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Monday, March 14, 2011

Amenuensis Monday - George Millard Harris and Annie Elizabeth Koon

Amenuensis Monday is a daily blogging prompt used by Geneabloggers.com to help them post content on their sites. An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging theme which encourages the family historian to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Not only do the documents contain genealogical information, the words breathe life into kin. Here is my contribution today:

Harbert Harris married Esther Dornbush and they had a son named...
...John R. Harris and he married Nancy R. Hall and they had a son named...
......George Millard Harris who married Annie Elizabeth Koon and they had a son named...
.........Charles Delbert Harris who married Pauline Bridges and they had a daughter named...
............Barbara Harris who married Chase Furnas and they had a daughter named...
...............Anna, my sister-in-law, who married Stan's brother, Kenny Harris (not from the same Harris line)! Anna and Kenny have 3 sons named Evans, Aaron and Logan.

This story is for Anna, their sons (my dear nephews), and Anna's family. I wanted to start with a little history of the area. This line is from the area of Montford Cove which is the border between current-day McDowell County and Rutherford County.

Archaeological excavations during the early 1980s, revealed the earliest settlers of McDowell County to be from the Mississippian and Woodland eras. Evidence, close to the Catawba River in and around an unusual topographical site known as Round Hill, indicate these early Native Americans lived in this section. Later Cherokee and Catawba Indians were known inhabitants of the area. The Spanish explorer,Juan Pardo's, exploration of the region in 1566 led he and his men to build a log fort at the head of the Catawba River. Intimidated by the Blue Ridge Mountain range and the Indians, they left the next year.

Rutherford County, NC
Rutherford county was formed in 1779 from the western part of the former Tryon County. It was named for Griffith Rutherford, leader of an expedition against the Cherokee in 1776 and a general in the American Revolutionary War.

In 1791 parts of Rutherford County and Burke County were combined to form Buncombe County. In 1841 parts of Rutherford County and Lincoln County were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842 additional parts of Rutherford County and Burke County were combined to form McDowell County. Finally, in 1855 parts of Rutherford County and Henderson County were combined to form Polk County.

Towns in the current Rutherford County:
Alexander Mills (merged with Forest City)
Bostic
Chimney Rock
Ellenboro
Forest City
Lake Lure
Ruth
Rutherfordton
Spindale


McDowell County, NC
During a hunting expedition with his friend Henry Weidner, the two came upon a lush green valley with thousands upon thousands of acres of virgin forest. During that time, it was customary when settling a dispute to engage in a "friendly" wrestling match. McDowell came out the winner. In 1748, "Hunting" John McDowell received land grants for property known today as "Pleasant Gardens" including acreage originally located from Swan's Pond (Catawba County) up the Catawba River west to present day Marion and into the region known as Buck Creek. He raised his family



His son, Joseph McDowell, is noted in history as a significant contributor to the Battle at Kings Mountain. McDowell County is named in his honor. Today, his home stands as one of the few remaining homes in North Carolina still standing and built by its namesake.

The settlement of Old Fort was later established and it had become the westernmost outpost of Colonial civilization at the time. These early pioneers established a close community protected by a series of forts which remained active until the early 19th century. Thus, Old Fort.

In 1793, Colonel John Carson built a plantation house near Buck Creek in the Pleasant Gardens community, which still stands today as the Historic Carson House. He also operated gold mines in the southern part of the county. Colonel Carson was a significant historical figure in the American Revolutionary War.

During the Carolina Gold Rush period of the early 19th century, the south county area was known for its gold production. The banks of the Muddy Creek and mines at Vein Mountain were productive areas. Many mines and thriving gold rush towns such as Brackettown no longer exist, although scattered ruins and cemeteries mark many locations of the gold rush period.

McDowell county was first formed in 1842 from parts of Burke County and Rutherford County. In 1861, parts of McDowell County, Burke County, Caldwell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County were combined to form Mitchell County.


Marion, the county seat of McDowell County, was planned and built on land selected by the first McDowell County Commissioners on March 14, 1844 at the Historic Carson House. It was not until 1845, however, that the official name of Marion was sanctioned as the county seat by the state legislature. The name of Marion came from Francis Marion, the American Revolutionary War hero, known as the “Swamp Fox”.

Towns and Communities in McDowell County, NC:
Marion
Old Fort
West Marion
Little Switzerland
Nebo
Glenwood
Pleasant Gardens
North Cove


George Millard Harris was born August 20, 1863 in McDowell County, NC to John R. Harris (DOB: About 1827 in Rutherford County, NC in what is now McDowell County, NC; DOD: Between 1863-1865 in Unknown - he left to fight in the Civil War and never returned) and Nancy R. Hall (DOB: 9/15/1832 in Rutherford County, NC in what is now McDowell County, NC; DOD: 7/15/1920 in McDowell County, NC).



1880 U.S. Census of Montford Cove, McDowell County, NC, Roll 970, Family History Film #1254970, Pg 420C, Enumeration District 136, Image 0841, Taken 6/7/1880 by G.C. Crawford, Lines 2-4, "Nancy Harris"
Nancy Harris, W(hite), F(emale), 47 yrs old (DOB 1833), Head, Widowed, Keeping House, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Could not read or write
John R. Harris, W, M, 19 yrs old (DOB 1861), Son, Single, Farmer, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Attends school, Attends school, Can read and write
Miliard Harris (sic), W, M, 16 yrs old (DOB 1864), Son, Single, Works on farm, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Attends school, Attemds school, Can read and write
Micajah J. Harris, W, M, 27 yrs old (DOB 1853), Head, Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer
Marion J. Harris, W, F, 21 yrs old (DOB 1859), Married, Married, Keeping house, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Otto Harris, W, M, 1 /12 mos old (DOB 1879), Son, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mary J. Duncan
Sarah Harris, W, F, 46 yrs old (DOB 1834), Head, Widowed, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Mary C. Harris, W, F, 18 yrs old (DOB 1862), Daughter, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Attends school
George Selvey, W, M, 29 yrs old (DOB 1851), Son-in-law, Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Sarah M. Selvey, W, F, 23 yrs old (DOB 1857), Daughter, Married, At home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Martha E. Selvey, W, F, 7 yrs old (DOB 1873), Granddaughter, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Callula M. Selvey (sic), W, F, 5 yrs old (DOB 1875), Granddaughter, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sarah L. Selvey, W, F, 1 yrs old (DOB 1879), Granddaughter, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
William and Selona Crytz (sic) and family
Simeon Harris, W, M, 49 yrs old (DOB 1831), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Nancy Harris, W, F, 37 yrs old (DOB 1843), Wife, Married, Housekeeping, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Alfred W. Harris, W, M, 13 yrs old (DOB 1867), Son, Works on farm, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Attends school
Leander B. Harris, W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Son, Works on farm, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Attends school
William D. Harris, W, M, 10 yrs old (DOB 1870), Son, Works on farm, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Attends school
Elmira S. Harris, W, F, 4 yrs old (DOB 1876), Daughter, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Elijah Harris, W, M, 2 yrs old (DOB 1878), Son, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
James and Caldona Thompson and family
Powell and Sarah J. Simmons and family
Mary Nichols and family


George married Annie Elizabeth Koon about 1898 in McDowell County, NC. Annie Elizabeth Koon was born February 19, 1878 in McDowell County, NC to Joseph Grayson Koon (DOB: 1/10/1851 in ? ; DOD: 2/23/1926 in McDowell County, NC) and Julie E. Crawford (DOB: 5/19/1857 in ? ; DOD: 8/6/1921 in McDowell County, NC). George and Annie (aka Lizzie Koon Harris) had 5 children:

1) Ernest L. Harris (DOB: October 1, 1899; DOD: July 14, 1900 in McDowell County, NC; Buried at Montford Cove Baptist Church Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC)

2) Johnnie Lee Harris (DOB: November 21, 1903; DOD: May 8, 1919 in McDowell County, NC, he died in an accident while cutting down a tree; Buried at Montford Cove Baptist Church Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC)

3) Lawrence Worth Harris (DOB: November 21, 1908; DOD: October 15, 1998 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC) married Ruth Agness Doggett.

4) Charles Delbert Harris (DOB: April 9, 1911; DOD: March 4, 2011 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Pauline Bridges. They are both buried in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC.

5) Annie Sue Harris (DOB: February 9, 1906; DOD: January 22, 1996 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC) married Edward Grey Cole.



I have included other family and neighbors around them so you can see who lived nearby.
1900 U.S. Census of Montford Cove, McDowell County, North Carolina; Taken 6/18/1900 by J.C. Cranford, Roll: T623_ 1204; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 121, Lines 89-93, "George M. Harris"
Craton Fraser and family
Zilla Williams
Joshua Wilkerson and family
William L. and Parmelia J. Page
Mary Wilkerson
Leander B. Harris, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Mar, 1869, 31 yrs old, Married 4 yrs (DOM 1896), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Can read & write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Susan K. Harris, Wife, W, F, Born Sept, 1873, 26 yrs old, Married 4 yrs, 2 children with 2 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Dorie S. Harris (Ancestry.com has her as Dorie S. Harris but it looks like Dovie S. Harris), Daughter, W, F, Born Sept, 1896, 3 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Walker H. Harris, Son, W, M, Born Mar, 1898, 2 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Avery Y. Harris, Son, W, M, Born Oct, 1889, 10 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Cintha S. Hampton (sic), Mother-in-law, W, F, Born Jan, 1835, 65 yrs old, Widowed, 6 children with 5 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Weldon C. Harris, Head, W, M, Born Mar, 1866, 34 yrs old, Married 4 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write, Farmer, Owns farm free of mortgage
Sintha L. Harris (sic), Wife, W, F, Born Nov, 1865, 34 yrs old, Married 4 yrs, 2 children with 2 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Hetty A. Harris, Daughter, W, F, Born Dec, 1897, 2 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Revely Harris, Son, W, M, Born Aug, 1899, 6/12 mos old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Alberta and Arminda J. Ledbetter and Nancy A. Alford
Elijah H. Harris, Head, W, M, Born May, 1878, 22 yrs old, Married 1 yr, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write, Farmer, Rents his farm
Amy L. Harris, Wife, W, F, Born Sept, 1881, 18 yrs old, Married 1 yr, 1 child with 1 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Della L. Harris, Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1900, 4/12 mos old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Alfred W. Harris, Head, W, M, Born Oct, 1867, 33 yrs old, Married 10 yrs (DOM 1890), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write, Farmer, Rents his farm
Eva I. Harris, Wife, W, F, Born June, 1871, 28 yrs old, Married 10 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Nannie B. Harris, Daughter, W, F, Born Jan, 1892, 8 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Raleigh I. Harris, Son, W, M, Born Aug, 1893, 6 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
James A. Harris, Son, W, M, Mar, 1895, 5 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Melvin H. Harris, Son, W, M, Born June, 1898, 1 yr old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Eva L. Harris, Daughter, W, F, Born Feb, 1900, 3/12 mos old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Cornelius and Amanda M. Bradley and family
Robert and Florence L. Ledbetter and family
Mark C. and Susan Davis and family
James L. and Arminta M. Davis
Rhody Davis and son, John Davis
Charlie M. and Alie A. Davis and family
William L. and Zula M. Davis and family
David B. and Laura Davis
Sims Harris, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Nov, 1830, 69 yrs old, Married 41 yrs (DOM 1859), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Speaks English, Can read and write, Owns mortgaged farm
Nancy Harris, Wife, W, F, Born Sept, 1840, 59 yrs old, Married 41 yrs, 5 children with 5 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Speaks English, Can read and write
Grant Harris, Head, W, M, Born Feb, 1869, 31 yrs old, Married 9 yrs (DOM 1891), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Speaks English, Can read and write, Farmer, Rents farm
Sophrona Harris, Wife, W, F, Born Sept, 1876, 23 yrs old, Married 9 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living, Born in NC, Both parents in NC, Can read and write
Burpee Harris (sic), Son, W, M, Born Feb, 1892, 8 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Williams J. Harris (sic), Son, W, M, Born Apr, 1894, 6 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Hobert Harris, Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1898, 1 yr old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
William Wilkerson, Head, W, M, Born Dec, 1846, 53 yrs old, Married 34 yrs (DOM 1866), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Can read and write
Susan A. Wilkerson, Wife, W, F, Born May, 1847, 53 yrs old, Married 34 yrs, 1 child with 1 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Ollie D. Wilkerson, Daughter, W, F, Born Sept, 1882, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
George M. Harris, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Aug, 1863, 36 yrs old, Married 2 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Owns farm free of mortgage
Anna A. Harris, Wife, W, F, Born Feb, 1878, 22 yrs old, Married 2 yrs, 1 child with 1 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Earnest L. Harris, Son, W, M, Born Oct, 1899, 7/12 mos old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Nancy Harris, Mother, W, F, Born Sept, 1831, 68 yrs old, Widowed, 6 children with 4 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Nancy J. Gray, Servant, W, F, Born Dec, 1881, 18 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm Laborer, Cannot read or write
John Gray, Head, W, M, Born Jan, 1828, 72 yrs old, Married 2 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Cannot read or write
Nancy Gray, Wife, W, F, Born Feb, 1830, 70 yrs old, Married 2 yrs, 0 children, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Mary Gray, Daughter, W, F, Born Feb, 1855, 45 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farming Labor
William Gray, Grandson, W, M, Born Nov, 1889, 10 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lee Gray, Grandson, W, M, Born Dec, 1892, 7 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Daniel M. Mostiller, Head, W, M, Born March, 1873, 27 yrs old, Married 3 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sarah J. Mostiller, Wife, W, F, Born Feb, 1872, 28 yrs old, Married 3 yrs, 3 children with 2 still alive, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
William N. Mostiller, Son,
Mary R. Mostiller, Daughter



1910 U.S. Census of Montford Cove, McDowell County, North Carolina; Taken 4/20/1900 by Dudley W. Crawford, Roll: T624_1112; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0103; Image: 1022; FHL Number: 1375125, Lines 15-20, "George M. Harris"
Columbus and Fannie Hall
Frank Logan, Servant
Nancy Harris, Head, F(emale), W(hite), 72 yrs old (DOB 1838), Widowed, Married 56 yrs, 5 children with 5 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm, Can read, Cannot write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Grant Harris, Head, M, W, 42 yrs old (DOB 1868), Married 14 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm, Can read and write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Sophronia A. Harris, Wife, F, W, 34 yrs old (DOB 1876), Married 14 yrs, 4 children with 4 still alive, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Burpee Harris (sic, Ancestry.com has him indexed as Burpee Harris but it looks like Burke Harris), Son, M, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1893), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm hand on home farm, Attends school, Can read and write
Willie J. Harris, Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm hand on home farm, Attends school, Can read and write
Hobort Harris (sic, Ancestry.com has him indexed as Hobort Harris but it looks like Hobert Harris and may be Harbert Harris), Son, W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1898), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm hand on home farm, Attends school, Can read and write
George R. Harris, Son, W, M, 5 yrs old (ODB 1905), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Tempey E. Harris (sic), Head, W, F, 71 yrs old (DOB 1839), Widowed, Married 50 yrs, 9 children with 7 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm, Can read and write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Mraeliah Harris (sic, Ancestry.com has her indexed as Mraeliah Harris, but it looks like Merahliah Harris), Daughter, W, F, 45 yrs old (DOB 1865), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm hand on home farm, Can read and write
Gay G. and Helen Fraser
Elijah H. Harris, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 31 yrs old (DOB 1879), Married 11 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm, Can read and write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Amy L. Harris, Wife, F, W, 31 yrs old, Married 11 yrs, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Della L. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1900), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write, Attends school
Grady L. Harris, Son, M, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1902), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read write, Attends school
Annie L. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1906), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Merritt C. Harris, Son, M, W, 2 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Arthur R. and Louey L. Davis and family
John L. and Elizabeth Wilkerson and Rosa Wilkerson
Wesley C. and Tinnie Owensby
William L. and Jane P. Padgett
Robert Wilkerson
Commodore and Tempey P. Williams and family
Joseph and Nancy C. Pridmore
Albert B. and Arminta J. Ledbetter
David B. and Larcenia Davis and family
William L. and Zula M. Davis and family
William and Josie A. Goldsmith and family
George M. Harris, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 43 yrs old (DOB 1867), Married 12 yrs (DOM 1898), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm, Can read and write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Annie L. Harris, Wife, F, W, 33 yrs old (DOB 1877), Married 12 yrs, 4 children with 3 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
John L. Harris, Son, M, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1904), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Attends school
Annie S. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1906), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lawrence Harris, Son, M, W, 1 yrs 5/12 mos old (DOB 1909), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Nancy Harris, Mother, F, W, 76 yrs old (DOB 1834), Widowed, Married 46 yrs, 6 children with 4 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Sarah Harris, Head, F, W, 79 yrs old (DOB 1831), Widowed, Married 56 yrs, 6 children with 0 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm, Can read and write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Eva F. Selney, Granddaughter, F, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1888), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ina N. Selney, Granddaughter, F, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1891), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Joseph G. Selney, Grandson, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Andy P. and Julia Ledford and family
Andrew and Sophia Wilkerson
Gorman Ledbetter
Jethro M. and Neva J. Morgan and family
Robert P. and Rebecca T. Morris and family
Bulow M. and Laura S. Bright




1920 U.S. Census of Montford Cove,  McDowell County, North Carolina; Census taken 1/2/1920-1/3/1920 by Carl R. Wilkerson, Roll: T625_1309; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 126; Image: 231, Lines 48-50, next page Lines 51-53, "George M. Harris"
Grant Harris, Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 53 yrs old (DOB 1867), Can read and write, Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Almina S. Harris, Wife, F, W, 45 yrs old (DOB 1875), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Willie J. Harris, Son, M, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1896), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farming
George Harris, Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1905), Single, Does not attend school, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farming
Nora J. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Hobert Harris (sic), Head, Rents farm, M, W, 21 yrs old (DOB 1899), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer
Lizzie Harris, Wife, F, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1898), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Berdie C. Harris (sic), Daughter, F, W, 2 yrs 7/12 mos old (DOB 1917), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Earl M. Harris, Son, M, W, 8/12 mos old (DOB 1919), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Rufus Williams, Head, M, W, 63 yrs old (DOB 1857), Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer
Nancy Williams, Wife, F, W, 65 yrs old (DOB 1855), Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ernest M. Morgan, Grandson, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1898), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Clerk
George M. Harris, Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 56 yrs old (DOB 1864), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer
Anna L. Harris (sic), Wife, F, W, 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Anna S. Harris (sic), Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1907), Single, Attends school, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lawrence W. Harris, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1909), Single, Attends school, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Charles D. Harris, Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1911), Single, Attends school, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Nancy Harris, Mother, F, W, 88 yrs old (DOB 1832), Widowed, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
George W. Hensley, Head, Rents farm, M, W, 31 yrs old (DOB 1889), Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Ora E. Hensley, Wife, F, W, 31 yrs old (DOB 1889), Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Jessie P. Hensley, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Nania E. Hensley, Mother, F, W, 56 yrs old (DOB 1866), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cooking
Joe L. Harris, Head, Owns Farm, M, W, 37 yrs old (DOB 1883), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Marietta Harris, Wife, F, W, 34 yrs old (DOB 1886), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Frank M. Harris, Son, M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Willard B. Harris, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1910), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Dora B. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Edney B. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Philip P. Ledford and family
Robert Gilbert and family
James P. Williams and family
Richard H. and Ruthie H. Bird
Mrs. Laura J. Flack and her son Adam Flack
Venice L. Harris, Head, Owns farm, F, W, 50 yrs old (DOB 1870), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer of general farm
Joshua H. Harris, Son, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1898), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, no occupation listed
Jerry A. Hensley and family
Columbus Hall and family



George Millard Harris committed suicide. It wasn't talked about in the family so the descendants don't know why he did it.

NC Death Certificate #456, Registration District #81-2585, Register #12, Geo. Millard Harris, DOD 3/24/1924 in Forest City, Rutherford County, NC
Male, White, Married to Lizzie Harris, DOB: 8/20/1863 in McDowell County, NC, 61 yrs, 7 mos, 4 days old
Occupation: Farming
Father: John Harris, born McDowell County, NC
Mother: Nancy Hall, Born McDowell County, NC
Informant: W.B. Whitlock of Forest City, NC
DOD: 3/24/1924 at 8:45am
Physician attended him from 3/1/1924 to 3/24/1924. Last saw him alive on 3/12/1924.
Cause of death: "Suiside (sic) by stabbing himself in stomach with knife"
Due to: "mental depression"
There was an autopsy
Dr. Bostic, Forest City, NC
Buried at Cove Church, 3/25/1924



1930 U.S. Census of N. Pine St., Charlotte,  Mecklenburg County,  North Carolina; Taken April 24, 1930 by Ms. R. Lee Thornburg, Roll:  1705; Page:  2B; Enumeration District:  13; Image:  968.0, Lines 63-65, "Annie L. Harris"
Annie L. Harris, Head, Rent home for $20/month, F(emale), W(hite), 53 yrs old (DOB 1877), Widowed, Married at age 21 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Annie Ive Harris (sic, Ancestry.com has her indexed as Annie Ive Harris but it looks like Annie Sue Harris and should be Annie Sue Harris), Daughter, F, W, 23 yrs old (DOB 1907), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Schoolteacher
Lawrence Harris, Son, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Bookkeeper for drug store
Charles Harris, Son, M, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1912), Single, Not attending school, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

Annie Elizabeth Koon Harris died in Yanceyville, Caswell County, NC. They are both buried at Montford Cove Baptist Church, 4920 Cove Road, Union Mills, Rutherford County, NC. Latitude: 35° 31' 29.33" N
Longitude: 82° 5' 37.51" W  -or-  Latitude: 35.524673551792986, Longitude: -82.09330379962921

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004 North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
Name: Anne Elizabeth Harris
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Social Security Number: 242820954
Age: 101
Date of Birth: 19 Feb 1878
Birth Location: North Carolina
Birth State: North Carolina
Residence County: Caswell
Residence State: North Carolina
Date of Death: 28 Sep 1979
Death County: Caswell
Death State: North Carolina
Institution: Nursing and Rest Homes
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Burial in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1979-82

Social Security Death Index
Name: Elizabeth Harris
SSN: 242-82-0954
Last Residence: 27379 Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 19 Feb 1878
Died: Sep 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1965)


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Koon Family Cemetery, Gilkey, Rutherford County, NC. "To get to this family cemetery from Gilkey, NC on Highway US221 turn west across from the sawmill onto Painter’s Gap Road, SR 1328, go 4.3 miles and turn left onto Padgett Road. Go about a half mile, to the bottom of the hill, and turn right on a gravel driveway. As you start out the driveway you will soon find an old drive off to the right, go on by it and at the next old drive, turn in and park your car and walk up the old road. The cemetery will be a few hundred feet on the right inside a fence. I was there September 26, 1997." THE SURNAMES: KOON, KOONE, KUHN, MORGAN, OWNBEY, SIMS. Source: Compiled by Bill Floyd (wdfloyd@rfci.net) Copyright, 1997 W.D. Floyd, USGenWeb project

Montford Cove Baptist Church Cemetery. "To get to this cemetery from Rutherfordton, NC take highway US64-74A west toward Lake Lure until you pass Green Hill School and Volunteer Fire Dept. Just a little ways past the Fire Dept. You will find a road angling off to the right, Cove Road, turn on it. Go About ten or more miles until you find a church up on a hill on the right side of the road. This is the second one on a hill on the right side of the road, the first was Shingle Hollow Holiness and had a lot of buildings around it. It will be after the intersection with Bill’s Creek Road. I started the inventory September 22, 1997 and I began in the northeast corner of the cemetery." Source: Compiled by Bill Floyd (wdfloyd@rfci.net) Copyright, 1997 W.D. Floyd
*Note - there does appear to be Montford Cove Cemetery (not the church) but according to the USGenWeb project it is in Harris, NC and doesn't have many marked graves and none with the last name of "Harris".)

Old Harris Family Cemetery. This cemetery is an "Old family cemetery on top of a hill on my father's farm - perhaps 20 graves, overgrown for years and marked only by field stones with no information about the individuals buried there." -Margie (Harris) Cox, Marion, North Carolina from Garda M. Hodgson's book, DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC HARRIS (© Copyright Garda Hodgson, May 2006, All Rights Reserved; USED BY PERMISSION; HTML rendering © Copyright Doug Paulson, May 2006, All Rights Reserved, Final edits accepted - January 20, 2006, Comments or corrections should be addressed to the webmaster e:mail address 4webmaster@isaac-harris-fam.us)

                                                                                              John Ownbey married Nancy Porter
Nicholas Kuhn married Mary DeWalt               James Ownbey married Joanna Sims
                                                       |                                  (James Ownbey was an American Patriot in the
                                                       |                                      Revolutionary War, he was one of the
                                                       |                                      Overmountain Men and in the Battle of King's
                                                       |                                      Mountain)
                                                       George Koon married Anister Ownbey
                                                       Jacob Madison Koon married Marena Morning Blankenship
                                                       Joseph Grayson Koon married Julie E. Crawford
                                                       Annie Elizabeth Koon married George Millard Harris


For more on Anna's family check out my other post at

http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/george-millard-harris-and-annie.html
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/don-langdon-john-humhries-and-clarinda.html
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/birl-henderson-bridges-and-macie-ora.html
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/amenuensis-monday-christopher-shuford.html
http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/samuel-albert-bridges-and-esther.html


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Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you Sharon - I am now excited about visiting the old cemeteries - Anna

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