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Jonathan Harris

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Death: circa August 14, 1820 (73-89)
Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Harris and Rachel Harris
Husband of Lodema Harris
Father of Squire Harris; Alpheus Harris; Russell Harris; John Harris; Lodema Howey and 5 others
Brother of Alpheus Harris; Rachel Loomis; James Harris; Nathaniel Harris; Hannah Burns and 7 others

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About Jonathan Harris

Private NY Unit American Revolution Army

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 County, Connecticut, United States
April 28, 1762
Age 22
Salem, New London County, Connecticut, United States
July 17, 1765
Age 26
Goshen, Orange County, New York, United States
April 17, 1768
Age 28
Orange Co, NY
December 18, 1770
Age 31
Orange County, New York, United States
January 17, 1772
Age 32
Goshen, Orange, Connecticut, United States
July 5, 1777
Age 38
Orange County, New York, United States
March 25, 1778
Age 38
Orange County, New York, United States
Age 39