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John Harris
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Birth: Nov. 31, 1804
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Death: 1884
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA

John was the second child of Benjamin and Mary, nee Paddock, Harris who settled in Sullivan County ca. 1817. John was one of their children that came with them.

He was the husband of Hannah Medsker Harris and they were the parents of...

Mary Harris, b. 20 Nov 1830
Perry Harris, who died young
Nancy Ann Harris, b. 1 Mar 1835
Sarah Harris, b. 7 May 1837
Tyra Harris, b. 30 Aug 1839
Jonah Harris, b. 20 Apr 1842
Benjamin Harris, b. 27 Jan 1844
Jacob Harris, b. 21 Jan 1847
Ebenezer "Eben" Harris, b. Sep 1849
Isabel "Belle" Harris Meyers, b. 12 Aug 1852
Rosetta "Rose" Harris Ernest, b. 27 Sep 1856

Their son Ebenezer was my great-great-grandfather and after he died in 1884, some members of his family turned their backs on his ill widow and four children, forcing them from their home. She had to put the three youngest in the Terre Haute orphanage while she regained her health. Also, she and the oldest child found work and a new home so she could remove the children before a year was up or they would have been fostered out to local families. My great-grandfather refused to acknowledge or speak of these people the rest of his life. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Harris (1775 - 1848)
  Mary Paddock Harris (1784 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Hannah Medsker Harris (1810 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  Jonah Harris (1842 - 1896)*
  Ebenezer Harris (1849 - 1884)*
  Rosetta Harris Ernest (1856 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  Agnes Harris Frakes (1801 - 1886)*
  John Harris (1804 - 1884)
  Jacob Harris (1808 - 1851)*
  Benjamin Harris (1810 - 1855)*
  Susan Harris McKee (1814 - 1854)*
  Joel Harris (1818 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairbanks Cemetery
Fairbanks
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Nan
Record added: Nov 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44609854
John Harris
Added by: Martha Hollingsworth
 
John Harris
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Added by: Vada L. Long
 
 
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- Summer
 Added: May. 31, 2010

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 12, 2010

- Nan
 Added: Nov. 20, 2009
 
 
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