93. What is your favorite scent?
94. Identify one interesting female ancestor. Why did you pick this ancestor?
95. What is one school course that you disliked. Why? Do you think that if you revisited the class you would enjoy it?
96. What is the story behind your favorite hat?
97. What is your favorite cookie? Why? What does it remind you of?
98. What do you do with old birthday cards? Why do you do that?
99. What is one frightening storm experience of your youth? Why does this event stand out in your memory?
This week I have chosen to do 94. Identify one interesting female ancestor. I picked Frances Harpe Harris as my interesting female ancestors - although there are many more!! I chose her because this woman raised five children after her husband died (he was 34 years old when he died). Frances Harris is my great-great-great-great grandmother. She was born in Georgia in the mid 1800s. She died when she was 69 years old in Alabama.
She was living in Alabama in her early 20s. She married John Harris, Jr. They had the following children: Sarah, Partheney (named for her maternal grandmother), Robert, Amanda, and Mary.
John Harris volunteered in the First Alabama Cavalry Regiment. He went, with the
John became ill during the Civil War. The family came, collected John, and brought him home. Some reports indicate that he had typhoid fever. He rode in a wagon with a bed in the back all the way home. He died at the foot of Sand Mountain in Alabama. His wife was left to raise their five children.
When I first learned about Frances Harpe Harris, I was astounded that she not only managed to raise five children without their father - but that she had also gone (I'm sure with assistance from family) to collect her ill husband and bring him home. As I said before, I know she is just one interesting female ancestor!