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Rev Thomas Highsmith Harris
Birth: Nov. 19, 1802
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1872
Dallas County
Texas, USA

** Reverand Thomas Highsmith Harris
Cumberland Presbyterian Preacher
as was His Father William Harris of KY.
God Rest their Souls.

THOMAS is my 5X Great-Grandfather -

Thomas Highsmith Harris was an elder at the Cumberland Prs Ch located at the old McAdams Schoolhouse "vec.Illinois & Zang Blvd.Dallas-Oak Cliff) and later at the Cumberland Pres Ch in Lisbon in 1860/70's"--- He married Martha Elizabeth Skiles (born in Kentucky) and they moved to Lancaster TX in 1852 with his wife, children and mother, Nancy Highsmith Harris in a large covered wagon. They settled on land divided by the present day Lancaster Rd (Texas SH 342)2 miles north of Lancaster next to the George Floyd headright.

Thomas H. Harris purchased the 640 acre Smith Elkins Survey Abstract 430 from heirs of C.G. Cole who purchased it from Mr. Smith Elkins (a lawyer from New Hampshire) as a headright to the State of Texas from the original Peters Colony. This purchase was made from an heir of G.C. Cole. The Survey was between present day Telephone Rd. and Cedardale Rd. and from the Floyd-Taylor Cemetery 1 mile west across Lancaster Rd.(update 1/08/2006).

In 1857 he sold the southern 100 acres to his son-in-law, Absalom C. Matlock, and 200 southwest acres to another son-in-law James Harvey Taylor. James & Sarah are buried here. Nancy M. Matlock buried here. Burial site of her husband Absalom C. Matlock is unknown - is said he died circa 1865. (Possible Civil War death??) In honor of Absalom - we have created a Memorial - it is our wish that he is here without a marker - but we must Honor his life. Where he is now - is with Nancy dancing on the stars in Heaven.
Thomas H. & Martha Skiles Harris were Great-Great Parents of Oscar Matlock Floyd.

Family links: 
  William M. Harris (1772 - 1845)
  Nancy Highsmith Harris (1782 - 1863)
  Martha Elizabeth Skiles Harris (1805 - 1861)*
  Eliza Ann Harris Row (1824 - 1852)*
  Nancy Malvina Harris Matlock (1827 - 1862)*
  Sarah Alcina Harris Taylor (1829 - 1909)*
  Alexander Hamilton Harris (1832 - 1909)*
  Charles Thomas Harris (1835 - 1835)*
  Martha Amanda E Harris Gracey (1837 - 1898)*
  James Harris (1798 - 1854)*
  Sarah Harris Johnson (1799 - ____)*
  John M. Harris (1801 - 1832)*
  Thomas Highsmith Harris (1802 - 1872)
  David Rice Harris (1804 - 1843)*
  Ambrose E. Harris (1804 - 1863)*
  Ann Margaret Harris Hudspeth (1805 - 1883)*
  Alexander Chapman Harris (1808 - 1887)*
  Mary Polly Harris Neel (1810 - 1882)*
  William Barnett Harris (1813 - 1909)*
  Young Finis Ewing Harris (1815 - 1870)*
  Josiah Graham Harris (1816 - 1897)*
  Chattam Hiram Donnell Harris (1818 - 1892)*
  Nancy Lowery Harris Blewett (1820 - 1903)*
  Elijah R. Harris (1824 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: The base of this beautiful marker is bent - no way to upright for Rev. and Mrs. harris.
Floyd-Taylor Cemetery
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: unk/beside his wife-Martha Elizabeth (Skiles) Harris
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Record added: Dec 04, 2004
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Rev Thomas Highsmith Harris
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Rev Thomas Highsmith Harris
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