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Accession 1168

Inclusive Dates

1970s-1990s, nd


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

12 Boxes, 48 Folders



Scope and Content Note

Robert “Bob” Harris (1926-1998), of Lancaster, South Carolina, spent decades researching the genealogical history of the Harris family, dating back to Essex, England in the 1500s, and various branches thereof. The collection includes extensive notes, family trees, correspondence, and photocopies of original documents, such as wills and deeds, from the 1700s and 1800s. Mr. Harris, along with distant relatives and various correspondents from around the country, searched government records, archives, church records, newspapers and a variety of other sources to compile a significant collection of data pertaining to the history of various lines of Harris descendants. There are many family names mentioned in the collection, some only briefly and others more extensively. The following family names are of the primary names included (for a full listing see Appendix I): Bailes; Barham; Bratton; Brickhouse; Colthorp; Cureton; Elliott; Fullwood; Gordon; Hagins; Hall; Harris/Herries/Heriz; Heath; Hawkins; Hood; Kirk; Mehaffey; Miller; Moore; Mulkey; Ormond; Parker; Pennington; Pettus; Polk; Potts; Womack, Wren/Wrenn; Yarborough;


The Robert Harris Papers were deposited with the Archives by Maggie Turner on November 9, 2004.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Robert Harris Papers - Accession 1168