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HARRIS CEMETERY (NW of Cherokee) COLBERT COUNTY ALABAMA
Mapping the location

Photos - Views From Natchez Trace Parkway looking east: 1001 / 1002
Harris Cemetery overview Photos: 2000 / 2002 / 3003

HARRIS, James, 25 Oct 1800 - 26 Nov 1848. Inscribed as: "IN MEMORY OF JAMES HARRIS WHO WAS BORN IN DAVIDSON COUNTY TENNESSEE ON THE 25 OF OCTOBER 1800 AND DIED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ALABAMA ON THE 26 OF NOVEMBER 1848"  (James Harris ancestors starting with his father are: Samuel Benton Harris b. 1777 in Granville Co. NC, m. Mary Coates/Coots on Feb. 1, 1800 Thomas Harris and Sarah Harris (first Cousins) Robert Harris b. 1720 in VA and Lemander b. 1715 in VA. Richard Harris b. 1694 and Sarah. William Harris b. 1672 in Louisa Co. VA d 1750, married Mary Mayor William Harris b. 1629 in Henrico Co VA, d. 1678 in Henrico Co. VA and married Alice Captain Thomas Harris b. 1586 England d. 1658 Henrico Co. VA and Joan Gurgandy m. 1624 Captain Thomas Harris also married Adria Gurgandy.)  2001

HARRIS, Margarete
, 12 Mar 1839 - 21 Sep 1845.  "In memory of MARGARETE Daughter of James and Martha HARRIS who was born on the 12th of March in the year of our LORD 1839 and died on the 21st of September 1845"  3001

HARRIS, Samuel Benton
26 Jun 1846 (or 1856) - 23 Mar 1868. "In memory of SAMUEL BENTON son of JAMES & MARTHA HARRIS BORN June 26th 1846 (or 1856) DIED March 23rd 1868"  3002

FOSSICK, T.H.
, (b. cir 1 Aug 1873) - died 27 Sep 1874, Aged 1 Year, 1 Month and 27 Days. "OUR BABEY T. H. FOSSICK DIED SEP. 27,1874 AGED 1 YEAR 1 MONTH AND 27 DAYS"  (son of Henrietta A. Harris and Thomas L. Fossick, Jr.; The marker is very ornate, built as a carriage to heaven.) 5001 / 6001

FOSSICK, Henrietta A., wife of Thomas L. Fossick, 4 Aug 1848 - 3 Dec 1873.  "SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF HENRIETTA A. WIFE OF THOMAS L. FOSSICK BORN AUG. 4, 1848, DIED DEC. 3, 1873 AGED 25 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS REQUIESCAT IN PACE"  (nee Harris; it appears she died about 4 months after the baby was born.)
7001 / 7003 /Cross inscribed on one end: 6002

WALKER, Sally, "SALLY T. & Infant. Wife & son of L. L. WALKER DIED Sept. 7th 1886 Aged 28 yrs"  7002 /marker lying on top of the tomb for Henrietta Fossick. It is broken, & is a misplaced and was reclaimed during the 1970 restoration of the cemetery. 7003


MARICHAL, J. X., 
Mr. Marichal has his name inscribed on the marker for Samuel Benton Harris. He was the stonecutter for Bentonís marker and is interred in the nearby Cherokee Cemetery. These photos show that. He died in 1898. 4001 / 4002

All photos were made in 1997 and are the property of Jack Munson of Waco Texas and were used with his written permission 2 Jan 2013. This cemetery has never been reported in any publication other than the USGENWEB - Harris Cemetery on USGENWEB: (http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/colbert/harriscem/harris.htm) [CWA 3 Jan 2012].  Notes on this cemetery by Jack Munson The USGENWEB is a good publication and the only advantage here is we offer the exact locator mapping.