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Re: Branch Family in Pitt County, NC
Posted by: Sue Dail Pittman (ID *****1275) Date: June 17, 2003 at 19:30:56
In Reply to: Re: Branch Family in Pitt County, NC by Judy Lewis of 799

Hi Judy,
I connect to Charles Harris through his son "Joseph". Joseph's son, Guilford Harris, married Arceneth Ann McLawhorn.

The following are several notes I have accumulated that relate to Charles Harris:
Note #1: Letter dtd 10/2000 (which included descendants report) from Constance "Connie" Vincent Hardee states:
Charles Harris, was 122 years old when he died. He joined the Free Will Baptist Church and was baptized in Swift Creek near where we now live at the grand old age of 107.
her e-mail address is

Note #2: Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly, Volume II, No. 1, February 1995, page 6, reflects the following:
*Local News. (1898)
Remarkable Family.
Charles HARRIS left England in 1760, came to America and settled in Pitt County which was formed the same year. He was then twenty two years old. He served in three wars. He joined the Free Will Baptist Church in 1845, when he was 107 years old. He never used any strong drink or tobacco. He died in 1869 at the advanced age of 122 years. His wife was Loany MCLAWHON, whose parents came from Scotland. They had nine children, none dying under eighth-six years of age. The youngest, the late Charles HARRIS died about a year ago, aged eighty eight years.
Charles Harris Jr. married very young. Betsey NICHOLS. They had twelve children, six boys and six girls. Three sons went through the late was without a scratch. A fouth was filled at Manassas. There are near two hundred living descendants of this couple. They are noted for quite life, physical manhood and unusual longerity.
These facts are gathered from "Uncle" John TRIPP, who wife is a grand-daughter of Charles HARRIS. He saw the old man baptized in Swift Creek in 1845. People from far and near were present.
There are many relics of old times in the family. Our townsman Mr. H. B. HARRIS has a sword that his great grand father, Charles HARRIS Sr. used, probably in the Revolution."                                   Daily Reflector; May 6, 1898.Notes from Charles Harris:

Note #3: Pitt County Chronicles Family Number 676.

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