“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Weber in Weber County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Martin Henderson Harris

Sept. 29, 1820 - Feb. 14, 1889

Martin Henderson Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brent J. Belnap, July 2007
1. Martin Henderson Harris Marker
Inscription. Outstanding pioneer, Harrisville's first permanent settler, first school teacher, first presiding Elder, nephew of Martin Harris, Book of Mormon witness. Missionary to Salmon River and Eastern States. County Road Commissioner, surveyed road through North Ogden Canyon, Ogden Valley, all roads north of the Ogden River and others in county. Used homemade water level to lay out Western Irrigation canal. Among first to introduce silk worm industry in county. Famous silk dress made by his wife on exhibit at Pioneer Relic Hall Ogden, owned store. At Farr West was a blacksmith, operated with others a sawmill and molasses mill. Prominent orchardist. Played in Nauvoo Legion Band, Utah bands and orchestras. Hauled logs for Harrisville School and Ogden Tabernacle.

Erected on the original home site by his grandchildren Sept. 27, 1955 the 105th anniversary of his arrival in Weber County.
Erected 1955 by Grand Children of Martin H. Harris.
Location. 41° 17.003′ N, 111° 59.65′ W. Marker is in Weber, Utah, in Weber County. Marker is on West Harrisville Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. At the Harrisville City Cabin. Marker is at or near this postal address: 725 West Harrisville Road, Ogden UT 84404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. French Boxcar (approx. 4.3 miles away); Ogden Union Depot (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ogden City Wall (approx. 4.4 miles away); Major Drug Company (approx. 4.4 miles away); Nicholas Building (approx. 4.4 miles away); Belmont Building (approx. 4.4 miles away); Harry Jordanís Cigar Shop (approx. 4.4 miles away); Davenport Saloon (approx. 4.4 miles away).
Also see . . .  Biographical materials on the life of Martin Henderson Harris. (Submitted on July 26, 2012, by Brent J. Belnap of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brent J. Belnap of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Brent J. Belnap of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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