THE DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT HARRIS
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Robert Harris was born at Glamorgan, Wales and emigrated to
Hanover County, VA between 1650 and 1660. He is believed to have
been one of four shiploads of emigrants brought to the New World
by a Welsh Baptist preacher.
Robert married a widow, Mary (Claiborne) Rice, about 1665.
Mary, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Butler) Claiborne, was
born in Elizabeth City, VA in 1643. She was the widow of John
Robert and Mary lived in Hanover County, VA, where Robert was
a large landowner and a colonel in the militia.
The date and place of Robert and Mary's deaths is unknown.
Known children of Robert and Mary (Claiborne) [Rice] Harris.
2. (1). William b. 1670 d.before 1733
m.Temperance Overton 1695
2.WILLIAM HARRIS 1.ROBERT HARRIS
William Harris, a son of Robert and Mary (Claiborne) [Rice]
Harris, was born in Hanover County, VA in 1670 and died before
1733 in New Kent County, VA. He married Temperance Overton in
1695. Temperance, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Waters)
Overton, was born in New Kent County, VA March 2, 1679 and died
in New Kent County February 19, 1716.
On January 28, 1706, William was named a road surveyor in New
Kent County. In 1716 he was named a vestryman in St. Pauls's
parish and in 1721 he was named a church warden. In October 1724
he was named a vestryman for the new parish of St. Martins in new
Kent County. He died in New Kent county before 1733.
Children of William and Temperance (Overton) Harris.
3. (1). Robert b. 1696 d. 1765
m.Mourning Glenn Jan 13 1720
4. (2). Elizabeth b. 1698
5. (3). George b. 1701
6. (4). John b. 1703
7. (5). Benjamin b. 1705 d. 1765
m.Sarah Dumas , moved to Louisa County, VA
8. (6). William Jr. b. 1707
9. (7). James b. 1708
10. (8). Jemima b. 1709
11. (9). Edward b. 1710
12. (10). David b. 1712
3.ROBERT HARRIS 2.WILLIAM HARRIS 1.ROBERT HARRIS
Robert Harris, a son of William and Temperance (Overton)
Harris, was born in 1696 at Cedar Hill, Hanover County, VA.
He married Mourning Glenn in Hanover County January 13, 1720.
Mourning Glenn is believed to have been a daughter of Christopher
and Anna (tyree) Glenn. She was born in New Kent County, VA and
died in Albemarle County, VA in 1776.
Robert was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses on Nov
1, 1738, on May 11, 1740 and August 1, 1740. He was named a
major in the Hanover county militia and was again elected to the
House of Burgesses May 6, 1742. Soon afterward, the family moved
to Louisa County, VA, where Robert was appointed county surveyor
and commissioner of the peace. In 1752, he was elected sheriff
and was named to the commission of justices in 1753.
In the autumn of 1752, the family moved to Albermarle Count,
VA, where Robert served in the House of Burgesses from 1752 to
1759. He died in Albemarle County. His will was dated June 18,
1765 and proven August 8, 1765. Mourning (Glenn) Harris died in
Albemarle County in 1776. Her will was dated May 8, 1775 and
proven in March 1776.
Children of Robert and Mourning (Glenn) Harris.
13. (1). Anna b.Mar 31 1724 d.after 1770
m.John Dabney, moved to Bedford County, VA.
14. (2). Christopher b.Feb 3 1725 d. 1794
m.Mary Dabney Feb 22 1745
m.Agnes McCord 1762 moved to Madison County, KY.
15. (3). Tyree b.Apr 8 1728 d. 1786
m.Mary Simpson Moved to Orange County, NC then to
Caswell County, NC
16. (4). Mary b.Feb 10 1729 d. 1819
m.James Harris Jr.
17. (5). Moruning Glenn b.Mar 27 1732 d.after 1705
18. (6). Lucy b.Apr 12 1734
19. (7). Sarah b.May 24 1736 d.Jan 31 1803
m.John Rodes Sep 9 1754
20. (8). Robert Jr. b.Mar 8 1741
m.Lucretia Dalton served in the American Revolution
21. (9). Rachel b.Jun 24 1744
22. (10). Frances b.Jan 27 1746 d.Oct 1788
m.Joel Crawford 1760 moved to Georgia.
23. (11). William b.Mar 15 1752 d. 1788
9.JAMES HARRIS 2.WILLIAM HARRIS 1.ROBERT HARRIS
James Harris, a son of William and Temperance (Overton)
Harris, was born in 1708 in Hanover County, VA. He married Sarah
Crawford in Hanover County, VA, when they were both 13. Sarah, a
daughter of David Jr. and Elizabeth (Smith) Crawford, was born
about 1708 in Hanover County and died in Louisa County, VA in
James moved to Albemarle county, VA after Sarah's death. The
time and place of his death are unknown.
Children of James and Sarah (Crawford) Harris.
24. (1). James Jr. b. 1722 d. 1792
m.Mary Harris 1753.
24.JAMES HARRIS JR. 9.JAMES HARRIS 2.WILLIAM HARRIS
James Harris Jr. a son of James and Sarah (Crawford) Harris,
was born in Hanover County, VA in 1722. He Married a first
cousin, Mary Harris, in Hanover County in 1753. Mary, a daughter
of Robert and Mourning (Glenn) Harris, was born in Hanover County
February 10, 1729 and died in Albermarle County, VA in 1819.
The family lived in Louisa County VA. James fough in the
French and Indian War. After the war, the family moved to
Henrico County, VA, but soon moved to Hanover County where James
was a county constable during the Revolution. After the
Revolution, they moved to Albemarle county where James died in
1792. His will is dated February 5, 1792 and was proven in
Children of James Jr. and Mary (Harris) Harris.
25. (1). Lucy b. 1754
m.Higgason Grubbs, moved to Madison County, KY.
26. (2). Anna b. 1756
27. (3). Thomas b. 1758 d. 1815
28. (4). Joel b.Apr 25 1761 d. 1826
29. (5). Mourning b. 1762
30. (6). Sarah b. 1764
m.James Harrison Dec 13 1780
31. (7). James III b.Jul 7 1766 d. 1730
m.Mary McCulloch Jan 11 1790
32. (8). Susanna b. 1769
33. (9). Nathan b. 1771 d. 1852
m.Ann (Allen) Anderson, moved to Lexington, KY
31.JAMES HARRIS III 24.JAMES HARRIS JR. 9.JAMES HARRIS
2.WILLIAM HARRIS 1.ROBERT HARRIS
James Harris III, a son of James Jr. and Mary (Harris)
Harris, was born in Hanover County, VA July 7, 1766. He moved
with his family to Albermarle County, VA where he married Mary
MCCulloch January 11, 1790. Mary, a daughter of John Jr. and
Mary (Bukey) McCulloch, was born in Ohio County, VA in 1773. She
moved with her family to Albemarle County after the Revolution.
The family lived in Albemarle county until 1810, when they
moved to Greenbrier County, VA. They settled on the Elk River
north of the present site of Sutton, WV. In 1823, the family
property became part of the new Nicholas County, VA. James is
believed to have died in 1830.
Children of James III and Mary (McCulloch) Harris.
34. (1). Sarah b. 1792 d.before 1840
m.David Frame. Jr. 1811
35. (2). Joel b. 1794
36. (3). Thomas b. 1794
37. (4). Nathan b. Oct 16 1798
38. (5). Lucy b. 1800
39. (6). Virginia b. 1805
40. (7). Adeline b. 1809
41. (8). James Crawford b. 1812
Woodyard, Edward L., 'Harris', "Journal of the Braxton Historical
Society", March 1989