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Appendix

Records Pertaining to the Isaac Harris Family

By Garda M. Hodgson


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA, RECORDS

FHL 030,666 BRUNSWICK COUNTY VA COURT ORDER BOOKS

Bk 12 p 175 26 Nov 1777 Ordered that John HARRIS, Wooten HARRIS, Benjamin HARRIS, Elizabeth HARRIS, and Mary HARRIS, orphans of Isaac HARRIS, dec'd, be bound out by the church warden of Meherrin Parish according to law.

Bk 14 p 165 29 Jun 1785 Wooten HARRIS allowed for one gun taken by the militia. £14-10-0.




RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, RECORDS

FHL 019,912 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC DEEDS

Deed Book AD p 41 1 Jan 1779 Patrick HAMILTON and Margaret, his wife, of Rowan Co, NC, convey 300 a. to Benjamin ADAMS, Sr., of Tryon Co, NC, for 35. Sd land granted by patent to sd Patrick HAMILTON bearing date 15 May 1777 in Tryon Co, NC, on both sides of Mount Cr of 2nd Broad River.

Signed: Patrick HAMILTON, Margaret HAMILTON.
Wit: Benjamin ADAMS, Jr., Jas COOK, Mumford WILSON

Deed Book AD p 141 No 105 (State of NC # 169) 28 Oct 1782 To John BLACK 100 a. Tryon Co in the Cove (for 50 shillings each 100 a) beginning at a red oak marked B on a branch of Cove Cr, a little below Philip GOODBREAD's claim or old improvement, running thence S 160 poles to a pine, W 100 poles to a black oak, thence N 160 poles to a stake, thence to the beginning as by a plat hereunto annexed doth appear . . .

Deed Book AD p 439 13 Oct 1783 John BLACK conveys 100 a. to William HARRIS, both of Rutherford Co., N.C., for £30. Sd land on a branch of Cove Cr a little above Phillip GOODBREAD's claim or old improvement. The same granted to John BLACK by virtue of a state patent dated 28 Oct 1782 #169.
Signed: John BLACK
Wit: Ezekiel POTTS, Wooten (x) HARRIS
(Note: Rutherford County Marriage Bonds: Polly HARRIS - John BLACK 4 Feb 1795.
Is this Mary Harris the daughter of Isaac Harris?)

Deed Book AD p 474 1 Oct 1785 James BLACK to John HARRIS, both of Rutherford Co, NC, for £80 conveys 100 a. on the Middle Fork of Cathey's Cr, the same granted to James BLACK by patent ddt 28 Oct 1782.    Signed: James BLACK    Wit: George FLEMING, Landerick WREY.

Deed Book E-I p 21 7 Mar 1786 Thomas DONNELSON, of Able Co, SC, to John HERRIS, of Rutherford Co., NC, for £80 conveys 100 a. on Middle Fork of Cathey's Creek of Second Broad River, close under the mountain, joining land of James BLACK on the east side including his own improvement. The same granted to Thomas DONNELSON by a state deed dated 28 Oct 1782.
Signed: Thomas DONNELSON Wit: George FLEMING, Loudewick WRAY

Deed Book JL p 105 18 Jan 1787 James NANNEY conveys 100 a. to William HARRIS, both of Rutherford Co, N. C., for £60 land on Darnsides Cr of Cove Cr. including the Little Cane Break.
Signed: James NANNEY.    Wit: Brum CROW, George LEDBETTER, Henry JOHNSON

Deed Book J-L p 229 3 May 1790, Martha DOUGLAS, of Rutherford Co, NC, to John HERRIS, of same, for £40 conveys 100 a. on a fork of Baren's Creek joining lands of Hugh QUINS. Beginning at a red oak, corner Hugh QUINS, and runs N10 E140 poles to a pine; thence S80 E113 poles to a hickory; thence W148 poles to a hickory in QUINS line; thence with said line to the beginning. Granted by patent to Martha DOUGLAS 11 Oct 1783.
Signed: Martha DOUGLAS    Wit: James HAMRICK, Samuel HAMRICK

Deed Book J-L p 311 23 Aug 1794 Thomas McSWAIN, of Rutherford Co, NC, to John HERRIS, of same, for £120 150 a. on the Suck Branch of Baren's Creek, waters of Main Broad River. Beginning at a hickory in GOODMAN's line; thence running N110 poles to a pine; thence W along GOODMAN's line 220 poles to a white oak then S110 poles to a pine; then E220 poles to beginning. Granted to McSWAIN by Alex. MARTIN, Governor of said state 28 Nov 1792.
Signed: Thomas McSWAIN    Wit: Jere. HAMRICK, Silas RANDAL

Deed Book J-L p 312 No 1309 Recorded 19 Dec 1794
26 Apr 1794 John BLACK, of Rutherford Co., NC, conveys to John WITHROW, of same, for £300 the same land that was left to him by George BLACK, Esq., his father, 275 a. in Rutherford Co, NC, on both sides of 2nd Broad River; beginning on the east side of Connoway's Creek at the mouth of the old line running up the old original line for compliment, joining Josiah BLACK's line, from thence bounded with MARLOW's line on the W side of the river, from thence joining Hugh BLACK's line from thence to the beginning for compliment.
Signed: John BLACK    Wit: John REED, William WITHROW



FHL 428,854 RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC, COURT MINUTES

October Court 1782 John TWITTY came into court and delivered up Jeremiah RUNYON, for whom he was security for appearing in a suit brought against him by James MILLER, Jas RUSSELL, Stand SELBY, and hereby discharged.

July Term 1783 William HARRIS named as one of ten men of a jury to lay off and mark a road from the courthouse to George LEDBETTER's mills in the cove.

July Term 1783 p 157 John ANGEL, a British desertee, came into open court and took the oath of allegiance to the state.

July Term 1783 p 162 John ANGEL acknowledged debt to Robert CHERRY for 200 acres.

July Court 1784 Letters of admin granted to Benjamin and Howell ADAMS on the estate of Benjamin Adams, dec'd.

July Court 1784 Benjamin and Howell ADAMS, admrs on the estate of Benjamin ADAMS, dec'd, returns inventory of estate.

Apr Court 1785 p 80 The court appointed Alexander GRANT, con(stable) the present year who came into court and entered into bond with William HARRIS, . . . and qualified . . .

January Court 1788 John HARRIS - juror.

April Court 1788 John HARRIS - grand jury.

October Court 1789 John HARRIS - Jury.

October Court 1791 John HARRIS - Jury.

January Court 1795 John HARRIS - overseer of public road.

April Court 1795 Ordered by the court that Reuben HARRIS . . . be fined for not serving as jurors after being legally summoned.

(Note: Only mention of a Reuben Harris in Rutherford Co, court records. It seems unlikely that this is Reuben Harris, son of Isaac Harris, for he was in Greenville Co., SC in 1790 and 1800. Also, Reuben Harris, son of John Harris, was born about 1789 so was not old enough to be this Reuben.)
Apr Court 1795 p 80 Apr Court 1795 p 80 The court appointed Alexander GRANT, con., the present year, who came into court & entered into bond with William HARRIS, etc., and qualified.

Jan Court 1796 The court appointed John HARRIS overseer of the public road.

April Court 1797 John HARRIS -juror.

October Court 1798 8 Oct 1798 The last will and testament of John HARRIS, dec'd, was proved in open court by the oath of Joseph CAMP, and Frances HARRIS, extrx of said will and was qualified according to law.



FHL 1,578,695 NC DIVISION OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ORIGINAL WILLS

Book B p 99 Rutherford County wd 29 Dec 1797 wp Oct 1798
John HARRIS will . . . First I, give to my wife, Frances, all my estate real and personal for the benefit of herself and bringing up her children during her life or widowhood, and at expiration of either (my land) to be divided between my three sons, Peter, John and Reuben, my personal estate to my four daughters, Sally, Betsy, Anny and Judah and my beloved wife, Frances, . . 28th Dec 1797. I also appoint my wife Executrix, and George BLANTON, Executor.

Wit: Frances ( x ) (her surname not written), John WILLSON.
John ( X ) HARRIS
(Note: The dates of this will had been copied incorrectly into Rutherford County, North Carolina, Will Book B p 99 as made in 1794 and probated in 1795).



FHL 019,913 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC DEEDS

Deed Book MQ p 368 No 1740 (Recorded 13 May 1796)
13 Oct 1794 Jessey RIBBY to Jeremiah RUNYON, for £5, 50 a. in Rutherford Co, NC, on waters of Boren's Creek. Beginning at Adam's corner on a chestnut, running S abt 80 poles to a post oak; thence across branch W70 N abt 100 poles to a pine on a new road; thence near an E course with sd road to beginning.

Signed: Jessey (X) RIBBEY    Wit: William BLANTON, John LEWELLING.

Deed Book M-Q p 398 14 Aug 1794 William HERRIS, of Rutherford Co., NC, conveys 100 a. to Abraham CLARK, Sr., of same, for £24. Land on both sides of Hinton's Creek of Little Broad River. It being first granted to William HERRIS by patent 26 Nov 1789.
Signed: William (x) HERRIS    Wit: John WEBB, Alexander GRANT

Deed Book MQ p 504 No 1851 (State of North Carolina No 671) to Jonathan CURTIS 100 a., in Rutherford Co, NC on Cedar Creek of Main Broad River. 4 Jan 1792 Signed: Alex. MARTIN
(Note: William Harris' widow married 2nd Jonathan Curtis).

Deed Book 7-9 p 15 No 272 (Recorded 18 Dec 1797)
17 Dec 1796 State of North Carolina No 1183 to Jeremiah RUNYON 100 a. land in Rutherford Co, NC, on the Bridge Branch of Broad River. Beginning at a post oak on his own line; thence S34 W36 poles to a large pine; thence S7 W88 poles to a post oak in HERRIS' line; thence with said line S83 E20 poles to a pine; thence S12 W86 poles to a pine; thence S20 E35 poles to a maple by a branch; thence S34 E210 poles to a maple by a branch, then S34 E210 poles to a stake in his own line; thence with said line N70 W130 poles to beginning.
By command    Signed: Samuel ASHE

Deed Book 7-9 p 147 15 Sep 1797 John HERRIS, of Rutherford Co, NC, conveys 200 a. to Andrew HAMPTON, of same, for £200. There being two separate surveys; one granted to James BLACK by patent ddt 28 Oct 1782 lying on Middle Fork of Cathey's Creek, the other granted to Thomas DONNELSON by patent 25 Oct 1782 on Middle Fork of Cathey's Creek and Second Broad River, close under the mountain and joining land of James BLACK on the east.
Signed: John HERRIS    Wit: Benjamin HYDER

Deed Book 7-9 p 407 15 Jul 1797 Arthur JOHNSTON conveys 50 a. to Wooten HERRIS, both of Rutherford Co, NC, for £160. Land lying on both sides of Second Broad River . . a conditional line between Martha JOHNSTON & John JOHNSTON . . . a direct course with said Wooten HERRIS' fence to the old original line.
Signed: Arthur JOHNSTON    Wit: Thomas MARLOW, John Coxey (x) JOHNSTON



FHL 019,914 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC DEEDS

Deed Book 10-11 p 36 3 Oct 1795 William HERRIS, of Rutherford Co, NC, conveys 100 a. to David PORTER, of same for £30. Land on Hickory Creek joining his old survey. Beginning at a red oak, his own corner, N38 W50 poles to a chestnut, thence N23 E40 poles to a post oak S58 E140 poles to a black oak, S10 W20 poles to a post oak S5 W60 poles to a red oak, thence S40 W60 poles to a stake on the old line, thence with sd line N20 W190 poles to the beginning.

Signed: William HARRIS
Wit: Martin ROBERTS, Samuel BYERS, Allen RAMSEY

Deed Book 12-14 p 359 No 1101 (Recorded 23 Sep 1800)
16 Dec 1799 State of North Carolina (No 1913) to Jeremiah RUNYON (for 50 shillings for every 100 a) 100 a. in Rutherford Co, NC, beginning on a red oak Jeremiah HAMRICK's corner, running thence with said line N100 poles to a post oak; thence with another ? of said line W129 poles to a stake in sd line; thence N75 poles to a stake on BLANTON's line, thence with sd line S20 E 203 to a post oak, his own old corner; thence S34 W35 poles to a large pine, his other corner; thence S7 W88 poles to a post oak; thence S83 E20 poles to a pine; then S12 W86 poles to a pine; thence S51 W17 to a white oak, Silas RANDAL's corner; thence N10 E120 poles to a red oak ? corner; thence to the beginning. Entered 11 Apr 1798. By Command Signed: B. WILLIAMS.

Deed Book 15-17 p 409 7 Apr 1802 Lewis BEARD, Peter MALLET, Edward JONES, of Rowan Co, NC, conveys 99 1/2 acres to William HARRIS, of Rutherford Co, NC, for £100. Land on waters of North Fork of Broad River known by the name Mumford's Cove Creek, being subdivided of a 600 acre tract originally granted to Joseph MUMFORD and known as Mumford's Cove Land.
Signed: Lewis BEARD, Peter MALLET, Edward JONES
Wit: Jesse BRIGGS, Alexr. GRANT



FHL 428,855 RUTHERFORD COUNTY COURT MINUTES 1802 -1806

April Court 1805 8 Apr 1805 On motion, the court appointed John WEBB guardian of Elizabeth and Nancy HARRIS, daughters of John HARRIS, dec'd, who gave bond with Samuel TUCKER and John B. WEBB in the sum of £1,000 for his faithful guardianship.

9 Apr 1805 On motion, Joseph CAMP was appointed guardian to Elizabeth, Nancy, and Judah HARRIS.



FHL 019,915 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC DEEDS

Deed Book 18-19 p 275 # 61 13 Jul 1801 Joseph Goodbread conveys 12 a. to William HARRIS of Rutherford Co., NC for £10. Land in Rutherford Co, Dunear's Cove Creek at the mouth of Plant Branch downwards for compliment. Beginning on the Win . . . line & running along the line to EASTER's line, along EASTER's line to a stake, it being part of a tract that was originally granted to Thomas GOODBREAD bearing date Oct 1782.

Signed: Joseph GOODBREAD    Wit: Arthur EDWARDS

Deed Book 20-21 p 82, 83 No 1012 (Recorded 30 Apr 1803)
9 Nov 1801 Jeremiah RUNYON to James LINDSEY, both of Rutherford Co, NC, for $130 . . . land in Rutherford Co, NC, on Shote Creek, waters of 1st Broad River, beginning at a white oak, running S100 poles to a black oak; thence E150 poles to a chestnut; thence N160 poles to a spanish oak; thence to the beginning.    Signed: Jeremiah RUNYON    Wit: Wm McCRAYER, Samuel ADAMS

Deed Book 22-23 p 252-4 17 Apr 1804 Lewis BEARD for himself & attorney for Peter MALLET & Edward JONES, of Rutherford Co, NC, conveys 104 acres to Richard BRADLEY of same, for $250.00. Land in Rutherford Co, on both sides of Cove Creek, waters of Broad River. Beginning at a post oak standing on the side of the great road winding through Montford's Cove, corner to William HARRIS' & Alexander GRANT's land, running thence S20 E140 poles to a white oak and red oak, Alexander GRANT's corner, then E34 poles to an ash on the east bank of Cove creek then S14 E140 poles to a pine, then S20 W50 to a small chestnut, GRANT's corner, thence W52 poles to a stake, sd BRADLEY's corner, thence N along his line 150 poles to his other corner, thence W82 poles to a stake William HARRIS' corner, thence to beginning containing 104 acres . . being subdivided from a 600 acres tract originally granted to Joseph MUMFORD.

Book 22-23 p 625 (Only partially readable)

No 326 1806 Jonathan JONES to Jeremiah RUNYON, both of Rutherford Co, NC, for $50.00 land on Mc . . . cr, waters of . . . Broad River; beginning on a pine HARRIS' corner, thence S5 E113 poles . . . thence N100 poles to a post oak, thence 150 poles to a pine; thence S2 E90 poles to a post oak, E38 poles to the beginning.    Signed: Jonathan (x his mark) JONES    Wit: Peter Harris, Hyshon RANEY

Book 22-23 p 631 No 337 Recorded 5 Jan 1807 (Only partially readable)

8 Aug 1805 Samuel HAMRICK to Jeremiah RUNYON, both of Rutherford Co., NC, sells 40 a. on a branch on Shoal Creek, waters of First Broad River, beginning . . . , thence 50 W147 poles to a sourwood, thence S68 W about 130 poles to the beginning . . . (impossible to read, there may be one or two more tracts included in this deed).
Signed: Samuel HAMRICK    Wit: William GRAHAM, Robert HARDEN

Book 22-23 p 635 (Only partially readable)

1806 John HAMRICK to Jeremiah RUNYON land on Shoal Creek on waters of First Broad River, beginning at the mouth. . .sd John HAMRICK . . . , thence down the meanders of the Shaol . . . River to a stake, thence up sd branch of Shoal Creek as it meanders to the beginning.



FHL 019,916 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC DEEDS

Deed Book 24-26 p 131 9 Apr 1804 # 142 Lewis BEARD, for himself and as attorney for Peter MALLETT and Edward JONES, of Rowan Co, NC, conveys 60 a. on waters of Cove Creek a branch of Main Broad River, to William HARRIS of Rutherford Co, NC for $60.00. Beginning at a post oak standing on the side of the great road leading through Munford's Cove, corner to said HARRIS', Alexander GRANT's and Richard BRADLEY's land. Running thence W115 poles to a pine sd HARRIS' corner, thence N92 poles to a stake, thence S to the beginning being subdivided from of a tract of 600 acres originally granted to Joseph MUMFORD.

Signed: L. BEARD for himself and for Peter MALLETT and Edward JONES.
(Note that Alexander Grant's and Richard Bradley's land lies adjacent to William Harris's.)

Deed Book 25 p 7 12 Sep 1807 Henry HAMBRICK to Peter HARRIS for $20.00 20 a. on waters of Barren's Creek of Main Broad River. Beginning on a hickory, corner of Jerry HAMBRICK's land, thence S 10 E along Overton GOODMAN's line to sd Barren's Creek, thence along sd creek as it meanders to sd HARRIS' own land, thence along sd line to beginning.
Signed: H. HAMBRICK    Wit: Hu KERR,    Jeremiah RUNYON.
(Note: There are many more deeds for Jeremiah Runyon. Some are only partially readable)

Deed Book 27-28 p 395 No. 145 8 Feb 1816
State of North Carolina # 2924 conveys 25 acres to Berry JONES. Land in Rutherford Co., on waters of Darnel's Creek including part of Widow HARRIS' improvement. Beginning at a white oak and chestnut where HARRIS' line and Beard's line intersects, thence with HARRIS' line N45 W22 poles to a stake, HARRIS' old corner, then S45 W32 poles to a white oak, the old beginning corner, to the DUFF tract, then with the DUFF tract W110 poles to a stake on sd line, then E40 poles to a stake on BEARD's Line, thence with sd line S105 poles to the beginning. Entered 13 Jan 1813 as by the plat here unto annexed doth appear 28 Nov 1813.
By Command: Wm HILL,    Sec. Wm MILLER



FHL 019,917 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC DEEDS

Deed Book 29-31 p 499-500 19 Aug 1818 Berry JONES conveys 34 acres to Charles NABORS for $117.00. Land on Mason's Creek, waters of Cove Creek adj. the land of Richard BRADLEY, Susannah GRANT's & Jonathan CURTIS' land & runs S30 W172 poles to Ledbetter's line, then W19 poles more or less to Rebecca HARRIS' line, then N18 E with Rebecca HARRIS' line 172 poles to CURTIS' line, then with that line to the beginning, containing 34 Acres. . .

Signed: B. JONES

Deed Book 29-31 p 555 3 May 1810 Wooten HARRIS conveys 108 acres to Sterling HARRIS, both of Rutherford County, for the love and good will that I bear towards my son, Sterling HARRIS . . . Land on the west side of 2nd Broad River, adj. Wooten's land, Thomas MARLOW's and Seawill WADLIN's land. . .to a popular near Sterling's house . . . .
Signed: Wooten (X) HARRIS    Wit: M. R. ALEXANDER, Absalem COXEY

Book 29-31 p 564 13 Feb 1808 Peter HARRIS, of Rutherford Co, NC, to Sylus RANDALL, of same, for $250. 100 a. land on the E side of the middle fork of Boran's Cr, waters of Main Broad River; beginning at a post oak; corner of Overton GOODMAN'S land; then along GOODMAN'S line S10 E116 poles to a hickory in sd line; then S70 W to a branch; thence running with meanders of sd branch to a white oak in sd line; thence N77 E200 poles to the beginning; also 20 a land on Boran's Cr, beginning on a hickory corner of Jer. HAMBRICK'S land to sd Boran's Cr, then down sd creek as it meanders to the mouth of the 1st branch; then up sd branch as it meanders to sd HARRIS' own line; then along sd line to the beginning.
Signed: Peter HARRIS    Wit: H. HAMRICK, Elizabeth (X) HAMRICK.



FHL 428,855 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC COURT MINUTES

15 Jan 1807 On Motion, ordered that Letters of Administration be granted William HARRIS on the goods & chattels of Mumford WILSON, dec'd, who came into open court and entered into bond with Abraham CROW in sum of £1500 and was qualified.

17 Apr 1807 The court appointed Berry JONES constable, who came into court and entered into bond for his faithful performance of his office and was duly qualified & gave Jonathan WILLIAMSON & Jesse BRIGGS as security.
William HARRIS, administrator of the estate of Mumford WILSON, dec'd, reports to court that there is no property come into his hands or knowledge of the deceased as yet and pays longer time.

16 Oct 1811 Lucy (sic) HARRIS came into court and relinquished her right of administration on her late husband, William HARRIS, dec'd, in favor of Berry JONES and William HARRIS, Jun., who came into open court and entered into bond with John BRADLEY (Cove) and Benjamin KIRKLAND in the sum of £500 and was duly qualified, made return on the personal estate of the deceased and prayed order of sale. Granted. (Note: The name Lucy is an obvious mistake as William's wife is named Ruth in all other records).

The court appointed Thomas and Jonathan WILLIAMS, Richard BRADLEY and John ELMS to lay off to Mrs. HARRIS, wife of William HARRIS, dec'd, one years provisions under the act of the assembly in that case provided.

Jan 1812 The administrators of William HARRIS, dec'd, returned to court the amount of the sale (see same filed with inventories).

14 Oct 1812 On motion, the court appointed David DICKEY surveyor and Abraham CROW, Jonathan WILLIAMS, Wm WHITESIDES, & George FLACK as commissioners to lay off to heirs of William HARRIS, dec'd, their distributive shares of real estate of said HARRIS.

13 Oct 1813 The court appointed Harbert HARRIS, con(stable) who gave bond with Berry JONES and William HARRIS.

Jul 1814 (p 42) #19 Berry JONES and William HARRIS, admrs of William HARRIS, dec'd, Vs Ruth and Wooten HARRIS. Judgment by default, and writ of enquiry ordered. (Jury) being heretofore sworn was duly empaneled, find the bond default to be the act and deed of the defendants, and assess their damages to £74 14 4 and sixpence and costs. (Note: Apparently, Wooten Harris signed a bond with Ruth Harris, widow of William Harris).

10 Oct 1814 The court appointed Harbard HARRIS constable, who . . . and entered into bond with Sims HARRIS and Berry JONES and was duly qualified.

12 Oct 1814 The Admrs of William HARRIS vs Ruth HARRIS - On motion of the defendants counsel, an affidavit filed, ordered by the court that the execution in this case be suspended and that a rite be served on the defendants to show cause at the next court why judgment should not be set aside, and a new trial granted, and that in the meantime all further proceedings by stayed thereon.

12 Jan 1815 The court appointed David DICKEY, A. CROW, and George FLACK a committee to settle with admrs of William HARRIS, dec'd, and make report of their settlement to next court.

10 Apr 1815 The court appointed William WHITESIDES guardian of Isaac and John HARRIS minors and orphans of Wm HARRIS, dec'd, who came into court and entered into bond with Ledbetter BRADLEY in the sum of £500.

July Court 1815 10 Jul 1815 Peggy KIRTLAND, Ledbetter BRADLEY, James WALKER and Elizabeth and Laban WALKER, being under summons to attend court as witnesses on behalf of John KELLY in his suit with Phill GOODBREAD, admr, being solemnly called, failed to attend, therefore forfeited, agreeable to act of assembly.

July 1815 The committee that was appointed to settle the estate of William HARRIS, dec'd, reports their settlement this court. (See same filed with the inventories.)

11 Jan 1816 The court appointed Harbert HARRIS constable, who appeared in court and gave bond with Berry JONES and Simms HARRIS.

July 1816 Ruth HARRIS Vs Sims HARRIS.

This day came into court Jonathan CURTIS who has married the plaintiff and was made a party to the said suit and it was dismissed on the parties paying an equal part of the said suit.
On motion, ordered that William Whitesides, guardian of John HARRIS, an infant son of William HARRIS, be authorized to pay the account of Ruth CURTIS, exhibited to this court, out of such funds as he may have on hand belonging to the estate for maintenance of sd child for 2y 4m @ $50.00 per annum say $100. (see same filed).

Jan 1819 p 189 William Whitesides guardian of Isaac HARRIS and John HARRIS returned settlements to this court. (accepted and filed).



FHL 428,856 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC COURT MINUTES

Jan 1822 p 64 Wm WHITESIDES guardian of John HARRIS and Isaac HARRIS, orphans of William HARRIS, dec'd, renewed his bond in the sum of £600 with Harbard HARRIS security.

Jan 1822 p 67 William WHITESIDES, guardian of John HARRIS and Isaac HARRIS, orphans of William HARRIS, dec'd, reported the amount of the estate of the said orphans. (see file)

(Note: There are entries where the court appointed Harbart Harris constable in Jan 1822, and each year thereafter until 1828. Sims and Sterling Harris are mentions as jurors, etc., from time to time).



FHL 428,857 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC COURT MINUTES

Spring Ct 1839 p 111 Jeremiah RUNYAN appeared in court and deposed to the following facts:
State of North Carolina: At a court held for Rutherford County April 1839 satisfactory evidence was adduced in court to prove that John HARRIS, who was a soldier of the 7th Regiment of Infantry, is dead and died 3 Sep 1818, that he was not married, that he left brothers and sisters: Peter HARRIS, Sally married Jeremiah RUNYON, Elizabeth HUSKEY, Nancy married Josiah McFARLAND, Judy married Robert RUSS; and Elizabeth HARRIS, the daughter of Reuben HARRIS, dec'd, the brother of John HARRIS, late soldier of the 7th Regiment of Infantry.




RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC MARRIAGE BONDS (b = bondsman w = witness)


Polly HARRIS - John BLACK bond 4 Feb 1795 (b) Alexander PORTER
William HARRIS - Martha NANNY bond 22 Sep 1807
Patsy HARRIS - John ANGEL bond 3 Jan 1811
Frances HARRIS-Jonathan COOK bond 25 Dec 1811 (b) William COOK (w) Richard LEWIS, CC
Elizabeth HARRIS - Andy HALFORD bond 15 Jan 1812 (b) Joseph HALFORD (w) Jas D. LEWIS
Mary HARRIS - John HUNTER 13 oct 1813
Matsy HARRIS - John GEER bond 11 Jan 1815 (b) James JUSTICE
Harbert HARRIS - Esther DORNBUCH bond 9 Jan 1818 (b) Sims HARRIS
Benjamin HARRIS - Fanny MICHEL bond 15 Jan 1818 (b) Sims HARRIS
Lenore HARRIS - Elisha GRAHAM bond 17 Oct 1820 (b) John BRADLEY
Jeremiah RUNYAN - Tabitha COLLINS bond 15 July 1829 (b) David HAMRICK ( w) T. F. BIRCHETT
Aza ADAMS - Mary RUNYAN bond 18 Aug 1833 Jeremiah RUNYAN.
Reuben H. RUNYAN - Margaret S. GIBBONS bond 3 Sep 1835 (b) Jeremiah RUNYAN (w) George WILKIE.
Sarah HARRIS - Soloman GEER bond 17 Mar 1842 (b) John HARRIS & Adin KEETER
William HARRIS - Sarah WILKERSON bond 29 Sep 1851
Sims HARRIS - Nancy HALL bond 24 Feb 1859 m 24 Feb 1859
Coleman HARRIS - Tempy LEDBETTER bond 3 Mar 1861 m 3 Mar 1861
Harbert HARRIS - Nancy WILKERSON bond 7 Apr 1861 m 7 Apr 1861 (b) James THOMAS



FHL 019,918 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC DEEDS

Deed Book 36 p 14 # 3346 28 Oct 1836 State of NC conveys 25 a. to Harbard HARRIS (for $10.00 for every 100 ac.). Land in Rutherford County on east side of Leads Cr. of Cove Cr. Beginning on a red oak & white oak stump, his old corner, then N40 E40 poles to a black gum on the line of Wm HARRIS, dec'd, 25 ac. tract, then with said line N50 poles to a stake, then W68 poles to a stake on the line of his own 200 ac. tract, then with sd line S24 E100 poles to the beginning. Entered 20 Oct 1824 as by the plat hereunto annexed. . .provided the sd grantee shall have his grant registered in the Registers Office of Rutherford County within 12 months from the date hereof . . . 9 Dec 1825.

Signed: H. G. BENTON,    Wm HILL, Sec.

Deed Book 36 p 14, 15 No 29 (Registered 30 Oct 1826)
State of North Carolina #3360 Grant to Benjamin HARRIS, for $10. for every 100 acres, 8 a. in Rutherford Co, on the waters of Cove Cr. Beginning at a post oak the speculation corner; thence W1 pole to a chestnut on GRANT's line; then with his line S62 poles to a red oak, GRANT's corner; then W19 poles to a pine; GRANT's corner, then S43 poles to a black gum on Grant's line & his own; then with his line N45 E44 poles to a stake on the speculation line, thence with sd line to the beginning. Entered 20 Oct 1824 as by the plat hereunto annexed . . provided . . registered within 12 months.
Signed: G. H. BURTAN,    Wm HILL, sec.    (Note: Benjamin Harris s/o William Harris)

Deed Book 36 p 41 (Recorded 30 Jan 1827)
22 Oct 1818 Peter S. DUFANSEAN and Abraham KINTZING, by their attorneys, John McENTIRE & W. ERVINE to John HUNTER for $15. part of tract # 1005 on a branch of Cove Cr. Beginning at a post oak 15 poles S of the 2nd corner, a post oak; then running N70 E135 poles to a small hickory on a narrow ridge, then S49 E96 to a sourwood and pine, then S68 W219 poles to a red oak on a line of the original grant; then with it N109 poles to the beginning. Containing 100 a.
Signed: Peter L. DUFANSEAN, Abraham KINTZING, J. McENTIRE, agt & atty, Wm W. ERVIN, agt & atty.    Wit: A. L. ERVINE, ast agt.
(Note: John Hunter married Mary Harris, daughter of William and Ruth Harris).



019,919 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC DEEDS

Deed Book 37-38 p 443 (Recorded 5 Mar 1832)
28 Oct 1830 Know all men by these presents, that we, Sims CRAWFORD and Adam CRAWFORD of the counties of Knox and Monroe in the state of Tennessee, for $50. sell to John GOODBREAD 100 a on the Polse's Cr of Cove Cr, and known by "the land bought by William HARRIS, dec'd," and deeded to the above mentioned CRAWFORDS that is bounded from Benjamin KURTLAND's line down to a brand below Jonathan Ledbetter's barn and old orchard, above sd Ledbetter's dwelling house which lands we do warrant and defend.

Signed: Sims CRAWFORD, Adam CRAWFORD.
Wit: H. HARRIS, Azer (his mark) BRASUR

Deed Book 37-38 p 508-9 No. 152 Recorded 6 July 1832
5 Dec 1820 William HARRIS, Sims HARRIS, Benjamin HARRIS, John HARRIS, John HUNTER, & Elisha GRAHAM of the one part, of the County of Rutherford & state of North Carolina, conveys 200 a. to Harbert HARRIS of same of the other part, for $500.00. Land in Rutherford County on Munfords Cove on Leath's Creek of Cove Creek. Beginning at a red oak then N42 W180 poles to a red oak, then S66 W180 poles to a white oak, then S24 E180 poles to a hickory, and then to the beginning. Originally patented to Joseph Montford and known by the name of Leath's place in Montford's Cove.
Signed: William (x) HARRIS, Sims HARRIS, John HUNTER, Benjamin HARRIS, Elisha GRAHAM    Wit: Richard BRADLEY, Wm W. GRANT
(Note: This deed is from the sons and son-in-law of William Harris to their brother Harbert Harris).

Deed Book 39-40 p 403 No. 181 Recorded 9 Sep 1834
22 Jun 1819 Bury (sic) JONES, Benjamin HARRIS, & John HUNTER, of the county of Rutherford, NC, conveys to Terry BRADLEY of same, for $10.00, each tract of land on Daniel's Brook of Cove Creek known by the name of Ruth HARRIS dower land, containing 20 acres each, be the same more or less, when the same land is divided at the death of Ruth HARRIS, widow of William HARRIS, dec'd. As legatees of William HARRIS, dec'd, doth sell all my claim of said dower land unto the sd Terry BRADLEY.
Signed: B. JONES, John HUNTER, Benjamin HARRIS &# 160;  Wit: Thom BRADLEY, Isaac LEDBETTER

Deed Book 39-40 p 404 No. 182 Recorded 9 Sep 1834
22 Jun 1819 Berry JONES, of Rutherford County, NC, conveys 25 a. to Terry BRADLEY, of same, for $25.00. Beginning at a white oak in HARRISES old line, thence N80 E20 poles to a popular bush, the old corner, then N56 W88 poles to two hickories by a shoal, then S34 W50 poles to a stake, thence S56 E100 poles to a stake, thence to the beginning.
Signed: B. Jones    Wit: Terry BRADLEY, Isaac LEDBETTER

Deed Book 39-40 p 404-5 No 183 (Recorded 9 Sep 1834)
22 June 1819 Berry JONES, of Rutherford Co, to Terry BRADLEY, of same, for $25. 25 a. beginning at a white oak & chestnut where HARRIS' line and BEARD's lines intersect; thence with HARRIS' line N45 W22 poles to a stake; HARRIS' old corner, thence S45 W32 poles to a white oak, the old beginning corner to the Duff tract; thence with the Duff tract W110 poles to a stake on BEARD's line; thence E40 to a stake; thence with said line 105 poles to the beginning . . . .
Signed: B. JONES    Wit: Thom BRADLEY, Isaac LEDBETTER

Deed Book 39-40 p 419 No 198 (Recorded 24 Oct 1834)
8 Sep 1834 Robert SEARCHY to William HARRIS and John SEARCHY, all of Rutherford Co, for $300. ? acres being part of John LEDBETTER's old tract; beginning at a sycamore & stake; thence S40 E62 poles to a dog tree on the old line; thence N30 E40 poles to a spanish oak bush; corner to widows dower; thence with sd line N28 W42 poles to a stake on ? in the fork of Cedar & Cove Cr, thence down the meanders of the creek to the beginning; granted by patent.

FHL 019,920 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC DEEDS
Deed Book 41-42 p 220 No 64 (Recorded 12 Nov 1835) From Isaac HARRIS, of Haywood Co, NC, to Harbert HARRIS, of Rutherford Co, for $111. the following tracts of land containing 27 a. on Mason's Cr, of Cove Creek; beginning at a black oak, corner to lot #2 and runs to a white oak S20 W to John HARRIS, dec'd line, thence with his line crossing the creek to the old line; thence with sd line to the beginning. Also all my share in lot lain off for John HARRIS, dec'd, now undivided, . . .

Signed: Isaac HARRIS    Wit: Daniel HARRIS, Robert HUMPHREYS
Note: Isaac, Harbert and John Harris are sons of William Harris)

FHL 428,857 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC COURT MINUTES
Spring Ct 1839 Jeremiah RUNYAN appeared in court and deposed to the following facts:
State of North Carolina: At a court held for Rutherford County April 1839 satisfactory evidence was adduced in court to prove that John HARRIS, who was a soldier of the 7th Regiment of Infantry, is dead and died 3 Sep 1818, that he was not married, that he left brothers and sisters: Peter HARRIS, Sally married Jeremiah RUNYON, Elizabeth HUSKEY, Nancy married Josiah McFARLAND, Judy married Robert RUSS; and Elizabeth HARRIS, the daughter of Reuben HARRIS, dec'd, the brother of John HARRIS, late soldier of the 7th Regiment of Infantry.






CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, RECORDS
(Cleveland County was formed in 1841 from Rutherford and Burke Counties)

FHL 1,730,314 CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC, ESTATE RECORDS

Records included in Jeremiah RUNYON file:

State of North Carolina, Cleveland County.
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions - May Session, 1851
On the petition of Sarah RUNIONS, widow of Jeremiah RUNIONS, dec'd, it is ordered by the Court that John R. LOGAN, Esq. Justice of the Peace, and T. M. HARDIN, Jacob RANDAL, and Samuel W. BRAYER, be and are hereby appointed commissioners to view the estate of Jeremiah RUNIONS, dec'd, and out of the crop, stock, and provisions on hand, lay off and allot to said widow one years support for herself and family . . .
S. WILLIAMS, Clk


Know all men by these presents that we, Lamich EDWARDS and Mary EDWARDS, his wife, of the county of Choctaw, and State of Mississippi, have . . . appointed Reuben H. RUNYON of Cleveland County, North Carolina, our true and lawful attorney . . to receive . . all our part of the personal estate of Jeremiah RUNYON, dec'd, late of Cleveland Co, NC, . . or which may be coming to said Mary in her own right from said estate of her father Jeremiah RUNYON, dec'd, . . . .
Given under our hands and seal this 18th day of June 1852.
Lamich EDWARDS, Mary (X) EDWARDS
Lamich EDWARDS, and Mary EDWARDS
severally acknowledged their power of attorney 16th June 1852.


North Carolina        )
Cleveland County   )   In equity = Fall Term 1852
To the judge of the Superior Court of Law and Equity for the State, the petition of Jerry RUNIONS, Reuben RUNIONS, James RUNIONS, Farman RUNIONS, William RUNIONS, John RUNIONS, John BOLEN and wife Elizabeth, Jesse GIBBONS and wife Eliza, Phoebe and Frances RUNIONS, humbly complaining showeth to your honor that Jeremiah RUNIONS died seised of three tracts of land county joining land of Edward RIPPY and others, as reference to exhibits will show. The petitioners will show that they are the lawful heirs of the said Jeremiah RUNIONS, dec'd, and as such are entitled to distributive shares of the said estate of Jeremiah RUNIONS, dec'd, your petitioners therefore pray your honor that the clerk of the Court of Equity shall sell the said land, after due notice, and collect and pay over to said petitioners their proportionate part . . . . .
H. D. K. CABANISS, Sol.


Office Court of Equity   )
Cleveland County      )
Edward RIPPY & Jacob RANDALL make oath and say they are acquainted with the lands in the above petition set forth & that it cannot be divided among the heirs, without great injury, in any other way than by sale & dividing the proceeds, . . . Sworn to and subscribed before Dec 1st 1853.
Signed: Jacob RANDAL, E. RIPPY
Fall Term 1852, The clerk and Master reports that he believed it will be to the advantage of all . . to have a sale of the lands . . . .


State of North Carolina
To the honorable Court of Equity for Cleveland County, At Spring Term 1853
The Clerk and Master reports that pursuance to an order made at last term of this Court in case: Jerry RUNIONS et al
Exparte    To sell lands.
After advertising, as required, he did on the 10th day of Jan'y 1853 at the ? in Shelby expose to sale all the land in the pleadings mentioned . . .
Sarah RUNIONS bid off 54 acres at $36.00
Jas RIPPY bid off 93 acres at $214.83
E. S. E. CHAMBERS bid off 140 acres at $350.00
Set on a credit of 9 months & all except the tract bought by Sarah RUNIONS, was sold by the acre. The tract bought by E. S. E. CHAMBERS includes a small part of the YOUNG's land which when ascertained is to be credited on his note. All brought a fair price except the piece bought by Sarah RUNIONS, widow. The petition prayed to sell all the land. A dower of her deceased husband and land had never been laid off to her, and a portion of the land was her's by inheritance from her father's estate, and by consent with her and her children at sale she was to buy the homestead 54 acres at $30.00, and take a child's part of the price of the whole land belonging to her deceased husband, Jerry RUNIONS & herself.
Signed: Thos WILLIAMS, Clerk
(Note: It has come to my attention that some descendants interpreted the above record to read "by consent with his and her children" and concluded that Jeremiah Runyan must have been married twice. It seems to me that the agreement must have been between her and her children since she would have to be a party to the agreement.)


North Carolina       )
Cleveland County   )   In Equity
   Jeremiah RUNIONS et al / Exparte petition to sell land
It appearing to the satisfaction of the court upon the report of the C & M, that Sarah RUNIONS, widow & relict of the late J. RUNIONS, dec'd, has since the sale of the land, died seised of a portion of the original tract; it is hereby ordered that the C. & M. expose the said land to sale, after giving due notice, for cash and that the proceeds be placed as a part of the estate after deducting costs.


Georgia           )
Cobb County   ) To the Honorable Court of the Ordinary of said County
The petition of Thompson B. HAMRICK respectfully showeth that he is the father of Narcissi, Adeline, Blanton, & Irene HAMRICK, and that their grandfather, Jeremiah RUNYAN, of the State of North Carolina left them a legacy which they can obtain only through a guardian should they obtain it soon.
Your petitioner . . further showeth that the said minor children are all more than fourteen years of age & have made choice of him as their natural guardian to act for them in obtaining said estate left them by their grandfather.
Granted, Signed: B. FOLACIN, Aorta


State of Georgia   )
Cobb County        ) Court of the Ordinary January Term 1854
Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that Thompson B. HAMRICK is hereby appointed natural guardian of his minor children . . . Jan'y 9th 1854.


Georgia           )
Cobb County   ) Know all men by these presents that we, Sally HAMRICK, John W. STANCIL, and Irene STANCIL, wife of John W. STANCIL formerly Irene HAMRICK, and James R. HAMRICK, heirs of Frances HAMRICK, daughter and heir of Jeremiah RUNYAN, late of North Carolina, dec'd, have . . appointed Thompson R. HAMRICK, of the county of Cobb, and state aforesaid our true and lawful attorney . . . to the collection and receiving and disposing of our share of the estate of our grandfather the said Jeremiah RUNYAN or his wife, Sarah RUNYAN, dec'd, . . 10th day of January 1854
Signed: Sally (X) HAMRICK, John W. (X) STANCIL, Irene ( X) HAMRICK, James A. (X) HAMRICK
Acknowledged: 10 Jan 1854



FHL 569,872 CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC DEEDS

Deed Book A p 332 No 140 State of NC, Cleveland Co, (Mortgage)
Know all men that I, William RUNYON of county and state aforsd, have sold to Jesse GIBBONS for $18.00. RUNYON to pay GIBBONS with interest on 12 months - if paid to be void.

Signed: William RUNYON    Wit: T. M. HARDIN
Proven and ordered registered 15 Aug 1843.

FHL 569,873 CLEVELAND CO, NC DEEDS

Deed Book C p 518 No 538 9 June 1852 Wm R. RUNYON of State of Georgia to James RUNYON of NC Cleveland Co, for $40.00 "my interest in my father and mother's lands in state of NC, Cleveland Co, on waters of Bowin's River joining land of Edward RIPPY, Sen. and others."

Signed: William RUNYON    Wit: J. D. F. DUNVAN, Reuben RUNYON.
Febr. Session 1853: Proven by oath of Reuben RUNYON, 23 Feb 1853.

Deed Book C p 521 No 541 5 Aug 1851 Firmon RUNYON sells to Edmund S. E. CHAMBERS, both of Cleveland Co, NC, for $53.53 "all my right in my father's land, Jeremiah RUNYON, dec'd, and also all my right in my mother's part that belonged to my father, all in Cleveland Co, on the Post Road running from Lincolnton to Spartanburg, SC, and bounded by lands of Edward RIPPY and Francis YOUNG.
Signed: Firman RUNYON
Wit: Calvin RIPPY, A. B. (X) WATTS, William G. PATTERSON
24 Feb 1853 Proved and ordered registered.




CLEVELAND COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGES               
  [Groom]   [Bride / Other Information]   [Date of Marriage ]
RUNYAN, James M. Margaret L. RANDALL 12 Jan 1859
by J. R. LOBAN, p 159
RUNYON, J. P. U. R. QUINN 19 Feb 1861
by W. P. LOVE, JP,    Reg 3 Oct 1861,    p 190.
BAKER, J. A S. A. RUNYANS 4 Feb 1866
by John STARNE, JP,   S. Williams, Clk.    p 228.
RUNYONS, John S. 22 TURNER, Cordelia 20 26 Dec 1872
Wit: J. M. MOORE, S. C. RIPPY, Brine TURNER
GREEN, Albert M. 19 RUNYANS, M. E. 20 12 Feb 1874
at home of Dolphus RUNYAN, Wit: Lee LOGAN, R. RUNYAN, J. K. GIBBON
BYERS, James B. 22 RUNYANS, Hester M. 15 9 Aug 1874
at home of James RUNANS    Wit: J. W. SULLIVAN, D. R. HAMRICK, J. C. BYERS
RIPPY, John H. 21 RUNYANS, Eliza 22 14 Feb 1875
Wit: P. WILSON, C. H. BORDERS, J. C. RUNYANS
SCATIS, John 22 RUNYANS, Rossa 17 28 Aug 1876
Wit: W. Q. Austell, James Darby
RANDALL, S. D. 48 RUNYANS, M. L. 35 5 Dec 1878
at home of S. D. RANDALL,    Wit: J. RANDALL, John DIXON
HUSKEY, A. J. 27 WHITE, Salley 30 24 Jan 1878
TURNER, J. C. 22 RIPPY, J. B. 20 20 Nov 1879
married at home of James RIPPY    Wit: J. RIPPY, R. RUNIONS, C. R. RUNIONS
RUNIONS, J. D. 18 WHITE, Lou 22 23 Dec 1879
at home of Wm WHITE    Wit: A. M. GREEN, William WHITE
RUNNIONS, Jos 20 FLOYD, Ellen 18 22 Nov 1883
Wit: H. A. Weathers, P. M. Muny
RANDALL, G. R. 21 RUNYANS, Dothery 17 21 Sep 1892
at home of J. M. RUNYAN    Wit: R. S. Randall, R. M. Runyan, John Rippy
ELLIOTT, J. W. 18 BYERS, Maggie 17 5 Dec 1895
at home of J. B. BYERS    Wit:W. A. Hardin, J. N. Elliott, J. C. Byers
RUNYANS, Rubin 75 White, LONZA 60 22 Feb 1895 Lic Iss'd
RUNYENS, B. H. HUMPHRIES, M. J. 6 Aug 1903
BORDERS, J. L. 35 RUNYANS, Minda 24 16 Mar 1904
at home of J. C. RUNYAN    Wit: D. G. WEBER, M. C. BLANTON
EARLS, John A. 19 RUNYANS, Clyde 21 8 Jan 1905
at home of Jas M. Runyan    Wit: G. R. Randall, W. F. Bettis, J. A. Lavender
ROBERTS, Vernon RUNYANS, Effie 26 Nov 1905
SEPAUGH, Mike RUNYENS, Cary 4 Nov 1906
PHILBECK, Dixon RUNIONS, Willie 24 Jul 1910
PROCTER, Jeo RUNIONS, Nannie 25 Dec 1910



SOUTH CAROLINA HARRIS RECORDS

FHL Film #0,022,566 South Carolina Land Grants Book 50 p324 4 June 1804 State of South Carolina grant to Benjamin Harris, his heirs and assigns, a plantation tract of land containing 73 acres, surveyed for him 12 Feb 1804 on the west side of the middle fork of the Saluda River bounded southeastwardly by land granted to Jno. Brandon and by vacant land; northeastwardly by land granted to Jno. Wood all other sides by vacant land. ... Given under the Seal of the State

Signed: James B. Richardson, Esquire, Governor



FHL Film #0,022,563 South Carolina Land Grants Book 59 p427 6 Mar 1815 State of South Carolina to Benjamin Harris his heirs and assigns, a plantation tract of land containing 225 acres surveyed for him 3 Mar 1814 in Greenville District on creeks and branches of the Middle Fork of the Saluda River, bounded SE by Edy Slatten's land E & NE SW & NW by Benjamin Harris's land and all other sides by vacant land. ... Given under the Seal of the State

Signed: David R. Williams, Esquire, Governor



FHL Film #0,292,482 South Carolina Land Grants and Surveys Book G p93 South Carolina

Pursuant to an warrant from Wm D. Thomas, Commissioner of locations for the District of Granville dated 4 Feb 1814, I have admeasured and laid out unto Benjamin Harris a tract of land containing two hundred acres situate in the said District on branches of the middle fork of Saluda River, bounded by a line running SE wardly by Edy Statten's land, NE wardly by Benjamin Harris's land, & on all other sides by vacant land and hath such form and marks as the above plat represents.
Surveyed the 4 March 1814.

Signed: Wm H. Cache, Dep. Surv.
Recorded: 6 Aug 1814



FHL Film #0,024,014 Greenville Co., SC, Deed Book D p441 15 Feb 1796 Benjamin Harris to Jonathan Potts, both of the State of South Carolina, Greenville District, for 100 sterling, land on both sides of Ellis's Fork of the Middle Fork of the Saluda River, beg. on a Spanish oak, corner of the upper end of tract granted to Ephraim Ellis; thence S40 W6 to a white oak; thence S15 W4 to a conditional line made by Benjamin Harris and Jonathan Potts; thence by afforesd line extending down a hollow to a beech tree; thence to a hickory near the creek and crossing the creek continuing the course of afforesd line straight by a sourwood to a line of the afforesd tract; thence N35 E the course of the sd line to a Spanish oak corner of the above mentioned tract and also corner of a tract of land laid out by Robert Bailey; thence running N30 E56 the course of Bailey's line to a white oak bush; thence S60 E to a stake in the line of an older survey; thence by the course of the afforesd line to where it crosses the SE line of sd Bailey's original survey; thence S37 W to the beginning; containing by estimation 100 acres being part of two tracts of land; (1) granted Ephraim Ellis by letters patent on 1 May 1786 recorded in the Secretary's Office in Grant Book JJJJ (or IIII ?) p 398; (2) granted to Robert Bailey by letters patent on 1 Oct 1787 and recorded in the Secretary's Office in Grant Book UUUU.

Signed: Benjamin (x) Harris Wit: Wm McElduffe, John R. (x) Wilson, Peter Rutledge
Proven: 15 Sep 1797 Recorded: 15 Sep 1897



FHL Film #0,024,016 Greenville Co., SC Deed Book I p156 18 Dec 1807 State of South Carolina, Greenville District: John Slaton, of State of TN, Hawkins Co., for $300.00, grants to Benjamin Harris, of state afforesd, Greenville District, 150 a. tract on both sides of the Saluda River, beg. on a white oak on Oyl Camp Creek, strate (sig) line to original line, a conditional line to the river, made by John Slaton Sr. and John Slaton Jr., to a black gum on the river; thence down the river to the mouth of a spring branch on a hickory corner; thence up the spring branch to a red oak conditional corner; thence to the old original line; thence along sd line to Thomas Young's line to a conditional line made by John Slaton and Thomas Norris; thence across to Oyl Camp Creek to a black gum; up sd creek to the beginning. ...

Signed: John Slaton Wit: James Gilliland, Joseph Slaton
Proved: 6 Aug 1808 Rec: 25 Dec 1812



FHL Flm #0,024,016 Greenville Co., SC Deed Book I p 156 15 Feb 1811 State of South Carolina, Greenville District, Edward Slaton, Nancy Slaton, Aaron Slaton, and Martha Slaton, all of the State afforesd, sold to Benjamin Harris two tracts of land in district afforesd (1) on both sides of Saluda River (2) on a branch of sd river; beg. at conditional line between said Harris and Slaton; thence down sd river to stake on land granted to David Norris; thence N35 E31 to a stake; thence N35 E38 to a stake; thence N 55 W to a post oak; thence NW to a dogwood; thence S35 W to a hickory, thence to a Spanish oak; thence to a hickory; thence E to a white oak; thence SW to a stake; SE to a hickory; thence SE to a post oak; thence the same direction to a popular and stake; thence N35 E to a stake on Woods line; thence on sd Woods line to a red oak; thence to a persimmon; thence to the original line between sd Harris and Slaton to contain 300 acres. ...

Signed: Edward (x) Slaton, Nancy (x) Slaton, Aaron (x) Slaton, Martha (x) Slaton
Wit: Henry Brock, John Wilson Proven: 14 Aug 1811, Recorded: 21 Dec 1812



FHL Film #0,024,016 Greenville Co., SC Deed Book K p174 6 Mar 1818 State of South Carolina, Greenville District, Benjamin Harris, to William Cannady, both of the state and district aforesd, for $1,100, 500 acres including the house, plantation, mill, & etc., where said parties now live in sd district. (1) beg. at a sourwood, stake, on waters of Ellis's Creek; thence N70 W50 ch to a st. 3x N46 E64 to Spanish oak 3x S15 W45 3x S40 W6 to a w oak 3x S15 W45 to beginning; sd to contain 155 a., being the land purchased by sd Benjamin of Zachariah Harris; also a 2nd track bought of Zachariah Harris in the same deed; beg. at a pine 3x on a conditional line agreed on by Ephraim Ellis and Thomas Rayburn; thence to a conditional pine 3x; thence to a dogwood tree with a due course to a line st. 3x, N49 W to a chestnut, 3x N15 E to a black gum S45 E to a pine; 3x S45 W to the beginning.

Signed: Benjamin (x) Harris Wit: H. Griffin, William Love
6 Mar 1818, Benjamin Harris acknowledged his deed, Ruth Harris released her dower right





WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE HARRIS RECORDS


FHL Film #0,024,868 White Co., TN, Court Minutes 1824-1827 p 347 Monday 17 Apr 1826 Ordered by the Court that Benjamin Harris bring here into court on the first day of the next term, all the children heretofore bound to the said Benjamin Harris as apprentices and that a copy of this order be served on him by the sheriff of White County. Issd.

[Note: Tried to find original court order where the children were bound to Benjamin Harris. White Co., TN, Court Minutes 1817-1818 (Film #0,024,867) available, but the order was not found in those years. Books after 1818 and before 1824 were missing, and the order was not found in the books after 1824.]



This day came Polly Harris by her Attorney, as well as Benjamin Harris by his Attorneys, whereupon the said Polly moved the court, to have discharged from the service of the said Benjamin Harris, two apprentices children of the said Polly one called and known by the name of William Harris and the other by the name of Benjamin Harris, and ... It seems to the court ... that the law is for the said Polly Harris. It is therefore ... so ordered ...



FHL Film #0,507,908 White Co., TN, Deed Book G p 141 11 Apr 1818 John Young, of Howard Co., MO, to Benjamin Harris, of White Co., TN, for $600.00, three tracts of land, the whole containing 156 a. on Pigeon Roost Creek of Falling Water, grants #1993, #9927, and #9928, beg. post oak marked Ty; thence S 58 poles to a black oak; W 20 poles to a hickory, the NE corner Archibald Elliott's 70 a. survey; S with sd line 97 poles to 2 small post oaks, the SW corner of the above mentioned survey; E with bounds and Lovelady's line with the old dividing line that divided Jackson and White County 178 1/2 poles to two black oaks from one root; N 127 poles to a danber? white oak; W 70 poles to 2 black oaks.

Signed: John Young
Wit: Reuben Perkins, Silas Harris
Proven: Apr. 1820



FHL Film #0,507,908 White Co., TN, Deed Book G p 304 30 Dec 1823 John Jett, sheriff of White Co., TN, to Benjamin Harris, Sr., of same, ... Whereas on 16 Mar 1821 Amos H. Lacy recovered in the Honorable Circuit Court ... a judgement against William Warriner for $135.50 plus $8.80 costs ... Commanded the sheriff of White County ... that of the goods ... of William Warriner he should cause to be made the sum of $135.50 plus $8.80 costs ... which execution came into the hands of John Jett, sheriff aforesd on 6 Apr 1821 and the same day was levied on the following tract of land in White Co., 3rd District waters of Calf Killer; beg. at a red oak marked AL near a drain south of a mountain, north of William Leather's running W 871/2 poles to two hickories pointers near a wagon road; thence S 89 1/2 poles to two hickories pointers to a dogwood; thence E 89 1/2 poles to a post oak; thence N 89 1/2 poles to beginning, containing 50 acres. ... The same sold by John Jett, high sheriff of White Co., to Nathan Haggard, attorney of Amos H. Lacy, plaintiff in the execution for $120.00 ... and on the 8 Sep 1823 said Nathan Haggard, as attorney for Amos H. Lacy directed the aforesd John Jett, sheriff, to make deed to said Benjamin Harris, Sr. for above described land ...

Signed: John Jett, sheriff of White Co.,
Wit: N. Haggard, James N. Haggard
State of Tennessee, White County, January Term 1824 deed acknowledged
Reg: 16 Mar 1824



FHL Film #0,507,908 White Co., TN, Deed Book G p330 12 Apr 1824 Thomas Turner and William A. Turner, of Plymouth, NC, by their attorney in fact, Turner Lane, of White Co., TN, to Reuben Harris, of White Co., TN, for $400.00 sells 100 a. land in third district of White Co., TN, on waters of Calf Killer, it being an equal moiety of a 200 a. tract which was granted to Thomas Turner, dec'd, on 10 May 1815 by grant No. 6995, and which they hold by virtue of a partition of the lands of said decedent among his heirs by commissioners Overton and Jackson appointed by the county court of White; beg. at a post oak and black haw standing on a rocky point in the western boundary line of said grant, a dividing corner with Benjamin Harris, running thence N12 poles to a large hickory, black oak, and small ash near a ledge of rock at the point of the mountain, thence W20 poles to a red oak and dogwood, thence N29 poles to two hickories, thence E180 poles to a stake, a post oak, and two small hickory pointers, thence S91 poles to a post oak and two hickories, a dividing corner; thence W with the dividing line 160 poles to the beginning including where said Harris now lives . . .

Signed: Thomas Turner, William A. Turner by their attorney in fact, Turner Lane
Wit: A. B. Lane, John H. Anderson
State of Tennessee, White County: July Session 1824 Deed acknowledged by Turner Lane
Registered: 19 July 1824



FHL Film #0,507,908 White Co., TN, Deed Book G p331 19 July 1824 - Thomas Turner and William A. Turner, of Plymouth, NC, by their attorney in fact, Turner Lane, of White Co., TN, to Benjamin Harris, of White Co., TN, for $400.00, 100 a. of land in third district of White Co., TN, on waters of Calf Killer, it being one equal moiety of a 200 a. tract of land which was granted by the State of Tennessee to Thomas Turner, dec'd, on 10 May 1815 by grant No. 6995, and which they hold by virtue of a partition of the land of said decedent among his heirs by commissioners Overton and Jackson by the White Co., Court; beg. at a post oak and two hickory saplings, the NE corner of an ? point survey now in the name of William Nevill, Senr.; running thence N100 poles to a post oak and two hickories on the original line; thence W160 poles to a post oak and black haw on a rocky point on the western boundary line of said grant; thence S100 poles to a post oak and hickory at the foot of a mountain, an original corner Nevill's line; thence with said line E160 poles to the beginning including where William Carlin now lives. . . .

Signed: Thomas Turner, William A. Turner, by their attorney in fact, Turner Lane
State of Tennessee, White County: July session 1824 Deed acknowledged by Turner Lane
Registered: 19 Jul 1824



FHL Film #0,507,908 White Co., TN, Deed Book G p379 13 Apr 1824 - William Neighbors to Benjamin Harris, both of White Co., TN, for $150.00, all the interest which he has in a tract of land in White Co., TN; beg. on a post oak at a branch, S85 E180 poles to two black gums on the original line; thence S35 W175 poles to a stake; thence N7 E139 poles to a black oak; thence N55 W40 poles through the spring to a stake upwards of one pole below the beginning corner. And also, 76 a. of land: beg. at a post oak near a spring; thence S85 E160 poles to two black gums on the original line; thence with said line N35 E65 poles to a black oak; thence N70 W46 poles to a black oak; thence W60 poles to a black oak and post oak; thence N40 E66 poles to a white oak S24 E106 poles to the beginning. Said lands were formerly granted by the state of NC to Eliza Williams.

Signed: Wm Neighbors Wit: A. Dibrell, D. Givens
State of Tennessee, White County: April Session 1824
Deed acknowledged by Wm Neighbors. Registered: 16 Apr 1824



FHL Film #0,507,908 White Co., TN, Deed Book H p216 12 July 1829 - Reuben Harris to Richard England, both of White Co., TN, for $800.00, 100 a. land in third district of White Co., TN, on waters of Calf Killer, it being one equal moiety of a tract of land containing 200 a. which was granted by the State of Tennessee to Thos. Turner, dec'd, on 10 May 1815 by grant No. 6995 and bounded as follows: Beginning at a post oak and black haw standing on a rocky point in the western boundary line of said grant, a dividing corner with Benjamin Harris; running thence N12 poles to a large hickory, black oak and small ash near a ledge of rocks at the point of the mountain; thence W20 poles to a red oak and dogwood; thence N29 poles to two hickories; thence E180 poles to a stake, a post oak, and two small hickory pointers; thence S91 poles to a post oak, and two hickories a dividing corner; thence W with a dividing line 160 poles to the beginning including where said Harris formerly lived. . .

Signed: Reuben Harris Wit: James T. Holman, Hugh L. Carrick



FHL Film #0,507,908 White Co, TN, Deed Book H p229 31 Aug 1830 - Mortgage - Benjamin Harris, of White Co., TN, to Bank of the State of Tennessee for $189.00 (to him paid by Anthony Dibrell, agent for said bank), land in White Co., TN, bounded as follows; beg. at a post oak and two hickory saplings the NE corner of an occupant survey made in the name of William Nevill, Sr., running thence 100 poles to a post oak and two hickories on the original line; thence W180 poles to a post oak and black haw on a rocky point in the western boundary line of said grant; thence S100 poles to a post oak and hickory at the point of the mountain, an original corner in said Nevill line; thence with said line E160 poles to the beginning including where William Carland now lives. . . Never the less, the same to be void and of none effect provided the said Benjamin Harris shall pay the Bank of the State of Tennessee $189.00 the amount of his note . . .

Signed: Benj. (x) Harris Wit: A. Dibrell, W. J. Bennett
State of Tennessee, White County - February Term of the Circuit Court, A.D. 1831. The within mortgage was fully proven by the oaths of William J. Bennett and Anthony Dibrell. Reg: 28 Dec 1831



FHL Film #0,024,061 White Co., TN Deed Book I p 220 25 Apr 1834 Benjamin Harris to Jesse B. Terry, both of White Co., TN, for $1.00, 256 a. the same land whereon sd Benjamin Harris now lives purchased of John Young.

Signed: Benjamin (x) Harris Wit: A. Dibrell, William Carland Recorded: 28 Apr 1835



FHL Film #0,024,061 White Co., TN, Deed Book I p215 21 Apr 1834 Benjamin Harris to William Carland, both of White Co., TN, for $138.00, 100 a. where William Carland now lives, land purchased by sd Harris of Turner Lane, agent for Thomas T. Turner, the sd tract conveyed by sd Harris to Bank of TN to secure money loaned to sd Harris by sd bank. ...

Signed: Benjamin (x) Harris Wit: A. Dibrell, James Stewart, J. B. Terry
Reg: 12 Jun 1837



FHL Film #0,507,909 White Co., TN, Deed Book K p 90 22 Dec 1836 Silas Harris and Ruth Harris, of Macoupin Co., IL, to Richard England, of White Co., TN, for $600.00, two tracts of land in White Co., TN, on waters of Calf Killer, adjoining land now occupied by said England, both tracts total 97 a.; (1) 67 a.; beg. at a stake, a post oak, and hickory pointers the NE corner of entry #780 made by Thomas Turner, dec'd, running N 39 poles to a post oak at the foot of a mountain, then N 85 W with the same 22 poles to a post oak; then N 35 W with the mountain 60 poles to two black oaks; then N 80 W with the mountain 40 poles to a black oak; then S 76 with the mountain to a post oak, then N 55 W with the mountain 24 poles to two post oaks; thence N 35 W with the mountain 40 poles to a stake, corner of Nicholas Avery's 42 a. (now owned by Joshua Hickey); then with his line S 131 poles to a stake in the S boundary line of grant #10236; then with said line E 48 poles to a stake on Amos Lacy's entry; then N with his line 58 poles to his NW corner, then E with Lacy's line 90 poles to his NE corner; thence S with his line 58 poles to a stake on the N boundary of the Turner entry #780; thence E with the same 98 poles to beginning; (2) 30 a., described in a deed executed by John Jett, sheriff of White Co., TN, to Benjamin Harris, dated 30 Dec 1833; this tract contains 50 a. but only 30 a. of it are hereby conveyed as sd England is already the owner of 20 acres of the same, purchased from Reuben Harris ...

Signed: Silas Harris, Ruth (x) Harris
State of Tennessee, White County: 22 Dec 1836 Silas Harris and Ruth Harris acknowledged their deed. Registered and examined.



FHL Film #0,024,865 White County, TN Will Book A. 178-190

BENJAMIN HARRIS WILL

"I, Benjamin Harris, of the county of White and the State of Tennessee, being weak in body and on the decline, but of sound mind and memory and being appraised of its being allotted to man once to die and being desirous to dispose of my property as best suits me, do make and ordain this my last will and testament revoking all former wills, in the manner following, towit: It is my desire that my wife continue on the tract of land upon which Lewis Jeffers now resides during her natural life, and at my wife's death, it is my desire that said tract of land be sold together with all personal property which may be on hand at the time of her death, and it is my will that so much of my personal estate be sold this fall as will be sufficient to pay my just debts, or sooner if my wife desires and such property as she my set aside for that purpose. And I give and bequeath to my son, Amos Harris, that tract of land whereon my daughter Betsy Terry now lives containing by estimation about one hundred and fifteen acres, all that part which lies above the Goolsby tract, be the same more or less, to him and his heirs forever. And it is my desire that the tract of land commonly called the Goolsby tract or Goolsby field tract and a 20 acre survey adjoining said Goolsby tract or nearly so be sold at any time my wife may desire. And I further desire, should my wife need property to do so before her death to cause to be sold the tract of land whereon Jeffers now lives; and I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Harris's two children, William and Benjamin, sixty dollars each; to Sterling Harris's daughter, Nancy An, sixty dollars; to Wooten Harris, seventy dollars, and to his children Benjamin and William, twenty-five dollars each; I give and bequeath to Betsy Harris, the wife of William Harris, one hundred dollars for the support and maintenance of her children by her husband William Harris; I give and bequeath to my daughter, Lear Rutledge, a debt on Silas Rutledge, in judgment about fifty dollars. I give and bequeath to my son, Amos, one bed and furniture. Should there be any funds on hand at the death of my wife, I desire that she dispose of it as my best suit her after the legacies before mentioned are complied with. I give Silas Harris nothing more, having given him his share of my estate. Neither do I give William Boles anything more. It is my request that should my wife marry again that she have of my estate a bed and furniture cloth(ing) and nothing more. I give unto my daughter Betsy Terry nothing more, have given to her tract of land this day by deed. I give to my daughter, Mary Ann, nothing more have given to her a tract of land by deed this day. I give to William Nanny nothing more than I have already done. In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the 25th day of April 1834. It is my request and desire that should there be any notes, bonds or liabilities in any way found in any of my papers or possession upon any of my children, that they be given up to them or destroyed, and not collected from them except debt on William Boles, I give to my daughter Betsy Terry, fifty dollars to be paid at sometime when my wife may see proper.
Benjamin (x) Harris Wit: A. Dibrell, Jesse Stewart, Wm. Carland

I nominate and appoint my wife Rutha Harris, executrix to this my last will and testament and Anthony Dibrell

State of Tennessee
White County              October term, A. D. 1834
This day the death of Benjamin Harris, deceased, late of the County of White was ... proven and at the same time was proven a writing purposed to be the last will and testament of said Benjamin Harris, deceased, and ... (it) was proven in open court by the oath of Anthony Dibrell and Jess Stewart, subscribing witnesses thereto ... whereupon it is ordered to be recorded together with the proof of execution and publication.

State of Tennessee
White County              October Session A. D. 1834
This day was also produced in open court as instrument of writing proposing to be a codicil to the last will and testament of Benjamin Harris, deceased, late of the County of White, and the due execution thereof; was of sound and disposing mind and memory, whereupon it is ordered that said codicil, and the proof of its execution be recorded. Given at office the 13th day of October A. D. 1834
J. A. Lane, Clerk W. C. C, by Oldam D. C.



FHL Film #0,507,861 White Co., TN Chancery Court Minutes Book B p 135-136

Friday 12th March A. D. 1852
William Carland, et al, VS
Silas Harris, et al
Be it remembered that this cause is come on to be heard this 12th day of March A. D. 1852 before the Hon. B. L. Ridley Chandler ... When it appeared to the court that in 1834 Benjamin Harris departed this life in white County, having a will by which he bequeathed to his wife during her life the tract of land mentioned in the pleadings. It also appears that by said will said land was to be sold at the death of the widow of said Harris, deceased, and that the proceeds be divided among the complainants and the defendants who are his heirs at law. That said widow is now dead. It further appears that by said will defendant, Nancy Ann Maxwell, formerly Nancy Ann Harris is entitled to a specific legacy of sixty dollars for the payment of which said land is bound. But because it does not appear whether said legacy has not been paid, it is ordered and decreed by the court that a reference be made to the Clerk and Master to take proof and report whether said legacy has been paid and that he proceed upon the premises, after giving 30 days notice at three or more public places in White County, to sell land mentioned in the pleadings upon the credit of twelve months taking bond with security for the purchase money retaining a lien on the land for the same, and report to the next term of this court; all other matters being reserved until the coming in of said report. (Note: The Nancy Ann Harris mentioned above is the daughter of Benjamin Harris's son Sterling Harris, which son was deceased at the time Benjamin Harris made his will.)



FHL Film #0,507,861 White Co., TN Chancery Court Minutes Book B p 219

Monday 18th September 1854
John & Licurgus England & others, VS
William Carland & Wife & others
Be it remembered that this cause came on this day to be heard upon bill answered and proof when it appeared that in 1836 Benjamin Harris was owner of a tract of land known as the Jeffers place. That he departed this life at that time having just made and published his last will and testament. That among other things, he bequeathed the said tract of land to his wife for life, but should she see proper to sell the same authorizing her to do so. That in 1836 the widow Ruth Harris and Silas Harris, executors of said Benjamin, sold said tract of land to Richard England, and executed to him a deed which was proven and registered. That Richard England took possession under his deed claiming for himself adversal (sig) and continued to so hold up to the time of the giving of the bill - more than seven years. It also appears that the defendants Carland and wife had filed a bill in this court without making these complainants parties - praying to have the land sold - had obtained a decree, but the same was not executed. Whereupon the court is of the opinion that the complainants in this cause have the best title to the land and decree for a sale of said land obtained as aforesaid. And further that the complainants pay the costs in the first instance in this cause and have their decree over against defendants for the same for which execution may issue. From which ... the defendants pray an appeal which is granted upon their giving security on or before the 2nd rule day.



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