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Re: Harris Descendant/Granville County, N.C.

Brenda,
Have you tried looking for records under the name of David Harris? I've had several relatives with the name of "Crockett" and couldn't find them until it occurred to me that they may have been named after "Davy Crockett", and sure enough, they turned up under the first name of "David" in some records.
A point about the North Carolina requirement for death certificates beginning in 1913 - although that was the date it was first started, it wasn't actually complied with by everyone at that date. There were many communities and/or individuals who didn't fully comply with it until some years later, in particular, many rural areas. Having said that, how sure are you about the date of death you gave in your message? I found these records at Ancestry.com:
NORTH CAROLINA DEATH COLLECTION 1908-1996
Name: David Harris
Death Date: 17 Jun 1921
Death County: Vance
Death State: North Carolina
Death Age: 84
Birth Date: abt. 1837
Race: O

(no clue what the "O" stands for under race unless it's for "Oriental" which doesn't seem likely in this particular case, but looking at the actual page, it could be a typo when they printed up the page and should have been an "N".)

NORTH CAROLINA BIRTH INDEX 1800-2000 -
(Name /Date of Birth/Sex / County/ Father/ Mother)
Katie Harris 5 Jan 1899 Female Granville Crocket Harris Alice Morton
Lonnie Harris 9 May 1898 Male Granville Crockett Harris Alice Marton
Mattie Harris 26 Jul 1896 Female Granville Crocket Harris Alice Marton
Nora Harris 14 Mar 1905 Female Granville Crocket Harris Alice Marton

Deloris


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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