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Ch 1 - Sterling   |   Ch 2 - Martha   |   Ch 3 - Elizabeth   |   Ch 3.7 - Andrew W Halford   |   Ch 4 - Joel   |   Ch 5 - Frances
Ch 6 - Benjamin   |   Ch 7 - William B.   |   Ch 7.1 - Frances Jane   |   Ch 7.1.2 - Cynthia F. Sears   |   Ch 7.3 - Thomas D.
Ch 7.4 - William Marble   |   Ch 7.6 - Mary A.   |   Ch 7.7 - Benjamin A.   |   Ch 7.8 - Elizabeth M.   |   Ch 7.11 - Mahala E.
Ch 8 - Catherine   |   Ch 8.1 - Alfred R. Hicks   |   Ch 8.2 - Mary A. Hicks   |   Ch 8.3 - Mahala Hicks   |   Ch 8.4 - Martha J. Hicks
Ch 8.5 - James J. Hicks   |   Ch 8.6 - William B. Hicks   |   Ch 8.7 - Catherine Hicks   |   Ch 8.8 - Frances Hicks   |   Ch 9 - Mary

Descendants of Benjamin A. Harris

Chapter 7.7 of Part III, Descendants of Wooten Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson


CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN A. HARRIS AND LOUISA VAN WATKINS
(Child #7 of William B. Harris and Sarah Dodson)

Benjamin A. Harris4 (Wm. B3., Wooten2, Isaac1) was born in about 1834 in Fayette County, Illinois; he was age 16 in 1850. He married Louisa "Eliza" Van Watkins, the daughter of Absalom Cradock Watkins and Mary Little on February 21, 1856 in Montgomery County, Illinois. Her birth and death dates on her tombstone in Fillmore Cemetery were "1840-1925;" however, she was age 12 when the Fayette County 1850 Census was taken. Benjamin died in 1888 and was buried in Harris Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. Louisa later married Emasiah M. Card on November 11, 1897 in Fayette County, Illinois. Louisa was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Montgomery County, Illinois.

    Children of Benjamin A. Harris and Louisa Van Watkins:
    1. Mary Jane HARRIS b Jun 1857, Montgomery Co., IL, d 27 Jun 1904, age 41y 11m 23d; m 27 Sep 1876, Levi HICKS (s/o Lewis HICKS and Jane LLOYD) b Aug 1856, Fayette Co., IL, d Nov 1929, both bur Harris Cem., Fayette Co., IL

      Children:
      1. Louisa Jane HICKS b 14 Apr 1857, Fayette Co., IL
      2. Adell Perkins HICKS b July 1889, Fayette Co., IL
      3. James Frank HICKS b Nov 1894, Fayette Co., IL

    2. Sarah Ann HARRIS b 26 Oct 1859, Montgomery Co., IL, d 13 Jan 1947; m 2 Jan 1878, Fayette Co., IL, Thomas Edward HARRIS5 [s/o Thomas. D. Harris4 (Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Delila Prewitt]; children listed under his name, this Part, Ch. 7.6, Descendants of Mary A. Harris
    3. Mahala Frances HARRIS b Oct 1862, Montgomery Co., IL; m 19 Aug 1878, John W. TURNBOW [s/o George W. TURNBOW and Mary A. HARRIS4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1]; children listed under his name, this Part, Chapter 7.6, Descendants of Mary A. Harris
    4. William HARRIS b 1866, Montgomery Co., IL, d 1867
    5. Florence Rebecca HARRIS b 1 Mar 1868, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL, d 19 Nov 1906, bur Liberty Cem., Fayette Co., IL; m George Lawrence MEYER [s/o John Lawrence MEYER5 (Frances J. Harris4, Wm. B.3, Wooten2, Isaac1) and Cynthia Frances SEARS] b 10 Feb 1862, Fayette Co., IL; descendants listed under his name, this Part, Chapter 7.1, Descendants of Frances Jane Harris
    6. + Joel Thomas HARRIS   b 19 Apr 1870; m Melissa Jane SEARS


CHILDREN OF JOEL THOMAS HARRIS AND MELISSA JANE SEARS
Child #6 of Benjamin A. HARRIS AND LOUISA VAN WATKINS

Joel Thomas Harris5 (Benj. A4., Wm. B3., Wooten2, Isaac1) was born April 19, 1870 in Bingham, Fayette County, Illinois, and died May 30, 1950. He married Melissa Jane Sears, daughter of Joseph L. Sears and Harriet G. Craig. She was born November 5, 1876 in Fayette County, Illinois, and died April 17, 1962 in Fayette County, Illinois. They were buried in Liberty Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois. They were living in Hurricane Township, Fayette County, Illinois when the 1900 census was taken.

    Children:
    1. Joseph A. "Jody" HARRIS b June 1892, IL; m Gertrude Fern POPE b 19 Apr 1893 IL, [d/o Rev. Francis Marion POPE and Maggie Mae HALFORD6 (Samantha A. Wilson5, Thersy Rhodes4, Lucinda Harris3, Zach.2, Isaac1)] b 19 Apr 1893, IL; [Thersy Rhodes also d/o Alexander Rhodes2, possible s/o (Alex1.)]

      Children:
      1. Joseph Larue HARRIS b 21 Nov 1911, Bayle City, IL; m Viola May
      2. Iris Lorene HARRIS b 7 Mar 1913, IL; m Glen FURY
      3. Robert Burnell HARRIS b 2 Mar 1917, IL; Ilene SMITH

    2. (child) HARRIS d before 1900, IL
    3. Ruby Jewell HARRIS b 13 Sep 1902, IL


Research sources are listed in the Appendix

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Ch 1 - Sterling   |   Ch 2 - Martha   |   Ch 3 - Elizabeth   |   Ch 3.7 - Andrew W Halford   |   Ch 4 - Joel   |   Ch 5 - Frances
Ch 6 - Benjamin   |   Ch 7 - William B.   |   Ch 7.1 - Frances Jane   |   Ch 7.1.2 - Cynthia F. Sears   |   Ch 7.3 - Thomas D.
Ch 7.4 - William Marble   |   Ch 7.6 - Mary A.   |   Ch 7.7 - Benjamin A.   |   Ch 7.8 - Elizabeth M.   |   Ch 7.11 - Mahala E.
Ch 8 - Catherine   |   Ch 8.1 - Alfred R. Hicks   |   Ch 8.2 - Mary A. Hicks   |   Ch 8.3 - Mahala Hicks   |   Ch 8.4 - Martha J. Hicks
Ch 8.5 - James J. Hicks   |   Ch 8.6 - William B. Hicks   |   Ch 8.7 - Catherine Hicks   |   Ch 8.8 - Frances Hicks   |   Ch 9 - Mary

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