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John G. Harrison (1802 - after 1883)

Nelson Co., KY; Davies Co., KY

Surnames Mentioned: Harrison Shadwick

JOHN G. HARRISON, born in Nelson County, Ky., Dec. 24, 1802, was a son of William Harrison, a native of Virginia. He was reared on a farm and in 1834 came to Daviess County and settled in the woods of this precinct, where by hard work he cleared and improved a farm. He was married Aug. 24, 1824, to Nancy Shadwick. Fifteen children were born to them, twelve of whom, six boys and six girls, were reared to maturity. Seven are now living. The family are members of the Baptist church. His son, William T., with whom he makes his home, was born in Nelson County, near Bardstown, Sept. 20, 1833. He received a common-school education and was reared to the life of a farmer, now owning 200 acres of well-improved land. He has never married, but belongs to the class of beings known as "jolly old bachelors."

Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p. 614.

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