FAMILY HISTORY

THE CHILDREN OF WILLIAM & HARRIETT HARRIS

William “Billy” Harris was born on October 05, 1815 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia as the eighth child of John Harris and Emily Bolling. He had nine siblings, namely: Elizabeth B., John D., Lewis, Martha, Clara, Thomas Richardson, Susannah, Jordan, and Jesse Mercer. He died on January 31, 1879 in Walton County, Georgia. When he was 26, He married Harriett Amanda Davenport, daughter of Jouett Davenport and Susannah Hewell, on November 11, 1841 in Clarke County, Georgia.

William “Billy ” Harris was also known as Billy. He was buried in Harris Family Cemetery, Walton County, Georgia.

William “Billy” Harris and Harriett Amanda Davenport had the following children:

1. Susan Emily Harris was born on September 01, 1842 in Walton County, Georgia. She died on July 06, 1906 in Walton County, Georgia. She married William Phillip Jones Jennings on May 24, 1860 in Walton County, Georgia (By James M. Gunter, MG).

2. James Warren Harris was born on December 22, 1844 in Walton County, Georgia. He died on July 13, 1864 in Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Virginia.

3. Charles Marion Harris was born on January 26, 1847 in Walton County, Georgia. He died on February 11, 1904 in Walton County, Georgia. He married Frances “Fannie” Upshaw on February 15, 1877 in Walton County, Georgia.

4. John Lewis Harris was born on December 31, 1848 in Walton County, Georgia. He died on October 20, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia. He married Eliza Jane Doster on December 22, 1874 in Walton County, Georgia.

5. William Thomas Harris was born on April 26, 1851 in Walton County, Georgia. He died on December 19, 1892 in Walton County, Georgia.

6. Robert Sylvester Harris was born on May 06, 1853 in Walton County, Georgia. He died on January 16, 1903 in Walton County, Georgia. He married Mattie Adeneth Smith on January 25, 1880 in Walton County, Georgia.

7. Isham Walker Harris was born on August 24, 1855 in Walton County, Georgia. He died on December 10, 1931 in Walton County, Georgia. He married Palmyra Smith on December 04, 1889 in Walton County, Georgia.

8. Floretta Harris was born on July 02, 1857 in Walton County, Georgia. She died on May 07, 1862 in Walton County, Georgia.

9. Maryetta Saphronia “Fronie” Harris was born on November 10, 1859 in Walton County, Georgia. She died on June 11, 1898 in Jackson County, Georgia. She married John Robert Hosch on October 15, 1889 in Walton County, Georgia.

10.Martha A. Harris was born on August 05, 1862 in Walton County, Georgia. She died on September 22, 1901 in Walton County, Georgia. She married William Thomas Laseter on May 08, 1897 in Walton County, Georgia (By W H Lloyd, NP and JP).

11. Virgil Vascar Harris was born on April 05, 1864 in Walton County, Georgia. He died on March 06, 1945 in Monroe, Walton County, Geo

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