CHRISTOPHER C. HARRIS, Union County, was born in Allen County, Ky., February 15, 1840, is a son of Amos and Nancy (McReynolds) Harris, is the youngest in a family of eleven children, and is of English-Irish origin. The father of Mr. Harris was born in Loudoun County, Va., in 1790, and his mother in Allen County, Ky., in 1802. The father came to Kentucky at twelve years of age, and here lived until his death, which occurred in 1874. Christopher C. Harris remained at home and assisted his father on the farm until his nineteenth year, when he came to Morganfield, Union County, and was engaged in the grocery business, being now the second oldest merchant in the town. He is the senior member of the firm known as Harris & Waller; this partnership was effected in 1880, and the firm has about $7,000 invested in the business. The marriage of Mr. Harris occurred in May, 1860, to Miss Virginia Cowgill, of Union County. To the marriage was born one child. Mrs. Harris died in August, 1864, and the following year, in November, Mr. Harris was married to Miss Rhoda Markwell, of Union County. They have one child—Jennie G. Mr. Harris is a Democrat. In 1864 he was made a member of the I. O. O. F., at Morganfield Lodge No. 37, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The McReynolds family came from Maryland about 1785.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 1022.