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Henry Richard Harris

Henry Richard Harris[1]

Male 1828 - 1909  (81 years)

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  • Name Henry Richard Harris 
    Henry Richard Harris
    Henry Richard Harris
    (1828-1909)
    Born 2 Feb 1828  Sparta, Hancock, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Political 1873 - 1879 
    Representative, United States Congress 
    Public Service
    Public Service
    Died 15 Oct 1909  Odessadale, Meriwether, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Henry Richard Harris
    Findagrave memorial for Henry Richard Harris
    Maintained by: Find A Grave
    Originally Created by: Evening Blues
    Record added: Oct 07, 2003
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 7957351
    Notes 
    • HARRIS, Henry Richard, a Representative from Georgia; born in Sparta, Hancock County, Ga., February 2, 1828; moved to Greenville, Meriwether County, Ga., in 1833; attended an academy in Mount Zion, Hancock County, Ga., and was graduated from Emory College at Oxford, Ga., in 1847; member of the State constitutional convention in 1861; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as colonel; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; elected to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for renomination in 1886; appointed by President Cleveland as Third Assistant Postmaster General of the United States and served from April 1, 1887, to March 18, 1889; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Odessadale, Meriwether County, Ga., October 15, 1909; interment in Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ga. [2]
    Person ID I15746  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2015 

    Family Eliza Ann Gresham,   b. 14 Feb 1830,   d. 6 Nov 1880  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1847  Meriwether County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Rebecca Frances Harris,   b. 12 May 1856, Meriwether County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1895, Meriwether County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     2. Lena Harris,   b. Mar 1858, Meriwether County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1941, Meriwether County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F4839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Feb 1828 - Sparta, Hancock, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Oct 1847 - Meriwether County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Oct 1909 - Odessadale, Meriwether, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), Henry R. Harris, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_R._Harris.

    2. [S207263] Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005, (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office 20xx), online., http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000239, accessed 30 Aug 2015.

    3. [S336457] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Name: Henry R Harris
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 21 Oct 1847
      Marriage Place: Meriwether, Georgia, USA
      Spouse: Eliza A Gresham
      Spouse Gender: Female