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Subject: Hiram Harris son of Lt John Harris and Rebecca Britton on down
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 18:12:54 EST
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Hiram Harris son of Lt John Harris of Powhatan and Chesterfield co Va. and
his wife Rebecca Britton. was born 15 September 1796 in Powhatan co T he
Harris family lived south of the James near Manikin which fell into Goochland
c 1727 or 8 then became Cumberland co then became Powhatan all without
having to move. Hiram inherited a plantation in Powhatan co Va. and 19,000.00
in his fathers will of 1815. He enlisted in Capt Heths calvary unit in the
war of 1812 At the age of 16 or 17. He married in St Johns Church Richmond
va 20 May 1822 the cermony was performed by Rev. W. Hart. His bride was
Margaret Christian only child of Henry Benskin Christian Harris of charles
City co Va. and his wife Elizabeth Christian of New Kent co Va. Elizabeth
Christian died after Margarets birth and Henry Benskin Christian md again to a
Mrs. Bradley.

Hiram and Margaret had two children 1. Rebecca Ann D Harris born 3 March
1823 in Chesterfield co Va. she md 1. 30 January 1840 in Chesterfield co Va.
to John Wilson and 2 after her husband died md Alfred Douglas. I have not
traced her dec
2. Dr Benskin Christian Harris b 3 Feb 1825 in Powhatan co Va. His mother died
when he was 6 weeks old. Hiram Harris then Md again to Margaret Wilson d
of John Wilson and had child 3. Mary Eleanor Harris b 28 Sept 1827 she died
in infancy. Hiram md 3rd Elizabeth Gathwright and had 4. John Wilson Harris
b 1837 in Manchester Va. he is not traced but was alive in 1867. 5. Hiram
Harris b c 1840 not traced not mentioned in Hirams will. 6 Mary Eleanor
Harris ll b c 1845 not mentioned in Hirams will It is possible that she
survived and md a McRae.
7. Margaret Elizabeth Harris b 1847 Powhatan co Va. md after 1867 John E.
Benson and had Eleanor Harris Benson.

Hiram is on 1810 census in his fathers household In 1820 He is on his land
with overseer and slaves 1830 in Chesterfield co Va. 1840 Chesterfield co
Va. 1850 in Powhatan co Va. 493 493 54 M farmer 6,000 He md 10 October 1853
Frances Gordon of Powhatan co Va. no children. He died between May 1 and
June 3 1867 with a will in Powhatan co Va. mentioning his children Dr. Henry
Benskin Christian of Mo. daughter Rebecca Ann Douglas, and daughter Mg Benson
of Powhatan co Va. His property was then valued at 2,000.oo and a lot of
that value was his cash crop of peach brandy. I have not traced Rebecca
Ann Douglas family or Mgt Bensons family.

Dr Henry Benskin christian Harris b 3 February 1825 Powhatan co Va. son of
Hiram Harris and Margaret Christian. He was educated in the common schools
of Powhatan co and then sent to school in Caroline co Va. before being sent to
New York to study medicine at Jefferson college. He was left land and a
slave in his Grandfather Henry Benkin Christian Will at the age of about 6.
After graduating from medical school He went West first to St. Louis Missouri
and after spending 6 months there he left for westrn Mo. and settled in the
town of Weston in Platte co Mo. which at that time was the outfitting town on
the Mo river for settlers heading West. He practiced medicine there with a
George Harris . He md his first wife in Platte co Mo 20 May 1850 She was
Sally Calvert daughter of Lewis Calvert and Martha Herndon who had moved to
Platte co Mo from Knox co Ky. Lewis Calvert was in the Mo. legislature. Dr
Henry B C Harris and Sally Calvert had l. Rebecca D Harris b 20 May 1852 in
Mo she md 15 Dec 1869 in Platte co Mo. to Spencer L Barnes. 2. child Harris
b1853/4 died infancy 3. Hiram Henry Harris b 31 July 1855 in Mo. md l. 20 Dec
1876 Betty Fountleroy md2. 4 March 1881 Melissa A Parker and md 3
Corda---------------- 4. child Harris died infancy child 5
. Martha W. Harris b 7 August 1859 in Kickapoo , Leavenworth co Kansas she md
Jesse Gordon Roach 1855-1937 6. Catherine B. Harris b August 1861 Kickapoo
Leavenworth co Kansas md William T. Barnett 7. James Clay Harris b 16
October 1868 in Leavenworth Kansas. He md l. 10 Jan 1885 Mary Anderson and 2.
20 July 1897 in Buchanan co Mo. to Sarah A. Farris.

Dr, Henry B. C. Harris into service in the Civil War as a Dr. on the
confederate side. He md 2. May 2 1869 in Platte co Mo. to Elizabeth Ann
Daniels daughter of Jesse Daniels and Mary Burgess. Jesse Daniels left for
the West and gold seeking taking his son Jesse Jr. with him they were both
heard of last on the Kansas territorial census of 1855 living in South Park ,
Arapahoe Co. NOW COLORADO Elizabeth Anns mother md 2. A., B Owens of
Weston then another
Daniels in Mo. Then divorced him in Clay co Mo.

Dr Henry B.C. Harris and Elizabeth Ann Daniels had the following children l.
Margaret Christian Harris b 10 January 1871 in buchanan co Mo. she md 24 Dec.
1893 Buchanan co Mo. to James A. Gaunt l child Alberta Gaunt
2. Pauline B Harris b 20 April 1873 died 29 October 1874 in Buchanan co Mo. 3
Robert D Harris b 31 March 1875 died 8 October 1875 in Buchanan co Mo.
4. Sarah Tilden Harris b 9 September 1875 died 1952 Buchanan co Mo. md
James Henry Brown 1869-1949 son of John Brown and Louisa Martin 5, Wn Henry
Harris (later called himself Hiram Henry Harris b 7 May 1879 nd after 1900
Buchanan co Mo. to Anna E. Ogden 1884-1941 Wm Henry Harris died 1944 and
their family is buried Old Campground cemeter on Platte Buchanan co line
6 Mary Harris MY GRANDMOTHER b 15 June 1880 md 3 January 1900 in Buchanan co
Mo. to Robert Granville Gaunt younger brother of James A Gaunt above. she
died on 3 February 1938 in Shenandoah Iowa. 7. Jesse B. Harris b March of
1882 supposedly not ever md. ------------------------------I descend from
Mary Gladys Gaunt only child of Mary Harris and Robert Granville Gaunt


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