M, b. 10 September 1844, d. 8 September 1905
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- Beverly was born on 10 September 1844 in Montgomery County, Alabama, at Greenwood plantation.
- Following emancipation, Beverly adopted the name Beverly Harris.
- He married Harriet circa 1869.
- Beverly and Harriet appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Danville PO, Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Rose Harris, Sally, Frances Harris, Emma Harris and Julia Harris.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
- Beverly and Harriet appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Rose Harris, Samuel Harris, Ella Harris, Fereby Harris, Gillis Harris, Liddie Dutch Harris and Benjamin Harris.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
- By 1899, there were one white and two "colored" public school districts in the Danville area. Danville District 48 Trustees were W. F. Spiller, A. G. Walker, and J. M. Reding. North Danville Colored District 61 Trustees were Jordan Lee, A. F. Foster, and Wiley Moses. Danville District 21 was a "colored" district, with trustees Hy Cain, Jeff Shanders, and Beverly Harris.
By the time of the 1908-09 school year, there were at least four Danville districts. Danville District 21 was a "colored" district, receiving its mail at Willis. Trustees were Henry Fair, Jeff Shavers, and Beverly Harris. [From an article by Karen McCann Hett, to be published in the 2009 Montgomery County history.]
- Beverly and Harriet appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in West I&GN Railroad, Montgomery County, Texas, enumerated next to Wylie Moses.. Other members of the household included Nellie Harris, Huldy Harris, Charlotte Harris, James Smuther Harris, John Harris, Lena Harris and Missie Harris. Also in the household were three grandchildren, based on their ages, presumably children of Samuel since their surname is recorded as Harris.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1900 census.
- His wife Harriet became a widow at his death.
- Beverly died on 8 September 1905 at age 60.
- He was buried at the old Danville cemetery in Montgomery County, Texas, on present-day Shepard Hill Road.
- Children of Feraba born between 1836 and 1854, were recorded by Green Wood.
- Last Edited: 18 Jul 2011
Family 1: Partner of Beverly (?) b. say 1844
- Sally b. circa 1865
- Rose Harris b. circa 1865
- Frances Harris b. circa 1867
- Julia Harris b. December 1869
Family 2: Harriet b. June 1850
- Emma Harris b. circa 1868
- Samuel Harris+ b. 9 May 1870, d. 1 May 1951
- Ella Harris+ b. 25 August 1871, d. 22 November 1955
- Fereby Harris b. circa 1874
- Gillis Harris b. circa 1876
- Liddie Dutch Harris+ b. 21 February 1878, d. 3 January 1950
- Benjamin Harris b. February 1880
- Nellie Harris b. May 1882, d. 6 June 1974
- Huldy Harris b. January 1884
- Charlotte Harris+ b. May 1887, d. 21 February 1970
- James Smuther Harris b. January 1892