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From: "Betty Cavner" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Harris, Dixon and Hunt
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 07:20:30 -0600
Also found this message in the "notes" for Henry Briton Harris file - of
course, this was way back in 06:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Don Ott" <>
>Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 12:22 PM
>Subject: [ARIZARD] Henry Britton Harris - Bernie
> > Bernie,
> > Will Johnson, Professional Genealogist, has this family researched
> > and published, on Ancestry, like this:
> > Henry B. Harris b. 1797 GA, d. 1853 Lawrence Co. AR
> > 1/m 1820 Creswell b. 1803 d. 1840 Lawrence Co. AR. (Does not list
> > first name but says she is daughter of William Andrew Creswell and
> > Margaret (Lafferty or Lindsay) I think we have his wife as Margaret
> > Lytle)
> > He lists their children as:
> > James Adams Harris b. 1820 MO m. Sarah McFelch, Susan Aikin, and Abbie
> > A.
> > Andrew Creswell Harris b. 1824 AR m. Lucretia Jeffery
> > Augustus Watson Harris b. 1827 AR m. Martha Lafferty and Lucinda
> > Elizabeth A. Harris b. 20 Mar 1829 AR, m. Augustus Curran Jeffery
> > Richard B. Harris b. 1830 AR Izard Co.
> > Henry B. Harris Jr. b. 1834 AR Izard, m Sarah Abagail Hays
> > Sarah Harris b. 2 Mar 1836 AR Izard, m. Benjamin Franklin Dixon
> > 2/m 8 Sep 1836, Elizabeth Smith b. 1816 AR d. bef 1860. (Does not list
> > He lists their children as:
> > Leander W. Harris (f) b. 1838 Izard AR
> > William James Harris b. 4 Nov 1843 AR, m. Rebecca Ricketts and Mary
> > Elizabeth "Betty" Clinton
> > Mary Harris b. 1845 AR
> > Elizabeth Harris b. 1848 AR.
> > Now the 1850 Census AR, Izard, creates somewhat of a problem with
> > this research. It shows Henry B. Harris as being 33 GA, and the birth
> > date is correct for his second wife Eliza. But it also shows Richard
> > B. still at home and he is 20 so his father would have only been 13
> > when he was born. I am wondering if the age for Henry B. should not
> > have been 53 rather than 33? That would match the birth date shown by
> > Mr. Johnson.
> > James A. Harris in the 1850 Census is listed as 30 years old, so if
> > he is the son of Henry B. and Creswell, the birth date of 1797 may be
> > correct rather than 1817.
> > Don
Hope you got the message where I traced Henry in the census
for 1830 through 1850. It is very obvious to me that the 1850 census
is in error. Henry should be 53 and not 33. If you did not get that
message let me know. Also as I pointed out his father was dead long
before 1817, he died in Lincoln Co. GA Dec. 1803.
I don't think you are confused at all, people have taken the
1850 census data and used it to establish Henry B.'s birth date.
Although it is perfectly clear, it is not right. Please see the 1830
and 1840 Census and you will see that he was born before 1800.
It is also clear that James Adams Harris, Andrew Cresswell
"A.C." Harris and Augustus Watson "A.W." Harris are his sons by his
first wife. Their ages alone disprove that he was born in 1817.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:36 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD] Harris, Dixon and Hunt
> Hey guys?
> I have a question.........
> Does anyone know who the two daughter of Sarah Harris Dixon's were?
> Sarah (1836-1894) was married to Benjamin Franklin Dixon (1831-1872) and
> upon her death in Mammoth Spring, in Fulton County - she was living with
> her daughter; Mrs. O. T. Hunt.
> Just said that she had two daughters and one was married to this Hunt.
> Anyone know anything about the families?
> Bernie Moore-Knowles
> Carlsbad, California
> "I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
> question my honesty." ........Will Rogers
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