I am, as far as I know, a descendant of "Col" Robert Harris Sr. through the Samuel Benton's and am attempting to untangle the Harris' lines of NC and VA of that time. A cousin of mine connected the above mentioned Robert to a Richard then to William Jr and Sr then to Capt Thomas Harris all of Henrico co VA but I have my doubts or concerns. She had the elder Sherwood as Robert's brother with Robert's son Thomas marrying Sherwood's daughter Sarah (yes first cousins).
Also, she has the elder Sherwood (will of 1763 in Granville) marrying Jane Hudspeth with daughter Mary marrying Absalom Hix/Hicks.
Of course, Robert Sr's will mentions a niece, Mary daughter of David so that should confirm at least one sibling as David if not also the elder Sherwood.
This was some of the first info I put on my ancestry.com tree and have rarely revisited it as I focused on other lines. Recently though, I have been making corrections and adding information (children) I originally omitted based on Robert's and Thomas' wills and other sources here and see other researcher's have "Col" Robert as being a son of Robert Overton Harris of Hanover VA instead of a Richard of Henrico county VA.
What are your thoughts on this matter?
When you say Samuel Jr, to whom are you referring? If Samuel Benton Harris Jr I have that sorted out, hopefully.