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Maria Prentis Harris

Death 14 Jul 1836 (aged 38–39)
Burial New Berlin, Chenango County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 100334786 · View Source
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Died in new Berlin [Chenango Co., NY], on the 14th inst. Mrs. Maria Harris, wife of John Harris, Esq., late of Plymouth [Chenango Co., NY], aged 38 years. The circumstances which caused and attended the death above recorded were peculiarly afflicting. On the 4th of July, a son of Mr. Harris, aged 12 years, was drowned in the Unadilla river. The annunciation of this event to the family, produced a shock to the mind of Mrs. Harris from which she never recovered. Search was immediately made for the body of the boy, and continued during the afternoon and night; but it was not until the afternoon of the 5th, that it was found. Mrs. Harris became deranged--her mind was destroyed--and in ten days from the melancholy occurrence on the 4th, she was no more! Thus perished a fine boy, and thus an excellent and amiable woman. To the surviving members of the family these were cases of the severest trials and affliction. eE have never known the sympathies of the public more general and deep-seated, than on these occasions.

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  • Created by: Robi StoneCypher Green
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100334786
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Prentis Harris (1797–14 Jul 1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100334786, citing Scribner Cemetery, New Berlin, Chenango County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Robi StoneCypher Green (contributor 47776880) .