The Harris Tree

HARRIS, James
      Born: 1683
      Spouse: Melior Randell of Stalbridge
      Children:
           [1] George Harris, 1718

HARRIS, George
      Born: 1718
      Father: James Harris
      Mother: Melior Randell
      Spouse: Mary ?
      Born: 1718
      Children:
           [1] George Harris, 1744

HARRIS, George
      Born: 1744
      Father: George Harris
      Mother: Mary ?
      Spouse: Mary Duffett
      Born: 1748
      Children:
           [1] Thomas Harris, 1767

HARRIS, Thomas
      Born: 1767
      Father: George Harris
      Mother: Mary Duffett
      Spouse: Mary Pine
      Born: 1769
      Children:
           [1] Tabitha Harris, 1791
           [2] Elias Harris, 1792
           [3] Isaac Harris, 1794
           [4] Thomas Harris, 1796
           [5] Dinah Harris 1799 (married Thomas Jeans)
           [6] Matthew Harris, 1801
           [7] Ephraim Harris, 1806
           [8] Caroline Harris, 1808
           [9] Job Harris, 1811
           [10] Susanna Harris, 1814

HARRIS, Job
      Born: 1811
      Father: Thomas Harris
      Mother: Mary Pine
      Married: at Lydlinch, Dorset
      Spouse: Jane Hodinott
      Born: baptized January 20, 1811
      Father: George Hodinott
      Mother: Sarah ?
      Children:
           [1] Sarah Harris, who married a Michael Harris in 1855
           [2] Eliza Harris, who married Samuel King of Gillingham in 1859
           [3] Daniel Harris, baptized July 7, 1839 (married [1] Louisa Upshall of Sturminster Newton, born 1838, in 1860)
           [4] Mary Ann Harris, born or baptized December 21, 1842 and died at 28, not married, in April, 1870, at Stalbridge
           [5] Thomas Harris, born or baptized March 17, 1846, and married on September 1, 1879 Barbara Jane, born or baptized on July 27, 1849, died September 1, 1867, at 18
           [6] George Harris, who died at Jacques Fontaine on December 18, 1934

HARRIS, George
      Born: January 31, 1851 at Bagber, near Stalbridge, Dorset; baptized March 9, 1851 at Lydlinch, Dorset (near Stalbridge)
      Died: December 18, 1934 at Jacques Fontaine
      Father: Job Harris
      Mother: Jane Hodinott
      Married: 25 September 1872
      Spouse: Caroline Johnson, of Jacques Fontaine
      Born: circa 1848 (age 24 when married)
      Father: Philip Johnson (1815-1887; son of Joseph Johnson and Susanna Grandy)
      Mother: Sarah ?
      Children:
           [1] Eliza Jane Harris, born 1872; baptized 1873; married John Henry Hatch [baptized 1878]; children: George Hatch, 1908 [married Emma Riggs]; Sabina Hatch, 1903; Caroline Hatch, born 1900 [married William Mack Mavin of Fortune]; Florence Hatch, 1904 [married [1] James Monster of Fortune and [2] Leo Pope]; and Irene Hatch, 1913
           [2] Philip Harris, born July 1873 at Jacques Fontaine, baptized 1875
           [3] Emily Harris, 1874 or 1876; died at 84; married [1] at 25, John Currie [born 1874] in 1899; child Lester Currie; married [2] Joseph Grandy [born 1865]; children: Rita Grandy, 1910 [married Joseph Skinner and widower Freeman Hatch]; and Stella Grandy, 1914 [married a Halfyard]. (Freeman Hatch, born circa 1912, married [1] Nina Riggs. He was son of John Henry Hatch and Eliza Harris.)
           [4] John Harris, born May 1877, baptized 1878; married in 1898 Eliza [Pope] Walters [born August 1876, Stone's Cove; widow of George Samuel]; children: Wilson [September 1905]; Stella [October 1907]; Ella [July 1913]
           [5] Denis Harris, born 1882 and baptized 1884; married Mary Mahala Baker [born 1886, Harbour Mille]; children: George Robert, 1909 (not married); William John, 1912, married Nora Cox at Harbour Breton – fell off his house; Susie, 1916 (married George Miles of English Harbour West; Caroline, 1920 (did not marry); and Arthur, born 1923 (did not marry)
           [6] William Henry Harris, 1882; married Parthena (Grandy?), Garnish; children: Hannah, 1905 [married Arch Moulton]; Edna [married Harry Moulton, moved to Halifax]; George, 1908 [married Esther of Garnish]; Clayton [married Emma]; Gabriel [married Lydia Halls]; and Marjorie [married Robert Jenkins]
           [7] George Harris, died May 18, 1887 at 14 days
           [8] Ambrose Harris, born April 23, 1888 (1921 Census says born August 1886]; married Mary Alice Short [born May 1887, Bay L’Argent]; children: Conrad, July 1912-1987 [ married Beatrice Johnson, who was around 83 when she died in 1998]; Caroline, October 1913-1981 [married Clifford West, who died 1996]; Rita, December 1916 [married Thomas Allen who died in 1972]; Joseph, December 1920 [drowned 1945]; Charles, circa 1923 [drowned at 19 in 1945]; Lawrence [married Carrie Bishop – of English Harbour ?]; Gussie, circa 1926; and Lancelot, circa 1929
           [9] George Harris, 1891 (drowned around 1920); married Charlotte Jane Clark from St. Joseph’s (She married [2] William Stewart after George drowned as a young man around 1920. George and Charlotte had one son, George, who was born after his father drowned. This George was raised in Stones Cove by his uncle John, but went to Garnish. He married Bessie Grandy
           [10] Eli Joseph Harris, born December 1892 or 1894, died 1990; married Susie Gillam Pardy [born May 1896, Bay L’Argent, died 1997]; children: Laura Jane, August 1914 [married Clayton Johnson]; Samuel George, December 1916-1998 [married Florence Pardy, born 1927]; Fred, 1921-1998 [married Lorraine Allen]; Eli Melvin, August 27, 1935; and Oscar, 1926 – drowned 1945. (Mother-in-law, Harriett Pardy, born May 1858, Bay L’Argent was living with Eli and Susie in 1921)

NOTE: Ambrose Harris was known to Henry Herridge, who said that Ambrose would to go Anderson’s Cove for the herring fishery and stayed in Susie Riggs’ empty house.

HARRIS, Philip
      Born: July 1873 at Jacques Fontaine, baptized 1875
      Father: George Harris of Strathbridge, England
      Mother: Caroline Johnson of Jacques Fontaine
      Married: around 1897
      Spouse: Harriet Matthews
      Born: March 1876, Grand John (21 when married)
      Father: John Matthews of New Harbour, Fortune Bay
      Mother: Elizabeth (Chiffey) Burn
      Children:
           [1] William John Harris, July 1902, married Carrie (Anstey) Witherall from Fortune – had daughter Jennie.
           [2] Thomas G. Harris, May 1907-1995, who married Jennie Fiander of English Harbour West
           [3] Blanche Harris, born September 1914 (married Rupert Pardy, died 1971, of Ben and Sarah Pardy)
           [4] Rendell Harris, September 1916, Jacques Fontaine
           [5] Jessie Maud Harris, died young
           [6] Fred Harris (drowned as a young man)

NOTE: 1935 census indicates Randell was born 1914 and Blanche in 1916.

HARRIS, William John
      Born: July 1902 (1935 census says circa 1898
      Father: Philip Harris
      Mother: Harriet Matthews
      Spouse: Carrie (Anstey) Witherall, widow
      Born: circa 1899
      Father: Thomas Anstey
      Children:
           [1] Frances Witherall; circa 1921
           [2] Thomas Witherall; circa 1925
           [1] Jennie Harris

Note: Thomas Anstey, 64-year-old widower, was living with daughter Carrie and her family in 1935.

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