, Jr., Richard', Serjt. John% John'), married. 



of New Hampshire, in 1702. Simeon was an ardent patriot, and chairman of 
the -'Committee of Safety" during the long struggle for American indepen- 
dence. He was for many years one of the prominent business men of Ames- 
bury, Mass., and was one of the original proprietors of the town of Warner, 
N. H., thereby owning one sixty-third part of the town. 



(U THK HAKRIS FAMILY. 

Si'pt. 20. ISIT. Nathan Woodhurv ot' Bolton, Mass., son 
of Israel and Anna (Morgan) Woodbury: he was born in 
I^olton. \w^. lo, 17114, died in Rindge, N. H. Nov. 10, IMT. 
Thev removed in l^>o^) to a tarm in the south part of Rindge, 
where Mrs. Woodbury still lives (March, LSSH). aged over 

So. 

fHII.DKKN. 

in;. Ase^ath-H;ll•^i^ [Ills. J. b. April 17. 18r.». in Harvard, Ma^s. 

177. Mary-Ann [20().]. b. Jan. K!, 1S21, in Pittston, Maine. 

17.S. Xathan-Gray [208.], b. April K!. 1823, in Pittston, Maine. 

1711. Harrison, b. March 1!». 182(), in Bolton. Mass., d. Oct. Kt. 18H<i. 

180. Lauretta-Whitney [210.], b. May 20, 1828, in Stow. Mass. 

181. Lucinda-Hailey [212.], b. Feb. +, 1832, in Stow, Mass. 

182. Clarinda-Augusta [215.], b. March 2o, 1834, in Lancaster, Mass. 

183. Maria-.\ntunctte [21!*.], b. May 20, 1837, in Rindge, N. H. 

184. Andrew-Cyrus, b. Dec. 2."), 184(1. in Rindge, N. H. : is a hotel-clerk: 

has been four winters employed in a hotel in Jacksonville, Fla.. 
four summers in Cooperstown, N'. V.. and one winter at Old Point 
Comfort. \'a. 

IN.'). Charlotte-IIavward" [1,')1».] (Joel', Dea. Rich- 
ard', Jr., Richard', Serjt. John"', John' ), married. May ">, 
18o(), WiLLiAM-C. Allen, born in Townsend, Mass., in 
LSI I, died in Pittstield, Mass., Dec. 24, 1S73. He was an 
importer of dry goods in New York city, and had a country 
seat at Pillsfield, Mass. : was a wealthy and prominent man. 

(. iiii.i). noKN IN m;w vokk. n. v. 
iSC. WiJliani-Horalio [222.]. b. April 24, is;!7. 

INT. John-Atherton** [H^t-] ( Ilarrison-Ciray'. Dea. 
Richard', Jr., Richard'*. Serjt. John', John'). His sister 
Amanda-B. Harris** [see Nos. Hi5, 1H?S.] writes of him: — 
"He received onlv an academic education and left school 
w hen tjuite young to become clerk in a country store ; soon 
after, going to Boston, where he was engaged in the dry 
goods trade, as he was also in Waltham and Lowell. Mass. 
About 18r)0 he removed to Concord. N. II.. where he went 
into business for himself, and where he resided during the re- 
mainder of his life, and died there. Though he had but 



DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD HARRIs\ JR. 65 

scant leisure from business duties he was a great reader of 
the best authors and gradually gathered a choice library. His 
tastes were those of a scholar ; he was a careful critic, and in 
the few reports and other papers of his which were printed, 
the style is remarkable for its conciseness and vigor, and the 
exact fitness of every word for its place. In the retentiveness 
of his memory, his accuracy and keen logical powers and 
thoroughness, he closely resembled his father, having inher- 
ited also in large measure charity towards his fellow-men, 
generosity, affability, and unselfishness." 

"He was one of the most distinguished Free Masons of 
New England", as we learn from the Boston 'Journal of 
Sept. 3, 1877, which also says : — "He was a member of va- 
rious Masonic bodies, filled many official positions, and the 
offices to which he had been called in the Grand bodies of 
New Hampshire constitute one of the most honored records 
that has ever fallen to a member of the fraternity in New 
England*. As a Masonic historian he was without an equal 
in his State. At the time of his death he was Secretary and 
Recorder of five Grand bodies, a circumstance that has prob- 
ably never before occurred in the Masonic history of his State. 
In general historical matters he took a deep interest. He had 
long been a member, and frequently held official positions in 
the New Hampshire Historical Society, and his library was 



* "In the Grand Lodge he was Lecturer in the Concord District from 1H<)5 
to 1869 ; R. W. Junior Grand Warden in 1870 and 1871 ; R. W. State Grand Lec- 
turer in 1871 ; R. W. Senior Grand Warden in 1872, and since 1873 R. W. 
Grand Secretary. — In the Grand Royal Arch Chapter he was R. A. Captain 
in 1865, E. Grand Captain of the Host in 1S6(^. E. Grand Kins;^ in 1867 and 
1868, E. Deputy Grand High Priest in 18611, M. E. Grand High Priest in 1870 
and 1871, and from 1873. E. Grand Secretary. — In the Council of High Priests 
of the State of New Hampshire he was Master of Ceremonies in 18()0 and 
1872, Vice President in 1870 and 1871, and Secretary since 1873. — In the Grand 
Council of Royal and Select Masters he was Captain of the Guard in 1868, 
111. Conductor'in 1869, 111. Grand Master in 1870, Deputy Puissant Grand 
Master in 1871, Deputy Grand Master in 1872, M. P. Grand Master in 1873 
and 1874, and Grand Recorder from 1875. — In the Grand Commandery he 
had been E. Gr. Recorder since 1870. In the Scottish Masonr\- he had been 
111. Grand Hospitaller of the Council of Deliberation". — Boston Journal^ 
Sept. 3, 1877. 



on THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

very rich in ancient volumes kindred to such a sphere of 
thought and study." 

188. Amanda-Bartlett* [1()5,] ( Harrison-Gray % Dea. 
Richard\ Jr., Richard^, Serjt. John', Thomas'), lives with her 
sister Mary-Bardett' [see Nos. 1(59, 195.] on the ''Harris 
Homestead*' bouo;ht bv their father in 1822, situated in War- 
ner villatre. N. H. Her sister has furnished the foUowinir 
account of her life : — "She made her tirst venture in print 
over the signature of 'Venetia' in 1844 in the New Hamp- 
shire Patriot^ then edited by Gov. Hill. And from that time 
to the present, with long intervals (numbering years) of si- 
lence, she has contributed to many journals and periodicals, 
under different pseudonyms, rarely using her own name until 
1874 — the only material exception being in the case of a prize 
story, 'The Gypsy Queen," published in The American Union 
(Boston) in 1849, when she took the second prize of $30, the 
first being awarded to C.-C. Hazevvell, the third to J.-T. 
TroW'bridge. She has used at different times the pen-names, 
'Ada Grey', 'Ina', 'Ina Bell', 'Kitty Carroll', and 'Kirkland' ; 
and had many anonymous articles in Morris and Willis' 
Home yournal (New York), one of which, 'The Jewelled 
Hand', attracted considerable attention ; and her first contri- 
bution to the Sabbath at Home (Boston), 'The Female 
Friends of Our Saviour,' in l.SliT was without name. There 
is also a little book of hers publislied anonvniousl\', 'The 
Duty of Uniting with the Church', which followed two under 
lier own name, 'Christ Our Friend*, and 'Th}' Will be Done', 
all jiublished by the American Tract Society (Boston). 

"Bv the death of her mother she was left before the a<re of 
nineteen in charge of the family of tour little children, and 
was the housekeeper for her father from then till his death. 
Many years ago hi'r lu-alth broke down, and all her later, as 
well as earlier work has been done in odd hours under jires- 
sure of cares and many duties, and at extreme disadvantage. 
Under the circumstances the amount is surprising. The sub- 



DF,SCEWDATSf'TS OF RICHARD HARRIS^, JR. 67 

jects have been various, it has often been enforced labor, and 
the quahtv is by no means uniform. Besides occasional arti- 
cles to other newspapers she has written for The Christian 
Union ^ Illustrated Christian Weekly, Hearth and Home, 
Youth's Conipanion, Congregationalist, and JVew York 
Evenino- Post, and since l-ST? has been a constant review 



^5 



er 



of books for The Literary World. She has also had arti- 
cles in several magazines, chief of which are The Lady's 
Book, The Galaxy, Sabbath at Home., Appletons Journal, 
Congregational Reviezu , Good Cotnpany, St. Nicholas^ and 
Wide Awake. Solitary articles have been included in the 
contents of miscellaneous volumes : The Opal for 1<S48 (ed- 
ited by Mrs. Sarah-J. Hale), 'Gems tor You' (from New 
Hampshire authors), and several volumes published by D. 
Lothrop & Co. of Boston, Mass. 

"In 1880. D. Lothrop &Co. published a handsome holiday 
volume by Miss Plarris, beautifully illustrated by George-F. 
Barnes, entitled 'How We Went Birds'-nesting, or Field, 
Wood, and Meadow Rambles', — reprinted from Wide Awake. 
In 1881, at the request of the same publishers, she (with the 
aid of her sister) edited the 'Autograph Birthday Book for 
Young People', and 'Little Folks' Every Day Book'. In 
1882. the same house published another holiday volume called 
'Wild Flowers and Where They Grow' — also reprinted from 
Wide Awake — with illustrations by Miss L.-B. Humphrey, 
a part of them being local sketches of the scenes described. 
A new edition of the first named holiday book was issued at 
the same time, with the second title 'Field, Wood, and Mead- 
ow Rambles'. In 1883 D. Lothrop & Co. published a book 
for children by her, entitled 'Door Yard Folks'. The latest 
work uppn which Miss Harris has been engaged is a series of 
twelve papers called 'Pleasant Authors for Young Folks'. 
June 9, 1880, she was made a member of the New Hamp- 
shire Historical Society, being the first woman ever admitted. 
July 19, 1881, she and her sister were elected members of the 



ns 



THE HARRIS I'AMILY. 



New Hanijxshire Antiquarian Society". Rev. Ed\vard-P. 
TenncN', I). D., President of Colorado Colleire, mentions her 
in "Agamendcus" as "a literary friend of very rare skill with 
her pen." Her st3de of writing is peculiarly graceful and 
attracdve. In religious views she adheres to the faith of her 
ancestors, being a member of the Congregational church. 

1811. Augustus-Gray" [1()().] ( Harrison-Gray% Dea. 
Richard', Jr., Richard', Serjt. John% Thomas'), is a dealer in 
boots and shoes, and resides in Concord, N. II. He became 
clerk in a store in 1<S49, went to Concord in 1855, where he 
has since been in business. He has taken a crreat interest in 
Masonry, and held various offices in the order; is a Knight 
Templar. He married, Dec. 14, 18()4, Sarah-Neal Jefts, 
daughter of George-W. and Minerva (Neal) Jefts, born in 
Hampton, N. H., May 4, 1841. Mrs. Harris is a teacher of 
elocution, oratory and dramadc art, giving lessons to private 
pupils. 

CHILDREN. BORN IN CONCORD, N. H. 

I!t0. Edward-Ncal, b. Sept. 10, \HC,r,, d. Sept. 10, 1807, in Ihmiplon, N. II. 
IIM. Arthur-IIeni-y. b. Dec. 5, ISCG. 
i;»L'. Jiilia-Atherton, h. April 2!). ],S74. 

193. Franklin* [KIT.] (Harrison-Gray% Dea. Richard', 
Jr., Richard', Serjt. John%Thomas'), has lived in the West for 
many years, and at present resides in Minneapolis, Minn. ; 
is a painter and paper-hanger. He married, Feb. 10, 18(;!>, 
Mary-A. Coombs, daughter of William-Henry and Sarah 
(Evans) Coombs, born in New York, N. Y., Jan. o, 1817. 

CIIII.I). MORN IN NKW YORK, N. Y. 

i;t4. Williain-IIonrv, b. h\-h., 1870. d. Feb., 1S7(), in New York. 

195. Mary-Bartlett' [!<'!*•] (Harrison-Gray*, Dea. 
Richard', Jr., Richard', Serjt. John', Thomas'), lives with her 
sister Amanda-Bartlett* [see Nos. 1()5, 188.] on the family 
homestead in Warner, N. H. The fine old mansion contains 
many things of historic and literarv interest. In daiiv use in 



DESCENDANTS OT RICHARD HARRIS," JR. 69 

their kitchen is the first stove that was brought into the town, 
bouu'ht in Feb., 1827. They own a large and very valuable 
librar}' consisting of eleven hundred volumes, besides many 
pamphlets. Some of the books are of great value on account 
of their age and rarity*. Mary-Bartlett Karris'^ taug-ht school 
a few years in Warner, commencing at the age of sixteen. 
She aids her sister in literary work ; was elected a member 
of the New Hampshire Antiquarian Society July 19, ISSI. 
She owns a large and very valuable collection of autographs, 
numbering about live hundred specimens, especially rich in 
autograph letters of American and English authors, and of 
men prominent in New Hampshire half a century ago ; it in- 
cludes the autograph of every Governor of the state with one 
exception. 

196. Henry-Lawton' [170.] ( Harrison-Gray% Dea. 
Richard", Jr., Richard% Serjt. John", Thomas'), was in the 
Civil war; enlisted in the LSth New Hampshire Regiment, 
commanded by Col. Clough, Sept. 23, 1864 ; mustered in Sept. 
24 ; was promoted to Commissary Sergeant, Nov. 28, 1864 ; 
discharged June 10, 186.5. He was appointed Brigade Com- 
missary of the 1st Brigade Regiment of the New Hampshire 
National Guard, with the rank of Captain, Aug. 11, 1881, a 
position he still holds. He is a Knight Templar ; has held 
offices in Masonic bodies. He has been in business for him- 
self in Concord and Warner, N. H. ; is at present employed 
in the w^holesale shoe store of Batchelder & Lincoln in Bos- 
ton, Mass. He married, Jan. 15, 1879, Caroline-Warren 
George, daughter of Charles and Margaret (Warren) George, 
born June 14, 1844. 

CHILD, BORN IX BOSTON, MASS. 

197. Katharine-Barnabee, b. Dec. 27, 1881. 



*AiTiong these are a copy of the Psalms, printed in 1635, "Burton's Anato- 
my of Melancholy", 1(538, another rare book printed in lfi.57, and a copy of 
the first collected edition of Shakspeare's plays, printed in 1709. 



70 THK HARRIS 1 \Mn.Y 



SEVENTH GENERA'lION. 



IK'S. Asenath-IIarris Woodhitrv" [170.] ( Clarinda 
Wliitney" (Woodlniry), Asenath' (Whitney), Dea. Richard'. 
Jr., Richard', Serjt. John', Thomas' ), married, Nov. 2S, ls;;!l, 
Albert Mann, a farmer; they reside in Winchendon, Mass. 

tHILDRKN. ]H)K.N IN \\ 1 N(.l I KXDOX, MASS. 

l!i!>. Alhert-IIenrv. born Feb. 8, 1841. d. April C. Isl'i. 

L^oo. Jiilia-Lovejoy [22(i.], b. April 17. 184:!. 

201. Albert-Chester, b. March 2. 1S4:.. d. JLily 17. ls|,-,. 

2(»2. Oliver-Eugene, b. June 2. 1S47. li. S.'pt. 2. ls|7. 

20:!. Albert-Eugene [227.]. b. April 2s. isl'.i. 

204. Clara-Emma [228.]. b. April l.'.. IS.",!, d. Sept. 24. 1S7:S. 

20.">. {)li\ er-L()\eic)\', b. .-Xpril 2, 18,")."): is a teamster: lixes in Winchendon. 

'2i)i). Mary-Ann Woodbury' [1 77.] (Chirinda Whitney'^' 
(Woodbury), A.senath' (Whitney), Dea. Richard', Jr.. Rich- 
ard\ Serjt. John% Tliomas'), married, SejU. li», IS 12. S.\>hI':l 
Page, son of Levi Page. He is a carjUMiter and thev hve 
in Winchendon, Mass. 

CHILD. IU)RX IN WINCHENDON, M.\SS. 

207. (Jeorge-Leslie, 1). Jan. 7. is.")."), d. Feb. 7. 1S."),5. 

208. Nathan-Gr.vy Woodbury' [17S.] (Clarinda Whit- 
ney" (Woodbury), Asenath' (Whitney), Dca. Ricluird'. Jr.. 
Richard". Scrjt. Jolin'', Thomas'), resides in Keene, N. II.. 
aiul is a manufacturer of wooden pails, emplo\-ino- about se\-- 
enly-li\-c men in this industry ; is also an imdertaker, and is in 
company with another ociuU'man in the furniture business. 
I le married. ]J)ec. 'M . iNJlt, Anoelia l')r\anl of Riciimond. 
N. II. 

CHILD, HORN I\ RUIIMOM). N. H. 

20!». Edward-Calvin, li. Jan. 2'.t. 1S.-,|. d. Jan. 21. ISC"), in Richmond. 

210. Lauretta-Whitney Woodbury" [ISO.] (Clarinda 
Whitney" (Woodbury), Asenath' (Whitney ), Di-a. Richard', 
Jr., Richarcr, Serjt. John", Thomas'), married, Dt'C. 2S. 
lsr)2, Nelso.n Parks of Winchendon, Mass., a machinist; 
they reside in Lynn, Mass. 



DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD HARRIS,* JR. 71 

CHILD. BORN IN AVINCHENDON, MASS. 

211. Flora-Josephine, b. Jan. 1. 1856, d. March 10. ls8o. in Lynn, Mass. 

212. Lucinda-Bailey Woodbury" [181.] (Clarinda Whit- 
ney'^ (Woodbuiy), iVsenath"^ (Whitne}'), Dea. Richard\ Jr., 
Richard% Serjt. John", Thomas'), married, Dec. 30, 18G8, 
Hexry-J. Newman, a farmer; they removed in Aug., 1873, 
to her parents' homestead in Rindge, N. H., where they now 
reside. 

CHILDREN. BORN IN WINCHENDON, M.\SS. 

213. Hattie-Arvilla. b. Sept. 30, 186G. 
2U. Laforest-Xathan, b. Aug. 28, 1868. 

215. Clarinda-Augusta Woodbury^ [1'"^--] (Clarinda 
Whitney' (Woodbury), Asenath' (Whitney), Dea. Richard*, 
Jr., Richard', Serjt. John% Thomas'), married, Oct. 7, 1858, 
Daniel-H. Sargent of Dunbarton, N. H., dealer in wood 
and himber ; they hve in Rindge, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

216. Edwin-Harris, b. Aug. 21. 1850. in Dunbarton, N. H. ; is a carpenter in 

Rindge. 

217. George-Arthur, b. June 16, 1862, in Dunbarton. N. H. ; is a clerk in a 

jewelry store in Fitchburg. Mass. 

218. Estella-Augusta, b. July 12. 186it. in Rindge, N. H. 

2111. Maria-Antenette Woodbury^ [ 183. ] (Clarinda 
Whitney*^ (Woodbury), Asenath' (M^hitney), Dea. Richard', 
Jr., Richard', Serjt. John', Thomas' ), married, Nov. 21, 1859, 
George-F. Wallace, provision dealer. He was the son of 
David Wallace ; was born in Ashby, Mass., Nov. 21, 1833, 
died in Winchendon, Mass., July 10, 1874. His widow lives 
in Winchendon. 

CHILDREN. 

220. Hattie-Maria. b. Dec. 7, 1861. in Rindge, N. H., d. March 5, 1862, in 

Rindge. 

221. Nellie-Etta. b. March 30, 186(;, in Fitchburg, Mass. 

•l-t2. William-Horatio Allen' [186.] (Charlotte-Hav- 
ward' (Allen), Joel% Dea. Richard', Jr., Richard', Serjt. 
John% Thomas'), is a hackman at the Rockingham House, 



72 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

Portsmouth, N. II. He married, Nov. 30, 1<S71 , Eliza Jones, 
born in Newinirton, N. H., in 1845. 

tlllLDKEX, BORN IN I'ORTSMOITH . N. H. 

223. Fred-Jones, I). Nov. 9, 1873. 

224. Charles-Harris, b. Oct. 17, 1878. 

225. Emma-Hclle, b. March 20, 1880. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 

226. JuLiA-LovEjoY Mann" [ 200. ] ( Asenath-Harris 
Woodbury' (Mann), Clarinda Whitney' (Woodbury), Ase- 
nath' (Whitney), Dea. Richard', Jr., Richard', Serjt. John*, 
Thomas'), married, Dec. 25, 1871, George Kempton ; they 
live in Lawrence, Mass. 

227. Albert-Eugene Mann' [203.] (Asenath-Harris 
Woodbury' (Mann), Clarinda Whitney' (Woodbury), Ase- 
nath' (Whitney), Dea. Richard', Jr., Richard', Serjt. John% 
Thomas'), lives in Winchendon, Mass. ; is a teamster. He 
married, 1, Feb. 20, 1873, Mary Goodell of Orange, Mass. ; 
she died, Feb. 11, 1880. He married, 2, Sept. 28, 1881, 
Mabel-C. Foye of Andover, Maine. 

CHILD, BORN IN WINCHENDON, MAS.S. 

227)^2- Mary-Isabella, b. Nov. 15, 1882. She is in the ninth generation in 
America from Thomas Harris'. (See Nos. 618, 620.) 

228. Clara-Emma Mann' [204.] (Asenath-Harris Wood- 
bury' (Mann), Clarinda Whitney' (Woodbury), Asenath' 
(Whitney), Dea. Richard', Jr., Richard', Serjt. John', 
Thomas'), married, June 8, 1S73, Charles Burgess, and 
died in Sejil. after. He is a painter, and lives in Winchen- 
don, Mass. 



REBECCA HARRIS* (sCOLLAy). 73 



CHAPTER VIII 



FOURTH GENERATION. REBECCA HARRIS ( SCOLLAY ) . 

HER DESCENDANTS. 

229. Rebecca Harris* [8.] (Richard', Serjt. John% 
Thomas'), was born in Harvard, Mass., March 25, 1748; 
baptized there March 27* ; died in Rindge, N. H., March 21, 
1819. She married, Nov. 4, 1779, Grover Scollay ot" 
Harvard. He was the second son of John Scollay, f who 
came from Scotland and settled in Stoneham, Mass. Grover 
was born Oct. 10, 1729, and died in Rindge, N. H., Jan. 19, 
1816; he married, 1, Feb. 19, 1752, Lois Atherton, daugh- 
ter of John and Phebe (Wright) Atherton of Harvard. 
Phebe married, 2, Richard Harris' [see No. 1.]. Lydia 
Atherton, sister to Lois, married Dea. Richard Harris\ Jr. 
[see Nos. (>, 141.]. Grover and Lois Scollay joined the Con- 
gregational church in Harvard, probably in 1754 ; they had 
nine children.:}: Lois died in Harvard, Sept. 7, 1778, and 
Grover married, 2, Rebecca Harris*. She joined the church 



♦Harvard First Church Records. Probably old style, or April 7 new stvle. 
tjohn Scollay\ the emigrant ancestor, had the following children : — 

1. John'-', died unmarried. 

2. Grover-, b. Oct. 10, 1720. d. Jan. 1!), ISIG. [See No. 22;».J 
H. Hannah'-, married John Shaw. 

4. Sarah", married Charles Willard. 
it. Anna", died unmarried. 

JThe children of Grover'^ and Lois (Atherton) Scollay were as follows, all 
born in Harvard, Mass. : — 

1. John^, b. Aug. 19, 1754, baptized Aug. 2G, 1754. 

2. Ann^ bapt. April 18, 1756. 
a. Sarah^ bapt. March 4, 1750. 



71 



THE HARRIS FAMILY. 



in Harvard Jan. 5, 1783. They removed from Harvard to 
Ashburnham, Mass., between March, 1783 and March, 178H, 
as their two older children were born in Harvard, and the 
three younger in x\shburnham. 

CHILDRKN. 

•SM). Samuel [285.]. b. Jan. 21. 1781. d. Jan. 11. 1857. 

2:H. James [244.]. b. March 24, 1783, d. Dec. 1, 1852. 

2H2. Ezra [251.]. b. March 8. 178(i, d. Nov. 10. 1874. 

233. Lucv [252.]. b. March 31. 1788, d. Sept., 1842. 

234. Abel [255.], b. June IC. 1790, d. in Canada.' 

FIFTH (iENERATION. 




4. Joliii . hapl. .\pril 17. 17(i3: in. Esther Thwiiig. and liad cliildrt-n : — 1, 
Liicy-IIcmenwav: 2. Sarah-Chamberlin, who m. Elijah Clark, and now lives 
in Xuwton. Mass. : 3. John-Georu^e. 

5. Lois', bapt. Feb! 2. 17iif). 

<;. Lydia-. bapt. Feb. 2<i. 17(;;t. 

7. Bctsev-. bapt. Sept. 1. 1771. 

8. Liicy\ bapt. Oct. fl, 1774. 

!». Grover*. bapt. May 16, 177!t; m., 1, Saliv Dickin.son. and had children : 
— 1. Amos; 2. Sally; 3, Leonard; 4. Nancv; 5, Lucv. He m., 2, Sallv 
Stowell, who now lives in Templeton, Mass.; their' children were .— <i, 
George; 7, Susan; 8. Clara; !), Marv ; 10; Milton; 11, Charles; 12, Albert; 
13, Edwin: 14, Elmira; 15, Joseph :"l(;, Lucinda. Of these, Susan m. Dr, 
Edwin Leigh of Brooklvn, N. Y. 




Mpk 



v!ct/tnt ijce^^ 



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l>BSCT;1srDAl^TS OV H'EBTECCA tlATllilS* (SCOLT.AY). 75 

235. Samuel Scollay" [230.] (Rebecca' (Scollay), 
Richard\ Serjt. John% Thomas' ) , was born in Harvard, Mass. , 
Jan. 21 ; baptized there July 1, 1781 ; a few years later his 
parents removed to Ashburnham, Mass. ; he died in Smith- 
held, Virginia. He graduated at Harvard College in 180JS. 
His daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Page* [see Nos. 240, 270.], 
writes of him : — "It seems he did not get a diploma at Har- 
vard — though entitled to one — as it was necessary to pay quite 
a sum of money for them, and he could not spare the money. 
He had ambition and high aspirations which urged him on 
through many difficulties. After he graduated at Harvard I 
suppose it was necessary for him to teach in order to make 
money to attend the medical lectures in Philadelphia. So he 
taught in Harry Turner's family, hve or six miles from 
Charlestown, Jeft'erson Co., Virginia, now West Virginia, 
and studied medicine under Dr. Samuel-J. Cramer of 
Charlestown. I suppose he taught in this family two or three 
3^ears, as it would take that length of time to prepare for the 
lectures in Philadelphia. 

"He graduated in medicine at the University of Pennsylva- 
nia, in Philadelphia, in the spring of 1816. When he grad- 
uated he located in Smithheld, Jefferson Co., Virginia, and 
practiced medicine. Afterwards his son Charles-Lowndes*^ 
[see Nos. 236, 258.] practiced with him. He always cherished 
a warm affection for, and interest in, his a/fna mater. He 
was one of the most distinguished physicians in Jefferson 
County, and died worth one hundred thousand dollars : he 
continued the practice of medicine in Smithffeld until the fall 
before his death. His descendants are all, in religious pref- 
erence, adherents of the Protestant Episcopal Church." The 
original of the accompauN'ing portrait of Dr. Samuel Scollay ' 
was taken in 1850, when he was nearly seventy years of age. 
The silhouette, of which a copy is shown on the preceding- 
page, was cut in 1822. His autograph, of which a fac-siinile 
is presented, was written in 1856. 



7<i THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

lie nuirried, 1. Jan. 21, 1822, Harriot Lowndes, daughter 
of Charles* and Eleanor ( Lloydt ) Lowndes, born in George- 
town, D. C, Nov. 2;}, 17i»4, and died in Smithfield, Va., 
August 0, 1835. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN SMITHFIELO, VA. 

230. Charles-Lowndes [258.], b. Oct. 1, 1828, d. Juh- 12, 18r>7, in Smithfield. 

237. Anne-Lloyd [25!).], b. Aug. 13, 1825, d. April 3, lSr.8, in Charlestown, 

W. Va. 

238. Sanuiel-Storrow, b. March 3, 1827, d. Oct. 10, 1831, in Smithfield. 

239. Eleanor-Grover [2(5(].], b. July 22, 1829, d. Oct. 9, 18.55, in Summit Point, 

\'a. 
2-1(1. Klizabelh [270.], b. June 21, 1831. 

He married, 2, Jan. 21, 1841, Sally-Page Nelson, a grand- 
daughter of Gen. Thomas NelsonJ of Yorktown, Va., one of 
the signers of the Declaration of Independence from Virgin- 
ia, a general in the Revolutionary Army [see Nos. 270, 281, 
foot-notes.]. She was born in Hanover Co., Va., Dec. 10, 
1801. and now (March, 1883) lives in Smithfield, W. Va. 

CHILDREN, HORN IN SMITHFIELD, VA. 

241. P^-ancis-Nelson, b. Nov. 24, 1841, d. Aug. 1, 1845, in Smithfield. 

242. Harriot-Lowndes [273.], b. May 11, 1843. 

243. Mary-Nelson [281.], b. Oct. 15, 1844. 

244. James Scollay' [231.] (Rebecca' (Scollay), Rich- 
ard", Serjt. John% Thomas'), was born in Harvard, Mass., 
March 24 ; baptized there March 30, 1 7S3. 1 lis parents removed 
to Asliburnham, Mass., when he was an infant. He was a farm- 
er, and went from Asliburnham and settled in the east part 
of Gardner. Mass. He married, April 2, 1807, Dolly Corey. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN GARDNER, MA.SS. 

245. Dolly [291.], b. Nov. 8, 1808, d. Oct. 25, 1843. 



♦Charles Lowndes was a grandson of John Lowndes, Gent, of "Bostoclc 
House", Cheshire, Englancl. Charles Lowndes' son Llovd Lowndes of 
Clarksburg. \V. Va., was the father of Hon. Llovd Lowndes"of Cumberland, 
.Md.. a member of the 4;{rd Congress. 

^ tKleanor Lloyd was the daughter of Gov. Edward Lloyd of Maryland. 
Eleanor's sister, Mary Lloyd, married Francis-Scott Kev, who was the author 
of "The Star-Spangled Hanner." 

JSee Appleton's American Cyclopedia. 



DESCENDANTS OF REBECCA HARRIS* (sCOLLAY). 77 

246. Sarah [294.], b. Sept. 10, 1810, d. Jan. 26, 1870. 

247. James [296.], b. March 26, 1812, d. Jan. 14, 1874. 

248. Charles [301.], b. Jan. 8, 1814. 

249. Lucy [302.], b. Aug. 26, 1816, d. Nov. 19, 1846. 

250. Ezra, b. April 9, 1821, d. Nov. 26, 1841. 

251. Ezra Scollay' [232.] (Rebecca* (Scollay), Rich- 
ard\ Serjt. John% Thomas'), was born in Ashburnham, Mass., 
lived in Rindge, N. H. most of his life, and died in New Ips- 
wich, N. H. He married, 1, Dec. 31, 1807, Mersilva Jewett, 
the second daughter of Dea. Edward Jewett, a prominent 
man of Rindge. She was born Nov. 4, 1786, and died June 
2, 1855 ; was "a lady of most excellent character and intel- 
lectual gifts." He married, 2, Oct. 14, 1856, Polly Hale, 
daughter of David and Bathsheba (Barker) Hale, who was 
born Feb. 8, 1788, and died Dec. 17, 1866. He married, 3, 
Sept. 19, 1867, Mrs. Mary-P. Moore of New Ipswich, N. H., 
in which town he resided from the time of his third marriage 
until his death. 

252. Lucy Scollay' [233.] (Rebecca* (Scollay), Rich- 
ard'\ Serjt. John", Thomas'), was born in Ashburnham, and 
died in Leominster, Mass. She married, March 24, 1823, 
Asa Farnsworth, a farmer ; lived in Leominster, where he 
died, June 18, 1831, aged 53. 

CHILDREN, BORN In LEOMINSTER, MASS. 

2.->3. Dorothy [306.], b. March 17, 1826. 
2o4. Ezra-ScoUay [308.], b. March 28, 1830. 

255. Abel Scollay' [234.] (Rebecca* (Scollay), Rich- 
ard% Serjt. John% Thomas'), was born in Ashburnham, Mass. 
"He went away when young, and lived in Canada." This is 
all that has been learned concerning his history except that in 
a family record kept by his brother Ezra', the record occurs 
of two of his 

CHILDREN. 

2.56. Ezra, b. June 19, 1831, d. June 13. 1834. 

257. Mersilv.i-Jewett, b. Dec. .".. 1S3.">, d. Dec. 1. 1841. 



78 THE llAkRlS PAMllA. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

2.").s. Charles-Lowndes Scollay" [23(5.] (Dr. Samuel 
Scollay% Rebecca' (Scollay), Richard', Serjt. John\ Thom- 
as'), received his early education under lamilv tutors, wiiowere 
college graduates (of either Harvard or Princeton College). 
About two years before entering college he attended the 
Academy in Charlestovvn, Jefferson Co., \'a. lie graduated 
at Princeton College in 184"). He then studied medicine with 
his father, Samuel Scollay", M. D. [see No. 235.], at Smith- 
field, Va., and graduated in medicine at the Universitv of 
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 184.S, He then engaged in 
the practice of medicine in company with his father in Smith- 
field, where he died belbre the age of 34. 

251). Anne-Lloyd Scollay' [237.] (Dr. Samuel Scol- 
lay\ Rebecca' (Scollay), Richard', Serjt. John', Thomas'), 
married, June 21, 1843, Geor(;e-Hite-Jennin(JS Beckwith ; 
he is a farmer, and lives at "Shady Side" tarm in Charles- 
town, Jefferson County, W. Va. 

ClULDREN. BORN IN SMITHFIELD, VA. 

2t;n. Harriot-Low ndes, b. June 13, 184."). d. Sept. 2i). 1847. 

2(J1. Saimiel-Scollay, b. Nov. 30. 1848, d. April 2lt. 187;i. 
. 2(12 James-PVancis [310.], b. July 2(), 1848. 

2(53. Sally- .Madison [311.], b. Oct. 21, 1850. 

2(;4. I-awrence-Butler. b. Jan. 2G. 18r>3; is a cotton-planter in Desha Co.. Ar- 
kansas. 

20."). Kloise-Lowndes. b. March 13, LS")."), d. Julv i», 1878. 

26;")!^;. Mary-Elizabeth, b. June 1. 1H")7; lives with her father at •'Shadv 
Side." 

2()(i. Eleanor-Grover Scollay" [230.] (Dr. Samuel 
Scollay ', Rebecca' (Scollay ), Richard', Serjt. John%Thomas'), 
married, Dec. 12, 1850, Samuel-Johnston-Cramer Moore*, 
a lawyer, now practicing his profession in Berryville, Clarke 
C(j., \'a. "At fifteen years of age he entered a Clerk's office 
as Deputy Clerk, remaining until he was about twentv-twp. 



*He is a grandson of Dr. Samuel-John.ston Cramer of Charlestown. Va., 
with whom Dr. Samuel Scollav' studied medicine [.see No. 23"). 1. 



DESCENDANTS OF REBECCA HARRIS* (sCOLLAY). 79 

discharging the duties of his position, and devoting the hours 
of the early morning and of the night to study. At the age 
of twenty-one he obtained a license to practice law, and has 
mainly devoted his life to his profession since that time." 

CHILDREN. 

'iCT. Eleanor-Cramer, b. Oct. 2G, 1851, in Smithfield. Va., d. Sept. «. 1852. 

2(5S. Samuel-ScoUav [318.], b. Sept. 27, 1853, in Smithfield, \'a. 

26!». Ellen-Scollay, b. Aug. 14, 1855. in Summit Point, Va., d. Oct. 25. 185G. 

270. Elizabeth Scollay* [240.] (t)r. Samuel Scollay\ 
Rebecca* (Scollay), Richard\ Serjt. John% Thomas'), mar- 
ried, Nov. 11, 1856, Powhatan-Robertson Page*, son of 
Mann and Judith-Page (Nelsonf) Page, born in Gloucester 
Co., Va., June 29, 1821. He was a farmer, but had consid- 
erable military experience. When quite young he was in the 
Mexican war as First Lieutenant. He was Captain of a Vol- 
unteer Company in Gloucester Co., Va., and was ordered to 
Harper's Ferry bv the Governor at the time of the John Brown 
raid. When Virginia seceded from the Union he was made 
Colonel of the 2()th Re<iiment Virijinia Volunteers, and was 
killed in battle at Petersburg, Va., June 17, I8(i4. His widow 
and daughter now live in Clarksburg, Harrison Co., W. \'a. 

CIIILDKLCN. nORN AT ••THE SHirVARD". IN GLOICESTEK CO.. VA. 

271. Sallv-Scollav. b. May 8, 1858. 

272. Mann, b. Oct. 20, 185!), d. Nov. 7. 18.V.1. 

27;>. Harriot-Lowxdes Scollay'^ [-"i--] {^^^'- Sannu-l 
Scollay'. Rebecca' (Scollay), Richard\ Serjt. John', Thom- 
as'), married, Nov. 27, 18(w, Alexander-Mason Evans, 
M. D. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania 
in Philadelphia in March, l<S7li, and now practices medicine 

*He was a great-grandson of Gov. John Page of "Rosewell" onYork river 
in Gloucester Co., Va., who was "a distinguished statesman." 

tJudith-Page Nelson was a cousin to her husband Mann Page before mar- 
riage. She was a grand-daughter of Gen. Thomas Nelson, signer of the 
Declaration of Independence : and was a sister to Sally-Page Nelson, who 
married Dr. Samuel Scollay* [see No. 235.], and a cousin to Rev. G.-W. Nel- 
son, Sr [see No. 281, foot-note.]. 



'"^O THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

in the town ol" Middleway or Smithrteld, Jefferson Co., W. 
Va. 

CHILDREN. 

27-1. Mann-Nelson, b. March 29, 1869, d. July 14, 18(59. 

27"). Mary-Mason, b. June 1, 1870. 

270. Sally-Scollay, b. Oct. 18, 1872. 

277. Lizzie-Page, b. Oct. 4, 1874. 

278. Sanuiel-Scollay, b. Nov. 27, 187(1, d. June 18, 1877. 

279. Eleanor-Grover, b. April 3, 1878. 

280. Harriot, b. Nov. 4, 1880. 

280^. Margaret-Howell. b. Feb. 28, 188;5. 

281. Mary-Nelson Scollay* [243.] (Dr. Samuel Scol- 
lay% Rebecca' (Scollay), Richard", Serjt. John% Thomas'), 
married, Oct. 17, 1865, Rev. George-Washington Nel- 
son, Jr.* He graduated at the School of Latin of the Uni- 
versity of Virginia, in Albemarle County, in 1860, at the age 
of 20. He served as Captain of Artillery in General Lee's 
army during the Civil war ; was engaged in farming and in 
teaching for several years. He graduated at the Theological 
Seminary of Virginia at Alexandria in June, 1874, and was 
ordained to the diaconate of the Protestant Episcopal Church 
the same month, and took charge of a parish the succeeding 
fall. He is now rector of the Episcopal church in Warren- 
ton, Fauquier Co., Va. 

t mi.DRKN. 

2M2. Saily-l'ago, b. July 4, 18(J(J. 

28:5. Thomas-Crease, b. Jan. 7, 18G8. 

284. Harry-Lee, b. Oct. 5, 1869. 

28.3. Charlotte-Cazenove, b. Sept. K), 1871. 

2f^iK Jane-Crease, b. Dec. l.>. 187:i, d. Dec. 19. 187:^. 

2H7. George-Washington, b. July 29, 187.'). 

288. Philip, b. Sept. 21, 1878. 

289. Sanuiel-ScoUay. b. July 20, 1880. 

290. Caroline-Peyton, b. May 26, 1882. 

*llis father, Rev. George- Washington Nelson, Sr. (an Episcopal mini.s- 
Icrj, was a grandson of Gen. Thomas Nelson, signer of the Declaration oi 
Independence, and was a cousin to Sally-Page Nelson, who married Dr. Sam- 
uel Scollay'- [see No. 2:55. 1, and also a cousin to ludith-Page Nelson [see No. 
270.]. -^ 



DESCENDANTS OF REBECCA HARRIS^ (sCOLLAy). 81 

2'Jl. Dolly Scollay"' [^45.] (James Scollay', Rebecca'' 
(Scollay), Richard% Serjt. John% Thomas'), married, April 
16, 1829, Amasa Whitney, son of William and Anna 
(Heywood) Whitney, born in Gardner, Mass., June 19, 
1805, and died Jan. 21, 1871. He was a farmer in Gardner, 
but had sufficient means to live without daily labor. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN GARDNER, MASS. 

2'J2. Charles [315.], b. Sept. 21, 1880. 

293. James, b. Oct. 4, 1835, d. Feb. 16, 1844, in Gardner. 

294. Sarah Scollay" [246.] (James Scollay% Rebecca^ 
(Scollay), Richard^, Serjt. John', Thomas' ), married, Nov. 
21, 1840, David Parker, M. D., who was born March 18, 
1802, and has practiced medicine in Gardner, Mass. since 
Oct., 1823, and is practicing there still. 

CHILD, BORN IN GARDNER, MASS. 

2'J5. Eliza [317.], b. Nov. 2'J, 1845. 

296. James Scollay% Junior [247.] (James Scollay% 
Rebecca'* (Scollay), Richard% Serjt. John% Thomas'), was a 
painter, and removed in 1839 to St. Louis, Mo., where he 
died in 1874. He married, June 26, 1836, Lucy-Maria 
Young, daughter of Asa and Lucy-Maria Young, born in 
Portsmouth, N. H., Nov. 20, 1816; she still lives in St. 
Louis. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN ST. LOUIS, MO. 

207. Lucy-Maria [319.]. b. April 15, 1847. 

298. Emma-Blanche [320.], b. April Ifi, 1850. 

299. James [325.], b. Oct. fi, ISol. 

300. Charles [327.], b. Feb. 17, 1858. 

301. Charles ScolLxVy"' [248.] (James Scollay", Rebec- 
ca* (Scollay), Richard% Serjt. John% Thomas'), is a chair- 
maker and lives in Gardner, Mass. He married, Oct. 10, 
1843, Elizabeth-A. Garfield, daughter of Enoch and Lucy 
(Hodgkings) Garfield, born in Troy, N. H., Dec. 27, 1816. 
(See No. 319.) 



S-2 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

'M)-2. Lrcv Scollay" [24!».] (James Scollay% Rebecca' 
(Sc()lla\), Richard'', Scrjt. John', Thomas'), married, Nov. 
24, l<So(), Alfred-H. Brick, a chair-dealer, and lived in 
Fitchburg, Mass. He is the son of Elijah and Sally (Comer) 
Brick. 

CHILDREN. 

303. Franci.s [329.], b. March 1(5, 1838, in Gardner, Mass. 

304. Eliza, b. Sept. i>, 1840, in Gardner, Mass., d. Dec. 8, ]840. 

30:). Ilarriet-Shuttuck [331.], b. Oct. 23, 1843, in New Ipswicli, X. II. 

30(5. Dorothy Farnsworth'' [253.] (Lucy Scollay^ 
(Farnsworth), Rebecca^ (Scollay), Richard% Serjt. John% 
Thomas'), married, April 2(5, 1848, Abel-C. Chase, son of 
George and Sophronia Chase, born in Leominster, Mass., 
Feb. 1, 1824. They live in Leominster. 

CHILD, HORN IN LEOMINSTER, MA.SS. 

307. George-Metaphor, b. Nov. 27, 1850, d. Oct. 14, 18(i9, in Leominster. 

308. Ezra-Scollay Farnsworth" [254.] (Lucy Scol- 
lay* (Farnsworth), Rebecca"* (Scollay), RicharcP, Serjt. 
John', Thomas'), was born in Leominster, Mass., March 28, 
1S30, and now lives in Newton, Mass., doing business there 
and in Boston. When young he lived in several places in 
Massachusetts. In Dec, l'S51 he went to New Orleans, La., 
remaining until Ma}', 1N52, when hi- went up tlie Mississij->i")i 
river to Cincinnati, O., and remained din-ino- the summer, 
then returned to Watertovvn, Mass. : in 1<S54 lie went into 
business in Newton, Mass. ; four years later he went into busi- 
ness in Boston, still livin<j in Newton. 

"In July, 1S(52, he enlisted in the army as a private in a 
\'olunteer Company ot which he was the instigator and on 
whose roll his was the lirst name, '^fhe Company was as- 
signed to the 32nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry. In 
August he was a]-»j->ointed First vSerjeant : was made Second 
Lieutenant March ID, isC"), h'irst Lieutenant June 15, 1804, 
Captain July 20, jSiM. ami was brevetted Major by the Pres- 



DESCENDANTS OF REBECCA IIARRIS" (sCOLLAy). 83. 

ident March 13, 18(35 ; was discharged at the expiration of 
the three years' term of service, May 2S), 18G'). During his 
service in the army he was twice appointed Judge Advocate 
of Courts Martial ; served several months as Adjutant of his 
regiment ; was recruiting officer of the regiment when it re- 
enlisted for volunteers of the war ; and the last six months 
was Acting Assistant /Adjutant General of the 3rd Brigade 
1st Division oth Army Corps, the largest brigade in the army, 
and the brigade that had tlie honor of receiving the surrender 
of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court 
House, Va., commanded by Gen. Lee. He was several times 
wounded, twice severely, once at Gettysburg, Va., and once 
at Laurel Hill, near Spotsyhania Court House, Va. 

"After he came home to Newton in 18G5 he went to St. 
Louis, Mo., where he remained nearly two years, being man- 
ager of the SL 1.0!/ is Disfatch. a daih' evening paper. He 
spent the summer of 18(17 in Minnesota and Wisconsin ; re- 
turned to Newton in Nov. : in Dec, 18(>7 went into the whole- 
sale paper business, and remained three years : then engaged 
in his former business of real estate, in which he has since 
continued. He is real estate and insurance agent, auctioneer 
and appraiser ; has been a Justice of the Peace and a Notary 
Public for Middlesex Co , Mass. since 1871."' He married. 
May 22, 18r)4, Mary-Frances Brown, daughter of William 
and Mary Brown of Bo'^ton. Mass., born in Boston, Oct. 11, 
1832. 

CHILI), HORN IN NEWTON, MASS. 

301). Mersylva-Ella. h. June 1, l.s.".5, d. Julv 17, lS.-)(^ in Newton. 
SEYENTII GENERATION. 

310. James-Francis Beckwith' [2()2.] (Anne-Lloyd 
Scollay" (Beckwith), Dr. Samuel Scollay% Rebecca' (Scol- 
lav), Richard% Serjt. John', Thomas'), is a lawyer, practic- 
ing liis profession in Charlestovvn, JetTerson Co., W. Va. 
He attended in 1.SI17 and iSdN the "Seminary of Our Ladv of 



^4 THE HARRIS I\\MII>Y. 

Angels", a Catholic college at Niagara Falls, N. Y. ; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1872, in Charlestown. He was elected to 
the Legislature of" West Virginia in the fall of l<S80for a term 
of two years, 1881-2, representing Jetlerson County. 

311, Sallv-Madison Beckwith' [263.] (Annc-Lloyd 
Scollay" (Beckwith), Dr. Samuel Scollay', Rebecca' (Scol- 
lay), Richard% Serjt. John% Thomas'), married, Jan. (!. l-SSl, 
Tilden-Garnet Baylor. He entered the Virginia Mili- 
tary Institute at Lexington, Rockbridge Co., Va., in the fall 
of 18fi8 and graduated in the summer of 1871 ; is a civil en- 
gineer, employed at present on the Pittsburgh Southern Rail- 
road in PennsN'lvania. 

CHILD, BORN IN CHARLESTOWN, \V. VA. 

.'$12. Annie-Llqyd, b. Feb. 22, 1882. 

313. Samuel-Scollay Moore" [2(!.S.] (Eleanor-Grover 
Scollay" (Moore), Dr. Samuel Scolhw', Rebecca" (Scol- 
lay), Richard'', Serjt. John", Thomas'), "was a student at 
the University of Virginia at Charlottesville during the ses- 
sion of I'S72-3. In the fall of 1873 he commenced the study 
of law in the c^tHce of his father, Samuel-J.-C. Moore [see 
No. 2()().], at Berry ville, Va., and was admitted to the bar, 
after a year's study, in the fall of 1.S74. After obtaining a li- 
cense to practice law, he went to Europe and spent a year in 
travel in Great Britain and on the Continent. On his relui-n 
in Sept., 1875, he commenced the practice ot" law in !>errv- 
ville, Va., in partnership with his father, and continued for 
several years. He held for a time, the otHce of Commission- 
er in Chanceiy, l)y ajipointment of the Court: and was elect- 
ed Mayor ot JUMry\ille b}' the people for a term ending Jan. 
1, l.S.SO, lie declining a re-election." After his wife's death in 
ISSl, he gave up the practice of law, and in Sept., 18.S2, en- 
tered the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary at Al- 
exandria, Va., intending; to lit himself tor the ministrv of that 



DESCENDANTS OF REBECCA HARRIS'' (SCOLLAY). 85 

Church. He married, April 2i), 1.S80, Elvira-J. McCormick, 
who died June 18, 1.S81. 

CHILD, BORX IN BERRYVILLE. VA. 

314. Edward, b. April 12, 1S81. 

31,'). Charles Whitney' [21)2.] (Dolly Scollay" (Whit- 
ney), James •Scollay% Rebecca' (Scollay), Richard% Serjt. 
John', Thomas'), resides on a farm in Gardner, Mass. He 
married, Dec. 2, l-SoT, Mary Knowlton, daughter ot' Emory 
and Polly (Fisher) Knowlton, born in Gardner, May ID, 
183(5. 

CHILD, BORN IN GARDNER, MASS. 

310. Charles-Emory, b. March 8, 18(J7. 

317. Eliza Parker" [2!»;").] (Sarah Scollay'* (Parker), 
James Scollav% Rebecca'' (Scollay), Richard'', Serjt. John'", 
Thomas'), married, June 3, 1873, Frank-W. Smith, a sil- 
versmith : thev live in Concord, N. H. 

CHILD, BORN IN CONCORD, N. U. 

318. William-David, b. Dec. 18,1870. 

3111. Lucy-Maria Scollay" [2!l7.] (James Scollay''. Jr., 
James Scollav'', Rebecca' (Scollay), Richard'', Serjt. John', 
Thomas'), lived from the age of tit'teen months until her mar- 
riage, with her uncle, Charles Scollay" [see No. 301.], in 
Gardner, Mass. She married, Nov. 8, 1871, Charles-Ed- 
win Glazier, son of Thomas-Edwin and Lucy (Brown) 
Glazier, born in Gardner, Mass., June <!, 1831). He is a deal- 
er in lumber, and they live in Athol, Mass. 

320. Emma-Blanche Scollay' [2!)8.] (James Scollay'', 
Jr., James Scollay"', Rebecca'' (Scollay), Richard', Serjt. 
John"', Thomas'), married, Nov. 21), 1<S(;,S, Charli-:s-Wil- 
LiAAi Beehler, a machinist, and thev li\e in St. Louis, Mo. 

CUU.DRICN. BORN L\ ST. LULIS, .MO. 

:?21. John-Charles, b. Dec. '.». 18(;!t. 
322. Marv-Blanche. b. AuiT. 3. 1871. 



S() Till': HARRIS FAMILY. 

;{2:{. James-Francis, b. May 11. 1S7;!. 

:{24. Joseph-Kdwartl. 1). March IT), 1S7S, d. An,-,'. IC, 1SS2. 

l\'2'). James Scoi.i.ay", Junior [2!H).] (James Scollay", 
Jr., James Scollay% Rebecca' (Scollay), Richard', Serjt. 
|()hn"', Tliomas'), is a painter and lives in St. Louis, Mo. He 
married, Nov. 8, LSTi), Margarel-\'. Scott. 

Cmi.l), liORX IX ST. I.Ol IS, MO. 

^2<\. Mahol. 1). Aiii;-. 17, 1S80. , 

:\'21. Charles Scollay' [:')(M).] (James Scollay", Jr., 
James Scollay% Rebecca^ (Scollay), Richard'', Serjl. John', 
Thomas'), is a machinist, and li\es in St. Louis, Mo. lie 
married, Dec. 28, 1880, Mary-Hunter llerries. 

CHILI), IK)RX IN ST. LOLIS, MO. 

:i2,S. Aimec, b. April 11, 1SS2. 

321). Francis Brick' [;')();5.] (Lucy Scollay' (lirick), 
James Scollav% Rebecca^ (Scollay), Richard', Serjt. John', 
Thomas'), is a physician, practicing in Worcester, Mass. 
"He commenced the study of medicine with Dr. E.-J. Saw- 
_\'er of Gardner, Mass., earh* in 18,"»!); allerwards continui'd 
his studies with Dr. J.-C. Freeland of Fitchburg, Mass. ; at- 
tended two courses of lectures at the Western Homeojialhic 
College in Cleveland, O., graduating in I'l-b., iSlil. In the 
spring of l.S()2 he commenced practice in Winchester, N. H., 
and in the summer of 181)4 removed to Keene, N. II., re- 
maining there, with the exception of a few months, until Jan., 
I-'"'?.'), when he went to Worcester. He is a member ol the 
American Institute of Homeopatiu', the Worcester County 
Homeopathic Society, and the Massachusetts Surgical and 
G\necological Societv." He married. |um' />, 1(S()2, Ilclcn- 
Frances (juild. liorn in Attleborough, Mass., Ma\' 1<!, iSj,"). 

ClUI.l), ItoRN IN KIIKNIC, N. H. 

.•'..".(). Lii-Ciiilil. b. I'Vb. 2'.t. )S72. 



DESCENDANTS OF REBECCA HARRIS^ (sCOLLAy). 87 

331. Harriet-Shattuck Brick' [305.] (Lucy Scollay' 
(Brick), James Scollay% Rebecca' (Scollay), Richard', 
Serjt. Johir, Thomas'), married, Nov. 29, 1<S(55, Charles-A. 
Wilson, M. D., son of Wheaton and Jerusha Wilson, born 
in South Royalston, Mass., April 20, 1841. He received his 
early education in South Gardner, Mass., and graduated at 
Harvard Medical School in March, 1869. He commenced 
practice in West Cummington, Mass. ; is now a practicing 
phvsician in Rome City, Noble Co., Indiana, and is also 
manager of Spring Beach Hotel and Sanitarium at that place. 

CHILD, BORN IN WEST CUMMINGTON, MASS. 

332. .Charles-Frederick, b. Nov. 17, 18G7. 



SS THE HARRIS FAINIILY. 



CHAPTER IX 



FOURTH GENERATION. NATHANIEL HARRIS. HIS DESCEND- 
ANTS . 

;58H. Nathaniel Harris^ [10.] (RicharcP, Seijt. Johir, 
Thomas'), was born in Harvard, Mass., April 4, 1752; bap- 
tized there April 5.* He settled in Asliburnham, Mass. 
when a young man, — as early as 1777, as he was "of Ash- 
burnham" Nov. 2 of that year, when his intention of mar- 
riage was published. His brother Jacob' [see Nos. 5, 17.] 
had settled in the same town some years before, and their sis- 
ter Rebecca (Harris'') Scollay [see Nos. -S, 229.] afterwards 
removed there. Nathaniel"* lived in Asliburnham Center vil- 
lage on Main street. The square, two-story house in which 
he (no doubt) lived, is still standing, and is owned and occu- 
pied by Nahuni Woods. His occupation while he remained 
in Aslihuniham was tlial of a tanner : his tanner}' is sup]")()sed 
to have lu'cn in the villaixe. Dec. l'>. 171'7, he deeded to 
Abraham Lowe, M. D., pew No. 35 in the "public meeting- 
house", in consideration of forty dollars. The deed was ac- 
knowledged before a Justice. Jan. !*, 17I>S. Between this date 
and Dec. 2H, 1800, when his youngest child was born, he re- 
moved from Ashburnham to J5randon, \^ermont, where he 
lived during tlie remainder of his life, and died lliere June 21, 
1<S;'»1, aged over 711, and having sur\i\ed liis wife and all his 
children. 

♦Harvard First Churcli Records. Prolialil v old st vie. f)r Anril K',, newstvle. 



NATHANIEL HARRIS^ 89 

His home in Brandon was on a farm one mile north of the 
village — a very pleasant location. The house was burned a 
few years ago, and has not been rebuilt. His occupation there 
was farming. He joined the Congregational church in Ash- 
burnham in 1782 ; March o, 1811, was received into the Con- 
gregational church in Brandon, by letter from the former 
church. He is remembered as "an exemplary member of the 
church" in Brandon.* He married, March 12, 1778, Abigail 
Harris of Ashburnham, who, although of the same name, 
was not known to be related. She was born in Shrewsbury, 
Mass., July 1, 1756, and died in Brandon, Vt., March 5, 
182(5. Of their nine children, all were born in Ashburnham, 
Mass., except the youngest one, and all died in Brandon ex- 
cept the two oldest. Four of them died of canker-rash in 
May, 1805. 

CHILDREN. 

334. Nathaniel [343.], b. Dec. 20, 1778, d. Nov. 0, 1830. 

335. Rufiis [345.], b. Sept. 27, 1781, d. March 30, 1827. 
330. Richard [350.], b. Nov. 8, 1783, d. Aug. 22, 1821. 

337. Otis, b. Jan. 22, 178(5, d. May 21, 1805. 

338. Nabby, b. June 13, 1788, d. May 4, 1805. 
331). Lucinda, b. Sept. 23, 1791, d. May 9, 1805. 

340. Matilda, b. Feb. 8, 1795, d. May 2, 1805. 

341. Rebecca, b. Sept. 7, 1797, d. July 17, 1803. 

342. Sarah-Brigham. b. Dec. 23, 1800. in Brandon, d. July 12. 1803. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

343. Nathaniel', Junior [334.] (Natl\aniel% Richard', 
Serjt. John% Thomas'), was born in Ashburnham, Mass.; 
lived in Williston, Vt., where he kept a country store. He is 
also said to have been a shoe-maker, and a member of the 
Masonic fraternit}'. He was a member of the Congregation- 
al churcli in Williston; died in that town. He married, May 
1(), 1802, Sally Ives, who died in WiUiston, Jan. 13, 182(5. 

*His old family Bible — printed in 1793 by Isaiah Thomas — containing rec- 
ords of births and deaths, is now in the possession of his grand-daughter, 
Mrs. Lvdia-G. Case'' of Brandon. Vt. [See Nos. 355. 389.] 



IK) THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

CiriLl), MORN IN WILLISTON, VT. 

;!44. Cviilhia-Liuiiuiii [:!5(;.]. b. Sept. l». ISUC, d. F'eb. H*. ls4:.. 

34."). RuFus' [335.] (Nathaniel', Richard', Serjt. Johir, 
Thomas'), was born in Ashburnham, Mass. ; died in Brid- 
port, Vt. In early life he settled in Bridport, where he kept 
a country store, also owning a farm, and was tor several 
years postmaster ; was a member of the Congregational 
church in Bridport. He married, April 7, 1S07, Mary 
Clayes, "a very superior lady, fully appreciating intellectual 
culture, and withal a lovely Christian character." She was 
the daughter of Peter* and Mary (Nixon) Clayes of Fram- 
ingham, Mass., born in Framingham, July 20, 17<S5, and 
died in Bridport, Sept. <S, 1849, "much regretted by the en- 
tire community." 

ClIILDREX, HORN TN liRIDPORT, VT. 

34G. Jiilius-Oti.s [3()0.], b. Max 1, ISOS. d. l^cc. '2:\. ISC-J. 

347. Charles-Edwin [3(;(;.]. b. Oct. 1. 1810. 

348. Emih--Sophia, b. Feb. 17, 1813, d. July 2(l. 18L'S. in Uridport. 
34i>. Mary-Nixon [.".(is.], b. Sept. L'C. 1S17. 

350. Richard' [336.] (Nathanier, Richard', Serjt. 
John*, Thomas'), was born in Ashburnham, Mass., and died 
in Brandon, Vt. He strained his chest in chopping just be- 
fore iiis marriage and was never well afterward. Finding al- 
ter marriage that he was not able to carry on his father's larm 
as he had intended, he started a small store in Brandon, lirst 
having spent a short time in Bridport with his brother Rufus" 
[see Nos. 335, 345.] in learning the business. He married, 
June 28, 1.S07, Hannah-Howe Goodnow. She was born Feb. 
22, 17!)2, in Rutland, Mass., and went to Brandon from tliat 
town at the age of elex'en with her lather, Daniel Goodnow 
and his family. She died in Brandon, Dec. 12, 18G7. 

*Petei" Claves was a Captain in the arnu tVoin the eonnnenc enunt to tlic 
close of the Revoliitionar\- war. lie dieii in Hiiiiport. \'t. in the summer of 
1834, aged 84. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL HARRIS*. 91 

CHILDREN, BORN IN BRANDON, VT. 

351. Hannah-Almii-a [372.], b. Jan. 19, 1809, d. March 11, 1853. 

352. Betsey-Matilda [378.]. b. April 22, 1811, d. June 12, 1878. 

353. Sarah-Louisa [381.], b. Sept. 25, 1814. 

354. Richard-Appleton, b. June 23. 1819, d. July 28, 1834. 

355. Lydia-Goodnow [380.], b. Oct. 10, 1820. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

356. Cynthia-Lucinda" [344.] (Nathaniel', Jr., Na- 
thanier, Richard% Serjt. John", Thomas'), lived in Willis- 
ton, Vt., where she died. She married, May 25, 1828, Na- 
thaniel Parker, son of Daniel and Ann (Healey) Parker, 
born in Salisbury, N. H., Jan. 31, 1807 ; he now lives in Bur- 
lington, Vt. From 1843 to 1849 he was Deputy Collector of 
Customs ; retired from active business about 1870, and since 
then was for six years Assistant Judge of County Court. He 
married, 2, Jan. 15, 1846, Julia-Ann Haswell, born May 3, 
1818, a daughter of Nathan-B. Haswell of Burlington, and 
sister of Harriette-B. Haswell who married Julius-Otis Har- 
ris'"' [see Nos. 346, 360.]. Nathaniel and Cynthia-Lucinda 
(Harris") Parker had the following 

CHILDREN. BORN IN WILLISTON, VT. 

357. Edwin-Ruthven [390.], b. Dec. 17, 1830, d. Nov. 11, 1848. 

358. George-Harris, b. March 22. 1834, d. Sept. 14, 1836, in Williston. 

359. Sarah [391.]. b. Sept. 2, 1838. 

36(1. Julius-Otis' [346.] (Rufus% Nathaniel'. Richard', 
Serjt. John', Thomas'), was born in Bridport. Vt., May 1. 
1808, and died in New Orleans, La., Dec. 23, 1S61I. He at- 
tended school in Bridport until the age of twelve or thirteen, 
when he left school and entered a store as clerk ; was en- 
gaged in mercantile business most of his life. He left Ver- 
mont in 1830 and went to Mobile, Ala., and subsequentl}' re- 
moved to New Orleans, previously spending six months in 
Havana, Cuba, for his health. "He was gifted with a re- 
markablv fine memory, particularly in connection with im- 



JI2 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

portant political events, lie wielded a ready pen, and was 
quite entertaining in conversation." 

lie possessed tine literary tastes, and wrote a great deal for 
the newspaper press. For two years — about 1838 — he was 
conmiercial editor of the Register and Enquirer of Mobile, 
Ala. For seven years, from 1849 to 185(>, he was a Director 
of Public Schools in New Orleans, during that time "con- 
stantly contributing short, fugitive articles to the different pa- 
pers there, the Picayune, Times, and Crescent. He was 
deeply interested in the cause of education. A letter of his 
to the Mayor of Mobile, Ala., dated "New Orleans, May, 
1849," and which was published in a newspaper, gives an ac- 
count of the iVee public school system of the Second Munic- 
ipality of New Orleans, with strong arguments in favor of 
tree education. April 22, 1868, he was appointed by Hon. 
E. Heath, Mayor of New Orleans, to the duty of visiting and 
making a report of the various charitable institutions in the 
cities of New Orleans and Jefferson, — twenty-seven in num- 
ber. This duty he completed and made his report June 9, — 
making a printed pamphlet of forty-four pages. 

He w^as "an indefatigable member of the Howard Associa- 
tion" of New Orleans, "a body composed of thirty members, 
chartered by the State", whose object was the relief and care 
of the sick and suffering poor people in times of an epidemic 
of yellow tever or other disease. A New Orleans newspaper 
of Oct., 1847, in an article upon the "Howard x\ssociation" 
of that city, says : — "To these names [the officers of the As- 
sociation] we can not forbear adding that of our triend, J.-O. 
Harris, of the commercial house of J.-O. & C.-E. Harris, 
who was a member of the committee to solicit contributions, 
and visit tlie sick and d\ing. It is to his exertions that much 
of the success attending the effort which was made in New 
York and other Nortliern cities, to increase the funds of the 
society, is to be attributed." An article written by Julius-O. 
Harris'', ]')ublished in the Commercial Advertiser of Mobile, 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL HARRIs\ 93 

and dated Sept., 1853, gives an extended and accurate ac- 
count of "The Yellow Fever and the Howard Association" in 
New Orleans. 

He married, Oct. 13, 1834, Harriette-Baldwin Haswell, 
daughter of Nathan-B. Haswell of Burlington, Vt., and sis- 
ter to Julia-A. Haswell, who married Nathaniel Parker [see 
No. 356.]. She was born in Burlington, July 2(5, 1814, and 
now lives with her daughter and youngest son in Amite City, 
La. 

CHILDREN. 

361. Charles, b. March 31, 1S3(), in Mobile, Ala., d. Spring, 1843, in 

New Orleans. 
3(>2. Rosaline [393.], b. Aug. 9, 1838, in Mobile, Ala. 

363. Otis [395.], b. July 22, 1840, in Mobile, Ala. 

364. Haswell, b. Sept. 7, 1843, in Burlington, Vt., d. Oct. 1, 1870, in Bur- 

lington ; was an invalid. 

365. Joseph-Lyon [402.], b. Sept. 14, 1847, in Burlington, Vt. 

3(36. Charles-Edwin' [3-^7.] (Rufus% Nathaniel', Rich- 
ard% Serjt. John^, Thomas'), was born in Bridport, Vt., Oct. 
1, 1810, and now resides in Philadelphia, Pa. He writes, 
April, 1881 : — "I remained in Vermont until I was twenty- 
one, and then went South ; was in New Orleans and Mobile 
for twenty years, and from thence w^ent to New York City, 
where I remained ten years, and thence to this city (Phila- 
delphia) where I have been for the past eighteen years ; all 
this time (forty-eight years) have been engaged in the mer- 
cantile business." He married, Oct. 31, 1839, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth-A. Sager, daughter of John-Francois David, born in 
Richmond, Va., Dec. 12, 1805, died in Philadelphia, Pa., 
Jan. 8, 1876. Her father was a native of Paris, France : he 
was killed in battle in the War of 1812. 

CHILD, BORN IN MOBILE, ALA. 

367. Mary-Clayes [403.], b. Feb. 9, 1841. 

368. Mary-Nixon' [340.] (Rufus% Nathaniel', Richard', 
Serjt. John% Thomas'), married, Sept. 12, 1843, Rev. Be- 



I>4 THE HARRIS 1 AIMILY. 

'riiiich r\\RRAM), a clergyman of the Presbyterian Cliurch. 
lie was the son of Samuel and Mary (Kitchel) Farrand, 
born in Addison, Vt., May 27, 1S12: was educated at Mid- 
dlebury College, Vt., graduating in l<s;)i). He w^as ordained 
to the ministry by Rockaway Presbytery, N. J., in 1S42; 
preached at Augusta and Brancluille, N. J., also at La Fay- 
ette and Deckertown, N.J. In IN,")!! Iil- removed with his 
family to Lima, Indiana, at which place he preached to a 
Presbyterian church, and to a Congregational church in On- 
tario, at the same time. He died in Ontario, Ind., May 7, 
18G(). Mrs. Farrand now resides with her daugliter Mrs. 
A.-F. Chase, in Lake Stay, Minn. 

CHILDREN. 

.3<;'.i. Martha-Claves [404.], b. Oct. ;U, 1S44, in IJridporl, Vt.. d. Mav Is. 1S7(;. 

870. Ellen-Sophia [408.], b. Nov. 25, ls47, in Au,i,nista, N. J. 

371. Caroline-Allen [410.], b. Aug. 1:5, ls;)7. in Deckertown, N.J. 

072. Hannaii-x\lmira'' [8,')L] (Richard', Nathanier, 
Richard'', Serjt. John", Thomas'), was born, li\ed, and died 
in Brandon, Vt. ; married, Aug. 22, LSoG, Alanson Drapp:r, 
a shoemaker. He was the son of James and Betsc}^ (Mc- 
Nall) Draper, and was born in the east settlement of Argen- 
teil, Province of Qj^iebec, Feb. 1*, l^Oil, and died in Brandon, 
Vt., May 11, 1875. Their children were all born in Bran- 
don, except the oldest one, who was born in Lowell, Vt. 

t'HlLDKKN. 

37;5. T.ora-Melinda. b. Feb. is, ls;5!>, d. Marcb 2. 1S;W, in Lowell, \'t. 

374. William-Appleton, b. Nov. 15. 1842, d. June 3. 184.'?, in Brandon. \'t. 

37.-.. Julia-Eli/.M. b. Oct. 14. 1844, d. Oct. S. 1848. in Brandon, Vt. 

37(i. (ieorge-IIarris [411.], b. Feb. 1."). 1SI7. 

377. Albert-James-Kichard [413.], b. July 1. Is ID. 

378. Bktsev-Matii.d.v" [352.] (Richard', Nathaniel', 
Richard', Serjt. John". Thomas'), was born and died in 
Brandon, V^t. : married, Feb. 11, 1832, Milo-Orlando 
MoTT, who was born in I^vnoslnn-g. \'t., in INOX : was a boot 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL HARRIS^ 95 

and shoe dealer in Brandon and elsewhere ; and now resides 
in Springfield, Mass. 

CHILDREN. HORN IN BRANDON, VT. 

879. ' Julius-Harris [-tU.]. b. May 20, 183G. 
380. Charles-Appletoii [418.], b. June 27, 1841. 

381. Sarah-Louisa'^ [B.IS.] (Richard', Nathaniel, Rich- 
ard% Serjt. John', Thomas'), married, Feb. 2, 1841, Mark 
BowEN, a farmer, son of Jonathan and Esther (Stewart) 
Bowen ; he was born in Royalton, Vt., May 23, 1810, and 
died in Royalton, Aug. ,')1, 1859. His widow lived for some 
time in Brandon, Vt., but now resides with her oldest dauirh- 
ter, Mrs. C.-F. Waldo, on the old homestead in Rovalton. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN ROYALTON, VT. 

382. Fannie-Maria [422.], b. Nov. U, 1841. 

SS3. Caroline-Frances [426.], b. Jan. IG, 1843. 

384. Louise [432.], b. Nov. 13, 1843. 

38.5. Ella-Theresa, b. June 3, 18.50, d. April 27, 1852. 

38G. Ella-Harris [441.]. b. June IG. 1852. 

387. Eugene-Stewart, b. March 2(1, 1854, d. Aug. 11, 1872. 

388. Anna-Cora-]SIo\vatt, b. April 7, 1857, d. Dec. G. 1880. 

389. Lydia-Goodnow"^ [355.] (Richard', Xathanier, 
Richard% Serjt. John", Thomas'), was born and has always 
lived — with the exception of four years' absence — in Bran- 
don, Vt. She married. Oct. 2(», 1845, Chancey-Lee Case, 
M. D. He was born July 7. islH, in Fairfield, \'t., in the 
same school district where President Arthur was born, whose 
familv were his next door neighbors, and whose sisters were 
his schoolmates. At the age of twelve he was a pupil of 
Rev. William Arthiu", father of the President ; was preco- 
cious in work, study and music ; recited Murray's Grammar 
flippantly at eight, outdid all the members of the Sabbath 
school in learning verses, and at twelve played on a fiddle of 
his own construction. He obtained an education under great 
difficulties, studied medicine, iiraduatino- in the fall of 1845. 



96 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

He practiced medicine nearly live years, when, liis health fail- 
inn, he started the old Brandon Dru<r Store in LS,")!), and car- 
ried on a successhil business for twenty-tive years, runninir a 
second store in Middlebury, Vt., for six years. 

He was town Superintendant of Schools seven years, and 
a director in the First National Bank of Brandon twelve 
vears ; for ten years correspondant of the daily Rutland, Vt. 
Jlcruld, and an occasional contributor to other papers, and 
has written and delivered a number of lectures. He lias a li- 
brary of live hundred volumes. Articles of his concerning 
the birth and earlv life of President Arthur were widely 
copied. He w'as the chief witness in disproving the story 
that the President was born in Canada. Dr. Case has been 
prominent in musical atlairs ; has conducted many choirs, 
and has been organist of the Baptist church for twenty-one 
years ; was president of the Western Vermont Musical Asso- 
ciation four years. He has retired tVom active business life ; 
they reside in Brandon, Vt. 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

390. Edwin-Ruthven Parker' [357.] (Cynthia-Lucin- 
da" (Parker), Nathaniel', Jr., Nathaniel', Richard', Serjt. 
John", Thomas'), was a very promising young man and a re- 
markabU' thie scholar. He iitted for colletje at the Williston, 
Vt. Academy, and entered the University of Vermont at 
Burlington in Sept., 184(), before he was sixteen 3ears of age. 
He intended after graduating there to pursue his studies in the 
Law School of Harvard University, but did not live to carry 
out his plans. He died in Burlington, \'t., Nov. 11, 1.S48, 
aged 1«. 

391. Sarah Parker' [3r)9.] (Cynthia-Lucinda" (Par- 
ker), Nathaniel', Jr., Nathaniel', Richard', Serjt. John% 
Thomas'), married, Jan. 22, l.S()2. Clark Nellis, a native 
of St. Johnsville, N. Y., who lived in Burlington. \'t., and 
was engaged in the wholesali- and retail furniture business. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL HARRIS*. H? 

and wholesale and retail crockeiy business. He died July 9, 
187"), and Mrs. Nellis and her son live with her father, 
Nathaniel Parker, in Burlinirton. 

CHILD, BORN IN BL'RLINGTON, VT. 

3t)2. Walter-Parker, b. Dec. 18, 18G2; is engaged in the lumber busine.s.s in 
Burlington, in the employ of Sheppard & Morse. 

;39o. Rosaline' [o()2.] (Julius-Otis', Rutus% Nathaniel', 
Richard^ Serjt. John', Thomas'), graduated at the High 
School in New Orleans, La., in Dec, 1855, and since the 
age of nineteen has been engaged in teaching ; is at present 
first assistant — having charge of the intermediate department 
— in the Gullett Institute in Amite City, La. She has writ- 
ten articles for the children's department of The Southern 
Plantation (Montgomery, Ala.), and the Amite City /;/- 
dependent ^ using the signature "Daisy Dewdrop". She 
married. May 11, LSTO, Hezekiah-Ayer Swasey, M. D. 
He was born in St. Johnsbur^s Vt., Dec. 9, 1S24, attended 
the University of Vermont, removed to Farmington, Iowa, 
at the age of thirteen, and graduated at the Medical School 
in Cincinnati, O. He was all his life devoted to literary pur- 
suits, and all branches of horticulture and pomology ; was a 
gentleman of rare literar}' accomplishments, having the rep- 
utation of beincr "the best botanist in Louisiana, one of the 
tinest pomologists in the United States, and one of the most 
elegant writers in the South". He was at ditl'erent times 
editor of many agricultural journals in Mississippi, Alabama, 
and Louisiana, among them The Southern Plaiitation (Mont- 
gomery, Ala. ), Our Hojne journal (New Orleans, La.), 
and Swasey s Southern Gardener (Tangipahoa, La.). Dr. 
Swasey married twice. After his second marriage in 187(5, 
he settled in Tangipahoa, La., and resumed the practice of 
his profession. "Much of Southern agricultural and horti- 
cultural knowledge is due to his earnest andunsellish labors.' 
He died in Tangipahoa, Sept. 18, 1878, leaving tour daugh- 



98 THE HARRIS family. 

tcrs by his lirst wife, and by his second, RosaHnc (Harris'), 
the following 

CIIII.I). )!()I<N IN ST. IIKLENA I'AKISH, LA. 

[VM. Ilaswcll-.Vubivv, b. Mav 11, 1S77. 

305. Otis' [3(i3.] (Jiilius-Otis% Riifus% Nathanier, Rich- 
ard% Serjt. John', Thomas'), graduated at the High School 
in New Orleans, La., in Dec, 1855, at the age of fifteen; 
then attended the Academy and then the University of Ver- 
mont at Burlin<rton, Vt., returninfj to New Orleans after re- 
maining in the latter institution three months, and entering 
the employ of a wholesale grocer, with whom he remained a 
number of years. For about eighteen months during the Civ- 
il war he held the position of Acting Assistant Adjutant Gen- 
eral on the staff of Gen. D.-H. Maur}', commanding tiie De- 
partment of the Gulf at Mobile, Ala. He is a book-keeper, 
"said to possess superior qualifications in his line of busi- 
ness," and at different times has been in the employ of vari- 
ous firms in New Orleans and in Texas. Since May, 1877. 
he has been book-keeper for I".-F. Hansell, stationer, pub- 
lisher, and dealer in law books, in New Orleans. He is Past 
Grand Worthy Chief for the State of Louisiana, of the Or- 
der of Knights of Temperance ; also is Senior Past Grand 
Dictator for the State of Louisiana, of the Order of Knights 
of Honor. He married, May 10, LSIU), Kate O'Neil, daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Mary-Ann (Burke) O'Neil, born in New 
Orleans, Dec. 28, 184(>. Three of tlieir children died of yel- 
low fever in New Orleans, in the summer of 1S78. 

C HILDKKN. 

;51)(;. Thomas-Otis. h. ISIarcli 27, 1870, in New Orleans. La. 

3!)7. Augustus-Block, b. Dec. 24, 1871, in Corsicana, Tex. 

398. lola-Alcxine, b. Nov. 9, 1873, in Dallas, Tex., d. Aug. 31, 1S78. 

31)1). Richaid-O'Neil, b. Jan. 13, 1875, in New Orleans, d. Sept. 3, 1878. 

400. Albert-Omega, b. Dec. 24, 1877, in New Orleans, d. June 10, 1878. 

401. Carv-Ivy, b. Sept. 1, 187;», in New Orleans. 

402. Josei'h-Lyon' [305.] (Julius-Otis% Rufus% Nathan- 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL IIARRIs\ 99 

ier, RicharcP, Seijt. John', Thomas'), became blind at the 
age of seven ; the cause was not known, but supposed to 
have been a partial sunstroke. He was educated at the Per- 
kins Institute lor the Blind, in Boston, Mass. ; subsequently 
perfected himself in the art of piano tuning at the Institute for 
the Blind, Baton Rouge, La., finishing the course in July, 
1880. He resides in Amite City, La. 

403. Mary-Clayes' [367.] (Charles-Edwin', Rufus', 
Nathaniel", Richard\ Serjt. John% Thomas'), was educated 
at Mrs. Mears' Seminary, New York, completing the course 
in 1859. She lives with her father in Philadelphia, Pa., and 
is engaged in teaching private pupils in vocal and instrumen- 
tal (piano) music. 

404. Martha-Clayes Farrand' [309.] (Mary-Nixon* 
(Farrand), Rufus% Nathaniel', Richard% Serjt. John", 
Thomas'), received an excellent education, pursuing her 
studies with her father and at the La Grange Collegiate In- 
stitute in Indiana, afterwards teaching in this institution. 
"She possessed rare mental powers, was a natural teacher, 
and a facile writer". She wrote for various papers, principally 
for the Advance (Chicago), and the Herald and Presbyter 
(Cincinnad). She married, Sept. 18, 18G(), Charees-Lean- 
DER DooLiTTLE, boru iu Ontario, Ind., Nov. 12, 1843: he 
was educated at Michigan University, Ann Arbor, where he 
irraduated as Civil Engineer in Lme, 1874 ; was for some time 
in government service, and has been, since the summer of 
1875, Professor of Astronomy and Mathematics in Lehigh 
University, South Bethlehem, Pa. He removed in 1875 to 
South Bethlehem, where his wife died the next year. 

CHILDREN. 

40.-). Alfred, b. June 14, 1807, in Ontario, Ind. 
400. Eric, b. July 2G, 1870, in Ontario, Ind. 

407. Alice-Farrand, b. May 17. 1870, in South Bethlehem, Pa., d. Autif. 24, 
1870, in Ontario, Ind. 

408. Ellen-Sophi.\ Farrand" [370.] (Mary-Nixon'' 



100 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

(Farrand), Rufus', Xalhanier, Richard', Serjt. John", Tliom- 
as'), attended the La Grange Collegiate Institute in Indiana, 
and graduated in July, LSIJ^ at Coldwater Female Seminary 
in Michigan. She taught school : married, Aug. 21, 1<S74, 
Allex-F'letciier Chase, a farmer: they reside in Lake 
Stay, Lincoln Co., Minn. 

CHILI), HORN IX ONTARIO, IM). 

4U9. Jolin-Betliucl, h. Fob. 17, ISTC. 

410. Caroline-Allen Farrand' ['^71.] (Mary-Nixon* 
(Farrand), Rufus% Nathaniel', Richard', Serjt. John', Thom- 
as'), attended the La Grange Collegiate Institute in Indiana 
for some years, and in IS 7.") entered Bishop Thorpe School 
(an Episcopal female seminary) at South Bethlehem, Pa. 
From the fall of 1<S7() until 18<S0 she was employed as teacher 
in the public schools of Bethlehem, Pa. In Sept., 1880 she 
went to Utah as a missionary teacher under the care of the 
Presbyterian Board of Home Missions. She writes: — "I 
was located tirst at Manti, in the San Pete region of south- 
ern Utah, one hundred and lifty miles soutii of Salt Lake City, 
— the land of sage-brush. Mormons, and Indians. There are 
a minister and teacher at Manti, the only 'Gentiles" in the 
place. The inhabitants are principally Danes and Norwegi- 
ans, from the peasantr}'." She left Manti in Jan., ISSl, and 
in March was sent to Malad City, Idaho, — fifty miles from 
the railroad — to ojien the missionary work there, the j)eople 
being Mormons or apostates, and mostly Welsh. She says : 
— "I began teacliing in March with fi\e juipils, and closed 
my iirst term in June with thirty-one, and haye a Sabbath 
school [July, l''^-'^!,] of lifty members." Tlie schools were 
held in a little log-t abin in wliich slu' also liyi'd. In Jan., 
1882, she gave up her mission work, and w as succeeded b}' 
Rev. E.-M. Knox and wife. Some of her writings have been 
published in dilfcrcnt periodicals. She married, Oct. 2;i, 
INSI. Joii\-M. Mor(;an, of Malad City: the^■ live on a 
ranch or farm two miles south of Malad City. Idaho. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL HARRIs\ 101 

411. George-Harris Draper' [87().] (Hannah-Almira'^ 
(Draper), Richard% Nathanier, RicharcV, Serjt. John% 
Thomas'), is a farmer ; went to Illinois, then to Kansas in 
April, 1878, and in the spring of 1882 settled in Planking- 
ton, Aurora Co., Dakota, where he now resides. He mar- 
ried, Oct. 2, 1876, Angelina-P. Runnion, born in Norfolk, 
St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., April 11, 1848. 

CHILD, BORN IN GREELEY, KANSAS. 

412. George-Albert, b. Jan. 8. ISSl. 

413. Albert-James-Richard Draper' [377.] (Hannah- 
Almira' (Draper), Richard', Nathaniel', Richard', Serjt. 
John% Thomas'), is a dealer in ''harnesses, whips, robes, 
blankets, and everything in the horse clothing line", in Bran- 
don, Vt. He married, April 8, 1872, Mary-Jane Smith of 
Brandon, daughter of John and Mary (Howard) Smith, born 
in Richford, Vt., March 18, 1841). 

414. Julius-Harris Mott' [37*).] (Betsey-Matilda' 
(Mott), Richard', Nathaniel', Richard', Serjt. John% Thom- 
as'), is partner in the Storage Warehouse firm of J.-H. 
Mott & Co., in San Francisco, Cal., where he resides. He 
married, June 9, 1862, Ellen-Ada Cogswell of East Middle- 
bury, Vt., daughter of Eber-E. and Sarah (Heath) Cogs- 
well, born Dec. 21, 1835, and died in Sonora, Tuolumne Co., 
Cal., Aug. 21, 1875. Their children are now living with her 
father, Eber-E. Cogswell, in East INIiddleburN'. 

tlllLDKKN. 

41"). Ernest-Julian, b. Sept. 27, ISGf), in East Middlebur\ , Vt. 
41G. Stella-Hosmer, b. Aug. 28, 18G8, in Washington, D. C. 
417. Leslie-Cornell, b. Sept. 4, 1872, in Oakland, Cal. 

418. Charles-Appleton Mott' [380.] (Betsey-Matil- 
da" (Mott), Richard', Nathaniel', Richard', Serjt. John', 
Thomas'), is a dealer in boots and shoes in Fitchburg, Mass. 
He married, Nov. 14, 1865, Maggie Roy, daughter of An- 
drew and Margaret Roy of Walpole, N. H., born in Brook- 
line, Mass., March li), 1845. 



102 THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

CHILDREN. 

410. Clifford-Harris, b. Oct. 11), ISCG, in Bellows P\ills, Vt. 

420. Borticc-Elmer, b. May 2, 1873, in Fitchburg, Mass. 

421. Lillian-Aj^nos, b. Marcb I'J, 1877, in Brandon, Vt. 

422. FanniI': - Maria Bowkn" [81S2.] (Sarah -Louisa"' 
(Bowen), Richard% Nathanier, Richard% Serjt. John', Thom- 
as'), married, March 22, 1860, Charles-F. Waldo, a farm- 
er ; they live in Roj'alton, Vt. on "Maple Grove Farm", 
the homestead of Mrs. Waldo's parents. 

CHII.DREX, HORN IN ROYALTON, VT. 

423. Nellie-Fannie, b. May 14, 18G1, d. Sept. 7, 180:5. 

424. Charles-Edward, b. kug. 29, 18«4. 
42r>. Willis-Clarence, b. Jan. 18, 1807. 

420. Caroline-Frances Bowen' [.'>8;5.] (Sarah-Louisa'' 
(Bowen), Richard"", Nathaniel\ Richard', Serjt.John% Thom- 
as'), married, Dec. 25, 181)2, Luke-Bowen Fairbanks, a 
farmer ; they live in Rose Creek, Mower Co., Minn. He was 
in the Civil war; enlisted as a private in Co. F. 3rd Regi- 
ment Vermont Volunteers, and was mustered into service, 
July K), 18()1. lie was wounded at Lee's Mills, Va., April 
10, 1802; re-enlisted as veteran Dec. 22, 180-'>. He was pro- 
moted from Serjeant to First Lieutenant of Co. H. and mus- 
tered in July 24, 18G4 ; promoted to Captain of Co. C. and 
mustered in Oct. 8, 1804 ; discharged and mustered out of 
service, Jul\' 1 1 , 180."). 

(•IIILDREN. 

427. Samucl-Pin<,M-ce, b. .\pril 211, 1800. 

428. Ilenry-Durant, b. April 1:'., ISO'.t. 
4 2;t. Eiit,rene-Stowart. b. Vch. 14. IS71. 
4;5<). (iuy-Lukc, 1). July 1. 187;!. 

4:51. Dan, b. Sept. 30. 1877. 

432. Louise Bowen" [384.] ( Sarah-Louisa" (Bowen), 
Richard', Nathanier, Richard', Serjt. John', Thomas'), mar- 
ried, Dec. 25, 1805, David-E. Ballakd: thev reside in 
Barnes, Washington Co., Kansas, lie was a memher of the 
first State Legislature of Kansas in 1. SOI , representing Wash- 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL HARRIs\ 103 

ington County ; was also a Representative in the Legislatures 
of 18(w and 1879. He was in the Civil war; was First 
Lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment Kansas Cavalry from Jan. 
10, 1862 to Feb. 15, 1865. From the latter date to Dec. 31, 
18G6, he was Quartermaster-general of the State of Kansas. 
In 1808 and 1869 he was Assistant Assessor of United States 
Internal Revenue, for the Fourth District of Kansas. In 1872 
and 1873 he was Railroad Assessor of the Twelfth District 
of Kansas. 

CHILDREN. 

433. Ernest-Frederick, b. Dec. 22, 1860. 

434. Louise, b. June 16, 1868, d. June 22, 1808. 

435. Frank-Crosby, b. July 14, 1869. 

436. Mabel, b. Sept. 9, 1871. 

437. Miriam, b. Sept. 12, 1873. 

438. David-Chancy-Case, b. Nov. 7, 1875. 

439. Winifred, b. Nov. 27, 1877. 

440. Mark-x\ppleton, b. Dec. 29, 1880. 

441. Ella-Harris BowEN' [386.] (Sarah-Louisa® (Bow- 
en), Richard', Nathaniel", Richard', Serjt. John% Thomas'), 
married, March 18, 1874, William McFarland, a farmer; 
they live in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minn. 

CHILDREN. 

442. Mark-Bowen, b. Dec. 18, 1874, in Windom, Minn. 

443. Albert-John, b. Jan. 18, 1878, in Nevada, Minn. 



101 



THE HARRIS FAMILY. 



CHAPTER X 



FOURTH (iENERATION. WILLIAM HARRIS. HIS DESCEND- 
ANTS. 

444. William Harris' [11.] ( Richarcr, Serjt. Johir, 
Thomas'), the youngest of the family, was born in Harvard, 
Mass., Oct. 8, 1754; baptized there Oct. 13; died in Graf- 
ton, Vermont, August oO, 1831. "He was in the war of the 
Revolution, through the war, or seven years ; was in tlie bat- 
tle of Bunker Hill ; he lost his health, but did not get a 
scar." It is said that he was taken prisoner by the British 
and roughly treated. "It has been said that he was the man 
that sewed the gold buttons on to Washington's coat.*' On 
the Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls William Harris of 
Harvard is credited as follows : — 

Vol. 12: 199. 8 days" service on Lexington Alarm, from 

April 2(5, 1775, and "enlisted in the armv." 

Cont. Rolls. 8 months' service in Burt's Co., Whitcomb's 
Regiment, 1775. 

Cont. Arm}- Books. 3 years' service, Capt. Brown's Co., 
M. Jackson's 8th Regiment, from April 1, 1777 to April 1, 
1780. 

He settled in Grafton, Vermont, previous to 178r), where 
all his children were born. He was one of the hrst settlers 
of that town ; cleared up a farm, and lived in a log house. 
He bought from Aaron Putnam 120 acres of land. Lot !), 
Second Range, in Thomlinson — the early name of Grafton — 



WILLIAM HARRIS\ 105 

conveyed by deed dated May 2."), 1781. He was then "of 
Rockingham, Vt." a town adjoining Grafton. He was a farm- 
er ; the farm he lived on is in the south part of the town of 
Grafton, and is now occupied by George Whitcomb. Wil- 
liam Karris'* was baptized and received into the (Calvinistic) 
Baptist church in Grafton in 1803, his wife joining the same 
year. In 1814 he was chosen Deacon of the church, which 
office he held until death.* A large proportion of his de- 
scendants have been Baptists in religious preference. His 
children were all members of Baptist churches, four belong- 
ing to the church in Grafton, with which church seven chil- 
dren of his son Jasher' also united. He married Ruth Weth- 
erby, who died in Grafton, May 27, 1833, aged 76. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN GRAFTON, VT. 

445. William [450.], b. Jan. 14, 178G, d. Dec. 8, 1847. 

44G. Martha, d. July 6, 1831, in Grafton, aged about 44. 

447. Jasher [459.], "b. April G, 1790, d. April 18, 18GG. 

448. John-Wetherby [474.], b. Sept. 8, 1792, d. July 23, 1872. 

449. Ruth [479.], b. Oct. 5, 1795, d. Oct. 28, 1838. ' 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

450. WiLLiAM% Junior [445.] (Dea. William*, Richard", 
Serjt. John', Thomas'), was born in Grafton and died in 
Townshend, Vt. He was a member of the Baptist church in 
Grafton ; was a farmer, and lived in Townshend, Vt., then 
called Acton. He married, Aug. 20, 180G, Lucretia Denni- 
son, daughter of Amos Dennison of Grafton, V^t., born in 
Grafton, May I'S, 1781, died in Townshend. April 27, 1837. 

tlllLDllEX. 

451. Roswell [489.], b. Nov. 7, ISOG, d. April 12. 1S35. 

452. Billy, b. Dec. 12, 1807, in Grafton, Vt., d. March 12, 180S, in Grafton. 

453. Abigail-Dennison [491.], b. April ](>, 1809. 

454. Lucius, b. Jan. 25, 1813, in Athens, Vt., d. April 3, 181.'!, in Athens. 

455. Christopher [499.], b. March 12, 1814. 

*Thus three of the four brothers were Deacons; William'' [No. 444.] a Bap- 
tist, and Jacob* [see No. 17.] and Richard*, Jr. [see No. 141.] Congregation- 
alists. 



106 THE HARRIS 1 AMILV. 

4.-.t;. Jonas [50S.], b. May 11, ISIG. 

4-)?. Charles [512.], b. Nov. 18, 1822, d. March 30, 1870. 

ir>S. John-Kollin, b. Sept. 7. 182(1, in Townshcnd. Vt.. d. Aui,^ 27, 1831. in T. 

451). Jasher' [447.] (I)ca. William', Richarcr, Serjt. 
John% Thomas'), spent his life in Grafton, Vt. ; was born and 
died there. He was a farmer and li\ed on the homestead 
with his parents ; was a member of the Baptist church in 
Grafton. The accompanying portrait shows Jasher Harris' 
at the age of seventy-tive. He married, Dec. 1, 1814, Eliz- 
abeth Jordan, daughter of Sylvanus and Elizabeth (Hudson) 
Jordan, born in Chesterfield, N. H., Jan. 11, 17'J5, and died 
in Grafton, Jan. IG, 1845. 

CHILDREN", HORN IN" GRAFTON, VT. 

4(i0. Daughter, d. in Grafton, aged three weeks. 

401. Sylvester [513.], b. Oct. 19, 1810, d. April 20, 1873. 

402. Marilla-Adaline [510.], b. Sept. 10, 1818. 

403. Mary, d. in Grafton, aged one year. 

404. Sarah, d. in Gratton, aged three jears. 

4G5. Sylvanus, b. Nov. 1, 1824, d. Nov. 1, 1840, in Grafton. 

400. George-Washington [517.], b. Oct. 10, 1820. 

407. William-Randal [523.]. b. Feb. 20, 1828. 

4G8. John-Marcus [524.], b. March I'J, 1830. 

40!). Mary-Ann, b. Dec. 10, 1831, d. iSrarcli 22, 1878, in Lowell, Mass. 

470. Caroline-Matilda, b. Oct. 20, 1833. d. Aug. 22, 1878, in Lowell, Mass. 

471. lluhbard-Clinton [525.], b. Nov. 1!), 1S35. 

47-'. Francis-Tyler [530.], b. Sept. 21. 1837, d. IVh. 20, 18(;;5. 
47;'>. Sarah-LIelen, Ij.JuIn- 17. 18;!lt : li\cs in Lons.'H. Nhiss.. w itli her brother 
George-W'. 

17 1. John-Wetheri?y' [448.] ( Dea. William'. Richard', 
Serjt. John'. Thomas'), was born in Grafton, and died in 
Manchester. \'t. He lived in Grafton and farmed until April, 
1^^22, then removinp" to Factory Point in Manchester, where 
he lived the remainder of his life and carried on the business 
of manufacturing broad-cloths. I lis two sons were in com- 
pany with him, doing business under the lirm name of J.-W. 
Harris & Sons. Thev owned two factories in Manchester, 
one at Factory Point, llu- other a mile and a half distant. 
Alter the death of his sons the business was sold. John.-W 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HARRIS^ 107 

Harris'' was a fine singer,* and in Grafton was in the liabit of 
teaching district school in the winter and singing-school even- 
ings ; led the church choir in Factory Point for thirty years. 

He had very lirm anti-slavery principles, and voted that 
ticket when there were but eight cast in the town. He was 
Justice of the Peace over forty years ; was a man of good 
judgment, was highly respected, and considered strictly hon- 
est at all times ; a well-read man in reli<jious matters, a stron*^ 
Baptist, and very benevolent, assisting and caring for the 
poor and needy around him. He joined the (Calvinistic) 
Baptist church in Factor}' Point in August, 1.S38, and was 
clerk of the church from that time until his death. His wife 
w^as also a member. To the same church belonged their son 
Solon-H.*^ [see Nos. 475, 531.] and his wife, and their son 
John-W.', and his wife. 

He married, in the spring of 1816, Mary Willey, daughter 
of Benjaminf and Abigail (Hurd) Willey, born in Goshen, 
N. H., June (>, 1795, died in Manchester, March 14, 1875, 
twenty vears after the death of all her children. 

CHILDREN-. 

47r>. Solon-IIurd [531.], b. Nov. 30, 1817, d. March 10. 18.").",. 

47(J. Charles [533.]. b. March 3, 1820, d. April 2, is54. 

477. Welthy, b. in Manchester, Vt., d. Jan., 182i), in :\I., in her fifth year. 

47.S. Cornelia-Welthy, b. Nov. 15, 1829, in M., d. April 1, 1S54, in INI. 

4711. Ruth'- [449.] (Dea. William% Richard', Serjt. John", 
Thomas'), was born, lived, and died in Gratlon, Vt. ; was a 
member of the Baptist church in that town. She married, 
Mav 5, 1814, Hosea Riioi)1':s of Grafton, a farmer, son of 
Joseph and Mary Rhodes. He was born in Foxborough, 
Mass., March 10, 1787, and died in Marshalltown, Iowa, 
May K), 18(59. He married, 2, April 17, 1839, Mrs. Eliza- 

*His father, Dea. William'', was a singer. 

tBenj. Willev. the youngest of four children, was born in Conn.. April Hi. 
17G0, died Aug. 1!». 1823; he married. Mav 14. ]7Si), Abigail Hurd. the oUlest 
of ten children, born in N. II., Nov. 2(i, fZfiU, died March 2S, l,s37; the.v re- 
mo\ed to Gr.ifton. Vt., in 1S12. 



108 . TIM': HARRIS FAIMII.Y. 

beth Goodness, by whom he had no chikh^en. She (bed Oct. 
28, l.SiW;, In July, 1841 he removed with his family to Ober- 
lin, Ohio, buying a farm two and one-half miles trom the vil- 
lage, in Russia township. Here he lived until a few years 
before his death, when he removed to Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Hosea and Ruth (Harris^) Rhodes had the following 

CHILDREN, BORN IN GRAFTON, VT. 

4S0. Maria, b. Dec. 24, ISIG, d. Dec. 13, 1833, in Grafton. 

481. Son, b. F^eb. 14, 1819, d. March, 1819, in Grafton, aged three weeks. 

482. Harriet-Mary [534.], b. Dec. 31, 1820. 

483. Abigail-Emilv [535.], b. March 4, 1824, d. Sept. 24, 1858. 

484. Joseph, b. Maj 9, 1826, d. Oct., 1820, in Grafton. 

485. Solon-Harris [537.], b. Nov. 8, 1827, d. Aug. 29, 1879. 
480. Joseph-Warren [542.], b. Oct. 31, 1830, d. Dec. 29-, 1879. 

487. William-Harris [549.], b. April 0, 1833, d. March 24, 1803. 

488. Isaac-Newton [552.], b. Feb. 12, 1837. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

48«J. Ro.swELL-^ [451.] (WilHamS Jr., Dea. William% 
Richard% Serjt. John% Thomas'), was born in Grafton, Vt. 
lie was a brick-maker and lived in Coeymans, N. Y. (twelve 
miles from Albany) ; was drowned in the Hudson river April 
12, 1835, under the following circumstances: — "He lel't 
the shore at Coeymans landing in company with another man 
in a small row-boat, intending to get aboard a schooner 
which was passing up the river, to go to Albany ; on reach- 
ing the schooner there was a collision, the small boat was up- 
set and he was'thrown into the river and drowned ; his bodv 
was not recovered until it had lain in the water thirty-six 
days ; his companion was saved." He married, Nov. (5, 1830, 
Avis Sherman, daughter of Joseph and Sally (Gardner) 
Sherman. She was born in Somerset, R. I., Sept. 13, 1.S13, 
and now lives witli her daughter in Victory, N. Y. 

CIIII.I), ItoKN IX COEY.MANS, N. Y. 

490. Catharine-Klizahcth [5.';.->.], b. April 7, 1833. 

491. Ai!i<;ail-Dennison'' [453.] ( William% Jr., Dea. 
William'. Richard'', Serjt. John", Thomas'), was born in 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM IIARRIs\ 109 

Grafton, Vt. ; married, 1, 1830, Hiram White, son of Jo- 
siah and Hannah White, born in Putney, Vt., May G, 179(), 
died in Townshend, Vt., June 2>>, 1850. He was a farmer; 
thev Hved in Putnev until the spring of 1840, then removed to 
Townshend, where they lived until his death. 

CHILDREN. 

492. Abby-Arabella [.JG2.], b. July 7, 1831. in Langdon, N. H. 

493. Newel-Hiram [5G5.], b. Feb. 12. 1S33, in Putney, Vt. 

494. Wealthy-Isabella [567.], b. April 19, 1835, in Putney, Vt. 

495. Rollin-Charles [571.], b. June 3, 1837, in Putney, Vt. 

496. Ruth-Ann, b. Oct. 5, 1840, in Townshend. Vt. 

497. Lucretia-Catherine [574.], b. Oct. 27, 1845, in Townshend, Vt. 

498. Fannie-Ella [580.], b. July 4, 1848, in Townshend, Vt. 

She married, 2, August, 1855, John-D. Gates of Grafton, 
Vt., a farmer, born in Townshend, died in Grafton, 1862. 
She has lived in Fitchburg, Mass., since 1871, with her 
daughter Ruth-Ann White^ [see No. 49G.], who has resided 
there since 1859. 

499. Christopher^ [455.] (William', Jr., Dea. William', 
Richard% Serjt. John", Thomas'), was born in Athens, Vt. : 
lives in Martville, Cayuga Co., X, Y. ; is a farmer and shoe- 
dealer. He married, 1, Nov. 11, 1838, Achsah Holden, 
daughter of Dennis and Achsah (Gates) Holden. She was 
born Jan. 14, 181G, in Townshend, Vt. (then Acton), and 
died in Townshend, Jul}- 29, 1855. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN TOWNSHEND, VT. 

500. Rollin-Roswell [584.], b. Sept. 28, 1839. 

501. James-Oscar, b. Nov. 28, 1840, d. March 8. 1841. 

502. Romanzo-Altheron [588. J, b. Sept. 9, 1842. 

503. Avis-Fidelia [590.], b. Oct. 29, 1843. 

504. Alzamon-Redinton, b. March 13, 1847, d. Sept. 22, 1848. 

505. Achsah-Celestia [597.], b. July 19, 1849. 

50G. Orange-Westopher, b. June 25, 1854, d. Aug. 4, 1855. 

He married, 2, Feb. 17, 185G, Elvira-C. Holden of Towns- 
hend, born Jan. 13, 1830, with whom he lived about seven 
years. He married, 3, Nov. 28, 18G5, Harriet-T. Liddle. 

CHILD, BORN IN MARTVILLE, N. Y. 

507. Burdett. b. Jan. 28, 18(JS. 



110 THE HARRIS F.\MILY. 

508. Jonas" [45(5.] (William', Jr., Dca. William', Rich- 
ard', Serjt. John', Thomas'), was born in l^ownshciul, \'t., 
and now lives in the villau'e of Westminster, \'t. ; is a farm- 
er. He married, Oct. 1<S. 1842, Octavia Goodridgc of West- 
minster, a!ul settled on her father's farm in that town, after- 
wards removino- into the villao'e. 

o ID 

C'ini.DREX, IJOKX IX WESTMIXSTER. VT. 

.")()!). Loreii-CJoodridge. h. Aug. C. lS-l;l, d. Sept. 2. 1S47. 

."»10. Cemantlia-Octavia, b. Sept. 24, 1848; lives with her parents. 

"ill. Fred-Austin, b. Jan. 12, ISGO; is a farmer; lives witii liis parents. 

512. Charles" [457. J ( William% Jr., Dea. WilHam', 
Richard"', Serjt. John', Thomas'), born in Townshend, \i., 
was a carpenter working on railroads ;ind lived in various 
places. "He was in the South when the Civil war broke out, 
and was forced into the Confederate army, and lost everNthing 
that he had — some two thousand dollars — when he went 
South. He was taken prisoner at the battle of \"icksburg, 
and imprisoned at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Ind." He 
then wrote to his brother Jonas" [see No. 508.] to helj") 
him out, and after two or three applications to the goN- 
ernment and after lonj)^ delay he was released, and took the 
oath of allegiance. He went to his brotlier's in Westminster, 
Vt., arriving tiiere "with his prison suit on, with frozen feet, 
hands and limbs. Several mcniths later he started to work 
his way back to the South to see if he could regain an^ thing, 
but lu' got only as far as Philadeljihia, Pa., when lie was tak- 
en sick, and died March DO, 1870."' 

513. Sylvester"" [4()1.] (Jasher% Dea. William\ Rich- 
ard% Serjt. John*. Thomas' ), was born in Grafton, Vt., wliere 
his \()uth and earJN' manhood were spent : in the spring of 
l'"^ 15 he removed toCoe\-mans. Alban\' Co., N. V.. whi're he 
s]-)ent the remainder of his life, and where he died. He was 
engaged in the manufacture of brick, afterwards in farming, 
and diu'ing {he hist lew \'ears of his life raised broom-corn 
and manufactured brooms. "lie was a liard-workiui'' and 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HARRIS^ 111 

very industrious business man, and had the entire confidence 
and respect of the whole community in whicli he lived. He 
was a conscientious Christian, a man of perfect truth and in- 
tegrity, and one who was true to every duty in life, and faith- 
ful to every trust, and who endeared himself to all \\ho knew 
him." He married, May 18, 1851, Mary Clement, daugh- 
ter of Moses Clement, M. D., who was "one of the most 
honored citizens of Coeymans" [see No. 524.]. She was 
born in Coeymans, Feb. It, 1818, and died there Dec. 23, 
18,S0. 

CHILDREN, I50RX IX COEYMANS, N. Y. 

514. Julia-Estelle [001. J, b. Dec. 25, 1858. 

515. Moses-Clement [605.], b. May 7, 1850, d. April 15, 1881. 

516. Marilla-Adaline' [462.] (Jasher% Dea. William', 
Richard'\ Serjt. John% Thomas'), married, Feb. 22, 1866, 
Epiiraim Wilbur of Grafton, Vt., a farmer, son of Field 
and Martha (Burt) Wilbur, born in Norton, Mass. She was 
the only one of her father's large family who remained in 
Vermont. Mr. Wilbur died in Grafton, Sept. 5, 1875 ; he 
had three children by a former wife, one of whom, Vestus-A., 
lives with Mrs. Wilbur in Grafton, and another, Vesta-A., 
married George Whitcomb and lives on the old homestead of 
Dea. William Harris' [see No. 444.]. 

517. George-Washington*^ [466.] (Jasher% Dea. Wil- 
liam", Richard\ Serjt. John% Thomas'), was born in Graf- 
ton, Vt., Oct. 16, 182<), and now resides in Lowell, Mass. 
'•He attended for several terms the Academy at Townshend, 
Vt., and at the age of tifteen began to teach school, which he 
continued for three 3'ears. In 1845 he invented a machine tor 
making brick, and employed his sunmier vacation m pursu- 
ing this industry and in making and selling his machines. 
His attention being- called to the need of a loom-harness ma- 
chine, he set to work with the purpose of devising one, and 
finally succeeded, taking out a patent for such a machine in 
1849. After teaching a year at Elizabeth, N. J., he returned 



112 



THE HARRIS FAMILY. 



to Grafton and for the next iive or six years devoted himself 
to improving liis invention. He went to EngLand in 1859, 
with the design of estabHshing a business in that country, 
where he remained for six months. Soon after his return he 
took three of his machines to Lowell, Mass., rented the base- 
ment of a sliop and began the manulacture of twine loom 
harness, continuing in this about a 3'ear, when the outbreak 
of the Civil war, by closing the cotton mills, cut off his busi- 
ness. Six months later some of the mills in the manufactur- 
ing cities had started up, and Mr. Harris rented room and 
power and again began operations. He gradually added to 
the number of his machines and operatives, and in 1872 
leased land and erected a three-story building, which he oc- 
cupied until April, 1881, when it was destroyed by fire. 
Takintr what machines he could use after the fire he rented 
rooms for his business while erecting at the corner of Paw- 
tucket and Perkins streets a four-stor}' brick building, 150 by 
50 feet in size, of which he occupies the first two floors, and 
which was completed in Nov., 1881. A view of this factory 
is here inserted. 




He is now running 25 machines. emj-)l()ying '■'>') hands, and an- 
nualh' j-iroducing about 45,000 sets of twine loom harness, 
consuming 175,000 pounds of twine. 



■^' 





^:z-^'-'2y'Z^^^ 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HARRIS*. 113 

"Besides this business Mr. Harris formed a partnership in 
1867 with W.-W. Carey for the manufacture of wood-work- 
ing machinery. They erected a two-story brick machine 
shop, and are now manufacturing phmers, saws, wood-turn- 
ing lathes, and various other machines. Mr. Harris has one- 
fourth interest in the Swaine Turbine Company, of which he 
was formerly president, and is still a director. He, with tbur 
others, established the Lake George Manufacturing Com- 
pany of Ticonderoga, N. Y., with 10,000 spindles and 250 
looms, of which he was one-third owner and president, the 
annual production being 02, 000 yards of sheeting, employing 
200 hands." See portrait. 

He married, 1, Dec. 4, l.S,');"), Susan Wier, daughter of 
John and Fannie (Chapman) Wier, born in Grafton, Vt., 
Dec. 4, 1828, and died in Lowell, Mass., March 12, 1866. 

CHILDREN. 

r.lS. Rosetta-Caroline, b..Aii£>-. 0, 1858, in Coeymans, N. Y., d. March 7, 

1859, in Coeymans. 
510. Emma-Susan, b. Feb. 1, 1802, in Lowell, Mass., d. Jan. !",•, 1S80, in 
Grafton, Vt. ; buried on her ei^iitcenth birthday. 

520. Sarah-Helen, b. Sept. 7, ISC.'i, in Lowell, d. Dec. 5, 1881, in Lowell. 

521. Georo-e-William, b. Feb. H, 18(;r., in Lowell. 

He married, 2, Dec. 7, 1.S70, Emma-Roslyn Lunt, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Sarah (Johnson j Lunt, born in Brunswick, 
^re., May 12, 1845. 

CHILD. HORN IN LOWELL. .MAS.S. 

522. Grace-Greenleaf. b. Oct. 12, 1872. 

523. Willlvm-Randal*^ [-^••^•] (Jasher% Dea. WillianV, 
Richard', Serjt. John', Thomas'), went to Europe in 1851, 
and is eno-aired in the manufacture of loom harness in Man- 
Chester, England. He married Margaret Thackeray, an Eng- 
lish ladv, but has no children except one adopted daughter. 

524. John-Marcus" [468.] (Jasher\ Dea. William\ Ricli- 
ard% Serjt. John', Thornas'), was born in Grafton, Vt. ; at- 



IK! THE HARRIS FAMILY. 

Jolm-S. and Laura (Graves) PoUibone. She was born Jan.. 
1.S21, and died in Manchester, Sept. 2."), l^i')'2. 

i>:\[. IlARRiF/r-rvlARV RiioDEs" [4^2.] (Ruth" (Rhodes), 
Dea. William', Richard\ Serjt. John', Thomas' ), was born in 
Grafton, Vt. : her lather with his family removed to Oberlin, 
O., in 1841. She married, July 4, 1847, William-M. Lo- 
REE, son of John and Abbie Loree, born in Morristown, N. 
J., Oct. 3, 1810. He married, 1, Oct., 1882, Frances-Maria 
Butler, who died Aug. 18, 1837. They had three children, 
William-Martin now of Vinton, Iowa, Andrew-Mult'ord now 
of Marshalltown, Iowa, and James-K. -Polk who died young. 
Mr. Loree was engaged in manufacturing woolens in Pitts- 
field, Mass., several years. In the fall of 18.')!> he removed 
to Medina, Ohio, living on a farm. In two or three years 
a railroad was surveyed across his farm, bringing up the 
price of land so that he sold and commenced again in the 
manufacturing business. In 1^47 he married, 2, Ilarriet- 
Marv Rhodes". In the spring of 18")1 they removed to Co- 
lumbus, O., and opened a grocery store and boarding-house, 
his oldest son being associated with him in the store. The 
son four years later removed to \ inton, Benton Co., Iowa, 
and the father sold out his business and removed to the same 
j^lace in the spring of 18r)7. Here they ha\e since resided: 
Mr. Loree has retired from active business life. In the fall 
of 18.S2 thev \isited their relatives in the East, and Mrs. Lo- 
ree was enabled to rexisit for the fn-sl time her native \alle}' 
and the scenes of her early life in Grafton, Vi., whicli she 
had left more than forty years before. See portraits. 

");}:). Ap.kjaie-Emilv Rhodes" [483.] (Ruth'' (Rhodes), 
Dea. William", Richard'', Serjt. John", Thomas' ). commenced 
teaching school in Ohio in tlie summer of 1842, and taught 
several vears ; also taught painting and drawing. She mar- 
ried, March 21, 18r)(), David McClelland, ami lixcd in 
Coluinlnis, ()., where she died in liS.")S. IK- was the son ot 
George and Isabel (Leslie) McClellaml, b;)rn in Portage Co., 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIA:SI IIARRIS\ 117 

O., Feb. 19, 1S24. In July, l-SdO, ho went to the gold re- 
gions ot' Colorado and worked at mining. He was in the 
Civil war ; enlisted Sept. S, l.SCl in Co. M, 1st Regiment 
Colorado Cavalry : was discharged trom service i\pril ."), l.S(U, 
but had re-enlisted Jan. 1, in the 1st veteran battalion Col- 
orado Cavalry ; was mustered out of service Oct. oO, l<S(i,"), on 
a general order owing to the close of the war. Since that 
time he has resided in Utica, Lickino- Co., O. : is a carriaire- 
maker. 

CHILD. BORN IN COLLMBUS, OHIO. 

.■■>3i;. Edwin-David, b. June 18, 1858, d. Aug. 11, 18."/). in I'tica. O. 

537. Solon -Harris Rhodes" [4.s.").] (Ruth' (Rhodes), 
Dea. William', Richard% Serjt. John', Thomas'), was a 
farmer; lived in Russia township, Ohio, near Oberlin village, 
and died there. He was a sub-school director for nineteen 
years out of the last twentv before his death. He was pres- 
ident of a stock grocery companv in Elvria, O. in ls7(), and 
was elected director in a similar companv in Oberlin in 1.S7.S ; 
was a man of rare business qualities, strictlv honest, and of 
excellent character and great usefulness in the community. 
A neighbor and triend of Mr. Rhodes writes : — 

"He was such a model of moralit\' and uprightness that 
his unconverted neighbors used to hold him up as a man who 
had no need of a change of heart to make him all that he 
ought to be in all the relations of lite. And indeed he was 
of the same opinion until he was about fort\' years of age. 
Then a merciful God throuoh the ai]['enc\' of the Hol\" Spirit 
lifted the veil that hides us trom our own hearts and caused 
him to see that his own * righteousness was as filthy rags'. 
Alter a mental strucvglti ^nd conflict with the Powers of Dark- 
ness such as perhaps few pass through, he came out witli 
'flying colors', for Jesus Christ was the Captain of his salva- 
tion ; and from that time till his deatli he was always at liis 
post. He used to sa^• 'I am amazed at mwselt" that I could 
trv to live a Christian for fort\- \-ears without Christ.'"' 



118 TIIIC llAKKIS I AMILV. 

Mr. I<.h()dcs and his wife \vere among the twcntN-lour who 
in 1<S()8 formed the Unity Church of School District No. 4 in 
Russia — a union Evan<jelical church. "He was a workinir 
Christian, and won the respect and esteem of all with whom 
he was acquainted." He married, Aug. 24, 18.")* Mrs. 
Caroline-A. Lampman, widow of Charles Lampman. Caro- 
line-A. Squire, daughter of William and Lorana (l^ucking- 
ham) Squire [see No. 542.], married, 1, Feb. 11, 1.S41I, 
Charles Lampman, and had one child, Mary-A., born in 
Elyria, O. She married, 2, Solon-Harris Rhodts", and now 
lives with her sons on the homestead near Oberlin. 

CHILDRKX, UORX IX RISSIA, OHIO. 

->-M. Lillie-Lenorn [(512.], b. Aug. ;M, IS.^)?. 

y.VJ. I'rancis-Newton, b. March 10, ISo'J ; is a farmer. 

r,H). Charles-Harris, b. May 2;5, 18(51 ; is a farmer. 

:A]. Soh)n-Arthur, b. Jan. 2, 18G4. 

r)42. Joseph -Warren Rhodes" [48().] (Ruth"' (Rhodes), 
Dea. William\ Richard', Serjt. John", Thomas'), was a 
farmer, but WH)rked at the carpenter's trade a number of years ; 
lived in Ohio until the fall of l'S()4, when he removed to Joy- 
tield, Benzie Co., Michiijcan, bou<rht a farm and li\c'(l there 
until his death, which occurred there. He was treasurer ot 
Jo\-field for about nine ^'ears, and scliool director three or 
four N'ears, also townshij") assessor. He married, Nov. 21, 
18;');'), Mary-Nancy Scpiiri'. daughter of William and Lorana 
(Buckingham) Squire, born in Elyria, O., Juiu- ;i(>. In;!;!. 
She is a sister to Caroline-A. Stjuire, who married Solon-H. 
Rhodes" [see No. T);]?.]. She married, 2, July ;!, 1.S.S2, 
Alvah-Charles Aciia, and now Vwa-. in Onekama, Mani.'-tce 
Co., Mich. Joseph-W'. and Mary-N. (Squire) Rhodes had 
the lolldw ing 

cmi.nKKN. 
r.l:'.. yMico-Eiigenie, b. Aug. 1:'., l.s,",^. in Rn-^sia. (). : lives in Jos lieKi. Miili. 
r>H. josepIiine-Adehude. 1). ,\hi\ 111. ls.')7. in ivussia. C).. il. I\l). 7. lS."iS. in 
Elvria. (). 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HARRIS*. 11 II 

'A'). Josepliine-Abhie [lil.").], 1). J;in. 2.S, isrjil, in Carlisle, (). 

54f). Hattie-Lorana, b. June 2], 18G1, in Russia, O. ; lives in Jovficlcl, Mich. 

547. Geor2;e-IIariis, b. April 3, 18(!4, in Elyria, O. ; lives in Jovfiekl, Mich. 

548. Lucy-Adelaide, b. Nov. 1, 18(17, injoyfield, Mich. 

549. William-Harris Rhodes" [487.] (Ruth' (Rhodes;, 
Dea. William^ Richard', Serjt. John% Thomas'), was for 
several years engaged in the sale of books in company with 
his brother Isaac-Newton'^ [see No. 552.], traveling in the 
South and employing several agents. The outlireak of the 
Civil war stopped their business and caused quite a loss of 
goods. At the time of his death in the spring of lH()o lie 
had charge of a wholesale stationery and notion store in 
Nashville, Tenn., employed by a firm in Cincinnati, O. ; his 
death occurred in Cincinnati. He was a man of much natural 
ability ; was said to have inherited much from his mother ; he 
possessed excellent business qualities, and had the prospect 
of a bright future before him at the time of his death. "He 
shrank not from duty, and deviated not a line from honor and 
integrity." See portrait. 

He married, Sept. l(i, 1858, Nettie-E. Fisk, a sister to 
Jane-H, Fisk [see No. 552.], born in Genesee, N. Y. , Aug. 
18, 1833. She married, 2, June 11, 1808, WiUiam-R. Tolles. 
He is a native of New Haven, Conn. ; served through the 
Civil war, entering the service as Captain of an Ohio Com- 
pany, and rising by promotions to the position of Colonel. 
They removed some years ago to San Bernardino, Cal., 
where they now reside; have one child, Lulu-M., born 
March 10, 1871. William-H.'= and Nettie-E. (Fisk) Rhodes 
had two 

CHILDREN'. 

550. Daughter, b. Jan. 22, ISCO, in Batesville, Ark., d. Jan. 22, 18G0. 

551. Minnie-Lura, b. Dec. 25, 18G2, in Kalamazoo. Mith.. d. April 8, ]8(i;). 

552. Isaac-Newton Rhodes'' [488.] (Ruth' (Rhodes), 
Dea. William', Richard', Serjt. John', Thomas' ), attended 
the preparator}' department of Oberlin College in the fall and 



120 Tin-: HARK IS i amii.v. 

winter of 18')4-"). In Dec, is").") he engaged in the l:)usiness 
of selhni;" books, travehng in the Southern .states; afterwards 
had cliarge of a portion of the business and employed agents. 
lie was associated for several years with his brother Williani- 
H." [see No. 5411.] in this business. In l.SCl he went to 
Lebanon, (). and attended three terms at the Normal School ; 
taught school t\\o winters, and in the spring of 18()o went to 
Nashville, Tenn. to take charge of the store where his broth- 
er William-H." had been ; remained there until the fall of 
1 8(1.5, then went to Chicago, 111. and was employed as com- 
mercial salesman several years. In 1<S72 he engaged in the 
sale of sewing-machines in Marshalltown, Iowa, and in 
April, 1877 removed to Marys\'ille, Cal., where he now 
resides and is engaged in the same business. He married, 
1, June 11, 18()8, Jane-H. Fisk, a sister to Nettie-E. Fisk, 
wlio married William-II. Rhodes' [see Nos. 487, 549.]. 

CJHLDKI.N. 

i)')','. Mahcl-Abhic. 1). |iinc '2'>, ISTO, in (jrinncll. Iowa. 

554. \\'illiain-.Ma\\\cll. b. Aul:;. 1(>, 1S71, in Mai>liallto\\ n. Iowa. 

Remarried. 2, Dec. 27, 1881, Nellie-A. Bailey of San 
Jose, Cal. 

.S E \' E N r H GE X K R A T K) N . 

555. Catharine - ELiZAnETir [liMI.] (Roswell% Will- 
iam'. Jr., Dea. William', Richard', Serjt. John", Thomas'), 
married, Jan. 11, 185;'), Addisox-Baednnin Wetiierdv, son 
of John and Sarah Wetherb\', born in Victor\", Cavuga Co., 
N. Y., Sept. 15, 1S,")2. He is a merchant in Victory: has 
been postmaster for eighteen years, and Notary for District 
24 for four years. 

rllll.DKKN. ItOKN IN VRTOKV, X. V. 

55(1. Eli.-i-llan-is [(;17.]. 1). AjM-il 1. I,s5l. 

557. Janics-Rosweil [CI '.•.]. 1). I\-h. 17. ]S5(;. 

555. Clarence-Adciison, h. [nnc 1. ls5S; is a fainioi-: li\cs with his paix'tits. 
5,")i». Sarah-Kudora. 1). Sept. 11. isiJl, d. Sept. 17. ]S(i5, in \'ictorv. 

500. Jonnic-I-:iii()ra, h. Fob. :'.. 18(17. d. Sept. ;5U, ISGlt, in Victory. 

501. ^■i(da-(k•l•t|•lKiL'. h. .\u<r. It. 1S72. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILEIAM HARRIS*. 121 

r)(i2. Abby-x\rabella White" [4il2.] (Abigail-Dennison" 
(White), William', Jr., Dea. William\ Richard', Serjt. John% 
Thomas'), married, April (5, 1852, George Winslow, a 
farmer, son of Peleg and Nancy (Bowles) Winslow. He 
was born in Dummerston, Vt.. Feb. 7, 1827, lived in Town- 
shend, Vt., w^here he died, Feb. 'J, 18()8. His widow and 
children reside in Townshend. 

CHILDREN. BDRX IN TOWNSHEND, VT. 

563. George-Peleg, b. Nov. 25. 1800; is a former. 
504. Fannv-Abby, b. Jan. 27. 18(57. 

565. Newel-Hiram White' [493.] (Abigail- Dennison" 
(White), William', Jr., Dea. Wilham*, Richard', Serjt. John\ 
Thomas'), is a larmer : lived in Millbury, Mass.; removed 
in the spring of 1880 to Beloit, Kansas, where he now re- 
sides and has a stock farm of two hundred acres, situated on 
the Solomon river. He married, Nov. l!l, 1868, Ann-Electa 
Livermore. daughter of Joseph-Smith and Electa-Slocomb 
Livermore, born in Sutton, Mass., April 17, 18H4. 

elllLl). HORN IN MILLIURV. -M.\:^.->. 

5()G. Bessie-Florence, b. Feb. 7. 1S7U. 

5()7. Wealthy-Is.vbelea Whiti/ [41>4.] ( Abigail-Den- 
nison' (White), WilHam%Jr., Dea. William', Richard', Serjt. 
John', Thomas'), was educated at Leland Seminary, Vt. ; 
married, Julv 21, lS,j8, Lkwis-Lawrence I^oelock, M. D. 
of South Carolina: he was ]v;rn in that State, Oct. 2!i, is;i5. 
and oraduated at the Universitv of Marvland in 1.S56. The\- 
nov>' reside in Boston, Mass. 

ClIILDKEN. 

yfiS. WinLon-Liuvrence. b. .Mav L'H. 1S.")'.I. in M;icon, Ga. 

SGI). \Vilhe!niinc-Weallli\ . b. Jan. 2G, 1S(;2. in Tuscunibia, Ala. 

570. Son. b. Dec. 4. ISCC. d. Aug. ;50. ISln. . 

571. Rollin-Charles White' [4515.] ( Abigail-Denni- 
son" (White), William', Jr., Dea. William*, Richard', Serjt. 
Johir, Thomas'), was born in Putney, Vt. : worked on a 



I'i-J THE HARRIS lAMlhV. 

rarni until he was twenty-one, then was engaged in chair- 
making for five years. In 1(S()2 he commenced working lor 
Thomas-II. White (no relative of his) in Tenipleton, Mass.. 
in the manufacture of sewing machines. The next year the 
business was moved to Orange, Mass., and in Sept., l^^().") to 
Cleveland, O. In March, 18()G Rollin-C. White' was made 
a partner in the business, and has continued in the business to 
the present time. The White Sewing Machine Company was 
formed in 187(5, with Rollin-C. White" as vice president, which 
position he has since held with the exception of one year. 
Thomas-II. White is president. They manufacture the celebra- 
ted "White" sew^ing machine ; the company has a capacity 
for the manufacture of 2,000 machines a week, and employs 
about 1,000 men. He married, March 1, 180"), Lizzie-Sarah 
Warren, dauirhter of Ebenezer-C. and Olive-G. Warren, 
born in llubbardston, Mass., Feb. 2o, 1840. 

CHILDREN, BORN" IN CLEVKLANl). OHIO. 

572. Fannie-Lizzie, b. Nov. 24, 18t;8. 
r,7-A. Frcd-Rollin, b. Feb. 17, 1872. 

574. Lucretia-Cathkrine White' [41)7.] ( Abigail-l)en- 
nison'' (White), William', Jr., Dea. William', Richard', 
Serjt. John", Thomas'), married, March lo, 18(i(!, IIi-:nrv- 
FRA^XTs Frankein, son of James and Lucinda Franklin, 
born in Townshend, Vt., Oct. -'iO. 1S40. During the Civil 
war he served as Corporal in Co. D, Hith Regiment Vermont 
Volunteers. He is a tanner, and they reside in Townshend. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN TOWNSHEND, VT. 

:)7.-). IkTlxTt-lIonr.v. b. Feb. 10. 1S68. 

.")7<;. Ernest-Rollin. b. Sept. 8. 1870. 

,-.77. Minnie-Ruth. b. Oct. 18. 187;^. d. Nov. IS. ls7,1. 

,578. Clinton-James, b. Jan. 17, 187"). 

57'.). Alice-Liicrctia, b. Oct. 7. 1881. 

.").S0. Fanme-Elea White" [4It.s.J Abigail - Dennison'' 
(White), William', Jr., Dea. William', Richard', Serjt. John', 
Thomas' ), married, Jan. 2."), 1.S7 1,Fra.\k-W. I5arrett, who 



DESCENDANTS OE WILLIA^f IIARRIs\ 1 "Jo 

was born Jan. l."), 184<S, He is a farmer; they live in I^eloit, 
Kansas. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN' liELOIT. KANSAS. 

.")S1. Lizzie-Mav. b. Sept. 3(1. lS7r>. 
.■■)S2. Alice-Inez. b. Aug. 20, 1877. 
r,S;i. Chaiies-Winton. li. June 211. 1880. 

;')84. RoLLiN-RoswEi.i.' [.")00.] (Christopher^ William% 
Jr., Dea. William', Richard', Serjt. John', Thomas'), is a 
larmer and resides in Londonderry, \t. He married, Mav 
."), 18()o, x\lmira-L. Fisher of Londonderry, daughter of Riis- 
sell-Fitch and Phebe-Almira (Skinner) Fisher, born in Graf- 
ton. Vt., Feb. 4, l.S4r). 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LONDONDERRY. VT. 

r>Hr,. Charlie-Emerson, b. May (1. 18«0. 
oSC). Martha-Emma, b. Ma\- 1"). 1875. 
r),s7. Minnie-Etta, b. Dec. 2it. 1878. 

588. Romanzo-Altheron" [502.] (Christopher\ William\ 
Jr., Dea. William% Richard% Serjt. John', Thomas'), is a 
farmer and resides in Westminster, Vt. He was in the Civil 
war: enlisted Jan. lo, 18G2 in Co. H, 8th Regiment W'rmont 
Volunteers : was at the siege of Port Hudson and the several 
battles in that vicinity, and througii the campaigns under Cjcii- 
erals Butler and Banks; remained in Louisiana until July. 
18()4. then the resfiment was transferred to the Shenandoah 
vallev, Va. under Gen. Sheridan. He re-enlisted in the held 
Jan. 5, 18(54 at New Iberia, La.: was discharged June 28, 
18G5 at Washington, D. C. He married, July 7. l.SCT. Cath- 
arine Lanpher, daughter of John and Susan Lanpher, born 
in Bucksport, Me., Jan. IG, 18oG. 

CHILD, HORN IN LOWELL. MASS. 

58'.>. Fred-Rome, b. Mav 27. 18(;i). 

590. Avis-Fidelia" [503.] (Christopher*, William". Jr.. 
Dea. William', Richard% Serjt. John% Thomas'), married. 
March 24, 18(54, Joiin-Wilcy Johnson of Townshend, \'t.. 



124 THK HARRIS FAMILY. 

born in Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 4, ISHS. Me is a tarnu-r, and 
they reside in Townshcnd. 

eillLOREN, nORX IX TOWXSIIKNn. VT. 

")'J1. Emnui-Ficiclia. b. May ">, 18(>5. 

r)02. Cora-Selucia, b. June 1.".. LS(;g. d. April 0. IsCT. 

r.9;i. John-Wilcv, 1). Sept. «, 1.S71, d. Sept. ;!(i. lf<71. 

r)<)4. Minnie-Avis, b. Oct. !.">, 1872. 

595. Grace-Jeriisha, b. Jan. 13, 187.^. 

59G. Liilu-Achsah, b. Sept. 14. 187(5. 

597. Achsah-Celestia' [505.] (Christopher", WilHani", 
Jr., Dea. William\ Richard% Serjt. John% Thomas'), married, 
May 13, 1877, Daniel-William Dutton, son ot'Johnson-J.. 
and Sarah-H. Dutton, born in China, Me., Marcli 22, 1.S5(;. 
He is a farmer, and they reside in Townshend, Vl. 

CHILDREX, BORX IX TOW XSIIF.NI), VT. 

598. William-Harris, b. July 28, 1878. 

599. Guy-Ernest, b. March 3, 1880. 
COO. Ned-Emerson, b. April IC, 18S2. 

(501. Julia-Estp:lle' [514.] (Sylvester*, Jasher', Dea. 
Winiam\ Richard% Serjt. John", Thomas'), married, Jan. 22, 
1877, William-Jacob Blauvelt, who has charge oT the 
Knickerbocker Ice Company's ice-house at Barren Ishind in 
Coeymans, N. Y., where they reside. 

CHILDREN, IJORX IN COEY.M.XXS, X. Y. 

(J02. Harry, b. May 2, 1878; lives with his ijreat-uncle John-M. Harris" [see 

No. 524.]. 
f)03. Egbert-Stanton, b. Oct. 8, 1879. 
r,04. Henrietta, b. Sept. 2(!, 1882. 

605. Mo.ses-Clement'' [515.] (Sylvester% Jasher'. Dea. 
William*, Richard% Serjt. John", Thomas'), lel't his home in 
Coeymans, N. Y. in early life to work for his uncle George- 
W. Harris^ [see No. 517.] in Lowell, Mass. "He possessed 
good business abilities and lor some time was tlie chief busi- 
ness manager of the large manufacturing business of his un- 
cle, and had bright and hopeful prospects of a brilliant busi- 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HARRIS*. 12') 

ness career before him'\ but died suddenly in Lowell when 
about 2") years of age. He was a young man of exemplary 
habits, respected and loved by all who knew him. 

(')0(). John-William' [5o2.] (Solon-Hurd% John-Wether- 
bv% Dea. William', Richard', Serjt. John', Thomas'), lives 
in Factory Point, Manchester. Vt., on the homestead of his 
father and crrandfather. He owns one-half of the mill former- 
Iv owned bv his lather and grandlather, and there manufac- 
tures horse and army blankets, producing 2J)i)i) pounds a 
week. He married, Oct. 11>, 18l>5, Sarah Geddis. daughter 
of Samuel and Margaret (Densmore) Geddis. born June (!. 
1847. 

CHILDREN". 

(•,07. Solon, b. June 7, 18GG, in Manchester. Vt.. d. Mav 2S. ISC!), in Srliairh- 

ticoke, N. Y. 
008. Charles-Parker, b. Feb. 11, 1870. in Schaghticoke, X. \'. 
CO'.). Fannie-Etta, b. Oct. 4. 1872. in Manchester. Vt.. d. Jan. 17. 1881, in 

Manchester, Vt. 
CIO. llattie-Mabel, b. Dec. 17, lS7r>. in Augusta, X. Y. 
Cll. Willie-John. b. July IG, 18S2. in Manchester. Vt. 

(;12. Lillie-Lenora Rhodes' [588.] ( Solon - Harris 
Rhodes% Ruth' (Rhodes), Dea. William*, Richard', Serjt. 
John*, Thomas'), married, Feb. 2(1, 1878, Cii.\rles-A. 
Whitney ; they reside in Kipton, O. : he is engaged in trade 
there, and is constable of Camden township. 

CHILDREN. 

Cl;?. Myrtle-Estella. b. Aug. 12. 1879, in Pittsfield. O. 
CU. Claud-Harris, b. April 1. 1882. in Kipton, O. 

Clo. Josephine-x\bbie Rhodes' [r)4').] (Joseph-Warren 
Rhodes*. Ruth^ (Rhodes). Dea. WillianV. Richard', Serjt. 
John-, Thomas'), married. May 2H, 1.S82, Geor(;e-Wasiiin(;- 
ton Smeltzer, a farmer, born in Garafraxa, Wellington 
Co., Ontario. Canada. May 1, 18(;i. They live in Joylield, 
Mich. 

CHILD, HOltN IN JOVIIELD. MICII. 

C IC. Lida-May. b. .Xpril 1. 188;5. 



\'2C) THE IIAUIUS I AMIT-V 



EKJHTH (JENKRATION. 



1)17, Ella-IIarris Wetherbv" [.')")(>.] (Catharine-Eliz- 
abeth' (Wetherby), Roswell", William', Jr., Dea. Williani\ 
Richard% Serjt. John', Thomas'), married, Sept. <>. 1(S7<». 
William McBride, a farmer; they reside in Fruit \'alley, 
Oswego Co., N. Y. 

C1III,I). BORN IN OSWEGO. N. V. 

tilcS. Howard, b. iVuij. 4. 1S7S. He is in the //////// i^oicrntioii in AnuTica 
from Tlionias Harris^ (See Xos. 227'.j. ^20.) 

(!lil. James-Roswell Wetherhy" [557.] (Catharine- 
Elizabeth' (Wetherby), RoswelP, William', Jr., iJea. Will- 
iam*, Richard% Serjt. John% Thomas'), is a carpenter and 
school-teacher, and resides with his parents in \"ictory, N. Y. 
He married, Nov. 25, 1880, Mariette Evans, who died in \"ic- 
tory, March 17, 1882. 

CHILD, BORN IN VUTORY. N. Y. 

r.20. Evans-James, b. March 11. 1882. He is in tlie hIiiIIi i^oioafio)! in 
America from Thomas Harris'. (See Nos. 227'^., 018.; 



ADDITIONS. 127 



A D D rr I O N s 



Page ig, (No. ^.) SaimccP. He was probably tlie one who 
died in Byfield parish, Newbury, Mass., Jan. 2!», 1770, » 'al- 
most 7.5 ; he had no family there, but lived with his son-in-law 
John Webber". (Byfield Church Records.) John Webber 
married Rachel Harris, March 1.5, 17511, in Rowley, Mass. 

Page j8, iVo. ji. Dca. yacob\ "Jr. The following is the 
closing portion of a poem of ten stanzas written by him. 
dated "Windham, July 23, 1833" :— 

•■A few more fleeting years roll on. 
And life's important work is done. 
What though it be a thorny road, 
That leads us onward to our God. 

••Lol in the heavens a building stands, 
Reared up by uncreated hands : 
'Twas purchased by the Eternal Son. 
And chartered to the saints alone. 

•'Oh ! may we join the throng above. 
And sing redeeming grace and love. 
When earth with all its toils and cares 
\o more attracts, no more ensnares. 

••Adieu! adieu I to things below. 
When Jesus calls we all must go. 
And when the trump shall raise the dead. 
Mav we arise in Christ our head. " 



\'2S rillC IIAUUIS FAMILY. 

Paij;r jj, A'o. /^o'j- Son. I le is named Frank -William. 

Page j^, JTo. 1^0. Edzvard-]\[clvillc^ . The tacts can nol 
be ascertained, but Serjt. John" and Thomas' max have been 
members ot' the church in Ipswich, (it" so, making eight gen- 
erations,) as the will of eacli contains indications of a person- 
al faith in Christ. 

Page 6j, J\'o. lyj. Clarinda Whitney" ( Woodbury). She 
is the oldest of the descendants of Richard Harris^ now liv- 
ing. Two others, born before isoo. are now (Aug., 1(S83) 
livinir, — Nos. ;")o and ")!•. 



INDEX I. 



129 



INDEX I. 



TO NAMES OF HARRISES IN PART I, (CHAPTERS I, II, III). 

NAME. PAGE. 

Agnes'*, dau. of John', .......... 21 

Ann', m. Elias Maverick, .......... 8 

Anthony', 8 

Arthur, 1640 7 

Daniel', 8 

DanieP, son of Serjt. John^, ......... 19 

Ebenezer^, son of Thomas', ......... 14 

Elizabeth^, dau. of Thomas', m. John Gallup, ..... 13 

George, 163(5, ........... 7 

Giles"*, son of John^ 21 

John' 8 

John^ Serjt., son of Thomas' 13, 18 

John^, son of Serjt. John^, 19,20 

John"*, son of John^, .......... 20 

Margaret"^, dau. of Thomas', m. John Staniford. ..... 14 

Martha-, dau of Thomas', ........ l.'i 

Martha^ dau. of Serjt. John-2 • . . . .19.21 

Mary^, dau. of Thomas', ......... 14 

Rebecca^, dau. of Serjt. John^, m. William Wilcomb, . . . 19,21 

Richard^, son of Serjt. John^, ........ 19,21 

SamueP, son of Serjt. John*, 19,127 

Thomas and Elizabeth, 1630, 7 

Thomas, 1637 ' 

Thomas', m. Martha Lake. . . . • 8, 9 

Thomas^, son of Thomas', ......... 13 

Walter, 1632 ' 

William, 1635. ' 

William', « 

William'*, son of Thomas', ......... 14 

William^, son of Serjt. John'-, ........ 19 



130 



THE HARRIS FAMILY. 



INDEX II. 



TO NAMES OF DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD HARRIs\ ( IX I'ART II ) 



NAME. 

Allen, William-H.^ 

Beckwith, Eloise-L.', 

Beckwith, James-F.'^, 

Beckwith, Lawrence-B.', 

Beckwith, Mary-E.', 

Beckwith, Sally-M.^ m. Baylor, 

Beckwith, Samuel-S.', 

Bowen, Anna-C.-M.^, 

Bowen, Caroline-F.', m. Fairbanks, 

Bowen, Ella-H.^ m. McFarland, 

Bowen, Fannie-M.'', m. Waldo, 

Bowen, Louise', m. Ballard, 

Brick, Francis', Dr., 

Brick, Harriet-S.', m. Wilson, 

Draper, Albert-J.-R.', 

Draper, George-II.', 

Farnsworth, Dorothy**, m. Chase, 

Farnsworth, Ezra-S.", 

Farrand, Caroline-A.', m. Morgan. 

Farrand, Ellen-S.', m. Chase, 

Farrand, Martha-C, m. Doolittle, 

Harris, Abigail-D.'*, m. White and 

Gates, 
Harris, Achsah-C, m. Dutton, 
Harris, Amanda-B.", 
Harris, Asenath*, m. Whitney, 
Harris, Augustus-G.*, 
Harris, Avis-F.', m. Johnson, 
Harris, Betsey-M,®, m. Mott, 
Harris, Betsy"*, m. Merriam, 
Harris, Caroline-M.®, 
Harris, Catharine-E.', m. Wetherhv, 



ANCESTOR. 


NO. 


I'AtiK. 


Richard'', Jr. 


222 


71 


Rebecca^ {Sco/lay), 


2(55 


7.S 


Rebecca* {Scollay), 


;ho 


83 


Rebecca* {Scollay), 


2(54 


7S 


Rebecca* (Scollay), 


2(;r)i._, 


7S 


Rebecca* (Scollay), 


;ui 


«4 


Rebecca* (Scollay) . 


2(>1 


78 


Nathaniel*, 


.•{88 


It.') 


Nathaniel*, 


42(i 


102 


Nathaniel*, 


441 


]o:! 


Nathaniel*, 


422 


102 


Nathaniel*, 


4:52 


102 


Rebecca* (Scollay), 


;{2".> 


m 


Rebecca* (Scollay), 


.•i;!i 


S7 


Nathaniel*, 


41;; 


101 


Nathaniel*. 


411 


101 


Rebecca*. (Scollay) 


;'.()(; 


S2 


Rebecca* ( Scollay ) . 


.".OK 


S2 


Nathaniel*, 


410 


100 


Nathaniel*, 


4()S 


it!t 


Nathaniel*, 


404 


;)!• 


William*. 


4!)1 


108 


William*, 


.597 


124 


Richard*. Jr. 


18S 


ik; 


Richard*, Jr.. 


i:.4 


Co 


Richard*, Jr.. 


1>S<I 


(kS 


William* 


;•)!»() 


12;! 


Nathaniel*. 


37.S 


!t4 


Jacob*, 


25 


:u 


William*, 


470 


km; 


William*. 


."»")."> 


120 



INDEX II. 



lai 



NAME. 

Harris, Catherine'', m. Little, 
Harris, Cemantha-O.', 
Harris, Charles®, (son of John-W.*,) 
Harris. Charles®, (son of Will- 
iam''. Jr..) 
Harris. Charles-C.'. 
Harris, Charles-E.®. 
Harris, Charlotte-E.", 
Harris, Charlotte-H.'', m. Allen, 
Harris, Christopher®. 
Harris, Cornelia-W.®, 
Harris, Cvnthia-L.®, in. Parker, 
Harris, Edward-M.'^. 
Harris, Edward-P.®, 
Harris, Edward-W.'. Judge. 
Harris, Edwin-A.", 
Harris, Elizabeth*^, m. Underhill. 
Harris, Eliza-H.'. m. Peakes. 
Harris, Eliza-P.®. 
Harris, Eunice". 
Harris, Francis-T.®. 
Harris, Franklin®. 
Harris. Fred-A.'. 
Harris. George®. 
Harris. George-W.®, 
Harris. George-W.'. 
Harris. Hannah-A.®, m. Draper. 
Harris. Harrison-G.''. 
Harris, HaswelF, 
Harris, Henry-L.®, 
Harris, Hubbard-C®. 
Harris, Jacob^, Dea.. 
Harris, Jacob", Jr.. Dea.. 
Harris, Jacob®. 
Harris. Jasher". 
Harris, Joel". 
Harris, John", Judge, 
Harris, John-A.®, 
Harris, John-M.®, Dea., 
Harris, John-M.®. 
Harris. John-W.", 
Harris, John-W.', 
Harris, John-W.'. 
Harris. Jonas®. 



ANCESTOR. 

Richard^. Jr. 
William*, 
William^ 

W illiani* , 
Jacob* 
Nathaniel* 
Jacob* 

Richard*. Jr., 
William*, 

William*, 

Nathaniel* . 

Jacob* , 

Jacob*. 

Jacob*, 

Jacob*. 

Jacob*, 

Jacob*. 

Richard*. Jr.. 

Jacob*. 

William*, 
Richard*. Jr. 

William*, 
Richard*, Jr. 

William*. 
Jacob*, 
Nathaniel*, 
Richard*. Jr. 
Nathaniel*. 
Richard*. Jr. 

William*. 
Richard^ 
Jacob*. 
Jacob*. 

William*, 
Richard*, Jr. 
Richard*. Jr. 
Richard*, Jr. 
Jacob*. 

William*. 

William*, 

William*. 
Jacob*. 

William*. 



NO. 


PAGE. 


172 


63 


510 


110 


633 


115 


512 


110 


73 


42 


366 


93 


75 


43 


185 


64 


499 


109 


478 


107 


356 


91 


140 


028) 54 


60 


40 


lOG 


47 


125 


51 


77 


43 


120 


50 


152 


60 


52 


38 


530 


115 


193 


68 


511 


110 


171 


63 


517 


HI 


122 


51 


372 


94 


163 


61 


364 


93 


196 


69 


525 


114 


17 


31 


r.i 


(127) .SS 


74 


4:'. 


459 


106 


157 


60 


149 


57 


187 


64 


71 


41 


524 


113 


474 


106 


G0(> 


125 


69 


41 


508 


110 



182 



THE HARRIS r-AMlLY. 



NAME. 




ANCESTOR. 


NO. 


I'ACK. 


Harris 


Joseph-L.". 


Nathuniil^, 


4(12 


98 


Harris 


Julia-E.', m. Blauvelt, 


WiUiam\ 


• GUI 


124 


Harris 


Julius-0.«, 


Naihatiiel^. 


860 


91 


Harris 


Lillie-E.», 


Jacob\ 


139 


54 


Harris 


Luther«, 


Jacob'. 


79 


44 


Harris 


Lydia-G.®, m. Case, 


Nathaniel'^, 


389 


95 


}Iarris 


Lydia-K.'', m. Dearborn, 


Jacob*, 


76 


43 


Harris 


Marilla-A.«, m. Wilbur. 


Wtlliam\ 


.->16 


111 


Harris 


Martha'', m. Wetherbee, 


Richard^, 


12 


29 


Harris 


Martha*, m. Moore, 


Jacob\ 


46 


37 


Harris 


Martha*, 


William\ 


446 


105 


Harris 


Mary-A.*, 


William'^, 


4(i9 


IOC 


Harris 


Mary-B.«, 


Ric/iard\ Jr., 


195 


(i8 


Harris 


Mary-C.^ 


Nathaniel'^, 


403 


99 


Harris 


Mary-N.^, m. Farrand. 


Nathaniel' . 


368 


93 


Harris 


Mary-W.8, 


Jacob'. 


3.1 


37 


Harris 


Moses-C.^ 


William'. 


605 


124 


Harris 


Nathaniel^. 


Ric/iardK 


333 


88 


Harris 


Nathaniel\ Jr., 


Nathaniel' , 


343 


8!» 


Harris 


Otis', 


N^athaniel'. 


395 


98 


Harris 


Rebecca^ m. Scollay, 


RichardK 


229 


73 


Harris 


Richard^ 




1 


25 


Harris 


Richard\ Jr., Dea., 


Richard^, 


141 


56 


Harris 


Richard*, 


Nathaniel', 


350 


90 


Harris 


Rollin-R.\ 


William', 


584 


1 2:". 


Harris 


Roman zo-A.', 


William'. 


588 


123 


Harris 


Rosaline", m. S\vase\-, 


Nathaniel'. 


393 


97 


Harris 


Roswell*, 


William'. 


489 


108 


Harris 


Rufus*, 


Nathaniel'. 


345 


90 


Harris 


Ruth*, ni. Rhodes. 


William', 


479 


107 


Harris 


Sally*, 


Jacob', 


21 


32 


Harris 


Sally* or Sarah*, 


Ricliard', Jr.. 


147 


.57 


Harris 


Sall"y«, m. Coult, 


Jacob*, 


59 


39 


Harris 


Samuel*, Re%' . 


Jacob'. 


3.5 


34 


Harris 


Samuel", 


Jacob'. 


6;! 


4(1 


Harris 


Samuel', 


Jacob'. 


115 


49 


Harris 


Sarah-H.8, 


William'. 


473 


10(; 


Harris 


Sarah-L.®, m. Bowen, 


Nathaniel'. 


381 


95 


Harris 


Solon-H.«, 


William', 


531 


1 15 


Harris 


Sylvester", 


William', 


513 


11(1 


Harris 


\Villiam^ Dea., 


Richard"^. 


444 


104 


Harris 


. William*, Jr., 


William'. 


450 


105 


Harris 


, William-C.«, Dea.. 


Jacob'. 


80 


44 


Harris 


. William-R.«. 


William*. 


523 


113 



INDEX II. 



13?> 



NAME. 

Harris, William-S.', 

Mann, Albert-E."^, 

Mann, Clara-E.®, m. Burgess, 

Mann, Julia-L.**, m. Kempton, 

Mann, Oliver-L.*, 

Merriam, Betsey'', m. Harris, 

Merriam, Ellen-A.', m. Prescott. 

Merriam, Jacob-H.*, 

Merriam, Ljnian-W.', 

Merriam, Mary-E.^, 

Merriam, Sally-H.", 

Moore, Cordclia-E.*, m. Spragiie. 

Moore, Emily^, 

Moore, John-M.'', 

Moore, Marius-H '^, 

Moore, Samuel-S.', 

Moore, Wilbur-F.', 

Moore, William-E.'. 

Mutt, Charles-A.', 

Mott, Julius-H.', 

Nellis, VVaiter-P.«, 

Page, Sally-S.'. 

Parker, Edwin-R.', 

Parker, Eliza', m. Smith, 

Parker, Sarah', m. Nellis. 

Parks, Flora-J.^ 

Pollock, \Vilhelmine-W.\ 

Pollock, Winton-L.^ 

Rhodes, Abigail-E.**. m. McClelland. 

Rhodes, Alice-E.', 

Rhodes, Charles-H.', 

Rhodes, Francis-N.'. 

Rhodes, Harriet-M.". m. Lorof. 

Rhodes, Hattie-L.'. 

Rhodes, Isaac-N.". 

Rhodes, Josephine-A.'. m. Smeltzer. 

Rhodes, Joseph-W.^ 

Rhodes, Lillie-L.'. m. Whitney, 

Rhodes, Solon-H.«. 

Rhodes, William-H.". 

Sargent, Edwin-H.'*. 

Sargent, George-A.**. 

ScoUay, Abel\ 

Scollav, Anne-L.". m. Beckwith, 



.ANCESTOR. 

yiirol)\ 

Richard\y,:, 

Richard\ Jr., 

Richard^, Jr. 

Richard\ Jr., 

yacob\ 

Jacob", 

Jacob\ 

Jacobs 

'Jacob*, 

Jacob*. 

Jacob*, 

Jacob*, 

Jacob*, 

Jacob*, 

Rebecca* (Scol/ay), 

Jacob*, 

Jacob*, 

Naf/iam'el*. 

Nathaniel*, 

Nathaniel*, 

Rebecca* {Scollay), 

Nathaniel*, 

Rebecca* {Scollay), 

Nathaniel*, 

Richard*, Jr.. 

William*, 

William*. 

William*. 

William* . 

William^ . 

William*, 

William*. 

William'. 

li 'illi(fm'. 

William*. 

William*. 

William*. 

William*. 

William*. 
Richard*, Jr.. 
Richard*. Jr.. 
Rebecca* {Scollay), 
Rebecca* ( Scollav) . 



NO. 


PAGE. 


136 


53 


227 


72 


228 


72 


226 


72 


205 


70 


58 


39 


96 


46 


53 


39 


98 


47 


54 


39 


29 


34 


88 


45 


47 


38 


94 


45 


84 


45 


313 


84 


86. 


45 


85 


45 


418 


101 


414 


101 


.S92 


97 


271 


79 


390 


96 


317 


85 


391 


96 


211 


71 
1 .> 1 


568 


1 - 1 
121 


-,35 


116 


543 


118 


540 


ll.s 


5:!9 


118 


5;J4 


116 


546 


119 


552 


119 


(115 


125 


542 


IIH 


612 


125 


537 


117 


549 


119 


216 


7 ; 


217 


- 1 


255 


7 1 


259 


78 



184 



THE HARRIS FAMILY 



NAME. 

Scollay, Charles*, 

Scollay, Charles', 

Scollay, Charles-L.«, Dr., 

Scollay, Dolly®, m. Whitney, 

Scollay, Eleanor-G.®, m. Moore, 

Scollay, Elizabeth®, m. Page, 

Scollay, Emma-B.'. m. Beehler, 

Scollay, Ezra*. 

Scollay, Harriot-L.", m. Evans. 

Scollay, James*, 

Scollay, James*. Jr.. 

Scollay, James', Jr.. 

Scollay, Lucy*, m. Farnsworth, 

Scollay, Lucy®, m. Brick, 

Scollay, Lucy-M.', m. Glazier. 

Scollay, Mary-N.®, m. Nelson, 

Scollay, Samuel*, Dr., 

Scollay, Sarah®, m. Parker. 

Sprague, Anna-M.', 

Sprague, Edvvard-F.', 

Sprague, Hattie-E.'. 

Sprague, Mary-C.% m. Fuller. 

Underbill, George-C". 

Wetherbee, Eunice*. 

Wetherbee, Jacob*. 

Wetherbee. Martha*. 

Wetherbee. Richard*, 

Wetherby, Clarence-A.*, 

Wetherby, EUa-H.*, m. McBride. 

Wetherby. James-R.**. 

White, Abby-A.', m. Winsiow. 

White. Fannie-E.', m. Barrett. 

White, Lucretia-C. m. Franklin. 

White, Nevvel-ll.'. 

White. Rollin-C. 

White. Ruth-A.', 

White. Wealthy-I.'. m. Pollock. 

Whitney. Charles". 

Whitney. Clarinda®, m. Woodburv, 

Winsiow, George-P.'*, 

Woodbury, Andrew-C.'. 

Woodbury, Asenath-II.', m. Mann, 

Woodbury, Clarinda-A.'. m. Sargent. 

W'oodburv. L:uiretta-W.'. m. Parks. 



.\NCESTOR. 

Rebecca* {Scollay), 
Rebecca* (Scollav), 
Rebecca* (Scollay), 
Rebecca* (Scollay), 
Rebecca* (Scollav), 
Rebecca* (Scollav). 
Rebecca* (Scollay). 
Rebecca* (Scollay). 
Rebecca* (Scollay). 
Rebecca* ( S col la v) . 
Rebecca* (Scollay), 
Rebecca* (Scollay), 
Rebecca* (Scollay). 
Rebecca* (Scollay). 
Rebecca* (Scollay). 
Rebecca* (Scollav). 
Rebecca* ( Scolla v) ■ 
Rebecca* (Scollay). 
yacob*. 
yacob*. 
yacob*. 
yacob*. 
yacob*. 

Martha* ( Wetlierbec). 
Martha* ( Wetherbee). 
Martha* ( Wetherbee). 
Martha* ( Wetherbee). 
William*. 
William*. 
William*. 
William*. 
William*. 
Uilliam*. 
William*. 
William*. 
}\ 'illiam* . 
William*. 

Rebecca* (Scollay). 
R icharil* . yr., 
William*, 



Richard*, 
Richard*. 
Richard*. 

Richard*. 



Jr.. 

7>:. 



NO. 

301 
H27 
258 
291 

2r>(; 

270 
820 
2.-)l 
273 
244 

29(; 

32.") 
252 

302 

3i;» 

281 
235 
294 

9(1 

'.»2 

91 
137 
133 

k; 

15 
l:i 
14 

55.S 
('.17 

r,i9 

5(12 
5S( I 
574 
5r>5 

571 
49(; 

5(;7 

315 
175 ( 
5(53 
1.S4 
lUH 
215 
21(1 



Ml 

8r, 

78 
81 
78 
79 



7(1 
81 

^r, 

82 
85 
8(1 
75 
Si 
45 
45 
45 
54 
52 
29 
29 
29 
29 
12(1 

i2(; 

12(1 

121 

122 

122 

121 

121 

1(19 

121 

85 

128) (53 

121 

04 

7U 

71 

70 



ixi)i':x n. i;')') 



NAME. ANCESTOR. 

Woodbury, Lucinda-B'.', m. Newman, Richard^, J''-^ 
Woodbury, Maria-A.', m. Wallace, Richard^, J>'-^ 
Woodbury, Mary-A.', m. Page, Ric//ayd\ Jr., 

Woodbury, Nathan-G.', Richard^, J''-^ 



NO. 


I'AOE. 


212 


71 


219 


71 


206 


70 


208 


70 



3142