THE LINE OF WILLIAM2 (ANDREW1) HARRISON
OF CAROLINE COUNTY, VA
About all that we know of William2 Harrison, who died
in Caroline County in 1742, is a listing of recorded events compiled by JEH from the surviving
records of Caroline, Essex, and Orange Counties. They include:
1710 - At the same time that Andrew1 settled 130 acres on Andrew2,
he gave William2 270 acres near the head of Golden
Vale Creek. In 1727, this land was subsumed into the newly-formed
1738 - William2 Harrison was succeeded as Constable
of Caroline County.
1739 - William Christopher in February sued
the William2 Harrison estate in Caroline County; and in July,
Edward Spenser, gent., brought an action of trespass against
him. The suit was dismissed in August, 1739. 1741 - William2 was
"surveyor of the road" in Caroline County. He died before
the end of the year.
1742 - His will was presented for probate by his widow, Hannah
Harrison, and with Richard Hampton and Robert Talioferro as securities.
The relationship of the Hamptons and the Harrisons is detailed
in Meynard, and touched upon on page 29 of this document.
Confusion arises when you attempt to define the offspring of William2
Harrison. See Chart 5. Torrence (1929) gives a "purely tentative list" of
Andrew3 Harrison James3 Harrison
Benjamin3 Harrison Margaret Harrison
Charles3 Harrison Thomas3 Harrison
Robert Torrence (1938) omits James3 from his list.
JEH points out that there were at least three other Harrisons
in Caroline County at this time, based on the county order books
for the period. An Edward Harrison appears on the books in 1745;
Richard Harrison appeared in 1737 and 1748; and John Harrison
appeared several times between 1736 and 1746.
The writer (ACH) would like to note that there was another William
Harrison and William Harrison, Jr. in Caroline County at this
time, which creates some difficulties in sorting out which William
The "other William" was the scion of a family that held
large land patents. In 1754, he married Martha, daughter of Mark
Boulware. A William Harrison, probably this one, served as deputy
sheriff of Caroline County under various sheriffs from 1751 to
1769. In 1762, upon the accession of George III, a number of Virginia
officials refused to take the oath to the new king. One of these
was the senior magistrate and sheriff, Edward Dixon. William Harrison
and John Miller, Jr., the two deputies, took the oath and served
as acting sheriff until John Sutton II was appointed to complete
There is a question as to which William was serving as deputy
sheriff from 1764 through 1769. In 1764, the other deputies included
Andrew3 Harrison, James3 Harrison, and Thomas Pollard. Andrew3
Harrison held this office with John Miller, Jr. in 1765 - 1767,
and with a William Harrison in 1769.
JEH agrees with the Torrences on three of the offspring - Andrew,
Charles, and Margaret and suggests three more - Elizabeth, John,
and William. He disagrees with the inclusion of Benjamin Harrison,
whose will was recorded in Pittsylvania County in 1779 (Torrence,
1978), and suggests that he was Benjamin "The Overseer"
of Brunswick County who was mentioned in Benjamin "of Berkley"'s
1743 will. JEH points out that there is no record to even suggest
a connection between Benjamin Harrison of Pittsylvania and any
of the Caroline County Harrisons. Benjamin's 1779 will suggests
that he was a son of Joseph Harrison, who died in Brunswick County
JEH also points out that a James Harrison of King and Queen County
was granted a patent for 400 acres in what was then King William
County. The date of this transaction (1724) would put him in the
same age bracket as William2 , making him a contemporary, rather
than a potential candidate as a son.
As for Margaret, JEH agrees that she was the daughter of William2 ,
but maintains that she married Thomas Harrison, making him a son-in-law,
rather than a son of William2 . Thomas died in 1747, with administration
of his estate passing on to Margaret, who died in 1747.
Elizabeth's inclusion by JEH appears to be based on rather slim
evidence. An Elizabeth Harrison lived with a John Terrell and
bore him three children out of wedlock; he was married to Sarah
Terrell. This was in marked violation of the mores of the times,
and the Caroline court called the pair up in 1734, 1735, and 1737
- each time Elizabeth had another child - and each time placed
a larger bond on them. Finally, the church wardens bound over
the three children "at John Terrell's, commonly known as
children of Elizabeth Harrison" in 1738. At this time, evidently
feeling that the court wouldn't be satisfied with a peace bond,
Elizabeth Harrison and John Terrell left Virginia to avoid prosecution
for adultery. There is some evidence that they settled in a part
of Edgecomb County, NC, that became Granville County, NC, in 1746.
In 1740, the court granted Sarah Terrell the estate of John Terrell
since he had fled the jurisdiction of the court.
Before continuing with the third generation, the writer would
like to call attention to names that appear in official Virginia
records in connection with William2 Harrison. In February,
1739, William2 was sued in Orange County court by William
Christopher - William2's brother-in-law or nephew?
When his will was probated in Caroline County in 1742, Richard
Hampton and Robert Taliaferro were sureties for the widow. Two
of the witnesses were Nicholas Ware and John Dillard. In later
generations, Harrisons married Hamptons, Wares, and Dillards.
John3 Harrison (William2 Andrew1) of Halifax County,
Harrison's will, proved on July 16, 1761, in Halifax County,
VA, delineates clearly the identity of his children. Virginia
Meynard gives a fairly comprehensive study of this branch of Harrisons
in The Venturers.
The continuity of names of friends, business associates, and in-laws
continues through the John3 Harrison line. John3 had married Sarah
Daniel, daughter of John Daniel IV and Anne (Williams) Daniel
of Caroline County, VA. The Daniel and Williams families had been
neighbors since John Daniel I and John William I have come from
England to York County, VA, in 1645. John William II had built
Studley, a plantation on the Pamunkey River, in New Kent County,
VA; later the place was sold and was the birthplace of Patrick
John Daniel III of York County had, in 1722, willed a plantation
in Hanover County, complete with slaves, to his son John Daniel
111. His son, John Daniel IV, had married Sarah Williams, daughter
of John Williams IV and Mary Keeling of York County. John IV and
Sarah Daniels had five children: Sarah (Patsy), born ca. 1725,
John Williams, Martha, Elizabeth, and James.
The Daniel IV family moved to Goochland County in 1732. Two years
later, Daniel lost a court case to his wife's nephew, John Williams,
and moved from the county in disgust in 1734. His move was to
Caroline County, to join his brother, Williams Daniel, who owned
a grist mill on Beverley Run, adjacent to Thomas Rucker's property.
John Daniel took over operation of the mill, leaving his brother
free to pursue his political ambitions. With the building of the
second "rolling road" in Caroline County from Daniel's
mill to Conway's warehouse on the Rappahannock, the traffic to
the area increased to a degree that, in 1741, John Sneed was licensed
to operate a hotel/tavern adjacent to Daniel's mill (known in
1953 as "White's Mill")
John Daniel, like many of his neighbors, had his trouble with
the law. He was arrested in 1749 or 1750 for overplanting tobacco,
but the jury refused to convict. The jury again refused to convict
in 1753, when he was arrested for tending seconds.
Elizabeth Daniel married Christopher Dudley in 1742, and in about
1743, Sarah married John3 Harrison. John3 first appeared in the
Caroline County order books in connection with a transaction involving
Thomas Roy, appraiser of William2 Harrison's estate. John Roy,
Thomas Roy's father, had appraised the estate of Andrew1 Harrison,
William2 's father. John3 Harrison's last appearance
in the Caroline records was in an account book, where he was listed
with a group of men that included his brother (Andrew3 ); Richard
and Thomas Hampton (father and brother? of Col. Anthony Hampton,
whose daughter Elizabeth married James4, John3's
son); the Longs (Benjamin, Francis, John, Ware, and Richard Sr.
and Richard Jr.) who were varying degrees of cousin to John3
(his aunt Margaret Harrison had married Gabriel Long), and his
cousins John and Thomas Munday (his aunt Elizabeth had married
Thomas Munday, Sr.).
John3 and Sarah were married in Caroline County, and
shortly thereafter moved to the Daniel plantation in Goochland,
at the confluence of the Dames and Rivanna Rivers. They lived
south of the James, since when Goochland was divided in 1748,
they were in Cumberland County. In 1749, their neighbor's included
Sarah's aunt and uncle, Samuel and Elizabeth (Williams) Henderson,
John3 Harrison's uncle, Andrew2 Harrison,
and Francis Luck and John Chisum, Jr., late of Caroline County.
John Chisum Jr. and John3 Harrison were close friends. Chisum
had been born on Polecat Creek, near the Reddy Swamp plantation
of William2 Harrison, and after finishing his education at Fredericksburg
Academy, went from county to county, improving plantations and
selling them at a profit. He moved to Cumberland County in 1749.
In 1754 the Hendersons moved to Granville County, NC, to the Nut
Bush community, complete with a large number of slaves. Some time
prior to 1760, John Chisum Jr. and Francis Luck moved to Halifax
(present Pittsylvania) County, where they brought sizable landholding
along Straitstone Creek.
John3 Harrison and his family moved to Halifax County also, but
the exact date is not known. Many of their neighbors in Halifax
came from the Polecat Creek - Reedy Swamp area of Caroline County
- the Pigg, Dillard, Hurt, Collins, and Ecchols families.
On January 17, 1761, John3 Harrison bought 696 acres on Straitstone
Creek from Francis Luck; the Harrisons had been living on the
property for some time before he bought it. The land was in two
parcels, one on either side of the creek. The home place of 296
acres include "houses, orchard, garden woods, water courses,
and other appurtances; " this was where they lived, adjacent
to Ecchol's corner. The other 400 acre tract adjoined Collin's
"Being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory,"
John Harrison made out his will the same day he signed the deed
to the place. His will was proved on July 16, 1761, at the Halifax
courthouse. He left, as a loan, "the house where I now dwell"
with 130 adjoining acres to Sarah, to pass to the eldest son,
James4, on her death. Excepted from this bequest were the household
goods which were to be divided among the four daughters. Sarah
also received title to the chattels (slaves) and any monies from
debts owed him. The remainder off the homestead, 166 acres, was
left to John4 Jr., and Andrew4 Harrison,
with the upper tract of 400 acres left to Richard4
and Isham4. John Chisum Jr. and John Williams Daniel,
Sarah's brother, were executors.
The nine children mentioned in John3 Harrison's will were:
- Mary (Polly) Harrison - (b. ca. 1744) married ca. 1762, in
Granville County, NC,William Cooper. They moved to Union County,
SC, and lived with her brother James4 Harrison at Fairforest
- Elijah Cooper - d. 1797, married Susannah Greer
- John Cooper
- Andrew Cooper
- Richard Cooper
- Sally Cooper
- Polly Cooper
- Elizabeth Cooper - m. her first cousin, John Daniel, son of
William and Anne (Nancy Harrison) Daniel. She was the great-grandmother
of S. Worth Ray, the genealogist.
- Anne (Nancy) Harrison - b. ca. 1746, married in Granville
County, NC, her first cousinWilliam Daniel, son of James and Sarah
Daniel. They moved to Washington County, TN.
- John Daniel - married first cousin, Elizabeth Cooper (see
- James4 Harrison (1748 -1815) - married Elizabeth Hampton,
daughter of Col. Anthony Hampton and brother of Wade Hampton.
James4 moved to the frontier country of South Carolina with his
bride and his in-laws, where they soon were embroiled in the border
war with the Cherokees. Col. and Mrs. Hampton were killed by the
Indians, as was Anthony5 Harrison, the firstborn of James4 and
Elizabeth. For details of James4 Harrison's life, see
He and Elizabeth had a total of 13 children. He died in 1815 in
Greenville County, SC. Details on his offspring as given in The
- Anthony5 Harrison (1775-1776) was killed by Indians.
- John Hampton5 Harrison (1777-1838) married Jemima Jenkins.
- Harriet Harrison (1778-1828) married Samuel Earle.
- Louisa Jane Harrison (1780-1827) married  John Wright 
- James5 Harrison (1782-1866) married Sarah Earle.
- Clarissa Harrison (1784-1792) died in childhood.
- Richard5 Harrison (1786-1829) married Catherine Sloan.
- Isham5 Harrison (1788-1863) married Harriet
- Thomas5 Harrison (1790-1835) married Hannah
- Elizabeth Harrison (1792-1835) married  Rowland Thurmond
 S.G. Ward.
- Mary Vivian Harrison (1794-1820) married Early Harris.
- Benjamin Harrison (1796-1812).
- Henry Hampton5 Harrison (1798-1808).
- Andrew4 Harrison - born about 1750; died unmarried, either
young or as a Revolutionary soldier in the Revolution
- Richard4 Harrison - born 18 March 1752, died 25 October,
1791, in Spartanburg, SC.
He married, on 22 December, 1774, in Surry County, NC, Anne (or
Nancy) Patillo, (1757 - 1809), daughter of Henry Patillo, D.D.,
Church of Scotland and Mary (Anderson) Patillo, of VA and NC.
Henry Patillo was of Huguenot origin; the family had originated
in Spain, with descendants moving to France and becoming Huguenots.
When the Edict of Nantes was revoked in 1685, they moved to Scotland,
and from there to VA. Patillo was sent to NC as a Presbyterian
missionary and was President of the NC Provincial Congress.
Nancy was educated far beyond the norm of young ladies of her
day, reading Latin and Greek. Some of her in-laws expressed concern
that she was "too educated to run a household."
Richard4 served as sergeant in the Orange County, NC, militia
and later as major of NC state forces during the Revolution -
probably a NC State Line Regiment. during
After the Revolution he and his family moved to Spartanburg County,
SC, in 1782. He was the county's first judge (1785), the presiding
judge (1786), and commissioner (1787). In about 1789, he and his
family moved to Greenville County, SC, and lived near his brother,
James4, on Harrison Bridge Road.
Post-war, he received a 1,000-acre grant in Lincoln County, Virginia,
subsequently Lincoln County, KY, and then Madison County, KY).
There is no evidence he ever lived on his grant.
Their children, and their birthdates, as given in The Venturers,
were recorded by Richard4 in his Episcopal Book of Common
Prayer. They were:
- John5 Harrison, born 4 January 1776.
- Jane Harrison, born 27 March 1781; married Christopher Golightly.
- Emily Harrison, born 11 March 1782?; married James Moss.
- Henry5 Harrison, born 1783?; nothing further known.
- Mary Patillo Harrison, born 1787; married Thomas Woodruff.
- Dr. Richard5 Harrison, born 4 February 1787; married Maria
- James5 Harrison, born 1789.
- Sarah Patillo Harrison, born 21 January 1791; married Andrew
- John4 Harrison - unmarried; moved to Spartanburg, SC
- Martha Harrison - married James Cooper, brother of William Cooper
- Elizabeth Harrison - married 12 December 1781 in Granville
county, NC, Reuben Daniel, her first cousin, son of James and
Sarah Daniel of Granville County. They moved to Spartanburg County,
SC. Their children were:
- Sophia Daniel - married --- Smith
- Jesse Daniel - married Maria Smith
- Jane (Jennie) Daniel - married Jehu Wells
- Richard Daniel - married --- Morrow
- Elizabeth Daniel - married --- Underwood
- Nancy Daniel - married --- High
- Martha Daniel - married --- Gallagher
- Sarah Daniel - married Amos Lyles
- Isham4 Harrison was born in VA in 1760, reared in Granville
County, NC, moved to Spartanburg County, SC, and then IL, and
died in Madison County, MO, on September 14, 1835. In 1780, he
served as lieutenant in Captain William Gilliam's company of Granville
County militia. On June 22, 1783, he married Gilliam's daughter,
Anne (Amey). They moved to Spartanburg County, SC, near his brothers.
There he represented the county in the SC Senate in 1797-98 and
the in the SC House in 1800-02. He was sheriff in 1802-08 and
a county judge subsequently. In 1810 he moved to southern Illinois
with wife, their two sons, and his slaves. His farm was the site
of the present-day town of Christopher, Franklin County, IL. The
farms of the sons adjoined his. In 1818, he was a member of the
Illinois Constitutional Convention.
When IL became a free state, Isham4 took his slaves and moved
to Madison County in southeastern MO; the sons remained in IL.
He died in 1853 at the age of 75. Their children, as named in
The Venturers, were:
- Andrew Ulysses5 Harrison, (1780-1845); married Elizabeth Rogers
- Lucy Harrison, married Benjamin Goode.
- Nancy Harrison, married George Goode.
- Priscilla Harrison, married --- Allen.
- Richard Lemuel5 Harrison, (1792-1858); married
Judith Woods in 1815.
Charles3 Harrison (William2 Andrew1) of Albemarle County,
Charles3 Harrison was born in Caroline County in and lived there
as late as 1754. He was living in Goochland County by 1754, in
an area that was to become Albemarle, on lands adjacent to those
of his brother Andrew3 . JEH suggests that Charles3 was married
at least twice, based on the age of the eldest son, William4 ,
since he was of age when his father died in 1762. The next recorded
child, Richard4 , was born in 1757, with Elizabeth born in 1758,
and the youngest, Nancy, born in 1762 after her father's death.
JEH probably is correct, based on the span of time between William4
and Richard4 . However, several Harrison wives of this generation
had a dozen or more children over a 20 to 22 year period. At any
rate, if there were two wives, the name of the first is
not known. At the time of his death, Charles3 was married to Frances
(Hughland) Harrison. The known children of Charles3 Harrison are:
- William4 Harrison, born before 1741
- Richard4 Harrison, born in 1757 in Goochland County, VA; lived
in Caswell County, NC, where he entered the military. He served
with the Caswell County, NC, militia and the Pittsylvania County,
VA, militia. He married Mary Clarkson in Albemarle County in 1784;
he died in 1848. His children as listed in J.E. Harrison's A Comment
on the Family of Andrew Harrison ... are based on Albemarle
County records; they are:
- Elizabeth Harrison, married Weatherston Shelton.
- Ann Harrison, married John Clarkson.
- Mary Harrison, married Charles W. Maupin.
- Peter C.5 Harrison.
- Charles E.5 Harrison.
- John C.5 Harrison, married Fanny Rhodes.
- Julius C.5 Harrison, married Elizabeth Strange.
- Richard5 Harrison
- David C.5 Harrison.
- James5 Harrison.
- William A.5 Harrison
- Elizabeth Harrison, born 1758; married John Tuggle
- Nancy Harrison, born 1762.
Andrew3 Harrison (William2 Andrew1) of Orange County, NC
Andrew3 Harrison lived in Caroline County, VA, as late as 1751,
but for the last few years of this period was maintaining a presence
in King and Queen County. By 1755 he was living in Goochland County and was there as
late as 1769. In 1770, he was
living in Pittsylvania County, VA, but soon moved to a part of
Orange County, NC, that became Caswell County, NC. He had married
Jane (also recorded as Joan and Jean) Dillard; she died prior to May, 1773.
The exact antecedents of Jane Dillard are not known. A Nicholas
Dillard had received grants in 1718 and 1724 along Reedy Creek
in the area that became Caroline County. John Dillard, who had
served as a Caroline constable in 1741, was one of two provers
of William2 Harrison's will; Nicholas Ware (d. 1744) was the other.
There were a George, Edward, Nicholas and Thomas Dillard recorded
in King and Queen County in 1704, and a Col. Thomas Dillard and
Thomas Dillard Jr. in Pittsylvania County in the 1760s (Ray, pp.
At his death in early 1774, Andrew3 left nine children, identified
in his will. (Two are recorded in the Douglas Register - Mally
(Mildred or Mary), baptized December 26, 1757, and Andrew4, born
March 24, 1764, baptized April 22, 1764.
- William4 Harrison married Anna Payne, daughter
of Josias Payne, Burgess for Goochland County. They were married
December 26, 1763. They moved from Goochland to Pittsylvania county
in 1770. William4 was recorded as serving as a captain and colonel
of militia in the Revolution. A Pittsylvania Court of Claims awarded
him £35 for his home having been used as a hospital for three
months by Greene's troops. He lived in Pittsylvania County on
the Dan River,, served as a Representative to the General Assembly,
and died in 1811. JEH located a Bible record that gave the names
of the children as:
- Robert5 Harrison, born 6/29/1765; married Anne, daughter of
- Susannah Harrison (1/22/1768-1786); married William Ware.
- William Payne5 Harrison, born 1769.
- Andrew1 Harrison, born 1772.
- Ann Harrison, born 1774; married Daniel Coleman.
- Jane Payne Harrison (1776-1796); married Henry Stone.
- Anne Payne Harrison, born 1778.
- Mary Dillard (or Polly) Harrison, born 1783; married A.G.
- Josiah5 Payne Harrison, born 178-.
- William Porter5 Harrison, born 1785; "went
- Nathaniel5 Harrison, born 1787: "went further
- Thomas4 Harrison possibly married (1) --- Pendleton;
his widow was Mary (Kennon) Harrison, daughter of William Kennon.
They were married February 2, 1768, in Goochland County (Douglas
Register). He lived in Goochland as late as 1771, and served
in the Revolution as Major of Militia for Orange County, NC. Wheeler
records that, one winter during the Revolution, Major Harrison
encamped his men on his own land. His will was proved in Caswell
County, NC, in 1799. Sorley list six offspring for Thomas4 and
Mary (Kennon) Harrison. They were:
- Thomas5 Harrison, Jr., married first Jane Burton. They had
one child, Polly Harrison, who married Abish Slade. Thomas5 married
second Mildred Johnson, and they had seven children. One of these
was Robert6 Harrison, who was supposed to have married his cousin,
Mildred Harrison. I have not yet determined who she was.
- Mary Harrison - died young.
- Louisa Harrison - died young.
- Charles5 Harrison - died young.
- Elizabeth Harrison (1772 - 1836), married in 1792 Samuel Smith Jr. of NC.
- Identity of this child not clear
JEH found a listing of Thomas4 Harrison's children in Olds' North
Carolina Will Abstracts. Those not duplicated above were:
- William5 Harrison
- Andrew5 Harrison, married January 1796 Mary Howard Reed, born 1779.
- Charles5 Harrison married Sarah Barbour.
- John5 Harrison married Peggy Satterfield.
- Robert5 Harrison
- Jean Harrison
- Patsy Harrison
- Ann Harrison - married John Ware, son of James Ware.
- Elizabeth (Betty or Betsy) Harrison - married (1) John
Teague, (2) William Kennon [see 2) above].
- Ninian4 Harrison - in his will, Andrew3 left Ninian
(also spelled Ninneon) a tract of land, two negro slaves, a stallion
and a mare, two cows and calves, and two sows and pigs "
... Provided he Shold Recover his Proper Senses So as to be Capable
of Managing the Same ..." and concurrently established that
Ninian's brothers William and Thomas would act as his trustees
until such time as he could manage properly. There are no details
about what happened to Ninian either what caused this condition
or if he ever recovered.
- Mildred (Milly) Harrison - married William Moore.
- Mary (Molly) Harrison - married Robert Burton.
- Jane (Miss Janie) Harrison - not married by 1798.
- Andrew4 Harrison - born 3/24/1764 in Goochland County,
VA, died 1831, Caswell County, NC. Married  Nancy Williamson,
daughter of Stephen Williamson, and  Mary Richardson, daughter
of William Richardson. He had 13 children, according to a "Family
Tree" listing JEH located in the Library of Congress. They
- Andrew W.5 Harrison, married Matilda Sharpe.
- Charlotte Harrison.
- Elizabeth Harrison.
- Frances D. Harrison.
- James R.5 5 Harrison.
- Jane Dillard Harrison, married Creed T. Oliver.
- Jesse5 Harrison.
- John5 Harrison.
- Martha W.5 Harrison, married Henry Wilkinson.
- Nancy W. Harrison.
- Stephen5 Harrison.
- Susan Payne Harrison.
- Willie Dodson5 Harrison.
William3 Harrison (William2 Andrew1) of Prince Edward County,
The Prince Edward County, VA, Order Book includes the information
that William3 Harrison lived there as early as 1756. The primary
information on William3 Harrison is from his will, which is recorded
in Prince Edward County Will Book 1. In it he names his children,
and his widow. Ray writes that William3 was married  to Mary
---, and , Mary Gray. Ray omits Fanny Harrison, the first child
mentioned in William3 's will. The composite listing is:
- Fanny Harrison
- Jane Harrison, married Dave Ellington.
- Andrew4 Harrison
- Christopher4 Harrison
- James4 Harrison
- Benjamin4 Harrison married Pricilla Cary.
[Are there two Ben Harrison and Priscilla Cary's? This is perhaps a misidenfication. See Benjamin and Priscilla and the Repository Database. bb]
- Charles4 Harrison
- William4 Harrison married Phoebe Smith
- Abner4 Harrison married Jane Sims of Orange
County, VA. He moved to Orange (now Person) County, NC, and was
prominent in Revolutionary days. Children, per Ray, were:
- William5 Harrison, born 1787.
- Ignatius5 Harrison, born 1789.
- Reuben5Harrison, born 1792.
- Benjamin5 Harrison, born 1801.
- Samuel5 Harrison, born 1812.
- James5 Harrison, born 1805.
- Abner5 Harrison, born 1803, married ----
a. Philadelphia Harrison, married Joel Yancey Cain.
b. Martha Harrison, married --- Cain
c. Susan Harrison, married Cornelius Orin.
d. William6 Harrison
e. Jacob6 Harrison
f. Joseph6 Harrison
g. Sarah Harrison
h. Isaac6 Harrison
i. Rachel Ann Harrison, married Melville Russell Jones in Saline County, AK
- Rachael Harrison, born 1794, married Thomas Cain, Jefferson County, TN in 1811.
- Jane Harrison, born Person County, NC on June 25, 1796;
died August, 1875; married Abraham Lilliard, born April 15, 1791,
in VA; of Dalton, GA.
- The only William Christopher I (ACH) have been able
to locate in Caroline County is the servant William Christopher
who escaped, some 33 years after the suit, from his master, James
Martin, in 1772. After his capture 70 days later, the Court sentenced
Christopher to serve an additional period as Martin's servant.
If this William Christopher is any relation, it must be grandson
or grandnephew of the William Christopher associated with William2
- "Trespass," in this case meant a land boundary
- JEH records that Isham Harrison's sons included three
who were generals in the Confederate Army. As a charter member
of the Golden Triangle Civil War Roundtable and a long-time military
history buff, I must correct this. Two indeed were generals in
the Confederate Army, leading Texas brigades. The third, Richard
Harrison, M.D., was general of a brigade of Mississippi militia.
(see Warner, 1959)
- It was their son James Thomas5 Harrison
(1811-1879) who married in 1840 Regina Bluett (1811-1890). Their
daughter, Regina Lilly Harrison (1841-1903), married in 1865 General
Stephen Dill Lee (1833-1903). General Lee, who was not a member
of the Lee family that intermarried with Major Richard4
(Battaile3 Andrew2) Harrison, his sister
Frankey Harrison, and his son Richard5. General Lee
was the first president of what is now Mississippi State University,
the alma mater and place of employment of ACH, the author.
- Another Payne - Ada E. Payne - was to marry
Dr. Thomas James Harrison, son of Dr. T.O. Harrison, in Louisiana.
No direct connection between the two Paynes has been determined.
- Robert Payne witnessed Andrew3 Harrison's will.
- It was not uncommon in Colonial and early post-colonial
days for a later child to be given the name of a dead sibling.
- This Sarah Barbour very possibly is the descendant
of either William or Travers Barbour, who had moved to North Carolina
about 1800. They were the sons of William Barbour, who had come
to Culpeper County prior to 1776, and the grandsons of Captain
William Barbour of Richmond County, VA. Captain William Barbour
was not closely related to James Barbour, the patriarch of the
other Barbour line.
- Robert Burton's father, Charles Burton, was the other
witness to Andrew1 Harrison's will.
- This Abner Harrison is not a direct lineal ancestor
of this writer. I was named after my father, Abner Childress Harrison,
who was named after his maternal grandfather, Abner Nimrod Childress.
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