This person is presumed living.
Mother: Catherine ADAMS
Tunis Hood Book states He was md three times, the name of his first wife and probably mother of several of his oldest children is unknown. 2nd wife was Elizabeth Whittenburgh, probably the mother of most of his children; 3rd wife was Mary Jones, no records of children by this marriage. Buried with his second and third wives in Harrison Cem, near Harrison School, six miles south of Greeneville, Tenn, in well marked graves. From his Will, and other reliable sources, the probable children are identified.
William m. Lents; Jeremiah md Eliz Jones; Eleanor md John Kelly Jr; John C. md Polly Brooks; Josiah md Nancy Henshaw; George md Eliz Martin; Caleb md Eliza Henshaw and Mary Bird; Rachel md Zaphaniah Woolsey; Mary Polly md Wm Woolsey; Grace md William Brooks; Wesley md Polly Carter; James md Rebecca Brooks; Sarah md Henry Brooks.
1850 Census Greene Co. TN; wife, Mary, age 66. Isaiah, age 88; preacher.
Isaiah's tombstone: The Bethesda United Methodiat Church, S. of Old Jonesborough Rd, on Harrison Rd, Greene Co. TN.
In the early 1780's, Isaiah, and William "Billy" were the pioneer settlers of the Harrison community, Nolichucky River, ten miles S. of Greeneville, TN. Founder of the Harrison Com. Ch. and contemporary of Bishop Francis Asbury.
In 1808, Isaiah deeded land for the Meetinghouse to George Wells, Stephen Brooks, John Kelly, Sr, John Kelly, Jr. and John Whittenberg as Trustees in Trust.
Greene Co. Cemeteries:
Isaiah 2-1-1762 - 8-6-1848 with Wife Elizabeth 1770-1838, erected by Caleb Harrison at a later date. Isaiah d. 1851, he is on the 1850 census.
sister Rachel 1826-1902.
Newton A. 1847-1921, wife Mary J.
Benjamin W. 1827-1916; wife Catherine 1840-1921, daughters Louisa, infant, Teulope F.
William Henry 1881; wife Frances Ella 1882.
This is a partial list. Many of these have children bur thre and dates are specific
Analized first names against Watagua, NC lines; very similiar first names.
Worth Ray, TN Cousins, p. 70 tells about a group of Quakers came over the mountains from NC about 1790 including ELLIS's. Isaiah is mentioned as representing the Maryville Branch of Quakers and the Hickory Valley Branch at an 1822 convention. The Quaker movement was large but of short life, and stronger around Greeneville. This convention had to do with abolition of slavery. James Jones was President; Note: on the 1830 census Isaish had 2 slaves. [S320] [S320] [S466] [S466]
_Thomas HARRISON ____+ | (1619 - 1682) m 1660 _Isaiah HARRISSON ___| | (1666 - 1738) m 1702| | |_Katherine BRADSHAW _+ | (1637 - 1682) m 1660 _Jeremiah HARRISON __| | (1707 - 1798) m 1744| | | _Johnathan SMITH ____+ | | | | |_Abigail SMITH ______| | m 1702 | | |_Sarah BREWSTER _____+ | | |--Isaiah HARRISON | (1762 - 1848) | _Francis ADAMS Jr.___+ | | (1680 - 1766) m 1704 | _John ADAMS _________| | | | | | |_Mary GODFREY _______+ | | m 1704 |_Catherine ADAMS ____| m 1744 | | _____________________ | | |_Margaret DONNELL ___| (.... - 1770) | |_____________________
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