Martha Ann Bowers1

ID#250, b. about 1820
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: about 1820.2,3 It has also been reported that Martha was born about 1819.4
Birth place: Virginia.2,3

Martha married George Harris, son of John Harris and Nancy Agnes Binnegar, on 17 October 1839 in Marshall County, Virginia. The ceremony was performed by E. R. Crocker.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1850Marshall County, VirginiaMartha A. Harris, female, age 31, born in Va, unable to read or write
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)4
1860Marshall County, IllinoisMartha Harris, female, age 40, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)2
1870Hancock County, IllinoisMartha Harris, female, age 49, born in Virginia, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)3

Deceased Children of Martha Ann Bowers and George Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=24 Jan 2016


  1. [S458] Marriage Records for George Harris and Martha Ann Bowers, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4130824_00097.jpg.
  2. [S420] Geo. Harris household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Illinois, Roberts Town (Caledonia Post Office), pages 287 and 288, National Archives micropublication M653_210.
  3. [S421] George Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Hancock County, Illinois, Augusta Township (Augusta Post Office), page 4, National Archives micropublication M593_226.
  4. [S1009] George Harris household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 253, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  5. [S214] Cheryl Harris Watson, Harris descendency in "Re: John Franklin Harris Sr," listserve message, 21 Apr 2002.