The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 373
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The Pioneer Harrises of Harris County, Texas 373
isolated and almost inaccessible. After a few years of widowhood
she married William Beasley, member of a fine old family living
on the bay shore.
William P. Harris left surviving him a daughter, who died just
as she had reached womanhood, and a son, who inherited the home,
spent his declining years there, and left it to his children. The
place is now known as El Jardin.
Samuel Harris, the youngest of the brothers, was of a tempera-
ment far removed from love of adventure. He was a student, a
mathematician, a philosopher, and a dreamer. He had reached
middle age when he married a pretty French woman, the widow
of a Dr. S. T. Leger. They lived in Houston, where he usually
had some clerical position at the courthouse. He died, leaving no
descendants, and was buried in one of the old cemeteries there.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928, periodical, 1928; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101088/m1/397/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.