- Birth Date
- 4 December 1848
- Death Date
- 31 May 1916
Henry H. Harris
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.
- Age at Departure: 3
- Age at Departure: 17
- Out-and-Back Teamster
- 1900 United States Federal Census
- “Captain Henry Chipman Co., 1866.” In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Wards' accounts 1861-1868, Account book, 1866, 1868. (CR 376 8; Box 2; Folder 17; File 6-7, 55-58)
- Chipman, William H., Notebook, 1866.
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers. History of Utah's Tooele County: From the Edge of the Great Basin Frontier (Tooele, UT: Transcript Bulletin Publishing, Inc., 2012).
- Find a Grave (Website)
- New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963.
- "Tooele Pioneer Will Be Buried Tomorrow," Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 1916, 12.
- Utah Death Certificates.