- Posted on Jan. 22, 2015
This is some excerpts of letter I sent to a HARRIS "cousin" of mine...am trying to track down some HARRIS men who would do the DNA test at my expense...just in case anyone knows any descendants of these families...my sincerest thanks in advance...gail
16 January 2015
Mack Milton Harris
This is Gail Harris...again. Remember, I am the granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson Harris. He is brother (half) of John William Troop Harris.
I am still trying to track down more distant HARRIS relatives of ours. I did the DNA test, but results are limited because of the female ancestry limitations.
I am writing to you in hopes that you will consent to doing the DNA test for genealogy only. I will pay for the kit and bring it to you. All you do is spit.
I am also trying to find the son of John Uley Harris - John Milton Harris. Would also like for him to do the DNA test. I would pay for that one as well.
There are more HARRIS male family members I would like to find. And think maybe you know some and could put me in touch with them. One family is in the Polk County area. Their patriarch was William Harris from Colleton Co, SC, born around 1805. He is buried in Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Polk County. Another HARRIS family settled in Pine Castle, FL. Their patriarch was another William Harris from Colleton Co, SC, born around 1825. He is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Orange County. I am enclosing some info on their families posted on their grave site locations(FindAGrave). I would very much like to find a male descendant from both of these patriarchs who would consent to the DNA testing. I would pay the cost for all.
So, if you know how to track down any of these men, please call them for me. I will be calling you in the near future to talk about all of this.
|JONES/ Seth Henry & Mollie Jones. They lived in Polk Co and are buired at PLeasant Grove cemetery in Polk Co, Fl. Their graves can no longer be seen as they have slipped beneath the sand. I will be glad to exchange information. Would like to contact anyone that is connected with the family . Addie P. Howell - date posted-11-15-2010|
|HAYMAN, Rev. J.M. / an itinerant preacher in Hillsborough and Polk Counties for much of the 1800s. He is known to have kept a journal. I have found references to and excerpts from his journal in "The Florida Genealogist", a secondary source. I also believe that there are references to the journal in Holland’s Magazine of the South but I have not yet seen a copy. I have tried for years, without luck, to locate the whereabouts of Hayman's original journal. If anyone has any information that might help me locate this document, I’d much appreciate any help.( see- AYERS/AYRES family page) contact info -Bob - Nov. 2010 -|