Hello Clay County researchers,
I am researching my Harris family that migrated from Ohio to Owen Co., IN. Jacob S. Harris, my great-great-grandfather, was born in Ohio abt. 1838 and died in Owen Co., 11 Mar 1914. He married Margaret Balder in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio 13 Aug 1865. Margaret was born in Germany. This info came from a 1900 Clay County census that contained my great-grandfather, Phillip Harris. Jacob and Margaret had 10 or 11 children. I have a copy of Jacob's will and he states all of the children below except Charles Harris. My great-grandfathers obituary, Phillip Harris, states he had a brother Charles that lived in Ohio in 1948. That is how I know of him. These are Jacob and Margaret's children:
1.)Phillip Harris, my great-grandfather, born in Ohio 28 Feb
1864 and died 29 Dec 1948 in Marion Co., IN, married his wife, Olive (Ollie) SUMMERS in Owen Co., IN. 17 Aug 1890. Phillip and Ollie moved to Clay City where they had their children.
2.) Jacob J. Harris, married Lucy FRANK in Owen Co., 18 May 1895.
3.) Margaret (Maggie) Harris, born 6 Jul 1878 married Jacob GRAFE, 17 Oct 1914 in Owen Co.
4.) Rose (Rosy) Harris married John KIFFARBER, 22 Oct 1902 in Owen Co.
5.) Julia A. (Juliann) Harris married John G. STEINER, 9 Jan 1890 in Owen Co.
6.) Katie (Catharine) Harris married Adam FRANK 24 Jun 1888 in Owen Co.
7.) Ada Harris, born 17 May 1887 married Harry B. SUMMERLOT 19 Feb 1907 in Owen Co.
8.) John S. Harris married Sarah O. SPEARS 25 Dec 1901 in Owen Co.
9.) Lizzie (Elizabeth) Harris married Christian M. WILLEN 31 Jan 1893 in Owen Co.
10.) Mary Harris married John KAISER 29 Oct 1899 in Owen Co.
11.) Charles Harris, no info.
I am looking for any information on these families. I would love to hear from descendants.
Thank you...any information is greatly appreciated!