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From Essex England to the Surry Southern USA

by: Robert E. Harris

 

CHAPTER 2

DESCENDANTS OF d121 EDWARD HARRIS; born 1663 and died 1734;

AND HIS WIFE, MART TURNER,

WHO WERE CITIZENS OF ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

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d121     DANIEL HARRIS; b. circa 1695; d. 1765.

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Daniel was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Daniel married Jane Jordan about 1725.[1]

Jane was the daughter of George and Mary Jordan of Surry County, Virginia. Daniel and Jane moved southward across the Roanoke River into North Carolina by the year 1743. On December 8, 1743 Daniel Harris, "of Edgecombe County," North Carolina purchased 290 acres of land on the north side of Little Fishing Creek for 30 pounds. In the course of time this area of land would be located in Granville, Bute and Warren Counties.

Daniel acquired other lands in this area, as follows: he acquired 150 acres of land on the south side of Little Fishing Creek from William Bobbitt in 1754; he acquired 185 acres of land from Lord Granville of England in 1760.

Daniel was captain of the militia of Granville County in 1754. Captain Daniel Harris died without a will in Bute County, North Carolina in 1765. His widow, Jane Jordan Harris, was appointed to administer his estate. Jane died in 1770. She signed her will on December 6, 1769 in Warren County, North Carolina.

An inventory of her estate was completed on May 9, 1770. Her estate was executed by her son, Jordan Harris.

      Children of Jane and Captain Daniel Harris:

      1.   Jordan Harris; b. 1733; d. 1819

      2.   Mary Harris; b. 1735; d. 1816

      3.   Sterling Harris; was living in Warren County, Korth Carolina in 1790

      4.   Sarah Harris; married Sampson Monger in 1778

      5.   Edward Harris

      6.   Daniel Harris; lived in Franklin County, North Carolina

      7.   Drury Harris

      8.   Tabitha Harris

      9.   Britain Harris. Britain served in the North Carolina General Assembly from Franklin County. He

            also served in the House of Commons, North Carolina, 1788-1797, 1799, 1803-1804.

Also, Britain served as Sheriff of Franklin County, North Carolina.

Note: Drury Harris migrated to Georgia. He was listed in the 1790 census of Warren County, Georgia.


[1] 13 Boddie, p. 26-27.

 

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d121     JORDAN HARRIS; b. circa 1733; d. 1819. 11

Jordan was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Jordan was about ten years of age when his family moved to what is now Warren County, North Carolina. They made their homes near the Little Fishing Creek in North Carolina.

Jordan served his country in the American Revolution. He was a lieutenant in the. 3rd Virginia Regiment from October, 1782 until the end of the war. Jordan was the captain of a district in Warren County, North Carolina. He executed the will of his mother, Jane Jordan Harris, in 1770. Also, Jordan signed as bondman for his cousin, Nelson Harris, who married Nancy Long in Warren County, North Carolina on November 30, 1792.

Jordan migrated to Greene County, Georgia in the time period 1797-1799. He acquired land in Greene County, Georgia on August 14, 1799 from Peyton Wade. Jordan purchased 230 acres of land for $600.

Jordan's cousin, Nelson Harris, had moved his family to Greene County, Georgia in 1797.

Jordan signed his will on November 11, 1819. It was probated in Greene County, Georgia on January 3, 1820.

      Children of Jordan and ________ Harris:

      1.   Jordan Harris; b. c. 1776-1794. Jordan married Polly Fletcher in 1808 in Morgan County, Georgia

      2.   Sarah Harris

      3.   Martha "Patsy" Harris; b. c. 1785.NOTE: The account of the family of Patsy Harris and Barnabus            Pace is continued on page 107

      4.   Polly Harris. Polly married John Tremble

      5.   Rebecca Harris. Rebecca married Moses Tremble

      6.   Others. The will of Jordan Harris lists the following grandsons: Alford Houghton, John Coleman,    Jonathan Walker

 

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d121 MARY HARRIS; b. circa 1735; d. 1816.

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Mary was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Mary married Nathaniel C. Nicholson about 1760.[1].

Nathaniel was the oldest son of James and Anne Davis Nicholson. This Nicholson family had moved from Surry County, Virginia to North Carolina in 1754.

Nathaniel made his will on April 21, 1789 in Warren County. It was probated in August, 1790.

      Children of Mary Harris and Nathaniel Nicholson:

      1.   Harris Nicholson. He moved to Sussex County, Virginia

      2.   Brittain Nicholson. Brittain married Mollie Harris, daughter of Michael and Susanna Harris, on April 18, 1794 in Warren County, North Carolina

      3.   Alahjan Nicholson

      4.   Urbane Nicholson; d. in Warren County in 1811

      5.   Lucy Nicholson; married _____ Coleman

      6.   Polly Nicholson

      7.   Nancy Davis Nicholson; married Henry Harris in Warren County, North Carolina

      8.   John Jordan Nicholson; b. 1775; d. 1870.


[1] 13 Boddie, p.27-28

 

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d121 JOHN JORDAN NICHOLSON; b. 1775; d. 1870.

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John Nicholson was born in Warren County, North Carolina. He was also known as "Jacky John," "John J." and in his old age was known as "Uncle Jack."

John was a volunteer in the War of 1812. He was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia under the command of Colonel Laughter.

John married at the age of 41 years.

John lived to be 95 years of age and died in Warren County, North Carolina.

John married Sallie Rivers Shearin on January 23, 1816 in Warren County, North Carolina.

Sallie was the only daughter of Gardner and Judith Williams Shearin.

John Nicholson signed his will on February 1, 1861. The will was probated in Warren County, North Carolina in 1870. [1]

Children of John and Sallie Nicholson:

      1.   Alexander Nicholson; b. November 11, 1816.

      2.   Elizabeth Maria Nicholson; b. April 7, 1819. Elizabeth married John B. Newsom on November 26, 1836.

      3.   Adkin Nicholson; b. January 3, 1822. Adkin married Mary Jane Harris on December 11, 1851.  Mary Jane was the daughter of James Young and Nancy Brown Harris.

      4.   Nathaniel Nicholson; b. February 20, 1824. Nathaniel married Amarlla Shearin. Later, he married Jane Pope.

      5.   Mary Ann Nicholson; b. December 7, 1825. She died young.

      6.   Sarah Rivers Nicholson; b. July 2, 1829. Sarah married John Charles Myrick on November 19, 1852.

      7.   John Charles Myrick, b. 1825, was the son of Jessee and Rachel Egerton Bobbitt Myrick. He was, also, the great-great-grandson of Robert Harris; b. 1674 (d125).

           See elsewhere in this history the descendants of the union of Sarah Rivers Nicholson and John Charles Myrick; see (d125/4412).

      8.   John Hyrum Nicholson; b. June 5, 1832. He married Bettie Shearin. They lived in the old   Nicholson home in Warren County, North Carolina.


[1] Boddie p.28

 

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d121     EDWARD HAWS; b. 1698; d. 1740.

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Edward was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

Edward received, from his father's estate, a certain 240 acres of land which joined lands owned by John Johnson and John Turner. This land was also described as being on the north side of Blackwater Creek in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

This land was described in the will of Edward's father as "being a tract of land granted by patent to Thomas Harris, ay father..."

This distinctive piece of land was owned by four generations of this family including three Edwards. This land passed between generations by wills.

This land, therefore, has assisted greatly in establishing generation linkage as follows: Thomas Harris, b. 1636 (d12); Edward Harris, b. 1663 (dill); Edward Harris b. 1698 (d121/2) and Edward Harris, b. 1720 (d121/21). All birth dates al approximated.

The last Edward Harris in this line sold this same 240 acres of land to Daniel Batten on June 10, 1746.

Edward married Mary Thorpe, daughter of Timothy Thorpe, about 1719.

Edward and Mary lived in the same area that had been the home of his grandparents, Thomas and Ann Martin Harris.

Edward acquired land from John Dortch on the south side of the "three branches." Also, Edward acquired 220 acres of land on the south side of Nottaway River, by patent, on March 24, 1725.

Edward signed his will on August 26, 1739. It was probated on September 22, 1740.

Edward provided gifts of personal property for all of his children and for his wife, Mary.

Edward conveyed land to his children (in addition to the 240 acres listed previous­ly) as follows: 140 acres of land on Plowman Branch to his son Edward; the land acquired from John Dortch on the south side of the three branches went to his son Louis; the home and plantation land to son Hardy; 520 acres of land to be divided equally between sons Joel and Amos.

The widow, Mary, and son, Edward, were named to execute the will.

Children of Edward and Mary Harris:

      1.   Edward Harris; b. 1720.

      2.   Louis Harris; married Sarah Thorpe, daughter of John Thorpe.

      3.   Joel Harris.

      4.   Amos Harris.

      5.   Hardy Harris.

      6.   Mary Harris.

      7.   Anne Harris. Anne married Henry Applewhite on May 17, 1756 in Southampton County, Virginia.

After the death of Edward, Mary Thorpe Harris married Owen Myrick.

 

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d121     EDWARD HARRIS; b. 1720.

Edward was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

Edward, on June 10, 1746, sold to Daniel Batten the 240 acres of land that had been owned by his great-grandparents, Thomas and Ann Harris.

Edward married

      Their son:

     1.   Edward Harris; b.    ; d. 1807.

 

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d121     EDWARD HARRIS; b.      ; d. 1807. 211

Edward was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Edward married Pricilla        

They moved to Granville County, North Carolina. Edward's will was probated in 1807 in Granville County, North Carolina.

Children of Edward and Pricilla Harris:

      1.   Edward Harris.

      2.   Jonothan Harris.

      3.   Anne Harris. Anne married John Upchurch on June 21, 1790 in Granville County, North    Carolina.

      4.   Frances Harris. Frances married Leo Jackson on October 5, 1792 in Granville County,      North Carolina.

      5.   Elijah Harris.

      6.   Mary Harris. Mary married Samuel Bailey on June 14, 1796 in Granville County, North     Carolina.

      7.   Martha Harris. Martha married Ephraim Bailey on February 24, 1797 in Granville County,             North Carolina.

 

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d121      AMOS HARRIS; b. ; d. 1789. 24

Amos was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Amos married     

The will of Amos Harris was probated in Southampton County, Virginia in 1789. Amos made a gift to his nephew, Arthur Applewhite.

Their children:

      1.   William Harris.

      2.   West Harris.

      3.   Amos Harris.

      4.   Henry Harris.

      5.   Mary Harris; married  __________ McKenny

      6.   Sally Harris.

      7.   Rebecca Harris.

      8.   Patience Harris.

 

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d121     JACOB HARRIS;  b.c. 1701; d.c. 1762.

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Jacob was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

Jacob's father, Edward, left him 190 acres of land located "on the flatt swamp on Meherrin River."

This area, on today's map, lies on the line between Greeneville and Southampton Counties in Virginia.

The Meherrin River first became a county line with the creation of Brunswick County in 1732. Southampton County was carved from Isle of Wight County in 1749. Greensville County was carved from Brunswick County in 1780.

Jacob married Mary Seward.

Jacob's will was probated in 1762 in Southampton County, Virginia. The will was also signed by Mary Harris and Amos Harris.

Mary died in 1782. Her will mentioned her sons, James and Drury. She also mentioned her daughter, Winner Cheaves.

Jacob and Mary lived in Southampton County, Virginia.

Their children:

      1.   James Harris; d. 1789.

      2.   Drury Harris; d. 1799.

      3.   Moses Harris; d. 1786. Moses married Elizabeth Thorpe, the daughter of Moses Thorpe. Moses    died in Franklin County, North Carolina.

            Their children:

            a.   James Harris.

            b.   John Harris.

      4.   Winifred Harris; b. 1740; d. before 1810.

 

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d131     JAMES HARRIS; b.     ; d. 1789.

31 James was born in Southampton County, Virginia. His will was probated in 1789 in Southampton County, Virginia.

James made gifts to the children of his brother, Drury, Nancy, and Jacob.  He also made gifts to James, the son of his brother, Moses Harris, deceased.

 

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d121     DRURY HARRIS; b.         ; d. 1799.

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Drury was born in Southampton County, Virginia.

Drury married Priscilla Womack on December 12, 1783 in Southampton County, Virginia.

Drury moved his family to Halifax County, North Carolina.  He died there in 1799.  His will was probated in November of 1799.

Their children:

      1.   Jacob Harris.

      2.   Kinchen Harris.

      3.   Thomas Harris.

      4.   Nancy Harris.

 

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d121     WINIFRED HARRIS; b. 1740; d. before 1810.

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Winifred was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

Winifred married John Cheves about 1760 in Bute (now Franklin) County, North Carolina.[1] John was born August 3, 1732 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.  He died February 22, 1810 in Franklin County, North Carolina.

Winifred died in Franklin County, North Carolina.

Their daughter:

      1.       Rebecca Cheves; b. c. 1770; d. prior to July 1849.

            Rebecca was born in Bute (now Franklin) County, North Carolina.

            Rebecca married Henry Williams on December 9, 1790 in Franklin County, North Carolina.

            Henry was born in 1765 in Bertie County, North Carolina.  He died in 1851 in Franklin County,      North Carolina. 

            Rebecca died in Franklin County, North Carolina.

            Their daughter:

            a.       Sarah (Sally) Williams; b. 1792; d. after 1864. [2].


[1] 35 FPR

[2] 35 FPR

 

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d121     SARAH (SALLY) WILLIAMS; b. 1792; d. after 1864.[1]

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Sally was born in Franklin County, North Carolina.  Sally married John Bell in 1815 in Franklin County, North Carolina. 

John was born in 1789 in Franklin County, North Carolina (or Sussex County, Virginia).  John died in 1863 in Franklin County, North Carolina.

Sally died in Franklin County, North Carolina.

Their daughter:

      1.       Mary Bell; b. November 4, 1826; d. August 16, 1903.

            Mary was born in Franklin County, North Carolina.  Mary married Bennett Henry Alford on December 19, 1843 in Franklin County, North Carolina.

            Bennett was born on February 23, 1818 in Franklin County, North Carolina.  He died January 22, 1857 in Franklin County, North Carolina.

            Mary died in Franklin County, North Carolina.

            Their son:

            a.   Lawrence Sidney Alford; b. March 16, 1851; d. September 4, 1908.[2]


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[2] 35 FPR

 

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d121     LAWRENCE SIDNEY ALFORD; b. March 16, 1851; d. September 4, 1908.[1]

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Lawrence was born and died in Franklin County, North Carolina.

Lawrence married Susan Parker Arrington on January 16, 1877 in Franklin County, North Carolina.

Susan was born December 25, 1859 in Nashville, North Carolina.  She died at Rocky Mount, North Carolina on May 21, 1939.

      Their daughter:

  1. Fannie Bell Alford; b. October 12, 1891; d. November 27, 1959.  Fannie was born in Franklin County, North Carolina and died at Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina.

            Fannie married James Edward Perry, Sr. on March 1, 1908 in Franklin County, North Carolina.a

            James was born June 3, 1883 in Franklin County, North Carolina.  He died on November 14,         1958 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

            Their son:

            a.   James Edward Perry, Jr.; b. February 20, 1911.


[1] 35 FPR

 

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d121     JAMES EDWARD PERRY, JR.; b. February 20, 1911. [1]

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James was born in Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina.

James married Geralda White Turnage on May 28, 1940 at Severn, Northampton County, North Carolina.

Geralda was born on July 18, 1911 in Franklin County, North Carolina.

Their daughter:

      1.       Franceine White Perry; b. May 24, 1946.

            Franceine was born in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.

            Franceine married James Lester Rees on October 6, 1972 at Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

            James was born on January 14, 1935 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

            Franceine and James make their home in Greenville, North Carolina.


[1] 35 FPR

 

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d121     NATHAN HARRIS; b. 1712; d. 1793.[1]

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Nathan was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

Nathan received, from his father, the lower one-half of 250 acres of land on the north side of Warwick Branch in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

Nathan married Catherine Walton, daughter of Colonel George Walton, in 1737 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

There was a deed of gift from George Walton to his daughter, Catherine, in 1737.

Nathan and Catherine established their home in Brunswick County, Virginia

Their home fell into Greensville County when it was created in 1780.

Catherine and Nathan conveyed 272 acres of land to their son, Hubbard, in 1788.

After a long and useful life of about 81 years, Nathan died in Greensville County, Virginia.  According to Greensville County records, Catherine died in 1812.

Their children: a.

      1.   Walton Harris; b. February 6, 1739; d. July 20, 1809.

      2.   Nathan Harris.

      3.   Isaac Harris; b. 1808.

      4.   David Harris; b. c. 1743; d. 1807.

      5.   Elias Harris; d. 1788.

      6.   Rowland Harris.

      7.   Hubbard (Herbert) Harris.

      8.   Gideon Harris; d. 1787.

      9.   Howell Harris; d. 1807 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

      A.  John Henry Harris.

      B.   Catherine Harris; married                 Williams.

      C.   Martha Harris.

      D.  Elizabeth Harris; married Pennington.

      E.   Anne Harris; married John Patrick of Brunswick County, Virginia.


[1] 27 GD Harris

 

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d121     WALTON HARRIS; b. February 6, 1739; d. July 20, 1809.[1]

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Walton was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.

Walton married Rebecca Lanier in 1760 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

Rebecca, daughter of Sampson and Elizabeth Chamberlain Lanier, was born about 1744.  Rebecca died at the age of 74 years on July 4, 1818 in Greene County, Georgia.

Rebecca’s grandparents were Thomas and Elizabeth Washington Lanier.  The Laniers were French Huguenots from Bordeaux, France.  Elizabeth Washington Lanier was related to the family of George Washington.

Walton and Rebecca moved to the area of the narrows of the Yadkin River in North Carolina and lived there for a short time.

Prior to the time of the American Revolution, Walton and Rebecca moved to the Skull Shoals area of the Oconee River in Georgia.  At this time, the area of their home was in Wilkes County.  The area of their home became a part of Greene County when it was created on February 3, 1786.

Walton was a member of the first grand jury of Greene County.

Walton was a soldier in the American Revolution serving under General Nathaniel Greene.  Also serving under this command was Walton’s brother, David, and the two of Walton’s sons, Buckner and Sampson.[2]

They participated in military activities in and around Augusta, Georgia.  Captain Walton Harris became a prisoner at the battle of Augusta.

Walton, by land lottery for his military service, received 400 acres of land in Wilkes County, Georgia.

Walton served as a member of the Georgia General Assembly in 1783.

At one time (1803), four of the sons of Walton were serving, from different counties, in the Georgia General Assembly.

Walton has also served as Georgia State Commissioner of Land in 1781.

Walton signed his will on May 9, 1809.  It was probated the same year.

Walton died in Greene County, Georgia.

Children of Rebecca Lanier and Walton Harris:

      1.   Buckner Harris; b. 1761; d. May 5, 1814.

      2.   Sampson Harris; b. April 11, 1763; d. 1807.

      3.   Joel Harris; died in childhood.

      4.   Augustine Harris; b. January 30, 1767; d. June 21, 1836.

      5.   Edwin Harris; b. 1769; d. 1831.

      6.   Nathan Harris.

      7.   Simeon Harris; died in childhood.

      8.   Walton Harris; b. July 10, 1775; d. April 23, 1820.

      9.   Elizabeth Harris; married John Crews.

      10.  Jeptha Vining Harris; b. April 27, 1782; d. June 29, 1856.


[1] 27 G.D. Harris

[2] Littleton Harris; died in childhood.

 

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d121     GENERAL BUCKNER HARRIS; b. 1761; d. May 5, 1814.[1]

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Buckner was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.  Buckner moved with his parents to Georgia as a young boy.

Buckner served as a private in the American Revolution.  At an early age, he was engaged with Governor John Clarke in fighting the Indians and Tories during the Revolutionary War.  He was involved in the battle at Augusta, Georgia.

Buckner married Nancy Matilda Early of Virginia, a cousin of Governor Peter Early.  They lived in Wilkes County, Georgia.  They moved to that part of Franklin County, which became Jackson County,

Georgia on February 11, 1796.  Buckner was elected to represent Jackson County in the Georgia General Assembly and did so as part of the county’s first delegation.  He served from 1797 to 1801 and again in 1804-05.  Buckner served as a Judge of the Inferior Court (County Commissioners) of Jackson County from 1799 to 1809.  The seat of Jackson County was moved, by act of the General Assembly, from Clarksboro to Jefferson in 1806.  The act appointed Buckner and four others to be the Commissioners or official board of the new town.  (This information concerning the official actions of Buckner Harris in relation to Jackson County was taken from the book, HISTORICAL NOTES on JACKSON COUNTY, GEORGIA, by Frary Elrod, 1967.)

Buckner served in the War of 1812 with the rank of General.  He led a force of American troops into East Florida while Florida was the property of Spain.  Although this activity had been secretly ordered by Washington officials, their complicity in the matter was denied when the Spanish government protested.

Buckner was attracted to the Florida area.  He moved his family to the St. Marys River area of Florida. 

Buckner was assassinated by someone in ambush after the Spanish governor offered a reward for his death.  After the death of Buckner, his wife moved with her young children to the new Mississippi Territory.  The Athens, Georgia newspaper carried the news of his death as: “General Buckner Harris fell in battle in Florida--.”

Children of Buckner and Nancy Harris:

      1.   Early Harris; d. 1821.

      2.   Sophia Harris.

      3.   Letitia Harris.

      4.   Wiley Pope Harris.

      5.   Buckner Harris.

      6.   William Crawford Harris.

      7.   Charles Walton Harris.


[1] 27 GD Harris

 

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d121     EARLY HARRIS; d. 1821.

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Early was born in Georgia.  Early engaged in battles with the Creek Indians in 1813-14.  He was a merchant in Jackson County, Georgia.

Early engaged in a duel in Georgia with a cousin Harris Coleman.  Coleman was killed.  Early was also involved in another encounter in which a man was killed.  Early was convicted of voluntary manslaughter.  After receiving a pardon from Governor Jared Irwin, Early moved his family to Mississippi.

Early married Mary Vivian Harrison of South Carolina on January 21, 1810 in Jackson County, Georgia.  Her father was James Harrison.  Her mother, Elizabeth Hampton Harrison, was the sister of the first General Wade Hampton of South Carolina.

Sons of Early and Mary Vivian Harris:

      1.   Wiley Pope Harris, II; b. November 9, 1818; d. December 3, 1891.

      2.   Robert E. Harris.

      3.   James R. Harris  James married Adaline Brown.  They lived at Brandon, Mississippi.

 

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d121     WILEY POPE HARRIS, II; b. November 9, 1818; d. December 3, 1891.

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Wiley was born in Pike County, Mississippi the year after Mississippi was granted statehood.  Wiley’s parents died when their children were very young.  Wiley was adopted by his uncle, Wiley Pope Harris, for whom he was named.

The senior Wiley Harris moved his family to Georgetown, Mississippi on the Pearl River and about 30 miles south of Jackson.

Wiley attended the University of Virginia for two years.  He studied law in Lexington, Kentucky under Chief Justice Robinson and under Justice Marshall and Judge A. K. Wooley.

Wiley began his practice of law at Gallatin, Mississippi in 1839.  Then he moved to Monticello in Lawrence County, Mississippi.  He was appointed to be a circuit judge at Monticello in 1847.  He was elected to serve in the United States Congress in 1852. 

Wiley was a member of the Union Convention in 1851.

Wiley moved to Jackson, Mississippi.

Wiley was elected to the Constitutional Convention in January of 1861.  This convention adopted the ordinance of secession for the state of Mississippi.  Wiley was described by a person who attended that convention as being tall, this, blue eyed, an intellect, and an orator.

Wiley was a delegate from Mississippi to the Confederate Congress in Montgomery.

After the War Between the States, Wiley, speaking in 1875, advocated cooperation with the Liberal Republican Party and the overthrow of the Ames Administration.

Wiley’s last public service was in the attendance of a convention in 1890 in Jackson, Mississippi.

He died in Jackson, Mississippi.

Judge T. H. Woods, writing of the convention of 1890, said of Judge Wiley P. Harris: “Until his death he was recognized as the unchallenged leader of the State Bar of Mississippi.”

This information about Judge Wiley P. Harris, II was taken from a 1935 publication by Dunbar Rowland entitled COURTS, JUDGES AND LAWYERS OF MISSISSIPPI.

Judge Harris lived his entire life in Mississippi.  He was well educated, intelligent, and a mature man during the years preceding the Civil War.  He was a leader in the secession movement in Mississippi.

His autobiography is included in the publication listed above.

As a person who lived through the most tragic years of this nation, Wiley P. Harris was in a very good position to give his views as to what he saw as the issues of secession.  He also tells of his personal views of those who owned slaves.  His views are quite interesting.

From the autobiography of Judge Wiley P. Harris, II, in part:

“I grew weary of the bench, and averse indeed to public life, and though I was persuaded that I might attain to the bench of the court of last resort in the State, and the opportunity to stand for that place presented itself, I declined to be a candidate.  The idea I had then was, that, a life on the bench was not suited to me, that I had taken office too young as it was, and I wanted the active life and freedom which law practice would give.  I had determined to retire from the office I held when my term expired.  The idea of entering upon political life, did not occur to me.  It was foreign to my instincts and distasteful altogether.  Circumstances, however, about this period forced me to take part in public affairs, and I have not been able to free myself wholly from them since.  The existence of slavery in a part of the states; its destiny and influence was always the subject of jealous regard.  Everyone seemed to recognize it as a disturbing element destined to impel the states to dangerous collision.  Depending on local law for its existence, it divided the Union into slave and Free states.  The North came to mean antislavery.  The South slavery.  It was a political factor to use a well worn modern term, in this that by the Constitution one free white man in a slave state had more political weight than the like man in a free state.  The basis of representation in the national government was the free white population and three-fifths of all other persons, excluding Indians.  This was held by Northern statesmen as an inequality.  The owner of a hundred slaves it was said voted for himself and three-fifth of his adult male slaves and thus multiplied himself many times.  When the question of annexing Texas to the Union was under consideration in the senate of the United States, Mr. Webster put opposition to the administration partly on the ground that it was a slave state, contending, in that connection, that it tended to perpetuate an inequality in representation injurious to the just weight of the free states, and which by the addition of new slave states would become more and more oppressive.  There was in the subject, the glows of an intense political rivalry, calculated to swallow up all other questions.  When I first came to take heed of the political controversies, the tariff question was the most conspicuous.  This question involving the power of the Federal congress to protect manufacturers, was a healthy question in itself and one which always, and everywhere arises between manufacturing people and agricultural people and the slave and free states were divided from each other, unluckily, owing to situation and climate, substantially into agricultural, and manufacturing states, the slave states being almost exclusively agricultural states. 

I remember distinctly that in the discussions on the subject of a protective tariff which the Whigs of the slave states from political connections only persuaded themselves to advocate under the lead of Mr. Clay, they were charged with aiding the abolitionists by supporting in congress, a tariff which discriminated against the products of slave labor.  It was imputed to the North that one object sought in these tariffs, was the discouragement and disparagement of slavery.  The tariff question and indeed, all other questions were at last merged in the slavery question.  There was ever since I intelligently remember an uneasy feeling in the southern people that they were being out-grown as slave states and I suspect that among the northern people was also an uneasy feeling lest the South should strengthen its influence against the natural tendencies to growth and consequent influence of the free states, by annexing territory and the addition of new states.  The direction of natural extension tended southward.

The annexation of Texas, and the war and treaty with Mexico by which new territory was acquired were the proximate causes of the collision which took place in 1861.  The discussions which took place on the admission of Texas disclosed that there was to be a contest for supremacy—by the North and on the part of the South for such accessions of slave territory as would balance the free states carved out of the Northwestern Territory and the country obtained from Louisiana.  If this could not be secured then the South must consult its safety by separation from the Free states.  This alternative began to present itself to the southern statesmen.  There was no mistaking the fact that the acquisition of states became the leading idea on both sides of the line.  The North, like Russia, had a pretext to wit, a philanthropic object.  The release [of] human beings from bondage, or at all events to confine slavery to its then limits.  To surround it by a “cordon of free States.”  But the overpowering motive was to give the Free states ascendancy so decisive, by the acquisition of new states as to give the control of the national government into their hands; so that its policy could be shaped according to the views of that section.  Mere antipathy to slavery in the view of northern people was never strong enough to urge them to war; and it may be said that neither the love of slavery as such, nor the opposition to protective duties, nor to internal improvements by congress of itself was, or all combined, strong enough to urge the South to take the risk of separation.  The prospect of sectional demarcation alone impelled the Southern people to take that step.  The slave holding class was but a fraction of the population.  The merchants, lawyers, mechanics, and the bulk of the farmers were not dependent on slavery and were indifferent to the ownership of slaves, comparatively, that is to say, they were not impelled by any desire to be slave owners in the action they took.  As a matter of fact, the men who were most active in the political movement which led to secession were not slave owners:  few of them held slaves at all.  The great slave owners always selected as the types of the class “The River Planters” were without influence.  They were unpopular as a class.  I make some exceptions of course, but as a class they deserved to be unpopular.  The insufferable arrogance and ostentation of these people at home, and abroad, drew upon them actual antipathy everywhere.

I have felt that the disappearance of this type is not amongst the calamities of the South.  The steamboats on the Mississippi, from Memphis to New Orleans were always crowded and monopolized by them.  They talked about “boll-worm” and “cotton worm,” “my commission merchant,” “my overseer” and the manner of treating runaways, etc., etc., in a loud tone at meals and everywhere, ignoring everybody save the “commission merchant” to whom the planter was generally in debt.  They carried this to the watering places and to the summer resorts and became a thorough nuisance and a recognized nuisance.  They were generally ignorant, bigoted, and intolerant of contradiction.

The people, generally, were disposed stoutly to maintain the right of the “South” to her influence in the common government, to a fair share of the territory acquired.  The slave holders, as a class, were averse to the movement.  They were just where they desired to remain.”

Wiley married Frances Mayes, the daughter of Judge Daniel Mayes, in 1851.

Their children:

      1.   James Bowman Harris; b. January 1, 1854.

            Bowman was an attorney in Jackson, Mississippi.

            Bowman married Sallie McBee McWillie on October 1, 1884.[1]

            Their children:

            a.   Wiley P. Harris, III; b. September 15, 1885.

                  He married Grace Watkins of Aberdeen, Mississippi on April 7, 1914.

            b.   Sallie McWillie Harris; b. December 15, 1887.

                  Sallie married Lucius Mayes of Jackson, Mississippi on December 4, 1912.

            c.   Francis Mayes Harris; b. February 14, 1889.

                  Francis married Walter J. Rodgers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 16, 1913.

      2.   Cynthia Agnes Harris; b. July 14, 1857.

            Cynthia married S. E. Virden of Jackson, Mississippi on October 28, 1885.

            Their children:

            a.   Harris Virden.

            b.   Cynthia Agnes Virden.

            c.   Fannie Mayes Virden.

            d.   Alice Hall Virden

      3.   Fannie Mayes Harris; b. August 20, 1861.

            Fannie married Walter Virden of Jackson, Mississippi on May 4, 1891.

            Their children:

            a.       Walter Virden.

            b.       Bowman Virden.

            c.       Frank Virden.

            d.       Ruth Virden.

            e.       Alice Virden.

      4.   Mary Vernon Harris; died young.

      5.   Wiley P. Harris, III; died young.


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d121     SOPHIA HARRIS. [1]

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Sophia married Colonel Rupel Jones of Madison County, Georgia.

Their son:

      1.       William Early Jones.

            William attended Franklin College.  William edited newspapers in Athens and Augusta, Georgia.    He also served in the Georgia Legislature.  William practiced law.  He moved to Texas and, prior    to its annexation, he served in the Texas Congress.


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d121     LETITIA HARRIS

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Letitia married Doctor David C. Dickson, son of General David Dickson, on September 20, 1810 in Georgia.  They moved to Mississippi.

David served in the United States Congress in the 1834-35 time periods.

David attained the rank of General in the military.

 

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d121     WILEY POPE HARRIS

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Wiley was born in Georgia.  He moved to Mississippi.  He lived in Pike County, Mississippi.  He moved to Georgetown on the Pearl River in Mississippi.

Wiley served several terms in the Mississippi Legislature.

He was elected General of the State Militia.

 

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d121     JUDGE BUCKNER HARRIS

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Buckner was born in Georgia.  He moved to Mississippi.  He served as district attorney in the circuit that included Jackson.  He was commissioned as a circuit judge in 1837.

 

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d121     WILLIAM CRAWFORD HARRIS

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William lived for several years in Jackson, Mississippi.  He moved to Georgia and purchased the plantation of Charles Spaulding, located on the Island near Savannah, Georgia.[1]  Later, he sold the plantation and returned to Mississippi.  He, later, lived in Arkansas.


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d121     DR. CHARLES WALTON HARRIS

6117

Charles was a physician.  Charles married Sallie Raglin.  They lived at Jackson, Mississippi. 

      Their daughter:

      1.   Emily Early Harris.  Emily married Dr. Powers Blackburn Massey.

 

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d121     SAMPSON HARRIS; b. April 11, 1763; d. 1807.

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Sampson was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.  He moved to Georgia with his parents when he was about 8 years of age.  Sampson served in a Georgia military unit as a Lieutenant during the American War for Independence.

Sampson was elected to and served in the Georgia Legislature in 1802-4.  At this time, the state capitol was located in Louisville.

Sampson married Susan Willis, the daughter of Susannah Terrell and Stephen Willis.  Susan was born on November 20, 1762.  They made their home near Madison in Morgan County, Georgia.

      Their children:

      1.   Stephen Willis Harris; b. October 1, 1785; d. 1822.

      2.   Thomas Walton Harris; b. January 25, 1789.

      3.   Rebecca Lanier Harris; b. 1791; d. January 19, 1855.

      4.   Ptolemy Tinsley Harris; b. March 4, 1799; d. September 2, 1864.

      5.   Susan Terrell Harris; b. 1800; d. October 4, 1875.

      6.   Elizabeth Harris (twin); Elizabeth married General L. L. Griffin.

      7.   Catherine Harris (twin); Catherine died at age of 18 years.

      8.   Leroy Garland Harris; Leroy married Ann Thomas.

 

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d121     STEPHEN WILLIS HARRIS; b. October 1, 1785; d. 1822.

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Stephen was born in Wilkes County, Georgia.  He graduated in the second graduating class of Franklin College (now the University of Georgia) in 1805.[1]

He read law with William Crawford Harris.

Stephen was elected to be a judge in the Ocmulgee Circuit in November, 1813.

Stephen married Sarah H. Watkins on January 19, 1808 in Elbert County, Georgia.  Sarah was born on February 12, 1786 and died on January 2, 1870.  She is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Georgia.

They lived in Putnam County, Georgia.

      Their children:

      1.   Sampson W. Harris; b. February 23, 1809; d. April 1, 1857.

      2.   James Watkins Harris.

      3.   Jane Harris; married James M. Smythe.

      4.   Mary Willis Harris; b. 1810; d. 1884.  She married Hugh Nesbit.

      5.   Arabella Harris; married col. Benjamin F. Hardeman.

      6.   Maria Harris; married Judge Robert Alexander.

      7.   Stephen Willis Harris, Jr.

      8.   Thomas Harris; married Emma Bowling.

      9.   Susan Harris; b. 1821; d. 1912.


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d121     SAMPSON W. HARRIS; b. February 23, 1809; d. April 1, 1857.

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Sampson graduated at Franklin College.

Sampson represented Putnam County in the Georgia Legislature.

Sampson married Pauline Thomas, daughter of Stephen Thomas of Athens, Georgia.  Pauline was born on December 8, 1811 and died on January 4, 1881.

They moved to Alabama and lived at Coosa.  Sampson served in the Alabama Legislature.  He also represented the Wetumpka District in the Congress.  He died in Washington, D.C.  They are buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Georgia.

      Their children:

      1.   Sampson Harris; married                 Todd.

      2.   Dr. Hugh Nesbitt Harris; b. 1840; d. November 16, 1897.

            Hugh married Carroll Yancey.  Caro died on October 30, 1905.  They are buried in Oconee Hill    Cemetery, Athens, Georgia.

      3.   Fannie Harris; married George Wallace.

      4.   Isabella Victoria Harris; d. March 1, 1926.  Belle married Bernard Franklin.  They are buried in     Oconee Hill Cemetery.

 

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d121     JAMES WATKINS HARRIS

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James was born in Georgia.  He received his law degree with high honors.

James married Ann Hamilton, daughter of Colonel Hamilton of Columbia County, Georgia.  His second wife was Florence Candler.

 

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d121     STEPHEN WILLIS HARRIS, JR. [1]

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Stephen married Louisa Watkins.  They moved to Huntsville, Alabama.

Stephen served in the Alabama Legislature.


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d121     SUSAN HARRIS; b. 1821; d. 1912.

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Susan married William T. Baldwin.

They made their home in Columbus, Mississippi.

      Their children:

      1.       Harris Baldwin; married Abby Peck.  They lived in Phoenix, Arizona where he practiced law.

      2.       Susan Baldwin; married Toby W. Johnston, a lawyer.  They lived in Phoenix Arizona where          Toby practiced law.

            After the death of Toby, Susan returned to Columbus, Mississippi.

            Their children:

            a.       Harrison Johnston; practiced law in Kansas City, Missouri.

            b.       Juanita Johnston; lived in Birmingham, Alabama.

            c.       Edna Johnston; lived in Columbus, Mississippi.

      3.       William T. Baldwin.

            William practiced law in Columbus, Mississippi.

            William married Helen Brownlee of Louisiana.

      4.       Sarah Baldwin; married Martin Teasdale.  They lived in Columbus, Mississippi.

 

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d121     THOMAS WALTON HARRIS; b. January 25, 1789.

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Thomas was a lawyer. 

Thomas married Sarah Johnson on May 26, 1811.

Thomas served in the Georgia Legislature. [1]

He was elected first judge of the Southern Circuit of Georgia.

After the death of Sarah, Thomas married Harriet Hines Holt.

They moved to Walton County, Georgia where he served as circuit judge.

Later, they moved to Columbus, Mississippi.

      Children of Thomas and Harriet Harris:

      1.       Thomas Walton Harris, Jr.

            Thomas served as a Confederate solider in the War Between the States.  He lost an arm in the war.

            Thomas married Lizzie Mason.  They moved to Holly Springs, Mississippi, where he practiced law.

            Their children:

            a.       Mason Harris.

            b.       Kate Harris; married                  Gholson.

After the death of Lizzie, Thomas married Susan Watson.

      2.       Mary Holt Harris; b. December 3, 1827; d. August 5, 1849.

            Mary married General Winfield Featherson of Holly Springs, Mississippi on November 14,             1848.a

      3.       Dr. Sampson Harris.

            Sampson Harris was a Confederate soldier in the War Between the States.

            Sampson practiced medicine in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.

            Sampson married Sarah Butler.

            Their children:

      a.       Thomas W. Harris.

            Thomas moved to Texas.

      b.       Hallie Harris.

            Hallie married Judge Charles B. Howry who served on the Court of Claims in Washington,     D.C.


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d121     REBECCA LANIER HARRIS; b. 1791; d. January 19, 1855.

6123

Rebecca was born in Georgia.  Rebecca married James Taylor on February 10, 1808 in Morgan County, Georgia.

They lived in Columbus, Mississippi.

She is buried in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Mississippi.

 

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d121     PTOLEMY TINSLEY HARRIS; b. March 4, 1799; d. September 2, 1864.

6124

Ptolemy was born at Madison, Morgan County, Georgia.  He attended schools in Eatonton, Georgia as well as elsewhere.

Ptolemy arrived in St. Stephens, Alabama in 1819, the same year that Alabama became a state.  This was the old historic town located on the west bank of the Tombigbee River about sixty miles due north of the port of Mobile.  Long since abandoned, the present day St. Stephens is located about two miles southwest of the old town.

Ptolemy read law at St. Stephens, perhaps, under the guidance of Judge William Crawford.  He was admitted to the bar in 1821.

Ptolemy represented Washington County in the Alabama Legislature from 1826 to 1830.  He was elected to the office of Circuit Judge in 1832 and served for 8 years in that post.  Judge Harris also served as a Trustee of the University of Alabama.

Active in the Masons, Ptolemy was Deputy Grand Master of the Alabama Grand Lodge in 1830. 

Judge Harris was described by a writer (W. Brewer in his book, ALABAMA: Her History,

Resources, War Record, and Public Men, from 1540 to 1872; republished by Photo Lithography Willo Publishing Company of Tuscaloosa, 1961, p. 576) as being “tall and portly in appearance, but rather awkward.”  In a conversation, he was blunt and candid, and there is a story extant that in proposing to a lady once he began by asking her is she could make up her mind to be the mother of his children.  “The blushing damsel made a confused and hasty exit from the room.”

Judge Harris married Mary McGrew on July 15, 1821 at St. Stephens.  Mary was born at St. Stephens on November 2, 1799 and died on July 13, 1872.  She was the daughter of Elizabeth Clark and John McGrew.  John McGrew had acquired land from the Choctaw Indians at St. Stephens.

Mary and Ptolemy moved their family to Louisiana about 1848.  They were living in Claiborne Parish in 1850, where Ptolemy led the life of a planter.  About 1858 this family had moved to Ashley County, Arkansas and lived near Hamburg.  Ptolemy, by 1860, had become the Judge of Probate of Ashley County.  Not long after the war between the states had taken the lives of his three living sons, Judge Harris died himself.  Perhaps, that war had claimed another victim.  His place of burial is not known to the writer at this time.

After the death of her husband, Mary returned to Alabama.  Mary, in 1870, was living at St. Stephens with the family of her daughter, Elizabeth Harris Wilson.  She is buried at St. Stephens.

      Their Children:

      1.   Elizabeth McGrew Harris; b. April 12, 1822; d. April 4, 1900.

      2.   William Kilpatrick Harris; b. August 20, 1825; d. March 4, 1863.

      3.   Ptolemy Tinsley Harris, Jr.; b. July 5, 1827; d. August 21, 1861.

      4.   Sampson LeRoy Harris; b. February 14, 1830; d. September 18, 1862.

      5.   Stephen Willis Harris; b. and d. February 23, 1832.

      6.   Susan Mary Harris; b. February 19, 1834; d. 1909.  Susan married Williamson Hunt.  They lived    in Arizona.

      7.   Rebecca Lucy (Pickey) Harris; b. February 18, 1839; d. February 3, 1844.

Note:    The detailed information concerning the family and descendants of Mary McGrew and Judge Ptolemy Tinsley Harris, Sr. was furnished by Julie S. Whiting of Mobile, Cornelia Stabler Kennedy of Mobile, and Elizabeth Wilson (P. Tinsley) Harris of Silverstreet, South Carolina.  Miss Flora Gaillard and Miss Mary Gaillard of Mobile, both now deceased, had also worked to discover and accumulate the history of this family.  Gideon Dowse Harris of Columbus, Mississippi had included a part of this family in his Harris Genealogy publication in 1914.  Also, a part of the information relating to the descendants of this family was taken from Allen D. Candler’s publication of 1902, entitled, COLONEL WILLIAM CANDLER OF GEORGIA, HIS ANCESTRY AND PROGENY.  The writer, Robert E. Harris, also participated in the research and development of this part.

The line of Ptolemy Tinsley Harris, Sr. is continued in the continuation section of the family of Edward Harris (d121), beginning on page 96.  See d121/6124.

 

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d121     SUSAN TERRELL HARRIS; b. 1800; d. October 4, 1875.

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Susan was born in Georgia. 

Susan married Benjamin F. Harris, the son of Nathan Harris (d121/6163).

Benjamin was born in 1802 in North Carolina.  He died December 19, 1851.

They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Mississippi.

      Their children:

      1.       Benjamin F. Harris, Jr.; b. 1829; d. 1870.

            Benjamin married Jennet Russell.

            Jennet was born in 1835 and died in 1862.

            They are buried in Mobile, Alabama.

      2.       Rebecca Lanier Harris; b. November 29, 1830; d. December 12, 1928.

            Rebecca married Dr. Elisha H. Strong on October 14, 1852.

            Elisha was born on April 29, 1836 and died on October 5, 1896.

            They made their home in Columbus, Mississippi.

            They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Mississippi.

            Their children:

            a.       Elisha H. Strong, Jr.; b. July 28, 1854; d. August 22, 1887.

            b.       Benjamin Harris Strong; b. April 16, 1857; d. March 23, 1869.

            c.       Susan A. Strong; b. May 9, 1858; d. December 12, 1928.

            d.       Charles Lanier Strong; b. March 8, 1860; d. December 21, 1941.

            3.       Raymond W. Harris; b. May, 1833; d. December 12, 1891.

     4.       Katherine Harris; b. February, 1839; d. 1893.

           Katherine married Robert Forsythe of Chicago in 1871.

           Their children: [1]

            a.       Robert Forsythe.

            b.       Benjamin Harris Forsythe.

            c.       Daniel Shipman Forsythe.

            d.       Logan Wallace Forsythe.

      5.       Elizabeth Griffin Harris; b. March, 1841.

            She married David Logan Wallace in 1868.

            Their children:

            a.   Logan Douglas Wallace.

            b.   Benjamin Harris Wallace.

            c.   James Lyon Wallace.

            d.   Bessie Wallace.

            e.   Katherine Wallace.

            f.    Mary Morris Wallace.


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d121     DR. RAYMOND W. HARRIS; b. May, 1833; d. December 12, 1891.

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Raymond was a physician.

Raymond married Martha L. Peters in December, 1865.

Their children:

      1.       Bessie Leigh Harris; b. September, 1866.

            Bessie married George M. Gullette on October 5, 1886.

            Their children:

            a.   Logan Wallace Gullette; b. July 25, 1887.

            b.   George Harris Gullette; b. July 5, 1890.

      2.   Kate Peters Harris; b. April 8, 1868.

            She married Gideon R. Turner on December 7, 1887.

      3.   Benjamin Terrell Harris; b. April, 1871; d. January 18, 1881.

      4.   Raymond Willis Harris; b. February 14, 1877.

 

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d121     AUGUSTINE HARRIS; b. January 30, 1767; d. June 21;, 1836.

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Augustine was born in Brunswick County, Virginia and arrived in Georgia with his parents at an early age.

Augustine represented Burke County in the Georgia Legislature in 1803.

Augustine was a planter of indigo and tobacco.  He also grew the new staple grass seed cotton.

Augustine married Anne Byrne, daughter of Reverend Edward Byrne.[1]  Anne was born in 1774 and died on December 7, 1850.

They lived, first, in Burke County, Georgia.  They moved to Clarke County and lived near Watkinsville.

From 1805 until 1815, Augustine owned a hotel in Milledgeville, Georgia.  He sold the hotel and purchased the place, Pomona.  They lived there the remainder of their lives.

Augustine and Anne had nine children, three of whom lived to be adults.

      Their children:

      1.   Susan Byrne Harris; b. January 1, 1797 at Briar Creek in Burke County, Georgia.

            Susan married Lieutenant William T. Hansell of the United States Army.

            They had a large family.

      2.   Harriet Eliza Harris.  Harris married Thomas Hartley Hall in 1825.  They had a large family.

      3.   Iverson Lewis Harris; b. January 7, 1805; d. March 12, 1876.

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d121     IVERSON LEWIS HARRIS; b. January 7, 1805; d. March 12, 1876.

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Iverson was born on a farm located about one mile north of Watkinsville in Clarke County, Georgia.

Iverson graduated from the University of Georgia in 1823.  He was admitted to the bar in October, 1825.

Iverson served several terms in the Georgia Legislature.  He also served as a judge in the Ocmulgee Circuit.

Iverson was elected to the office of Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1866.

Iverson married Mary Euphemia Davies, the daughter of Judge William Davies of Savannah on February 27, 1826.  Mary was born on September 29, 1807.

Mary and Iverson made their home in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia.

Mary died February 6, 1891.

Iverson died at the age of 71 years in Milledgeville.

They are buried in Milledgeville, Georgia City Cemetery.

      Children of Iverson and Mary Harris:

      1.   William Augustine Harris; b. January 18, 1827; d. August, 1895.

      2.   Frances Louisa Bartow Harris; b. July 15, 1828; d. June 2, 1869.

      3.   Rebecca Ann Harris; b. December 30, 1829; d. May 31, 1902.

            Rebecca did not marry.

      4.   Sarah Davies Harris; b. October 25, 1832; d. February 17, 1918.[2]

      5.   Charles Jenkins Harris; b. November 26, 1833; d. January 22, 1893.

      6.   Iverson Lewis Harris, Jr.; b. November 21, 1835; d. 1895.

      7.   Richard Harris; b. August 4, 1837.

      8.   Florence Emma Harris; b. July 24, 1839; d. November 10, 1882.

      9.   McPherson Berrien Harris; b. December 16, 1841; d. December 19, 1844.

      A.  Clara Ophelia Harris; b. August 14, 1844; d. July 9, 1864.

      B.  Joseph Henry Harris; b. May 6, 1846; d. 1871.

      C.  George Canning Harris; b. March 25, 1848; d. 1873.   George did not marry.


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d121     WILLIAM AUGUSTINE HARRIS; b. January 18, 1827; d. August, 1895.

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William was born at Milledgeville, Georgia.

William was a soldier in the Mexican War.

William served two terms in Georgia Senate.

During the War Between the States, William raised a company which was attached the 14th Regiment of Georgia volunteers.

William served as Lieutenant Colonel of his Regiment.

After the war, William was elected Secretary of the Georgia Senate and held that office over 20 terms of the legislature.

 

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d121     FRANCES LOUISA BARTOW HARRIS; b. July 15, 1828; d. June 2, 1876.

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Frances was born at Milledgeville, Georgia.

Frances married Richard Lewis Hunter on April 18, 1849. Richard was born on November 15, 1815 in Campbell County, Virginia and died on July 29, 1889 on Mount Nebo, Arkansas.  They are buried in the Milledgeville Cemetery.

Richard served as an officer in the State Troops, Confederate States of America.

      Their children:

      1.   Iverson Louis Hunter; b. January 27, 1850; d. November 25, 1902.

            Iverson married Sara Gertrude Moore.  She was born on March 19, 1858 and died on August 14, 1908.

      2.   Mary Euphemia Hunter.

      3.   Ellis Hunter; b. November 20, 1855; d. March 11, 1895.

      4.   Francis Hunter.

      5.   Richard Lewis Hunter.

      6.   William Harris Hunter; b. December 8, 1861; d. April 11, 1917.

      7.   Clara Ophelia Hunter; b. February 6, 1864; d. December 11, 1904.

            Clara married W. S. McCullough of Brinkley, Arkansas.  She is buried in Milledgeville Cemetery.

      8.   Charles Harris Hunter.

      9.   Hansell Hall Hunter.

 

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d121     SARAH DAVIES HARRIS; b. October 25, 1832; d. February 17, 1918.[1]

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Sarah married her cousin, Dr. William Hansell Hall, on February 6, 1856.  William was a medical doctor.  They lives at Milledgeville, Georgia.

      Their children:

      1.   Iverson Harris Hall; b. March 28, 1859; d. October 1, 1898.  He was a medical doctor in   Milledgeville.

      2.   Clara E. Hall.


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d121     CHARLES JENKINS HARRIS; b. November 26, 1833; d. January 22, 1893.[1]

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Charles was born in Milledgeville, Georgia.  After attending Oglethorpe University, he studied law with his father and practiced his profession for three years (1857-1860) in Thomasville, Georgia.  He moved to Macon, Georgia in 1860 and was a citizen there for the remainder of his life.

Charles, on May 15, 1862, enlisted for three years as a captain of the Lockett Volunteers (Company K, 59th Regiment Infantry, CSA).  He was elected to the rank of Major on June 16, 1863, and was promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel on December 22, 1863.  On July 10, 1863, he was appointed commandant of conscripts for the state of Georgia.  He resigned that post on April 25, 1864.  He later became Colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Georgia Reserves under General Howell Cobb, until the close of the war. 

After the war, Charles resumed the practice of law in Macon.  He was solicitor general of the Macon Circuit (1872); member of the Georgia Assembly, representing Bibb County (1878); and judge of the city court of Macon (1884-1890).

Charles married Mary Clopton Wiley of Macon on January 13, 1857.

Mary was born in 1837 and died in 1914.

They are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia.

Charles was survived by 12 of his 13 children.

      Their children:[2]

      1.   Mary Euphemia Harris.

      2.   John Wiley Harris.

      3.   Iverson Lewis Harris, III.

      4.   Charles Wiley Harris (died young).

      5.   Eugene Blount Harris.

      6.   Clara Ophelia Harris, II.

      7.   Stephen Elliot Harris.

      8.   Howell Clopton Harris.

      9.   Marion Wiley Harris.

      A.  Henry Lumpkin Harris.

      B.  Anne Clopton Harris.

      C.  Francis Bartow Harris.

      D.  Charles Jenkins Harris.


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d121     JOHN WILEY HARRIS.

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Wiley married Flora Belle McCormick.

      Their children:

      1.   Anne Clopton Harris.

      2.   Frances Wiley Harris; b. (c) 1897.

      3.   John (Jack) Harris.

      4.   Charles Jenkins Harris; b. (c) 1900.

 

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d121     FRANCES WILEY HARRIS; b. (c) 1897.

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Frances married Fred Whitfield Borton.  She lives in Seattle, Washington.

      Their children:

      1.       Helen Frances Harris Borton.  Helen married                  Ott.  Helen spent eleven years in England where she researched Harris family history.  She published Harris Collection about 1987.

      2.       Donald Harris Borton.

 

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d121     CHARLES JENKINS HARRIS; b. (c) 1900.[1]

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Charles married Una Barman.

      Their children:

      1.       Gordon Harris; married Donna Darmes.

            Their son:

            a.       Alan Harris; Alan married Lori               .

                  Their son:

                  I.   Charles Jenkins Harris, III; b. February 9, 1987.

      2.       Una Louise Harris; married Les Jacobson.


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d121     FRANCIS BARTOW HARRIS.

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Francis married Julia Augusta Holmes.

They lived in Thomasville, Georgia.

      Their children:

      1.       Francis Bartow Harris, Jr.

      2.       Mary Harris.

 

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d121     DR. IVERSON LEWIS HARRIS, JR.; b. November 21, 1835; d. 1895. [1]

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Iverson was born in Milledgeville, Georgia.  He received his medical training in the Medical College of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Iverson was a surgeon in the 59th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, during the War Between the States.

Iverson married Ida Burnett of Sparta, Georgia.  She was born in 1851 and died in 1893.  They lived in Macon, Georgia.  They are buried in the Milledgeville Cemetery.

      Their children:

      1.   Francis Harris.

      2.   William Burnett Harris; b. 1880; d. 1910.


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d1212   DR. RICHARD HARRIS; b. August 4, 1837.[1]

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Richard was born in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Richard studied medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Richard moved to Union Springs, Alabama.  From there, he moved to Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. 

Richard commanded in the 11th Louisiana Regiment in the Battle of Shiloh during the War Between the States.

Richard married Mary Ann Hughes of Trinity, Louisiana on November 23, 1861.

      Their children:

      1.       William Harris.

      2.       Francis Harris.

      3.       Richard Harris.


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d121     FLORENCE EMMA HARRIS; b. July 24, 1839; d. November 10, 1882.

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Florence was born in Milledgeville, Georgia. 

Florence married Charles Haynes Andrews on September 29, 1859.  He was born on March 22, 1835.  Charles was the son of Edwin R. and Mary Haynes Andrews.  They lived in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Captain Charles H. Andrews was an officer in the Confederate Army.  He died on February 11, 1905.  They are buried in the Milledgeville Cemetery.

      Their children:

      1.       Mary H. Andrews; b. October 12, 1860; d. January 24, 1953.

      2.       Charles H. Andrews, Jr.

      3.       Louis Harris Andrews; b. May 5, 1866; d. September 23, 1944.

            Louis married Nettie Ecter.  Nettie was born on December 26, 1874 and died on October 30,        1948.

            Their children:

            a.       Florence Andrews; b. January 12, 1897; d. November 14, 1955.

                  She married James Y. Scruggs.

            b.       Alice All Andrews; b. August 8, 1899; d. January 7, 1904.

            c.       Antoinette Andrews; b. March 5, 1908; d. October 1, 1908.

      4.       Francis E. Andrews.

 

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d121     JOSEPH HENRY HARRIS; b. May 6, 1846; d. 1871.

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Joseph Henry was born in Milledgeville, Georgia.  He was a currier for the State Troops, Confederate States of America.

Joseph Henry married Annie Reese Tucker.[1] Annie was born in 1847 and died in 1876.  They are buried in the Milledgeville Cemetery.

      Their daughter:

      1.       Mary Ann Harris.  Mary taught school in Augusta, Georgia.


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d121     EDWIN LANIER HARRIS; b. 1769; d. 1831.

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Edwin was born, probably, in Brunswick County, Virginia.

Edwin moved to Georgia with his family.

Later, Edwin moved to Kentucky.  Edwin married                  Logan, daughter of John Logan of Kentucky.

Edwin married Julian Carden in 1816.  They were living in Florida in 1825.

Edwin died in Iberville Parish, Louisiana.  His will was probated in 1831.

      Children of Edwin Harris:

      1.   Harriett Harris; Harriet married              .

      2.   Lucretia Harris.  Lucretia married Dr. A. F. McMillen in 1865.

            They live in Lexington, Kentucky.

      3.   Littleton Tazwell Harris; b. 1825; d. 1883.

            Littleton was born in Florida.  He moved with his family to Kentucky.

            Littleton married Mary Jane Elliott, the daughter of Captain John Elliot, in 1842.  She was born in   Kentucky.  They children were born in Kentucky.  They moved to Louisiana.  Littleton, as a     colonel, commanded the Second Louisiana Regiment, CSA.  After the War Between the States,             the family moved to south Texas.  Littleton practiced law in Hallettsville, Lavacca County, Texas.     He died in Tunica County, Mississippi.

            Their children:

            a.       A. J. Harris (a daughter); b. 1845.

            b.       Ione Harris; b. 1848.

            c.       Julia Harris; b. 1849.

            d.       Edwin Lanier Harris; b. 1854; d. 1919.

                  Edwin married Mary Hodge McClure in 1880.  Mary, daughter of Jacob McClure, was born in 1859 and died in 1887.  Edwin died in Monroe County, Arkansas.

                  Their son:

                  I.       Littleton Tazwell Harris; b. 1884; d. 1917.

                  Littleton was a planter.  He married Gussie Bell, daughter of Judge John H. Bell, in 1910.  Gussie was born in 1886 and died in 1916.

      2.       Henry Clay Harris.  Henry practiced law in Covington, Kentucky.

 

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d121     NATHAN HARRIS.

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Nathan was born in Virginia.

Nathan moved to Georgia and lived in Columbia County, Georgia.

Nathan married                   .

They had several children.  Their identities are not known to this writer.

Nathan married (2nd) a widow, Elizabeth Starnes (widow of Rev. Ebenezer Starnes of Augusta, Georgia).

      Their children:

      1.       Rowe Harris.

      2.       Raymond Harris.

      3.       Benjamin Harris.

 

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d121     DR. RAYMOND HARRIS. [1]

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Raymond was educated at Franklin College (University of Georgia).  He was a medical doctor.

Raymond married a widow, Mrs. Mary E. Law Jones (sister of a Dr. William Law of Savannah) on May 16, 1822 in Liberty County, Georgia.

      Their children:

      1.       Dr. Stephen Harris; married                    Jones of Liberty County, Georgia.

            They live in Savannah.  Dr. Harris died of yellow fever in Savannah.

      2.       Cornelia Harris; lived in Tennessee.

      3.       Mary Harris; married                  Rowland; lived in Savannah.

      4.       Susan Harris; married                 Howard; lived in Atlanta.

      5.       Benjamin Raymond Harris; lived in Savannah.


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d121     BENJAMIN HARRIS.

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Benjamin was a lawyer.  He served as a solicitor general of the Flint River Circuit in Georgia. 

Benjamin moved to Mississippi and married Susan Terrell Harris, daughter of Susan Terrell Willis and Sampson Harris.  For their descendants, see Susan Terrell Harris (d121/6125).

 

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d121     COLONEL WALTON HARRIS, JR.; b. July 10, 1775; d. April 23, 1820.

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Walton was born in Georgia.  He practiced law in Jackson County, Georgia.

Walton married Virginia Billups, the niece of Captain John Billups of Clarke County, Georgia on January 19, 1802 in Jefferson, Georgia.  They lived in Jefferson, Georgia.

      Their children:

      1.   Walton Harris, III; b. 1804 in Jackson County, Georgia.  Walton married Clarissa Jane Herring.     They lived in Jackson County, Georgia.

      2.   Lucy Elizabeth Harris; b. 1805.

NOTE:  For the continuation of the line of Lucy Elizabeth Harris Booth, see d121/6128 on page 112.

      3.   Robert Harris.  Robert married                Gunby.  Later, Robert married Mrs. Elizabeth Upshaw.

      4.   Young L. G. Harris; b. 1812; [1] d. April 28, 1894.

            Young Harris, an attorney and businessman of Athens, Georgia, stated an insurance company.

            He endowed a junior college in North Georgia which, today, bears his name, Young Harris            College.

            Young married Susan Bevel Allen.  Susan was born in 1818 and died on May 18, 1888.  They       lived in Athens, Georgia.  They are buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery.

      5.   Augustine Harris.

      6.   Jeptha Harris.  Jeptha married                .

            Their sons:

            a.   John K. Harris.

            b.   J. Lee Harris.

      7.   Willis Harris; married                  Warren.

      8.   Carolina Harris; married Dr. Gibbs.

            Their son:

            a.   C. C. Gibbs; lived in San Antonio, Texas.

      9.   Marianne Harris; married Dr. Swift of Atlanta Georgia.


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d121     JEPTHA VINING HARRIS; b. April 27, 1782; d. June 29, 1856.

61B

Jeptha was born in Wilkes County, Georgia.  He graduated from the University of Georgia, with the highest honors, in 1804.

Jeptha was a trustee of the University of Georgia from 1832 until 1856.  Jeptha was a lawyer and was also General of the Georgia State Militia.

Jeptha lived in Athens, Georgia and practiced law.

Jeptha married Sarah Hunt, daughter of Nancy Martin Carter and Dr. Richardson Hunt, on October 17, 1804 at Apple Hill in Elbert County, Georgia. [1] Sarah was born June 15, 1789 and died on December 18, 1871 at Madison, Georgia.

After retirement, Jeptha lived near Marietta, Georgia for the remainder of his life.  They are buried in the old Madison, Georgia cemetery.

      Children of Sarah Hunt and Jeptha V. Harris:

      1.       James Walton Harris; b. August 1, 1805; d. November 16, 1887.

      2.       William Littleton Harris; b. July 6, 1807; d. November 28, 1868.

      3.       George Hunt Harris; b. March 4, 1809; d. June 8, 1892.

      4.       Ann R. Harris; b. May 17, 1811; d. 1857.

      5.       Sarah E. Harris; b. August 18, 1814; d. April 13, 1895.

      6.       Jeptha Vining Harris, Jr.; b. December 1, 1816; d. November 21, 1899.

      7.       Elijah Willis Harris; b. August 15, 1819.

      8.       Rebecca Lanier Harris; b. April 30, 1822.

      9.       Mary Louisa Harris; b. April 22, 1824.

      A.  Eugene Upson Harris; b. February 16, 1826.

      B.  Susan J. Harris; b. December 29, 1827.

      C.  Laura Tallulah Harris; b. August 1, 1829


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d121     JAMES WALTON HARRIS; b. August 1, 1805; d. November 16, 1887.

61B1

James was born in Elbert County, Georgia.  James married Martha Watkins of Lexington, Georgia on December 28, 1830.  Martha was born on September 13, 1807.  They made their home in Elbert County, Georgia.  They moved to the Abbeville District of South Carolina about 1834.  They were living in Columbus, Mississippi by 1845.

James died in Columbus, Mississippi.  Martha died on October 25, 1896 in New Orleans at the home of her daughter.  They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Mississippi.

      Their children:

      1.       Susan Ann Harris; b. November 30, 1831 in Elbert County, Georgia.  She died unmarried, on         June 15, 1847 in Columbus, Mississippi.

      2.       Sarah Watkins Harris; b. June 12, 1833; d. June 12, 1885.

      3.       Martha Eliza Harris; b. September 29, 1835.

      4.       Lucy Ann Harris; b. March 27, 1837; d. October 12, 1886.

      5.       William Henry Harris; b. March 28, 1838; d. September 26; 1861.

      6.       Jeptha Vining Harris; b. May 28, 1839.

      7.       Mary Elizabeth Harris; b. March 19, 1841.

      8.       James Walton Harris, Jr.; b. May 20, 1845.

 

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d121     SARAH WATKINS HARRIS; b. June 12, 1833; d. June 12, 1885.[1]

61B1

2

Sarah was born in Elbert County, Georgia.

Sarah married Thomas B. Bailey of North Carolina on November 11, 1856.  He was born on April 15, 1825 and died on March 13, 1883 in Columbus, Mississippi.

Sarah died in Columbus, Mississippi.  They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.

      Their children:

      1.       Martha Harris Bailey; b. August 21, 1857; d. May, 1878.

            Martha married Paul E. Alexander in 1877.

            Martha and her infant died in childbirth.

      2.       Sarah Elizabeth Bailey; b. October 25, 1858.

      3.       Lucy Watkins Bailey; b. November 30, 1867.


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d121     SARAH ELIZABETH BAILEY; b. October 25, 1858.

61B1

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Sarah married Thomas W. Hardy of Virginia on June 30, 1881.

      Their children:

      1.       Martha Ann Hardy; b. August 1, 1883; d. May 28, 1895.

      2.       Thomas Bailey Hardy; b. March 7, 1884.

            He married Mary Ita Sherman of Columbus, Mississippi in 1914.

      3.       Lucile Hardy; b. April 13, 1888.  She married O. O. Kimbrough of Greenwood, Mississippi.

      4.       Lenore Hardy; b. March 28, 1891.  She married Thomas Carlton Billups in Columbus, Mississippi in 1914.

      5.       James Hardy; b. December 6, 1894.

 

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d121     LUCILLE BRIDGEFORTH HARDY; b. April 13, 1888.

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Lucille was born in Columbus, Mississippi.  Lucille married Orman Lanier Kimbrough on November 10, 1908.  O. L. was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on October 20, 18--.  He died in Greenwood on September 27, 1949.  He was a lawyer.  He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. [1]

      Their children:

      1.       Orman L. Kimbrough, Jr.; b. December 17, 1910.

            He married Ellen Norfleet Moore.

      2.       Sarah Bailey Kimbrough; b. August 7, 1912.

            She married Richard Cunliffe McBee, Jr.

      3.       Lucille Southworth Kimbrough; b. December 23, 1914.

            She married Raymond Eugene Himes.

      4.       Lenore H. Kimbrough; b. February 7, 1918.

      5.       Mary Hunter Kimbrough; b. July 18, 1921.

            She married Hilliard Megee Harper.


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d121     LENORE HARDY KIMBROUGH; b. February 7, 1918.

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Lenore was born at Greenwood, Mississippi.

She married George Hite McLean on November 22, 1940 at Greenwood, Mississippi.

George, son of Helen Ruth Hite and Lee Davidson McLean, was born April 3, 1917 at Winona, Mississippi.

George is a lawyer.  He graduated from the University of Mississippi.

He served his country as a Lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II.  He saw overseas duty in that war.

Lenore and George made their home in Greenwood, Mississippi.

      Their children:

      1.       Lenore Kimbrough McLean; b. February 16, 1942.

      2.       George Hite McLean; b. February 26, 1944.

 

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d121     LUCY WATKINS BAILEY; b. November 30, 1867.a

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Lucy married Robert Baskerville Hardy of Virginia (a brother of her sister’s husband) on June 10, 1890.[1]

      Their children:

  1. Robert Orgain Hardy; b. November, 1892.

  2. Virginia Hardy; b. December, 1894.

  3. Sarah Hardy.

  4. John Hardy.


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d121     MARTHA ELIZA HARRIS; b. September 29, 1835.

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Martha was born in the Abbeville District of South Carolina.

Martha married Judge Joel M. Acker of Aberdeen, Mississippi on November 16, 1858.

They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Mississippi.

      Their children:

  1. James Walton Acker; b. 1859.  James married Annie E. Cunningham in 1885.

            Their children:

            a.       Joel Milton Acker, II; b. 1886.

            b.       Pauline Acker; died in infancy.

  1. Corrine Acker; b. 1860.  She married William Frank Rogers of Aberdeen, Mississippi in 1883.

            Their children:

            a.       Joel Acker Rogers; b. 1885.

            b.       Christine Rogers; b. 1889.

  1. Joseph W. Acker; b. and d. 1863.  He is buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Mississippi.

 

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d121     LUCY ANN HARRIS; b. March 27, 1837; d. October 12, 1886.

61B1

4

Lucy was born in the Abbeville District of South Carolina.  She died in Columbus, Mississippi.

Lucy married Captain William Winston on October 4, 1865.

      Their children:

  1. William Winston; b. 1874.  He married Carrie Kidd of Rome, Georgia.  They lived in Rome, Georgia.

  2. Corrinne Winston; she married Nathan Patton.  They lived in Waco, Texas. [1]


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d121     WILLIAM HENRY HARRIS; b. March 28, 1838; d. September 26, 1861.

61B1

5

William was born in the Abbeville District of South Carolina.  He died in New Orleans.

William married Emily Louise Smith of Clinton, Louisiana on September 26, 1861.

      Their children:

      1.       Judson Harris; b. 1862.

      2.       Isabelle Harris; died in infancy.

      3.       James Barton Harris; b. c. 1866.

      4.       William Hunt Harris; b. October 5, 1869.

      5.       Emily Louise Harris; b. 1870.

      6.       Jeptha Vining Harris; b. 1872.

After the death of Emily, William married Lylie Olivia Hanson on November 28, 1877.

      Their children:

      7.       Caldewood Gibson Harris; b. December 14, 1879; died young.

      8.       Olive Hanson Harris; b. May 4, 1882.

      9.       Marjorie Louise Harris; b. August 1, 1883.

      A.  Lyle Watkins Harris; b. February, 1893.

 

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d121     JUDSON HARRIS; b. 1862.

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Judson married Alice Wilkes.

      Their children:

      1.       Alice Harris.

      2.       Hunt Harris.

 

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d121     JAMES BARTON HARRIS; b. 1866.

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James married Julia Price of New Orleans in 1897.

 

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d121     WILLIAM HUNT HARRIS; b. October 5, 1869.

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William was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and lived there until he was about 16 years of age.  At that time, he moved to Key West, Florida where his uncle, Dr. Jeptha Vining Harris was living. [1]

William studied law and was admitted to the bar.  He practiced law in Florida.

William served in the Florida House of Representatives and also in the State Senate.

He also served as President of the Florida State Senate.

      Their children:

  1. Minnie Porter Harris; b. May 9, 1900.

  2. William Hunt Harris, Jr.; b. March 8, 1904; d. June 9, 1906.

  3. William Curry Harris; b. September 15, 1907.

This family was living in Key West, Florida in 1914, where William Hunt Harris was judge of Criminal Court of Records.


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d121     EMILY LOUISE HARRIS; b. 1870.

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Emily married William E. Frazee of Columbus, Mississippi.

      Their children:

      1.       Mary Louise Frazee.

      2.       Martha Harris Frazee.

      3.       Lucy Bailey Frazee.

 

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d121     JEPTHA VINING HARRIS; b. May 28, 1839.

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Jeptha was born in the Abbeville District of South Carolina.

Jeptha was educated at the University of Mississippi.  He studied medicine and practiced his profession for several years.

Jeptha married Mary Perkins of Columbus, Mississippi on March 5, 1861.

Some years later, they moved to Key West, Florida.  They were living in Key West, Florida in 1914.

      Their children: [1]

      1.       Jeptha Vining Harris, Jr.; b. May 4, 1865 in Mississippi.

            Jeptha was a lawyer.  He married Florida Euphemia Curry on April 2, 1891.

            Their daughter:

            a.       Marian Euphemia Curry Harris; b. April 11, 1894.

            She married Nathaniel Alden Sherman on August 2, 1913.

      2     .       Louis A. Harris; b. October 16, 1868.

            Louis was a lawyer.  He married Nellie E. Pinder on March 29, 1898.

      3.       Martha Watkins Harris; b. February 11, 1873.

            Martha married Rinaldo Hardway Richard  on October 28, 1896.

            Their children:

      a.       Mattie Gladys Richard; b. July 22, 1897.

      b.       Dorothy Harris Richard; b. April 30, 1900.

      c.       Harris Hardaway Richard; b. October 13, 1902.

      d.       Rinaldo Edmund Burke Richard; b. April 10, 1905.

      e.       Florida Elizabeth Richard; b. November 7, 1907.


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d121     MARY ELIZABETH HARRIS; b. March 19, 1841.

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Mary was born in the Abbeville District of South Carolina.

Mary married Dr. Augustus Lanier on October 30, 1860.  He was from Columbus, Mississippi.  Dr. Lanier died on December 16, 1862.

      Their son:

      1.       James Augustus Lanier; b. August 28, 1861.  He married Leila J. Monnet on January 9, 1894.

After the death of Dr. Lanier, Mary married Louis Guion of New Orleans, Louisiana on July 14, 1875.

      Their children:

      2.       Mary Leigh Guion; b. December 11, 1878.

      3.       Catherine Lewis Guion; b. October 21, 1881.

      They lived in New Orleans in 1914.

 

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d121     JAMES WALTON HARRIS, JR.; b. May 30, 1845.

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8

James was born in Columbus, Mississippi. [1]

James married Gertrude Garrard of Columbus, Mississippi on April 23, 1873.

James died in Key West while visiting his brother, Dr. J. V. Harris.

His widow and children were living in Jackson, Mississippi in 1914.

      Children of James and Gertrude Harris:

      1.       Garrard Harris; b. May 14, 1874.  He was a lawyer.  He married Mary Sykes of Aberdeen,          Mississippi.  They lived in Mobil, Alabama in 1914.

      2.       Gertrude Garrard Harris; b. September 30, 1876.  She died June 5, 1880.

      3.       Isabel U. Harris; b. May 29, 1878.

      4.       Helen Glenn Harris; b. August 5, 1881.

      5.       William Walton Harris; b. February 23, 1884 and died July 19, 1884.

      6.       Eva Catherine Harris; b. March 7, 1886.

      7.       David Urquhart Harris; b. November 9, 1887.


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d121     WILLIAM LITTLETON HARRIS; b. July 6, 1807; d. November 28, 1868.

61B2

William was born in Elbert County, Georgia.  He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1829.  He began his practice of law in Wilkes County, Georgia.

William married Francis Semmes of Wilkes County, Georgia.

They moved to Columbus, Mississippi in 1837.

William was elected circuit judge for the 6th judicial district of Mississippi in 1853.

William served on a commission to revise the Mississippi Code of Laws in 1853.  Serving with him on the commission were William Sharkey and Henry T. Ellett.  The revised Code was adopted by the legislature in 1857.

William succeeded Judge Fisher on the Mississippi State Supreme Court in 1858.

Justice Harris was offered a seat on the United States Supreme Court by President James Buchanan in 1860.  William declined the offer because he could foresee the impending disruption of the union.

William along with Chief Justice Alexander Handy and Justice Henry T. Ellett resigned the bench of the high court in 1867, protesting the usurpation of the functions of the states’ judiciary by the military.

After his resignation, William moved to Memphis and practiced law in that place until the time of his death.

The foregoing information concerning Justice William L. Harris was taken from a book written by John Ray Skates, Jr. in 1973 entitled A HISTORY OF THE MISSISSIPPI SUPREME COURT, 1817-1948.

      Children of William L. and Francis Harris:

      1.       Andrew Green Harris.  Andrew married Annie Gaither. 

      2.       Mary Harris. 

            Mary married Richard Bell, a planter of Bolivar County, Mississippi.

            Their children:

            a.       James Bell.

            b.       Francis Bell.

            c.       Mary Bell.

      3.       Sarah Hunt Harris; b. December 25, 1836; d. July 23, 1917.

      4.       Carolina Harris.  Carolina married, second, Dr. John W. Young. [1]

            Their children:

            a.   Francis Young.

            b.       Margaret Young.

            c.       John W. Young.

      5.       Jeptha V. Harris.

            Jeptha married               Cobb.  Their children lived near Jackson, Tennessee.

      6.       Francis Harris.

            Francis married Dr. C. Montgomery of Greenville, Mississippi.

      7.       Willie Harris.

            Willie married William Robinson of Bolivar County, Mississippi.

      8.       Regina Harris.  Regina married               Burch.  They lived in Arkansas.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

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d121     SARAH HUNT HARRIS; b. December 25, 1836; d. July 23, 1917.

61B2

3

Sarah married Jacob H. Sharp on June 8, 1858.  He was born on February 6, 1833 and died on September 16, 1907.

They lived in Columbus, Mississippi where Jacob was a lawyer.

Jacob, in 1861, as the War Between the States was breaking out, raised a company of infantry known as the Columbus Rangers.

Jacob became Colonel of his regiment and afterwards Brigadier General.

Jacob served under the commands of Generals Albert Sidney Johnson, Beauregard, Joseph E. Johnson, Braxton Bragg, Polk and Hood in military activities in the southern states.

Sarah and Jacob are buried in the Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Mississippi.

Children of Sarah and Jacob Sharp:

      1.       Willie Sharp; b. February 28, 1861; d. February, 1896.

            Willie married Joseph H. Askew of Columbus, Mississippi on October 4, 1882.

            Willie and her husband both died on February 24 or 25, 1896.  They are buried in a double grave    in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Mississippi.

            Their children:

            a.       Mary Askew; b. April 23, 1887.

                  Mary married Frank Owen, a lawyer in Columbus, Mississippi.

                  They lived in Columbus, Mississippi.

            b.       Willie Sharp Askew; b. May 8, 1895; d. at age 16.

      2.       Thomas Hunter Sharp; b. September 11, 1862.

            Thomas was a captain in the United States Army during the Spanish American War.  He saw       action at Santiago, Cuba. [1]

            Later, Thomas was postmaster at Columbus, Mississippi.

            Thomas married Jennie Green in 1889.

            Their children:

            a.       Jacob Sharp; b. January 23, 1890.

            b.       Thomas Hunter Sharp, Jr.; b. February 19, 1891.

            c.   Jennie Sharp.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     GEORGE HUNT HARRIS; b. March 4, 1809; d. June 8, 1892.

61B3

George was born in Elbert County, Georgia.

George graduated from the University of Georgia in 1828 and practiced law in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia.

George married Mary Whitfield Dowse on May 21, 1833.  Mary was born on December 5, 1816.

Mary was the daughter of Colonel Samuel Dowse of Bath, Richmond County, Georgia.

George and Mary moved to Columbus, Mississippi in 1845.

They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Mississippi.

Mary died on June 13, 1859.  After the death of Mary, George married Mrs. Mary E. McArn, a widow of Montgomery, Alabama.  There were no children of this union.

      Children of George and Mary Harris:

      1.       Samuel Dowse Harris; b. February 19, 1834; d. October 5, 1867.

      2.       Sarah Tallulah Harris; b. May 17, 1836; d. March 31, 1913.

      3.       James Walton Harris; b. January 29, 1842; d. January 17, 1871.

      4.       Mary Dowse Harris; b. March 1, 1844.

      5.       Gideon Dowse Harris; b. June 9, 1846; d. September 3, 1919.

      6.       Ann Carter Harris; b. April 26, 1848; d. May 14, 1849.

      7.       Georgia Rebecca Harris; b. July 9, 1850; d. September 3, 1850.

 

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d121     SAMUEL DOWSE HARRIS; b. February 19, 1834; d. October 5, 1867.

61B3

1

Samuel was born in Georgia.  He moved to Mississippi with his parents when he was eleven years of age.

Samuel was educated at the Kentucky Military Institute.

When the War Between the States broke out, Samuel enlisted at once.  He served in various capacities as a Confederate solider.  He was Lieutenant of the Columbus Riflemen.  He progressed, as the war went on, to Captain, Major, and then to Inspector General on the staff of General William E. Baldwin.  He served throughout the war in the armies of Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. [1]

Samuel married Henrietta Williams of Columbus, Mississippi on August 11, 1863.

Henrietta was born on February 24, 1838 and died on October 4, 1907.

They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Mississippi.

      Their children:

      1.       Eva Harris; b. April 6, 1866; d. November 20, 1930.

            Eva married William Percy Craddock of Columbus, Mississippi in November 30, 1887.

            Their children:

            a.       William Percy Craddock, Jr.; born October 10, 1888.

            b.       Samuel Harris Craddock; b. June 14, 1890.

            c.       Henrietta Craddock; born June 30, 1892.

            d.       Agnes Craddock; b. November 19, 1893.

            e.       Eugene LeVert Craddock; born May 31, 1895.

      2.       Samuel Dowse Harris, Jr.; born November 12, 1867; d. September 12, 1916.

            Samuel was educated at Mississippi A & M (State).

            Samuel married Pauline Sykes on October 16, 1895.

            Pauline was born in 1876 and died on November 17, 1951.

            Their children:

            a.       Pauline Harris; b. 1898; d. October 21, 1958.

                  Pauline married William Haskell Rhett.  He was born in 1885 and died on December 2, 1941.

                  Later, Pauline married                Bradshaw.

            b.       Samuel Dowse Harris, III.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     SARAH TALLULAH HARRIS; b. May 17, 1836; d. March 31, 1913.

61B3

2

Sarah was born in Georgia.  She moved with her family to Columbus, Mississippi.

Sarah married Dr. William L. Lipscomb of Columbus, Mississippi. [1]

William was born on January 3, 1828 and died on May 22, 1908.

They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Mississippi.

William was the son of Dr. Dabney L. Lipscomb (b. May 6, 1803; d. June 22, 1850) of South Carolina and Jane Hardwick Lipscomb (c. May 13, 1810; d. September 28, 1865).

      Their children:

      1.       Mary Lipscomb; b. September 12, 1855.

      2.       Dabney Lipscomb; b. March 6, 1859.

      3.       Tallulah Lipscomb; b. June 10, 1862; d. 1910.

      4.       George Harris Lipscomb; b. June 27, 1864; d. October 19, 1899.

      5.       James Walton Lipscomb; b. August 27, 1868.

      6.       Laura Lipscomb; b. May 12, 1874.

      7.       Thomas Heber Lipscomb; b. March 23, 1877.

      8.       Ervin Wadsworth Lipscomb; b. November 7, 1879; d. 1910.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     MARY LIPSCOMB; b. September 12, 1855.

61B3

21

Mary married Rev. Thomas B. Hargrove on February 4, 1873. [1]

      Their children:

      1.       Tallulah Hargrove; b. January 28, 1874.  She died unmarried.

      2.       William Hargrove; b. September 21, 1876.  William became a Methodist Minister of the Gospel     in Missouri.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     DABNEY LIPSCOMB; b. March 6, 1859.

61B3

22

Dabney graduated from the University of Mississippi.

Dabney was an educated.  He was a professor at Mississippi A & M (State) and the University of Mississippi.  These duties lasted about 24 years.

Later, Dabney was vice-president of the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College.

Dabney married Mittie Fontaine on July 4, 1883.

      Their children:

      1.       Mary Ella Lipscomb; b. January 18, 1886; d. October 5, 1886.

      2.       Lucy F. Lipscomb; b. November 22, 1887; d. November 4, 1888.

      3.       William Lowndes Lipscomb, II; b. October, 1889.

After the death of Mittie, Dabney married Edwina Fulton.

      Their daughter:

      4.       Julia Lipscomb; b. August 29, 1902.

 

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d121     TALLULAH LIPSCOMB; b. June 10, 1862; d. 1910.

61B3

23

Tallulah was a missionary working in China when she married Rev. B. W. Waters in February, 1890 in Shanghai, China.

Later, they were transferred to Japan, where they continued their missionary labors until the time of her death.

      Their children:

      1.       Basil Worthington Waters, Jr.; b. January 14, 1891.

      2.       William Lipscomb Waters; b. May 5, 1894.

      3.       Harris Waters.

 

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d121     GEORGE HARRIS LIPSCOMB; b. June 27, 1864; d. October 19, 1899.

61B3

24

George was a Minister of the Gospel in the Methodist Church South. [1]

George married Bessie Watkins on December 12, 1889.

      Their children:

      1.       Olive Lipscomb; b. October 8, 1890.

      2.       Tallulah Lipscomb; b. January 26, 1893.

      3.       Bessie Lipscomb.

      4.       Mary Hargrove Lipscomb; died young.


[1] 27 GD Harris

 

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d121     JAMES WALTON LIPSCOMB; b. August 27, 1868.

61B3

25

James was educated at Mississippi A & M (State).  Later, he studied medicine.  He practiced his profession in the Mississippi Delta for 10 years.

James married Annie Bell Sturdevant on February 28, 1895.

      Their children:

      1.       Elise Lipscomb; b. July 9, 1897.

      2.       Eunice Lipscomb; b. August 3, 1900.

      3.       George Lipscomb; b. July 15, 1902.

      4.       James Walton Lipscomb; b. August 10, 1904.

            This family lived in Columbus, Mississippi.

 

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d121     LAURA LIPSCOMB; b. May 12, 1874.

61B3

26

Laura married Ernest Beard.

Laura taught school.

      Their children:

      1.       Neilson Beard.

      2.       W. C. Beard.

 

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d121     THOMAS HEBER LIPSCOMB; b. March, 1877.

61B3

27

After graduating from college, Thomas became a Minister of the Gospel in the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

Thomas married Lutie Scott on November 8, 1905. [1]

      Their children:

      1.       Edward Lowndes Lipscomb.

      2.       Dabney Lipscomb.

      3.       Martha Harris Lipscomb.

      4.       Thomas H. Lipscomb, Jr.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     ERVIN WADSWORTH LIPSCOMB; b. November 7, 1879; d. 1910.

61B3

28

Ervin became a Minister of the Gospel in the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

Ervin married Mary Clare Brown of Meridian, Mississippi.

      Their son:

      1.       L. P. Brown Lipscomb.

 

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d121     JAMES WALTON HARRIS; b. January 29, 1842; d. January 17, 1871.

61B3

3

James was born in Georgia.  He was living with his family in Mississippi when he was one year of age.

James was educated at Southern University, Greensboro, Alabama.

James, in 1861, entered the Confederate Army in the 14th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry.

He was taken prisoner at Ft. Donaldson, Tennessee and was transported to Chicago, Illinois.

He managed to escape and make his way to his home in Columbus, Mississippi.

He re-entered his regiment and served until the end of the war.

After the war, James attended medical college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He graduated in medicine in 1868.

He practiced medicine until the time of his death in St. Louis, Missouri.

He did not marry.  He is buried in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Mississippi.

 

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d121     MARY DOWSE HARRIS; b. March 1, 1844. [1]

6183

4

Mary was born in Columbus, Mississippi.

Mary married Dr. Charles Sterling Price of Florence, Alabama on December 18, 1862.

      Their children:

      1.       Irene Price.

            Irene married William Fewell of Meridian, Mississippi.

      2.       Mary Price.

            Mary married Caldwell Maxwell.

      3.       Lulie Price.

            Lulie married Edwin Carter.

      4.       Charles Price, Jr.

            Charles married Francis Birdsong;

            Their daughter:

            a.       Irene Price.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 
 

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d121     GIDEON DOWSE HARRIS; b. June 9, 1846; d. September 3, 1919.

61B3

5

Gideon was born in Columbus, Mississippi.

After graduating from Columbus High School in 1860, Gideon entered the University of Georgia in 1861.

Gideon’s education was interrupted by the War Between the States.  Gideon entered service in the Confederate Army at the age of sixteen years in 1862.  He was assigned to Company H, 6th Mississippi Calvary Regiment in 1863.  He became first sergeant in this unit.  He engaged in more than 20 fights while serving in this organization under Forrest Calvary command.

Gideon was wounded at the Battle of Harrisburg (or Tupelo, Mississippi) on July 14, 1864.

After the war, Gideon attended Green Spring School taught by Dr. Henry Tutwiler.  They reviewed their college work and did advanced work. 

Gideon worked in a lumber mill at Desoto, Mississippi in 1866-67.

Gideon married Elizabeth Washburn Eager of Columbus, Mississippi on March 6, 1867. [1]  She was born in 1849.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Charles Prince and Laura Emily Wright Eager.  Her father was educated in Berne, Switzerland.  He mother was educated in Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts.

After living in two other locations in Mississippi, Gideon and Elizabeth made their home in Columbus, Mississippi.

Elizabeth died on August 4, 1904.  They are buried in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Mississippi.

Gideon Dowse Harris spent several years in researching his family history.  He published a scholarly work in 1914.  His work set a standard for accuracy in this field by correcting errors in previously published histories.

      Children of Gideon and Elizabeth Harris:

      1.       Laura Harris; b. August 12, 1870.

      2.       Elizabeth Harris; b. November 25, 1874.

      3.       Gideon Dowse Harris, Jr.; b. June 26, 1877; d. August 30, 1904.

      4.       George Hunt Harris; b. February 14, 1880; d. March 14, 1944.

      5.   Edward Strong Harris; b. October 28, 1883.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 
 

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d121     LAURA HARRIS; b. August 12, 1870.

61B3

51

Laura was born in Noxubee County, Mississippi.

Laura graduated from the Industrial Institute and College at Columbus, Mississippi.  She taught school at Cuthbert, Georgia; Waco, Texas, and Jackson, Tennessee, filling the chair of chemistry at each of these schools.

Laura married Rev. William States Jacobs of South Carolina on November 18, 1896.

Dr. Jacobs was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Houston, Texas.

      Their son:

      1.       William States Jacobs, Jr.; b. November 9, 1899.

 

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d121     ELIZABETH HARRIS; b. November 25, 1874.

61B3

52

Elizabeth was born in Columbus, Mississippi. [1]

Elizabeth married William E. Waring of Columbus, Mississippi on May 18, 1893.

      Their children:

      1.       William E. Waring, Jr.; b. March 1, 1894.

      2.       Gideon Harris Waring; b. August 11, 1896; died at age of 5 months.

      3.       Elizabeth Waring; b. March 6, 1898.

      4.       Laura Waring; b. June 27, 1904.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     GIDEON DOWSE HARRIS, JR.; b. June 26, 1877; d. August 30, 1904.

61B3

53

Gideon was born in Columbus, Mississippi. 

Gideon was educated at the University of Mississippi and graduated in medicine from Tulane Medical College, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Gideon practiced medicine at Indianola, Mississippi until his death.

He did not marry.

 

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d121     GEORGE HUNT HARRIS; b. February 14, 1880; d. March 15, 1944.

61B3

54

George was born in Columbus, Mississippi.

George was educated at Bell Buckle, Tennessee and Peabody Normal College in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was unmarried and living in Houston, Texas in 1914.

 

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d121     EDWARD STRONG HARRIS; b. October 28, 1883.

61B3

55

Edward was born in Columbus, Mississippi.  Edward, in 1914, was living in Columbus, Georgia, working for a fire insurance company.

 

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d121     ANN RICHARDSON HARRIS; b. May 17, 1811; d. 1857.

61B4

Ann was born in Elbert County, Georgia.[1]  Ann married George R. Clayton, son of Ang. S. Clayton, in 1830.

      Their children:

      1.       Julia Clayton.  Julia married John Chandler of Mississippi.

      2.       Almira Clayton.

      3.       Fanny Clayton.

      4.       Lucy Clayton.

      5.       Norma Clayton.

      6.       Jeptha Clayton.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     SARAH ELIZABETH HARRIS; b. August 18, 1814; d. April 13, 1895.

61B5

Sarah married Tinsley W. Rucker on December 23, 1834 at Farm Hill in Elbert County, Georgia.  T. W. was born on April 24, 1813 and died on January 8, 1864 at Savannah.  They are buried in the Oconee Cemetery, Athens, Georgia.

      Their children:

      1.       Jeptha Harris Rucker; b. 1846; d. 1932.

      2.       Tinsley W. Rucker, Jr.

      3.       Alexander Rucker; b. 1849; d. 1906.

      4.       Caroline S. (Kate) Rucker; b. 1849; d. 1904.

      5.       Sallie Margaret Rucker; married Angus McAlpin of Savannah.

      6.       Georgia Rucker; married James M. Hull of Atlanta.

 

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d121     JEPTHA VINING HARRIS, JR.; b. December 1, 1816; d. November 21, 1899.

61B6

Jeptha was born in Georgia.  He served as a soldier in the 4th Mississippi Brigade, CSA.  He attained the rank of brigadier general in a military unit.

Jeptha married Mary Oliver Banks, the daughter of Willis Banks of Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1840.

Mary was born on July 10, 1820 and died on November 5, 1901.

They made their home in Columbus, Mississippi.  However, during the 1890s, Jeptha and Mary spent a great deal of time in the area of Atlanta, Georgia.

They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.

      Their children:

      1.       Mary O. Harris; b. October 28, 1841; d. November 2, 1862.

            Mary was born in Lowndes County, Mississippi.  She died of congestion fever.

      2.       Lucy Harris; b. November 21, 1845; d. October 1, 1902.

            Lucy married Robert Perry Duncan.

      3.       Willis Banks Harris; b. c. 1847; d. October 22, 1901.

            Willis served as a soldier in Company E, 8th Cavalry, CSA.

            Willis married Anna Billups.  Anna was born on January 31, 1847 and died on August 24, 1921.

            They lived in Columbus, Mississippi.

            They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.

            Their children:

            a.       Willis Banks Harris, Jr.; b. October 20, 1872; d. December 31, 1919.

            b.       John Billups Harris; b. October 11, 1874; d. November 10, 1875.

            c.       Jeptha Vineing Harris; b. November 30, 1878; d. January 6, 1879.

      4.       Albert Lanier Harris; b. December 18, 1848; d. March 7, 1850.

            He died of scarlet fever.

 

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d121     ELIJAH WILLIS HARRIS; b. August 15, 1819; d. April 11, 1851.

61B7

Elijah was born in Elbert County, Georgia.[1]

Elijah married Irene Taylor, daughter of Henry Taylor of Nashville, Tennessee in 1848.

Elijah was assassinated at Greensboro, Alabama.

      Their children:

      1.       Elijah Willis Harris, Jr.; b. 1849 in Alabama.

            He died in June of 1851 of cholera.

      2.       Irene Taylor Harris.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     REBECCA LANIER HARRIS; b. April 30, 1822.

61B8

Rebecca was born in Georgia.

Rebecca married William Crawford Bibb, nephew of Alabama Governor William Wyatt Bibb of Montgomery, Alabama.

      Their children:

      1.       William Crawford Bibb, Jr.

      2.       Sally Bibb.

 

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d121     MARY LOUISA HARRIS; b. April 22, 1824.

61B9

Mary was born in Georgia.

Mary married William G. Saffold, son of Judge A. G. Saffold.

They lived in Madison, Georgia.

      Their children:

      1.       Reuben Saffold.

      2.       Adam Saffold.

      3.       Eugene Saffold.

      4.       Rebecca Ann Saffold.

      5.       Birta Gondelock Saffold.

 

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d121     EUGENE UPSON HARRIS; b. February 16, 1826.

61BA

Eugene was born in Georgia.

Eugene married Florine Jones, daughter of Dr. Elijah E. Jones of Madison, Georgia in 1851.[1]

      Their children:

      1.       William S. Harris.

      2.       George Hunt Harris, II.

      3.       Betty Harris.

      4.       Sally Harris.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     SUSAN JANE HARRIS; b. December 29, 1827.

61BB

Susan was born in Georgia.

Susan married Joel Abbott Billups of Athens, Georgia in 1847.

They lived in Madison, Georgia.

    Their daughter:

  1. Tallulah Billups.

 

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d121     LAURA TALLULAH HARRIS; b. August 1, 1829.

61BC

Laura was born in Georgia.

Laura married Robert G. Taylor of Athens, Georgia in 1851.

      Their children:

  1. DeLaunay Taylor.

  2. Hugh Nesbitt Taylor.

Robert G. Taylor, Jr.

 

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d121     ISAAC HARRIS; b. (c) 1742; d. 1808.

63

Isaac was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.[1]

Isaac married Elizabeth Watkins, who died before Isaac made his will.

Isaac signed his will on May 27, 1807.  It was probated in February, 1808.

      Their children:

  1. Martha Ann (Patsy) Harris; b. 1764; d. 1846.

  2. Anna Harris; b. c. 1766; d. c. 1842.

  3. Burgess Harris; b. c. 1768.

  4. William Harris; b. c. 1770.

After the death of Elizabeth, Isaac married                Mahoney, the daughter of William Mahoney who died in Halifax County, North Carolina in 1795.

      Their children:

  1. Nathan Harris; b. c. 1773.

  2. Elizabeth Harris; b. c. 1775.  Elizabeth married                 Williams.

  3. Isaac Harris; b. c. 1777.

  4. Silas Harris; b. c. 1779.

  5. Jane Harris; b. c. 1781.  Jane married                  Pearson.


[1] 27 GD Harris

 

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d121     MARTHA ANN (PATSY) HARRIS; b. 1764; d. 1846. [1]

631

Patsy married Benjamin Williams in 1784.

They moved to Tennessee in 1809.

Benjamin died in 1816.

      Their children:

  1. Ethelred Williams; b. 1792.

            Ethelred married Francis A. Martin.

            Their children:

            a.       Francis Marina Williams.  She married, second, William Carrier. 

                  Their children:

                                            I.   Mary Carrier.

                                         II.   Alice Carrier.

                                       III.   Lillie Carrier; married Henry Jaques and lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

                                      IV.   Jessie Carrier; lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

            b.       William Thomas Williams.  He married Elizabeth Brown.

                  Their daughter:

                  I.   Hellie Williams; lived in Nashville, Tennessee.

  1. Martha Ann (Patsy) Williams.  Patsy married James F. Kirby.

            Their daughter:

            a.       Marina L. Kirby.  Marina married E. G. Blatherwick.

                  She was living in Center Point, Texas in 1914.

NOTE: For the account of the family of Anna Harris Hawkins Kirby; b. c. 1766; d. c. 1842, see d121/632 on page 115.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     DAVID HARRIS; b. (c) 1743; d. 1807.

64

David was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.  David married Mary                               .  They moved to Georgia and lived in Columbia County, Georgia.

David served as a solider in the American Revolution.  He enlisted as a citizen of the Georgia Colony.  David was noted as a skilled scout and marksman.  The British commander at Augusta offered a reward for David, dead or alive.

David held the rank of captain.

David received grants of land for his military service in 1783 and 1785.

The land in Columbia County, Georgia where David and Mary Harris made their home was retained for many years by their descendants.

The Harrisburg site of Ganderpulling mentioned in Longstreets’ GEORGIA SCENES was named for David Harris. 

David signed his will on August 7, 1807.  The will was probated in Columbia County, Georgia on January 6, 1808.

David’s wife, Mary, survived him.

They are buried in the old Harris Family Cemetery, Columbia County, Georgia.

      Their children:

  1.   Sarah Harris; married                 Speers.

            Their children:

            a.       Williamson Speers.

            b.       Drucilla Speers.

After the death of her first husband, Sarah married Benjamin Bledsoe.

  1.   John Harris; b. October 11, 1785; d. January 20, 1863. [1]

  2.   Polly Harris; married Samuel Boudre. 

            Their daughter:

            a.       Moriah Boudre.

      4.   Edward Harris.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     JOHN HARRIS; b. October 11, 1785; d. January 20, 1863.

642

John was born in Columbia County, Georgia.

John married Lurana Wilkins.  She was born February 9, 1785 and died August 1, 1850.

John, Lurana, and five of their children are buried in the old family cemetery near the old Harris home in Columbia County, Georgia.

John and Lurana made their home in Columbia County, Georgia.

      Their children:

  1. David Harris; b. October 25, 1805; d. April 30, 1858.

  2. Martha Harris; b. June 14, 1807; d. April 13, 1864.

            Martha married                    Zachery.

  1. Leroy W. Harris; b. February 17, 1809; d. September 27, 1846.

  2. Edward M. Harris; b. February 2, 1811.

            Edward married and moved to Arkansas.

  1. Sallie Harris; b. February 18, 1813.

  2. Lewis M. Harris; b. April 13, 1815; d. June 9, 1867.

  3. William Harris; b. April 23, 1817; d. August 17, 1827.

  4. Richmond Harris; b. January 4, 1819; d. January 18, 1890.

  5. Elizabeth Ann Harris; b. March 7, 1822.

            Elizabeth married Addison Christian.  They lived and died in Augusta, Georgia.

 

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d121     RICHMOND HARRIS; b. January 4, 1819; d. January 18, 1890.

6428

Richmond was born in Columbia County, Georgia.

Richmond married Mary Reynolds on November 11, 1845.

      Their son:

  1. George Augustin Harris; b. February 3, 1849; d. December 29, 1903.

            George married Elizabeth Bonner on November 14, 1878.[1]

            Their children:

            a.       Walter Richmond Harris; married Ethel Darrington on October 30, 1904.  They moved to        New Orleans, Louisiana.

            b.       John Eaton Harris; married Willie Maud Koger on June 19, 1912.

                  They lived in Columbia County, Georgia near the old Harris home.

            c.       Maud Harris.

            d.       Mary Harris.

            e.       Fannie Harris.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     ELIAS HARRIS; b. (c) 1744; d. 1788.

65

Elias was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.

Elias married Silvia              .

They moved to Halifax County, North Carolina.

Elias died in Halifax County, North Carolina.  His wife, Silvia, survived him.

      Their children:

  1. Sally Harris; married                   Pope.

  2. Lucy Harris; married                  Blanton.

  3. Hugh Harris.

  4. Arthur Harris.

  5. Asia Harris.

  6. Abner Harris.

  7. Frances Harris.

  8. Catherine Harris.

  9. Phebe Harris.

   A.  Mary Harris.

 

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d121     GIDEON HARRIS; b. (c) 1748; d. 1787.

68

Gideon was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.

Gideon married Henrietah Warren.

They moved to Halifax County, North Carolina.  Gideon died in Halifax County, North Carolina.  His wife, Henrietah, survived him.

      Their children: [1]

  1. Warren Harris.

  2. Benjamin Harris.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     HOWELL HARRIS; b. (c) 1749; d. 1807 in Virginia.

69

Howell was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.

Howell, apparently, lived near his parents and assisted them in their old age.

Howell married                   .  They lived in Brunswick (now Greensville) County, Virginia.

      Their children:

  1. Col. Hannibal Harris.  Hannibal was killed in the War Between the States.

  2. Howell Harris.  Howell was killed in the War Between the States.

  3. Major Henry Harris.  Henry was a Confederate soldier in the War Between the States.

Henry married                Bradford, daughter of Confederate General R. J. B. Bradford.

  1. Robert Harris.  Robert was a Confederate soldier in the War Between the States.  He was a prisoner of war.

  2. Betsey Harris; married Benjamin Williamson.  They lived in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

  3. Courtland Harris; served as a Confederate soldier.

  4. Elinora Harris; married Luke J. Whitfield, son of James Whitfield of Mobile, Alabama (formerly of Putnam County, Georgia).

 

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d121     MARTHA HARRIS.

6C

Martha was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.

Martha married                    Coleman.  They moved to Georgia.

      Their children:

  1. Harris Coleman.

  2. Catherine Coleman.

  3. John Coleman.

 

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d121     WEST HARRIS; b. August 13, 1715; d. May 14, 1795. [1]

7

West was born in the Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

West received as inheritance from his father the upper one-half of 250 acres which had been granted to his father, Edward Harris.  The land was located on the north side of Warwick Branch in the Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

West moved across the Roanoke River into Granville County, North Carolina just as that county was being created from Edgecombe County about 1746.  By the year 1774, West had moved his family to that area of Anson County which would become Montgomery County, North Carolina.

West, at an advanced age, served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.  He held the rank of Major.

After the war, West represented his fellow citizens in the General Assembly of North Carolina.

West married Mary Turner in 1740.  Mary was the daughter of Burchet Lundy and Joseph Turner.  Mary’s sister, Ann, married Joseph Green.

West died near Salisbury, North Carolina.

West’s home was located in Montgomery County, North Carolina near the narrows of the Yadkin River and the mouth of the Uwharrie River.

      Children of West and Mary Harris:

  1. Isham Harris; b. 1741; d. 1816.

  2. Elizabeth Harris; b. 1743.  She married                Turner.

  3. Turner Harris; b. 1745.

  4. Ethelred (Dred) Harris; b. 1749.

  5. Priscilla Harris; b. 1750.  She married Roger Williams.

  6. Martha Harris; b. 1752.  She married Buckner Kimball.

  7. Rowland Harris; b. March 6, 1754; d. September 24, 1815.

  8. West Harris, Jr.; b. 1756; d. 1826.

  9. Arthur Harris; b. July 7, 1758; d. December 23, 1833.

   A.  Mary Harris; b. 1760.  She married Richard Parker.

   B.  Patience Harris.  She married William Girardeau.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     ISHAM HARRIS; b. 1741; d. 1816.

71

Isham was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.  Isham married Martha Rowland. [1]  They moved to Granville County, North Carolina.  They lived in that part of Granville County that became Bute, Warren, and then Vance County, North Carolina.  Only the chimney of their home remains near Middleburg.

      Their children:

  1. Isham Harris; b. 1765.

  2. Hardy Harris.  He married Sallie Harris.

  3. Rowland Harris.

  4. Newsome Harris.  He married Mary Neal on May 13, 1782.

  5. Britian Harris.  His home remains in use near Middleburg.

  6. Wiley Harris.

  7. James Harris.

  8. Ransom Harris.  He married Elizabeth Gilliam, August 20, 1785.


[1] 27 GD Harris

 
 

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d121     ISHAM HARRIS; b. 1765.

711

Isham was born in Warren County, North Carolina.

Isham moved to Franklin County, Tennessee.

Isham married Lucy Davidson in Franklin County, Tennessee.

Lucy was the daughter of Colonel George and Barzilla Atkins Davidson of Franklin County, Tennessee.

Isham was a farmer.  They made their home in Franklin County, Tennessee.

      Their children:

  1. Rev. George Washington Harris; b. 1802; d. 1873.

  2. William Roland Harris; b. 1803; d. 1858.  He married Evalina Atkins.

  3. Richmond Pinckney Harris; b. 1804.  He married Lydia Muse.

  4. Martha Green Harris; b. 1808.  Martha married James Kirby.

  5. James Trousdale Harris; b. 1810; d. 1862.

            James was killed in the Shiloh Battle, War Between the States.

  1. Nancy Warren Harris; b. 1812; d. 1875.  Nancy married Rev. John Randle.

  2. Mary Green Harris; b. 1814.  Mary married Rev. William Strother Jones.

  3. Lucy Carolina Harris; b. 1810; d. January, 1909.  Carolina married Captain James E. Fowler.

            Caroline died at the age of 98.  She is buried with her parents, Isham and Lucy Davidson Harris.  (From The Daily Herald, Columbia, Tennessee, January 20, 1909.)

  1. Isham Green Harris; b. February 10, 1818; d. July 8, 1897.

 

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d121     ISHAM GREEN HARRIS; b. February 10, 1818; d. July 8, 1897.

7119

Isham was born in Franklin County, Tennessee. [1]

Isham attended common schools and Winchester Academy in Tennessee.  He moved to Paris, Tennessee at the age of 14 and worked as a clerk in a mercantile store.  He studied law under Judge Andrew McCambell and was admitted to the bar in 1841.

Isham practiced law in Memphis.

Isham was elected to and served in the Congress of the United States, 1849-53.  He declined to run for a third term.

He returned to his law practice in Memphis.

Isham was chosen as a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of James Buchanan and John C. Breckenridge in 1856.

Isham was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Tennessee in 1857.  He defeated his Whig opponent, Robert Hatton, by a vote of 71,178 to 59,807.

Isham was re-elected to the office of Governor of Tennessee in 1859 and 1861.

Governor Harris was regarded as the leading spokesman in Tennessee for those who favored separation from the United States after the election of President Lincoln in 1860.  In response to President Lincoln’s call for troops, Governor Harris replied that “Tennessee will not furnish a single man for the purpose of coercion, but 50,000, if necessary, for the defense of our rights and those of our southern brothers.”

Governor Harris then proceeded to equip and turn over to the Confederate government by July of 1861 one hundred thousand Tennessee troops.  This action earned for him the title of “the War Governor of Tennessee”. 

After the fall of Fort Donelson on February 16, 1862, Governor Harris issued a call for the legislature to assemble in Memphis on February 20, 1862.  The executive office of Governor was also moved to Memphis.

Andrew Johnson became the Military Governor of Tennessee within a month of this action.  The legislature adjourned sine die.  Isham, still nominally governor, was driven from the state by the Union forces and became a volunteer member of the staffs of Confederate Generals Albert Sidney Johnston, Braxton Bragg, and Joseph E. Johnston.

At the end of the war, with a charge of treason against him and a $5,000 reward offered for his capture, Isham fled to Mexico and later to England.

After two and one half years in exile, he as allowed to return to Memphis and resume his law practice.

Isham was elected to serve in the United States Senate beginning in 1877.  He was re-elected for the terms beginning in 1883, 1889, and 1895.

Senator Isham Green Harris died in office at the age of 79 years.  He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee. [2]

Isham married Martha Maria Travis on July 6, 1843.  Martha was the daughter of Edward Travis of Henry County, Tennessee, formerly of Virginia.

      Their children:

  1. Eugene Travis Harris.

  2. George Ludson Harris.

  3. William Harris.

  4. Edwin Kirby Harris.

  5. Charles Henry Harris.

  6. Isham Green Harris, IV.

  7. Frank Harris.


[1] 23 Grinnell.

[2] 23 Grinnell.

 

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d121     TURNER HARRIS; b. 1745. [1]

73

Turner was born in Brunswick County, Virginia.  He moved with his family to Granville County, North Carolina when he was about 1 year of age.

Turner married Elizabeth Rush.

They made their home in Montgomery County, North Carolina.

Turner represented the Uwharrie Baptist Church at the Yadkin River Baptist Association Meeting in 1791.

      Children of Turner and Elizabeth Harris:

  1. Arthur Harris.

  2. William Harris.

  3. Isham Harris.

  4. West Harris.

  5. Nathan Harris.


[1] 13 Boddie, p.31

 

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d121     ETHELRED HARRIS; b. 1749.

74

Ethelred, or Dred, as he was known by family and friends, was born in Granville County, North Carolina.[1]  The name, Ethelred, was the name used by two Saxon kings of England.

The last King Ethelred married Emma, sister of Richard, Duke of Normandy.  Their son was Edward the Confessor, one of the last Saxon kings of England and a cousin of William I of England (the Conqueror).

Ethelred married Elizabeth Warren on June 20, 1774 in Brunswick County, Virginia.  They moved to Montgomery County, North Carolina and bought land on the northeast side of the Uwharrie River in 1778.

      Children of Ethelred and Elizabeth Harris:

  1. Jared Harris.

  2. Ledbetter Harris.

  3. Stephen Harris.

  4. Willis Harris.

  5. Henry Harris.


[1] 13 Boddie, p.31.

 

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d121     ROWLAND HARRIS; b. March 6, 1754; d. September 24, 1815.

77

Rowland married Sarah Daniel in 1783.  They are buried in a Harris cemetery near Zadkin, Stanly County, North Carolina.

      Their children:

  1. Daniel Harris.

  2. Thomas Harris.

  3. William Harris.

  4. Richard Harris.

  5. John Wesley Harris.

  6. Frank Harris.

  7. Newton Harris.

  8. Adam Harris.

Note:  The information concerning the birth, death, and burial place of Rowland Harris was furnished by F. Gray Harris of Thomasville, North Carolina.  Gray is a descendant of Ethelred Harris (d121/74). Gray also furnished the information as to the parents of Edith Ledbetter who married West Harris, Jr. (d121/78).

 

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d121     WEST HARRIS, JR.; b. 1756; d. 1826. [1]

78

West was born in Granville County, North Carolina. [2]

West entered the 9th Regiment of the Continental Line of North Carolina, during the American Revolution, as a Lieutenant on November 28, 1776.  He progressed to the rank of colonel during the war.

West fought in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown.  His regiment spent the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania with General Washington.

West married Edith Ledbetter, daughter of Frances Randle and Charles Ledbetter.  Her brother was Rev. Henry Ledbetter.

They made their home in Montgomery County, North Caroline.

West represented Montgomery County in the North Carolina General Assembly, 1797-1799 and 1801-1802.

West died at the gold mines in Bearden Creek of which he was proprietor.  The mines were located near his residence in Montgomery County.

This information about his death was published in the “Western Carolinian” on August 7, 1826.

Edith, wife of West Harris, died in August of the same year (1826).

      Children of Edith Ledbetter and West Harris, Jr.:

  1. Green Harris.

  2. Allen Harris.

  3. West Harris.

  4. Henry Harris.

  5. Absolem Harris.

  6. Edith Harris; b. 1798.

  7. Pickney Harris.

  8. Rowland Harris.

  9. Mary Harris.

   A.  Frances Harris.


[1] 13 Boddie, p.31.

[2] 13 Boddie, p.31-32.

 

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d121     ROWLAND HARRIS; b. 1803. [1]

788

Rowland was born in Montgomery County, North Carolina.

Rowland married Jennet Turner of Montgomery County, North Carolina.  Jennet was born in 1803.

      Their children:

  1. Elisha Harris; b. November 2, 1828; d. April 28, 1880.

  2. William Harris; b. 1831.

  3. Elizabeth Harris; b. 1836.

  4. L. T. Harris; b. 1838.

  5. Martin Harris; b. 1840.

  6. Brittian Harris; b. 1841.

  7. Rebecca Harris; b. 1845.

  8. T. Preston Harris; b. 1847.

  9. Thomas Harris; b. 1851.

   A.  Claiborne Harris; b. 1853.

   B.  Rowland B. Harris; b. 1856.


[1] 13 Boddie, p.31-32.

 

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d121     ELISHA HARRIS; b. November 2, 1828; d. April 28, 1880.[1]

7881

Elisha was born in Montgomery County, North Carolina.

Elisha married Patience Poole on April 10, 1852.

Patience, the daughter of Susan and David Poole, was born in Troy, North Carolina on June 5, 1833.  She died at Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 19, 1897.

Elisha, also, died at Fayetteville, North Carolina.

      Their children:

  1. Thomas Wiley Harris; b. September 9, 1853; d. September 17, 1882.

  2. Sarah A. Harris; b. 1855.

  3. David Frank Harris; b. 1858.

  4. George Washington Harris; b. 1860.  He married Lucinda Poole.

  5. John W. Harris; b. 1862.

  6. James D. Harris; b. 1863.

  7. Calvin Harris; b. 1864.

  8. Jane Harris; b. 1865.

Mary Harris; b. 1866.


[1] 13 Boddie, p.31-32.

 

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d121     THOMAS WILEY HARRIS; b. September 9, 1853; d. September 17, 1882.

7881

1

Thomas was born near Troy, Montgomery County, North Carolina.

Thomas married Sara Frances Haywood on September 9, 1873 at Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Sara, daughter of Cecil Susan Green and Moses Haywood, was born at Troy, North Carolina on May 14, 1854 and died at Fayetteville, North Carolina on June 17, 1883.

Thomas died at Little Rock, Arkansas.

      Their children:

  1. Dora Harris; b. May 14, 1875.  Dora married Hooper Averitt.  Later, she married Tom Jones.

  2. David A. Harris; b. January 25, 1877.

  3. Viola Jane Harris; b. April 30, 1879.

  4. Kenney E. Harris; b. December 2, 1881.  Kenney married Margaret Pierce.

 

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d121     VIOLA JANE HARRIS; b. April 30, 1879. [1]

7881

13

Viola was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Viola married John Abraham Johnson on July 11, 1894 at Jackson Springs, North Carolina.

John was born July 16, 1866 at Cameron, North Carolina and died there on July 2, 1938.

      Their children:

  1. Herman Wiley Johnson; b. October 14, 1900.  He married Mary Ann Cameron.

  2. Cleoplas Edward Johnson.  He died young.

  3. Aldon Franklin Johnson; b. October 17, 1905.  He married Lucille Thompson.

  4. Alma Frances Johnson; b. October 17, 1905.  She married Claude Seawell.

  5. Verna Mae Johnson; b. August 31, 1908.  She married John Frank Minnick.

  6. Eunice M. Johnson; b. October 6, 1910.

  7. John Roosevelt Johnson; b. June 20, 1912.  He married Lucy White.


[1] 13 Boddie, p.31-33.

 

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d121     EUNICE MARGURITTE JOHNSON; b. October 6, 1910.

7881

136

Eunice was born at Cameron, North Carolina.

Eunice married William Henry Hessick, Jr. on August 18, 1934 in Washington, D.C.

Eunice attended a small college in North Carolina.  Eunice moved to Washington, D.C. in 1931 and studied law at National University (now George Washington University).

Eunice met William in law school.  They both received their LLB degrees at George Washington University.

Eunice was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, in November, 1939.  She gave her services to the Legal Aid Bureau as an attorney during World War II.

William became and executive in business.

      Their children:

  1. Sydney May Hessick; b. February 14, 1936.

  2. William Henry Hessick, III; b. February 29, 1940.

  3. Frederick Andrew Hessick, II; b. July 14, 1947.

 

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d121     ARTHUR HARRIS; b. July 7, 1758; d. December 23, 1833. [1]

79

Arthur was born in Granville County, N.C.

Arthur married Mary Myrick, daughter of William Myrick, on December 4, 1782 in Bute County, North Carolina.

Mary was born on March 23, 1762.  She died October, 1819.

      Their children:

  1. Sally Myrick Harris; b. 1784; d. 1819.  Sarah married                               Chisholm.

  2. Priscilla Harris; b. 1786.  She married                  Smith.

  3. Eli Harris; b. 1788.

  4. Elizabeth Harris; b. 1790.

  5. Mary L. Harris; b. 1793.  She married                 Moss.

  6. Nancy Hill Harris; b. 1795; d. March 6, 1844.  Nancy married John Bethune Martin.

  7. Hixsey Harris; b. 1797.  She died young.

  8. Elisha Harris; b. July 25, 1799.

  9. Peggy Harris; b. 1802.  She died young.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     SALLY MYRICK HARRIS; b. 1784; d. 1819. [1]

791

Sally married                  Chisholm.

      Their children:

  1. Lindy Chisholm; married                   Alexander.

  2. Eliza Chisholm; married                    Littlejohn.

  3. Whitson Chisholm.

  4. Margaret Chisholm; married                    Littlejohn.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     ELI HARRIS; b. 1788. [1]

793

Eli married              .

      Their children:

  1. Frank Harris.

  2. Martha Harris.

  3. Mary Harris. [2]

  4. Elisha D. Harris.


[1] 27 GD Harris.

[2] 27 GD Harris.

 

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d121     ELISHA HARRIS; b. July 25, 1799.

798

Elisha married Ann Eliza Moorman.

      Their children:

  1. Whitson A. Harris.

  2. Cornelia Harris; married J. W. Rogers.

After the death of Ann, Elisha married Celestia Whitaker.

      Their children:

  1. Arthur Harris.

  2. Margaret Harris.

  3. Rev. George C. Harris.

  4. Eliza M. Harris.

 

        

 

 

Iverson Lewis Harris (1805-1876) d121/6143 was born in Watkinsville and died in Milledgeville, Georgia.  He was a lawyer, a Superior Court Judge, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, and a citizen of Milledgeville, Georgia.

Upper left is a marker to him in the city cemetery in Milledgeville.  Lower left and right pictures are of his home in Milledgeville.  Later, the same residence became the home of Georgia Congressman, Carl Vinson.  (Photos by R. E. Harris)

 

         

 

         

 

These are scenes of Columbus, Mississippi.  Upper left is a view of Friendship Cemetery, where many of the Harris family relatives are buried.  Upper right is a view of the Tombigbee River from the bluff.  Lower right is a view of the Lowndes County Courthouse.  Lower left is a view of the residence, located at 607 Third Street South, which was the home of James Walton Harris (d121/61B1).  James was born in 1805 in Elbert County, Georgia and died in 1887 in Columbus

.  This beautiful home, called Whitehall, was built in 1843.  (Photos May 30, 1991 by R. E. Harris.)

 

         

 

          

 

PRECEEDING PAGE:  Upper left is Judge Ptolemy Tinsley Harris, Sr. (d121/6124); b. 1799-d. 1864.  Upper right is the wife of Judge Harris, Mary McGrew Harris; b. 1799-d. 1872.  Lower left is their daughter, Miss Elizabeth McGrew Harris (Wilson); b. 1822-d. 1900.  Ptolemy Tinsley Harris and his wife, Elizabeth Wilson Harris, are shown in the lower right photo.  Elizabeth is the granddaughter of Mary McGrew Harris Wilson.  Tinsley is the great-grandson of Judge P. T. and Mary Harris.  Elizabeth and Tinsley live at Silverstreet, Newberry County, South Carolina.  (Their photo was taken in their home by R. E. Harris in 1992.)

The pictures of P. T. Harris, Sr., his wife and daughter, Mary McGrew, are copies of oil painting which are treasured by family descendants in Mobile.  The writer, R. E. Harris, had the pleasure of viewing these paintings in 1992.  The painting of Judge Harris is attributed to artist Godet, date unknown.  His eyes- blue; hair- brown and slightly curling; black suit, white shirt, collar and tie.  The painting of Mary McGrew Harris was by artist C. R. Parker in 1840.  Her eyes- blue; hair- brown; lace cap; black dress with white lace collar and cuffs.  These first two paintings were given to their granddaughter, Mary Frances Harris Wilson, who gave them to her granddaughters, Flora and Mary Gaillard in Mobile.  The painting of Miss Elizabeth McGrew Harris (Wilson) is attributed to artist C. R. Parker in 1840.  Her eyes- green-gray; hair- auburn; white dress with dull basque bodice; red cameo broach at bosom; gold chain around neck; large puffed sleeves; filmy white scarf over forearms.  This portrait was inherited by her great nephew, Samuel Palmer Gaillard of Mobile.

The residence below, located in Mobile at 111 Myrtle Wood Lane, became the residence of Maddie Wilson (d121/6124/311) and her husband, Samuel Palmer Gaillard, Sr. in 1903.  Palmer lived to be 103 years of age and was, at one time, the oldest active member of the American Bar Association.  Maddie’s mother, Mary Frances (Mollie) Harris Wilson, also lived in this home.

The children of Maddie and Palmer, including their daughters, Miss Flora Gaillard and Miss Mary Gaillard, lived here.  This home was constructed by Gustavus Beal in 1836-37 and is referred to as the Beal House in Mobile.  The home is still owned by the descendants of the Gaillard family.  (Photo by the writer, R. E. Harris.)

 

 

THIS SECTION CONTINUES THE LINES OF THE DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD HARRIS d121

This continues the line of Ptolemy Tinsley Harris, Sr. (d121/6124) from page 42 of the text.

 
 

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d121     ELIZABETH McGREW HARRIS; b. April 12, 1822; d. April 4, 1900.

6124

1

Elizabeth was born at St. Stephens, Washington County, Alabama.  She also died there.  Elizabeth married Levin Jefferson Wilson on June 21, 1840 in Mobile.  Levin was born on May 27, 1805 in Montgomery County, Maryland.  He was the son of Zadok and Anne Wilson of Maryland.

They lived at St. Stephens.  Levin died on September 22, 1876.  They are buried in the Wilson Cemetery at St. Stephens.

      Their children:

      1.   Mary Harris Wilson; b. January 1, 1850; d. November 1, 1918.

            Mary was born at St. Stephens and died in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

            She is buried at St. Stephens.

      2.   Levin Jefferson Wilson, Jr.; b. February 12, 1854; d. May 1, 1910.

            Levin was born at St. Stephens.  He died at Gadsden, Alabama.

            Levin married Martha Louise Ware on April 28, 1878.  Martha, the daughter of Louise Long and Henry Ware, was born on November 15, 1860 at Bladen Springs in Choctaw County, Alabama. She died on April 3, 1948.  They are buried at St. Stephens.

            Their children- all born at St. Stephens:

            a.   Levin Jefferson Wilson; b. March 29, 1881; d. December 25, 1883.

            b.   Carol Louise Wilson; b. November 28, 1884.

                  Carol married Clarence Eugene Foster on November 6, 1906 at St. Stephens.  Clarence, the son of Elizabeth Posey and Richard Foster, was born on February 14, 1877.

                  Their son:

                                    I.   Levin Wilson Foster; b. November 6, 1906; d. December 12, 1992.

                        Levin was born at Gadsden, Alabama.  He graduated from Auburn University (then API) as an Electrical Engineer.  He had a highly successful career as an engineer and scientist with the General Electric Corporation.

            c.   Leroy Madison Wilson; b. January 28, 1887.

                  Leroy married Mary Savage.

                  Their daughter:

                                     I.   Mary Locklin Wilson.

            d.   Henry Harris Wilson; b. November 15, 1890; d. February 25, 1975.

                  Henry married Antoinette Almire Rawls, the daughter of John R. Rawls.  She was born on September 13, 1892 and died on April 23, 1977.

                  Their children- all born at St. Stephens:

                                    I.   Ruth Ray Wilson; b. October 11, 1905.

                                    II.    Levin Jefferson Wilson, b. July 29, 1919; d. November 30, 1934.

                                   III.    Harriet McGruder Wilson; b. September 6, 1923.

            e.   Mary (Mollie) Wilson; b. January 1, 1892; d. October 2, 1986.

                  Mollie married Joseph Bellinger, the son of Sarah Ralls and William Clinton Bellinger.  They lived in Gadsden, Alabama.

                  Their children, born in Gadsden:

                                    I.    Joseph Bellinger; b. August 24, 1915.

                                    II.    Martha Louise Bellinger; b. August 12, 1917.

                                   III.    Wilson Bellinger; b. 1919.

                                   IV.    Mollie Jo Bellinger; b. October 3, 1929.

            f.    Mary Lucile Wilson; b. January 4, 1894; d. 198-.

                  Lucile married Oscar D. Dupre.

                  Their children:

                                     I.          Carolyn Dupre.

                                     II.          Charles Wilson Dupre.

            g.   Infant son; b. September 15, 1897; d. September 20, 1897.

            h.   Fannie Wilson; b. September 24, 1899; d. 198-.

                  Fannie married Thomas E. Orr on December 29, 1925 in Birmingham.

                  They lived at Albertville, Alabama.

                  Their daughter:

                  I.    Carol Orr; b. April, 1929.

                        Carol married Sam Summers.  They live at Selma, Alabama.

      3.   Leroy Madison Wilson; b. July 29, 1858; d. May 18, 1921.

            Leroy was born and died at St. Stephens.  He married Eliza Louise Ware on August 19, 1890.  Louise, the daughter of Louise Long and Henry Ware, was born on March 11, 1871 at Bladen Springs, Alabama.  She died on September 30, 1957.

            They are buried in the Wilson Cemetery at St. Stephens.  Leroy and his brother, Levin, married sisters.

            Their children- all born at St. Stephens:

            a.       Mary Louise Wilson; b. October 15, 1891; d. December 21, 1990.

                  Mary married Thomas Riddle on February 14, 1923 in Birmingham.  Thomas, the son of Dorothy Allison and John Riddle, was born on August 7, 1895 in Alabama.  He died on                   January 5, 1926 at Johnson City, Tennessee.  They are buried at St. Stephens.

            b.       Henry Madison Wilson; b. July 16, 1893; d. December 14, 1985.

                  Henry married Helen Dent on July 29, 1914 at St. Stephens.  Helen, the daughter of Olivia Bowling and John Herbert Dent, was born on October 6, 1893 at McIntosh, Alabama.                    Helen died on September 8, 1978.

                  Their children all born at St. Stephens:

                                     I.   Henry Madison Wilson; b. May 14, 1915; d. as an infant.

                  II.  Leroy Madison Wilson; b. June 11, 1917.

                  III. Olivia Louise Wilson; b. November 6, 1919.  Olivia married Glenn Holt.  Glenn was    born on Nov. 30, 1916 and died on Dec. 10, 1980.

                  IV. William Harris Wilson; b. May 20, 1921; d. October 28, 1926.

            c.       Leroy Jefferson Wilson; b. November 2, 1895; d. June 16, 1979.

            d.       Hattie Pauline Wilson; b. September 19, 1897; d. October 6, 1901.

                  Hattie died of Scarlet Fever.

            e.       Bessie Harris Wilson; b. May 6, 1900; d. August 28, 1900.

                  Bessie died of Scarlet Fever.

            f.        Louis Madeline Wilson; b. September 12, 1901.

            g.       Beverly Risque Wilson (a son); b. December 23, 1904; d. November 22, 1984.

            h.       James Ware Wilson; b. April 27, 1906; d. March 21, 1985.

                  James married Mattie Belle Killingsworth in June of 1926 at Montevallo, Alabama.  Mattie was born at Montevallo on March 29, 1904 and died on June 1, 1941 at Anniston, Alabama.

                  Their children:

                  I.    Elizabeth Anne Wilson; b. June 28, 1929.

                        Elizabeth was born at Frisco City, Monroe County, Alabama.  She married Lacy Brakefield of Jasper, Alabama at Anniston, Alabama.  Lacy is deceased.  Elizabeth lives in Jasper, Alabama.

                  II.   Mattie Lou Wilson; b. February 19, 1936.

                        Mattie was born at Anniston, Alabama.  She lives in Atlanta.

                        i.         Elizabeth Abercrombie Wilson; b. December 18, 1909 at St. Stephens.  Elizabeth married her second cousin, Ptolemy Tinsley Harris on January 18, 1941 at St. Stephens.  Tinsley, the son of Alice Coffman and William Hannibal Harris, was born on May 19, 1910.  They live at Silverstreet, South Carolina.  For the account of the family, see d121/6124/331.

      4.   William Harris Wilson; died as an infant.

 

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d121     LOUIS MADELINE WILSON; b. SEPTEMBER 12, 1901.

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Madeline was born at St. Stephens, Alabama.  She married Lonnie Walter Stabler on January 6, 1926 in Birmingham.  Lonnie, the son of Cornelia Tuberville and William Madison Stabler, was born on May 18, 1896 in Rivea Ridge, Monroe County, Alabama.  He died on November 30, 1987.  He is buried at St. Stephens.  Madeline lives at St. Stephens.

      Their children:

      1.       Madeline Louise Stabler; b. August 17, 1927.

            Madeline Louise was born in Birmingham.  She married Arthur Maddox Fix, Jr. on April 16,          1949 at Fairhope, Alabama.  Arthur, the son of Elizabeth House and Arthur Fix, was born on     February 23, 1924.

            Their children:

            a.       Arthur Maddox Fix, III; b. February 27, 1958 in Birmingham.

            b.       Jeffry Louis Fix; b. October 20, 1966 in Birmingham.

                  Jeffry married Lebron Gunter on February 29, 1992 in LaGrange, Georgia.

                  Lebron was born on February 29, 1968.

  1. Grace Cornelia Stabler; December 13, 1929.

            Connie was born in Monroeville, Alabama.  She married Thomas Neven Kennedy on July 8, 1951 in Meridian, Mississippi.  Thomas, the son of Margie E. and Irving Palmer Kennedy, was born on November 27, 1927.  They live in Mobile. 

            Their children:

            a.       Cheryl Ann Kennedy; b. July 5, 1952.

                  Cheryl was born in Fairhope, Alabama.  She graduated in 1977 as a Medical Doctor at the University of South Alabama at Mobile.  After her residency in Pediatrics in Mobile, Cheryl did a 3 year Fellowship in Neonatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

                  Cheryl married Henry Banks Carroll on August 13, 1983 in Fairhope.

                  Henry, the son of Margariete Banks and Thomas Carroll, was born on September 11, 1951 at Hurtsboro, Russell County, Alabama.  Henry is also a Medical Doctor.   They live in Columbus, Georgia.

                  Their Children, born in Columbus, Georgia:

                  I.    Thomas Banks Carroll; b. October 3, 1986.

                  II.   Henry Wilson Carroll; b. February 20, 1988.

                  III. Andrew Kennedy Carroll; b. September 22, 1991.

            b.       Madeline Deanne Kennedy; b. August 23, 1953.

                  Madeline Deanne was born at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi.  She is a graduate of Auburn University and is employed as a vice president of the Brown-Root Corporation in Houston, Texas.  She married E. Don Irby on September 10, 1977 in Mobile.  Don, the son of Edna Williams and Ernest Slade Irby, was born on December 17, 1952.  They live in Houston, Texas.

                  Their children:

                  I.    John Palmer Irby; b. December 14, 1985 in Houston.

                  II.   Madeline Michelle Irby; b. November 10, 1992 in Houston.

            c.       Thomas Neven Kennedy, Jr.; b. December 14, 1957.

                  Thomas was born in Decatur, Alabama.  He is employed by the Brown-Root Corporation in Mobile.  Thomas married Kathy Lynn Andrews on May 18, 1985 at Crossett, Alabama.  Kathy, the daughter of Nora and Henry Andrews of Crossett, was born on September 15, 1961.  They live in Mobile.

                  Their children:

                  I.        Courtney Grace Kennedy; b. December 1, 1989 in Decatur, Alabama.

                  II.     Caroline Faith Kennedy; b. July 26, 1992 in Mobile.

            d.       Wilson Palmer Kennedy; b. August 8, 1961.

                  Wilson was born in Decatur, Alabama.  He earned his B.S. Degree and his

                  Masters Degree in History at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.  He earned a Masters Degree in Education at Mobile College.  He teacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal School.  Wilson married Karen Elaine Bourne on August 4, 1984 in Mobile.  Karen, the daughter of Ruth and William Bourne, was born on December 31, 1961.  They live in Mobile.

                  Their son:

                                     I.      Palmer Bourne Kennedy; b. June 23, 1991 in Mobile.

            e.       Connie Belinda Kennedy; b. January 7, 1964.

                  Connie was born in Decatur, Alabama.  She is a physical therapist in Lexington, Kentucky.  Connie married Alva Ellsworth Beers, III on January 1, 1988 at St. John United Methodist Church.  Al was born March 5, 1964.  He graduated from Asbury Seminary in 1991.  He teaches at Asbury College and Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

  1. Lonnie Walter Stabler, Jr.; b. December 12, 1931.

            Lon was born at Monroeville, Alabama.  He married Wilda Roberson of South Hill, Virginia on July 9, 1960 at Orlando, Florida.

            Their children:

            a.       Lonnie Walter Stabler, III, born in Orlando.

                  Lon married Melissa                   on May 22, 1991.

                  Their son:

                  I.  Lance Christian Stabler; b. April, 1992.

            b.       Kerry Dean Stabler, born in Orlando.

            c.       Jil Renee Stabler, born in Orlando.

  1. Madison Wilson Stabler; b. July 13, 1939.

            He was born at Wagar, Alabama.  He married Marion Cornelia Brantley on May 1, 1965.  Marion, the daughter of Helen Cornelia Bethea and Reverend Marion Brantley, was born on October 27, 1945.

            Their children:

            a.       Wilson Randall (Randy) Stabler; b. November 27, 1965.

            b.       Cornelia Renee Stabler; b. May 4, 1972.

 

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d121     Judge William Kilpatrick HARRIS; b. August 20, 1825; d. March 4, 1863.

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William was born at St. Stephens, Alabama.  William attended Marion Military Institute at Marion, Alabama and also studied law.  He became a Circuit Judge in Alabama.  William married Betsy Jane Hooks on December 4, 1850 at Tuskegee, Alabama.  Betsy was born on February 2, 1829 and died on November 27, 1903.  They lived, at one time, in Birmingham.

      Their Children:

      1.   Tobiha Elizabeth (Bessie) Harris; b. November 1, 1851

            Bessie married Frank Wadsworth Birney of Birmingham.

            Their son:

               a.  Frank Wadsworth Birney, Jr.

            Later, Bessie married Charles Moulton.

      2.  Willie Elmore Harris.

            Willie married ________ Vandergraft of Birmingham.

            Their daughter, _______ Vandergraft, married ________ Abercrombie.

      3.   Mary Hunter Harris; b. September 30, 1861; d. 1951.

            Mary married Robert Young Ware of Birmingham.  Robert was born on March 30, 1855 and died in 1926.  He was the son of Doctor Robert James Ware (1801-1867), the grandson of Robert Ware (1759-1827) and the great grandson of Martha Garrett and Henry Ware.

            Their Children:

            a.   Robert Young Ware, III; b. 1881; d. 1882.

            b    Willie Kirke Ware; b. 1882.

                     Willie married Murry C. White on October 7, 1908.  Murry was born in 1874 and died in 1942.

            c.   Mary Harris Ware.

            d.   Bessie Wadsworth Ware; b. 1884; d. 1947.

            e.   Robert Young Ware, IV; b. 1886; d. 1947.

                  Robert married Louise Taylor Nunn.  Louise was born in 1896 and died in 1919.

                  Their son:

                  I.  James Nunn Ware; b. 1919.

 

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d121     Doctor Ptolemy Tinsley HARRIS, Jr.; b. July 5, 1827; d. August 21, 1861.

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Ptolemy was born at St. Stephens, Alabama.  He attended Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama and graduated as a medical doctor from Jefferson College in Philadelphia.  Ptolemy moved with his parents to Louisiana and was living with them in Claiborne Parish in 1850.  Ptolemy and his brother, Sam, married sisters in a double ring ceremony on July 15, 1851 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.  Ptolemy married Missouri Frances Candler Walker, the daughter of Martha Moore and William Love Candler.  Missouri was born on December 22, 1826 in Georgia.  Missouri had been previously married to William G. Walker of Putman County, Georgia, who was then deceased.  Missouri, by her first husband, had two children, Augusta Walker (who married William H. Todd) and Thaddeus Alonza Walker, who made his home at Gibsland, Louisiana.

About 1858, this family moved to Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas.  They lived at Hamburg on a farm with Ptolemy’s brother, Sam, and his wife, Caroline.

Caroline and her sister, Missouri, were first cousins of some of the Candlers of Atlanta, including Asa G. and Methodist Bishop Warren Akin Candler.

A year or so after moving to Arkansas, Missouri died at the age of 30 on July 2, 1859.  She was buried in a Candler family cemetery at Mt. Lebanon, Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Doctor Harris, with the outbreak of the War between the States, joined a Confederate military unit as a doctor.  He lost his life in that war.

The three small children of this union had lost both of their parents.  Their aunt and uncle, Elizabeth McGrew Harris and Levin Jefferson Wilson (d121/6124/1) carried these children to their home in St. Stephens and raised them along with their own children.

      The children of Doctor P. T. and Missouri Candler Harris:

      1.   Mary Frances Harris; b. April 26, 1853; d. May 13, 1930.

      2.   Ptolemy Tinsley Harris, III; b. October 8, 1855; d. April 19, 1900.

            Ptolemy became a merchant and lived in Mobile.  He did not marry.  He is buried in Range L of Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile.

      3.   William Hannibal Harris; b. September 4, 1857; d. September 3, 1944.

 

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d121     Mary Frances (Mollie) Harris; b. April 26, 1853; d. May 13, 1930.

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Mollie was born near Minden, Louisiana.  After her parents died, she lived with her Wilson relatives at St. Stephens, Alabama.

Mollie married Louis Madison Wilson on February 5, 1869 at St. Stephens.  Louis was the son of Sarah Ann Chandler and Lorenzo Madison Wilson of Mobile.   Lorenzo was the brother of Levin Jefferson Wilson of St. Stephens.  Louis was born on September 19, 1849 and died at the age of 21 years, on July 8, 1871.  Louis and Mollie lived, at one time, in Gibsland, Bienville Parish, Louisiana.  Louis became involved in a dispute over some mules, used to pull his father’s streetcars in Mobile, with Braxton Bragg, the son of Judge Bragg and a nephew of Confederate General Braxton Bragg.  The dispute cost young Louis his life.  Braxton Bragg shot and killed Louis as he was stepping from a streetcar at the old Custom House in Mobile.  Mollie was left as a widow with a small child.  They lived with Louis’ father and his second wife, Augusta Evans Wilson, at the Ashland Plantation in Mobile.  Mollie and Louis are buried in Range L of Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile.

      Their daughter:

      1.   Louis Madison (Maddie) Wilson; b. November 22, 1870; d. November 11, 1907.

            Maddie was born at Gibsland, Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

            Maddie married Samuel Palmer Gaillard on October 11, 1893 at St. Stephens, Alabama.  Palmer was born on March 26, 1856 at Perdue Hill, Monroe County, Alabama.  Palmer died on October 17, 1959 in Mobile at the age of 103 years.  Palmer was the son of Susan Frye and Samuel Septimus Gaillard.  Palmer was also a descendant of Marianne Palmer and Thomas Gaillard, who were born in St. Stephens Parish in South Carolina and died in the vicinity of Mobile, Alabama.  Marianne was born on September 1, 1793 and died on July 26, 1860.  Thomas was born on April 25, 1790 and died on February 2, 1864.  Thomas and Marianne are also buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile.

            Palmer practiced law in Mobile and became the oldest active member of the American Bar Association.

            After the death of his wife, Maddie, Palmer married Odalie L. Hurtel, who was born on November 8,                                1859 and died on April 28, 1918.

            Palmer, Maddie and Odalie are buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile.

            Palmer’s home in Mobile, from 1903, was the old Beal House, which is located at 111 Myrtlewood Lane.                          This home is still owned by Palmer’s descendants.

            Children of Maddie and S. Palmer Gaillard:

a.   Flora Madison Gaillard; b. August 19, 1894; d. June 8, 1987.

      Flora was born in Mobile.  She taught school in the Springhill area of the city.  Flora was active in        family and local history.  She is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

b.   Samuel Palmer Gaillard, Jr.; b. May 9, 1896; d. January 4, 1976.

c.   Lorenzo Madison Wilson Gaillard; b. Sept 10, 1898; d. Sept 30, 1986.

d.   Walter Frye Gaillard; b. December 15, 1900; d. April 18, 1972.

e.   Mary Augusta Gaillard; b. September 10, 1902; d. April 20, 1988.

      Mary was born in Mobile.  She lived with her parents and assisted her father in his old age.  Mary was active in developing her family history.  She is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

 

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d121     Samuel Palmer Gaillard, Jr.; b. May 9, 1896; d. January 4, 1976.

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Palmer was born in Mobile.  Palmer served his country during World War I as a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps.  During combat operations in Europe, he was shot down behind enemy lines.  Palmer practiced law in Mobile.

Palmer married Mary Florence Hollingsworth at Gadsden, Alabama.  Florence was the daughter of Julia Parrott and Edward Tracy Hollingsworth of Gadsden.  Florence and Palmer lived in Mobile.

After the death of Florence, Palmer married Laura Vaughan.  Laura lives in Mobile.  Palmer and Florence are buried in Pinecrest Cemetery in Mobile.

      The daughter of Florence and Palmer Gaillard, Jr.:

      1.   Julie Madison Gaillard; b. March 18, 1924.

            Julie was born in Mobile. Julie married William Joseph Suk, who was born on August 3, 1913 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  William graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York.  William served his country during World War II in the United States Navy.  William was employed in industry as a manufacturer’s representative.  He also developed his own business.  He is now retired.

            After living in Birmingham, they now live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

            Children of Julie and William J. Suk:

            a.   Julie Florence Hollingsworth Suk; b. January 2, 1947.

Julie was born in Birmingham.  Julie earned a degree in Finance at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

                  Julie married Wythe Lawler Whiting, III of Mobile on August 24, 1968. 

                  Wythe was born on November 12, 1941.

                  Their Children:

                  I.    Wythe Lawler Whiting, IV; b. January 4, 1970.

 Wythe graduated from Birmingham Southern in 1992.  Wythe, in 1993, is a student at Georgia Tech in quest of a PhD in Psychology.  Wythe is engaged to marry Cindy Marshall of Birmingham in November, 1993.

                        II.   Palmer Gaillard Whiting; b. November 11, 1973. He (in 1993) is in attendance at the   University of Alabama.

                        Julie and Wythe are divorced.  Julie lived for a while in the old Beal House in the Springfield area of Mobile, which had been the home of her great grandfather, S. Palmer Gaillard, Sr.  Julie is employed and lives at Melbourne Beach, Florida.

             b.   William Gaillard Suk; b. October 10, 1950.

                        William was born in Birmingham.  He earned his degree in Psychology at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.  He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

             c.   Palmer Gaillard Suk; b. December 3, 1957.

                        Palmer was born in Birmingham.  He is President of Snelling & Snelling, a company which specializes in personnel services in Alexandria, Virginia.  Palmer married Tracy Ann Boehlert of New York.  Tracy’s parents are Jean Bone and Congressman Sherwood Boehlert of New York.

                        Their son:

                        I.  Palmer Gaillard Suk, Jr.; b. July 3, 1991.

 

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d121     Dr. Lorenzo Madison Wilson Gaillard; b. Sept. 10, 1898; d. Sept 30, 1986.

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Wilson was born in Mobile.  He practiced as a dentist in Mobile.

Wilson married Florence Metzger on September 10, 1924 at Louisville, Kentucky.  Florence was born on June 25, 1897 and died on October 19, 1990.  They made their home in Mobile.  They are buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile.

      Their children:

      1.   Dr. Madison Wilson Gaillard, Jr.; b. June 19, 1931.

            Wilson was born in Mobile.  He practices as a dentist in Mobile.

            Wilson married Mildred Bolton Sheridan on December 26, 1953.  Mildred was born on March 9, 1932.

            Their children:

            a.   Madison Wilson Gaillard, III; b. March 26, 1962.

             b.   Mildred Sheridan Gaillard; b. November 10, 1965.

                   Mildred married Stephen Wade Gordon on February 13, 1982.

                   Their children:

                    I.    Stephen Wade Gordon, Jr.; b. May 15, 1986.

                    II.   Chandler Sheridan Gordon (twin); b. July 11, 1989.

                    III. Madison Gaillard Gordon (twin); b. July 11, 1989.

      2.   Mary Ann Gaillard; b. February 5, 1934.

            Mary Ann was born in Mobile.  She married James Lavender McKinney.

            James is now deceased.

 

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d121     Judge Walter Frye Gaillard; b. December 25, 1900; d. April 18, 1972.

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Walter was born in Mobile.  He practiced law in Mobile.  Walter was elected to and served in the office of Circuit Judge in Mobile County.

Walter married Amante Toulmin, the daughter of Mable Frances Moore and Judge Edmund Pendleton Toulmin of Mobile.  Amante was born in Mobile.

Walter is buried in the Springhill Cemetery in Mobile.

Amante lives in the Springhill area of Mobile.

      Their son:

      1.   Walter Frye Gaillard, Jr.; b. December 23, 1946.

            Frye was born in Mobile.  He earned his B. A. Degree at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.  Frye worked as a journalist for the Charlotte Observer newspaper.

            Frye married Rosemary Peduzzi.  They lived in Nashville and also in Charlotte.

            Their children:

             a.  Rachel Amante Gaillard; b. September 14, 1972 in Nashville.

                  Rachel is a student at Appalachian State College, Boone, N.C.

             b.  Tracy Moore Gaillard; b. June 3, 1976 in Nashville.

                  Tracy, at this time, is a student in high school.

            Later, Frye married Nancy Baugh.  They live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

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d121     William Hannibal (Hannie) Harris; b. September 4, 1857; d. September 3, 1944.

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Hannie was born in Louisiana.  Hannie’s mother died when he was less than a year old. 

Hannie lost his father in the War Between the States, prior to his third birthday. 

Hannie, along with his sister and brother, lived with his aunt and uncle, Mary McGrew Harris and Levin Jefferson Wilson at St. Stephens, Alabama.

As a young man, Hannie lived in Fort Worth, Texas and in Chatom, the seat of Washington County, Alabama.  Hannie, also, served as an official of Washington County.

Hannie married Alice Coffman of Burlington, Iowa.  They had met while Alice was visiting with relatives at St. Stephens, Alabama.  Alice was born on June 24, 1870 in Iowa.  She died on October 1, 1950. 

Alice and Hannie lived at Chatom, Alabama.  They acquired a farm near Silverstreet in Newberry County, South Carolina and moved there in 1927.  They lived their remaining years of life there.  They are buried in Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry, South Carolina.

      Their son:

      1.   Ptolemy Tinsley Harris; b. May 19, 1910.

            Tinsley was born at Chatom, Washington County, Alabama.

            Tinsley married his second cousin, Elizabeth Abernathy Wilson, on January 18, 1941 at St. Stephens.  Elizabeth was born on December 18, 1909 at St. Stephens.  She is the daughter of Eliza Louise Ware and Leroy Madison Wilson.  Her grandparents were Elizabeth McGrew Harris and Levin Jefferson Wilson (d121/6124/1).

            Tinsley and Elizabeth moved to Newberry County, South Carolina to assist Tinsley’s parents in operating their dairy farm.  They have continued to live on that farm.

            Their daughter:

            a.   Mary Letitia Harris; b. June 26, 1944.

                  Mary Letitia was born in Greenwood Hospital in Greenwood, South Carolina.  She is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina.  She teaches school at McCormick, South Carolina.

                  Mary Letitia married Joe McGee.

                   Their sons:

                    I.    Henry McGee; b. November 2, 1968.

                          Henry was born in South Carolina.  He graduated from The Citadel in Charleston in 1991.

                    II.   William Tinsley McGee; b. May 5, 1971.

                          Will was born in South Carolina.  He is a student (1992) at the University of South Carolina.

                  Mary Letitia and Joe were divorced in the early 1980s.

                   Mary Letitia lives in Greenwood, South Carolina.

 

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d121     Sampson Leroy Harris; b. February 14, 1830; d. September 18, 1862.

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Sam was born at St. Stephens, Alabama.  He moved with his parents to Louisiana.  Sam married Caroline Candler on July 15, 1851 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.  Caroline, the daughter of Martha Moore and William Love Candler, was born in Georgia about 1830.  A family tradition has it that the Candler sisters, Caroline and Missouri, wanted to meet the sons in this Harris family that had recently moved to that area. 

The Candler family coach, carrying these two attractive daughters of that family, made an “emergency” stop in front of the Harris home while the coachman “repaired” the harness.  The young ladies were, of course, invited to sit on the porch while this was being done.  They, thereby, met their husbands to be.

Sam and Caroline moved, with other family members, to Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas about 1858.  They lived on a farm near Hamburg, next door to Caroline’s sister, Missouri and Doctor P. T. Harris.

Sam served as a Confederate soldier in the war between the states.  He died of wounds suffered in the battle of Sharpsburg, Maryland.  Caroline is buried in the Candler family cemetery at Mt. Lebanon, Louisiana.

      Their children:

      1.   William Sampson Harris; b. April 21, 1852 in Louisiana.

            William married Bettie B. Ford of Prescott, Arkansas.  They lived in Lewisville, Lafayette County, Arkansas.

            Their children:

            a.   Fannie Harris.

            b.   Betty Harris.

            c.   Susie Harris.

            d.   Pat Candler Harris.

            e.   Medora Harris.

      2.   Mary Susan Harris; b. October 8, 1852 in Louisiana.

            Susan married C. Phillip Hunt.  They lived near San Antonio, Texas.

            Their children:

            a.   Lucy Hunt.

            b.   Carrie Hunt.

            c.   Charles Hunt.

            d.   James Hunt.

            e.   Dollie Hunt.

            f.    Bessie Hunt.

            g.   Nellie Hunt.

            h.   John Hunt.

            i.    Joe Hunt.

            j.    Sam Hunt.

      3.   Missouri Harris; b. 1858 in Arkansas. 

 

This continues the descendants of Jordan Harris d121/11 from page 20 of the text.

 

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d121     Martha “Patsy” Harris; b. c. 1785.

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Patsy was born in Warren County, North Carolina.  She moved with her family to Greene County, Georgia in the late 1790s.  Patsy married the Reverend Barnabus Pace on March 12, 1807 in Greene County.  Barnabus, the son of Mary Bussey and Drury Pace, was born about 1789 in South Carolina.  Patsy and Barnabus lived in Morgan, Newton, Carroll and Paulding Counties in Georgia.

      Their children:

      1.   Columbus Delaware Pace; b. January 9, 1810; d. August 2, 1884.

            Columbus was born in Wilkes County, Georgia.  He married Mary Ann Luckie on February 4, 1834 in Newton County, Georgia.  Columbus, after 1848, married Martha Emaline Brassell in Georgia.  Columbus married Mary Elizabeth Dutt?? on January 17, 1867 in Newton County, Georgia.  They lived in Newton County.  They are buried in the Covington City Cemetery in Georgia.

      2.   Freeman H. Pace; b. c. 1811; d. September 23, 1862.

      3.   Thomas Pace; b. c. 1814.

      4.   Nancy Pace; b. c. 1820.

      5.   Mary Pace; b. c. 1828.

      6.   William Pace.

Note:  The information concerning the descendants of Patsy Harris and Barnabus Pace was furnished by William Henry “Hank” Houston (d121/1132/5121/2) of Fresno, California.

 

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Freeman was born in Wilkes County, Georgia.

Freeman married his first cousin, Mary Ann Pace, in Georgia.  Mary Ann was born on December 22, 1808 in Morgan County, Georgia.  She died on July 17, 1888.  Mary Ann was the daughter of Lucretia Robinson (1785-1822) and William Pace (1772-1835).  Mary Ann’s parents were married on December 22, 1802.  William Pace was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina.

Freeman and Mary Ann lived in Polk County, Georgia.  They moved to Bienville Parish, Louisiana after 1845.  They died there.

Freeman signed his will on September 23, 1862.  The will was probated on March 2?, 1863 in Bienville Parish.

Mary Ann died in Arcadia in Bienville Parish.

NOTE:  The migration of Freeman and Mary Ann to Bienville Parish from Georgia coincided with similar migrations of Freeman’s cousins, Milton Daniel Sledge (d125/7121) and Nancy L. Sledge Harris (d125/7122), who are discussed elsewhere in this history.

      Children of Mary Ann and Freeman H. Pace:

      1.   Dredzil Pace.

      2.   Micajah C. Pace; b. c. 1836; d. April, 1864.

            Micajah was born in Georgia.

            He married Ann Eliza McKibbens about 1852 in Georgia.  They moved to Louisiana.

            Micajah served as a Confederate soldier in Company H, 28th (Gray’s) Louisiana Infantry.

            He died of a service related illness in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

      3.   Benjamin Franklin Pace; b. January 3, 1839; d. February 17, 1931.

            Benjamin was born in Polk County, Georgia.

            He married Rachel Ann Caskey on October 31, 1865 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

            Benjamin served as a Confederate soldier in Company B, 12th Louisiana Infantry.

            He died at Athens, Claiborne Parish.

      4.   Nancy Pace; b. c. 1839 in Georgia.

      5.   Joseph Thomas Pace; b. May 30, 1845; d. February 26, 1914.

 

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Joseph was born in Polk County, Georgia.

He moved with his family to Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Joseph served as a Confederate soldier in Company B, 12th Louisiana Infantry.

Joseph married Mary A. Kilpatrick on January 28, 1866 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.  Mary, the daughter of James W. Kilpatrick, was born on June 28, 1844 in Pickens County, Alabama.  She died on September 4, 1876 in Limestone County, Texas.  She is buried in Tidwell Cemetery, Thornton, Texas.

After the death of Mary, Joseph married Sarah Alabama Mask on June 9, 1877 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.  Sarah, the daughter of Rebecca Jane Neyland and John Mask, was born on June 15, 1855 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.  She died on November 25, 1936 at Gibsland in Bienville Parish.

Joseph died in Claiborne Parish.

They are buried in the Hurricane, Louisiana Cemetery.  Hurricane is located a few miles north of Arcadia and Interstate 20 in Louisiana.

      Their children:

      1.   Benjamin Warren Pace; b. May 7, 1878; d. March 15, 1957.

      2.   William Shelton Pace; b. October 10, 1879; d. November 7, 1964.

            William was born in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

            He married Martha Jane Dobbins on August 25, 1901 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

            They are buried in the Hurricane, Louisiana Cemetery.

      3.   Mary Ann Rebecca Pace; b. February 7, 1882; d. May 12, 1964.

            Mary Ann was born in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

            She died in Minden, Webster Parish.

            She married Jessie M. Young.

            They are buried in the Hurricane, Louisiana Cemetery.

      4.   John Barnabus Pace; b. August 18, 1884; d. May 9, 1964.

            John was born in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

            He married Emma Boddie on December 24, 1905 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

            They are buried in the Hurricane, Louisiana Cemetery.

      5.   Emma E. Pace; b. November 26, 1887; d. September 7, 1910.

            Emma is buried in the Hurricane, Louisiana Cemetery.

      6.   James Wesley Pace; b. January 8, 1891; d. March 2, 1920.

            James was born in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

            He married Ruth Bridwell in 1914 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

After the death of Joseph Thomas Pace, Sarah married George M. Shaffer in 1928.

 

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d121     Benjamin Warren Pace; b. May 7, 1878; d. March 15, 1957.

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Benjamin was born in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

Benjamin was a Minister of the Gospel in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  He was also a farmer.

Benjamin married Sarah Francis Stevenson on August 23, 1896 in Claiborne Parish.  Sarah, the daughter of Hanna Etta Kilpatrick and James W. Stevenson, was born on May 16, 1879 in Cooke County, Texas.

Benjamin and Sarah made their home in Claiborne Parish at Hurricane.  She died there on August 31, 1946.  Benjamin died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.  They are buried in the Hurricane Cemetery.

      Their children:

      1.   Elvin Lamar Pace; b. October 7, 1897; d. May 14, 1960.

            Elvin was born at Hurricane, Louisiana.  He married Maggie Lannes Ricks on August 7, 1920 in Hodge, Jackson Parish, Louisiana.  They made their home in Jackson Parish.  Elvin died at Quitman and is buried in Antioch Cemetery at Hodge in Jackson Parish.

      2.   Willie Mavis Pace; b. May 3, 1901; d. June 4, 1987.

      3.   George Freeman Pace; b. August 31, 1903; d. June 29, 1971.

            George was born at Hurricane, Louisiana.  He married Katie Lou Grisham on June 4, 1927 in Louisiana.  George died in Juneau, Alaska.  He is buried there.

      4.   Vera Gertrude Pace; b. August 10, 1907; d. December 31, 1927.

            Vera was born at Hurricane, Louisiana.  She married Carl Crews on March 5, 1927 in Louisiana.  Vera died in Louisiana at the age of 20.  She is buried in the Hurricane Cemetery.

      5.   James Joseph Pace; b. April 9, 1909; d. March 2, 1974.

            James was born at Hurricane, Louisiana.  He married Jessie Sanders on November 5, 1927 in Louisiana.  James died at Hodge, Jackson Parish, Louisiana.  He is buried in Antioch Cemetery at Hodge.

      6.   Bennie Eric Pace; b. November 20, 1910.

            Bennie was born at Hurricane, Louisiana.  He married Mertis Bernum on November 28, 1931 in Louisiana.  They made their home in Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana.

      7.   Adeal Pace; b. December 3, 1912; d. 1979.

            Adeal was born at Hurricane, Louisiana.  She married Royce Calhoun on January 25, 1936 in Louisiana.  Adeal died at Merryville, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana.  She is buried in Bear Creek Cemetery, Bryceland, Louisiana.

      8.   Richard Artis “Dickie” Pace; b. April 1, 1914; d. September 16, 1918.

            Dickie was born at Hodge, Jackson Parish, Louisiana.  He died there.  He is buried in Antioch Cemetery, Hodge.

      9.   Bessie Myrtis Pace; b. October 9, 1917.

            Bessie was born at Hodge, Louisiana.  She married Lavelle Johnson on October 23, 1936 in Louisiana.  They live at Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana.

      A.  Mary Avis Pace; b. February 12, 1920.

                        Mary was born at Hodge, Louisiana.  She married C. Otis Martin on March 31, 1942 in Louisiana.  They live at Springhill, Louisiana. 

 

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d121     Willie Mavis Pace; b. May 3, 1901; d. June 4, 1987.

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Mavis was born at Hurricane, Louisiana.  She moved with her family to Hodge in Jackson Parish, Louisiana when she was about 12 years of age.  She married Andrew Jackson Houston, Jr. on October 10, 1920 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana.   Andrew, the son of Annie Woods and Andrew Jackson Houston, was born on October 4, 1898 at Lexington in Holmes County, Mississippi.  Andrew worked in the timber industry.  He died at Hodge on August 23, 1964.  Mavis died at Fresno, California.  They are buried in Antioch Cemetery in Hodge, Louisiana.

      Their son:

      1.   Andrew Warren Houston; b. August 30, 1925.

 

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Andrew was born at Hodge, Louisiana.  He married Nelda Carole Henderson on February 9, 1949 at Reeves, Allen Parish, Louisiana.  Nelda, the daughter of Bertha Elizabeth Spears and Oliver Jackson Henderson, was born on August 1, 1929 at Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.  Andrew and Nelda live in Fresno, California.

      Their sons:

      1.   Randall Warren Houston; b. December 4, 1951.

            Randall was born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.  He married Setsuka Ishimaru on March 18, 1977 in Fresno, Fresno County, California.  They live in Azusa, Los Angeles County, California.

      2.   William Henry Houston; b. October 16, 1955.

            Hank was born in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He lives in Fresno County, California.  Hank is researching his family roots.

 

This is in continuation of the descendants of Colonel Walton Harris, Jr. (d121/618) from page 54 of the text.

 

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d121     Lucy Elizabeth Harris; b. 1805.

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Lucy was born at Jefferson in Jackson County, Georgia.  She married Benjamin Harrison Booth, the son of Martha Hicks Harrison (1776-1817) and Thomas Booth (April 3, 1777 - April 12, 1843).  Benjamin was born in 1798 and died on December 27, 1836.

      Their Children:

      1.   Kitty Booth.

            Kitty married ________ Johnson.  They lived at Stone Mountain, Georgia.

      2.   Walton Harris Booth; b. October 17, 1823; d. November 6, 1891.

            Walton married Elizabeth Anne Crowe, the daughter of Nancy Walden (1798-June 7, 1866) and Aaron Crowe (April 22, 1775--May 25, 1846).  Elizabeth Anne was born on January 20, 1823 and died on February 3, 1905.  They lived at Watkinsville, Georgia.

            Their daughter:

            a.   Anna Augusta Cleveland Booth; b. August 26, 1852; d. April 22, 1936.

      Anna was born at Watkinsville, Georgia.  She married George Wharton Mason. George was born on February 22, 1846 and died on November 22, 1921.  He was the son of Emily Pyron (November 30, 1818-September 11, 1879) and Charles William Mason (May 27, 1809-September 11, 1879) of Maysville, Georgia.  George and Anna lived at Watkinsville, Georgia.

Their children (in part):

I.    George Rucker Mason; b. February 28, 1882; d. July 10, 1963.

George was a cotton buyer.  He married Emmie Leila Moore, the daughter of Harriet Gertrude Deadwyler (June 1, 1865-January 14, 1929) and Charles Edward Moore (January 8, 1853-July 15, 1923).  Emmie was born on February 28, 1888 and died on September 8, 1963.  George and Emmie lived in Commerce, Georgia, and in Decatur, Alabama.  They are buried in Decatur, Alabama.

      Their daughter:

A.  Mariana Mason; b. November 14, 1924.

II.   Regina Beverly Mason.

Regina married Alfred Harrison Webster on August 2, 1930 in Watkinsville, Georgia.  They lived
in Athens, Georgia.

 

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d121     Marianna Mason; b. November 14, 1924.

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Mariana was born in Athens, Georgia.  She lived in Commerce, Georgia and in Decatur, Alabama.

Mariana married Robert Lacy Matkin on April 7, 1950 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.  Robert was born on November 1, 1927 in Upshur County, Texas.  His parents were Alta Virginia Duncan (March 4, 1894-June 11, 1979) and Mitchell Wade Matkin (December 11, 1889-August 28, 1957).  They were born and lived in Texas.

Robert trained to be a chiropractor in St. Louis, Missouri.

Robert and Marianna live in Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Texas where Robert practiced his profession.  He is now retired.

      Their children:

      1.   Emily Regina Matkin; b. August 14, 1951; d. January 9, 1952.

            Emily was born and died in Louisville, Kentucky.

            She is buried in Decatur, Alabama.

      2.   Robert Mason (Bobby) Matkin; b. December 19, 1953.

            Bobby was born in Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.

            Bobby married Dianne Cody on August 24, 1974 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.  Dianne was born on October 13, 1954 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

            Their children:

            a.   Robert Cody Matkin; b. May 15, 1978 in Mt. Pleasant.

            b.   Emily Ann Matkin; b. February 1981 in Mt. Pleasant.

            Diane and Bobby divorced on December 26, 1985.

            Bobby married Susan Stevens on March 1, 1986 in Dallas, Texas.  Susan was born on August 16, 1963 in Morris County, Texas.

            Their son:

            c.   Thomas Logan Chase Matkin; b. April 26, 1988 in Dallas, Texas.

            Susan and Bobby divorced in December, 1988 in Dallas.

            Bobby married Traci Lee Smith Giamfortone on January 13, 1990 in Naples, Texas.  Tracy was born on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

      3.   John Logan (Jack) Matkin; b. April 17, 1956 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

            Jack married Rhonda Sue Smith Cockerell on December 24, 1991 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.  Rhonda was born on May 2, 1967 in Naples, Texas.  Rhonda brought a son from a previous marriage into the family.  He is Lawrence Chase Cockerell, b. February 10, 1988, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

      4.   Charles Mitchell Matkin; b. February 23, 1958 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

            Charles married Beth Anne Coe on August 18, 1979 in Mt. Pleasant.  Beth was born on November 25, 1959 in Pittsburg, Texas.

            Their son:

            a.   Charles Mitchell Matkin, Jr.; b. December 19, 1984 in Mt. Pleasant.

            Beth and Charles divorced on December 13, 1985 at Mt. Pleasant.

      5.   Rebecca Faith (Becky) Matkin; b. June 27, 1962 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

            Becky married David Lewis Bilingsley, Jr. on June 13, 1987 in Mt. Pleasant.

            David was born on May 27, 1957 in Austin, Texas.

            Their son:

            a.   David Lewis Billingsley, III; b. March 27, 1989.

                  David was born in Shreveport, Louisiana.

NOTE:  This information concerning the descendants of Lucy Elizabeth Harris and Benjamin Harrison Booth was furnished by Mrs. Mrianna Mason Matkin (d121/6182/2111) of Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

This is a continuation of the account of the family of Isaac Harris (d121/63) from page 78 of the text - his daughter, Anna Harris.

 

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d121     Anna Harris; b. (c) 1766; d. (c) 1842.

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Anna was born in Halifax County, North Carolina.  Anna married William A. Hawkins, the son of Isham Hawkins, Sr. who died in 1817 in Halifax County.  William Hawkins died about 1808.

Their children:

      1.   Isham Hawkins; b. (c) 1795.

            Isham married Jane Stegall on December 4, 1817.

      2.   Elizabeth Hawkins; b. (c) 1798; d. November, 1845.

            Elizabeth married Henry Powers.

      3.   Wyatt Hawkins; b. January 26, 1800; d. October 14, 1877.

      4.   Nancy Hawkins; b. (c) 1802.

            Nancy married William Harper.  They lived in Warren County, North Carolina and in Virginia.

            Their children:

            a.   Joseph Harper.

            b.   Samuel Harper.

            c.   George Harper.

      5.   Howell Hawkins; b. 1803; d. 1957. ??

            Howell married Nancy Parker on April 2, 1823.

      6.   William Hawkins; b. 1806; d. prior to 1845.

            William married ______________.

            Their children:

            a.   William Hawkins.

            b.   Randolph Hawkins.

            c.   Martha Hawkins.

      7.   Frances Hawkins.

After the death of William, Anna married Thomas Kirby.  Thomas died on December ??, 1837 in Halifax County.

Their children:

      8.   Isaac Kirby; b. 1810.

            Isaac married Rebecca ________.  Rebecca was born in 1817.

            Their children:

            a.   Mary Kirby; b. 1835.

            b.   Barthena Kirby; b. 1837.

            c.   Sally Kirby; b. 1840.

            d.   Benjamin Kirby; b. 1845.

            e.   Ellie Kirby; b. 1847.

            f.    John Kirby; b. 1849.

      9.   Thomas Kirby.

 

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d121     Wyatt Hawkins; b. January 26, 1800; d. October 14, 1877.

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Wyatt was born in Halifax County, North Carolina.

Wyatt married Martha Williams about 1821.  Martha was born about 1800.

      Their children:

      1.   Richard Davis Hawkins; b. March 9, 1822; d. October 4, 1860.

      2.   William Elah Hawkins; b. June 15, 1824.

            William served as a soldier in the Confederate Army.

      3.   Howell Reddin Hawkins; b. May 11, 1827; d. July 20, 1863.

            Howell served as a soldier in the Confederate Army.

            He married Ann Rook.  He died at Martinsburg, West Virginia.

      4.   Margaret Ann Mariah Hawkins; b. December 19, 1829; d. December 15, 1885.

      5.   Wyatt Hawkins; b. August 7, 1831; d. August 19, 1864.

            Wyatt married Mary Pepper on February 20, 1854.

            Wyatt served as a Confederate soldier in the War Between the States.  He was killed in combat at Petersburg, Virginia.

      6.   Frances Rebecca Hawkins; b. March 20, 1834.

      7.   Ambrose Hawkins; b. April 5, 1836; d. March 8, 1901.

      8.   Louisa Norfleet Hawkins; b. November 11, 1838.

      9.   Martha Mary Elizabeth Hawkins; b. July 23, 1840.

After the death of Martha, Wyatt married Temperance Williams on July 18, 18??.  Temperance was the sister of Wyatt’s first wife, Martha.  Temperance died on February 23, 1875.  They are buried in the Hawkins Family Cemetery in Halifax County.

 

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d121     Ambrose Hawkins; b. April 5, 1836; d. March 8, 1901.

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Ambrose was born in Halifax County.  He served as a Confederate soldier in Company G, 61st Virginia Infantry, 1862-1865.  He was paroled at Appomattox and returned to his home in North Carolina.

Ambrose married Mary Elizabeth Barnes, the daughter of Frances Dickens and William Barnes, on April 21, 1870 in Halifax County.  Mollie was born on September 5, 1847 in the Darlington community of Halifax County.

Mollie and Ambrose lived in Halifax County.  Some years after the death of Ambrose, Mollie lived with her youngest son, Eli, in Roanoke Rapids.  She died there on December 23, 1934.

Mollie and Ambrose are buried in the Hawkins Family Cemetery on Highway 1611 in Halifax County.

      Their children.

      1.   Charles Marion Hawkins; b. January 21, 1871; d. February 27, 1916.

            Charles married Endora Pittard.

      2.   Frances Arizona Hawkins; b. September 3, 1872; d. November 16, 1939.

      3.   Lucius Montgomery Hawkins; b. December 31, 1874; d. March 15, 1901.

      4.   Elizabeth Norfleet Hawkins; b. January 8, 1881; d. August 7, 1918.

            Lizzie married James Davis Hawkins on July 13, 1896.

      5.   Martha Nora Hawkins; b. March 20, 1880; d. May 29, 1914.

      6.   Eugenia Margaret Hawkins; b. December 18, 1881; d. December 31, 1963.

            Genia married John Ebenezier Hawkins.

      7.   Mary Hilda Hawkins; b. June 7, 1889; d. May 30, 1974.

            Hilda married Ezra B. Pair on August 22, 1916.

      8.   Willis Eli Hawkins; b. September 23, 1889; d. March 3, 1959.

            Willis married Grace Rebecca Smith on November 13, 1925.

 

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d121     Frances Arizona Hawkins; b. September 3, 1872; d. November 16, 1939.

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Frances was born in Halifax County.  She married Robert Edward Green on March 4, 1896.  Robert was the son of Margaret Ann Carpenter and Ambrose George Green of Halifax County.  He was a farmer, merchant and railroader.  He died on November 20, 1917.  Robert and Frances lived in Halifax County.  They are buried in Green Cemetery on Highway 485 in Halifax County.

      Their children:

      1.   Rachel Margaret Green; b. February 6, 1897; d. March 3, 1931.

            Rachel was born in Halifax County.  She married Albert Burton Butts on April 21, 1917.  They are buried in Green Cemetery.

      2.   Myrtle Temperance Green; b. December 1, 1898; d. February 7, 1978.

            Myrtle was born in Halifax County.  She married George Herbert Harris.  They are buried at Hawkins Chapel.

      3.   Baby Boy; b. August 15, 1900; d. August 25, 1900.

      4.   Bessie Maybelle Green; b. July 7, 1901; d. April 1, 1928.

            Bessie was born in Halifax County.  Bessie married Joseph McNeil Butts on December 1, 1923.  She is buried in Rhea Cemetery.

      5.   Ambrose Edward Green; b. May 27, 1904; d. August 29, 1987.

            Edward was born in Halifax County.  He was a carpenter, merchant and a contractor.  He married Josephene Elva Harper on August 8, 1926 in Halifax County.  Josephene, the daughter of Nannie Elizabeth Green and George Washington Harper, was born on June 14, 1908 in Halifax County.  She was employed in the textile industry.  Edward and Josephene lived in Halifax County near Roanoke Rapids.  Edward served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

            Their children:

            a.   Frances Elizabeth Green; b. May 21, 1928.

      Frances was born at Henderson, North Carolina.  She married James Thomas Cyrus on October 30,   1943 in Virginia.

            b.   Margaret Inez Green; b. August 3, 1932.

Inez was born in Halifax County.  She is an accountant.  Inez married George Wilson Pittard on March 21, 1953 in Halifax County.  George, the son of Mattie Mae Morgan and Sterling Wilson Pittard was born on July 8, 1929.  He died on June 20, 1966 in Richmond, Virginia.  George was born in Halifax County.  He was a farmer and a paper producer.  He served his country in the military during the Korean Conflict and in Germany.  He is buried at Hawkins Chapel.

                  Their children:

                  I.    Cynthia Marie Pittard; b. February 25, 1954.

                        Cynthia was born in Roanoke Rapids.

                        She married Charles Richard Forsyth on August 26, 1978 in Halifax County.

                        Their children:

                        A.  Charles Scott Forsyth; b. January 26, 1980.

                        B.   Cheryl Denise Forsyth; b. August 26, 1981.

                  II.   George Steven Pittard; b. May 18, 1956 in Roanoke Rapids.

                        Steven married Deborah Lynn Phillips in Rock Mount, North Carolina.

                        Their son:

                         A.  Geoffrey Steven Pittard; b. January 26, 1976.

       Later, Steven married Judith Thomas Hardesty and adopted her daughter by a previous marriage.

                         B.   Jessica Lynn Pittard; b. September 2, 1975.

                               They later adopted another child:

                         C.   Gregory Wilson Pittard; b. May 17, 1991.

                        After the death of George, Inez married Thurman Lee Woodruff on July 5, 1974.  Inez lives near Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

      6.   Grace Louella Green; b. November 26, 1907; d. December 27, 1907.

      7.   Gaynelle Esterbrook Green; b. November 1, 1909.

            Gaynelle was born in Halifax County.

            Gaynelle married Lawrence Augustus Denton on August 15, 1934 in Greenville, South Carolina.  Lawrence, the son of Margaret Baker and John Lawrence Denton, was born on September 6, 1904 in Tennessee.  He was a telegraph operator for a railroad in Roanoke Rapids.  He died on September 6, 1967.  He is buried in Hawkins Chapel Cemetery.

            Gaynelle is a librarian.  She lives in Roanoke Rapids.

            Their son:

            a.   Lawrence A. Denton, Jr.; b. November 22, 1946.

                  Lawrence married Martha L. Brewer on September 2, 1972.  Martha is the daughter of Leatrice Clark and Walter H. Brewer.

NOTE:  The information concerning the family of Anna Harris Hawkins Kirby (d121/632) was furnished by Mrs. Gaynelle Green Denton and Mrs. Inez Woodruff of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

This is a continuation of the lineage of Henry Harris (d124/2) from page 15 of the text.  Henry died intestate in Southampton County, Virginia.  This writer agrees with the historian, John Bennett Boddie that this family is a part of this particular Harris family and should be included in this history.  As stated in the note on page 13 of the text, further research is needed so as to better sort out the relationships in the children of Thomas Harris (d124) as listed on page 13.  This writer agrees that at least a part of the children of Mary Drew and Henry Harris (d124/2) are listed in the will of Henry Harris (d124/21) who died in Southampton County in 1791.

      The children of Mary Drew and Henry Harris:

      1.   Henry Harris; d. 1791.

      2.   Benjamin Harris; b. c. 1732; d. 1774.

      3.   Hardy Harris.

      4.   Abraham Harris.

      5.   Meschalind Harris.

 

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d124     Henry Harris; d. 1791.

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Henry married Mary ________.

Henry and Mary, on August 7, 1772, deeded Nathaniel Harris land lying in St. Luke’s Parish, south of Flatt Swamp, 280 acres, patented by Henry Harris in 1727. [1]

Henry gave his estate to his daughter.  He also mentioned his brothers, Benjamin, Hardy, Abraham and Meschalind Harris.

His will was probated in Southampton County, Virginia in 1791.

      Their daughter:

      1.   Nancy Harris.


[1] 13 Boddie

 

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d124     Benjamin Harris; b. c. 1732; d. 1774.

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Benjamin married Faithy Smith, the daughter of Lawrence and Jane Smith.

Faithy’s paternal grandparents were Nicholas and Elizabeth Flood Smith.  Faithy’s great-great-grandfather was Colonel John Flood who served nearly 22 years in the Virginia House of Burgesses.

Benjamin signed his will on July 7, 1771.  The will was probated on April 10, 1774 in Southampton County, Virginia.

      Children of Benjamin and Faithy Harris:

      1.   Benjamin Harris.

      2.   Absalom Harris; b. May 27, 1752; d. November 9, 1824.

      3.   Hardy Harris.

      4.   Michael Harris.

      5.   Mary Harris. 

 

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d124     Absalom Harris; b. May 27, 1752; d. November 9, 1824.

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Absalom was born in Southampton County, Virginia.

Absalom served as a soldier in the War for Independence.

Absalom married Elizabeth Tarver Jordan on December 21, 1774 in Southampton County, Virginia.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Andrew Tarver of Virginia.

They lived in Virginia.

Elizabeth died in Virginia about 1784.

      Their children: [1]

      1.   Benjamin Harris; b. December 7, 1775; d. 1802.       

      2.   Rebecca Harris; b. March 28, 1777.

            She married (1) Joel Reese and (2) Joseph Turner.

      3.   Elizabeth Harris; b. February 15, 1779.

            She married Wiley R. Blount.

      4.   Henry Harris; b. May 15, 1781; d. December 24, 1858 [2]

      5.   Dorothy Harris; b. January 7, 1783.

            Dorothy married (1) Joseph Chappell and (2) Bernard Young.

After the death of Elizabeth, Absalom married Clara Jeter in Virginia.  Clara was born about 1766 in Virginia.  Absalom and Clara moved their family to Hancock County, Georgia about 1786.  They made their home in the Shoulderbone Creek community in northwestern Hancock County.  Clara died on May 7, 1850 in Troup County, Georgia, where her will is recorded.  Her son, Edmund Smith Harris, also lived there.

Their children:

      6.   Clara Harris; b. c. 1784; d. November 21, 1851.

      7.   Edmund Smith Harris; b. October 10, 1786.

      8.   Jane Jeter Harris; b. December 30, 1788.

            Jane married Chappel Sledge.

      9.   Britain Dawson Harris; b. November 22, 1794.

            He married (1) Jane W. Saunders on May 21, 1816 and (2) Rebecca Ann Kirk on March 14, 1844 in Troup County, Georgia.

      A.  John Griffin Harris; b. June 16, 1797.

            He married Elizabeth Sanders.


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[2] 13 Boddie

 

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d124     Benjamin Harris; b. December 7, 1775; d. 1802.

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Benjamin was born in Virginia.

He married Mary Rosser.

They lived in Hancock County, Georgia.

Benjamin died in Hancock County.  Mary (Polly) survived him.

 

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d124     Henry Harris; b. May 15, 1781; d. December 24, 1858.

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Henry was born in Virginia.  He moved with his family to Hancock County, Georgia when he was quite young.

Henry married Mary Elizabeth Harris on January 1, 1807 in Hancock County, Georgia.  Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Nancy Evans and Samuel Harris who lived in the Shoulderbone Creek area of Hancock County.  Samuel Harris (1750-1828) was a veteran of the War for Independence.  He was the son of Arthur Harris (1730-1800) of Maryland.  Arthur served as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Maryland Regiment in the Continental Line, War for Independence. 

      Samuel’s children included: [1]

      A.  Peterson Harris; b. 1785; married Rebecca Hurt.

      B.   Julia Ann Harris; b. 1791; married William Ford.

      C.   Mary Elizabeth Harris; b. 1792; married Henry Harris.

      D.  Sara Harris; married David Rosser.

      E.   Miles Green Harris; married (1) Caroline Hurt, (2) Ellen Ingram and (3) Lucy Wingfield Seymour.

The family of Samuel Harris (probably his son, Peterson) constructed a large mill on Shoulderbone Creek in the 1820s.  The mill, an impressive structure, was still producing meal (Millmore Company) in the late 1980s.  Older citizens of the area still refer to this edifice as the old Harris mill.

Two other Harris families, in addition to the two being discussed here, made their homes in the Shoulderbone area.  All four of these families lived at Shoulderbone at the same time.  The writer’s ancestor, Nelson Harris (d125/71), lived at Shoulderbone from about 1808 until he died in 1820.  The fourth Harris family was a Scottish clan who came to America during the Scot-Irish immigration.  Some descendants of Samuel Harris who died in Greene County, Georgia in 1789 lived in the Shoulderbone area.  A part of this account was taken from the published History of Hancock County, Georgia.

We now return to our account of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Harris.  Mary Elizabeth was born on February 18, 1792 and died, in Hancock County, on September 6, 1817.

      Their children:

      1.   Nancy Ann Harris; b. November 2, 1807.

            She married John Slaton on October 24, 1822 in Hancock County.

      2.   Elizabeth Harris; b. August 24, 1809.  She married Dixon Hall on February 2, 1826 in Hancock County.  Their grandson, Luther Hall, was the governor of Louisiana.

      3.   Clara W. Harris; b. July 1, 1811.  She died young.

      4.   Benjamin Tarpley Harris; b. March 18, 1813; d. February 26, 1872.

      5.   Samuel Wiley Harris; b. May 18, 1815; married Ann Jackson.

      6.   Mary Ann Harris; b. May 29, 1817; married Richard Phillip Sasnett.

After the death of Mary Elizabeth, Henry married Mary Sasnett on October 15, 1818 in Hancock County.  Mary, the daughter of Rebecca Borden and Richard Sasnett, Jr., was born on December 8, 1795 and died on February 19, 1861.

The family was living in Meriwether County, Georgia in 1850.

      Their Children:

      7.   Absalom Harris; b. March 10, 1821.  He died young. [2]

      8.   Sarah Ann Harris; b. December 9, 1823.  She died young.

      9.   Henry R. Harris; b. February 2, 1828.  He married Eliza Ann Gresham.  Henry served in the Congress of the United States.

      A.  William Terrell Harris; b. November 12, 1829.  He married Leonora Chambers.

            William, a Confederate soldier, lost his life in the Battle of Gettysburg.


[1] 13 Boddie

[2] 13 Boddie, and others.

 

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d124     Benjamin Tarpley Harris; b. March 18, 1813; d. February 26, 1872.

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Benjamin was born in Hancock County, Georgia.  Benjamin married Judity Ann Sasnett Parker, the daughter of Rhoda Turner and Joseph Richard Sasnett of Hancock County, on October 20, 1831 at Sparta, Georgia.  Judity was born in Hancock County on January 20, 1817 and died on December 23, 1881 at Sparta.

Their Children:

      1.   Mary Jane Rebecca Harris; b. November 11, 1832; married Benjamin H. Bigha?? on March 16, 1854 in Hancock County.

      2.   Ketura Sasnett Harris; b. August 17, 1836.  She died young.

      3.   Josephine Beaufort Harris; b. November 4, 1838.  She married Lucius M. McGee.

      4.   Henry Harris; b. October 20, 1841; d. July 29, 1909.

      5.   Louisa Elizabeth Harris; b. December 31, 1844.  She married Lavoisier L. Lamar.

      6.   Clara Claudia Harris; b. September 8, 1847.  She married David Dickson.

      7.   Sally Sasnett Harris; b. May 22, 1860; d. April 21, 1881.  She married William H. Bone.

 

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d124     Henry Harris; b. October 20, 1841; d. July 29, 1909.

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Henry was born at Sparta, Georgia.  Henry married Susan Amelia Williams, the daughter of Martha Jane Patillo and Elijah Williams, on December 21, 1875 at Sparta.  Susan was born on June 22, 1849 in Houston County, Georgia.  She died in College Park, Georgia on January 20, 1923.  Henry died at Sparta.  Henry was educated at Mount Zion Academy in Hancock County and at Emory College in Oxford, Georgia.  He graduated at Auburn University in Alabama in 1861.

      Their Children:

      1.   Louisa Harris; b. April 1, 1877; d. October 19, 1947.

      2.   Benjamin Tarpley Harris; b. April 6, 1879; died in childhood.

      3.   Martha Harris; b. October 12, 1882; unmarried.  Martha lived in College Park, Georgia.  [Martha was a genealogist.  Martha was a friend of Essie Harris Carmichael (d125/7166/6) of East Point, Georgia.  Martha passed on to Essie records she had found of Essie’s ancestor, Nelson Harris (d125/71) in Hancock County, Georgia.  Essie, about 1953, shared a copy of those records with the writer who has retained them in his files.  Thank you, Martha.  Martha also furnished these records for publication by Mr. John B. Boddie.]

      4.   Charles Henry Harris; b. September 28, 1884. [1]

      5.   Emory Harris; b. January 1, 1888.  He died in childhood.


[1] 13 Boddie, and others.

 

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d124     Louisa Harris; b. April 1, 1877; d. October 19, 1947.

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Louisa was born in Sparta, Georgia.  Louisa was educated at LaGrange (Georgia) Female College.  She lived in LaGrange and also in Atlanta.

Louisa married Lemuel Madison Park, the son of Sarah Truly Robertson and John Park on July 15, 1894 in Atlanta.  Lemuel had been married previously.  Lemuel was born on November 16, 1846 at Greenville, Georgia and died on November 19, 1916.  Louisa and Lemuel died in Atlanta.

      Their Children:

      1.   Harold Harris Park; b. January 29, 1897.

            Harold was born at LaGrange, Georgia.

            Harold served his country in the United States Army during World War I.

            Harold Married Eilee Maloney.

            Their children:

            a.   Mary Louise Park.

            b.   Arthur Joseph Park.

                  Arthur served his country in the United States Air Force Reserves, being activated 1950-1952.

      2.   Arthur Harris Park; b. February 13, 1899.

            Arthur was born in LaGrange, Georgia.  He served his country in the United States Army during World Wars I and II.

            Arthur married Rebecca Leland.

            Their son:

             a.   Leland Madison Park.

      3.   Madison Leland Park; b. December 6, 1902.

            Madison was born in College Park, Georgia.

 

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d124     Clara Harris; b. c. 1784; d. November 21, 1851.

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Clara was born in Virginia.  She moved with her family to Georgia as a small child.  Clara married Edmund Jackson on February 4, 1808 in Greensville County, Virginia.  Edmund Jackson was born in 1786 in Brunswick County, Virginia.  He died on March 25, 1861 in Monroe County, Georgia.  Clara also died in Monroe County, Georgia. [1]

      Their children:

      1.   Louisa Jane Jackson.

      2.   Others.

NOTE:  Dr. Alfred Blalock, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is a great-great-grandson of Clara and Edmund Jackson.


[1] 13 Boddie, and others.

 

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d124     Edmund Smith Harris; b. October 10, 1786.

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Edmund moved to Troup County, Georgia and made his home near LaGrange.  Edmund married Frances Hall.  She died about 1830.

      Their children:

      1.   Absalom S. Harris; b. April 6, 1813.

      2.   Clara Ann Harris; b. June 3, 1815.  She married John S. Matthews on December 18, 1832 in Troup County, Georgia.

      3.   Mary Jane Harris; b. August 14, 1817.  She married Edward McCurdy.

      4.   Mariah Thomas Harris; b. September, 1819.

      5.   Edmund Jackson Harris; b. December 29, 1821.

      6.   Britain Dixon Harris; b. December 25, 1823.

      7.   Frances E. Harris; b. January 19, 1828.  She married ________ Allen.

      8.   Martha R. Harris; b. March 14, 1830.

After the death of Frances, Edmund married Mary R. Church on June 20, 1833 in Troup County.  Mary died about 1859.

      Their children:

      9.   John Thomas Harris; b. April 4, 1834.  He married E. A. McTyeire.

      A.  Sarah H. Harris; b. December 31, 1835.  She married Richard P. Lockhart.

      B.   Joseph Henry Harris; b. February 1, 1838. He married (1) Caroline Stone and (2) C. Houser.

After the death of Mary, Edmund married Mary R. Richardson on November 8, 1859 in Troup County.

 

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d124     Absalom S. Harris; b. April 6, 1813.

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Absalom married Sarah Jane Sasnett on October 31, 1833 in Hancock County, Georgia.  Sarah Jane was the daughter of Rhoda Turner and Joseph Richard Sasnett of Sparta, Georgia.  [1]

Their children:

      1.   Frances Harris; b. 1839.

            She married F. A. Kimbell of LaGrange, Georgia.

      2.   Edmund S. Harris; b. March 10, 1842; d. February 8, 1914.

      3.   Absalom G. Harris; b. 1846 in Troup County, Georgia.


[1] 13 Boddie, and others.

 

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d124     Edmund Smith Harris; b. March 10, 1842; d. February 8, 1914.

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Edmund was born in Troup County, Georgia.  He married Martha Dixon Pitts, the daughter of Lewis G. and Martha Marshall Pitts.

      Their children:

      1.   Frances Harris; b. 1867 in Troup County, Georgia.

            She married M. H. Williford.

      2.   Sterling Pitts Harris; b. December 3, 1873; d. September 2, 1934.

      3.   Martha Harris; b. 1877 in Stewart County, Georgia.

            She married M. C. Crowder.

 

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d124     Sterling Pitts Harris; b. December 3, 1873; d. September 2, 1934.

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Sterling was born in Stewart County, Georgia.  He died in Columbus, Georgia.

Sterline married Alice Lucretia Stratford.  Alice was the daughter of William Eli and Martha Godwin Stratford.  They lived at Oswichee, Alabama.

      Their children:

      1.   Ruth Vernon Harris; b. August 31, 1904.

      2.   Martha Helen Harris; b. April 26, 1908.  She married James E. Newton.

      3.   Sterling Pitts Harris; b. January 8, 1911.  He married Ruth Swearingen.

      4.   Alice S. Harris; b. October 28, 1913 in Muscogee County, Georgia.

            Alice married Hugh E. Deaton.

      5.   Catherine L. Harris; b. October 6, 1916.  Catherine married Russell B. Patch.

      6.   William E. Harris; b. October 7, 1919.

NOTE:  Information relating to the family of Edmund Smith Harris (d124/2227) came from several sources, including courthouse records in Hancock and Troup Counties in Georgia.

 

 

The exhibit on this page is a portion of an official Transportation Map produced by the State of North Carolina.  The migrations of this Harris family from the Virginia Colony to the northeastern areas of North Carolina began about 1740.  The initial settlements were in the counties of Edgecombe, Granville, Halifax and Bute (which is now Warren and Franklin).  Insets C and D are shown on the following pages.

 

 

 

INSET C

The above exhibit shows a portion of Vance County on the left and Warren County on the right.  These are portions of County maps produced by the State of North Carolina.  There were early settlements of Harris families throughout this area.

A.  Some remnants of the home of Isham Harris (1741-1816), a grandson of Edward Harris (d121), still remain on the west side of I-85 near Middleburg.  Also, in Middleburg on U. S. Highway 1, the home of Britian Harris, the son of Isham Harris, is still in use as a residence.  Isham Harris (d121/71) was the grandfather of Isham Green Harris, Governor of Tennessee and United States Senator.

 

 

INSET D

The above exhibit is a portion of the map of Warren County which was produced by the State of North Carolina.  Daniel Harris and West Harris, sons of Edward Harris (d121), were living in the vicinity of Little Fishing Creek (B) by 1740.  The seven sons of Robert Harris (d125) lived along Little Fishing Creek (B) and its tributaries.  Six of these sons died in this area.  The youngest son, Matthew Harris, lived on Beef (later Dowtin) Creek where it crosses Carroll Town Road. (C).  He migrated to Greene County, Georgia in 1797 and died there in 1813. 

D.  Burial site of Jean Egerton and Joseph Harris, the son of Robert Harris (d125).

E.  Home site of John E. Harris, the son of Jean Egerton and Joseph Harris.  Still in existence, this home was reconstructed several years ago.

F.  Burial site of the family of Robert Egerton Harris (1758-1843), the son of Jean Egerton and Joseph Harris.

 

 

   

 

1.   Home of John E. Harris (b. 1769-d. 1832)(d125/57), location referenced on page 131.  Upper left, the home prior to its reconstruction.  Upper right, the home after its reconstruction.  This home is about 200 years old.

2.   Lower Left.  Home of Britian Harris, the son of Isham Harris (b. 1741-d. ????) (d121/71).  This home is located on the west side of U. S. Highway 1 in Middleburg and is referenced on page 130.  This home is about 200 years old.

 

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