A Harris Family Bibliography

NOTE November 2018 - I haven't worked on the Harris pages in quite some time, so there is probably good information available that is not included here. This is still a useful starting place.

The following annotated bibliography contains the references I used to compile the various webpages on Nova Scotia and New Brunswick HARRIS families. As you can tell, they run the gamut from scholarly to speculative. They are not offered as the gospel truth about any Harrises, but as references that you won't have to spend your next fifty years gleaning for yourself. Use them for what they are intended - as helps to keep you moving forward on your own genealogical studies.

In the interests of individual privacy, I haven't included the e-mail addresses of the people providing some of this information. If you see someone you would like to correspond with, contact me and I'll see if I can put you in touch with them. (So many people are only communication on "social media" sites now, that a lot of older e-mail addresses are useless.)

1. "Eleanor". 2001. Annapolis and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Harrises. e-mail 22 Jan 2001.
"Eleanor" (last name unknown) wrote:
"My Harris research goes back to Isaachar HARRIS, my 3g grandfather, residing at Margaretsville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia." NOTE: I haven't yet been able to connect him to other Nova Scotians.
"In your notes on the Yarmouth County Harrises, you questioned the birthdate of William Harris, as being the first child born in the colony. You have 18 Aug 1765 as a birthdate. I also have that date, but as the date of his christening. It may have been that in moving to Yarmouth that his christening was delalyed, due to the Church not being fully established in the new area?"

2. "Louise". 2004. [Hezekiah Harris]. e-mail 10 Feb 2004.
"Louise" (no last name given) was seeking information on ancestry of Hezekiah B. Harris, b. ca 1805-1810 in Northumberland Co., New Brunswick. "Believe he goes back to Hezekiah Harris of the Miramichi. He is not the son of Abraham of Oromocto nor is he the Hezekiah born in 1805 in Charlotte and died in 1897. My Hezekiah died in 1864 in the Civil War. He named his sons Hezekiah Franklin (also killed in the Civil War), George, Abraham, William, Charles, and Horatio. They were believed to be Loyalists and have ties to the Boston, Mass. area."

3. L. Allen. 2001. [William Harris and Matilda-New Brunswick]. e-mail 5 Feb 2001.
Laura Allen (Connecticut) shared the following regarding various New Brunswick Harrises.

Family of William and Matilda HARRIS
1-Capt. William HARRIS b. ca 1811; m. Matilda ___ (b. ca 1817 Nova Scotia). Known children:
2-Isaac HARRIS b. ca 1838 Charlotte Co., N. B.; m. Catherine HANDLEY (b. ca 1843) in Charlotte Co. 17 Dec 1860. They were both of St. George, N. B. at the time of their marriage.
3-Capt. William E. HARRIS b. ca 1836 Charlotte Co., N.B.; m. ca 1842 Rebecca Jane O'BRIEN. Children:
4-Stephen K. HARRIS
5-Matilda E. HARRIS m. Orville MITCHELL and lived in Eastport, Maine
6-Fred A. HARRIS lived at some time in Winthrop, Massachusetts
7-George HARRIS at some point lived in Medford, Massachusetts
8-Isaac Newton HARRIS b. 20 April 1858 Back Bay, Charlotte Co., N. B.; d. 29 July 1934 Eastport, Maine. Married 1st Annie McCORMICK; m. 2nd Mary Agnes COOK; m. 3rd Sophie Stewart DUFF.
9-Mary HARRIS b. ca 1861 Back Bay, Charlotte Co., N. B.
10-Capt. William H. HARRIS b. 20 Sept 1871 New Brunswick; d. 8 July 1918 Augusta, Maine; m. Eva HARRINGTON.

Death record: Rosamund (CARD) HARRIS
Widow of Asa HARRIS
Born ca. 1815 Deer Island, New Brunswick, dau of George CARD and Toby HOOPER (both born Deer Island); died of heart disease and acute bronchitis 28 Sept 1905 Eastport, Maine (age 90); buried 1 Oct 1905 Hillside Cemetery

Death record: George H. HARRIS
Died 8 April 1905 Eastport, Washington Co., Maine; buried 11 Apr 1905 Hillside Cemetery, Eastport. He was 40 years 6 months and 9 days old; was was single, and was a can maker by trade. His father was Benjamin F. HARRIS, a spar maker born in Eastport, and his mother was Sarah J. HAWKINS born in Pennfield, New Brunswick.

Family info, Benjamin F. HARRIS and Sarah J. HAWKINS
Benjamin HARRIS b. 11 Jan 1837 Eastport
Sarah Jane HAWKINS b. 28 June 1840 Pennfield, New Brunswick
Marriage 8 Nov 1863
Children:
George H. HARRIS b. Eastport 30 Oct 1864
Benjamin E. HARRIS b. Eastport 11 Sept 1868

4. E. Astle. 2004. [John Harris of England and New Brunswick]. e-mail 15 Feb 2004.
Ellen Harris Astle wrote: "Re John Harris b. 1788 in ?Whitechapel, London, England; m. 3 May 1813 St. Mary's, York Co., New Brunswick, Sarah Elizabeth Sutherland (b. 22 April 1791 in Taymouth, NB... John was Jewish.
"Their son John Harris b. 20 Dec 1821; m. Margaret Gillespie (b. 1828 in Northumberland Co., N.B., dau. of John Gillespie, who was born on Prince Edward Island."

5. L. Beckwith. 2003. Beckwith-Harris links. e-mail 25 July 2003.
Lawrence (Larry) Beckwith provided the following information on the wife of Daniel HARRIS (b. 1739), who he found on my "Harris Families of Kings County, Nova Scotia" webpage:
"Since there seems to be some confusion [on the webpage] on Daniel Harris's second wife, I offer the following reference, titled 'Descendants of Capt. of John Steadman of Rhode Island and Nova Scotia' [http://www.stedmanfamily.org]

Martha STEADMAN (John-9, Thomas-8, John-7, Thomas-6, Thomas-5, Thomas-4, Isaac-3, Thomas-2, Gilbert-1) was born 18 Nov 1750 in South Kingston, Washington Co., RI, and died 20 Dec 1802 Horton, Kings Co., Nova Scotia. She m. first Worden BECKWITH 12 Jan 1769 in Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, son of John BECKWITH and Jane WORDEN. He was born 12 Jan 1748/49 in Southington, Hartford Co., CT, and died ca 1784 Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia. Martha m. 2nd Daniel HARRIS 26 June 1786 Cornwallis, Kings Co., N. S., son of Asa Harris and Unknown.
Children of Martha STEADMAN and Worden BECKWITH
1-John Steadman BECKWITH b. 23 Feb 1770 Cornwallis, Kings Co., N.S.; d. Rexton, New Brunswick.
2-Parthenia [Prudence] BECKWITH b. 29 Dec 1771 Cornwallis, Kings Co., N.S.; m. Gilbert HARRIS (b. 16 Aug 1765).
3-Thomas Worden BECKWITH b. 3 Sept 1772 Cornwallis, Kings Co., N.S.; d. 16 Dec 1854 Presque Isle, Aroostook Co., Maine.
4-Rebecca BECKWITH b. 6 July 1776 Cornwallis, Kings Co., N.S.; m. John CALKIN 9 June 1796 Cornwallis (John b. 21 Dec 1773)
5-Enoch BECKWITH b. 21 March 1779 Cornwallis, Kings Co., N. S.; d. after 1851 Salisbury, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick.

6. I. E. Bill. 1880. Fifty years with the Baptist ministers and churches of the Maritime provinces of Canada. Saint John, New Brunswick: Barnes & Co. 778pp.
David HARRIS, son of Lebbeus HARRIS of Cornwallis, N. S., was stationed at both Horton, N. S. and Sackville, N.B.; married twice, father of 12 children (not named in book).

7. P. Brewer. 2004. Judson C. Harris. e-mail May 2004.
From Paul Brewer: "I have been researching Judson C. Harris... I know that on Oct. 10, 1869 he married Mary Jane Boone. He had several children with her. On Oct. 1, 1891, he married Mary Elizabeth Haines. They moved from York County, New Brunswick to Massachusetts (perhaps to Foxboro?) and I believe that is where Julie Carrie Harris was born Sept. 8, 1894. Judson may have died there? Mary Elizabeth remarried in York County in 1909."

8. G. S. Brown. 1888. Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: a sequel to Campbell's History. Boston, MA: Rand Avery Company. 524pp.
Ebenezer CLARK was a grantee at Yarmouth, as were Samuel HARRIS, David HARRIS, and Benjamin REDDING.

9. B. Camp. 2001. [Harrises in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia]. e-mail 3 Jan 2001.
The Shelburne County Genealogical Society's 1993 book "Land of My Fathers" (Volume 2) includes information on five generations of a Harris family that came to Shelburne County from Wales in 1818. I have not reviewed this book, but have the following information from Bill Camp:
"John HARRIS born in Carmarthenshire, Wales, about 1777, died in Welshtown, Shelburne County and was buried on 3 January 1858. John married Mary JAMES on 2 August 1798 at Liandyfriog, Cardiganshire, Wales. Mary died at Welshtown, aged 92 years. John, Mary and seven or eight children arrived in Shelburne with the second group of Welsh settlers. John received 200 acres of land at New Cambria (now Welshtown), as did his sons David and Henry. In all, John and Mary had at least 13 children. A number of HARRIS family members still live in this area and are descended from John and Mary."

10. J. R. Campbell. 1972. A history of the county of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Bellelville, Ontario: Mika Studio. 200pp.
p.37 - 1762 or 1763, first male English child born in Yarmouth was William, son of Samuel HARRIS, who was settled on the west side of Yarmouth harbor opposite Killam's shipyard.
p.50 - In 1763-74 there were 10 people in Samuel HARRIS' family.
p.56 - David HARRIS, along with Samuel HARRIS, were on the list of Yarmouth grantees 1767.
p.91 - In 1784 names on the Yarmouth town list included Samuel HARRIS, Samuel HARRIS Jr., David HARRIS, Cors. HARRIS, and Benjamin HARRIS.
p.112 - Samuel HARRIS arrived at Yarmouth from Beverly, MA, in 1763.

11. P. Cobb. 2003. Thomas Harris, Mary LeCain and Elizabeth LeCain. e-mail. 16 July 2003.
E-mail from Paul Cobb:
"From your [web]page... you have this marriage: Thomas Harris and Mary LeCain. From a LeCain family line I got from a genealogist in Nova Scotia, Canada, Elizabeth LeCain (born 17 May 1750, daughter of Francis Barclay LeCain and Alicia Maria Hyde) was the wife of Thomas Harris. Her sister Mary LeCain, born 21 June 1754, married Abraham Spurr and had with him, 12 children. Another web page (www.escribe.com/genealogy/nsroots/m1879.html) has Mary Elizabeth LeCain marrying Thomas Harris and Mary LeCain (sister) marrying Abraham Spurr."

12. B. H. Davis. 1999. Ely Harris and Lucretia Ransom. e-mail. 16 Dec 1999.
B. H. Davis wrote: My family descends from Ely Harris 1755-1813 and Lucretia Ransom 1754-1836. Ely moved to Ingersoll ON -----his children had large families many of whom stayed in the area, some went to western Canada, to NY and MI.
The data I have shows Asa d1762 and Anne Ely to have the following children :
Mary Harris b1750 in Saybrook CT
Ely Harris 1755-1813 b Saybrook
Alpheus Harris b1757
Champlin Harris
Betty Harris---maybe called Mary
Lucy Harris
Ebenezer ----he may be the child of Anne's second husband--Clement Daniels.

Alpheus was the only one I found in the statistics that Margaret Tuttle sent me from Kings Co NS. There were a lot of Marys so maybe if I take a good long time at it who knows what might turn up.
There are a couple of Daniels
1. Daniel Harris b March 31 1776 in CT and died April 1865 in Ingersoll ON.
He married Phoebe Holt 1785-1868; they were married around 1800 in NY.
He was the son of Ely Harris 1755-1813 and Lucretia Ransom.
2. Daniel Harris Jr. 1805-1875 lived in NY and ON married Marietta Hyde.
Also there are 4 Gilberts.
1. Gilbert Harris 1785-1847 b in CT d in Porter Co IN; son of Ely & Lucretia
2. Gilbert Harris son of Ariel Harris 1775-1815
3. Gilbert Harris 1812-1881 son of James P Harris 1785-1858 and Lorainy
Janes; m Eliza Bennett
4. Gilbert Harris 1837 in Ellisburgh NY; son of Ariel Harris 1804-1870
(Otsego NY) and Emily Johnson

13. T. Dehmel and K. Lawson. 2000. Harrises in Nova Scotia censuses. e-mail. 19 Nov 2000.
Trish Dehmel had posted the following inquiry on the Nova Scotia Rootsweb mail list:
I am interested in knowing about Harrises in the Digby or Yarmouth area between 1760-1830 I am looking in particular for a Harris family, most likely Stephen or William Harris, wife Ruth, unknown number of children, one in particular is Squire Reuben Harris.

Katrina Lawson responded as follows:
To: NOVA-SCOTIA-L@rootsweb.com - Here is the head of household census data
1786 - HARRIS L - ( ) - Cornwallis Township - 38 - 5 - 11 [NOTE: don't know what these numbers mean]
1786 - HARRIS - Thadius - ( ) - Cornwallis Township - 38 - 5 - 12
1791 - HARRIS - Thaddeus - farmer - Cornwallis Township - 7 - 3 - 31
1791 - HARRIS - Libbeus - farmer - Cornwallis Township - 7 - 3 - 32
1791 - HARRIS - John - labourer - Cornwallis Township - 7 - 9 - 22
1791 - HARRIS - Henry - shoemaker - Horton Township - 14 - 4 - 11
1791 - HARRIS - Labbeus - farmer - Horton Township - 14 - 4 - 12
1791 - HARRIS - David - farmer - Horton Township - 14 - 4 - 13
1791 - HARRIS - Daniel - farmer - Horton Township - 14 - 4 - 14
1791 - HARRIS - James - farmer - Horton Township - 14 - 4 - 15
1791 - HARRIS - Gilbert - farmer - Horton Township - 14 - 4 - 16
1791 - HARRIS - James Prentice - labourer - Horton Township - 14 - 7 - 38
1791 - HARRIS - Peleg - labourer - Horton Township - 14 - 7 - 39
1791 - HARRIS - Amasa - labourer - Horton Township - 14 - 8 - 1
1791 - HARRIS - Samuel - labourer - Horton Township - 14 - 8 - 2
1795 - HARRIS - Thaddeus - - Cornwallis Township - 60 - 4 - 33
1795 - HARRIS - Libbeus - - Cornwallis Township - 60 - 4 - 34
1795 - HARRIS - Daniel - - Cornwallis Township - 60 - 5 - 5
1838 - HARRIS - Elisha - farmer - Aylesford Township - 160 - 5 - 12
1838 - HARRIS - James - farmer - Aylesford Township - 160 - 5 - 15
1838 - HARRIS - Edward - merchant - Aylesford Township - 160 - 5 - 18
1838 - HARRIS - Laurence - farmer - Aylesford Township - 160 - 6 - 20
1838 - HARRIS - Amasa - farmer - Horton Township - 161 - 6 - 26
1838 - HARRIS - Leard - farmer - Horton Township - 161 - 6 - 27
1838 - HARRIS - Nathan - farmer - Horton Township - 161 - 14 - 16
1838 - HARRIS - Nathaniel - farmer - Horton Township - 161 - 20 - 3
1838 - HARRIS - Samuel - farmer - Horton Township - 161 - 20 - 4
1838 - HARRIS - James - farmer - Horton Township - 161 - 20 - 5
1838 - HARRIS - Edward - farmer - Horton Township - 161 - 20 - 22
1838 - HARRIS - Isaac - farmer - Horton Township - 161 - 20 - 23
1838 - HARRIS - David - farmer - Horton Township - 161 - 20 - 25
1838 - HARRIS - William - farmer - Horton Township - 161 - 20 - 26
1838 - HARRIS - James - merchant - Horton Township - 161 - 22 - 11
1851 - HARRIS - Elisha D - - Aylesford - 10 - 1 - 19
1851 - HARRIS - Laurence - - Aylesford - 10 - 2 - 20
1851 - HARRIS - David - reverend - Canard - 2 - 1 - 27
1851 - HARRIS - Judson - - Canard - 2 - 1 - 28
1851 - HARRIS - Elisha - - Canard - 2 - 3 - 1
1851 - HARRIS - Alice - widow - Canard - 2 - 3 - 2
1851 - HARRIS - Fully Miss - - Canard - 2 - 4 - 30
1851 - HARRIS - William - - Canning - 1 - 1 - 19
1851 - HARRIS - Edward - - Canning - 1 - 9 - 16
1851 - HARRIS - John - - Canning - 1 - 10 - 11
1851 - HARRIS - Stephen - - Centreville - 3 - 1 - 4
1851 - HARRIS - Thomas A - - Centreville - 3 - 3 - 25
1851 - HARRIS - James - - Centreville - 3 - 4 - 2
1851 - HARRIS - Thomas - - Centreville - 3 - 4 - 29
1851 - HARRIS - Mary - - Horton - 8.3 - 4 - 19
1851 - HARRIS - James W - - Horton - 8.3 - 4 - 20
1851 - HARRIS - Nathaniel - - Horton - 8.3 - 4 - 21
1851 - HARRIS - James D - - Kentville - 6 - 6 - 15
1851 - HARRIS - F W - - Kentville - 6 - 6 - 16
1851 - HARRIS - Alijah - - Somerset - 5 - 11 - 21
1851 - HARRIS - Wells - - Somerset - 5 - 11 - 21
1851 - HARRIS - Elijah - - Wolfville - 8.2 - 2 - 2
1851 - HARRIS - David - - Wolfville - 8.2 - 5 - 9
1851 - HARRIS - Israel - - Wolfville - 8.2 - 5 - 11
1851 - HARRIS - Edward - - Wolfville - 8.2 - 5 - 14
1851 - HARRIS - Amasa - - Wolfville - 8.2 - 5 - 22
1851 - HARRIS - John - - Wolfville - 8.2 - 5 - 23
1851 - HARRIS - Charles W H - - Wolfville - 8.2 - 5 - 24
1851 - HARRIS - Robert Leard - - Wolfville - 8.2 - 5 - 25
1851 - HARRIS - Ezekiel - - Wolfville - 8.2 - 5 - 28
1851 - HARRIS - Henry P - - Wolfville - 8.2 - 6 - 3
1851 - HARRIS - Nathan - - Wolfville - 8.1 - 1 - 1
1861 - HARRIS - Elisha D - - Aylesford - 12 - 5 -
1861 - HARRIS - Laurence - - Aylesford - 12 - 1 -
1861 - HARRIS - Thomas - - Berwick - 13 - 4 -
1861 - HARRIS - James E - - Canard - 2 - 2 -
1861 - HARRIS - John - - Canard - 2 - 1 -
1861 - HARRIS - Thomas B - - Canard - 2 - 1 -
1861 - HARRIS - Judson D - - Canard - 2 - 5 -
1861 - HARRIS - William - - Canning - 1 - 5 -
1861 - HARRIS - Whitney J - - Canning - 1 - 2 -
1861 - HARRIS - William L - - Canning - 1 - 8 -
1861 - HARRIS - Edward - - Canning - 1 - 4 -
1861 - HARRIS - William H - - Canning - 1 - 5 -
1861 - HARRIS - Elisha - - Centreville - 3 - 2 -
1861 - HARRIS - Thomas A - - Centreville - 3 - 4 -
1861 - HARRIS - Stephen - - Centreville - 3 - 5 -
1861 - HARRIS - James - - Kentville - 6 - 1 -
1861 - HARRIS - Brenton M - - Kentville - 6 - 2 -
1861 - HARRIS - Wilhelmina - - Kentville - 6 - 1 -
1861 - HARRIS - Thomas W - - Kentville - 6 - 2 -
1861 - HARRIS - Mary - - Lower Horton - 9 - 1 -
1861 - HARRIS - Ezekiel - - Lower Horton - 9 - 7 -
1861 - HARRIS - James W - - Lower Horton - 9 - 3 -
1861 - HARRIS - Wells - - Somerset - 5 - 1 -
1861 - HARRIS - Elijah - - Somerset - 5 - 1 -
1861 - HARRIS - Lewis P - - Wolfville - 8 - 4 -
1861 - HARRIS - Constant - - Wolfville - 8 - 4 -
1861 - HARRIS - Israel - - Wolfville - 8 - 3 -
1861 - HARRIS - Mary S - - Wolfville - 8 - 3 -
1861 - HARRIS - David J - - Wolfville - 8 - 2 -
1861 - HARRIS - Edward - - Wolfville - 8 - 3 -
1861 - HARRIS - William H - - Wolfville - 8 - 3 -
1861 - HARRIS - James E - - Wolfville - 8 - 2 -
1861 - HARRIS - C C - - Wolfville - 8 - 4 -
1861 - HARRIS - Robert Leard - - Wolfville - 8 - 7 -
1861 - HARRIS - Margaret - - Wolfville - 8 - 2 -

14. E. G. Denison. 1963. Denison genealogy. Ancestors and descendants of Captain George Denison. Stonington, CT: Pequot Press. 875pp.
Sarah DENISON, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth [WELDE] DENISON. Edward was brother to Capt. George DENISON, and was b. 1614, d. Roxbury, MA, 26 Apr 1668. Elizabeth d. 1716, age 91. Sarah was b. 16__, married James HARRIS [b. 10 Nov 1680, d. 20 Aug 1715. One of their children was Asa HARRIS, b. 27 Nov 1709, d. 24 Jan 1762.
Asa was father to Ely HARRIS b. Saybrook, CT 4 Nov 1754, d. 15 Apr 1813. Ely was father to:
Daniel HARRIS b. Colchester, CT 31 Mar 1776, d. 9 Apr 1865. Daniel was father to:
Ely HARRIS b. Otsego, NY, 5 Sep 1809

15. B. Dretsch. 2003. Harris-Allen genealogy. e-mail 27 Jan 2003.
Bonnie Dretsch sent the following New Brunswick Harris-Allen family information:
1-William HARRIS b. New Brunswick, m. 25 March 1835 Sophia ALLEN. Sophia was born 26 Jan 1817 in Douglas Parish, York Co., New Brunswick, d. 14 Oct 1856. She was the eldest dau. of Isaac ALLEN and Rebecca CROUSE. They apparently moved to Ontario at some point, as one of their daughters was reputedly born there. Seven children.
2-Isaac Allen HARRIS b. 4 Jan 1838 Canada (presumably New Brunswick), d. 27 July 1919 U.S.A. He married Kathryn Margaret FREEMAN (b. 5 Aug 1843 Canada, d. 24 Dec 1887 U.S.A.). Isaac probably lived in Ontario, and was later in McHugh, Minnesota (and Florida?)
3-Edward B. HARRIS b. 25 Jan 1841
4-Henry HARRIS
5-Wesley HARRIS
6-Samuel HARRIS
7-Celeste HARRIS b. Ontario, Canada

16. D. Eastman. 2001. Descendants of Sarah Jane (Bessie) Harris. e-mail 10 Oct 2001.
Doug Eastman (Nanaimo, British Columbia) provided the following information on descendants of Michael Spurr HARRIS

Descendants of SARAH JANE (BESSIE) HARRIS
Generation No. 1
1. SARAH JANE (BESSIE)2 HARRIS (MICHAEL SPURR1)1,2 was born 1827, and died 1902. She married JOHN ALBERT HUMPHREY3,4 1855, son of WILLIAM HUMPHREY and MARY TRUEMAN. He was born December 1823, and died 1895.

Children of SARAH HARRIS and JOHN HUMPHREY are:
i. SARAH ANN3 HUMPHREY, b. 1856; d. 1913; m. L D (DRURY) LOCKHART, 1884; b. 1847; d. 1923.
2. ii. JANE HUMPHREY, b. 1858; d. 1939.
iii. WILLIAM FLINTOFF HUMPHREY, b. 1860; d. 1928; m. EMMA BESSIE (BESS) WALLACE.
iv. MARY ELIZA HUMPHREY, b. 1863; d. 1950; m. RICHARD KINNEAR, February 23, 1898; b. 1866; d. 1920.

Generation No. 2
2. JANE3 HUMPHREY (SARAH JANE (BESSIE)2 HARRIS, MICHAEL SPURR1) was born 1858, and died 1939. She married HENRY (NOEL) STEEVES 1899, son of ASA STEEVES and ELLEN MCLATCHY. He was born 1860.

Child of JANE HUMPHREY and HENRY STEEVES is:
i. ASA4 STEEVES, b. METUCHEN, NJ, USA.

Endnotes

1. Book- "FUNDY FAMILY" by William H IRVING, Durham, NC, 1972.
2. Book- "RESURGO" The History of Moncton, by C.A. Pincombe & E.W. Larracey, pg 167.
3. Book- "FUNDY FAMILY" by William H IRVING, Durham, NC, 1972.
4.Book- "RESURGO" The History of Moncton, by C.A. Pincombe & E.W. Larracey.

17. A. W. H. Eaton. 1910. The history of Kings County, Nova Scotia. Salem, Massachusetts: Salem Press.
HARRIS family
There were three HARRIS families represented in early Kings County. The one likely tied to the later Albert County and Kings County HARRISes descends as follows:
1. James HARRIS of Boston b. ca. 1640; m. Sara DENNISON in Boston 1666.
2. Lt. James HARRIS of Colchester, CT; b. Boston 4 Apr 1673; m. 1696 Sarah ROGERS, dau of Samuel ROGERS of New London, CT; m. 2nd 1750 Mrs. Sarah (HARRIS) JACKSON
2. Asa HARRIS of Preston and Saybrook, CT
3. Asa HARRIS Jr.
4. ["probably"] Daniel HARRIS; m. 1st 2 Dec 1763 in Horton, N. S., Hannah FORSYTH, probably dau of Gilbert FORSYTH (she died 27 Nov 1785); m. 2nd 27 Jun 1786 Martha BECKWITH. All children except John Bishop HARRIS by Hannah.
5. James Prentice HARRIS b. 25 Jan 1764
5. Gilbert HARRIS b. 16 Aug 1765
5. Sarah HARRIS b. 31 May 1767
5. Anna HARRIS b. 20 Mar 1769
5. Hannah HARRIS b. 17 Aug 1771
5. Mary HARRIS b. 26 Sep 1773
5. Lucy Whitfield HARRIS b. 25 Jan 1776
5. Asa HARRIS b. 25 May 1778
5. Daniel HARRIS Jr. b. 12 Apr 1780
5. Rebecca HARRIS b. Aug 1782
5. Eli HARRIS b. 16 Nov 1785
5. John Bishop HARRIS b. 22 Aug 1787?
3. Ephraim HARRIS

NOTE: Eaton has list of other local HARRIS families, also.

18. O. Fricke. 3 Oct 2001. Nova Scotia - Harris and Ransom. e-mail 1 July 2001.
Oscar Fricke (Mission Viejo, California) wrote: "My wife is a descendant of James Ransom, the brother of Alice Ransom (Robert-3, Joshua-2, Robert-1) who married Lebbeus Harris." He provided the following information:
Alice RANSOM b. 6 Sept 1719 Colchester, Connecticut; m. Lebbeus HARRIS 20 Nov 1738 New London, Connecticut; d. possibly soon after 1756 at Colchester or vicinity. Lebbeus Harris removed to Horton, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, ca 1761, and represented Horton in the Legislature from 1761 to 1765. He possibly m. 2nd Eliphal PRENTICE 30 March 1758 Stonington, Connecticut. He d. before 3 March 1792. Children of Lebbeus and Alice in Colchester, Connecticut:
1-Stillborn child 16 Feb 1739
2-Sarah Harris b. 18 Dec 1739; m. Israel HARDING
3-Lebbeus Harris b. 22 Dec 1741; m. Lucille DeWOLF 26 Nov 1769 Horton, Nova Scotia; d. 20 May 1827.
4-Peleg Harris b. 9 Jan 1744
5-Elizabeth Harris b. 22 Feb 1746; m. David GODFREY [Jr.] ca 1765 Horton, Nova Scotia.
6-Thaddeus Harris b. 29 Feb 1748; m. Temperance DUNLAP at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia; d. 1836.
7-Amy Harris b. 15 Feb 1750; m. Stephen HARRINGTON 28 March 1778 [or 1771]; d. 16 Aug. 1834
8-David Harris b. 1756; m. Sarah A. TRAVIS of St. John, New Brunswick; d. 31 March 1848; buried Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

19. C. Gilley. 1999. [James Harris of Nova Scotia]. e-mail 15 Feb 1999.
Inquiry from Chad Gilley: Seeking info on James HARRIS who married Margaret Brown. Margaret (January 1825-1922)died in Bar Harbor Maine.

20. Hammel, C. 1999. Louisa J. Harris. e-mail. 12 Dec 1999.
Christie Hammel [of Medicine Hat, Alberta] sent the following inquiry:
My ggg grandmother' Louisa J. HARRIS b. 18 Mar 1815 Cornwallis Twp, Kings Co, NS d. 9 May
1851 married as his first wife Wm. E. WOODMAN b. 25 Nov 1814 Horton, Kings Co, NS d. 10 Jul 1882. Children surname Woodman: Amanda F., Eliza E., Harriet Eunice, William Edwin.
I did find a Louisa HARRIS born in 1815 to a James and Maria (Clark) Harris from Annapolis Co, NS but this Louisa married a Joseph Godfrey. It is possible Joseph died and she married WOODMAN as her second husband at approx. age 25 but I can't find records to confirm this.

21. A. S. Harris and S. M. Pizziferri. 1991. A Harris Family of Nova Scotia. The Mayflower Descendant 41 (2):171-174.
This is the source for much of the information I have on my website on the Annapolis and Digby counties Harrises.
http://home.netcom.com/~symbios/harrisannap.html

22. D. Harris. 2000. Jesse and Thomas Harris, Nova Scotia. e-mail. 29 Oct 2000, 25 Dec 2000.
DanlHarris inquired about Jesse Harris and his father Thomas Harris:

I understand they came from Bristol ENG to NS CAN (don't know where) on a ship captained/owned by their uncle. Passage was payed as deck hands. This was about 1870-ish. 'They' include Thomas (b abt 1830 in ENG), and children Edward, James, Alfred, Jesse and Charlotte (all b abt 1850). Jesse was born 22 Jun 1853 in Bristol ENG. Other children (don't know the names) and wife
were left behind in ENG. One son later became a policeman in London. Thomas wife was believed to be named Mary or Martha (my dad was not certain). Upon arriving in NS, they stayed with their cousin and the cousin got them jobs in a mine. Supposedly, there was a mine accident that
horrifically scared Thomas, and Thomas took his family and moved to NY (don't know where). I believe they lived in northern part of NY. From there the siblings moved to unknown locations and Jesse came to Mineral Co WV/Allegany Co MD. The only other detail I have is that my gma (Mary Florence MURPHY, Jesse's wife) was invited to a HARRIS wedding in NY about 1947 -- one of
their cousins.

In a more recent communication:
I have recently received information. Half of the family was in NS CAN and I believe it may be the Westville area. Jesse, Edward, Frank, Alfred and Henry (possibly Thomas) immigrated from
Bristol (Chew Magna) Somerset ENG to NS CAN about 1865-1870 (probably 1869) and supposedly stayed with Thomas' nephew or cousin in NS. Alfred and Frank (possibly Thomas) returned to Somerset ENG, circa 1870. Jesse was my gpa and Thomas (and Martha) my ggparents.
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1. Thomas Harris (About 1820 - ) & Martha Illes (About 1820 - )
1.1 Edward William Harris (10 Sep 1850 - 31 Oct 1912)
1.2 James Harris (1843 - )
1.3 Youngest Son Harris (About 1850 - )
1.4 Alfred Harris (1841 - )
1.5a Jesse Harris* (22 Jun 1853 - 4 Jan 1926) & Margaret Blackston (About
1860 - )
1.5b Jesse Harris* (22 Jun 1853 - 4 Jan 1926) & Mary Florence Murphy (4
Sep 1876 - 17 Jan 1959)
1.6 Charlotte Ann Harris (14 Sep 1845 - )
1.7 Francis Emily Harris (16 Jul 1856 - )
1.8 John Harris (About 1840 - )
1.9a Henry Frederick Harris* (23 Sep 1839 - 9 Oct 1912) & Martha Watkins
(18 Jul 1840 - 21 Aug 1913)
1.9b Henry Frederick Harris* (23 Sep 1839 - 9 Oct 1912) & Margaret Watkins
(1835 - 3 Jul 1872)
1.10 Frank Harris (1848 - )
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Family bible also has another entry for John HARRIS b abt 1828 or 1838??
But, I am not sure he is a sibling to the other 10 children.

23. G. I. Harris. 2000. James and Sarah (Eliot?) Harris of Boston and New London. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 154 3-32.
This article covers the descendants of James Harris, who were among the early settlers in Kings County, Nova Scotia. The information is included on my webpage
http://home.netcom.com/~symbios/harriskings.html

24. B. Harris and C. Harris. 2001. Daniel Harris of Moncton. e-mail 14 Jan 2001.
Brian and Cheryl Harris provided the following information:
1-Daniel HARRIS b. Saybrook, Connecticut
2-John Bishop HARRIS m. Rebecca PORTER 1808 Cornwallis, Nova Scotia (Rebecca b. 1788, d. 1851). About 1813, the family (with two children, at that time) moved to New Brunswick. In 1815, John and William STEADMAN (husband of John's half-sister Hannah HARRIS) applied to the Governor for a land grant of 500 acres. He was granted 300 acres on 10 Jan 1817 in Harrisville, Parish of Moncton, Westmorland County, New Brunswick. John died 14 May 1857, and both he and Rebecca are buried at the Free Meeting House Cemetery in Moncton. Seven children:
3-Charles HARRIS b. 1811 Nova Scotia; d. 1850 Moncton, N. B., and buried at Free Meeting House Cemetery in Moncton, as is his wife Mary O'NEIL (b. 1815). They were married 29 Oct 1835. He was a farmer. They had six children:
10-Eli HARRIS
11-Daniel HARRIS was a carpenter; he m. 1st Henrietta LOCKHART 3 Feb 1858; one child:
16-Ann Elizabeth HARRIS
Daniel HARRIS m. 2nd Rosamond BECKWITH in Moncton 6 Oct 1885; five children:
17-James HARRIS
18-Nina Henrietta HARRIS b. 21 Mar 1865
19-Eliza Caroline HARRIS b. 26 Jan 1867
20-Clarence David HARRIS
21-Ina Adelia HARRIS b. 10 Jan 1878, d. 30 Nov 1951
Daniel HARRIS m. 3rd Eliza CUMMINS 21 Jul 1886; no children
12-John James HARRIS
13-Mary Jane HARRIS
14-Nancy HARRIS
15-Charles G. HARRIS
4-Edmund HARRIS
5-Gesner HARRIS
6-John Asa HARRIS
7-Merrit HARRIS
8-Martha HARRIS
9-Rebecca HARRIS

25. B. Harris. 2001. [Family of Amaziah Harris]. e-mail 11 Feb 2001.
Bernita Harris wrote:
"Re family of Amaziah Harris - Amaziah married Melvina Elizabeth Thornton b. 21 April 1867, dau of John Thornton and Mary Prudence Ricker, therefore a sister to the Luzetta Alma Thornton b. 22 March 1875, who married Frank Harris. Another sister was Adelaide Charity Thornton who married Wilmot Harris.
"Melvina died 22 March 1908 when youngest child Marguerite was born (March 12). Her youngest son was Joseph Burden Harris b. 7 Sept 1904, d. 10 July 1971 at Sussex, N. B.; m. 21 Dec 1935 Marion Elizabeth Mercer b. 8 March 1906 Kings Co. N. B., d. 8 Aug 1982 at Sussex, Kings Co."

26. B. Harris. 2001. [William Harris and Mary Bates]. e-mail 27 Feb 2001.
Bernita Harris wrote to correct the information on my website that William Harris and Mary Bates were married in England before coming to New Brunswick:
"New Brunswick Provincial Archives, microfilm F137, York Co., NB Marriage Register, Vol. 1, 1812-1837, showing that Mary Bates, Parish of Northampton and William Harris, Parish of Northampton, were married on 31 Jan 1820 by John Mackay, Justice of the Peace; one of witnesses (other name illegible) was John Pritchard."

27. D. Harris. 2002. Harrises in Nova Scotia. e-mail 19 Apr 2002.
Dick Harris sent the following e-mail inquiry:
"I am trying to find my Grandfather Clifford Rupert Harris. I do find that Catherine Bill married a Clifford Harris. As I understand it, Clifford and Catherine had three sons - Clifford Chipman Harris, Albert John Harris, and Reginald Knight Harris (my father), and a daughter Arabella Adelia Harris. These children were born from 1901 to 1911, allegedly around Canning, Nova Scotia."

28. Harris. 2002. Descendants of Francis Harris. e-mail.
Someone sent me the following genealogy of Francis and Rachel Harris of Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia. Unfortunately, I have misplaced the sender's name. [If you are the sender, please let me know so I can give you proper credit.]
Descendants of Francis Harris
Generation No. 1

1. FRANCIS1 HARRIS was born Abt. 18041. He married RACHEL. She was born Abt. 18111.

More About FRANCIS HARRIS:
Fact 1: 1861, 3 males and 2 females

Child of FRANCIS HARRIS and RACHEL is:
2. i. SANDEL2 HARRIS, b. Abt. 1843, Nova Scotia; d. Bef. 1901, Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia.

Generation No. 2

2. SANDEL2 HARRIS (FRANCIS1) was born Abt. 1843 in Nova Scotia1, and died Bef. 1901 in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia. He married MARY RAYMOND 1868 in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia2. She was born March 14, 1849 in Nova Scotia3, and died Aft. 1901.

More About SANDEL HARRIS:
Fact 1: Baptist religion
Fact 2: Farmer

More About MARY RAYMOND:
Fact 1: 1901, widowed and called a farmer

Children of SANDEL HARRIS and MARY RAYMOND are:
3. i. HENRY3 HARRIS, b. July 20, 1869, Digby, NS; d. October 18, 1936, Grand Manan,NB.
ii. FLORENCE HARRIS, b. Abt. 1871, Sandy Cove,Nova Scotia4.
iii. FRANK HARRIS, b. June 25, 18725.

More About FRANK HARRIS:
Fact 1: 1901, Fisherman

iv. LAYTON HARRIS, b. January 11, 18756.

More About LAYTON HARRIS:
Fact 1: 1901, Farmer

v. ADAM HARRIS, b. Abt. 18787.
vi. JOHN HARRIS, b. Abt. 18787.
vii. SANDEL HARRIS, b. May 12, 1879, Sandy Cove,Nova Scotia8; m. MARY E SPEICHT9.

More About SANDEL HARRIS:
Fact 1: 1901, Fisherman

viii. JAMES E HARRIS, b. April 12, 188810.

Generation No. 3

3. HENRY3 HARRIS (SANDEL2, FRANCIS1) was born July 20, 1869 in Digby, NS11, and died October 18, 1936 in Grand Manan,NB12. He married (1) BLANCHE GUTHERIE August 1904 in Grand Manan,NB. She was born 1885 in Grand Manan,NB, and died December 20, 1922 in Grand Manan,NB. He married (2) FANNIE RAMSDELL Aft. 1922.

More About HENRY HARRIS:
Fact 1: 1871, Sandy Cove Census
Fact 2: 1881, Sandy Cove, Census
Fact 3: 1891, Sandy Cove, Census
Fact 4: 1901, Sandy Cove Census
Fact 5: September 06, 1869, date of birth 1901 census
Fact 6: 1901, Fisherman

Children of HENRY HARRIS and BLANCHE GUTHERIE are:
i. REXFORD4 HARRIS, b. 1911, Grand Manan,NB; d. January 14, 1969, Grand Manan,NB; m. LILA LEOLA GREENE; b. January 23, 1931, Grand Manan,NB; d. 1998, Grand Manan,NB.
4. ii. REBECCA HARRIS, b. 1914, Grand Manan,NB.
5. iii. JOHN HARRIS, b. December 18, 1913, Grand Manan,NB; d. April 11, 1980, Grand Manan,NB.

Generation No. 4

4. REBECCA4 HARRIS (HENRY3, SANDEL2, FRANCIS1) was born 1914 in Grand Manan,NB. She married ROSCOE LEAVITT.

Children of REBECCA HARRIS and ROSCOE LEAVITT are:
i. MARINER5 LEAVITT.
ii. ROYCE LEAVITT.

5. JOHN4 HARRIS (HENRY3, SANDEL2, FRANCIS1) was born December 18, 1913 in Grand Manan,NB, and died April 11, 1980 in Grand Manan,NB. He married HAZEL MUNROE. She was born November 23, 1923 in Dartmouth,NS.

Children of JOHN HARRIS and HAZEL MUNROE are:
i. GEORGE5 HARRIS, b. December 28, 1944, Grand Manan,NB; m. (1) SHIRLEY TUCKER; m. (2) SUSAN WILSON.
ii. STEPHEN HARRIS, b. April 30, 1946; m. (1) MARGARET HARVEY; m. (2) NANCY MAHAR.
iii. DOUGLAS HARRIS, b. May 18, 1948; m. DIANE GLENHORN.
iv. RAYMOND HARRIS, b. August 09, 1950; m. (1) DALE; m. (2) FRANCES.
v. LINDA HARRIS, b. August 31, 1951; m. TERRANCE INGALLS.
vi. BRIAN HARRIS, b. July 31, 1954; m. MARY NELL LOCKE.

Endnotes

1. 1901 Census, Sandy Cove,NS.
2. Digby County Genweb.
3. 1901 Census, Sandy Cove,NS, Reel # 16450, p.3, family 321.
4. 1881 census.
5. 1901 Census, Sandy Cove,NS.
6. 1901 Census, Sandy Cove,NS, Reel 16450, p.3, family # 21.
7. 1881 census.
8. 1901 Census, Sandy Cove,NS, Reel # 16450, p.3, family #21.
9. Heather Harris 1999.
10. 1901 Census, Sandy Cove,NS.
11. Digby County Genweb.
12. Grahams Funeral records.

29. A. Harris. 2003. [New Brunswick-Nova Scotia Harrises]. e-mail. 4 June 2003.
Alan Harris was seeking info on the following Harrises, some believed to be Loyalists who emigrated from the Boston area:
William HARRIS b. 1780
Samuel HARRIS b. 1808, d. 1875; m. Sophia Matilda PALMER in Wakefield [Massachusetts?]. Sophia d. 1877.
Rev. David Palmer HARRIS b. 29 Oct 1835; d. 7 Jan 1889 Upper Kingsclear, New Brunswick; m. Sarah Caroline SMITH 24 Dec 1862. She died Kashweaksis 29 Dec 1917.
George Colby HARRIS b. 4 Aug 1874 Fredericton, New Brunswick; d. 3 Mar 1955 in Boston, Massachusetts area.

30. Horton Township - Nova Scotia. 1751-1889. A register of the marriages, births and deaths in the township of Horton, Kings County, Nova Scotia. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Public Archives of Nova Scotia. MG4, Vol. 74 (Microfilm 15038).
Daniel HARRIS m. Hannah FORSYTH 2 Dec 1763. Children: James
Prentice b. 25 Jan 1764; Gilbert b. 16 Aug 1765; Sarah b. 31 May
1767; Anna b. 20 Mar 1769; Hannah b. 17 Aug 1771; Mary b.
26 Sep 1773; Lucy Whitfield b. 25 Jan 1776; Asa HARRIS b. 25 May
1778; Daniel Jr. b. 12 Apr 1780; Rebeccah b. Aug 1782; Eli b.
16 Nov 1785. Wife Hannah d. 27 Nov 1785.

31. B. Ivie-Allen. 2002. George Wedon Harris. e-mail 10 June 2002.
Beth Ivie-Allen sent this e-mail inquiry:
"The information I have about my direct line of Harris ancestors is as follows:
George Wedon Harris b. between 1810-1814 Bare River, Nova Scotia; d. 15 Dec 1892 Caribou, Maine; married Deborah Taylor. George and Deborah's son:
Abner Taylor Harris b. 10 March 1857 Salisbury, New Brunswick; d. 8 May 1938 Perham, Maine; married Augusta Ann Lewis. Abner and Augusta's son:
Fred Abner Harris b. 13 May 1886 or 1887 Washburn, Maine; d. 14 April 1955 in Flemming Settlement, New Brunswick; married Mabel Coburn 18 Aug 1909 Perham, Maine. Fred and Mabel's daughter:
Avis Rebecca Harris b. 19 Nov 1912 Perham, Maine; d. 5 March 1968 Maine; m. Edward Keith Nickerson 31 Dec 1935.

32. C. Jakola. 2000. James Prentice Harris. e-mail. 31 Oct 2000.
Cindy Jakola had asked about James Prentice Harris Jr., probable father of Mary Eliza Harris of Horton, Nova Scotia. I provided the following probable line:
1-James HARRIS and Sarah ELIOT? (#1 on my webpage)
2-Asaph HARRIS and Elizabeth [ROGERS] STANTON (#9)
3-Asa HARRIS and Anne ELY (#23)
4-Daniel HARRIS and Hannah FORSYTH (#82)
5-James Prentice HARRIS and ??
6-{Maybe} James Prentice HARRIS Jr.
7-Mary Eliza HARRIS

Her response:
I believe that your are right about the lineage, however we are missing a generation of records. I have 3 documents for name James Prentice Harris: [1] A family tree written by Mary Eliza Harris's granddaughter (in law). She says James Prentice is the father. (The family says he was a sheriff of Kings County, Nova Scotia); [2] a copy of the township records which provides the information you sent; and [3] a document from the Nova Scotia Archives, regarding a complaint filed against Constable James Prentice Harris (no other information).

Mary Eliza Harris was born on 15 Jun 1821 in Horton, Kings married George William Dodge (b. 22 Jan 1821 in Wilmot) on 11 apr 1843 in Horton Methodist Circuit Church. George died on Apr 13, 1904 at Caradoc, Middlesex, Ontario. Mary died 17 Apr 1913 Strathroy, Middlesex, Ontario Their children:

Eunice Henrietta Dodge b. 7 Jun 1844 [my line]
Amelia b.18 Nov 1847
Clementine b. 1849
Oscar Fitzgerald b. 25 Dec 1852
William Charles b. 8 Feb 1856
Louisa Jane b. 20 May 1857
John Millidge 29 Jun 1860
Thor. W. b. abt 1862 ----I think this and thenext could be one person-
Theodore Wilred B. 16 Nov 1866

The parents of Mary Eliza Harris seem to be James Prentice and Eunice (Fitzgerald) Harris, but no one has been able to verify this.

33. C. Jackola. 2003. [Asa and Ely Harris data]. e-mail. 29 Apr 2003.
Cindy Jackola" wrote:
I am including my notes, as you where wondering what happened to the brothers, Asa and Ely Harris, of Daniel and Hannah (Forsyth). I thought the estate folio was interesting in that of the Harris's listed, they have the same names as all the brothers of Ely, except Asa.

(KENTVILLE) The "Colonel Moore place" had previously been owned by Col. Henry Gesner of Cornwallis, but from him passed to (page 126) James Prentice Harris, the latter selling it to Col. Moore who thereafter occupied it. (page 127 Eaton's History of Kings County.)

1791 - HARRIS - James Prentice - labourer - Horton Township - 14 - 7 - 38

ELY HARRIS
RESIDENCE: OXFORD TOWNSHIP
DATE APR 18, 1813
FILE 36 MFNO 1154 NOTES - no will - petition of Gilbert Harris of Oxford Township, son SURETIES: - Eliakim Crosby of Woodhouse Township, Physician; - Aaron Culver, Esquire, Townsend Township - inventory witnessed by Gilbert Harris, James P. Harris, Daniel Harris, William Herrington, Enoch Burdick, Joel Piper

HARRIS, Abraham | listed as a cabinetmaker in Town of Woodstock Directory, c.1852 | Shenston (1852), page 126
HARRIS, Alanson | listed in an 1822 assessment roll for Zorra Township with 300 acres uncultivated and with 2 oxen and 2 cows as livestock |
Shenston (1852), page 165
HARRIS, Daniel | listed in an 1812 assessment roll for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships) with 36 acres uncultivated, 4 acres cultivated and with 2 horses as livestock (apparently also listed in 1816) | Shenston (1852), page 143
HARRIS, Elijah | listed in an 1812 assessment roll for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships) with 41 acres uncultivated, 9 acres cultivated and with one cow as livestock (apparently also listed in 1816) | Shenston (1852), page 143
HARRIS, Elijah | listed in an 1822 assessment roll for Zorra Township with 100 acres uncultivated and with one cow as livestock | Shenston (1852), page 165
HARRIS, Elisha | an assessor for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships), 1824 | Shenston (1852), page 141
HARRIS, Elisha | listed in an 1824 assessment roll for West Oxford Township at Conc. 7, Lot 19 with 25 acres uncultivated and 25 acres cultivated [NOTE: some individuals appearing in this assessment may have actually resided in present day East Oxford or North Oxford Townships, which detached from "Oxford upon the Thames" during the early 1820s and in Jan. 1842 respectively] | Shenston (1852), page 147
HARRIS, Elisha | a Justice of the Peace for District of Brock, Aug. 1842-? | Shenston (1852), pp. 87-88 HARRIS, Elisha | District Councillor for West Oxford Township, District of Brock, 1843 | Shenston (1852), page 67
HARRIS, Ely | an assessor for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships), 1811 to 1812 | Shenston (1852), page 141
HARRIS, Ely | listed in an 1812 assessment roll for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships) with 60 acres uncultivated, 60 acres cultivated and with 4 oxen and 6 cows as livestock (apparently also listed in 1816) | Shenston (1852), page 143
HARRIS, Gilbert | listed in an 1812 assessment roll for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships) with 92 acres uncultivated, 8 acres cultivated (apparently also listed in 1816) | Shenston (1852), page 143
HARRIS, Gilbert | an assessor for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships), 1822 | Shenston (1852), page 141
HARRIS, Gilbert | listed in an 1824 assessment roll for West Oxford Township at Conc. 2, Lot 18 with 50 acres uncultivated and 20 acres
cultivated [NOTE: some individuals appearing in this assessment may have actually resided in present day East Oxford or North Oxford Townships, which detached from "Oxford upon the Thames" during the early 1820s and in Jan. 1842 respectively] | Shenston (1852), page 147
HARRIS, G.W. | a school trustee, Zorra Township, 1838-1839 | Shenston (1852), pp. 79, 174
HARRIS, James | listed in an 1824 assessment roll for West Oxford Township at Conc. 1, Lot 19 with 145 acres uncultivated and 55 acres cultivated [NOTE: some individuals appearing in this assessment may have actually resided in present day East Oxford or North Oxford Townships, which detached from "Oxford upon the Thames" during the early 1820s and in Jan. 1842 respectively] | Shenston (1852), page 147
HARRIS, James | an assessor for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships), 1827 | Shenston (1852), page 141
HARRIS, James P. | listed in an 1812 assessment roll for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships) with 39 acres uncultivated, 11 acres cultivated and with one horse and 2 cows as livestock (apparently also listed in 1816) | Shenston (1852), page 143
HARRIS, John | listed in an 1816 assessment roll for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships) with 42 acres uncultivated, 8 acres cultivated and with one cow as livestock | Shenston (1852), page 143
HARRIS, Lenord | listed as a shoemaker in Village of Ingersoll Directory, c.1852 | Shenston (1852), page 133
HARRIS, William | winning entries during County of Oxford Agricultural Society's 17th Annual Show, Sep. 30, 1852: "best boar", "best sow" | Shenston (1852), page 101

34. L. Jenkins. 2000. Harrises in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. e-mail. 13 April 2000.
Lois Jenkins provided the following:
This is information about the other New England Planter Harris family that settled in Annapolis Co., as covered in the History of the County of Annapolis, by W. A. Calnek, pub. originallyin 1897.
John HARRIS, "if the early census returns are to be relied on, arrived in Annapolis some time before the year of the expatriation of the French 'habitans' (1755) and was an eye-witness of that sad event. He may have been of English birth, though he came hither from Massachusets..." "He was one of the earliest grantees in the county after the French expulsion." "He lived in the town of Annapolis [Royal]." He was an M.P.P. from 1765-1770. (p. 331)
In the 1770 census of Annapolis Township: John Harris, family of 8 (2 American, 5 Acadian, i.e. born in N.S., and 1 English); owned 500 acres. (Calnek, p. 155)
"He was married in, or before, 1752, and had sons: i. Thomas, b. prob 1753; ii John, jun.; iii. Henry, b. 1757.
i. Thomas, b. prob 1753, m. abt 1775, Mary LeCain, and had: Capt. John, b.1775 or 76, m. 1799, Mary Shaw; Thomas, d. abroad, unm.
ii. John, Jun., date of birth unknown, but a John Harris according to church records was bur 5 Sep 1822, aged 70. He m(1) Maria Dunn, and had: Henry, b. 1780, d. 1797; Polly, b. 1781, m. John Bent; Sarah, b. 1786, d. 1808; John, b. 1786, d. 1808; George, b. 1788, m. Sarah Parker; Letitia, b. 1790, d. 1790. He m(2) Mary DeLancey, and had: ; Charlotte, b. 1792, m. William Davis; Mary Ann, b. 1794, d. 1797; Ann Seabury, b. 1796, d. 1798; James DeLancey, b. 1799, m. Mary Woodbury.
iii. Henry, b. 1757, m. 1783, Elizabeth Hall and had: Mary, b. 1784, m. Edward Morgan; Joseph Hall, b. 1785, m. Elizabeth Clark; James, b. 1787, m(1) Mria Clarke, m(2) Sarah Green; William Henry, b. 1788, m(1) Hannah Hetrick, m(2) Ann Pine; Samuel, b. 1790, m. Debby Ann McAlister; Elizabeth,
b. 1792, m. John Carty; John Vankirk, b. 1794, m. Jane Holmes; Lucy, b. 1796, m. Robert Ludlow Harris; Amelia, b. 1798, d. unm; and Ann, b. 1801, m. Abraham Spurr.

Calnek has the children of the above mentioned families, as well.
Calnek says the descendants of this family claimed no blood relationship to those of Samuel Harris, who settled in Granville Township, across the Annapolis River from Annapolis. Samuel's son John, b. 1758, was an M.P.P. from 1811-1818, and apparently both he and the above mentioned John Harris
were land surveyors, and both were deputies of the Provincial Surveyor-General, so this may account for your confusion re the John Harris who helped estab. the US/Canada border.
From the 1770 census for Granville Township: Samuel Harris, family of 8 (4 American, 4 Acadian). (Calnek, p. 198)
Also, Calnek says that Arthur HARRIS came from Plymouth, Devonshire, Eng., and "was of Duxbury, Mass., in 1640, and one of the original proprietors of Bridgewater, and first settlers of West Bridgewater, 1652. Arthur's son Isaac, born about 1644, married Mercy, daughter of Robert Latham." [p. 523] It is my guess that he took this info from "A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America," by Wm. E. Chute, pub. at Salem, MA 1894. Chute's book includes notes on many allied families, one of which is the Arthur Harris family. Calnek's wording is very close to Chute's.
To add to the confusion, according to Calnek there was another unrelated Harris family that sprang from a John Harris, native of Dublin, b. mid 1700s, who joined the [British] army, fought in battle of Bunker Hill, and got his discharge some 20 years later in Annapolis Royal, where his company
was stationed. He m. Elizabeth Graves of Granville and had 8 children, one of whom was a John!

35. N. Jenkins. 2000. William Harris in New Brunswick. e-mail. 1 Apr 2000.
Norma Jenkins [St. Augustine, FL] wrote the following:
I am looking for the Rev. William Harris, who appears in York County, Douglas Parish, Div. 2, in the 1861 census as 024 1072, and his family. He and his wife, Sarah Richards, were born in Wales. I have just put together all the scattered Harris references I have collected over the years, and it appears that there were multiple William Harris(es) (hardly a surprise, given such a common name) and that I need to sort them out, and to distinguish them from Rev. David Harris and his son Rev. E.N. Harris of St.John.
The Harris line that I'd like to follow is:
1834, 2 May - William HARRIS of Douglas marries Sarah RICHARDS of Douglas.
Ceremony performed by Rev. James Somerville, witnesses Joh'n Jones and Thomas Fowler.

1861 Entry in York County Census, Parish of Douglas, Division 2
024-1072 thru 024-1082, the Rev. William Harris and his family. William,
50, Welch, Minister, CB. Wife, Sarah, 47, Welch. Daughters: Margarett, 25;
Maria Jane, 20; Sarah A, 14; Clarisa E., 8; Julia E., 05. Sons: Ingraham
B[ill] 24; Judson 18; Isaac W 16 and George T 11. All the children were
native born.
Ingraham Bill Harris (son) married Lucy Ann Boone, dau. of Stephen Boone
of Kiswick, York co. I have most of Stephen Boone's ancestry, but don't even
know the maiden name of his wife -- but I'm working on it.
One child of Ingraham and Lucy Boone Harris was Stephen G. Harris, born
in Hornell, NY who married Birdie Bartle in Stoney Fork, PA. Their only
child was Pearl Violet Harris and she was my husband's mother.
Family legend about William Harris is wildly different: He was born ca.
1787,came from Wales first to NYC where he was a Baptist Minister in Brooklyn
[I can find no record of that, and there are seemingly pretty complete
records of the clergy in Brooklyn] lived on Prince Edward Island before
coming to NB; had 16 children and may have had another wife as well as Sarah
(not concurrently).
This seems improbable (for instance the 1861 census, which I believe to
be accurate in this case, has him born in 1811) but since there were other
Rev. Harris (es) in NB, the stories might pertain to a different William
Harris. You'll see what I mean when you get my s-mail, which will go out
Monday, promise.
What I'm seeking is a little background on "my" William Harris - when he
came, where he died, etc. and anything on any of the other siblings of
Ingraham that easily comes to light.

36, N. P. H. Jenkins. 2000. Random sighting of William Harrises in New Brunswick. e-mail.
Norma P. H. Jenkins provided the following miscellaneous records:

1789 - 05/10 William Harris, Jr. Granted 237 acres in St Mary's and Maugerville, York county. Grant # 185, recorded in Grantbook, v. 3, p , Grant # 185

1816 - 11/11 William Harris granted 300 acres in St. Marys, York County Grant #868, recorded in Grantbook, v. 1, p. 157

1816 - 11/11 William Harris granted 500 acres in St. Mary Parish of, York County, Grant #868, recorded in Grantbook, v. 1, p. 157 Comment: with one other has a no. 922

1816 - Mar 2 William Harris is a witness at wedding of John Hendrie and Ann McCulloch
1816 - June 8 William Harris is witness at wedding of David Speight of St. Johns and Priscilla Lambert of Kings co. Both these witness refs. In: Early Marriage Records of New Brunswick - St. Johns City & County from the British conquest to 1839, ed. By B. Wood-Holt. St John: Holland House, 1986.

1833 - 11 Aug. Died Martha, wife of William Harris, age 97, in Yarmouth, NS From: 27 Aug 1833 Weekly Observer via: Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers, by D.F. Johnson. St. John:1987+, v.5

1837 - 9 Dec 1837 - Married Tuesday se'night, by Rev. Dr. Gray, William Harris and Mrs. Margaret Young, both of this city [St John co.] From: New Brunswick Courier via: Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers, by D.F. Johnson. St. John:1987+, v.7 Clearly the above are a different person/s from the William Harris below who must have been born in 1811 if the 1861 census is correct.

1834 - 2 May - William Harris of Douglas marries Sarah Richards of Douglas. Ceremony performed by clergman Rev. James Somerville, Missionary. Witnesses were Joh'n Jones and Thomas Fowler
From: York County , NB marriage records 1812-1837 transcribed By George H. Hayward.

1845 - Sept 10 - died at his residence on Royal Road (York co.) William Harris, native of Wales,England, age 71. Item 108 from New Brunswick Courier, St. Johns 13 Sept 1845. This and
Following item from the series of books: Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers, by D.F. Johnson. St. John:1987+

1846 - Oct 26 - died in Nashwaak (York county) William Joseph, son of Rev. William Harris, age 7 yrs, 6 mo, 26 dys. Item 1237 from New Brunswick Courier, St. Johns 31 Oct 1846

1851 - York county Census. No Harris surname in Douglas Paris, Dumfries Parish, Queensbury Parish, St. Marys Parish, Stanley Parish, and not Wm. Harris in Kingsclear Parish. Where were William & Sarah?

1853 - 2 May died at Cornwallis, N.S. 15th inst., Rev. David Harris, age 69, pastor of Baptist Church in Carleton and father of Rev. E.N. Harris (St. John) City.

1858 - 17 May died at Cornwallis, NS. , Elizabeth, relict of David Harris of that place

1858 - 2 Sept married at residence of bride's father, by same, Thomas Piper and Miss Elizabeth Harris both of Wicklow (Carleton co.) The 1853 and 1858 references from: Religious Intelligencer as reported in Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers by D.F. Johnson. St.
John, NB, 1987+

1860 - 26 Oct Married at residence of bride's father, by Rev. Wm. Harris, Lewis Crouse, St. Mary's(York co.) And Miss Patience Sisson, Douglas. Clearly this doesn't make sense; bride's surname should be Harris -- I must have miscopied. Ref. From: Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers by D.F. Johnson. St. John, NB, 1987+ v. 18, item 1190, taken from the Fredericton (York co.) Headquarters [name of newspaper]. Item 1191 from same source is another marriage performed by Rev. Wm. Harris

1861 - York county Census, Parish of Douglas, Division 2.
024 1072 Harris, William M Head 50 Welch Minister CB
024 1073 Harris, Sarah F wife 47 Welch CB
024 1074 Harris, Margarett F dau 25 Nat
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024 1075 Harris, Maria Jane F " 20 "
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024 1076 Harris, Sarah A F " 14 "
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024 1077 Harris, Clarisa E F " 08 "
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024 1078 Harris, Julia E F " 05 "
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024 1079 Harris, Ingraham B M son 24 " "
024 1080 Harris, Judson M son 18 "
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024 1081 Harris, Isaac W M son 16 "
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024 1082 Harris, George T M son 11 "
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1868 - Married 25th ult. At the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. William Harris, Jeremiah Burt and Sarah A. Harris, 4th daughter of officiating minister, both of Douglas, York co. from the Christian Visitor 9 Jan 1868, publ. Monthly in St. John's

1888 - Rev. William Harris, living in Twillingate
1888 - Rev. William Harris, Methodist Minister, living in Twillingate - both from Gleanings from the Sun: Geneaological abstracts from the Twillingate Sun, Michael A. Bromley, 1988. Unless the Rev. Has changed denominations since 1861, this is not our Man

1894 - Rev. William Harris living in Herring Neck [presumably from Gleanings, above]

Family tradition (below) is either totally incorrect, or conflates several generations of persons named William Harris. I'm not upset to have family tradition contradicted; it has been proved inaccurate in several previous cases.William Harris, father of Ingram, died at age 95 12 Oct 1882. Born 12 May
1787 in Cardiff, Wales, son of a woolen mills owner. Was a Baptist minister; his first pastorate in new world was in Brooklyn, NY. Lived on Prince Edward Island, NB, Canada. William Harris had 16 children, some by former marriage. There may be elements of truth in this, e.g. 1837 where a Wm. Harris was married for the second time.

Richards in New Brunswick
I have no information on Sarah Richards other than her marriage (above). However, there are other Richards families in the 1851 NB Census, with indications that some came from Wales in1819 or 1822 (or were naturalized citizens by then, I don't know which).
In Douglas Parish, York County
Benjamin Richards 41 Welch June 1819
Martha (his wife) 37 Welch June 1819

Dan Richards 44 Welch June 1819
Mary (his wife) 40 Welch June 1819
All their children, starting w. Age 18, Native born

Jonathan Richards 46 Welch June 1819
Zemiah (his wife) 34 Native birth
All their children, starting with age 12, Native born

In Fredericton Parish, York County
John Richards 28 native birth
H. Ann (his wife) 25 native birth

David Richards 40 Welch 1822
Maria (his wife) 35 U.S. 1839
All their children, starting age 15, native born

Thomas Richards 72 Welch 1822
Elenor (his wife) 70 Welch 1822
Sarah Owens (wid.) 33 Welch 1822

Thomas Richards, Jr 30 Welch 1822
Elizabeth (his wife) 28 native birth
This would seem to indicate that Thomas, Jr. Came as an infant.While by no means definitive, a working hypothesis might be that Sarah Richards immigrated with one or another of the above families -- she might have been a daughter, sister, cousin or a less close relative of the same
surname.

39. A. Jess. 2002. Harris-Weaver-Jess-Payzant. e-mail 28 Sept 2002.
Allen Jess (Sherwood Park, Alberta) looking for information on Harrises of Kingsport area of Kings County, Nova Scotia.
"Dr. William Leander Harris, Dr. Cecil Harris, and Dr. Herman Leander Harris are descendants of Martha Jess (b. 1783 Falmouth, N.S.; d. 1819 Kingsport, N.S.) and Benjamin Weaver. Martha is a daughter of George Jess and Lisette Payzant of Falmouth, N.S. (1760) and Scotts Bay, N.S. (1792)."

40. G. Little. 2004. Emeline (Harris) Woodward. e-mail 24 May 2004.
Gerald Little wrote: "{My great grandmother's} name was Emeline Harris b. 1837. She married Lewis Woodworth, b. 1835. The Woodworth family came from Horton and Wolfville."

41. B. Logan. 1999. [Nova Scotia Harris family]. e-mail 20 Jan 1999.
Response 20 Jan 1999 to Kay Harris Balionis of Wilton, CT, from Barbara Logan inquiring about her great-grandfather Hiram Harris and his wife Matilda, who lived in East Ferry / Sandy Cove, Digby Co., Nova Scotia. Her grandfather was their youngest son, Newcombe Harris.
"In the Digby book [by Isiaih Wilson], they have some sketches of the earlier more prominent names, of which Harris, is one. It is mostly town councils, churches, industries, etc. In the marriage register from 1786- there is:
Mar. 5 1793 Peter Harris to Esther Saunders of Sandy Cove.
Mar, 5 1793 John Saunders to Hannah HArris of Sandy Cove.

In the write-up on the Harris family:
Arthur Harris, ancestor of those bearing that surname in Digby and Annapolis Counties, emigrated from Plymouth, England to Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Mass. in 1651. He afterwards removed to Boston, where he died in 1694. His son Isaac married Mary Latham. Their son, Samuel married Sarah Cook, granddaughter of Robert Cushman the Puritan, who emigrated from Plymouth, England, in 1626 to that city in Massachusetts. Samuel second fruit of this union, born in 1728, was master of the ship SEAFLOWER, 81 tons, having on board Capt. Preble's company ,one of the Transports that carried Provincial troops raised in Mass. by Governor William Shirley in 1755, to assist those from neighbouring colonies to capture Fort Beausejour at head of Chegnecto Bay and establish British rule fully over Nova Scotia.
Becoming Major for his gallant services in that expedition, he also participated in last siege of Louisburg,1758, under Admiral Edward Boscawen and General Jeffery Amherst. Soon after this victory, Major Harris with his partner a native of New England, located at Mount Pleasant two miles east of Bridegtown, Annapolis County. His name also appears in a list of persons applying for rights above or east of Granville township having no date, headed by James Nichols.His residence at Smith's Cove 1770-1782 was previously noted.
John Harris M.P.P.for County of Annapolis, 1765 to 1770,.and for Granville township 1770 until his death 1772, also a Crown Land Surveyor, was eldest son of Samuel Harris . Another Samuel born April 23 1763 married Elizabeth E. daughter of Robert Jefferson,senior. Christopher P. married Miss Elizabeth Spurr and domiciled in present township Hillsburg, then Lower Clements, about 1 mile east of Bear River's outlet on farm now occupied by his son Benjamin.
Thomas , son of Benjamin Harris, a brother, wedded Elepha, daughter of John and Margaret (Myers) Roop, lived several years at Smith's Cove, on western half of Thompson lot.
Major Harris ultimately settled at Lequille, near Annapolis, in 1782 on lot known as "Harris Farm" which he purchased of Col. Hoare, bounded by the old Alexander Easson homestead eastwardly, and that of Capt. John Rice on its western side. He died in 1801, deservedly lamented by all.

43. B. MacDonald. 2001-2004. [Harris-Steadman-MacDonald connections]. e-mail
Ben MacDonald (Glendale, Arizona) has supplied information on connections between Harris, MacDonald and Steadman families:

Eli HARRIS b. 16 Nov 1785 Horton, Kings Co., Nova Scotia; wife's name unknown. In 1820, he and a Gilbert HARRIS were in Eastport, Washington Co., Maine. He was not in Eastport at the time of the 1830 census. Children:
1- Eliza HARRIS b. 2 Jan 1808
2-Ingerson or Ingason HARRIS b. 3 Dec 1809
3-Asa HARRIS b. 6 May 1813
4-Nancy HARRIS b. 7 Jan 1816
5-Hannah HARRIS b. 26 May 1818
6-Leward or Seward HARRIS b. 28 Sept 1820
7-Abigail HARRIS b. 27 Sept 1822
8-Anna HARRIS b. 7 Oct 1824
9-Eli HARRIS b. 11 March 1829, d. 28 March 1830.

Eliza HARRIS (1) m. Benjamin STEADMAN in Kings Co., Nova Scotia. Their daughter Eunice Ann STEADMAN was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, 11 July 1852. Eliza died in 1870, and Benjamin married Eliza's sister Abigail HARRIS (7).

Alexander G. MacDONALD m. Lavinia HARRIS, dau. of Elijah and Sarah HARRIS, farmers in Welsford, Kings County, Nova Scotia. Lavinia died of consumption on 20 Jan 1876, age 34, after giving birth to five children (MacDONALD): John Chalmers, Charles Harris, William Sommerville, Octavia [Annie Sarah], and Jerusha. Lavinia was buried in the Grafton Covenanters Cemetery, Cornwallis, N. S. After Lavinia died, Alexander MacDONALD m. Eunice Ann STEADMAN, dau of Benjamin and Eliza (HARRIS) STEADMAN, above. They had three children: Lavinia, Hughena May, and Benjamin Clifford MacDONALD.

Eli's son Asa HARRIS (3, above) shows up on the Eastport, Maine, censuses 1840 to 1880; his wife's name was Lusanna; he was a cooper, born in Maine ca 1813; both his parents were shown as having been born in Nova Scotia.

43. J. MacDonald. 2000. New Brunswick Harrises. e-mail. 31 Oct 2000.
Jack MacDonald" sent the following information on New Brunswick Harrises:
My GGrandfather, William Henry McDonald married a Harriet Harris on Dec 29,1886, probably recorded at the Presbyterian Church in Red Bank. She was born about 1870 in Halcomb, NB. I know nothing yet about her parents, etc.
His mother, that is my GGgrandmother, was Christina Dean, daughter of William Henry Dean, also from the Red Bank area. Family tradition says that either he or his father was born in Ireland, abducted at an early age and pressed into service on a ship, landed some years later in Halifax, etc.

44. J. MacDonald. 2002. [James Harris and Margaret Sutherland]. e-mail 7 Dec 2002.
1-Jack MacDonald provided the following info on a New Brunswick Harris family group:
James HARRIS b. ca 1800 in England; d. ca 1868 Halcomb, New Brunswick. He married Margaret SUTHERLAND 1 Oct 1842 in Halcomb, N.B. She was born ca 1826, d. after 1871, dau. of Alexander SUTHERLAND and Jane ___. Eleven children.
2-Nancy HARRIS b. 22 Apr 1846 Halcomb, New Brunswick; d. after 1924
3-Alexander HARRIS b. 1 Apr 1847 Halcomb, N.B.; d. 4 Oct 1913 Boom Road, Northumberland Co., N.B.
4-James HARRIS b. 3 Sept 1847 Halcomb, N.B.; d. 10 May 1923
5-George McLean HARRIS b. 16 Apr 1850 Halcomb, N. B.
6-Mary Jane HARRIS b. 30 May 1852
7-Margaret HARRIS b. 14 July 1854; d. 2 June 1924
8-Robert Sutherland HARRIS b. 5 Feb 1857 Halcomb, N.B.
9-John Johnston HARRIS b. 30 March 1859 Halcomb, N.B.; d. 3 June 1933 Halcomb, N.B.
10-David Dunnett HARRIS b. 7 July 1861 Halcomb, N.B.; d. 28 Nov 1912 Sillikers, N.B.
11-Mary HARRIS b. 30 June 1867 Halcomb, N.B.; d. 13 Aug 1933 Red Bank, N. B.
12-Catherine HARRIS b. 12 Dec 1863 Halcomb, N. B.; d. 11 Apr 1945 Sunny Corner, N.B.

45. R. McCully. 2003. Harris - McCullah connection. e-mail. 7 June 2003.
Roger McCully sent the following info about the McCullah [McCulley] connection to the Harrises in Albert Co., New Brunswick:
1. James Alexander McCULLAH and Mary Jane LEEMAN
2. Lavinia Jane McCULLAH m. James Allen LEEMAN in 1870 [Roger's great grandmother]
2. Martha A. McCULLAH b. 1857 Flint Hill, Albert Co., New Brunswick; d. 20 Apr 1896 Tracy, Sunbury Co., N. B. She married William E. HARRIS 20 Oct 1878 Elgin, Albert Co., N. B.
William E. HARRIS was the son of Jarvis HARRIS and Gertrude BOONE. He was a Free Christian Baptist, a farmer, and a laborer.
3. Howard W. HARRIS b. 22 Apr 1878; d. 13 Mar 1954; m. Mabel GOLDING 22 Oct 1901 [Mabel b. 1881, d. 2 Mar 1964]. Four children.
3. William Edward HARRIS b. 23 Feb 1881; d. 19 Apr 1911; m. Ula Vivian TRACEY 19 Dec 1906.
3. Mabel Gertrude HARRIS b. 3 Mar 1883; d. 7 Jun 1949; m. William BAKER 24 June 1903 [William b. 18 Oct 1874]
3. Stanley Winslow HARRIS b. 21 Dec 1884; d. 5 July 1959; m. Lizzie Jane MOFFITT 7 Sept 1910 [Lizzie b. 21 Sep 1888, d. 19 Mar 1969]
3. J. Burpee HARRIS b. 1 Apr 1887; d. 16 Sep 1930; m. Dorothy BROWN 12 June 1914
3. Mina Amelia HARRIS b. 5 Apr 1891; d. 7 Sep 1938; m. Wilmot ROBINSON 24 Sep 1913 [Wilmot b. 6 May 1894, d. 12 Oct 1942]
3. Jarvis Allen HARRIS b. 22 Feb 1894; d. 8 Oct 1937; m. Myrtle Snow HARRIS 26 Oct 1921 [Myrtle b. 8 Dec 1892, d. 7 Sep 1938]

46. R. McGuinness. 2000. Olivia Terracy Harris. e-mail. 29 Sep 2000.
Richard McGuinness [Auburn, ME] wrote the following:
I have info from the "Eatons of Nova Scotia" web site which has Olivia Terracy Harris as the daughter of Alpheus Harris and Rebecca Eaton. My Nova Scotia cousins believe that she is the daughter of Rev. David Harris and Irene DeWolf. I believe that David and Alpheus were brothers, but I cannot
prove who is the father of Theresa, b. 1807. Also, I have not found a thing on Irene DeWolf. Theresa is my GGGrandmother.
My cousins in Nova Scotia believe that this Rev. Harris and Theresa Davidson are the parent of Theresa Shaw. Theresa is also referred to as Terracy. I had to go through the 1871 census of Hants County to determine the relationship of Olivia Shaw, age 69 living in Falmouth at the same time as Theresa Shaw. I believe that this is part of the mix up. Olivia was living with one other person and that was Olivia Bradshaw, age 30.

47. A. J. Michaud. 2001. Elizabeth (Harris) Jordan. e-mail 24 June 2001.
Alan Michaud wrote: "I have an Elizabeth Harris in my family tree... born about 1803 in New Brunswick, married Nathaniel Jordan around 1820...and died on Sept. 8, 1862 in Washburn, Maine."

48. N. H. Morgan. 1878. A history of James Harris of New London, Conn. and his descendants from 1640 to 1878. Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 205pp.
The descendants of James and Sarah [DENISON] HARRIS of Boston accounted for many of the HARRIS family in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
1. James HARRIS of Boston [1640-1715]; m. Sarah DENISON 1666.
2. James HARRIS [b. 4 Apr 1763 Boston]; m. 1st Sarah ROGERS 1769 [all children by her].
3. Jonathan HARRIS [b. 15 Jun 1705 CT]; m. Rachel OTIS 1735.
4. James HARRIS [b. 13 Dec 1740 CT]; m. Ann RATHBONE/RATHBUN 1762 CT; went to Nova Scotia 1768.
5. Sabra HARRIS [21 Mar 1765 - 5 Jul 1825]; m. Nathaniel CALKINS 1788.
5. Amasa HARRIS [24 Mar 1767 - 28 Jan 1855]; m. Eunice DENISON 1790s; children John HARRIS [b. ca 1797], Eunice HARRIS, and Amasa HARRIS.
5. Samuel HARRIS [4 Jul 1769 - 26 Apr 1851]
5. Nathaniel HARRIS [2 Oct 1772 - 19 May 1856]
5. Abel HARRIS [10 Oct 1775 - 11 Mar 1830]
5. James HARRIS [3 Jan 1777 - 28 Feb 1848]
5. Nancy HARRIS [16 Mar 1779 - 3 Dec 1854]; m. James HAMILTON [2 Feb 1764 - 1843]
3. Lebbeus HARRIS [b. 11 Aug 1713 CT]; m. Alice RANSON 20 Nov 1738; to Nova Scotia 1760.
4. Sarah HARRIS [b. 18 Dec 1739]
4. Lebbeus HARRIS [b. 22 Dec 1741]
4. Peleg Ransom HARRIS [b. 9 Jan 1744]
4. Elizabeth HARRIS [b. 22 Feb 1746]
4. Thaddeus HARRIS [29 Feb 1748 - 21 Jul 1836]; m. Temperence _____..
5. Lebbeus HARRIS [b. 5 Aug 1777]
5. John HARRIS [15 Jun 1779 - 15 Nov 1871]; m. Margaret Elizabeth SMITH 21 Nov 1811.
6. Jonathan Martin HARRIS [b. 16 Feb 1813]
6. Rachel Delap HARRIS [b. 7 May 1814]
6. Eliza Jane HARRIS [b. 10 Feb 1816]
6. John Edwin Smith HARRIS [b. 19 Jan 1820]
5. James D. HARRIS [1 May 1782 - 17 May 1858]; m. Willermina CAMPBELL 2 Jun 1814
5. Sarah HARRIS [b. 21 Apr 1784]
5. Amy HARRIS [b. 7 Feb 1786]
4. David HARRIS married 1st Sarah Ann TRAVERS 28 Jun 1786 [d. May 1827]; m. 2nd ____ CALKINS; most or all children by first wife.
5. Nathan HARRIS [3 Nov 1787 - 17 Dec 1860]
5. Anna HARRIS [b. 18 Apr 1790]; m. William JOHNSON
5. daughter HARRIS [7 Jan 1792 - 28 Jan 1792]
5. Elizabeth HARRIS [b. 8 Sep 1793]
5. David HARRIS [8 Nov 1795 - 1855]
5. Sarah HARRIS m. Elihah FOWLER
5. William HARRIS m. Eunice HARRIS
5. Israel HARRIS [d. 25 Mar 1874]
5. Edward HARRIS [b. 10 May 1884]
5. Rachel HARRIS m. Bennet SMITH
5. Thomas Barlow HARRIS [b. Nov. 1812] m. Eliza Ann HARRINGTON
5. Ezekiel HARRIS m. Phebe GODFREY
2. Asa HARRIS [16 Nov 1680 Boston - 20 Aug 1715 Preston, CT]; m. Elizabeth [ROGERS] STANTON 17 Mar 1709 [sister of Sarah (ROGERS) HARRIS, wife of James-2 HARRIS; d. 20 Aug 1715].
3. Asa HARRIS [27 Nov 1709 - 24 Jan 1762 Nova Scotia]; m. 1st Mary ROGERS(?); went to Nova Scotia about 1760.
4. Asa HARRIS [b. 21 May 1737]; m. Faith McCALL 23 Jul 1761; did not go to Nova Scotia with his father.
3. Asa HARRIS m. 2nd Anna ELY [1716 CT - ca. 1788]; they went to Nova Scotia about 1760, but came back to CT with the family about 1763, after Asa died.
4. Mary HARRIS [bapt. 20 May 1750]; m. Jonas SWEETLAND
4. Ely HARRIS [bapt. Jan. 1755]
4. Alpheus HARRIS [bapt. 19 Mar 1757]
3. Anna HARRIS [b. 1711]; m. Samuel BEEBE
3. Ephraim HARRIS [b. 28 Dec 1712]

NOTE: Some of the information on later generations did not come from this reference, but were extracted from the Kings County, Nova Scotia, township books.

49. D. Oram. 2000. Sarah Harris circa 1765. e-mail 28 Mar 2000.
David Oram provided the following information, suggesting that the Sarah HARRIS mentioned is the daughter of Daniel HARRIS and Hannah FORSYTH of Kings County, Nova Scotia. I think he is correct: she is of the correct age, she was in the right place, and among her children were the names of both her father and mother. At this point, I can't confirm the connection. The following info provided by David Oram, supplemented by records from the Horton Township books.

1 - James C. GRIFFIN died 13 Sept 1810 Horton Township, Kings Co., Nova Scotia. He had married Sarah HARRIS 22 May 1785 in Horton. Their children:
2 - Hannah GRIFFIN b. 2 Mar 1786; m. Benjamin JOHNSON 8 Feb 1810; children:
16 - James Thomas JOHNSON b. 28 Oct 1810
17 - Cyrus Peck JOHNSON b. 13 Nov 1812
18 - Elizar JOHNSON b. 23 July 1815
19 - Mary Sophia JOHNSON b. 15 Mar 1818
20 - Sarah Crane JOHNSON b. 9 Aug 1820
3 - Jerusha GRIFFIN b. 14 Jul 1787 Horton; m. Thomas TURNER 3 Aug 1812; children:
21 - Harris TURNER b. 6 Aug 1813
22 - Daniel TURNER b. 15 Dec 1815
23 - Serenah TURNER b. 25 Dec 1817
24 - Israel Prentice TURNER b. 26 May 1822
4 - James GRIFFIN b. 14 Jan 1789 Horton; wife's name undetermined
25 - Sabra GRIFFIN m. 18 Mar 1845 George N. FULLER
5 - Anna GRIFFIN b. 21 Oct 1790 Horton
6 - Thomas GRIFFIN b. 20 Aug 1792 Horton; d. 10 Sept 1810 Horton
7 - Sarah GRIFFIN b. 21 Sept 1794 Horton
8 - Samuel GRIFFIN b. 4 Aug 1796 Horton; d. after 1854; married Ann ____. Child:
26 - Elizabeth GRIFFIN b. 11 Nov 1833 Cornwallis, Nova Scotia; d. 29 Aug 1909 Lockhartville, Nova Scotia; m. 1st Daniel TRACEY 9 May 1854 Cornwallis; m. 2nd Daniel JOHNSON 25 May 1874 Windsor, Nova Scotia.
9 - Daniel GRIFFIN b. 8 Jun 1798 Horton; d. 3 Jun 1799 Horton.
10 - Eli GRIFFIN b. 24 Apr 1800 Horton; d. 20 Dec 1881; child:
27 - Robert I. GRIFFIN d. 21 Jan 1875
11 - Elisha GRIFFIN b. 16 Jan 1802 Horton; d. Oct 1863
12 - Sabra Peck GRIFFIN b. 25 Jan 1804 Horton; d. 28 Mar 1814 Horton
13 - Daniel Harris GRIFFIN b. 19 Jun 1806 Horton
14 - John GRIFFIN b. 6 Feb 1808 Horton
15 - Thomas Chipman GRIFFIN b. 8 Nov 1810 Horton

50. E. B. Plimpton. 1985. The vital records of Saybrook Colony 1635-1860. Old Saybrook, CT: Saybrook Press. 705pp.
Children of Asa HARRIS
-Mary HARRIS b. 20 May 1750
-Bette HARRIS b. 1752
-Ely HARRIS b. 1755
-Alpheus HARRIS b. 13 Mar 1757

51. Province of New Brunswick. [Land petitions involving Harris]. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Provincial Archives.
-Film F4172, 1808, Albert County: John STEEVES, Asa HARRIS, and Ely HARRIS petitioned for land at Round Hill, Weldons Creek, Westmorland Co. No personal information included.

52. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Grantbook database: Asa Harris.
From Provincial Archives Grantbooks (accessed by internet database):
Asa HARRIS and two others granted 200 acres Isaiah Corners, Hillsborough Parish, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick - Grant registered 23 Mar 1813
Grant Number 647, Volume F, page 280. [NOTE: the two others were likely the ones he applied with in 1808, his brother Ely HARRIS, and John STEEVES.]

53. G. Quigley. 2004. Lydia (Harris) Wayne. e-mail 28 May 2004.
Gail Quigley of Victoria, British Columbia, wrote: "I descend from Lydia Harris born about 1798. She is the daughter of William Harris of Yarmouth according to a book on Digby, Nova Scotia. Lydia married John Warne, son of Stephen and Dorcas Warne, son of Samuel Warne and Sarah Fairchild, Loyalists from New Jersey."

54. F. Ripley. 2001. Lebbeus and "Eliphal" of Kings County, Nova Scotia. e-mail 10 Sept 2001.
Frank Ripley (Middleburg, Virginia) presents compelling information that Lebbeus HARRIS did have a second wife named Eliphal [NOYES] Prentice. His information:
1. Rev. Oliver PRENTICE b. 25 Oct 1720 Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut; d. 18 Oct 1755 North Stonington; m. 7 Apr 1743 at Stonington, Eliphal NOYES. They had three children: Oliver PRENTICE b. 8 Sep 1746, Dorcas PRENTICE b. 6 Dec 1751, and James PRENTICE b. before 1756.
2. Lebbeus HARRIS of Colchester, Connecticut m. Eliphal PRENTICE 30 March 1758 [recorded in the History of the First Congregational Church, Stonington, Connecticut]
3. Lebbeus HARRIS Jr. and Oliver PRENTICE Jr. (b. 1746) had quite a few business dealings. Lebbeus Jr. had an official role in the final settlement of Oliver Prentice's estate in about 1800. There are quite a few references to Lebbeus Jr. and Oliver Jr. in the Kings County court records.
4. Lebbeus Harris, Lebbeus Harris Jr., James Prentice, and Oliver Prentice are all Horton grantees as registered 13 June 1761, presumably when Oliver was only 15 years old and James was even younger. Dorcas Prentice is also mentioned in Horton records.
5. Oliver Prentice Jr. named one of his sons Harris Prentice, and also had a grandson Harris Prentice.
6. Lebbeus Harris Sr. had his last known child with Alice Ranson in 1756

55. R. Robblee. 2004. Mary Robblee. e-mail 7 Jan 2004.
Robert Robblee wrote: "Calnek, in the History of the County of Annapolis" [Nova Scotia], records a marriage of Mary Robblee (b. 1805) and Edward Harris, son of Rev. Edward Harris. Mary's father, Thomas Robblee, mentions a debt of land to Edward, and leves 10 pounds to the grandchildren. From this, I assume the family was still in the general vicinity... Mary's brother, John Robblee (b. 1799) married Olevia Harris, from Horton... I believe this is Eliza Olevia Harris, the daughter of Alpheus Harris and Rebecca Eaton."

56. J. S. Rogers. 1902. James Rogers of New London, Connecticut and his descendants. Boston, MA: Self-published. 514pp.
1-James ROGERS
2-Samuel ROGERS
3-Elizabeth ROGERS b. 8 May 1673 New London, CT; d. ca. 1750; m. 1st Theophilus STANTON; m. 2nd 17 Mar 1709 Asa HARRIS, son of James and Sarah [DENISON] HARRIS of Boston, where Asa was b. 10 Nov 1680. He d. Preston (CT?) 20 Aug 1715.
4-Asa HARRIS b. 27 Nov 1709; m. Mary ROGERS, dau. of Samuel ROGERS [see #3 below]
5-Asa HARRIS b. 21 May 1737; m. Faith McCALL 23 Jul 1761.
5-Mary HARRIS bapt. 20 May 1750; m. Jonas SWEETLAND
5-Ely HARRIS bapt. Jan. 1755; probably died young
5-Alpheus HARRIS
4-Anna HARRIS
4-Ephraim HARRIS
4-Mercy HARRIS
3-Samuel ROGERS
4-Mary ROGERS m. her cousin Asa HARRIS [see #4 above]
5-Asa HARRIS
5-Mary HARRIS
5-Ely HARRIS
5-Alpheus HARRIS

57. D. H. Scott. 2003. [Christopher Prince Harris]. e-mail. 4 July 2003.
Diana Harris Scott writes that there are two people named Christopher Prince HARRIS: "the first was the child of Samuel Harris and Sarah Cook and the next was the child of Michael Harris & Sarah Ann Troop." Her information is recorded at http://home.att.net/~scottie2/harris.html. NOTE: there are some discrepancies in her line compared to that published in Harris 1991 (Mayflower Descendant 4:171-174).
1 - Arthur HARRIS b. ca 1599-1610 Plymouth, Devon, England; d. 10 Jan 1673/74 Roxbury, Massachusetts; buried in Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston; m. Martha WINSLOW ca 1624 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
2-Arthur HARRIS came from England to Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts ca 1850 [NOTE: Harris 1991 has this generation as Isaac HARRIS and Mercy LATHAM]
3-[Diana Harris Scott leaves out a generation listed in Harris 1991 - Samuel HARRIS and Abigail HARDING]
4-Samuel HARRIS m. Sarah COOKE
5-Christopher Prince HARRIS b. 8 Aug 1767; d. 1853; m. Elizabeth SPURR 25 July 1791 Digby, Nova Scotia; ten children:
6-Robert Laidley HARRIS
7-Mary Amelia HARRIS
8-Jane Elizabeth HARRIS
9-Ann HARRIS
10-Elizabeth HARRIS
11-Michael Spurr HARRIS b. 22 Sept 1804; m. Sarah Ann TROOP 11 May 1826 Annapolis, Nova Scotia; moved to Moncton, New Brunswick by 1871, where he was later the Mayor.
16-Christopher Prince HARRIS b. 1837; d. 1914; m. Mary Landon COWLING ca 1866 (Mary b. 1846, d. 1939). Seven children:
17-George Ludlow HARRIS b. 1868; d. 1944; m. Essie V. BARCHARD (1886-1972); 2 children - Mary G. HARRIS (1923-1974) and Jean HARRIS (b. 1918)
18-William Landon HARRIS b. 30 Oct 1871 Moncton, New Brunswick; m. Nellie Evalyn MOORE 1896 in Boston, Massachusetts; lived in Rhode Island; 3 children.
19-Edward Alfred HARRIS b. 1875, d. 1920; not known to have been married.
20-Leonard Christopher HARRIS b. 1877, d. 1958; m. Marion Lorne ROACH; l child.
21-Jane HARRIS (1878-1959); m. 1st Claude Walker PETERS, 1 child; m. 2nd Clifford W. ROBINSON
22-Molly/Mary HARRIS (1882-1958); m. E. Hubert SINCLAIR
23-Helen HARRIS m. Ernest SINCLAIR
12-George Davis HARRIS
13-Edmund Reece HARRIS
14-Elizabeth Maria HARRIS
15-Benjamin James HARRIS

58. J. A. Shone. 2001. Kings County Harris genealogy. e-mail 3 Jan 2001.
Judy Allen Shone (Oakville, Ontario) offered the following line of Kings County, Nova Scotia, Harrises:
1-Rev. David HARRIS and Theresa Sarah DAVIDSON
2-Judson David HARRIS m. Sophia Adelaide EATON
3-Charles HARRIS was a medical doctor
4-Albion Hathaway HARRIS b. 5 Apr 1847 Cornwallis, Nova Scotia; d. 17 June 1896 near Campbell, Nebraska; m. Annie Gertrude MacLEOD 23 Mar 1881 in Dodge City, Kansas. Annie b. 12 Dec 1860 Liverpool, Nova Scotia; d. 24 Apr 1936 Liverpool, N. S. (she had returned to Nova Scotia after Albion died). He was a physician [included in "Directory of Deceased American Physicians 1804-1929;" graduated from Harvard in 1872, and was at Bellevue Medical Hospital New York City 1874. At least one child born in U.S.A.
5-Joanna HARRIS
6-Mary Anna HARRIS

59. V. W. Sifton. 2002. Nova Scotia Harris families. e-mail . 22 March 2002.
Victor W. Sifton (London, Ontario) wrote: "Mary Eliza Harris [included in my Kings County, N. S., database) is my g-grandmother. Her son, Theodore Wilfred Dodge (Nov. 16, 1866 - Apr. 9, 1948) is my grandfather."
Another Harris connection: "William James Harris b. Nova Scotia ca 1810-1816, married Mary J. ___ in Nova Scotia. They had sons James, b. ca 1841, and Charles b. ca 1845, d.1849. The strangest fact of all is that this family moved to Caradoc Twp., Middlesex Co., ON and bought the farm next to that of George William Dodge." [NOTE: I answered this to the effect that William James Harris might be a child of James Prentice Harris and Eunice Fitzgerald, but I couldn't make a positive connection.]

60. R. Todd. 2004. Susan Elizabeth (Harris) Gill. e-mail 25 Oct 2004.
Robert Todd wrote: "Susan Elizabeth Harris, born 1845, married S. Henry Gill in 1863. I know they resided for a time in Gibson (Douglas N.B.), and Henry owned a sawmill... Henry and Susan Gill had a daughter Susan Jane Wilbur Gill born 1869."

61. P. Tompkins. 2000. Daniel Harris. e-mail. 3 Sep 2000.
Perley Tompkins" sent the following inquiry:

Looking for info on Daniel Harris, no dates, possibly born in Southampton, I
believe Peel County, New Brunswick, wife Eliza Holts/Holt/Holtz, at least one daughter- my
grandmother, Jennie born 1878 Southampton, New Brunswick, m James Norman
Tompkins, Carleton County, New Brunswick, 19 Nov 1902 in Houlton, Maine.

Follow-up message 11 Sept 2002: "I found Daniel Harris in the 1871 York County (New Brunswick) census, listed with a Samuel Harris (next door?) Through other sources I know that this Samuel had a son Daniel and can probably guess correctly that Daniel was the son of Samuel. From an internet source (Robert Pease - no active e-mail address) I found that Samuel Harris b. 1808 married Sophia Matilda Palmer 7 June 1832, and possibly Mary Richards 2 June 1829."

62. C. Tozer. 2003. Myndert and Polly Harris 1783-1793. e-mail 26 Jan 2003.
Catherine Tozer wrote: "Here in Port Hope, Ontario we are planning the tall ship reenactment of the landing of the first settlers in Hope Township, Upper Canada. Port Hope was then called "Smith's Creek." One of the four families on board the ship that arrived June 8, 1793 was Myndert and Polly (Maria? Youmans) HARRIS and their 10 children: Hannah, Joseph, Elizabeth, Thomas, Peter, Myndert Jr., Margaret, Sarah, Catherine & Rebecca (aged 2 to 22). They had been evacuated from New York in 1783 on "The Brothers" and spent 10 years in Digby, Nova Scotia before leaving with the Lawrence Johnson family for Upper Canada... Myndert was from Dutchess County (New York) and stopped at Poughkeepsie to see if he might get his land back before continuing on to the wilds of Upper Canada for a UE land grant."

63. C. Vater. 2001. Harris-Harding line in Nova Scotia. e-mail <vacam@axion.net>. 17 Feb 2001.
Carol Vater wrote: My father descends from Col. Israel Harding [and Sarah Harris], Rev. Harris Harding, Smith Harding, John Smith Van Buren Harding, John Smith Harding, and Edwin Stillman Harding... Rev. Harris Harding is quite well documented in the histories of the Free Baptists in N.S. He was a "New Light" preacher, and started two Baptist churches in Yarmouth, where he lived for over 50 years."
"Sara Harris was born December 18, 1739, and died 1836 in Pleasant Valley, Yarmouth Co., N. S. She married Col. Israel Harding 1759 in Horton, Kings Co., N.S., son of Stephen Harding and Sarah Knight. He was born in 1733 in Kent, Rhode Island, and died 1783 in the American Revolution. He was a Colonel in the French and Indian War 1755-1757."
NOTE: Carol Vater has details of a number of generations of Harding descendants.

64. Washington County-Maine. [Land and probate records applying to Justus Pike. Machias, ME: Washington County Courthouse.
The following records of Justus/Justice PIKE/PYKE deeds and probates are on file in the Washington County courthouse, Machias, Maine.
LAND RECORDS
-Vol. 12, pp.73-74. John and Sarah/Sally KENDALL of Eastport, for $150, sold to Justus PIKE, yeoman, Eastport, 2 1/2 acres in Eastport near Gilbert Harris house and Andrew Harrington - 24 Apr 1820 [NOTE: this property was sold to Samuel STEVENS in 1838 - see below.]

-Vol. 38, pp.366-367. Justus PIKE, yeoman, Eastport, for $140, sold to Samuel STEVENS, Eastport merchant, 2 1/2 acres of land in Eastport near Gilbert Harris and Andrew Harrington - 1 Jun 1838 [NOTE: this is the land Justus PIKE purchased from John KENDALL in 1820 - see above. Betsy PIKE did not sign the deed.]

65. G. Wickenburg. 1996. [Information on Asa Harris name]. e-mail. 7 Dec 1996.
Greg Wickenburg shared the following:
James HARRIS and Sarah DENISON had son Asa HARRIS b. 10 Nov 1680 in Boston. Asa m. Elizabeth Rogers STANTON 17 Mar 1709, and d. 20 Aug 1715 in Preston, CT.
Asa and Elizabeth's son Asa HARRIS was b. 27 Nov 1709 in Preston, CT, d. 24 Jan 1762 in a blizzard in Horton, Nova Scotia. He m. Anna ELY who was b. 1716 in Lyme, CT, d. ca 1788 near Colchester, CT. Asa and Anna lived in Saybrook, CT, until they came to Horton, Nova Scotia about 1760. Three children are known born in Saybrook: Mary bapt. 1750, Ely b. 5 Nov 1755, and Alpheus bapt. 1757. After Asa died in the blizzard, Anna took the children back to CT.


66. S. R. Wilbur. 1998. [Redding-Harris connection in Maritime Canada].
A Benjamin REDDING [sometimes RIDDING] - apparently "Benjamin the Second" - was an original grantee at Yarmouth, arriving from Beverly, Massachusetts in 1765. According to B. R. Lewis, "The Redding family and its relatives" (1982) he had a son Benjamin [bapt. 25 Mar 1760 Beverly,
MA; married Abiah PITMAN], and that Benjamin had a Benjamin REDDING [born Yarmouth ca. 1785, died Yarmouth 13 Sep 1858; m. 1st Anna BAKER; m. 2nd Mrs. Sarah [BAKER] PERRY.
During the lifetime of the last listed Benjamin, there was a Benjamin REDDING in and around Sackville, New Brunswick. I run into him first in 1817 when, as a tanner from Westmorland Co., NB, he married Mrs. Sarah HARRIS, the widow of Asa HARRIS of Sussex Vale, Kings Co., NB. In 1818
and again in 1819 he appears in the probate records of William Linton JR. and Tate Taylor, both of Hillsborough, NB - at those times he is listed as a resident of Sackville. In 1821, the name REDDING [with no first name or other details] appears in a land grant petition by Michael Black, for land in Westmorland Co. Finally, in 1822, Benjamin REDDING appears as a Sackville, NB, church warden, petitioning for land for the church in Botsford, Westmorland Co.

67. S. R. Wilbur. 1998. [Information on Maritime Canada Harris families]. e-mail. Jan 1998.

An Asa HARRIS died in Sussex, Kings County, New Brunswick, some time before 3 March 1817 when his widow Elizabeth married Benjamin REDDING/RIDDING of Sackville. I am assuming that this was the same Asa HARRIS, who with his brother Ely HARRIS and John STEEVES, petitioned for
land in Albert Co. in 1808. Can anyone tell me anything more about this Asa HARRIS and his family? Does anyone know Elizabeth HARRIS' maiden name?

68. I. W. Wilson. 1900. A Geography and History of the County of Digby.
This is the source for some of the information I have on my website http://home.netcom.com/~symbios/harrisannap.html
on the Annapolis and Digby counties Harrises.

69. P. Wright. 2000. Harris in Moncton, New Brunswick. e-mail. 29 June 2000.
Patricia Wright wrote: I have a Harris family in Moncton, Westmorland Co., N.B. as follows;

Daniel Harris b. c1840 - d. April 21, 1893 Moncton, New Brunswick who married Rosemond ???
Children:
Anna b. c1865
Elisa b. c1867
Clarence D. b. December 1870 Moncton, N.B.

Clarence D. Harris married Henrietta Harrison and moved 1895 to Somerville, Middlesex Co., MA
Children:
Robert b. 1897
Harold b. 1898
John b. 1901
Muriel b. 1903
Dorothy b. 1907

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