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Harris, John F (Rev)

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Re: Harris, John F (Rev) & Elizabeth Arabella McCain

Posted: 1338341406000
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 1338374744000
Surnames: Harris

No I am not related.

I wondered who W. W. Harris was listed as informant on father Elbert's death certificate as I could not find Elbert except for the 1900 census, W W I draft registration and his death certificate. I presume that Elbert was born around Corinth as were his aunt's Diddie Jessie and Alice Alene Harris.

I think you mean John F Harris was deceased by the time your father was born as Wm H Harris was in Pushmataha county OK at that time or at least for the 1910 and 1920 census records.

Name: Lillian Verah Harris
Death Date: 28 Jun 1963
Death Place: Doctor's General Hosp, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Gender: Female
Race: Caucasian
Death Age: 77 years
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 07 Apr 1886
Birthplace: Clarksville, Texas (Red River County)
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Occupation: Beauty Operator
Place of Residence: Box 177, Bedford, Tarrant, Texas resident of Co 40 years
Cemetery: Laurel Land Cemetery
Burial Place: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Burial Date: 01 Jul 1963
Additional Relatives: (Geo. M. Lee, informant)
Film Number: 2117288
Digital Film Number: 4028547
Image Number: 2816
Reference Number: cn40639
Source Citation
"Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (

George M Lee 26 Sept 1906 - 12 Feb 1985 Hurst, Tarrant Texas ?

1930 Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Elbert L Harris 49 born MS lived at 4903 Lafayette St claimed he owned his home building engineer
Lillian E Harris 40 born TX parents MS
Elba Harris 22 born TX dtr stenographer for a dentist/dentistry
William W Harris 15 born TX son - William Walter (I found your birth record). Did Elbert Lawrence have another brother named Walter ?

1920 Oakes, Choctaw Co OK
# 66
Susan Evans F 68y Virginia 1852 mother in law listed first in household. Maybe she belonged to the family listed above Albert ?
SELF Albert L Harris M 39y Mississippi
WIFE Derah Harris F 33y Texas parents MS
DAU Inez Harris F 15y Oklahoma abt 1905 - was she Addie Inez and married Jewel Clifton Wade ?
DAU Elby Harris F 12y Texas
SON Bille Harris M 5y Texas

Even though Elizabeth Arabella, daughter Alice and grandson Arthur Harris were counted in Falls Co TX 1900 census in June; Alice Harris married Joe Frank Coffey in McLennan Co in December same year and Eddy is where Joe, Alice and son A G Coffey are buried and I am almost positive that John F Harris, who I believe was William and Laura's son, married Belle Daughtery in McLennan Co 25 Jan 1893.

It is noted on the 1900 census in Coctaw Nation that "F Harris", living next to W H and L A Harris, had been married 7 years. Their daughter Ona Marie was born in Texas July 1896 and Elbert's younger sisters Pansy, Pearl May and Zula B Harris were born in TX 1882 - 1887 very possibly in McLennan County before moving into Indian Territory sometime after Ona Marie Harris was born and before the 1900 census.

If you could obtain copies of death certificates, social security application forms or other written documentation for Pansy, Pearl May and Zula B Harris showing where they were in the timeframe of 1882 - 1896 may give you a location on where to begin to look for John F Harris resting place.

This leads me to think that John F Harris made the trip to Texas shortly shortly after the 1880 census and died somewhere in Texas before 1900 and I did not find Elizabeth Arabella Harris in the 1910 census who could also be buried in Eddy with Alice, Joe and son A G Coffey.

I do believe that James B McKain, Baptist Minister, wife "Apsey" were Elizabeth's parents but need documentation to confirm and I did not find a marriage record online in any of the genealogy websites.

It appears that your great great uncle James Thomas Harris b. 1852 remained in MS last census I found without a problem was 1920 in Alcorn County which is next to Prentiss as I recall. I have a great grandmother who was born in Booneville Prenttis Co in 1876 and my Jones' family is from Tishomingo Co originally.

There were also one children of Wm H and Laura A Harris that were unaccounted for per 1900 census there were 8 and all were alive. Do you know all of the names of Elbert's siblings ? I have a feeling it was a daughter born between Arthur and Elbert who was already married by 1900. Since they were not listed in the 1880 census does not help.

1. Wm V Harris 1868
2. John F Harris 1871
3. Arthur L Harris 1873 - children all born in Texas before showing up in Pushmata OK 1920 census wife named Annie.
4. Elbert L Harris 1879
5. Pansy Harris 1882
6. Pearl May Harris 1884
7. Zula Harris 1887

Groom's Name: A. L. Harris
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Annie Brown
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 27 Dec 1901
Marriage Place: Mclennan, Texas
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M75250-4
System Origin: Texas-EASy
Source Film Number: 987560
Reference Number: p 444

I do not find a cemetery that is named Eddy. There is a Bethany Cemetery near the community of Lorena and Bruceville-Eddy that is adjacent to the Bethany Baptist Church. Photo online shows a small cemetry in a rural area.
Other names for cemetery listed as Bethel, Canuteson, Knutson and Sage Chapel.

Written Record of Grave Marker(s) Central Texas Genealogical Society, Cemetery Book 2, Pages 121-124
(your local library may have a copy)
31.34371, -97.28299
Driving Directions
South from Waco on I-35 to Lorena Exit 322
South on access road to Old Bethany Road
Right on Old Bethany Road, travel 5.1 miles
Cemetery on right adjacent to Bethany Baptist Church

My name is Paula I was born in Hopkins Co TX in 1950 and lived in Fort Worth then Haltom City since 1957. Let me know what you come up with -

Good Luck !
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