Jonathan Harris (c.1739 - c.1820)

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Birthplace: Colchester, New London, CT
Death: Died in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
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About Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris came here about 1788 or 1789; he was native of Colchester, Conn. He settled first in the village, and in June, 1789, he was licensed to keep a tavern. He had a. small farm on the Point, which, in 1798, he sold to George Welles, and in 1792 he was in possession of a large tract on the bank of the Susquehanna, about the mouth of Cayuta creek.

He established there his home, and endeavored to purchase the Pennsylvania title, but it seems that he failed through some chicanery outside the usual course of law. He subsequently purchased a farm near Spanish hill, where he died Aug. 14, 1829, aged seventy-nine years.

He married, at Colchester, Conn., Lodemia Tozer, daughter of Samuel Tozer, of that place, and sister of Col. Julius Tozer, afterwards of Athens. They had children, -John, Alpheus, Russell, Squire, James, Minard, Samuel, Dorothea, Lodemia, and Susan. Alpheus Harris, born at Colchester, July 17, 1765, was employed on the survey of the State line in 1786, and shortly afterwards made this his home. He married first Jerusha Miller, and second Elizabeth Clapp
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Jonathan Harris's Timeline

June 6, 1739
Colchester, New London, CT
April 13, 1761
Age 21
New London, Connecticut, United States
April 28, 1762
Age 22
Salem, New London, CT
July 17, 1765
Age 26
Goshen, Orange, NY
April 17, 1768
Age 28
Orange Co, NY
December 18, 1770
Age 31
Orange, New York, USA
January 17, 1772
Age 32
Goshen, Orange, Connecticut, United States
July 5, 1777
Age 38
Orange, New York, USA
March 25, 1778
Age 38
Orange Co, NY
Age 39