Thomas Harris, Sr.

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According to the 1850 Census of Hocking County, Ohio, Thomas Harris is listed: Thomas Harris, age 32, race mulatto, occupation farmer; Sarah Harris age 32, race mulatto. Their children and ages: Rebecca 11, Edward 10, Thomas 8, Elmicy (Ellen) 7, Ezekiel 5, Lydia 4, and Amos 2. Also listed was Charles Lett, age 20, occupation farm hand. Thomas came to Michigan in 1869 and settled in Millbrook Township. Thomas Harris, Sr. died October 1, 1907 in Fairplains Township, Montcalm County. He lived with his daughter and son-in-law Abner and Lydia (Harris) Reed.

Rebecca married Granderson Norman. (SEE GRANDERSON NORMAN FAMILY). (SEE GEORGE AND MARY (STEPHENS) NORMAN). There is no known information on Edward Harris. Thomas, Jr. married Elizabeth Ann Harper. Elmich (Ellen), the second daughter of Thomas and Sarah Harris, married Thomas Squires. Lydia, the third daughter of Thomas and Sarah Harris, married Abner Reed. Amos, the fourth son of Thomas and Sarah Harris lived with his parents until their death. Before his death moved to South Dakota where he died. He never married.

 

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