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John & Dorothy Harris - UK to VA

John & Dorothy Harris - UK to VA

Posted: 27 May 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jan 2013 1:29PM GMT
Surnames: HARRIS, LUMBRY, CALCOTT
Seeking information on parents of Dorothy who married John HARRIS b 1588 England. Their child John HARRIS, b in England d in Chas City Co. VA. Her name may have been LYMBRY or CALCOTT. Other children were Thomas b abt 1616 England/marr Alice WEST and Dorothy b England, d VA.

Re: John & Dorothy Harris

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 2:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jan 2013 1:29PM GMT
Have you looked on the Warren County North Carolinas web page http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/data-idx.htm
They have a whole history of the Harris family that they have on line. I found a huge amount of infomation that also might be an aide for you as well.

Re: John & Dorothy Harris

Posted: 30 Mar 2015 2:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
This book by Robert E Harris is very inaccurate for the first few generations. Robert had based this part of his manuscript on the 1957 book by John Boddie entitled 'Historical Southern Families" that are filled with impossible linkages and unproven claims that Robert accepted as true with taking the time to research these claims. I had warned Robert before he published his book but his only reply is that he accepted Boddie as true and only researched for a few documents to verify his claims and didn't have time to go back and renumber all of the generations in his manuscript. He sent me an autographed copy of his book, but to me it was worthless as new document findings and DNA has proven most of his first few generations completely wrong.

Re: John & Dorothy Harris

Posted: 31 Mar 2015 5:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for this information!! I haven't looked too closely at this document at all, just found it and saved it for a later time. I will keep in mind all that you have said. I just got my DNA results back so it will be interesting to see how I compare to this family. I am related to West Harris. Thanks again!!

Re: John & Dorothy Harris

Posted: 31 Mar 2015 1:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Which West Harris? I've found about two dozen by that name, most of whom can be traced back to Thomas Harris d1688 or his brother Edward Harris d1677 of Harris DNA Group 4.
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