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Harris Family of Virginia: Captain Thomas Harris - Immigrant 

 

Descendants of William Harris


Generation No. 1

1. William1 Harris was born Abt. 1420 in Pritwell, Essex County, England, and died Abt. 1504 in Pritwell, Essex County, England. He married (1) Anne Jernegan. She was born Abt. 1430 in Hertfordshire County, England. He married (2) Anne Hartford. 

Notes for William Harris:
Sources:
Abbrev: Pam and Joe Stone < pamstone@digital.net >
Publication: 2905 Pembrooke Rd.,
Titusville, FL 32796
Date: 15 Aug 1997
Text: Harris Family of Virginia: Captain Thomas Harris - Immigrant 
of 1611; Robert Harris - Immigrant of 1634-1635; compiled
by descendant J. McFarland Williams, Jr. Filmed by the Genealogical
Society of Utah, 1971 (1 Microfilm reel); held at the Family History
Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt
Lake City, Utah; Copyright, 1987; August, 1996 by the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints. 
Abbrev: Paul & Dorothy Tobler < tobler@omniglobal.net >
Publication: http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/3778/ancestor.html  
Abbrev: Noël J. Harris Robertson crazywombats@optusnet.com.au 
Title: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~harrisessex/index.html 
Publication: P.O. Box 493, Daylesford 3460, Victoria, Australia
Date: 9 Mar 1999 

Children of William Harris and Anne Jernegan are:
+ 2 i. John2 Harris, born Bet. 1453 - 1467 in Prittewell, Southminster Parish, Essex, England; died 1520 in Prittlewell, Southminister, County Of Essex Squire, England.
+ 3 ii. Arthur Harris, born Bet. 1452 - 1466 in Pritwell, Essex County, England.


Generation No. 2

2. John2 Harris (William1) was born Bet. 1453 - 1467 in Prittewell, Southminster Parish, Essex, England, and died 1520 in Prittlewell, Southminister, County Of Essex Squire, England. He married Joane Percy, daughter of William Waldgrave and Julian Rainsford. She was born Abt. 1460 in Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Parish, Northumberland County, England, and died in Smallbridge, Suffolk, England.

Notes for John Harris:
Will Written 8 Jun 1508 Prittlewell, Southminister, County Of Essex Squire, England 

Notes by Noël J. Harris Robertson < crazywombats@optusnet.com.au >

More About JOHN HARRIS:
Burial: Church of St. Mary near the Guild of the Name of Jesus
Lived location: in the ancestral home at Prittlewell, Hadley, Eng.
Will: 08 June 1508
Notes for JOHN HARRIS:
He lived in the ancestral home at Prittlewell, and was buried in the
Church of St. Mary, near the Guild of the Name of Jesus.
He also possessed a house at Hadley, which he devised to his wife Joan.
His will was dated 8 June 1508 and witnessed by the Rector of
Hadley, John Johnson. Richard Bower is mentioned as being his servant.
[I have his will, but it is Latin - and his Coat of Arms]
Noël & David Robertson < crazywombats@optusnet.com.au >


More About JOHN HARRIS:
Aka (Facts Pg): John Herris
Burial: Church of St. Mary near the Guild of the Name of Jesus
Lived location: in the ancestral home at Prittlewell, Hadley, Eng.
Will: 08 June 1508.

IT IS NOT PROVEN THAT ARTHUR AND JOHN ARE BROTHERS AT
THIS TIME (19 AUG 2000)
it is not proven that John and Arthur Harris md the same Joan Percy
Aka (Facts Pg): John Herris

Sources:
Abbrev: Noël J. Harris Robertson < crazywombats@optusnet.com.au >
Title: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~harrisessex/index.html 
Publication: P.O. Box 493, Daylesford 3460, Victoria, Australia
Date: 9 Mar 1999 
Abbrev: Paul & Dorothy Tobler < tobler@omniglobal.net >
Publication: http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/3778/ancestor.html  


More About John Harris:
Burial: Church Of St. Mary, Prittlewell, Essex, England

Child of John Harris and Joane Percy is:
+ 4 i. William3 Harris, born 1505 in Prittlewell, Southminister, High Sheriff Of Essex Squire, England; died 16 Sep 1556 in Southminister, Essex County, England.


3. Arthur2 Harris (William1) was born Bet. 1452 - 1466 in Pritwell, Essex County, England. He married Johanne Percy. She died 22 Aug 1572.

Child of Arthur Harris and Johanne Percy is:
+ 5 i. William3 Harris, born Abt. 1505 in Southminster,Essex,England; died 1556 in Southminster,Essex,England.


Generation No. 3

4. William3 Harris (John2, William1) was born 1505 in Prittlewell, Southminister, High Sheriff Of Essex Squire, England, and died 16 Sep 1556 in Southminister, Essex County, England. He married Johanna Smythe 1515, daughter of John Smythe. She was born Abt. 1505 in Weston Hanger, Kent, England, and died 1527 in England.

Notes for William Harris:
More About WILLIAM HARRIS, SIR: Aka (Facts Pg): Sir William \Herrys\, of Prittlewell Occupation: Merchant in London

Probablly never knighted. In his will he refers to himself as the Elder of Southminster parish in the County of Essex Squire and Neither does the court indicate him either as Knight or Sir


More About William Harris:
Burial: Saint Leonard's Church, Southminster, England

More About William Harris and Johanna Smythe:
Marriage: 1515

Children of William Harris and Johanna Smythe are:
+ 6 i. William4 Harris, born Abt. 1518 in Essex, Essex County, England; died 1559 in Essex, Essex County, England.
7 ii. Christopher Harris.
8 iii. Edward Harris. He married Mary Josselyn 08 Jul 1583 in Shellow, Willingale Doe,England.

More About Edward Harris and Mary Josselyn:
Marriage: 08 Jul 1583, Shellow, Willingale Doe,England


5. William3 Harris (Arthur2, William1) was born Abt. 1505 in Southminster, Essex, England, and died 1556 in Southminster, Essex, England. He married (1) Joane Smith 1515 in England. She was born 1505 in Norton, Essex, England, and died 1527 in Essex, England. He married (2) Joane Cooke 1525 in Southminster, Essex, England. She was born 1500 in Bocking, Essex, England, and died 1534 in Southminster, England. He married (3) Anne Rutter 1536 in England. She was born 1524 in Southminster, Essex, England, and died 1556 in Essex, England.

More About William Harris and Joane Smith:
Marriage: 1515, England

More About William Harris and Joane Cooke:
Marriage: 1525, Southminster, Essex, England

More About William Harris and Anne Rutter:
Marriage: 1536, England

Child of William Harris and Joane Cooke is:
+ 9 i. Arthur 4 Harris, born Abt. 1530 in Creeksea Burnham, Essex, England; died 30 Jun 1597 in Woodham, Mortimer, Essex, England.


Child of William Harris and Anne Rutter is:
10 i. Johanna4 Harris, born 1548 in Southminster, Somerset, Essex, England.

Generation No. 4

6. William4 Harris (William3, John2, William1) was born Abt. 1518 in Essex, Essex County, England, and died 1559 in Essex, Essex County, England. He married Jane Semer. She was born Abt. 1518 in Bocking, Essex County, England.

Notes for William Harris:
More About WILLIAM HARRIS:
1: 1556, Mentioned in father's will
Burial: 1559, All Saint's Church, Maldon, Essex, Eng (gravestone)


Notes for William HARRIS: by Noël & David Robertson <crazywombats@optusnet.com.au>
Will of William Harries, 1534 - Bermondsey, Surrey and Sandon, Essex



More About William Harris:
Burial: All Saint's Church, Creaksea, Maldon Parish, Essex County, England

Children of William Harris and Jane Semer are:
+ 11 i. William5 Harris, born Abt. 1545 in Willingale Doe, Essex County, England; died Aft. 1601 in Jamestown, James City County, Virginia.
12 ii. Jane Harris, born Abt. 1540.


9. Arthur4 Harris (William3, Arthur2, William1) was born Abt. 1530 in Creeksea Burnham,Essex, England, and died 30 Jun 1597 in Woodham,Mortimer,Essex, England. He married Dorothy Walgrave Abt. 1554 in Essex,England. She was born 1530 in Smallbridge,Suffolk,Suffolk, England, and died 1626 in Smallbridge,Suffolk,Essex, England.

More About Arthur Harris and Dorothy Walgrave:
Marriage: Abt. 1554, Essex,England

Children of Arthur Harris and Dorothy Walgrave are:
+ 13 i. William Sr.5 Harris, born 21 Sep 1556 in Woodham,Ferrers,Crixse, Essex, England; died 14 Nov 1616 in Crixse,Essex, England.
14 ii. Dorothy Harris, born 1558 in Crixco, Essex, England.
15 iii. William Harris, born 1567 in Woodham Mortimer,Essex,England.


Generation No. 5

11. William5 Harris (William4, William3, John2, William1) was born Abt. 1545 in Willingale Doe, Essex County, England, and died Aft. 1601 in Jamestown, James City County, Virginia. He married (1) Agnes Rutter. He married (2) Unknown. He married (3) Joan Hardings 06 May 1576 in Willingale Doe, Essex County, England. She was born Abt. 1550.

More About William Harris:
Name 2: William Z Harris

More About William Harris and Joan Hardings:
Marriage: 06 May 1576, Willingale Doe, Essex County, England

Children of William Harris and Agnes Rutter are:
16 i. Christopher6 Harris.
17 ii. Alice Harris, born 1601.
18 iii. Edward Harris, born 1599.


Child of William Harris and Unknown is:
19 i. Arthur6 Harris.


Children of William Harris and Joan Hardings are:
20 i. Vincent6 Harris.
21 ii. Ellen Harris, born 1586.
22 iii. Elizabeth Harris, born 1590.
23 iv. John Harris, born 1593.
24 v. Thomas Harris, born 1596.
+ 25 vi. William Harris, born 1596 in Willingale Doe, Essex County, England; died Abt. 1656 in Jamestown, James City County, Virginia.


13. William Sr.5 Harris (Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 21 Sep 1556 in Woodham,Ferrers,Crixse, Essex, England, and died 14 Nov 1616 in Crixse,Essex, England. He married Alice Smith 06 May 1583 in Saint Gavriel, Fenchhurch, London, England. She was born 1556 in Weston Harper,Kent,England, and died 20 Nov 1615 in Crixe,Kent, England.

More About William Harris and Alice Smith:
Marriage: 06 May 1583, Saint Gavriel, Fenchhurch, London, England

Children of William Harris and Alice Smith are:
26 i. Dorothy6 Harris.
27 ii. Arthur Harris, born 1584 in Woodham Mortimer,Essex,England.
28 iii. William Harris, born 1585 in Woodham Mortimer,Essex,England.
+ 29 iv. Thomas Capt. Harris, born 1586 in Crixse,Essex, England; died 1658 in Henrico, Virginia.
30 v. John Harris, born 1588 in Crixco, Essex, England.
31 vi. Mary Harris, born 1592 in Crixco, Essex, England.
32 vii. Frances Harris, born 1594 in Crixco, Essex, England.
33 viii. Elizabeth Harris, born 1596 in Crixco, Essex, England.


Generation No. 6

25. William6 Harris (William5, William4, William3, John2, William1) was born 1596 in Willingale Doe, Essex County, England, and died Abt. 1656 in Jamestown, James City County, Virginia. He married (1) Joan (Joane) Osborn. She was born 1601. He married (2) Ellen Burrows 1624 in Henrico Co., Virginia, daughter of Anthony Burrows. She was born 1599 in London, London County, England, and died 11 Sep 1626 in Jamestown, Jamestown Co., Virginia.

More About William Harris and Ellen Burrows:
Marriage: 1624, Henrico Co., Virginia

Children of William Harris and Ellen Burrows are:
34 i. James7 Harris, born 1625; died Aft. 1667 in Westmoreland Co., Virginia.
+ 35 ii. William Harris, born 1626 in Henrico Co., Virginia; died 1701 in Henrico Co., Virginia.


29. Thomas Capt.6 Harris (William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 1586 in Crixse,Essex, England, and died 1658 in Henrico, Virginia. He married (1) Adria Gurganey 1611 in Henrico, Virginia. She was born 1598 in Crixco, Essex, England, and died 1626 in Jamestown,Jamestown City,Virginia. He married (2) Joane Osborne 11 Sep 1626 in Woodham Ferrers Crixie,Essex,England. She was born 1601 in Crixco, Essex, England, and died 1633 in Jamestown,Virginia. He married (3) Joane Gurgany 1629 in England. She was born 1598 in Crixco, Essex, England.

More About Thomas Harris and Adria Gurganey:
Marriage: 1611, Henrico, Virginia

More About Thomas Harris and Joane Osborne:
Marriage: 11 Sep 1626, Woodham Ferrers Crixie,Essex,England

More About Thomas Harris and Joane Gurgany:
Marriage: 1629, England

Children of Thomas Harris and Adria Gurganey are:
36 i. Edward7 Harris.
+ 37 ii. Robert Maj. Harris, born 1615 in Wales, Crixco, Essex, England; died Abt. 1712 in Jamestown, Virginia.
38 iii. William Harris, born 1617 in Wales, Crixco, Essex, England.


Children of Thomas Harris and Joane Osborne are:
39 i. Mary7 Harris, born 1625 in Wales, Crixco, Essex, England.
40 ii. Thomas Harris, born 1629 in Henrico,Virginia.
41 iii. William Harris, born 1629 in Henrico,Virginia.
42 iv. Robert Harris, born 1630 in York, Virginia.


Generation No. 7

35. William7 Harris (William6, William5, William4, William3, John2, William1) was born 1626 in Henrico Co., Virginia, and died 1701 in Henrico Co., Virginia.

Children of William Harris are:
+ 43 i. Robert8 Harris, born 1660; died 1716.
44 ii. William Harris, born 1704; died 1739 in York Co., Virginia.
45 iii. Thomas Harris, died 1728 in York Co., Virginia. He married Beatrice Unknown.


37. Robert Maj.7 Harris (Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 1615 in Wales, Crixco, Essex, England, and died Abt. 1712 in Jamestown, Virginia. He married Mary Claiborne 1660 in King William Co., VA, daughter of Willaim Claibourne and Jane Butler. She was born 1630 in King William, Virginia, and died 09 Feb 1708/09 in Glen Cairn, Doswell Co., Virginia.

Notes for Robert Maj. Harris:
More About ROBERT HARRIS, MAJOR: He emigrated from Wales in the 1650's
Fact 7: Noted for honesty & high temper
Lived location: Charles City Co near Weyanoke on James River, called "The Forks"
Occupation: Planter
Will: Not mentioned in his father's will of 1658 Emigrated from Wales about 1650-1661 and located in the "Forks of Hanover" Colonoy of Virginia Was noted for his veracity, honesty, and high temper. Maj. Robert & Mary Claibourne (Rice) Harris of New Kent County , (as, of course, does the CLAIBOURN!) As you know, I have not found any will for the progenitor of this line. Robert and Mary's sons appear to have been at least William (from whom my husband is descended; married Temperance Overton; he d. about 1730, Hanover County , Virginia) Robert Harris appears to be the younger son of Robert and Mary Claibourne Harris; he married Elizabeth TURNER in 1699 in New Kent, and I do not have his descendants. Anyone who does have the descendants of this Robert Harris, please contact me.

I do suspect the other likely sons of Robert and Mary Claibourne Harris to be a John, an Edward, a Thomas, and a Benjamin HARRIS, all of whom held land in 1704 in New Kent County I have no marriages or descendant info for any of these men, and would like to hear from anyone who does .+Pam and Joe Stone <pamstone@digital.net> 8/15/1997

Robert may have been the only child of Adria and Thomas Harris. Robert immigrated from Wales during the period from 1652-1659 and settled on the James River, near Weyanoke, Virginia (called the Forks of Hanover). It is thought by some that he was employed in the tobacco house of a man named Rice, who soon died and that Harris married his widow. At any rate he married Mrs.Mary (Claiborne) Rice, whose mother was Elizabeth Butler, and father was William Claibourne (1587-1676).
One source says Maj. Robert Harris was born about 1615, another says 1635. One source says he was likely born in England, after his father returned to England with his first wife, Adria, and that Robert spent his early years in England, then joined his father who had since returned to Virginia. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Robert Harris - I know a number of genealogies show this man as the son of Thomas Harris but I think that's just one of those inaccuracies that got put into print and won't go away. I've never seen any real evidence of that, and, in fact, the evidence that exists seems to suggest Thomas Harris' "only" son was William Harris. The work that Helen Harris Ott did during her six years in Essex has a genealogy that traces Robert Harris back to William Harris, the eldest son of William Harris of Shenfield by his first marriage to Joanne Smythe. This needs more work as well as Joanne Smythe's possible connections to the Smythe family. Robert Harris settled in York County around 1650 and supposedly married the daughter of William Claiborne. Claiborne has suggested connections to the Smythe family, as well, with his wife, Elizabeth Butler supposedly being connected to the marriage of Ursula Smythe to William Boteler. The descendants of Robert Harris spread up the York River watershed into the Shenandoah Valley and over the mountains into Kentucky. These are the Midwest Harrises. He also left descendants on the Peninsula which can be followed into the middle 1700s, but I still can't quite make the connection, although the proximity is so close it's unreal. J. Phillip Harris 603 Wexwood Court Richmond, Virginia 23236-4138 Phone: Home (804) 794-1084 Office (804) 323-3100 E-Mail: jpharris@juno.com Fax: (804) 330-7198


1999 publication, Colonial Families of Surry and Isle of Wight Counties, Virginia, Volume 2, by John Anderson Brayton of Memphis, Tennessee. His book is important to all of us because he maintains that a Robert Harris is the father of Mary Harris and that little is known of his background. Much in RootsWeb.com and FamilySearch.com information leads us instead to a Thomas Harris/Alice West or Thomas Harris/Adria Osborne and an extensive genealogical tree behind him. My interest is that a part of my family was the Philips, which are, in part the descendants of Mary Harris (b. 1636 and m. 1667 - the second time she married a Matthew Swann and their daughter Mary married a William Philips). Stanley F. Rose, srose@rosetaxlaw.com 3/21/2001


There was, in fact, a land patent for the Robert Harris land in New Kent County. It is on Page 489 of Nugent's Cavaliers and Pioneers Volume I. Unfortunately, there was a transcribing error that occurred at some point and the patent states the name as Robert HARRISON, not Robert HARRIS. It is the same 389 acres, patented on 6 Dec 1662 that shows up elsewhere under the name of Robert HARRIS. Now, there has been considerable discussion as to whether it should really be Harrison or Harris in all the cases, but it is clear that, whichever is correct, it is always the same person. There were not two different people, one named Harrison and the other named Harris. My personal opinion is that Harris is correct, but there are others who feel the person was really named Robert Harrison. It's not my line so that's as far as I'm going with it.

Now, despite it not being my line and really none of my business, I'm still going to say it:

THERE IS NO MARY CLAIBORNE WHO WAS A DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM CLAIBORNE!

WILLIAM CLAIBORNE HAD NO SECOND DAUGHTER NAMED MARY!

ROBERT HARRIS OF NEW KENT IN 1662 WAS NOT MARRIED TO ANYONE NAMED MARY CLAIBORNE RICE!

If there ever was a Mary Claiborne who married a Robert Harris, it occurred two or three generations later much farther west in Virginia. If there was a Mary Claiborne then, she would have been a great granddaughter or later to William Claiborne, definitely not a daughter.

Malcolm Hart Harris is generally credited with being the source of the Mary Claiborne myth, but as Mr. Wallace indicates in his post, Malcolm Hart Harris only made a very slim case that Robert Harris MIGHT have been married to a daughter of William Claiborne. Harris researchers ever since have taken that and made a whole lot more of it than Malcolm Hart Harris ever intended

Phil Harris 3/2/2003


More About Robert Maj. Harris:
Burial: Harris graveyard, "forks" of James River, Charles City Co., VA

More About Mary Claiborne:
Date born 2: 1643, James City County, Virginia

More About Robert Harris and Mary Claiborne:
Marriage: 1660, King William Co., VA

Children of Robert Harris and Mary Claiborne are:
46 i. Mary8 Harris.
47 ii. John Harris, born 1662.
48 iii. Thomas Harris, born 1667.
49 iv. Claiborne "Ned" Harris, born Abt. 1668.
+ 50 v. William Capt. Harris, born 1669 in Broomfield, Essex, England; died 08 Mar 1705/06 in Cedar Hill, Hanover Co., Virginia.
51 vi. Robert Jr. Harris, born Abt. 1675 in Hanover, Co., Virginia.
52 vii. Benjamin Harris, born 1677.
53 viii. Judith Harris, born 1681.
54 ix. Edward Harris, born 17 Apr 1690.


Generation No. 8

43. Robert8 Harris (William7, William6, William5, William4, William3, John2, William1) was born 1660, and died 1716. He married (1) Anne Fuller. He married (2) Mary Albritton 1693. 

More About Robert Harris and Mary Albritton:
Marriage: 1693

Children of Robert Harris and Mary Albritton are:
55 i. Robert9 Harris, born Abt. 1680. He married Mary Starke.
56 ii. Matthew Harris. He married Elizabeth Lee.
57 iii. John Harris.


50. William Capt.8 Harris (Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 1669 in Broomfield, Essex, England, and died 08 Mar 1705/06 in Cedar Hill, Hanover Co., Virginia. He married Temperance Overton 24 Dec 1695 in Pumunkey River, St. Peter Parish, New Kent, Virginia, daughter of William Overton and Mary Waters. She was born 02 Mar 1678/79 in New Kent County, Virginia, and died 19 Feb 1709/10 in Cedar Hill, Hanover Co., Virginia.

Notes for William Capt. Harris:
Note:
(1) Lived on the land between the North Anna and Little Rivers, on the east side of what is now Route 188, near Doswell in Hanover County VA, close to the North Anna. Their place was to be called "Cedar Hill."
(1f) Served as Justice of Hanover County Virginia 
(1b) 1726, 21 Oct: William Harris and James Overton were replaced on the vestry of St. Paul's Parish.
(1b) 1731, Feb: His son William Jr. was present at the processioning of his land.

Death: (1g) 1 Feb 1733 his son Benjamin deeded land left by "the last will and testament of his deceased
father, William Harris."

Paul Tobler Email: tobler@omniglobal.net 10/22/2001 
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Notes for WILLIAM CLAIBORNE HARRIS, CAPT: THIS INFORMATION PERTAINS TO WM HARRIS THAT MARRIED T. OVERTON AND NOT THIS MAN WHO APPEARS NOT TO HAVE EVER MARRIED (PRT) -------------- Sources include:

Harris Family of Virginia by Thomas H. Harris. Anderson Family Records, p. 141. Braxton (WVA) Hist. Soc. Journal 17 (1) of Mar 1989. The Virginia Genealogist 22:6 (1978). Tidewater Virginia Families by V. Davis (1989)
Note: this has very good review of this family.

Correspondence from Bernice White of Houma, LA. Boddie, John B. Virginia Historical Genealogies, Vol. V; pg 128-129. World Family Tree, Vol. 1 Pedigree #336. GenServ Forinash, Rena V. 26611 Balerna Dr., Saugus, CA 91350 ----------------------------- The Cedar Hill Cem. is an ancient cemetery in good condition and is being maintained. It is believed to be the oldest cemetery in Hanover County, since it contains the oldest known grave in the county, the grave of Temperance Overton Harris.

The cemetery is located in a mature forest with huge hardwoods. The grave of Thomas Harris is enclosed in a wrought iron fence. This ancient cemetery is believed to be the largest private family cemetery in the State of Virginia.. ---------------------------- Cedar Hill house destroyed several years ago by the property owner. Time frame in 1980's. House set on fire and burned for fire department to practice firefighting. Development pressure strikes another blow to Harris heritage and history.

Cedar Hill - This was a very early home to the Harris family. William Harris and his wife Temperance Overton lived at Cedar Hill. This house was in good shape until a few years ago when Kings Dominion amusement park bought the land and destroyed the house. It was a 1 1/2 story house, said to have been log cabin with frame on the outside.

(Bobby Wood, Residing on the banks of the South Anna River in Historic Hanover County, VA) ========================== THIS PERTAINS TO THIS WM HARRIS BUT NOT THE ONE WHO MARRIED T. OVERTON WHO IS A DIFFERENT WM HARRIS BORN ABOUT THE SAME TIME. (PRT) ---- He was originally buried in a Colonial Church at Weyanoke on the James River. After the church went to ruin, on July 1, 1875, his bronze tablet was moved to Norfolk and placed in the walls of St. Paul's old church.

On it is this engraving:
"Here lyeth ye body of
William Harris
who departed this life ye 8th day of March, 1687
aged 35 years"
Source on Col Harris: THE BOONE FAMILY by Hazel Spraker. Barbara Brown <BBrown6575@aol.com>@worldconnect ---------------------

More About WILLIAM CLAIBORNE HARRIS, CAPT: Burial: Probably in the old Haris graveyard at Glen Cairn at Cedar Hill? which is near Doswell County, VA5 Lived location: Cedar Hill, St. Martin's Parish, Hanover County, VA; land was located on the North Anna River near Doswell, VA5 Occupation: 1706, Key River, Surveyor; Vestryman, St. Paul's & later St Martin's6


Endnotes

1. Vol 10 WFT 1747. 2. Vol 7 WFT 3309, (differs) born 1669. 3. Ellis R. Brockman <Ellia.Brockman@cmich.edu> 505 Kane, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 (517) 772-5054, indicates born abt 1652 in Virginia 4. Vol 8 WFT 3447, indicates died 1733 New Kent County Virginia 5. Ellis R. Brockman <Ellia.Brockman@cmich.edu> 505 Kane, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 (517) 772-5054. 6. Vol 8 WFT 3447.


he died and was originally buried in a Colonial Church at Weyanoke on the James River. After the church went to ruin, on July 1, 1875, his bronze tablet was moved to Norfolk and placed in the walls of St. Paul's old church. Burgess for Hanover and Henrico counties.

There seems to be a quite a variation in information relative to Captain Thomas HARRIS, his wives and his children, part of which is caused by the similarity of several William HARRIS' existing at about the same time and in nearly the same place.
This has been addressed by Malcolm Hart Harris of West Point, Virginia in his three articles in Volume 22 of The Virginia Genealogist, starting on pages 3, 99, and 187. The first page of Hart's works entitled THREE WILLIAM HARRISES IN HANOVER COUNTY states the following: "A good many years ago, the finding of three grants made on 24 March 1725 to three patentees named William Harris prompted a study in some detail of the three men, their families and their lands in the counties of Hanover and Louisa...The first of these three, recorded as Capt. William Harris and William Harris, Gent., was certainly the well known Capt. William Harris of Hanover County who resided in the Forks of the Pamunkey River at his plantation called Cedar Hill...
The second William Harris was designated as Junior in the patent, to identify him as a son or a younger man. It seems reasonably certain that he was a son of Capt. William Harris as the records prove.
The third William Harris was without rank or any identifying connection, except his association with George Alves in the records of St. Paul's Parish and patents of adjoining lands in Hanover County.
The three tracts of land which were granted on 24 March 1725 lay in widely separated areas of the county of Hanover, which in 1725 included Louisa County. The two tracts granted Capt. William Harris and William Harris Gent. lay along Little River and below the North Anna River. That granted William Harris, Junior, was also on Little River but about twenty miles to the west. The tract granted the third William Harris lay along Cub Creek which lies wholly within the county of Louisa and is about six miles from the nearest tract on upper Little River."
Hart goes on to identify Captain William Harris as marrying Temperance, the daughter of William Overton and Elizabeth Waters, his wife, who also lived in the Forks.
This seems to identify the Harris/Overton line as living on the Forks of the Pamunkey River at a place called Cedar Hill. There does not seem to be any reference to the parents of this first Captain William Harris in Hart's works.
Hart in his second article covers The Second William Harris of Hanover, again as part of the Harris/Overton line and living in the Little River area.
In his third article Hart tells about The Third William Harris of Hanover and identifies him as having land on Cub Creek in Hanover County. This William Harris is called Major William Harris and is associated with George Alves. George Alves later marries the widow of this Major William Harris. This association is also covered by William R. Taylor writing also in Volume 22 of The Virginia Genealogist starting on page 261.

In Adventurers of Purse and Person, VIRGINIA, 1607-1625, compiled and edited by Annie Lash Jester, second edition 1964, it is stated p. 202-205, 383-384 that Thomas Harris repatented 700 acres in Henrico, 12 July 1637, "called by the name of the Longfield with swamp and marshes". It continues on telling about Captain Thomas Harris' daughter Mary Ligon conveying 200 acres in Curles, Henrico County "being part of a greater divident granted unto Captain Thomas Harris deceased and given by will of said Thomas Harris unto his daughter Mary Ligon. This article goes on to state that William Harris (Major)(son of Captain Thomas Harris) fell heir to "Longfield" later known as Curles. He married (1)_____ (later identified as Lucy Stewart) and (2) Alice_____ whose (2) husband George Alvis,...is named as having married "the relict of Major William Harris deceased".
The above article lists on pages 384 and 385 the wills of Major William Harris and his brother Thomas Harris, both indicating association with the Ligons. These are found in Henrico County Records (Deeds & Wills) 1677-1692 on p. 68 and 90,91.
No where in these articles is named Robert Harris, who married Mary Claiborne Rice,as the son of Captain Thomas Harris. This seems to be brought up by Ligon writing in The Ligon Family and Connections, 1947, on p. 844.
In conclusion it appears that the articles named rather clearly identify two different families of William Harris, one which is the Harris/Overton line and does not seem to come from Captain Thomas Harris, and the other line which continues down through Major William Harris and is further identified as associaed with George Alves.


Searching for the grave site and year William Harris died. I have seen Temperance (Overton) Harris grave. I don't believe he is buried beside her.

More About WILLIAM HARRIS, CAPT: Burial: Probably in the old Haris graveyard at Glen Cairn at Cedar Hill? which is near Doswell County, VA Lived location: Cedar Hill, St. Martin's Parish, Hanover County, VA; land was located on the North Anna River near Doswell, VA Occupation: 1706, Key River, Surveyor; Vestryman, St. Paul's & later St Martin's

William HARRIS outfitted his son, Benjamin's, regiment for the Battle of Yorktown


More About William Capt. Harris:
Burial: Cedar Hill, Hanover County, Virginia

Notes for Temperance Overton:
Tempeance Overton, a daughter of a wealthy tobacco grower, William Overton and Mary Water (Walters), his wife. The said William Overton, was a son of Maj. Gen. Robert Overton who commanded a Brigade of Iron sides und Oliver Cromwell. William Harris became also a tobacconist, raising, and dealing in that weed, which was at that time a medium of exchange, and became fairly well off in this world's good.

Temperance Overton's tombstone indicates died 19 Feb 1710 after restoration in early 1930's

The Cedar Hill Cem. is an ancient cemetery in good condition ad is being maintained. It is believed to be the oldest cemetery in Hanover County, since it contains the oldest known grave in the county, the grave of Temperance Overton Harris. The cemetery is located in a mature forest with huge hardwoods. The grave of Thomas Harris is enclosed in a wrought iron fence. This ancient cemetery is believed to be the largest private family cemetery in the State of Virginia.. - -------------------------- Cedar Hill house destroyed several years ago by the property owner. Time frame in 1980's. House set on fire and burned for fire department to practice firefighting. Development pressure strikes another blow to Harris heritage and history. Cedar Hill - This was a very early home to the Harris family. William Harris and his wife Temperance Overton lived at Cedar Hill. This house was in good shape until a few years ago when Kings Dominion amusement park bought the land and destroyed the house. It was a 1 1/2 story house, said to have been log cabin with frame on the outside.


More About Temperance Overton:
Burial: Old Harris Cemetery, Cedar Hill, Hanover, VA

More About William Harris and Temperance Overton:
Marriage: 24 Dec 1695, Pumunkey River, St. Peter Parish, New Kent, Virginia

Children of William Harris and Temperance Overton are:
58 i. David9 Harris.
59 ii. James Harris.
+ 60 iii. Robert Overton Maj. Sr. Harris, born 1696 in Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; died Aug 1765 in Albemarle Co., VA.
61 iv. Elizabeth Harris, born Abt. 1698 in Hanover Co., Virginia. She married Unknown Hudson.
62 v. Willaim Harris, born Abt. 1700 in Cedar Hill, Hanover, VA.; died 06 Dec 1792 in Louisa, Hanover, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Burnett.
63 vi. George Harris, born Abt. 1701 in Hanover Co., Virginia.
64 vii. John Overton Harris, born Abt. 1703 in Hanover Co., Virginia.
65 viii. Jemima Harris, born 1704 in The Forks, Hanover, VA..
66 ix. Thomas Harris, born 1705 in Hanover Co., Virginia.
67 x. Benjamin Harris, born Abt. 1707 in Hanover Co., Virginia; died Bef. 1762 in Louisa Co., Virginia. He married Sarah Dumas 27 Jun 1737; died 1780 in Hanover Co., Virginia.

More About Benjamin Harris and Sarah Dumas:
Marriage: 27 Jun 1737

 

Generation No. 9

60. Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9 Harris (William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 1696 in Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, and died Aug 1765 in Albemarle Co., VA. He married Mourning Gleason Glenn 30 Jan 1719/20 in Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia, daughter of James Glenn and Mourning Winn. She was born 03 Mar 1701/02 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died 08 May 1775 in Browns Cove near Doylesville, Albemarle Co., Virginia.

Notes for Robert Overton Maj. Sr. Harris:
Maj. Robert HARRIS and Mourning GLENN (dau. of James Glenn and Mourning WINN). Children were: (1) Anna HARRIS, born 31 Mar 1724; married John DABNEY (2) Christopher HARRIS, born 17 Feb 1725, Albemarle County , VA; d. 1794, Madison County , KY; married Mary DABNEY, dau. of Cornelius and Sarah Jenning DABNEY; m. (2) Agnes MCCORD. He had no descendant named Elijah that might fit yours. (3) Tyree HARRIS, born 8 Apr 1728; died 1787, Caswell County , North Carolina (Will Book B: 162) (4) Mary HARRIS, born 10 Feb 1729; married James HARRIS (1722-1792); a lot of people erroneously have James as the son; he was the son-in-law, and reportedly of Huguenot ancestry. They had no names even close. (5) Mourning Glenn HARRIS, born 27 Mar 1732; married John JOUETT (6) Lucy HARRIS, born 12 Apr 1734; married William SHELTON (7) Sarah HARRIS, born 24 May 1736; married Capt. John RODES (8)Robert HARRIS was born 8 Mar 1741 in Frederickville Parishis (9) Rachael HARRIS, born 24 June 1744; married William DALTON (10) Frances "Fannie" HARRIS, born 27 Jan 1746; married Joel CRAWFORD (their child was William Harris Crawford, US Sen./GA; minister to France; Sec./Treasury under President Monroe, and 1824 presidential candidate.) (11) William HARRIS, born 15 Nov 1752; died early 1776; married (1) Miss Mitchie or Mitchell; (2) Miss Thompson.

18 June 1765. I August 1765. Son Christopher to have 40 acres of land in Albemarle County, known as "Bears Cornfield." After decease of wife, son William to have all land I now hold in Albemarle County. Sons, Robert, Tyre and William Harris to have slaves. Wife Mowrning (Mourning) to have use of all lands during her life. Son William [who was underage] to be under direction of son-in-law John Rodes. Exrs: sons-in-law John Rodes and William Shelton. Wit: Daniel Maupin, John Mullins, Jr, William Maupin and Connerly Mullins.


may 13, 1788- william burris vs. robert harris-albemale, va.

will book 3, p. 407-411 amherst jan. 16, 1797

Know all men by these presents that we Joseph Burrus, charles Burrus, robert Walker, and Thomas Moore are held and firmly bound to William Harris, William Warwick, and Joseph Shelton, gentlemen justices of the Court of Amherst County, now sitting, in the sum of 5,000 dollars

index to court records LDS Film 0030573

Book 1, p. 197 Jacob Burris vs. William Harris, dism-bedford county

may 1757, book 1a jacob burris vs. william harris-discharged-bedford county, va.

amherst, va. book f, p. 140-joseph burris bought from daniel harris


Maj. Robert Harris (HG48; G5p.60-63) (Will prov. Alb. Co. Aug. 8, 1765 is given in H&G267) b. Hanover Co., Va. about 1696, and lived there until 1742, when he was appointed by the King as surveyor of the new county of Louisa, which was cut off from Hanover Co. in 1742. He resigned his office as a member of the House of Burgesses from Hanover, and settled in Louisa Co. He afterwards moved to Albemarle Co., Va., where he owned a large estate (at Brown's Cove-H&G262&267) at his death in 1765. He was a vestryman of Fredricksville Parish for a number of years before his death. His will is dated June 18, 1765 and is of record in Albemarle Co., Va., and was recorded Aug. or Nov. 8, 1765. His will was witnessed by Daniel Maupin, John Maupin John Maupin, Jr., William Maupin and Connerly Mullins. A copy is given in H&G267. His son, Tyre Harris, succeeded him as vestryman of Fredricksville Parish. (G5) m. Mourning Glenn (will prov. Alb. Co. 1776) Issue (Family Bible):


The Will of Robert Harris of Albemarle County, Virginia Albemarle County, Virginia Will Book 1, Page 8 History and Genealogies by W. Harris Miller Page 267 18 Jun 1765 In the Name of God, Amen. I, Robert Harris of the County of Albemarle Imprimis, I give and bequeath to my son, Christopher Harris, forty acres of woodland ground lying and being in the County of Albemarle, on a large spur of the Blue Ridge mountains near the place commonly called and known by the name of "Bear Cornfield" to him and his heirs forever.

Item - I give and bequeath to my son, William Harris, after the decease of my loving wife, Mourning Harris, all the land which I hold in the County of Albemarle to him and his heirs forever.

Item - I leave my wife, Mourning Harris, the sole use and benefit of all the lands and plantatin during her natural life, which is above given to my son William after her decease.

Item - My will and desire after the decease of my wife that my negro man, Harry should he then be living in that case I give and bequeath the said Harry to my son Robert Harris, Junior, to him and his heirs forever.

Item - My will and desire is after the decease of my loving wife that my negro man Peter, should he then be living, in that case I give and bequeth the said Peter to my son Tyre Harris, to him and his heirs forever.

Item - My will and desire is that if my son William Harris should not die before attaining the lawful age or without issue, that in that case he the said William Harris, should be further educated, the charges thereof shall be paid out of the estate given him, after the whole being sold by my executors hereinafter named and the remainder of the money arising from such sale be equally divided amongst all my children or their legal representatives.

Item - My will and desire is that my son William Harris be under the tuition, direction and government of my son-in-law John Rodes, until he shall attain lawful age.

Item - I give and bequeath to my loving wife when all of my debts and funeral expenses is paid, all the residue of my estate, be it of whatever nature or quality soever to her and her heirs forever.

I do contitute and appoint my son-in-law John Roades and William Shelton to be my executors of this my last will and testament. As witness my hands and seal this 18th day of Jun in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five.


Robert Harris {SEAL} Signed, sealed, etc. in the presence of Daniel Maupin John Mullins James William Maupin Courtney Mullins


Notes for Mourning Gleason Glenn:
Will of Mourning Glenn Harris:

In the name of God Amen, I Mourning Harris of the county of Albemarle, being in perfect mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First and principally I recommend my soul to God who gave it to me, not doubting but this the merits of my redeemer to have full pardon and remission of all my sins and my body I recommend to the earth from whence it came, to be buried in such manner as my Executor hereinafter named shall think fit and touching such temporal Estate as have pleased God to bless me with, I give and devise in manner and form following.

Imprimis, whereas by a will made the eighteenth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and sixty five by Robert Harris, my deceased husband, was given by a clause in the will was given to me all his lawful debts and all residue of his Estate be it of what nature or quality soever to me and my heirs forever.

Item, As to the remainder of my Estate, I give and bequeath to all my Children, to be equally divided amongst them or their legal representatives be it of what nature or quality soever, I do constitute and appoint John Rodes and William Shelton to be my Executors of this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this eighth day of May 1775.

her Mourning M. Harris mark


test. James Woodson John Gilliam William Tomberlin



The Harris's

Founder of the Harris family in Chatham was Benjamin, who came from Virginia before the Revolution and settled on Landrum's Creek, near the later location of Hadley's Mill. His children were Etheldred, John, Elizabeth, West, Sarah, Benjamin, Henry, Dolly, Britian, Absolum, and Mary.

Information on the Founder of the Harris family in Chatham County, North Carolina was found in the Chatham County, NC history book as noted. 

Fannie Harris was of the Granville County, NC Harris family. They were from VA before coming to Granville County.

The following is a possible connection for the Harris family.

The son Benjamin from above is a name found in the following family from Virginia, and could be the same family. The information is from William Harris Miller found in the UMI G285.

The ancestor of this family came to America from Wales, probably near the middle of the seventeenth century, and settled in the Colony of Virginia. The stock being Anglo-Welsh.

In the period 1780-1790, there was a great migratory movement from Virginia and other states to the new and fertile regions of Kentucky, "The Dark and Bloody Ground." Part of the Harris family moved there and it is believed that some of the Harris's, namely the Benjamin side went to North Carolina. Among the emigrants from Albemarle and adjacent counties of Virginia, were Christopher Harris, senior, and his second wife, Agnes McCord. Also included were a greater number of his sons and daughters, in two sets, numbering in all seventeen and a host of grand children, who composed an amazing throng for one family to swell the population of the new country. Some of these were in Kentucky as early as 1783. Following this emigration some moved to Missouri. Christopher Harris, Senior traveled a great deal over the Kentucky wilds and entered lands on the waters of the Licking river, but settled and established his home in Madison County, Kentucky. He owned lands on Silver, Muddy and Downing Creeks, in addition to a large body of land in Albemarle, as well as a number of Negro slaves, which he brought to Kentucky.

The Ancestor Harris Family

Robert Harris of Wales, (1630-1700) was married about 1650 Mrs. Rice Claibourne, daughter of Secretary William Claiborne. They had a son by the name of William Harris

William Harris came to America, and settled in the Colony of Virginia, on the James River, near Weyanoke. William married Temperance Overton, a daughter of William Overton, a wealthy tobacco grower. Her mother was Mary Walters. William was a son of Colonel _____ Overton who commanded a Brigade of Iron sides under Oliver Cromwell.

William Harris also raised tobacco and became quite wealthy, but only lived for thirty-five years. He died 8 March 1687 and was buried in an old Colonial church at Weyanoke on the James River. His bronze tablet was moved to Norfolk, VA and placed in the walls of St. Pauls old church. William and Temperance had three sons. Christopher Harris (documented above), Major Robert Harris, who married Mourning Glenn (who is believed to be our ancestor), and Overton Harris. 

Major Robert Harris, son of William Harris the emigrant, who came from Wales, and Temperance Overton, his wife, was born about 168_. His home was in Brown's Cove, Albemarle County, Virginia.

Major Robert Harris married Mourning Glenn. She was a remarkable woman, kind, generous, charitable, and a devout Christian. She was loved by bother her acquaintances and her offspring. Her children and descendants down through the generations gave a daughter her name "Mourning, showing their high estimation of Mourning Glenn Harris. It is thought that Glenn Longest Bray, Sr. and Jr. received their first name in honor of Mourning Glenn Harris.
Major Robert Harris died 18 June 1765. 
He and his wife Mourning Glenn had ten children.

Robert Harris, second born, was a Captain of Virginia State Militia in the Revolutionary War. He married Lucretia Brown, a daughter of Benjamin Brown senior and Sarah Dabney. Robert Harris immigrated to Surry County, North Carolina, where he died in 1796.

We are looking for a son named Benjamin Harris of this family, who would be the head of the family from hence, was born Fannie Harris who married Mark Brooks.

The Glenn Family.

David Glenn and Thomas Glenn were of Captain James Harrod's Company, of thirty one men, who in May 1774, came down the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers in canoes to the mouth of the Kentucky River, and up it to the mouth of Landing Run, (Oregon) in Mercer County.

Other Glenn's include:

Moses Glenn, legislator from Nicholas County, KY 1837-38.
Robert E. Glenn, state senator from Todd County, KY 1859-1862.
William Glenn, representative, from Daviess County, KY 1817.
Glennsfork, a town in Adair County, KY.




More About Mourning Gleason Glenn:
Date born 2: 1702, Pamunkey River, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia
Died 2: 08 May 1775, Albemarle County, Virginia

More About Robert Harris and Mourning Glenn:
Marriage: 30 Jan 1719/20, Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia

Children of Robert Harris and Mourning Glenn are:
68 i. James10 Harris, born 1722 in Virginia; died 1792. He married Mary Harris.
69 ii. Tyree Harris, born 08 Apr 1728 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia.
+ 70 iii. Mary Harris, born 10 Feb 1728/29 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia.
+ 71 iv. Mourning Glenn Harris, born 27 May 1732 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia; died 1805.
72 v. Lucy Harris, born 12 Apr 1734 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia. She married William Shelton.
73 vi. Sarah Harris, born 24 May 1736 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia; died 31 Jan 1803. She married John Rodes.
74 vii. Frances Harris, born 04 Jul 1738 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginiaa.
+ 75 viii. Robert Jr. Harris, born 08 Mar 1740/41 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia; died Abt. 1796 in Surry Co., North Carolina.
76 ix. Rachel Harris, born 24 Jun 1744 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia.
77 x. Elizabeth Harris, born 27 Jan 1745/46 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia.
78 xi. William Harris, born 15 Mar 1751/52 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia; died 1788 in Va. He married (1) Mitchell; born Abt. 1752 in Va; died Abt. 1772. He married (2) Hannah Jameson 1772 in Va.; born Abt. 1756 in Anna River, St Martin Parish, Louisa, Virginia.

More About William Harris and Hannah Jameson:
Marriage: 1772, Va.

+ 79 xii. Christopher Harris, born 17 Feb 1723/24 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia; died Abt. 1794 in Madison Co., Kentucky.


Generation No. 10

70. Mary10 Harris (Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9, William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 10 Feb 1728/29 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia. She married James Sr. Harris. He was born 1722, and died 1792.

Child of Mary Harris and James Harris is:
+ 80 i. James11 Harris, born 07 Jul 1766; died 1830.


71. Mourning Glenn10 Harris (Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9, William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 27 May 1732 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia, and died 1805. She married Capt. John Jouett 1753 in Albermarle Co., Virginia. He died 1805.

Notes for Mourning Glenn Harris:

Robert's daughter, Mourning Glenn Harris, married John Jouett. They had a
son named Jack Jouett, Robert's grandson, who rode forty miles at night
from Cuckoo Tavern in Louisa County, to Charlottesville and Monticello to
warn Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and others that British Lt. Col.
Banastre Tarleton and his army were enroute to capture them. They
escaped.



Notes for Capt. John Jouett:
He was a Cpt. in the Virginia State Militia in the Colonial War, also a signer of the Albermarle Declaration of Independence (as was William Shelton, husband of sister-in-law Lucy Harris.

0315 Mourning Glenn Harris b. Mar. 27, 1732, m. in Albemarle Co., Va. John Jouett d. 1805 (1) Capt. of Va. Militia in Rev. Issue
(H&G274):

z Matthew Jouett, Capt. Rev. killed at battle of Brandywine;
y John Jouett (10V98) b. Dec. 7, 1754, d. in Ky. Mar. 1, 1822 (2), Capt. of
Va. Militia in Rev., moved to Bath Co., Ky. m. Aug. 20, 1784 Sarah Robards.
He represented Mercer Co. in State Legislature, in 1792 and Woodford Co.
1795-7. Issue (11V97):
yz Matthew Harris Jouett b. Mercer Co., Ky. Apr. 23, 1788, d. Fayette Co.,
Ky. Aug. 16, 1827. A celebrated artist. m. Margaret Henderson, X;
yy Jefferson Jouett; yx John Jouett; yw Lynch Jouett;
yv Elizabeth Lewis Jouett m. William (Charles-24DAR295) D. Haden
x Robert Jouett, Col. 7th Va. Artillery, in Rev. m. Alice Lewis;
xz Elsie Lewis Jouett m. James Wood Bouldin (4T439) of Charlotte Co.,
Member of Congress;
w Margaret Jouett d.s.p. Feb. 27, 1833, m. Nathan Crawford;
v Mary Jouett m. Thos. Allen; u Frances Jouett m. Menan Mills, X;
t Elizabeth Jouett m. (03176) Clifton Rodes, X;

More About Capt. Jouett and Mourning Harris:
Marriage: 1753, Albermarle Co., Virginia

Children of Mourning Harris and Capt. Jouett are:
81 i. Jack11 Jouett.

Notes for Jack Jouett:

Robert's daughter, Mourning Glenn Harris, married John Jouett. They had a
son named Jack Jouett, Robert's grandson, who rode forty miles at night
from Cuckoo Tavern in Louisa County, to Charlottesville and Monticello to
warn Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and others that British Lt. Col.
Banastre Tarleton and his army were enroute to capture them. They
escaped.


82 ii. Mathew Capt. Rev Jouett.


75. Robert Jr.10 Harris (Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9, William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 08 Mar 1740/41 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia, and died Abt. 1796 in Surry Co., North Carolina. He married (1) Elizabeth "Lizzie" Turner. She was born Abt. 1741. He married (2) Lucretia Brown Abt. 1763 in Albemarle Co., Virginia, daughter of Benjamin Brown and Sarah Dabney. She was born 1746 in Albemarle Co., Virginia, and died Abt. 1796 in Albemarle Co., Virginia.

Notes for Robert Jr. Harris:

DEEDS - SURRY CO, NC

1 Apr 1778 - Robert Lanier to Robert Harris, Alebemarle Co,
VA; 400 L VA money, 200 acres east side Tarrarat River, part
of tract Lanier bought of Martin Armstrong, adj Granville Gr
to John Stuart. SS/ Robert Lanier. Wit: John Harris, John
Lynch, Benjamin Petty A/263-264

3 Nov 1784 - State of NC #663 to Robert Harris, 150 acres on
the waters of Cadles Creek. F/53

3 Nov 1784 - State of NC #615 to Robert Harris, 50 acres on
the waters of the Tarrarat river. F/54

WILLS - SURRY CO, NC

10 Jul 1806 - Will of Robert Harris; son, Elijah - land, plus
deed from Robert Lanier; sons Tyree, Bezebeel Brown, Bernice &
dau, Lucretia have received 100L VA money. Rest of children:
Mourning Burch, Nancy Boon, heirs of son Robert, Lucy Head,
the heirs of Patsey Tanner & heirs of Sarah Blackwell to
receive 100L each except heirs of Sarah Blackwell to receive
50L. Granddau, Milley Harris -horse, saddle, bed & furniture.
Sons Bezebeel & Elijah executors. SS/ Robert Harris. Wit:
Joseph Forkner, Jesse McKenny, Elijah Davis. Prob: Nov Session
1809 A census listed Lucretia as head of household
1850 Blount Co, AL. Pleasant Forkner moved to Tennessee in 1819 
and he and Lucretia were in Blount County, Alabama in 1850.


Surry co NC 1790 census shows 3 Robert Harris; one lived alone.

2. A Robert with 1 other male >16; 2 males <16; 4 females; 11 slaves; another listing shows 3 females and 9 slaves instead of 4 females and 11 slaves. This is the Robt who died in 1809 sons were: Elijah, Tyree, Bezeleel Brown, Bernice;
Daughter: Lucretia. Other children: Mourning Burch, Nancy Boon, heirs of Son Robert [prob d 1806], Lucy Head, heirs of Patsy Tanner; heirs of Sarah Blackwell. Granddau: Milly Harris

3. A Robert Jr. with one male <16 and two females.

If this one was the son of the one above; he may have been dead by 1806 as Robert Sr's will refers to the heirs of his son, Robt. which according to the 1790 census were a boy under 16 and a girl.
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!SOURCE: Copyright by Don Norman; 41991 Emerson Ct.; Elyria, OH from INTERNET
11 Jan 1997
Served in American Revolution.

BROWN NOTES says b. Hanover Co., VA
He did not marry two women, but both names are in contention.

!SOURCE: pamstone@digital.net 9MAY1997
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Served in Va. State Militia, was Capt. in Revolutionary War.
Moved to Surrey Co.,NC. (see HISTORY & GENEALOGY, Wm. Harris
Miller.)


More About Lucretia Brown:
Name 2: lucretia brown

More About Robert Harris and Lucretia Brown:
Marriage: Abt. 1763, Albemarle Co., Virginia

Children of Robert Harris and Lucretia Brown are:
83 i. Elijah11 Harris, born 04 Apr 1762 in Surrey Co., North Carolina. He married Keron Forkner.
+ 84 ii. Nancy Harris, born 12 Nov 1763 in Albemarle Co., Virginia; died Aft. 1814 in South Carolina.
85 iii. Tyre Rodes Harris, born 15 Mar 1765 in Albemarle Co., Virginia; died 1832 in Garrard Co., Kentucky.
86 iv. Lucy Harris, born 15 Mar 1765 in Albemarle Co., Virginia. She married George Head.
87 v. Bernice Harris, born 17 Dec 1766 in Albemarle Co., Virginia.
88 vi. Lucretia Harris, born 28 Nov 1768 in Albemarle Co., Virginia. She married Pleasant Forkner; born 1773 in Surry Co., North Carolina.
+ 89 vii. Mourning Mary Harris, born 01 Jan 1770 in Albemarle Co., Virginia; died Bef. 1810.
90 viii. Patsy Harris, born 15 Feb 1772 in Albemarle Co., Virginia. She married Unknown Tanner.
+ 91 ix. Sarah Harris, born 21 May 1774 in Albemarle Co., Virginia; died Abt. 1806.
92 x. Robert III Harris, born Abt. 1775 in Albemarle Co., Virginia; died Abt. 1806 in Garrard Co., Kentucky.
93 xi. Bazaleel Brown Harris, born Abt. 1777 in Albemarle Co., Virginia.


79. Christopher10 Harris (Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9, William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 17 Feb 1723/24 in Anna River, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia, and died Abt. 1794 in Madison Co., Kentucky. He married Mary Elizabeth "Betsey"Dabney Abt. 1745 in Albermarle Co., Virginia or Madisoon Co., KY, daughter of Cornelius Dabney and Sarah Jennings. She was born 25 Dec 1726 in Hanover, Virginia, and died 1794 in Albermarle, Virginia.

More About Mary Elizabeth "Betsey"Dabney:
Name 2: Mary Elizabeth "Betsey" Dabney

More About Christopher Harris and Mary "Betsey"Dabney:
Marriage: Abt. 1745, Albermarle Co., Virginia or Madisoon Co., KY

Children of Christopher Harris and Mary "Betsey"Dabney are:
+ 94 i. Dabney11 Harris, born 1745 in Albermarle Co.,Virginia.
+ 95 ii. Sarah Harris.
96 iii. Mourning Harris, born 04 Jun 1754 in St. Martin Parish, Hanover Co., Virginia; died 1814. She married Foster Jones 22 Feb 1775; born 1755 in Greenbriar, Virginia; died 08 Sep 1814 in Madison, Keentucky.

More About Foster Jones and Mourning Harris:
Marriage: 22 Feb 1775


Generation No. 11

80. James11 Harris (Mary10, Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9, William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 07 Jul 1766, and died 1830. He married Mary McCulloch. She was born 1773, and died 1821.

Child of James Harris and Mary McCulloch is:
97 i. Susan12 Harris. She married David D. Frame; born 17 Dec 1781; died 19 Nov 1861.


84. Nancy11 Harris (Robert Jr.10, Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9, William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 12 Nov 1763 in Albemarle Co., Virginia, and died Aft. 1814 in South Carolina. She married Rstliff Boone Abt. 1782 in Surry Co., North Carolina, son of Ratcliffe Boon and Ruth Unknown. He was born Abt. 1755 in Northhampton, North Carolina.

More About Rstliff Boone and Nancy Harris:
Marriage: Abt. 1782, Surry Co., North Carolina

Child of Nancy Harris and Rstliff Boone is:
98 i. Celia12 Boon, born 06 Aug 1804 in South Carolina.

Notes for Celia Boon:

Niece of Daniel BOONE. Her name is listed as a niece of Daniel but no mention of which of the brothers was her father.



89. Mourning Mary11 Harris (Robert Jr.10, Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9, William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 01 Jan 1770 in Albemarle Co., Virginia, and died Bef. 1810. She married William Henry Jr. Burch 1783 in Surry Co., North Carolina, son of William Burch and Mary Lawrence. He was born 10 May 1764 in Surry Co, Haw River, NC, and died 17 Sep 1848 in Monroe Co., IND Burch Cem..

More About Mourning Mary Harris:
Name 2: mary charity harris
Name 3: Mourning Harris
Date born 2: 1764
Died 2: 1810
Record Change: 16 Dec 2002

Notes for William Henry Jr. Burch:

William Burch (Jr) was born in 1764 on "Haw River, North Carolina", so that means the family was living somewhere on the Haw River at that time. Haw River is a long river. It rises in what is now eastern Forsyth County (in 1764 this was Rowan County, and in 1771 became Surry), and flows north eastward into Guilford County, then into Rockingham County, then south easterly back into Guilford County, then into Alamance County, then continuing south easterly into Chatham County where it joins the Deep River and forms the Cape Fear River.

Since the Haw River does rise in what later became Surry County, I'd have to guess he wasn't too far from that area. In 1764, A huge portion of the river was in old Orange Co, NC in 1764 (Alamance, much of Chatham, and part of Guilford and Rockingham Counties were all part of Orange in 1764), and the section of the river west of the old Orange Co, NC line in 1764 was in old Rowan County (Part of Guilford, and Rockingham, all of Forsyth and Stokes).

On 30 Apr 1780, in Surry Co, NC, William Burch, William Cook and John Burch witnessed the Will of Benjamin Bowles of Hanover Co, VA. If this is the same William we are studying, then that lends proof to him being the son of Thomas Burch, as then John Burch would be his brother, and William Cook his brother-in-law. (Surry Co, NC Will Book 1 page 140).

On 10 May 1780, in Surry Co, NC Court, an order was given to lay off Districts and appoint Justices and Constables and Assessors for each. William Burch and Benjamin Burch (brother?) were named in Capt. Shepherd's District. (Surry County, North Carolina Court Minutes Volume I & II, 1767-1789 by Mrs. W. O.. Absher). (Note: This book can be purchased from Amazon.com)

William Burch (c1740) and Mary Lawrence of Surry and Stokes Co, NC
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I (Marty Grant) don't know how (or if) I'm related to William Burch, however, if he is a son of Thomas Burch, then I am a 6th Great Grandnephew of his. 

Special thanks to Bernadine Teague and others for data shared on this family.

William Burch was born ca 1740, whereabouts unknown. It is quite possible that this is the William Burch who was a proven son of Thomas Burch of Caroline and Albemarle Co, VA and was named in Thomas' Will of 1774. If this is the same William (and I don't have conclusive proof that it is), then he was most likely born in Caroline Co, VA.

There were at least five men named William Burch in Surry Co, NC records through ca 1820, this one was almost always listed as William "Sr", though I can't be sure I have properly sorted out all the records. Refer to the pages for the other William's for information on them: William M. Burch (c1757/58-1835) and Rebecca Keys; William W. Burch (1760/65-1844) and Judith Winfrey; William S. Burch (1761-aft 1820), son of Benjamin; and William Burch Jr (1764-1840), son of this William under study here.

I have not done very much research on the Burch family in Virginia as of yet, so I don't know what records may be found there for this William Burch Sr. If he is the son of Thomas Burch, then he may have records in Caroline and Albemarle Co, VA, and possibly some in Cumberland Co, VA.

William Burch married Mary Lawrence before 1764, either in Virginia or North Carolina. I have no source documentation for her maiden name, however, several Burch researchers list her this way. There were members of the Lawrence family in Surry Co, NC associated with the Burch's there, so this could easily be correct. 

Their oldest known child, William Burch (Jr) was born in 1764 on "Haw River, North Carolina", so that means the family was living somewhere on the Haw River at that time. Haw River is a long river. It rises in what is now eastern Forsyth County (in 1764 this was Rowan County, and in 1771 became Surry), and flows north eastward into Guilford County, then into Rockingham County, then south easterly back into Guilford County, then into Alamance County, then continuing south easterly into Chatham County where it joins the Deep River and forms the Cape Fear River.

Now, since this is a long river, and goes through many counties, I can't say with any certainty where William Burch was living in 1764. However, since the Haw River does rise in what later became Surry County, I'd have to guess he wasn't too far from that area. In 1764, A huge portion of the river was in old Orange Co, NC in 1764 (Alamance, much of Chatham, and part of Guilford and Rockingham Counties were all part of Orange in 1764), and the section of the river west of the old Orange Co, NC line in 1764 was in old Rowan County (Part of Guilford, and Rockingham, all of Forsyth and Stokes). Research in old Rowan and Orange Co, NC records may reveal which section William Burch resided in.

William Burch was apparently in Surry Co, NC by 1771, or at least someone named William Burch was there and listed on the tax list. At this time, Surry included all of Stokes County, including that section that later became Forsyth County.

A William Burch was listed on the 1772 tax list in Surry Co, NC.

On 30 Apr 1780, in Surry Co, NC, William Burch, William Cook and John Burch witnessed the Will of Benjamin Bowles of Hanover Co, VA. If this is the same William we are studying, then that lends proof to him being the son of Thomas Burch, as then John Burch would be his brother, and William Cook his brother-in-law. (Surry Co, NC Will Book 1 page 140).

On 10 May 1780, in Surry Co, NC Court, an order was given to lay off Districts and appoint Justices and Constables and Assessors for each. William Burch and Benjamin Burch (brother?) were named in Capt. Shepherd's District. (Surry County, North Carolina Court Minutes Volume I & II, 1767-1789 by Mrs. W. O.. Absher). (Note: This book can be purchased from Amazon.com)

On 15 Aug 1781 William Burch and Benjamin Burch were ordered to attend the next court as jurors. (Surry County, North Carolina Court Minutes Volume I & II, 1767-1789 by Mrs. W. O.. Absher). (Note: This book can be purchased from Amazon.com)

On the same date (15 Aug 1781), William Burch and Benjamin Burch were named as either Constables or Assessors for Captain Underwood's District. (Surry County, North Carolina Court Minutes Volume I & II, 1767-1789 by Mrs. W. O.. Absher). (Note: This book can be purchased from Amazon.com)

A William Burch Sr and William Burch were listed on the 1782 tax list in Surry Co, NC. William Sr is most likely the William under study here. The other could be William W. Burch, as he was married in Surry in 1781.

On 15 May 1783, William Burch was listed as a Juror. This could be this William, or possibly William W. Burch.

The 1786 census of Surry Co, NC shows only one William listed, and based on careful census analysis, I'm sure that is William W. Burch and not this William. Since he was found in Stokes in 1790, it would seem that he should still be listed in Surry in 1786, unless he was just missed.

On 18 May 1787, "William Burch and wife" (her name not given) were in court against Samuel Calloway. The case was not tried for some reason. Winna Duncan, a witness for the Plaintiff proved 74 miles and 4 days attendance. I can't be sure which William Burch this was. (Surry County, North Carolina Court Minutes Volume I & II, 1767-1789 by Mrs. W. O.. Absher). (Note: This book can be purchased from Amazon.com)

On 19 May 1787, William Burch and others were ordered to serve as jurors at the next county court on 2nd Monday of August next. I can't be sure which William Burch this was. (Surry County, North Carolina Court Minutes Volume I & II, 1767-1789 by Mrs. W. O.. Absher). (Note: This book can be purchased from Amazon.com)

On 15 May 1788, "William Burch and wife" (her name not given) were back in court against Samuel Calloway (a year after the first time). Abraham James, a witness for the Plaintiff proved 300 miles and 11 days attendance. I can't be sure which William Burch this was. (Surry County, North Carolina Court Minutes Volume I & II, 1767-1789 by Mrs. W. O.. Absher). (Note: This book can be purchased from Amazon.com)

In 1789 Stokes County was created and took the eastern portion of Surry County, including what is now Forsyth County. Apparently this William Burch Sr lived in the new Stokes County.

The 1790 census shows this William Burch in Stokes Co, NC (formed 1789 from eastern Surry County). His was the only Burch family listed in Stokes County at that time.

1790 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1790 Stokes Co, NC pg 179 William Burch 1-4-4-0-0
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 16 and Up (before 1774) William BURCH (c1740)
4 Male(s) under 16 (1774/1790) George BURCH (1776) son --> m before 1800
James BURCH (1777) son
Joseph BURCH (1780) son
Charles BURCH (1783) son
4 Female(s) any age (before 1790) Mary LAWRENCE Burch, wife
Delilah BURCH (1770) daughter
Mary BURCH (1772) daughter
Sally BURCH (1785) daughter

William Burch Sr moved back into Surry County sometime in the 1790's, perhaps before 1793.

On 12 Jul 1793 William Burch and William Forkner and George Reed witnessed a deed between Richard Laurance and Bowater Sumner for land on Seed Cane Creek in Surry Co, NC. This might be William Burch Sr, if not, then it is probably his son William Jr. He signed with an "X". Seed Cane is located in eastern Surry County near the Stokes County line. (Surry Co, NC Deed Book F page 101 from Surry County, North Carolina Deeds Books D, E and F 1779-1797 by Mrs. W. O. Absher.). (Note: This book can be purchased from Amazon.com)

There are probably quite a few more records to be found for William Burch in Surry and Stokes Co, NC. Other than census records, I haven't searched for them yet.

William Burch was listed on the 1800 census in Surry Co, NC. There were four William's listed in 1800. Fortunately, the census taker tried to distinguish them, and based on careful analysis, I think I have them sorted out. They were listed as: "William Burch, Cat" (William W. Burch, wife Judith); "William Burch, Merch" (William M. Burch, wife Rebecca); "William Burch" (son of this William Sr), and finally, "William Burch Sr", obviously this William Burch under study here.

1800 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census) 

1800 Surry Co, NC pg 636 William Burch Sr 00301-010010
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 45 & up (before 1755) William BURCH (c1740)
3 Male(s) 16-25 (1774-1784) James BURCH (1777) son --> m by 1810
Joseph BURCH (1780) son --> m by 1810
Charles BURCH (1783) son --> m by 1810
1 Female(s) 45 & up (before 1755) Mary LAWRENCE Burch (bef 1755) wife
1 Female(s) 10-15 (1784-1790) Sally BURCH (1785) daughter


Although there were four William Burch's listed on the 1810 census in Surry, I'm not sure if William Burch Sr was one of them. Three of the four are easily identified, however, the fourth, listed as "William Burch, S" might be William Sr. His age is right (age 45+, born before 1765), but the rest of household does not match up with the 1800 record. I'll present it here anyway, in case it is him, however, consider this highly suspect for now. IF this is the same William, then apparently his wife Mary had died between 1800 and 1810. He had several young children with him, who could be grand children, or if he remarried, children of his new wife from a previous marriage. However, this is all speculation, this might not even be the same William.

1810 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census) 

1810 Surry Co, NC pg 179 William Burch S 12001-01010
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 45 and up (bef 1765) William BURCH (c1740) 
2 Male(s) 10-15 (1794-1800) Son?
Son?
1 Male(s) 0-9 (1800-1810) Son?
1 Female(s) 26-44 (1765-1784) Wife?
1 Female(s) 10-15 (1794-1800) Daughter?

According to several researchers, William Burch died ca 1818 in Surry Co, NC. His name was not included in the Estate records, at least not that I found.


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Children
William and Mary Burch had eleven children. A family Bible record was included in son William's Revolutionary War Pension application, however, it seemed to be very hard to read, and the transcript was incomplete. However, several researchers have shared these names and birth dates with me. I don't know what source was used, but I'd guess the Bible record was the main source.

William Burch (1764)

Elizabeth Burch (1766)

Margaret Burch (1768)

Delilah Burch (1770)

Mary Burch (1772)

John L. Burch (1774)

George Burch (1776)

James Burch (1777)

Joseph Burch (1780)

Charles Burch (1783)

Sally Burch (1785)


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William Burch was born 10 May 1764 (per his Pension file) on "Haw River", so either in old Orange or Rowan County, NC.

William served in the Revolutionary War. He said he was a resident of "Fish River" in Surry Co, NC when he enlisted. He may have meant Fishers River, in western Surry Co, NC, this was near the other Burch families. He stated that he lived in Surry and Stokes County after the war, before moving to Monroe Co, Indiana. An abstract of this pension record is available on the Stokes Co, NC GenWeb pages. One of the affidavits filed on his behalf in 1843 in Monroe Co, IN was made by my Uncle David Carpenter (not related to the Burch family as far as I know). (Revolutionary War Pension File R788)

William Burch married a Miss Harris prior to 1790, possibly in Surry, or perhaps in Stokes Co, NC. No marriage record has been found. Her maiden name shared by other researchers. I'm not sure of the source.

I did not find William Burch listed on the 1786 census in Surry Co, NC. There was one William listed, but I'm reasonably sure it was William W. Burch and not this William.

The 1790 census for Surry Co, NC shows two William's listed, one is William W. Burch and the other one may be this William Burch (though it could be another William instead). They both seemed to be in the same general area of western Surry County, perhaps on Fisher River (where William said he lived at one time).

1790 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1790 Surry Co, NC pg 186 William Burch 1-1-2-0-0
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 16 and Up (before 1774) William BURCH (1764) s/o William & Mary
1 Male(s) under 16 (1774/1790) Son? (1774/84) son
2 Female(s) any age (before 1790) Wife? (1755/65)
Daughter? (1784/90)

There were numerous records for "William Burch" in early Surry County, so it is almost impossible to know in each case which was which, but one record that certainly applies to this William (or his father) is a deed dated 12 Jul 1793. On that date, William Burch and William Forkner and George Reed witnessed a deed between Richard Laurance and Bowater Sumner for land on Seed Cane Creek in Surry Co, NC. This might be William Burch Sr, if not, then it is probably his son William Jr. He signed with an "X". Seed Cane is located in eastern Surry County near the Stokes County line. (Surry Co, NC Deed Book F page 101 from Surry County, North Carolina Deeds Books D, E and F 1779-1797 by Mrs. W. O. Absher.). (Note: This book can be purchased from Amazon.com)

William Burch was listed on the 1800 census in Surry Co, NC. Although there were four William's listed, I'm confident this is the correct entry for this William.

1800 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census) 

1800 Surry Co, NC pg 636 William Burch 42110-00010
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 26-44 (1755-1774) William BURCH (1764) s/o William & Mary
1 Male(s) 16-25 (1774-1784) Son? (1774/84) –> gone by 1810
2 Male(s) 10-15 (1784-1790) Son? (1784/90) * Not in 1790 –> gone by 1810
Son? (1784/90) * Not in 1790 –> gone by 1810
4 Male(s) 0-9 (1790-1800) Son? (1790/94)
Son? (1790/94)
Son? (1790/94)
Son? (1794/1800)
1 Female(s) 26-44 (1755-1774) Wife (1755/65)

William Burch was listed on the 1810 census in Surry Co, NC as William Burch "Jn". He was on the same page with several of his siblings.

1810 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census) 

1810 Surry Co, NC pg 184 William Burch Jn 21301-00101
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 45 and up (bef 1765) William BURCH (1764) s/o William & Mary
3 Male(s) 16-25 (1784-1794) Son? (1790/94) –> gone by 1820
Son? (1790/94) –> gone by 1820
Son? (1790/94) –> gone by 1820
1 Male(s) 10-15 (1794-1800) Son? (1794/1800)
2 Male(s) 0-9 (1800-1810) Son? (1804/10)
Son? (1804/10)
1 Female(s) 45 & up (before 1765) Wife? (1755/65) –> d before 1812
1 Female(s) 16-25 (1784-1794) Daughter? (1784/94) * Not in 1800 –> gone 1820

William Burch's wife, Miss Harris, died sometime between 1810 and 1812 in Surry Co, NC.

On 31 Mar 1812, William Burch obtained a marriage bond in Surry Co, NC to marry Elizabeth Writter. (a. k. a. "Ritter"). They probably married on 2 Apr 1812. However, in her Widow's pension application, filed in the 1850's, she claimed they were married 2 Apr 1826. I took the month and day to be correct, since that was just a few days after the marriage bond, but the year "1826" has to be wrong.

William Burch and family were listed on the 1820 census in Surry Co, NC near many of his siblings.

1820 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census) 

1820 Surry Co, NC pg 750 William Burch 220010-20010
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 26-44 (1775-1794) William BURCH (1764) s/o William & Mary
2 Male(s) 10-15 (1804-1810) Son? (1804/10)
Son? (1804/10)
2 Male(s) 0-9 (1810-1820) Son? 
Son?
1 Female(s) 26-44 (1775-1794) Elizabeth RITTER Burch (1786/87) wife m 1812
2 Female(s) 0-9 (1810-1820) Daughter?
Daughter?

William Burch and family, along with many of his siblings and their families, left Surry Co, NC in the Fall of 1823 and moved to Monroe and Greene Co, Indiana (all near each other near the common county line). As far as I know, no members of the family remained in Surry Co, NC.

I don't have the enumerations yet, but William Burch was listed on the 1830 and 1840 census in Monroe Co, IN.

William Burch died 17 Sep 1848 in Monroe Co, IN (per Revolutionary War Pension record).
Elizabeth.


Revolutionary War Pension Applications 
Stokes and Surry Counties, North Carolina

BURCH, William R 788
(b. May 10, 1764, on Haw River, NC - d. Sept. 17, 1848, Monroe Co., IN) 
wife Elizabeth Ritter
sister Delila (Burch) Edwards 
Declaration of Wm. Birch, 3 Nov. 1843, Monroe Co., IN Capt. Jesse Franklin’s Co. of Cavalry - at time he enlisted he lived about 20 miles from Rockford, county seat of Surry Co., NC (prob. Feb.) - He with Capt. Franklin’s C. joined General Green’s army near Guilford Court House, NC. They marched through the country from Stokes Co. to Guilford County. Then near Hillsborough scouting on the border of Gen. Green’s army . Was in service before and after the battle of Guilford. This company “was generally making excursions through the country and Spieing the enemy.” 
Served also under Capt. Underwood and Ensign Richard Toliver (killed in a skirmish) 
Interview of Wm. Birch by Judge Aquilla Rogers, Monroe Co., IN, Probate Court, 3 Nov. 1843: 
Berch born “On Haw River North Carolina the County not recollected” - has a copy of record of age “in my house written by one Thomas Barnes an Irishman” 
Resided when called into service “on Fish River Surry County” NC. Since war lived in Stokes Co, moved from Surry and from Stokes Co. NC to Monroe Co., IN 
Remembers names of officers: Col. Micajah Lewis who was killed (Militia); Col. John Armstrong (regular army) 
Names of persons to whom known in neighborhood who can testify to reputation and belief in Rev. War service: Wm. Edwards, Samuel Stone and all the neighbors 
Berch signed by mark [o] 
Affadavits: 
Sexson Long & David Carpenter 3 Nov. 1843, Monroe Co., IN (Wm. Berch believed to be 79 and reputed in neighborhood to have been Rev. War soldier) 
Absalom Baker (age 41) & James Gentry (41) 3 Nov. 1843 Monroe Co., IN. (known Wm. Berch for 14 years - Berch maintained good character and standing in neighborhood and as member of the Baptist Church) (Absalom Baker known Birch for 20 years) 
Judge Aquilla Rogers, Probate Ct., Monroe Co., IN, 3 Nov. 1843: visited William Berch at his residence in Monroe Co., IN - in Judge’s opinion Berch was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states. From Berch’s appearance, now in his 80th year and “from bodily infirmity he is unable to appear in open court” 
George W. Hardin “friend and agent” of Wm. Berch submitted application 6 Nov. 1843 
Declaration of Elizabeth Berch - Green Co, IN 5 Feb. 1853 - Elizabeth a resident of Green Co., IN, aged 66. She is widow of William Berch, deceased, late of Monroe Co., IN, a soldier in the Rev. Elizabeth married William Berch on 2 Apr. 1826 in Surry Co., NC, by Rev. William Fletcher. Her name before marriage was Elizabeth Ritter. William Berch died in Monroe Co., IN, 17 Sept. 1848. Family started from Surry Co NC in fall 1823 and arrived in Monroe Co IN “in December only a few days before Christmas” 1823. Her residence is about 15 miles from courthouse of Green Co. IN. Elizabeth and William raised seven children, all of whom are now living; William Berch and his first wife raised seven children to the age of maturity all of whom were males. Signed by mark [x] [before William M. Haley 
] Affadavits: 
Owen Adkins , aged 69, Monroe Co., IN, 31 May 1853 - Personally acquainted with Wm. Berch deceased for 5 years preceding his death and with his wife Elizabeth. Elizabeth now lives with her son Henry Berch of Green Co., IN. Conversed with William Berch about the Rev War in which Adkins’ father served. Adkins visited at home of William Berch and knew him to be a man of veracity and integrity. Adkins a preacher of the Gospel for 32 years .Berch a member of the Baptist Church during time Adkins knew him. Berch died about four years ago. [before James Robertson, JP] 
Ammon Godwin and William Sandafer [?], residents of Green Co., IN 5 Feb. 1853 - acquainted with both William Berch and wife Elizabeth for ten years. 
Samuel R. Cavins, Green Co., IN 11 Feb. 1853 - Became acquainted with and well knew William Burch and Elizabeth since early part of 1824 in Monroe Co., IN. Believes William Burch served in Rev. War [before Thomas Patterson, JP] 
Letter, Feb. 20, 1860, from Edgar E. S. Brown, Winchester, Randolph Co., IN - married Rebecca Burch, dau. of Elizabeth [affadavit actually says married Elizabeth dau of Rebecca] - writing to obtain pension money for the widow as there has been no draught since Wm. Burch’s death. 
Affidavit of Delila Edwards (age 75) Monroe Co., IN. 26 Feb. 1844 -- sister of Wm. Burch -- wife of William Edwards of Green Co., IN. “The declarant recollects the general Calamities occasioned by said War and only remembers a few particular circumstances relative to it. One of which is indelibly left on her memory….her said brother William went to the army as a soldier at a time when several persons direct in the neighborhood also went to serve in the army.” She believes he joined in the fall and returned home in the spring or vice versa as it was at the beginning or end of cold weather. He served at least six months she believes. She heard him speak of seeing ships and vessels while he was in the service. Her father lived in Wilkes County NC when her brother left home and joined the army. She is of the opinion “that her said Brother during his life has cared less for property or money than most persons that he would lose his deserved rights rather than distress persons …” Brother William had been a member of the Baptist church for 50 or 60 years, “part of the time an exhorter or public speaker.” He has been for several years quite feeble by reason of old age. 
William N. Roseberry, JP, stated that Delila Edwards resides about 12 or 15 miles from Bloomfield, county seat of Green Co., IN and one-half mile from Samuel Sloan, who resides in Monroe Co, IN, and about 10 miles from Bloomington. The county line comes between the residences of Wm Edwards and Samuel Sloan. Delila Edwards appears to be not less than 75 years old and is unable to attend court. 
Affidavit of Henry Berch (age 26) Green Co., IN 5 Feb. 1853 - Family records taken from family Bible of William Berch, my father, which Bible has been in my possession since the death of father in Monroe Co., IN, 17 Sept 1848. Bible records he believes were written by a cousin and namesake, Henry Berch, who resides in Monroe Co., IN. The oldest writing of said family record contains the name of declarant’s father and his brothers and sisters. The part written by cousin Henry Berch contains the names of the children of declarant’s father and mother, she being his second wife. Signed, Henry Burch. [bef William M. Haley JP] 
Bible pages: 
[microfilm copy too dark to read copy]
daughter Apr. 1761
daughter to William and --- February 1768
daughter 1770
------ 1773
------- 
Left page: Sally Burch born 2 June 1821
Levi Burch born September 18, 1824
Henry Burch born October 18, 1826
Right page: William Burch in the year of our Lord 1764 May the 10th 
blank left page
Right page: The ages of William and Elizabeth Burch’s Child…
Mary Burch born Feb. 4, 1813
George Burch born Feb. 7, 18-
Nancy Burch born May 27, 18-
Lazarus Burch born --- 6, 


William Burch and his seven children by his second wife, Elizabeth, left Surry County, North Carolina in the fall of 1823 and arrived in Monroe County, Indiana a few days before Christmas in 1823. They lived there for the remainder of William's life. After he dies, Elizabeth moved across the county line to Greene County, Indiana where she applied for a widow's pension in 1853

Military: 1776, Fisher River, Surry County., North Carolina

WILLIAM BURCH

Revolutionary War Patriot:

Grave Marker of Revolutionary War Patriot
William Burch in Burch Cemetery, Indian Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana. 

Born:May 10, 1764, North Carolina

Died: Sept 18, 1849

Service: A volunteer under Capt Jesse Franklin's County of Calvary.
His company joined Gen Green's Army near Guilford County house, North Carolina.
He lived at the time he volunteered, 20 miles from Rockford,
county seat of Surry, N Carolina

Proof: Burch Family in Great Britain : Vol L page 256; Pension R 788 

Married: 2nd wife: Elizabeth Ritter April 2, 1812

Children:

Mary - Born: Feb 4, 1813

George - Born: Feb 7, 1815

Nancy - Born: May 27, 1817

Lazarus - Born: June 6, 1819

Sally - Born: June 2, 1821

Levi - Born: Sept 18, 1824

Henry - Born: Oct 16, 1826

Soldier and 1st wife had 7 sons

Photographs and Directions are by Edward E Hitchcock, member Daniel Guthrie S Chapter, Bedford, Indiana

Directions to Burch Cemetery

Take Highway 45 west of Bloomington, Indiana, go 6.5 miles from Hwy 37 to Stanford, turn left just past the grocery store, then immediately turn right on Burch Road. Go 2 miles and the cemetery is on your left. It is located at 797 ªa

Spouse: Mary Mouring Harris
Birth: 1764
Death: before 1810
Marr: 1783, Surry Co, North Carolina

Children: Robert (1784-)
William H (1789-1857)
Isaac (1790-)
John (1793-1814)
Bazebel (1795-)
Jessy (1797-)
James Philip (1799-1862)

Other Spouses Elizabeth Ritter

1.1b William Henry Jr. Burch* (See above)
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Spouse: Elizabeth Ritter
Birth: April 1787, Haw River, Surry Co, North Carolina
Death: after 1860, Monroe Co, Indiana
Burial: Beech Creek Cem
Father: James Aaron Ritter (1769-1816)
Mother: Anne Violet Burcham (1768-1854)

Elizabeth Burch's Pension Application (GSA#-788)
Elizabeth Burch made an application for a pension after William's death. She sent the family record pages from her father-in-law's Bible as well as the pages from their Bible to establish a proof of relationship. She made the application from Greene County, Indiana in February, 1853 and gave her age as "66 years past". She stated that William had seven sons (none named) by his first wife who lived to maturity. She named her children and gave their birth dates. All of her children were still living.
William Burch 2 June 1764
Sally Burch 2 June 1821
Levi Burch 8 Sep 1824
Henry Burch 18 Oct 1826
Mary Burch 4 Feb 1813
George Burch 7 Feb 1815
Nancy Burch 27 May 1817; died 5 Feb 1894: barred Hedding Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana; Married 20 Sep 1836 to Andrew Christy
Lazarus Burch 4 June 1819

She gave the date of death for William as 17 Sep 1848 in Monroe County. Indiana.
Elizabeth said she and her husband left Surry County, North Carolina in the fall of 1823 and arrived in Monroe County, Indiana in a few days before Christmas in 1823.

William Burch Jr. and Elizabeth Ritter's marriage was witnessed and supported by a Bond posted by William Burch Sr. and George Burch. William "Bill" Snow has a copy of the

Marr: 2 April 1812, Surry Co, North Carolina

Obtained Marriage Bond on 31 Mar 1812, Surry Co., Indiana

Children: Mary (1813-)
George (1815-1890)
Nancy (1816-1894)
Lazarus (1818-)
Malinda (1821-)
Levi G. (1824-1880)
Henry (1826-1891)

Other Spouses Mary Mouring Harris



More About William Henry Jr. Burch:
Name 2: Wiliam H. Jr. Burch
Date born 2: 10 May 1764
Date born 3: 10 May 1764, Haw River, N.C.
Died 2: 17 Sep 1848
Died 3: 17 Sep 1848, Indian Creek Twp, Monroe County, IN
Burial: Burch Cemetery #1, Greene County, Indiana
Record Change: 16 Dec 2002

Marriage Notes for Mourning Harris and William Burch:
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_STATMARRIED

More About William Burch and Mourning Harris:
Marriage: 1783, Surry Co., North Carolina

Children of Mourning Harris and William Burch are:
99 i. Robert12 Burch, born Abt. 1784 in Surry County, NC.

More About Robert Burch:
Date born 2: Surry Co., NC
Record Change: 11 Dec 2002

+ 100 ii. William Harris Burch, born 16 Apr 1789 in Surry Co., North Carolina; died 16 May 1857 in Indiana.
101 iii. Isaac Burch, born Abt. 1790 in Surry County, NC.

Notes for Isaac Burch:

1820 Surry Co, NC pg 778 Isaac Burch 200010-10010
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 26-44 (1775-1794) Isaac BURCH (1784/90) s/o William & Judith
2 Male(s) 0-9 (1810-1820) Son? (1810/20) –> gone by 1830
Son? (1815/20)
1 Female(s) 26-44 (1775-1794) Wife? (1790/94)
1 Female(s) 0-9 (1810-1820) Daughter? (1815/20)


1830 Surry County, NC pg 120 Isaac Burch 0010001000000-1110010000000
Analysis:
1 Male(s) 40-49 (1780-1790) Isaac BURCH (1784/90) s/o William & Judith
1 Male(s) 10-14 (1815-1820) Son? (1815/20)
1 Female(s) 30-39 (1790-1800) Wife? (1790/94)
1 Female(s) 10-14 (1815-1820) Daughter? (1815/20)
1 Female(s) 5-9 (1820-1825) Daughter? (1820/25) 
1 Female(s) 0-4 (1825-1830) Daughter? (1825/30)




More About Isaac Burch:
Record Change: 11 Dec 2002

+ 102 iv. John Burch, born Sep 1793 in Surry Co. , North Caroliina.
+ 103 v. Benjamin Bazabel "Bazaleel" Burch, born 1795 in Surry Co., Haw River, NC; died Aft. 1860 in Bell Co., Kentucky?.
104 vi. Jessie Burch, born Abt. 1797 in Surry County, NC.

More About Jessie Burch:
Record Change: 11 Dec 2002

+ 105 vii. James Philip Burch, born 10 Oct 1799 in Stokes County, NC; died 21 May 1862 in Monroe County, IN.


91. Sarah11 Harris (Robert Jr.10, Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9, William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 21 May 1774 in Albemarle Co., Virginia, and died Abt. 1806. She married David Blackwell. He was born Feb 1759, and died 1842.

Child of Sarah Harris and David Blackwell is:
+ 106 i. Nancy12 Blackwell.


94. Dabney11 Harris (Christopher10, Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9, William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) was born 1745 in Albermarle Co.,Virginia. He married Susannah Slatton. She was born 1748 in Fredericksville,Albermarle Co.,Virginia.

Child of Dabney Harris and Susannah Slatton is:
+ 107 i. Solomon12 Harris, born 1775; died 04 Aug 1805.


95. Sarah11 Harris (Christopher10, Robert Overton Maj. Sr.9, William Capt.8, Robert Maj.7, Thomas Capt.6, William Sr.5, Arthur4, William3, Arthur2, William1) She married James Martin in Albermarle Co., Virginia. He died Abt. 1799 in Madison co. Kentucky.

More About Sarah Harris:
Burial: Madison Co., Kentucky

More About James Martin and Sarah Harris:
Marriage: Albermarle Co., Virginia

Child of Sarah Harris and James Martin is:
108 i. David12 Martin, born in Albermarle Co., Virginia; died Abt. 1790 in Madison co. Kentucky. He married Oney Gentry Abt. 1789 in Madison Co., Kentucky; born Abt. 1767; died 02 Jun 1823.

More About David Martin and Oney Gentry:
Marriage: Abt. 1789, Madison Co., Kentucky

 

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