Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Benjamin Harris

Male 1720 - 1793  (73 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Harris 
    Born 1720  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1793  Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I018406  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father John Harris,   b. 1679, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Warren,   b. 7 Mar 1689/90, Wicomico Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1724, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1706  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Anne {Unproven} Douglass,   b. 1723, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1760  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hepshabeth Harris,   b. 2 Jul 1762, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benjamin Harris,   b. Abt 1764, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mildred Harris,   b. 19 Jan 1766, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Alexander Harris,   b. 4 Dec 1767, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elexius Harris,   b. Apr 1771, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1844, Montgomery County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     6. Sarah Harris,   b. Bef 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elizabeth Harris,   b. 4 Aug 1773, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Hezekiah Harris,   b. 21 Jan 1776, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F06959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1776 Census pg 303-304; Port Tobacco, Upper Hundred, Sam'l Smallwood, constable, Charles County.
      John H. Robey
      Benjamin Harris
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www5.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/texis/find/search30/?query=fairfax +county+virginia+wills&db=online&areas=10&head=online&booknum=&category=&w ords=fairfax+county+virginia+wills&first=&last=&cmd=context&id=37c2220624# hit1
      URL title: Abstracts of Wills in Fairfax County, Virginia , Page 31
      Note:
      HARRIS, Benjamin. 14 Nov. 1792. 18 Dec. 1793.
      Wife: Sarah Ann. Sons: Benjamin, Elexius, Hezekiah.
      Daughter: Sarah.
      Exrs: wife and son Benjamin.
      Wit: Lewis Hopkins, William Walters.
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      WOODHEAD, GEORGE, Prince George's Co. 16/17 Jan. 1745; 12 Feb. 1745/6
      DUNCAN FERGUSON, ex,,, and leave to him all that I am possessed of either in the Province or in the Kingdom of Great Britian, except tobacco due from Benj. Harris, I now leave to him.
      Wit: George Scott. Francis Jenkins and Daniel Jenkins. MCW 24.327
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      Alexander Frazer 89,317 PG 42.13.6 May 3 1766 Jul 28 1766
      Appraisers: Joseph Beall, Jr., Thomas Marshall.
      Creditors: George Hardey, Jr., Alexander Ross.
      Next of kin: Velater Godey, John Frazer.
      Administrator: Benjamin Harris.
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      HARRIS, JOHN, SR., Prince George's Co, 2 Sept. 1775; 21 Dec. 1776
      Son: Benjamin Harris, all my land, being part of a tract of land called "The Ridge" and purchased of a certain John Stoddert by me for two hundred acres, but it is my will and desire that Edy Harris, relict of my son James Harris, may have, hold possess, occupy, and peaceable enjoy during her widowhood all that part of the aforesaid land bequeathed to my son Benjamin above, that lies on the west side of a small branch running from Pomonkey Road through the plantation where my son James Harris formerely lived til it empties into a branch know by the name of Hyne's branch and down the said Hyne's branch till it intersects the land of a certain John Manning, it being the part where she, the said Edy Harris, now lives and possesses, she paying the yearly rents becoming due to the Lord Proprietary for the same. Grandson: John Harris Robey, one Negro man named Sangoe.
      Grandson: William Harris, his choice one feather bed, one Rug, one blanket, and a pair of sheets.
      Daughter: Lydia Steal, one feather bed of new feathers.
      Son: Benjamin Harris, all my stock of horses, mares, cattle and hogs, and all my household furniture, except what is otherways disposed of by this will.
      Children: John Harris, Anne Owen, Elizabeth Wilson, Mary Burch, Eleanor Wedding, and Sarah Robey, five shillings current money each.
      Exec.: Son, Benjamin Harris.
      Wit.: John Webster, Robert Vermillion, Burch Vermillion.
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      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=chharris47&id=I 0776
      Benjamin lived in Prince Georges county, MD. He received the 200 acres of land called "The Ridge" from his fathers estate after his sister-in-law, Edy, had finished with its use in 1786. Benjamin immediately moved his entire family to Fairfax, Virginia. He then purchased 200 acres of land in Fairfax Co, Virginia that adjoins John Tuberville land. This area was referred to as Turbero. He also acquired 78 3/4 acres near Col. Minors north eastwardly 9 miles. A reference "by State Division of Teamsonelles Land", meaning unknown.
      Note: All of the known children, except Elexius, are listed in St. Johns Parish, Prince Georges Co, MD records.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 621.
      Mar 15, 1742/(43] from John Prichett the Older of PG, planter, to John Needham of PG, for 15 sterling, part of a tract of land called Prichetts Purchase, bounded by a tract of land called Huntington, containing about 45 acres of land. Signed - John Prichett (Sr). Wit - Benjn Harris, William Waters, Thos Owen*, James Edmonston*, Frans Lowndes. Recorded Mar 22, 1742/[43].
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      Prince George's Land Records 1743-1746 - Liber BB - Page 28.
      Oct 8, 1742 from Thomas Butler of PG, Gent, to Benjamin Harris of PG, planter, for 50 sterling, a tract of land called the Adventure, being part of a tract of land called Harmitage, lying in PG, bounded by a tract of land in the possession of Benjamin Perry, containing about 205 acres. Signed - Thos Butler. Wit - Tho Owen*, Alexr Beall, James Edmonston*. Elizabeth, the wife of the sd Thomas Butler, ack. this deed. Received of Benjamin Harris by the hands of Mr. Nicholas Digges, the alienation fine. Recorded Oct 12, 1743.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 128. Deed of Gift, recorded at the request of Doc. Thomas Marshall.
      I, Thomas Hanson Marshall of CC, for the natural have I have for my well beloved and only son, Thomas Marshall of Maryland, and for divers other causes, I give my sd son all my right to all those parts of tracts of land in CC and partly adjoining Mattawoman Run, whereon now lives as tenants, Benj Harris and Sarah Robey, which lands are held agreeable to the will of Col. George Dent, (decd). Signed Apr 5, 1785 - TH Marshall. Wit - B Fendall, John Morton. Recorded Apr 5, 1785.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1785-1787; Liber HH {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 226. At the request of Joanne Catherine Webster the following Deed was recorded November 9, 1786
      Indenture made August 10, 1786; Benjamin Harris, planter of Charles County, Maryland in consideration of 161 pounds current money paid by Joanne Catherine Webster of PGCo has sold part of a tract called the "Ridge" containing 200 acres that was on September 9, 1779 conveyed to John Stoddert unto John Harris, late of the county aforesaid, deceased and father of the said Benjamin Harris. Signed Benjamin Harris in the presence of and acknowledged before Frank Leeke, Fielder Bowie at the same time Sarah Harris w/o Benjamin Harris relinquished her right of dower

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