The Personal and Family History of Charles Hooks and Margaret Monk Harris

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General Books, 2010 - 66 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...New Bern, Craven county, N. C. William Harris moved to Georgia about 1-joo, married Sarah Coffee in Hancock County, moved thence to Montgomery, Ala., about 1817. His son, Peter Coffee, was born in 1807. William Harris had three brothers. Enoch, whose daughter married a Mr. Lane (the father of W. 1. Lane, Perfection, N. C., living in 1897); John, who married Mary Lane, and Stephen, who married Mrs. Bryan. He also had one sister, Mary Gatlin. John Harris traveled on horseback with his nephew, Lane, from New Berne, N. C., to Montgomery, Alabama, to visit his brother, William, in 1823. Stephen Harris died without children, and willed the large estate he owned to various relatives. The residence built by Stephen Harris in 1810 at Perfection, N. C., is now occupied by W. B. Lane, his grand-nephew. Except the descendants of his son William, none of the descendants of John Harris, of New Berne, N. C., who died in 1801, are named Harris, and these are the children and grandchildren of Peter Coffee Harris and Narcissa Ann Hooks. William Harris and his sons, Peter Coffee Harris and Stephen W. Harris, were buried on the plantation near Montgomery, Ala., settled by William Harris in 1817. Each of their graves is marked by marble tombstones, and they are on an eminence not far from the Pickett Springs. Harris-Alston. William Harris married Mary Alston, his fourth wife, December, 1811, and by her he had one son, Stephen, and two daughters, Sarah and Mary. The son, Stephen Alston Harris, born in 1813, married Elizabeth Fitzpatrick in 1835, and died in 1836, without issue. The youngest daughter of William Harris and Mary Alston, Mary Gatlin Harris, married John Gindrat and died in Montgomery, Ala., when nearly seventy years of age. She, too, died without issue....

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