Francis Harris1

#25410, (15 June 1843 - 25 May 1886)
Father*Harry Harris1 (c 1805 - )
Mother*Mary Ann Haefner1 (c 1820 - c 1851)


Estelle Dunklin Harris b. c 1849, d. 1888
Children 1.Frank Harris3 (1871 - 1962)
 2.Emma Harris3 (c 1874 - 1961)
 3.Henry W Harris3 (c 1877 - )
 4.Alonzo G Harris3 (c 1879 - )
 5.Lucille Harris3 (c 1881 - )
 6.Pauline Harris3 (c 1883 - 1975)
He was a lawyer.2 
Birth*15 June 1843He was born on 15 June 1843 at MissouriG.3 
24 August 1850He appeared on the census of 24 August 1850 in the household of Harry Harris and Mary Ann Haefner, age 7, b. KY.4 
28 June 1861He was graduated from Christian Brothers College, St. Louis, Missouri, on 28 June 1861.3 
17 February 1864He was mentioned in the will of Teresa Haefner on 17 February 1864 as an alternate executor.5 
May 1864He was graduated from Columbia College, New York, New York, in May 1864.3 
December 1864He was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of New York in December 1864.3 
Marriage4 September 1866He witnessed the marriage of Stephanie Bouchard and George J Casey Jr. on 4 September 1866.6 
Marriage2 July 1867He witnessed the marriage of Mary Alexandra Smith and George Walter Casey on 2 July 1867.7,8 
Marriage9 February 1868He witnessed the marriage of Isabella Quigley and Joseph W Haefner on 9 February 1868.9 
Marriage*13 January 1869He married Estelle Dunklin Harris, daughter of Littleton W Harris and Sarah E Hicks, on 13 January 1869 at Washington Co., MissouriG.3,10 
1872He established the newspaper Independent at MissouriG in 1872.3 
2 June 1880He and Estelle Dunklin Harris appeared on the census of 2 June 1880 at Potosi, Breton Twp., Washington Co., MissouriG.2 
Death*25 May 1886He died on 25 May 1886 at Washington Co., MissouriG, at age 42.11 
Burial*May 1886He was buried in May 1886 at St. James's Church Cemetery, Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.11 


  1. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Frank (37), b. MO, father b. Poland [sic], mother b. KY, lawyer; Estelle (32), b. and mother b. MO, father b. VA.
  3. [S1809] History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford & Gasconade Counties, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1888), pp. 991-992.
  4. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Harry (45), b. MO, silversmith; Mary A (30), b. MO.
  5. [S1815] Missouri Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online, Washington Co.> Will Records, Vol C-D, 1846-1909, img. 85/469, p. 127. Will of Teresa Casey dated 17 Feb 1864. Mentions "my dear children and aged Father and Mother;" appoints her father Valentine Haefner as executor, or in his place Frank Harris of New York City; requests that all property be sold and that the proceeds, after funeral expenses and payment of debts, be applied to "the schooling, clothing and boarding of my daughter [Teresa Rose Casey] at the Convent in St. Louis or at any other convent that my executor may think proper." Proved 22 Feb 1864 by witnesses Andrew Casey and Moses Conger.
  6. [S2314] St. Joachim's Church Parish Registers (Old Mines, Missouri). Marriages Vol. 1, p. 89, no. 19, img. 643/942. George Casey, son of George Casey and Catherine Harrington, and Stephanie Bouchard, dau. of John Bouchard and Mary Louisa Coleman, marr. 4 Sep 1866 by Jas. Fox; witn. Geo. W Casey, Mary E Smith, Jos. Bouchard, Euphronia Bouchard, Andrew Casey, Thomas Casey, Mary Whelan, And. Casey, Ellen Haefner, Frank Harris and Mary Coleman.
  7. [S2314] St. Joachim's Registers. Marriages Vol. 1, p. 96, img. 647/942. George W Casey, son of John Casey and Teresa Haefner, and Mary Eustasia Smith, dau. of Jacob Smith and Rebecca Lattee, marr. 2 Jul 1867 by Jas. Fox; witn. Francis Harris and Sallie Smith.
  8. [S271] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Microfilm images, online, Washington Co., Record images, 1868, img. 2/26, p. 112. George W Casey and Mary E Smith, marr. in Washington Co. MO 2 Jul 1867, by James Fox, pastor, St. Joachim's Church.
  9. [S2313] St. James's Church Parish Registers (Potosi, Missouri). Book A-2, p. 50, img. 155/1060. Joseph W Haefner, son of Joseph W Haefner and Ellen Casey, and Isabella Quigly [sic], dau. of Francis Quigly and Isabella Merchant, marr. 9 Feb 1868; witn. Frank Harris, Pauline Harris, Daniel Casey, Ellen Haefner, Andrew Casey, John Flynn, Rosanna Flynn, John Haefner, Andrew F Casey, James Connolly, James Quigley, Wm Pierce, John Casey, Ed Casey, M J Casey, V Haefner, J Connolly, Andrew Pierce, L W Casey and John H Casey.
  10. [S271] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online, Washington > Record images for Washington > 1815-1884 > img. 290/535, p. 165. Frank Harris and Estelle D Harris, marr. Washington Co. 13 Aug 1869 by Edward Shea, according to the rites of The Catholic Church.
  11. [S2205] St. James's Church Cemetery, Washington County, MO, online, Frank Harris, 15 Jun 1843 - 25 May 1886. Husb. of Estelle Dunklin; built first court houses in Potosi and farmington.