Nellie Celeste Harris


Family Links

1. John Christopher Plemmons Sr.

Nellie Celeste Harris 1

  • Born: 29 Aug 1881
  • Marriage (1): John Christopher Plemmons Sr. about 1906
  • Died: 23 May 1972, <Gilmer, Georgia>, United States at age 90
  • Buried: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia, United States

  Research Notes:


Nellie Harris Plemmons never held a public job, but was a successful homemaker, raising seven children to adulthood. Later in life, she lost a kidney, but lived to be 90 years old. Nellie's brother Kimsey was the grandfather of Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris (1982-1988); Joe Frank often kept in contact with the Harris family.

Nellie and her husband John Christopher (Chris) attended Salem Baptist Church; Nellie was a member, but Chris never joined because the church frowned upon drinking alcohol, and Chris owned a vineyard and occasionally drank his own wine. They are buried at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Gilmer County, Georgia. (Information provided by Edgar Land, grandson of Nellie and Chris)

Census record bio:

In the 1900 census, she is the daughter of R.O. Harris and Nancy L Harris, living in Gilmer County, Georgia. Her family:
-R.O. Harris, 47
-Nancy L, 52
-Nellie, 18
-Kimsey, 18
-Virgil, 11

In the 1910 census, Nellie is married to John C Plemmons. They are living in Gilmer County, and they have one daughter:
-Bloomer (Blooma), age 3

In the 1920 census, John and Nellie are still in Gilmer County. Their children:
-Bloomer (Blooma), 12
-Leila (Mary Lee), 9
-Lillie, 5
-Flora, 2 and 2 months

In the 1930 census, John and Nellie are still in Gilmer County. Their family:
-Mary L, 18
-Lillie, 15
-Flora, 13
-Hazel, 10
-J.C., 7
-Lucille, 3
-Virgil Harris, Nellie's brother, 41

Family links:
Richard Overton Harris (1854 - 1920)
Nancy Lavina Allen Harris (1846 - 1930)

John Christopher Plemmons (1881 - 1955) *

Infant Plemmons (1906 - 1906) *
Blooma Plemmons Miller (1907 - 1995) *
Infant Plemmons (1910 - 1910) *
Mary Lee Plemmons Holloway (1911 - 2000) *

Elizabeth Virginia Harris Ellis (1876 - 1960) *
Nellie Celeste Harris Plemmons (1881 - 1972)
Kimsey Sidney Harris (1884 - 1913) *

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Nellie married John Christopher Plemmons Sr., son of Levi Miles Plemmons and Louisa Adeline Simms, about 1906. (John Christopher Plemmons Sr. was born on 28 Jan 1881 in Boardtown, Gilmer, Georgia, United States, died on 2 Mar 1955 in <Gilmer, Georgia>, United States and was buried in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia, United States.)



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