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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated April 27, 2014

JIMPSEY HARRIS, *Indian Wars*

1817 - 1888

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Jimpsey Harris was born about 1817 in North Carolina. Jimpsey's arrival in Georgia is recorded with his brother Ebenezer Harris (1803-1883, Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia Vol 7), and sister Louisa. Their parents are not known at this time.

 

Jimpsey was married to Civility Robinson, daughter of James Robinson (1792-1874, Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia Vol 3). She was born on January 14, 1821.

 

They had 15 children:

 

1. Riley, born about 1841.

 

2. Sidney, born about 1846.

 

3. Elizabeth , born about 1847.

 

4. Lenard (Leonard), born about 1848, and married Mary (Johns?), born July 1843.

 

5. Owen, born July 1850, married Georgia _______, born March 1858.

 

6. Joseph Ebenezer "Ebb," born Jan 15, 1853, married Julia Ann Wainright, daughter of James Wainright. Ebb died June 15, 1918, and is buried at New Hope Cemetery, Brantley Co., Ga.

 

7. Catherine (Katie), born about 1853.

 

8. Eliza (Lizzie), born about 1856 and died October 13, 1890.

 

9. James (Jim), born about 1856, married M/1: Annie (Unknown); M/2: Mary Eliza Wainright; Jim died about 1931 and is buried at Smyrna Cemetery, Brantley Co., Ga.

 

10. Thomas, born March 18, 1857, and married Sarah (Sallie) A. Knox. Thomas died September 17, 1912 and is buried at Knox Cemetery, Brantley Co., Ga.

 

11. Hansford, born about 1862 and married Carrie_____.

 

12. John, born February 1862.

 

13. Civility, born about 1867.

 

14. Jackson, born March 1868, and married Marintha______ born May 1870.

 

15. Lovie, born May 1878.

 

Jimpsey was ordered into militia service by Colonel Thomas Hillyard, Commanding Officer of the Ware County Militia in 1838 by authority of Georgia Governor George R. Gilmer. He served with Captain James Walker's Mounted Company from 9th June 1838 to 19th August 1838, at a time when the Seminoles from Florida were making final threats (1837-1842).

 

Jimpsey died on December 10, 1888 at the age of 75. His wife Civility lived with their son, Owen for 13 more years until her death on July 23, 1901. Both are buried at the New Hope Primitive Baptist Cemetery at Hickox (four miles south of Nahunta).

 

Source of Information: Note: The 1870 Census shows a one year old son named JACKSON; The 1880 Census shows a 11 year old son named ZACHARY. No further reference to ZACHARY can be found, however, the 1900 Charlton Co census shows JACKSON married to MARINTHA (#244). Information compiled by Thomas Earl Cleland, 12564 Dunraven Trail, Jacksonville, Florida 32223.

 

Stone ordered by Gaynell H. Sasser on 11-14-2001; placed on 3-19-2002 by Jerry Van Herrin and Thomas Earl Cleland, great-great grandson.

 

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