|About Our Family the Harbin/Harris of Choctaw County, Alabama
Do you really know what your surname means and the history it carries from generation to generation? Who were your ancestors? What was their contribution to the United States economic industrial development? Some of us are blind to the rich history of our ancestor’s struggles to survive in an unforgiving society that defined them as property of the highest bidder. Our Family the Harbin/Harris of Choctaw County, Alabama webpage gives you a glimpse into their lives, your ancestors.
Minty Harbin born 1833 during slavery in Choctaw County, Alabama, is the earliest documented ancestors of our Harbin family. Minty may have been a slave of Wiley Harbin a merchant from South Carolina, who migrated with his family from Georgia to the Toxey Area in Choctaw County, Alabama and Mobile County, Alabama, around 1830’s. It’s believed that she was a mulatto female and she was married to George Harbin (information currently unknown).
By 1868 Minty had six known children Richard, Frank, Dollie, Dora (recently identified as her child and her information hasn’t been added, George and Minnie (Minty) Harbin. She was listed in the 1880 United States Federal Census in Yantley, Choctaw County, Alabama as window and sole provider of three children. Minty married George Harbin but his birth and death information is currently unknown.
The Harris family earliest ancestor is Isaac Harris born in the Carolinas during 1800’s. His family were slaves of James Joyner Smith Plantation in the Carolinas. The Isaac family were sold to a Harris planter in Choctaw County, Alabama. The descendants of Harbin‘s (Myra) and Harris (Dock) united in marriage and they had nine children.
The Carolina planters moved to Alabama State to exploit land and labor hoping to extract riches from cotton cultivation in the newly opened central region of Alabama which included part of the "black belt"; an expanse of very rich soil that yielded large harvest and high-quality cotton crops which made the region attractive to the Carolina's tobacco planters and farmers.
Our Family the Harbin/Harris of Choctaw County, Alabama webpage also list extended family members such as Ruffin, Harris, Keeton, Ray, Wilson, to name a few. In some cases the slave-owners has been identified and their information will also appear in the family tree. Our Family the Harbin’s of Choctaw County, Alabama family tree webpage is designed to help the Harbin descendants locate their missing link in a rich and diverse family.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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