Marty and Karla Grant

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Husband: Abel Harris
Born: 1791/02 in NC
Married: 1820/1830 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC)
Died: about 1863 in Buncombe Co, NC
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Wife: Elizabeth Mashburn
Born: 1798/09 in Burke Co, NC (now McDowell Co, NC)
Died: MAR 1876 in Fannin Co, GA
Father: Matthew Mashburn
Mother: Susanna Stroud
Spouses: John Davis
Children
01 (F): Eliza Harris
Born: 1827/08 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: after 1850 in Buncombe Co, NC
Spouses: Julius Freeland
02 (F): Susanna Harris
Born: 1829/30 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: after 1860 in Buncombe Co, NC
Spouses: Thomas A Brevard
03 (F): Elizabeth Harris
Born: 1832/03 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: after 1850 in Buncombe Co, NC
Spouses:
04 (M): Abel Franklin Harris
Born: 1833/04 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: 1860/1863 in Buncombe Co, NC
Spouses:
05 (M): Thomas L Harris
Born: 1835/06 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: after 1850 in Buncombe Co, NC
Spouses:
Additional Information

Abel Harris:

Notes:

!NOTES:Spouse of Marty Grant's 1st Cousin, 6 times removed.;


!REFERENCE:
http://www.martygrant.com/
http://www.martygrant.com/genealogy/davis/
http://www.martygrant.com/genealogy/stroud/


!CENSUS:1830 Buncombe Co., NC p. 236
Abel Harris age 30-39 (1790/1800)
202001-20001
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 30-39 (1790/1800) = Abel Harris (c1792)
2m 10-14 (1815/1820) = 1. Matthew Davis (1817), step-son
"m 10-14 (1815/1820) = 2. William Davis (1819), step-son
2m 0-4 (1825/1830) = 1. Son?
"m 0-4 (1825/1830) = 2. Son?
1f 20-29 (1800/1810) = Elizabeth Mashburn Davis Harris (c1800) wife
2f 0-4 (1825/1830) = 1. Eliza Harris (c1828) daughter
"f 0-4 (1825/1830) = 2. Susannah Harris (c1830) daughter


!CENSUS:1840 Buncombe Co., NC p. 178
Abel Harris age 40-49 (1790/1800)
1000101-111100101
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 40-49 (1790/1800) = Abel Harris (c1792)
1m 20-29 (1810/1820) = Matthew Davis (1817) step-son
1m 0-4 (1835/1840) = Abel F. Harris (c1834) or Thomas L. Harris (c1836) sons**
1f 60-69 (1770/1780) = Susannah Stroud Mashburn (c1764) mother-in-law
1f 40-49 (1790/1800) = Elizabeth Mashburn Davis Harris (c1800) wife
1f 15-19 (1820/1825) = Daughter?***
1f 10-14 (1825/1830) = Eliza Harris (c1828) daughter
1f 5-9 (1830/1835) = Elizabeth Harris (c1833) daughter
1f 0-4 (1835/1840) = Daughter?
** Only room for one of these two sons.
*** Susannah Harris (c1830) should fit in here somewhere.;


!CENSUS:1850 Buncombe Co., NC # 1023/1023
Abel Harris 58 Farmer $2500 NC
Elizabeth 50
Elizabeth 17
Abel F. 16 Laborer
Thos L. 14
Julius Freeland 22 Laborer married within census year
Eliza 22 married within census year
Susan Mashborn 86
Hannah M. Davis 3
Ann E. 8/12;


!CENSUS:1860 Buncombe Co., NC Swannano PO # 123/123
Abel Harriss 68 Farmer $7000/7500 NC
Elizabeth 62
Frank 26 Farmer $-/500;


!WILL:ALOB, Vol. XI #6, p. 90-53:
"p. 219. 15 Aug 1860.. I, Abel Harriss of Buncombe Co. being of sound mind & memory.. First after my death my body to be decently buried and all my funeral expenses also all my just debts paid.. I will my dtr. Paggy[sic] Ashworth my negro named Boy Sampson, and to my son Wesley Harriss my boy Ellick, and to my dtr. Ann E. Davidson my boy Lewis to and their heirs forever.. I give to my dtr. Susan S. Brevarde all that tract of land I bought from J.W. Harris lying on Swannanoa River to her & her heirs forever.. I will to my two youngest sons named Abel F. Harris and Thomas L. Harris all my home place & all the land joining, encluding[sic] the land I bought from N. Foster, to be equally divided between them.. Lastly I give to my wife Elizabeth Harris my negro woman Nancy, with the use of the house to live in during her life and be supported by my last two named sons and if they do not comply she to have as much land laid off to her for her support from the plantation, I also give her a cow & calf as she may choose, one bed and bedding, the cupboard & kitchen furniture.. I want all the rest of the property to be sold & equally divided amongst my heirs..
I appoint my friend W.F. Davidson as my executor..
Wit: Wm. M. Porter & W.H. Porter..
Signed; Abel X Harris

---- CODICIL---- I, Abel Harrie[sis], do this 8th day of April 1863 do make this as a codicil to my last will & testament previously made & hereto attached. As my son Abel F. Harris has died after I made my last will & leaving no heirs, I wish my executor to sell all the land that would have been allotted to him to the highest bidder on a credit of one or two years & the proceeds equally divided amongest all my heirs to share & share alike.. I also desire that my wife Elizabeth Harris to have a certain man known as Frank Ware, and should said Ware die before I do, she to have another of equal value from the estate.. I also will to my wife one bed and its necessary furniture.
Wit: John Burgin & James P. Wilson..
Sgn. Abel X Harris."

Elizabeth Mashburn:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 1st Cousin, 6 times removed.;


!REFERENCE:
http://www.martygrant.com/
http://www.martygrant.com/genealogy/davis/
http://www.martygrant.com/genealogy/stroud/


!NOTES:Special thanks to Tom Mashburn and David Smith for sharing information on this family.;


!CENSUS:1800 Burke Co, NC pg 71 w/Matthew MASHBURN age 0-9 (1790/1800);

!CENSUS:1810 Burke Co, NC pg 117 w/Mathew MASHBURN age 10-15 (1794/1800);


!MARRIAGE BOND:24 Nov 1815 Burke Co., NC
John Davis & Elizabeth Mashburn
Thomas Davis, bm*
* Another transcription shows Thomas Welch, bm instead. I haven't seen original, so I don't know which is correct.;


!CENSUS:1820;


!CENSUS:1830 Buncombe Co., NC p. 236
Abel Harris age 30-39 (1790/1800)
202001-20001
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 30-39 (1790/1800) = Abel Harris (c1792)
2m 10-14 (1815/1820) = 1. Matthew Davis (1817), step-son
"m 10-14 (1815/1820) = 2. William Davis (1819), step-son
2m 0-4 (1825/1830) = 1. Son?
"m 0-4 (1825/1830) = 2. Son?
1f 20-29 (1800/1810) = Elizabeth Mashburn Davis Harris (c1800) wife
2f 0-4 (1825/1830) = 1. Daughter?
"f 0-4 (1825/1830) = 2. Eliza Harris (c1828) daughter.;


!CENSUS:1840 Buncombe Co., NC p. 178
Abel Harris age 40-49 (1790/1800)
1000101-111100101
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 40-49 (1790/1800) = Abel Harris (c1792)
1m 20-29 (1810/1820) = Matthew Davis (1817) step-son
1m 0-4 (1835/1840) = Abel F. Harris (c1834) or Thomas L. Harris (c1836) sons**
1f 60-69 (1770/1780) = Susannah Stroud Mashburn (c1764) mother-in-law
1f 40-49 (1790/1800) = Elizabeth Mashburn Davis Harris (c1800) wife
1f 15-19 (1820/1825) = Daughter?
1f 10-14 (1825/1830) = Eliza Harris (c1828) daughter
1f 5-9 (1830/1835) = Elizabeth Harris (c1833) daughter
1f 0-4 (1835/1840) = Daughter?
** Only room for one of these two sons.;


!CENSUS:1850 Buncombe Co., NC # 1023/1023
Abel Harris 58 Farmer $2500 NC
Elizabeth 50
Elizabeth 17
Abel F. 16 Laborer
Thos L. 14
Julius Freeland 22 Laborer married within census year
Eliza 22 married within census year
Susan Mashborn 86
Hannah M. Davis 3
Ann E. 8/12;


!CENSUS:1860 Buncombe Co., NC Swannano PO # 123/123
Abel Harriss 68 Farmer $7000/7500 NC
Elizabeth 62
Frank 26 Farmer $-/500;

(03) Elizabeth Harris:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1840 Buncombe Co., NC p. 178
Abel Harris age 40-49 (1790/1800)
1000101-111100101
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 40-49 (1790/1800) = Abel Harris (c1792)
1m 20-29 (1810/1820) = Matthew Davis (1817) step-son
1m 0-4 (1835/1840) = Abel F. Harris (c1834) or Thomas L. Harris (c1836) sons**
1f 60-69 (1770/1780) = Susannah Stroud Mashburn (c1764) mother-in-law
1f 40-49 (1790/1800) = Elizabeth Mashburn Davis Harris (c1800) wife
1f 15-19 (1820/1825) = Daughter?
1f 10-14 (1825/1830) = Eliza Harris (c1828) daughter
1f 5-9 (1830/1835) = Elizabeth Harris (c1833) daughter
1f 0-4 (1835/1840) = Daughter?
** Only room for one of these two sons.;


!CENSUS:1850 Buncombe Co., NC # 1023/1023
Abel Harris 58 Farmer $2500 NC
Elizabeth 50
Elizabeth 17
Abel F. 16 Laborer
Thos L. 14
Julius Freeland 22 Laborer married within census year
Eliza 22 married within census year
Susan Mashborn 86
Hannah M. Davis 3
Ann E. 8/12;

(04) Abel Franklin Harris:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1840 Buncombe Co., NC p. 178
Abel Harris age 40-49 (1790/1800)
1000101-111100101
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 40-49 (1790/1800) = Abel Harris (c1792)
1m 20-29 (1810/1820) = Matthew Davis (1817) step-son
1m 0-4 (1835/1840) = Abel F. Harris (c1834) or Thomas L. Harris (c1836) sons**
1f 60-69 (1770/1780) = Susannah Stroud Mashburn (c1764) mother-in-law
1f 40-49 (1790/1800) = Elizabeth Mashburn Davis Harris (c1800) wife
1f 15-19 (1820/1825) = Daughter?
1f 10-14 (1825/1830) = Eliza Harris (c1828) daughter
1f 5-9 (1830/1835) = Elizabeth Harris (c1833) daughter
1f 0-4 (1835/1840) = Daughter?
** Only room for one of these two sons.;


!CENSUS:1850 Buncombe Co., NC # 1023/1023
Abel Harris 58 Farmer $2500 NC
Elizabeth 50
Elizabeth 17
Abel F. 16 Laborer
Thos L. 14
Julius Freeland 22 Laborer married within census year
Eliza 22 married within census year
Susan Mashborn 86
Hannah M. Davis 3
Ann E. 8/12;


!CENSUS:1860 Buncombe Co., NC Swannano PO # 123/123
Abel Harriss 68 Farmer $7000/7500 NC
Elizabeth 62
Frank 26 Farmer $-/500;

(05) Thomas L Harris:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1840 Buncombe Co., NC p. 178
Abel Harris age 40-49 (1790/1800)
1000101-111100101
My analysis (who each person *might* be)
1m 40-49 (1790/1800) = Abel Harris (c1792)
1m 20-29 (1810/1820) = Matthew Davis (1817) step-son
1m 0-4 (1835/1840) = Abel F. Harris (c1834) or Thomas L. Harris (c1836) sons**
1f 60-69 (1770/1780) = Susannah Stroud Mashburn (c1764) mother-in-law
1f 40-49 (1790/1800) = Elizabeth Mashburn Davis Harris (c1800) wife
1f 15-19 (1820/1825) = Daughter?
1f 10-14 (1825/1830) = Eliza Harris (c1828) daughter
1f 5-9 (1830/1835) = Elizabeth Harris (c1833) daughter
1f 0-4 (1835/1840) = Daughter?
** Only room for one of these two sons.;


!CENSUS:1850 Buncombe Co., NC # 1023/1023
Abel Harris 58 Farmer $2500 NC
Elizabeth 50
Elizabeth 17
Abel F. 16 Laborer
Thos L. 14
Julius Freeland 22 Laborer married within census year
Eliza 22 married within census year
Susan Mashborn 86
Hannah M. Davis 3
Ann E. 8/12;

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