George Harris b 1832 in Staffordshire, married Jane Simpson b 1844 Staffordshire.

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Looking for info regarding either person, George Harris or Jane Simpson.  Jane had 3 sisters living in England at the time of her death in 1928.  Jane definitely born in Staffordshire but not sure of the town, and not sure if George Harris was born there or not.  Probably a coal mining family, George came to Oakdale PA and worked in the mines.
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name: Priscilla Harris Watson
titles & terms:  
event: Death
event date: 16 Aug 1935
event place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
residence:  
street address:  
gender: Female
death age: 71y 0m 27d
marital status: Married
race: W
occupation:  
birth date: 19 Jul 1864
birthplace: Staffordshire, England
estimated birth year: 1864
burial date: 19 Aug 1935
burial place:  
cemetery: Union
father: George Harris
father's titles & terms:  
father's birthplace: Staffordshire England
mother: Jane Simpson
mother's titles & terms:  
mother's birthplace: Staffordshire England
spouse: John Watson

 

Thank you!  This is George and Jane's Daughter Priscilla!  I appreciate the info regarding her statistics as some of this is missing from my tree!

3 Answers

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Hi,

No sign of Jane in the 1851 census from Staffordshire with a birth date between 1842-1846.

This family is from the 1841 census:

 

Name

Gender

Age

Occupation

Birth Place

George Harris

M

40

   

Harriott Harris

F

40

   

Jane Harris

F

15

   

Harriott Harris

F

13

   

Joseph Harris

M

11

 

Staffordshire

George Harris

M

9

 

Staffordshire

Catharine Harris

F

6

 

Staffordshire

Hannah Harris

F

2

 

Staffordshire

 

by Kevin Sands G2G6 Mach 2 (28.5k points)
Thank you!!  If this is the only Harris family around there at this time... could definitely be my g grandfather George since he was born in 1832!  I appreciate this!!!
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George Harris and Jane Simpson were married in 1863 (Freebmd.org)

Surname     First name(s)          District     Vol     Page
Marriages Jun Qtr 1863   
HARRIS     George          Kings Norton     6c    624      
Simpson     Jane          Kings Norton.     6c    624      

You can obtain a copy of the marriage cert which should give you father's names and occupations

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

That could also make it easier to track them in the various census returns.
by Elizabeth Clark G2G Crew (920 points)
+1 vote
There's also a birth for a Priscilla Harris in FreeBMD. Don't know if it is the correct one:

Births Mar Qtr 1865   
Harris     Priscilla          Kings Norton     6c    487

Unforntunately Kings Norton Registration District contains places that are in three different counties, so searching the census for just Staffordshire might not get you an answer.  Ancestry and Findmypast parish records not complete.
by Elizabeth Clark G2G Crew (920 points)

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