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Samuel G. Harrison (1803 - after 1883)

Shelby & Davies Co., KY

SAMUEL G. HARRISON, born in Shelby County, Ky., March 18, 1803, was a son of John and Nancy (Grear) Harrison. He was married to Susan Garner, June 5, 1828. She was born in Virginia, and was a daughter of William and Sallie (Martin) Garner. After his marriage Mr. Harrison settled on the old homestead farm of his father, where all his children were born, and where he remained until 1847, when he came to Daviess County, Ky., and settled on a farm in Masonville Precinct, where he remained until 1876. He then lived with his son-in-law, James Barnhill, until October, 1882. He now makes his home with his son, William M. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Harrison had six children--William M., born March 3, 1828, married Cynthia A. Taylor, March 26, 1851. She was born in Shelby County, March 26, 1830, and is a daughter of Thomas R. and Mary A. (Shoemaker) Taylor. They have had five children, three living--Mary S., born Jan. 11, 1852, is the wife of M. B. Barnhill; Louetta, born March 13, 1862, is the wife of John Karns; William, born July 28, 1864. Mr. William M. Harrison owns a fine farm of 160 acres in Boston Precinct, 110 under cultivation. Benjamin G., born March 12, 1830, married Harriet Norris. Elizabeth A., born June 20, 1832, married James Cruise; she died in October 1875. Samuel H., born Sept. 8, 1834, married Josie Taylor. John T., born June, 1836, married Anna Barnhill. Mariam C., born September, 1838, married James M. Barnhill. Mr. Samuel G. Harrison has reared two grandchildren, one living--Samuel D. Cruise, born March 10, 1854, married Ella Haynes. Mr. Samuel G. Harrison is now in the eightieth year of his age, and is a hale and hearty old gentleman. He is a member of the Baptist church at Bethabara. Mrs. Harrison died in April, 1881, in the eighty-third year of her age. Mr. Harrison is of English, Irish and Welsh descent. His grandfather, Samuel Grear, was in the Revolutionary war. President Henry Jackson was a second cousin of his father.

Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p. 679.

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