Robert Oliver Harris was born in South Carolina in about 1813 and moved to Perry County, Alabama, in about 1830, or perhpas a bit earlier. He had a brother named Abel K. Harris (1802-1870) who was married in Perry county to Emeline Woolley in 1834.Abel K. Harris later lived in adjacent Bibb County, Alabama, near Brent.
Robert Oliver Harris married 1)Lydia Massey (1814-1849), dau. of Oliver Massey (formerly of Kershaw Dist., SC), in 1835, and (2) Talitha Caroline Richardson in 1853. Both marriages were in Perry Co., Alabama.
His children by Massey include:
George C. Harris, b. 1839, d. 1864
Oliver M. Harris, b. 1842
Joseph Phelan Harris, b. 1843, d. 1933
Sarah J. Harris, b. 1849, d. bef 1860
His children by Richardson include:
John O. Harris, b. ca. 1856, living Selma 1920 census
Cornelia Harris, b. ca. 1858, living Selma 1920 census
Abel K. Harris, b. ca. 1858, d. 1950--Dumas, Moore, TX
Phoebe Harris, b. 1860, d. 1950--Orrville, Dallas, AL
Alabama M. Harris, b. 1865, d. 1958--Selma
Robert Oliver Harris, Jr., b. ca. 1867, living Selma 1920
Mary Thomas Harris, b. 1869, d. 1965--Selma, Dallas, AL
Josephine Harris, b. 1872, living Selma 1920 census
Robert O. Harris died in 1874 and is buried in White Cemetery, Sprott, Alabama.
I would like to make contact with any descendants of Robert O. Harris to further research into the South Carolina origins of this Harris family