|Robert Harris + Mary Claiborne||William Lee + Anne Harrison||Robert Netherland||John Hankins|
William Lee Harris
A history of Albemarle County states:
William Harris was long one of the early and leading citizens of Albemarle. His first patent was located on Beaverdam of Hardware in 1739. He also made entries on Totier and Green Creeks, until during the next forty years he possessed more than two thousand acres. He was evidently a man of fine judgement and great energy. He established on Green Creek one of the first mills erected in that part of the county, and it has ever since been an important centre to the surrounding country. In 1746, the year after the county was organized, he was appointed one of its magistrates. he died in 1788. His wife was Mary Netherland, and his children, Matthew, Sarah, the wife of a Mosby, Elizabeth, the wife of John Digges, Catharine, the wife of a Steger, John, William, Mary, the wife of a Woodfolk, Benjamin, Ann, the wife of Hawes Coleman, and Judith, the wife of George Coleman. From this stem has sprung a greater number of families perhaps than from any other ever domiciled in the county.
Mary Netherland married William Lee Harris in York County, Virginia, in 1736 and they moved first to Goochland county and then further into the Piedmont area, settling on Green Creek, where William established one of the first grist mills of the area.
They farmed a plantation of over 2,000 acres and had 11 children. Mary Netherlands Harris survived her husband by 11 years, dying in May 1799. Her son Benjamin lived with her and cared for her in her later years. They were among the foremost families of Albemarle County, Virginia, and left a large progeny there. wikitree.com
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