Biography of Calvin P. Harris
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Harris, Calvin P., was born in Penfield May 14, 1857, son of Peter and Ellen (Burrows) Harris, natives of Penfield. The paternal grandfather of oar subject was a native of Scotland, who came to Penfield at an early day where he died. The maternal grandfather was Amos Burrows, a native of Connecticut, who died in Rochester in 1874. His wife was Sallie Cornwell, a native of Connecticut. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. The father of subject is a farmer and resides in Penfield. Subject has always been a farmer, and owns 100 acres. He married in 1878 Ella C. Butler, a native of Detroit, Mich., and daughter of Amasa and Esther Butler, who reside in East Penfield. Mr. Harris and wife have had four children: Arthur P., Ellen L., Esther H. and Donald D. The great grandfather of subject was Joseph Burrows, a native of Connecticut, whose parents came in the Mayflower and settled in Connecticut. Joseph Burrows was in the war of the Revolution, an aid to Washington. He died in Penfield in 1848.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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