Emma Oaten was born 2 August 1840 in East Reach, Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom to Frederick Oaten (1813-1888) and Dinah Bradbeer (1811-1888) . She married William Harris (c1839-) 5 November 1859 in St. Michael's church, Bristol, England, United Kingdom. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Emma OATEN was born 2nd August 1840 at East Reach, Taunton. On 5th November 1859, at the Church of St. Michael, Bristol, she married William HARRIS, a shoemaker by trade. Following the example of her sister Eliza, Emma, her husband William and their daughter Helena Anne, then aged three years, decided that the U.S.A. would offer better opportunities. They sailed from Liverpool on the “Alexander Marshall” and arrived in New York on 17th July 1868. The family settled in Nashville. Tennessee, where in 1872, their son Frederick was born.


Offspring of Emma Oaten and William Harris (c1839-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Helena Anne Harris (1864-1949)
Frederick Harris (1872-1933)

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  • Records and History predominantly searched out and written by Gordon Oaten