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George Badger Harris
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1851
Death: Oct. 28, 1942

George Badger Harris was the eldest son of Benjamin Franklin Harris and Ann Eliza Rogers of Granville Co. NC. He married Anna B. Watkins and they lived in a large house on the corner of Dabney and Oxford Roads. They had ten children, but four of them died in infancy.

George Harris and his brothers belonged to the Methodist Protestant Church in Henderson. He was the smallest in size of the five brothers, and the only one with a beard. George's house shared a common lane with his brother Samuel. "One day, both George and ..[Sam].. were on the train which passed several hundred feet in front of the house(s) and the children of both families were on the porch, waving as the train went by. The conductor asked if that was an orphanage". (story by Rosalie Yerkes Figge in the Heritage of Vance County)

In 1884, he formed a partnership (Harris-Gooch Co.) with his brother Sam and cousin Lou Gooch, and pioneered in a business for the sale of leaf tobacco. The company (one of the first in Henderson) became known as the Harris-Young Co. after 1911.

George died of chronic Brights disease. According to his obituary, "..the pall for the casket was furnished by the Citizen's Bank & Trust Company, which Mr. Harris helped to organize in 1889. He held the distinctive and unusual record of having attended fifty-three consecutive stockholders' meetings of the bank."
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  Benjamin Franklin Harris (1806 - 1875)
  Ann Eliza Rogers Harris (1833 - 1918)
  Anna B. Watkins Harris (1862 - 1932)
  Eulalie Vivian Harris Tompkins (1882 - 1962)*
  Carlia Louise Harris Powell (1883 - 1942)*
  Benjamin Franklin Harris (1884 - 1965)*
  Ruth Harris Lynch (1886 - 1969)*
  Janie Esther Harris Kerner (1890 - 1983)*
  George Anna Harris (1892 - 1895)*
  Lucy Cary Harris (1894 - 1895)*
  Elsie Warren Harris (1896 - 1896)*
  Lueco Richard Harris (1898 - 1959)*
  Minerva Harris (1901 - 1902)*
  George Badger Harris (1851 - 1942)
  Samuel Rogers Harris (1853 - 1942)*
  Benjamin Franklin Harris (1857 - 1876)*
  Fletcher Reese Harris (1859 - 1933)*
  Andrew Jackson Harris (1861 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Vance County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: RosalieAnn
Record added: Feb 04, 2003
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George Badger Harris
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George Badger Harris
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George Badger Harris
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