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William Green Harris wf Ann Elizabeth Moore-MS to Hill Co TX
Posted by: Linda Harris (ID *****4970) Date: February 24, 2012 at 14:01:16
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As per other postings on this website, I have copied a posting from ROOTSWEB regarding Anderson Green Harris, reported grandson of Isham Harris of NC/VA records

"Anderson Green Harris is the "reputed" grandson on Isham Harris according to Isham's will.

Will of Isham Harris, Granville County, North Carolina

Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records Of Granville County, North Carolina by Zae Hargett Gwynn
Book 9, 1821-1824, pp. 361-362 July 3, 1815 --- proved August court 1824 ---
Isham Harris lends to wife Martha for life or widowhood the land whereon I live, formerly known as "the Chalk Level Tract", all negroes; to son Isham Harris, a negro slave; to son Willie Harris, a slave; to my reputed grandson Anderson Green Harris, land I bought of William H. Sims, containing 125 acres and a tract adjoining of 75 acres, a slave, a horse, featherbed and furniture, livestock, and $50.00 cash when he is of age but, if he die without issue, then to return to my above named children; all land given to return to my above named children; all land given wife, at her death, to be sold and also all negroes, excepting three, and divide money, after debts paid, to Newson Harris, Ransom Harris, Rowland Harris, Willie Harris, Hardy Harris, Isham Harris, Britain Harris, Patsey Revis, my children; to Daniel J. Reavis, who married my daughter Patsey Harris, the property in eight parts, and they to draw lots. Exrs: Hardy and Britain and wife Martha Harris. Wts: Nathaniel Williams. Gideon Stanton.

David Reavis, a researcher on the Reavis Family, has in his possession a copy of a 6-page letter from Anderson Green Harris to his father-in-law William Whitman Reavis. In the letter he refers to his wife Russell. It was found in the belongings of Whitman Reavis' home after his death and is dated 1844.

Apparently, Anderson and his family first went to Tennessee, before heading to Mississippi and then settling in Arkansas.

We are not sure whom Anderson's father was - possibly it was James Harris, son of Isham, who died in 1804, which would have been shortly after Anderson was born. However, the will itself proves the relationship between Isham and Anderson as grandfather and grandson."

I am so sorry that I did not record the name of the researcher who posted the above on Rootsweb. Hopefully, he will forgive my error.

1850 Itawamba County, MS
Harris, A. G. 49 NC
Harris, Russell 39 NC
Harris, WILLIAM 22
Harris, James 12
Harris Leonidas 16
Harris, Thomas 10
Harris, Mary 8
Harris, Henry 6
Harris, Alexander 4
Harris, Unnamed 0

Anderson Harris removed to Arkansas pre-1870 census.

My interst is with Anderson and Russell Harris's son, William Green Harris who married Ann Elizabeth Moore [not Elizabeth Green] in Itawamba Co. Ms 22 Dec 1853 and removed to Hillsboro, Hill Co. TX.

1870 Hill County, TX
Harris, William 40 NC
Harris, Elizabeth 28 MS
Harris, Matilda 16 MS
Harris, John T 12 MS or possible John F.
Harris, Mary D. 9 MS
Harris, Willie G. 6 Ms daughter
Harris, Ida 4 MS
Harris, ROBERT L. 2 MS
Harris Nora 3mo. TX

The eldest daughter's name was Sarah Matilda Russell Harris, nickname Tella. She married Wm H. McDonald [TN] in Hillsboro, date unknown, mother of 6 but only 5 living children. She died in July, 1929 in Tarrant Co. TX.

Willie Green Harris was a spinister who lived first with her mother, then with Sarah, then with her brother Robert Edward Harris until her death. He died in Hill Co in 1940.

Robert Edward Harris married Georgia Adela Mendez [AL] in Dallas, TX. She the daugher of Samuel P. Mendez [Jamaica] and Mary Eliza Goolsby [goolsbee] of Russell Co AL.
They divorced after the 1910 census. He returned to Hillsboro, TX. They were the parents of a son Robert Edward Harris and a daugher, Johnnie Jean Harris who died in 1918 in Washington DC during the great flu epidemic while a student in nursing school.

Not possessing information regarding Robert's other sibling, I would appreciate any help one has to offer.

Robert Edward Harris, Jr. married Aline McCormick of Dallas TX, daughter of Joseph Manson Harris and Mary McCoun and granddaugher of Federal Judge Andrew Phelps McCormick [Firth Circuit Court of Appeals] [Brazoria to McLennan to Dallas Co.] Descendants of Austin's 300 Hundred. They had two sons, Manson Harris and Robert Edward Harris, Jr. and one daugher who died as an infant.

Respectfully,
Linda Harris


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