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View Tree for (4G) Obadiah Harris(4G) Obadiah Harris (b. August 21, 1741, d. November 28, 1830)

(4G) Obadiah Harris (son of (5G) Benjamin O. Harris and (5G) Sarah Dumas) was born August 21, 1741, and died November 28, 1830 in New Garden, Wayne Co., Indiana. He married (4G) Rebecca Johnson on November 08, 1761 in White Oak Swamp MM Henrico Co., Va., daughter of (5G) David Johnson and (5G) Mary Woody.

 Includes NotesNotes for (4G) Obadiah Harris:
See: History of Wayne County, Ind. Vol.

Obadiah Harris, who came from North Carolina to Wayne County in 1810, where he was for many years a pioneer minister in the Society of Friends.

See pages 449, 631 and 632

Obediah Harris Sr. moved to Marlboro Co., N. C. Ref: Tidewater Va. Famil. p. 530

First three children, Sarah E., Benjamin, and Molly were born in Virginia as per The Cedar Creek Montly Meeting, Va.
Rest of the children were born in Deep River Mm, Guilford Co., N. C.

Copied, extracted and sent to me by Ruth Newlan, May 20, 2003.)

(1) "Tidewater Virginia Families," by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis
Genealogical Publication Company, 1989
Page 461, 467, 475. Cites (a) des Cognets, Page 166. (b) Chamberlayne, Page 11, 18, 75, 77, 97, 98, 102, 116, 276.
(c) Land Patent Book 10, Page 101, 135.
(d) Land Patent Book 11, Page 26, 226, 339, 452.
(e) Mr. Harris, "Robert Harris," Page 191-203
(f) " The Virginia Genealogist," Vol. 22, No. 1, 1978, Page 3
(g) Hanover County, Virginia Deed Book 1732-1735, Page 14, 15.

*Birth: (1e) While it cannot be documented that he was the son of Major Robert Harris, there seems to be circumstantial evidence to that effect. Robert owned land in the same area as Robert Harris, and William Harris married William Overton's daughter. *(1) Probably the son of Major Robert Harris & Mrs. Mary Claiborne Rice. (Claiborne was her maiden name)
*Death: (1g) February 1, 1733, son of Benjamin Harris, deeded land left by "the last will and testament of his deceased father, William Harris."

1722: There were 1324 tithables in the whole of Hanover County, Virginia. One of the new chapels to be built in the Forks of "our River." Mr. William Harris and Mr. Peter Garland, churchwardens, were requested to procure the places for the chapels. The chapel in the Forks was the first church of what was to become St. Martin's Parish in 1726, encompassing the area that lay between the north and south branches (North Anna and South Anna) of the Pamunkey River and "that part of the parish lying above Stonehorse Creek. "The present church, built in 1735 on the foundation of the earlier church, is known as Fork Church on Route 738, Hanover County, Virginia.

1723: Patented 400 acres between the North Anna River and Little River on both sides of Bull Swamp and the south side of the North Anna. He also patented 400 acres on the north side of the Little River.
*The same year Captain William Harris of Hanover County, patented 266 acres on the south side of Little River at the mouth of Byar's Branch. * He was referred to numerous times in the vestry minutes and in land patents as Captain Harris.
William Harris lived on the land between North Anna and Little Rivers, on the east side of what is now Route 188, near Doswell, in Hanover County, VA, close to the North Anna.
Their place was called "Cedar Hill".
He served as Justice of Hanover County, Virginia.
October 21, 1726: William Harris and James Overton were replaced on the vestry of St. Paul's Parish.
February 1731: His son William Harris, Jr. was present at the processioning of his land.

Entries: 16761 Updated: 2004-06-11 05:27:14 UTC (Fri) Contact: Janice Holzer
# Death: 28 NOV 1830 in Cherry Grove Monthly Meeting, Randolph Co., Indiana
# Burial: 1830 New Garden MM, Wayne Co., Indiana
# Note:

31 January 1767 Obadiah and wife and children received on
certificate from Cedar Creek MM, Virginia certificate dated 8
February 1766
1 July 1811 Obediah granted certificate to White Water MM,
5 Aug 1811 Miriam Harris and daughter, Lydia Mendenhal,l
granted certificate to White Water MM, Indiana

Anderson Estes Family
Entries: 8171 Updated: Fri May 16 19:41:05 2003 Contact: Otis Anderson


Source: 1/2000

Database: Full Context of Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 1
Guilford County, North Carolina
Page 72

The preparative meeting at Deep River had been under the jurisdiction of New Garden Monthly Meeting previous to the setting up of Deep River Monthly Meeting. The original membership of the new monthly meeting included (among many others), Obadiah Harris and Rebekah Harris.

Deep River Meeting is located in the western part of Guilford County, about 12 miles from Greensboro. A midweek meeting was set up in 1753, and a preparative meeting established in 1758. Located in the same section and having its beginning only two years later, the history of Deep River is similar to that of New Garden. Both meetings enjoyed large growth through immigration from the North during the latter half of the eighteenth century, and both suffered great losses by migration to the Northwest during the first half of the nineteenth century. Writing of the latter movement, Dr. Weeks in"Southern Quakers and Slavery," page 264, says "Deep River is, and has been, one of the strongest monthly meetings. Its record of migration begins with 1811 and extends to 1860. As usual, they are all to Indiana except ten, which are divided between Tennessee, Ohio and Illinois. Between 1811 and 1845 the movement was quite uniform. The favorite objective point was the White Water Meeting, Ind. Deep River, like New Garden, has had sufficient vitality to withstand this constant drain on its Strength."

Preparative meetings under Deep River Monthly Meeting included Deep River, Springfield, Muddy Creek, Deep Creek, Belews Creek, Gum Swamp and Hitchcock.
Entries: 3843 Updated: 2004-05-24 20:35:12 UTC (Mon) Contact: Judi Reed

[Captom.FTW]SOURCE: Historical Southern Families, Vol III, pg 76 gives birth as 1635. From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.- gives birth place as York, VA. IGI at least two other ord. dates. - from Barbara Doying

"Robert immigrated from Wales during the period from 1652-1659 and settled on the James River, near Weyanoke, Virginia (called the Forks of Hanover). It is thought by some that he was employed in the tobacco house of a man named Rice, who soon died and Harris married his widow, Mary Claiborne." from Chet Ogan

Phil Harris (
I have identified and followed all FOUR of the early Harris immigrants to Virginia. Besides John Harris and Thomas Harris,there is William Harris who came over with William Claiborne in 1621, and Robert Harris who settled in York County around 1650. All four of these men left descendant families which can generally be identified by their geographic migration patterns. All four of these men are probably related back to the Harris families in Essex, England in the 16th century. American Harris research has always concentrated on Sir William Harris of Creeksea as the central connection, but it probablygoes back two more generations to his grandfather, William Harris, who died in Shenfield in 1556. I would bet that his three marriages and thirteen or so children produced the lines to which we all will eventually make our connections.

Robert Harris - I know a number of genealogies show this man as the son of Thomas Harris but I think that's just one of those inaccuracies that got put into print and won't go away. I've never seen any real evidence of that, and, in fact, the evidence that exists seems to suggest Thomas Harris' "only" son was William Harris. The work that Helen Harris Ott did during her six years in Essex has a genealogy that traces Robert Harris back to William Harris, the eldest son of William Harrisof Shenfield by his first marriage to Joanne Smythe. This needs more work as well as Joanne Smythe's possible connections to the Smythe family.
Robert Harris settled in York County around 1650 and supposedly married the daughter of William Claiborne. Claiborne has suggested connections to the Smythe family, as well, with his wife, Elizabeth Butler supposedly being connected to the marriage of Ursula Smythe to William Boteler. The descendants of Robert Harris spread up the York River watershed into the Shenandoah Valley and over the mountains into Kentucky. These are the Midwest Harrises. He also left descendants on the Peninsula which can be followed into the middle 1700s, but I still can't quite make the connection, although the proximity is so close it's unreal.
REFN: rin#-14133

Entries: 2229 Updated: 2004-04-29 04:46:17 UTC (Thu) Contact: Carmen Johnson

# Author: Sarah Myrtle Osborne & Theodore Edison Perkins
Title: HOCKETT Family, "Hocketts on the move"FQ CS 71 .H68725 111617--1982
Publication: The Hogatt/Hockett Family In America. Copyrighted in 1982 Printed in Greensboro, NC
Osborne Add: Rt 1, Box 359, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313 Perkins Add: 128 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27403 Source Media Type: Book

Name: Mrs. Osborne and Mr. Perkins
and Mr. Perkins 128 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27403
Plesant Garden, NC 27313 USA
Mrs. Osborne and Mr. Perkins
Rt-1 Box-359
and Mr. Perkins 128 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27403
Plesant Garden

# Title: Everton's Fam File, v-2+3. CD#13,Cht#35946
# Title: HODGIN Families, Arthur D. Hodgin

Name: Arthur D. Hodgin
Richmond, IN 47374
Arthur D. Hodgin
2601 NW A St.
Richmond, IN 47374

1. Abbrev: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw Vol.1 North Carolina-1936
Title: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw Vol.1 North Carolina-1936
Author: William Wade Hinshaw
Page: page 782
Quality: 3
2. Abbrev: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw Vol.1 North Carolina-1936
Title: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw Vol.1 North Carolina-1936
Author: William Wade Hinshaw
Page: Page 782
Quality: 3

More About (4G) Obadiah Harris and (4G) Rebecca Johnson:
Marriage: November 08, 1761, White Oak Swamp MM Henrico Co., Va..

Children of (4G) Obadiah Harris and (4G) Rebecca Johnson are:
  1. Sarah E Harris, b. October 01, 1762, Va., d. date unknown.
  2. Benjamin Harris, b. March 20, 1764, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C., d. March 05, 1858, Franklin Twp., Wayne Co., Ind..
  3. +(3G) Mary (Molly) Harris, b. May 23, 1766, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C., d. July 21, 1834, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C..
  4. James Harris, b. January 06, 1767, d. June 06, 1767.
  5. David Harris, b. March 07, 1768, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C., d. March 09, 1768, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C..
  6. Daughter Harris, b. March 03, 1769, d. March 03, 1769.
  7. Rachel D Harris, b. 1770, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C., d. November 17, 1853, Montgomery, Ohio.
  8. Jemima Harris, b. November 29, 1772, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C., d. March 29, 1773, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C..
  9. Obediah Harris, b. August 02, 1774, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C., d. date unknown.
  10. Martha Harris, b. February 26, 1777, d. September 28, 1777.
  11. David Harris, b. September 29, 1778, N.C., d. September 01, 1880.
  12. Rebekah Harris, b. December 18, 1780, Marlboro Co., S. C., d. date unknown.
  13. Daughter Harris, b. December 23, 1782, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C., d. December 23, 1782, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C..
  14. Judith Harris, b. May 05, 1784, Deep River, Guilford Co., N. C., d. date unknown.
  15. Elizabeth Harris, b. September 02, 1786, d. date unknown.
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