1804 – Born on the 3rd of October in Sandy Hill, New York U.S.
1846 – Harris became the president of the New York City Board of Education.
1847 – He was responsible for the establishment of the Free Academy.
– He left New York after to embark on a series of financially disastrous trading voyages in the Pacific and Indian oceans.
1853 – He was living in Shanghai when Commo. Matthew C. Perry passed through the city on his way to Japan.
1854 – Signed between the Japanese government and Perry.
1855 – His political connections in Washington, D.C., to have himself appointed the first consul general to Japan.
1856 – Harris arrived in Japan in the summer and prepared to take up residence in accordance with the terms of the Treaty of Kanagawa.
1861 – He resigned and returned to New York City,
1878 – Died on the 25th of February in New York City.