780 Charles Harris
b. ?
d. 25 May 1722
? Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Andrea Mason
b. ?
d. ?
Relationship Events:
3 Dec 1721 Marriage Charles Harris to Andrea Mason in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
25 May 1722 Death Charles Harris in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
20 Nov 1723 Marriage Andrea Mason Harris to Peter Leonard
  John Harris bp. 24 Mar 1728 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; d. 1739.

Died intestate and without wife or children.


Ancestor Leaf 640 Robert Harris bp. 24 Mar 1728 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; d. ?
Rebekah Bassett, Seven Children: Rebeckah, Robert, Sarah, Sarah, John, Deliverance, Mason, William
What We Know


There are more questions about Charles Harris and Andrea Mason than there are answers.

Charles and Andrea were married on 3 Dec 1721, and Charles died on 25 May 1722, a little over five months later. The records show that they had two sons, John and Robert Harris, both baptized on the same day, 24 Mar 1728. If all of these events and dates are correct, John and Robert would have had to be twins born shortly after their father's death in 1722.

Andrea Mason Harris married her second husband Peter Leonard 20 Nov 1723.

Parentage of Charles and Andrea:

There were two men named John Harris who lived in Marblehead according to the Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America by Henry Whittemore:

John Harris, a fisherman, had in 1673 a wife Sarah.

John Harris, 1674, weaver, had a wife Hannah in 1692.

The timing of the two above-named John's suggest that they could be father and son. Whether they're the parents or grandparents of Charles Harris would need to be determined by examination of the probate records if any exist.

There are four marriages for persons with the surname "Mason" recorded in Marblehead, Massachusetts at approximately the same time. It is possible that these four are siblings, and they might provide a hint as to the parentage of Andrea Mason.



Jane Mason and Thomas Eden m. 30 Mar 1719;
Andrea Mason and Charles Harris m. 3 Dec 1721;
Philip Mason and widow Mary Woodler 6 Oct 1724; and
Robert Mason and Barbara Oaks of Lynn 4 Mar 1726.

The names "Charles" and "Andrea" do not appear to have been given to subsequent generations, although Andrea's maiden name "Mason" was given to one of her grandchildren.

Harris Sons:

Charles' and Andrea's son Robert, our direct ancestor, married Rebecca (Rebekah Bassett), and as one of their children was named "Mason", we have a good indication that we have the correct lineage for him.

We found a court record from Andrea and Peter Leonard asking that Nathan Bowen be appointed admistrator of her son's interest in a fishing voyage, John died without wife or children.




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