|Posted By:||Marian Alice Andrea Harris|
|Subject:||Re: For New Clapsaddle Researchers|
|Post Date:||November 17, 2001 at 14:50:18|
|Forum:||Clapsaddle Family Genealogy Forum|
Your posting interests me because it matches some of our family lore. I haven't anything proven yet re Mary Clapsaddle but this is our Harris layout at the point at which she enters in: Can you help me find my great-grandmother, Mary Clapsaddle? Thank you.
My grandparents were
Wilbur J. Harris, from Coloma, MI and Helen Augusta Andrus, from Crystal Lake,IL (then known as Nunda) married on 30 Jun 1909.. Helen and Wilbur had five children::
Wilbur Eugene,b. 31 Aug 1910
Robert Merrill,b.24 Aug 1912 (died 13 Jul 1913)
Stanley George,,b. 3 Mar 1916
Mary Loraine,b. 22 Jun 1918
Howard Onley,b. 25 Dec, 1924
George Washington Harris, b. 1844 m. Mary Clapsaddle, from upstate NY. They had six children including Wilbur John Harris, b. 9 Feb 1880 in Coloma,MI,
George Washington Harris came to MI when he was a little boy of six years, with his six siblings and mother, Ruth Wilkes, sister of Phebe, and father, Benjamin Harris, traveling in emigrant wagons from Morgan OH to Coloma, MI.
Benjamin's father was Uriah Harris, who was born in Providence, RI in 1782. In 1804, according to Harris family papers, Uriah married Polly Leonard at the age of 22. Around 1811 he married Sarah Bowten.(Bowden?) (unproven) and after the War of 1812, they moved to Cayuga County in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY. Later, we believe they moved to southeast OH, rafting their household goods down the Allegheny River to the Ohio River. Uriah was married three times and he fathered 13 children among them. His final marriage was to Phebe Wilkes, the sister of Benjamin's wife,Ruth. Phebe and Uriah married on 21 SEP 1831, and
Benjamin married Ruth on 1 JAN 1833 in Morgan Co.,OH.
In 1848 Uriah and his son, Benjamin, each entered 160 acres of land on Section 12, in Hagar, MI, paying $1.20 an acre. Uriah moved a final time. He settled on his land which now is part of the city of Coloma. Uriah in his lifetime had time for many things, fathering 13 children among his three wives, moving vast distances from RI to NY to OH to MI, and he was one of the founders of the city of Coloma.