John G. Harrison (1802 - after 1883)
Nelson Co., KY; Davies Co., KY
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.
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