Welcome to my Harris Lineage Page. I would like to thank Alice Westfall, Michael Sprackling, Dave Harris, and my dear friend Caryl Williams for all the information, and leads that I have received from them for the upper two generations of this family. This line was one of my brick walls for many, many years. My Harris line begins in Co. Dorset, England, and from there, my line imigrated to Homer, Dakota Co., Nebraska, where they remained for many generations. The information below is is still new, and I as of yet have not been able to prove it, but please check each lead for yourself, and if you do find any discrepancies, or if you would like to add to the lineage, please email me. I hope you find the information helpful to you. Thank you for dropping by. Enjoy.

     Please remember each bit of information found here, or elsewhere, must be researched and proved or disproved by weight of evidence by you, the researcher.


Descendants of Stephen Harris

*****************1st Generation*****************

    Stephen Harris was born ca 1754 -1758, probably in Sturminster Newton, Co. Dorset, England, to parents James and Mary Harriss. Stephen was baptized 25 Dec 1758 in Sturminster Newton, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England, Births and Baptisms, pg. 17, No. 65). He married Mary Shepherd on 22 Sep 1781 in Durweston, Co. Dorset, England. Mary was born ca 1759,the daughter of John Shepherd and Mary Barns. Mary was baptized on 18 Feb 1759 in Durweston, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England, Baptisms, pg. 17). Stephen died in 1813 was buried on 04 Jul 1813 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, pg. 3, No. 21). Above the burial records there is a notation that Stephen Harris was a church warden. Stephen and Mary's children were (Thank you Dave Harris):

1. Anne Harris, born: ca 1782, Durweston, Co. Dorset, England. She was baptized on 18 Apr 1782 in Durweston, Co. Dorset, England.

2. Joseph Harris, born: ca 1785, Durweston, Co. Dorset England. He was baptized on 16 Oct 1785 in Durweston, Co. Dorset, England. He married Mrs. Mary Burge (widow) on 05 Feb 1843, Stalbridge, Co. Doreset, England. Mary was born in 1794 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset. There was a Joseph that was listed at the age of 76 at the time of his death, that I believe was Joseph. That Joseph was buried on 22 Dec 1864 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset England, Burials and Deaths, pg. 16, No# 121, J. B. Shattock, Curate).

3. Stephen Harris, born: ca 1785, Durweston, Co. Dorset, England. Not Proven! (Thank you for this information Dave Harris). Stephen married Elizabeth March on 04 Jun 1805 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. Elizabeth was born in 1779, probably in Sturminster Newton, Co. Dorset, England, the daughter of John and Sarah March. Elizabeth was baptized on 19 May 1779 in Sturminster Newton, Co. Dorset, England (England and Wales Christening Records). Stephen died in 1864 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England and was buried on 03 Dec 1864 (Dorset, England Deaths and Burials, pg. 15, No. 119), and Elizabeth died in 1850 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England and was buried on 30 Mar 1850 (Dorset, England Deaths and Burials, pg. 144, No. 1150). Children: Louisa, Robert, Mary Ann, John, Elizabeth , and Stephen Harris.

4. John Harris, born: ca 1787, Durweston, Co. Dorset England. He was baptized on 27 Oct 1787 in Durweston, Co. Dorset, England.

5. Mary Harris, born: ca 1790, Durweston, Co. Dorset, England. She was baptized on 04 Jan 1790 in Durweston, Co. Dorset, England.

6. Betty Harris, born: ca 1791, Durweston, Co. Dorset, England. She was baptized on 14 Apr 1791 in Durweston, Co. Dorset, England.

7. Amelia Harris, born: ca 1794, Durweston, Co. Dorset, England. She was baptized on 16 Feb 1794 in Durweston, Co. Dorset, England.

8. William Harris, born: ca 1796, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. He was baptized on 15 May 1796 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Thank you for this information Dave Harris). William was buried on 14 Dec 1839 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset England, Burials and Deaths, pg. 90, No# 717, J. Patteson, Curate).

9. Benjamin Harris, (See 2nd Generation), born: ca 1798, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. He was baptized on 25 Dec 1798 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms).

*****************2nd Generation*****************

     Benjamin Harris was born ca 1798 in Stalbridge, Dorset Co., England. He married Maria Helliar on 24 Sept 1820 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. Maria was born ca 1800 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England, and baptised on 3 Mar 1800 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. I believe Maria's parents were James Hellier and Mary Elizabeth Triggs.  Benjamin and Maria's marriage certificate, pg. 27, No. 79, in the Parish of Stalbridge, shows Maria's maiden name spelled as Hillier. Benjamin was a carpenter according to the 1841 Census of Stalbridge. Benjamin died on 16 Aug 1876 (Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, pg. 71, No. 566), and Maria died 1863 and was buried on 02 January 1864 (Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, pg. 11, No. 83), both in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. Their children were:

1. Simeon Harris, born: ca 1822, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. He was baptized on 01 Jul 1822 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 56, No. 447). He married Mary Jeans. Mary was born ca 1827 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. Mary had a son named William Jeans,so I am not sure if Jeans is her maiden name or not. Simeon died in August and was buried on 21 Aug 1895 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Burials, pg. 141, No. 1126). Children: Joseph, Julia, Simeon, Mary Jane, Richard, Herbert, Amelia, Eliza, Bethia, and Matilda Harris.

2. Benjamin Harris, born: ca 1824, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset England. He was baptized on 08 Aug 1824 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Baptisms, pg. 66, No. 528). Benjamin married Mary Ann (Lush) Duffett on 24 Feb 1853. Mary was born ca 1822 in Motcombe, Co. Dorset, England, the daughter of George and Hannah Lush. She was baptized on 16 Jul 1820, Motocombe, Co. Dorset, England. Mary was previously married to John Duffett (Thank you Dave Harris). Benjamin died in 1888 and was buried on 07 Jan 1889 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Deaths and Burials, pg. 123, No. 983. Benjamin and Mary's children: Joseph and Henry Harris.

3. George Harris, born: ca 1828, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. He was baptized on 15 Apr 1829 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 93, No. 738).

4. Joseph H. Harris, born: 13 Feb 1829, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset England. He was baptized on 15 Apr 1829 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 93, No. 739). Note: His birth date on his headstone reads 1831). He came to Homer, Dakota Co., Nebraska with four of his brothers; Henry, Herbert, James, and one brother who went back to England (possibly George?). Joseph married Dorothy Smith on 19 Nov 1860 in Dakota Co., Nebraska. Dorothy was born in 1840 in Co. Derbyshire, England to John Smith and Dorothy Potter. Joseph died in 1900, and Dorothy died in 1913. They both are buried in the Omaha Valley Cemetery, Homer, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Children: Maria, Amelia Estelle, Jane, George H., John B., Dorothy Elizabeth, Joseph H., Robert E., Rosa G., and Johanna L. Harris.

5. Amelia Harris, born: ca 1833, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. She was baptized on 10 Feb 1833 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 116, No. 926). She married Herbert Mead on 29 Dec 1859. Herbert was born in 1835 and baptized on 29 Nov 1835 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 133, No. 1060), the son of William and Phoebe Mead. Amelia died in Oct of 1865 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England, and was buried on 30 Oct 1865 (Dorset, England Burials, pg. 21, No. 166).

6. Henry Harris, (See 3rd Generation), born: 05 Jul 1834, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. He was baptized on 18 Jun 1837 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 142, No. 1136).

7. Herbert H. Harris, born: ca 1837, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. He was baptized on 18 Jun 1837 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 142, No. 1134). He married twice. He married first to Betsy Smith on 29 Nov 1860 in Dakota Co., Nebraska. He married second to Elva Etnia Endersby on 13 Apr 1869 in Dakota Co., Nebraska. Elva was born in 1850. Herbert died in 1918, and Elva died in 1934. They both are buried in the Omaha Valley Cemetery, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Children: Lydia, Mary E., Tildon T., Leonard D., Dora Ann, and Daniel George Harris.

8. Maria Harris, born: ca 1840, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. She was baptized on 20 Sept 1840 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 163, No. 1303). She married Stephen Neal on 30 May 1867 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. Stephen was born in 1842 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset the son of Henry Neal and Elizabeth Tite. Stephen was baptized on 30 Oct 1842 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 178, No. 1423). Maria died in 1930 and was buried on 26 Aug 1930 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Co. Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, pg. 32, No. 252), and Stephen died in 1886 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England, and was buried on 06 May 1886 (Dorset, England Deaths and Burials, pg. 111, No. 886). Children: Elizabeth, Herbert, Frederick, Albert, Arthur Henry, Sidney George, Amelia, Agnes, and Sylvia Amy Neal.

9. James H.Harris, born: ca 04 Sept 1843, Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. He was baptized on 25 Dec 1843 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 187, No. 1495). He married Jane Bargery on 25 Jul 1869 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. Jane was born ca 1844 in Co. Sommert, England. James died on 23 Dec 1943, and Jane died in 1932. They both are buried in the Omaha Valley Cemetery, Homer, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Children: Alfred Edward "Babe", Ernest T., Albert John, Sarah M., Arthur L., and Richard Grover Harris.

*****************3rd Generation*****************

     Henry Harris was born on 05 July 1834 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England. Henry was baptized on 18 Jun 1837 in Stalbridge, Co. Dorset, England (Dorset, England Births and Baptisms, pg. 142, No. 1136). Henry as stated above came to America with 4 of his brothers and settled in Homer, Dakota Co., Nebraska. He married twice. He married first to Lydia Anna Johns on 18 Jul 1868 in Dakota Co., Nebraska. To this union he had a son named Frank Harris. Henry married second to Mary Elizabeth Spencer on 24 Nov 1875 in Woodbury Co., Iowa. Mary was born on 16 Aug 1858 in Elmira, Chemung Co., New York to John Decker Spencer and Charity Goldsmith.Mary's mother died ca 1863 in Erin Twp., Chemung Co., New York when she was very young. Her father then married Harriet Elizabeth Carnrike of New York, that same year. John moved his family out west to Homer, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Henry was in the 1st Nebraska Calvary, Co. G. Henry later moved his family to Wisconsin. Henry died on 30 Jul 1908 in St. Croix Co., Wisconsin, and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Springfield Twp., St. Croix Co., Wisconsin. Henry and Mary's children were:

1. John H.Harris, born: 26 Aug 1877. He married twice. He married first to his cousin, Rosa B. Harris, daughter of Joseph H. Harris on 26 Jul 1905. Rosa was born on 24 May 1876. Rosa died on 26 Dec 1938. John then married Eva Meyer on 09 Feb 1949. John died on 13 Nov 1963. Both John and Rosa are bured in the Omaha Valley Cemetery, Homer, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Children: Dorothy Ethel, and Bert G. Haris.

2. Emma Leona Harris, (See 4th Generation), born: 11 November 1879 in Masonville, Delaware Co., Iowa.

3. Harriet M. "Hattie" Harris, born: 15 Feb 1882 near Prescott, Pierce Co., Wisconsin. She married a Mr. Cornman. Children: Barney, and Archie Cornman.

4. Charity M. "Chat" Harris, born: 01 Feb 1884 in Prescott, Pierce Co., Wisconsin.

5. Abbie Dora Harris, born: 17 Mar 1887 Springfield Twp., St. Croix Co., Wisconsin. She married Frank Colburn. Abbie died on 07 Jun 1961 and is buried in the Oakland Cemetery, Hersey, Springfield Twp., St. Croix Co., Wisconsin. Children: Margaret, Frances, Dorothy, Jack, Everett, Fred, Lillian, Celia, Ruby, Violet, Bernelia, Virginia, and Donald Cornman.   (Thank you John Spencer for this families information).

6. Amelia B. Harris, born: 25 Feb 1890, Springfield Twp., St. Croix Co., Wisconsin. She married a Charles W. Niebuhr on 25 Jan 1916 in Dakota City, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Charles was born on 21 Oct 1892 in Dakota City, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Amelia died in July of 1976, and Charles died in 1963. They both are buried in the Dakota City Cemtery, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Children: Charles S., Georgia, Harold, Vern and Melford Niebuhr.

7. Mary D. Harris, born: 25 Feb 1890 (twin of Amelia B.), Hersey, Springfield Twp., St. Croix Co., Wisconsin. She married Frank G. DeLong. Mary died in January of 1965 in Wisconsin. Children: Betty, and Ruby DeLong.

8. George D. Harris, born: 10 Oct 1892. He married Margaret ______. Children: Janette Harris.

9. Edgar Sylvester Harris, born: 11 Apr 1895. Edgar died on 25 Jan 1940, and is buried in the Omaha Valley Cemetery, Homer, Dakota Co., Nebraska.

10. Joseph L. "Joe" Harris.  born ca 1900.  He married Elsie M. L. _____, and moved to New Ellenton, Langley, South Carolina.  Joe died on 10 Nov 1980, and is buried in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Langley, Aiken Co., South Carolina.

     After Henry's death, Mary married Edgar M. Phillips on 15 July 1923 in Dakota City, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Ed was the son of Robert Phillips and Martha Gates.  Ed died on 18 March 1936. Mary died on 25 February 1944, and is buried in the Dakota City Cemetery, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Mary has no headstone is buried across from Amelia Niebuhr.

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*****************4th Generation*****************

     Emma Leona Harris was born on 11 Nov 1879 in Masonville, Deleware Co., Iowa. She married George W. Trickey on 20 Mar 1898 in Hersey, Springfield Twp., St. Croix Co., Wisconsin. George was born on 02 Jul 1879 in Quebec, Canada to John Trickey and Eliza Neill.George's naturalization application stated that he and his parents came to Knapp, Wisconsin to see William S. Trickey (his grandfather) in 1880. Emma and her family lived in both Hersey, Springfield Twp., St. Croix Co., Wisconsin, and in Homer, Dakota Co., Nebraska. Emma died on 07 mar 1966, and George died on 02 Nov 1953. They both are buried in the Omaha Valley Cemetery, Homer, Dakota Co., Nebraska.

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