Francis HARRIS was born on 22 Aug 1842 in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada.62 He served in the
military between 1862 and 1862 in discharged Nov. 28 1862, disability.
He served in the military between 1865 and 1865. He died on 1 Oct
1926 in Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin.63
He was buried on 4 Oct 1926 in Sextonville Cemetery, Sextonville, Richland County,
Wisconsin. He is reference number 2905. There is some
confusion about the birthdate of Francis Harris. This probably comes from the
birthday cited in his obituary as August 22, 1841. This date is incorrect.
Francis' older brother, William was born on April 15th, 1841. He is listed in
the 1841 census for Black Torrington, Devon, England as one month old. Francis
could not have been born in August 1841, so soon after his brother William's
We know that John Harris came to New York in the summer of 1841 and returned
a couple of months later. He is absent from the family in the June 1841 census
in Black Torrington. The entire family then moved to Canada in 1842. Since
all references to the birthplace of Francis list Canada as the location, he must
have been born on August 22, 1842 after their arrival there. The 1900 U.S. census
reflects that Francis was born in August of 1842. And Francis' pension record
from the Civil War shows that he entered his birthdate as 22 August 1842.
On October 15, 1894, Elizabeth Harris registered the births for all 15 children
with the Richland County Registrar. The dates for two of the children conflict.
Samuel Harris was born 16 October 1877 (this date matches his birthdate shown
in the California Death Index and his registered birth in Richland County).
The following child, Frank W. Harris, was shown with a birthdate of 24 March
1878. It is very unlikely that Elizabeth gave birth 5 months after her previous
child was born. Since Frank died under tragic circumstances (he fell in a vat
of lye at the age of 2), she may have forgotten his exact birthdate, although
the tombstone for Frank also shows a birthdate of 1878.
After the death of Elizabeth (Young) Harris in 1912, Francis married Eliza Cooper.
Her maiden name is unknown. She recieved payments from Francis' Pension and
the record reflects that Eliza Married Henry Cooper in London on 28 December
1862. He passed away on 29 Dec 1893 at Mount Ida, Grant County, Wisconsin.
Obituary: Francis Harris was born Aug. 22, 1841. He was married to Elizabeth
Young Spt. 18, 1860. To this union fifteen children were born, eight of whom
survive: Mrs. P.C. Rodman, Clinton, Wis.; Mrs. W.D. Ward, of Fort Bragg, Calif;
William L., of Menominee; Walter H., of Groton. S.Dak; Mrs. Ed Persinger, Basswood;
Mrs. Ernest Plumber, Minneapolis, Minn.; C.W. Harris, of Beloit; Mrs. Otto Cook,
of Platteville; thirty-nine grandchildren and twnty-two great grandchildren also
His wife preceded him in death fourteen years ago. Dec. 10th, 1912 he was married
to Eliza Cooper, who survives. him. When a young man he joined the United Brethren
church. He enlisted when the call came to service in 1861 and re-enlisted in
1864, and was honorably discharged at the end of the war.
Deceased departed this life Friday evening, Oct. 1, 1926, at the age of 85 years,
1 month and 9 days. Funeral services were held at the M.E. church Monday, Rev.
E.J. Sachtjen officiating. The remains were taken to Sextonville for burial.
Francis HARRIS and Elizabeth YOUNG were married on 6 Sep 1863 in Akan, Richland
County, Wisconsin.64 They
appeared in the census on 16 Jul 1870 in Fancy Creek, Richland County, Wisconsin.65 They appeared in the census on
12 Jun 1880 in Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin.66 They appeared in the census on 14 Jun 1900 in Dayton,
Richland County, Wisconsin.67
They appeared in the census on 2 May 1910 in Buena Vista, Richland County, Wisconsin.68
YOUNG (daughter of Americus YOUNG) was born on 1 May 1846 in Franklin, Putnam
Co., Indiana. She died on 29 Mar 1912 in Sextonville, Richland County,
Wisconsin.69 She was buried
on 31 Mar 1912 in Sextonville Cemetery, Sextonville, Richland County, Wisconsin.
She is reference number 2924. Obituary from 4 April 1912 -
Mrs. Elizabeth Harris, wife of Francis Harris, died at her home in Sextonville
Friday. She was sixty-five years old. The funeral and burial was held at Sextonville
Sunday. Francis HARRIS and Elizabeth YOUNG had the following children:
W. HARRIS was born on 6 Jul 1866 in English Ridge, Richland County, Wisconsin.70 He died on 21 Jul 1866 in English
Ridge, Richland County, Wisconsin.71
He was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin.
He is reference number 4805.|
|Corilda Alice B. HARRIS.|
|Laura Euphemia HARRIS.|
T. HARRIS was born on 14 Dec 1873 in English Ridge, Richland County, Wisconsin.72 She died on 12 Apr 1878 in Richland
County, Wisconsin. She is reference number 4055. She
was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin.|
|Frances A. HARRIS
was born on 18 Mar 1875 in English Ridge, Richland County, Wisconsin.73 She died Scarlet Fever on 7 May
1878 in Eagle, Richland Co., Wisconsin.74
She was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin.
She is reference number 2962.|
Henry Walter HARRIS.|
W. HARRIS was born on 24 Mar 1878 in Eagle, Richland County, Wisconsin.75 He appeared in the census in
1880 in Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin. He died burned in a
vat of lye on 17 Feb 1881 in Richland County, Wisconsin.76,77 From
the Richland Observer, 3 March 1881; pg. 8, col.3
A Child Scalded to Death
We learn that a child of Frank Harris, on Fancy Creek, was scalded a short time
ago by falling into a kettle of hot lye, so badly that it died. It seems that
it and another little one were pulling against each other with a string which
broke or slipped out of their hands, when the one referred to fell backwards
into the hot lye, which happened to be near it. The child lived for about a
week after the accident
He was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin.
He is reference number 3840. The birthdate for Frank, registered
by his mother Elizabeth, may be incorrect. It is only 5 months after his brother,
Samuel Henry Walter Harris was born (16 Oct 1877). Frank's tombstone also reflects
24 March 1878 as a birthdate. Since Elizabeth registered the birth in 1894,
16 years after the birth of Frank, it may be incorrect. Little Frank died under
tragic circumstances when he fell in a vat of lye when he was only 2 years old.
Francis' pension records also list the birthdate as 24 March 1878. All of the
records match but it doesn't seem possible to give birth to a child 5 months
after the last one. All sources also match for the birth of Samuel Harris, his
|Rosa Josephine HARRIS.|
|Charity M. (Chat) HARRIS.|
Whitney (Whit) HARRIS.|
Fred HARRIS was born on 14 Oct 1886 in Eagle, Richland County, Wisconsin.78 He died on 15 Feb 1905 in Richland
County, Wisconsin. He was buried in Basswood Cemetery, Richland Center,
Richland Co, WI. He is reference number 4806.|
|Martha Letisha HARRIS.|
and Eliza COOPER were married on 10 Dec 1912.79
They appeared in the census on 24 Jan 1920 in Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin.80 Eliza
COOPER was born on 18 Dec 1844 in Rockford, Illinois.81 She is reference number 4346.