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  • ID: I81995466
  • Name: Sherrod II HARRIS
  • Given Name: Sherrod II
  • Surname: Harris
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 Jul 1797 in Union County, NC
  • Death: 24 Mar 1869 in Memphis, TN
  • Burial: Mar 1869 Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, TN
  • Note:
    Sherrod Harris II was born on July 25, 1797 in Union County, North
    Carolina. He was the son of Sherrod Harris I and Mary Elizabeth Jones
    Harris.
    Sherrod II was a hard shell Baptist Preacher of Scot-Irish descent. He
    moved to a location near Colliersville, Mississippi about the time the
    Chickasaw Indians were removed to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. Here he
    acquired more than 6,000 acres of land and was listed as the second
    highest land taxpayer in Marshall County, Mississippi. At his death he
    was considered to be quite wealthy - his son, Daniel Seaborn Harris I
    estimated the assets of his father to be more than $200,000.00
    Sherrod II built the first sanctuary in that area called the Shiloh
    Baptist Church. This church stood until 1940-43 (?), when it was
    destroyed by a cyclone. A recent visitor to his old plantation home
    remarked, "The main structure is still standing, although crumbling and
    the roof has fallen in; but there is still enough left to tell that it
    was an imposing home."
    According to legends that have come down through the Harris generation,
    Sherrod II was a personal friend of both Andrew Jackson and of his bitter
    enemy - David Crockett. An interesting tale is told of how Davy
    befriended Sherrod Harris II to keep a date with his girl friend. In
    order to accomplish this, a swollen river with washed-out bridge had to
    be crossed. Fearless, Davy promised that his horse could easily swim the
    river and suggested that his friend join him in the crossing. The friend
    accepted the offer and together they forged the strong river currents to
    arrive safely on the other side - and in time to keep an important
    appointment.
    At his retirement, Sherrod II and his wife, Rebecca, moved to Memphis,
    Tennessee to live. It is recorded that Nancy Harris Holland, sister of
    Sherrod II rode 100 miles on a horse when she was eighty years old to see
    her ailing brother and to attend his funeral. Sherrod II died in Memphis,
    Tennessee on March 24, 1869 and is interred in one of the twelve lots he
    purchased in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee. Here also are laid to
    rest his wife Rebecca and some of his children. On his tomb-stone is
    inscribed the particulars about his ministerial career including "Joined
    the Primitive Baptist Church in 1832 - ordained a minister of that order
    in 1846."
    (Mrs Rebecca Mac Davis, granddaughter of Elizabeth Harris is in
    possession of the Bible of Sherrod Harris II. This Bible was published in
    1853. She also has a flyleaf from a Harris Bible published in 1817;
    inscribed "Sherrod Harris, Hiss Book".)
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    LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF SHERROD HARRIS II - Born July 25, 1797 - Died
    March 24, 1869
    LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IS IN WORDS AND FIGURES FOLLOWING TO WIT:
    I, Sherrod Harris of the County of Marshall and State of Mississippi
    being of sound mind, do make and publish this my last will and testament
    and first, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Rebecca Harris, the
    following described land with all the ? ? belonging during her natural
    life (to wit) beginning at the half mile stake in the north boundary line
    of Section 26, in township (1) R (4) ? lines running south one hundred
    and twenty poles - lines west two hundred and twenty poles, lines north,
    one hundred and twenty poles to the half mile stakes in the north
    boundary lines of section thirty-five. T(1) R(4) ? lines east two hundred
    and twenty poles to the beginning, containing two hundred forty acres and
    at the death of my said beloved wife Rebecca Harris, the ? and in the
    above described land shall be willed to my youngest son, J.B. (Julius B)
    Harris, his heirs and ? forever. It is my wish and desire that my said
    beloved son J.B. (Julius B) Harris shall live with his mother Rebecca
    Harris in joint use of the said described land, but according




    Father: Sherrod I HARRIS b: 1733 in Brunswick Co, VA
    Mother: Mary Elizabeth JONES b: in Virginia

    Marriage 1 Winnie Wells WHITE b: 26 Apr 1801
    • Married: 15 Aug 1822
    Children
    1. Has No Children Tillman Jefferson HARRIS b: 17 Oct 1823 in Alabama
    2. Has Children Daniel Seaborn HARRIS b: 5 Oct 1825 in Green County, AL
    3. Has No Children Hudson Laban HARRIS b: 19 Aug 1827 in Alabama
    4. Has No Children Parmelia K HARRIS b: 27 Aug 1829 in Alabama
    5. Has No Children Lucy Miriam HARRIS b: 21 Feb 1832 in Alabama

    Marriage 2 Rebecca KIRBY b: 1815 in Chapel Hill, NC
    • Married: Abt. 1835
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Ann HARRIS b: 2 Jan 1837 in Tennessee
    2. Has Children Simeon Maban HARRIS b: 1835 in Alabama
    3. Has No Children Caledonia HARRIS b: 1839 in Mississippi
    4. Has Children Isaac Norwood HARRIS b: 1840 in Mississippi
    5. Has Children John Sherrod HARRIS b: 3 Mar 1841 in Mississippi
    6. Has Children Madison William HARRIS b: 1842 in Mississippi
    7. Has Children Mary Rebecca HARRIS b: 1 Jun 1846 in Mississippi
    8. Has No Children Julius B HARRIS b: 1848 in Tennessee
    9. Has No Children Margaret Freeman HARRIS b: Abt. 1849 in Tennessee

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