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Daniel Thomas Harris, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Middletown, Middlesex County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Daniel Harris and Mary Harris
Husband of Abigail Frost (Barnes) and Elizabeth Cook
Father of Abigail Cornwall; Mary Harris; Elizabeth Harris; Joseph Harris; Daniel Harris and 2 others
Brother of Rachel Harris; Mary Johnson; Joseph Harris; Thomas Harris, Sr.; Elizabeth Hunnewell and 5 others

Occupation: Captain
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About Capt. Daniel Harris

Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), Charles W. Mainwaring, Hartford, 1902, Vol 3, p 164-165 .

HARRIS, Daniel, Middletown. Invt. £1008-04-00. Taken 20 November 1735, by Abijah MOORE, Jonathan ALLIN and William ROCKWELL.

         Will dated 22 March 1734/5: I, Daniel HARRIS, being advanced in age to fourscore years, do make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following: I give to my wife Elizabeth my silver spoon, Bible, bellows, and whatsoever goods or household stuff she brought to my house when I marryed her, my best bed with furniture and £20. I give to the First Church of Christ in Middletown my silver cup (inventoried at £18). I have already given to my two sons, Daniel and Joseph, their full portions by deeds of gift. I give to the children of my daughter Abigail CORNELL deceased, viz., to Abigail MILLER, the wife of Amos MILLER, my brass kettle; to Elizabeth CORNELL, my silver salt celler; to Joseph, Daniel and Nathniel, to each, two acres of my boggy meadow. I give to my son-in-law Ezekiel GILBERT two acres of my boggy meadow. And to my grandson Jonathan GILBERT, I give four acres of the western part of my home lot. I give to my son Daniel HARRIS my cloak, and to my grandson Daniel HARRIS I give the remainder of my home lot and the building thereto belonging. I give to my sons-in-law, Joseph CORNELL and William WARD, all my rights of land on the east side of the Great River, divided and undivided, especially my Wongunk swamp. I give to my grandsons, the sons of my daughter Mary WARD and Patience GILBERT, all my household stuff and stock that shall remain after my wife's decease or marriage. I give to my grandsons, Jonathan Gilbert, Daniel HARRIS and Moses HARRIS, all my right in the commons or undivided land, to be equally divided. I give my gun to my grandson Joseph HARRIS. I give my gold ring to my granddaughter Abigail HARRIS, the daughter of my son Joseph HARRIS deceased. I ordain my wife Elizabeth to be sole executrix.

Witness: Nathaniel Starr Daniel HARRIS, L.S. James WARD, William ROCKWELL Court Record, Page 336 -- 13 November 1735: Will proven.

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Daniel Harris was born on July 15, 1653, the second child of Daniel Harris and Mary Weld, in Middletown, Connecticut. He married Abigail Barnes on December 14, 1680. Abigail died on May 22, 1723, and the grave stone in the Middletown burying ground reads, Here lies one dead, which, in her life, was my loveing pious wife, Abigail Harris, died May 22, 1723..

Daniel Harris and Abigail Barnes had the following children:.
1.  Abigail Harris was born on February 7, 1682/83, in Middletown..
2.  Mary Harris was born on January 11, 1685/86, in Middletown.  She married William Ward..
3.  Joseph Harris was born on March 1, 1690/91, in Middletown..
4.  Patience Harris was born on May 15, 1693, in Middletown..
After Abigail's death, Daniel married Elizabeth (Bedell) Cook, widow of Samuel Cook of Wallingford, on January 5, 1726/27.  Daniel died on October 18, 1735, at age 83..

The New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Vol. 2. Boston: Samuel Drake Publisher and New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 1848. (Available in digital format on the Web.).

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Will; 22 Mar 1734/35; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 37. Harris, Daniel, Middletown. Invt. £1008-04-00. Taken 20 November 1735, by Abijah Moore, Jonathan Allin, and William Rockwell.
Will dated 22 March 1734/5: I, Daniel Harris, being advanced in age to fourscore years, do make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following: I give to my wife Elizabeth my silver spoon, Bible, bellows, and whatsoever goods or household stuff she brought to my house when I marryed her, my best bed with furniture and £20. I give to the First Church of Christ in Middletown my silver cup (inventoried at £18). I have already given to my two sons, Daniel and Joseph, their full portions by deeds of gift. I give to the children of my daughter Abigail Cornell deceased, viz., to Abigail Miller, the wife of Amos Miller, my brass kettle; to Elizabeth Cornell, my silver salt celler; to Joseph, Daniel and Nathniel, to each, two acres of my boggy meadow. I give to my son-in-law Ezekiel Gilbert two acres of my boggy meadow. And to my grandson Jonathan Gilbert, I give four acres of the western part of my home lot. I give to my son Daniel Harris my cloak, and to my grandson Daniel Harris I give the remainder of my home lot and the building thereto belonging. I give to my sons-in-law, Joseph Cornell and William Ward, all my rights of land on the east side of the Great River, divided and undivided, especially my Wongunk swamp. I give to my grandsons, the sons of my daughter Mary Ward and Patience Gilbert, all my household stuff and stock that shall remain after my wife's decease or marriage. I give to my grandsons, Jonathan Gilbert, Daniel Harris and Moses Harris, all my right in the commons or undivided land, to be equally divided. I give my gun to my grandson Joseph Harris. I give my gold ring to my granddaughter Abigail Harris, the daughter of my son Joseph Harris deceased.
I ordain my wife Elizabeth to be sole executrix.

Witness: Nathaniel Starr Daniel Harris, L.S. James Ward, William Rockwell

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Capt. Daniel Harris's Timeline

1653
July 16, 1653
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1680
December 14, 1680
Age 27
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1682
February 7, 1682
Age 28
Middlestown, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
1685
1685
Age 31
Middleton, Middlesex, Connecticut
1686
1686
Age 32
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
1686
Age 32
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
1688
October 2, 1688
Age 35
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
1693
May 15, 1693
Age 39
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
1695
1695
Age 41
1726
January 5, 1726
Age 72
Middletown, Middlesex County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)