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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
self. He died on this place in 1878. He
was ,n industrious, good citizen, a consistent
Christian gentleman, a kind and accommodating
neighbor and a devoted husband and
Mrs. Louisa C. Harris, widow of Jesse
Harris, was born in Pendleton district, South
Carolina, April 30, 1821. Her parents were
John and Martha Rainwater, who were nativee,
the father of Pendleton district, South
Carolina, where he was born in 1790, and
the mother also of South Carolina, where she
was born in 17V6. The parents of John
Rainwater were Solomon and Ruth (Felton)
Rainwater, of Scotch origin. Solomon Rainwater
was a South Carolinian by birth and
died in his native State in 1815, at about the
age of fifty. The children of Solomon and
Ruth Rainwater were: Diliex, who married
Richard Phillips, a Baptist minister; Job;
John; Rebecca, who was married to Aaron
Oliphant; Rachel; Rhoda, who was married
to Lasen Cox; Abner; Asenith, who was
married to a Mr. Morebead, and Elisha.
Martha Rain water was a daughter of Richard
and Mary (Parker) Adams, whose children
were: Martha (Mrs. Rainwater), Parker,
Annie, Rebecca, Clarissa, Richard and James.
John and Martha Rainwater's children were:
Mary Louisa, who died young; Addison
Franklin; Louise C. (Mrs. Harris); William
Jasper; John Bayless Earl and Ibsan Hainesworth,
twins; Francis Marion; Pulaski Lafay.
ette; Adeline Amanda, who first married
Oliver Carrington, and after his death a Mr.
Hosea; Mary Clemantine, who married William
Hall, and George Milton.
John Rainwater died in Greene county,
Georgia, J uly 22, 1836. Hle had enjoyed
good educational advantages in early life and
was a teacher for many years. After/his
death his widow took charge of his e tate
and managed it with success until her death.
Mrs. Louise C. Harris was reared in Greene
county, Georgia, and received a fairly good
education in the schools of that county. On
the death of her husband in 1878 she took
charge of his interests and has since managed
them successfully. The children of Mr.
and Mrs. Harris are: Celeste Missouri, who
was married to Adolph Testard, and is now
deceased; Martha T., who is the widow of
Benjamin Delamater and now matron of
Baylor Female College at Belton; Eliza
Julia, wife of Judge Alexander W. McIvor,
of Caldwell; John W. deceased; Lucy Eldridge,
wife of James H. Hill; James Addison,
deceased; Adaline Clementine, who
died young; Adoniram Judson; William
Jesse; Mary Ellen, who first married Judson
H. Hill, and after his death John Hill; and
Georgia Lou, the wife of F. F. Bledsoe, of
The parents of Jesse Harris were Wilmot
E. and Kate (Morris) Harris, who were
natives of North Carolina. They moved
to Georgia early in this century, where
they died, the father in 1846 at the age
of seventy, and the mother in 1852, well
advanced in age. They were the parents
of eight children: Elizabeth, who married
Joshua Cannon; Patience, who married L.
B. Jackson; Jesse; Benjamin T.; Charles
and James, twins; Simon; Frederick; and
Mary, who married' John Eidson. Jesse
Harris was for a number of years a member
of the Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Harris
has also been a life-long member.
A PTAIN JOHN J. MONCURE, a
prosperous farmer of Bastrop county,
was born in Caroline county, Virginia,
March 16, 1829, a son of William A. and
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