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Harris Family
submitted by
Billie Harris Shaffer

Descendants of James Harris

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 HARRIS was born Abt. 1820 in South Carolina. He married SARAH A.. She was born Abt. 1821 in Tennessee.

Children of JAMES HARRIS and SARAH A. are:
2. i. WILLIAM ABRAHAM2 HARRIS, b. October 13, 1839, Ala.; d. March 06, 1930, Ala..
ii. EPHRAIM HARRIS, b. Abt. 1841.
iii. MARY HARRIS, b. Abt. 1844.
iv. JAMES HARRIS, b. Abt. 1846.
v. GEORGE HARRIS, b. Abt. 1849.
vi. COBB HARRIS, b. Abt. 1851.

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Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM ABRAHAM2 HARRIS (JAMES1) was born October 13, 1839 in Ala., and died March 06, 1930 in Ala.. He married TEMPERANCE ADELINE COWAN, daughter of DAVID COWAN and ELISABETH ANDERSON. She was born April 17, 1839, and died March 25, 1902 in Ala..

Notes for WILLIAM ABRAHAM HARRIS:
Enlisted as a private in Confederate Army on August 18, 1862, at Chepulpetec
(now Allgood, Al.) Al. 12th Ala. Infantry Battalion, Co. "A", under Capt. A.J. Ingraham, was wounded, taken to General Hospital, Howard's Grove, Richmond, Va. Medical card #52175213. .Furloughed May 30, shortly before cease fire. History of 12th. Battalion in file.

More About WILLIAM ABRAHAM HARRIS:
Fact 1: 1930, Buried Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery

More About TEMPERANCE ADELINE COWAN:
Fact 1: 1902, Buried Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery

Children of WILLIAM HARRIS and TEMPERANCE COWAN are:
i. ADELIA E3 HARRIS, b. 1867.
ii. DAVID E HARRIS, b. 1869.
iii. PINKY EMELINE HARRIS, b. 1870; d. 1946; m. TUMIA REED BYNUM, May 08, 1890, Blount Co., Al.; b. 1868; d. 1945, Birmingham, Al. Buried Altoona Cemetery, Altoona, Al...
iv. GEORGE M HARRIS, b. 1872.
3. v. JAMES COBB HARRIS, b. February 22, 1873, Altoona, Ala.; d. May 27, 1947, Clarendon, Tex..
vi. KILLIAN L HARRIS, b. 1875.
vii. TULLA HARRIS, b. 1878.
viii. BEELZEBUB HARRIS, b. 1879.

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Generation No. 3

3. JAMES COBB3 HARRIS (WILLIAM ABRAHAM2, JAMES1) was born February 22, 1873 in Altoona, Ala., and died May 27, 1947 in Clarendon, Tex.. He married ADA FREEMAN January 02, 1900 in Boaz, Ala., daughter of JAMES FREEMAN and MARTHA THOMPSON. She was born February 28, 1883 in Boaz, Ala., and died March 23, 1965 in Claypool, Arizona.

More About JAMES COBB HARRIS:
Fact 1: birth location also shown as Murphree Valley, Al.

Children of JAMES HARRIS and ADA FREEMAN are:
4. i. JAMES DAVID4 HARRIS, b. December 26, 1900, Boaz, Az.; d. April 16, 1987, Phoenix, Az..
5. ii. CARL HARRIS, b. August 08, 1903, Boaz, Ala.; d. 1986, Phoenix, Ariz..
6. iii. MARY HAZEL HARRIS, b. January 01, 1906; d. 1997, Paradise, Cal..
7. iv. MILDRED OSTELLA HARRIS, b. March 17, 1908, Clarendon, Tx.; d. 1988, Raton, N.M.

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Generation No. 4

4. JAMES DAVID4 HARRIS (JAMES COBB3, WILLIAM ABRAHAM2, JAMES1) was born December 26, 1900 in Boaz, Az., and died April 16, 1987 in Phoenix, Az.. He married ADA BETH SPARKS.

Children of JAMES HARRIS and ADA SPARKS are:
i. RALPH5 HARRIS, b. 1944.
ii. JIMMY RAY HARRIS, b. 1948.

5. CARL4 HARRIS (JAMES COBB3, WILLIAM ABRAHAM2, JAMES1) was born August 08, 1903 in Boaz, Ala., and died 1986 in Phoenix, Ariz.. He married CLAIRE BEATRICE RISLEY October 04, 1924 in Memphis, Texas, daughter of ADAM RISLEY and ICY STANFORD. She was born February 26, 1907 in Caddo Mills, Texas.

More About CARL HARRIS:
Fact 1: 1903, believe full name to be John Carl Harris (unverified)
Fact 2: Multiple marriages or liasons

Child of CARL HARRIS and CLAIRE RISLEY is:
i. BILLIE NELL5 HARRIS, b. August 18, 1926, Clarendon Tx.;

6. MARY HAZEL4 HARRIS (JAMES COBB3, WILLIAM ABRAHAM2, JAMES1) was born January 01, 1906, and died 1997 in Paradise, Cal.. She married JOE HUMPHREY in Clarendon Tx..

Child of MARY HARRIS and JOE HUMPHREY is:
i. MILDRED EVELYN5 HUMPHREY, b. May 05, 1926.

7. MILDRED OSTELLA4 HARRIS (JAMES COBB3, WILLIAM ABRAHAM2, JAMES1) was born March 17, 1908 in Clarendon, Tx., and died 1988 in Raton, N.M.. She married FLOYD RUTHERFORD. He was born in Armstrong Co.,Tx., and died August 27, 1992.

Child of MILDRED HARRIS and FLOYD RUTHERFORD is:
i. TOMMY LOU5 RUTHERFORD, b. January 1945.

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