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James Harris b. 1740 Northern Ireland d. Adair County, Kentucky July 3, 1798 buried in Old Ebenezeer Cemetery on farm. See Chronicles of Scotch Irish History - Vol VI p. 40,135,151,231 One source said that James came to America with a brother - no proof Children were probably all born in Rockbridge Co. VA--Rockbridge Co was formed from Augusta Co in 1798 so actually births maybe should be Augusta??? Military Record??? Have a Capt. James Harris record from 1779, DAR lists this as our ancestor Passenger and Immigration lists a James and a John both arrived America 1756 1222 p. 121 1795 First Tax List , Green Co KY lists a James and an Alexander Harris Revolutionary War veterans were given land in Green River area of KY See deeds for James, Alexander, Josiah in Green Co KY

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Burial Old Ebeneezeer, s. of Greensburg, Green, Kentucky

Marriage 1 Mary Ann MCKINNEY b: 1744, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Married: ABT. 1758 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Children

John HARRIS b: ABT. 1759 in Rockbridge, Virginia
Alexander HARRIS b: 1765 in Rockbridge, Virginia
James HARRIS b: BET. 1766 - 1768
Rev. William C. HARRIS b: 7 AUG 1772 in Rockbridge, Virginia
Josiah HARRIS b: 1775 in Rockbridge, Virginia
Sarah (Sally) HARRIS b: 29 AUG 1775 in Rockbridge, Virginia
Susannah(Susan) HARRIS b: 1780 in Rockbridge, Virginia
Samuel W. HARRIS b: 1782 in Rockbridge, Virginia
Mary (Polly) HARRIS b: 1785 in Rockbridge, Virginia

ID: I0559 Name: James HARRIS Sex: M Birth: ABT. 1740 in Ireland Death: 3 JUL 1798 in Green County, Kentucky Burial: Old Ebeneezeer, s. of Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky Note: "Highsmiths in America" says Capt. James Harris was a native of England. DAR library collection has information on him. Mrs. Lulu Harris Halberstadt aged 85 in 1978 in Terre Haute, Indiana said her father said the Harris family was from Wales Other sources say they were Scots who fled to Ireland and then America. Some say James had a brother, his father died enroute, who knows!


Captain James Harris, a veteran of the Revolutionary War

references: 'Highsmiths in America' Library of Congress #75-176261

``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about James Harris Name: James Harris Birth Date: 1740 Birthplace: Virginia, Kentucky Volume: 73 Page Number: 216 Reference: Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):352

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references: 'Highsmiths in America' Library of Congress #75-176261

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James Harris b. ca 1740 in N. Ireland/Scotland/ d. July 3, 1798 in Green Co..Kentucky, buried in the Old Ebenezer Cem., Green Co., Ky. He was a cooper or blacksmith by trade. James married Anne Mc Kinney ca 1758. They were on the 1795 tax list for Green Co., Ky. Anne was born abt 1744 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Like James, she is also buried in the Old Ebenezer Cem. in Green Co., Ky. I am told that on the Ebenezer Church records, Ann Harris, aged widow , is on the 1799 membership, and not listed on the 1800 list.

```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Notes from a letter received from a c_kinney on Ancestry: stating James Harris was born about 1740 in England. He came to Pennsylvania with his father, John, who died not long after their arrival. In 1758, James married Mary Anne McKinney (called Anne) in Pennsylvania. By 1775, they were living in Augusta County, Virginia. During the Revolutionary War, James Harris served three years in the Virginia Militia, and provided beef for the troops. They were still in Augusta County for the 1787 Virginia Census. James and Anne appear to have moved to Kentucky between April 1791 and October 1796, when the deed on two hundred acres of Landin Green County, was registered. James died July 3. 1798 and Anne died in 1816. They are buried together at Old Ebenezer Cemetery near Greenburg, Kentucky.

James and Anne had nine children: John, Josiah, Alexander, James, Samuel, Sally, Susanna, William, and Mary. All but John were mentioned in his will.

The will of James Harris is on file at Green County, Kentucky dated March 17, 1798.