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Christopher Harris

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Christopher Harris
Born in Louisa Co., VAmap
Husband of — married to in Virginiamap
Husband of — married in Albemarle Co., VAmap
Died in Madison Co., KYmap
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Note: Christopher Harris came to what is now Madison County, Kentucky from
Albemarle County, VA in 1786. Will of Christopher Harris of Madison
County, KY taken from Will Book A-page 54, 55. It was transcribed by
Eileen Niederkorn.
CHRISTOPHER HARRISS WILL - Will Book A-pg 54, 55
In the name of God Amen. I Christopher Harris being through the
abundant mercy and goodness of God tho weak in body yet of perfect
understanding and memory do constitute this my last will & Testament
and desire it should be reviewed by all as such. Imprimis that I will
& Desire that my first Children (Viz) Dabney Harris, Sarah Martin,
Robert Harriss, Mourning Jones, Christopher Harrifs, & Mary Jones
should have the following negroes (excepting thirty pounds out of my
son Dabneys Legacy which is to be paid by the Executors of this Part
of my Will for the use & Benefit of my wife and Other Children) (Viz)
Ritter and her Children, Pomp, Moses, Allice, George, Betty, Lucy and
Delphy the above Negores to be Divided Agreeable to Cornelias Dabneys
Seniors Will and I do appoint Foster Jones, and Christoph
Harrifs as Executors of the above part of this will and as to the
Ballance of my Estate I Direct that first my Debts shall be paid out
of what money I have by or is owing to me the house where I live I
Direct should be finished which together with the tract of land
whereon I live, I leave to my Dear & loving wife during her life and
at ther death to son Overton Harrifs as to the Ballance of my Negroes
(David, Cate, Fanny, Stephen, and Eddy together with my House hold
furniture Stock of every kind and Plantation utensels I desire that my
wife may have the whole Benefit of them during her life or widowhood
and if she should Marry the whole to be sold and Equally Divided
amongst her & her children as to my Lands on Muddy Creek I will and
Bequeath them as follows, the Drowning Creek Tract of land I will
and Bequeath to my son John Harrifs the Sycamore Spring Tract to my
son Benjamin Harris the tract on which my son Wm. has Built to my son
Harris and the Tract Clalled the Holly Tract to my son Barnabas
Harrifs and my land in Albemarle County together with the Stock that
is thereon I direct shall be sold and that my sons James and Samuel
Harris shall Receive of the money as much as Col John Miller & Robert
Rodes shall Judge the land to be worth that I willed to my Other sons
Viz to be made Equal to them, as to my three Daughters Viz Jane
Gentry-Margret Harris, and Isabel Harris my will and Desire is that
Jean Gentry should Receive ten pounds and Margret and Isbel
Harris to have fifty pounds apeice out of the Ballance of what my
Albermarld land and the Proffits arising from that place and if that
should not be Sufficient that It shall be made up to htem out of any
of Personal Estate that my wife and Executors after nemtioned shall
think best as to my lands on Sinking Waters my will is that if they
are obtained it should be sold and Wqually divided amongst my last Set
of Children and I do appoint my dear & loveing wife with John
Sappington and John Harris to execute that part of my will that
respects my wife and her Children as witnefs my hand & seal this
twentyeth day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety four.
Witnefs-Hartly Sappington Christopher Harrifs
Rich®d Sappington Joseph Wells
At a Court held for Madison County on Tuesday the 15th day of March
1794 This Will was proved to be the last will & testament of
Christopher Harris by the oath of Joseph Wells, Hartly & Richard
Sappington witnefses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste Will
Irvine CMC
Typed as spelled in will.
The following is some research on Christopher Harris done by my cousin
Evelyn W. Wallace:
Preparer: Evelyn W. Wallace, southern California
Edited 2/2000
CHRISTOPHER HARRIS. (ca. 1725 VA-1794 KY). WIR00050 An entry in
DAR LINEAGE BOOK, V. 80, p. 353 reads: "Christopher Harris (1725-94)
served in the Kentucky Militia, 1780. He was born in Albemarle
County, VA; died in Madison County, KY. ... Christopher Harris and
Agness McCord (b. 1740), his wife, m. 1762." (Mrs. Mary Allen Mathews,
No. 79960).
As with many older DAR applications, this, too, has flaws. We
deduce from the following deeds that Christopher's date of birth as
given is approximately correct. He was of age by 1753. However, his
more likely birthplace was Hanover Co., VA, the parent county of
Louisa Co., which was formed 1742 from Hanover Co. Later. "the
western portion of Louisa County was annexed to Albemarle County 1 May
1761," according to Rosalie Edith Davis, who has transcribed or
abstracted many deeds and vestry records of both Louisa and Albemarle
Cos.
In Vol. 7 of the Lineage Book of the Daughters of the American
Colonists, p, 277, Christopher Harris (1725-94) is said to have
married Mary Dabney in 1745. No documentation is presented. (Lineage
of Mrs. Virginia Field Walton Brooks, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas.)
(Lineage Books were at Santa Monica PL, 369.12 D263). However,
Christopher's 1794 will makes reference to Cornelius Dabney, who MAY
have been his brother-in-law rather than his father-in-law.
Another source states the marriage probably took place at Brown's
Cove. This place may be in reference to the family of Benjamin Brown,
who were neighbors of the Harrises.
Christopher Harris probably was named for a relative of another
generation. This name is found in a list of processioners ca. 1718,
Hanover Co., VA, along with other surnames associated with the family
of Robert Harris "the immigrant," i.e., Overton, Glenn, Garland,
Grubbs.
From The Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA
1706-1786, as transcribed and edited by C. G. Chamberlayne [Richmond:
1940], p. 266:
"p. [206]" "The lands of Edw Garland, Jas. Overton, Xpher Harris, Jno
Glenn, Saml Reynolds, Henry Farmer, Robt Jennings & Abra: Venable
being one precinct of which Edwd Garland and Jas Overton were
Overseers who made this return, the within Order executed in presence
of James Glenn, Saml Reynolds, Abra: Venable, Henry Farmer, Mr. Robt
Jennings did not appear, for his Land and Saml Reynolds is all in one
pattent and no Division."
Another in St. Paul's Parish with whom the Harris family was
associated was David Crawford. One of the daughters of Robert Harris
and Mourning [Glenn], Frances or Nancy Harris was to marry Joel
Crawford (qv), to whom David Crawford probably was related. (More
reseach is needed on the Crawford family.)
In 1746/47 Christopher Harris patented land.
Patent Bk 28: Christopher Harris, 350 acs. Louisa Co., under the
foot of ragged Mountains and on both sides of a West fork of Rockey
Cr. on the Goochland Co. Line [N65 degrees W] on a ridge, adj. Mosias
Jones & James Merideth; 12 Jan 1746/47, p. 25. 1 pd. 15 shillings (D.
R. Hudgins, CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS, V. V, [Richmond, VA: Virginia
Genealogical Society, 1994] p. 304)
From Louisa Co. DB B. P. 500-501. 27 Mary 1753 Robert Harris of
Fredericksville Par., Louisa Co., Gent., and Mourning, his wife, to
William Keaton of same. For and in consideration that sd. Keaton and
Margaret, his wife, shall by deed make over to Christopher Harris (Son
of afsd. Robert) for fee simple estate, 331 acres of land and
plantation of William Keaton's; bounded as in a patent granted
sd. Keaton in City of Williamsburg 12 Jan. 1747. Sd. Harris have sold
to sd. Keaton 400 acres and plantation of sd. Robert Harris on both
sides of Rockey Creek, being land whereon sd. Keaton now lives,
bounded as by patent granted sd. Harris in City of Williamsburg 15
Sept. 1752.
Robert Harris
Mourning Harris
Wit: John Hawkins, David Watts, John (X) McCauley.
27 Mar 1752 acknowledged by Robert Harris and Mourning, his wife.
(Mourning Harris, Robert's wife, is said to have been was the
former Mourning Glenn. Refer to her biography.)
P. 501-502. 27 Mar 1753 William Keaton of Fredericksville Par.,
Louisa Co., and Margaret, his wife, to Christopher Harris of same. In
consideration that Robert Harris of Louisa Co., and Mourning, his
wife, shall by deed make over to William Keaton 400 acres and
plantation, bounded as in a patent granted sd. Harris in 1752, land
whereon William Keaton now lives. Have sold to sd. Christopher Harris
331 acres on both sides of the south fork of Rocky Creek whereon sd.
Christopher Harris now lives; bounded as in a patent
granted sd. Keaton in the City of Williamsburg 12 Jan. 1747.
William (M) Keaton
Margaret (X) Keaton
Wit: John Hawkins, David Watts, John (X) McCauley
27 Mar. 1753 acknowledged by William Keaton.
George II to Mosias Jones, David Milles, Gentlemen Justices of
Louisa Co. Power granted to take acknowledgment of Margaret Keaton,
who is so impotent that without great Danger of her body she cannot
travel to the Court of our County. 3 Apr 1753.
James Littlepage, Clk.
20 Apr. 1753 By virtue of this writ we have examined sd. Margaret,
wife of William Keaton, who acknowledgted her right of dower.
Mosias Jones, David Mills
(Rosalie Edith Davis, LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEED BOOKS A AND B,
1742-1759 [Bellevue, WA 1976] p. 84)
(To be continued)
E.W.Wallace(hdanw@aol.com)
This is a continuation of the biographical sketch of Christopher
Harris (the elder) of Madison Co., KY.
A Virginia land patent of Tully Choice, Pat. Bk 31-711 indicates
that his land is on the Branches of Rockey Creek and the Albemarle Co.
Line [N50W] and adjoins Christopher Harris, William Keatton, Patrick
Wood & William Owens.
Christopher Harris's Marriages
Christopher's first wife, according to Hazel Spraker in THE BOONE
FAMILY, ("Harris Family" by Bess Hawthorne, a Harris descendant) was
Mary Dabney. In Christopher's will (1794, Madison Co., KY), cited
below, he mentions bequest of Cornelius Dabney, probably Mary's father
or possibly brother. The bequest was to Harris's oldest children,
implying that these were his children by Mary Dabney. A Cornelius
Dabney was in King William Co. ca. 1723, but also in Hanover Co.
1733-34 (Hanover Co. Court Records), and in Louisa Co., VA as late as
1782. The latter Cornelius Dabney would
have been contemporaneous with Christopher Harris but possibly
predeceasing him. It is known there were several men by this name of
succeeding generations.
The Dabneys were neighbors in Albemarle Co. in 1768 as evidenced
by the following deed, DB-5, pp. 37-38:
William Dabney & his wf. Jane of Albemarle Co. to William Shelton
for 200 pds. current money of VA, a tract of land on Mechams River,
adj Wm. Wallace. (s) Wm. Dabney Wit: Thomas Grubbs, Elizabeth Jones,
Christopher Harris, Robert Harris, Tyre Harris. 2 Jun 1768; delivery
of deed acknd by witnesses on same date. Rec. Nov Ct 1768
(Tyre or Tyree Harris, brother of Christopher, found in some
Louisa Co. records, later removed to Orange Co. NC from which Caswell
Co. was formed in 1777. William Shelton married into the Harris
family. He had a son named Tyree and so did Christopher Harris.)
Louisa County VA Records
Christopher Harris was a witness in Louisa Co. 24 Nov 1750 to
Martin's improvements, apparently an appraisal by three men (by order
of Louisa Court Oct 1750).
An indication of the approximate location of the land of
Christopher Harris in Louisa Co. is found in this entry in
Fredericksville Parish Vestry Book:
P. 35: [ca 28 Nov 1750] "Ordered that Mosias Jones and
Christopher Harris do procession all the lands on the up[p]er side of
Buck mountain Creek and a Cross Moormans river to the Coty. Line and
up the Same to the Ragged Mountains and under them to Brown's road and
down the Same to Buck Mountain Creek."
(Rosalie Edith Davis, FREDERICKSVILLE PARISH VESTRY BOOK,
1742-1787, VOL. I [Manchester, MO: privately printed, 1978], p. 38
"Pursuant to an Order of Court Dated ye 24th Day of June 1752,"
an almost identical order was issued to Moisas Jones Gent. and
Christopher Harris. (p. 51)
Also living in Fredericksville Parish at the same time were
Christopher's father, Robert Harris "Gent." and brother Tyree Harris.
Tyree succeeded his father Robert as vestryman, but he later migrated
to North Carolina. Jeremiah Glen, no doubt a relative of Christopher
and Tyree's mother, Mourning Glen, was a resident in the parish also.
(Mourning's father is believed to have been James Glen, but the exact
identity of Mourning's parents is in dispute among contemporary
genealogists.)
Much later, Christopher was again ordered to procession:
P. 81 [ca 1767] "Ordered that Xtopher Harris & Daniel Maupine
Junr. do procession all the lands above (a hole in the page) ... res
Meeting House between Moreman's river and Woods Road up to the top of
the Great Mountain." (Davis, op. cit., p. 85)
A William Dabney appears in the orders. He was to procession
between Wood's and Rhodes Road & the River and Ivy Creek.
Albemarle Co. Records
Albemarle Co., VA was formed 1744 from Louisa and Goochland
Cos.
In Albemarle Co., there is this deed: DB A?-p158: 13 May 1762
Christopher Harris to Saml. Karr, Augusta [Co.] for 65 pds., 331 acres
both sides S fork Rockey Creek adj. Henry Bunch, Mosias [transcribed
as Morias but other records show Mosias] Jones.
(Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, THE DEEDS OF AMHERST COUNTY, VIRGINIA
1761-1807 AND ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1748-1763, p. 54)
This parcel of 331 acres seems to be the same which Keaton had
sold to Christopher Harris nine years earlier and which Robert Harris,
Christopher's father, had earlier sold to Keaton with proviso that it
was to be later transferred to Christopher. (This type of conveyance
usually occurred between an older man to a younger relative or a
trusted friend when the son of the grantor was underage. The
relationship of Keaton to the Harris family is unknown. Perhaps he
was a brother-in-law of Robert Harris.)
From Albemarle Co., VA court papers 1744-1783:
1770 [p. 32] Promissory note: Philip Thurman of Albemarle Co. to
Christopher Harris, dated 10 Mar 1770, witnessed by Robert Harris and
Benjamin Thurman. (On back "To Mr. Robert Harvey: Sir, please pay
this bond. Signed Philip Thurman.) (Comment: This may be the
younger Robert Harris, Christopher's brother or perhaps Christopher's
son of the same name.)
(Benjamin B. Weisiger III, ALBEMARLE CO., VA COURT PAPERS
1744-1783, SLC film 1,697,895 Item 9)
To be continuedPart 3 (Two other parts of the biography of
Christopher Harris have already been posted. This is a continuation.)
The following deeds of Louisa Co. make reference to Albemarle Co.
line: Deed Bk. B-136-137 makes mention of Christopher Harris's land.
The deed is dated 14 Jul 1756 is from Tully Choice of Halifax Co.,
grantor, to James Ennis of Louisa Co....on branches of Rockey
Creek...Christopher Harris and William Keaton's corner...Patrick Woods
line...Williams Owens line, corner in Albemarle Co. line...Christopher
Harris' corner in the County line.
Deed Bk. B-300 also makes reference to land of Christopher
Harris. James Ennis & wife of Louisa to James Read of same...on
branches of Rockey Creek..
Christopher Harrises and William Keaton's corner...Patrick Wood's
line...William Owens line to Owen's corner oak in Albemarle Co.
line...Christopher Harris' corner in Co. line.
(Rosalie Edith Davis, LOUISA COUNTY, VA DEED BOOKS A AND B,
1742-1759 [Bellevue, WA, 1976])
More Albemarle Co., VA Records
DB Bk 3-171 3 Apr 1762, Christopher Harris was a witness to a
deed Ro. Harris, planter, to son Ro., Jr., love - on Blue Ridge, Doyle
River, pat. of 521 acres 6 Dec 1753. Other witnesses were Jas. Harris
and Wm. Brown.
On 3 Apr 1762, DB 3-175 Benj. Brown deeded property to his
daughter, Lucretia Harris. The witnesses were Jas. & Christopher
Harris, Wm. Brown, and Benj. Thurman.
(Of interest is the fact that Benj. Brown a few months earlier had
deeded land on Doyle River [in Albemarle Co.] to Benjamin Brown [Jr.]
of Hanover. But he is not specified as Benj. Brown, Jr.. Hanover Co.
was the former home of the Harrises. Hazel A. Spraker in THE BOONE
FAMILY states that Brown Sr.'s wife was Sarah Dabney. Lucretia Brown,
a daughter of Benjamin Brown, (grantor in above deed), married Robert
Harris, Jr. Refer to the biography
of Robert Harris, Jr., who is inferred from DB 3-264 to have been the
husband of the above Lucretia [Brown] Harris. Christopher again
witnessed that deed.)
(Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, THE DEEDS OF AMHERST COUNTY, VIRGINIA,
1761-1807 AND ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1748-1763, Easley, SC, 1979)
Christopher Harris appears on the personal property tax list of
Albemarle Co., VA, 1782. He is shown with 9 slaves, 27 cattle, 4
horses, paying a tax of 5 pounds, 14 shillings, and 9 pence. Two
other Harrises are shown as proprietors in District 3: James and
Thomas.
Harris's first wife, Mary Dabney, must have died before 1769 as
on that date, Agnes (McCord) appears as Harris's wife in Albemarle
Co. deeds. Two other McCords are shown in District 3: Jane, probably
a widow, and William.
(Thomas Jefferson, Esq., is shown in District 2 on the 1782 tax
list of Albemarle Co.. He counted 2 males over 21; 129 slaves; 106
net cattle; 23 horses; 6 "wheels for riding carriages," paying a tax
of 70 pounds, 12 shillings, and 6 pence.)
In Augusta Co. VA, Deed Bk 22-p. 395 indicates that Christopher
Harris and Agness (--) executed a deed, 17 Nov 1778.
Details were not given by Lyman Chalkley, CHRONICLES OF THE
SCOTTISH-IRISH SETTLEMENT, V. 3. Chalkley abstracted many documents
of what was then Augusta Co., VA.
Land office records in Virginia Archives show the following
Virginia land patents or grants for Christopher Harris in Albemarle
Co., VA:
1. 15 Aug 1764 - 164 A on Gingsang br. in Millstone Bottom,
Patents No. 36, 1764-67, p. 624
2. 17 Aug 1770 - 234 A on the side of one of the Mountains in
the Blue Ridge called Bucks Elbow. Patent No. 39, 1770-71, p. 10
Christopher's father Robert Harris also patented land in
Albemarle Co. in 1751.
From Albemarle Co. Deed Bk 5:
14 Nov 1771 Christopher Harris and his wife Agnes Albemarle
County of one part and William Crawford of the said County for ..
pounds current money of Virginia 350 A.in Albemarle Co. under the foot
of the Ragged Mountains and both sides of a West Fork of Rock Creek ..
in Mosias Jones's line, adj James Merridiths line to a corner in
Goochland Co. line, West Fork of Rockey Creek to the first station.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Bennet Henderson Robert Miller. Christopher Harriss
Thomas Maupin Minian Mills Agness Harriss
Recd of the within named William Crawford the sum of Forty pounds
current money of Virginia which is the consideration money in this
Deed mentioned Received per me.
Christor. Harriss
At Albemarle June Court 1772
This indenture and Receipt were acknowledged by Christopher Harris and
Agnes his Wife parties thereto and ordered to be recorded.
In 1785, in Albemarle Co., Christopher Harris was surety at
marriage of John Harris to Margaret Maupin, daughter of John Maupin.
The 1787 Albemarle County Personal Property Tax, List A, shows
Christopher Harris as "self" charged with tax; 2-3-5-4-8. The first
column indicates number of white males above 16 and under 21. Cols. 2
and 3 indicate slaves and their age brackets; Col. 4 is number of
horses, etc.; Col. 5 indicates number of cattle. The same tax list
shows the following McCords: Wm., Jr., Samuel and Wm. Sr. Other
related families are shown: Maupin, Rodes.
(Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florine Love, THE 1787 CENSUS OF
VIRGINIA, V. 2, p. 140.)
Revolutionary War Service
Hamilton J. Eckenrode in VIRGINIA SOLDIERS OF THE AMERICAN
REVOLUTION, V. I (VA State Library & Archives, 1989) lists "Harris,
Christopher (Kentucky m.) Fx. Coms. 1780." No verification of this
could be located at the Virginia State Library Oct 1995.
Christopher Harris qualifies for "patriotic service" by virtue of
the
fact that he furnished an item or items of value during the
Revolution. His name appears in "Public Service Claims, Albemarle
County Court Booklet," unnumbered page. The number beside his name is
154: "for 572 do taken by the Wh for State use." The preceding
person's payment was for items taken by militia for State use, and the
"WH" in Harris's claim may be an abbreviation for militia. He was
paid 4 pds., 9 shillings, and 6 pence.
Virginia State Library enclosed the following paper pertaining to
Christopher Harris, not all of which is legible:
No. 29
I do hereby certifie that I have Received of Christopher Harris for
public uses agreable to an Act of Assembly for procuring a supply
provisions and other necessary [torn] in the uss of the army four
Hundred & thirty seven [torn] at five pounds ... amounting to two
thousand and six hundred & eighty five pounds as witness my hand this
18 October 1781.
L 2685 - 537
89.6 John Key C. P. ?
537 - a 3 d 46.14.3 for Albemarle County
Removal to Kentucky
By 1780, Christopher Harris was beginning to make his move to
Kentucky.
A land grant for Christopher Harris has been recorded as follows:
Original survey no: 8551
Name: Christopher Harris
Acreage: 1,200
County: Fayette
Watercourse: Hinkston Fk., Licking
Survey Date: 1-20-1786
Original Bk & Page: 10-412
Grantee: Same & heirs
Grant Date: 1-25-1792
Original Bk & Page: 14-385-386
(Joan E. Brookes-Smith, MASTER INDEX VIRGINIA SURVEYS AND GRANTS
1774-1791 [Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Historical Society, 1976], p. 84)
(Note: In 1786, one Francis Eppes Harris was granted land on the
same watercourse, same county. Whether there is a relationship is
unknown. None has been discovered.)
Jefferson Land Entries show on 17 May 1780, Christopher Harris
entered 1200 A on Licking [River], North Fork, Bk. A-66 It is unclear
whether this is Christopher Harris the father or his son, Christopher
Harris. If correct, this date precedes the 1786 survey date mentioned
above. Recent perusal of Madison Co. deeds reveals there was a deed
involving this acreage, of which his heirs seemed unaware. At the time
of the deed of some of the heirs, the land was then in Bourbon Co.
By 1788, Christopher Harris is listed as a tithable in Madison
Co., KY: 1-0-2 first col. is no. of tithables; Col 2. is blacks over
16; Col. 3 is horses and cattle. (It is unclear whether this is the
older Christopher Harris or his son. However, this seems to belie
the story that Christopher Harris and a large group of kinsman moved
to Kentucky with many slaves. They may have sent back to Virginia for
slaves, but there appears only one black over 16 in 1787.)
Christopher Harris himself appears on the 1787 tax list as
taxable, 1 black over 16, 3 horses, 5 cattle.
Christopher Harris, appears on 1792 tax list of Madison Co., KY.
He had 9 blacks, 15 horses, 43 cattle, and 700 acres of land.
(Excerpt from REGISTER of the Kentucky State Historical Society).
Other Harrises on same tax list: William Harrias (?) (no land or
slaves); Richmd Harris (no land or slaves); Sherwood Harris (80
acres); Benj. Harris (no land or slaves).
Other Harrises listed by Joan Colbert Gioe in her tax abstracts
for
Madison Co. were David, Andrew, James [2X], John [2X], Samuel, Thomas,
Mary and Wm. Whether they were related, we do not know. Except for
John Harris, these do not seem to be the heirs named in Christopher's
will. Perhaps other documents would show relationships.
Madison Co. deed indexes show that Christopher Harris was the
grantee (buyer) in these deeds:
DB A-109, Tract Muddy ?? [incomplete copy], grantor: Wallace
Estill, Nov 4, 1788; recorded Jun 2, 1789
DB B-360, 200 A Calloway ?, grantor: Caleb Callaway & wf, Oct 6,
1790, recorded Dec 7, 1790
Submitted by: Evelyn W. Wallace
hdanw@aol.com

Biography

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Name

Name: Christopher Overton /Harris/[1]

Burial

Burial:
Date: MAR 1794

Note

Note: #N5358

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Notes

Note N5358Name Suffix:<NSFX> II Ancestral File Number:<AFN> 3243-Z2Christopher Harris came to what is now Madison County, Kentucky from
Albemarle County, VA in 1786. Will of Christopher Harris of Madison
County, KY taken from Will Book A-page 54, 55. It was transcribed by
Eileen Niederkorn.
CHRISTOPHER HARRISS WILL - Will Book A-pg 54, 55
In the name of God Amen. I Christopher Harris being through the
abundant mercy and goodness of God tho weak in body yet of perfect
understanding and memory do constitute this my last will & Testament
and desire it should be reviewed by all as such. Imprimis that I will
& Desire that my first Children (Viz) Dabney Harris, Sarah Martin,
Robert Harriss, Mourning Jones, Christopher Harrifs, & Mary Jones
should have the following negroes (excepting thirty pounds out of my
son Dabneys Legacy which is to be paid by the Executors of this Part
of my Will for the use & Benefit of my wife and Other Children) (Viz)
Ritter and her Children, Pomp, Moses, Allice, George, Betty, Lucy and
Delphy the above Negores to be Divided Agreeable to Cornelias Dabneys
Seniors Will and I do appoint Foster Jones, and Christoph
Harrifs as Executors of the above part of this will and as to the
Ballance of my Estate I Direct that first my Debts shall be paid out
of what money I have by or is owing to me the house where I live I
Direct should be finished which together with the tract of land
whereon I live, I leave to my Dear & loving wife during her life and
at ther death to son Overton Harrifs as to the Ballance of my Negroes
(David, Cate, Fanny, Stephen, and Eddy together with my House hold
furniture Stock of every kind and Plantation utensels I desire that my
wife may have the whole Benefit of them during her life or widowhood
and if she should Marry the whole to be sold and Equally Divided
amongst her & her children as to my Lands on Muddy Creek I will and
Bequeath them as follows, the Drowning Creek Tract of land I will
and Bequeath to my son John Harrifs the Sycamore Spring Tract to my
son Benjamin Harris the tract on which my son Wm. has Built to my son
Harris and the Tract Clalled the Holly Tract to my son Barnabas
Harrifs and my land in Albemarle County together with the Stock that
is thereon I direct shall be sold and that my sons James and Samuel
Harris shall Receive of the money as much as Col John Miller & Robert
Rodes shall Judge the land to be worth that I willed to my Other sons
Viz to be made Equal to them, as to my three Daughters Viz Jane
Gentry-Margret Harris, and Isabel Harris my will and Desire is that
Jean Gentry should Receive ten pounds and Margret and Isbel
Harris to have fifty pounds apeice out of the Ballance of what my
Albermarld land and the Proffits arising from that place and if that
should not be Sufficient that It shall be made up to htem out of any
of Personal Estate that my wife and Executors after nemtioned shall
think best as to my lands on Sinking Waters my will is that if they
are obtained it should be sold and Wqually divided amongst my last Set
of Children and I do appoint my dear & loveing wife with John
Sappington and John Harris to execute that part of my will that
respects my wife and her Children as witnefs my hand & seal this
twentyeth day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety four.
Witnefs-Hartly Sappington Christopher Harrifs
Rich®d Sappington Joseph Wells
At a Court held for Madison County on Tuesday the 15th day of March
1794 This Will was proved to be the last will & testament of
Christopher Harris by the oath of Joseph Wells, Hartly & Richard
Sappington witnefses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste Will
Irvine CMC
Typed as spelled in will.
The following is some research on Christopher Harris done by my cousin
Evelyn W. Wallace:
Preparer: Evelyn W. Wallace, southern California
Edited 2/2000
CHRISTOPHER HARRIS. (ca. 1725 VA-1794 KY). WIR00050 An entry in
DAR LINEAGE BOOK, V. 80, p. 353 reads: `Christopher Harris (1725-94)
served in the Kentucky Militia, 1780. He was born in Albemarle
County, VA; died in Madison County, KY. ... Christopher Harris and
Agness McCord (b. 1740), his wife, m. 1762.` (Mrs. Mary Allen Mathews,
No. 79960).
As with many older DAR applications, this, too, has flaws. We
deduce from the following deeds that Christopher`s date of birth as
given is approximately correct. He was of age by 1753. However, his
more likely birthplace was Hanover Co., VA, the parent county of
Louisa Co., which was formed 1742 from Hanover Co. Later. `the
western portion of Louisa County was annexed to Albemarle County 1 May
1761,` according to Rosalie Edith Davis, who has transcribed or
abstracted many deeds and vestry records of both Louisa and Albemarle
Cos.
In Vol. 7 of the Lineage Book of the Daughters of the American
Colonists, p, 277, Christopher Harris (1725-94) is said to have
married Mary Dabney in 1745. No documentation is presented. (Lineage
of Mrs. Virginia Field Walton Brooks, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas.)
(Lineage Books were at Santa Monica PL, 369.12 D263). However,
Christopher`s 1794 will makes reference to Cornelius Dabney, who MAY
have been his brother-in-law rather than his father-in-law.
Another source states the marriage probably took place at Brown`s
Cove. This place may be in reference to the family of Benjamin Brown,
who were neighbors of the Harrises.
Christopher Harris probably was named for a relative of another
generation. This name is found in a list of processioners ca. 1718,
Hanover Co., VA, along with other surnames associated with the family
of Robert Harris `the immigrant,` i.e., Overton, Glenn, Garland,
Grubbs.
From The Vestry Book of St. Paul`s Parish, Hanover Co., VA
1706-1786, as transcribed and edited by C. G. Chamberlayne [Richmond:
1940], p. 266:
`p. [206]` `The lands of Edw Garland, Jas. Overton, Xpher Harris, Jno
Glenn, Saml Reynolds, Henry Farmer, Robt Jennings & Abra: Venable
being one precinct of which Edwd Garland and Jas Overton were
Overseers who made this return, the within Order executed in presence
of James Glenn, Saml Reynolds, Abra: Venable, Henry Farmer, Mr. Robt
Jennings did not appear, for his Land and Saml Reynolds is all in one
pattent and no Division.`
Another in St. Paul`s Parish with whom the Harris family was
associated was David Crawford. One of the daughters of Robert Harris
and Mourning [Glenn], Frances or Nancy Harris was to marry Joel
Crawford (qv), to whom David Crawford probably was related. (More
reseach is needed on the Crawford family.)
In 1746/47 Christopher Harris patented land.
Patent Bk 28: Christopher Harris, 350 acs. Louisa Co., under the
foot of ragged Mountains and on both sides of a West fork of Rockey
Cr. on the Goochland Co. Line [N65 degrees W] on a ridge, adj. Mosias
Jones & James Merideth; 12 Jan 1746/47, p. 25. 1 pd. 15 shillings (D.
R. Hudgins, CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS, V. V, [Richmond, VA: Virginia
Genealogical Society, 1994] p. 304)
From Louisa Co. DB B. P. 500-501. 27 Mary 1753 Robert Harris of
Fredericksville Par., Louisa Co., Gent., and Mourning, his wife, to
William Keaton of same. For and in consideration that sd. Keaton and
Margaret, his wife, shall by deed make over to Christopher Harris (Son
of afsd. Robert) for fee simple estate, 331 acres of land and
plantation of William Keaton`s; bounded as in a patent granted
sd. Keaton in City of Williamsburg 12 Jan. 1747. Sd. Harris have sold
to sd. Keaton 400 acres and plantation of sd. Robert Harris on both
sides of Rockey Creek, being land whereon sd. Keaton now lives,
bounded as by patent granted sd. Harris in City of Williamsburg 15
Sept. 1752.
Robert Harris
Mourning Harris
Wit: John Hawkins, David Watts, John (X) McCauley.
27 Mar 1752 acknowledged by Robert Harris and Mourning, his wife.
(Mourning Harris, Robert`s wife, is said to have been was the
former Mourning Glenn. Refer to her biography.)
P. 501-502. 27 Mar 1753 William Keaton of Fredericksville Par.,
Louisa Co., and Margaret, his wife, to Christopher Harris of same. In
consideration that Robert Harris of Louisa Co., and Mourning, his
wife, shall by deed make over to William Keaton 400 acres and
plantation, bounded as in a patent granted sd. Harris in 1752, land
whereon William Keaton now lives. Have sold to sd. Christopher Harris
331 acres on both sides of the south fork of Rocky Creek whereon sd.
Christopher Harris now lives; bounded as in a patent
granted sd. Keaton in the City of Williamsburg 12 Jan. 1747.
William (M) Keaton
Margaret (X) Keaton
Wit: John Hawkins, David Watts, John (X) McCauley
27 Mar. 1753 acknowledged by William Keaton.
George II to Mosias Jones, David Milles, Gentlemen Justices of
Louisa Co. Power granted to take acknowledgment of Margaret Keaton,
who is so impotent that without great Danger of her body she cannot
travel to the Court of our County. 3 Apr 1753.
James Littlepage, Clk.
20 Apr. 1753 By virtue of this writ we have examined sd. Margaret,
wife of William Keaton, who acknowledgted her right of dower.
Mosias Jones, David Mills
(Rosalie Edith Davis, LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEED BOOKS A AND B,
1742-1759 [Bellevue, WA 1976] p. 84)
(To be continued)
E.W.Wallace(hdanw@aol.com)
This is a continuation of the biographical sketch of Christopher
Harris (the elder) of Madison Co., KY.
A Virginia land patent of Tully Choice, Pat. Bk 31-711 indicates
that his land is on the Branches of Rockey Creek and the Albemarle Co.
Line [N50W] and adjoins Christopher Harris, William Keatton, Patrick
Wood & William Owens.
Christopher Harris`s Marriages
Christopher`s first wife, according to Hazel Spraker in THE BOONE
FAMILY, (`Harris Family` by Bess Hawthorne, a Harris descendant) was
Mary Dabney. In Christopher`s will (1794, Madison Co., KY), cited
below, he mentions bequest of Cornelius Dabney, probably Mary`s father
or possibly brother. The bequest was to Harris`s oldest children,
implying that these were his children by Mary Dabney. A Cornelius
Dabney was in King William Co. ca. 1723, but also in Hanover Co.
1733-34 (Hanover Co. Court Records), and in Louisa Co., VA as late as
1782. The latter Cornelius Dabney would
have been contemporaneous with Christopher Harris but possibly
predeceasing him. It is known there were several men by this name of
succeeding generations.
The Dabneys were neighbors in Albemarle Co. in 1768 as evidenced
by the following deed, DB-5, pp. 37-38:
William Dabney & his wf. Jane of Albemarle Co. to William Shelton
for 200 pds. current money of VA, a tract of land on Mechams River,
adj Wm. Wallace. (s) Wm. Dabney Wit: Thomas Grubbs, Elizabeth Jones,
Christopher Harris, Robert Harris, Tyre Harris. 2 Jun 1768; delivery
of deed acknd by witnesses on same date. Rec. Nov Ct 1768
(Tyre or Tyree Harris, brother of Christopher, found in some
Louisa Co. records, later removed to Orange Co. NC from which Caswell
Co. was formed in 1777. William Shelton married into the Harris
family. He had a son named Tyree and so did Christopher Harris.)
Louisa County VA Records
Christopher Harris was a witness in Louisa Co. 24 Nov 1750 to
Martin`s improvements, apparently an appraisal by three men (by order
of Louisa Court Oct 1750).
An indication of the approximate location of the land of
Christopher Harris in Louisa Co. is found in this entry in
Fredericksville Parish Vestry Book:
P. 35: [ca 28 Nov 1750] `Ordered that Mosias Jones and
Christopher Harris do procession all the lands on the up[p]er side of
Buck mountain Creek and a Cross Moormans river to the Coty. Line and
up the Same to the Ragged Mountains and under them to Brown`s road and
down the Same to Buck Mountain Creek.`
(Rosalie Edith Davis, FREDERICKSVILLE PARISH VESTRY BOOK,
1742-1787, VOL. I [Manchester, MO: privately printed, 1978], p. 38
`Pursuant to an Order of Court Dated ye 24th Day of June 1752,`
an almost identical order was issued to Moisas Jones Gent. and
Christopher Harris. (p. 51)
Also living in Fredericksville Parish at the same time were
Christopher`s father, Robert Harris `Gent.` and brother Tyree Harris.
Tyree succeeded his father Robert as vestryman, but he later migrated
to North Carolina. Jeremiah Glen, no doubt a relative of Christopher
and Tyree`s mother, Mourning Glen, was a resident in the parish also.
(Mourning`s father is believed to have been James Glen, but the exact
identity of Mourning`s parents is in dispute among contemporary
genealogists.)
Much later, Christopher was again ordered to procession:
P. 81 [ca 1767] `Ordered that Xtopher Harris & Daniel Maupine
Junr. do procession all the lands above (a hole in the page) ... res
Meeting House between Moreman`s river and Woods Road up to the top of
the Great Mountain.` (Davis, op. cit., p. 85)
A William Dabney appears in the orders. He was to procession
between Wood`s and Rhodes Road & the River and Ivy Creek.
Albemarle Co. Records
Albemarle Co., VA was formed 1744 from Louisa and Goochland
Cos.
In Albemarle Co., there is this deed: DB A?-p158: 13 May 1762
Christopher Harris to Saml. Karr, Augusta [Co.] for 65 pds., 331 acres
both sides S fork Rockey Creek adj. Henry Bunch, Mosias [transcribed
as Morias but other records show Mosias] Jones.
(Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, THE DEEDS OF AMHERST COUNTY, VIRGINIA
1761-1807 AND ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1748-1763, p. 54)
This parcel of 331 acres seems to be the same which Keaton had
sold to Christopher Harris nine years earlier and which Robert Harris,
Christopher`s father, had earlier sold to Keaton with proviso that it
was to be later transferred to Christopher. (This type of conveyance
usually occurred between an older man to a younger relative or a
trusted friend when the son of the grantor was underage. The
relationship of Keaton to the Harris family is unknown. Perhaps he
was a brother-in-law of Robert Harris.)
From Albemarle Co., VA court papers 1744-1783:
1770 [p. 32] Promissory note: Philip Thurman of Albemarle Co. to
Christopher Harris, dated 10 Mar 1770, witnessed by Robert Harris and
Benjamin Thurman. (On back `To Mr. Robert Harvey: Sir, please pay
this bond. Signed Philip Thurman.) (Comment: This may be the
younger Robert Harris, Christopher`s brother or perhaps Christopher`s
son of the same name.)
(Benjamin B. Weisiger III, ALBEMARLE CO., VA COURT PAPERS
1744-1783, SLC film 1,697,895 Item 9)
To be continuedPart 3 (Two other parts of the biography of
Christopher Harris have already been posted. This is a continuation.)
The following deeds of Louisa Co. make reference to Albemarle Co.
line: Deed Bk. B-136-137 makes mention of Christopher Harris`s land.
The deed is dated 14 Jul 1756 is from Tully Choice of Halifax Co.,
grantor, to James Ennis of Louisa Co....on branches of Rockey
Creek...Christopher Harris and William Keaton`s corner...Patrick Woods
line...Williams Owens line, corner in Albemarle Co. line...Christopher
Harris` corner in the County line.
Deed Bk. B-300 also makes reference to land of Christopher
Harris. James Ennis & wife of Louisa to James Read of same...on
branches of Rockey Creek..
Christopher Harrises and William Keaton`s corner...Patrick Wood`s
line...William Owens line to Owen`s corner oak in Albemarle Co.
line...Christopher Harris` corner in Co. line.
(Rosalie Edith Davis, LOUISA COUNTY, VA DEED BOOKS A AND B,
1742-1759 [Bellevue, WA, 1976])
More Albemarle Co., VA Records
DB Bk 3-171 3 Apr 1762, Christopher Harris was a witness to a
deed Ro. Harris, planter, to son Ro., Jr., love - on Blue Ridge, Doyle
River, pat. of 521 acres 6 Dec 1753. Other witnesses were Jas. Harris
and Wm. Brown.
On 3 Apr 1762, DB 3-175 Benj. Brown deeded property to his
daughter, Lucretia Harris. The witnesses were Jas. & Christopher
Harris, Wm. Brown, and Benj. Thurman.
(Of interest is the fact that Benj. Brown a few months earlier had
deeded land on Doyle River [in Albemarle Co.] to Benjamin Brown [Jr.]
of Hanover. But he is not specified as Benj. Brown, Jr.. Hanover Co.
was the former home of the Harrises. Hazel A. Spraker in THE BOONE
FAMILY states that Brown Sr.`s wife was Sarah Dabney. Lucretia Brown,
a daughter of Benjamin Brown, (grantor in above deed), married Robert
Harris, Jr. Refer to the biography
of Robert Harris, Jr., who is inferred from DB 3-264 to have been the
husband of the above Lucretia [Brown] Harris. Christopher again
witnessed that deed.)
(Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, THE DEEDS OF AMHERST COUNTY, VIRGINIA,
1761-1807 AND ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1748-1763, Easley, SC, 1979)
Christopher Harris appears on the personal property tax list of
Albemarle Co., VA, 1782. He is shown with 9 slaves, 27 cattle, 4
horses, paying a tax of 5 pounds, 14 shillings, and 9 pence. Two
other Harrises are shown as proprietors in District 3: James and
Thomas.
Harris`s first wife, Mary Dabney, must have died before 1769 as
on that date, Agnes (McCord) appears as Harris`s wife in Albemarle
Co. deeds. Two other McCords are shown in District 3: Jane, probably
a widow, and William.
(Thomas Jefferson, Esq., is shown in District 2 on the 1782 tax
list of Albemarle Co.. He counted 2 males over 21; 129 slaves; 106
net cattle; 23 horses; 6 `wheels for riding carriages,` paying a tax
of 70 pounds, 12 shillings, and 6 pence.)
In Augusta Co. VA, Deed Bk 22-p. 395 indicates that Christopher
Harris and Agness (--) executed a deed, 17 Nov 1778.
Details were not given by Lyman Chalkley, CHRONICLES OF THE
SCOTTISH-IRISH SETTLEMENT, V. 3. Chalkley abstracted many documents
of what was then Augusta Co., VA.
Land office records in Virginia Archives show the following
Virginia land patents or grants for Christopher Harris in Albemarle
Co., VA:
1. 15 Aug 1764 - 164 A on Gingsang br. in Millstone Bottom,
Patents No. 36, 1764-67, p. 624
2. 17 Aug 1770 - 234 A on the side of one of the Mountains in
the Blue Ridge called Bucks Elbow. Patent No. 39, 1770-71, p. 10
Christopher`s father Robert Harris also patented land in
Albemarle Co. in 1751.
From Albemarle Co. Deed Bk 5:
14 Nov 1771 Christopher Harris and his wife Agnes Albemarle
County of one part and William Crawford of the said County for ..
pounds current money of Virginia 350 A.in Albemarle Co. under the foot
of the Ragged Mountains and both sides of a West Fork of Rock Creek ..
in Mosias Jones`s line, adj James Merridiths line to a corner in
Goochland Co. line, West Fork of Rockey Creek to the first station.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Bennet Henderson Robert Miller. Christopher Harriss
Thomas Maupin Minian Mills Agness Harriss
Recd of the within named William Crawford the sum of Forty pounds
current money of Virginia which is the consideration money in this
Deed mentioned Received per me.
Christor. Harriss
At Albemarle June Court 1772
This indenture and Receipt were acknowledged by Christopher Harris and
Agnes his Wife parties thereto and ordered to be recorded.
In 1785, in Albemarle Co., Christopher Harris was surety at
marriage of John Harris to Margaret Maupin, daughter of John Maupin.
The 1787 Albemarle County Personal Property Tax, List A, shows
Christopher Harris as `self` charged with tax; 2-3-5-4-8. The first
column indicates number of white males above 16 and under 21. Cols. 2
and 3 indicate slaves and their age brackets; Col. 4 is number of
horses, etc.; Col. 5 indicates number of cattle. The same tax list
shows the following McCords: Wm., Jr., Samuel and Wm. Sr. Other
related families are shown: Maupin, Rodes.
(Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florine Love, THE 1787 CENSUS OF
VIRGINIA, V. 2, p. 140.)
Revolutionary War Service
Hamilton J. Eckenrode in VIRGINIA SOLDIERS OF THE AMERICAN
REVOLUTION, V. I (VA State Library & Archives, 1989) lists `Harris,
Christopher (Kentucky m.) Fx. Coms. 1780.` No verification of this
could be located at the Virginia State Library Oct 1995.
Christopher Harris qualifies for `patriotic service` by virtue of
the
fact that he furnished an item or items of value during the
Revolution. His name appears in `Public Service Claims, Albemarle
County Court Booklet,` unnumbered page. The number beside his name is
154: `for 572 do taken by the Wh for State use.` The preceding
person`s payment was for items taken by militia for State use, and the
`WH` in Harris`s claim may be an abbreviation for militia. He was
paid 4 pds., 9 shillings, and 6 pence.
Virginia State Library enclosed the following paper pertaining to
Christopher Harris, not all of which is legible:
No. 29
I do hereby certifie that I have Received of Christopher Harris for
public uses agreable to an Act of Assembly for procuring a supply
provisions and other necessary [torn] in the uss of the army four
Hundred & thirty seven [torn] at five pounds ... amounting to two
thousand and six hundred & eighty five pounds as witness my hand this
18 October 1781.
L 2685 - 537
89.6 John Key C. P. ?
537 - a 3 d 46.14.3 for Albemarle County
Removal to Kentucky
By 1780, Christopher Harris was beginning to make his move to
Kentucky.
A land grant for Christopher Harris has been recorded as follows:
Original survey no: 8551
Name: Christopher Harris
Acreage: 1,200
County: Fayette
Watercourse: Hinkston Fk., Licking
Survey Date: 1-20-1786
Original Bk & Page: 10-412
Grantee: Same & heirs
Grant Date: 1-25-1792
Original Bk & Page: 14-385-386
(Joan E. Brookes-Smith, MASTER INDEX VIRGINIA SURVEYS AND GRANTS
1774-1791 [Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Historical Society, 1976], p. 84)
(Note: In 1786, one Francis Eppes Harris was granted land on the
same watercourse, same county. Whether there is a relationship is
unknown. None has been discovered.)
Jefferson Land Entries show on 17 May 1780, Christopher Harris
entered 1200 A on Licking [River], North Fork, Bk. A-66 It is unclear
whether this is Christopher Harris the father or his son, Christopher
Harris. If correct, this date precedes the 1786 survey date mentioned
above. Recent perusal of Madison Co. deeds reveals there was a deed
involving this acreage, of which his heirs seemed unaware. At the time
of the deed of some of the heirs, the land was then in Bourbon Co.
By 1788, Christopher Harris is listed as a tithable in Madison
Co., KY: 1-0-2 first col. is no. of tithables; Col 2. is blacks over
16; Col. 3 is horses and cattle. (It is unclear whether this is the
older Christopher Harris or his son. However, this seems to belie
the story that Christopher Harris and a large group of kinsman moved
to Kentucky with many slaves. They may have sent back to Virginia for
slaves, but there appears only one black over 16 in 1787.)
Christopher Harris himself appears on the 1787 tax list as
taxable, 1 black over 16, 3 horses, 5 cattle.
Christopher Harris, appears on 1792 tax list of Madison Co., KY.
He had 9 blacks, 15 horses, 43 cattle, and 700 acres of land.
(Excerpt from REGISTER of the Kentucky State Historical Society).
Other Harrises on same tax list: William Harrias (?) (no land or
slaves); Richmd Harris (no land or slaves); Sherwood Harris (80
acres); Benj. Harris (no land or slaves).
Other Harrises listed by Joan Colbert Gioe in her tax abstracts
for
Madison Co. were David, Andrew, James [2X], John [2X], Samuel, Thomas,
Mary and Wm. Whether they were related, we do not know. Except for
John Harris, these do not seem to be the heirs named in Christopher`s
will. Perhaps other documents would show relationships.
Madison Co. deed indexes show that Christopher Harris was the
grantee (buyer) in these deeds:
DB A-109, Tract Muddy ?? [incomplete copy], grantor: Wallace
Estill, Nov 4, 1788; recorded Jun 2, 1789
DB B-360, 200 A Calloway ?, grantor: Caleb Callaway & wf, Oct 6,
1790, recorded Dec 7, 1790
Submitted by: Evelyn W. Wallace
hdanw@aol.comHusband
Christopher Harris Pedigree

Birth: 05 FEB 1725 Anna River, St. Paul`S Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Christening:
Marriage: 22 FEB 1745 St. Paul`S Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Death: 1794
Burial:

Father: Robert Harris Family
Mother: Mourning Glenn

Wife
Mary Dabney Pedigree


Birth: 10 FEB 1729 St. Paul`S Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Christening:
Marriage: 22 FEB 1745 St. Paul`S Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Death:
Burial:





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1. Dabney Harris Pedigree
Male

Birth: 25 DEC 1745 St. Paul`S Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Christening:
Death:
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2. Sarah Harris Pedigree
Female

Birth: 11 JUN 1747 St Martins Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

3. Robert Harris Pedigree
Male

Birth: 24 AUG 1749 St Martins Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

4. Tyree Harris Pedigree
Male

Birth: 24 JUN 1751 St Martins Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

5. Elizabeth Harris Pedigree
Female

Birth: 09 MAY 1752 St Martins Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

6. Mourning Harris Pedigree
Female
Birth: 04 JUN 1754 St Martins Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

7. Christopher Harris Pedigree
Male
Birth: 21 JUL 1755 St Martins Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

8. Mary Harris Pedigree
Female
Birth: 10 JUN 1757 St Martins Parish, Hanover, Virginia
Christening:
Death:
Burial:
  1. Source: #S4 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=24287503&pid=1500435004









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Harris-6027 and Harris-1877 appear to represent the same person because: Birth and death dates match, parents match - profile merges created duplicates.