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Hector Harris (1795 - 1871)

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Dr. Hector Harris
Born [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Bedford County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bedford County, Virginiamap
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Date: 13 SEP 1871
Place: Bedford County, Virginia[1]
Burial: St. Stephen's Church, Forest, Bedford County, Virginia


Forest, Bedford County, Virginia[2]


January 22, 1998 from (Jenny Graham-Genovese)

Hello to all. I have a Dr. Hector HARRIS, b. 1795 in Bedford Co., at "Norwood", to William HARRIS and Theodosia "Doshea" THORP(E). Hector had at least two brothers, Hannibal and Frederick. Hector married ca 1834 at St. Stephen's in Forest Depot to Catherine Adams ALEXANDER (b. ca 1810 at "The Grove" in Bedford Co.) to Thomas Cason ALEXANDER and Elizabeth INNES (sometimes spelled INNIS). Catherine had three sisters. Dr. Hector HARRIS and his bride set up housekeeping at their brand new home "Otter View"; there was a view of the Peaks of Otter from the house. They had the following children: Thomas, William, Frederick, Nicholas, Francis, Elizabeth (d. in infancy), and Mary Alice HARRIS. Mary Alice, the youngest, was born in October 1848 and was called Alice. All the sons served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Thomas became a doctor and set up practice after the war in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV. Hector HARRIS had a nephew nicknamed "Cos Crow" or "Cousin Crow", after a song he was fond of singing. Crow had a sister, Ann Maria HARRIS, who wrote a diary of her life in Bedford Co. during the 1850s. I believe the original diary is in a museum somewhere in VA. I am descended from Alice (she married Andrew Frank JAMES in 1872 in Parkersburg, WV). I'd enjoy hearing from descendants of any of Hector and Catherine's children, and from any long-lost cousins out there. Thanks.


Husband: Hector Harris
Wife: Catherine Adams Alexander
Child: Thomas Alexander Harris
Child: William Warren Harris
Child: Nicholas Cobbs Harris
Child: Frank Harris
Child: Frederick Henry Harris
Child: Mary Alice Harris
Date: 17 NOV 1829
Place: Bedford County, Virginia[3]
Marriage License:
Date: 11 NOV 1829
Place: Campbell County, Virginia


  • WikiTree profile Harris-2662 created through the import of MOORMAN FAMILY.GED on May 31, 2011 by Mary Elizabeth Stewart. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Mary Elizabeth and others.
  • Source: S36 St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Patterson, Helen Strange, comp.Historical Records Committee, Forest, VA, 1983
  • Source: S44 1860 Census, Virginia
  1. Source: #S36 p. 291
  2. Source: #S44 Bedford County, p. 165
  3. Source: #S36 p. 37

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