Robert Harris was born about 1615 and died about 1700 in Virginia. He married Mary Claiborne Rice, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Butler Claiborne, before 1652. Their children are:
William Harris, the son of Robert and Mary Claiborne Rice Harris, was born about 1696 in Hanover County, Virginia and died
before 1733 in Virginia. He married Temperance Overton, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Waters Overton. Their children are:
Robert Harris, the son of William and Temperance Overton Harris, was born about 1696 in Hanover County, Virginia and died about 1765 in Brown's Cove, Albemarle County, Virginia. He married Mourning Glenn, the daughter of Janes and Mourning Winn Glenn, 13 Jan 1719/20. Their children are:
Will Book 1, Page 8
History and Genealogies
by W. Harris Miller
18 Jun 1765 In the Name of God, Amen. I, Robert Harris of the County of Albemarle, being in perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament, in manner and form following. First and principally, I recommend my soul to the Almighty God, who gave it to me not doubting bur thru the merits of my Blessed Saviour to have full pardon and remission of my sins and my body I recommend to the earth from whence it came to be buried in such manner as my executor hereafter named shall see fit. And as touching such temporal estate as it hath pleased God to bestow on me, I give and dispose of in manner and form following:
Imprimis, I give and bequeath to my son, Christopher Harris, forty acres of woodland ground lying and being in the County of Albemarle, on a large spur of the Blue Ridge mountains near the place commonly called and known by the name of "Bear Cornfield" to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I give and bequeath to my son, William Harris, after the decease of my loving wife, Mourning Harris, all the land which I hold in the County of Albemarle to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I leave my wife, Mouring Harris, the sole use and benefit of all the lands and plantatin during her natural life, which is above given to my son William after her decease.
Item - My will and desire after the decease of my wife that my negro man, Harry should he then be living in that case I give and bequeath the said Harry to my son Robert Harris, Junior, to him and his heirs forever.
Item - My will and desire is after the decease of my loving wife that my negro man Peter, should he then be living, in that case I give and bequeth the said Peter to my son Tyre Harris, to him and his heirs forever.
Item - My will and desire is that if my son William Harris should not die before attaining the lawful age or without issue, that in that case he the said William Harris, should be further educated, the charges thereof shall be paid out of the estate given him, after the whole being sold by my executors hereinafter named and the remainder of the money arising from such sale be equally divided amongst all my children or their legal representatives.
Item - My will and desire is that my son William Harris be under the tuition, direction and government of my son-in-law John Rodes, until he shall attain lawful age.
Item - I give and bequeath to my loving wife when all of my debts and funeral expenses is paid, all the residue of my estate, be it of whatever nature or quality soever to her and her heirs forever.
I do contitute and appoint my son-in-law John Roades and William Shelton to be my executors of this my last will and testament. As witness my hands and seal this 18th day of Jun in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five.
Signed, sealed, etc. in the presence of
At a Court held for the County of Albemarle the eighth day of August 1765, this will was presented in Court, proved by the oath of Daniel Maupin and William Maupin witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on motion of John Rodes and William Shelton, the executors named therein, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, on giving security, where upon they with David Rodes and Christopher Harris their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond according to law.
Robert Harris, the son of Robert and Mourning Glenn Harris, was born 8 Mar 1740/41 in Virginia and died about 1809 in Surry County, North Carolina. He married Lucretia Brown, the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Dabney(?) Brown. Their children are:
Probated - November Term 1809
Deed Book 3, page 93
North Carolina State Archives
Raleigh, North Carolina
State of North Carolina
I, Robert Harris, of the said county and state, being perfect senses and memory calling to mind the mortality of mandkind and as it is appointed once for all men to died, I therefore ordain this to be my last will and testament and after paying all my just debts, what estate it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath in manner and form following. First I give my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth from whence it came, to be buried in such manner as my executors hereafter named shall think fit.
Item - Whereas my son Tyree, son Bezebell Brown, my son Bernice and daughter Lucretia have received one hundred pounds Virginia Money out of my estate and the rest of my children has not, namely Mourning Birth, Nancy Boon, the heirs of son Robert, Lucy and ??? the heirs of Patsy Tanner and heirs of Sarah Blackwell, my will is that there be out of my estate one hundred pounds Virginia money a piece raised for them, except the heirs of Sarah Blackwell wh_____ only fifty pounds allowing the rest heirs above mentioned. To be equal to one legatee which legasees I give to them and their heirs forever.
Item - I give to my granddaughter Milly Harris one horse and saddle, bed and furniture, to her heirs forever. The rest of my estate be it of what denomination so ever to be sold whether real or personal and equally divided between the above named legatees, except Elijah, which takes no share but the land gave him.
I constitute and appoint my sons Bezebel and Elijah to execute this my last will and testament revoking all other wills heretofore made. Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of this tenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred and six.
Nancy Harris, the daughter of Robert and Lucretia Brown Harris, was born 12 Nov 1763 in Virginia and died after 1815 in South Carolina. She married Ratliff Boon about 1782 in Surry County, North Carolina. Their children are:
Celia Boon, the daughter of Nancy Harris and Ratliff Boon, was born 6 Aug 1804 in Pickens County, South Carolina and died about 1830 in Pickens County, South Carolina. She married William Marion Alexander, the son of Elisha and Nancy Grogan(?) Alexander, about 1825 in South Carolina. Their children are:
Nancy Alexander, the daughter of William M. and Celia Boon Alexander, was born about 1826 in Pickens County, South Carolina and died 4 Jun 1865 and is buried in the "Alexander Burying Grounds" in Pickens County, SC. She married before 1842 Leonard Dryman, the son of James and Diadema Dryman. Their children are:
Jane Dryman, the daugter of Leonard and Nancy Alexander Dryman, was born about 1862 in Pickens County, South Carolina and died abt 1891. She married George Washington Cook, the son of Richard V. and Sarah Matilda Land Cook. Their children are:
Lizzie Belle Cook, the daughter of
George W. and Jane Dryman Cook, was born 28 Jan 1883 in Pickens County, Georgia and died 26 Nov 1965 in Baldwin County, Georgia. She married 28 Jan 1900 in Floyd County, Georgia James Madison Galloway, the son of William McDaniel and Rhoda Ann McCay Galloway. Their children are:
Amy Vera Galloway, the daughter of James M. and Lizzie Belle Cook Galloway, married Robert Lee Lester Crabtree, their children are:
Sherry Jane Crabtree married James Franklin Osburn, their children are:
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