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Descendants of Isaac Harris

Chapter 3 of Part VII, Descendants of Reuben Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson

CHILDREN OF ISAAC HARRIS AND WIVES
(1)    ?    (2)   ELIZA SHEPHARD

(Child #3 of Reuben Harris and 1st wife)

Isaac Harris3 (Reuben Harris2, Isaac1) was born in Greenville County, South Carolina in about 1796; he was 54 years of age when the Keokuk County, Iowa 1850 census was taken. He was married twice. The name of his first wife, whom he married in Tennessee, is unknown. The family was included in the Jackson County, Tennessee 1820 census enumeration. He and his wife were in the "16 to 25" age bracket, and they had three sons under the age of ten years. His name appears on the tax lists of White County, Tennessee in 1823 and 1825. In the late 1820's, the family moved to that part of Schuyler County, Illinois that became McDonough County in 1830. The 1830 census was taken for Schuyler County including the part that became McDonough County that year. Isaac and his wife were included in the "30 to 40" age bracket, and there were six children, five sons and one daughter. They were also counted in the McDonough County census in 1840 when they had five sons and two daughters at home. Four of their children enumerated in the 1830 and 1840 census records have not been identified.

In the Keokuk County, Iowa 1850 Census enumeration, he is listed with his second wife, Mrs. Eliza Shephard, and five of his children who were living at home, along with four of his new wife's children from her first marriage. At that time, Eliza was age 39 and was born in Iowa. By 1860, the family was living in Jefferson County, Iowa. Her children were: 1. Howard Shephard, age 17; 2. John Shephard, age 14; 3. Quintillo (?) Shepard, age ten; 4. Sally Shephard, age eight; and Harriet Shephard, age two. Isaac died there in 1866, and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Locust Grove Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.

    Children of Isaac Harris and his first wife:
    1. + Reuben HARRIS   b 1815 (35-1850); m Mary MARLOW
    2. (son) HARRIS b between 1815-1820, TN
    3. (daughter) HARRIS b between 1815-1820, TN
    4. (son) HARRIS b between 1815-1820, TN
    5. (son) HARRIS b between 1820-1825, TN
    6. (son) HARRIS b between 1825-1830, White Co., TN; (this son may be the John Harris who was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Blandinsville Twp., McDonough Co., IL, b 30 Sep 1828, and d 11 Jul 1834)
    7. William HARRIS b 1831 (19-1850), McDonough Co., IL
    8. Simpson HARRIS b 1836 (14-1850), McDonough Co., IL
    9. Sarah HARRIS b 1838 (12-1850,) McDonough Co., IL
    10. Andrew HARRIS b 1842 (8-1850), McDonough Co., IL

    Child of Isaac and Eliza Shephard:
    1. Isaac HARRIS b 1850 (10-1860), Keokuk Co., IA



CHILDREN OF REUBEN HARRIS AND MARY MARLOW
(Child #1 of Isaac Harris and 1st wife)

Reuben Harris4 (Isaac3, Reuben2, Isaac1) was born in White County, Tennessee in about 1815; he was 35 years of age when the Jefferson County, Iowa 1850 census was taken. He married Mary Marlow on November 13, 1834 in McDonough County, Illinois. She was born March 14, 1812. They moved to Jefferson County, Iowa in 1843. They were living there when censuses were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. The township was not specified in the 1850 census, but was given as Locust Grove Township in the later years. They were buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Locust Grove Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.

    Children:
    1. William R. HARRIS b 1835 (15-1850), McDonough Co., IL; m Margaret; lvd Jefferson Co., IA, when 1870 census taken

      Children:
      1. Mary HARRIS b 1857 (13-1870), IL
      2. Calvin HARRIS b 1859 (11-1870), IL
      3. Jane HARRIS b 1863 (7-1870), IL
      4. Matilda HARRIS b 1866 (4-1870), IL

    2. Calvin HARRIS b 1838 (12-1850), McDonough Co., IL
    3. Mirinda HARRIS b 1839 (11-1850,) McDonough Co., IL
    4. Christopher Columbus HARRIS b 1841 (9-1850), McDonough Co., IL
    5. + Jonathan "John" HARRIS   b 1845; m Paulina A. WILLIAMS
    6. + Asel Jason HARRIS   b 28 Mar 1849; m Sarah M. HART
    7. + Serilda Jane HARRIS   b 1854 (6-1860), ; m John A. BROWN


CHILDREN OF JONATHAN HARRIS AND PAULINA A. WILLIAMS
(Child #5 of Reuben Harris and Mary Marlow)

Jonathan "John" Harris5 (Reuben4, Isaac3, Reuben 2, Isaac1) was born in Jefferson County, Iowa in about 1845; he was age five years when the Jefferson County, Iowa 1850 census was taken. He married Paulina A. Williams. She was born in Wapello County, Iowa in about 1847; she was 23 years of age when the Jefferson County, Iowa, 1870 Census was taken for Locust Grove Township. They were still living in Locust Grove Township when the censuses were taken in 1880 and 1900.

    Children:
    1. Henry HARRIS b 1867 (3-1870), Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA
    2. Marinda Ellen HARRIS b 1869 (1-1870), Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA
    3. Robert H. HARRIS b 1871 (9-1880), Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA
    4. Julia HARRIS b 1873 (7-1880), Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA
    5. Jasper A. HARRIS b 1874 (6-1880), Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA
    6. Mary J. HARRIS b 1876 (4-1880), Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA
    7. Leverett M. HARRIS b Aug 1879, Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA
    8. Edyth May HARRIS b 26 Jun 1884, Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA; m 28 Dec 1904, Jefferson Co., IA, William E. BURR b 1878 (26- 1904)
    9. Orville H. HARRIS b 16 Aug 1889, Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA; m 11 Sep 1907, Jefferson Co., IA, Edna HARBIN, b 1890 (17 - 1907)


CHILDREN OF ASEL JASON HARRIS AND SARAH M. HART
(Child #6 of Reuben Harris and Mary Marlow)

Asel Jason Harris5 (Reuben4, Isaac3, Reuben 2, Isaac1) was born March 28, 1849 in Jefferson County, Iowa, and died there on August 17, 1914. He was buried in Batavia Cemetery, Jefferson County, Iowa. He married Sarah M. Hart. She was born in March 1850 in Ohio. In the 1900 Locust Grove Township, Jefferson County, Iowa census report, Sarah reported that she was the mother of five children with five living; but the Jefferson County birth records recorded Stella Mae Harris as her 5th child, and she had another child after that. I have added child #3 on the assumption that Stella was her fifth child.

    Children:
    1. Reuben O. HARRIS b 1874 (6-1880), Batavia, Jefferson Co., IA; m 4 Aug 1895, Jefferson Co., IA, Iva FLEENER b 1878, Abingdon, Jefferson Co., IA

      Child:
      1. William HARRIS b 5 Sep 1896, Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA

    2. Charles HARRIS b Jan 1875, IA; m 1899, Mary Eliza FISHER b 1878, (32-1910), IA; Charles and family lvd with his parents when 1910 census taken for Fairfield Twp., Jefferson Co., IA

      Children:
      1. Sarta Etha (female) HARRIS b June 1898, IA
      2. Effie N. HARRIS b 8 Apr 1901, IL, d 18 Dec 1906, Batavia, Jefferson Co, IA,
      3. Carl HARRIS b 1905 (5-1910), IA
      4. Ross HARRIS b 1912 (8-1920), IA
      5. Rita HARRIS b 1912 (8-1920), IA
      6. Ernest B. HARRIS b 1915 (5-1920), IA
      7. Millard HARRIS b 1918 (2-1920), IA

    3. (child) HARRIS b abt 1877, IA
    4. James Ed HARRIS b Oct 1878, IA, d 1964, bur Batavia Cem., Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA; m Eva STERNER 1879-1969, bur Batavia Cem., Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA
    5. Stella Mae HARRIS b 5 Nov 1880, Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA (5th child)
    6. Samuel HARRIS b Oct 1882, Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA


CHILDREN OF SERILDA JANE HARRIS AND JOHN A. BROWN
(Child #7 of Reuben Harris and Mary Marlow)

Serilda Jane Harris5 (Reuben4, Isaac3, Reuben 2, Isaac1) was born in Locust Grove Township, Jefferson County, Illinois in 1854; she was age 6 when the 1860 census was taken there. She married John A. Brown on August 25, 1875 in Jefferson County, Iowa. He was born in Iowa in 1851; he was age 24 when the 1880 census was taken for Locust Grove Township, Jefferson County, Iowa. When the 1900 census was taken, they were living in Pleasant Township, Wapello County, Iowa.

    Children:
    1. William R. BROWN b 1878 (2-1880), IA
    2. Mary L. BROWN b 1880 (age 3 mo 1880), IA
    3. Pearl BROWN b Nov 1881, IA
    4. John BROWN b 30 Jul 1885, Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA
    5. Bertha M. BROWN b Oct 1888, IA
    6. Dempsey BROWN b Dec 1892, IA
    7. Grace M. BROWN b Jun 1895, IA


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Research sources are listed in the Appendix


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