Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJoshua Clark Wilborn
Birthca 1827, Monroe Co KY323
Deathca Nov 1854, Tate Co MS323 Age: 27
1Valeria Elizabeth Hailey , GG Grandmother
Birth1827, NC314
Deathbet 1891 and 1900 Age: 64
FatherJames Henry Hayley (1800-1853)
MotherMary Ann Mooring (1802-)
Marriage17 Dec 1846, Marshall Co MS324
ChildrenWilliam S. (1848-1934)
 James T. (1849-1940)
Notes for Joshua Clark Wilborn
1850 Census of Marshall Co MS, Southern Division
Joshua C. Wilbourne, 23, M, b KY
V. E. Wilbourne, 23, F, b NC
Wm. S. Wilbourne, 2, M, b MS
James, 1, M, b MS
Notes for Valeria Elizabeth (Spouse 1)
Valeria Elizabeth Hailey married first Joshua Clark Wilborn, son of Joshua and Rachel Smith Welborn of Monroe County, KY. The couple had two sons, born in 1848 and 1849. Joshua Wilborn was still alive at the time of the 1850 census of DeSoto Co MS, but died sometime after this time. In 1858, the widowed Valeria Elizabeth Wilburn married Felix Harris. The couple is listed in the 1860 census of Marshall Co MS, along with Elizabeth’s two sons from her first marriage and a one-year old daughter named Mintosa Harris. In the 1870 census, Mintosa is no longer listed, apparently having died. There are three sons, Charles, Henry, and Samuel, plus a nine-year old girl named Aima Terry. Elizabeth’s two sons William and James, ages 23 and 19 were still listed as members of the family. Felix and Elizabeth appear again in the 1880 census of Tate Co (still in Looxahoma--the county lines were redrawn in 1873). At this time, sons Charles and Richard are still living with the family. Son Samuel is no longer listed, apparently having died during the preceding decade.

It is not known for sure when Felix migrated from Mississippi to Texas. He apparently took his family to Texas in 1891 because the 13 March 1891 issue of the TATE COUNTY, MISS, included this notice: “Mr Felix Harris and family intends to move to Texas next month. Uncle Felix is a Jolly man and a good citizen and we hate to see him go, especially do we hate to have his most esteemable wife leave our community.” The 17 April 1891 issue of the same newspaper reported: "Our neighbors are having the Texas fever. Messrs. Felix Harris and Mack Gillespie have left for the state of Texas. . . . "

Clayton Heathcock, Jr. is in possession of a photograph of Felix and Elizabeth Harris, taken about 1891 or 1892 in a studio in Waco, Texas.

However, Valeria Elizabeth Harris apparently died between 1891 and 1900 because in the 1900 census of Tate Co MS, Felix is listed as step-father in the home of William S. Wilborn, Elizabeth’s son from her first marriage. Eventually, Felix ended up back in Texas because he died in Georgetown in 1909 and is buried there.


Her name is given in some sources as “Velenia”.320,321,322
Last Modified 29 Dec 2006Created 21 Aug 2021 using Reunion for Macintosh
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