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Harris Family Genealogy

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The Pennsylvania Harrises 18 Replies

Started by Ricky Harris. Last reply by Marjorie Harris Oct 28.

Harris Family members from Tennessee and Missouri 3 Replies

Started by William Mark Harris. Last reply by William Mark Harris Aug 9, 2012.

Children of Highsmith Harris

Started by Bonnie Skiles Rost Jan 20, 2012.

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Comment by Robin Edwards on May 15, 2014 at 5:46am

Hi all!  I belong to Stephen Harris (1795, Georgia) and Phebe Hawkins (1798, Georgia).  That's where I'm stuck.  Our Harris', as far back as I can go, were from Georgia before the Civil War but then about the time Hilliard Harris served (1862) in the Arkansas militia, the family settled in Bradly County, Arkansas.  My grandfather was the first to move to Louisiana and settled in Calcasieu Parish. 

Comment by Tommy Anderson on March 13, 2014 at 12:18am

My Harris line traces back past Robert Harris and Dorthy Wiley maternally.  I have done the Ancestry DNA test.  I haven't gotten my results yet.

Comment by David D. Harris on December 17, 2012 at 1:20pm

Hello all, I am researching my Harris line and have hit a brick wall. I have gotten as far back as Kimbrell Harris born 1813 in TN (not exactly sure where). He was residing in Smith Co. Tn in 1838 I know for sure. He married Prudence James and they traveled to Phillips Co. AR. Prudence died and Kimbrell remarried. Kimbrell had a sister Fannie and Martha that both married a John Hutches. I beleve that he also had a brother named George W. Harris.

Kimbrell's parents are shown on the census to have been born in NC. Looking at tax records from Smith Co. TN, I have found a John and Mary Harris living in an area close to the James Family. Kimbrell's first son was named John Alexander. I believe John from his Grandpa Harris and Alexander from his Grandpa James.

If anyone has any leads for me to follow, it sure would be appreciated. I have not done the DNA thing yet but plan on it soon. Again any info is appreciated.

Comment by Shannon Cleven on December 5, 2012 at 4:54pm

Hello Harris researchers! Does anyone have any info on Samuel Harris, born in NH around 1777?  He married Sarah (Sally) Holmes. He's the last person in my Harris line.  He was a Jr., but I haven't been able to find his father.  Obituaries say the family was of Scots-Irish descent and started off in MA.  This line of Harris's went from NH to NY to MI.

We're in group 22 of the Harris DNA Project, matching up with a Bryan Harris b 1800 in Canada and a William Harris b 1798 in Wayne Co PA.

Comment by William Mark Harris on May 17, 2012 at 9:26am

Hi all,

Looking for info on A. Harris (might be Alexander). There may be more info out there on Thomas C. Harris, born in 1798 in Tennessee, married Mary McMurtry in 1820 in Washington Co. Missouri....They had 9 children.....Narcisses Clementine in 1827, John in 1826, James C. in 1828, L.E. Erasmus in 1830, William in 1834, Martha Jane in 1836 or 1828, Thomas Jr. 1838 or 1820, Moses O. in 1840 and Patton in 1842....My line is the L.E. Erasmus Harris line...


Any and all info welcomed and appreciated.


Thank you

Comment by Carlotta Carlton on March 23, 2012 at 5:05pm

I am seeking information on Fred Harris b. 1835 Alabama.  Fred married Lou Harris b. 1845 Alabama.  Fred's parents were from North or South Carolina.  Fred and Lou had six children:  Henry Harris, Callie Harris, Sallie Harris, Bossie Harris, Mamie Harris and Pumpsey Harris.  Mamie Harris is my Great Great Grandmother.  I would like to know the names of Fred and Lou's parents as well as Lou's maiden name.  I would also like to know what plantation in Alabama that Fred and Lou were slaves on.  Any information will be appreciated.  Thanks. 

Comment by Brenda Hare on January 16, 2012 at 4:12pm

I am seeking information on Henry H. Harris, born 1865 Darlington Co, SC: died 10 Apr 1935, buried at the Cypress Cemetery, Cypress Crossroads, Lee County, South Carolina.  His mother was Amanda Jackson.  I believe his father was Henry Harris, a slave owner.  Amanda Jackson was one of his slaves.

I am trying to find the slave owner, Henry Harris, in a cemetery, or a death record, or something else about him.  I'm trying to get behind that Harris line.

Does anyone have access to Darlington and Lee County, SC records? 

Comment by Robert Harris on July 8, 2011 at 11:37am

I am seeking descendants of Peter Harris and Cindia Harris.   In Brunswick County VA around 1900.  Their children were: Joseph, Maude, Junius, Ned, James, Henrietta, Bessie, Carrie, Rosa, Ruth, Sydnor, and Polly.  Peter died in 1916 from an injury. They are both buried in the Good Hope Baptist Church cemetery in the Blackridge area of Brunswick County.  Junius was my father.

Comment by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. on June 28, 2011 at 9:01pm
In the early 1950's at Whitaker Elementary School, Winston-Salem, N.C., my fellow classmate was Nicky Harris; with the shocking death of his father, I came to know the difficulties that he (and another sibling I think), and his mother had lived under. With my enlightenment, my heart then went out to Nicky and his mother.  It's true over the last half century, I might not think of Nicky and his once situation each year, but there also have been many years, I have remembered. If anyone by slight chance knows Nicky Harris, tell him his once classmate Jim (also known as Al) Miller has not forgotten (now of Southport, N.C.) and hopes he and his mom are healthy, healed survivors.
Comment by Joel ryan Harris on June 28, 2011 at 12:24am
Can anyone help? I am researching my Harris line from Surry county nc.My dad was born in lambsburg va his dad was Hiram archie Harris,Hirams dad was really alexander moody but he took his mothers name she was matilda Harris.Her dad was Mack Harris he married a nancy caudle.They moved back to Surry county around 1928 I think.I would like to find out where this line of harris came from.

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