David Harris Family

Husband: David Harris

Born: 1780at: Burke Co., NC
Married: 22 Oct 1811at: Burke Co., NC
Died: Abt 1849at: Gwinnett Co., GA
Buried: at: 
Father: Miniard Harris
Mother: Sarah Johnson

Wife: Rebecca Gilbert

Born: 02 Jun 1788at: Lincoln Co., NC
Died: 02 Nov 1859at: Wood Co., TX
Buried: at: Quitman Cemetery, Quitman, TX
Father: Michael Gilbert


Name: Rebecca Harris
Born: 1812at: 
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Henry Ingram  

Name: Miniard W. Harris
Born: 27 Mar 1814at: NC
Died: Nov 1880at: 
Buried: at: Harris Cemetery, Eton, Murray Co., GA
Spouses: Martha Matilda Holland  

Name: Sarah Harris
Born: 1816at: 
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Thomas Bagby  

Name: David Harris
Born: 06 Sep 1817at: NC
Died: 18 Dec 1884at: Wood Co., TX
Buried: at: Ebenezer Cemetery, Oak Grove, Wood Co., TX
Spouses: Susannah (Susan) Willson  

Name: Giles Nathan Harris
Born: 15 Apr 1819at: Burke Co., NC
Died: 26 Nov 1871at: Wood Co., TX
Buried: at: Ebenezer Cemetery, Oak Grove, Wood Co., TX
Spouses: Emillier Mason (Millie) Whitworth  

Name: Temperance Harris
Born: Abt 1824at: Burke Co., NC
Died: 1853at: En route to TX
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Abraham Sudderth IV  

Name: James Gilbert Harris
Born: 08 Feb 1827at: NC
Died: 31 Mar 1862at: Wood Co., TX
Buried: at: Ebenezer Cemetery, Oak Grove, Wood County, TX
Spouses: Susannah (Susan) Willson  

Name: Clarissa (Cassie) Harris
Born: 27 Oct 1832at: Burke Co., NC
Died: 10 Mar 1873at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: John Fletcher Baxter  

Name: Carita Harris
Born: 1834at: NC
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 

More Information:

About David Harris:

From Marie Harris Key's book:

"David Harris b. 1780 in Burke Co., N.C., d. 1845-50 in Gwinnette Co., Ga. He was m. Oct. 22, 1811 in Burke Co. to Rebecca Gilbert, dau. of Michael Gilbert. Bondsman was Reid Hight and Witness was D. C. Moore, both of Burke Co., N.C. David Harris was the youngest child of Miniard Harris and Sarah Johnson Harris. Miniard Harris, his father, sold his plantation in Va., Charlotte Co. in Feb. 1775. It is presumed that Miniard Harris and family, Edward Harris and family, David Harris and his family and perhaps Braddock Harris, migrated into N. C. at this time. They were in Rowan Co. until 1777 when Burke was taken from Rowan Co. Later in the year Wilkes was taken from part of Burke and Surry Cos. The male population of Burke Co. was said to be about 50 in 1777. Families lived near each other along creeks and rivers. After the new Cos. were formed in 1777, it found part of the Harris Family in Burke and part in Wilkes. David Harris was an infant at time his father was killed in Battle of King's Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780. His mother, Sarah Johnson Harris, was left with a big family of children. It is said by some of the Edward Harris line that the different brothers of Miniard helped her with the children.

Rebecca Gilbert was the daughter of Michael Gilbert. She was born in Lincoln Co., N.C. One of the last three born in Lincoln Co. The other six children were born in Va., Bedford Co. They were in the 1790 Census in Lincoln Co., but soon afterward moved into Burke Co. The Gilbert, the Estes, and the Harris families were all neighbors in Burke Co. along the John's River not far from where Collettsville is now located. The Harris's married Gilbert's and Estes's. The Gilberts married Estes's. This part of Burke Co. is now Caldwell Co.

David Harris and Rebecca Gilbert Harris lived in Burke Co., N. C. until after 1824. This was the year that David and John Harris sold their plantation. They were in the 1830 Census of Buncombe Co. An uncle of the writer, Judge V. B. Harris left a short sketch of this family with his personal papers. He said all of the children were born in Burke Co. His father, James Gilbert, was not born until 1827. The youngest child, Carita, was born in Buncombe Co., as they were there by 1830. They probably migrated into Buncombe Co. by 1825. If so, James Gilbert was the only son born in Buncombe Co. in 1827. Before the 1840 Census was taken, David and his family had migrated into Ga., Gwinnett Co. David's name did not appear on the 1850 Census of Gwinnett Co. but the names of his children (those still unmarried) and Rebecca, his wife, were listed on the 1850 Census."

Revised: 11-Mar-15  01:28 PM