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Charles C. Harrison (1834-after 1885)

Christian Co., KY; Muhlenberg Co., KY and Perry Co., IL


CHARLES C. HARRISON was born in Hopkins County, Ky., January 3, 1834, and is the only child of Benjamin F. and Penelope (Clark) Harrison, the former a native of Christian and the latter a native of Hopkins County, Ky., and of Irish and English descent, respectively. Benjamin F. Harrison was educated in his native county, was married in Hopkins County, and soon afterward returned to Christian County, where he inherited the old homestead, upon which he resided until his death in 1835. He was for a time one of the magistrates of Christian County, and was a member of the Old School Presbyterian Church. The death of Mrs. Penelope Harrison occurred in August, 1837. She also was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Charles C., after his mother's death, was reared by his uncle, James Clark, with whom he resided until the latter's death, August 23, 1848; he then lived with another uncle, David Clark, in Muhlenburgh County, until he was twenty-seven years old. He then bought wild land in Hopkins County, near the present village of White Plains, where he subsequently improved the farm upon which he still resides. He was for four years one of the magistrates of his precinct. He was married January 8, 1861, to Miss Elizabeth Williams, a native of Perry County, Ill. Four children blessed their union, two of whom, one son and one daughter, are living. Mr. Harrison and family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is also an earnest advocate of the temperance cause; in politics he is a Democrat.

Source: Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle & Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885, Hopkins Co.

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