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HARRIS John II

Male 1762 - 1845


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  • Name  HARRIS John II 
    Born  6 Dec 1762  Snow Hill, Eastern Shore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  5D6BF81DAC8BB549AAFF7CB8B38A3490F0F5 
    Died  24 Apr 1845  Anderson County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Harrisburg Cemetery, Townville, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2196  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  21 Mar 2004 

    Father  HARRIS, M.D. *John,   b. 29 Sep 1725, Hopewell Township, Salem, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Apr 1790, Abbeville District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  HANDY *Mary Dashiell,   b. 8 Nov 1733, Salisbury, Somerset Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1801, Anderson Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1758  Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F27  Group Sheet

    Family  PICKENS Mary,   b. 19 Feb 1766, Long Cane Creek, Abbeville Dist, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1784  Abbeville, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. HARRIS Andrew Pickens,   b. 30 Jan 1785, Pendleton District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. HARRIS Rebecca Pickens,   b. 1786
     3. HARRIS John III,   b. 23 Feb 1789, Harrisberg Plantation, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. HARRIS Mary Handy,   b. 16 Feb 1791
     5. HARRIS Elizabeth,   b. 1793
     6. HARRIS Nathaniel C.,   b. 1796
     7. HARRIS Ezekiel,   b. 1797
     8. HARRIS Thomas Handy,   b. 1800
     9. HARRIS Joseph Pickens,   b. 1803
     10. HARRIS Eliza Caroline,   b. 1806
     11. HARRIS Benjamin Franklin,   b. 1808
    Family ID  F960  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES: For research

      John Harris, a Revolutionary War Veteran married Mary Pickens, the eldest daughter of General Andrew
      Pickens of Revolutionary War fame and the Generals wife Rebecca Floride Calhoun. Rebecca was a foster sister and lst cousin of John C. Calhoun.
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      Pickens Earl Harris was the s/o of John Harris III and Sarah Gillis Irving Harris ( a cousin ). There were
      ( 3 ) John Harrises. # 1, a preacher, #2 a judge/doctor/planter and # 3 " Pick" Harris married Drusilla Simmons @ 1852 daughter of Hardeman and Martha " Patsy " Simmons in South Carolina. They moved to Mississippi ( are in the 1870 Census for Prentiss County. MS ) Pick was in CSA, wounded and crippled for life. This info from " Our Harris Family " by Milner.
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      THE PATRIOTS AT THE COWPENS by Bobby Gilmer Moss.

      When a small boy, John Harris moved to North Carolina and one year later settled on the Little River in Abbeville District, South Carolina. He enlisted during 1778 under Captain Alexander Noble and Col. Williamson. He became a guard under Lt. Joseph Calhoun at McGowan's Blockhouse. In 1779 he was under Capt Noble and Colonel Pickens and was wounded in the head during an engagement on the Savannah River against Col. Boyd. In the late 1780's and early 1781, he served under Capt ( later Col ) James McCall, Capt. Alexander Luckie and Col. Pickens and was in the battle at Cowpens. In addition, he was under Col. Clarke. In August 1781, he was in a Virginia Regiment under Capt. Johnson and Col. Sampson Matthews. He was under General Lafayette at Yorktown. After the war,
      he married a daughter of General Pickens and was a member of the State Convention of 1790, was a
      Sheriff for a short time and was Ordinary of Pendleton and Anderson Districts for about 40 years.
      He practiced medicine as a " Steam Doctor ". Harris was allowed pension on his application executed
      5 March 1833 while residing in Pendleton District, SC. His children were Andrew, Joseph B., Benjamin, Dr. Nathaniel and Eliza H. Burns.

      Data Description: John Harris, Revolutionary War Information, submitter: Lou Sillay, Date Posted
      26 August 2001

      Transcription of a Microfilm Record of a Declaration under Oath by John Harris.
      In the Anderson District Court of South Carolina at Age 70 . Date Illegible-about 1832

      On this ( illegible ) day of ( illegible ), Personally appeared in open court before the Honorable ( illegible) presiding Judge of Circuit Court of Anderson District, now sitting, Jonathan Harris a resident in Anderson District in the State of South Carolina aged 70 years, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That on or about the ( illegible ) day of ( illegible ) he joined Capt. Alexander
      Noble's Company in Colo. Pickens Regiment commanded by General Williamson and marched to the
      State of Georgia to aid the Citizens of that State against the Indians. That after his return from Georgia the same Regiment was ordered to Charleston for the relief at that place beseiged by the enemy, that before they reached that place they recieved intelligence that Charlestown had surrendered to the British and the Regiment returned to Abbeyville District and he was employed as one of a guard under Liet. Jos. Calhoun at McGowan's Blockhouse for the protection of the frontier for a month or more that he was one of a detachment who pursued a Colonel Boyd with his Regiment of Tories into Georgia when he this deponant was severley ( " severely " struck through ) wounded in the head.

      That in September 1780 he joined Capt. McCall and was in the Battle of the Cowpens in January 1781. When Col. Tarleton was defeated that he continued with Col. McCall who had been promoted & under the immediate command of Capt. Alexander Luckie that they marched into North Carolina when he quit the Army_ in 1781. That on or about Ag't 1781 he joined Cap't Johnstons Company under Co. Sam____ Math____ and joined the Army under General Lafafayeete ( sic ) that he was detached to take care of some wounded of the Americans and was present at the capture of Cornwallis and his Army at Little York_ that he was about three months in this service at this time_ that he afterwards returned to Augusta County, VA.

      I hereby relinquish any claim whatsoever to a Pension or Annunity except the present, and declare that my name is not on the Pension Roll of the Agency in any State.

      In answer to the 1st Interogatory:
      I was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on or about December 1762.

      In answer to the 2nd:
      There was a record of my birth which was burnt in a house destroyed by fire.

      In answer to the 3rd:
      I lived with my father in Abbeyville District when I first turned out in defence of my country. That I continued to live in Abbeyville for several years after the close of the War of the Revolution when I moved to Pendleton where I have lived ever since.

      In have answered the 4th in my general declaration
      I have answered the 5th in my Declaration
      In answer to the 6th I did not recieve a discharge_ as I recollect.

      About )) September 1780 he joined Capt McCall and went to Augusta where McCall was promoted to the rank of Col. and Sam'l Taylor Major and Alexander Luckie Capt. of the Company in which this deponant served_ That British in Augusta being confused they were compelled to raise this Seige_ That this Regiment went into North Carolina and joined the Army under General Morgan and was the Tarleton's defeat at Cowpens, that he quit the Army in Feb'y following _ that during the above this deponant served about five months.

      Transcribed by Louis and Laura Lee Sillay
      On July 31,2001 from a print from Microfilm Reel # RW2751 ( AD0395 ) ( a portion of ) Record No: 3363; Folder No's 1 & 2; Harris, John; Frames # 360-409.
      This microfilm is located at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History
      8301 Parklane Road
      Columbia, South Carolina 29223-4905

      Military Pensioners of Census 1840
      Anderson, Greenville, Pickens & Spartanburg District
      List contains names of pensioners for revolutionary or military services, ages and names of heads of
      families with whom pensioners resided June 1, 1840.

      Anderson District
      John Harris- Age 87- Andrew Harris