John was the second child of Benjamin and Mary, nee Paddock, Harris who settled in Sullivan County ca. 1817. John was one of their children that came with them.
He was the husband of Hannah Medsker Harris and they were the parents of...
Mary Harris, b. 20 Nov 1830 Perry Harris, who died young Nancy Ann Harris, b. 1 Mar 1835 Sarah Harris, b. 7 May 1837 Tyra Harris, b. 30 Aug 1839 Jonah Harris, b. 20 Apr 1842 Benjamin Harris, b. 27 Jan 1844 Jacob Harris, b. 21 Jan 1847 Ebenezer "Eben" Harris, b. Sep 1849 Isabel "Belle" Harris Meyers, b. 12 Aug 1852 Rosetta "Rose" Harris Ernest, b. 27 Sep 1856
Their son Ebenezer was my great-great-grandfather and after he died in 1884, some members of his family turned their backs on his ill widow and four children, forcing them from their home. She had to put the three youngest in the Terre Haute orphanage while she regained her health. Also, she and the oldest child found work and a new home so she could remove the children before a year was up or they would have been fostered out to local families. My great-grandfather refused to acknowledge or speak of these people the rest of his life.