Descendants of  Charles Harris

Charles and Mary Harris

Submitted by Pat Doster

Generation No. 1

1. Charles1 Harris was born Bet. 1748 - 1749 in Somerset Co, MD, and died November 1830 in Campbell Co, KY. He married (1) Mary Green January 23, 1772 in Green Hill Church, Stepney Parish, Somerset Co MD. She was born Bef. 1750 in Kent Co, DE, and died Bef. July 1795 in Worcester Co, MD. He married (2) Hannah Noble July 15, 1795 in Worcester Co, MD.

More About Charles Harris:
Fact 1: 1774, Family removed to Worcester Co MD in Wicimico Hundred, Coulfourn's 6th Addition.
Fact 2: 1783, Tax record of Worcester Co MD: Charles Harris on 200 a. tract, "Alderbury."
Fact 3: Bef. 1800, Worshipped at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Berlin, MD
Fact 4: July 15, 1796, Charles Harris mar (2) Hannah Noble.
Fact 5: 1796, Charles Harris adopted Hannah Noble's child, Matilda.
Fact 6: Bet. 1778 - 1800, Maryland Census
Fact 7: Abt. 1794, George Harris, son, emigrated to Kentucky.
Fact 8: 1806, Charles Harris followed with his family except Elizabeth Harris Price.
Fact 9: 1807, Purchased land nr Grant's Lick, KY, called Harrisburg.

More About Charles Harris and Mary Green: Marriage: January 23, 1772, Green Hill Church, Stepney Parish, Somerset Co MD
More About Charles Harris and Hannah Noble: Marriage: July 15, 1795, Worcester Co, MD

Children of Charles Harris and Mary Green

1.George2 Harris, born February 9, 1773 in Somerset Co, MD; died May 23, 1836 in Harrisburg, Campbell Co, KY.
2. Thomas Harris, born Abt. 1775.
3. James Harris, born Abt. 1777.
4. Charles B Harris, born December 27, 1778.
5. Elizabeth Harris, born Abt. 1779.
6. Tabitha Harris, born Abt. 1781.
7. Nancy Harris, born Abt. 1782.
8. William Harris, born Abt. 1786.
9. Rhoda Harris, born April 22, 1788.
10. Mary Harris, born Abt. 1790.
11. John Harris, born Abt. 1792.
12. Sarah "Sally" Harris, born October 1, 1794.
13. Unknown Harris, born Abt. 1795.

Children of Charles Harris and Hannah Noble

1. Charlotte S.2 Harris, born March 23, 1797.
2. Lucretia Harris, born 1799.
3. Catherine Harris, born 1801.
4. Henrietta Harris, born 1805.

Generation No. 2

2. George2 Harris (Charles1) was born February 9, 1773 in Somerset Co, MD, and died May 23, 1836 in Harrisburg, Campbell Co, KY. He married (1) Martha "Patsey" Maddox October 21, 1801 in Maysville, Mason Co, KY, daughter of William Maddox and Violetta Tarvin. She was born Abt. 1771 in Charles Co, MD, and died Abt. 1823 in Campbell Co, KY. He married (2) Jane Hudson June 10, 1824 in Boone Co, KY.

Notes for George Harris: More About George Harris & His Father, Charles Harris Sr, of Maryland "They came to the West when the forest stood mighty, solemn and grand; They built their home in shaded wood that covered the Western land."

George Harris was a soldier, farmer and politician. Born in Somerset Co, Maryland, and christened at Green Hill Church, Stepney Parish, he spent his formative years on his father's plantation in Worcester County, Maryland. He left home about 1794, setting out for Kentucky. When he got there, he joined the Kentucky Militia and rose through the ranks to become Captain.

While residing in Mason Co Ky. he met and married Martha "Patsey" Maddox on Oct 21, 1801 in Maysville (Limestone). Patsey Maddox was born in 1773 in Maryland. She was the daughter of William Notley Maddox & his wife, Violetta Tarvin Maddox, both of whom descend from prominent families in St. Mary's & Charles COs, Maryland.

Patsey Maddox Harris died in 1823 in Campbell Co, Ky. On June 10, 1824, George married secondly, Jane Hudson of Boone Co, Ky. George died in 1834 at Harrisburgh Hill. His estate was probated by the Campbell Co Court on May 23, 1836. He is thought to be buried in the family cemetery behind Charlie T. Dawson's farmhouse. His widow, Jane Maddox, married secondly, Marcus Bridwell on August 5, 1834.

Charles Harris S. father of George Harris, was born in Somerset Co, Maryland, about 1748/49. Inventories in Somerset Co probate records show him as next-of-kin to Benton & Nehemiah Harris. There were many Harris families in Somerset Co who settled along Dividing Creek & the Wicomico River in the late 17th Century. Tradition says that the Harris' came from England, probably Wiltshire Co.

Charles married Mary Green on January 23, 1772, daughter of George Green, at Green Hill Church, Stepney Parish (today in Wicomico Co, MD). Shortly after the birth of their first child, George Harris, the family moved to Worcester Co, MD, in Wicomico Hundred in what was known as Coulbourn's 6th Addition, not far from present-day Salisbury. Charles sold George Green's (former) property in Sussex Co, DE, which had been deeded to his daughter Mary Green Harris. With the proceeds, he purchased land in Worcester Co, MD, and became a planter. The 1783 tax records show Charles Harris on a 200 a. tract named "Alderbury." It was owned by Benjamin & Robert Handy. Parish records show that the family worshipped at St Martin's Episcopal Church near Berlin, MD. Several family members were married there before 1800.

Following Mary Green Harris' death, Charles Harris Sr. married Hannah Noble on July 15, 1796 taking her infant child, Matilda, into his family. His family is listed in the 1778 & 1800 Maryland Census.

George Harris, son of Charles Harris, emigrated to Kentucky about 1794. Charles Harris and all but one of his children (Eliz. Harris Price) followed in 1806. They traveled overland by wagon along the old Braddock Road to Pittsburgh, then by flatboat down the Ohio River to Limestone (now Maysville). Several family members, including Charles B Harris, later settled in Adams & Highland COs, Ohio. Charles Harris Sr. accompanied by George & his other children, moved into Campbell Co along bottom land bordering the east bank of the Licking River. There in 1807 near Grant's Lick. Charles purchased land & lived the rest of his days in Campbell Co. Charles died in late Nov/Dec 1830, and is probably buried on Harrisburg Hill in the family cemetery with his son George.

More About George Harris and Martha Maddox: Marriage: October 21, 1801, Maysville, Mason Co, KY
More About George Harris and Jane Hudson: Marriage: June 10, 1824, Boone Co, KY

Children of George Harris and Martha Maddox

1. Betsy Harris, born 1802
2. Squire Grant Harris, born October 18, 1803
3. Nancy Ann Harris, born 1805.
4. Lewis C Harris, born November 13, 1807.
5. Mary Green Harris, born 1810
6. Maria Violetta Harris, born September 1, 1812.
7. Malinda Harris-born Jan 1, 1815 in Campbell Co; died July 22, 1877 in Campbell
8. George Green Harris, born 1822.

Children of George Harris and Jane Hudson

1. Charles C Harris, born March 1825.
2. Amanda D Harris, born 1826.
3. Catharine Harris, born 1828.
4. Achsah Bryson Harris, born 1830.
5. Patsey Violetta Harris, born 1831.
6. Zarilda Jane Harris, born 1832.
7. Martha Harris, born 1833.
8. Rebecca Harris, born 1834.

10. Rhoda2 Harris (Charles1) was born April 22, 1788. She married Hezekiah Maddox December 26, 1801 in Mason Co, KY, son of William Maddox and Violetta Tarvin. He was born May 22, 1777 in Charles Co, MD, and died October 22, 1847 in Campbell Co, KY (Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church).

Children of Rhoda Harris and Hezekiah Maddox

1. Notley IV3 Maddox, born October 16, 1802 in Mason Co, KY; died December 7, 1886 in Campbell Co, KY.
2. William Maddox, born Abt. 1805.
3. Charles Maddox, born Unknown.
4. Elijah Maddox, born Unknown.
5. Tabitha Maddox, born Unknown.
6. Violette Maddox, born Unknown.
7. Mary Maddox, born Unknown.
8. Nancy Maddox, born Unknown.
9. Kitturah Maddox, born Unknown.
10. Elizabeth Maddox, born Unknown.

Generation No. 3

25. Malinda3 Harris (George2, Charles1) was born January 1, 1815 in Campbell Co, KY, and died July 22, 1877 in Campbell Co, KY. She married Taylor Sr. Kees June 6, 1831 in Campbell Co, KY, son of William Kees and Ada Whaland. He was born July 11, 1810 in Harrison Co, KY, and died March 13, 1883 in Campbell Co, KY.

Taylor Kees (Sr.) was born September 11, 1810, as inscrribed in his sister's (Elizabeth W. Kees Sprague) Bible, now owned by Ivan Keene Baker, 5007 Mile Lane, Louisville, KY 40219. It is possible William Kees Sr. of Harrison Co KY had a first wife whom he married in either Pennsylvania or Kentucky. Ada Whalen of Harrison Co KY, therefore, would be William Kees' second wife.

Taylor Kees Sr. residence 1840: Newport, Campbell Co KY
1850 Campbell Co Ky. Census Household 96

Taylor Kees age 39 (b. c1811 Ky.) "farmer"
Malinda Kees age 35 (b. c1815 Ky.)
Geo. W. age 19 "laborer" (b. c1831)
Mary E. age 15 (b. c1835)
Ada age 11 (b. c1839)
Taylor Jr. age 10 (b. c1840)
Martha L. age 8 (b. c1842)
Malinda age 5 (b. c1845)
Charles H. 6/12 (b. 1850)

Campbell Co Ky. Court Order Book 3 May 1858: Ordered Taylor Keys apt. surveyor of Road Dist. No. 49 beginning at Visalia Rd, ending at Grant's Mill.  6 Sept 1858: Ordered Tayor Keys apt. overseer of road from Visalia to Grant's Mill attended by hands: George W. Kees, Wm. Kees Jr., John J. Kees, and Taylor Kees Jr. "to keep road in repair."

1860 Campbell Co Ky. Census, Alexandria P.O. Household 1284; Family 1288

Taylor Kees age 51 (b. c1809? Ky.
Malinda Kees age 45 (b. c1815 Ky.)
Taylor Kees (Jr.) age 20 (b. 1840 Ky.)
Martha Kees age 18 (b. 1842 Ky.)
Malinda Kees age 15 (b. 1845 Ky.)
Charles Kees age 11 (b. 1849 Ky.)
John Kees age 10 (b. 1850 Ky.)
Amanda age 4 (b. 1856 Ky.)

1870 Campbell Co KY Census, p. 33 Household 225, Family 224

Taylor Kees (age 60) b. c1810 Ky.
Malinda Kees (age 55) b c1815 Ky.
John Kees (age 17) b. c1853 *Illinois
Amanda (age 14) b. c1857 Ky.

More About Taylor Sr. Kees: Burial: Kees family farm near Grants Lick, Campbell Co, Ky.
More About Taylor Kees and Malinda Harris: Marriage: June 6, 1831, Campbell Co, KY

Children of Malinda Harris and Taylor Kees

1. George William Kees, born May 20, 1833 in Campbell Co, KY; died April 21, 1910 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH. He married (1) Charlotte Hartley. He married (2) Margaret Terry July 30, 1868 in Covington, Kenton Co, KY; born 1848; died 1931. Notes for George William Kees: George William Kees birth, marriage (2), and death dates from "Lineage of William Kees" paper compiled by Maud Haslit Jameson, 1947.

Marriage to Margaret Terry in Kenton Co KY Marriage Book 1, p. 60. Patricia Louise Scott Wickett, 603 23rd St., Richmond, Ind. 47374, sent copy of Jameson Report, and dates for Geo. W. Kees.

More About George William Kees: Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH
More About Margaret Terry: Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH
More About George Kees and Margaret Terry: Marriage: July 30, 1868, Covington, Kenton Co, KY
Mary Ellen Kees, born February 9, 1835, daughter of Taylor Kees and Malinda Harris. She married James Thatcher December 22, 1864 in Campbell County, KY.

More About James Thatcher and Mary Kees: Marriage: December 22, 1864, Campbell County, KY
Taylor Brown Kees, born March 14, 1837; died August 21, 1837.
Ada Kees, born June 18, 1838. She married William Barry.

Taylor Jr. Kees, born January 18, 1840 in Newport, Campbell Co, KY; died May 13, 1921 in Middletown, Ohio. He married Martha Ann Irwin May 10, 1864 in Covington, Kenton Co, KY; born July 8, 1846.

Notes for Taylor Jr. Kees: Obituary from a Middletown, Ohio, Newspaper Hand written copy in possession of Lenora Kees, according to Patricia Wickett  [email protected]

"Taylor Kees, Aged Resident Is Summoned, May 14, 1921 Stricken with paralysis on his 57th wedding anniversary, May 10, 1921, Taylor Kees. age 81, lingered between life and death until Saturday night when death won the battle. The deceased who was born near Newport, Kentucky, January 18, 1840, moved to Cincinnati when he was seventeen years of age, and worked there until he came to Middletown, Ohio, thirty-one years ago. During his residence in Middletown, the deceased has made many friends and was highly respected and esteemed by all.

On May 10, 1865, he married Martha Irwin, Covington Co, Ky. Besides his widow, Taylor Kees is survived by two sons & four daughters: Albert Kees of Mt. Healthy, Ohio; James Kees of Richmond, Indiana; Mrs. Wm. Morris of New Vienna, Ohio; Mrs. H. P. Seeger; Mrs. Frank Byrd; and Mrs. George Bassett of Middletown, Ohio. There are twenty-seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the residence, 503 Grand Ave., at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Foster Yelton of Newport, a life-long friend will officiate, and internment is in charge of undertaker Riggs, in Woodside Cemetery."

1870 Campbell Co KY Census, p. 11 Household 77, Family 77:

Taylor Kees (Jr.) age 30 (b. c1840 Ky.) farmer, $100.
Martha Kees age 33 "keeping house" (b. c1837 Ky.)
Albert age 5 b. Ky.
Annie age 3 b. Ky.
Catherine age 1 b. Ky.

Children of Taylor Kees Jr. and Martha Irwin
from Patricia Wickett, Richmond, Ind:

1. Albert Thomas Kees (1865-1951) m. Mary Wescat. Children: Glorence, Martha, Edward, Alberta, Katherine, Elsie.
2. Annie Jeanett Kees (16 Apr 1867-16 Apr 1886) m. George Smith. Child: Albert D. Smith b-27 Sep 1886; d-2 Feb 1887.
3. Margaret Catherine (1869-July 1932) m. Henry P. Seegar. Children: Harry, Edward, Ralph.
4. Sara Jan (1871 to 22 Sep 1931) m-1 Walter Cotty (2) William Morris. Children: Wm, Geo, Roy, Jeanette, Stanley, Mabel, Robt, Wm.
5. Laura Frances (1873 to 30 May 1963) m. Frank Byrd. Children: May, Marvin, Thomas, Della, Arthur, Martha.
6. Amanda (1875 to 10 Nov 1903) m. John Melampy. Children: Elsie (m. Harry Albright), Elmer, Robt. m. Dora Fryman.
7. James Taylor Kees (25 Oct 1877-3 Oct 1963) m. Elizabeth Gardiner. Children: Albert, Nellie, Gertrude, Viola, James, Mildred, Martha, Laberta.
8. Lenora (1884-...) m. George E. Bassett
9. Lucy Mae (1887-1887)
10. Elsie Gertrude (1889-26 July 1908) m. Jacob Hier.

More About Taylor Jr. Kees: Burial: Woodside Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio
Notes for Martha Ann Irwin: Martha Irwin's father was James A. Irwin; her mother, Frances E. Johnston, d/o Rev. B. W. Johnston.
Hand written copy of Frances Johnson Irwin's obit from Lenora Kees Bassett.
More About Taylor Kees and Martha Irwin: Marriage: May 10, 1864, Covington, Kenton Co, KY

50 vi. Martha Louise Kees, born May 9, 1842 in Campbell Co, KY; died in Grant's Lick, Campbell Co, KY. She married John Jr Spaulding September 3, 1862 in Campbell Co, KY; born August 7, 1837 in Alexandria, Campbell Co., KY; died August 20, 1919 in Central Ridge, Pendleton Co., KY.

51 vii. Malinda Kees, born August 20, 1844 in Grant's Lick, Campbell Co, KY (Source: Tombstone Inscription Grant's Lick Cemetery, Campbell Co KY, Lot. No. 17, Malinda Spaulding b. 1844.); died 1909 in Grant's Lick, Campbell Co, KY (Source: Tombstone Inscription Grant's Lick Cemetery, Campbell Co KY, Lot. No. 17, Malinda "Mother" Spaulding d. 1909.). She married Hiram Sr. Spaulding July 2, 1864 in Grant's Lick, Campbell Co, KY (Source: Campbell Co KY Marriage Bond Book 1864, Hiram Spauldon mar. Malinda Keys 2nd day of July 1864.); born April 10, 1838 in Grant's Lick, Campbell Co., KY (Source: Hiram Spaulding Tombstone Inscription, Grant's Lick Cemetery, Campbell Co, KY, Lot no. 17, Hiram Spaulding b. 1838, d. 1924Russ Stevens N. KY Archives FGS: DOB 20 April 1838 from "Spaulding Family Bible."); died 1924 in Grant's Lick, Campbell Co, KY (Source: Tombstone Inscription Grant's Lick Cemetery, Campbell Co KY, Lot. No. 17, Hiram Spoldon d. 1924.).


Notes for Hiram Sr. Spaulding: "Bartlett Papers" in Pendleton Co Public Library in Falmouth contains the following information on Hiram Spaulding, son of John & Elizabeth Spaulding: "Hiram Spaulding lived mostly in Campbell Co. He was in both the Civil War and in the Spanish American War. He died at age 86 in 1924. During a battle in the Civil War, Hiram & his brother John were under heavy fire and ran for the rear in fear of their lives."

More About Hiram Spaulding and Malinda Kees: Marriage: July 2, 1864, Grant's Lick, Campbell Co, KY (Source: Campbell Co KY Marriage Bond Book 1864, Hiram Spauldon mar. Malinda Keys 2nd day of July 1864.)

52 viii. James Kees, born February 20, 1847; died November 22, 1848.

53 ix. Charles H. Sr. Kees, born February 23, 1850 in Campbell Co, KY. He married Catherine "Kate" Irwin.

Notes for Charles H. Sr. Kees: Data on Charles H. Kees from Rae Hull <[email protected]> author of "Schell & Related Family" web page:

1880 Campbell Co KY Federal Census, Grant's Lick District:

Charles and "Kate" (Catherine Irwin) Kees, in household Taylor Kees, age 71. 1880 Campbell Co KY Federal Census, Grant's Lick District, p. 11: Household 77, Family 77.

Taylor Kees (Jr.), age 30, farmer, $100, (b. c1840 Ky.)
Martha (Irwin) Kees, age 33, keeping house (b. Ky.)
Albert Kees age 5 (b. Ky.)
Annie Kees age 3 (b. Ky.)
Catherine age 1 (b. Ky.)

54 x. John Robert Kees, born February 5, 1853 in Illinois. He married Frances Ernst.
55 xi. Amanda Seddens Kees, born January 27, 1856 in Campbell Co, KY; died February 5, 1930 in Kenton Co, KY. She married James Sangre Haslit October 1, 1874; born October 3, 1847 in Williamsbjrg, Pa.; died April 13, 1918 in Kenton Co, KY.

More About James Sangre Haslit: Burial: Kenton Co, KY More About James Haslit and Amanda Kees: Marriage: October 1, 1874

35. Notley IV3 Maddox (Rhoda2 Harris, Charles1) was born October 16, 1802 in Mason Co, KY, and died December 7, 1886 in Campbell Co, KY. He married Theodosia Caldwell October 8, 1824 in Campbell Co, KY. She was born February 27, 1807 in Campbell Co, KY, and died December 7, 1884 in Campbell Co, KY.


Children of Notley Maddox and Theodosia Caldwell

1. William H4 Maddox, born 1827.
2. Hezekiah Maddox, born 1832.
3. Charles Maddox, born July 5, 1834.
4. James Maddox, born 1839.
5. Robert A Maddox, born 1844. He married Marcia Randall; born Abt. 1844.
6. Notley V Maddox, born 1850.
7. Hester Maddox, born November 1, 1853.
8. Rhoda Maddox, born 1855.
9. John Maddox, born 1856.
10. George Maddox, born Unknown.


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