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Foreword   |   Contents   |   Isaac Beginnings   |   Part I - William   |   Part II - John   |   Part III - Wooten   |   Part IV - Benjamin
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Ch 1 - William   |   Ch 2 - Silas   |   Ch 2.1 - Zachariah   |   Ch 2.1.2 - William Jasper   |   Ch 2.1.2.1 - William Jasper Jr.  
Ch 3 - Benjamin   |   Ch 6 - Leah   |   Ch 6.1 - Perrin Rutledge   |   Ch 7 - Ruth   |   Ch 9 - Mary Ann  
Ch 12 - Elizabeth "Betsy"   |   Ch 12.2 - William H. Terry   |   Ch 12.2.2 - Jesse B. Terry  

Descendants of William Harris

Chapter 1 of Part IV, Descendants of Benjamin Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson

William Harris3 (Benjamin2, Isaac1) was born June 11, 1791 in Greenville County (then the Pendleton District), South Carolina. He died before April 25, 1834. He married Betsy, whose maiden name is unknown. His father, Benjamin Harris, left his wife, Betsy, $100.00 "for the support and maintenance of her children by her husband, William Harris."

This seems very strange! William must have been deceased at that time or Benjamin would have left his inheritance to William instead of his wife; but why didn"t he refer to Betsy as William"s "widow" instead of his "wife?" I suspect that it was just an oversight. I can't imagine that he would leave his son's inheritance to his daughter-in-law if his son were living. According to the 1858 letter written by B. F. Harris to his nephew, Wm. J. Harris, "William was the oldest, his family was in Tennessee when I heard from them ten or twelve years ago." Other than this, we have not found any further record of William or his family.

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Research sources are listed in the Appendix

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Navigation Bar for Part IV - Descendants of Benjamin Harris
Ch 1 - William   |   Ch 2 - Silas   |   Ch 2.1 - Zachariah   |   Ch 2.1.2 - William Jasper   |   Ch 2.1.2.1 - William Jasper Jr.  
Ch 3 - Benjamin   |   Ch 6 - Leah   |   Ch 6.1 - Perrin Rutledge   |   Ch 7 - Ruth   |   Ch 9 - Mary Ann  
Ch 12 - Elizabeth "Betsy"   |   Ch 12.2 - William H. Terry   |   Ch 12.2.2 - Jesse B. Terry  

Navigation Bar for book - Descendants of Isaac Harris
Foreword   |   Contents   |   Isaac Beginnings   |   Part I - William   |   Part II - John   |   Part III - Wooten   |   Part IV - Benjamin
Part V - Elizabeth   |   Part VI - Mary   |   Part VII - Reuben   |   Part VIII - Zachariah   |   Part IX - Alexander Rhodes

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