Alba Harris1

ID#2144, b. about 1868
Father: John A. Harris
Mother: Isabella "Isabel" Littleton

Birth date: about 1868
Birth place: Illinois.1

I have found conflicting information in the 1870 and 1880 federal census reports for the children of John A. and Isabella Harris. They have a 2-year-old son in 1870 named Alba, but a 12-year-old daughter in 1880 named Clara E. - and my guess is that they are the same child but recorded incorrectly in one of the years. Unfortunately, I have not yet found anything to resolve the issue.2

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870Livingston County, IllinoisAlba Harris, male, age 2, born in Ill
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=24 Jul 2012


  1. [S1312] John Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Livingston County, Illinois, Reading Post Office, pages 5 (314 stamped) and 6, National Archives micropublication M593_247.
  2. [S1313] John A. Harris household, 1880 U.S. Census, Livingston County, Illinois, Fairbury, Enumeration District 110, page 50B, National Archives micropublication T9_226.