Harrisville, Weber County, Utah Genealogy

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Quick History[edit | edit source]

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Several attempts were made to settle the Harrisville area beginning in 1850. Many times, when difficulties arose the settlers moved into Brigham's Fort. After the Johnston's Army concern was resolved, permanent residents returned in the fall of 1858. [1] Harrisville was named after Martin Henderson Harris who had built a log home west of Four Mile Creek. The home of industry, Harrisville manufactured bricks, cheese, and brooms, and even briefly made some silk cloth. In 1871 a small post office was built. By 1875 there was a sawmill and a molasses mill on the banks of Four Mile Creek. [2] On April 9, 1962, Harrisville became an incorporated township. [3]

City Hall[edit | edit source]

City Office
363 West Independence Blvd.
Harrisville, Utah 84404
Phone: 801.782.9648

Neighboring Communities[edit | edit source]

North Ogden | Ogden | Pleasant View | Marriott-Slaterville | Plain City

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography & Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Most of the settlers of Harrisville are buried at the Ben Lomond Cemetery in North Ogden.

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Harrisville (created in 1877, formerly known as Harrisville Branch)
  • Record of members, 1863-1941 [6]
  • Form E, 1907-1948 (annual genealogical report) [7]
  • Minutes of meeting, 1850-1907 [8]

History[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

  1. USGS GNIS FID 1441617
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator
  4. City Street maps (Utah Dept of Archives and History)

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Historical Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Societies, Museums and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Ogden Pioneer Museum.jpg
  • Stewart Library ~ Weber State University
    3750 Harrison Blvd.
    Ogden, Utah

Suggested Reading[edit | edit source]

  • Harrisville Horizons [9]
  • History of Weber County [10]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

  • Utah Department of Archives 1903 to 50 years ago
    Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.
    Images of actual death certificates.
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records. Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed. A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence. For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.
  • Ancestry.com $ Utah Death Index 1905-1951 Hint Keyword: enter the year of death and enter the name of county if known.
  • Social Security Death Index, begins about 1962.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Sources and Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Harrisville History Online Utah
  2. History of Harrisville, Harrisville City
  3. History of Harrisville, Harrisville City
  4. "FamilySearch Catalog Book 979.2 D3e" (Salt Lake City, Utah : Western Epics, 1966). <br> Vol. 1 part 1 and 2(FamilySearch Digital Library )
  5. Family History Library
  6. FamilySearch Catalog film 26012 item 1-3, 26014, 26012 item 4-6
  7. FamilySearch Catalog film 26013
  8. FamilySearch Catalog film 26014
  9. Edwards, Shanna C., Larsson, Joyce C., Christensen, Joanne F. Harrisville Horizons WorldCat 57386049
  10. Wiggins, Lou Jean S Wiggins; Daughters of Utah Pioneers. History of Weber County WorldCat 58465373