Francis "Frank" Harris1

ID#568, b. about 1836, d. after 1 June 1900
Lieutenant Frank Harris - Civil War, 4th WV Cavalry
Francis'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 "Lieut. Francis Harris." The inscription reads, "Co. L. 4 W. Va. Cav."2
Father: Benjamin Harris
Mother: Nancy Agnes Campbell

Birth date: about 1836.1,3 It has also been reported that Francis was born in 1835.4
Birth place: Virginia.1,3,4

Commonly known as Frank per a handwritten note found by another Harris researcher.5

Francis reportedly married Lucinda Aojelo.6

Photograph of Lieutenant Frank Harris, 4th WV Cavalry. Date taken: Civil War era. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.5

It is estimated that Francis died after 1 June 1900 based on the following rationale: his mother, Nancy Agnes Harris, reportedly had 5 of 6 children still living per the 1900 U.S. census; brother John A. had died in 1894.7

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1850Marshall County, VirginiaFrancis Harris, male, age 14, born in Va, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)1
1860Marshall County, VirginiaFrancis Harris, male, age 24, born in Va, a farmer, personal estate value $150
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)3
1880Iroquois County, IllinoisFrancis Harris, male, age 45, head, born in Va, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)4

Deceased Children of Francis "Frank" Harris and Lucinda Aojelo:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=29 Jan 2016


  1. [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.
  2. [S67] Lieut. Francis Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Universalist Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 June 2004.
  3. [S1096] Francis Harris household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 121, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  4. [S142] Francis Harris household, 1880 U.S. Census, Iroquois County, Illinois, Douglas Township, Enumeration District 129, pages 14B and 15C (171 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_214.
  5. [S1204] Scanned photograph, submitted by Karen Miller to private website (John Franklin Harris).
  6. [S23] Marshall County Historical Society, compiler, History of Marshall County West Virginia, 1984, Submitted by Celesta Ann Bonar Ebersole, p. 153.
  7. [S972] David Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  8. [S2187] William A. Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4132552_00257.jpg.