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Agnes Harris[1]

Female 1604 - 1680  (75 years)


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  • Name Agnes Harris  [2
    Born 6 Apr 1604  Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 1680  Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I105827  My Genealogy

    Father Bartholemew Harris 
    Mother Elizabeth Collamore,   b. Abt 2 Sep 1566,   bur. 7 Dec 1647  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Family ID F46549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Spencer,   b. 11 Oct 1601, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 4 May 1640, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1634  Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Spencer,   b. Abt 1633
     2. Sarah Spencer,   b. 20 Apr 1636, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1691, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT At Age 55 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Samuel Spencer,   b. Abt 1639
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Edwards 
    Married 11 Dec 1645  Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • Aaron Burr is a descendant of Agnes and William Edwards.
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Agnes ancestors were of nobility. See the Spencer genealogy Genforum for William and Agnes.
      The article that identified Agnes Harris, identified her English family, and started the linkage of her into her royal lines, started with The American Genealogist Vol. 63, 33-45, 1988.

      Her royal lineage is covered in the RD500 by Gary Boyd Roberts and several references to her intertwining relationships in Roberts' Notable Kin, 1998, both for sale at NEHGS.

      "There is an interesting sketch on the ancestry and genealogy of the Edwards family of America, for which she is the matriarch, at genealogylibrary.com in "Tyler - Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler, DD, LLD. Although it is a relatively old source, I think it still holds up. Through this line, she is the "mom" to Jonathan Edwards and Aaron Burr." Norris Taylor posted in the Spencer Forum at www.genforum.genealogy.com 2/21/1999, #1019.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S1808] Ancestral Roots of Certain Colonists who Came to America Before 1700, F.L.Weis, (1988).

    3. [S286] WWW.Genforum.com, Spencer #690 by Norris Taylor , 11/11/1998 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S283] WWW.Genforum.Genealogy.Com, Various, Spencer Forum by Terri 10/9/1998. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S292] Power of Attorney for John Case, John Case, (April, 1657 Witness: Joseph Langdon, Thomas Casse On the reverse was written to his loving father William Edwards living at Hartford in New England this present.).

    6. [S279] The Yankee Generations, A History of the Case Family in America, Charles C. Case, (University Press of America, 1981), ISBN 0-8191-1947-4., 68 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S293] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Anderson, Robert Charles, (Boston: NEHGS, 1995, www.newenglandancestors.org Excellent).