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Is Elizabeth Harris related to John Harris from Harrisburg 7 Replies

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Linking Harris lines 2 Replies

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The Pennsylvania Harrises 23 Replies

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Comment by Carole A. Chapman on August 5, 2009 at 11:30pm
My grandmother Dorothy Marie Vollmer was adopted by Henry Jacob Vollmer and Stella Theresa HARRIS. They had a naturally born son who was a Catholic priest. My grandmother was born in 1914.

I am hoping someone here has some reference to a Stella Theresa HARRIS in their records, as I have nothing on thier lineage.
Comment by Kelli Davis Underhill on July 29, 2009 at 9:06pm

Comment by Ann Emmons on July 26, 2009 at 12:15pm
Samuel Thomas Jefferson Harris, lived in Platte Co, MO in early 1840's. He had three boys starting about 1837, the oldest being born in KY. I have reached a road block as to his first wife and his parents. Any ideas?
Comment by Catherine Ann Norris Allen on July 11, 2009 at 10:44pm
My great grand mother was Catherine Harris b. 12 May 1881 at Louisa, KY; m. Jefferson Davis Nelson on 23 Dec. 1896; d. 12 Aug. 1959 buried at Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, OH; dau. of Walker Harris & Martha Jane Chaffin; Walker b. Apr. 1853 in NC; m. 5 Aug. 1880 at Lawrence Co. KY; d. 24 Nov. 1913; buried Bennett's Cemetery, Maloneton, KY; son of William A.Harris & America Gibson; b. at Rockingham, NC; m. 25 Dec. 1846 in Rockingham Co. NC; d. 27 Jun 1897 buried at his home place on Rowe Creek, Lawrence Co. KY.
Comment by DeeDee Anglin Shackelford on July 10, 2009 at 9:41pm
My Harris line
John Jefferson Crittenden Harris born 1837 Kentucky - & wife Martha Ann Floyd born 1835 Kentucky
John J.C. son of
George Fuller Harris II & his wife Pheobe Katherine Bailey
George Fuller II son of Moses Harris & his wife Dorcas Stephens
Comment by Kirsty F Wilkinson on July 9, 2009 at 6:12am
Haven't researched my Harris line extensively. My earliest Harris ancestor is Robert Harris born c.1790 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK - possibly the son of Robert & Mary Harris. Robert, his wife Sarah and their family including my ancestor Job Harris born 1826 moved to Halifax in West Yorkshire. Job's granddaughter Emily Harris was my great-grandmother.
Comment by Renee Zamora on July 8, 2009 at 7:11pm
I research the Harris family that lived mainly in Warren Co., New York. Descendants of Moses Harris, Sr. who moved there from Connecticut. The family originated in England.
Comment by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies on June 24, 2009 at 1:21am
Famous People with the Surname HARRIS:

* Arthur Harris - Marshal Arthur "Bomber" Harris, Commander in Chief of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command during World War II
* Franco Harris - NFL running back, Pittsburgh Steelers. Best known for his immaculate reception during a 1972 AFC divisional playoff game
* Bernard Harris - 1st African-American to walk in space
* Jillian Harris - star of the reality TV show The Bachelorette, 5th season
* Neil Patrick Harris - American actor
* Mary Harris - early 1900s labor organizer; best known as Mother Jones
Comment by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies on June 24, 2009 at 1:21am
HARRIS Surname Meaning & Origin:
Harris is generally considered to mean "son of Harry." The given name Harry is a derivation of Henry, meaning "home ruler." Like many patronymic surnames, the surnames HARRIS and HARRISON are often found used interchangably in early records - sometimes with the same family.

Harris is the 24th most popular surname in the United States according to the 2000 census and the 22nd most common in England.

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