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Ch 1 - Sarah   |   Ch 1.5 - Sarah Green   |   Ch 2 - Ancil Mancil   |   Ch 2.2 - Alfred Greenberry   |   Ch 2.4 - Rebecca Jane
Ch 2.5 - Mary Emiline   |   Ch 2.5.2 - Eliza Jane Haines   |   Ch 2.5.2.6 - Mabel J. Smith   |   Ch 2.5.5 - Zenette Haines
Ch 2.5w - Willy Handcart Co.   |   Ch 2.6 - William Ancil   |   Ch 2.6.1 - Alfred G. H.   |   Ch 2.7 - Zachariah Obadiah
Ch 2.8 - Nancy Angeline   |   Ch 3 - Elizabeth   |   Ch 4 - Benjamin   |   Ch 5 - Zachariah   |   Ch 6 - Lucinda
Ch 7 - Pendleton   |   Ch 8 - Jacob   |   Ch 9 - Susannah   |   Ch 10 - Thomas Wooten   |   Ch 11 - Henry M.

Descendants of Benjamin Harris

Chapter 4 of Part VIII, Descendants of Zachariah Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN AND ELIZABETH HARRIS
(Child #4 of Zachariah Harris and Bathsheba Haley)

Benjamin Harris3 (Zach.2, Isaac1) was born in Franklin County, Georgia, in about 1803; he was age 47 when the Christian County, Illinois 1850 Census was taken. He was very young when he moved with his parents from Franklin County, Georgia to Hickman County, Tennessee. Later, they moved to Humphreys County, Tennessee where they were living when he married his wife, Elizabeth. We do not know her maiden surname. The family moved to Illinois in about 1829. In 1850, Elizabeth was 52 years of age. They were still living in Christian County, Illinois in 1860, but were living with their son Gilbert Harris in Wilson County, Kansas at census time in 1870. In the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses, Elizabeth's birthplace was given respectively as Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. Benjamin's will was dated October 1, 1872, and Letters Testamentary on his estate was granted by the Wilson County, Kansas Court to his brother Jacob Harris on February 4, 1873.

    Child:
    1. + Gilbert HARRIS   b 1823 (27-1850); m 1st Frances N. HALFORD; m 2nd Sarah E. SEARS


CHILDREN OF GILBERT HARRIS AND SARAH E. SEARS
(Child #1 of Benjamin and Elizabeth Harris )

Gilbert Harris4 (Benj.3, Zach.2, Isaac1) was born in Humphreys County, Tennessee, in about 1823; he was age 27 when the Christian County, Illinois 1850 census was taken. He died after 1870 and before October 1, 1872, the date his father's will was made. Benjamin Harris mentions "his widowed daughter-in-law" in his will. Gilbert was married twice. He married Frances N. Halford on January 9, 1845, in Fayette County, Illinois. She was born in about 1826 in Wayne County, Tennessee, the daughter of Andrew Halford and Elizabeth Harris3 (Wooten2, Isaac1). Gilbert and Frances had no children. After her death, he married Sarah E. Sears, daughter of John Sears and Anna Lona "Hannah" Johnson, on November 24, 1849, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born in Tennessee in 1832; she was age 18 when the Christian County, Illinois 1850 census was taken. They moved to Wilson County, Kansas after 1867 and before 1870.

After Gilbert's death, Sarah married Ellison Denton, son of John Denton and Thurzy Estes, on March 2, 1873 in Wilson County, Kansas. He was listed as age 28 and she as age 40 at the time of their marriage. He was living with his parents and was age 6 when the 1850 Fayette County, Illinois census was taken. His parents, John and Thurzy Estes, were married in Fayette County, and all their children were born in Illinois. Sarah and Ellison had a son, David Denton, who was born in Wilson County, Kansas in 1875; he was age 5 at census time in Wilson County in 1880. There were other connections between this Denton family and the Harris Family. Ellison Denton's older brother, Macajah "Casey" Denton married Charlotte Malissa Harris, daughter of Henry M. Harris and Eliza Reeves. Also his sister, Lavina Denton married Gilbert Newton Harris, son of Henry M. Harris and Eliza Reeves. Henry M. Harris and Benjamin Harris are brothers and sons of Zachariah Harris and Bathsheba Haley.

Sarah E. (Sears) (Harris) Denton later married Samuel Cobb, on October 13, 1879 in Wilson County, Kansas. He was of Linn County, Kansas, and was born in Illinois in about 1827; he was age 53 at census time in 1880 Wilson County, Kansas.

    Children of Gilbert Harris and Sarah E. Sears:
    1. Martha Ann HARRIS b 1850 (10-1860), Christian Co., IL; m 12 Apr 1866, Christian Co, IL, Thomas J. HARRIS [s/o Thomas Wooten HARRIS3 (Zach.2, Isaac1) and Anna PINSON] b 1845 (5-1850), Montgomery Co., IL); children listed under his name this Part, Ch. 10 of Descendants of Thomas Wooten Harris
    2. Benjamin Franklin HARRIS b 1852 (8-1860), Christian Co., IL; m Sarah E.  ?  b 1855 (25-1880), MO; lvd Wilson Co., KS, when 1870 and 1880 censuses taken

      Children:
      1. Mary B. HARRIS b 1874 (8-1880), KS
      2. Minerva C. HARRIS b 1875 (5-1880), KS
      3. Mark T. HARRIS b 1879 (age 10 mo-1880), KS

    3. Joseph R. HARRIS b Jun 1854 (6-1860), Christian Co., IL; m 17 Aug 1890, Wilson Co., KS, Mrs. Eliza (CLAYPOOL) ROWLAND (d/o Joseph CLAYPOOL and Caroline POGUE) b 1863 (27-1890), KS
    4. + Mary F. HARRIS   b 1854 (6-1860); m Thomas J. Taylor
    5. Lucetta J. HARRIS b 1856 (4-1860), Christian Co., IL
    6. Elizabeth "Betsy" HARRIS b 1858 (1-1860), Christian Co., IL
    7. Clarinda HARRIS b 1861 (9-1870), Christian Co., IL
    8. John HARRIS b 1863 (7-1870), Christian Co., IL
    9. Levi A. HARRIS b 1865 (5-1870), Christian Co., IL
    10. Emily Caroline HARRIS b 13 Jan 1867, Christian Co., IL, d 1923, Sperry, Tulsa Co., OK; m 11 Oct 1885, Fredonia, Wilson Co, KS, Israel Patton CULLISON b 20 Aug 1860, Montgomery Co., IN
    11. Dora M. HARRIS b 1873 (7-1880), Wilson Co., KS; m 6 Nov 1889, Wilson Co., KS, Thomas MIDDLETON


CHILDREN OF MARY F. HARRIS AND THOMAS J. TAYLOR
(Child #4 of Gilbert Harris and Sarah E. Sears)

Mary F. Harris5 (Gilbert 4, Benj.3, Zach.2, Isaac1) was born in June 1854, in Christian County, Illinois. She married Thomas J. Taylor on October 23, 1870 in Kansas.

    Children:
    1. + Ortha Clemintine TAYLOR   b 8 Sep 1871; m James William CATHER
    2. Laura B. TAYLOR b 1874, KS
    3. Sarah TAYLOR b 1876, KS
    4. Ira TAYLOR b 1878, KS
    5. Claude TAYLOR b Feb 1880, Fall City, Wilson Co., KS


CHILDREN OF ORTHA CLEMINTINE TAYLOR AND JAMES W. CATHER
(Child #1 of Mary F. Harris and Thomas J. Taylor)

Ortha Clemintine Taylor6 (Mary F. Harris 5, Gilbert 4, Benj.3, Zach.2, Isaac1) was born September 8, 1871 at Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas, and died June 20, 1916 at Chanute, Neosha County, Kansas. She married James William Cather on June 17, 1888 in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas.

    Children:
    1. Hettie May CATHER b 4 Sep 1890, Fredonia Wilson Co., KS; m Francis Joseph HUMPHREY (s/o Ephraim J. HUMPHREY and Carrie HASLEM) b 20 Jan 1887, Sterling, Rice Co., KS, d 21 Nov 1966, North Kansas City, Clay Co., MO, bur Forest Hill Cem., Kansas City, MO

      Children:
      1. Bruce Joe HUMPHREY b 1914, KS, d infant
      2. Frances Joan HUMPHREY b 29 Nov 1922, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, d 28 Jun 2002, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co., MO; m Jack BLAIR

    2. Earl William CATHER b 15 Apr 1892, Cherryvale, Wilson Co., KS, d Apr 1970, Wellington, Summer Co., KS; m 24 Dec 1916, Chanute, Neosha Co., KS, Leta Laura JOHNSON, d 1990, WA

      Children:
      1. William Earl CATHER b 26 Oct 1917, d 29 Apr 1962, bur Prairie Lawn Cem., Wellington, KS
      2. Robert R. CATHER b 1918, KS, lvd Wichita, KS
      3. Benjamin Earl CATHER b 1920, KS; m Lee  ? ; lvd Phoenix, AZ

    3. Ralph Edwin CATHER b 19 Feb 1894, Chanute, Neosha Co., KS, d 28 Sep 1957, Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS; m 1915, Hallie OSBORN
    4. + Gladys Clemintine CATHER   b 22 Jun 1897; m Carl Oscar THRONE


CHILDREN OF GLADYS CLEMINTINE CATHER AND CARL OSCAR THRONE
(Child #4 of Ortha Clemintine Taylor and James William Cather)

Gladys Clemintine Cather7 (Ortha C. Taylor6, Mary F. Harris 5, Gilbert 4, Benj.3, Zach.2, Isaac1) was born June 22, 1897 at Chanute, Neosha County, Kansas, and died June 3, 1956 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. She married Carl Oscar Throne, son of John Edwin Throne and Martha Ella Lewis, on October 4, 1916 at Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma. They moved from Chanute, Kansas to Arp, Texas and worked in the oil fields. Later, they moved to Handley, Texas, and worked at a machine shop. During World War II he served as a machinist instructor for the Navy. After the war, he opened his own shop where he worked until he retired. Gladys died of sugar diabetes. Afterwards, Carl married Laura Mascott. He died in 1975.

    Children:
    1. Richard "Dick" Laverne THRONE b 21 Oct 1917, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK, d 16 Aug 1985, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
    2. Elizabeth Anne THRONE b 30 May 1920, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK; m 4 May 1937, Aubrey RUSHING
    3. John William "Bill" THRONE b Sapulpa. Creek Co., OK; m 1 Sep 1945, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, Mary Alice BYRD
    4. Carl Junior THRONE b 21 Jul 1924, Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK; m 6 Mar 1948, Flogene FREEMAN
    5. Robert Eugene THRONE b 17 Jan 1928, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK; m 17 Jan 1949, Doris Jean HANNA
    6. Ralph Edward THRONE (liv)
    7. Gerald Allen THRONE (liv)


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Research sources are listed in the Appendix


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