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John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

Posted: 17 Oct 2007 2:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harris, Means, Key
Am looking for Harris descendants or ancestors from this Harris line. John Wesley's father was known as Jay, JW and somehow or other Jarvisended up on his burial records. His name was actually John Wesley also according to his daughters death certificate and the 1910 census. His father was also a John Harris (middle name unk). John Wesley Harris (my grandfather married Sarah E. Means, daughter of John B Means; my gr grandfather, JW Harris, married Nora Key, daughter of Jasper and Jane Key. JW and Nora also had Charlie Harris, Robert (Bob) Harris, Claudie May Harris, and John Wesley Harris.

Re: John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

Posted: 22 Oct 2007 2:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harris, Helmandollar
Is there a John P Harris and Matilda Helmandollar Harris in your line born about 1830 in VA and living in MO in 1880? They had older children who were all ready married by 1880 census.

Re: John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

Posted: 22 Oct 2007 12:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harris
I don't have them connected to my line, but, I do have an 1880 census from the city of Montross showing John P Harris, wife Matildy, and 2 daughters. He is a shoe maker, his wife keeps house and his 2 daughters are sick. About half the people on the census for this town are listed as sick, some crossed out and "dead" written next to them. I think this musst have been an influenza epidemic or diptheria, most likely flu though. If I can help you anymore just let me know.

Re: John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

Posted: 22 Oct 2007 10:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the reply. I have the 1880 census showing what you posted. I am wondering if John P died in MO or if he went back to TN or VA.

Re: John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

Posted: 23 Oct 2007 11:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harris
Do you know about when he died. There are lots of John Harris and lots of cemetaries. I have most cemetary listings available but not all. Send me what you know of him and his wife and any descendants that are deceased. Sometimes I can find an obit from that time frame.

Re: John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

Posted: 23 Oct 2007 11:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harris, Helmandollar, Welch, Bradshaw
Here is what I have. All I know is I can't find him after 1880. I can't find Matilda either. As you can see I am not sure what I have about his parents is correct.

*John P HARRIS b abt 1829 married Matilda HELMANDOLLAR b. Abt. 1830 Tazewell Co, VA
marriage 06 Dec 1854 Mercer, Tazewell, W VA

Children of John P and Matilda HARRIS:
1] Creed J. HARRIS [m] b. abt 1856 VA
2] George W. HARRIS [m] b. abt 1857 VA
3] Olivia L. HARRIS [f] b. abt 1859 VA
4] Harriet J. HARRIS [f] b. abt 1860 VA
5] Abraham HARRIS [m] b. 23 Nov 1861 VA d. 07 Feb 1949 Van Alstyne, Grayson Co TX
6] Margaret HARRIS [f] b.abt 1864 VA
7] Mary L. HARRIS [f] b.abt 1865 VA d. bef 01 Jun 1880
8] Isabell hARRIS [f] b.26 Aug 1866 Tascal, Old Virginia, d. 1948
9] John P. HARRIS [m] abt 1868 VA
10] Charles A. HARRIS [m] b. abt 1870
11] Ellen HARRIS [f] b.1870 VA
12] Robert Lee HARRIS [m] b. 17 Aug 1874 TN d. 06 Jan 1943 MO
13] Olly HARRIS [f] b. abt 1877 TN

* John P HARRIS --I have claims by others that his birth place was Patrick, VA and death 28 Apr 1890 Summers, WV. That his parents were Reuben HARRIS b. abt 1800 in VA d. bef 1850 Monroe Co. VA and Elizabeth WELCH b. 1805 Rockbridge Co VA

But, the family saga is that the HARRISes came from Germany. On the 1880 Montrose Co. MO, NA film # T9-0689 page #271A John P HARRIS parents are both showing birth place GERMANY.

**Abraham HARRIS b. 23 Nov 1861, VA, d. 07 Feb 1949, Grayson Co TX near Van Alstyne
married Mary Catherine BLANSET b. 16 Mar 1864,Lone Mountain TN, d. 13 Aug 1947, Van Alstyne TX Grayson Co, both interred Van Alstyne Cemetery.

children of Abraham and Mary HARRIS:
1]Sammy HARRIS [m] b. Apr 1883 TN
2]Hattie L. HARRIS [f] b. 03 Sep 1885 Lone Mt. CLAIBORNE,TENN. d. 12 Aug 1964, McKinney, TX Collin Co married 23 Dec 1905 Springfield,GREENE,Missouri, Charles Alfred LEWIS, b.22 Jul 1881, Jonesville, Lee, VA
3]William Bateman HARRIS [m] b. Aug 1888 TN d. Dallas, TX
4] Sallie HARRIS [f] Oct 1890 TN
5] Thomas Jefferson HARRIS [m] b. 24 Jul 1893 TN d. 21 Jan 1944, Hopkins Co TX
6] Mary Elizabeth HARRIS [f] Jan 1896 TN d. Dallas TX ?

***Thomas Jefferson HARRIS, b. 24 Jul 1893 TN d. 21 Jan 1944 Hopkins Co, TX
Married Annie Lou BRADSHAW b. 20 Oct 1893, Anna, Collin Co, TX d.Jan 1964 Dallas, TX
both interred in Hopkins Co. Nelta Cemetery.

They had 12 children. 3 are still living.

Re: John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

Posted: 27 Oct 2007 7:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have several John Wesley Harrises in my tree, but do not have any born in Missouri. I do know that some of the family came out this way though, so possibly a family member that moved named a son John Wesley (to make it more confusing for us, I'm sure!!!) I am willing to share what I have and see if we can come up with a link. Let me know.

Anita Harris

Re: John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

Posted: 7 Nov 2007 1:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harris
Sorry Anita, I didn't get notified of this message. I know they are working on the boards. My second John Wesley Harris born 1882 was born in Missouri, as was the first,(his father), but for some reason his father's tombstone says Jarvis W Harris. I am pretty sure HIS father was also John Harris and may have been born in PA/VA area or even Ireland.

Re: John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

Posted: 7 Nov 2007 3:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
You might try the immigration lists for his parents. The USGenWeb site for Henry County Missouri, might have information of his children but I didn't find anything for him. I am trying to query the admin for the correct code so I can post a message on that site but no luck so far. There are many Harris in the cemetaries there but no John P or Matilda. If you have access to Heritage Quest check out the 1890 or 1895 census if you can. They may be listed as dependents and would only show up when you access the census form itself. If this is the case you may want to check their childrens names on the census that are listed.

Re: John Wesley Harris, B. 4 Jul 1882, MO

Posted: 16 Sep 2008 3:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
my 3rd John Harris, born before 1820, lived in Washington county, MO, Breton township in 1850.
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