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James Harris
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Birth: 1701
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: 1779
Rocky River
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA

JAMES HARRIS was born about 1701 in County Donegal, Ireland, according to tradition. He died between 14 Oct 1778 (will written) and 2 Apr 1779 (will proved) in Mecklenburg Co., NC. He mentions his wife in the will, but does not give her name. Family tradition says that he married Mary McIlhenny (b. abt 1709 in PA).

James Harris, Sr and wife sold land NC 1778, and Mary Harris signed receipt from Estate of James Harris, deceased. info from Ann Gary

Will of JAMES Harris Will Book C, pp. 136-137 lists
children of James and Mary:
Robert Harris called Jr. 4 Oct 1733 VA - 19 Feb 1794 Cabarrus Co NC
Samuel Harris 1734 - 5 Oct 1796
Jennett Harris - died after 1788
John Harris 1737 after 1823 P & Q Session August Term Mecklenburg
James Harris 1740 -
Elizabeth Harris 1742 after 1811
William Harris 1744 -
Mary Harris 1747 after 1788
Thomas Harris 1748 1776

He states Item "I order that what is over and above, or remains, of my estate after the above legacies are paid off, be sold and equally divided among all my children, viz:

and MARY,

Thomas is not named as he predeceased James.

Appointed Robert Harris, son of Charles Harris and my two sons Samuel and James as executors, and Charlie Harris, Robert and my two sons Samuel and John to be guardians for my two daughters Jennett and Mary and for my daughter Jennett's son Baptiste. 
Family links: 
  Robert Harris (1660 - 1727)
  Dorothy Wylie Harris (1673 - 1715)
  Mary McIllhenny Harris (1709 - 1797)
  Elizabeth Harris Ross*
  Robert Harris (1731 - 1795)*
  Thomas Harris (1748 - 1776)*
  James Harris (1701 - 1779)
  Samuel Harris (1715 - 1787)*
*Calculated relationship
Rocky River Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Rocky River
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Ann Gary
Originally Created by: Carolyn Womack
Record added: Jun 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92647743
James Harris
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In loving memory, James. Love, your 5th-great-granddaughters,
- Carolyn & Ann
 Added: Oct. 14, 2015
Happy Father's Day!!! Your 5th-great-granddaughters,
- Carolyn & Ann
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015

- Deborah Barber
 Added: Apr. 18, 2015
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