Rev. 24 Jan. 2015, Gen. 536

 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HARRIS, FATHER OF GRAVES HARRIS,

OF VA

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

William Harris (1) was born about 1720 (or 1736[1]) in Hanover Co,., VA, and died in 1799 (or about 1803[2]) in Prince Edward Co., VA.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  The ancestry of William Harris is not known, although there has been much speculation, some of it disproven.  All their children were born in VA, at least the last two in Prince Edward Co.

It is believed that Graves Harris was named for a Graves ancestor, probably his mother.

A theory of R‑5 is that William Harris was a son (probably the only son) of George Harris, baptized 1701 in New Kent Co., VA.  This George Harris was the third son of Major William Harris of Henrico Co., VA.  The three sons of William Harris were all mentioned in the probate and administration of his estate in Prince Edward Co., VA.  Graves and Ralph married Baldwin sisters and moved to Georgia in 1805, after selling the land and mill that they inherited from their father.

R‑5 believes that the wife of William Harris may have been a Graves because he thinks the oldest, George Harris, was named for William's father, and the next, Graves Harris, was named for his mother.

Speculation by the compiler (Kenneth V. Graves) is that the wife of William Harris may have been a granddaughter of Ralph4 Graves (descended from Capt. Thomas Graves of VA, genealogy 169) and Unity White.  The date of birth and the places in VA were right, and there were name similarities.  Ralph Harris, son of William Harris, could have been named for his great-grandfather Ralph4 Graves (or his grandfather, if William's wife was a daughter of Ralph5 Graves, oldest son of Ralph4).  The middle name of White for Martha, one of the children of Graves Harris, could indicate a descent from this family.  It could also be conjectured that the name of the wife of William Harris was Elizabeth Graves, since one of the children of Graves Harris was Elizabeth Graves Harris.  In looking at the children of Ralph Graves and Unity White, the probable sons are Ralph Graves, Henry White Graves, Joseph Graves, and John Graves.  The first 2 had daughters named Elizabeth whose marriages to other people are known.  Nothing is known about the marriage of the children of Joseph, and the youngest son John had a daughter named Elizabeth whose marriage isn't known.

William Harris was of Wolf Swamp, St. Martin’s Parish, Hanover Co., VA.  He first appeared in the land tax list for Hanover Co. in 1782 with 400 acres in Wolf Swamp.  He continued to appear in the land tax list and the personal property tax list in Hanover Co. until 1801, at which time 404½ acres were conveyed to George Harris.  William Harris appeared in the land records and tax records of Prince Edward Co., VA from 1767 until 1799, and his estate was last mentioned in 1805, when Graves Harris and George Harris were involved as executors of the estate.  (R‑1, R‑5, R‑6)

Children - Harris

+2.   George Harris, b.c. 1755 (or 1758), m. Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. May 1824.

+3.   Graves Harris, b.c. 1760, m. Elizabeth Baldwin, 20 Nov. 1787, d. 5 Dec. 1826.

+4.   Ralph Harris, b.c. 1764 (or 1762), m(1) Mary McCaul, m(2) Agnes Baldwin, 16 Dec. 1790, d. Dec. 1815.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM HARRIS (1)

George Harris (2) was born about 1755 (or 1758), and died May 1824 in Warren Co., KY.  His will was recorded in Warren County Order Book C, 1823-1827.  He married Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑6)

Children - Harris

+5.   Graves Harris, b.c. 1773, m. Elizabeth Wheeler, 15 Oct. 1799, d. May 1849.

+6.   William Hudson Harris, b. 1775, m. Catherine Anderson, 5 Oct. 1805.

    7.  Elizabeth Dickson Harris, b.c. 1783, m. Major Holland, 9 Oct. 1802, d. 30 Nov. 1838.

    8.  Frances Harris, b.c. 1784, m. Hezekiah Holland.

    9.  Sarah Harris, b.c. 1785, m. Charles Epperson, 13 Jan. 1807 (Lincoln Co., KY).

    10.   George Overton Harris, Jr., b.c. 1790, m. Elizabeth Holland, 5 April 1813 (Warren Co., KY), d. 10 Nov. 1855 (Warren Co., KY).

    11.   Mary Graves Harris, b.c. 1793, m. James Thomas.

    12.   Lucy Overton Harris, b.c. 1799, m(1) Allen Johnson, 26 Nov. 1817, m(2) Richard Merritt, 24 Oct. 1823, d. Jackson Co., MO.

 

Graves Harris (3) was born about 1760 or 1761 in VA, and died 5 Dec. 1826 in Morgan Co., GA.  He married Elizabeth Baldwin, daughter of John Baldwin and Susannah Peake (or Peek), on 20 Nov. 1787 in Prince Edward Co., VA.  She was born about 1760 or 1766 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died 1820 in Morgan Co., GA.  Their first 7 children were born in Prince Edward Co., VA, and the others were probably all born in Morgan Co., GA.  (R‑2, R‑5, R‑6)

Children - Harris

    13.   George B. Harris, b. 1788, m. Sukey Allen, 28 Nov. 1809 (Morgan Co., GA) d. 1825 or later (GA).

    14.   Thomas O. Harris, b. July 1790, m(1) Nancy Greer, 21 Nov. 1816 (GA), m(2) Nancy Thomas, 20 Dec. 1826 (Morgan Co., GA), d.c. 1877 (Wall Co., GA).

+15.   Mary Williams Harris, b. 19 March 1792, m. Abraham Chandler, 9 May 1813, d. 1 Dec. 1854.

+16.   Elizabeth Graves Harris, b. 14 Feb. 1794, m. Reuben Weaver, d. 26 Oct. 1853.

    17.   Susannah B. Harris, b. 29 March 1796, m. Henry C. (or B.) Morgan, 15 Sept. 1818 (Morgan Co., GA), d. 24 April 1867.

+18.   Martha White Harris, b. 21 March 1798, m. Pleasant Baker Rudd, 20 March 1827, d. 25 July 1878.

    19.   Judith Burford Harris, b.c. 1804 or 1801, m. Hiram Hayes, 21 July 1828 (Morgan Co., GA), d. before 1850 (GA).

    20.   Sarah ("Sally") Ralph Harris, b.c. 1804, probably died as infant.

+21.   Samuel F. Harris, b.c. 1805 or 1806, m. Grace Elizabeth Butler, 22 March 1827, d. May 1867.

+22.   Charles Caswell Harris, b. 1808, m. Elizabeth Jones, 4 March 1830, d. 1877 or 1876.

    23.   Sarah Ralph Harris, b. 1810, never married, d. 1828 (Walton Co., GA).

 

Ralph Harris (4) was born about 1764 (or 1762) in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died in Dec. 1815 in Morgan Co., GA.  He first married Mary McCaul on 18 Dec. 1785 in Goochland Co., VA.  He married second Agnes Baldwin on 16 Dec. 1790 in Prince Edward Co., VA.

Children - Harris, by Mary McCaul

+24.   Williamson S. Harris, b.c. 1786, m. Christena Fisher, 11 Aug. 1809.

Children - Harris, by Agnes Baldwin

    25.   Baldwin Burford Harris, b.c. 1791 (GA), d. 1808 (GA).

+26.   Samuel T. Harris, b.c. 1794, m(1) Sarah Keith, m(2) Sarah Noland, 1816, d. 1879.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE HARRIS (2) AND SARAH ------

Graves Harris (5) was born about 1773, and died May 1849 in Johnson Co., MO.  He married Elizabeth Wheeler, daughter of Mark Higgason Wheeler and Frances Hudson, on 15 Oct. 1799 in Louisa Co., VA.  She was born about 1777, and died about 1851 in Johnson Co., MO.  Graves and Elizabeth moved to Warren Co., KY from Louisa Co., VA about 1807 and to Johnson Co., MO about 1841.  Their first 3 children were born in Louisa Co., VA, the fourth in KY, and all the others in Warren Co., KY.  (R‑6)

Children - Harris

    27.   Carter O. Harris, b. 16 Oct. 1800, m. Mary Anne Hudson, 17 Sept. 1835 (Madison Co., AL), d. 22 Nov. 1860 (Jackson Co., AL).

    28.   William H. Harris, b. 1804, m. Susan ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    29.   Wheeler O. Harris, b.c. 1805, m. Roseanne Collins, c. 1825 (KY), d.c. 1869 (Lafayette Co., MO).

    30.   Nancy Harris, b. 1814, m. Constant R. Brim, 4 July 1837 (Warren Co., KY).

    31.   George W. Harris, b.c. 1819, m. Mary Anne Young, 9 Feb. 1843 (Lafayette Co., MO), d. MO.

    32.   James H. Harris, b. 25 June 1817, m. Sarah Jane Arterberry, 10 June 1845 (Johnson Co., MO), d. 4 Dec. 1890 (Johnson Co., MO).

    33.   Elizabeth Harris, b. Sept. 1814, m. John Epperson, 31 March 1856 (Johnson Co., MO).

    34.   Lucy Harris, b.c. 1820, m. Caleb May, d. MO.

    35.   Charles Hudson Harris, b.c. 1823, m. Hulda Collins, 7 May 1846 (Lafayette Co., MO), d. MO.

    36.   Mary Harris, b.c. 1825, m. Leander Creasmen, d. 3 March 1848 (Johnson Co., MO).

    37.   Frances E. Harris, b. 1828, m. William T. Collins, 8 June 1848 (Johnson Co., MO), d. 21 Oct. 1903 (Henry Co., MO).

 

William Hudson Harris (6) was born about 1775.  He married Catherine Anderson on 5 Oct. 1805 in Warren Co., KY.  (This marriage date seems unlikely, considering their first 2 children were born before that date.)  (R‑6)

Children - Harris

    38.   James Harris, m. Nancy Johnson, 27 Jan. 1817 (Warren Co., KY).

    39.   Thomas H. Harris, b.c. 1803, m. Martha E. Skiles, 21 Jan. 1822 (Warren Co., KY).

    40.   Alexander C. Harris, b.c. 1809, m. Mary Wilkerson, 19 Dec. 1841 (Warren Co., KY).

    41.   Nancy L. Harris, b.c. 1821, m. George L. Blewert, d. Warren Co., KY.

 

CHILDREN OF GRAVES HARRIS (3) AND ELIZABETH BALDWIN

Mary ("Polly") Williams Harris (15) was born 19 March 1792 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died 1 Dec. 1854 in Gordon Co., GA.  She married Abraham Chandler, son of Bailey Chandler and Tabitha Jackson, on 9 May 1813 in Morgan Co., GA.  He was born 26 Nov. 1780, and died 8 May 1847 in Cass Co., GA.  They were both buried in Chandler Cem., Calhoun Co., GA.  At least their first 5 children were born in GA.  (R‑3, R‑6)

Children - Chandler

+42.   Elizabeth Harris Chandler, b. 12 May 1814, m. Daniel Johnson, 1832, d. 6 April 1851.

    43.   William Bailey Overton Chandler, b. 8 May 1816, m. Elizabeth T. Peden, 1837, d. 1 Aug. 1896.

    44.   Mary Anne Amanda Chandler, b. 6 Nov. 1818, m. William Pinckney Mason, 14 Nov. 1836, d. 1 March 1894.

    45.   Martha Agnes Chandler, b. 30 Jan. 1821, m. Asbury White Reeves, 2 Oct. 1838, d. 14 Jan. 1896 (Gordon Co., GA).  He was b. 1 July 1816, and d. 21 March 1892 in Gordon Co., GA.

    46.   Cynthia Adaline Chandler, b. 2 May 1825, m. William Hubbard Bailey, 2 Feb. 1845, d. 31 July 1892 (Gordon Co., GA).  He was b. 1810 in GA, and d. 16 July 1892 in Gordon Co., GA.

    47.   Samuel Graves Lafayette Chandler, b. 1830, m. Elizabeth Stewart, 1855, d. 1857.

    48.   Amelia Susanna America Haseltine Chandler, b. 1832, m. William Short Johnson, 17 Aug. 1848, d. 28 July 1896.  He was b. 29 June 1828, and d. 28 June 1899 in Gordon Co., GA.

    49.   Abraham Roane Chandler, b. 1835, m. Martha A. Maline, 1859.  She was b. 1839.

 

Elizabeth ("Betsy") Graves Harris (16) was born 14 Feb. 1794 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died 26 Oct. 1853 in Gwinnett Co., GA.  She married Reuben Weaver, son of David Weaver and Massinbird Shoemaker.  He was born28 Jan. 1755 in VA (or Putnam Co., GA), and died 15 March 1849.  Elizabeth was Reuben's second wife.  She was said to have been very emotional, given to fainting at any sudden excitement.  They raised their family in Walton Co., GA.  (R‑4)

Children - Weaver

+50.   Graves Harris Weaver, b. 1 Jan. 1822, m. Margaret Brown, 1 Sept. 1846, d. 17 July 1902.

    51.   Benjamin Putnam Weaver, b. 6 June 1831 (Gwinnett Co. or Putnam Co., GA, about 10 miles from Lithonia), m. Mary Jane McGuire, d. 1864 (in Civil War battle at Franklin, TN).  He was called Putnam and was named for the county in GA.  He lived in Gwinnett Co., GA.  He was a Captain of Company in 42nd GA Regt. in the Civil War in 1860.  He was in service at the beginning of the war with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston until Gen. Hood took over the Army.  He had typhoid in TN about 1861.  He was killed leading his troops at battle of Franklin, TN, and was commended for bravery.

    52.   Reuben Weaver, Jr.

 

Martha (“Patsy”) White Harris (18) was born 21 March 1798 in Prince Edward Co., VA, died 25 July 1878 in Columbia Co., AR, and was buried in Barlow Cem., Columbia Co., AR.  She married Pleasant Baker Rudd on 29 March 1827 in Morgan Co., GA.  He was born 12 Nov. 1786 in Meriwether Co., GA, and died in Feb. 1855 in Antioch West, Columbia Co., AR.  (R‑6)

Children - Rudd

    53.   Edward Rudd, b. 1821, m. Sarah A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    54.   Nancy Anne Rudd, b. 1824, m. Thomas Harris.

    55.   William H. Rudd, b. 1826, m. Martha S. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    56.   C. Rudd, b. 1828.

    57.   Pleasant G. Rudd, b. 1830.

    58.   Martha P. Carrie Rudd, b. 1831, m. Robert N. Melton.

    59.   James Baker Rudd, b. 6 Jan. 1833, m(1) Martha G. Garrard, m(2) Mary (Moody) Garrard.

    60.   Frances Susan Alice Rudd, b. 1836, m. Charles Lane.

    61.   May Sarah Healon Rudd (or Sarah Martha Anne Rudd), b. 1837, m. Edward P. McDaniel (or Stockley T. Morgan).

    62.   Judith Permelia C. Rudd, b. 1842, m. Andrew Hudman.

    63.   Augustus Alonzo Rudd, b. 7 March 1844, m. Marh (?) C. Cooper.

    64.   Columbus L. Roland Rudd, b. 19 Oct. 1846, m(1) Margaret G. Robertson, m(2) Lucy E. Roper.

 

Samuel F. Harris (21) was born about 1805 or 1806 in Prince Edward Co., VA, or Morgan Co., GA, and died in May 1867 in Columbia Co., AR.  He married Grace (“Gracie”) Elizabeth Butler, daughter of John M. Butler and Elender (or Eleanor) Walden, on 22 March 1827.  She was born in 1812 in Morgan Co., GA, and died after 1880 in Columbia Co., AR.  Their first 5 children were born in Morgan Co., GA, the next 2 in Meriwether Co., GA, and the last in AR.  (R‑2, R‑6)

Children - Harris

    65.   Elizabeth Ellen Harris, b.c. 1828, m. James H. Finley, 29 Oct. 1857 (Columbia Co., AR), d. after 1880 (Columbia Co., AR).

    66.   John G. Harris, b. 22 June 1830, m. Sousan P. Flenniken, d. 28 Oct. 1914 (Eastland Co., TX).  He was bur. in Pioneer City Cem., Eastland Co., TX.

+67.   William Thomas Harris, b. 21 June 1831, m(1) Sarah Celesta Strong, 28 April 1858, m(2) Mary F. Weathers, 20 Sept. 1870, m(3) Seletea McGhee, 11 Dec. 1879, d. 28 April 1900.

    68.   Pleasant James Harris, b. 27 Oct. 1832, m. Phillaciea A. Arabella Hudson, 25 Nov. 1853, d. 22 Feb. 1911 (Columbia Co., AR).  He was bur. Waldo Cem., Columbia Co., AR.

    69.   Martha C. Harris, b. 1839, m. Carpage Goodwin, 14 Nov. 1859 (Columbia Co., AR), d. after 1913 (Columbia Co., AR).

    70.   Augustus Oliver Harris, b. 1841, never married, d. 7 May 1862 (Grenada, MS).

    71.   Sarah Helene Harris, b. 26 Jan. 1844, m. Phillip Pullig Frazier, after 1865 (Columbia Co., AR), d. 10 Dec. 1910 (Columbia Co., AR).

    72.   Mary J. Harris, b. 1852.

 

Charles Caswell Harris (22) was born in 1808 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died in 1876 or 1877 in Meriwether Co., GA.  He married Elizabeth (or Eliza A.) Jones on 4 March 1830 in Morgan Co., GA.  She was born in 1810 in GA, and died about 1870 in Meriwether Co., GA.  Their first 5 children were born in Morgan Co., GA, and the next 4 in Meriwether Co., GA.  (R‑6)

Children - Harris

    73.   Wiley Graves Harris, b. 20 Dec. 1830, m. Lexie Anne E. Cooley, 18 Feb. 1873, d. 6 March 1902 (Clay Co., AL).

    74.   Pleasant G. Harris, b. 1834.

    75.   Americus I. Harris, b. 1836, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Phillips.

    76.   Martha Amanda Harris, b. 1837, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 18 Dec. 1855 (Meriwether Co., GA), d.c. 1900 (Randolph Co., AL).

    77.   Elizabeth Harris, b. 1838.

    78.   Henry Harris, b. 1840.

    79.   Emily C. Harris, b. 1843, m. William M. Hubbard, 1869.

    80.   William F. Harris, b. 1846.

    81.   Augustus Harris, b. 1848.

 

CHILDREN OF RALPH HARRIS (4)

Williamson S. Harris (24) was born about 1786 or 1789 in Montgomery Co., NC.  He married Christena Fisher on 11 Aug. 1809 in Rowan Co., NC.  She was born about 1786 in Rowan Co., NC.  They were in the 1850 census for Davie Co., NC.  He was a farmer.  All their children were probably born in Rowan Co.  (R‑7)

Children - Harris

    82.   Caroline Harris, b.c. 1827.

    83.   Bethhack (?) Harris, b.c. 1829.

+84.   Henry Sidney Harris, b. 22 Jan. 1832, m. Margaret J. Smith, 9 Nov. 1854, d. 22 May 1898.

    85.   Stephen Harris, b.c. 1834.

 

Samuel T. Harris (26) was born about 1794 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died in 1879 in Columbia Co., AR.  He first married Sarah Keith.  He married second Sarah Noland in 1816 in Morgan Co., GA.  She was born about 1798 in Morgan Co., GA.  (R‑8)

Children - Harris

    86.   Martha S. Harris

    87.   Sidney Ralph Harris

+88.   Sarah Ann Harris, b. 27 April 1824, m. Edward Rudd, 13 Nov. 1845, d. 13 Feb. 1883.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF MARY W. HARRIS (15) AND ABRAHAM CHANDLER

Elizabeth Harris Chandler (42) was born 12 May 1814 in GA, and died 6 April 1851.  She married Daniel Johnson, son of Archibald Johnson and Julia Gordon.  He was born in 1800 in Elbert Co., GA.  (R‑3, R‑6)

Children - Johnson

+89.   Mary Harris Johnson, b. 1834, m. John Gerdine Johnson, d. 1915.

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH G. HARRIS (16) AND REUBEN WEAVER

Graves Harris Weaver (50) was born 1 Jan. 1822 in Putnam Co., GA, and died 17 July 1902 in DeKalb Co., GA.  He married Margaret Brown, daughter of George Brown and Margaret Andrews, on 1 Sept. 1846 in Jasper Co., GA.  She was born 19 April 1823 in Sumter Co. (or Jefferson Co.?), GA, and died 7 Feb. 1878 near Lithonia, DeKalb Co., GA.  They were in the 1880 census for Conyers, Rockdale Co., GA, when he was widowed, and only children Delia, Lucius, and Emma were still living at home.  All their children were born in GA.  (R‑4)

Children - Weaver

+90.   George Walton Weaver, b. 16 Sept. 1847, m. Gertrude DeVarnun Grenade.

+91.   Graves Harris Weaver, Jr., b.c. 1848, m. Annie Fitzpatrick.

+92.   Mary Caroline Weaver, b. 5 Feb. 1849, m. Samuel B. Etheridge.

+93.   Nancy Weaver, b. 28 Nov. 1850, m. Shelby Nuckolls.

+94.   Eudora Virginia Weaver, b. 7 Aug. 1852, m. James Madison Stephenson, 28 Dec. 1871, d. 23 Nov. 1931.

    95.   Cordelia (“Delia”) Ann Weaver, b. 3 April 1854, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  No children.

+96.   Reuben David Weaver, b. 8 Feb. 1856, m. Lizzie Clinch.

    97.   Lucius Andrews Weaver, b. 29 March 1858 (of Birmingham, AL), never married.

+98.   Emma Dean Weaver, b. 11 Aug. 1863, m. Thomas J. Mobley, d. 24 June 1896.

 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL F. HARRIS (21) AND GRACIE E. BUTLER

William Thomas Harris (67) was born 21 June 1831 in Morgan Co., GA, died 28 April 1900 in Union Co., AR, and was buried in Harris Cem., Union Co., AR.  He first married Sarah Celesta Strong on 28 April 1858 in Columbia Co., AR.  He married second Mary F. Weathers on 20 Sept. 1870 in Union Co., AR.  He married third Seletea McGhee on 11 Dec. 1879 in Union Co., AR.  All the children were born in Union Co., AR.  (R‑2, R‑6)

Children - Harris, by Mary F. Weathers

+99.   Benford R. Harris, b. 9 May 1873, m. Mary Turner Hines, d. 11 Feb. 1921.

    100.    John Harris, b. 20 Oct. 1874, m. Lula Maude Mitchell, d. 9 Oct. 1901.

Children - Seletea McGhee

    101.    Bessie Harris, b. 31 Oct. 1880, m. Dorsey Jones, d. 23 Dec. 1944.

    102.    James Pleasant Harris, b. 26 June 1883, m. Ida Elizabeth Pyles, d. 10 Nov. 1976.

 

Henry Sidney Harris (84) was born 22 Jan. 1832 in AL (or Mississippi Territory), and died 22 May 1898 in Joaquin, Shelby Co., TX.  He married Margaret J. Smith, daughter of William Smith and Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 9 Nov. 1854 in MS.  They were in the 1860 census for Tishomingo Co., MS, with him listed as Sidney.  They were in the 1870 census for Prentiss Co., MS, with her mother, Margaret Smith, 72, born in SC, living with them.  They were in the 1880 census for Tishomingo Co., MS.  He was a farmer in 1860, a farm laborer in 1870, and a farmer in 1880.  All their children were born in MS.  (R‑7)

Children - Harris

    103.    Sarah J. Harris, b.c. 1855.

    104.    William H. Harris, b.c. 1857.

    105.    Virginia F. Harris, b.c. 1858.

    106.    Samuel S. Harris, b.c. 1861,

    107.    Margaret A. Harris, b.c. 1864.

    108.    Robert Lee Harris, b.c. 1865.

    109.    Charles Harris, b. 27 June 1868 (Burnsville, Tishomingo Co., MS), d. 25 March 1944 (Liberty Co., TX).

    110.    John Harris, b.c. 1871.

    111.    Marietta Harris, b.c. 1874.

    112.    Kinnie Harris, b.c. 1878.

 

Sarah Ann Harris (85) was born 27 April 1824 in Morgan Co., GA, and died 13 Feb. 1883 in Johnson’s Station, TX.  She married Edward Rudd, son of Plesent Baker Rudd and Annise Browning, on 13 Nov. 1845 in Meriwether Co., GA.  He was born 25 Dec. 1823 in NC, and died 8 Nov. 1909 in Johnson’s Station, TX.  (R‑8)

Children - Rudd

    113.    Lenora E. Victoria Rudd, b.c. 1847 (GA), d. 19 Sept. 1918 (Tarrant Co., TX).

    114.    Lugene J. Rudd, b. 30 June 1850, d. Johnson’s Station, TX.

    115.    Sidney W. Rudd, b. 1 Oct. 1854 (AR), d. 18 Sept. 1915 (Johnson’s Station, TX).

    116.    Thomas A. (“Tom”) Rudd, b. 9 Feb. 1856 (AR), d. 2 Feb. 1924 (Arlington, TX).

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH H. CHANDLER (42) AND DANIEL JOHNSON

Mary Harris Johnson (89) was born in 1834 and died in 1915.  She married John Gerdine Johnson, son of John Johnson and Mourning Brittain.  He was born in 1817 and died in 1883.  Mary and John were not known to be related.  (R‑3)

Children - Johnson

+117.    Daniel William Johnson, b. 1862, m. Willie Vilenah Medlock, d. 1935.

 

CHILDREN OF GRAVES H. WEAVER (50) AND MARGARET BROWN

George Walton Weaver (90) was born 16 Sept. 1847 in GA.  He married Gertrude DeVarnun Grenade.  He enlisted in the Confederate Army, Georgia troops, Aug. 1864, and was sent to Savannah, GA.  He returned home after surrender in April 1865.  He was living in Jacksonville, FL in 1912.  They were in the 1880 census for Conyers, Rockdale Co., GA, when she was listed as Fannie G., and he was listed as a retired merchant.  All their children were born in GA.  (R‑4)

Children - Weaver

    118.    Bertha Weaver, b.c. 1876, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Leete.

+119.    Ethel (or Isabel) Weaver, b.c. 1878, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Estes.

+120.    Tinie Weaver, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Walker.

 

Graves Harris Weaver, Jr. (91) was born about 1848 in DeKalb Co., GA, and died in Birmingham, AL.  He was of Birmingham, AL.  He married Annie Fitzpatrick.  This might be the Harry Weaver in the 1880 census in Augusta, Richmond Co., GA, with wife Jane.  (R‑4)

Children - Weaver

    121.    child

    122.    child

    123.    child

    124.    child

    125.    child

 

Mary Caroline Weaver (92) was born 5 Feb. 1849 in GA.  She married Samuel B. Etheridge.  He was born about 1850 in GA.  (R‑4)

Children - Etheridge

+126.    Birdie Etheridge, m. Barden Burrow.

 

Nancy ("Nannie") Weaver (93) was born 28 Nov. 1850 in GA.  She married Shelby Nuckolls.  He was born in Stone Mountain, GA.  (R‑4)

Children - Nuckolls

    127.    child

    128.    child

    129.    child

    130.    child

    131.    child

 

Eudora ("Dora") Virginia Weaver (94) was born 7 Aug. 1852 in Rock Bridge, Gwinnett Co., GA, and died 23 Nov. 1931 in Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.  She married James Madison Stephenson, son of Anthony Stephenson and Jane Gardner, on 28 Dec. 1871 in Lithonia, De Kalb Co., GA.  He was born 29 Oct. 1841 in De Kalb Co., GA, near Lithonia, and died 8 May 1925 in Carrolton, GA.  (R‑4)

Children - Stephenson

+132.    James Madison Stephenson, Jr., b. 8 May 1873, m. Mamie Estelle Gunter, 1 Jan. 1896, d. 21 June 1907.

+133.    Eudora Virginia Stephenson, b. 4 Feb. 1875, m. Marcellus Lee Watkins, 12 Aug. 1896, d. 23 May 1962.

+134.    Graves Franklin Stephenson, b. 3 May 1877, m. Ada Gunter, Oct. 1900, d. 7 April 1955.

+135.    Mell Manly Stephenson, b. 13 April 1880, m. Daisy Harris, 14 Dec. 1905, d. 5 July 1959.

+136.    Margaret Stephenson, b. 10 Jan. 1883, m. Thomas Johnston Jones, 18 April 1906, d. 6 June 1978.

+137.    Tina Dean Stephenson, b. 10 July 1887, m. Erastus Lamar Shelnutt, 12 Jan. 1910, d. 18 March 1977.

+138.    George Brown Stephenson, b. 30 Sept. 1891, m(1) Lucille Phelps, m(2) Annie Elizabeth Thomas, d. 1963.

 

Reuben David Weaver (96) was born 8 Feb. 1856 in GA.  He married Lizzie Clinch.  (R‑4)

Children - Weaver

    139.    child

    140.    child

 

Emma Dean Weaver (98) was born 11 Aug. 1863 in GA, and died 24 June 1896 in Atlanta Hospital following an operation.  She married Thomas J. Mobley.  (R‑4)

Children - Mobley

    141.    Rufus Mobley

    142.    Harry Mobley

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM T. HARRIS (67) AND MARY F. WEATHERS

Benford R. Harris (99) was born 9 May 1873 and died 11 Feb. 1921, both in Union Co., AR.  He married Mary Turner Hines, daughter of William Henry Hines and Martha Evans.  She was born 18 Aug. 1875 in Claiborne Parish, LA, and died 12 Jan. 1942 in Union Co., AR.  (R‑2)

Children - Harris

+143.    Henry Gladen Harris, b. 13 Sept. 1908, m. Martha Ethel Mills, d. 19 Aug. 1988.

 

 

GENERATION 6

 

CHILDREN OF MARY H. JOHNSON (89) AND JOHN G. JOHNSON

Daniel William Johnson (117) was born in 1862 and died in 1935.  He married Willie Vilenah ("Billie") Medlock, daughter of William Medlock and Vilenah Mason, in 1887.  She was born 9 Oct. 1864 and died 29 March 1922.  (R‑3)

Children - Johnson

    144.    Antoinette Medlock Johnson, m. William Collins Matthews.

    145.    Geordine Eric Johnson, b. 1889, d. 1903 (or 1905).

    146.    Daniel William Johnson, Jr., b. 1891, m. Julia Elsie Wagnon, 5 March 1913, d. 1919.

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE W. WEAVER (90) AND GERTRUDE D. GRENADE

Tinie Weaver (120) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Waller.  (R‑4)

Children - Waller

    147.    child

    148.    child

 

CHILDREN OF MARY C. WEAVER (92) AND S. B. ETHERIDGE

Birdie Etheridge (126) married Barden Burrow.  (R‑4)

Children - Burrow

    149.    Mary Burrow

    150.    Barden Burrow

    151.    Clark Burrow

    152.    Anne Burrow

 

CHILDREN OF EUDORA V. WEAVER (94) AND JAMES M. STEPHENSON

James ("Jimmie") Madison Stephenson, Jr. (132) was born 8 May 1873 in De Kalb Co., GA, near Lithonia, and died 21 June 1907.  He married Mamie Estelle Gunter on 1 Jan. 1896.  She was born 19 April 18‑‑, of Walton Co., GA.  (R‑4)

Children - Stephenson

+153.    Meg Stephenson, b. 10 May 1897, m(1) Sumner Jewell Smith, Jr., c. 1920, m(2) Richard B. Salsbury, 1946, d. 3 March 1990.

+154.    James Madison Stephenson III, b. 6 May 1899, m(1) Ruth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Willie Sue Alruend, m(3) ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    155.    Barrett Weaver Stephenson, m(1) Hazel ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Virginia ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  No children.

+156.    Henry Gunter Stephenson, m. Laeta Saunders.

+157.    Elizabeth Stephenson, m. Edgar Hunter Clayton, Jr.

 

Eudora Virginia Stephenson (133) was born 4 Feb. 1875 near Lithonia, De Kalb Co., GA, and died 23 May 1962 in Farmville Community Hospital, Farmville, VA.  She married Marcellus Lee Watkins, son of Thomas Watkins and Susan Watkins, on 12 Aug. 1896 at Bowdon Baptist Church, Bowdon, GA, by Rev. W. J. Roop.  He was born 25 Dec. 1864 and died 21 Nov. 1933, both in Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA.  Their first 2 children were born in Keysville, VA, and the third one in Durham, NC.  (R‑4)

Children - Watkins

    158.    Susan Edith Watkins, b. 3 Oct. 1897, d. 31 May 1898 (Jersey, GA).

+159.    Mildred Lucille Watkins, b. 23 Nov. 1899, m(1) Duane Franklin Reed, 13 Feb. 1921, m(2) Albert Benjamin Chandler, 12 Nov. 1925, d. 23 Jan. 1995.

+160.    Dorothy Lee Watkins, b. 23 May 1904, m. Campbell Fletcher Epes, 21 Aug. 1928, d. 24 Aug. 1971.

    161.    unnamed infant, b. and d. 31 July 1906.

    162.    unnamed infant, b. and d. 22 Sept. 1909.

 

Graves Franklin ("Steve") Stephenson (134) was born 3 May 1877 in De Kalb Co., near Conyers, GA, and died 7 April 1955 in Athens, GA.  He married Ada Gunter in Oct. 1900.  She was of Social Circle, Walton Co., GA.  (R‑4)

Children - Stephenson

    163.    Mary Stephenson

 

Mell Manly Stephenson (135) was born 13 April 1880, and died 5 July 1959 in Athens, GA.  He married Daisy Harris, daughter of Robert Harris and Mary Evans, on 14 Dec. 1905.  She was born 26 July 1880 in Watkinsville, GA, and died 20 March 1961 in Valdosta, GA.  (R‑4)

Children - Stephenson

    164.    Mell Manly Stephenson, Jr., b. 3 May 1907, m. Suzanne (or Johnnie) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1 Nov. 1939 (Panama).  No children.

+165.    Mildred Mary Stephenson, b. 3 April 1909, m. George Bishop, d. 7 Sept. 1969.

+166.    Julien Harris Stephenson, b. 17 Oct. 1916, m. Elizabeth Rast, d. 18 April 1985.

    167.    James Evans Stephenson

 

Margaret Stephenson (136) was born 10 Jan. 1883 and died 6 June 1978.  She married Thomas Johnston Jones on 18 April 1906.  He was born in April 1869, of Durham, NC, and died 4 Feb. 1929.  (R‑4)

Children - Jones

+168.    Beryl Jones, b. 7 March 1907, m. Earl Runyon Tyler, 29 Oct. 1932, d. 26 Feb. 1986.

+169.    Thomas Johnston Jones, Jr., b. 6 March 1908, m. Bertha Barr Hopkins, d. 3 Dec. 1991.

    170.    Mell Taylor Jones, b. 23 Sept. 1909, never married, d. 2 Jan. 1985.

    171.    Edward Leyburn Jones, b. 26 Dec. 1910, m. Pearl Reed, d. 17 Oct. 1975.  He was in the South Pacific on a LCT (Landing Craft Tanks) in 1943.  No children.

    172.    James Stephenson Jones, never married.

    173.    Margaret Louise Jones, b. 11 Oct. 1916, m. Loran S. Clark, d. 11 Nov. 1991.  No children.

 

Tina Dean Stephenson (137) was born 10 July 1887 and died 18 March 1977.  She married Erastus Lamar Shelnutt on 12 Jan. 1910.  He was born 26 Nov. 1865 in Walton Co., GA, and died 28 March 1941 in Winder, GA.  (R‑4)

Children - Shelnutt

+174.    Ruth Dean Shelnutt, m. Claud Herrin.

    175.    Hazel Lamar Shelnutt, m. Robert Getzing.

    176.    Virginia Elizabeth Shelnutt, m. Robert H. Robertson.

    177.    Charlotte Shelnutt, m. James W. Bell.

 

George Brown Stephenson (138) was born 30 Sept. 1891, and died in 1963 in Ocala, FL.  He first married Lucille Phelps.  This marriage ended in divorce and it is said that he would never afterwards mention her name.  They had no children.  He married second Annie Elizabeth Thomas.  This was a happy marriage.  They lived in Leesburg, FL for a while and moved to Ocala, FL in 1948.  George was a Ford automobile salesman for many years with Ocala Motor Co., then later a Ford agent at Leesburg, FL.  He was a Mason and had many Masonic honors.  He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Ocala, FL, service by Dr. J. Conally Evans, pastor of First Baptist Church, Ocala.  (R‑4)

Children - Stephenson, by Annie E. Thomas

    178.    Virginia Ann ("Ginger") Stephenson

+179.    George Brown Stephenson, Jr., m. Donna Lee Wimple.

 

CHILDREN OF BENFORD R. HARRIS (99) AND MARY T. HINES

Henry Gladen Harris (143) was born 13 Sept. 1908 and died 19 Aug. 1988, both in Union Co., AR.  He married Martha Ethel Mills.  (R‑2)

Children - Harris

    180.    James Howard Harris, b. Wesson, Union Co., AR, m. Elizabeth Ann McCleskey.  She was b. El Dorado, Union Co., AR.

 

 

GENERATION 7

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES M. STEPHENSON, JR. (132) AND MAMIE E. GUNTER

Meg Stephenson (153) was born 10 May 1897, and died 3 March 1990 in Ocala, FL.  Her name is an acronym of her mother's maiden name.  Her father wanted to name her Meg because he felt her mother's full name was too long.  She first married Sumner Jewell Smith, Jr. about 1920.  He was from Tampa, FL, and later lived at C‑Y Ranch, Ocala.  She married second Richard B. Salsbury in 1946.  He was born in 1906, was of High Point, NC, later of Ocala, FL, and died in Feb. 1996 in Ocala, FL.  (R‑4)

Children - Smith

+181.    Robert Smith, b. 1918, m. Lota Lee, d.c. Feb. 1990.

+182.    Meg Stephenson Smith, m. Jack Erb Teagarden.

 

James Madison ("Jack") Stephenson III (154) was born 6 May 1899.  He first married Ruth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He married second Willie Sue Alruend.  He married third ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑4)

Children - Stephenson, by Ruth ------

    183.    Graves Barrett Stephenson

Children - Stephenson, by Willie S. Alruend

+184.    Edwin Stephenson, m(1) Beverly Syphon, m(2) Eunice ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    185.    James Madison Stephenson IV, died at age 4.

 

Henry Gunter Stephenson (156) married Laeta Saunders.  (R‑4)

Children - Stephenson

+186.    Elizabeth Stephenson, m. Peter Land.

+187.    Mary Ruth Stephenson, , m(1) Peter Calligretas, m(2) Bill Baity.

    188.    Anne Gunter Stephenson, m. Daniel Moe.

 

Elizabeth Stephenson (157) married Edgar Hunter Clayton, Jr.  (R‑4)

Children - Clayton

    189.    Mary Barrett Clayton, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Brown.

    190.    Edgar Hunter Clayton III

 

CHILDREN OF EUDORA V. STEPHENSON (133) AND MARCELLUS L. WATKINS

Mildred Lucille Watkins (159) was born 23 Nov. 1899 in Keysville, VA, and died 23 Jan. 1995 in Versailles, KY.  She first married Duane Franklin Reed on 13 Feb. 1921.  He was born 1 Feb. 1900 in IL.  She married second Albert Benjamin ("Happy") Chandler, son of Joseph Chandler and Callie Sanders, on 12 Nov. 1925 in Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, VA.  He was born 14 July 1898 in Corydon, Henderson Co., KY, and died in 1991 in Versailles, KY.

Mildred and Happy made their home in Versailles, KY.  He was prominent in politics and sports, was twice governor of KY, and reached national prominence as Commissioner of Baseball.  Mildred was always at his side and never overshadowed.  Their duets were an unbeatable feature of the campaign trail and her beauty and vivaciousness were prone to steal the show from his folksy speeches.  (R‑4)

Children - Reed

+191.    Marcella Virginia Reed, m(1) John P. Gregg, m(2) Thomas Davis Miller.

Children - Chandler

+192.    Mildred Watkins Chandler, m(1) John Kennedy Cabell, m(2) James J. Lewis.

+193.    Albert Benjamin Chandler, Jr., m. Lucie Cross Dunlap.

+194.    Joseph Daniel Chandler, m(1) Lynne Angelee Bryant, m(2) Dolores ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

Dorothy Lee ("Dot") Watkins (160) was born 23 May 1904 in Durham, NC, and died 24 Aug. 1971 in MCV Hospital, Richmond, VA.  She married Campbell Fletcher ("Speedy") Epes, son of Freeman Epes and Rebecca Robinson, on 21 Aug. 1928 in Keysville, VA.  He was born 20 June 1898 in Nottoway Co., VA, at "Oakwood", near Blackstone, and died 25 March 1964 in Blackstone, VA.  They were both buried in Lakeview Cem., Blackstone, VA.  (R‑4)

Children - Epes

+195.    Campbell Fletcher Epes, Jr., m. Ella Mae Starkey.

+196.    Virginia Lee Epes, m. Howard McIlroy Mills.

 

CHILDREN OF MELL M. STEPHENSON (135) AND DAISY HARRIS

Mildred Mary Stephenson (165) was born 3 April 1909, and died 7 Sept. 1969 in Toccoa, GA.  She married George Bishop.  (R‑4)

Children - Bishop

+197.    David Wesley Bishop, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

Julien Harris Stephenson (166) was born 17 Oct. 1916, of Longwood, near Orlando, FL, and died 18 April 1985 in Athens, GA.  He sold real estate, was an ensign in the 7th Amphibians stationed in Australia in 1943, and was transferred to New Guinea Jan. 13, 1944.  He married Elizabeth Rast.  (R‑4)

Children - Stephenson

+198.    James Mell Stephenson, m. Beverly Bailey.

+199.    Robert Manley Stephenson, m. Linda Cheetham.

    200.    Julien Harris Stephenson, Jr., m. Lane ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

CHILDREN OF MARGARET STEPHENSON (136) AND THOMAS J. JONES

Beryl Jones (168) was born 7 March 1907 and died 26 Feb. 1986.  She married Earl Runyon Tyler on 29 Oct. 1932.  He was born 23 Jan. 1899, of Durham, NC, and died 19 Feb. 1960.  (R‑4)

Children - Tyler

+201.    Earl Runyon Tyler, Jr., m. Elizabeth C. Williams.

    202.    James Dawson Tyler, m. Cordelia Richards Robinson.

+203.    Anne Madison Tyler, m. Eugene Stephen McGuire.

 

Thomas Johnston Jones, Jr. (169) was born 6 March 1908 and died 3 Dec. 1991, both in Durham, NC.  He married Bertha Barr Hopkins.  (R‑4)

Children - Jones

+204.    Edward Lawrence Jones, m. Carol Jean Larson.

    205.    Phyllis Jeanette Jones, m. Thomas McL. Meek.

 

CHILDREN OF TINA D. STEPHENSON (137) AND ERASTUS L. SHELNUTT

Ruth Dean Shelnutt (174) married Claud Herrin, son of W. J. Herrin.  (R‑4)

Children - Herrin

    206.    Lamar Herrin

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE B. STEPHENSON (138) AND ANNIE E. THOMAS

George Brown Stephenson, Jr. (179) married Donna Lee Wimple.  (R‑4)

Children - Stephenson

+207.    Katherine Elizabeth Stephenson, m. Gary L. Johnson.

    208.    James Andrew Stephenson, m. Nancy Sue Marr.

    209.    John Michael Stephenson

    210.    Donna Lynn Stephenson

 

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[1] R‑1 gave his date of birth as about 1720 and R‑5 gave it as about 1736.

[2] R‑1 gave his death as 1799 and R‑5 gave about 1803.