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Posted by: Beverly Gail Harris (ID *****4869) Date: May 05, 2003 at 21:30:18
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Looking for information on the family of “Billy Harris” aka John William Harris aka J. W. Harris…lived in Lake/Sumter County of Florida area during the period 1868 to 1918…he was from the Beaufort/Colleton County area of South Carolina, born 1855…his first wife was Nancy C. Watson, born 1855, daughter of William Jordan Watson & Susan Wilson, from Georgia…Susan Wilson’s brother was George Milford Troupe Wilson…Troupe Wilson aka G. M. T. Wilson is found on the 1880 census for Orange County, Florida, including his wife, Lizzie aka Mary Elizabeth, and their children – Tibitha, Milford, Dosea, & Tampa…George T. Wilson was a country preacher who rode horseback to the churches on his circuit…in 1884 G. M. T. Wilson has a land grant in Sumter County, Florida…the 1885 Florida State Census Index for Sumter County, Florida lists on page 0149: G. M. T. Wilson, M. Wilson, M. E. Wilson, Milton Wilson, Tampa Wilson, Theo. Wilson, & Tobiato Wilson…Tampa Wilson married Lucia J. McDonald & their family is on the 1930 census for Volusia County, Florida…Milton Wilson is on the 1920 census for Duval County, Florida…his sister Tabiah (?) Wilson Revels is living with him…after the death of Nancy C. Watson Harris, “Billy Harris” married Tryphenia Wilson McDuffie…Tryphenia Wilson is the daughter of G. M. T. Wilson…she is on the 1870 census for Clinch County, Georgia, with her parents…Tryphenia Wilson’s first husband was Archibald McDuffie/McDuffy…they married 1877 in Lowndes County, Georgia…the 1885 Florida State Census Index for Sumter County lists on page 0149: A. T. McDuffie, Asa McDuffie, & Tryphon McDuffie…Spurgeon McDuffie, Sr. is the son of Arch McDuffie & Tryphenia Wilson McDuffie…children of Nancy C. Watson & John W. Harris are: Oscar Samuel Harris, Susan Ida Harris, Thomas Jefferson Harris, Sarah E. Harris, Josephine Harris, Margaret Lillian Harris…children of Tryphenia Wilson McDuffie & John W. Harris are: Ovida Harris, Eva Harris, & John William Troupe Harris…these families lived in Orange, Sumter, Lake, Polk, Hernando, Pasco Counties of Florida…

Other allied families: Langdale, Guthrie, Roberts, Davis, Costine, Douglass, Caddin, Hancock, Sloan, Tyre, Kirkland, Glover, King, McCall, Cooper, Griffith, Marsh, Thomas, Williams, Hopson, Futch, Combee, Barker, Snyder…

Would appreciate any clues/leads anyone might have on these families…

Thank you for your time!!

05 May 2003

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