Sarah Matilda Russell Harris, daughter of Wm. Green Harris and Ann Elizabeth "Bettie" Moore, was born in Itawamba Co MS.
Her paternal grandfather was Anderson Green Harris NC, wife Russell Reavis Harris, moved to Arkansas after leaving Itawamba Co MS.
Poor Sarah [who's nickname seems to have been Tilla, per 1910 census of Hill Co.] had a hard time being listed in records. Omitted from the 1880 census, the clerk who filled out her death records recorded her name as her husbands and she is forever listed as W.H. McDonald, born 12 Oct 1854 in Mississippi. Died 23 July 1929, Tarrant Co. TX. Father: W.G. Harris of MS, Mother: Betty Moore, MS. Burial: Hillsboro, TX.
The 1870 census of Hill Co list her family. Harris, William 40 NC Harris, Elizabeth 28 MS Harris, Matilda 16 MS Harris, John T/F 12 MS Harris, Willie 6 MS Harris, Mary D 9 MS Harris, Ida 4 MS Harris, Robert L. 2 MS Harris, Nora 3m TX
Itawamba MS Marriage Records: Wm G. Harris to Ann E. Moore 22 Dec 1853
Many have made the mistake of listing William's wife as Elizabeth Green because of naming a daugher Willie Green but that is a mistake, per Sarah's death certificate. She was named after an great uncle, Willie Green Harris, son of Isham Harris of NC.See previous posting.
Sarah MATILDA Russell Harris married Wm. H. McDonald in Hillsboro, TX, date unknown.He died pre-1900.
1880 Hillsboro, TX 2 June McDonald, W.H.40 married Land AgentTNNCNC [wife omitted from listing] McDonald, Henry B.3TX TN MS McDonald, Arthur2 McDonald, Mary 2mo/March
1900 Hill Co TX McDonald, Sarah M. 45/Oct 1854 MS VA GA McDonald, Arthur W. 22TX TN MS McDonald, Mary 20 McDonald, Robert E. 16 McDonald, Sarah F. 12
1910 Hill Co, TX McDonald, Tella55MS NC GA McDonald, Robert C. 24 TX TN MS McDonald, Sarah F. 22 TX TN MS
1920 Hill Co TX McDonald, S.M.R. 65MS SC GA Harris, Willie48 sister MS SC GA