Reverend James Harris (Democratic Republicans) Luzerne, Mifflin and Northumberland Counties 1800-1801 (Democratic Republicans) Centre, Lycoming and Mifflin Counties 1801-1805 (Constitutionalist Quid) Centre, Lycoming and Mifflin Counties 1805-1808
Reverend James Harris, born February 26, 1755, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Province of Pennsylvania, British Colonial America; son of John and Jean Harris; relocated with family in Juniata County; educated at home; Revolutionary War veteran; became Deputy Surveyor, Cumberland County, 1785; married, Ann Nancy Dunlop Harris, 1790, children, Jane Harris Linn, Eliza Harris Dobbins, James D. Harris, William Harris; Chief Surveyor, Mifflin County, 1789; Bellefonte first Postmaster; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1800-1805; elected, Constitutionalist Quid, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1805-1808; died, December 2, 1826 (aged 71), Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania; interment, Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Bellefonte first Postmaster.
Elected, Democratic Republicans Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Mifflin County, 1797-1800.
Elected, Democratic-Republicans, Pennsylvania State Senate, Luzerne, Mifflin and Northumberland Counties, 1800-1801.
Elected, Democratic-Republicans, Pennsylvania State Senate, Centre, Lycoming and Mifflin Counties, 1801-1805.
Elected, Constitutionalist Quid, Pennsylvania State Senate, Centre, Lycoming and Mifflin Counties, 1805-1808.
Father, John Harris, founder of Mifflintown, County Seat of Juniata County.
Son, Pennsylvania State Senator, William Harris, 12th district, Centre, Clinton, Lycoming Counties, 1847-1849.
Wife, Anne Dunlop, daughter of Colonel John Dunlop, with whom they founded the town of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.