Biographical Sketch of H. B. C. Harris, Bloomington Township, Buchanan
County, MO

>From "History of Buchanan County, Missouri, Published 1881, St. Joseph
Steam Printing Company, Printers, Binders, Etc., St. Joseph, Missouri.

H. B. C. Harris, physician and farmer, section 25, postoffice DeKalb,
was born in Powhattan County, Virginia, February 3, 1825, and was
there raised on farm. After receiving his primary education in the
common schools he attended the Concord Academy in Caroline County,
Virginia, for three years. In 1848 he began the study of medicine
with M. F. T. Evans and in 1848 graduated from the Medical University
of the City of New York, after which he returned to his native home
and remained one year. He again went to New York City, and in Feb-
ruary, 1850, came to St. Louis and remained till July, when he
located in Weston, Platte County, Missouri. He was at this point
engaged in the practice of his profession for about twenty years,
during that time ranking among the leading physicians of the state
and having the confidence of the people in his community. At the
end of the time mentioned, on account of disability he gave up the
practice and located on a farm and in the spring of 1879 he moved
to his present location. His farm is located in Platte County and
contains 120 acres. Dr. Harris has been twice married; first, to
Miss Sarah C. Calvert, May 20, 1851. She was born in Scott County,
Kentucky March 9, 1835 and died March 18, 1865. They had seven
children, five of whom are living: Rebecca D., born May 24, 1852;
Hiram, born July 31, 1855; Martha, born August 7, 1861; James C.,
born October 16, 1863. He was again married May 2, 1869 to Miss
Elizabeth A. Daniels. She was born October 17, 1842 and is a native
Tennessee. They have six children: Margaret E., born January 10,
1871; Pauline B., born April 20, 1873, died October 29, 1874; Robert
D., born March 31, 1875 died October 8, 1875; Sallie T., born Septem-
ber 9, 1877; William H., born May 7, 1879; and Mary, born June 15,

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