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John B. Harkins & Isabelle M. "Belle" DuPuy

John B. Harkins was born in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia on July 1, 1845. He came to Texas with his father and grandfather and the other members of the family. He was 12 years old at the time.

John B. Harkins was a Mason. He died October 2, 1903 in Coltharp, Houston Co., TX and is buried in the Antioch Cemetery, Ratcliff, TX.

He married Isabelle M. "Belle" DuPuy, daughter of Dr. Albert Gallantin DuPuy & Eleanor McBride, (sister of Ciscero DuPuy who married his Aunt Wylie B. Harkins). She was born March 2, 1845 and died April 19, 1921; she is buried in the Antioch Cemetery at Ratcliff, TX.

On March 29, 1895, according to the "Crockett Newspaper" book written by Bebe Beasley, John B. Harkins purchased Fifer Saloon business.

Father: James W. HARKINS b: 14 MAR 1819 in Fayette County, Georgia, died Dec., 20, 1880 Coltharp, Houston Co., TX; buried Antioch Cemetery Ratcliff; son of William Harkins & Nancy Ann Stell
Mother: Mary A. BLEDSOE b: 7 SEP 1823 in Georgia, died April 10, 1870 Coltharp, Houston Co., TX; buried Antioch Cemetery, Ratcliff

They had four children:
1.  Sep B. HARKINS b. Nov. 23, 1871d. Jan. 02, 1939 Groveton, Trinity Co., TX; married Mary Berry Feb. 27, 1894 Houston Co., TX; children: Mary Belle, Byrde, Carl, Alton & Jesse.

2.  Mollie G. HARKINS b. 1875; married R.B. Rich April 15, 1895 Houston Co., TX
3.  Woodie B. HARKINS; married J.A. Wood May 17, 1902 Houston Co., TX
4.  Johnnie W. HARKINS , b. Dec 1887


1850 Division 19, Coweta, Georgia: HARKINS, James W., 30, 1500, GA; Mary A., 26, GA; John, 5, GA; Wm., 2/12, GA; BLEDSOE, John, 72, VA

1860 PO Crockett, Houston Co., TX: HARKINS, Jas. W., 40, farmer, 4050/6327; GA; Mary, 35, GA; Jno, 17, farmer, farmer, Ala; Martha, 15, Ala; James, 12, Ala; Geo, 8, TX; ODELL, Jerry, 35, Trader, 2000/3150, Ten; HARKINS, Thos, 73, male, SC; Martha, 72, female, SC.

1870 Colthrop, Houston Co., TX: HARKINS, J.W., 51, Dry Goods Merchant, GA; Mattie, 17, GA; E.H., 9, female, TX; J.B., 25, farmer, GA; J.M., 25, female, k/house, AR; DUPRY, M.C., 24, farmer, AR.

1880 Colthorp, Houston Co., TX: HARKINS, John B., 34, farmer, GA GA GA; Isibella M., 34, k/house, AR VA VA; Sep B., son, 8, TX; Mary G., 5, dau, TX; Minnie B., 2, dau, TX; Lizzie, b. Apr 1880, TX; HARRISON, James, 25, cousin, GA SC GA.

1900 Crockett, Houston Co., TX: HARKINS, John B., b. July 1845, married 34 yrs, GA GA GA, Bar Tender; Isbell M., wife, b. Mch 1845, 2 children 2 living, AR KY AL; Wooddie B., dtr, April 1881, 19, s, TX; Johnie W., son, Dec 1887, 13, s, TX; DENNIS, Monroe, servant, black, b. Apr 1830, Wd, GA GA GA, day labor.