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Jane HARRIS[1]

Female 1814 - 1903  (89 years)


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  • Name Jane HARRIS 
    Born 11 Sep 1814  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Jane was supposedly born in the area that later became Pickens County, South Carolina. This would have been called Pendleton District at the time. Her mother is thought to have married a man from the Abbeville, South Carolina area.
    Gender Female 
    Census 1840  Eastern Division, Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Jas. Brown head of household:
      1 male under age 5: [Washington]
      1 male age 20 - 30: [James]
      2 females age 20-30: [Jane, Lucretia Harris?]
      1 female age 60-70: [Elizabeth Harris]
    Census 11 Nov 1850  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Subdivision 18 
    • James Brown, age 30, born in Tennessee; farmer, cannot read & write
      Jane Brown, age 30, born in South Carolina; cannot read & write
      Ellen (Allen) Brown, age 12, born in Alabama, in school
      Elizabeth Brown, age 8, born in Alabama, in school
    Census 7 Jul 1860  Eastern Subdivision, Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • James Brown, age 43, Farmer, value of real estate - $1000, value of personal property - $1,300, born in Tennessee
      Jane Brown, age 44, born in South Carolina
      Washington A. Brown, age 21, Farmer, value of personal property - $200, born in Alabama
      Elizabeth F. Brown, age 17, born in Alabama
      James T. Ratliff, age 10, born in Alabama
      Nancy Ratliff, age 6, born in Alabama
      Elizabeth Harris, age 82, born in South Carolina
    Census 1866  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • James Brown head of household:
      Males age 10 to 20: 1 [James Ratliff?]
      Males age 40 to 50: 1 [James Brown]
      Females 10 to 20: 1 [Nancy J. Ratliff?]
      Females 30 to 40: 1 [?]
      Females 50 to 60: 1 [Jane Brown]
    Census 8 Aug 1870  Blountsville, Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • James Brown, age 53, Farmer, value of real estate - $500, value of personal property - $300, born in Tennessee
      Jane Brown, age 52, Keeping house, born in South Carolina, cannot read or write
      James Ratliff, age 20, born in Alabama
      M.J. Ratliff, age 17, born in Alabama
    Census 22 Jun 1880  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Beat 22 
    • James Brown, age 65, born in Tennessee, farmer, father born in Tennessee, mother born in North Carolina
      Jane Brown, age 66, wife, born in South Carolina, keeping house, father born in South Carolina, mother born in South Carolina
      Pheriba Ratliff, age 36, single, niece, born in Alabama, father born in Alabama, mother born in South Carolina

      This family was living in Township 11 South, Range 2 East.
    Census 15 Jun 1900  Rays, Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Samuel Hendricks, age 61, b. May 1839 in South Carolina, Farmer, father born in South Carolina, mother born in South Carolina
      Elisabeth F. Hendricks, age 57, b. ? 1842 in Alabama, mother of one child (living), father born in Tennessee, mother born in South Carolina
      Jane Brown, mother-in-law, age 85, born Sept. 1814 in South Carolina, mother of two children, both of whom are living, father born in Virginia, mother born in South Carolina
    Died 4 Oct 1903  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Southern Democrat 15 Oct 1903

      Mrs. Jane Brown, aged about 90 years, died at the home of Mr. S.M. Hendricks near Hendricks, a few days ago. She was possible the oldest woman in the county. She was a good woman and her many friends will regret to learn of her death.
    Buried Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    Hood Cemetery 
    • Headstone reads: Jane Brown, wife of James Brown, born in Pickens County, South Carolina 11 Sep 1814 ? 4 Oct 1903.
    Person ID I2433  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2015 

    Father HARRIS,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1781, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1866, Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Family ID F837  Group Sheet

    Family James BROWN,   b. 16 Oct 1815, Hardeman County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1891, Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [12
    Married 8 Oct 1837  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Married by John Foust, Minister of the Gospel; bond posted by James Brown & James A. Foust.
    Children 
    +1. Washington Allen BROWN,   b. Feb 1839, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Frances BROWN,   b. 29 Dec 1842, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1926, Oneonta, Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F838  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1814 - South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Oct 1837 - Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Eastern Division, Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Subdivision 18 - 11 Nov 1850 - Blount County, Alabama
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jul 1860 - Eastern Subdivision, Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1866 - Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Aug 1870 - Blountsville, Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Beat 22 - 22 Jun 1880 - Blount County, Alabama
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Jun 1900 - Rays, Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Oct 1903 - Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Hood Cemetery - - Blount County, Alabama
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  • Documents
    Marriage Record - Jane Harris & James Brown
    Marriage Record - Jane Harris & James Brown

  • Notes 
    • Other information indicates she was born in 1816.

  • Sources 
    1. [S355] Alabama, Blount - 1860 - James Brown family, page 1083, dwelling 489, family 482; accessed 2006. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S362] Alabama, Blount - Cemetery Book, page 313 (Reliability: 2).
      Jane Brown, b. in Pickens Co., S.C., Sep 11, 1814 - Oct 4, 1903

    3. [S2800] Email - Robin - Jane Brown obituary, Obituary - Jane Brown; email message; 16 May 2009; Carol A Voiles.
      Southern Democrat 15 Oct 1903

      Mrs. Jane Brown, aged about 90 years, died at the home of Mr. S.M. Hendricks near Hendricks, a few days ago. She was possible the oldest woman in the county. She was a good woman and her many friends will regret to learn of her death. [Jane Brown, wife of James Brown, born in Pickens County, South Carolina 11 Sep 1814 ? 4 Oct 1903; buried Hood Cemetery]

    4. [S360] Alabama, Blount - 1840 - James Brown Family, Jas. Brown household, Eastern Division, page 100 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S633] Alabama, Blount - 1850 - James Brown.

    6. [S355] Alabama, Blount - 1860 - James Brown family (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S2861] Alabama - State Census - Ancestry.com, 26 August 2015; Census entry for James Brown.
      {James Brown head of household:
      Males age 10 to 20: 1 [James Ratliff?]
      Males age 40 to 50: 1 [James Brown]
      Females 10 to 20: 1 [Nancy J. Ratliff?]
      Females 30 to 40: 1 [?]
      Females 50 to 60: 1 [Jane Brown]}

    8. [S356] Alabama, Blount - 1870 - James Brown family, James Brown household, page 316, dwelling 490, family 492 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S635] Alabama, Blount - 1880 - James Brown.

    10. [S361] Alabama, Blount - 1900 - Samuel Hendricks (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S362] Alabama, Blount - Cemetery Book, page 313 (Reliability: 2).

    12. [S2796] Alabama Deaths - 1908-1974 (Family Search), viewed; 31 May 2009; Elizabeth Frances Hendricks death certificate.

    13. [S2] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Entry for James Brown & Jane Haris (Reliability: 2).


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