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Joel Chandler Harris
Birth: Dec. 9, 1848
Eatonton
Putnam County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1908
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Author, Journalist. He is known best for his “Uncle Remus” animal stories about ‘Brer' (Brother)Rabbit’, ‘Brer Fox’, ‘Brer Bear’ and ‘Brer Wolf’. Born a poor and illegitimate child in Eatonton, Georgia, he was a virtual recluse who had a gift for humor and dialect. From 1862 to 1866 he worked as a printer on a plantation in Eatonton. While there Harris became acquainted with the slaves on the plantation, learning their customs and language and listening to their stories. This material later formed the basis of his most successful writings. From 1876 to 1900 he worked as a journalist for the Atlanta “Constitution”, where he would first publish his tales. Intending his work to be a serious anthology of the old slave stories, after the stories became popular, he published “Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings” (1880), “Uncle Remus and His Friends” (1892) and “Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit” (1906), all of which became very popular with the young and adults all over the world. He died peacefully at his Atlanta home, the “Wrenn's Nest” in 1908. In his lifetime Joel Chandler Harris wrote 30 books. 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Ann Harris (1816 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Esther LaRose Harris (1854 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Julian LaRose Harris (1874 - 1963)*
  Lucien Harris (1875 - 1960)*
  Evan Howell Harris (1876 - 1878)*
  Evelyn Harris (1878 - 1961)*
  Mary Esther Harris (1879 - 1882)*
  Linton Harris (1883 - 1890)*
  Mildred Harris Camp (1885 - 1966)*
  Joel Chandler Harris (1888 - 1964)*
 
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Burial:
Westview Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
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- Nancy
 Added: Jul. 29, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: Jul. 3, 2016
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Jul. 3, 2016
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