DESCENDANTS OF COMMODORE PERRY HARRIS

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Patrick Snyder and Don Norman

 

1.COMMODORE PERRY HARRIS

 

    Commodore Perry Harris, a son of John and Nancy M. (Barnett)

Harris, was born in Braxton County VA (WV) March 4, 1859 and died in

Gilmer County WV November 11, 1941.  He married Christina Beall.

Christina, a daughter of Isaac P. and Permilia (Brannon) Beall, was

born in Gilmer County Va (WV) February 1, 1861 and died there June 8,

1952.

 

Children of Commodore Perry and Christina (Beall) Harris.

 

  2.  (1). Lawson S.                b.Feb    1880   d.May 29 1965

         m. Columbia Dorothy Gray Apr 26 1905

 

  3.  (2). Mattie Maude            b.Dec    1882   d.Jun 22 1974

         m.William Draper Jones Apr 28 1901

 

  4.  (3). Lydia                   b.Jun  6 1886   d.Mar 19 1983

         m. Fred L. Stump Sep 23 1914

 

  5.  (4). Mary Etta               b.Apr 23 1889   d.Dec 28 1970

         m. Grover C. Collins Jul 30 1905

 

  6.  (5). Lora Bell               b.Jun 18 1892   d.Sep  6 1974

         m. Frank Bennett Jan 8 1910

         m. Orlando Cleveland Snider after 1925

 

  7.  (6). Mittie Florence         b.Mar 29 1895   d.Dec 31 1958

         m. Walter W. Bennett Oct 11 1913

 

  8.  (7). Okey                    b.before 1900   d.before 1900

 

 

2.LAWSON S. HARRIS   1.COMMODORE PERRY HARRIS

 

      Lawson S. Harris, a son of Commodore Perry and Christina (Beall) Harris, was born in Gilmer County WV in February 1880 and died in Wood County WV May 29, 1965. He married Columbia Dorothy Gray in Gilmer County April 26, 1905. Dorothy, a daughter of James W. and Sarah (Richards) Gray, was born in Doddirdge County WV June 14, 1869 and died in Washington County OH December 31, 1956.

 

Children of Lawson S. and Columbia Dorothy (Gray) Harris.

 

  9.  (1). Eddrie Marguerite        b.Jan 16 1906   d.Feb 10 1991

 

 10.  (2). Philip Harold            b.Oct 25 1911   d.Oct 29 1979

 

3.MATTIE MAUDE HARRIS   1.COMMODORE PERRY HARRIS

 

      Mattie Maude Harris, a daughter of Commodore Perry and Christina (Beall) Harris, was born in Gilmer County WV in December 1882 and died in Wood County WV Jun3 22, 1974. She married William Draper Jones in Gilmer County WV April 28, 1901. William, a son of David and Elizabeth Saphronia (Johnson) Jones, was born in Lewis County WV July 30, 1873 and died in Gilmer County February 25, 1963.

 

Children of William Draper and Mattie Maude (Harris) Jones.

 

 11.  (1). Anna Belle               b.c.     1902   d.Sep 28 1983

         m. Frank Elmen King Dec 10 1921

 

 12.  (2). Lloyd                    b.c.     1904

 

 13.  (3). Ressie Dell              b.Dec 25 1905   d.apr 25 1994

         m. Arnett Alfred Collins

 

 14.  (4). Burl                     b.c.     1906

 

 15.  (5). Murl                     b.c.     1906

 

 16.  (6). Archie                   b.c.     1910

 

 17.  (7). Eldred                   b.c.     1915

 

 18.  (8). Ruby                     b.c.     1920

 

 19.  (9). William E.               b.c.     1922

 

 20. (10). Mary Katherine           b.c.     1926

 

 

4.LYDIA E. HARRIS 1.COMMODORE PERRY HARRIS

 

    Lydia E. Harris, a daughter of Commodore Perry and Christina H.

(Beall) Harris, was born in WV June 6, 1886 and died March 19, 1983. She

married Fred L. Stump in Gilmer County WV September 23, 1914. Fred, a

son of Sarepta E. Stump, was born July 1, 1889 and died in Calhoun County WV April 18, 1868.

 

Children of Fred and Lydia E. (Harris) Stump.

 

 21.  (1). Vance W.

 

 22.  (2). Roy L.

 

 23.  (3). Eva Jean

         m. Carl J. Postalwait

 

 24.  (4). Fred Pell               b.       1921   d.May  7 1993

         m.Jeanetta Marshall

 

5.MARY ETTA HARRIS   1.COMMODORE PERRY HARRIS

 

Mary Etta Harris, a daughter of Commodore Perry and Christina (Beall) Harris, was born in Gilmer County WV April 23, 1880 and died December 28, 1970. She married Grover Cleveland Collins in Gilmer County July 30, 1905. Grover, a son of Henry Benton and Emily Louverna (McIntyre) Collins, was born in Doddridge County WV July 12, 1884 and died in Harrison County WV February 1, 1950.

 

Children of Grover Cleveland and Mary Etta (Harris) Collins.

 

 25.  (1). Harry P.                 b.c.    1906

 

 26.  (2). Herman C.                b.c.    1908

 

 27.  (3). Gladys                   b.c.    1911

 

 28.  (4). Beulah L.                b.c.    1913

 

 29.  (5). Sylvia L.                b.c.    1915

 

 30.  (6). Freda M.                 b.c.    1917

 

 31.  (7). Madeline                 b.c.    1919

 

 

6.LORA BELL HARRIS   1.COMMODORE PERRY HARRIS

 

Lora Bell Harris, a daughter of Commodore Perry and Christina (Beall) Harris, was born in Gilmer County WV June 18, 1892 and died in Wood County WV September 6, 1974. She married frank Bennett in Gilmer County Janaury 8, 1910. Frank, a son of John and Arminda (Ellison) Bennett, was born in Calhoun County WV February 10, 1884 and died in Summit County OH August 15, 1962.

Lora married Orlando Cleveland Snyder after 1925. Orlando, a son of James Lemuel and Elva (Metz) Snyder, was born in Calhoun County Wv Janaury 28, 1885 and died in Wood County WV June 10, 1966.

 

Children of Frank and Lora Bell (Harris) Bennett.

 

 32.  (1). Minnie F.             b.Apr  3 1911  d.Oct 12 1996

         m. Arthur Richards Feb 28 1928

 

 33.  (2). Dorothy Scott         b.Oct  7 1912  d.Oct  6 1988

 

 34.  (3). Frad                  b.c.     1917

 

 35.  (4). Arnie                 b.c.     1920

 

Child of Orlando Cleveland and Lora Bell (Harris) [Bennett] Snyder

 

 36.  (1). Clyde                 b.Jun  18 1924 d.Nov 28 1998

 

7.MITTIE FLORENCE HARRIS   1.COMMODORE PERRY HARRIS

 

Mittie Florence Harris, a daughter of Commodore Perry and Christina (Beall) Harris, was born in Gilmer County WV March 29, 1895 and died December 31, 1958. She married Walter W. Bennett in Gilmer County October 11, 1913. Walter, a son of John and Arminda (Ellison) Bennett, was born in Calhoun County WV February 11, 1892 and died March 22, 1959.

 

Children of Walter W. and Mittie Florence (Harris) Bennett.

 

 37.  (1). Della                    b.c.     1913

 

 38.  (2). Millie                   b.c.     1915

 

 39.  (3). Bessie                   b.c.     1917

 

 40.  (4). Ralph W.                 b.Feb 11 1922     d.Jul  1 2000

 

 41.  (5). Maurice Hugh             b.c.     1923

 

 42.  (6). Virgil Ellison           b.c.     1926

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

“Calhoun County WV Marriages”

"Gilmer County WV History 1845-1989" p.125

"Gilmer County WV Marriages"

Norman, Don, "Descendants of Michael Stump", “Descendants of Josiah Collins”, “Descendant of John King”, “Descendants of Oliver C.P. Collins”, “Descendants of Paschal Jones”

Snyder, Pat, additions in E-Mail to HCPD Nov 25 2002

1900, 1930 Calhoun County WV census

1900, 1930 Gilmer County WV census

1900, 1930 Harrison County WV census

1900 Washington County OH census

“The Calhoun Chronicle” October 17, 1966, July 6, 2000

“The Charleston Gazette” Apr 26, 1994

“The Parkersburg News” January 1, 1957, May 30, 1965, June 13, 1966, April 20, 1968, June 24, 1974, September 7, 1974, November 30, 1998

Social Security Death Index and Applications (Form SS-5)