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From: "Ira L. Harris III" <>
Subject: [HARRIS-COLVA] Re: Benjamin Harris
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 16:49:08 -0600 (CST)
Here is some information regarding Benjamin & Karrenhappoch
(Gillison) Harris and family. If you can correct or add any
information to it, please let me know so that my information can be
Benjamin Harris, s/o Claiborne "Ned" & Judith ( )Harris, was born
1763 in Granville County, North Carolina. Between 1780-1785,
probably in South Carolina (not proven one way or the other) he
married Karenhappoch Gillison, d/o Archibald & Jean ( ) Gillison.
Karen was born Abt. 1764 in South Carolina and died Aft. 1835 in
Forsyth County, Georgia. Benjamin died 1833 in Anderson District,
1. Claiborne Harris b. September 1785, South Carolina
m. ?, ?
m. Sarah ___________
d. Aft. 1860, ?
2. Archibald Harris b. May 20, 1789, Culpeper County, Virginia
m. Abt. 1816, South Carolina
m. Mary "Polly" Thompson
d. December 22, 1856, Forsyth County, Georgia
3. Mary L. Harris b. 1792, Culpeper County, Virginia
m. ?, ?
m. Joseph R. Thompson Jr.
d. ?, ?
4. Wyatt Harris b. 1795, South Carolina
m. Abt. 1823, ?
m. Dorcas Austin
d. June 7, 1880, Goodwins, Gwinnett Co., Georgia
5. Overton Harris b. January 19, 1798, Washington Dist, S.C.
m. 1831, ?, Sarah Cole
m. 1847, ?, Louise A. Cousins
m. March 4, 1850, ?, Ann Elizabeth Clark
d. February 8, 1894, Okolona, Chickasaw Co., Ms.
6. James Harris b. December 25, 1798, Pendleton Dist., S.C.
m. Abt. 1821, Anderson Dist, S.C.
m. Elizabeth Welch
d. November 10, 1857, Forsyth County, Georgia
7. Elizabeth Caron Harris, b. 1800, Pendleton Dist., S.C.
m. ?, South Carolina
m. John Geer
d. ?, Texas
8. Nancy Harris b. 1802, Pendleton Dist., S.C.
m. ?, Culpeper County, Virginia
m. Aaron Vandiver
d. ?, ?
9.Lorenzo Dow Harris, b. February 1, 1804, Pendleton Dist., S.C.
m. ?, ?
m. Sarah Garner
m. Atlantic Rice
d. May 30, 1870, Forsyth County, Georgia
10. Ezekial Harris b. March 30, 1808, South Carolina
m. ?, ?
m. Elizabeth "Betty" Garner
d. February 13, 1894, Catoosa County, Georgia
Source: 1790 Pendleton District, South Carolina Census
1800 Pendleton District, South Carolina Census
1810 Pendleton District, South Carolina Census
December 13, 1783, Granville County, North Carolina, sold
194 acres on Little Ruin Creek.
May 22, 1784, assigned, in Granville County, North Carolina,
his father's 640 acre Revolutionary War land grant to Reuben Searcy,
August 17, 1784, granted 250 acres of land recently vacated
by the Cherokee in District 96, South Carolina (later Anderson Dist.)
August 1, 1782, Private, in Rhode's Company
August, 1783, Sgt., in Rhode's Company
September 5, 1810, Pendleton Dist., S.C., Book K, page 248
Power of Attorney ...... Benjamin Harris, late of North Carolina,
more recently of Pendleton District appoint Richard Major and Walter
Bell, of Jackson County, Georgia attorney to receive lands in State
of Tennessee, claimed by Claiborn Harris, dec'd for services done by
his as a regular soldier in the Revolution then a citizen of
Greenville (sic) County, North Carolina under comand of Col. William
Taylor. Wit: Josiah Prewit, Polly Harris
Recorded: 6 November 1819
1833 - Anderson District, South Carolina --- Benjamin Harris' Will
Son James Harris was administrator of estate. Sale value was $438.27.
Administration expenses amounted to $60.53, leaving $378.73 to be
divided one third to the widow and two thirds to the children. The
girls were excluded from the settlement because of peroperty given
them by their father during his lifetime.
Ira L. Harris III