After years of research, I am unable to determine the name of the father of William “Henry” Harris,
He died in Bayboro Township (Horry County, SC) on 01 March 1901. His actual birthplace was Conway, South Carolina, Bayboro, South Carolina, or Loris, South Carolina. There are numerous family trees online that indicate his father was Henry Gustavus Harris - but that cannot be possible. Henry Gustavus Harris (York County, SC) was never married to Amy Hardee (mother of William Henry Harris, Sr., and the Will of Henry Gustavus Harris lists his wife (Patricia "Patience" Harriet Shurling) and children, with a child (completely different name) born the same year as William Henry Harris, Sr. I keep getting "hints" of information leading to northern North Carolina as a likely place where his family may have lived at some point. The mother of William Henry Harris, Sr. (Amy Hardee Harris) is also a great mystery. She is mentioned one time in a federal census when she is a child living with her family in Pitt, North Carolina. She was born on 16 August 1780. She entered eternal life in 1850 in Horry County, South Carolina (was living with her son - William Henry Harris, Sr.), but there is no record of her death, burial location, or any information at all.