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Ancestors of Rachel Harris (1754-1825)

 

First Generation


1. Rachel HARRIS was born on 2 Sep 1754 in Roadstown, New Jersey, died on 29 Sep 1825 in Perry Co., Indiana and was buried in Cliff Cemetery, Cannelton Indiana.

The book, EARLY RECORDS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY NEW JERSEY by Charlotte Meldrum (1998) p. 93 lists the parents of Rachel as Nathaniel and Abigail Harris. She was born September 2, 1750; she and George Ewing were married August 10, 1778.

The book, CUMBERLAND COUNTY NEW JERSEY GENEALOGICAL DATA, compiled b y H. Stanley Craig, p. 58 states: Ewing, George m. Rachel Harris of Hunterdon Co. [N.J.], license August 7, 1778.

The book, CUMBERLAND COUNTY (NEW JERSEY) MARRIAGES, compiled by H. Stanley Craig from the records of the New Jersey Archives, reprinted 1987, p. 6 also shows: Ewing, George and Rachel Harris, Hunterdon Co. , August 7, 1778 for date of marriage license.

In an address delivered at the centennial celebration in Marietta, Ohio, by General Thomas Ewing (son of Hon. Thomas Ewing,) the following was spoken about Rachel Harris: "She was the wife of a soldier of the Revolution, who emigrated to the far West after the war ended. She had made the journey from the Ohio over river and mountain, by flood and fell, through an almost trackless wilderness, on horseback, unattended, carrying a boy baby in her arms. No man ever boasted of his lineage with loftier pride than I, when I say that that brave and loving woman was my grandmother and the baby my father." Later, the family with several other families moved up the Muskigum River to the mouth of Olive Green Creek, where they erected block houses and cabins. They had little but the bare necessities of life.

She and her husband, George, were buried on the banks of the Ohio River in Tobin Township but in June 1907, their remains and headstones were removed to Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton, Indiana. This was done under the supervision of John G. Latimer (b. 1860) It is believed, like her husband, that the death dates written on the gravestone are incorrect.
Rachel married George EWING Sr., son of Thomas EWING Jr. and Sarah VICKARS, on 10 Aug 1778 in Cumberland Co., New Jersey. (George EWING Sr. was born on 18 Mar 1754 in Greenwich, Cumberland Co., New Jersey, died on 15 Jan 1824 in Perry Co., Indiana and was buried in Cliff Cemetery, Cannelton Indiana.)
Children from this marriage were:
1. George EWING Jr. (1779-1849)
2. Abigail Padgett EWING (1781-1865)
3. Sarah EWING (1783-1835)
4. Rachel EWING (1785-1833)
5. Hannah Harris EWING (1787-1860)
6. Hon. Thomas EWING (1789-1871)
7. Jane Hunter EWING (1792-1877)


Second Generation (Parents)


2. Nathaniel HARRIS Jr. was born on 27 May 1723 in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., NJ and died on 3 Dec 1797 in Cumberland Co. NJ.

Nathaniel married Abigail PADGETT, daughter of Thomas PADGETT and Dorothy, on 12 Nov 1746 in Cumberland Co. NJ. (Abigail PADGETT was born on 28 Jun 1727 in Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., NJ and died on 1 Nov 1810 in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., NJ.)
Children from this marriage were:
1. Mary HARRIS (1747-1814)
2. John HARRIS (1753-1830)
3. Rachel HARRIS (1754-1825)
4. Noah HARRIS (1755-1821)
5. Hannah HARRIS (1758-1773)
6. Thomas HARRIS (1760-1799)
7. Nathaniel HARRIS (1763-1811)
8. Abijah HARRIS (1765-1848)
9. Abigail HARRIS (1768-1838)


3. Abigail PADGETT was born on 28 Jun 1727 in Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., NJ and died on 1 Nov 1810 in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., NJ.

Abigail married Nathaniel HARRIS Jr., son of Nathaniel HARRIS and Elizabeth HARRIS, on 12 Nov 1746 in Cumberland Co. NJ. (Nathaniel HARRIS Jr. was born on 27 May 1723 in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., NJ and died on 3 Dec 1797 in Cumberland Co. NJ.)


Third Generation (Grandparents)


4. Nathaniel HARRIS was born on 8 Oct 1693 in Southampton, Long Island, NY and died on 2 Nov 1775 in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., NJ.

According to "Salem Co. New Jersey Genealogical Data" by H. Stanley Craig, p. 90, "Nathaniel Harris served in the Colonial Militia in 1715, South side of the Cohansey, under the command of Capt. Joseph Sealey.

"Documents Relating to the Colonial and Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey", First Series, Vol. XXXIV, Vol. V-1771-1780" P. 230:

1770, June 27. Harris, Nathaniel of Hopewell, Cumberland County., yeoman; will of. Son, Nathaniel, 10 shillings. Son, John, 10 shillings. Son, Jonathan, 10 shillings. Son, Noah, 10 shillings. Son, Josiah, the plantation where I dwell, and my salt marsh in Greenwich. Grandson, Ebenezer Harris, my lands which I bought of Edward Bullen, and since of the New Jersey Society, except 20 acres at the north end, which I give to my grandson, David Harris, son of David Harris. My son, David's widow, shall enjoy the said lands while she remains a widow. Daughter Hannah Ewing, 10 pounds. Daughter, Ruth Whitticar, 10 pounds. Daughters, Abigail Alderman and Elizabeth Bower, each 5 shillings. Executors - son, Noah and my friend, Thomas Read. Witnesses - John Wethern (Worthington), Maskell Ewing, Thomas Ewing Jr. Proved Nov. 14, 1775.

1775, Nov. 8. Inventory, 196.8.7 made by Jacob Moore and Constant Peck
1777, June 23. Account by John Buck and Mary Harris, Executors of Noah Harris, deceased, who was Executor for Nathaniel Harris.
Nathaniel married Miriam BROOKS about 1715. (Miriam BROOKS was born on 16 Aug 1698 in Salem Co., NJ and died on 13 Feb 1722 in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., NJ.)
Children from this marriage were:
1. David HARRIS (Abt 1716-)
2. Hannah HARRIS (Abt 1718-)
3. Miriam HARRIS (1718-)
4. Abigail HARRIS (1720-1785)
5. Elizabeth HARRIS (1722-)
Nathaniel also married Elizabeth HARRIS in 1722. (Elizabeth HARRIS was born about 1697 and died in 1773.)
Children from this marriage were:
1. Nathaniel HARRIS Jr. (1723-1797)
2. John HARRIS (1725-)
3. David HARRIS (1727-1770)
4. Jonathan HARRIS (1727-1802)
5. Noah HARRIS (1729-1777)
6. Josiah HARRIS (1732-1776)
7. Ruth HARRIS (1734-)
8. Hannah HARRIS (1738-1815)


5. Elizabeth HARRIS was born about 1697 and died in 1773.

Elizabeth married Nathaniel HARRIS, son of Thomas HARRIS and Ruth JAMES, in 1722. (Nathaniel HARRIS was born on 8 Oct 1693 in Southampton, Long Island, NY and died on 2 Nov 1775 in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., NJ.)


6. Thomas PADGETT was born in 1691.

Thomas married Dorothy. (Dorothy was born in 1698.)
Children from this marriage were:
1. Abigail PADGETT (1727-1810)
Thomas also married Dorothy. (Dorothy was born in 1698.)
Children from this marriage were:
1. Mary PADGETT (1725-1798)
2. Abigail PADGETT (1727-1810)


7. Dorothy was born in 1698.

Dorothy married Thomas PADGETT. (Thomas PADGETT was born in 1691.)

 

Fourth Generation (Great Grandparents)


8. Thomas HARRIS was born on 20 May 1657 in Middleton, Middlesex Co., Conn. and died on 22 Aug 1697 in Fairfield, Conn.

Thomas married Ruth JAMES, daughter of Thomas JAMES and Ruth JONES, about 1680 in Southampton, Long Island. (Ruth JAMES was born on 2 Mar in Southampton, Long Island and died before 1723 in Easthampton, Long Island, NY.)
Children from this marriage were:
1. Nathaniel HARRIS (1693-1775)
2. Mary HARRIS (1684-)
3. Thomas HARRIS (Abt 1684-1749)
4. Samuel HARRIS (1697-1773)


9. Ruth JAMES was born on 2 Mar in Southampton, Long Island and died before 1723 in Easthampton, Long Island, NY.

Ruth married Thomas HARRIS, son of Capt. Daniel HARRIS and Mary WELD, about 1680 in Southampton, Long Island. (Thomas HARRIS was born on 20 May 1657 in Middleton, Middlesex Co., Conn. and died on 22 Aug 1697 in Fairfield, Conn..)


Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandparents)


16. Capt. Daniel HARRIS was born about 1624 in Gloucester, England and died on 30 Nov 1701 in New Haven, Conn.

Daniel married Mary WELD, daughter of Joseph WELD and Elizabeth SHATSWELL, on 26 Oct 1648 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass.(Mary WELD was born on 11 Nov 1627 in Middlesex, Conn. and died on 5 Sep 1711 in Middlesex, Conn..)
Children from this marriage were:
1. Mary HARRIS (1651-)
2. Thomas HARRIS (1657-1697)
3. Elizabeth HARRIS (1660-)


17. Mary WELD was born on 11 Nov 1627 in Middlesex, Conn. and died on 5 Sep 1711 in Middlesex, Conn.

Mary married Capt. Daniel HARRIS, son of Capt. Thomas HARRIS and Elizabeth HILLS, on 26 Oct 1648 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass.(Capt. Daniel HARRIS was born about 1624 in Gloucester, England and died on 30 Nov 1701 in New Haven, Conn..)


18. Thomas JAMES .

Thomas married Ruth JONES.
Children from this marriage were:
1. Ruth JAMES (-Bef 1723)


19. Ruth JONES .

Ruth married Thomas JAMES.


Sixth Generation (3rd Great Grandparents)


32. Capt. Thomas HARRIS was born about 1580 in Gloucester, England and died about 1632 in Charlestowne, Mass.

Thomas married Elizabeth HILLS, daughter of George HILLS and Unknown. (Elizabeth HILLS was born about 1577 in Gloucester, England and died on 16 Feb 1670 in Charlestowne, Mass..)
Children from this marriage were:
1. Anna HARRIS (Abt 1613-1679)
2. Capt. Daniel HARRIS (Abt 1624-1701)
3. Thomas HARRIS (Abt 1624-1687)


33. Elizabeth HILLS was born about 1577 in Gloucester, England and died on 16 Feb 1670 in Charlestowne, Mass.

Elizabeth married Capt. Thomas HARRIS. (Capt. Thomas HARRIS was born about 1580 in Gloucester, England and died about 1632 in Charlestowne, Mass..)


34. Joseph WELD .

Joseph married Elizabeth SHATSWELL.
Children from this marriage were:
1. Mary WELD (1627-1711)


35. Elizabeth SHATSWELL .

Elizabeth married Joseph WELD.


Seventh Generation (4th Great Grandparents)


66. George HILLS .

George married unknown.
Children from this marriage were:
1. Elizabeth HILLS (Abt 1577-1670)

 

 

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