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Descendants of James Harris

Chapter 9 of Part VII, Descendants of Reuben Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson

CHILDREN OF JAMES HARRIS AND JUDAH BOHANON
(Child #9 of Reuben Harris and 1st wife)

James Harris3 (Reuben2, Isaac1) was born May 18, 1810 in Jackson County, Tennessee. His father's family moved from Greenville County, South Carolina to Tennessee some time between 1800 and 1810. The first census taken in Tennessee was in 1820. He married Judah "Judy" Bohanon, daughter of Louis Bohanon and Lucy Lowry while they were living there. She was born July 14, 1810 in Tennessee. They moved to McDonough County, Illinois in the late 1820's at about the same time as his father's family then relocated to Lee County, Iowa shortly before 1844. In about 1852, they made their home in Madison Township, Wayne County, Iowa, where they lived the rest of their lives. Their family was included in the Wayne County, Iowa 1856 state census record. The county of birth for those who were born in Iowa was included in this record. James died November 1, 1865, and Judah died March 19, 1877. They both died in Wayne County, and were buried in the Harris Cemetery which is located in Madison Township, Wayne County, Iowa.

The following list of their twelve children was received from a descendant; however the 1830 and 1840 census records indicate there should be two more boys who were born between child number three, Frances, and child number six, Andrew Jackson. They have been added to this record.

    Children:
    1. + Lewis B. HARRIS   b 22 Feb 1828; m Elizabeth JOINER
    2. (son) HARRIS b abt 1830, McDonough Co, IL
    3. Frances HARRIS b 21 Feb 1832, McDonough Co., IL, d 13 Oct 1855, bur Harris Cem., Wayne Co,, IA
    4. (son) HARRIS b abt 1834, McDonough Co, IL
    5. General Marion HARRIS b abt 1837 (23-1860), McDonough Co., IL; m L. R. OR D. R.  ?  b 1837 (23-1860), IA; [note: wife was L. R. in 1856 Wayne Co., IA state census and D. R. in 1860 Wayne Co., IA federal census]

      Child:
      1. S. F. HARRIS b 1859 Monroe Twp., Wayne Co., IA

    6. + Andrew Jackson HARRIS   b 8 Mar 1838, m Mary A. WALKER
    7. + Amanda Caroline HARRIS   b 5 Apr 1841; m John Perry SHEPHERD
    8. Sarah Ellen HARRIS b 1842 (14-1856), McDonough Co, IL; m Daniel C. VINSEN
    9. + Reuben HARRIS   b 3 May 1844; m 1st Esther A. WALKER, m 2nd Mariah Jane KARIGER
    10. Mary Ann HARRIS b 1847 (13-1860), Lee Co., IA
    11. Matilda A. HARRIS b 1850 10-1860), Lee Co., IA
    12. James A. HARRIS b 1852, Lee Co., IA
    13. Lovina HARRIS b 1855, Wayne Co., IA
    14. Pauline Jane HARRIS b 1858 (2-1860), IA


CHILDREN OF LEWIS B. HARRIS AND ELIZABETH JOINER
(Child #1 of James Harris and Judah Bohanan)

Lewis B. Harris4 (Jas Harris3, Reuben2, Isaac1) was born February 1, 1828 in White County, Tennessee. He died February 25, 1907, and was buried in Harris Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa. It appears that he may have been named for his grandfather, Louis Bohanon, even though their given names are spelled differently. Lewis married Elizabeth Joiner on July 11, 1852 in Jefferson County, Iowa. They were living in Monroe Township, Wayne County, Iowa, when the 1856 State census was taken, and also when the 1860 federal census was taken. They were living in Fountain Green Township, Hancock County, Illinois in 1870, then were back in Monroe Township, Wayne County, Iowa in 1880, and 1900.

    Children:
    1. James A. HARRIS b 1853 (17-1870), IA; m Ablas C. b 1857 (23-1880), IA

      Children:
      1. George L. HARRIS b 1876 (4-1880), IA
      2. Isaac A. HARRIS b 1878 (2-1880,) IA

    2. Mary F. HARRIS b 1855 (14-1870), IA; m Mr. LOWERY
    3. Moses B. HARRIS b 1857 (13-1870), IA; m A. J. b 1862 (23-1885)
    4. Amanda L. HARRIS b 1859 (11-1870), IA
    5. Isaac N. (W. ?) HARRIS b 1860 (10-1870), IA; m Lizzie GREEN b 1862 (18-1881)
    6. William L. HARRIS b 1862 (8-1870), IA
    7. Judah Ella HARRIS b 1864 (6-1870), IA
    8. Nancy J. HARRIS b 1866 (4-1870), IL
    9. Elias HARRIS b 1868 (2-1870) (12-1880), IL
    10. Eliza HARRIS b 1868 (2-1870), IL
    11. Nathan Henry HARRIS b June 1871, IA, d 1955; m 25 Sep 1898, Wayne Co., IA, Tressa LEACH (d/o Charles H. LEACH and Celest LAZER) b Jun 1874, IA, d 1947; both bur in South Lawn Cem., Seymore, Wayne Co., IA


CHILDREN OF ANDREW JACKSON HARRIS AND MARY A. WALKER
(Child #6 of James Harris and Judah Bohanan)

Andrew Jackson Harris4 (Jas Harris3, Reuben2, Isaac1) was born March 8, 1838 in McDonough County, Illinois, and died January 5, 1899. He married Mary A. Walker who was born December 18, 1843 in Tennessee, and died June 21, 1885. After his first wife's death, he married a widow, Mary E. (Walker) Thornburg, daughter of Daniel Walker and Rebecca Miller. They were married on December 20, 1885 in Wayne County, Iowa. His second wife, Mary E., later married David Batterson, son of James Batterson and Polly Squires, on November 16, 1898 in Wayne County, Iowa. Andrew and both his wives were buried in Harris Cemetery, Monroe Township, Wayne County, Iowa.

    Children:
    1. William H. HARRIS b 1862, IA, d 1 Jul 1864 (age 1y 10m 24d}, bur Harris Cem., Monroe Twp., Wayne Co., IA
    2. James J. HARRIS b 1863 (9-1870), IA, d 12 Dec 1884 (age 21y 4m 16d), bur Harris Cem., Monroe Twp., Wayne Co., IA
    3. Emma L. HARRIS b 1866 (4-1870), IA, d 12 Dec 1884 (age 18y 3m 6d), bur Harris Cem., Monroe Twp., Wayne Co., IA
    4. Reuben S. HARRIS b Feb 1869, IA; m Jennie  ?  b 1865 (55-1920), OH
    5. Albert L. HARRIS b May 1873, IA; m Nellie J. b Dec 1878, IA

      Children:
      1. Ernest H. HARRIS b Dec 1896, IA
      2. Floy A. HARRIS b Nov 1898, IA

    6. Walter HARRIS b Nov 1874, IA, d 11 Jan 1875 (age 2m 8d), bur Harris Cem., Monroe Twp., Wayne Co., IA
    7. Martha "Mattie" E. HARRIS b 1875 (5-1880), IA (her birth date was given as Jun 1878, in Greene Co., IA 1900 census); m 28 Feb 1900, Wayne Co., IA, David L. WEBBER (s/o J. W. WEBBER and E. A. PARKER) b Jun 1878, IA
    8. Andrew J. HARRIS b 1879 (age 9 mo 1880), IA
    9. William HARRIS b Jun 1881, IA


CHILDREN OF AMANDA CAROLINE HARRIS AND JOHN PERRY SHEPHERD
(Child #7 of James Harris and Judah Bohanan)

Amanda Caroline Harris4 (Jas. Harris3, Reuben2, Isaac1) was born April 5, 1841 in McDonough County, Illinois, and died May 1, 1918. She married John Perry Shepherd on May 31, 1863. He was born in Tennessee in 1841; he was age 29 when the Wayne County, Iowa 1870 Census was taken. The family was living in Fremont County, Iowa when the 1880 census was taken.

    Children of Amanda C. Harris and John P. Shepherd:
    1. Vance C. SHEPHERD b 1864 (6-1870), IA
    2. Minerva Florence SHEPHERD b 1866 (4-1870), IA
    3. Judah R. SHEPHERD b 1867 (3-1870), IA
    4. Cordelia F. SHEPHERD b 1868 (2-1870), IA
    5. Elijah J. H. SHEPHERD b 1871 (9-1880), IA
    6. Mary E. SHEPHERD b 1875 (5-1880), IA
    7. Nellie Irene SHEPHERD b 1879 (1-1880), IA


CHILDREN OF REUBEN HARRIS AND WIVES
(1)   ESTHER A. WALKER   (2)   MARIAH J. BETTIS

(Child #9 of James Harris and Judah Bohanan)

Reuben Harris4 (Jas. Harris3, Reuben2, Isaac1) was born May 3, 1844 in Lee County, Iowa, and died on April 17, 1888. He was married twice. He married his first wife, Esther A. Walker, on June 19, 1862 in Wayne County, Iowa. She was born on November 11, 1846, and died on May 4, 1885 in Wayne County, Iowa. He married his second wife, Mariah Jane Bettis, widow of Mr. Kariger, or Carriger, on March 28 1886 in Wayne County, Iowa. She was born on June 12, 1859, and died on August 14, 1916 in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Children of Reuben Harris and Esther A. Walker:
    1. Alice A. HARRIS b May 1863, IA; m 17 Feb 1881, Wayne Co., IA, William M. NELSON b Nov 1859, OH; lvd Jefferson Twp., Green Co., IA when 1900 census taken

      Children:
      1. Edith NELSON b Dec 1881, IA
      2. Nellie NELSON b Nov 1883, IA
      3. Olive NELSON b Aug 1885, IA
      4. Freddie NELSON Dec 1887, IA
      5. Mabel NELSON Oct 1888, IA
      6. Marie NELSON Apr 1894, IA

    2. Almedia F. HARRIS b 6 Mar 1866, Allerton, Wayne Co., IA, d 24 Apr 1926, bur Shaffer Cem., Appanoose Co., IA; m 29 Jan 1889, Charles Edgar SMITH
    3. Martha L. HARRIS b 1869 (1-1870), IA; m Adam WOOD
    4. Lewis A. HARRIS b 1871 (9-1880), Wayne Co., IA
    5. William Henry HARRIS b Feb 1873, Wayne Co., IA; m 28 Nov 1894, Wayne Co., IA, Leota W. LOCK b Mar 1877, IL

      Children:
      1. Mina HARRIS b Oct 1895, IA
      2. Henry G. HARRIS b Oct 1897, IA
      3. Erma HARRIS b Jan 1900, IA

    6. Ella HARRIS b 11 Jun 1878, Wayne Co., Iowa, d 4 Jul 1878, bur Greer Cem., Clinton Twp., Wayne Co., IA
    7. Frederick R. HARRIS b 8 Dec 1880, Wayne Co., IA, d 4 Aug 1892
    8. Pearl HARRIS b 21 Dec 1882, Wayne Co., IA
    9. Bessie HARRIS b 16 Sep 1884, Wayne Co., IA; m Alvin ABABB

    Child of Reuben Harris and Mariah Jane Bettis:
    1. Harvey Lincoln HARRIS b 16 May 1889, Allerton, Wayne Co., Iowa, d 3 Nov 1953, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, bur Resthaven Park Cem., Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ; m Elma  ? 

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