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Judge Daniel Harris Death
Jasper Courier Saturday December 29, 1866

An Old Citizen Gone:  We were pained, and our citizens generally surprised, to learn of the death on last Wednesday of Hon. Daniel Harris, of Portersville. Judge Harris came to this county and settled at Portersville about the year 1812, when this was a part of Knox County, and most of it Wilderness, abounding with wild animals and Indians.
He resided where he died for 50 years and assisted by his taxes to build public buildings in three counties, Knox, Daviess and Dubois. Under the old probate system he was chosen one of the judges for this county, which position he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to the people.
He began life poor but lived to accumulate a considerable fortune, and to see the wilderness around him become populated with a busy, thriving people.  His wife preceded him to the grave about 15 years ago, leaving two small girls as his only children. At the age of 70 years , full on honors, he was gathered to his fathers, respected by all who knew him.