hello Harris researcher...
I am Ivan Rogers, who descends from Josiah Rogers,the brother of Mehiable Rogers of Petersham MA.
I have the ancestorage of Mehitable Rogers if you are interested but nothing about Robert Harris.
However, Josiah Rogers (above) was an inkeeper in New Ipswich NH where their was a Robert Harris, a merchant located there as well. After the revolution both families had moved on.
Also, I must assume that Robert Harris did something of importance. The name Harris was used his brothers-in-law
and their children as given names. For example, John Rogers of Bridport VT (brother to Mehitable)had a grandson called Robert Harris Rogers. I am descended from Hermon Harris Rogers born in South Stukely QC. Another cousin Josiah Rogers Jr. chose to call his son Harris Josiah Rogers born in Dunham QC.
I would like to know more about Robert Harris as well, and hope that you might share what you find.
I am forwarding what I have. The material on Dolly is yours...
Petersham MA, New Ipswich NH,
Concord, Portsmouth NH
Mehitable Rogers was born 2 Dec.1745 in Petersham MA, the second daughter of Thomas Rogers and Martha Hubbard (Petersham vital records). Mehitable was mentioned in the will of her father Thomas Rogers in 1793; “To my daughter Mehitable Harris I give ten dollars which I entreat of her to receive as a small token of parental gratitude for her various kindnesses to her parents.”
She married 6 May 1761 Robert Harris of Concord N.H. (v.r.Petersham). Robert Harris died in 1822, possibly in Concord N.H. At this time Mehitable removed to Massillon Ohio, where she died 5 August, 1834. (correspondence of David H. Bagley ,DAR claimant. Lineage registered Feb. 1986, 9329 Abel Court Road, Vienna, Virginia 22180).
“Mehitable Rogers was the great grandmother of Magaret Rooksby Harris, who married Albert R. Hatch of Portsmouth, NH.” Correpondence of David H. Bagley, Feb. 1986, 9329 Abel Cout Road, Vienna, Virginia 22180.
Known children of Mehitable Rogers and Robert Harris
Mehitable Harris was born 30 Dec. 1764 in Concord and married 7 Aug. 1784, Edward St.Leo Livermore* in Boston MA. He was born 5 Apr. 1762 in Portsmouth. Mehitable died 30 Jan. 1793 in Portsmouth NH.
Children: from The Livermore Family of America (Boston), by Walter Thwing, page 37, 1902.
Caroline born 22 June 1785 in Concord
Samuel born 26 Aug. 1786 in Concord
Harriet born 14 Apr. 1788 Concord
Robert Harris born 1 Oct. 1790 Concord
Mehitable Jane born 20 June 1792 in Portsmouth NH
* Hon. Edward St. Leo LIVERMORE
Birth: 30 DEC 1764 in Concord,Merrimack,New Hampshire
Death: 30 JAN 1793 in Portsmouth,Rockingham,New Hampshire
He lived in Portsmouth until he was thirteen, and a part of the time in Londonderry, N.H. In the winter of 1775 he was taken by his father to Holderness, N.H., where his instruction was superintended by his father, assisted probably by Dr. John Porter, a graduate of Harvard College and afterwards a lawyer in Plymouth, N.H. He is not known to have attended any academy or college. He studied law at Newburyport, under that eminent jurist, the late Chief Justice Parsons, and began practice in Concord, N.H., in 1783. He removed to Portsmouth and was solicitor for Rockingham County from 1791 to 1793. He was a member of the Convention, of which his father was president, chosen to revise the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, which assembled in Concord, Sept. 7, 1791. He was a U.S. District Attorney to the Circuit Court for the District of New Hampshire, from Feb., 1794 to 1797. He was Justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire, from 1797 to 1799, quitting the bench a little more than a year after, upon the ground of the inadequacy of the salary, which was then no more than eight hundred dollars, and removed to Newburyport
President Adams, Sept. 20, 1798, appointed him naval officer for the port of Portsmouth, a place from which he was removed by President Jefferson in 1802. He was representative in Congress from Essex County, from 1807 to 1811, then living in Newburyport, and was a zealous and leading Federalist in the State in the party contests which preceded and attended the war with England in 1812.
He was a resident of Boston after his return from Congress from 1811 to 1816, and delivered the Fourth of July oration in the city in 1813. He removed to Zanesville, Ohio, about 1816, then in the "Far West." Not satisfied with his frontier life, he returned to Massachusetts and bought a home in that portion of the town of Tewksbury which is now a part of Lowell. He is buried in the Granary burying ground, in Boston.
Note: Edward St. Leo Livermore married secondly 2 May 1799, Sarah Creese Stackpole born 11 Sept. 1778 Boston. Children by this marriage:
Edward Stackpole born 12 Feb. 1800 in Portsmouth.
Elizabeth Browne born 2 Jan. 1804 in Boston.
William Stackpole 24 June 1805 in Boston.
Goerge Williamson born 7 Jan. 1807 in Newberryport MA.
Dolley Harris of Concord NH was born about 1760 and died in 1835. She married in 1783 William Maxwell Duncan who was born 21 April 1762 in Londonderry NH or Haverhill Essex Co. and died in Concord 1799. He was the son of James Duncan and Elizabeth Bell.
Mehiable Duncan born abut 1782 in Concord or NY,
Mary Duncan born 1784 in Concord or NY and died 11 Sept. 1866.
James Duncan born 2 May 1789 in Concord or NY and died 15 Mar. 1853.
Nancy C. Duncan born in 1791 in Concord or NY.
William Duncan born 1793.
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