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Re: NC, Lucy, Robert, John Harris, late 1700s
Posted by: James Harmon (ID *****6352) Date: April 06, 2004 at 22:15:40
In Reply to: NC, Lucy, Robert, John Harris, late 1700s by Bobbi Keenan of 23892

Descendants of Thompson 'Tom' Harris

Generation No. 1

1. THOMPSON 'TOM'1 HARRIS was born Abt. 1725, and died October 15, 1775 in Guilford Co., North Carolina. He married HANNAH AIKEN.


Guilford County North Carolina Will abstracts A: 0151-

Thompson Harris 15 Oct 1775 Probated Nov 1775

Sons Robert & John-divide land where John Sanders lives

Wife Hannah-half of home plantation. stock

Son Thompson-half of home plantation

Son Christopher- half of plantation when wife dies

Executors: Wife Hannah Harris, son Robert Harris

(Note: These lands shifted from county to county as the borders changed

and new counties were created)

Patent Book 14, #3947, page 418, Thompson Harris, 6, March 1762, 477acres in Orange County on Pruits Fork of Hogans Creek. joining Samuel Watts, David Vann, and on both sides of said Creek. (Note: These lands were later part of Rockingham and Caswell counties North Carolina) The earliest mention of Thompson Harris is in 1752 from Granville County North Carolina deed books, again, the land in mention was in Granville County North Carolina at that time, but later part of Rockingham County He was deeded land by Lord Granville himself.

Thompson HARRIS of Orange County, North Carolina (Grantor)

William Heath (Grantee)

Book/Page: 1/107 Bedford County, VA

Date: 2/21/1757

Comment: 400ac. both sides of Great Br. of Turpin Cr. Wit:

William LEWIS, John LAYNE, Joseph WILLIAMS.


2. i. John2 Harris, b. Abt. 1755; d. 1790.

3. ii. Robert Harris, b. Abt. 1748, Orange Co., North Carolina; d. June 9, 1806, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.

iii. Christopher Harris.

4. iv. Thompson Harris, Jr., b. North Carolina.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 HARRIS (THOMPSON 'TOM'1) was born Abt. 1755, and died 1790. He married NELLIE ATKINS, daughter of DANIEL ATKINS. She was born Bet. 1759 - 1770.

Children of JOHN HARRIS and NELLIE ATKINS are:

5. i. John3 Harris, b. Bet. 1775 - 1780; d. Bet. 1840 - 1850.

6. ii. Levin Harris, b. Abt. 1780.

7. iii. Martin Harris, b. Abt. 1782.

3. ROBERT2 HARRIS (THOMPSON 'TOM'1) was born Abt. 1748 in Orange Co., North Carolina, and died June 9, 1806 in Rockingham Co., North Carolina. He married LUCY STUBBLEFIELD. She was born Abt. 1755 in Orange Co., North Carolina, and died Aft. 1844.


White County Historical Society, History of White County Illinois, (Originally published 1883, republished 1966).


Lucy Stubblefield moved to White County Illinois where she applied for Revolutionary War Pension February 1, 1844. Record #W23240 where she listed Robert as being from Guilford County North Carolina and dying in Rockingham County North Carolina



i. Nancy3 Harris, b. January 4, 1780, Orange Co., North Carolina; m. Alexander Trousdale.

ii. Robert Harris, b. December 2, 1782, Orange Co., North Carolina.

iii. Richard Harris, b. November 11, 1785, Rockingham Co., North Carolina; d. March 29, 1856; m. Minerva Webb, 1826, White Co., Illinois.

More About Richard Harris and Minerva Webb:

Marriage: 1826, White Co., Illinois

iv. Elizabeth Harris, b. August 12, 1787, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.

v. Thompson Harris, b. December 27, 1789, Rockingham Co., North Carolina; m. Mariah Ingram.

vi. Suzannah Harris, b. April 20, 1792, Rockingham Co., North Carolina; m. William Taylor.

vii. Fannie Harris, b. March 16, 1795, Rockingham Co., North Carolina; m. Unknown Taylor.

viii. John Harris, b. January 10, 1798, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.

ix. Polly Harris, b. July 9, 1800, Rockingham Co., North Carolina; m. William Trousdale.

4. THOMPSON2 HARRIS, JR. (THOMPSON 'TOM'1) was born in North Carolina.


Thompson Harris, Jr moved with family to South Carolina soon after his fathers death where descendants of his moved into Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi. There is record of Thompson Harris who moved into Georgia who married Nancy Ursery. Dates of birth of this Thompson could place him as a son OR grandson of Thompson, Jr. Endnotes

Guilford County North Carolina Will abstracts A: 0151. 2. Public Record, Guilford County North Carolina Will abstracts A: 0151.


i. Thompson3 Harris, b. Abt. 1785.

Generation No. 3

5. JOHN3 HARRIS (JOHN2, THOMPSON 'TOM'1) was born Bet. 1775 - 1780, and died Bet. 1840 - 1850. He married ELIZABETH STUBBLEFIELD. She was born Bet. 1780 - 1790.


i. Claiborn4 Harris, b. Bet. 1814 - 1815, Rockingham Co., North Carolina; d. October 1849, McNairy Co., Tennessee; m. Minerva Settle, February 10, 1835, Rockingham Co., North Carolina; b. June 28, 1817, Rockingham Co., North Carolina; d. Unknown, Probably Marshall Co., Mississippi.

Notes for Claiborn Harris:

1840 Rockingham County North Carolina Federal Census

HH# 125 C.W. Harris 1m 0-5, 1m 5-10, 1m 15-20, 1m 30-40, 2f 10-5, 2f 5-10, 2f 10-15, 1f 30-40

HH# 140 James Harris 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40, 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30

HH# 147 *Claiborne Harris 1m 0-5, 1m 10-15, 1m 20-30, 1f 0-5, 1f 20-30

HH# 147 *John Harris 1m 20-30, 1m 60-70, 1f 0-5, 2f 20-30, 1f 50-60

HH# 148 *Martin Harris 1m 15-20, 1m 20-30, 1m 50-60, 1f 0-5, 2f 20-30, 1f 50-60

HH# 149 *E. R. Harris 1m 20-30, 2f 0-5, 1f 20-30

HH# 153 Henry Harris 2m 0-5, 2m 5-10, 1m 30-40, 2f 5-10, 1f 30-40

HH# 165 A Young

HH# 165 James Harris

It is believed that John Harris and Elizabeth Stubblefield of Rockingham/Guilford Co., North Carolina are the parents of Claiborn Harris. Does anyone know how these Harris families listed above are connected? I believe that this family ties in Thompson Harris line of Orange Co., Virginia.

More About Claiborn Harris:

Census 1840: Rockingham Co., North Carolina

Census 1850: Tennessee Mortality Schedule and McNairy Co., Tennessee

Not Proven: Possibly son of John Harris, Jr. and Elizabeth Stubblefield of Rockingham Co., North Carolina.

More About Claiborn Harris and Minerva Settle:

Marriage: February 10, 1835, Rockingham Co., North Carolina

ii. Martin Harris.

6. LEVIN3 HARRIS (JOHN2, THOMPSON 'TOM'1) was born Abt. 1780. He married ELIZABETH.


Rockingham County North Carolina Wills p. 101

Leven Harriss, March 27, 1834. Prb. May 1834

Wife Elizabeth (land whereon I reside bounded by John Harriss Sr's line) Sons: John, Clement, Alfred, William and

Ira Harris. Daus: Elizabeth, Emily, Julia, Lethy, Elley, Caroline, Polly King (and son-in-law Walter King)

Exrs: sons John, Clement, wife Elizabeth Hariss.

Wit: R.T. Williamson, John Mattock, Calvin G. Smit

Children of LEVIN HARRIS and ELIZABETH are:

i. John4 Harris.

ii. Clement Harris.

iii. Alfred Harris.

iv. William Harris.

v. Ira Harris.

vi. Elizabeth Harris.

vii. Emily Harris.

viii. Julia Harris.

ix. Lethy Harris.

x. Elley Harris.

xi. Caroline Harris.

xii. Polly Harris.

7. MARTIN3 HARRIS (JOHN2, THOMPSON 'TOM'1) was born Abt. 1782. He married MARTHA.


1. MARTIN HARRIS died Bef. February 1849. He married MARTHA.


John Harris Sr is not proven to be Mastin's parent but strongly suspected as such.

Records vary in listing him as Mastin and others as Martin

Rockingham County North Carolina Wills p. 86

Mastin Harris. December 12, 1848 Prb. Feb 1849

Wife Martha Harris-land on Lickford Creek.

Daus: Martha A. Robertson, Eliza J. Harris, Catherine Cobb (wife of Joseph Cobb) Sons: Richard D. Harris,

Edward R. Harris, Giles N. Harris

Exrs: sons John W. Harris, Richard D. Harris

Wit: Elijah R. Witheres, Richard B. Johnson

Children of MARTIN HARRIS and MARTHA are:

i. Richard D.4 Harris, b. Abt. 1805.

ii. John W. Harris, b. Abt. 1807.

iii. Edwin R. Harris, b. Abt. 1809.

iv. Giles N. Harris, b. Abt. 1811.

v. Martha A. Harris, b. Abt. 1812; m. ? Robertson.

vi. Eliza J. Harris, b. Abt. 1814.

vii. Catherine Harris, b. Abt. 1815; m. Joseph Cobb.

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