NamePleasant Hayden Harris
Birth19 Sep 1832, Johnson Co., Kentucky
Death19 Dec 1919, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio
Marriage11 May 1856, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth8 Feb 1839, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death30 Dec 1922, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio
Birth18 Apr 1857, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death18 Mar 1938, Floyd Co., Kentucky
Birth12 Oct 1858, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death23 Mar 1946, Grady Co., Oklahoma
Birth17 Dec 1859, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death29 Feb 1948, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio
Birth6 Jan 1862, Rowan Co., Kentucky
DeathNov 1880, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth6 Nov 1863, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death12 Jul 1939, Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio
Birth19 Sep 1865, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death15 Jul 1944, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth14 Oct 1867, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death21 Jul 1933, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth30 Mar 1869, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death11 Jan 1937, Ford Co., Illinois
Birth15 May 1871, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death21 Dec 1928, New Boston, Scioto Co., Ohio
Birth2 Aug 1873, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death4 May 1950, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio
Birth14 Nov 1875, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth14 Nov 1875, Kentucky
Death14 Mar 1937, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio
Death15 Mar 1957, Portsmouth, Ohio
Birth8 Mar 1879, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death21 Feb 1964, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., Florida
Birth5 Jan 1881, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death13 Feb 1940, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio
Birthabt 1884, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Pleasant Hayden Harris
Juanita Blair lists Pleasant as being born in Johnson Co. in 1832, but it wasn’t formed until 1843. So she must mean an area that later became part of Johnson County, probably Floyd.
Notes for Clarissa Nickell
Her death certificate records Claresse Harris, age 83 years 10 months 27 days, born 3 Feb 1839 in Kentucky, died 30 Dec 1922 in Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio, residence 1202 Young, widowed, father Fowler Nickell, mother’s maiden name Nancy J. Brown, both born in Kentucky, burial in Greenlawn.
Census Notes for Pleasant Hayden & Clarissa (Family)
1860 census of Rowan Co., Ky, lists this family as:
Harris, P. H., 27; Clairesa, 21; Wm. F., 3; John J., 2; H. C., 5/12; Amanda J., 6. All born in Kentucky.
Amanda being listed at the end would usually suggest that she is a niece or other relative of Pleasant Hayden rather than a daughter, but according to Juanita C. Blair, her direct descendant, she is a daughter of P. H. and his first wife Virginia Kendall.
1870 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Christy Creek precinct, lists as family #35:
Harris, Hayden, 38, farmer; Clarrissa, 32; Amanda, 15; William, 13; John, 11; Henry, 10; Nancy, 7; Sarah, 6; Eliza, 4; Mary, 1; Nickell, Nancy, 46, domestic servant. All born in Ky.
(Nancy is Clarissa’s mother, the wife of Fowler Nickell, who is listed separately in household #45.)
Martha Evaline is missing from this census. She should be listed as age 2.
1880 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Christy Creek precinct, enumerated 1 June, lists on p. 53 as family #372/400:
Harris, P. H., 47, farmer; Clarissa, 41, wife; William F., 23, son; John J., 21, son; Henry C., 20, son; Sarah, 16, dau; Lizzie E., 14, dau; Martha E., 12, dau; Mary A., 10, dau; Thos H., 9, son; James A., 6, son; Robert S., 4, son; Oliver H., 1, son. All born Ky Ky Ky.
1900 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hoggtown precinct, enumerated 19 June, lists on p. 13B as family #227/233:
Harris, Hayden, 67, b. Sep 1832, Ky Va Ky, farmer; Clairesa, 60, b. Feb 1839, Ky Ky Ky, married 43 years, mother of 13 children, 12 living; Robert, son, 22, widowed, b. 1878; Oliver H., son, 21, b. Mar 1879; Hollie P., son, 19, b. 1880; Leda T., dau, 15, b. 1884; Edda E, son, 11, b. June 1888; Mary A., dau, 9, b. 1891; Peachy F., dau, 3, b. Apr 1897. All children born Ky Ky Ky.
Mary A. and Peachy should be listed as granddaughters instead of daughters.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogtown precinct, enumerated 3 May, lists on p. 13B as family #220/221:
Harris, Hayden, 77, b. Ky Va Va, farmer; Claresa, wife, 70, b. Ky Ky Ky, first marriage for both, married 53 years, mother of 13 children, 12 living; Robert, son, 36, 2nd marriage, married 8 years; Peachy, granddau, 12; Aretta, stepdau, 31, 1st marriage, married 8 years, mother of 5 children, 5 living; Addah E., granddau, 13; Allie B., grandson, 8; Eva D., granddau, 6; Goldy L., dau, 3; Elva, dau, 9/12. All except Hayden born Ky Ky Ky.
It was really Hayden’s second marriage. Aretta is his daughter-in-law, not his stepdaughter.