From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
Harris Ancestry in England
The Harris ancestry in England as presented here is based
on that proposed in May 2001 by J. Phillip Harris of Richmond,
VA and shared through Harris
Hunters, and the wonderfully documented Harris of Essex, England research of Noël Robertson. Additional details have been added from other
internet files, such as the extensive HARRIS family at RootsWeb
WorldConnect ( database
jmljr ) presented by James Macon Lawrence, Jr. Errors
of selection, compilation and incorporation of information from
various sources are entirely the responsibility of this compiler,
and not of those who have shared the information. All information
is subject to verification.
William and Johanna (Smith) Harris
William HARRIS I - b. about 1490; d. about 1556. Said
to be the son of John and Joan HARRIS - confirmation desired.
Resided in Southminster, and was High Sheriff of Essex. His will
of 1556 names five of his sons. William married twice more, having
13 children by three marriages (names of all children not yet
known). Married first about 1515. Married second Joanne COOKE
of Bockinge. Married third Agnes RUTTER, widow, who had a daughter
Agnes RUTTER by her first marriage who married Richard KINGE I
Johanna SMITH -
Children of William and Johanna Harris
- William II - b. about 1516; d. 1559.
- Richard -
- Felice - Married Bartholomew AVERILL.
- Susanna - Married John OLLIFFE.
- Rowland - Married on Nov, 24, 1563 in Mitcham, Surrey to
Katherine ALLINE. Children of Rowland and Katherine HARRIS: Jane;
- George -
- Vincent - d. Nov. 18, 1574, Maldon, Essex. Married on Apr.
23, 1559 in Saint John The Baptist, Croydon, Surry to Elizabeth
HEARON, daughter of Thomas HEARON. Children of Vincent and Elizabeth
HARRIS: Thomas married Cordelia GILL; Susanna; Frances; and Mary.
Son of William and Joane Harris
- Arthur - d. Jun. 30, 1597, Woodham Mortimer, Essex. Married
Dorothy WALDEGRAVE, daughter of William WALDEGRAVE and Julian
RAINESDORD. Children of Arthur and Dorothy HARRIS: William married
Alice SMYTHE; and Dorothy married Robert KEMPE.
Sons of William and Agnes Harris
- Christopher - d. Dec. 26, 1571, Margaretting, Essex. Minor
in 1556. Married about 1559 to Mary GEDGE. Mary was the daughter
of James GEDGE and sister of Jane GEDGE, wife of James ELLIOTT.
Mary (GEDGE) HARRIS married second John BUTLER I. Children of
Christopher and Mary HARRIS: Katherine; Thomas married Margaret
MIDDLETON; Edward married Elizabeth TAVERNER; William married
Frances ASTLEY; and Mary married Thomas BLUDDER.
- Edward - Minor in 1556. Resided at Shellow Bowells, Essex.
Married first about 1575 to Elizabeth BARRINGTON, daughter of
Francis BARRINGTON and Johan CROMWELL. Married second Jul. 8,
1583 at Shellow Bowells, Essex to Mary JOSSELYN, daughter of
Henry JOSSELYN and Anne TORRELL of Torrell Hall, Essex. Mary
was the widow of Robert Leigh (seven children) and of Ralph CANTRELL
(no children). Children of Edward and Elizabeth HARRIS: Francis
married Elizabeth SULLIARD; and Edward. Children of Edward and
Mary HARRIS: Thomas; Anne; Arthur; and Robert.
William and Jane (Semer) Harris
William HARRIS II - b. about 1516; d. 1559. Son of William HARRIS I and Johanna SMITH. Married
afout 1540 and had only one known child.
Jane SEMER - Of Brawghinge (perhaps Bocking).
Children of William and Jane Harris
- William III - b. about 1545; d. after
William and Joan (Hardings) Harris
William HARRIS III - b. about 1545; d. after 1601. Son
of William HARRIS II and Jane SEMER. Resided
at Windmill Farm, Willingale Doe, Essex, located about 8 miles
west of Chelmsford. Married May 6, 1576.
Joan HARDINGS -
Children of William and Joan Harris
- Ellen - b. 1586.
- Elizabeth - b. 1590.
- John - b. 1593.
- William IV - b. 1596, Willingale
Doe, Essex, England; d. about 1656, Jamestown, VA.
- Thomas - b. 1596. Possibly twin to William. Married Mar.
25, 1617 to Sarah KINGE, daughter of Richard KINGE II of Bockinge.
- Edward - b. 1599.
- Alice - b. 1601. Married Nov. 24, 1618 to Thomas KINGE, son
of Richard KINGE II of Bockinge.
The Harris Family in America
While it is believed that the lineage presented here is essentially
correct, substantive evidence is still required to firmly establish
the line - especially the link between the two Roberts and between
the two Richards. Any genealogy presentation should be carefully
and critically reviewed. All information is subject to verification.
It is to be noted that there are many details and persons
omitted from this presentation which further connect the various
families and locations that are included. For example, William
Harris IV's great half uncle's wife, Mary GEDGE was also both
step grandmother and great aunt of Elizabeth BUTLER, wife of
William CLAIBORNE. Mary's father, James GEDGE, was Surveyor General
in Essex and William CALIBORNE was Surveyor General in Virginia.
Such kinships, and common occupations and locations, are not
unexpected and lend support to the structure of the HARRIS family.
William and Ellen (Burrows) Harris
William HARRIS IV - b. 1596, Willingale Doe, Essex,
England; d. about 1656, Jamestown, VA. Son of William
HARRIS III and Joan HARDINGS. Immigrated aboard the 'George'
to Virginia, arriving in Oct. 1621, as a surveyor with William
CLAIBORNE. A land patent recorded Jun. 3, 1624 to William CLAIBORNE
was for transportation of William HARRIS, John PHIPPS and William
MORRIS, the latter two arriving aborad the 'Tyger' in 1621. William
CLAIBORNE was Surveyor General, with the other three working with
him. William HARRIS appears in the 1623 muster of Elizabeth City,
and was then acting as overseer for the plantation of William
CLAIBORNE at Kecoughtan. William HARRIS settled at Jamestown about
1630. Married about 1624.
Ellen BURROWS - b. 1599, London, England. Her aunt Anne
BURROWS married at Elizabeth City, VA to John LAYDON, who arrived
at Jamestown in 1607. Ellen's father was born in London in 1581,
being age 44 on the muster of 1625. Anthony BURROWS had a brother
James and an only son James. Daughter of Anthony BURROWS.
Children of William and Ellen Harris
- James - b. about 1625; d. after 1667. Settled first in York
Co., VA about 1647, removing to Westmoreland Co., VA about 1662.
- William V - b. about 1630; d. about 1690. Resided at Jamestown,
VA in 1658. Children of William HARRIS: Robert married first
Mary ALBRITTON, and second Anne (widow of George FULLER); William
VI; and Thomas married Beatrice.
- Robert - b. about 1635, VA; d. 1701,
Blissland Parish, New Kent Co., VA.
Robert HARRIS I - b. about 1635, VA; d. 1701, Blissland
Parish, New Kent Co., VA. Son of William HARRIS
IV and Ellen BURROWS. Robert settled on Ware Creek in New
Kent Co., VA about 1659 where he received a patenet to 389 acres
recorded Dec. 6, 1662 under the name Robert HARRISON. He married
about 1663, the the name of his wife has not been determined.
Children of Robert Harris
- Robert II - b. about 1664,.
- John - Married first Anne, and second Mary STANLEY. Sons
of John and Anne HARRIS: John; and Benjamin. Son of John and
Mary HARRIS: Daniel married Mary HUTCHINS.
- Thomas - b. about 1667, New Kent Co., VA; d. 1725, Hanover
Co., VA. Married about 1700 to Mary GILES. Order of Charlemagne
line, Vol. III, p. 23. Children of Thomas and Mary HARRIS: Claiborne
married Judith; Thomas married Elizabeth LINDSEY; David married
Jane LANDY; George; John married Mary TINSLEY; Stephen married.
- Col. William - b. 1669; d. about 1730, Hanover Co., VA. Married
second about 1696 in New Kent Co., VA to Temperance OVERTON (b.
Mar. 2, 1678/9, Hanover Co., VA; d. Feb. 10, 1710, Hanover Co.,
VA), daughter of William OVERTON and Mary WATERS. Order of Charlemagne
line, Vol. II, p. 159; Vol. III, p. 27. Indicative of the problems
encountered, one publication lists 18 children born to William
and Temperance in the 15 years between their marriage about 1695
and her death in 1710, while omitting son James. Children of
William and Temperance HARRIS: Benjamin married Sarah DUMAS;
William married Elizabeth BURNETT; John married Anne CLOUGH;
James; Jemima married her first cousin William OVERTON (son of
James OVERTON and Elizabeth GARLAND); Maj. Robert married Mourning
- Mary -
- Judith -
Robert and Elizabeth (Turner) Harris
Robert HARRIS II - b. about 1664, VA. Son of Robert
HARRIS I. While it is believed that Robert's parentage is
supported by available evidence, additional evidence is desired.
Married in Oct. 1699 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA.
Elizabeth TURNER -
The Parish Register of St. Peter's, New
Kent County, Va.
by the Society of Colonial Dames (Richmond 1904)
- selected entries -
p. 16 - Richd son of Robt Harris Baptised March ye 4th, Born
Jan'y 21st, 1709.
p. 48 - Robt Harris & Eliz. Turner married - october, 1699.
p. 61 - Mercy Daughter of Robert Harris Departed this Life April
Children of Robert and Elizabeth Harris
- Richard - b. Jan. 21, 1709, New Kent
Co., VA; bap. Mar. 4, 1709, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co.,
- Mercy - d. Apr. 6, 1710, New Kent Co., VA.
- Robert III - b. about 1710, VA; d. 1785/6, Granville Co.,
NC. Robert was a NC State Representative in 1752, a Colonel of
the Granville Co., NC Militia 1768-1773, and a NC State Senator
during the Revolution (DAR Appl. 608618). His will dated Jun.
1, 1785, and proved in the Aug. Court 1786, names wife Lemander,
who receives property "if she can give just cause for leaving
her marriage bed," children as listed here, "my grandson
Thomas HARRIS, son of Thomas HARRIS", and "my niece
Mary, daughter of David HARRIS". Robert deeded 100 acres
in Granville County to daughter Mary and her husband William
OGILVIE on Sep. 7, 1756. Granville County records includes the
exchange on Jul. 29, 1780 of a slave named Tobey by Robert HARRIS
to his grandson William Harris OGILVIE for a horse valued at
3000 pounds. Married about 1732 in Brunswick Co., VA to Lemender
SMITH. Children of Robert and Lemender HARRIS: Thomas married
his first cousin Sarah HARRIS (daughter of Sherwood HARRIS and
Jane HUDSPETH); Mary married William OGILVIE; Lemander married
Ephraim HAMPTON; Christopher married; Sherwood married first
Elizabeth TILLMAN, and second Elizabeth WILLIAMS; Robert IV;
David; and Samuel.
- Sherwood - d. 1763, Granville Co., NC. Will dated Jun. 15,
1763 and proved in Aug. Court 1763. Married Jane HUDSPETH. Their
children are listed in what is believed to be the order of birth
based on their father's will. Children of Sherwood and Jane HARRIS:
Sherwood; Mary married Absalom HICKS; Sarah married her first
cousin Thomas HARRIS (son of Robert HARRIS and Lemander); John;
Jemima married Henry WHITE (son of Jonathan WHITE); Ann; and
- David - Married. Daughter: Mary.
- A daughter - Possible daughter, wife of Jonathan WHITE.
Richard and Margaret (Kimbrough) Harris
Richard HARRIS - b. Jan. 21, 1709, New Kent Co., VA;
bap. Mar. 4, 1709, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. about
1768, Granville Co., NC. Son of Robert HARRIS
II and Elizabeth TURNER. By 1739, Richard and Margaret HARRIS
were in that portion of Edgecombe Precinct, NC that became part
Granville County. The 1750 Tax List indicates that Richard HARRIS
was Constable of Granville Co., NC.
Margaret KIMBROUGH - d. Granville Co., NC prob. Daughter
of John KIMBROUGH and Elizabeth BRADLEY.
Children of Richard and Margaret Harris
- Richard - d. 1786-May 1787, Granville
- b. about 1755, Granville Co., NC; d. after Dec. 5, 1831, McCormick,
McCormick Co., SC. Served in the Revolutionary War in the 1st SC Reg't
Cont'l Line. Married Rachel Millie KITTRELL (b. about 1756, Granville
Co., NC; d. 1809, Abbeville Co., SC), daughter of Jonathan KITTRELL and
Elizabeth BRYANT. Children of John and Rachel HARRIS: Emillia 'Millie'
married Adam W. WIDEMAN; a daughter married Mr. TATUM; William; Robert;
Polly; John; Sarah; Caroline; Peggy; Luisa; Catherine; and Thomas.
- ? Nathaniel - Possible son of Richard and Margaret. Named
in several deeds of Granville Co., NC. including one naming "Richard
Harris and Priscilla, his wife, and Nathaniel Harris and Mary,
his wife." Married Mary.
- Claiborne - d. probably before April 1785. Not named in father's
will. Appearing on the Granville County Tax List of 1755 as "Richard
Harris & Son Claiborne & Negroe Bob 2-1-3," and
on the 1767 Tax List as "Claborn."
- George - d. probably before April 1785. Not named in father's
will. On Granville County Tax List of 1767 as "Richard Harris
son George negro Bobb."
Harris of Granville Co., NC
NOTE: No positive documentation
has been located that shows Richard HARRIS
of Granville Co., NC as the son of Robert HARRIS
of New Kent Co., VA, although circumstantial evidence (such as
given name usage) does support that conclusion. Documentary evidence
of the parents and grandparents of Richard
HARRIS, husband of Priscilla and father of Mary (HARRIS)
PARKER is desired.
ALSO: Some compilers show
the Richard HARRIS who married Margaret KIMBROUGH and the Richard
HARRIS who married Priscilla as the same person. Several difficulties
arise with this conclusion. Deeds and wills indicate that Richard
and Margaret were married by 1739, and possibly by 1735, and
that Richard and Priscilla were married by 1755, and probably
by 1749 (see the 1749 will of Frederick HOLMES) - but a 1751
deed indicates that Richard and Margaret were still husband and
wife. The 1785 will of Richard Harris names the eight (or nine)
children of Richard and Priscilla, but not one of the sons of
Richard and Margaret. If the widower Richard Harris married Priscilla
as late as 1749, he would have been age 40 and she at least 15
years younger (assuming she was 45 or less when daughter Mary
was born about 1770). Richard Harris, husband of Margaret, was
likely born in 1709, probably before 1714 and certainly before
1718, and would therefore have been probably over age 56 (and
likely over age 60) when daughter Mary was born about 1770.
The Granville County Tax Lists provide evidence that there
was one Richard HARRIS family in the county in 1750, two in 1755,
three in 1767, and two in 1769:
1750 - Richd Harris Const. negroe Bob 2
1755 - Richard Harris & Son Claiborne & Negroe Bob
1755 - Richard Harris, Abraham Cook, Wm Cook & Negroe Jenny
1767 - Richard Harris son George negro Bobb
1767 - Richard Harris negroes Abram and Jenney
1767 - Richard Harris
1769 - Richard Harris 2-1
1769 - Richard Harris 1-2
Selected Records of North Carolina
- Nov. 7, 1735 - William Winston and Rebecca his wife of Hanover
Co., VA to Marmaduke Kimbrough of Hanover Co., VA for 5 sh &
1 ear of Indian corn 1170 acres on S side of Morratuck River.
Wit. Buckley Kimbrough, Robert Harris, Richard Harris. (Edgecombe
Co., NC Deeds)
- Oct. 24, 1739 - Marmaduke Kimbrough of Edge. to Margaret
Harris and her husband Richard Harris late of Hanover Co., VA,
for the love I bear unto my youngest sister and her husband,
100 acres during their natural lives, joining said Harris dwelling
house, the said Harris to work no hands on said land except his
own slaves, part of a patent to Capt. John Gaddis in 1722. Wit:
Robert Harris, Benjamin Darny. (Edgecombe Co., NC Deeds).
- Jun. 8, 1751 - Richard Harris and Margaret his wife of Granville
Co. to Marmaduke Kimbrough of Edge. for 50 pds. 100 acre between
Roanoke River and Chockyok Creek whereon Henry Robertson the
elder now lives - land made over by said Kimbrough to said Harris
and wife for their natural lives. Wit. Robert Harris, William
Hicks, Christopher Harris, Lewis Robertson. (Edgecombe Co., NC
- Jun. 4, 1755 - Richard Harris and wife Priscilla to John
Norwood. On Matthews Branch adjacent Tarrys Corner, granted Oct.
6, 1754. Wit. Robert Caller, Joseph Glover. (Granville Co., NC
Deeds 1746-1805, Bk B pg 460)
- Aug. 29, 1755 Samuel Benton, Esq. to Richard Harris 40 pds.
260 acres on Tar River. Wit. William Bledsoe, Nathan Grimes.
(Granville Co., NC Deeds 1746-1805 Bk B pg 481-482)
- Feb. 7, 1757 - Richard Harris & Priscilla his wife to
Mich'l Satterwhite of Lunenburg Co., VA 860 acres on Goss Br.
at Richard Harris' corner, on Island Creek which was granted
to Harris Apr. 28, 1753. (Granville Co., NC Deeds C pg 325)
- Nov. 4, 1761 - Richard Harris and Priscilla, his wife, and
Nathaniel Harris and Mary, his wife, of Granville Co., NC to
John Taylor the elder. L150. N S of Goss Branch. Wit. Abra. Cook,
James Mitchell, John Williams. (Granville Co., NC Deeds 1746-1805
Bk E pg 71)
- Nov. 23, 1766 - Richard Harris to his son John. Gift of land.
(Granville Co., NC Deeds 1746-1805 Bk H pg 6)
- Oct. 3, 1774 - Richard and Priscilla Harris sell to John
Young, 132 acres on Shewmarrow Creek. (Granville Co., NC Deeds
1746-1805 Bk K pg 237)
- May 1787 - Richard Harris, wife Priscilla, sons Richard,
Charles (land on Cattail Creek), Samuel (land on W side Owen
Creek), and Tyre (land on E side Owen Creek) daus Jemima Ford,
Molly Beardon, Lucy Parker, Mary Harris. Will dated Mar. 30,
1785, proved May Court 1787. Benjamin Beardon, son Samuel Harris
& wife, exers. Note: The will includes a bequest to son John
Harris which is stricken through. (Pg 11 Granville Co., NC Will
- Jan. 30, 1790 - Samuel Harris, son of Robert Harris, dec'd
to Samuel Harris, son of Richard Harris. (Granville Co., NC Deeds
1764-1805 Bk O)
- Oct. 17, 1805 - Benjamin Bearden and Priscilla Harris, exec
of Richard Harris, dec'd, to Jonathan Knight of Franklin Co.,
NC. (Granville Co., NC Deeds 1746-1805 Bk S pg 217)
Richard and Priscilla (Holmes) Harris
Richard HARRIS - d. 1786-May 1787, Granville Co., NC.
Son of Richard HARRIS and Margaret KIMBROUGH.
He (or possibly his father) was the Richard HARRIS who was Sgt.
in the company of Capt. John SALLI, 1754, Granville, Co., NC.
A 2-great granddaughter [Sarah F. (McGILL) DEAN, daughter of Dr.
James W. McGILL, granddaughter of Sarah (PARKER) NEELY McGILL,
and great granddaughter of Mary (HARRIS) PARKER] relates that
he was the Richard HARRIS of Tar River who signed the Mecklenburg
Declaration of Independence on May 20, 1775. Richard HARRIS, Jr.
and Jonathan PARKER (father-in-law of Richard's daughter Mary)
took an oath to defend NC against George III in Tar River District,
Granville Co., NC on May 22, 1778 (recorded May 30, 1778) [State
Records of North Carolina, Vol. 22, p. 169]. Various land
records include the names of Richard and Robert HARRIS, probably
brothers, and Richard HARRIS, Jr. A published abstract of the
1785 Will of Richard HARRIS follows [see also will
transcription from a photocopy]:
Mar. 30, 1785 - proved May Court 1787 - Richard HARRIS wills
to his daughter Jemima FORD, Molly BEARDON, and Lucy PARKER each
one negro; to daughter Mary HARRIS, a negro, a feather bed and
furniture; to my son Richard HARRIS, a negro; to son Charles
HARRIS, all my land on east side of Cattail creek; to son Samuel
HARRIS, all land on west side of Owen creek and a negro; to son
Tyre HARRIS, all land I had of GRIGS on east side of Owen creek
(my wife's life interest excepted), and a negro; the land I bought
of John CORDOR to be sold to pay my debts; to my wife PRISCILLA,
the use of my plantation, tools, household goods, stock, and
5 negroes and, at her death, divided to all my children. Exrs:
Benjamin BEARDON, Samuel HARRIS, my son, and my wife PRISCILLA.
Wts: John BADGET, Peter BADGET, Jonathan BADGET.
By 1749, Richard was married to Priscilla.
Priscilla HOLMES - An abstract of a 1749 Granville Co.,
NC will gives her brother. In the Jan. 20, 1749 will of Frederick
HOLMES (or HOMES), he names his wife Mary, and children John and
Priscilla. Since Frederick names co-executors as his father-in-law
Jonathan WHITE and brother-in-law Richard HARRIS, Priscilla may
have been daughter of Jonathan WHITE rather than sister of Frederick
HOLMES. The HOLMES may be related to the HOLMES family of Duplin
co., NC. Priscilla is named as wife of Richard HARRIS in his will,
and in deeds dated Dec. 8, 1752 and Jun. 4, 1755, Granville Co.,
NC. She was living in NC in Nov. 1808, according to letter written
by her son Charles. Those children listed in their father's will
are listed in the order given in the will.
Children of Richard and Priscilla Harris
- Jemima - Married Mr. FORD.
- Molly - Married about 1770 Benjamin BEARDON, an executor
of the estate of her father. Benjamin (b. 1748; d. Dec. 16, 1821
- Feb. Court 1822, Granville, Co., NC) was possibly the son of
Richard and Martha W. BEARDEN of Bute Co., NC, and grandson of
Francis and Sarah BEARDEN. Children of Molly and Benjamin BEARDON,
whose order of birth is uncertain: Richard married Nancy Ann
BENNETT; John married Nancy ADAMS; Mary 'Polly' married Edmund
PARHAM; William married Sarah BARTON; Sally married Mr. FREEMAN;
Lettice married Mr. KNIGHT; Betsy married Samuel HARRIS; Charles
married Fanny PARHAM; Benjamin married Elizabeth MINOR and/or
Elizabeth WINN; Martha 'Patsy' married Thomas W. PARHAM; Lucy
married John TRIPPETT; and possibly Thomas.
- Lucy - b. about 1768, Granville Co., NC; d. after Sep. 14,
1831, Granville Co., NC. Married Dec. 14, 1784, Granville Co.,
NC, Samuel PARKER, son of Jonathan PARKER and Ann COPELAND. Refer
to the PARKER family for further information.
- Mary - b. 1770, Granville
Co., NC; d. May 4, 1831, Bedford Co., TN. Married Capt.
- John - Possible unmarried son, as the name appears as "my
son John Harris" as the first son named in the will of Richard
Harris, but is lined out.
- Richard III - Married on Apr. 17, 1777 in Granville Co.,
NC to Mary GWIN, with bondsmen Richard HARRIS and William JONES,
and witness Reuben SEARCY.
- Charles - d. 1811. Married Sarah ALLEN. Children of Charles
and Sarah: Benjamin; David; William; Allen; Drury; Mary married
Mr. JONES; and Fennel. Charles resided in NC when he sent the
following letter to his sister Mary and brother in law Capt.
Mr. Elijah Parker, Bedford County, Tompsons Creek, Tennessee
By Mr. Jesse Davis
Brother and Sister these few lines leaves us well as I hope
they will find your Family. I received a letter from you by Mr.
Amis and you mentioned in your letter that you never expected
to see me in your Country but I expect I shall deceive you for
I have a very great thought that I shall be in your County, you
wrote in your letter that I had never seen such land as yours
nor never wood unless I cross the blew ridge, John Beardon [probably
son of sister Molly (HARRIS) and Benjamin BEARDON] lives with
me this year and we have made ten thousand weight of tobacco
of about 26 or 27 thousand hills, Crops of corn are very good
in the County, I saw your Brother Sam a few days ago they are
all well my mother [Priscilla (HOLMES) HARRIS] is well and the
neighbors also from your well wisher - /s/ Charles Harris
I shood be glad to here from you every opportunity and write
the price of your baset land in that Country I wish to no whether
you ever received a letter from me by Tyre [brother] concerning
the price of land I remain your well wisher - /s/ Charles Harris
- Samuel - d. before Nov. 4, 1811, Abbeville District, SC.
Mentioned in his father's will and in a letter dated Nov. 15,
1808, from his brother, Charles. Charles implies Sam had a family
when he wrote "they are all well." Probable children
of Samuel HARRIS: Richard; and Harriet.
- Tyre - Mentioned in his father's will and in a letter dated
Nov. 15, 1808, from his brother Charles. Married in Jan. 21,
1796 in Granville Co., NC to Betsy HAWKINS. In 1831, they were
living in Wilson Co., TN. Son of Tyre and Betsy HARRIS: John
reportedly married Amelia HEARD.
The Kimbrough Family in America
John and Mary (Douglas) Kimbrough
John KIMBROUGH - b. about 1640, England; d. 1716, New
Kent Co., VA. John first settled in MD, but relocated to New Kent
Co., VA about 1676. Married first about 1660. Married second in
1698 to Margaret.
Mary DOUGLAS - b. 1645, England; d. 1680, VA. Daughter
of Robert DOUGLAS (b. about 1619, England).
Children of John and Mary Kimbrough
- John - b. 1661, England; d. 1750.
New Kent Co., VA.
- Marmaduke - b. about 1663, England; d. about 1676.
- Jane - b. about 1665, England.
- Mary - b. about 1667, St. Mary's Co., MD; d. 1727, VA.
- Robert -
- James -
Children of John and Margaret Kimbrough
- Buckley - b. Nov. 17, 1699, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent
Co., VA; d. 1742, NC. Parish Register of St. Peter's: Bulkley
Son of Jno Kembriell senr by Margt natin: Novr 17 1699. A partial
estate sale was held in Jan. 1743 in Edgecombe Co., NC, and includes
the name of Richard HARRIS. Married Elizabeth. Children of Buckley
and Elizabeth KIMBROUGH: Grizell married John HINTON; John married
Hannah KOLB; Frances married Samuel BENTON; Elisabeth married
Thomas LOYD (or LIDE); Hannah married first William ALSTON, and
second Jeconias YANCEY; and Nathaniel married Mary ALSTON.
- Major -
John and Elizabeth (Bradley) Kimbrough
John KIMBROUGH - b. 1661, England; d. 1750, New Kent
Co., VA. Son of John KIMBROUGH and Mary
DOUGLAS. Married in 1698, New Kent Co., VA.
Elizabeth BRADLEY - b. 1663, New Kent Co., VA; d. after
1750, New Kent Co., VA. Daughter of Thomas BRADLEY and
Children of John and Elizabeth Kimbrough
- Rebecka - b. Aug. 10, 1699, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent
- John - bap. Dec. 21, 1701, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co.,
VA; d. 1765, Louisa Co., VA. Will dated Jun. 27, 1758 and proved
Aug. 12, 1765 in Louisa Co., VA. Married about 1728 to Elizabeth
SPILLER, daughter of William SPILLER. Children of John and Elizabeth
KIMBROUGH: John married; and William.
- Mary - bap. Jan. 30, 1703/4, New Kent County, VA. She perhaps
married John WILKINS of Spotsylvania Co., VA.
- Thomas - b. about 1707, New Kent Co., VA; d. 1777, Caswell
Co., NC. Will dates Sep. 25, 1777 and prove at the Dec. Court
1777, Caswell Co., NC. Married Eleanor GRAVES (b. about 1721,
Spotsylvania Co., VA; d. about 1785, Caswell Co., NC), daughter
of Thomas GRAVES and Sarah Ann DAVENPORT.
- Marmaduke - b. about 1710, New Kent Co., VA; d. 1769, Rowan
Co., NC. Will dated Oct. 22, 1768, Rowan Co., NC, and proved
Aug. 1769, naming wife Mary, and children. Married first Ann,
and second Mary TURNER. Children of Marmaduke KIMBROUGH: John;
Orman; George married Katherine YOUNG; Golman married Mary ALLEN;
Anna married first William ALSTON, and second Wyatt GARDNER;
and Marmaduke (post mortem).
- William - b. about 1713, New Kent Co., VA.
- Bradley C. - b. about 1716, New Kent Co., VA; d. about 1795,
Rowan Co., NC. Bradley C. - b. about 1716, New Kent Co., VA;
d. about 1795, Rowan Co., NC. Married before 1753 to Sarah THOMPSON
(b. 1712, Hanover Co., VA poss., d. Rowan Co., NC), daughter
of Samuel THOMSON of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa Co., VA,
whose 1753 Will names daughter Sarah KIMBROW with child, Samuel
KIMBROW. Children of Bradley and Sarah KIMBROUGH: Samuel; Jesse;
Thomas married Susannah MABRY; Marmaduke; David; and at least
- Margaret - b. about 1720, New Kent
Co., VA; d. Granville Co., NC prob. Married Richard