On 27 Feb 1850, Joel Haden, and John & Nancy Harris and their 10 children including a married daughter and her husband, requested division of 24 slaves they held as tenants in common. I believe the slaves had been those of Joel & Nancy Harris's father, Turner Richardson Haden. Haden owned 4/5 of the slaves - apparently he had bought out his other siblings, while the Harris children were entitled to 1/5. There may have been a trust for the Harris children. 28 slaves are listed by name, but as the sheriff reported, one infant had died before the sale, and two had been born. Proceeds from the sale of 26 slaves, sold at public auction on 7 Nov 1850 was $9294.00. John and Nancy asked that a trustee be appointed to take charge of their interest. They had anticipated a partition of the slaves themselves and did not expect to be paid in money. They requested their share of the money be used to purchase slaves for their natural lives and for their children in remainder, as they were "old and infirm".
I believe from the above suggestion of 11 children [I believe there were actually 10 plus Martha's husband George Chadwell] and the census, I was able to determine the children of John & Nancy C. Haden Harris.
1850 Census. Boone Co, MO, Hh 838
On the next page, and living with the family of Thomas A. McCormick, is Nathaniel Harris, age 16, b. MO
I believe John Harris, age 25, living in Boone Co in the household of Stephens Liechman, is probably also a son. He was a farmer, b. KY and he made have had a wife, Lucy A., age 23.
Another probable son is James S. Harris, age 31, farmer, b. KY - also in Boone Co. His wife Elvira, age 26, b. KY. Children, Cephas O. 9, John W. 7, Susan F. 6, James A. 4, Nancy E. 2, and Ann E. age 2 months - all born in Missouri.
1860 Census. Columbia, Boone Co MO, Hh 1329
1870 Census. Monmouth, Polk Co, Oregon, Hh 211
In 1880 there was no Garfield Co in Washington - it was created in 1881 from Columbia Co. Columbia had been formed from Walla Walla Co in 1875.
John's parents were Nathaniel Harris and Mary Howard. They were married 17 Mar 1782 in Goochland Co VA. Nathaniel Harris died 1817 in Woodford Co, KY. Mary Howard Harris was born 17 Feb 1769 in Goochland Co VA, died 29 Jun 1837, Woodford, Co KY.
Nancy C. HADEN and John H. HARRIS had the following children:
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