7. Rev. Abram
HARRIS was born in Aug 1830 in Black Torrington, Devonshire, England.
He appeared in the census in Jun 1841 in Black Torrington, Devon, England, age
9. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Clay, Onondaga Co., NY pg.
307. He died on 17 Oct 1862 in Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin.
He is reference number 42. Taken from History of Crawford and
Richland Counties, Wisconsin - Union Publishing Company - Springfield, IL -,
Chapter 27 - Town of Marshall. John Harris and son, Abraham, natives of England,
came here from Walworth county in November, 1855. The father entered 200 acres
of land on section 28, and is still a resident. Abraham remained here until the
time of his death.
Taken from History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin - Union Publishing
Company - Springfield, IL - 1884, pg. 1017 Rev. Abraham Harris, (deceased),
son of John and Mary (Short) Harris, was born in Devonshire, England, in August,
1832. He came to America with his parents. He was united in marriage to Charlotte
B Ladd, March 27, 1852. She was a native of Orange Co., Vt., and was born March
18, 1832. Soon after their marriage they united with the Baptist Church. His
early education had been sadly neglected and he learned to read after his marriage.
In 1855 they came to Richland county, town of Marshall, and located on section
28. At the organization of the Church of the United Brethren, both he and his
wife became members, and he was soon after licensed as a preacher of that denomination,
and devoted his time entirely to the Church. He had charge of Churches in Richland,
Sauk, Vernon and Crawford counties. His death occurred Oct. 17, 1862. He left
a widow and six children to mourn his loss. One of the children has since died.
The five remaining are --- Mary E, Martha J, J Freeman, Sarah M and Eldora J.
Mrs. Harris is now the wife of Francis M Patch and resides in Dayton
HARRIS and Charlotte B. LADD were married on 27 Mar 1852 in nr. Syracuse, Onondaga
Co., New York. They appeared in the census on 30 Jul 1860 in Fancy
Creek, Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin.34
B. LADD (daughter of Otis Freeman LADD and Caroline R. HEATH) was born on
18 Mar 1832 in Newbury, Orange County, Vermont. She died on 14 Feb
1911 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin.35
She was buried on 16 Feb 1911 in Beloit City Cemetery, Rock Co., Wisconsin.
She is reference number 43. OBIT: Beloit Dailey News Feb. 14,
1911, "Grandma" Patch Goes to her Rest Aged Woman, leaving forty-nine
grand children and thirty-seven great grandchildren, dies this morning.
"Grandma" Patch is dead.
An invalid confined to her bed for four years, the aged woman, known and
loved by every member of the Salvation Army in Beloit, passed peacefully away
at 2:40 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Ward, 1226
Evergreen Street. She was 79 years old and penumonia was the cause of her demise.
Mrs. Patch's first name was Charlotte, but she was always known to her friends
as "Grandma" and loved to be called by that title. She was born in
Vermont and moved to Richland Center, Wis. when young. Four years ago she was
brought to Beloit and had since lived with her daughter. A year ago she was
sworn in as a member of the Salvation Army by Captain Buyer, who went to the
house especially to perform the ceremony, Mrs. Patch being then confined to her
bed. Although she had never been able to attend any of the meetings of the local
corps the aged woman was greatly interested in the work. When the new Army temple
was built she expressed sorrow that show would be unable to be present at the
dedication, but said that her's would be the first funeral to be held there.
Mrs. Patch is survived by her husband, aged 73 years; five daughters, one
son, forty-nine grandchildren, and thirty-seven great-grandchildren, all living.
They are all expected to attend the funeral.
The daughters and son are:
Mrs. Kever, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. J.D. Elmer, all living in
Beloit, and Mrs. Rudy Brown of Richalnd Center, and H.B. Patch, county superintendent
of schools, Oshkosh.
A Salvation Army military funeral will be held for Mrs. Patch thursday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, with Captain Buyer in charge. Interment will be made in the city
Obit: Mrs. F.M. Patch, a former resident of this city, died Tuesday of
last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Ward, at Beloit. Mrs. Patch
was seventy-eight years of age and was well known in this city where she made
her home for many years before moving to Beloit. She was born in the state of
Vermont in 1832 and came to Richland county in 1863. She leaves a husband and
five children, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Mrs. Martha Keever, Mrs. Sarah Ward and Mrs.
Dora Elmer, of Beloit; Henry, of Oshkosh, and Mrs. Rose Brown, of Richland Center.
Funeral services were held at Beloit Thursday last, burial being made in the
Beloit cemetery. Rev. Abram HARRIS and Charlotte B. LADD had the following children: