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Harris, Hiram

Male 1796 - 1867  (70 years)


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  • Name Harris, Hiram 
    Born 15 Sep 1796  Powhatan Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jun 1867  Powhatan Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39405  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Harris, John Turpin,   b. 12 Oct 1758, Cumberland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Britton, Rebecca,   b. Abt 1770 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 May 1794  Chesterfield Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F13194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harris, Margaret Christian,   b. Abt 1796,   d. Mar 1825  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 20 May 1822  St John's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Harris, Rebecca Ann,   b. 3 Mar 1823, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Harris, Henry Benskin Christian,   b. 3 Feb 1825, Powhatan Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F13197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Wilson, Margaret,   b. Abt 1796,   d. Abt 1827  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1826  [3
    Children 
     1. Harris, Mary Eleanor,   b. 28 Sep 1827  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F13198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 George, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1796 
    Married Abt 1835  [3
    Children 
     1. Harris, Mary Eleanor,   b. Abt 1845  [natural]
     2. Harris, Hiram,   b. 1840  [natural]
     3. Harris, Margaret Elizabeth,   b. 1847, Powhatan Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Harris, John Wilson,   b. 1837, Manchester, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1867  (Age > 31 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F13199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Gordon, Frances,   b. Abt 1825 
    Married 10 Oct 1853  [3
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F13200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Sep 1796 - Powhatan Co., VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 May 1822 - St John's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jun 1867 - Powhatan Co., VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Hiram Harris son of Lt John Harris of Powhatan and Chesterfield County, Virginia and his wife Rebecca Britton. was born 15 September 1796 in Powhatan County, T he Harris family lived south of the James near Manikin which fell into Goochland c 1727 or 8 then became Cumberland County, then became Powhatan all without having to move. Hiram inherited a plantation in Powhatan County, Virginia and 19,000.00 in his fathers will of 1815. He enlisted in Capt Heths calvary unit in the war of 1812 At the age of 16 or 17. He married in St Johns Church Richmond va 20 May 1822 the cermony was performed by Rev. W. Hart. His bride was Margaret Christian only child of Henry Benskin Christian Harris of charles City County, Virginia and his wife Elizabeth Christian of New Kent County, Virginia Elizabeth Christian died after Margarets birth and Henry Benskin Christian married again to a Mrs. Bradley. Hiram and Margaret had two children 1. Rebecca Ann D Harris born 3 March 1823 in Chesterfield County, Virginia she married 1. 30 January 1840 in Chesterfield co Virginia to John Wilson and 2 after her husband died married Alfred Douglas. I have not traced her dec 2. Dr Benskin Christian Harris b 3 Feb 1825 in Powhatan County, Virginia His mother died when he was 6 weeks old. Hiram Harris then married again to Margaret Wilson d of John Wilson and had child 3. Mary Eleanor Harris b 28 Sept 1827 she died in infancy. Hiram married 3rd Elizabeth Gathwright and had 4. John Wilson Harris b 1837 in Manchester Virginia he is not traced but was alive in 1867. 5. Hiram Harris b c 1840 not traced not mentioned in Hirams will. 6 Mary Eleanor Harris ll b c 1845 not mentioned in Hirams will It is possible that she survived and married a McRae. 7. Margaret Elizabeth Harris b 1847 Powhatan County, Virginia married after 1867 John E. Benson and had Eleanor Harris Benson. Hiram is on 1810 census in his fathers household In 1820 He is on his land with overseer and slaves 1830 in Chesterfield County, Virginia 1840 Chesterfield co Virginia 1850 in Powhatan County, Virginia 493 493 54 M farmer 6,000 He married 10 October 1853 Frances Gordon of Powhatan County, Virginia no children. He died between May 1 and June 3 1867 with a will in Powhatan County, Virginia mentioning his children Dr. Henry Benskin Christian of Missouri daughter Rebecca Ann Douglas, and daughter Mg Benson of Powhatan County, Virginia His property was then valued at 2,000.oo and a lot of that value was his cash crop of peach brandy. I have not traced Rebecca Ann Douglas family or Mgt Bensons family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S664] Anita Thompson .

    2. [S851] Betty M Harris .

    3. [S1231] GEDCOM File : jmljr.ged, Jesse Macon Lawrence Jr. .