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Buckner Harris of Autauga County/Elmore County (1799-1887) - obituary

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Buckner Harris of Autauga County/Elmore County (1799-1887) - obituary

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Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Harris
Buckner Harris obituary in The Montgomery Advertiser / Saturday, January 22, 1887

"Death of Mr. Buckner Harris"

"This aged citizen of Elmore county died at his home near Robinson Springs last Monday, and was buried yesterday afternoon. He was born in Lincoln county, Georgia, in 1799, and was consequently nearly 88 years of age. In 1819 he moved to Alabama and settled in Autauga county, and has ever since lived in that county, or that portion taken off and added to Elmore county. He was a man of noble impulses, of very fine natural ability and extraordinary good judgment and common sense. All who knew him were his friends, and it was quite a treat to listen to his reminiscences of Alabama's early days and of the Fitzpatricks, Lewises and others who gained national reputation. Mr. Harris was well known here, but on account of his age and infirmities natural to his years, he did not appear often on our streets. His health was good until the last few months, and his last sickness was of short duration. He was a communicant of the Episcopal church, and died with a Christian hope and resignation. His children were all with him, except his son Bishop S. S. Harris, who hastened from his home at Detroit as soon as he heard the sad news, but did not arrive in time to see his aged father before his burial."

Repeated in The Prattville Progress, January 28, 1887.

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