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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 Pendleton Harris

Chapter 7 of Part VIII, Descendants of Zachariah Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson

CHILDREN OF PENDLETON HARRIS AND JANE MALLARD
(Child #7 of Zachariah Harris and Bathsheba Haley)

Pendleton Harris3 (Zach. Harris2, Isaac1) was born in Hickman County, Tennessee in about 1809; he was 41 years of age when the Fayette County, Illinois 1850 Census was taken. He died in 1892 in Cahokia Township, Macoupin County, Illinois. Pendleton married Jane Mallard on October 10, 1830 in Fayette County, Illinois. A history of Pendleton Harris is found in Macoupin County History, Portrait and Biographical Record, 1891, p 482:

Zachariah Harris

On the 7th of July 1830, the home of Pendleton and Jane (Mallard) Harris was gladdened by the advent of the subject of this sketch, Pendleton Harris, who at the time was living on a farm eight miles northwest of Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, was a native of Tennessee, and a son of Zachariah Harris. The latter was born in North Carolina, and was there reared and married. He removed from his native state to Tennessee, and was a pioneer to that commonwealth locating on the Duck River. He took up a tract of timberland whereon he dwelt until 1828 when he became a pioneer to this state, journeying overland with his family taking his household goods with him to his future home on the frontier. He located in Fayette County where he bought land and improved a farm, upon which he lived until he closed his eyes in death.

The father of our subject, was a young man at the time of the removal of the family to Illinois. He had been reared to agriculture pursuits; and, at the time of his marriage, settled on a tract of wild land in Bond County that he had bought. He and his bride commenced housekeeping in a log cabin in which their son of whom we write was born. After improving quite a tract of land in that vicinity, Mr. Harris sold it and came to this county (Macoupin) in 1840, and located near Bunker Hill, where he engaged in farming. After a residence there of ten years, he removed to Cahokia Township, and buying a tract of wild prairie, built a dwelling and other necessary buildings and actively worked at improving his land. He is still a resident of the same township, and though he has attained the venerable age of eighty-three years, is still in the enjoyment of good health.

Jane Mallard, his wife, was born in Kentucky where her father, who was a pioneer to that state, spent his last years. The name of his wife before marriage was Savage, and she was a Virginian by birth. She was left a widow with four daughters to care for, and removed with them to Bond County, Illinois, to which she was a pioneer. She bought a home there and occupied it until her demise at the age of eighty-five years. The mother of our subject was a young woman when she came to this state with her mother. She early learned to spin and weave, and in the first years of her married life made all the cloth in use in her family. She is still living at the advanced age of eighty-two years.

Zachariah Harris was one of six children, he being the oldest; and when a young boy, he assisted his mother in her household duties, and soon learned to spin and weave. He gained his education in the pioneer schools, and as soon as old enough was put to work on the farm. When he was twenty-two years of age, he left the parental home to establish one of his own with the capable assistance of Miss Nancy Duncan, his bride, their marriage taking place in 1853. She was a native of Indiana, and the daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth Duncan. At the time of his marriage, Mr. Harris bought forty acres of wild prairie in Cahokia Township, and after erecting a comfortable frame house, proceeded to develop his land into a farm, which under his skillful manipulation became one of the best cultivated and improved pieces of property in the neighborhood. In the fall of 1877, he was elected county treasurer, and moved to Carlinville to perform the duties of his office, and has resided there continuously since. In 1883, he formed a partnership with J. B. Liston to engage in the manufacture of brick and tile, and has since been identified with this interest. They have three commodious kilns, two of them with the capacity of 45,000 bricks, and a third of 22,000.

Aside from his prominence as a business man in this county, Mr. Harris has long been a conspicuous figure in public life as his undoubted ability and the genuine worth of his character have pointed him out as a suitable man for public office. For five years he held the responsible office of Treasurer of Macoupin County. For fourteen years, he was justice of the Peace, and he also served as constable of Cahokia Twp. He was mayor of Carlinville for one term, and managed the affairs of the city in a manner most satisfactory to all parties. Fraternally Mr. Harris was a member of the Mt. Nebo Lodge, No 76 A.F.& A.W. Politically, Mr. Harris is a devoted adherent of the Democratic Party, and has been ever since he cast his first Presidential vote for Franklin Pierce.

The Pendleton Harris family was included in the Macoupin County, Illinois 1850 census enumeration, and his wife's mother, Elizabeth Mallard, age 70, and her daughter, Margaret Mallard, age 37, were included in the family.

    Children:
    1. Zachariah HARRIS b 7 Jul 1831, near Greenville, Bond Co., IL, d 19 Apr 1900, Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL; m 3 Mar 1853, Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL, Nancy DUNCAN (d/o Nathan and Elizabeth DUNCAN) b Mar 1830, IN; they had no children, but raised an orphan, Harriet "Hattie" GUY, b 1858 (12-1870), IL
      FHL Film # 1,320,165 Probate Court Executors Record E p 52 May Term 1900:

      "29 May 1900 Joseph B. Liston petitions Court for probate of Will and Letters Testamentary: Zachariah Harris, dec'd, died 19 Apr 1900 at his residence in Carlinville, Macoupin Co, Ill... Surviving are: Nancy Harris, his widow, and Harriet Guy, his only heirs who are divisees under the will, both of Carlinville, Ill. Also, Margaret Harris, Carlinville, Ill.; John H. Harris, Hornsby, Ill.; Nina Link, Madison Co., Ill.; Ira P. Smith, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Celia E. Sturns, Edna, Kansas, and George R. Smith.

      (Note: Harriet Guy is an adopted daughter, Margaret Harris is his sister, John H. Harris is his brother, Nina Link is the daughter of James F. Harris, a deceased brother, Ira P. Smith, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Celia E. Sturns, Edna, Kansas, and George R. Smith, are children of his sister, Denicia, who married George Calvin Smith.)
    2. Joseph M. HARRIS b 1833 (17-1850), near Greenville, Bond Co., IL, he likely died without heirs since neither he nor any representatives for him were named in the Letters Testamentary as heirs of his brother, Zachariah
    3. + James F. HARRIS   b 1838 (12-1850); m Myra Ann CORR
    4. Denecia HARRIS b 1840 (10-1850), near Greenville, Bond Co., IL; m 28 Apr 1859, Montgomery Co., IL, George Calvin SMITH (s/o John Riley SMITH and his wife, Cynthia) b 1837 (13-1850), Jersey Co., Illinois; he m 2nd 16 May 1867, Mrs. Amanda Melvina (MOORE) TENNIS, widow of Tristian P. TENNIS; their marriage took place shortly before his death; admin 25 Sep 1867, Montgomery Co., IL

      Children:
      1. Ira P. SMITH b 22 Feb 1860, Montgomery Co, IL; m 25 Dec 1879, Macoupin Co., IL, Razpah A. LARANCE (d/o Aran LARANCE and Parthena E. BAGLEY) b Feb 1860, Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL; lvd Eagle Twp., Barber Co., KS when 1900 and 1910 censuses taken

        Children:
        1. Iris P. SMITH, b Jun 1883, KS
        2. Calvin A. SMITH, b May 1886, KS
        3. William R. SMITH, b May 1894, KS

      2. Celia Ellen or Ellen Celia SMITH b 1 May 1861, Montgomery Co., IL; m 17 Mar 1880, Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL, William David STURGIS (s/o Joseph H. STURGIS and Ann HENDERSHOT) b 1854 (26-1880), Macoupin Co., IL
      3. George R. SMITH b Mar 1863, Montgomery Co., IL; m Mary E.  ?  b Feb 1867, IL

        Child:
        1. Reta SMITH b May 1899, Montgomery Co., IL

    5. Margaret E. HARRIS b 1841 (9-1850), near Bunker Hill, in Macoupin Co., IL; she was living with her nephew George R. SMITH when the 1900 census was taken, and was still unmarried at that time
    6. John H. HARRIS b Sep 1843, near Bunker Hill, in Macoupin Co., IL; m 7 Sep 1869, Macoupin Co., IL, Elizabeth DUKE b Feb 1850, IL; lvd Macoupin Co., IL, when 1900 census taken

      Children:
      1. Hercules HARRIS b Jul 1870, IL
      2. Ernest B. HARRIS b Jan 1874, IL
      3. Alvia J. HARRIS b Nov 1877, IL
      4.  ?  HARRIS (see note, next entry)
      5. William Pendleton HARRIS b 19 May 1882, Cahokia Twp., Macoupin Co., IL (5th child, birth rec)



CHILDREN OF JAMES F. HARRIS AND MYRA A. CORR
(Child #3 of Pendelton Harris and Jane Mallard)

James F. Harris (Pendleton3, Zach.2, Isaac1) was born near Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, in about 1838; he was age twelve years when the Macoupin County 1850 census was taken. He married Myra Ann Corr April 18, 1861, in Macoupin County, Illinois. She was born February 17, 1840 in Macoupin County, Illinois, and was the daughter of John Corr. She had brother, Lucian Corr.

    Children:
    1. Nina C. HARRIS b Mar 1865 (35-1900), Alton, Madison Co., IL; she inherited her father's share of his brother Zachariah Harris's estate; m 14 Jan 1886, Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL, George L. LINK (s/o L. W. LINK and Elizabeth DAVIS) b June 1862, Gillespie, Macoupin Co., IL; lvd Madison Co., IL when 1900 census taken

      Children:
      1. Lelia M. LINK b Apr 1887, Mitchell, Madison Co., IL; m 20 Mar 1905, Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL, Charles E. WARNER (s/o Wesley WARNER and Lucinda RAY) b 1880 (25-1905), Bail City, IL
      2. Myra LINK b Jul 1891, IL
      3. Mabel LINK b Sep 1892, IL
      4. Florence LINK b Nov 1896, IL
      5. Mitchell LINK b Nov 1899, IL


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