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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 Leah Harris

Chapter 6 of Part IV, Descendants of Benjamin Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson


CHILDREN OF LEAH HARRIS AND WILLIAM RUTLEDGE
(Child #6 of Benjamin Harris and Rutha Byers)

Leah "Lear" Harris3 (Benj.2, Isaac1) was born in about 1800 in Greenville County, South Carolina, and died March 11, 1844, at age 44, in Fulton County, Illinois. She was buried in Lacy Cemetery, at Table Grove, Fulton County, Illinois. She married William Rutledge in Tennessee. He was born in about 1790 in South Carolina, and died September 14, 1851. The family record of this family was sent to me by Bob Harding of Galesburg, Illinois. He is the great grandson of child #10, James Silas Rutledge.

Additional records were found in the Ancestral File of the LDS Family History Library on this family and their descendants. The record for child #2, Ruth Rutledge, found there gave her complete date of birth as "9 Apr 1818" instead of "about 1820" as sent by Bob Harding.

This changed the order of birth of the children and suggests that the November 1818 birthdate of child #3 Elizabeth, may be in error. Her birthdate may have come from a 1900 census which gives the month and year of birth for persons included in it. My experience has been that the year of birth given in that census may be slightly in error so this prompted my reevaluation of the birth order of the children. Using the 1830 census of White County, Tennessee as a guide, I renumbered the children to fit the age distribution of the children given in that census. There were one male and two females age 10-15, two males and one female age 5-10, and one male and one female under age 10 in the William Rutledge family that year. Thus Perrin, Ruth, and Matilda were in the 10-15 age group, Elizabeth, William, and Elijah were in the 5-10 age group, leaving John Henry and Sarah Anne in the under age 10 group.

    Children:
    1. + Perrin RUTLEDGE   b 2 May 1815; m Nancy HOWARD
    2. + Ruth RUTLEDGE   b 9 Apr 1818; m William HARWICK
    3. + Matilda RUTLEDGE   b 20 Dec 1819; m Orville FRANCE
    4. + Elizabeth RUTLEDGE   b abt 1821; m Martin LOUGH
    5. + William RUTLEDGE   b abt 1823; m 1st Jane HOWARD, m 2nd Margaret BELLOWS
    6. + Elijah RUTLEDGE   b 27 Jun 1824; m Mary HOWARD
    7. + John Henry RUTLEDGE   b 20 Dec 1826; m Celia Ann RENEAU
    8. Sarah Anne RUTLEDGE b abt 1829, nr Sparta, White Co., TN; m 18 Dec 1850, Fulton Co., IL, Aquilla BELLAS
    9. + Mary Anne RUTLEDGE   b 10 Oct 1833; m David Ramsey RENEAU
    10. + James Silas RUTLEDGE   b 3 Oct 1836; m Jane Ramsey RENEAU


CHILDREN OF RUTH RUTLEDGE AND WILLIAM HARWICK
(Child #2 of Leah Harris and William Rutledge)

Ruth "Ruthey" Rutledge4 (Leah Harris3, Benj.2, Isaac1) was born April 9, 1818 near Sparta, White County, Tennessee. She died January 22, 1891 in Fulton County, Illinois, and was buried in Lacey Cemetery, Fulton County, Illinois. She married William Harwick on December 17, 1835 in Fulton County, Illinois. He was born in about 1806 in Fulton County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. Thomas HARWICK b abt 1836, Fulton Co., IL, d 6 Oct 1919, age 83 years
    2. John HARWICK b 10 Feb 1839, Fulton Co., IL, d 23 Jan 1892, Fulton Co., IL
    3. A. Dooley HARWICK b abt 1841, Fulton Co., IL, d 6 Aug 1905, Fulton Co., IL
    4. William HARWICK b abt 1843, Fulton Co., IL
    5. Andrew Jackson HARWICK b 18 Nov 1847 Fulton Co., IL, d 5 Nov 1923, Fulton Co., IL, bur Ipava Cem., Pleasant Twp., Fulton Co., IL; m Sarah Jane LALICKER b 8 Mar 1851, Fulton Co., IL

      Children:
      1. Floyd HARWICK b 13 Sep 1884, Fulton Co., IL; m Mabel PRATT b 15 Nov 1887

    6. Emaline HARWICK b abt 1848, Fulton Co., IL
    7. Lorenzo HARWICK b abt 1850, Fulton Co., IL
    8. Matilda Jane HARWICK b 14 Jun 1853, Fulton Co., IL, d 19 Feb 1888, Fulton Co., IL
    9. Franklin HARWICK b abt 1857, Fulton Co., IL


CHILDREN OF MATILDA RUTLEDGE AND ORVILLE FRANCE
(Child #3 of Leah Harris and William Rutledge)

Matilda Rutledge4 (Leah Harris3, Benj.2, Isaac1) was born December 20, 1819 near Sparta, in White County, Tennessee, and died July 26, 1910 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. She married Orville France, son of Michael France (Frans) and Rebecca Henry, on November 4, 1847 in Fulton County, Illinos. He was born in 1814 in Clermont County, Ohio. He was previously married to Mary Ann Stoops on October 13, 1836 in Fulton County, Illinois.

    Children of Matilda Rutledge and Orville France:
    1. James Monroe FRANCE b abt 1851, Schuyler Co., IL
    2. Orville R. FRANCE b abt 1853, Schuyler Co., IL
    3. Isaiah FRANCE b abt 1856, Schuyler Co., IL
    4. Julian FRANCE b abt 1858, Schuyler Co., IL
    5. Rebecca FRANCE b abt 1860, Schuyler Co., IL
    6. Emily FRANCE b abt 1862, Schuyler Co., IL
    7. Christopher FRANCE b abt 1864, Schuyler Co., IL
    8. Edward FRANCE b abt 1866, Schuyler Co., IL
    9. Margaret Ann FRANCE b 24 Feb 1866, Schuyler Co., IL; m Mr. GRABEL b 1862


CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH RUTLEDGE AND MARTIN LOUGH
(Child #4 of Leah Harris and William Rutledge)

Elizabeth Rutledge4 (Leah Harris3, Benj.2, Isaac1) was born in November, 1818 in White County, Tennessee. She married Martin Lough December 3, 1843 in Fulton County, Illinois. The name was spelled Lough in the marriage record, and Lowe in the census.

    Children:
    1. Minerva LOWE (LOUGH) b abt 1847, IL
    2. Newton LOWE (LOUGH) b abt 1849, IL


CHILDREN OF WILLIAM RUTLEDGE AND JANE HOWARD
(Child #5 of Leah Harris and William Rutledge)

William Rutledge4 (Leah Harris3, Benj.2, Isaac1) was born about 1822 near Sparta, White County, Tennessee. On December 29, 1842 he married Jane Howard, daughter of William G. and Asneath Howard. Jane was born in 1827 in Sparta, White County, Tennessee. We don't have her date of death. He married a second wife, Margaret Bellows, on July 16, 1850 in Fulton County, Illinois. We have no record of children by the second marriage.

    Children of William Rutledge and Jane Howard:
    1. Margaret RUTLEDGE b 1843, IN
    2. John Wesley RUTLEDGE b 1848, IL


CHILDREN OF ELIJAH RUTLEDGE AND MARY HOWARD
(Child #6 of Leah Harris and William Rutledge)

Elijah Rutledge4 (Leah Harris3, Benj.2, Isaac1) was born about 1824 near Sparta, White County, Tennessee. He married Mary Howard on December 12, 1844, in Fulton County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. William H. RUTLEDGE b abt 1845, Pleasant, Fulton Co., IL
    2. Levina RUTLEDGE b abt 1849, Pleasant, Fulton Co., IL; m 14 Mar 1872, Newton Co., MO, Adison O. PENNELL
    3. Nancy RUTLEDGE b 26 Sep 1853, Pleasant, Fulton Co., IL, d 3 May 1911, Fulton Co., IL; m Henry WISE, b 1855, MO, d 23 Dec 1909, MO
      Child:
      1. James L. WISE b 12 Mar 1877, MO, d 30 May 1927, Fulton Co., IL; m Bertha E.  ?  b 7 Dec 1876, Fulton Co., IL

    4. Asenath RUTLEDGE b Jan 1864, Cooke Co., TX; m Richard REYNOLDS b 1860, Cooke Co., TX


CHILDREN OF JOHN HENRY RUTLEDGE AND CELIA ANN RENEAU
(Child #7 of Leah Harris and William Rutledge)
John Henry Rutledge4 (Leah Harris3, Benj.2, Isaac1) was born December 20, 1826 near Sparta, White County, Tennessee. He died December 20, 1865 in Lenn County, Missouri. He married Celia Ann Reneau, daughter of John Fleming Renough and Sarah Jane Walters, on November 8, 1848 in Fulton County, Missouri. Celia was born near Sparta, White County, Tennessee in 1828; she was age 28 when the 1850 census was taken. John Henry's second wife was Elizabeth Barthlow. they were married January 12, 1865. Elizabeth was born in 1844 in White County, Tennessee.

    Child:
    1. Cyrus Beecher RUTLEDGE b 28 Aug 1849, Fulton Co., IL, d 22 Dec 1907, Marietta, Fulton Co., IL; m Jane P.  ? , b May 1854

      Children:
      1. William G. RUTLEDGE b Nov 1880; m Drucilla Jane DAWSON b 22 May 1853, Colerain, Ross Co., OH
      2. Guy Dawson RUTLEDGE b 28 Jul 1882, Harris, Fulton Co., IL; m 1st Ida HAYES b 28 Aug 1908, Georgetown, Bear Lake Co., ID; m 2nd Anna FLETCHER b 1866, Marietta, Fulton Co., IL

        Child:
        1. Jane RUTLEDGE (liv)



CHILDREN OF MARY ANNE RUTLEDGE AND DAVID RAMSEY RENAEU
(Child #9 of Leah Harris and William Rutledge)

Mary Anne Rutledge4 (Leah Harris3, Benj.2, Isaac1) was born October 10, 1833 near Sparta, White County, Tennessee, and died in McDonald County, Kansas. She married David Ramsey Renaeu, son of John Fleming Renaeu and Sarah Jane Walters, on November 9, 1848 in Fulton County, Illinois. He was born May 11, 1823 in Tennessee.

    Children:
    1. William D. RENEAU b 1849, Fulton Co., IL
    2. Melissa J. RENEAU b 1851, Fulton Co., IL
    3. John F. RENEAU b 1853, Fulton Co., IL
    4. Robert R. RENEAU b 1855, Fulton Co., IL
    5. George Washington RENEAU b 1857, Fulton Co., IL
    6. General Grant RENEAU b 1859, Fulton Co., IL
    7. Abraham Lincoln RENEAU b 1861, Fulton Co., IL
    8. Charles Summer RENEAU b 1863, Fulton Co., IL
    9. Nellie R. RENEAU b 1865, Fulton Co., IL
    10. Matilda A. RENEAU b 1867, Fulton Co., IL, d 1868, Fulton Co., IL
    11. Mary E. RENEAU b 1867, Fulton Co., IL, d 1868, Fulton Co., IL


CHILDREN OF JAMES SILAS RUTLEDGE AND JANE RAMSEY RENEAU
(Child #10 of Leah Harris and William Rutledge)

James Silas Rutledge4 (Leah Harris3, Benj.2, Isaac1) was born October 3, 1836 at New Philadelphia, McDonough County, Illinois, and died December 26, 1920 at Canton, Fulton County, Illinois. He married Jane Ramsey Reneau, daughter of John Flemings Reneau and Sarah Jane Walters, on November 15, 1855 in Fulton County, Illinois. She was born April 10, 1835 in Marietta, Fulton County, Illinois, and died January 30, 1911 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois.

    Children:
    1. + Lewis RUTLEDGE   b 15 Aug 1856; m 1st (unknown); m 2nd Emma Ovanda HICE, b Dec 1868 MO
    2. Thomas J. RUTLEDGE b 9 Apr 1857, Seville, Harris Twp., Fulton Co., IL, d 20 Jan 1913, Canton, Fulton Co., IL; m Sarah Elizabeth HALE (d/o Daniel and Mary A. HALE), b 20 Oct 1876 IL, d 16 May 1908, Canton, Fulton Co., IL

      Children:
      1. David RUTLEDGE b 1897, IL, d bef 24 Mar 1899, Canton, Fulton Co., IL
      2. Mary Ella RUTLEDGE b 29 Sep 1907, Canton, Fulton Co., IL, d 27 Apr 1908, Canton, Fulton Co., IL

    3. Mary Emily RUTLEDGE b 27 Mar 1864, Fulton Co., IL
    4. Emma RUTLEDGE b abt 1864, Fulton Co., IL
    5. Ida Alice RUTLEDGE b 14 Mar 1866, Fulton Co., IL
    6. Edward Wilson RUTLEDGE b 27 Jan 1868, Fulton Co., IL
    7. Jane Belle RUTLEDGE b 18 Nov 1869, d 8 Sep 1911, Canton, Fulton Co., IL; m 1st John S. MILLER, b 1865, Marietta, Fulton Co., IL; m 2nd David BOWMAN
    8. Cyrus David RUTLEDGE b 1 Jan 1872, Fulton Co., IL
    9. Perry RUTLEDGE b abt 1874, Fulton Co., IL


CHILDREN OF LEWIS RUTLEDGE AND WIVES
(1)   UNKNOWN   (2)   EMMA OVANDA HICE

(Child #1 of James Silas Rutledge and Jane Ramsey Reneau)

Lewis Rutledge5 (James S.4, Leah Harris3, Benj.2, Isaac1) was born August 15, 1856 in Table Grove, Fulton County, Illinois, and died April 10, 1935 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois. He was married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown. His second wife was Emma Ovanda Hice. She was born in December 1868 in Missouri.

    Children of Lewis Rutledge and 1st wife:
    1. Ada M. RUTLEDGE b Mar 1883, Fulton Co., IL

    Children of Lewis Rutledge and Emma O. Hice:
    1. Harvey L. RUTLEDGE b Jul 1889, Dent Co., MO
    2. Henry B. RUTLEDGE b Dec 1890, Dent Co., MO
    3. Harley Janus RUTLEDGE b Oct 1892, Dent Co., MO
    4. Laura RUTLEDGE b Mar 1897, Dent Co., MO
    5. Luzzette RUTLEDGE b 1899, Dent Co., MO
    6. (living)


Research sources are listed in the Appendix

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