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Some Info on Harris Family of NC 1800's
Posted by: Elaine Cowan (ID *****6384) Date: November 25, 2011 at 09:36:11
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I had thought Emsley Harris was related to Ansel Parrish, having found Emsly in the Parrish household in 1950 and 1860 censuses. However it appears that he was probably placed there by the court or by his guardian, William Harris. I ma Posting some of what I found, hoping it will help some Harris Researcher:

Family Harris Jesse Will 1831 Emsley and others

Family Harris Ransom Will Davidson Co

Family Harris Ransom Pg 2 1841

Feb 1846 Inventory of estate of Ransom Harris
R. W. Harris exec
amts rec'vd of Wm Harris, EMSLEY Harris and [looks like] est. of Jesse Harris.

Family Davidson Harris Heirs of Emsley Sr

Family Davidson Harris Guard Emsley et al

Family DavidsonCo Accts 1841 -55 Harris in Index

Jesse and Ransom Harris same page as Edward Parish
All same page
Ancestry 1840 Census
Emsley Harris        Davidson, North Carolina
Same Page:
Ancel Parish
William Harris
[looks like] James Hughes Jr.
Philip Hughes
Redmond Pierce
Txxxx Harris
Ancestry 1840
Name:        William Harris
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):        Davidson, North Carolina
Males - Under 5:               2
Males - 10 thru 14:               3
Males - 30 thru 39:               1
Females - 5 thru 9:               2
Females - 30 thru 39:        1
1843 Ransom, Emsley and William Harris execs of father Jesse Harris' estate
Family Search 1850 Montgomery Co. NC Harris Eliz, Jesse and Maranda E

WHY is Adeline Not with Mother or uncle William?
Same page: a Washington Bell - too young for father to Elizabeth Bell
Adeline Harris who was ca 12 months old when fatrher died. Living with uncle by marriage William Burkhead (Jesse's dau Frances Burkhead named in his will
1850 Name:        William Burkhead
Age:        65
Birth Year:        abt 1785
Birthplace:        North Carolina
Home in 1850:        Southern Division, Davidson, North Carolina
Gender:        Male
Family Number:        804
Name        Age
William Burkhead        65
Frances Burkhead        60
Nancy R Burkhead        18
Nancy A Harris         5
NO Adeline Unless Nancy ADELINE?
Ancestry 1860
Name:        William Berkhead
Age in 1860:        75
Birth Year:        abt 1785
Birthplace:        North Carolina
Home in 1860:        South Division, Davidson, North Carolina
Gender:        Male
Name                             Age
William Berkhead               75
Francis Berkhead               69
William M C Berkhead        38
Nancy A Harris                15
No Adeline!
Ancestry 1860
Name:        Elizabeth Harris
Age in 1860:        56
Birth Year:        abt 1804
Home in 1860:        Fork, Montgomery, North Carolina
Gender:        Female
Name         Age
Elizabeth Harris        56
John W Harris        23
Meranda Harris        18
Jesse gone
Same page - Willis Bell also age 56 w/ wife and 2 daus.
Ancestry 1840
Name:        Benjamin Bell
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): West Pee Dee River, Montgomery, North Carolina
Birth Year:        abt 1761 Age:        79
Name:        Wiley Bell
Home in 1840 (City, County, State):        East Pee Dee River, Montgomery, North Carolina
Males - 5 thru 9:               1
Males - 30 thru 39:               1
Females - Under 5:               1
Females - 5 thru 9:               1
Females - 40 thru 49:        1
1880 for Emsley Harris
Name:         Emsley Harris
Residence:        Tabernacle, Randolph, North Carolina
Household                     Gender       Age
              Emsley Harris         M        39
Spouse        Marinda E. Harris        F        31
Child        Robert L. Harris               M        13
Child        William D. Harris        M        10
Child        James S. M. Harris        M        7
Child        Emsley C. Harris        M        3
Child        John W. Harris               M        1
Emsley T. Harris
United States Census, 1880
       birth:       1822       North Carolina,​ United States
residence:       1880       Precinct 1,​ Lamar,​ Texas
       spouse:       Marion J. Harris
children:       Lucretie Harris,​ Woodson Harris...
US Census, 1900 North Carolina Randolph Tabernacle Township
Emsley Harris b. 1840
Miranda b. Dec 1847
Arthur b Apr 1883
Lolar (Dau) b Mar 1887
Charley b Mar 1893
1900 Census Emmons Twp Davidson Co NC
Wiley Harris born 1876 married.
1910 for Emsley L Harris
Name:        Emsley L Harris
Birthplace:        North Carolina
Relationship to Head of Household:        Self
Residence:        Tabernacle, Randolph, North Carolina
Marital Status:        Widowed
Household       Gender       Age
       Emsley L Harris        M        68y
Child        Lola P Harris        M        23y
       Julia Harris        F        19y
       James Harris        M        1y 11m
Child        Charles T Harris        M        17y
parents:       Emsley Harris,​ Bettie Belle
       name:       Emsley L. Harris
death date:       25 Dec 1914
death place:       Tabernacle Twp., Randolph, North Carolina
gender:       Male
race (original):       White
race (expanded):       White
age at death:       abt 76y
estimated birth year:       1838
birthplace:       Davidson Co., N.C.
marital status:       Widowed
father:       Emsley Harris
father's birthplace:       Davidson Co., N.C.
mother:       Bettie Belle
mother's birthplace:       Davidson Co., N.C.
occupation:       Farmer
cemetery:       Tabernacle Church
burial date:       27 Dec 1914
1790 Ancestry
Jesse Harris               Wake, North Carolina
John Harris               Wake, North Carolina
Reuben Harris         Wake, North Carolina
Saml Harris               Wake, North Carolina
Sherrod Harris         Wake, North Carolina
Charles Harris         Rowan, North Carolina
Jesse Harris Senior        Rowan, North Carolina
Jesse Harris Junior        Rowan, North Carolina
John Harris               Rowan, North Carolina 1
John Harris               Rowan, North Carolina 2
Joseph Harris         Rowan, North Carolina
Zepheniah Harris        Rowan, North Carolina
Benjn Harriss         Franklin, North Carolina
Brittin Harriss         Franklin, North Carolina
Daniel Harriss         Franklin, North Carolina
Exum Harriss         Franklin, North Carolina
[1860 name: Axum Harris
residence:       Franklin, North Carolina
age:       50 years estimated birth year:       1810
birthplace:       North Carolina]
Harrisson Harriss        Franklin, North Carolina
Howell Harriss         Franklin, North Carolina
Solomon Harriss        Franklin, North Carolina
Beth Harris               Franklin, North Carolina
Britain Harris               Franklin, North Carolina
Daniel Harris               Franklin, North Carolina
Edward Harris         Franklin, North Carolina
Joseph Harris         Franklin, North Carolina

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