John died about May of 1831 as his son Benjamin was appointed administrator of his estate on June 6, 1831. He is thought to be buried on Shumate Branch of Clover Fork. John and Lucy are believed to have had at least 11 children but only four of them came to Kentucky and stayed.
The oldest of these four was Benjamin. He was born about 1788. His first wife was Elizabeth Weaver. Elizabeth died in 1853 and the following year Benjamin married Sarah, daughter of Isaac and Minerva Burkhart. Benjamin saw service in the War of 1812.
The Mark Shumate who married Benjamin's daughter Lavina was a nephew of the Judith Shumate who married Benjamin's brother, Nathan Harris.
Mourning Harris was born about 1780. She is believed to have first married Alexander Dunlap and had four children, James, Rosey, Susanna and Jane. About the time of Harlan County's formation in 1819, she married David Noe as his second wife. They had three children: Benjamin; Mourning who married Robert Napier; and Nathan who married Sirena Farmer. David Noe died in the 1830's but Mourning lived well into her nineties.
Susan Harris was born August 31, 1793 in Lee County, Va., and on July 8, 1814, she married John Noe, a nephew of the David Noe that married her sister Mourning a few years later. Susan, or Susannah as she was sometimes called, lived to be at least eighty years old.
The youngest of the four was Nathan, born about 1794. On July 5, 1815, he married Judith, daughter of Mark and Deborah Shumate. Nathan and Judith apparently had considerable marital difficulties and for the last years of their lives lived separate and apart. Nathan died about 1886. It is not known when Judith died but she was still living in 1861 when she deeded her granddaughter and namesake, Judith Crider, all her personal property and livestock in return for care for the remainder of her lifetime.
From court records regarding John Harris' estate, it is known that John and Lucy also had:
John and Lucy may also have had a son Alexander and a daughter Mary but neither are mentioned in the court case.
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