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In Response To: Re: HARRIS FAMILY NC ()

As I told you some years ago, SAMUEL CROCKETT HARRIS was a former slave who was first married to CORNELIA WEBB in 1857, as reported by them in their Granville Co. Freedmen's Marriage Record on Aug. 30, 1866.

Since they were former slaves, they won't be in any census prior to 1870, and he appeared in the Census from 1870 to 1920 in Granville Co., NC. I don't see a death certificate for him in NC, although since this was after 1913, there should have been one if he died in that State, so it's possible he died elsewhere. His 2nd wife who he married about 1885 according to their census records, was ALICE MORTON, daughter of WILLIAM & SUSAN MORTON, also former slaves in Granville Co.
ALICE MORTON-HARRIS died in 1927, where she was listed as a widow, so apparently SAMUEL CROCKET HARRIS died prior to that time/here is the abstract:

North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
Name: Alice Harris
[Alice Marton] **should be MORTON**
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Age: 62
Birth Date: abt 1865
Birth Place: Granville
Death Date: 27 May 1927
Death Location: Oxford, Granville
Spouse: Widow
Father's Name: Billie Marton
Mother's Name: Susie Marton
Informant: Kattie Harris, Oxford
Burial: Harrisburg - Date: 5 -29- 1927
Undertaker: R. L. Shepard, Oxford, NC

A transcribed copy of the Granville County Freedmen's Marriages (of former slaves) can be found on my website, with both the SAMUEL HARRIS and the WILLIAM MORTON marriages are included at the below link.

Deloris Williams

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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