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Henry Harris

Henry Harris

Male 1842 - 1914  (72 years)

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    1900 United States Federal Census
    1900 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Civil District 3, Fentress, Tennessee; Roll: T623_1569; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 14.
    1861 Wales Census
    1861 Wales Census
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Birth date: abt 1842
    Birth place: Monmouthshire, Wales
    Residence date: 1851
    Residence place: Welsh Newton, Herefordshire, England
    1851 England Census
    1851 England Census
    Class: HO107; Piece: 2444; Folio: 464; Page: 9; GSU roll: 104181.
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  • Name Henry Harris  [1, 2
    Born 28 Feb 1842  Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Aug 1914  Allardt, Fentress, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Age: 72
    Buried Allardt, Fentress, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I1274  drabold
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 

    Father Edward Harris,   b. 29 Apr 1810, Welsh Newton, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1857, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Ann Lewis,   b. 1819, Newton, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 12 Jul 1841  Welsh Newton, Hereford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • LDS recs. UK archives says Summer 1841
    Photos

    Marriage date: Apr 1849
    Marriage place: Herefordshire
    Family ID F2017  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Anne George,   b. 28 Aug 1840, Llanishen, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1912, Allardt, Fentress, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1866  Llanishen,Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Carpenter at marriage.
    Children 
     1. Emily Harris,   b. 1868, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edwin George Harris,   b. 03 Jan 1872, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jul 1927, Port Huron, St Clair, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Mary Edith Harris,   b. 06 Jun 1874, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1911, Allardt, Fentress, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     4. William Ernest Harris,   b. 28 Mar 1878, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Henry George Harris,   b. 29 Apr 1881, Port Huron, St Clair, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1918, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F455  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Feb 1842 - Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1866 - Llanishen,Monmouthshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Aug 1914 - Allardt, Fentress, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Allardt, Fentress, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Monmouthshire.

      Very interesting that they lived for some period in Port Huron, Michigan, apparently E. G. Harris never left, while his parents went on to TN.

      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bruceyork&id=I53288

      Carpenter in Wales, as extracted (I guess) from his marriage certificate. He is also a carpenter in the 1880 US census in Pt Huron, MI. Bridge builder in Tennessee in 1900 and owner of General Store in 1910.

      1910 Fentress Co, TN census Henry Harris 66 England; md 40; 5 of 6 living; merchant; Dist 1 #96.

      1910
      Henry Harris 66 Eng 1843-1844 28 Feb 1842
      Sarah A. Harris 67 Eng 1842-1843
      Edith Harris 34 Can 1875-1876
      Henry G. Harris 30 MI 1879-1880
      Lily Harris 24 TN 1885-1886
      Selma Harris 1 6/12 1908-1909

      From 1910 census, retail merchant with General Store. Photo attached on ancestry.

      Exisiting photo is from "R Tudor Williams, Monnow Street, Monmouth". [Monmouth Trefnyny Sir Fynwy]

      http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/TNFENTRE/2009-11/1258177030

      Marriage record indicates that fathers name is Edward Harris, laborer, from Monmouth. Witnesses, James George and Elizabeth Vaughan. See pdf for Sarah Anne.

      His birth record in Monmouth [Mar 1842] is here:
      http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=5BzTV23%2B5RJ29Xtw5gQYkw&scan=1

      It appears that Henry's mother, Ann Lewis died before 1849, when his father remarried Emma Porter. Henry did not live with his father (who lived inMuch Birch, Herefordshire), but rather with his mother's sister Amelia and her husband James Williams. according to the 1851 census. Emma is thename of Henry's first child, in honor of his stepmother?
    • In 1880 Bruno Gernt was in Delaware, Sanilac, MI not far from Applegate. In 1900 he and Harry were both in Allardt. There is no 1890 census alas, probably they went soon after 1880 from what follows (found on rootsweb). It seems very probable that beside the Germans that Gernt brought to Tennessee, he brought Henry and Sarah. Henry was a "Bridgebuilder" in the 1900 census and "retail merchant" in 1910. Family letters refer to their store and hotel in Allardt (there was a visit from the Port Huron remnants to Allardt about 1906).

      It's curious that there was a British colony in Rugby, TN only about 10 miles away. The British connection may have been attractive.

      From rootsweb, about Gernt and his project:
      A few years earlier in 1879, Gotthold Bruno Gernt had seen the Cumberland Plateau for the first time.2. He had come from Michigan, but originally from Germany. Bruno was 28 when he first laid his eyes o要 the region.3 Bruno Gernt was born o要 May 15, 1851 in Dresden, Saxony Germany to Ernst and Johanna Gernt. He arrived in America in 1873 after first visiting England. While in England, he found employment with other German immigrants. The immigrants needed a bilingual spokesperson who spoke both German and English proficiently to aid them o要 their journey to America. o要ce they reached the U.S.A, they named their Michigan settlement Saxonia in honor of their native state in Germany.4 Mr. Gernt became the leader of Saxonia. He and other members of the group traveled to Forestville, Michigan. There, Bruno met the woman he would marry, Selma Weber. Weber was also from Saxony Germany. 5 The map for the town of Allardt was first begun in 1880 after Gernt and his business partner M. H. Allardt, the Commissioner of Immigration for the State of Michigan, had visited the area. M.H Allardt died before the town?s completion and unfortunately never got to reside there. Because of this, the remainder of the planning and execution of Allardt was left to Mr.Gernt. Gernt and Allardt had carefully planned the town to totally accommodate a community. They planned education, public buildings, industry, churches and privately owned businesses and residences. In the fall of 1882 and early 1883, the first settlers arrived in Allardt, Tennessee. A circular printed in German and appearing in 1884 offered land selling in parcels of 100, 50, ad 25 acres at $4.00 and $5.00 per acre. This land was offered by the firm of Stephens and Gernt of Allardt, Tennessee. At that time 9,000 acres had been sold to 80 families and 40 of those families had moved to the area. In the same circular, it was stated that Bruno Gernt had moved to Allardt and would help take care of all newcomer?s business.6 In 1884, Bruno Gernt wrote a letter of recruitment to people interested in relocating to Allardt stating that: ?Even though it is o要ly a few months old, the city already boasts two hotels, a schoolhouse, post office, steam-mill, lumber-mill and several private homes.? Charlie Schank, Allan Schank and C.C Schank did the surveying for Allardt as a planned community. Noting the failures of neighboring Rugby, Tennessee, the planners of Allardt were very determined to be a diverse community in contrast. First of all, they drew from their German friends in Michigan. The looked among these people for skilled craftsmen and farmers who could make the young town thrive. It would not be long before the community led the region in production of vegetables, hay, apples and grapes.7 Bruno moved his family to Allardt in 1882. At this time he had already had three children. Hugo had been born in 1877, Arthur in 1897 and Elsa in 1881. These were the o要ly Gernt children born in Michigan. The rest of the children were born in Allardt after the move. Edna came in 1886 followed by Lillie in 1889, Walter in 1892, Hilda in 1895 and Carman in 1897.8 The 1882 move was a turning point for the family. Bruno eventually became the most successful businessman in Fentress County. Bruno lived a modest life. His office was o要 the Base Line or main street in Allardt next to the intersection of what is now Highway 52 and Crooked Creek Road. His family dwelling was a simple o要e-story building about a mile down this Base Line. It was next to the German dance hall. When electric power came to Allardt he did not have his house or office wired but kept kerosene lamps fueled from a can from the general store.9 Bruno Gernt was so intent and dedicated to the success of the colony, that he had an ?immigrant house? built to provide temporary shelter for new settlers. To assure the settlers of his personal interest, he built the house directly next to that of his own family?s home. Allardt was rapidly becoming a thriving community with Bruno Gernt?s leadership being the driving force. A copy of the local paper in 1891 listed the following businesses in Allardt. It contained two hotels, Farm and Farming Land, Oil, Coal, and Timberlands owned by Bruno Gernt, a blacksmith, a civil engineer and a cabinetmaker. Mr. Gernt had recruited most of these residents and was now busy building a better way of life for them and him. Education was a high priority for Bruno Gernt having provided for the education of the community children by donating land and building the first school in 1883. In 1923 it was evident that a new school was needed. A community meeting was held and $1,000 was raised for the project. As a direct result of the meeting, a four-room school was built
    • There is a recurring theme that there is a relation of Harris or George to the Acuff family. All Acuffs in the US, so far as I know, are descended from English Ayscoughs that came to Virginia and then to places like Tennessee. In our family the claim is that Acuffs were in TN and then moved to NM (perhaps ca 1960) near Albuquerque. For what it's worth, note this tree with Acuffs in TN and ann at about the right time. This is pure speculation.

      http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/59897985/family/pedigree

  • Sources 
    1. [S456] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    2. [S77] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 18;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Civil District 3, Fentress, Tennessee; Roll: T623_1569; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 14..
      Birth date: Feb 1842
      Birth place: Wales
      Marriage date: 1867
      Marriage place:
      Residence date: 1900
      Residence place: Civil Districts 3, 5, Fentress, Tennessee



    3. [S244] Web: Tennessee, Find A Grave Index, 1796-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - Find A Grave. Find A Grave, 2012. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 31 January 2012.Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave, 2012. http://www.findag;).

    4. [S25] England&Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915, FreeBMD, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office.穢 Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Contro;).
      Marriage date: Jul 1841
      Marriage place: Monmouthshire