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 Hannah Maria “Maria” <I>Eagles</I> Harris

Hannah Maria “Maria” Eagles Harris

Hucclecote, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Death 29 Sep 1888 (aged 71)
Portage, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 11-4-A-22
Memorial ID 123926 · View Source
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Hannah Maria is a daughter of a bricklayer, Thomas Eagles, who resided in the hamlet of Apperley, Deerhurst Parish, England. She was the fourth daughter of Ann Sparks of Apperley. Hannah Maria had ten known siblings, all of whom died in England, except one brother, Elias, who came to America and died in the Civil War.

Known as "Maria", she married Robert Harris Jr., who was raised in the parish of Deerhurst.

They were first wed in a civil ceremony, 18 March 1835, in the Methodist Church of Apperley and then an "official" ceremony at the Church of England, 28 Sep 1835, Saint Mary De Lode, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.

Robert and Maria first lived at Deerhurst, where Robert assisted his father in the raising of livestock. For the next five years, they resided in various small villages in the parish, where their first three children were born. They joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during this period.

They immigrated to America aboard the sailing vessel, The Echo, 16 February 1841. Their fourth child, Thomas Eagles Harris was born aboard that ship 29 March 1841, on the Atlantic Ocean. The little family, along with several other family members, arrived at the port of New Orleans 16 April 1841.

From there, the traveled to Nauvoo, Illinois where they resided until 1846, when her husband was called to serve in the Mormon Battalion.

Maria stayed behind, at Council Bluffs, Iowa with her children and sister-in-law to suffer the hardships they all faced.

Robert's history details the rest of their lives.

Children: Joseph Robert 1836, Apperly, Deerhurst, England; Elizabeth 1838, Apperly, Deerhurst, England, md Evert Clark Van Orden; William "C", Apperly, Deerhurst, England; Thomas Eagles, Atlantic Ocean; Enoch 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; Sarah Ann 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; md Robert Green; Robert III born/died 1847, Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska; Daniel Browett 1848, Council Point, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa; (all remaining children born at Kaysville, Davis, Utah); Maria born/died 1851, Lucy Emma 1852, md 1. John Dee Phillips (div) 2. Silas Maisey; Janetta (twin) 1852, md James Parkinson; Henrietta (twin) 1852, md John Milton Bernhisel; Robert Charles 1856; Julia Ann 1858, md Leroy Hall; Mary Ellen 1860, md Don Carlos McCrary.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 123926
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hannah Maria “Maria” Eagles Harris (10 Jun 1817–29 Sep 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 123926, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by history4sure (contributor 46997739) .