Bright Berry Harris and Sarah Walton
Contributed by Connie Moretti
Sarah "Sally" WALTON was born 06 March 1794 in Sumner County, Tennessee, and died 06
January 1863 in Sumner County, Tennessee. She married Bright Berry HARRIS 16 October 1810
in Sumner County, TN), son of Tyree HARRIS and Sophy HERD.
>From HARRIS 1929, by M.K. Harris, page 41:
"She [author's grandmother] was a quiet and sensible, kind hearted Christian woman, her time and
energies fully occupied looking after her household and the welfare of the numerous colored
women and children on the place, doing deeds of charity in the neighborhood and loved and
respected by all who knew her. At the time my grandmothers were married it was the custom for
a bride to don a lace cap the day after she was married and to wear one for the rest of her life.
Both of my grandmothers conformed to this custom." Page 43: The(ir) residence was a long
two-story house on a bluff overlooking a small creek, the Pe-De, a short distance above its
confluence with West Station Camp Creek. On the opposite side of the creek on a bluff above the
Station Camp resided Josiah WALTON, a brother of my grandmother"
Children of Sarah Walton and Bright HARRIS are:
- Tyree (son of Bright Berry)4 Harris, born 13 January 1812; died in "early in Life".
- Isaac Walton Harris, born 04 July 1814 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died 15 May 1884 in
Sumner County, Tennessee.
- John (son of Bright Berry) Harris, born 17 December 1817; died in early manhood.
- Allen (Dr) Harris, born 20 October 1821; died 20 January 1884 in Dyer County,
- Albert Gallatin Harris, born 28 December 1823 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died 1890 in
Dyer County, Tennessee.
- Elijah (son of Bright Berry) Harris, born 20 March 1826; died 21 July 1908.
- Anne E (HASSELL) Harris, born 12 August 1828 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died 09
March 1890 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
- Martha K (DOUGLASS) Harris, born 15 October 1830 in tombstone in Dyer says Sept 30
1830; died 1912 in Newbern, Dyer County, Tennessee.
- Susan C (GILLESPIE) Harris, born 01 March 1833 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died 01
April 1915 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
- Sarah Jane (GRAY) Harris, born 31 July 1837 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died 09
February 1878 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
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