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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Fleming Matthew Harris and Augusta Ann Harris

Samuel G. Harris married Tryphenia Harris and they had
a son, Fleming Matthew Harris who married Augusta Ann Harris and they had
a son, Gamewell Calhoun Harris who married Sarah "Sally" Brakefield and they had
a son, Edward Boyd Harris who married Ida Mae Shaw and they had
a son, Clyde Harris who married Mabel Louise Cohen and they had
a son, William "Billy" Clyde Harris who married Peggy Prince and they had
Stan


Fleming Matthew Harris, aka F.M., Mattie, Maddie (erroneously some thought his name was Frances Marion Harris, Francis Matthew Harris or Frances Madison Harris) was born 2/4/1809 in Union County, SC to Samuel G. Harris (DOB: abt 1772 in Virginia ; DOD: Between 1850-1860 in Union County, SC ) and Tryphena Harris (DOB: 12/14/1771 in Virginia; DOD: 8/23/1855 in Union County, SC).

Augusta Ann, aka Gustie Ann, Gusta Ann, Gustiana, Duska, Gusty was born 5/23/1813 in Union County, SC to Fleming Harris aka Flemmin Harris (DOB: ? in ? ; DOD: ? in ? son of Thomas Harris and Sarah Lacy) and Jane Sharp (DOB: ? ; DOD: ? daughter of ? ). They married before 1831 in Union County, SC. Tryphena Harris Harris was the sister of Flemmin Harris so Fleming Matthew Harris and Augusta Ann Harris were 1st cousins.

Fleming Matthew Harris married his first cousin, Augusta Ann Harris, about 1830 in Union County, SCAugust Ann Harris was born 5/23/1813 in SC to Fleming Harris (DOB Abt. 1785 in Chesterfield, VA; DOD Abt. 1850 in Copiah County, MS) and Jane Sharp (DOB Abt. 1788 in Union County, SC; DOD Abt. 1850 in Copiah County, MS). Fleming Harris (1785-1850) was the son of Thomas Harris and Sarah Sally Lacy and was the brother of Tryphena Harris. It's a little complicated. Let's look at it.


Union County was formed in 1775 after the Cherokee Indians gifted the land to the Greenville/Spartanburg County lines to the King as a good will gesture. Settlers poured into the new land and Samuel and Fleming Matthew Harris were two of them. Samuel Harris and his family, were one of the first pioneer families in Union County.

1) Frances Cornelia Harris (DOB 12/29/1831 in Union County, SC; DOD Aft. 1880 in Union County, SC) married William Fraser (aka William Frasier) (DOB Abt. 1845 in SC; DOD ? in ? ).

2) James Marion Harris (DOB 1/18/1834 in Union County, SC; DOD 3/29/1865 in Burgess Mill, Petersburg, VA) married Sarah Ann Bevil (DOB 12/30/1835 in Union County, SC to William A.H. Bevel and Sarah Bentley; DOD 10/27/1889 in Union County, SC).

3) Cicely Ann Catharine Harris (DOB 7/25/1836 in Union County, SC; DOD 6/1882 in Union County, SC) married 1st John Floyd (DOB Abt. 1839 in SC; DOD Aft. 1860 in ? ). Married 2nd
Arthur Lipsey (DOB Abt. 1848 in SC; DOD 2/27/1902 in Union County, SC). They had James A. Lipsey, Bunyon Lipsey, Mary A. Lipsey.

4) Sarah Jane Harris (DOB 3/19/1838 in Union County, SC; DOD Bet. 1840-1850 in Union County, SC).

5) Taylor Ann Harris (DOB 11/18/1840 in Union County, SC; DOD 1/12/1908 in Union County, SC) married William Earle Fowler (DOB Abt. 1832 in SC; DOD 1900 in Cherokee County, SC). They had Frances Marion Fowler, Isabella Fowler, Augusta Ann Fowler, William Wallis Fowler, Nancy "Nannie" Ann Fowler.

6) Eugenia Millie Harris (DOB 12/20/1842 in Union County, SC; DOD 3/20/1924 in Union County, SC) married James Gist Farr (DOB 8/12/1836 in SC; DOD 8/23/1899 in Union County, SC). They had Mary Richard Farr, William B. Farr, Walter "Watt" Thomas Farr, Carrie M. Farr, Doretha Farr, John Anderson Farr, Edward Marvin Farr, Aurie Pearl Farr.

7) Patricia "Tricia" Ann Harris (DOB 12/8/1843 in Union County, SC; DOD Aft. 1860 in Union County, SC) mentally handicapped and never married.

8) William Edward Harris (DOB 12/29/1845 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/30/1864 in Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, VA) mentally handicapped. Married ?

9) Anderson Kennedy "A.K." Harris (DOB 4/26/1848 in Union County, SC; DOD 3/24/1928 in York County, SC) married Sarah "Sallie" Austen (DOB Abt. 1847 in SC; DOD Aft. 1920 in ? ). He  had Oliver "Ollie" Ross Harris and William "Willie" Edward Harris. They were twins. They may be the children of A.K. and Sarah Austen. But William "Willie" Edward Harris' SS Application and Claim lists his mother as "Molly Byers". Was A.K. married to a Molly Byers before Sallie Austen? Did she die in childbirth? Or is this a mistake in the records? His death certificate lists no mother and Ollie didn't have a death certificate since he died in 1913. A.K. also had a son with Sarah Ann Bevill named Robert Jackson Harris.

10) Havannah Ann Harris (DOB 9/29/1851 in Union County, SC; DOD 2/16/1911 in Union, Union County, SC) never married.

11) Thomas Harris (DOB Abt. 1852 in Union County, SC; DOD Aft. 1870 in ? ) married ?

12) Gamewell Calhoun Harris (DOB 5/26/1853 in Union County, SC; DOD 10/21/1933 in Union, Union County, SC) married Sarah "Sallie" Clementine Brakefield (aka Sarah "Sallie" Clementine Breakfield) (DOB 4/18/1860 in York County, SC; DOD 3/6/1930 in Union County, SC). They had Edward Boyd Harris, Clara Emma Harris, James Marion Harris, Fannie May Harris, Bernice Lemond Harris, Paul Traywick Harris, Florence Viola Harris, Bessie Harris, Carl Allen Harris, Sr., Wallace Samuel Harris, Sr., Blanche Eugenia Harris.

13) Mary Harris (DOB Abt. 1854 in Union County, SC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?

14) George Harris (DOB Abt. 1855 in Union County, SC; DOD Aft. 1860 in ? ) married ?

I am not sure Thomas, Mary and George Harris are the children of Fleming Matthew Harris and Augusta Ann Harris. In the 1860 and 1870 U.S. Censuses, they are at the bottom of the list of children under Fleming Matthew and Augusta Ann Harris, out of birth order, and there are no relationship notations on the 1860 and 1870 U.S. Censuses. We just know their last names were Harris and they lived within the household. They may be the illegitimate children of their first daughter, Frances Cornelia Harris who never married.

1850 U.S. Census of Union County, SC, Roll M432_859, Pg 108, Image 463, Lines 29-30 "Samuel Harris", Lines 31-35 "S. P. Harris", Lines 36-49 next page Lines 1-6 "James C. Harris", Lines 7-11 "Thomas Harris", Lines 22-32 "Mathew Harris"
Dwelling 299, Family 299, Harris, Samuel, 78 yrs old (DOB would be 1772), M(ale), W(hite), Tenant, Born in SC (?), Can read and write
Harris, Tryvena, 75 yrs old (DOB would be 1775), F, W, Born in SC (?)
Dwelling 300, Family 300, Harris, S.P., 45 yrs old (DOB would be 1805), M, W, Planter, $1500 Real Estate Value, Born in SC, Can read and write
Harris, Sophia, 35 yrs old (DOB would be 1815), Born in SC, Can read & write
Harris, James, 16 yrs old (DOB would be 1834), Born in SC, Labor, Attends school
Harris, Jane, 15 yrs old (DOB would be 1835), Born in SC, Attends school
Harris, William, 11 yrs old (DOB would be 1839), Born in SC, Attends school
Dwelling 301, Family 301, Harris, James C., 37 yrs old (DOB would be 1813), M, W, Planter, $2000 Real Estate Value, Born in SC, Can read and write
Harris, Frances, 35 yrs old (DOB would be 1815), F, W, Born in SC
Harris, Hesterann, 12 yrs old (DOB would be 1838), F, W, Born in SC, Attends school
Harris, Maryann, 10 yrs old (DOB would be 1849), F, W, Born in SC, Attends school
Harris, Both, 6 yrs old, M, W, Born in SC
Harris, Samuel, 4 yrs old, M, W, Born in SC
Harris, Frances, 2 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC
next page
Harris, James, 6/12 mos old, M, W, Born in SC
Shell, Nancy, 62 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC, Can read and write
Floyd, Hyram, 27 yrs old, M, W, Labor, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Floyd, John, 14 yrs old, M, W, Can read & write
Richard (nln), 10 yrs old, M, (There is a check mark in the box which is different from all the others, indicates black?), Born in SC
Harris, Louvinier (sic), 8 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC
Dwelling 302, Family 302, Harris, Thomas, 60 yrs old, M, W, Planter, $350 Real Estate Value, Born in SC, Can read and write
Harris, Sarahann, 30 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC
Harris, Leticia, 18 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC, Can read & write
Harris, Benjamin, 14 yrs old, M, W, Born in SC, Attends school
Harris, Jefferson, 1 yrs old, M, W, Born in SC
Dwelling 303, Family 303
Dwelling 304, Family 304
Dwelling 305, Family 305 Harris, Matthew, 40 yrs old (DOB would be 1810), M, W, Planter, $125 Real Estate Value, Born in SC, Can read and write
Harris, Gustyann, 37 yrs old (DOB would be 1813), F, W, Born in SC
Harris, Cornelia, 19 yrs old (DOB would be 1831), F, W, Born in SC, Attends school
Harris, James, 17 yrs old (DOB would be 1833), M, W, Born in SC, Labor, Attends school
Harris, Catharine, 15 yrs old (DOB would be 1835), F, W, Born in SC, Attends school
Harris, Taylor, 11 yrs old (DOB would be 1839), F, W, Born in SC, Attends school
Harris, Eugenia, 9 yrs old (DOB would be 1841), F, W, Born in SC, Attends school
Harris, Fisherann (sic, should be Patricia Ann), 7 yrs old (DOB would be 1843), F, W, Born in SC, Attends school
Harris, Edward, 5 yrs old (DOB would be 1845), M, W, Born in SC
Harris, Anderson, 3 yrs old (DOB would be 1847), M, W, Born in SC

1860 U.S. Census of Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  M653_1227; Page:  219; Image:  451; Family History Library Film:  805227, Lines 1-20, "John Harris" and "F.M. Harris"
John Harris, 61 yrs old (DOB 1799), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $1,500 Real Estate Value, $4,000 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Tabitha Harris, 62 yrs old (DOB 1798), F, W, Born in SC
Frances Bevel, 30 yrs old (DOB 1830), F, W, Born in SC
Iris Bevel, 6 yrs old (DOB 1854), F, W, Born in SC
John Bevel, 4 yrs old (DOB 1856), M, W, Born in SC
Fincher Harris (sic), 9 yrs old (DOB 1851), M, W, Student, Born in SC
Jahue Harris (sic), 18 yrs old (DOB 1842), M, W, Student, Born in SC
F.M. Harris, 50 yrs old (DOB 1810), M, W, Farmer, $125 Real Estate Value, $150 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Grstran Harris (sic, should be Augusta Ann Harris), 47 yrs old (DOB 1813), F, W, Born in SC
Frances Harris, 28 yrs old (DOB 1832), F, W, Born in SC
Taylor Harris, 20 yrs old (DOB 1840), M, W, Born in SC
Wyena Harris (sic), 17 yrs old (DOB 1843), F, W, Born in SC
Tesheran Harris (sic, should be Patricia Ann Harris), 15 yrs old (DOB 1845), F, W, Born in SC
Edward Harris, 13 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, born in SC
Anderson Harris, 12 yrs old (DOB 1848), M, W, Born in SC
Havanah Harris, 9 yrs old (DOB 1851), F, W, Born in SC
Gamewell Harris, 7 yrs old (DOB 1853), M, W, Born in SC
George Harris, 5 yrs old (DOB 1855), M, W, Born in SC
Mary Harris, 6 yrs old (DOB 1854), F, W, Born in SC
Thomas Harris, 8 yrs old (DOB 1852), M, W, Born in SC

1870 U.S. Census of Pickney,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  M593_1510; Page:  504B; Image:  364; Family History Library Film:  553009, Lines 34-40, "F.M. Harris"
F.M. Harris, 60 yrs old (DOB 1810), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $1,000 Real Estate Value, $400 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Gustianna Harris (sic, should be Augusta Ann Harris), 57 yrs old (DOB 1873), F, W, Born in SC
Cornelia Harris, 39 yrs old (DOB 1831), F, W, Born in SC
Eugenia Harris, 24 yrs old (DOB 1846), F, W, Born in SC
Anderson Harris, 21 yrs old (DOB 1869), M, W, Born in SC
Havanna Harris, 17 yrs old (DOB 1853), F, W, Born in SC
Gamewell Harris, 16 yrs old (DOB 1854), M, W, Born in SC
Thomas Harris, 18 yrs old (DOB 1852), M, W, Born in SC
Mary Harris, 16 yrs old (DOB 1854), F, W, Born in SC

1880 U.S. Census of Pinckney,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  1242; Family History Film:  1255242; Page:  599D; Enumeration District:  158, Lines 24-39, "Mattie Harris", "George Harris", "Anderson Harris"
Mattie Harris, W(hite), M(ale), 71 yrs old (DOB 1809), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Gusta A. Harris, W, F, 67 yrs old (DOB 1813), Wife, Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Havana Harris, W, F, 29 yrs old (DOB 1851), Daughter, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Gamewell C. Harris, W, M, 27 yrs old (DOB 1853), Son, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Sallie C. Harris, W, F, 17 yrs old (DOB 1863), Dil, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
E. Boyd Harris, W, M, 3 yrs old (DOB 1877), Grandson, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Emma Harris, W, F, 1 yr old (DOB 1879), Granddaughter, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
James M. Harris, W, M, 11/12 mos old (DOB 4/1879), Grandson, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
William Fraser, W, M, 35 yrs old (DOB 1845), Son-in-law, Works in field, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Frances Fraser, W, F, 49 yrs old (DOB 1851), Daughter, Works in field, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
George Harris, W, M, 24 yrs old (DOB 1856), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary A. Harris, W, F, 21 yrs old (DOB 1859), Wife, Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Anderson Harris, W, M, 32 yrs old (DOB 1848), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Sallie Harris, W, F, 32 yrs old (DOB 1848), Wife, Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Oliver R. Harris, W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Son, Worsk in field, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Willie E. Harris, W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Son, Works in field, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1900 U.S. Census of Pinckney,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T623_ 1544; Page:  17A; Enumeration District:  72, Lines 15-27, "Ravenell Harris" (sic)
Ravenell Harris, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born May, 1853, 47 yrs old, Married 23 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer, Owns farm, mortgage
Sallie Harris, Wife, W, F, Born Apr, 1861, 39 yrs old, Married, 11 children with 9 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Boyd Harris, Son, W, M, Born May, 1878, 22 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer
James Harris, Son, W, M, Born Apr, 1881, 19 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer
May Harris, Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1883, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer
Paul Harris, Son, W, M, Born Apr, 1888, 12 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, At school
Florrence Harris (sic), Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1890, 10 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, At school
Essie Harris, Daughter, W, F, Born Apr, 1892, 8 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, At school
Carl Harris, Son, W, M, Born June, 1894, 5 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Cass Harris (sic, looks like Voss Harris and is actually Wallace Harris but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Cass Harris), Son, W, M, Born Mar, 1898, 2 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Bernice Wix, Daughter, W, F, Born June, 1884, 15 yrs old, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Cotton mill weaver
Dusky A. Harris (sic), Mother, W, F, Born May, 1813, 87 yrs old, Widowed, 1 child with 1 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Havanah Harris, Sister, W, F, Born Feb, 1851, 49 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC


"Union County, SC Clerk of Court Deeds,
Lien
F.M. Harris and A.K. Harris
to J.T. Hill and Co.
State of SC}
Union District}
Know all men by these presents that whereas J.T. Hill and Co. has agreed to advance to the undersigned Flemming M. Harris and Anderson K. Harris residing in Union District - in said State and engaged in the cultivation of the Said in the District of Union Such Supplies as the undersigned may require for the cultivation of share crops to the Limits of One Hundred Dollars - ..."
[Dated 21 April 1868]


They were Methodists and were members of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church when they died. This is where they are buried. Unfortunately, since he was usually known by his F.M., and their tombstone was erected later by someone who didn't know his name. So Fleming is buried under a tombstone that has Francis Marion Harris on it.



Anderson Kennedy Harris, "Kanislau", "Kannaela", "A.K." Harris (DOB: 4/26/1848 in Union County, SC; DOD: 3/28/1928 in Union County, SC) married Sallie Austin (DOB: 9/1847 in SC; DOD: ? ). They had 2 children: Willie M. Harris, Oliver "Ollie" R. Harris. Anderson also had a child by his deceased brother's widow, Sarah Ann Bevill. This child was Robert Jackson Harris. Anderson's Civil War records list his name as Kennedy. Who ever wrote the names in Gamewell Harris' Family Bible could not spell and had it as Kanislau. Sarah Ann Bevill had knitted the 3 brothers socks and sent them. They were wearing them when they were in Petersburg. Anderson and Edward were there when the explosion occurred and Edward was killed. Anderson was buried up to his neck but he promised a plug of tobacco to a Yankee if he would dig him out so he survived. Anderson saw Edward's feet sticking out of the dirt with the socks from Sarah. That was how he identified him. He said "My brother is under that dirt because I know it by that sock."

"Captain Jacob Q. Carpenter Cp 1344
Sons of Confederate Veterans
'The Victory of a Soldier's Death'
Camp 1344 Sons of Confederate Veterans held it's regular monthly meeting at the home of Mike Bolin near Cherokee Creek Church for a barbecue chicken dinner. Guests of honor were a real son and a real daughter of Confederate soldiers. F.W. Strapp, F. Co. 18 CS Inf. R.B. Ramsey, son of W.D. Ramsey, gave an interesting talk on some of the stories his father, the Confederate soldier, told, when he was very young. There were about 40 people present at the meeting. The flags of the Confederacy and the flag of SC were prominently displayed. Because so many of those present were descendants of men who had been blown up by the great mine at Petersburg, the conversation drifted into a discussion of that incident which took place on the morning of 7/30/1864. From official reports it can be found that Elliott's Brigade, Johnson's Division, Anderson's Corps, held the strong point. It was composed of 17th, 18th, 23rd, 22nd, 26th and Holcomb SC Legion. From the casualty reports it would seem that the 18th was commanded by L-C W.B. Allison and the 22nd by Col. W.G. Burt. Two companies of the 18th were organized in what is now Cherokee County, N. of the Pacolet, one of which was "F" Company. "B" Company of the 22nd seems to have been made up largely of North of the Pacolet men as well. "B" Company must have been right over the charge for nearly half the company including it's captain were lost in the explosion. Part of the "F" Company, 18th SC was also buried in the explosion. Among them was Mike Bolin's, host for the meeting, grandfather, Edward Harris; his brother, Marion. While a second brother, Anderson, was covered by the explosion, he was dug out and captured. Bolin is shown in the accompanying picture in a Confederate General Officer's uniform. Anyone who had an ancestor who was involved in the "Battle of the Crater" mentioned above and who left some interesting stories about it is invited to write the stories down and send them to Lt. Col. David Quinn, 106 Carter Heights Drive, Gaffney, SC." Source: The Gaffney Leger, Wednesday, April 19, {page torn}, Page 8A

He was in the 18th Infantry Regiment. It was assembled during the winter of 1861-1862 with men from Laurens County and other counties in the northwestern part of the state. After serving in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, it was ordered to Virginia. During the war it was assigned to General Evans', Elliott's, and Wallace's Brigade. The 18th fought at Second Manassas, South Mountain, and Sharpsburg, moved to North Carolina, then saw action at Jackson, Mississippi. Returning to South Carolina, it was involved in the operations around Charleston. During the spring of 1864 the unit was sent back to Virginia where it participated in the Petersburg siege north and south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment lost forty-nine percent of the 230 engaged at Second Manassas and had 3 killed and 39 wounded during the Maryland Campaign. In September, 1863, there were 363 present for duty and at the Petersburg mine explosion, 205 were disabled. It sustained many casualties at Sayler's Creek and surrendered 16 officers and 139 men. The field officers were Colonels James M. Gadberry and William H. Wallace, Lieutenant Colonels W.B. Allison and Ferinand Scaife, and Major Rolet J. Betsill.

According to the Union County, SC Death Notices from Early Newspapers 1852-1914, compiled by Tommy Vaughn, pg 12, 9/27/1878 (Union Times), "Henry Smith, son of Newell Smith, was killed by Anderson Harris on a difficulty Wednesday AM last (9/18/1878) on Mount Tabor Rd." In issue of 6/20/1879 Harris was found "not guilty". Some man was threatening one of Anderson's nephews (James Marion's son). Anderson told the man to stop and the man continued so Anderson hit him with a pick ax.

I found these photos online that are supposedly the homeplace of Fleming Matthew Harris. If it is, what a treasure and I'm grateful for whoever shared it! I've since lost the source.







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2 comments:

rnorwood said...

Hi again, Sharon. You left out Samuel Pleasant Harris, another son of Samuel G. Harris, and my 3rd great grandfather. Also, that Ravenell Harris: I guess you have already figured out that he is Gamewell. It's just a misreading--I'm pretty sure. I was looking for Augusta Ann Fowler on Google and picked up your page again. I didn't see the Fowlers, though. I appreciate your posting all this information.--Dick

Leslie Ann said...

Hello Sharon,
I stumbled onto your blog while researching Harris and Fowler families. Can you please tell me how you came to the conclusion that the "F" in F. M. Harris stood for Flemming? I haven't been able to find any records of him using that name. I have only seen a Flemming Harris born around the same time in Laurens county and he is a totally different person.

I see where you posted an excerpt of a deed mentioning F.M. Harris and then spelled out Flemming M. Harris. Is that exactly what it said? Can you please tell me where you found that information?

Thank you.
Leslie Ann

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