Heber was born around 1770 in
Canterbury, Connecticut and died at the Harris Farm on the
west bank of Lake Honeoye, Ontario County, New York, 4 October, 1827.
His wife Polly died at the age of 68 on 9 July 1844 in
Wayne County, Michigan as recorded on the Gravestone in the Tyler Road
Cemetery, north of Belleville, MI. Polly's parents were Barnard and Lovina (Munger) Phillips of Pomfret, CT.
According to information passed down through two
different families, the Harris clan had its origin on the Harris Isle
off the West Coast of Scotland in feudal times. Because of
conflicts, wars, and religious convictions, they were scattered
throughout England and Wales. One family sketch tells of them
joining the "Anabaptist Movement" and were driven out of England.
Another sketch states "they came from England to get away from Roman
Walter Harris (1590-1654), the first member of our
family to come to the colonies arrived in 1632.
New Lisbon, New York -
The first town-meeting was held
March 3, 1807, at which the
following officers were elected:
Note "Eber Harris" is elected fence