Benjamin Harris1

ID#247, b. 15 July 1809, d. 1 July 1887
Father: John Harris
Mother: Nancy Agnes Binnegar

Birth date: 15 July 1809.1,2 It has also been reported that Benjamin was born on 16 July 1809.3
Birth place: Virginia.1 It has also been reported that Benjamin was born in Maryland.4

Benjamin married Nancy Agnes Campbell, daughter of Richard Campbell, about 1834.5,6

Benjamin died at age 77 from paralysis on 1 July 1887 in Marshall County, West Virginia.7 Benjamin's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Benjamin Harris."8,2

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1830Ohio County, VirginiaBelieved to be included in the household of John Harris (his father) as one of two males age "20 & under 30"
(Official Census Date: 01 June 1830)9
For years 1850 through 1870:  Real estate = land and buildings.
Personal estate = non-land property such as household goods, furnishings, and livestock.
1850Marshall County, VirginiaBenjamin Harris, male, age 41, born in Va, a farmer, real estate value $1,200
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)10
1860Marshall County, VirginiaBenjamin Harris, male, age 50, born in Va, a farmer, real estate value $2,300 plus personal estate value $700
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)1
1870Marshall County, West VirginiaBenj. Harris, male, age 61, born in West Virga, a farmer, real estate value $4,000 and personal estate value $1,200
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)11

Deceased Children of Benjamin Harris and Nancy Agnes Campbell:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=19 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S1095] Benjamin Harris household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 121, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  2. [S67] Benjamin and Nancy A. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Universalist Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 June 2004.
  3. [S23] Marshall County Historical Society, compiler, History of Marshall County West Virginia, 1984, submitted by Celesta Ann Ebersole, p. 152.
  4. [S2057] Agnes Terrill, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953330_0002009.jpg.
  5. [S65] Frances (Terrill) Bonar, "John Franklin Harris Sr.-Nancy Binnegar family group sheet," This family group sheet (FGS) lists sources for information, but does not tie information to its specific source.
  6. [S23] Marshall County Historical Society, compiler, History of Marshall County West Virginia, 1984, submitted by Celesta Ann Bonar Ebersole, p. 152.
  7. [S1517] Benjamin Harris, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00073.jpg.
  8. [S23] Marshall County Historical Society, compiler, History of Marshall County West Virginia, 1984, submitted by Celesta Ann Ebersole, p. 153.
  9. [S333] John Harris Senr. household, 1830 U.S. Census, Ohio County, Virginia, Western District, page 219, National Archives micropublication M19_198.
  10. [S1075] Benjamin Harris household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, pages 328 stamped (655 handwritten) and 328B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  11. [S1323] Benj. Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Glen Easton Post Office, page 29 (420 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1693.