Harris, Silas

Silas Harris
b: 14 OCT 1824
d: 12 MAR 1897
Biography
Information fro family members, ward records, Glendale, Utah. St george TempleRecord F230, and Temple Index Cards F6310

Harris, Silas

Harris, Silas, aHigh Councilor in the Kanab Stake, was the son of Moses Harris and Fannie Smith, and was born in Lawrence county, Indiana, Oct. 14, 1824. At the age of ten years he was healed of a severe illness by the administration of the Elders, itbeing the first miraculous manifestation of the power of God that he had witnessed. At the age of fourteen he was baptized by Elder Harvey Green and confirmeda member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Elder Wm. Hawk.In October, 1838, he moved with his parents to a place near Montrose, Iowa, where they lived until the exodus of the Saints from Nauvoo. The family joined the camps of Israel in the spring of 1846. A few days prior to their arrival at Council Bluffs word reached them that the Saints were called upon, by the U. S.Government, for a battalion of soldiers to fight Mexico. Without any serious thought on the subject Silas said he was going. The saying uttered lightly provedprophetic. Joining Company B under Captain Jesse D. Huner, he remained with the Battalion, sharing its hardships, until they were disbanded at Los Angeles in1847. At Fort Leavenworth he was taken ill with the mumps, but rather than goon the sick list in care of an unfriendly doctor, he continued in the ranks, not fully recovering until they reached Santa Fe. Much of the time during the march he served as teamster. Remaining in San Francisco during the winter of 1847-48, he, in connection with his uncle Wm. Hawk, advertised to take a mail to theMissouri river at the rate of 50 cents per letter. The enterprise proved a success. The party consisting of sixteen men left San Francisco Apr. 15, 1848, andarrived in Salt Lake City about the middle of June. Here Silas remained untilAugust, Wm. Hawk going on with the mail. With a party of twelve other men he started for Council Bluffs Iowa, with pack animals Aug. 20th, meeting Pres. Brigham Young and a company of Saints on the head of Sweetwater; they were unloadingpart of their teams and returning them to the Missouri river to assist other emigrants the following spring. The two parties traveled together the balance ofthe way, arriving at their destination about the middle of October. Here Silasrejoined his parents (near Council Bluffs) where he attended school the following year. In June, 1849, the family started for Great Salt Lake City in Capt. Taylor''s company. Sept. 2, 1849, he married Sariah Aldridge, daughter of Wm. Aldridge and Betsey Vanblaricum, at Laramie, Elder Reddick N. Allred performing the ceremony. Arriving in Great Salt Lake Valley, he settled at Bountiful. In thespring of 1851 he moved with his family to San Bernardino, Cal., in company with Chas. C. Rich and Amasa M. Lyman, locating on the Bernardino ranch, he having purchased a portion of the same from the Church. Apr. 19, 1855, he started ona mission to Washington Territory, in obedience to a call from Apostle Amasa M. Lyman. He traveled a distance of sixteen hundred miles with a pack horse. OnLewis river, Washington Territory, he and his companions organized a branch ofthe Church, having baptized a number into the fold. He returned home the following November, 1855. In 1857 San Bernardino was broken up. Elder Harris sold hisproperty at a great sacrifice and moved to Utah, settling at Washington, Washington county. In the spring of 1858 he was a member of an exploring expeditionto the White Mountains, to find a location for the Saints, in case they shouldbe driven out by their enemies. He left his family encamped in a wagon Apr. 19.1858, explored Paranagate Valley and went to Meadow Valley, where he put in acrop; returned home about the beginning of August. In the spring of 1859 he moved his family from Washington and assisted in founding Harrisburg, in Washington county; here he was chosen and appointed presid
Facts
  • 14 OCT 1824 - Birth - ; Bono, Lawrence, Indiana
  • 15 MAR 1897 - Burial - ; Glendale, Kane, Utah
  • OCT 1824 - Christening - ; Bono, Lawrence, Indiana
  • 12 MAR 1897 - Death - ; Glendale, Kane, Utah
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Silas Harris
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
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PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
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CHILDREN
MSilas Harris
Birth14 OCT 1824Bono, Lawrence, Indiana
Death12 MAR 1897Glendale, Kane, Utah
Marriage2 SEP 1849to Sariah Aldridge at Independence Rk, Natrona, Wyoming, USA
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Silas Harris
Birth14 OCT 1824Bono, Lawrence, Indiana
Death12 MAR 1897 Glendale, Kane, Utah
Marriage2 SEP 1849to Sariah Aldridge at Independence Rk, Natrona, Wyoming, USA
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Sariah Aldridge
Birth9 JAN 1834Liberty, Clay, Missouri
Death22 MAR 1902 Glendale, Kane, Utah
Marriage2 SEP 1849to Silas Harris at Independence Rk, Natrona, Wyoming, USA
FatherWilliam Aldridge
MotherElizabeth Betsy van Blaricum
CHILDREN
FVernessa Harris
Birth15 JAN 1876Glendale, Kane, Utah
Death31 JAN 1948Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Marriage28 MAY 1901to Vernessa Harris
MWarren Harris
Birth12 FEB 1855San Bernardino, San Bernardino, Ca
Death6 APR 1903Emmett, Gem, Id
Marriage20 NOV 1887to Beulah Ann Webb
MAsa Le Roy Harris
Birth5 SEP 1857San Bernardino, San Bernardino, Ca
Death22 APR 1915Glendale, Kane, Ut
Marriage15 SEP 1880to ?
FElizabeth Sophia Harris
Birth17 FEB 1860Harrisburg, Washington, Utah
Death10 AUG 1922Glendale, Kane, Utah
Marriage12 DEC 1878to Elizabeth Sophia Harris
MJohn Riley Harris
Birth11 OCT 1866Of, Moccasin Spring, Coconino, Arizona
Death9 MAR 1947Emmett, , Idaho
Marriage12 DEC 1912to ?
Marriage6 FEB 1907to ?
FMinda Minerva Harris
Birth25 MAR 1869Leeds, Washington, Utah
Death18 NOV 1929Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho
Marriage5 SEP 1889to Minda Minerva Harris
FLois Abigail Harris
Birth13 MAY 1873Of, Glendale, Kane, Utah
Death17 JUN 1957Panguitch, Garfield, Ut
Marriage3 DEC 1891to Lois Abigail Harris at manti, , Utah
FSarah Frances Harris
Birth15 MAR 1862Washington, Washinton, Utah
Death18 MAY 1952Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Marriage10 JAN 1883to Sarah Frances Harris
MSilas William Harris
Birth16 JUN 1850Sessions, (now Bountiful), Davis, Utah, USA
Death24 JUN 1932St. George, Washington, Utah, USA
Marriage11 DEC 1870to Susan Adams
FMelissa Harris
Birth4 DEC 1852San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, USA
Death10 DEC 1852San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California
MAlonzo Harris
Birth4 DEC 1852San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, USA
Death12 MAR 1929San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California
Marriage18 APR 1888to ?
MMoses David Harris
Birth7 APR 1864Harrisburg, Washington, Utah
Death5 AUG 1954Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Marriage5 SEP 1889to Electa Belinda Leithead at Manti, Sanpete, Utah
Descendancy Chart
Silas Harris b: 14 OCT 1824 d: 12 MAR 1897
Sariah Aldridge b: 9 JAN 1834 d: 22 MAR 1902
Vernessa Harris b: 15 JAN 1876 d: 31 JAN 1948
Vernessa Harris b: 15 JAN 1876 d: 31 JAN 1948
Warren Harris b: 12 FEB 1855 d: 6 APR 1903
Asa Le Roy Harris b: 5 SEP 1857 d: 22 APR 1915
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Elizabeth Sophia Harris b: 17 FEB 1860 d: 10 AUG 1922
Elizabeth Sophia Harris b: 17 FEB 1860 d: 10 AUG 1922
John Riley Harris b: 11 OCT 1866 d: 9 MAR 1947
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Minda Minerva Harris b: 25 MAR 1869 d: 18 NOV 1929
Minda Minerva Harris b: 25 MAR 1869 d: 18 NOV 1929
Lois Abigail Harris b: 13 MAY 1873 d: 17 JUN 1957
Lois Abigail Harris b: 13 MAY 1873 d: 17 JUN 1957
Sarah Frances Harris b: 15 MAR 1862 d: 18 MAY 1952
Sarah Frances Harris b: 15 MAR 1862 d: 18 MAY 1952
Silas William Harris b: 16 JUN 1850 d: 24 JUN 1932
Melissa Harris b: 4 DEC 1852 d: 10 DEC 1852
Alonzo Harris b: 4 DEC 1852 d: 12 MAR 1929
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Moses David Harris b: 7 APR 1864 d: 5 AUG 1954
Electa Belinda Leithead b: 21 MAR 1869 d: 2 OCT 1945
Zilla Harris b: 17 AUG 1903 d: 10 FEB 1982
Heber McArthur b: 29 JAN 1901 d: 10 MAR 1981
Erma Harris b: 19 APR 1905 d: 19 APR 1905
Electa Vilate Harris b: 25 AUG 1890 d: 2 APR 1951
Wilford Ray Olson b: 4 JUL 1889 d: 2 APR 1951
Nord Ray Olson b: 8 SEP 1926 d: 12 APR 1952
Orson Vern Asay b: 3 MAY 1894 d: 20 FEB 1978
David Leland Harris b: 15 FEB 1893 d: 8 FEB 1979
Edna Erma Harris b: 25 JAN 1917 d: 27 JAN 1917
Amelia Harris b: 7 JUL 1894 d: 24 DEC 1960
Bryant Barnes Robertson b: 12 MAR 1886 d: 24 DEC 1960
James Keith Harris b: 27 JUN 1897 d: 25 MAY 1932
William Warner Sr b: 1646 d: 28 FEB 1714
Hannah Warner b: 17 NOV 1706
Maurene Harris b: 17 NOV 1927 d: 25 JAN 1928
Hannah Robbins b: 30 APR 1643 d: 3 MAR 1714
Edna Harris b: 17 JUL 1931 d: 17 JUL 1931
Layton Harris b: 6 JUN 1899 d: 13 SEP 1986
Pearl Abston b: 16 JUL 1899 d: 13 MAY 981
Elva La Rue Harris b: 27 JUN 1926 d: 24 MAR 2019
Roger Abston Harris b: 17 MAR 1937 d: 12 JAN 2013
Pearl Abston b: 16 JUL 1899 d: 13 MAY 981
Elva La Rue Harris b: 27 JUN 1926 d: 24 MAR 2019
Roger Abston Harris b: 17 MAR 1937 d: 12 JAN 2013
Ethan Leithead Harris b: 26 JAN 1909 d: 21 JUN 1979