Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameDavid Ballard Harris , 2C2R
Birth27 Jan 1872, Byhalia, Marshall Co MS
Death29 May 1944, Rural Shade, Texas (unincorporated)-at home Age: 72
FatherCincinatus A. Harris (1848-1888)
MotherSarah A. Hilliard (1849-1915)
Spouses
Birth23 Nov 1871, North Carolina
Death26 Aug 1913, Downsville, McLennan County, Texas Age: 41
BurialRobertson, McLennan County, Texas
Marriage5 Mar 1893, Ellis Co TX1041
ChildrenNat Euel (1894-1894)
 Ross Enoch (1895-1979)
 Pattie Lee (1897-)
 Earl (1901-)
 J. D. (1902-)
 Susie (1904-)
 Thelma (1908-)
 Wilmer (1908-)
Notes for David Ballard Harris
Buried in Long Prairie, "Alligator," Graveyard--between Rural Shade and Kerens, Texas.

U.S. Census for 1910 indicates his father was born in Mississipi, his mother in Tennessee.

Obituary (no source):

[Heading]: Rural Shade Pioneer Passes Away

D. B. Haris, a pioneer resident of the Rural Shade community, died at his home May 29, 1944.
He was born in Mississippi Jan. 28, 1872 and came to Texas at the age of 11. He settled in Ellis County and in 1910 moved to Rural Shade.
He had many friends and will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his widow and eight children--Ross, Vidalia, La.; J. D. of Italy, Mrs Will Bruner, Kerens; Mrs. Rowe Paul, Troup; Raymond Earl, Ballard, Mrs. Robert Howell, all of Kerens, and Rochell, somewhere in England. One sister and a number of nephews and neices (sic).
Funeral services were condected by the Rev. T. R. Vaughan.
Interment was in the Long Prairie Cemetery.
Mr. Harris was a member of the Rural Shade Baptist Church.
Stockton Funeral Home directed the services.

According to the 1900 Texas census (Vol 34, E.D. 27, Sheet 12), he lived in Ellis County. His mother, Sarah, age 51, his brother Monroe, age 18, and two cousins, Jack (age 25) and Edward (age22) lived with him. In 1910 he lived in Henderson County; in 1920, Navarro County. The 1900 census listed him as David D. Harris, the 1910 census as Dave, and the 1920 census as Dave B.

D. B. lived for a while in Downsville, Texas as a sharecropper when Ross was a child. One event was memorable: The people of the town hanged, dragged, then burned a negro man accused of raping a white woman. (Told by Chester Harris as told to him by Ross Harris)
Notes for David Ballard Harris
Birth/death/burial: Cemetery records; Family Bible of Willie Bea Woodward Harris (Mrs. Ross Harris).
Notes for David Ballard & Martha G. (Family)
Married by J. H. Douglas, M.G.
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