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Monday, November 11, 2013

Visit To Hatcher Gardens

There is a small, but beautiful, park in our town called Hatcher Gardens. Yesterday was such a beautiful Fall day. The leaves were perfect for color and it was warm and such bright sunshine and our Carolina blue skies. Just made for beautiful pictures and I got some. We took my parents with us. Here are the photos I took.











Me with my coffee!











































Stan showing off how strong he is.
































Sunday, November 10, 2013

Black Sheep Sunday - James Wallace Harris and Joseph Oscar Harris

Samuel G. Harris (DOB About 1777 in Virginia; DOD Between 1850-1860 in Union County, SC) married Tryphena Harris (DOB 12/14/1771 in Virginia; DOD 8/23/1855 in Union County, SC). They had 8 children:
1) Thomas Harris
2) Millie Eugenia Harris Smith
3) John Harris
4) Robert N. Harris
5) Leticia Harris
6) Samuel Pleasant "S.P." Harris
7) Fleming Matthew "Mattie" Harris
8) James Coger Harris

My husband's direct ancestor is Fleming Matthew Harris. But in this post I wanted to follow some of Samuel Pleasant Harris' line.

Samuel Pleasant Harris (DOB 7/20/1806 in South Carolina; DOD 8/9/1879 in Union County, SC) married Sophia Hancock (DOB 5/8/1819 in Union County, SC; DOD 9/15/1884 in Union County, SC). They had 3 children:
1) James Lemuel "Tink" Harris
2) Jane C. Harris
3) William H.S. "Squire" Harris


I did a post on James Lemuel Harris complicated family life so I won't repeat it here. But he had a daughter named Sarah "Sallie" J. Millwood with his mistress Amanda Millwood. Sarah Millwood Harris (DOB 10/29/1868 in Union County, SC; DOD 4/30/1904 in Union County, SC) married Joseph Oscar Harris. Joseph Oscar Harris was born 3/11/1859 in Union County, SC to James Marion Harris and Sarah Ann Bevil. James Marion Harris was the son of Fleming Matthew Harris. James Marion Harris died 3/29/1865 at Burgess Mill, Virginia just before the end of the War of Northern Aggression. His brother, Anderson Kennedy Harris, was the only one of the 3 brothers that went to war, to make it back home. James Marion Harris and Sarah Ann Bevil had 3 children before his death: 1) Joseph Oscar Harris, 2) James Riley Harris, 3) Edna Harris Mitchell. Sarah Ann Bevil Harris had an affair with her husband's brother, Anderson Kennedy Harris, after the War and they had a child named Robert Jackson Harris (DOB 2/10/1872 in Union County, SC; DOD 12/20/1938 in Cherokee county, SC).

So Sarah Millwood was the illegitimate daughter of James Lemuel Harris and Amanda Millwood. Joseph Oscar Harris was the legitimate son of James Marion Harris and Sarah Ann Bevil Harris but he had a half brother who was illegitimate. I.e. they were, unfortunately, used to complicated families and may have contributed to their own marital problems.

Joseph Oscar Harris and Sarah Millwood Harris had 3 or 4 children:
1) Edward Washington Harris (DOB 6/18/1882 in Union County, SC; DOD 2/25/1920 in Union County, SC of pneumonia) married Lillie Ann Vaughan (DOB 12/12/1891 in Union County, SC; DOD 5/15/1950 in Union County, SC). They had 4 children: 1) Charles Rodger Harris, 2) James Lemuel "Lemmie" Harris, 3) Edward Oscar Harris, 4) Woodrow Wilson Harris.

2) Vellie Harris (DOB 3/16/1887 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/27/1958 in Union County, SC) married 1st ? Allman or Alman, and 2nd Walter Taylor Marsh (DOB 11/11/1869 in Columbia, Richland County, SC; DOD 9/3/1941 in White Rock, Richland County, SC).

3) Annie McCain Harris (DOB 6/18/1882 in Union County, SC; DOD 1/8/1933 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC of Influenza) married Wallace Douglas Lawson (DOB 8/19/1885 in Union County, SC; DOD 9/13/1959 in Union County, SC). They had 3 children: 1) Robert O'Brian Lawson, 2) Mary Pauline Lawson, 3) Wilma Frances Lawson.

4) James Wallace Harris was born to Sarah Millwood Harris after she and Joseph Oscar Harris separated. But James Wallace Harris claimed Joseph Oscar Harris as his father.

James Wallace Harris was born 7/9/1891 in Union County, SC. He married Nannie Mae Gault. Nannie Mae Gault was born 4/29/1893 in Union County, SC.

James Wallace Harris and Nannie Mae Gault Harris had 11 children. See below.

James was murdered by gunshot wound to the chest on 1/15/1935 in Union County, SC when he was only 44 yrs old.

SC Death Certificate #8111, Registered District #4205, Registered #7, J. Wallace Harris, DOD: 1/15/1935 in Pinckney, Union County, SC
Male, White, Married to Nannie Harris, DOB: 7/9/1891 in Union County, SC, 44 yrs old
Occupation: Farmer
Father: J.O. Harris, born in SC
Mother: Sarah Harris, born in SC
Informant: Mrs. J.W. Harris of Union, SC
DOD: 1/15/1935 at (blank)
Cause of death: Gunshot wound in chest, Homicide, No treatment, in yard of private home*
Burial: 1/17/1935 at Foster's Chapel

* Homicide in yard of private home of "Smith Vaughn", near Brown's Creek Church. Smith Vaughn was being held pending the coroner's investigation. Informant: Mrs. Wallace Harris via Dick Norwood

I looked up "Smith Vaughn" on Ancestry.com and found this info
Isaac Smith Vaughn (DOB 27 Oct 1852 in Union County, SC; DOD 2 May 1916 in Union County, SC) and Mary Etta Harris (DOB 1854 in Union County, SC; DOD 15 Sep 1922 in Union County, SC) lived in Pinkneyville. They had William Smith Vaughn (DOB 17 Apr 1890 in Union County, SC; DOD Jul 1973 in Union County, SC) who married Nannie Maude Palmer (DOB 22 Mar 1899 in Union County, SC; DOD Jun 1975 in Union County, SC). They had Isaac Smith Vaughn (DOB Jun 1975 in Union County, SC; DOD Apr 1975 in SC). So the "Smith Vaughn" could have been William Smith Vaughn or the second Isaac Smith Vaughn. Now for how they were related.

Samuel G. Harris
....Samuel Pleasant Harris
........James Lemuel "Tink" Harris
............Sarah "Sally" Jane Harris + Joseph Oscar Harris
.................James Wallace Harris (murdered)

Samuel G. Harris
....Samuel Pleasant Harris
.........James Lemuel "Tink" Harris
..............Martha Mary Etta Harris + Isaac Smith Vaughn (he died too early to be the murder)
...................William Smith Harris + Nannie Maude Palmer (He could have been the murderer which would make him the murderer of his 1st cousin.)
.........................Isaac Smith Harris (He could have been the murderer)

Nannie Mae Gault Harris died 2/22/1974 in Union County, SC.

They had 11 children:
1) Lillian Avenelle Harris (DOB 5/17/1912 in Union County, SC; DOD 8/1/1937 in Spartanburg County, SC) married Veston Ray Wix (DOB 12/21/1913 in Union County, SC; DOD 12/29/1997 in Union County, SC).

2) James Franklin "Frank" Harris (DOB 5/4/1914 in Union County, SC; DOD 6/21/1969 in SC) married Azalee Palmer or Azalea Palmer.

3) William Douglas Palmer (DOB 2/21/1916 in Union County, SC; DOD 8/4/1992 in Union County, SC) married Annie Lucille Vaughn (DOB 9/25/1916 in Union County, SC; DOD 4/29/2013 in Union County, SC).

4) Ada E. Harris (DOB --/--/---- in Union County, SC; DOD ? in ? ) married David Adams (DOB 10/29/1908; DOD 11/1984 in Union County, SC).

5) Julius Harris (DOB 12/1/1920 in Union County, SC; DOD 12/1/1920 in Union County, SC).

6) Everette Leon Harris (DOB 4/24/1922 in Union County, SC; DOD 4/3/2003 in Union County, SC) married Marian Farr (DOB ? in ? ; DOD ? in ? )

7) Manuel Grady "Preach" Harris (DOB --/--/---- in Union County, SC; DOD ? in  ) married ?.

8) Rachel Harris (DOB 1/27/1927 in Union County, SC; DOD 5/19/2006 in Spartanburg County, SC) married William Grady Roark (DOB 7/8/1924 in Cleveland County, NC; DOD 3/11/1996 in Union County, SC).

9) Raymond Curtis Harris (DOB 5/29/1929 in Unino County, SC; DOD 5/12/2011 in Union County, SC) married Suzanne Walker.

10) Sarah Catherine Harris (DOB 5/23/1931 in Union County, SC; DOD 11/26/1991 in Union County, SC) married Eugene "Shorty" Howell (DOB 9/14/1931 in Union County, SC; DOD 9/3/2005 in Spartanburg County, SC).

11) Dorothy "Dot" Harris (DOB --/--/---- in Union County, SC; DOD ? in ? ) married Robert Morris (DOB ? in ? ; DOD ? in ? ).

Joseph Oscar Harris and Sarah "Sally" Millwood Harris separated in 1889 due to her adultery. She had James Wallace Harris in 1891 so he may or may not be Joseph Oscar Harris' son. He went back out to Joseph Oscar Harris' farm when he was 14 yrs old to ask for a job and he lived out on the farm with Joseph Oscar. He claimed to be his son and his death certificate lists J.O. Harris as his father.

Joseph began his own affair with Nancy "Nannie" Jane Mitchell. She was born 7/4/1870 in Union County, SC to Elias Mitchell and Harriet Foster. She had a daughter named Lillie Ann Vaughn (DOB 12/12/1891 in Union County, SC; DOD 5/15/1950 in Union County, SC). Lillie Ann Vaughn married Edward Washington Harris (see above, son of Joseph Oscar Harris and Sarah "Sallie" Millwood Harris). They grew up together but were not blood related. Anyway, Joseph Oscar Harris and Nannie Mitchell had their first of what would be 9 children in 1893.

1) Ola Permelia Harris (DOB 1/15/1893 in Union County, SC; DOD 1/25/1944 in Fountain Inn, Greenville County, SC of cancer) married David Usra Allman (DOB 4/1/1890 in Union County, SC; DOD 12/23/1961 in Pelzer, Greenville County, SC).

2) Ernest Frances Marion "Huck" Harris (DOB 2/27/1895 in Union County, SC; DOD 11/23/1977 in Escondido, San Diego County, CA) married Emma Jane Batten (DOB 6/21/1901 in San Diego County, CA; DOD 11/24/1980 in El Chaon, CA).

3) Ella Harris (DOB 3/13/1897 in Union County, SC; DOD 10/13/1979 in Union County, SC) married John T. Bentley (DOB 3/5/1896 in Union County, SC; DOD 4/17/1964 in Union County, SC).

4) Bernice Harris (DOB 6/28/1899 in Union County, SC; DOD 10/25/1901 in Union County, SC)

5) William Jennings Bryan Harris (DOB 9/4/1901 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/28/1940 in Union County, SC) married Lois Marie Gault (DOB 10/7/1903 in Union County, SC; DOD 5/8/1981 in Union County, SC).

6) Pearl Harris (DOB 7/12/1905 in Union County, SC; DOD 6/26/1996 in Union County, SC) married John Fant Faucett (DOB 6/11/1904 in Union County, SC; DOD 3/9/1984 in Union County, SC).

7) Joseph Oscar Teague" Harris (DOB 8/28/1907 in Union County, SC; DOD 8/3/1972 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married Aurine Eaves (DOB 9/30/1917 in Union County, SC; DOD 9/29/1999 in Union County, SC).

8) Lula Belle "Babe" Harris (DOB 12/8/1910 in Union County, SC; DOD 1/13/1987 in Union County, SC) married Perno D. Head (DOB 10/22/1912 in Gainesville, Hall County, GA; DOD 4/29/1998 in Columbia, Richland County, SC).

9) Iris Virginia Harris (DOB 3/15/1914 in Union County, SC; DOD 1/6/1966 in Boiling Springs, Spartanburg County, SC) married ? Parris (DOB ? in ? ; DOD ? in ? ).


1900 U.S. Census of Pinckney,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T623_ 1544; Page:  20B; Enumeration District:  72, Lines 88-89, "Fannie Mitchell" (sister of Sarah J. Harris Harris so would be Wallace's aunt), Lines 95-100, "Joseph C. Harris" (sic)
Fannie Mitchell, Head, W(hite), F(emale), Born Nov, 1869, 30 yrs old, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, no occupation listed
Wallace Harris, Nephew, W, M, Born 7/1889, 10 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, At School
Joseph C. Harris, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Mar, 1859, 41 yrs old, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer of general farm, rents farm
Jamie Harris (sic, it's not legible and I think it's really Annie Harris, his daughter), Son (sic, ? - this was originally "Daughter" but was struck out and "Son" written), W, M, Born June, 1882, 18 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, no occupation listed
Edward Harris, Son, W, M, Born 4/1884, 16 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer
Cellie Harris (sic, should be Vellie Harris but Ancestry.com has her indexed as Cellie), Daughter, W, F, Born 3/1887, 13 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, At School
William Roberson, Hired, W, M, Born 7/1863, 36 yrs old, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer
Foster Guilford, Hired, B, M, Born 9/1886, 13 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer


Sallie J. Millwood Harris died 4/30/1904 in Union County, SC. Joseph Oscar Harris didn't marry Nancy Jane Mitchell until 1911 in Union County, SC. Did Joseph Oscar Harris and Sallie Millwood Harris divorce? Then why didn't he marry Nannie Mitchell after the divorce? If they didn't actually divorce, why didn't Joseph Oscar Harris marry Nannie Mitchell after Sallie Millwood Harris died? It seems that only the last child was born after they actually married.


1910 U.S. Census of Union Rd, Pinckney,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T624_1474; Page:  22A; Enumeration District:  118; Image:  871, Lines 8-14, "Oscar Harris" and "Edward Harris"
Oscar Harris, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 51 yrs old (DOB 1859), Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer of home farm, rents farm
Wallace Harris, Son, M, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1889), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Laborer of home farm
Ola Harris, Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1893), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John Loyd, Servant, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1888), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Laborer on home farm
Edward Harris, Head, M, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1883), Married, First Marriage, Married 3 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer of home farm, rents farm
Lillie Harris, Wife, F, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1891), Married, First Marriage, Married 3 yrs, 1 child with 1 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Roger Harris, Son, M, W, 2 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1920 U.S. Census of Union Road, Pickney, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1713; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 739, Lines 38-43, "Joseph O. Harris"
Joseph O. Harris, Head, Owns farm free of mortgage, M(ale), W(hite), 60 yrs old (DOB 1860), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer
William J. Harris, Son, M, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1903), Single, Does not attend school, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Pearl Harris, Daughter, F, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1906), Single, Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Joseph O. Harris Jr., Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1908), Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lula B. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1911), Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Irise Harris (sic), Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Earnest M. Harris (sic), Head, Rents, M, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1896), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer
Emma Harris, Wife, F, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1902), Can read and write, Born in Delaware, Father born in Virginia, Mother born in Delaware


Joseph Oscar Harris died 4/4/1927 in Union County, SC.

SC Death Certificate #8421, Registration District 4205, Registered #11, J.O. Harris, DOD: 4/4/1929 in Pinckney, Union County, SC
Male, White, Widowed
DOB: 3/11/1859 in SC, 68 yrs old
Farmer
Father: F.M Harris (sic), born in SC
Mother: Sarah Ann Bevel, born in SC
Informant: J.O. Harris, Jr. from Union, SC
DOD: 4/4/1929 at 4pm
Cause of death: Cardiovascular disease
Contributory: invitral insufficiency
Buried: Foster's Chapel on 4/5/1927 (sic)


Nannie Mitchell Harris died 9/8/1916 in Union County, SC. I couldn't find her death certificate.


Now for Manuel Grady Harris, son of James Wallace Harris and Nannie Mae Gault. Just recently he and his son, also named James Wallace Harris, made the news. Of course, everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty. But what a story to end on!


GoUpstate.com; Union County deputies seize 254 gallons of moonshine; Father, son charged
By Jenny Arnold
Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.

UNION — Union County deputies seized 254 gallons of moonshine and tens of thousands of dollars Tuesday at a home shared by an 89-year-old man and his son.

Yellow jackets buzzed around the bed of a pickup truck parked near the Union County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon — attracted to the sweet aroma wafting from the moonshine in dozens of plastic gallon jugs in the bed of the pickup.

During a news conference, Union County Sheriff David Taylor said Manuel Grady "Preach" Harris, 89, and his son, James Wallace Harris, 51, both of 208 Pasture Drive, Union, have been charged with possession of illegal liquor.

Taylor wouldn't go into detail, but said officers had probable cause to obtain a search warrant for the Harris home. Both men were at home at the time and were arrested without incident.

Three gallons of moonshine were found in the refrigerator. Another 54 gallons were recovered from a storage room in the carport, and 197 gallons were found inside a cattle barn on the property.

Deputies also seized about $40,000 in cash from inside the home.

No weapons were found at the house, and where the moonshine was produced remains a mystery, as no still was found on the property, Taylor said. Deputies are still investigating whether the Harrises are part of a distribution network for the illegal liquor.

"Some moonshiners don't fool with (producing) it, they just sell it," Taylor said.

The gallon jugs can sell for between $25 to $30 each.

Taylor said James Harris is facing a first-offense charge, while his father is facing a second-offense charge. A first offense carries a $600 fine or six months in prison. A second offense carries a $1,500 fine and up to a year in prison.

Previous arrests

According to the State Law Enforcement Division, Manuel Harris was arrested twice in 1977 on several liquor-related charges, including selling beer and liquor without a license. In 1991, he was convicted of trafficking marijuana and sentenced to a year in prison.

James Harris has a criminal record dating back to 1980, according to SLED. He has been convicted of numerous driving charges over the years, including driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

James Harris and Manuel Harris remained at the Union County Jail on Tuesday awaiting bond hearings.



WBCU Union County's Radio Station, AM 1460, FM 103.5, Wednesday, October 30, 2013
MOONSHINE BUST NETS TWO ARRESTS, 254 GALLONS OF MOONSHINE, AND $40,000 IN CASH

Wednesday, October 30

Think moonshine is a thing of the past? Think again. The Union County Narcotics Drug Task Force, armed with a search warrant for 208 Pasture Drive in Union County, executed the warrant Tuesday morning around 10:00am. Once they secured 2 individuals in the residence, the search warrant was executed.  Sheriff David Taylor described just how the bust went down.

Narcotics officers located 3 gallons of moonshine inside the refrigerator in the house and 54 in a storage room in the carport. At that point, the 2 subjects were arrested and taken to the Union County Jail. Upon searching additional property that was covered under the search warrant, narcotics officers recovered 197 gallons of moonshine in a cattle barn beside the residence. Arrested and charged with possession of illegal liquor were: James Wallace Harris, 51, of 208 Pasture Drive, Union, SC, and Manual Grady “Preach” Harris, 89, of 208 Pasture Drive, Union, SC. Narcotics officers seized approximately $40,000 cash from inside the residence. This will be the 1st offense on James Wallace Harris, and the 2nd offense for Manual Grady Harris, dating back to 1977. The penalty carries a maximum of $1500 fine or 1 year in prison for a 2nd offense, and a minimum of $600 fine and 6 months. Taylor said the task force had probable cause for executing the warrant. He estimates the value to be $25 to $30 per gallon. Interestingly, no still was located on the property, and the sheriff speculated the illegal liquor could have been purchased for resale. What will happen to all the moonshine? Taylor said it will be secured as evidence until the case is disposed of, and thus the liquor will be also.


Samuel G. Harris..............................Father
...Samuel Pleasant Harris...................brothers....Fleming Matthew Harris
......James Lemuel Harris...................1st cousins.....Gamewell Calhoun Harris.......brothers..........James Marion Harris
.........Sarah Millwood Harris*...............2nd cousins.........Edward Boyd Harris............1st cousins........Joseph Oscar Harris* + Sarah "Sally" J. Millwood Harris
............James Wallace Harris..............3rd cousins.............Clyde Harris.........................2nd cousins..........Edward Washington Harris married Lillie Ann Vaughn
...............Manuel "Preach" Harris.............4th cousins...............William Clyde Harris
..................James Wallace Harris....,,..........5th cousins......................Stan

* Sarah "Sallie" J. Millwood Harris married her 2nd cousin, Joseph Oscar Harris

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