Wife of Simpson Harris
DIED Feb. 16, 1884
Aged 74 yrs. 10 ms. 16 ds.
Mary Patterson Harris
Birth: 31 March 1809, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri
Death: 16 February 1884, St. Louis County, Missouri
Burial: Cold Water Cemetery, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri
Family members buried in Cold Water Cemetery:
Parents: Elisha Patterson and Lucy Hubbard Patterson
Siblings: Lewis P. Patterson, John H. Patterson, William Patterson, James McAllister Patterson, Sanders R. Patterson, and Keziah Patterson Hume
Husband: Simpson Harris
Children: Lucy Harris, Elizabeth Harris Hyatt, Elisha D. Harris, John W. Harris, Lewis S. Harris, Amy J. Harris, and Mary V. Harris
• Simpson Harris and Mary Patterson were married on February 23, 1825.
• Obituary: St. Louis Christian Advocate, 26 March 1884, Mary Patterson Harris.
• Will of Mary Patterson Harris: St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri Probate Records-778/32II (96) Vol. 2 1849-1861. Page 5, Simpson Harris, Wrtn 12-9-34, Rec. 4-24-50. “Mary Harris wf., Elisha Patterson and Dan T. Patterson, guardians, children unnamed, Durrett Patterson, relative, next-generation (married Matilda Harris) Isaac Jones & Matilda Harris Wits. D:130.
• Of Mary’s children, Amy died in 1845 and Mary died just before the 1850 census was taken. All of her children were born in Missouri.
National Society United States Daughters of 1812, Grave Locations Project, Soldiers of War of 1812. A copy is in possession of Marilyn P. Devaney. It lists the names of children of Elisha Patterson, birth dates, names of spouses and dates of marriage.
1850 Census: District 82, St Louis, Missouri; Roll: M432_414; Page: 475B; Image: 429. Household Members: Mary Harris 41, Nancy Harris 24, Franklin Harris 21, Elizabeth Harris 19, Elisha Harris 18, John W. Harris 14, Lewis S. Harris 11, James Harris 7, Hopers Harris 1, and Lucy Harris 22. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.