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Harris - Jacob

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Author: Alley, Bowen & Co. (1880)

Harris, Jacob. Born in Grayson county, Kentucky,          August 24, 1827. When quite young he emigrated with his parents to Fountain Center,          Indiana, where they remained but a short time, when they moved to Montgomery          county and resided for four years, when they took up their residence in Vigo          county, Indiana. In 1841, they moved to Crawford county, Illinois, where they          remained two years, then returned to Vigo county. In 1846, they went to Davis          county, Iowa, and in 1854, the subject of this sketch emigrated to California, being          about five months making the trip. He first located in this county south of          Santa Rosa on the ranch now owned by Winfield Wright, where he held forth          for two years, when he moved north of Santa Rosa, on the ranch owned by G. W.          Moore, and resided four years, when he moved to Sutter county and engaged in          farming for three years. In 1863 we find Mr. Harris back in this county, residing          upon his present farm of four hundred acres. Has held the office of Road Overseer          for seven years. Married Phoebe Fulkerson December 7, 1848. She was born          in Montgomery county, Indiana, on November 17, 1830. By this union they have          four living children, viz.: Thompson M., born October 29, 1849; Isabel, born          August 28, 1851; Alice C., born on the plains June 1, 1854, and died April 6,          1860; Richard A., born
         April 6, 1856; Florence, born May 20, 1858.

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         Santa Rosa Township
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HISTORY -OF- SONOMA COUNTY, -INCLUDING ITS- Geology,          Topography, Mountains, Valleys and Streams; -TOGETHER          WITH- A Full and Particular Record of the Spanish Grants;          Its Early History and Settlement, Compiled from the Most          Authentic Sources; the Names of Original Spanish and          American Pioneers; a full Political History, Comprising          the Tabular Statements of Elections and Office-holders          since the Formation of the County; Separate Histories of          each Township, Showing the Advancement of Grape and Grain           Growing Interests, and Pisciculture; ALSO, INCIDENTS OF          PIONEER LIFE; THE RAISING OF THE BEAR FLAG; AND          BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF EARLY AND PROMINENT SETTLERS AND          REPRESENTATIVE MEN; -AND OF ITS- Cities, Towns, Churches,          Schools, Secret Societies, Etc., Etc. ILLUSTRATED. SAN          FRANCISCO: ALLEY, BOWEN & CO., PUBLISHERS. 1880.
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