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Wiley Pope Harris

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Holmesville, Mississippi
Death: Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Place of Burial: Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Early Harris and Mary Vivian Harris
Husband of Frances "Fanny" Bowmar Harris
Father of Mary Vernon Harris; Robert Carly Harris; Wiley Pope Harris and Sydney Craft Harris

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About Wiley Pope Harris

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Wiley Pope Harris (November 9, 1818 – December 3, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Born near Holmesville, Mississippi, Harris attended the common schools and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He was graduated from the law department of Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky, in 1840. He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Gallatin, Mississippi. Circuit judge of the second district 1844-1850. He served as member of the State constitutional conventions in 1850, 1861, and 1890.

Harris was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854. He resumed the practice of law in Jackson, Mississippi. He served as Member of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States in 1861. He continued the practice of law in Jackson, Mississippi, and died there on December 3, 1891. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.

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Wiley Pope Harris was adopted by Gen. Wiley Pope Harris. He was the biological son of Robert Early Harris (b.1790 Greene County, Georgia d.1821 in Pike County, Mississippi) & Mary Vivian "Polly" Harrison (b. 31 July 1794 in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina d.20 September 1820 in Pike County, Mississippi). Wiley's parents were married on 21 January 1810.

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Wiley Pope Harris's Timeline

1818
November 9, 1818
Holmesville, Mississippi
1854
February 26, 1854
Age 35
1856
July 1856
Age 37
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
1859
January 30, 1859
Age 40
1863
March 14, 1863
Age 44
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
1891
December 3, 1891
Age 73
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States