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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.
Photographed 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.
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Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is September 27, 1955.
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. At the Harrisville City Cabin. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 725 West Harrisville Road, Ogden UT 84404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Defense Depot Ogden (approx. 1.4 miles away); Marriott-Slaterville City (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Pioneer Road (approx. 2.1 miles away); J. Willard Marriott Birthplace (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Marriott and Susannah Fowkes Marriott Home Site (approx. 2.4 miles away); Slaterville School and Meeting House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Marriott School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rose Lawn Dairy (approx. 2.7 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.)
Additional keywords. Mormonism, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2012, by Brent J. Belnap of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 53 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 11, 2012, by Brent J. Belnap of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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