Benjamin Franklin Harris was the oldest of eight children of George Whitfield Harris and Sarah Wright. He married Annie Eliza Rogers (daughter of Samuel Rogers and Sarah Rolfe) on 14 Feb 1849, and they had 8 children - seven sons and one daughter. Three of their children died very young. - Richard Earnest Harris (09 Sep 1863 - 22 Apr 1865) - Julian Ernest Harris (09 Sep 1870 - 01 Sep 1872) and their only daughter - Sarah E. Harris (20 Mar 1872 - 06 Apr 1872)
They lived in Tabs Creek in Granville County and he and his son are buried in the family plot. After he died, his wife Eliza went to live with his oldest son.