Clara Cordelia Harris1,2

ID#1066, b. circa 1856
Father: David Harris
Mother: Melissa Jane Bartlett

Birth date: circa 1856
Birth place: Illinois.3

Clara married Charles Hammond Bonham, son of Benjamin Ruggles Bonham.1,2

Photograph of Clara with her mother, two daughters and their families, and some unidentified people. Date taken: circa 1913. Location: unknown, but is probably in Illinois. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.4

Clara and Charles moved to San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, after leaving Galesburg, Illinois.5
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=19 Jan 2018

Citations

  1. [S138] Photograph and info, "MJHarrisMatriarch" thread, submitted by LIVING Hamblen 02 August 2003, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 13 May 2004. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  2. [S136] "Petrini & Brown Ancestor Tree," online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, downloaded 10 May 2004. Title of family tree subsequently changed to "Brown Lenon Family Ancestry."
  3. [S1078] Josiah Richey household, 1870 U.S. Census, Hancock County, Illinois, Durham Post Office, Durham District, unknown page, National Archives micropublication M593_226.
  4. [S1358] Scanned copy of photograph of Web Harris, submitted by LIVING Fageol to geocities.com (closed 2009).
  5. [S139] Comment posted 06 August 2003 by LIVING Mohney, "MJHarrisMatriarch" thread, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 13 May 2004. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.

Charles Hammond Bonham1,2

ID#1067
Father: Benjamin Ruggles Bonham
Mother: not yet identified3

Birth date: unknown
Birth place: unknown.

Charles married Clara Cordelia Harris, daughter of David Harris and Melissa Jane Bartlett.1,3

Photograph of Charles with his wife, two daughters and their families, his mother-in-law, and some unidentified people. Date taken: circa 1913. Location: unknown, but is probably in Illinois. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.4

Charles and Clara moved to San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, after leaving Galesburg, Illinois.5
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=19 Jan 2018

Citations

  1. [S138] Photograph and info, "MJHarrisMatriarch" thread, submitted by LIVING Hamblen 02 August 2003, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 13 May 2004. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  2. [S136] "Petrini & Brown Ancestor Tree," online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, downloaded 10 May 2004. Title of family tree subsequently changed to "Brown Lenon Family Ancestry."
  3. [S136] "Petrini & Brown Ancestor Tree," online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, downloaded 10 May 2004. Title of family tree subsequently changed to "Brown Lenon Family Ancestry."
  4. [S1358] Scanned copy of photograph of Web Harris, submitted by LIVING Fageol to geocities.com (closed 2009).
  5. [S139] Comment posted 06 August 2003 by LIVING Mohney, "MJHarrisMatriarch" thread, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 13 May 2004. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.

Ethel Leticia "Lettie" Bonham1,2

ID#1070, b. 23 July 1884
Father: Charles Hammond Bonham
Mother: Clara Cordelia Harris

Birth date: 23 July 1884
Birth place: Otumwa, Wapello County, Iowa.1

Commonly known as Lettie.2

Ethel married Scott Colby Robinson.2

Photograph of Lettie with her grandmother, mother, sister and her family, and some unidentified people. Date taken: circa 1913. Location: unknown, but is probably in Illinois. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

Lettie lived with Charles Hammond Bonham and Clara Bonham at San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California.4
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=14 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. [S136] "Petrini & Brown Ancestor Tree," online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, downloaded 10 May 2004. Title of family tree subsequently changed to "Brown Lenon Family Ancestry."
  2. [S138] Photograph and info, "MJHarrisMatriarch" thread, submitted by LIVING Hamblen 02 August 2003, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 13 May 2004. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  3. [S1358] Scanned copy of photograph of Web Harris, submitted by LIVING Fageol to geocities.com (closed 2009).
  4. [S139] Comment posted 06 August 2003 by LIVING Mohney, "MJHarrisMatriarch" thread, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 13 May 2004. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.

Scott Colby Robinson1

ID#1071
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: not yet determined
Birth place: not yet determined.

Scott married Ethel Leticia "Lettie" Bonham, daughter of Charles Hammond Bonham and Clara Cordelia Harris.1

Photograph of Scott with his wife, son, in-laws and some unidentified people. Date taken: circa 1913. Location: unknown, but is probably in Illinois. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.2
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=15 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. [S138] Photograph and info, "MJHarrisMatriarch" thread, submitted by LIVING Hamblen 02 August 2003, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 13 May 2004. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  2. [S1358] Scanned copy of photograph of Web Harris, submitted by LIVING Fageol to geocities.com (closed 2009).

Jean Elizabeth Young1

ID#1073
Father: name protected.
Mother: name protected.

Birth date: unknown.
Birth place: Believed to have been born at Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.1

Photograph of Jean with her parents, other relatives and some unidentified people. Date taken: circa 1913. Location: unknown, but is probably in Illinois. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.2

Jean died at the age of 12 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=2 May 2013

Citations

  1. [S139] Comment posted 06 August 2003 by LIVING Mohney, "MJHarrisMatriarch" thread, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 13 May 2004. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  2. [S1358] Scanned copy of photograph of Web Harris, submitted by LIVING Fageol to geocities.com (closed 2009).

Elizabeth "Lizzie" (unknown)1

ID#1074
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: not yet determined
Birth place: not yet determined.

Commonly known as Lizzie.2

Elizabeth married Elias R. Harris, son of Charles Harris and Elizabeth "Betsy" Hubbs, based on the Civil War Pension application that was filed listing Elizabeth Harris as the widow of Elias R. Harris.1

Deceased Child of Elizabeth "Lizzie" (unknown) and Elias R. Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=3 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S189] U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Index Card for Elias R. Harris, electronic image, online http://www.ancestry.com, file 32959_032866-01479.jpg. Original data: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.
  2. [S528] Margaret Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00100.jpg.

James Oliver Harris1,2

ID#1075, b. circa 1867
Father: Elias R. Harris
Mother: Rachel Emma Teagarden

Birth date: circa 1867
Birth place: West Virginia.3

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1880Liberty District, Marshall County, West VirginiaOliver Harris, male, age 13, son, single, born in WVa, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)4
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=3 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S957] Emma Harris, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00061.jpg, shows informant as James O. Harris, son.
  2. [S189] U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Index Card for Elias R. Harris, electronic image, online http://www.ancestry.com, file 32959_032866-01479.jpg. Original data: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.
  3. [S1634] Elias Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Liberty Township (Bellton Post Office), page 43 (314 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  4. [S2388] Elias Harris household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Liberty District, Enumeration District 187, page 47C (58 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.

Elizabeth Nancy Roe1,2

ID#1076
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: not yet determined
Birth place: not yet determined.

Commonly known by her middle name, Nancy.

Elizabeth married Rufus Bartlett Harris, son of David Harris and Melissa Jane Bartlett, on 1 May 1872 in Knox County, Illinois.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=14 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S140] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/… (Springfield, Illinois: Illinois State Archives), Rufus B. Harris and Elizabeth Roe data, Knox County, volume 00E, page 0124, license no. 00002450.
  2. [S1203] John A. Harris obituary transcription, submitted by LIVING Miller06 April 2005, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 09 June 2011. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.

Manford G. Harris1,2

ID#1077, b. 1841
Father: David Harris
Mother: Melissa Jane Bartlett

Birth date: 1841
Birth place: Virginia.3

Manford married Sarah G. Hagerty on 17 December 1865 in Hancock County, Illinois.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaManfred Harris, male, age 9, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)3
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=30 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. [S140] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/… (Springfield, Illinois: Illinois State Archives), Manford G. Harris and Sarah G. Hagerty data, Hancock County, volume 4, page 22, license no. 2006.
  2. [S141] David Harris household, 1880 U.S. Census, Hancock County, Illinois, Dallas Township, Enumeration District 67, page 11 (90C stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_211, Manford Harris.
  3. [S1077] David Harris household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 328 stamped (655 handwritten), National Archives micropublication M432_959.

Iva Anne Harris1

ID#1078, b. 1843
Father: David Harris
Mother: Melissa Jane Bartlett

Birth date: 1843
Birth place: Virginia.2

An alternate spelling of her middle name is Ann.3

Iva married William Mills on 22 November 1860 in Hancock County, Illinois.3

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
185033rd District, Marshall County, VirginiaIva Anne Harris, female, age 7, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)2
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=14 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S136] "Petrini & Brown Ancestor Tree," online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, downloaded 10 May 2004. Title of family tree subsequently changed to "Brown Lenon Family Ancestry."
  2. [S1077] David Harris household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 328 stamped (655 handwritten), National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  3. [S140] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/… (Springfield, Illinois: Illinois State Archives), William Mills and Iva Ann Harris data, Hancock County, volume 3, page 367, license no. 735.

Rufus Bartlett1

ID#1079, b. 1789, d. 1 May 1862
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 1789
Birth place: District of Maine.1

Marriage intentions for Rufus Bartlett and Cleopatra Sherwin were filed on 13 May 1815 in Clinton, Kennebec County, Maine. The practice of recording the marriage intent in the town meeting books and publishing the notice prior to the marriage ceremony gave local residents the opportunity to state their objections to a marriage. The intention does not prove that the marriage occurred, only that it was intended.2

In this case, though, the marriage did take place as Rufus and Cleopatra were married at Clinton, Kennebec County, Maine, although the exact date is not confirmed. Two dates have been reported by other researchers: 10 June 18153 or 1 June 1815.4

Rufus died from consumption on 1 May 1862 at Fork Ridge, Marshall County, Virginia.5 Rufus's body was interred in the Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Rufus Bartlett." The inscription reads, "Died May 1, 1862 In his __ Yr.."6

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.6

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaRufus Bartlett, head of family of eight (3 males, 5 females); believed to be the male age "50 & under 60" and employed in agriculture
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)7
1860Marshall County, VirginiaRufus Bartlett, male, age 71, born in Maine, a farmer, real estate value $4,000 plus a $750 personal estate
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)1

Deceased Children of Rufus Bartlett and Cleopatra Sherwin:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=30 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S1097] Rufus Bartlett household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 121, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  2. [S1557] "Rufus and Cleopatra Marriage" scanned images, submitted by LIVING Hamblin 19 June 2004, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 21 June 2004, shows date marriage intent was recorded. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  3. [S1557] "Rufus and Cleopatra Marriage" scanned images, submitted by LIVING Hamblin 19 June 2004, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 21 June 2004, shows date certificate was issued. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  4. [S205] "NSDAR Ancestral Chart," Naomi (Parks) Lowe for Clarence P. Rulong.
  5. [S1688] Rufus Bartlett, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00023.jpg.
  6. [S144] Rufus Bartlett gravestone, Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.
  7. [S2184] Rufus Bartlett household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 267 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  8. [S136] "Petrini & Brown Ancestor Tree," online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, downloaded 10 May 2004. Title of family tree subsequently changed to "Brown Lenon Family Ancestry."
  9. [S144] Auborn Bartlett gravestone, Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.
  10. [S144] Teresa E. Bartlett gravestone, Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.
  11. [S1689] Terrisa Bartlett, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00005.jpg.

Cleopatra Sherwin1

ID#1080, b. circa 1798, d. 19 December 1860
Parents: The following entry appears in the Vital Records of Clinton, Maine to the year 1892: Births, Marriages and Deaths:
     SHERWIN, Cleopatra, "an illegitimate d. of mary Sherwin –––––––––? and Ephraim Hern?, of Winslow, lives with the above named Elnathan Sherwin."

The next entries read:
     SHERWIN, Elnathan, 9 Mar. 1737, in Boxford, Co. of Essex, Mass.
     SHERWIN, Eunice [-----------], w. Elnathan, ---------- Feb, 1741, in Concord, Co. of Middlesex.
     SHERWIN, Horatio Gates, s. Elnathan and Eunice, 2 Mar. 1778, in Concord, Co. of Middlesex.

It seems that Elnathan and Eunice took Mary's illegitimate daughter into their family to raise; indicating a potential relationship between Mary and Elnathan.–––––––––.2,3

Parents: This entry appears in the Vital Records of Clinton, Maine to the year 1892: Births, Marriages and Deaths:
     SHERWIN, Cleopatra, "an illegitimate d. of mary Sherwin -------------? and Ephraim Hern?, of Winslow, lives with the above named Elnathan Sherwin."

The next entries read:
     SHERWIN, Elnathan, 9 Mar. 1737, in Boxford, Co. of Essex, Mass.
     SHERWIN, Eunice [-----------], w. Elnathan, ---------- Feb, 1741, in Concord, Co. of Middlesex.
     SHERWIN, Horatio Gates, s. Elnathan and Eunice, 2 Mar. 1778, in Concord, Co. of Middlesex.

It seems that Elnathan and Eunice took Mary's illegitimate daughter into their family to raise; indicating a potential relationship between Mary and Elnathan.

Birth date: circa 1798
Birth place: District of Maine.2,3

Marriage intentions for Cleopatra Sherwin and Rufus Bartlett were filed on 13 May 1815 in Clinton, Kennebec County, Maine. The practice of recording the marriage intent in the town meeting books and publishing the notice prior to the marriage ceremony gave local residents the opportunity to state their objections to a marriage. The intention does not prove that the marriage occurred, only that it was intended.4

In this case, though, the marriage did take place as Cleopatra and Rufus were married at Clinton, Kennebec County, Maine, although the exact date is not confirmed. Two dates have been reported by other researchers: 10 June 18155 or 1 June 1815.6

Cleopatra died on 19 December 1860 in Marshall County, Virginia.7 Cleopatra's body was interred in the Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Cleopatra, wife of Rufus Bartlett." The inscription reads, "Died Dec 19, 1860 In her 61_ Yr.
Whilst in His embrace our Mother lies, Her spirit ... In realms ... ."
(I can't make out the rest).7

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.7

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1840Western District of Virginia, Marshall County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of Rufus Bartlett (her husband) as a female age "40 & under 50."
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1840)8
1860Marshall County, VirginiaCleopatra Bartlett, female, age 62, born in Maine
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)2

Deceased Children of Cleopatra Sherwin and Rufus Bartlett:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=28 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S136] "Petrini & Brown Ancestor Tree," online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, downloaded 10 May 2004. Title of family tree subsequently changed to "Brown Lenon Family Ancestry."
  2. [S1097] Rufus Bartlett household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 121, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  3. [S1558] "Birth of Cleopatra Sherwin" scanned image, submitted by LIVING Hamblin 19 June 2004, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 21 June 2004. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  4. [S1557] "Rufus and Cleopatra Marriage" scanned images, submitted by LIVING Hamblin 19 June 2004, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 21 June 2004, shows date marriage intent was recorded. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  5. [S1557] "Rufus and Cleopatra Marriage" scanned images, submitted by LIVING Hamblin 19 June 2004, John Franklin Harris family website, online http://www.myfamily.com, downloaded 21 June 2004, shows date certificate was issued. All MyFamily.com sites were closed by Ancestry.com effective 30 September 2014.
  6. [S205] "NSDAR Ancestral Chart," Naomi (Parks) Lowe for Clarence P. Rulong.
  7. [S144] Cleopatra Bartlett gravestone, Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.
  8. [S2184] Rufus Bartlett household, 1840 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Western District, page 267 stamped, National Archives micropublication M704_568.
  9. [S144] Auborn Bartlett gravestone, Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.
  10. [S144] Teresa E. Bartlett gravestone, Bartlett-Rulong family cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 05 June 2004.