Fayette County, Alabama
~ Harris Graves ~
On private property, about two miles east of Lawrence Mill (SW¼ S13-T15S-R12W
Frances Lowrey Brasher
- 03 Jun
2006 ~ (additions/corrections are highlighted)
According to The Heritage of Fayette
County, Alabama (p. 244), "Edwin HARRIS married a Miss GRACY,*
probably a sister or other close relative of Rebecca GRACY, who married
Adlai HARRIS. Edwin moved to Madison County, Illinois with his
brother Adlai and other relatives around 1817 and in 1821 moved to
Alabama and settled in present-day Fayette County. He received a
land grant in 1821, located near Ford's Mountain. He received
other land grants in Fayette County in 1836 and 1852. Edwin's
wife died in the early 1840's and was buried 'with a boy child on a
mountain top' in the Ford's Mountain area." (italics added)
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One of the HARRIS land grants was located on or near property now owned
by the BRASHER family in Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 12
West. The two graves mentioned above are said to be in the
southwest quarter of this
property. The current owner is familiar with the general location
of the alleged burials but has never actually seen the graves.
The old headstones were removed according to Jake BRASHER, a relative
always claimed to know the exact site.
Edwin HARRIS (1796–1862) was buried at Powell Family Cemetery near Bluff.
* The Illinois Statewide
Marriage Index (1763–1900) shows
that Edwin HARRIS married Peggy GRACEY, 18 Dec 1818 in
Bond Co., IL.
2006 | 27 May 2008