Miniard W. Harris Family

Husband: Miniard W. Harris

Born: 27 Mar 1814at: NC
Married: Abt 1841at: 
Died: Nov 1880at: 
Buried: at: Harris Cemetery, Eton, Murray Co., GA
Father: David Harris
Mother: Rebecca Gilbert

Wife: Martha Matilda Holland

Born: 1825at: SC
Died: 30 Mar 1904at: Tarrant Co., TX
Buried: at: Harris Cemetery, Eton, Murray Co., GA


Name: Elisa Ann (Lou) Harris
Born: 15 Aug 1844at: GA
Died: 25 Feb 1918at: 
Buried: at: Springplace, GA
Spouses: John A. Glass  

Name: Margaret Elizabeth Harris
Born: 10 Nov 1847at: GA
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 

Name: James Frances Harris
Born: 20 May 1850at: GA
Died: 1897at: 
Buried: at: Harris Cemetery, Eton, Murray Co., GA
Spouses: Florida Madora McDonald  

Name: William Dawson Harris
Born: 02 May 1852at: Murray Co., GA
Died: 13 Feb 1916at: Fort Worth, TX
Buried: at: Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX
Spouses: Mary Rush Temple  

Name: John Freeman Harris
Born: 15 May 1854at: GA
Died: 25 May 1920at: 
Buried: at: Spring Place Cemetery, Chatsworth, Murray Co., GA
Spouses: Mary Elizabeth Penderson  

Name: Robert Monroe Harris
Born: 13 Jun 1855at: 
Died: 15 Jul 1855at: 
Buried: at: 

Name: Thomas Jefferson Harris
Born: 02 Mar 1857at: 
Died: 23 Mar 1924at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Margaret Catherine Keith  

Name: David Hill Harris
Born: 06 Apr 1859at: Murray Co., GA
Died: Jul 1926at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Mary Jane Graves  

Name: Maynard Bartow Harris
Born: 11 Jul 1861at: Murray Co., GA
Died: 10 Jan 1947at: 
Buried: at: Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX
Spouses: Tennessee Virginia (Tennie) King  

Name: Samuel Henry Harris
Born: 28 Dec 1862at: 
Died: Abt 1935at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Cleo Unknown  

Name: Martha Eugenie Harris
Born: 10 Jun 1868at: 
Died: 12 Nov 1869at: 
Buried: at: 

Name: George Winfield Harris
Born: 22 Oct 1869at: Springplace, GA
Died: 20 Apr 1932at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Louise Burger  

More Information:

About Miniard W. Harris:

From Marie Key's book:

"Miniard Harris was the son of David Harris and Rebecca Gilbert Harris. He married Martha Matilda Holland b. ca. 1841. She was b. in South Carolina. Miniard Harris migrated to Ga. with his parents, brothers and sisters sometime between 1835 and 1840. He was on the 1840 Census with his father but soon thereafter he went into Cherokee Co., Ga., where he helped to move the Indians therefrom. He was a pioneer of that Co. He married there and later made permanent settlement in Murray Co., Ga. They lived near Springplace on a farm. Springplace at that time was the county seat of Murray Co. He was called to fill several responsible positions there, among which were the office of Tax Collector and Treasurer.

Miniard Harris and Martha Matilda Holland Harris reared a large family. Three girls and eight boys were b. to this union. One of the sons died in infancy. Three of the sons became Doctors; two were Medical Doctors and one a Dentist, and one son was a Pharmacist. Three sons became lawyers and one a teacher. Miniard Harris and Martha Matilta Holland Harris were consistent members of the Baptist Church, and reared their children with a view of making them useful citizens in life."

Found in 1850 census, Murray Co., GA, p. 269, img. 246.

Minyard W. Harris 36 Farmer NC
Matilda Harris 24 SC
Eliza A. Harris 6 GA
Margaret E. Harris 2 GA
James F. Harris 1/12 GA

About Martha Matilda Holland:

The Fort Worth Telegram, Thurs., 31 Mar. 1904, p.3
MRS. M. M. HARRIS. The death of Mrs. M. M. Harris occurred yesterday afternoon about 2 o'clock, at the home of her son, Judge W. D. Harris, in this city. Mrs. Harris has been in a serious condition since coming here from her home near Dalton, Ga., a few weeks ago and her death was not unexpected. She was 79 years of age and was born and raised in Georgia. Early in life she united with the church near her home and remained a member of the one congregation until the time of her death. Her husband died twenty-three years ago, and she is survived by her four sons, Judge W. D. Harris, Judge M. B. Harris, Dr. D. H. Harris and Professor George Harris, all of this city, and Dr. J. F. Harris of Georgia, T. J. Harris of Nashville, Dr. F. H. Harris of Chattanooga and Mrs. Glass of Georgia. Brief funeral services will be held Friday morning at 6:30, at the residence of Judge W. D. Harris. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Gallon. The funeral party will start at 7:45 for Dalton, Ga., where burial will take place.

Revised: 13-Mar-15  03:42 PM