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Martha Mariah Travis Harris
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1822
Death: Jan. 19, 1897
Paris
Henry County
Tennessee, USA

The Columbia Herald
January 22 1897
Mrs. Martha M. Harris
Wife of Senator Isham G. Harris, Dies at Paris Tenn
Paris, Jan. 29--Mrs. Martha M. Harris, wife of Senator Isham G. Harris, died at the residence of T.H. Conway in Paris at 1 o'clock this morning, after an illness of a month's duration. The remains were carried to Memphis for interment tonight. The deceased lady was in her 74th year, and was a native of Henry county, being a daughter of Maj. Edward Travis, a prominent gentleman of this county in antebellum days. She was married in Paris to Senator Harris on July 6, 1843 by Rev. R.W. Cole. Four sons Survive her, J.E., Ed., Isham and Charley. Two brothers, Col. W.E. Travis and Mr. James S. Travis, live in this county. She was a member of the M.E. Church, South, and a lady of quiet tastes. She has lived in Paris since her husband's election to the Senate.

The Comet
January 28 1897
Mrs. Harris Dead
The Wife of Tennessee's Senior Senator Expires at Paris
Paris, January 20--Mrs. Martha A. Harris, wife of Senator Harris, died at 1 o'clcok Tuesday night at the home of T.H. Conway. Her remains will be carried to Memphis for Burial tonight. She was in her seventy-fifth year, and a life=long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. She was the daughter of Maj. Edward Travis, now deceased, a gentleman of prominence and wealth of Henry county. She was married to Senator Harris over fifty years ago, and leaves five sons, Ed and Charlie, who hold government positions in Washington; J.E. Harris, assistant postmaster at Memphis, and Isham G. Harris Jr. of Texas. Two brothers, Col. W.E. Travis and J.S. Travis, of Henry survive her.
Senator Harris, who came here from Washington several days since, summoned by his wife's illness, was himself attacked with grip. He is better today and will be out soon.

In addition to the children linked below, Martha and Isham Harris had another son, Charles Henry Harris. He died Dec. 6 1937 in Washington DC, burial unknown at this time. He married and was divorced from Sallie Woodward. His second wife was named Mamie. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Travis (1784 - 1846)
  Margaret Blanton Travis (1788 - 1833)
 
 Spouse:
  Isham Green Harris (1818 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Edwin Kirby Harris (____ - 1939)*
  Eugene T. Harris (1844 - 1876)*
  James Erasmus Harris (1846 - 1927)*
  George Ludson Harris (1850 - 1858)*
  Isham Green Harris (1858 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Llewellyn Travis (1805 - 1888)**
  Elizabeth Clary Travis Gleeson (1807 - 1890)**
  Joseph H. Travis (1812 - 1886)**
  Martha Mariah Travis Harris (1822 - 1897)
  William Edward 'Buck' Travis (1824 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
His wife
This monument was erected by the State of Tennessee in 1922 under a joint resolution of the legislature passed Feb. 11, 1921
 
Note: s/w Isham Green Harris.
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Lot 172, grave 3, Chapel Hill
 
Maintained by: Mary & Kent
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Mar 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8493115
Martha Mariah <i>Travis</i> Harris
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Martha Mariah <i>Travis</i> Harris
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Mrs.Martha Mariah Travis Harris
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jun. 17, 2017

- J. Faulkner
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014

- Mary & Kent
 Added: Nov. 21, 2012
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