|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1731|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1795|
North Carolina, USA
ROBERT HARRIS, Jr.
Son of James and Mary McIlhenny Harris
NOTE*** This Robert was called Robert Harris, Jr. because he had a cousin, " Robert Harris, Senior", the son of Charles Harris, of Poplar Tent.
Robert Harris, b 4 Oct 1731 in PA/d 19 Jan 1795 Mecklenburg Co, NC; married Margaret Harper 19 Oct 1757. She was b 17 Aug 1737, PA, and died 8 Feb 1808, Cabarrus Co., NC. Both Robert and Margaret are buried in Coddle Creek Graveyard, Cabarrus Co. NC. Mecklenburg County: Record of Wills: 1763-1844,
Vols. A-H: North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, N.C.
Vol. C: page 144
State of No. Carolina Mecklenburg County
In the name of God Amen
I Robert Harris of the County & State aforesaid, being weak in body but Sound in memory & in Exercise of Reason & Judgment considering the mortality of by body & that it is appointed for all men Once to die, I Do hereby constitute & appoint this my Last will & Testament & HEREBY I Do Revoke make void & disannul all former Wills & Testaments made by me. Imprimis I commit my Soul into the hands of God a merciful Creator
Item. I commit my body to be decently Interred into the earth at the discretion of my Executors.
Item. I order all my lawful Debts & funeral charges to be paid
Item. I give & bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Margaret one Horse She getting her choice of all my Son Samuels horse first Excepted Likewise one bed & furniture & her Spining wheel forever. Likewise during her widowhood or to my daughter Margaret comes of age Negro named Dublin, also two Cows & four Sheep all which She has privilege to choose, Likewise all the household furniture, the whole command of the plantation I now live on to my Sons Sam is of Age, Likewise all the implements fit for Carrying on the plantation.
Item. I give & Bequeath to my Son James all Bonds, Notes & receipts that is now in my possession paid by me for him Likewise five Shillings in money.
Item. I give & bequeath to by Son Oliver five Shillings
Item. I give & bequeath to my Son John five Shillings
Item. I give & bequeath to my daughter Mary one bed & furniture her Spining wheel & one horse creature. She getting her choice of the Stock next after her mother. Likewise the Cattle & Sheep that is not her own property.
Item. I give & bequeath to my Son Samuel the one half of the plantation I now live on when he come of Age his mother to have the House I now live in & the furniture & the command & care of the Other half of the plantation until her marriage or death which ever shall first happen, then all the plantation to belong to my son Samuel & implements to Carry on. Likewise one horse which is now his own property. Likewise one Cow & Calf when he comes of Age.
Item. I give & bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Wiley one Horse Saddle & Bridle o the amount of Twenty five pounds or the Same amount in money if She chooses. Likewise one Cow & Calf at her marriage or Coming of Age which ever shall happen, one feather bed & furniture & her Spining wheel.
Item. I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Margaret one horse Sadle & Bridle to be valued to Twenty five pounds Otherwise the Same amount in money if She chooses Likewise one Cow & Calf, one bed & furniture & her Spining wheel all to be given her at her marriage or coming of age which ever shall first happen
Item. I give to Jess Alexander Fifteen pounds to be made up out of my Personal estate he to get the Legacy at his coming of Age in case he gets leave to live with his mother to that period of time if he is taken from her I leave him nothing.
Item. I likewise allow that part of my Estate bequeathed to my wife during her widowhood or to my daughters marriage or coming of age to be sold at her marriage or death, or my Daughter Margarets marriage or coming of age which ever Shall first happen., the half of
the plantation Bequeathed to my (this is as written) is to be Excepted & kept back from them for my Son James, The remainder to be Sold & equally divided between my two Daughters Hannah Wiley & Margaret. Likewise if there by any Remainder of my Estate not Bequeathed, I do allow it to be equally divided between my two youngest Daughters Hannah Wiley & Margaret. I do further allow if my wife Should marry or depart this life before my two youngest Daughters marriage or coming of age that my two daughters Hannah Wiley & Margaret to whatever place they make choice of in case my Executors think their choice Suitable~~
I do further Constitute & appoint my beloved wife Margaret & my two Sons Oliver Harris & John Harris to be my Executors of this my last Will & Testament.
Given under my hand & Seal the 10th day of Feb; 1794
Samuel Brown }
Ayne Jamison } Robert Harris [Seal]Samuel Harris }
N.C. Genealogical Journal 1975: Vol 1, p 121
" Harris, Robert, Mecklenburg Col 1793-1800 Oliver Harris and John Haris executors. Inventory, estate bills, and receipts by legettes: Hannah Wiley Harris, Matthew Henderson on behalf of his wife Margaret, a daughter of the deceased; John Ross on behalf of Hannah W. Harris, a daughter of deceased."
Colony of North Carolina, 1765-1775 Volume II
Abstracts of Land Patents Patent 2537, pg 580, Robert Harris, Jr., 11 Dec 1770, 47 acres in Mecklenburgh on the waters of Reedy Creek of Rocky River between Harris' own line, David Flough, and the late Governor Dobbs tract Number two.
James Harris (1701 - 1779)
Mary McIllhenny Harris (1709 - 1797)
Margaret Harper Harris (1737 - 1808)
Oliver Harris (1763 - 1835)*
John Harris (1766 - 1830)*
Mary Harris (1768 - ____)*
Samuel J Harris (1776 - 1822)*
Hannah Wiley Harris Ross (1779 - 1833)*
Elizabeth Harris Ross*
Janet Harris McCall (1720 - 1794)**
Robert Harris (1731 - 1795)
Thomas Harris (1748 - 1776)*
Coddle Creek ARP Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: d yancey
Record added: Nov 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100292819