Roberta J. Harris1

ID#582, b. about 1840
Father: William Harris
Mother: Charlotte Sue Bartlett

Birth date: about 1840
Birth place: Virginia.1

I have found conflicting information in the 1850 and 1860 federal census reports for the children of William and Charlotte Harris. They have an 11-year-old son in 1850 named Robert, but a 20-year-old daughter in 1860 named Roberta J. - and my guess is that they are the same child but recorded incorrectly in one of the years. Unfortunately, I have not yet found anything to resolve the issue.2,1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1850Marshall County, VirginiaRobert J. Harris, male, age 11, born in Va, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)2
1860Marshall County, VirginiaRoberta J. Harris, female, age 20, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Jul 2012


  1. [S1108] Wm. Harris household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Moundsville Post Office, page 21, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  2. [S113] William Harris household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 339B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.