8514 Rockmoor San Antonio, Texas 78230
© 1994 Charles W. Johnson, M.D.
THIS WAS THE LIFE EXCERPTS FROM THE JUDGEMENT RECORDS OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND
1748-1765 by Millard Milburn Rice .. Gen. Pub. Co 1984. Though this book covers only an 18 year period, it represents a very busy court and the author has eliminated such things as petition signers and court cases that he does not deem of importance; there by eliminating many names. Yet it is over 300 pages long. The author inserts valuable comments from time to time. Though this book does not contain a large number of Harrisons, it does contain many people of importance and a number of my wife's ancestors. It is especially relevant to the 20 or so families that are detailed in MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA COLONIALS by Sharon Doliante of which she devotes about 1000 pages to my wife's direct ancestors ... but not Harrisons. This book is also very relevant to my own ancestors who ended up in Newberry Co. SC.
Frederick Co. MD is an important place. It is in the northern neck adjacent to PA and VA. The Great Wagon Trail comes by there carrying the multitudes to the Shenandoah Valley of VA and on into the Carolinas, GA,, TN, KY and points west. It is the present site of the Presidential Retreat; Camp David up on Catoctin Mountain, which, incidentally was owned by a combination of my wife's ancestors and perhaps of my Johnson ancestors. It was also adjacent to Frederick Co. VA, where many of these people moved on to from Maryland. I recognize many who later ended up in the neighborhood of Mecklenburg and Rowan Counties NC. Probably the most important family here was Beale. Another was Evan Shelby Sr. who was a pioneer and his family of future politicians for whom all the Shelby Counties were named in various states.
p 21 August Ct. 1749. Daniel Carroll signed a petition for a road. (Catoctin Mountain and vicinity was also a site of Carroll's Manor, owned by the big boss of Maryland, Charles Carroll)
The court orders the account paid...What is this? Was John Harrison
executed by hanging for some crime? If so, there is no previous
record of such a trial. Moreover, this court was not authorized
to hang anybody except slaves. Perhaps such a trial had occurred
on a higher level elsewhere, but sent back home to Frederick for
hanging. p 241 Nov. Ct. 1762. William Harrison on Grand Jury.
Letters FROM JEAN HALDEN WALKER. She has a wealth of information on many lines that we share an interest in besides Harrisons. The following is miscellaneous Harrison information without known connectors:
Robert H. Harrison wit. to will of George Johnston 1776/7 Fairfax
Co. VA. and wit to a will of Carson 1 772/3 same place. and Rigdon
Will 1 772 along with Richard and Joseph Harrison and 1775/8 Andrew
Stewart Will and with Richard Harrison the 1774/91
Constant Chapman .. all Fairfax Co... Will of Chapman mentions
Sally Harrison dau of Robert Hanson Harrison .. Dorothy Hanson
m Richard Harrison 1762; he member of MD Legislature. Col. Robert
Hanson Harrison 1745-1790 was secy to General Washington
during the American Revolution; Chief Justice MD General Court;
Justice Supreme Ct. US; m a daughter of George Johnston Sr. member
of H of Burgesses VA 1758-1765. He received 6 votes for President
for first President and/or Vice President, but George Washington
(for whom he was secretary) got 69 votes. Robert was the son of
Richard Harrison who was married
to Dorothy Hanson of Maryland 1742...In 1838 Robert Hanson Harison's
heirs got a land bounty..Dorothy H. Storer and Sarah Easton. They
A map. This is of the area of Fairfax, Loudon, Fauquier, Prince
William, Stafford. and pert of Frederick Co. VA. It is labeled
"From five Generations of the Family of Burr Harrison of
Virginia (1650=1800)". Located on this map are various locator
of members of the Burr Harrison family and associated families.
One interesting location, #5, is the site of Thomas Barton 1680,
Burr Harrison Jr. 1700 and THOMAS CALVERT ALIAS HARRISON 1725.
(I do not know what this is all about). This is at the intersection
of King's Road and Quantico Creek (or River), a branch of the
Potomac downstream from Mount Vernon.
Enclosed is a few copies from the book, THE BELVILLE FAMILY by
Tedcastle. 1917. This family is related to Mrs. Walker's Harrisons
and a picture of Lt. Commander Horace Nephew Harrison of the US
Navy is shown. He was the son of Dr. Horace Jesse Harrison and
Mary Martha Pelot. He was the brother of Sarah G. (Harrison) Snow
Blue Gaulding, ancestor of Mrs. Walker. Dr. Horace Jess Harrison
was the son of William Harrison and E. Gignilliat...Mary Martha,
daughter of James Pelot and Elizabeth Chisholm and Elizabeth was
the daughter of John Chisholm. John Chisholm's son Thomas went
"up the trail" with the Cherokees and had sons and grandsons
who were chiefs of the Western Cherokees in TN, AR and OK. (I
think she told me earlier that he was related to Chisholm of the
famous Chisholm Trail from Texas to Abilene, Kansas)..Horace Nephew
Harrison m Rebecca Somerville Lindenberger of Baltimore.
(Mrs. Walker is not sure of the origins of her line of Harrisons
but suspects Burr Harrison line).
A map of SURRY COUNTY NC. This is most interesting. It is quite
detailed and of a pert of the County. This is an area in which
I have worked in regards to Hawkins genealogy, and I have a similar
map but my map was of the area after a large part of it became
Stokes County, and these earlier property owners of Surry were
not named. Both maps give property owners and locations and dates
the property acquired, but the names are vastly different because
of the county in which they are recorded. On this new map there
are not only Harrisons but many others in which I am interested
in other lines of mine and of my wife. Let me point out a few
opinions of this area.
There was a large migration to this area before the Revolution
over a period of a few years. Most came from Virginia to which
this area is adjacent. They came from the Shenandoah Valley and
also from the Dan River area of VA. me Dan River extends through
the northern pert of this area. The Yadkin River is in the southern
part of this area. This is also the area in which the Moravians
made their settlement I imagine that the Moravian success and
their prosperity and their friendliness to the Indians and to
the incoming settlers, and their rather "high-tech"
civilization, were a drawing card to the settlers from other backgrounds.
Much of the populace of later Burke County came from this area,
and much of Buncombe came from Burke. One family of special interest
to me, but unrelated to Harrisons as far as I know, was Joseph
Kershaw 1775; his son-in-law John Chestnut 1775, and
Reubin Mathis 1784. Some years before these dates, Joseph Kershaw
and John Chestnut were very prosperous merchants headquartered
in SC at what is now Camden, though they had interests in a large
area. Kershaw ran the place and Kershaw County SC named for him.
His lawyer was Israel Mathis. I know nothing about Reubin Mathis.
I have connections (not ancestry) with Israel Mathis and his wife
who was a Teague. During the Revolution, Kershaw was a famous
patriot, but Cornwallis expropriated his home for his headquarters
and put him in prison, but kept Kershaw's wife to run the place
for Cornwallis. It is interesting to speculate that in 1775 Kershaw,
Chestnut and Mathis saw what was caning the next year and sought
property as a future refuge from the British.. but that is just
speculation. They may have had business interests in that market.
They may have even had interests connected to the Hamptons and
Harrisons who had important stores at Shallow Ford of the Yadkin
and at Town Creek in this area. (I do not mean to imply that these
are "our" Harrisons, These
Harrisons are of the line of THE VENTURERS, HAMPTONS AND HARRISONS
who are also the line of Worth Ray's Harrisons and as I call them,
"the Andrew Harrisons". Other names of interest here:
Evan Jones 1792. I keep running into Evan and Wiley Jones, in
in several different combinations:
Hawkins (both lines), Worley and Duckett.
Numerous Martins. These are two lines which are related, both
prominent and one is the family of Alexander Martin, the Gov.
of NC who also owned property here but lived in Guilford Co.
Boones. Several of them. I do not see Daniel, but he lived here
for awhile after he left Augusta Co. VA
Bryans. All over the place including Morgan Bryan, the daddy of
them all who moved to Rowan Co. NC and had the kids who intermarried
with Daniel Boone and went to KY and and on to MO with him. (Bryan's
Station, KY, the pioneer fort of Bryan and Boone). There was also
Bryan's Iron Works, and Bryan's Baptist Church.
Micajah Oglesby 1786 (Rev. Nathan Harrison m Sarah Oglesby)
Numerous Bledsoes. They could have come from the Fincastle area
of VA or from Culpeper Co. VA where the same family was. In Culpeper
they were intermarried with the Caves and then involved with Daniel
Boone and the Bryans. Ancestors of Vice President Richard Johnson,
hero of the War of 1812. The Bledsoes from Fincastle were the
pioneers of central TN and KY and famous as "Longhunters"
but also land speculators. Bledsoe Co., TN named for them, as
well as Bledsoe's Creek in Sumner Co. TN where the LGT Harrisons
who were on the Robertson expedition to Nashville got their grants.
Here too are Mrs. Walker's Snows. There are two Snow Creeks. One
enters into the Yadkin and the other into the Dan.
Thomas Linville 1754. Is he the one for whom Linville Creek in
Augusta Co. VA is named? or Linville Falls in western NC?
Benedict Alderson 1779. Is he ne of the Aldersons of Alderson's
Baptist Church of the Long Grey Trail? (which is also known as
Linville Creek Baptist)
HARRISONS on the map: (and possible relatives)
Joseph Harrison 1778
Joseph Harrison 1784 (in a different location)
George Black 1783
Adam Black 1783
Joseph Harrison 1778 (?)
Robert Harrison 1779
I have no idea about Robert Harrison but Joseph Harrison (or maybe
more than one) could be Joseph Harrison, son of John Harrison
and father of Rev. Joseph Harrison Jr. who was the Pioneer Baptist
Preacher of Watauga Co. NC at Historic Three Forks Baptist Church,
along the Boone Trail. (Boone Wilderness Trail Marker on the grounds
of the church). Joseph Harrison Sr. is supposed to have had a
brother who went to Indiana .. could this be Robert?
Family Group sheet on Horace Jesse Harrison, mentioned earlier.
He was an MD, Planter and a Colonel War of 1812. This has much
more detail on children, but probably not relevant to us. Also
FGS on his son Horace Nephew Harrison Lt. Commander, USN. He was
b ca 1810, d 1861 in Washington DC and buried Arlington Cemetery.
m 1835. After he died his widow ran a boarding house in Washington
DC for professional people. Children and whom they married listed.
Mrs. Walker's pedigree chart. (partial) I will not go into this
but I will mention that there is much French Huguenot connected
to her Harrison branch: Gignilliat, Marion, Leserrurier, Poitou,
Baluet, Cahusac, Pelot, Deville, Leger, Lecompte, Bossuer. They
seem to be all of Coastal SC Huguenots, though some came from
LETTER FROM RUTH BOWERS. She makes reference to p 5 of my last
report, Harrison Notes Oct 19, 1993. I reported on Helen Niewendorp's
interest in Grigsbys/Griggsbees who were in the same location
as a Thomas Harrison in Abbeville, SC. on Richland Creek. a branch
of Little Saluda along with neighbors John Davis, Etheridge
and Wilson... Mrs. Bowers has some information on Grigsbys. Aaron
Grigsby married Sarah
Abraham Lincoln. Sarah and Abe were descendants of Abigail Harrison
and Alexander Herring, back in old Augusta Co. VA.
Mrs. Bowers also comments on Hightowers. (intermarried with her
Granthams (Harrisons). Hightowers were also in Buncombe County
along with William and John Grantham and the two Harrison families
of the 1800 Census; Thomas and John. Hightowers also equal to
McHightower, meaning son of Hightower (Scotch)...(I too have a
bit of information about Hightowers of Buncombe. They were there
very early and neighbors of Benjamin Hawkins, both of the upper
crust. I believe that a Hightower was first sheriff of Buncombe.
Apparently Benjamin Hawkins married a Hightower as his second
wife. My wife had Hightower neighbors and friends, as a child
near Knoxville, TN and we had one of those friends visit a few
years ago. Seems to be that many Hightowers in law enforcement.)
Mrs. Bowers also comments on Hammonds. (I referred to them in
regards to Joseph Hammond who publishes the Hammond Newsletter
and Mrs. Walker who is also a Hammond, and both of them have the
same Harrison ancestors)...She can almost "swear to it "
that James Weeden of Tennessee married Elizabeth Hammond, and
their son (?) John H. Weeden m Ruth Caroline Wilson d/o Joseph
Carroll Wilson and Sarah Pickens. Sarah Pickens d/o John and Patience
Pickens/Pickings of SC. Joseph Carroll Wilson was the son of John
Wilson and Ruth Wilburn. They lived in Rowan Co. NC, Louisville,
KY, Crawford Co. Indiana and Montgomery Co. IL. These are Ruth
Bower's ancestors. It is believed that Elizabeth Hammond, cousin
of James Weeden's wife, m James Halford in TN. These two families
came to Christian Co. IL where they lost 7 to milk sickness, including
James Halford, wife Elizabeth Weeden, Mary Ann Hammond and children
(of Halford), Mary Ann Hammond, sister of Elizabeth Weeden. (I
looked up "milk sickness". It comes from cattle eating
White Snakeroot, which poisons cattle and given to humans in the
milk and was frequently fatal to humans.. but this disease can
be confused with others such as Ergot Poisoning which aborts cows
and female humans but also seriously affects men and women and
children and can be fatal)
Jacob Sights, also an ancestor of Ruth Bowers, who m Grantham
(Harrison) swam the French Broad River and there lost his discharge
papers (fought under General Washington)
She also has Prudence Davis b 1818 TN m James Carricker b Mecklenburg,
NC. Prudence did not know how to read or write.
So, we have some interesting connections perhaps with Grigsbys,
Davis, Wilson and Pickens of Abeville area of SC. I might add
that Pickens is a very famous name in SC. They were Generals,
Indian Treaty Makers and Statesmen/Politicians. They were in the
Abbeville/Pickens Co. area.
Mrs. Bowers enclosed a family group sheet on Hugh McHightower.
He was b 1803 Buncombe and m Delia Hicks b 1806 in Wilson Co.
TN, where they were married 1879. They were the first settlers
in Nokomis Township of Montgomery Co. IL. The eldest of their
11 children was Alfred b 1824 Franklin Co. TN. He married 1846
Sarah Grantham in Montgomery Co. IL. She was the daughter of James
Grantham and Frances Sights. James was the son of Rev. John Grantham
and Elizabeth Harrison d/o Thomas Harrison of Buncombe Co.
THE JOHN FAMILY JOURNAL, by Ellen John. In an editorial, Ellen
John describes the progress in the genealogy of the John Family,
and comments that most of those getting the Journal are descended
from Ezekiel John Sr. and wife Lydia.(she does not mention that
Lydia was likely a Harrison) and she does not mention the detailed
work she has
done on earlier generations of the John Family. She does name
the children of Ezekiel and Lydia: THOMAS, Samuel, Robert, William
A., Ezekiel Jr., ELEANOR, Jonathan, Mary H., and Lydia. In another
article she tells about a reunion held of the Jonathan John family.
(above). He was b around 1815 Knox Co. TN. and died c 1880/1 Crockett
Co., TN. He and his first wife Celia Browder (b 10 Aug 1839 McMinn
Co TN d 1870/1 Knox Co. TN) had 11 children: Celina, James Bradford,
Sanders Calloway, Martin, Napoleon Bonaparte, Albert, Zephaniah,
Ruth Jane, Zadock J., Benjamin Edmund, and Ezekiel. There were
two more children by his second wife, Elizabeth Hicks: Lydia and
Martha. ...Jonasthan's daughter Celina m HARRISON DAVIS Clift,
a Baptist Preacher. This reunion was at Reelfoot Lake in TN. (The
fact that Jonathan named a son Zadock J. reminds me of a mysterious
Harrison, also named Zadock. Origins unknown but he was Secy Of
State of early GA., and a very prominent lawyer. Zadock had a
brother who was a printer and publisher and officially so for
the state of GA. This brother a very active Baptist and he was
the publisher of a Baptist journal. He also wrote the book on
Baptist Preachers of Georgia which is still in publication. This
book is primarily sketches of the Baptist preachers of early GA,
most of whom he knew personally.
HELEN NIEWENDORP has loaned to me her complete set of HARRISON
HERITAGE. This is five years worth of Harrison genealogy, by which
time the publication ceased. She and Betty Jo Hulse contributed
considerable information to this publication. I will not attempt
to cover this huge stack of material at this time, but I will
start on it. I am copying significant parts of all this to keep,
before returning the collection to Mrs. Niewendorp. The creator
of this Quarterly was Ruth Jones of Pebble Beach, CA. Her Harrisons
are from New York and so significant parts of this have to do
with these Yankee Harrisons, and generally these Harrisons seemed
to stay put generation after generation in that area, and therefore
not of much importance to us unless their early generations were
of an era that coexisted with Old Isaiah Harrison when he was
in that area before he hit the Long Grey Trail.
There are many lists such as Censuses of Harrisons in various
places, Revolutionary War Pensioners named Harrison, marriages
of Harrisons in Counties or Colonies or states and such collections
of data which are valuable tools,m though too extensive to report
Vol I, #1 March 1981. p 113. Thomas Harrison. This is one I wrote
about when I reviewed Annals of SW Va. by Summers, described in
Tazewell Co. VA. This adds more information about his ancestry,
which Summers did not have. Thomas was b ca 1750 Augusta Co. VA,
served as private in Capt. Smallwood's Co. of regiment of foot
of Col William Gist July-Sept 1777. Re-enlisted Jan
1778. Also served in Capt. Strothers Jones Co. of Col. Nathaniel
Gist's Regiment. Fought Brandywine, Germantown, Yorktown.
Thomas m Hannah Dennis 1760-1830 on Apr 7, 1779. Children:Joseph,
Thomas, James, ELEANOR, Audley, Mary and Alexander, but Thomas
had a first wife, not named by whom he had John, Elizabeth, Mary
and Hannah. He died Tazewell Co. VA 1815 and will probated Aug
1815. comment: Up until the last few words we could consider him
a possibility to be Thomas of the 1800 Buncombe Co. Census, but
he and his son, Thomas Jr., were long time and prominent residents
of Tazewell County. His birth in Augusta Co. suggests that he
is a LGT Harrison. I note a few Denis/Dennis in LGT, but none
connected with a suitable Thomas Harrison, but of course, the
Dennis marriage was his second and we do not know the name of
his first wife. Tazewell is getting close, however, to Sullivan
Co. TN where Thomas Harrison got land on Horse Creek, so it is
possible that this could be the one who did so, and sold it shortly
thereafter... also, being in Nathaniel Gist's outfit, suggests
to me that this may have been an elite unit. Nathaniel Gist son
of Christopher Gist who was a very literate friend of George Washington
but also an important man to do with Indians and explorations
into Indian Territory. Related to the famous indian, Sequoia,
who was George Gist.... apparently, this marriage to Hannah Dennis
was recorded in Botetourt Co. VA, the parent Co. of Tazewell.
p. 125. John Harrison was a lifelong resident of Shelby Co. KY.
He bought land near Mt. Eden in 1797. In 1801 he married Nancy
GREER, dau of Sam and Rebecca Greer. (A Harrison who m a Greer
should be thought of as a probable LGT Harrison, since there were
Greers/Griers in Augusta Co. VA and especially in Mecklenburg
NC in the area of McAlpin's Creek where Harrisons were numerous
and had LGT Harrison ancestry and descent from Tunis Hood who
was m to a LGT Harrison.
p 126. Descent from Nathaniel B. Harrison of N. or S. Carolina,
by Betty Jo Hulse. I will not go into this since we already have
it, but it shows the descent to her husband, and reveals that
she was originally Betty Jo Underwood Braswell.
p 128. Descent from Joseph Harrison. He was b. MD?. Were in PA
1803, Jefferson Co. Ohio 1811-1814 and Union Co. OH after
1818. He m ca 1795 Bersheba/Bathsheba OGLESBY, who was b Oct 1774
in VA d 15 Apr 1851, Kalamazoo Co. Mich. They had a son Benjamin
b 1799 VA and he m Jane Stilwell 1822. She was b 1804 Maryland.
They had a daughter Arvilla b Kalamazoo in 1840...1 mention because
of Oglesby since Rev. Nathan Harrison m Sarah Oglesby.
p 129-130. These are Caswell Co. Marriage Bonds of Harrisons,
which I will not go into except to comment that there were a number
of Harrison/Harrison marriages. Though we might assume that such
marriages are all of the same line and some degree of cousins
of the Andrew Harrison line, it is possible that some could be
intermarriages with other nearby lines such as LGT just across
the well traveled Blue Ridge, or with the Queen's Creek Harrisons
(Skimino) who were in Lynchburg, nearby.
p 131. Bible Records of James Harrison of GA. (I suspect more
than one Bible record here and combined or a later record that
adds some genealogy). First, there is a list of William Harrison
b 1703 with some blanks for names but including birth dates for
the blanks, plus Mildred, Sussanna, John, Ann and Henry Harrison,
with birthdates from 1703 to 1723, whom I presume are siblings
of William, the eldest.
William b 1703 m Mary . Their children: Sarah, Mary, Benjamin,
William, Ann, Mildred, Henry, Lucy and John b from 1730-1750.
John b 1750 m Anne . and their Children: Mildred, Benjamin, Henry,
twins, Martin, Nathaniel, Emeline, Margaret, John, Temperance
and James b 1776-1799. (This Nathaniel Harrison was b 3 Apr
James (son of John) b 1799 m 1820 Elizabeth Drake b 1798. Their
ch: Drake and John ADAMS Harrison. John Adams Harrison b 1823
d 1908 m 1849 Martha Ann Ferrelle. They were the parents of?
James Harrison who m 1899 Mary Adeline Harris. (and this goes
on through 1914 with more descent, but none of this gives location,
and Bible date not given. In LGT there are no Drakes or Ferrelles,
but Adams is a LGT connection and Adams is a common middle name
in Mecklenburg NC among those descended from Old Jeremiah Harrison
who ended up in Greene Co. TN.
p 133. Bible records of George Alexander Harrison of GA. This
is not of particular interest except that he was a son of John
B. Harrison of Putnam Co. and he had a daughter who m a Hightower
from Thomaston, GA.. Also, he was a preacher and had descendents
named both Isham and Jeremiah. Those two names do not seem to
go together in the same family. We think of Isham as a name of
the Andrew Harrison family (and a surname)and Jeremiah as a name
of the LGT family (also seen in a MD family)
p 146. June 1981. On Eleanor HARRISON Wilson's gravestone, the
marker reads, "In memory of Alexander and Eleanor Wilson,
his wife. The former departed this life Jan 3, 1814, aged 48.
The later April 16, 1820 aged 52 together with 4 of their children,
W., Lucinda H., Greenbury, Hanson B." Eleanor and her children
were all killed in an Indian raid. They were buried in one grave..
The gravestones for Alexander and Eleanor Wilson were moved by
Lucy Bender to Westwood Cemetery, Shawneetown, IL to prevent their
destruction when the burial plot was being plowed up. This was
in the 1930's. Eleanor was born in VA and first buried at Home
Farm, Union Co. KY. There were six other children, not killed
at that time: Harrison, Cecelia, Artemesia, Attaway, Lawson and
Bluford. (Shawneetown, IL is the county seat of Gallatin Co.,
IL which is very south and very close to KY. This is not close
to Montgomery Co. IL where the story about Ruth Bowser's ancestors
- Wilson and Hammond is told on p 4. paragraph 3. but I thought
this interesting anyway). Interesting name of ELEANOR and b VA
c 1768. The author adds that the eldest child was Harrison b 1789
in Front Royal, VA. Removed to KY. Alexander Wilson operated ferry
across the Ohio River, at his farm in Union Co. to Shawneetown,
IL. She does not know the parents of Eleanor Harrison.
p 148. This is a query from Mrs. Mary T. Ayers, 14136 Telegraph
Rd., Santa Paula, CA 93060. She is the one who wrote the item
p 128 (my p 6. pare 3) about Joseph Harrison and Bathsheba Oglesby.
She is seeking information on Bazel Harrison and his relationship
to Joseph, but does not note anything about Bazel.
p 155. Sept. 1981, This is copies from HOUSE OF CRAVENS by Ruth
H. McConathy. This is 3 pages and is continued in later issues.
It discusses Early English Harrisons as far back as before the
Battle of Hastings in 1066, and a generation or two before that.
They were Danes and headquartered in Northumberland, England with
other Danes, and into Yorkshire which is adjacent. There is a
discussion of the arms and Crests and then a pedigree is shown
as follows: (I am abbreviating)
p 168 which is a collection of data. Bazel Harrison, mentioned
above is found Prairie Ronde Township 1840 Census, Kalamazoo Co.
Michigan, age 60-70, family of nine.. Also in the same county
but another township is NATHAN Harrison 40-50.(not too many
Nathan's around). There are many Harrisons there in Kalamazoo,
evidently of the family of Joseph and Bathsheba Oglesby, but other
Harrison families also.
p 175. Bible Record of Edmond Harrison. He was b 8 Feb. 1769 Rockingham
Co. VA. (I do not find an appropriate Edmund Harrison in LGT,
though a couple of inappropriate ones. I do find a number of Stevensons
but no Stinsons) He m Mary, dau of James and Mary Stinson/Stevenson,
who was b 1776 in Washington Co. TN. Children: Matty, Desdemoney,
Abram Whiteside, Moses, (born Greenville, TN 1797-1802),
Meriah, Matilday (born Barren Co., KY 1805 and 1806), Cynthia,
Francis Porterfield, James Stinson (b 1809-1813 in Sparta,
TN), Lawson, (b 1815 Franklin Co. IN), Harriet (b 1819 Brookville,
Edmund Harrison m Mary Stinson dau of James in Greenville, TN
Nov 1796. Desdemoney was m 1818 to General Jonathan McCarty...
and other marriages, deaths etc are recorded which I will not
discuss, except to point out that Matilda m Morgan JOHNS in Connersville,
p 181. Sept. 1981. Descendancy of Joseph Harrison and Elizabeth
Troope. Joseph b 1623 England m in Charles Co. MD to Elizabeth
Troop d/o of Capt. Robert Troop. Entered land in Northampton Co.
VA 1653 and the same year came to MD. Owned land Avon River and
member of the Court in Charles Co. MD. Will probated 1673, and
names 7 children: Francis, Joseph, Richard, Mary, Elizabeth, Katherine
Son Capt. Joseph b 1655 Chas Co MD d 1718 Chas. Co. m 1. Mary
Hanson d/o Randall Hanson. m 2.Catherine____. 6 ch by 1st wife:
Richard, Mary, Joseph, BENONI, Francis, John. (I emphasize Benoni
because that name crops up elsewhere.. SC, as I recall)
Son of Capt. Joseph; Richard. d 1734 Chas. Co m Hester (Ester)
Smallwood d/o Thomas and Lettis Smallwood. She died much later
in 1776. Ch: HEZEKIAH (Is this the source of the mysterious Hezekiah
Harrison of wealth in KY, whom I have written about?..this could
not be he because this one died infancy), Richard II, THOMAS,
Joseph, Mary Elizabeth.
Son of Richard - Richard II. b Cas. Co. MD (Chas Co?) d 1772
Chas Co m Elizabeth Smallwood d/o Pryor Smallwood and Winnifred.
CH: Verlinda, Thomas Smallwood, Joseph, Esther, Mary, Richard,
Francis. (children evidently young at the time)
Dau. Verlinda, b 1758 Chas. Co. MD d 1831 Fountain Co. IN m William
Ward who served in Continental Line, Rev. War and received land
grant Scott Co. KY..(This descent continues to present day...
Scott Co. KY is near Hezakiah Harrison of KY.
Betty Jo Hulse has worked on this line and has furnished me with
a chart of this family. It shows Joseph Harrison who m Elizabeth
Troope to be the son of BENJAMIN HARRISON, ISLE OF WIGHT, VA,
and shows the same 7 children with lines of descent for the male
children and not just the son Captain Joseph as above. In addition
it shows more about Capt. Joseph's descendants than just Richard.
Francis m _ Riche and had Francis Jr., William, John, Diana (Price)
Joseph Jr. (covered above as far as his son Richard, but Richard's
daughter Elizabeth m 1752 Wm. Elgin and had 11 children who are
mostly named with their spouses. One of these was HEZEKIAH Elgin
p 182. Descant from William Harrison and Worlenda Davis.. Wm Harrison
b 1732 VA m c 1750 to ? . m 2nd in Frederick Co. MD to Worlenda
Davis.. Had at least 24 children; 10 by first wife and 6 by Worlanda
and 8 more who died in infancy. One of these sons was BAZEL, who
ended up in Kallamazoo, Michigan. See p 6 this report para 3,
(Ogelsby) and p 7, pare 2. about Bazel.) comment: This line, as
well as the last one on the previous page,if we are not LGT Harrisons,
could be us! In respect to the Joseph Harrison bunch on the previous
page these could also be the ancestry of the Watauga Co. NC Harrisons,
who also claim rather weakly, Charles Co. VA and attribute relationship
to the James River Harrisons who were in Charles Co. VA . I have
tried to fit the Watauga Harrisons into this family before and
they fit. In case this should be "our" line, that would
make a relationship to the Watauga Harrisons if they are of this
line too. Did they have a Thomas to be Buncombe Co. 1800 census?
p 183. A Query. This regards the William Harrison family above
by the author of the above: Mrs. Greig A. Gowdy, 1 Marin View
Ave., Mill Valley CA 94941. She is hunting for the marriage record
of William Harrison and Worlenda Davis which should be in the
1760's in Frederick Co. MD, and for baptismal records there for
their children. She lists the children: Elisha, Diana, Bazel b
15 Mar 1771, Shadrack, Ephriam, and JOSEPH. She also has another
query: Looking for marriage record of William Harrison and Sally
Hampton, ca 1820, Ohio. I do not know to whom this refers since
her William died 1812. Maybe she is looking for one of the very
numerous children of her William whose names have not been revealed.
me name Hampton associated with Harrisons occurs in the SC Harrison
family of the Andrew Harrison family of Anderson and Spartanburg/Greenville
Co, in which case they are closely linked to the famous Wade Hampton
family of THE VENTURERS, HAMPTONS AND HARRISONS. The Watauga Harrisons
are also closely intermarried with the Hampton family of General
Andrew Hampton, and the genealogist of this line of Hamptons/Harrisons
of Watauga is named Winnifred Hampton. She has linked the two
Hampton families of Wade and Andrew rather closely, though Worth
Ray says they are not closely related (HERITAGE OF WATAUGA CO.,
NC, VOL II).
p 184. Mrs. Gowdy, as above, has another query. Hunting for proof
of marriage of Bazel Harrison and Martha Stilwell which was supposed
to have occurred 1 790 near Greencastle, Franklin Co. PA. And
looking for marriage record of Cynthia Harrison and Henry Whipple
c 1825 Ohio..(perhaps one of Bazel's 17 children?)
p 196, Dec 1981. This is an extensive list of all Harrisons in
the 1790 census, in those states that had one or had a substitute
census Of interest are: Nathan in Connecticut, Thomas in Connecticut.
In KY which is not 1790 census but a reconstructed 1800 census:
Hezekiah in Fayette and his father Hiram in Clark, 2 Jeremiah
Harrisons in Livingston and one Jeremiah in Woodford (this would
be the brother of Davis Harrison who had previously been in Mecklenburg
NC and GA), mamas of Fleming, Thomas of Logan Thomas Sr. of Washington
and Thomas G. of Washington. In Maryland,Thomas of Baltimore,
Thomas of Charles and Thomas of Frederick, Nathaniel of St. Mary's.
In NC: Caleb of Edenton (Caleb was the name of several Harrisons
of the LGT Harrisons of Greene Co. TN and it was a Caleb who put
up the monument to Isaiah there in Harrison Church Cemetery),
Gidion in Halifax, Jeremiah in Salisbury (perhaps this was Old
Jeremiah of Greene Co. TN who evidently spent some time in Mecklenburg
next door to Salisbury), ISAIAH of Salisbury. (interesting -
was this Isaiah Jr. about whom we know little but was at Swan
Ponds in what is now Burke Co? Was Jeremiah with him? Was Salisbury
referring to a large judicial district which encompassed a number
of counties, including Swan Ponds? or is the town of Salisbury
meant?) Also, Nathaniel and Nath. of Salisbury, Thomas of Newbern,
manes of Edenton and Thomas of Hillsboro. Pennsylvania: Thomas
of Philadelphia, South Carolina: Reubin of 96, manes of 96, Thomas
of 96 and Thomas of Orangeburg (that is a new one to me. Orangeburg
just downstream from 96, on the Savannah River.
Virginia: Natha. of Amelia, Nathaniel of Isle of Wight, Nathaniel
J. of Surry, Nathaniel of Glouchester, Nathaniel of Surry,, Nathaniel
of Amelia, and Nathaniel of Surry., Reuben of Amhearst, and Reuben
p 207. A continuation of HOUSE OF CRAVENS. I will enclose this
part because it is so informative about the ancestry of Isaiah
Harrison of LGT, and I do not know how many of you have access
to HOUSE OF CRAVENS. Note that Isaiah also had uncles Edward,
who settled in Boston, Richard who settled in New Haven CT., and
BENJAMIN who was
I, founder of the James River
Harrisons of VA. Note also that Isaiah had a brother Thomas and
a sister Katherine, a few years older than Isaiah, and perhaps
p 213. Marriages of Mecklenburg Co. NC. Most of these are too
late to be of interest. These come from Brent Holcomb's book on
the subject: Nehemiah Adams Harrisson & Polly Wilson 5 July
1815; Samuel Wilson bondsman and Isaac Alexander, wit.... This
the grandson of Old Jeremiah Harrison of
Greene Co. TB. Here is another Wilson marriage as in Ruth Bower's
letter on p 4.... Wm McComb & Elizabeth Harrison 25 May 17988.
Robert Rankin bondsman; Isaac Alexander wit....- do not know
who this is but here is
Alexander again, so probably
in the same area as Nehemiah and probably m in Harison Methodist
Church or Providence Presbyterian
p 214 Marriages of Rowan Co. NC by Brent Holcomb. Benjamin Harrison
&Mary Huff 1774. Thomas Huff bond and Ad Osborn, wit.. Hezekiah
T. Harrison & Margaret E. Cowan 1825, Samuel Young bondsman.
M A Giles wit.... Here is Hezekiah again. Moreover his bondman
is a Young. Hezekiah of Fayette Co. was very involved with Youngs.
This would not be
the same Hezakiah but related?...There
are many more Harrisons of Rowan Co. and few look familiar but
Rowan a huge place with a number of different lines.
p 225. A list of Harrison Immigrants to America (many and some
were from prison or servants or indentured or "transported".
But one of interest is William Harrison, from London on ship "Pied
Cow" in 1635 aged 55, On the first page of the enclosed copies
from HOUSE OF CRAVENS, is a reference to the "Pied Cow"
about the same time that Isaiah Harrison came on the "Spotted
Calf" in about 1687. If this is the same "Pied Cow",
it would be a pretty old ship - at least 52 years old. I
wonder about the accuracy of the dates. I would expect that in
1687 when Isaiah was a passenger, it did not smell too good, but
perhaps cheap passage In this list of 3 pages, Isaiah is not mentioned
and William Harrison is the only Harrison who came on that ship
p 226. Harrisons on early TN Tax Lists. In Greene Co, Isaiah 1805,
Jeremiah 1 805 and 1812. THOMAS 1799..(interesting), William 1805
and 1812, Henry 1805,..In Cocke County (adjacent to Old Buncombe,
now Madison Co. NC) Josiah 1821, Reuben 1821. In Jefferson (adjacent
to Cocke) Benjamin 1800, C. 1822, James 1800, John 1800, Peter
1822, Sally 1822,, William 1800... Davidson and Sumner Co. TN
were near Nashville and were sites of grants to those who went
on the Robertson-Donaldson expedition, and we know there
were Harrisons on that trip... Davidson Co: Edmund 1811, (an Edmuind
had been in Greene County earlier and was Deputy Sheriff under
Michael Harrison) James 1805, Lewis 1811, Richard 1811, Washington
L. 1811, Zachariah 1811 ...Sumner Co: Henry 1811, James 1787,
and 1792 and 1816, and 1811. Washington Co.: Daniel 1819,, Samuel
1819, William 1819, Suyllivan Co.: William 1812,, William 1797..
p 239. Continuation of HOUSE OF CRAVENS, Chap. II. This is mostly
about the James River Harrisons, which I will not cover, but a
few items. There is a bit more about Richard Harrison, brother
to Rev. Thomas Harrison (and Benjamin Harrison I of James River).Richard
lived in or near West Kirby (on the Dee) of the Brumborough neighborhood
prior to coming to America. To New Haven CT. 1644 with grown children.
Benjamin HARRISON I, the founder of the James River Harrisons,
used the Yorkshire Arms. He died about 1648 (rather long before
Isaiah came in The Spotted Calf about 1687. Benjamin m Mary .
He was clerk of the Council of VA in 1633 and member of the House
of Burgesses in 1642. His son, Benjamin Harrison II m Hannah
Harrison who, by tradition, was said to be the daughter of General
Thomas Harrison, The Regicide, and a relative of Rev. Thomas Harrison.
p 268 June 1982. Nathaniel Harrison, NC Rev. War Vet., Stokes
County, NC. This is one I already knew about, but not in such
detail as this. This is his Pension papers and a number of pages
in length. Once in Houston where Pension records are available
on microfilm, I looked this one up. It was appropriately indexed
but when I got to the microfilm, it said only "Nathaniel
Harrison"and the rest of the page was blank. Evidently a
fault of the microfilmers. He was m to Jemima Stewart and she
as a widow applied 1842 for a pension based on his military service
in the Revolution. She was the daughter of David and Mary Stewart,
but she had been estranged from them in her youth because she
m Nathaniel Harrison of whom they did not approve because he was
alledgely of mixed blood. They eloped, in 1794, He had died in
the 1820's and she was too aged and inform to come in for the
application for pension. There was one surviving daughter Mary,
aged about 40 Peggy Grimes, also a widow. Nathaniel was
in considerable military service as a musician - a fifer
and a drummer, and he served two years. He had come from Surry
County. There were witnesses easily available to tell about his
service, though she had no documentation of anything. The only
document with his signature was his marriage bond, and he signed
with an X. Subsequently, papers on this pension were involved
with Blount Co. TN, where earlier Nathaniel had applied for a
pension in 1832 and here there
is a document which he actually
signed, at which time he said that he had been living in Blount
Co. for 12 years, but before that he had lived in Washington and
Greene Counties, TN and says he left NC 36 years ago This was sent in
by Betty Jo Hulse.
She had previously informed me about this... comment: No ancestry
given for Nathaniel, but interesting that he lived in Greene and
Washington Co. TN where a lots of LGT Harrisons. But born and
grew up in Surry NC and apparently in that part which became Forsythe
Co. Apparently no surviving sons to carry on the Harrison name,
and so not of importance to us except to distinguish him from
other Nathaniel Harrisons who do concern us.
p 288, Query from Betty Jo Hulse. There are two but one we know
about. The other is seeking information on descendants of Thomas
Harrison who m Elizabeth Hardison in Tyrrell Co, NC in 1784. (I
suppose this did not pan out or we would have heard. Tyrrell is
on Albermarle Sound.)
p 289. The early descendants of Robert Harrison and Alice Oliver
of Talbot Co. MD. He born England and err. in MD 1679. M Alice
Oliver 1683 of Talbot. He d 1717 leaving a will naming 10 children:
James, dec., John, Robert, William, Joseph, Benjamin b 1710, and
daughters Alice, Sarah, Abigail and Frances Jones.
This is extensive as to some of the children and descendants,
but of interest is the son Robert who d 1753 had a son Joseph
who died 1777-1784, and he had a son Joseph Jr
m Mary Harrison, a third cousin and dau of Thomas Harrison and
Mary Porter. He died 1815, leaving 5 children, one of which was
JEREMIAH Harrison 1794-1880. Owner of passenger and freight
boats plying Chesapeake Bay. This is one of the few times I have
seen a Jeremiah Harrison, other than from the LGT family. Though
this genealogy is extensive, there are no other Jeremiahs in the
family. With few exceptions this family stayed in Maryland for
many generations. I believe that there was also a Jeremiah or
two in a Harrison family of Westmoreland, VA. The name Isaiah
for a Harrison is virtually diagnostic of descent from the LGT
Harrisons. Jeremiah, though strongly suggesting LGT is NOT diagnostic.
The Harrisons are my wife's ancestry, but now it turns out that
I am related! However, I am related to the line
Harrison.. not ancestors I do not
think. p 301-2 goes
Records and other records of William Harrison.
This is through my Woodson line of Goochland Co. VA. Harrisons,
Paynes and Randolphs were neighbors of my Woodson ancestors, and
all intermarried. William Harrison, son of Andrew m Anna Payne,
daughter of Josias. Josias Payne was m to Anne Fleming (my Woodsons
also m Flemings). Josias Payne and wife had a son John Payne who
m Mary Coles and they were parents of Dolly Madison, wife of President
Madison. The Bible record of William Harrison is printed here,
and one of their grandsons was named Josias Woodson Harrison.
Another grandson was named George Woodson Harrison who died age
2. (We have previously noted that this line of Harrisons frequently
had P. as a middle initial. It turns out from this information
that P. stands for Payne, though in one case the P. stood for
Porter). This is the Harrison family which left Goochland along
with Paynes and Woodsons and moved to the Dan River area of Pittsylvania
Co. VA and neighboring Caswell Co. NC. It appears that the Paynes
of Buncombe Co. NC are from these Paynes of Pittsylvania/Caswell
NC and if so, Frances is related to these Harrisons through three
different relationships to Paynes of Buncombe. I am also related
to the infamous Jesse James. His mother was a Woodson and apparently
those who are related to Jesse James are also related to Dolly
Madison, though I do not have the specifics on the tip of my tongue.
The Paynes are also intermarried with Randolphs as my Woodsons
were. My ancestor Col. John Woodson of Dover, where all of these
folks lived, was married to Dorothea Randolph. Her sister was
the mother of Thomas Jefferson. Her ancestry goes back to almost
p 315 Sept. 1982. This is in answer to a query. Reuben Henry Harrison
was the son of William Harrison and Ann Kirkland of Fairfield
District, SC. reference KIRKLAND SOURCE BOOK and Wlliam Harrison's
will... I have been curious about this Reuben. I still do not
know to which family he belongs LGT? Cuthbert Harrison line? In
Fairfield was a Cuthbert Harrison line with several named Burr
p 330. Dec. 1982. Robert Hanson Harrison 1745-1790 married
Johnson. He succeeded Joseph Read as secretary to George Washington
in 1776. and remained in the military family of the Commander
in Chief until he was appointed Chief Justice in 1781...1 do not
at the moment know to which family he belongs, but I expect to
run across the Harrisons who m Hansons and this is probably it.
p 332. Reuben Henry Harrison (see 2 pares above) m 1782 Sarah
Burgess 1765-1831. He served as a Private in Capt. Thomas
Taylor's Regt, Henderson's Brigade, SC Militia 1781. B SC died
Fairfield Co. SC
p 332. James Harrison 1748-1815 m Elizabeth Hampton 1758-1799
in 1774. Served as Private
in SC troops when SC was overun
by the enemy. Born in VA (some say NC) and died SC. His brother
Richard Harrison m Ann Pattillo. (This is the very wealthy James
Harrison of Anderson Co. SC as written about in THE VENTURERS,
HAMPTONS AND HARRISON, and several other books. He would have
been in 96th District earlier and then Abbeville SC,, then Anderson
Co. He named his plantation "Carolina Brandon" after
the first Harrison Plantation in Virginia).
p 333. Ezekial Harrison 1751-1836 married 1775 Sarah Bryan
1753-1836. On pension role of IL,1831 for service as a private
in VA Continental line. Born Rockingham VA died Sangamon Co, IL...
This is the one I wrote about this past summer after our trip
to Christian Co. KY, where he lived before Illinois. I judge
that he and his family pretty well ran the County of Sangamon,
IL, where his relative, young Abe Lincoln came to make his name
in the practice of Law. LGT p 233. tells about Sarah Bryan, his
wife. She and
other Bryans came to Augusta from Culpeper County and according
to tradition were near kinfolks of Thomas Bryan Martin, the nephew
of Lord Fairfax. Sarah's brothers were John, Morgan and William
Bryan. William Bryan became one of the firs/Methodist ministers
of Rockingham.... see p 2. this report, Letters from Jean Halden
Walker. I have been into
Bryans because of their connections
to Johnstons and Daniel Boone. They were in Culpeper Co but then
also in Surry Co. NC, and Rowan County with Johnstons and Daniel
Boone. and from there they went to Kentucky with Boone (and intermarried
with Boones) and formed Bryan's Station, where Robert Johnston
commanded the fort for them. This Robert Johnston from Culpeper
to Rowan to KY was the father of Col. Richard Johnson, hero of
the War of 1812 where he fought with
William Henry Harrison
Congress gave Richard a Gold medal and Wm Henry a Bronze medal
for that service. Richard got elected Vice President, and Wm Henry
later, President. They did not like each other and were in opposing
political parties. Richard was credited with slaying Tecumseh,
personally in battle. I think history has decided that Richard
slew an Indian and other indians put identifying paraphernalia
by him to suggest that it was Tecumseh, but actually they carefully
bore Tecumseh's body away for decent burial, and he was killed
by someone unknown.
p 334, Dec. 1982. Gideon Harrison born 1762 in Augusta Co. VA
died in Rutherford Co. TN 8 Sept. 1838. He was a private in Capt.
James WILSON'S (here is Wilson again) Co.,Col. Seviere's NC Regiment,
Battle of King's Mountain, Washington Co. TN (was NC). He had
at least one son, Gideon Valsane, b 1790 who m Zada Wright.
(This is obviously a LGT Harrison. LGT p 296 says that the name
of his parents not stated (pension claim). He resided in Washington
Co. (E. TN). He volunteered Sept 1780 and served 8 months. He
also served several tours against the Creek and Cherokee in Capt.
Wier's Co.. He lived for some years in AL, then moved to Murfreesborough,
TN where he lived nearly six years. This was on his pension application
dated 1832... p 297. No further record found further identifying
Gideon. p 304. Zebulon and Margaret Harrison likely had a child
named Gideon, who m Mary Brian (Bryans again!)with surety Josiah
or Isaiah Harrison (Isaiah Jr.?, Isaiah son of Jeremiah? Other?)
Migrated to NC prior to 1788 and from there, prior to 1790 to
GEORGIA WHERE HE SETTLED IN GREENE COUNTY AND DIED. Letters of
Adm were granted to Mary and DAVIS Harrison 1797. Mary, the widow
(Brian/Bryan) remarried 1801 John Luckey whose will is dated 1808.(0bviously,
I have hitched onto a different Gideon, but let me go ahead with
this interesting one)Gideon's children were: Robert, William,
Margaret, and Elizabeth. p 362 This is in reference to his brother
Josiah who went to Christian Co. KY, died 1820/24 and mentioned
in his will, his neices, Peggy (Margaret) Harrison and Betty Wright,
daughters of his brother Gideon. Margaret had married Isaac Vinson
and Elizabeth Isham Wright... when Josiah got married 1786 Margaret
Miller, Margaret's mother Janet and William BRYAN gave consent....
So, Gideon with whom I started this paragraph is not identified..
son of Isaiah Jr?, the rather unknown and lost family? Interesting
that he was in East TN as well as Old Jeremiah Harrison and his
gang in what was to become Greene Co. TN, or some other LGT Harrisons
in E. TN. Both of these Gideons had children who m a Wright.
p 336. Abstracts of NC Wills. Jones Co. NC. (adjacent to Onslow
on the coast). John Harrison
1793, wife Susanna. Ch: John,
Cyrene, HARMON and Elizabeth...(Worth Ray makes considerable speculation
about Harmon Harrisons on the E. Coast of NC)
p 337 Rowan Co. Abstracts of Wills. 1783. Peter HAMMONDS 1788
names son-in-law John Harrison
Warren Co. (I am somewhat familiar with Hawkins of Warren Co.
They were of the family of the illustrious Philemon Hawkins which
had Governors, Senators and Generals. These Hawkins had connections
with Harrisons -more than what is shown here. This Hawkins
family had a rather
prominent representative in Buncombe
Co. - Benjamin Hawkins who was one
of the founders,
married a Chambers and a HIGHTOWER, and was for a time living
adjacent to my wife's James Hawkins, but apparently unrelated.
However, James Hawkins son, Thomas lived next door to Thomas Harrison
and Thomas Hawkins's daughter Caroline m Thomas Harrison's son
Jesse - the girl next door, and g grandparents of my wife.
I would suspect that this Harrison family is of the Granville
Co. Harrison family, which
is extensively discussed by
Worth Ray, and with one of them named Isham, I suspect that
they were related to the Andrew Harrison family.. just guessing.
Tyrrell Co. NC 1766 John Harrison. Elizabeth, THOMAS,Mary Drusilla,
p 340. Chowan Co. or Precinct. Daniel Harrison 1726/7 Son Joseph,
wife and exec
Elizabeth and friend Hill Savage. Witness:
Duplin Co. (adjacent to Onslow) James Isham 1752/3. Edward Harrison
Jr. his exec and brother-in-law...So, an Isham/Harrison
marriage which would explain the name Isham
I am more familiar with, as a surname, and an important one. Ishams
of VA (I am one) have an ancestry going back to virtually all
of the Royalty of Europe beyond Charlemagne).
Albemarle Co. NC 1715. Frances HARRISON WIT TO Jones will. In
Chowan Precinct NC 1731 Frances Harrison wit to Simons will.
Beaufort Co. John Harrison wit to will 1747
1736 W of George Phenney, Surveyor Gen of Southern Dist of America.
Names Joseph Harrison as a nephew.
This completes two years of HARRISON HERITAGE More to come later.