Henry H. Harris (1848 - 1916) Profile

Henry H Harris

Birth Date
On 1848 December 4 (Born)
Death Date
On 1916 May 31 (Died)
Gender
Male

Thomas and Eliza Howels sailed to America in 1851 on the ship Ellen.  Martin Miles Harris and Mary Ann Harris were also on the ship with their children Caroline, Job, and Henry.  Martin, Mary Ann, and Job Harris died after arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Thomas and Eliza Howels apparently adopted 7-year-old Caroline and 3-year-old Henry H. Harris and brought them to Utah.  The 1860 Utah census shows Thomas and Eliza Howls with 11-year-old Henry, who is listed with their surname of Howls.  Caroline would have been 16 years old.  Her name does not appear with the family on that census.  

Contemporary records variously spell the surname Howls and Howells.  The gravestone inscription Thomas and Eliza confirm the spelling of their surname as Howels.

Henry is seen crossing the plains again in 1866 as a teamster for William Chipman's out-and-back company. Chipman company records confirm that Henry Harris was residing in Tooele at the time.

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Henry H. Harris (1848 - 1916) Profile
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