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seeking the father of Elijah Harris
Posted by: Marsha Owen (ID *****7344) Date: March 12, 2012 at 17:53:07
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I'm looking for any information on Elija Harris (tombstone says Eliga Harris). He was born @ 1813 in either Alabama or Mississippi but I think Alabama since their first 4 children were born there. He married Jane Sharp (born @1822 in Alabama) and I descend through their daughter Nancy Walker Harris and Lewis (Louis) "Scoot" Preston Smith.

They moved to Mississippi before 1850 and Elija has passed by then, leaving Jane a widow at 26 years old. They seem to live close to family and intermarry with neighbors on the census records.

The oldest daughter, Mary A. married a Webb, and their daughter Drucilla Catherine married a Hodge-also listed on the census records. I wonder if they may have traveled together from Alabama to Mississippi. Also, I wonder if Elija's mother might possibly have the surname of Walker. I noticed other "surname -like" middle name son some of the other people in the family. Maybe i twas the custom of the time?

I'll keep digging around but, if anyone has any information or clues, I'd REALLY appreciate it! Thanks.

Marsha Owen

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