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Re: Harris in Henry and Patrick Co. Virginia
In Response To: Re: Harris in Henry and Patrick Co. Virginia ()
Hello! I went over the forums again. It doesn’t seem very likely that James and Keziah are my ancestor, George Harris’ parents. I do believe that the Nathan and Dolly Harris story has to do with Susan Beatrice Harris and that she may be a descendant of the Milly Harris who is Nathan and Pricilla’s mother. From what I know about the oral history, told by Carolyn Hill Stewart, the great-granddaughter of Susan Beatrice Harris, Nathan was an African chief purchased by Dolly and brought to Virginia around 1790. He was her slave and also she made him her husband, and they had five children. One of the children is the parent of Levi Harris, which we know to be Nathan Harris, Milly’s son, and one of the children of Nathan and Dolly had a daughter named Alsie Harris.
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