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BENJAMIN HARRIS ANTECEDENTS

BENJAMIN HARRIS ANTECEDENTS

Posted: 20 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 May 2002 5:53PM GMT
Surnames: HARRIS, EPPES
I am inquiring about the parents of Benjamin Harris Kings ATTORNEY (along with WAYLES.) He md Anne Eppes and moved to what is now Cumberland co onto a large tract that was given her by her father. This Benjamin Harris died in 1757
leaving Joseph, Edward, Francis, Richard and John as well as several daughters. Joseph md a Shelton and had two children and then md Rebecca Howard. He is NOT the Benjamin Harris son of thomas Harris and Mary Jefferson of Henrico co Va. who md first Frances Platt with 2 daughters
and then Priscilla Wager. I have that family charted and ruled out. Where did BENJAMIN HARRIS WHO DIED IN CUMBERLAND IN 1757 come from? how did he become Kings Attorney? Any and all help appreciated.
Fran

Ben Harris m. Ann Eppes

Edward (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harris, Eppes
If your Benjamin is the one described In the Will of Benjamin Harris, Will Book I pg. 185, Cumberland Co., Va., then odds are better than even, that his father was Thomas Harris b. Abt. 1689, d. Abt. 1713.
Benjamin Harris and Ann Eppes had the following Issue
Joseph Harris b. Abt. 1747
Francis Epps Harris b. 1748
Edward Harris b. Abt. 1752
Benjamin Harris b. Abt. 1754
Sarah Harris b. 1756
Anne Harris b. Abt, 1758
Richard Harris b. 11/20/1758
Mary Harris
Tabitha Harris
If you have different data, then I would be very happy to research in more detail, and report with resources.

The children have not all been confirmed by county records, but rather represent good hard work and are the best evidence we have to-date.

Thank you for listening and Good luck,

Edward

Eppes and Harris

Edward (View posts)
Posted: 11 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eppes, Harris, Stegar
Wendy,
It is the opinion of John Frederick Dorman, if I read correctly, and his books have no error regarding your question.
Although there is a 1 or 2 year difference in Rebecca Macon Harris' age, and Cumberland County stands alone until the year 1777, (Powhatan County was created then, of the eastern part of Cumberland Co., Va.,) Mr. Dorman, agrees in his work Vols. I & II, of "Descendants of Francis Epes I of Virginia" (Epes-Eppes-Epps) with your note.
Good luck,
Edward

Eppes and Harris

Posted: 11 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2001 9:09PM GMT
Surnames: Epperson, Patterson, Steger, Eppes
Edward, I am working on my Epperson-Steger family. John Parrott Steger m abt. 1765 in Cumberland, Powhattan Co. VA. Sarah Eppes Harris, d/o Benjamin Harris and Ann Eppes, his brother Hans Steger m Catherine Harris, I have a John Perratt Steger, Jr. m Rebecca Macon Harris 5-17-1796, she was born 1780, d 8-18-1857. Is this the same Benjamin Harris and Anne Eppes family? I would appreciate your opinion. thank you, wendy

Harris-Eppes

Posted: 12 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2001 9:09PM GMT
Surnames: Patterson, Epperson, Stegar-Steger
Thank you Edward, for your prompt reply. I appreciate the information. If I run across any add. info. I will post it to Cumberland Co. queries, thanks, wendy

Eppes and Harris

Edward (View posts)
Posted: 12 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eppes, Harris
Wendy,
Missed the mention of John's brother and his marriage to Harris in your note. (In the wee hours of Monday morning.) In the light of day, I see no mention of thse two by Dorman. Sorry, to have missed this important fact.
Edward

Re: BENJAMIN HARRIS ANTECEDENTS

Posted: 1 Mar 2002 3:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
If this is the Benjamin Harris I think it is then I am descended from son Richard. My family line includes Eppes also but dries up with Benjamin Harris. I would like enough information to continue tracing Harris line. If you can help I would appreciate it.

Re: Eppes and Harris

Posted: 6 Apr 2002 4:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: EPPES, STEGER, SHORT, WALL, HARRIS,
My notes:

John P. Steger married Sarah Eppes Harris
His son, John P Steger, Jr married Rebbekah Macon Harris
John Jrs son, Kennon Harris Steger m. Mary Elizabeth Wall
and Kennon & Mary's daughter, Carrie Deloney Steger, married Robert Elmore Short .....

Re: Ben Harris m. Ann Eppes

Posted: 6 Mar 2014 7:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you have any news about Francis Eppes Harris Steger, M.D.? I believe he was born in Madison, Alabama, and in the only photo I have of him, he's described as being 93 yrs old and still practicing medicine in Nashville, TN. Died at age 97. There is also a note on the Ryland-Steger side of our family, but I don't know any more. My grandmother was Mary Ryland Hester; my grandfather, Harris Hester (I believe). They lived in Schlater, Mississippi, a small town between Greenwood and Greenville, MS. I'm a Bernreuter (my mother's maiden name - born in Kosciusko, MS), but my brother's name is Harris Ryland Hester, II. Our father was killed in WWII on the Liscomb Bay, a carrier escort ship sunk in the Pacific in 1943 - the year of my birth.
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