|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1814|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 1889|
TEMPLE OVERTON HARRIS, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto was born April 13, 1814 in Hanover County, Virginia. He was the son of William O. Harris and his wife Eliza Brooke Gwathmey Harris. In 1832, Temple went to Tennessee, to live with his brother.
The Spanish Archives in the General Land Office, Austin, has records that show Mr. Temple Harris arrived in Texas January 1, 1836 and applied for land in Robertson's Colony. The colony at that time, however, was no longer permitted to issue land titles.
He was a member of Captain Isaac N. Moreland's artillery company at the Battle of San Jacinto. For being a member of the army from March 2 to September 13, 1836, Mr. Harris was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2635 for 640 acres of land. He did not apply for the donation land due him for having participated in the battle, since Donation Certificates were non-transferable and Mr. Harris did not intend remaining in Texas.
Mr. Templeton returned to Nashville, Tennessee after receiving his discharge from the army, and was a clerk for a time for Ralph Martin Co. He later founded the wholesale grocery stores of Harris, Edwards and Company and Harris, Gordon and Company. In 1862 he closed his business and bought the farm of John F. Cage, called "Rose Hill" in Sumner County, Tennessee. Mr. Harris was married to Martha H. McGregor who was born in Rutherford County, December 24, 1824 and died November 28, 1846. There were no children of this union. Mr. Harris sold his farm in 1876 and for the next six or seven years lived at the home of Captain Thomas B. Wilson. He then lived at the home of Mrs. S. C. Douglas in Nashville, Tennessee, where he died April 1, 1889. His remains were placed by the side of those of his wife in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.
Martha M McGregor Harris (1824 - 1846)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
Record added: Sep 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30126051