John Harris (1762 - 1846)

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Birthplace: Maryland, United States
Death: Died in South Carolina, United States
Occupation: Rev. War veteran, was a MD, Harris fam cemtery
Managed by: Paula Scott
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About John Harris

65. Mary Pickens (Andrew , Andrew , William ) was born 19 Feb 1766 in Abbeville Co., SC. She died 27 May 1836 and was buried in Harris Family Cemetery, Oconee Co., SC.

Mary married John Harris MD, son of John Harris and Mary Dashiell Handy, in Abbeville Co., SC. John was born 6 Dec 1762 in MD. He died 24 Apr 1846 in SC and was buried in Harris Family Cemetery, Oconee Co., SC.

They had the following children:

+ 156 M i Andrew Pickens Harris was born 30 Jan 1785 and died 27 Jun 1859.

+ 157 F ii Rebecca Pickens Harris was born 7 Dec 1786 and died 6 Apr 1856.

+ 158 M iii Col John Harris lll was born 22 Feb 1789 and died 31 Jan 1838.

+ 159 M iv Nathaniel Harris was born 13 Jan 1796 and died Aug 1866.

+ 160 M v Ezekiel Harris was born 20 Oct 1797 and died 4 Nov 1864.

+ 161 M vi Thomas Harris was born 1 Jul 1800.

+ 162 M vii Joseph Pickens Harris was born 16 Dec 1803 and died 15 Mar 1880.

 163 F viii Eliza Harris was born 7 May 1806. She died 2 Jun 1883. 
       Eliza married Jordan Burns. 

+ 164 M ix John Benjamin Harris was born 1811 and died 1869.

+ 165 F x Mary Handy Harris.

Am. Revolutionary War vet---off the internet--

Data Description:DATA - John Harris, Revolutionary War Information

Submitter: Lou Sillay

Date Posted: 26 August 2001

Transcription of a Microfilm Record of a Declaration under Oath

by John Harris

In the Anderson District Court of South Carolina at Age 70

(Date Illegible – about 1832)

South Carolina

Anderson District

On this (illegible) day of (illegible)

Personally appeared in open court before the Hon'b'l (illegible) presiding

Judge of Circuit Court of Anderson District, now sitting, Jno. Harris a

resident in Anderson District in the State of S.C. aged 70 years, who being

duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following

declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed

June 7th 1832. That on or about the (illegible) day of (illegible) he joined Capt.

Alexander Noble's Company in Col. Pickens Reg't Commanded by Gen'l

Williamson and marched into the State of Georgia to aid the Citizens of that

State against the Indians_ That after his return from Georgia the same Reg't

was ordered to Charleston for the Relief at that place besieged by the

enemy, that before they reached that place they received intelligence that

Charleston had surrendered to the British, and the Reg't returned to Abbeyville

District and he was employed as one of a guard under Lieut. Jos. Calhoun at

McGowan's Blockhouse for the protection of the frontier for a month or more

that he was one of a detachment who pursued a Col. Boyd with his Reg't of

Tories into Georgia when he this deponant was severely [“severely”struck

through] wounded in the head.

That in September 1780 he joined Capt. McCall and was in the Battle of the

Cow Pens in Jan'y 1781. When Col. Tarleton was defeated that he continued with

Col. McCall who had been promoted & under the immediate command of Capt.

Alex'r Luckie that they marched into North Carolina where he quit the Army _

in 1781 _ That on or about Ag't 1781 he joined Cap't Johnstons Company

under Col. Sam - - - Math - - - and joined the Army under Gen'l

Lafafayette (sic) that he was detached to take care of some of the wounded

of the Americans and was present at the capture of Cornwallis and his

Army at Little York_that he was about three months in this service during

this time _ that he afterward returned to Augusta County Virginia.

I hereby relinquish any claim whatever to a Pension or Annuity

except the present, and declare that my name is not on the Pension Roll of

the Agency of any State _

In answer to the 1st Interogatory.

I was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on or about Dec'r 1762 _

In answer to the 2nd .

There was a record of my birth which was burnt in a house destroyed by fire.

In answer to the 3rd .

I lived with my father in Abbeyville District when I first turned out in defence of

my country _ That I continued to live in Abbeyville for several years after the

close of the War of the Revolution when I moved to Pendleton where I have lived

ever since _

I have answered the 4th in my general Declaration _

I have answered the 5th in my Declaration _

In answer to the 6th I did not receive a discharge _ as I recollect

About _ _ Sep't 1780 he joined Cap't McCall and went to Augusta where McCall

was promoted to the rank of Col. And Sam'l Taylor Major and Alex'r Luckie

Cap't. of the Company in which this deponant served _ That British in Augusta

being confused they were compelled to raise this Siege _ That this Reg't went

into North Carolina and Joined the Army under Gen'l Morgan and was at

Tarleton's defeat at the Cowpens, that he quit the Army in Feb'y following _ that

during the above this deponant served about five months _

Transcribed by Louis and Laura Lee Sillay

On July 31 2001 from a print from Microfilm Reel No. RW 2751 (AD 0395)

(a portion of) Record N0. 3363; Folder No.'s 1 & 2; Harris, John;

Frames 360-409

This microfilm located at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History

8301 Parklane Road

Columbia, South Carolina 29223-4905

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John Harris, Jr.'s Timeline

1762
December 6, 1762
Maryland, United States
1786
December 7, 1786
Age 24
United States
1789
February 22, 1789
Age 26
Anderson County South Carolina, USA
1846
April 24, 1846
Age 83
South Carolina, United States
1846
Age 83
Oconee, South Carolina, United States
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Abbeville, South Carolina, United States