Biography of Z. W. Harris
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Z. W. HARRIS was born July 9, 1810. He is a native of New York, and son of Z. W. and Abagail (Madison) Harris, natives of Rhode Island, and of English and Welsh ancestry. His grandfather Harris was a Commissary in the Revolution, and his father a soldier of 1812. His parents came to Ohio in 1824, and settled in Huron County. Their children were Daniel, Andrew, James, William, Z. W., Sarah, Almira and Mary. The father died, aged sixty three; and the mother in 1867. Mr. Harris obtained some education, and at the age of twelve was employed by a merchant of New Haven, Ohio, with whom he remained eight years. Returning home, he worked on the farm with his father till thirty three. He married Miss Angeline Eastlick January 8, 1847, she being the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Striker) Eastlick, natives of New York, and of English and German ancestry. Her grandfather Eastlick served seven years in the Revolutionary war. Her parents settled in Crawford County, Ohio, in 1840. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have had thirteen children, ten living, Rosilla; Eliza, wife of James Young; Anna, wife of John Ludick; Sarah, wife of Edward Gill and (deceased); Catharine, wife of Byron McLaughlin; 4Angeline, William, John, Frank and Eva. The deceased are Mary E., Alice A. and James. Mr. Harris came to his present farm in 1852. He made all the improvements; built a good house in 1880 and another in 1883, the first having burned September 25. 1882; has cleared about 200 acres of forest land, now owning eighty acres, valued at $65 per acre. Mr. Harris is a Democrat, old in the cause, and a respected citizen. For the past sixteen years he has been losing the use of his lower limbs.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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