Name: *James HARRIS
Birth: 17 JUL 1733
Note: 'Of Albemarle Co., Virginia.
Death: 31 MAY 1797 in Fredericksville, Albemarle Co., Virginia
Note: Albemarle County, Virginia
Change Date: 13 FEB 2009
Will Book 3, page 324
Will of James Harris
In the name of God Amen. I James Harris of the County ofAlbemarle
and Parish of Fredericksville being in common health and ofperfect sound
mind & memory thanks be to God for the same but calling to mindthe
uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and knowing thatit is appointed
for all men to die do make and ordain this my last will andtestament hereby
revoking and disannulling all other wills and testamentsheretofore by me made
and this only to be my last will and testament. First my willand desire is that
all any just debts together with my funeral expenses to be paidout of my estate
and as for such worldly goods wherewith it has been pleased Godto bless me
with dispose of them in the manner and form following Imprums(?)
I leave unto my beloved wife Betsey Harris all my estate bothreal and personal
for and remaining the term of her natural life or widowhood shemaking no waste
thereof only for her own support and at my wifes death ormarriage I give unto
Betsey Mills five shillings also to my daughter Caty Owens fiveshillings current
money and then the balance of my estate to be sold on areasonalbe credit borth
real & personal and the money arising from such sale to beequally divided among
my children towit Henry Harris, William Harris, Peter Harris,James Harris Blake
Harris, Wiley Harris and the children that are then living of mydaughter Sarah
Jones is to have one equal part of my estate to be divided amongthem so as the
whole of the children of my daughter Jones has no more among thewhole of them
than are then living that are one of the rest of my childrenhers for his own part
and the children of my daughter Mary Owings that are then livingthe same as my
daughter Sarah Jones's children, the children of my Nancy Owensthat are then
living the same as my daughter Mary Owings children and if anyof my children
before mentioned should die without lawful issue then my willand desire is that
their part should be equally divided amoung the rest of mychildren and
grandchildren as before mentioned. Betsey Mills and Caty Owingsexcepted.
Lastly I nominate and appoint my sons Henry Harris, WilliamHarris, Blake
Harris and David Owings executors of this my last will andTestament Signed
sealed subscribed and preserved by the said James Harris to behis last will
and testament this tenth day of August 1796
In presence of
Rob. Bruce James Harris
At Albemarle July Court 1797
This last will of James Harris deceased was produced unto courtand
proved by the oath of Thomas Walton and the affirmation of JohnWard
two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
John Nicholas CC2
Transcribed from a Bible belonging to the family of James Harrisand
Betsey Shares, of Albemarle County, Virginia.
The Bible was printed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1789.
The marriage date actually states June 31st.
James Harris Departed this life May the 31st 1797.
Aged sixty four years ten months and twelve days.
Betty Harris departed this life December the 4th1830
Age ninety one years, four months, and twenty seven days.
James Harris was born July the 17th 1733 and married
Betty Shares June the 31st 1757 who was born July the 7th 1739.
Sarah Harris was born December ye 1st day 1758. Decd. 24th Feby.1801
Mary Harris was born April ye 20th 1760. Decd.6th April 1794
Betty Harris born March ye 6th 1762 and Departed this life ye7th of April 1793.
Nancy Harris born June ye 7th 1764. Deceas'd 19th Septm. 1794
Caty Harris born February ye14th 1766.
Henry Harris born February ye 12th 1768. Deceas'd 14 March 1844
aged 76 years, 31 days.
William Harris, born January ye 30th 1770. Deceas'd 5th Feby1806.
Peter Harris, born August ye 18th 1772. Deceas'd 10th Octb 1816.
James Harris, born September ye 26th 1774.
Blake Harris, born September ye 26th 1776.
Wiley Harris, born May ye 8th 1779.
Edmund Harris, born February ye 2nd 1782 and Departed this life12th April 1791
Henry Harris was born February the 12th 1768 and married
Mary Ferguson November the 15th 1792 who also was born Octoberthe 6th 1769.
Patsy Harris was born August ye 18th 1793. Aug 1886 - 93 years
Polly Harris was born May the 25th 1795.
James Harris was born July the 30th 1797.
William Harris was born April 12th 18 Hundred
Swanney Harris was born January ye 13th 1803
Randel Harris was born September ye 18th 1805
Elizabeth Ferguson Harris was born April ye 11th 1808
Henry Harris was born November ye 7th 1810.
Ruebin Harris was born February ye 7th 1816.
Peter Harris married Mary Stanfield Estes February the 28th 1797
who was born April ye 2nd 1772.
Lanslot Harris born January ye 10th 1798.
Thomas Shares Harris born July ye 20th 1799
William Estes Harris was born August ye 11th 1800
Milly Harris was born March ye 2nd 1802
Elizabeth Harris was born November the 5th 1803
James Harris was born May the 23rd 1805
Henry Harris was born April the 27th 1807. Deceas'd May 5th 18??
Mary Harris was born November the 20th 1808
Frankey Harris was born December the 12th 1810
Littleton Harris was born November the 11th 1812
Caty Owens Harris born September 29th 18??
(children of William Harris & Hannah Jameson as confirmed by the1810 census)
Nancy Owens Harris was born October ye 11th 1792
Edmund Harris was born November ye 16th 1794
Jenny Jamerson Harris was born June ye 15th 1797
Departed this life January the 31st 1813 age 15 years, 7 months,16 days
Larking Stannard Harris born August 30th 1800
Thomas Shelton Harris born May 24th 1803
William Frederic Harris son of Reubin Harris born March 30 1864
Edgar Wm. Harris son of Fred H. born August18, 1891
Edgar Wm. Harris, Jr. born June 20 1922
Martha Ridgeway Bannan Harris born December 13 1924
Robert Owens of Tennessee state
Blake Harris February 15th 1845 Albemarle County, Virginia
Wiley Harris was born May the 8th 1779 and married Elizabeth
Jamerson December ye 23rd 1799 who also was born December 6th1777
Samuel Harris there son was born November 25th 1800
Sidney Marten Harris was born January the 1st 1803
Sophea Harris was born May the 29th 1805
Shiler Shares Harris was born August the 1st day 1807
William Shelton Harris was born July the 28th 1809
John Jameson Harris was born February 22nd 1812
Amanda Fitzalin Harris was born March 31st 1814
Elizabeth Jane Harris was born August ?? 1816
Robert Jameson Harris was born 25 October 1819
to M. L. B. Jamerson
Consent Given by Saml Jamerson, father to
Betsey Jamerson before Me
Alex Garrett CC
Know all men by these presents that we, Wiley Harris & SamuelJamerson
are held and firmly bound unto James Wood esq.. Governor of theCommon-
wealth of Virginia & to his successors in office in the just sumof one hundred
and fifty Dollars to which payment well and truly to be made tothe said James
Wood and his successors in office. We bind ourselves, our justand several heirs
and executors & heirs firmly by these presents sealed with ourseals and dated
this 20th day of December 1799.
The consideration of the above obligation is such that whereasthere is a marriage
suddenly intended to be had and solemnized between the abovebound Wiley Harris
& Betsey Jamerson now if there shall be no lawful cause orimpediment to obstruct
the said marriage then the above obligation to be void else toremain in full form and
Wiley X Harris (seal)
Teste Samuel Jameson (seal)
*Elizabeth "Betty or Betsey" SHARES b: 7 JUL 1739
30 JUN 1757
in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *Sarah HARRIS b: 1 DEC 1758 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *Mary "Polly" HARRIS b: 20 APR 1760 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *Betty (or Betsy, Betsey) HARRIS b: 6 MAR 1762 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *Nancy HARRIS b: 7 JUN 1764 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *Caty HARRIS b: 14 FEB 1766 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *Henry HARRIS b: 12 FEB 1768 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *William HARRIS b: 30 JAN 1770 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *Peter HARRIS b: 18 AUG 1772 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *James HARRIS b: 26 SEP 1774 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *Blake HARRIS b: 26 SEP 1776 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *Wiley HARRIS b: 8 MAY 1779 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- *Edmund HARRIS b: 2 FEB 1782 in Albemarle Co., Virginia