Posted By:Bill Swearingen
Subject:Re: John HARRIS b. 27-May-1741 Southampton Co., VA
Post Date:October 13, 2002 at 17:43:55
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Forum:Southampton County, VA Genealogy Forum
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To : Carla B. Rabinowitz, re: John HARRIS, b. 27-May-1741, Southampton Co., VA

The info that I originally wrote in my 17-Dec-2001 message on the Southampton Co, VA Genforum web site came from the family bible of Lucretia HARRIS. She was born in Anson Co., NC in 1778. Her Family Bible is in the TN State Archives in Nashville, TN. I do not know the trail that the Family Bible took and how it wound up in TN, but looking at some of the DREW Family Genforum info it would appear that the HARRIS family also married into the DREW family and it was the DREW's that migrated from Southampton Co., VA to Wilson Co., TN, and in most families it is the women who hang onto the Family Bibles and other info and this would explain it to me as to how a HARRIS family bible got to TN.

Lucretia's parents were : John HARRIS, b.1741 & m. abt. 1770 to Patience TAYLOR
This John HARRIS was a son of Henry HARRIS. Perhaps the NEWITT family line married into the HARRIS line through Patience TAYLOR, or earlier than that and perhaps the wife of Henry HARRIS ???

Thanks for your posting - Bill Swearingen - Bellville, TX
A descendant of Lucretia HARRIS & Benjamin RUSH
Lucretia's Last Sibling was Newitt, He was b. 24-Aug-1797 in Montgomery Co., NC