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  • ID: I8741
  • Name: Weston Harris Sr
  • Surname: Harris
  • Given Name: Weston
  • Suffix: Sr
  • Prefix: Major
  • Nickname: West
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 Aug 1715 in Isle of Wright County, Virginia
  • Death: 14 May 1795 in Montgomery County, North Carolina
  • Burial: Old English Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
  • _UID: 756F5D3A48CFE74BAB33F844CE6AC0F9CF97
  • Note:
    Birth: Aug. 13, 1715
    Isle of Wight County
    Virginia, USA
    Death: May 14, 1795
    Montgomery County
    North Carolina, USA

    Family links:
    Mary Turner Harris (1723 - 1766)*

    Etheldred Harris (1749 - 1814)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Old English Cemetery
    Rowan County
    North Carolina, USA
    Plot: Bruner

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    Created by: James Harris
    Record added: Mar 13, 2007
    Find A Grave Memorial# 18374698


    West Harris son of Edward and brother of Nathan moved to North Carolina and died there and is buried near Salisbury. The following inscription is copied from his tomb:

    West Harris was born August 13th 1715 died May 14th 1795 aged 79 years 9 months and 10 days.

    This West Harris was the father of six sons named in the order of their ages Isham Turner Dred Roland West and Arthur also two daughters Martha who married Buckner Kimball and Patience who married Richard Parrish.

    The above is an extract copied from The North Carolina Watchman issue of March 13th 1879 From Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina the following mention of Colonel West Harris son of West Harris the first and grand son of Edward Harris is made A member of the General Assembly 1797 1799 and 1801 1802 from Montgomery County.

    The following is a notice of his death published in the Western Carolinian August 7th 1826: died at his residence in Montgomery County at the gold mines in Benrden Creek of which he was the proprietor on the 19th ultimo Col West Harris a field officer in the Revolutionary War aged 69 years. Colonel Harris was a native of Virginia but moved to North Carolina before the War of the Revolution and settled in that County which is Montgomery County now. On the breaking out of hostilities with the Mother Country he entered the North Carolina Line of the Continental Army as a lieutenant and notwithstanding his youth by patriotism zeal and intrepidity he was advanced before the end of the war to the rank of Colonel. After the peace he represented his fellow citizens in the General Assembly of the State Reference North Carolina Troops in the Continental Line a register of officers with dates of commissions made up under direction of the Secretary of State from records in his office October 1884 Entered the Ninth Regiment of North Carolina Troops in the Continental Line Harris West November 28th 1776.
  • Change Date: 16 Sep 2012 at 11:00:24

    Father: Edward Harris Sr b: 1663 in Isle of Wright County, Virginia
    Mother: Mary Turner b: 1667 in Isle of Wright County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Mary Turner b: 15 Feb 1723 in Isle of Wright County, Virginia
    • Married: 1740 in Virginia
    1. Has Children Isham Harris b: 1741
    2. Has Children Martha Pattie Harris b: 1747 in Granville County, North Carolina
    3. Has Children Etheldred Harris b: 12 Jan 1749 in Granville County, North Carolina
    4. Has Children Ronald Harris b: 1754
    5. Has Children Weston Harris Jr b: 28 Mar 1756 in Granville, Monongalia County,West Virginia
    6. Has Children Arthur Harris b: 7 Jul 1758
    7. Has Children Turner Harris
    8. Has No Children Patience Harris
    9. Has No Children Elizabeth Harris
    10. Has No Children Priscilla Harris
    11. Has No Children Mary Harris b: 1760
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