Heber Alba Harris, Hiram's father, came to America
from Manchester, England
(Pontefract) around 1790, perhaps with several brothers (Hosea, Samuel, Ezekiel). His name was
first recorded in the Brooklyn, Connecticut marriage records in 1799.
Heber's wife was Polly Phillips Harris, born
Pomfret, Windham County,
Connecticut on February 26, 1784. Heber's father was Paul Harris, his mother
was Amy Stanton
Harris (Hiram's Grandparents). Hiram lists his father in the 1870
Michigan census as having been born in Cornwall, England.
In the winter of 1804, Heber Harris,
with his wife
Polly (Phillips) and their three little boys traveled to
Otsego County, New
York where they stayed until the spring of 1814. They then made their
final move westward, settling on the west bank of
Lake Honeoye, New
York (see Map). By that time, there were nine children. Hiram was
the eldest of
Hiram Harris had been born in
Brooklyn, Connecticut on
November 20, 1800. He married Polly T. Blake on March 28, 1824 (see map)
Naples, New York.
Polly was born February 24, 1806,
Vermont (father - James
Blake, Jr.; mother - Levina (Lavina, Lovina, Luvina) Fisher,
married August 23, 1804 in Marlboro, VT). The Hiram Harris family then moved from
New York, to Utica, Michigan, then to
Macomb County, Michigan, eventually
arriving in Dryden, Michigan (Lapeer County).
Hiram and Polly Harris had 12 children.
Here are the
names the children:
Generations: Harold Horace Harris, George Leonard Harris, Heber Harris,
and Polly Blake Harris.
Hiram's Land Grants