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The Harris-Hill House

The Harris-Hill House

Name:  The Harris-Hill House

Date:  unknown

Image Number:  E03cdE01

Comments:  The Harris-Hill House was the home of Miletus and Frances Caroline Harris by the Civil War.  In the spring of 1864, Henry, their underage son, wanted to join the Confederate cause, but his mother was adamantly opposed.  One night Henry climbed out upon the porch roof while the rest of his family slept, slid down one of the columns, and escaped north to enlist as a Private in Mosby's Rangers. 

According to Albemarle County deed records, Mary Emory Hill purchased the Harris house on August 15, 1889.  Mary was the wife of Major James Christian Hill of Scottsville, and thereafter the home was known as the Harris-Hill house.  Descendants of the Major J.C. Hill family lived here for many years.  This home has since been razed, and its lot is now part of the Scottsville Baptist Church property on Harrison Street.

This photo is part of the Katherine Ellis collection.  Katherine resides in Scottsville and is the great granddaughter of Miletus and Frances Caroline (Grubbs) Harris.

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Image Located On:  Capturing Our Heritage, CD E01



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