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Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Paul Kankula (View posts)
Posted: 1046367312000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1139580660000
Surnames: Harris
I'm trying to determine the history of the Harris Family/Harrisburgh Plantation Cemetery that is now an island in Lake Hartwell, SC.

(48) UNKNOWN/UNMARKED

HARRIS, Andrew Pickens, b. 30-jan-1785, d. 27-jun-1859
HARRIS, Handy, b. 7-jan-1760, d. 17-jan-1852, no readable grave marker
HARRIS, Jane Russell, b. 16-jan-1787, d. 15-jan-1847, h. andrew pickens harris
HARRIS, John (Dr), b. 25-sept-1725, d. 1790, no readable grave marker
HARRIS, John III, b. 22-feb-1789, d. 31-jan-1838, p. of john harris II & mary pickens, no readable grave marker
HARRIS, John, b. 6-dec-1762, d. 24-apr-1845, revolutionary war private
HARRIS, John, p. john harris & mary harris, private in colonel williamson's sc regiment, war of 1812
HARRIS, Mary Handy, b. c1796, d. 1839, no readable grave marker
HARRIS, Mary Handy, Harris, b. 1742, d. est. 1800-1810, h. dr. john harris
HARRIS, Mary Pickens, f. andrew pickens, no readable grave marker
HARRIS, Sarah Gillis Irvin, h. john harris, no readable grave marker

Re: Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Terry Burns (View posts)
Posted: 1158967387000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1158978733000
Surnames: Burns, Harris
My ggg grandfather was Jordon Burns married to Eliza Caroline Harris of Harrisburg plantation. I have some furthr information if this is what you need.

Re: Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Posted: 1241199687000
Classification: Query
Surnames: harris


i am a great great grandson of dr. john harris
sept 25 1725 -1790

Re: Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Posted: 1367211625000
Classification: Query
My 3rd greatgrandfather is Col John Ewing Harris III, born in 1879 on Harrisburg Plantation

Re: Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Posted: 1367244122000
Classification: Query
This is the family of Rev John Harris 1725-1790 who married
Mary Handy. This is covered in "Jane Harris of Rocky River" by Jenness Reese Reyes, 1964. It states the John Harris was born 29 Sep 1725/6 on East Shore Maryland, but another source says he came from Wales with his father and settled in Maryland.

Re: Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Posted: 1367247352000
Classification: Query
I am aware of who Rev John Harris is. He is my 5th Great Grandfather. He was born In Cumberland, New Jersy in 1725. He is the father of Dr. John Harris II who was born in Somerset, Maryland in 1762. Dr. John Harris II died in Pendleton, SC in 1845. His son, my 3rd great Grandfather, Col John Ewing Harris was born on Harrisburg Plantation in 1789.

Col John Ewing Harris III
Your 3rd great grandfather
Birth 22 Feb 1789 in Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, South Carolina
Death Living
Death 31 Jan 1838 in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina

Re: Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Posted: 1367415567000
Classification: Query
What is your source for Rev John Harris being born in Cumberland, New Jersey? All known references gives his birth as East Shore, Maryland where his parents settled after emigrating. He did attend school in New Jersey at Princeton where he graduated from divinity school in 1753.

Re: Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Posted: 1367424008000
Classification: Query
Rev. John Harris, bn 1725 in Cumberland NJ. Married in Maryland. His father nathaniel was also born in Cumberland NJ in 1693. Besides listed below, there is proof on "One Family Tree" and there are 48 family trees available thru Member connect that also list him as brn in NJ. John Harris being a very common name there are several family threads that came over.
Birth: Sep. 29, 1725
Somerset County
Maryland, USA
Death: 1790
South Carolina, USA


Family Data Collection - Births
about John Harris
Name: John Harris
Father: Nathaniel Harris
Mother: Elizabeth
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1725
City: Hopewell
County: Salem
State: NJ
Country: USA

John Harris
Spouse: Mary Dashiell Handy
F: (Name Unknown)

M: (Name Unknown)
Birth: 29 Sep 1725 - Cumberland, USA
Death: Apr 1790 - South Carolina, USA
Marriage: 1759 - Maryland, USA

John Harris was born September 29, 1725. There are conflicting reports as to the place of his birth; some reports say that he was born in Maryland, but this is possibly because his wife was from Maryland and he lived in Maryland before moving to South Carolina. He earned an AB degree at Nassau Hall (now Princeton University) in 1753. He served as minister to several churches in Delaware, Virginia and Maryland. While in Maryland, he met and married Mary Dashiell Handy, the daughter of Co. Isaac Handy and Ann Dashiell of Somerset County, Maryland. They eventually had several children:



Re: Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Posted: 1369630599000
Classification: Query
I found an article about Rev John harris 1725. You may already have this, but in case you dont i thought you might like to have it:

Colonial Minister




Reverend John Harris was a Presbyterian minister who served as pastor in the Long Cane area of South Carolina during the turbulent era of the Revolutionary War. He and his family were drawn into that conflict along with the people he served.



John Harris was born September 29, 1725. There are conflicting reports as to the place of his birth; some reports say that he was born in Maryland, but this is possibly because his wife was from Maryland and he lived in Maryland before moving to South Carolina. He earned an AB degree at Nassau Hall (now Princeton University) in 1753. He served as minister to several churches in Delaware, Virginia and Maryland. While in Maryland, he met and married Mary Dashiell Handy, the daughter of Co. Isaac Handy and Ann Dashiell of Somerset County, Maryland. They eventually had several children:



Handy Harris B. 1760 John Harris II B. 1762 Anna Harris B. 1765 Thomas Harris B. 1768 Elizabeth (Betsy) B. 1769 Nathaniel Harris the youngest birthdate unknown



Sometime around 1770, the Synod of New York and Philadelphia directed Rev. John Harris to establish or serve congregations in South Carolina, and so the family made the long and difficult trip to the Carolinas, stopping briefly in Virginia and North Carolina to supply churches there with a minister.



The family arrived in Long Cane, Abbeville District, South Carolina, in November 1772. Rev. John Harris served and/or established the following churches during the years between 1772 and 1779:



Upper Long Cane Lower Long Cane (Now Hopewell) Saluda Church (Greenville) Boonesborough (Ft. Boone) Bulltown (Now Rocky River) Little Mountain Rocky Creek (near Greenwood)



There are reports of Rev. Harris preaching under trees before churches were built.



The Harris family was allied with the Pickens and Calhoun families of this area and there were marriages among the three families.



On page 440 of HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA, VOL. 1, the author George Howe, describes Rev. John Harris: "In person Mr. Harris was not above the medium stature, but his sturdy frame and erect carriage commanded respect, and the severe but honest determination of his countenance tempered the pleasantries which often sparkled from his dark eyes. By all his acquaintances he was acknowledged to have been a very judicious, pious, and exemplary minister of the gospel."



During the Revolutionary War, Rev. John Harris and his family were targeted by the Tories because of his influential position and his championing of the American cause. It is said that he preached with his rifle by his side. Nathaniel, the youngest son of the family, was ill at their home when it was invaded by Tories. They took all the family’s valuables and stripped Nathaniel of his clothing, leaving him to die in his youth. (see p. 50, ANNALS AND MEMORIALS OF THE HANDYS AND THEIR KINDRED by Isaac W.K. Handy, D.D.) The family’s two oldest sons, John II and Handy, served in the Revolutionary War. John II served under General Andrew Pickens and eventually married his daughter, Mary Pickens.



Rev. John Harris was elected to the Second Provincial Congress and the First and Second General Assemblies of the Ninety Six District during the years 1775-1778 and voted for the ratification of the Federal Constitution in 1778. He also served as a trustee of a public school and as a justice of the peace in the Ninety-Six District. The will of Rev. Harris was filed for probate April 5, 1790. The location of his grave is unknown. His son Handy became a doctor and remained in South Carolina. The second son, John II, also remained in South Carolina. Thomas, the third son, moved to DeKalb County, Georgia, where he was active in establishing several churches. Anne Harris married Elijah McCurdy. They lived in South Carolina, and after Elijah’s death, Anne moved to Lincoln County, Tennessee. Elizabeth Harris married Joseph Irving, and they moved to Jackson County, Georgia.


Re: Harrisburg Plantation, Pendleton District, SC

Posted: 1369655960000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1369657787000
Please, do not rely on Family Trees that have NO documented references. No everyone is dedicated to researching and will simply copy incorrect information. In fact, very few people take research seriously they are lazy and don't care about getting the correct data. Just because 48 family trees have the same info it doesn't mean that these 48 trees have the correct information.

PLEASE, only rely on documented resources.
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