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Harrison Heritage March 1981
Vol. 1 - Number 1

Ruth Harrison Jones, Editor and Publisher

Table Of Contents


HARRISON LINEAGES........................................................
Page
101
FEDERAL CENSUS, CALIFORNIA 1850............................... 103
FIRST SETTLERS, SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK................. 106
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES................................................ 107
REVOLUTIONARY WAR, PENSION APPLICATIONS............ 109
SERVICE RECORDS, REVOLUTIONARY WAR..................... 113
FEDERAL CENSUS, VIRGINIA 1810..................................... 114
HELPFUL HARRISON HINTS............................................... 115
NECROLOGY LISTS, JOHNSON CO. IOWA......................... 116
"FROM IOWA CITY TO THE COLD MINES"........................ 116
RESEARCHERS OF THE HARRISON LINE........................... 117

Like all other researchers those tracing the HARRISON line need help. HARRISON HERITAGE is a serious attempt to gather together the records of this family. Most of us have considerable information which we are willing to share, The Editor is of the belief that what we need is a convenient 'tool', such as a regular publication so that we may share our knowledge.

HOW CAN WE HELP EACH OTHER? Maximum participation seems to be the key to genealogical success. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED.

QUERIES: Please send in your queries, they will be published free of charge; try to include a date and a place.

LINEAGE: There will be lineages published in each issue. Please send yours....it will help another reader.

RESEARCH MATERIAL: Will you share with us the data you have collected on your family HARRISON? You no doubt have material that does not apply to your immediate family but it may help another reader if submitted for publication.

SUBSCRIBERS: A little financial help is needed to keep the publication going (paper, postage, etc.)

The HARRISON name is important in the history of America and Europe. Perhaps those of us claiming a Harrison ancestor can make a significant contribution for benefit of the current generation and our descendants, by combining our efforts, our time and talent as we assemble our research material, print it and distribute it across the land.
RHJ

HARRISON HERITAGE is a family genealogical quarterly. Published in March, June, September and December. Membership price is $8.00 per year ($10.00 outside the United States). All memberships will begin with the first issue of the current year.
RUTH HARRISON JONES, Editor and Publisher.
HARRISON HERITAGE - 28l6 Sloat Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953


HARRISON HERITAGE MARCH 1981

HARRISON LINEAGES

  1. JOHN HARRISON - b. 1715; m. Sarah Daniel (daughter of John Daniel of American Revolution and his wife, Anne Williams Daniel; Williams' were Welsh immigrants to Hanover Co., VA.
  2. JAMES HARRISON - b. 1748; d. 1815; m. Elizabeth Hampton (1758-1799) Was Lt. Col. in American Revolution, member of convention which formed the first constitution of the United States.
  3. RICHARD HARRISON - b. 1786; d. 1829; m. Catherine Sloan (d. 1859) Was Col. in War of 1812, under Jackson at New Orleans.
  4. MARY VIVIAN HARRISON - m. Samuel Stuart

  1. RICHARD HARRISON - from England, settled at Branford, Conn. ca 1644.
  2. THOMAS HARRISON - b. 1630; d. 1704; m. (1) Dorothy ---, d. ca 1666, the widow of John Thompson. Were residents of New Haven, Branford, Conn.
  3. NATHANIEL HARRISON - b. 13 Dec 1658; d. 1727; m. ca 1690 Hannah Frisbie (1669-1723). Residents of Branford, Conn.
  4. DANIEL HARRISON - b. 1694; d. 1752; m. 30 June 1720 Hannah Hoadley (1694-1748), the dau. of Samuel Hoadley. Residents of Branford, Conn.
  5. NOAH HARRISON - b. 1737; d. 1823; of Cornwall, Conn.; m. (1) 1767 Hannah Rogers (1737-1785).
  6. EDMUND HARRISON - b. 1768; d. 1867; m. 1795 Ruth Hopkins (1769-1852) the daughter of Elijah Hopkins and his wife Lois Fuller Hopkins.
  7. JOHN ROGERS HARRISON - b. 1807; d. 1880; m. 1833 Eleanor Bradford, (1809-18990) the daughter of James F. Bradford and his wife Mary Merwin Bradford.
  8. GEORGE CHANDLER HARRISON - b. 1840; d. 1907; m. 1862 Rebecca Ann Todd (1837-1902) the daughter of Carrington Todd and his wife Harriett Shepard Todd.

  1. REUBEN HENRY HARRISON - b. 1760; d. 1794; descended from Richard or Benjamin Harrison, brothers who came from England. Served in American Revolution; m. 1762, Sarah Burgess (1765-1831)
  2. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON - b. ca 1786; d. 1825; removed from S.C. to Ala., then to Texas; m. 1807 Ann Perry.
  3. ELIZABETH PERRY HARRISON - b. 1808; d. 1870; m. 1825 John Green Rives (1800-1845).
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FEDERAL CENSUS FOR STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN 1850

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"The First Settlers of Schenectady, New York"

Some fifteen pioneering people, who were citizens of Beverwyck, permanently settled in Schenectady where they erected cottages fortified with stockades. Their farm lands were rich and yielded crops of maize and wheat. A church was formed under the traveling ministry of Dominie Schaets of the mother church in Albany. The little hamlet begun in 1663 prospered and grew in numbers and "comforts" until 1690, when on the night of February 8th, the entire village was attacked and destroyed. The inhabitants who were neither slain nor scattered were survivors of a hardy stock because they returned in the spring to rebuild. The people were never again attacked.

There are three Harrison families who are descended from these first brave settlers of Schenectady. The registers of baptisms and marriages from the First Reformed church of this city are nearly entire from the year 1691 to 1800. There is much additional information to be found by the patient and careful gleaner from the records of the mother church in Albany.

The territory covered here is that of the present county, extending 22 miles along the Mowhawk and 4 miles on each side of the river flats. It consisted chiefly of descendants from the Cld Holland families of Albany and Schenectedy, the Palatines being farther west.

HARRISON

HENRIK, of "Genistagioene," and Maria, dau. of Harmen Philpse of the Maquaasland, m. Jan. 8, 1746/7. Ch. bp. Margareta, Aug. 13, 1749; Maria, Aug. 11, 1751; Thomas Ap. 29, 1753; Harmanus, May 4, 1755; Petrus, Aug. 28, 1757; Philip, July 1, 1760.

WILLIAM, and Jemima Berrit. Ch. Richard bp. April 29, 1781.

WILLIAM, and Elisabeth Teerpenning. Ch. b: James, Dec. 18, 1791; Elisabeth, July 15, 1795; Margariet, July 3, 1757; John, Dec. 31, 1799.

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B I O G R A P H I C A L
S K E T C H E S

WILLIAM HARRISON, a pioneer carpenter of Wellsboro, Tioga County Pennsylvania, helped with the construction of the 'stone court house' in that community.

Born in 1801 in New Jersey, he journeyed to Tioga County in 1833, a single man. He met his bride that same year, a pretty young lady of 17 years, who had just arrived from England. Her name was Catherine Meek, the daughter of Leonard and Mary Meek. Mr Meek was a tailor by trade and conducted business for many years in Wellsboro.

William and Catherine Meek Harrison became the parents of seven children: Jefferson, Mary, Albert, Sarah, Leonard, William and Catherine. The family resided in Wellsboro for a number of years, but later purchased a farm in Delmar and lived in that township for a period of time. Returning to Wellsboro, William Harrison spent his declining years in the family home on Main Street, where he died January 18, 1885 at age 84. Mrs Harrison, who was born October 10, 1816 died in 1904.

William and Catherine are buried in the Wellsboro Cemetery as are five of their children: Jefferson (1838-1903), Albert (18431875), William (1841-1842), Catherine (1847-1848) and Leonard (18501929).

--source: History of Tioga County, Penn., R.C. Brown 1897 Tombstone Inscriptions, Tioga Co., Penn.

Another WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON was born 18 September 1859 in Bertram Township, Linn Councy, Iowa. He was the son of Jacob and Ardelia Look Harrison.

When William Henry was four years of age, his father who was engaged in agricultural pursuits decided to go to Idaho to participate in the gold strike excitement. He took his family to New York State leaving them in the care of his wife's mother and Father (Benjamin and Rachael (Dobbs) Look). William Henry's father, Jacob Harrison was an ambitious young man of 29 yrs in 1863, determined to 'strike-it-rich' out west. And that he did. In 1868, he rejoined his family in Steuben County, New York and brought them once again to Linn Co., Iowa.

In addition to William Henry, Jacob and Ardelia's family included Alameda b: 1857 m:Walter Berry; Mary b: 1861 m: Frank Brown; Jacob John b: 1863 m: Hannah Berry and Lucinda b: 1869 m: Frank Thompson.

The gold was used to purchase land in Iowa and the Dakota Territory. The Harrison family worked hard clearing land, erecting buildings and devoting considerable attention to the buying, breeding and selling of livestock.

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On 30 March 1880, William Henry married Eliza Jane Berry (Jennie E). The wedding was celebrated at the home of the bride. A native of Linn County, Iowa, Jennie was born 11 April 1861, the daughter of Robert and Nancy (Thorington) Berry. William Henry continued in the business of buying, improving and selling land. He also founded a livery business in the town of Mt. Vernon, Iowa. The Children of William Henry and Jennie were: Robert (1881-1943); Evalina (1883-1936); Edna Maude (18851895); William (1887-1888); Nellie (1890-1947); Myrtle (1894- ); and Ruth (1879- ).

William Henry was an extremely patriotic man,Photo William H Harrisonfilling numerous civic offices in his community. William Henry's father, Jacob had retired to Southern California in 1892. The 'call of the West' was strong in these Harrison men. In the early 1900's, William Henry and Jennie sold their Iowa properties and moved to Long Beach, Calif. Children and grandchildren followed in the move to California and so it was a good life and happy times that followed this family HARRISON.

Jacob died 21 Dec 1918 and is buried at Mt. Vernon, Iowa. William Henry died 3 March 1924 and is buried at Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, CA. Jennie lived until 7 Sept 1953 and after nearly 30 yrs of widowhood, she too, was buried at Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach, California.

--source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Linn Co., Iowa; Chapman 1887

Directory of Linn Co., Iowa.

Certificates of birth, marriage, death. (William Henry is the grandfather of

Ruth Harrison Jones, Editor of HARRISON HERITAGE).

Photo: W. H. HARRISON.


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Index of Revolutionary War Pension Applications:

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HARRISON HERITAGE MARCH 1981

SOME HARRISONS ASSISTING IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DURING THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION

FEDERAL CENSUS FOR STATE OF VIRGINIA IN 1810
HARRISON ONLY

Robert          2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 =     3 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0       = 0 - 0
Thomas          1 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 =     1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0       = 0 - 0
Moses           3 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 2 =     2 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0       = 0 - 0
Ephraim         2 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 =     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0       = 0 - 0


Column code:

Free white males under 10 years of age
" " " 10 to 16 years of age
" " " 16 to 26 years of age including heads of families
" " " 26 to 45 years of age " " " "
" " " 45 years and upwards " " " "


Free white females under 10 years of age
" " " 10 to 16 years of age
" " " 16 to 26 years of age including heads of families
" " " 26 to 45 years of age " " " "
" " " 45 years and upwards " " " "


All other free whites, except Indians not taxed
Slaves

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HELPFUL HARRISON HINTS.........

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NECROLOGY LISTS, JOHNSON COUNTY, IOWA

from 1866 (appearing in Year Book of the Old Settlers' Association)

Name Age Date of Death Vol. Pg.
Mrs Anna M. Harrison 85 22 Oct 1915 1915/16 30
Mrs Margaret Harrison 50 3 Oct 1900 1901 10
Mrs Martha Jane Harrison 84 22 March 1917 1916/17 18
Mathew Harrison 61 1894 1866/97 130
Robert Harrison 91 14 Nov 1904 1905 14




JOHNSON COUNTY YEAR BOOK ACCOUNT OF AN OVERLAND TRIP FROM IOWA CITY TO THE GOLD MINES "OUT WEST".

"In the Spring of 1862, newspapers were filled with glowing reports of miners digging bushels of gold in a day from the Salmon River mines. It was later found that the reports were not exaggerated.

The gold fever raged high in Iowa City, Iowa. CHARLES HARRISON AND HIS BROTHER EDMOND HARRISON joined John Culbertson, John C. Henley, John C. Orcutt, John Wilson, Andrew Hunter, Dr Henry Murray, Joseph Fales, Isaac Ijams, Hiram Watts and Andrew J. Casaday in what they called the "Iowa City Horse Train". They left 22 May 1862 on a long, perilous journey.

With four two-horse teams, two mule teams and a riding pony, they followed the route of what is now Omaha and Salt Lake City. Constantly being attacked by Indians and robbers, they earned the title "The Iowa City Fighters". Hunter was killed by Indians, Casaday and Henley were injured, but recovered to make the trip west.

At the mouth of the Raft River, this being the junction of two trails some of the party went to California, others took the Oregon Trail. Some of the men returned to Iowa in the summer of 1863, poorer in flesh and in purse but rich in knowledge of newspaper gold mines.

The survivors agreed that could they have looked into the future and known even a part of the trials and hardships and the final ending of that trip, they would not have started on that 22nd day of May 1862."

(Ed. Note: There is no record in the "Yearbook" of the Harrison brothers destination; California or Oregon, or their return to Iowa.)

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HARRISON HERITAGE March 1981

These people are researching the Harrison surname.


Ann Arnold
109 Loma Linda Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305

M/M Craig Colby
1203 N. 8th
Burlington, IA 52601

Mary Triplett Ayers
14136 Telegraph Rd.
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Mrs. Charles H. Cutler
4911 Edgerton
Encino, CA 91436

Mrs. Eugene T. Aldridge
368 S. Gordon Way
Los Altos, CA 94022

Virginia Dorman
615 W. Edwards
Maryville, MO 64468

Mrs. Thomas Brady
227 E. Broadway
Maumee, OH 43537

Elizabeth Duncan
Hickory Hill Dr.
Monticello, KY 42633

Winnifred Butrick
1369 East Central
Springfield, MO 65802

Jessie Craig
Eastman Box 547
Lafayette, OR 97127

Ester Beckham
5122-A Goethe
St. Louis, MO 63109

Mrs. Edward Fisher
13953 5. 95th E.
Ave. Bixby, OK 74003

Mrs. Carl Brummett
1601 Olive Street, Apt. 406
Eugene, OR 97401

Shirley Fleming
6701 Loftus N.E.
Albuquerque NM 87109

Whipple Black
310 Gano Ave.
Georgetown, KY 40324

Virginia Fogleman
222 W. North, Apt. 2
Danville, IL 61832

Doris Porter Barton
105 St. SW
Altoona, IA 50009

Jerry S. Greene
Rt. 2 30x 146
Moulton, IA 52572

W.R. Branthoover
419 Eagle St.
Fairport Hbr, OH 44077

Willen Groves
22918 Colony
St. Clair Shores, MI 48030

Mrs. Earl Cammack
362 E. Laurel
Oxnard, CA 93030
Mrs. Clarence Harrison
129 N. 48th St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Susan K. Cochran
Box 169
Mingo, IA 50168

C. Richard Harrison
Rt. 5 30x 238
Marianna, FLA 32446
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Eugene Harrison
3821 Heywood Ave.
Ft. Worth, TX 76109

Martha Kuzmic
Rt. 1
Marshall, MO 65340

Janis E. Harrison
1007 Tascosa Dr. SE
Huntsville, AL 35802

Arthur H. Lucia
8130 Norton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Joyce Harrison
BOX 621
Rye, TX 77369

John K. Maddy
4310 43rd St.
Des Moines, IA 50310

Kim S. Harrison
8151 S. Oak Creek Dr.
Sandy, UT 84070

Mary Mauch
15738 Riverside Dr.
Livonia, MI 49154

Ruth E. Harrison
1526 Grand Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023

Mrs. James Mead
5 Oak Brook Club Dr.
Oak Brook, IL 60521

Jon Hassell
906 Glendome Circle
Oakland, CA 94602

Laura N. Merwin
8900 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48214

Catherine Henderson
Rt. 1 Box 15
Mingo, IA 50169

Peggy Hughey Montano
123 4 Monte Sano Blvd.
Huntsville, AL 35301

Mrs. Robert E. Hicks
6703 Holdrege St.
Lincoln, NE 68505

Lois Miller
1126 Sunset Dr.
Fayetteville, AR 82801

Betty J. Hulse
281 Aborla Lane
Walnut, CA 91789

Patricia Moore
Rt. 4 Box 415
Brookings, OR 97415

Edith Hutton
5205 Malibu Dr.
Knoxville, TENN 37918

Mrs. Joy McAlexander
Humeston, IA 50123

Mrs. Shirley A. Joersz
Box 496
Kahlotus, WA 99336

Helen McGaughy
1179 Brookside Dr.
Neward, OH 43055

Donna Kay
2755 Guildhall Dr.
San Jose, CA 95132

Warren W. Nixon
3701 Davisson Rd.
Des Moines, IA 60310

Elizabeth Knoblock
Box 254
Gilman, IA 50106

Mrs. Dale Olsen
9721 Archery
Spokane, WA 99206
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Mrs. James Paulk
Rt. 2 Box 331
Day St. Louis, MS 39520

Georgia Ward
2935 Happy Lane
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Alan D. Packard
1519 Highland Place
Streator, IL 61364

Mrs. Lloyd R. Warren
3801 Emerald Dr.
Ames, IA 50010

Nancy Scholz
411 5. 24th St.
Quincy, IL 62301

Helen V. White
23 00 5. 25th St. Apt. 113
Arlington, VA 22206

Mrs. John H. Schultz
1055 Bowen Dr. West
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

John C. Wilhite
2509 Locksley Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

George Scott
Box 1
Baldwin Park, CA
91706

Mrs. Steven K. Wilson
1026 Eriel
Torrance, CA 90503

Mrs. Anne D. Slagle
1754 N.E. 15th St.
Lauderdale, FL 33305

Mildred Wylie
10515 La Reina
Downy, CA 90241

Shirley Solem
Rt. 3 Box 388G
Duluth, MN 55802

Joyce Zarley
6510 Merle Hay Rd.
Des Moines, IA 50323

Kay Steenerson
3000 N.W. 11th St.
Oklahoma, OK 73107

Richard Stuempger
693 Orchard Ave.
Pittsburg, PA 15202

Ruth J. Todd
620 North Ave. 57
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Mrs. J.A. Wambold
9200 Zelzah Ave.
Northridge, CA 91325

Barbara A. Warner
27151A Via Chiceolina
San Juan Capistrano, CA
92675
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