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Re: 1850 Hancock Co.,Al.Census report Calvert - Harris
Posted by: Larry Morton (ID *****3911) Date: October 14, 2009 at 07:56:24
In Reply to: 1850 Hancock Co.,Al.Census report Calvert - Harris by Larry Morton of 39833

I am still looking for information on all these people,Kin folks. I have NEVER found marriage date( most likey it would be in Madison- Morgan Co., Al, as Sara was working there went her and James met, married then move to Surpur Springs, I would guess on her lands given to her by Wm.Calvert(died 1958-59) her Father(her Mother was Sally-Sarah Wright from Madison Co.,Al,( her grandparent, kin lived and died in Madison Co.,Al, kin to 1st and 2nd Governors' of Al.) but could have been James C. Harris family lands?? as his Father had died, Mother had remarried... her name not known- nor James Father name, or somehow he got step brother)) for James Constantine Harris and Sarah Eliza(sara elizabeth, S.E. Calvert Harris, my great GRANDPARENTS, son John Franklin Harris was my Grandfather, his son was my Father. John Franklin Harris lived at Crane Hill, Al when he died age 56 years old, lived before that at Brushy Pond Al. John and Mr. Freeman traded farm's. Mr freeman had farm at Crane Hill, John wanted to move to Crane Hill, so his family could go to Crane Hill,Al School(building now used Mason Lodge, Crane Hill,Al-still standing good condition). I think his name was John Freeman, two Freeman lines one group had black hair, one group had red hair,( one Freeman man had a knot on his head, so I was told by his great Grandson and others). I HAVE NEVER found James Constantine Harris parents, no one has, no one else, some records record a parents but that is incorrect.I know that for sure, that much I do know. he moght have been born Madiosn Co, or Morgan Co., Al, or Ga. or South Carolina It is said that he had no true brother nor sisters, but one 1/2 or step brother by last name Davis,Davies, Davidson, Davison, he left Al. and went to Tx.(maybe with group of Calvert kin ?) there he died, family story,(as he wrote letters back home- wantinf his family to come to Tx. it was said he left great fortune there, no one ever went to Tx to find out.) told by my Father Constantine Harris. James and Sara had many acreas of lands, lots of it is now in Smith Lake, lands went from Surpur Springs acoss to road that comes up from lake at Johnson Grove meth. Church, Brushy Pond, Al. this lands was once owned by James C.Harris and , once owned by Rail Road. Then James family give to Cem.,( James Comstantine Harris was 1st person buried in this Cem.) then later or a church was built, business about Cem. lands- ownership = Church was just completed not many years ago...etc.... James Constantine Harris was 1st mail man in that part of the county, He had a log building Post Office at Brushy Pond,(which my Aunt told me this story-she was born 1905-said she remember the building) down Road near Lake,by Johnson Grove Meth. Church. He rode a horse over to Houston Post Office, Houston Al, Winston Co. to pick up mail, carried to His own Post Office. Brushy Pond area was renamed Cullman Co., Al, and at different times in History was called Tuskolee, Walker, Hancock,Winston, now Cullman. James Constantine Harris was 1st Post Man, sold (stamp) postage was about a for a penny, letter could be sent and then paid out of Post Office upon delivery. His post Office was later moved to Bremen, (Cold springs Area) where it remains today. James Constantine Harris was a great pioneer, a beliver in Jesus, read His Bible,a Christian, member of Methodist Church business man, hunter, taught his family to read and write, pushed for higher education and for more Schools, higher learning, James was well educated, beautiful hand writting,,worked as book keeper during Civil War, and at Hospital, had store,post office, farmer, helper to all people,Farmer, wounded in the War, permanently walked with great pain, and famous to me as he was my great grandFather I have looked for Him since 1974, thousands of hours. so please contact me if you need info, we do have his pictures. I am writng a book. but have freely given You this information just say who gave it to You, margaret harris Morton

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