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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 Zachariah Harris

Chapter 2.1 of Part IV, Descendants of Benjamin Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson


CHILDREN OF ZACHARIAH HARRIS AND ALMIRA EMILY HILL
(Child #1 of Silas Harris and Jane Hill)

Zachariah Harris4 (Silas3, Ben2., Isaac1) was born April 4, 1813 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, and died in September, 1841, at Geneva, Morgan County, Illinois. He married Almira Emily Hill, daughter of Jehu Hill and Martha Carlin, on March 6, 1834. Jehu Hill was the brother of Jane Hill who married Silas Harris, Zachariah's father. Emily was born November 25, 1816 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, and died March 29, 1882 in Provo, Utah County, Utah.

Data from a history compiled by Tina Maxfield Larsen Birrell, daughter of William Albert Maxfield, and granddaughter of Artemissa Ann Harris and Richard D. Maxfield, was condensed for the following:

"When Emily Hill was four years of age, her parents moved to Tennessee, Traveling on horses, carrying what they required for food and bedding. They settled on a river, in White County, Tennessee, and resided there for about eight years. They spent one summer in Christian County, Kentucky before moving to Illinois. They reached their destination in the fall and homesteaded land in Macoupin County, Illinois.

"Emily Hill married Zachariah Harris in 1834 when she was eighteen years of age. She and her husband moved to Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois where they lived for a few months before she was called to her dying mother's bedside; however, her mother died before she arrived. Zachariah and Emily stayed there to care for her brothers and sisters. While living there, their first child was born. Soon after this, her father's family scattered among relatives.

"Zachariah and Emily then moved to Morgan County where he became successful in the harness and grocery business. Here their other children were born. They had four children; but only the oldest daughter, Artemissa, and their son, William Jasper Harris, survived. The two youngest children died in 1840 and 1841. Between the deaths of these children, Zachariah suddenly died of consumption, having eaten his breakfast a few hours before with his family. Emily was left a widow with three children, but the youngest daughter survived only a few weeks. Emily took her two surviving children to live with her oldest sister, Elizabeth, and her husband, Charles Chrisman, at Massidona (?), Iowa, thirty miles from Nauvoo, Illinois. She helped support her children by weaving.

"This is where she first heard the Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints preach the gospel. Two of her sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, joined the church earlier. Emily had joined the Campbellites and was strong in that faith, so resisted the Elders' teachings. Later, she attended an LDS Conference in Nauvoo where she heard the prophet, Joseph Smith, preach a powerful sermon, afterwards she never doubted. She was baptized by Andrew Perkins in the winter of 1842. Two feet of ice had to be broken in the river for her baptism.

"The week the prophet was killed, she was visiting with the Perkins family, who lived on the main road to Nauvoo. She then went to visit her husband's family where she remained for a year. She bore her testimony to them, trying to persuade them to believe as she did, and go with her to the Rocky Mountains. They were all strong Campbellites and opposed her bitterly.

"She returned to her sister to make preparations to go west with the Saints. She married Abraham Owen Smoot at Nauvoo, January 16, 1846, and came to Utah in 1847. They settled in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City."

    Children:
    1. + Artemissa Ann "Artie" HARRIS   b 3 Jan 1835; m Richard Dunwell MAXFIELD
    2. + William Jasper HARRIS   b 25 Oct 1836; m Martha Ann SMITH
    3. Martha Jane HARRIS b 1 Jan 1839 Geneva, Morgan Co, IL, d 16 Jan 1840
    4. Mary Elizabeth HARRIS b 3 Mar 1841 Geneva, Morgan Co, IL, d 13 Oct 1841


CHILDREN OF ARTEMISSA A. HARRIS AND RICHARD D. MAXFIELD
(Child #1 of Zachariah Harris and Almira Emily Hill)

Artemissa Ann "Artie" Harris5 (Zach.4, Silas3, Ben.2, Isaac1) was born January 3, 1835 in Carrollton, Morgan County, Illinois, and died June 3, 1885 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. She was buried in Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah. She married Richard Dunwell Maxfield, son of John Ellison Maxfield and Sarah Elizabeth Baker on October 31, 1854 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.. He was born May 5, 1831 at Willow Creek, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and died July 9, 1916 in Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah. They were buried in Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah.

    Children:
    1. Emily Elizabeth MAXFIELD b 22 Jun 1855, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., UT, d 6 Apr 1927, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT; m 2 Jun 1873, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, Caleb Dilworth BRINTON
    2. Mary Ann "Molly" MAXFIELD b 8 May 1857, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., UT, d 14 Sep 1940, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., UT; m 13 Apr 1879, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, Thomas WALL
    3. + Richard Dunwell MAXFIELD   b 8 Mar 1859,; m Mary Lewellyn HUNT
    4. John Abraham MAXFIELD b 1 Sep 1861, Holladay, Salt Lake Co., UT, d 29 Aug 1939, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT; m 8 Oct 1885, Eliza Catherine BISHOP
    5. William Albert MAXFIELD b 23 Sep 1864, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., UT, d 17 Jun 1933, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT; m 29 Nov 1893, Salt Lake City, UT, Johannah OLSEN
    6. Harris Timothy MAXFIELD b 19 Feb 1869, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co, UT, d 21 Feb 1931; m 14 Jul 1892 Manti, Sanpete Co, UT, Emily Orilla BROWN
    7. Robert Burns MAXFIELD b 2 May 1871, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co, UT, d 30 Jan 1956, Rupert, Minidoka Co, ID, bur Holladay Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT; m 29 Aug 1892 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, Cynthia Jane WILSON
    8. Ellis Montague MAXFIELD b 23 Jan 1873, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co, UT, d 16 Feb 1931; m 11 Aug 1897, Ellen Adell BROWN


CHILDREN OF RICHARD D. MAXFIELD AND MARY L. HUNT
(Child #3 of Artemissa Ann Harris and Richard Dunwell Maxfield)

Richard Dunwell Maxfield6 (Artemissa A. Harris5, Zach.4, Silas3, Ben.2, Isaac1) was born March 8, 1859 in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah, and died December 14, 1931 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He was buried in Murray City Cemetery, Salt Lake County, Utah. He married Mary Lewellyn Hunt, daughter of Marshall Hunt and Sarah Ann Runyan, on October 3, 1878 in Utah. Mary was born June 1, 1862 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, and died on July 7, 1932.

    Children:
    1. Richard Marshall MAXFIELD b 5 Oct 1879, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., UT
    2. Artemissa Hunt MAXFIELD b 27 Feb 1881, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., UT
    3. Mary Emily MAXFIELD b 20 Dec 1883, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., UT
    4. Lois Edna MAXFIELD b 17 Aug 1885, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., UT
    5. Ella Dean MAXFIELD b 17 Oct 1886, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., UT
    6. Josie Ellen MAXFIELD b 15 Mar 1889, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., UT, d 18 Apr 1984, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT
    7. Julia Irene MAXFIELD b 17 Dec 1894, Holladay, Salt Lake Co., UT, d 28 Nov 1954, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT
    8. Kenneth Lee MAXFIELD b 22 Apr 1897 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, d 15 Aug 1993 Sugar House, Salt Lake Co., UT, bur Murray City Cem., Murray, Salt Lake Co., UT


Research sources are listed in the Appendix

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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  
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