|Birth: ||Aug. 25, 1864|
State of Arkansas County of Johnson
On this 28th day of December 1865 personally appeared before me A. Sutherland a Justice of the Peace in and for the said county and state. Malissa A. Harris who after being duly sworn according to law, declares and says that she is aged 23 years, that she is a resident of Jackson Township, County of Newton, State of Arkansas, and that she is the widow of Holbert A. Harris who was a private in Company "E" commanded by Captain A. R. McPherson of the Second Regiment of Arkansas Infantry Volunteers commanded by Colonel M. L. Stephenson in the war with the so-called Confederate States, and that she has not in any way been engaged in, or aided or abetted the existing rebellion in the United States, and that her said husband enlisted at Newton County Arkansas on or about the 8th day of February 1864 for the term of three years and continued in actual service in said war for the term of until he died and departed this life at Lewisburg, Arkansas on or about the 28th day of August 1864, and the cause of his death was disease contracted while in the service of the United States.
That she was married to the said Holbert A. Harris on the 20th day of August 1861 at Newton County Arkansas by one William Slusher a Justice of the Peace that her husband, the aforesaid Holbert A. Harris died on the day above mentioned; that her name before the said marriage was Malissa A. Owens and that she remained a widow since the dearth of her said husband, as will more fully appear reference to the proof hereunto annexed. And she further sates that she believes there is no public record of her said marriage the same having been destroyed during the rebellion and no private record of said marriage.
She further states that, at his death, her said husband left surviving him only the following named children who were then under the age of sixteen years, that said children reside at Newton County Arkansas and at the date of this declaration were of the age herein stated, Benjamin F. Harris will be three years old the 25th day of August 1866 and Richard H. Harris will be two years old the 25th day of August 1866.
She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the pension to which she is entitled by reason of the services and death of her said husband, under the act of congress, and she hereby constitutes and appoints M.? Daniels & Sherwood her attorneys to prosecute the claim, and procure a certificate.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, the day and year first above written in presence of
J. G. Connelley
Malissa A. Harris
(signed) A. Sutherland J.P.
Holbert Asa Harris (1820 - 1864)
Malissa Alvira (Owen) Harris McHughes (1843 - 1884)
Amanda M. Buchanan Harris (1864 - 1901)
Willa Catherine Harris (1894 - 1977)*
Benjamin Franklin Harris (1863 - 1935)*
Richard A. Harris (1864 - 1913)
Mary Jane McHughes Stapleton (1872 - 1890)**
Mound Olive Cemetery
Created by: Joy Gabbert McKillip
Record added: Mar 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13643029
Jerri Lynn Dugan
Added: Apr. 3, 2008
Would love to find more of his children, this is my grgreat uncle.|
Added: Jul. 29, 2006
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