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Harrison Heritage March 1982
Vol. II No. 1

Ruth Harrison Jones, Editor and Publisher

Table Of Contents

"The Family Tree" by Audrey Casari ......................................... p.
222
Early American Immigrants ........................................................ 223
Early Tennessee Tax List ........................................................... 226
Federal Census, Indiana 1820 ..................................................... 228
Tombstone Tales, Hanover, N.J. ................................................ 229
Caroline Scott Harrison, First Lady ............................................. 231
Army List, 1815-1900 ............................................................... 232
Marriages, Itawamba Co., MS .................................................... 233
Marriages, Denton Co., TX & Washington Co., AR ..................... 234
Foggybottom Harrison's and Others ............................................. 236
Virginia Wills and Administrations ............................................... 236
Revolutionary Soldiers, Rockingham Co., VA ............................... 238
"The Brothers of Rev. Thomas Harrison".................................
--continued from Dec. 1981 Issue
239
Federal Census, Michigan 1860, select counties..........................
--continued from Dec. 1981 Issue
242
HARRISON SKETCHES ........................................................... 245
Corrections to previous issues ...................................................... 248
INQUIRIES ............................................................................... 248
More Researchers of the Family HARRISON ............................... 254

The Family Tree

By Audrey Casari


I envisioned it a simple task,
How easy it would be!
Trace back some generations
And have a family tree!
And so the search was started,
I searched, I wrote, I read,
Intrigued and happy hearted, 
I searched for all my dead.
On and on I plodded,
Letters came and went,
Which number was the greater?
Why the number that I sent!
Some people never answered,
Others took a lot of months.
But when I found some data,
I recorded it at once!
And oh, those genealogists!
They set my tree up clever!
But later I discovered that
My ancestor was the tree's brother!
Oh, where all my grandmas?
Pray tell, did they inhale?
Did people not record them?
Was every one a male?
I did find grandmas clever,
Their husbands never knew!
Save their sons their maiden names
And saved their history, too!
I lost some generations,
And branched on other's limbs
Bare branches poked out from my tree
Like crazy jungle gyms.
I changed great grandpas to and fro
They ran ahead of me!
Didn't anyone move and stay 
In this great "countery?"
You think that you can trust
The records that you read.
But county histories err,
And archives do deceive!
And then I bought a lot of books
To solve my problems, all!
My reading there was fruitless
But publishers had a ball!
And so I am still looking
For a tenth great grandpa lost,
For 5 great grandmas recorded not
And on life's byways tossed.
And Oh! The children born to them!
They averaged out a dozen!
And Ralph had George
And George had Ralph
And each one married his cousin.
The things they did!
I'm shocked to hear.
How naughty they could be!
They dared to be a dissident
And made some history!
You say that you are wanting
To trace your family tree?
Then draw it on a drawing board
And let your dead ones be!

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EARLY HARRISON IMMIGRANTS

...from material submitted by Ron D. Harrison, 1174 Melvina Way, Eugene, OR 97404


Roger Harrison, to Virginia, 1654 

Anthony Harrison, Virginia, 1653

Bartholomew Harrison, Virginia 1654

Benjamin Harrison, b: ca 1600, d: 1648/49, from England to Surry Co., VA, 1631m:(1)Mary Stringer, (2) Mary Sidway; children were Benjamin and Peter.

Burr Harrison, b: 1636, d: 1706 To VA prior to 1670. M: Sarah Frances Burdette.

Edward Harrison, to Virginia, 1654

Erasmus Harrison, to Virginia, 1636

Francis Harrison, to Penn., ca 1682

Granted 250 Acres by Wm. Penn.

Francis Harrison, Virginia, 1643

Francis Harrison, Virginia, 1644

Francis Harrison, Virginia, 1648

Francis Harrison, Virginia 1653

George Harrison, Virginia 1636

George Harrison, Virginia 1655

George Harrison, Virginia 1638

George Harrison, Virginia 1639

Henry Harrison, transported* from Maidston, England to Maryland on ship "Loyal  Margrett" 21 June 1726; indentured servant.

Henry Harrison, to Virginia 1635

Hugh Harrison, from England  to VA on ship "Paule" on 6 July 1635 aged 22.

Isaac Harrison, to Virginia 1651

James Harrison, to Virginia 1635

James Harrison, b: ca 1628 to Penn, on ship "Submission" in Sept. 1682. Shoemaker,m: Ann Heath; had daughter Phebe.

James Harrison, to Virginia in 1638

James Harrison, from Bath, England to 

Maryland on ship "Elizabeth" in July 1774, Aged 19, was cooper, indentured servant.

James Lashly Harrison, to Georgia Oct. 1735, Aged 21, indentured.

Jeremy Harrison to Virginia in 1654 was physician

John Harrison, to Salisbury MA, 1640,  ropemaker. Children: John, Elizabeth, 

Abraham and Ann.

John Harrison, d: 1666 to Wethersfield, CT, Ca 1657. Children: Rebecca, Mary and  Sarah.

John Harrison, transported* from Surry, England on ship "Dorsetshire" on 2 Feb 1735, indentured servant.

John Harrison to Virginia in 1639

John Harrison to Virginia in 1641

John Harrison to Virginia in 1652

John Harrison to Virginia in 1655

John Harrison transported* from York Castle To VA on ship "Forward Frigate" on  24 Oct 1723, servant.

John Harrison, transported* from Newgate  Prison to VA on ship "Forward Frigate" on 5 Oct 1726.

John Harrison, from Bristol to MD, on ship "Diana" April 1774, aged 23.

* There were no less than 150 capital crimes in England for which a man might be transported. Of course, there were the expected ones of murder, arson, and treason, but there were also lesser ones such as maiming, stealing a cow, cutting down trees along an avenue, sending threatening letters, and standing mute when addressed by a legal official. Some convicts were even people of quality. One gentleman of high birth, for instance, was transported for stealing books out of a library. As a child, George Washington was taught to read and write by a transported convict who had been a schoolmaster. Especially in the countryside, the crimes which resulted in transportation were often very petty. One man was transported for stealing a silver shoebuckle. Another was sent to America and indentured for seven years for the theft of a chicken.

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EARLY HARRISON IMMIGRANTS, continued:
John Harrison, from Somersetshire to 
 MD on ship "Union", May 1774, aged 24, woolcomber, servant.

John Caile Harrison, b: 3 Sept 1747 D: 8 Nov 1780, from Appleby, Eng. To Dorchester Co., MD, ca 1768. Children: Hall, Hannah and Wm.

Jonathan Harrison, to Virginia, 1642

Jonathan Harrison, to Virginia, 1642

Joseph Harrison, transported from Newgate  Prison to MD on ship "Forward Frigate" 23 Sept 1725.

Mathew Harrison, to Virginia in 1663 or 1679.

Michael Harrison, transported from Newgate Prison to MD on ship "Vernon", 19 Dec  1740. Servant.

Nathaniel Harrison, to Penn. On ship  "Welcome" in 1682.

Richard Harrison, b: 1600 d: 1653. From West Kirby, Cheshire to New Haven, CT In 1643. Later settled at Branford, CT. M: Sarah Yorke. Children: Thomas and  Richard.

Richard Harrison, from Burlington, Yorkshire To Penn on ship "Martha" in 1677, settled Near Jacobstown, Burlington, NJ. Will Proved 20 Dec. 1739. M: Ruth Buckman 4 March 1687, m: (2) Alice Wright  Steward 5 March 1720. Children: William, Peter, George, Richard, Ruth and Sarah.

Richard Harrison to Virginia in 1654

Richard Harrison to Virginia in 1652

Richard Harrison to Virginia in 1653

Richard Harrison to VA on ship "America", 23 June 1635. Aged 15

Robert Harrison, from Yorkshire to Savannah GA on ship "Marlborough" August 1774, Aged 38. Innkeeper.

Robert Harrison to Virginia in 1649

Robert Harrison to Virginia in 1651.

Robert Harrison from Raithby, Lincolnshire To MD, Aug 1723, aged 20. Indentured  servant.

Robert Harrison from Appleby, Eng. To Dorchester Co., MD, ca 1768. Merchant,  Sheriff, Justice. Col. in Continental Army. m: Milcah Gale, Children: Christopher and Elizabeth. He died in 1802.

Robert Harrison to Virginia in 1647.

Robert Harrison from England to VA on ship "Abraham" Fall of 1635 aged 32.

Rowland Harrison, transported from Middlesex to America on ship "Justitia", 18 April 1742. Servant.

Samuel Harrison, from Yorkshire to  Philadelphia on ship " Free Mason " June  1774, aged 41. Clothier. M: Elizabeth __________. Had 4 children.

Thomas Harrison, to VA between 1663 and  1679.

Thomas Harrison to Virginia in 1653.

Thomas Harrison to Virginia in 1636.

Thomas Harrison to Philadelphia in 1763 from Thurstonfield, Cumberland. B: 8 Sept  1741, d: 1815. M: Sarah Richards, had  son John.

Thomas Harrison from Lees, Yorkshire to MD In Aug. 1718, aged 15. Servant.

Thomas Harrison from Warwichshire to MD  on ship "Nelly Frigate" March 1775 age Blacksmith, Servant.

Thomas Harrison from Yorkshire to Fort  Cumberland, MD on ship "Albion" in March 1774. Aged 24. Tailor.

Thomas Harrison, from Leicestershire to MD on ship "Etty" in Jan 1774. Aged 21. Hairdresser. Servant.

Thomas Harrison, transported from Newgate Prison to MD on ship "Supply" 25 Feb 1725/6. Indentured Servant.

Thomas Harrison, from Newgate Prison to MD on ship "Forward Frigate" 23 September 1725.


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EARLY HARRISON IMMIGRANTS, continued:
William Harrison, from London to New 

England on ship "Pied Cow" in 1635. Aged 55. William Harrison from Linton, Cambridge To MD in Sept 1722 Aged 20. Smith & Farrier. Indentured Servant.

William Harrison from Warwichshire to MD on ship "Nelly Frigate" in March Aged 21. Gardener. Indentured Servant.

William Harrison to Virginia in 1638.

William Harrison to Virginia in 1649.

William Harrison from Lincolnshire to MD on Ship "Peggy" in Jan 1774. Aged 18. Husbandman. Servant.

William Harrison from Liverpool to MD on Ship "Russia Merchant" in July 1774.  Bricklayer. Indentured Servant.

William Harrison from Surrey to Philadelphia on ship "Pensilvania Packet" in March 1775. Aged 23. Husbandman, Indentured  Servant.

William Harrison to Virginia, 1650

William Harrison to Virginia, 1656

Imimgrants US


More than 37 million immigrants landed in America between 1820 - when records were first started -- and 1975. "All American families have some sort of immigrant blood flowing in their veins," declared Professor Carlton Qualey of the Immigration History Society. "Even the Indians should really be described as immigrants because they came here thousands of years ago across the Bering Straits." Since 1820 Germany has sent us more immigrants than any other nation, followed by Italy and Ireland. Chart above lists the 10 largest contributors to U.S. Immigration between 1820 and 1975.

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EARLY TENNESSEE TAX LIST by Barbara & Bryan Sistler

 
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FEDERAL CENSUS, INDIANA 1820

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TOMBSTONE TALES

Inscriptions on the tombstones and monuments and their location in the First United Presbyterian church burial ground, Hanover, New Jersey 1750-1965.

(Each Surname is Harrison)

ASENETH 193-6

BENJAMIN 193-8

EDWARD P. 193-5

HENRIETTA MIRANDA 193-5

MARY WOODRUFF 193-3

MOSES W. 193-4

LYDIA 193-7

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TOMBSTONE TALES, continued

WILLIAM 208-1

SUSAN A. HOWELL 208-1


The above was contributed by Gisela S. Mead, 5 Oak Brook Club Dr., Oak Brook, IL 60521 and taken from A HISTORY OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HANOVER, a book in her library.



Home of Pres. Benjamin HarrisonYou're invited to visit the elegant home of Caroline Scott Harrison, first President General of the NSDAR, and her husband, Benjamin, the 23rd President of the United States. Built in 1875 and restored by the owner the Arthur Jordan Foundation, the memorial has much to offer those interested in antiques, art, history or decorating. Most of the furnishings are those used by the Harrison family. There is a large collection of watercolors and handpainted china done by Mrs. Harrison who was a talented artist. Gowns and jewlery which belonged to the ladies of the Harrison family are displayed along with many personal items of the era. Many mementoes from the presidential campaign and the White House years are displayed. Conducted tours daily.

We thank the Indiana DAR for the recent reconstruction of the Harrison grape arbor and the herb garden as a memorial to Caroline Scott Harrison.

President Benjamin Harrison Memorial Home
A Registered National Historic Landmark
1230 North Delaware
Indianapolis, IN 46202


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Oxford Female Institute

(OXFORD FEMALE INSTITUTE)
CAROLINE SCOTT HARRISON
MEMORIAL BUILDING OXFORD, OHIO

Caroline Lavina Scott was born in Oxford, Ohio, October 1, 1832, daughter of Mary Neal and John Witherspoon Scott. Under the influence of her father who promoted higher education for young women, she was graduated from the Institute in 1852. She married Benjamin Harrison the 1852 Miami graduate, who was to become 23rd President of the United States.

Caroline Scott Harrison became the first President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, while First Lady of the Land.


Caroline Scott Harrison DressCAROLINE SCOTT HARRISON
DRESS DISPLAYED MIAMI UNIVERSITY OXFORD, OHIO

Pictured is a dress worn by Caroline Scott Harrison, as it was displayed among items of the Scott and Harrison families in Miami University's Rowan Hall in 1976.

Seen beyond the dress figure is a portrait of Caroline's father, Dr. John Witherspoon Scott, early Miami professor who founded the Oxford Female Institute and the Oxford Female College.
 
 
 
  - picture credit:

Miami University Audiovisual Service
 
 

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ARMY LIST 1815 - 1900 HARRISONS


MARRIAGES

From the Records of Itawamba Co. MS 1837-1866

BRIDE AND GROOM
DATE
BOOK/PAGE
Robert and Margaret Patton 24 Jul
1837
1
2
Nancy and Doctor Gaines
22
Jul
1840
1
29
Amanda and George Pierce
5
May
1841
1
49
John and Rebecca A. Martsell
10
Oct
1848
3
57
Eliza J. and Lemon Evans
28
Oct
1852
4
109
W. H. and Margrete Rogers
28
Dec
1859
5
203
Mary A. and John W. Carroll
12
Aug
1853
5
135
Middleton and Elizabeth Midley
28
Mar
1862
6
80
Martha and Marmaduke Shelby
4
Feb
1862
6
111
Margaret and D. N. Ford
14
Sep
1864
6
138

Contributed by Carolyn Harrison, 112 N. Ave. D., Kermit, TX 79745


"It is worth awhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of hard working ancestry." (Marquand)

"It is vain to recall the past unless it works some influence upon the present." (Charles Dickens)

"To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root." (Chinese Proverb)
 
 

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MARRIAGES

Denton County, Texas Marriage Records 1875-1891 - By Frances Terry Ingmire


BRIDE AND GROOM
DATE
Bell Harrison m. W.E. Moffitt 21 May
1876
Bessie Harrison m. J.D. Gaines
2
Mar
1881
F.M. Harrison m. Nora Evans
25
Jan
1880
N.D. Harrison m. Lillie E. Reid
28
May
1885
Bennie Harrison m. Edw. Wilson
15
Dec
1886
Mary G. Harrison m. B.W. Morgan
5
Oct
1886
W.B. Harrison m. Emma McElroy
8
Dec
1886
Maud Harrison m. J.R. Peel
10
Dec
1890
J. Harrison m. Alice A. Griffin
21
Oct
1888
P.W. Harrison m. E.M. Johnson
9
Feb
1887

1880-1890 Washington County, Arkansas Marriage Records. By Lloyd McConnel, 1973. (Published for Washington Co. Historical Society Box 357, Fayetteville, AR 72701 Bulletin #60).


GROOMS 

HARRISON

AGE MARRIED AGE DATE
Elbert 24 Maggie Carlile 20 4 Sep 1885
J. A. 21 Fannie Allison 15 29 Jun 1884
J. J. 32 Celia Moore 20 4 Aug 1885
John T. 22 Lucinda Davis 20 12 Sep 1880
R. P. 45 M. J. Tabor 45 4 Dec 1888


BRIDES

HARRISON

AGE MARRIED AGE DATE
Abigail --- Edward Walker --- 26 Jun 1881
Elizabeth 40 William Mays 62 6 Apr 1887
Mary L. 17 Thomas I. Davis 22 1 Aug 1880
Minnie 19 J F. Mock 22 30 Nov 1887
Rachel 17 Andy Jett 28 15 Aug 1887
Rachel L. 17 William A. Fowler 23 1 Jun 1887
Susan 20 A.W. B. London 34 4 Feb 1885

Contributed by Carolyn Harrison, 112 N. Ave. D., Kermit, TX 79745


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THE FOGGYBOTTOM HARRISONS, WASHINGTON DC

(From the Family Bible):

JAMES LEROY HARRISON,

Submitted by Helen Harrison White, 2300 S. 25th, Apt 113, Arlington, VA 22206
 
 
 
 

OF NEWARK AND FAIRFIELD, NEW JERSEY

(Source: "Tri-State Trader, OH, IN, IL)

ELIZABETH HARRISON,


  [4 May 2003 Glen Pierce writes: I descend from Henry Pearce 1726-July/8/1788 who died in Fairfield, Essex county, NJ. He did not marry a Harrison. He married Elizabeth Speer CA 1737-10/16/1814. They are buried at Hillside Cemetery, Horseneck Road, Fairfield NJ. ... George Pearce married Rachel RIGGS. You have her first name wrong.]
 

A MEMOIR OF THE HARRISONS OF SKIMINO, NY 1910

HARRISON, Francis Burton, Harrison Family


 

EARLY ORIGINAL NEW YORK WILLS

(National Genealogical Quarterly)

The above submitted by Audrey Casari, 4463 Hiawatha Dr., Cheboygan, MI 49721

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"VIRGINIA WILLS & ADMINISTRATIONS" by Clayton Torrence

An Index of Wills recorded in local courts of Virginia, 1632-1800, and of administrations on estates shown by inventories of the estates of intestates recorded in will (and other) books of local courts, 1632-1800.


Rockingham County, Virginia: Revolutionary Soldiers - HARRISON

Reuben Harrison died at age 86, 15 Aug 1840; son of John Harrison. He married Mary _____? She was born 3 July 1772; died 5 April 1854.

Ezekiel Harrison, brother of above Reuben, was in Sangamon Co., IL, in 1832 when he applied for a pension. He was 81 years of age.

Benjamin Harrison, born 1741; died 1819, cousin of above Reuben. (Draper Mss.8zz)

Gideon Harrison, born 1762 Rockingham Co., VA was at Battle of King's Mountain.

Thomas Harrison, founder of Harrisonburg, VA. Had at least 3 sons in the Revolutionary War: 1. Robert was Ensign (Rockingham Court Order Bk. 1): 2. James : 3. John ( Document #34, a List of Soldier receiving 100 acres of bounty land.)

Robert Harrison, son of Zebulon Harrison was appointed constable 24 May 1779 in Rockingham County.

*******************************

Submitted by Mrs. Winnifred Butrick, 1369 E. Central, Springfield, MO 65802
 

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HARRISONS IN AMERICA
CHAPTER II

The three brothers of Rev. Thomas Harrison (K-1), came to America and settled.

(K-2) EDWARD HARRISON - settled in Boston, Mass.

(K-3) RICHARD HARRISON - who resided in or near West Kirby (on the Dee) of the Bromborough neighborhood prior to his emigration to America. He came to America with grown children and settled in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1644.

(K-4) BENJAMIN HARRISON - founder of the James River Colony in Virginia, used the Yorkshire Arms. He died about 1648. He married Mary -----, and they had two children:

    1. BENJAMIN HARRISON, 2nd - b. 1645; d. 1713.
    2. PETER HARRISON - died without issue.

Benjamin Harrison, 1st, was clerk of the council of Virginia in 1633 and Member of the House of Burgesses in 1642. A land grant on record in the Virginia Land Registry Office was made to him for 200 acres in "Warrosquinoake County", July 20, 1635. The house was known as "Wakefield", now Surry County, on the James River and is the oldest of the many Harrison's homes in Virginia. It was burned by Benedict Arnold during the Revolution, but has since been rebuilt and still remains as one of the famous beautiful old houses along the James.

BENJAMIN HARRISON, 2nd (1645-1713) was born on the family estate of Wakefield in Southwork Parish, Surry County. He was a member and speaker of the House of Burgesses and from 1700 to 1704, sat in the Governors Council. He married Hannah Harrison, who by tradition was said to be the daughter of General Thomas Harrison, The Regicide (J-1), and a relative of Rev. Thomas Harrison (K-1), whose direct line we will follow through in America.

Benjamin Harrison, 2nd, and his wife, Hannah, had issue:

    1. SARAH HARRISON - b. 1670; d. 1713; m. Rev. James Blair, the first president of William and Mary College (1693-1743).
    2. BENJAMIN HARRISON, 3rd - b. 1673; d. 1710 (See further record.)
    3. NATHANIEL HARRISON - b. 1677; d. 1727; m. Mary (Cary) Young.
    4. HANNAH HARRISON - b. 1678; d. 1731; m. 1697, Philip Ludwell (d. 1726), son of Governor of North Carolina.
    5. HENRY HARRISON - b. c. 1693; d. 1732, without issue.
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HARRISONS IN AMERICA - cont

NATHANIEL HARRISON married Mary Young, nee Cary, (b. 1678), and settled at Brandon in 1720 on the James River. Mary Cary was proposed to by George Washington in the drawing room at Carter's Grove, home of Robert (King) Carter. It is reported that she refused him, and later as she watched the triumphant Continental Army enter Willimasburg after the Yorktown surrender and beheld her rejected suitor heading so much glory, she was overcome with chagrin and fainted in her husband's arms.

Nathaniel Harrison owned seven thousand acres of land at Brandon and built the oldest part of the house soon after he purchased the plantation. He was a Burgess and a Councilor, as well as a Naval Officer of the Lower James, County Lieutenant of Surry and Prince George and finally Auditor General for the Colony. He and his wife, Mary had seven children, of whom Nathaniel Harrison, 2nd, inherited Brandon and built the present house.

BENJAMIN HARRISON, 3rd, (1673-1710), was born at Wakefield. He Married Elizabeth Burwell, daughter of the Honorable Lewis Burwell, 2nd, and settled at "Berkeley" on the James. He became the owner of Berkeley, following the death of Giles Bland, son of John Bland, the previous owner, when he was hanged by Governor Sir William Berkeley in 1676, after participating in the Rebellion under Bacon. Although Benjamin Harrison, 3rd was only three years old at the time, it is probable that his father, the Hon. Benjamin Harrison, 2nd, of Wakefield, purchased it for him while he was still young.

Berkeley Hundred was comprised of about eight thousand acres on the James River in Virginia, and was a land grant of the London company, in 1618, to Sir William Throckmorton, Sir George Yeardley and Richard Berkeley and John Smith of Nibley. It was named for Richard Berkeley. In 1619, the "good ship Margaret" of Bristol sailed for Virginia and brought thirty-five settlers to the new "Town and Hundred of Berkeley." In 1622, a terrible massacre took place and nine people were brutally slain at Berkeley. For several years thereafter, the plantation lay abandoned, until William Tucker and others got possession of it in 1636, and it became the property of John Bland, a merchant of London.

Benjamin Harrison, 3rd, lived at Berkeley, was Attorney General and Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer of the Colony. He died at age thirty-seven in 1710, and his tomb may be seen today at the site of old Westover Church, on the river near Westover. The inscription on the tomb is in Latin and Greek. His wife, Elizabeth (Burwell), is buried beside him and her tomb bears the family Coat of Arms.

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Benjamin Harrison, 3rd, and his wife, Elizabeth, had issue:

BENJAMIN HARRISON, 4TH, INHERITED Berkeley upon the death of his father, Benjamin, 3rd. He was the builder of the present house. He served for years in the House of Burgesses. He married Anne Carter, the daughter of Robert (King) Carter of Carter's Grove. In 1745, Benjamin Harrison, 4th, died leaving Berkeley to his son Benjamin, 5th.

Benjamin Harrison, 4th, and his wife, Anne, had issue:

    1. ANNE HARRISON - married William Randolph
    2. ELIZABETH HARRISON - married Peyton Randolph, President of the First Continental Congress.
    3. BENJAMIN HARRISON, 5th - (See further record)
    4. HENRY HARRISON - died young
    5. NATHANIEL HARRISON - married Anne Gilliam
    6. ROBERT HARRISON - married a Collier
    7. CARTER HENRY HARRISON - married Susannah Randolph
    8. LUCY HARRISON
    9. HANNAH HARRISON

Benjamin Harrison, 4th, and his two daughters, Lucy and Hannah were killed at Berkeley by a stroke of lightning on July 12, 1745.

BENJAMIN HARRISON, 5th, was born at Berkeley in 1726, and died in 1791. He married Elizabeth Bassett, daughter of Col. William Bassett, of Eltham, New Kent County. He held many high offices and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Upon his death, his son, Benjamin Harrison, 6th, inherited Berkeley, followed by Benjamin Harrison, 7th. The house was sold by Harrisons shortly before the Civil War.

Benjamin Harrison, 5th, was a Member of the House of Burgesses and of the Continental Congress and Governor of Va., (1781-1784). He and his wife, Elizabeth, had issue, among others:

    1. BENJAMIN HARRISON, 6th
    2. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON - b. 1773; d. 1841

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, became the Ninth President of the United States, in 1841, and was called "Tippecanoe." He made his home in Ohio, but came back to write his inaugural address in his Mother's room at Berkeley. His grandson, Benjamin Harrison, of Ohio, became the Twenty-Third President of the United States - from 1889 to 1893.


 
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1860 Kalamazoo Co., Mich. Census - cont'd:

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HARRISON SKETCHES

MARY HARRISON, 1788-1875 (England)

She was born in Liverpool in 1788, the daughter of William Rossiter, a prosperous hat manufacturer of Stockport and Liverpool. Her marriage to William Harrison in 1814 took her to France after Napoleon's abdication. She gave birth to a son in Amiens, and she had to return home in haste in 1815.

Settling again in Liverpool, her husband joined a partnership in a brewery and lost all his capital. Mrs. Harrison then turned to her own talents as an artist (water colours, flowerpainting). She became a favorite teacher in Liverpool, Chester, and the countryside around. In 1829, she came to London to become one of the original members of what is now the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours. Her art, though of limited scope, was of a very delicate and refined nature. Her fruit and flower pieces, unfailingly exhibited year after year at the gallery in Pall Mall, bore unmistakable marks of taste, feeling, and close observation of nature.

She exhibited over fifty paintings. Some can be seen in the gallery of the South Kensington Museum. After a life of unending, but not unpleasant, labor, she died at Hampstead on 25 Nov 1875 in the eighty-eighth year of her life, having just completed a set of pictures for the winter exhibition of her society. She had two sons: George Henry and William Frederick.

Source: Dictionary of National Biography, Harris to Hovenden, Vol. IX, Oxford Press. (Contributed by Carol Harrison Farrell, 6048 Andy St., Lakewood, CA 90713).
 
 

GEORGE LESLIE HARRISON, 1887-1958 (San Francisco, CA)

The son of George Francis Edward and Mary Ross (Ray) Harrison, and grandson of James Sims Harrison, a native of England, George Leslie Harrison led a very successful life. He was a lawyer, financier, and insurance executive.

His grandfather, owner of a fleet of sailing ships, came to California for the gold rush of 1849 and decided to settle in San Francisco. George Leslie's father was an Army Officer, and George was educated in Washington DC, graduated A.B. in 1910 from Yale University and LL.B. in 1913 at Harvard University. He served as a law secretary for Oliver Wendell Holmes and was then admitted to the DC bar in 1914, the New York State bar in 1937.

During the First World War, he served with the American Red Cross in France in 1918. Years later he was a member of the board of incorporators of the American Red Cross and was a great philanthropist for many worthy organizations and charities.
 
 

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HARRISON SKETCHES, cont.

In July, 1920, he was appointed deputy governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. By 1936 he was president of that bank. George Leslie Harrison took the position of director and president of the New York Life Insurance Company on Jan. 1, 1941. He was reputed to be a leading authority in the United States on international finance; he was a civilian consultant to the U.S. Secretary of War; he served as alternate chairman of the Interim Committee on Atomic Energy.

A few months before his death, he presented to Columbia University a collection which became known as the George Leslie Harrison Papers on the Federal Reserve System.

His religious affiliation was with St. James Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City and Trinity Church in Upperville, VA. He served the latter as a vestryman. Politically he was a Republican. Yachting was his recreational interest along with golf. He was married in Washington DC, March 2, 1940 to Gertrude (Gordon) Harrison. They had no children. He died in New York City on March 5, 1958.


The Editor, like many of you is descended from Dutch settlers. Let's take a minute to enjoy some of those quaint sayings:



 
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CORRECTIONS:

Pg 199---

Under LOUIS J. HARRISON, b. 1857, S.F., There is a 6th child, LAURA b. 1905 Marin Co., CA.

(An aside note: I recall as a child living in Marin Co. at Ross, that I met Laura in Sausalito at the old home first owned by Capt. Harrison and then Louis J. Harrison. She and her artist husband had turned the home into a restaurant and were living on the upper floors. The home was on the waterfront street across from the Ferryboat Landing. Laura was tall and elegant with a sweet face...blue eyes and brown hair drawn back into a simple bun and about 30 years old. I was about 7 to 9 years old. My Granniema (Eugenie Chrystal Harrison) had just died. Laura told us then that Fred and Eugenie Harrison had lived in the home in the early years of their marriage prior to her parents. After my father was born at the old Harrison family home at 127 Turk St., SF., they had continued to live there until my father was six years old. They then removed to San Francisco, where my Grandfather was active in banking and my Granniema taught French at Mission High School (for 20 years). The home was a marvelous three story, white, clapboard Victorian and was still standing ten years ago... The San Francisco property was sold to the Catholic Church in 1900.)

Under FREDERICK ALEXANDER HARRISON, b. 12/31/1859, SF d. 7/27/1910 SF. M. EUGENIE CHRYSTAL b. 6/7/1864 in Paris France of SF parents, Peter and Hannah Maria (Clinton) Chrystal who were spending a year or so there. Eugenie Chrystal d. Marin Co. 4/12/1936. Frederick and Eugenie's marriage took place 12/3/1885 by Father King SJ. At the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Oakland, CA. They had one son, RALPH CHRYSTAL HARRISON b. 3/12/1887 sf. He d. 1/5/1950 SF.

RALPH CHRYSTAL HARRISON m. (1)CALI PHILLIPS, dau/of Gen. Charles Leonard Phillips at St. Brigid's Church 1/3/1914. Children:

All marriages and births under Ralph C. Harrison, Jr. took place in San Francisco, CA.


 
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INQUIRIES

COLEMAN
DILLARD
FLEMING
PAYNE
RICHARDSON
STONE
WARE
HARRISON
    Andrew
    Anne Payne
    Jane Payne
    Mary Dillard
    Robert
    Susannah
    William
HH2.1-39 William Harrison (Andrew of Goochland, VA & Caswell, NC; William of Caroline, VA; Andrew, will 1718, Essex, VA) and Anne Payne (Josias Payne & Anne Fleming) of Goochland & Pittsylvania, VA, had 12 children: Robert, b. 1765, m. cousin Anne Payne; Susannah, b. 1768, m. William Ware; William Payne, b. 1769; Andrew, b. 1772; Ann, b. 1774; Jane Payne, b. 1776, m. Hendley Stone; Anne Payne, b. 1778, m. Daniel Coleman; Mary Dillard, b. 1783, m. Edmund Richard- son; Josias Payne, b. 1787; William Porter, b. 1785, m. Susahhan H. Ware; Nathaniel, b. 1787; and George Woodson, b. 1789. Was Jean Dillard, of Goochland Co, VA, William's mother? (She was mother of his younger sister, Molly, b. 1757, and brother Andrew, b. 1764 - Douglas Register).
Felix Earle Luck, 8 St. John's Ave., P.O. Box 369, Tabor, NJ 07878

 


 
HOLMES
HARRISON
    John Berry
HH2.1-40 John Berry Harrison, b. GA 1853, d. ca 1936, buried at Pierce Brothers, Valhalla Cemetery, Burbank, CA. Married several times, the last to Ginnie Holmes in 1893. He resided in Blaine, Logan Co., AR in 1900. His father was born in NC, his mother in GA. His children, listed on 1900 Logan Co., Census are: Samy 19, Wadie 17, Coy 10, Nona 6, Bud 3, and James R., 6/12. Any information on this Harrison Family would be greatly appreciated.

Ron D. Harrison, 1174 Melvina Way, Eugene, OR 97404, 1-503-688-4433


 
SMITH
HARRISON
    John Cleves Short
    Mary Frances
    Benjamin
    Louise
    Wm. Henry
HH2.1-41 Information needed on John Cleves Short Harrison, banker in Indianapolis, IN; b. 5-7-1829 in Vincennes, IN; m. (1) Mary Frances Harrison, 4-9-1852; d. 1905. He was son of Benjamin Harrison and Louise Smith (Bonner) Harrison, and grandson of President William Henry Harrison.
Shirley Vaughan, 1209 Apache, Wichita, KS 67207


 
YOUNG
HARRISON
    Francis
    Adella
    Ella
    Margaret
HH2.1-42 Information needed on Francis (Frank) Harrison, M.D. who was 1st child of John Cleves Short Harrison. Francis m. Adella Elvira Young. They had 2 children, Ella & Margaret.

Shirley Vaughan, same as above.


 

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INQUIRIES


CALDWELL
HARRISON
    Peter
    Richard
    Hannah
    Barzilla
    Rachel
HH2.1-43 Seeking the proof of grandparents of Peter Harrison, b. 1766 Frederick, MD, s/o Richard and Hannah ? Harrison; Peter d. 1854, buried Dickerson Ch. Cem. Near Cadiz, OH (Harrison Co.). Need Hannah's surname and info re: Hannah. Peter had 15 children; 2 d. in infancy; would like correspondence with any descendants, especially of 9th child, Barzilla Harrison and his wife, Rachel Caldwell; both buried In Knox Co., OH.
Vera Salvant Harrison, 501 North George St., West Lafayette, OH 43845

 


 
KIRKPATRICK
(KILPATRICK)
HARRISON
    Joseph
    Martha
HH2.1-44 Martha Harrison m. Joseph Kirkpatrick (Kilpatrick) in VA 1798. Any information on this line will be much appreciated.
Mae B. Letterman, 28 Starmount Drive., Asheville, NC 28806

 


 
CONDI

DOD

HARRISON

    Amos
    Matthew
    Martha
HH2.1-45 Amos Harrison b. 1755 Grange, NJ(?), s/o Matthew and Martha (Dod) Harrison. He m. Martha Condi and they had ten children between 1774 and 1795. Would like to hear from anyone descended from these children. A story about these people appeared on p. 145 of Harrison Heritage June 1981.
Jessie Edgerton Garner, Box 115, Hanover, IL 61041

 


 
OGLESBY
HARRISON
    Joseph
    Hannah
    Benjamin
    Aaron
    Moses
    Columbia
    America
    Alexander
    Elizabeth
    Frederick
    Bersheba
HH2.1-46 After many years of searching, I am still unable to identify Joseph Harrison who d. sometime between 1820 and 1830 in Union Co., OH. In 1814 he resided in Jefferson Co., MD. Some of his children were b. in PA. Where? I have not been able to locate him on an 1810 census. His birthdate is Joseph ca 1772. His children were Hannah, Benjamin, Joseph, Aaron, Moses, Columbia, America, Alexander, Elizabeth, and Frederick. His wife was Bersheba Oglesbey. Can anyone out there help?
Mrs. Irene L. Townsend, 8243 Helena Ave., Riverside, CA 92504

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INQUIRIES


LUNSFORD
HARRISON
    Grandison G.
    Ellender
    Elizabeth
HH2.1-47 Grandison G. Harrison, b. 1816 m. 1843 VA. Ellender Lunsford, b. 1820, probably VA. Grandison's mother was Elizabeth Harrison, b. 1786 Maclinburg, VA, what was her maiden name and the given name of her husband? Who were Ellender Lunsford's parents? Grandison G., 

Ellender, and Elizabeth lived in Giles Co., TN in 1850. I Would greatly appreciate any help.

Mrs. Bill Carroll, Rt. 2, Box 44A, Amory, MS 38821

 

ROSE
RUSHTON
CHAMBERS
LONG
BLACK
SMITH
SMOCK
OSBORN
HARRISON
    Robert
    Lucy
    Sarah
    Silas
    Harriet
    Lydia
    James
    Mary
    William
    Elihu
    Nelson
    Sudie
    John
    Elisha
HH2.1-48 Need parents of Robert Harrison, b. June 9, 1812, NC. He m. Lucy Rose (or Rushton) 1834. Bought land Hendricks Co., IN 1834 from Silas Rushton. 1840 in Clay Co., IN. m. (2) Sarah Chambers 1854. D. Decatur, IA Dec. 21, 1858. Children: Silas m. Harriet Long; Lydia m. James Black; Mary m. William Smith; William H. d. at Pea Ridge, AR; Elihu m. Virginia Smock; Nelson m. Sudie Osborn; John and Elisha d. young. Believe could have been born Suncombe Co., NC; thence Knox Co., KY before going to IN. 

Any help will be much appreciated.

Helen M. Niswendorp, 21-755 Fig St. #C, Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506

 

JARBOE
HARRISON
    James T.
    Leroy
    Sarah J.
    Earnest
    John Walter
    Thomas B.
    Mary Gertrude
    Anna E.
HH2.1-49 James T. Harrison, b. April 7, 1845, m. Sarah J. Jarboe Dec 6, 1865, Washington, DC. He was a carpenter and lived at 815-20 St. N.W. in Washington DC. Their children were all born in Washington DC: Earnest b. 1866; Leroy, b. 1868; John Walter b. 1880; Thomas B. b. 1875; Mary Gertrude b. 1867; Anna E. b. 1879 d. 1950. Wish to know the date of James T. Harrison's death and his parentage.
Mrs. Helen White, 2300 S. 25th St., Apt, 113, Arlington, VA 22206


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INQUIRIES


DAVIS
HARRISON
    William
    Worlenda
    Elisha
    Diana
    Bazel
    Shadrack
    Ephraim
    Joseph
HH2.1-50 Looking for marriage record of William Harrison and Worlenda Davis; should have been married in 1760's in or near Frederick Co., MD. Also looking for baptismal records for children of William and Worlenda; Elisha, Diana, Bazel, (b. 15 Mar 1771), Shadrack, Ephraim, and Joseph. Bazel supposed to have been b. in Frederick Co., MD.
Mrs. Greig A. Gowdy, 1 Mario View Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

 

HARRISON
    Norman E.
HH2.1-51 Interested in obtaining information on Norman E. Harrison who lived in Chittenden, Rutland Co, VT between 1840 and 1850.
Rod Ernest, 7 Oxford Drive, #10, Latham, NY 12110

 



STEWART
DAVIS
HARRISON
    Benjamin
    Robert
    Albert
    Christian Ann
    Martha Eva
    Dora
    John
    Marion
    Mary
    Mamie
    Pat
HH2.1-52 Seeking information on the line of Benjamin Harrison who moved from VA to MS in the 19th century, settling near Crystal Springs, MS. Two known sons were Robert and Albert. Albert b. 14 Jan 1833, d. 28 Mar 1910, m. Christian Ann Stewart, b. 29 Jan 1833. Issue: Martha Eva b. 22 Aug 1871, m. Robert Lee Davis; Dora m. ? Farish; Albert; John; Marion; Mary; and Mamie. Pat Harrison, US Senator from MS was from this line. Any help you can give me on this line will be appreciated.
Dr. John T. Palmer, 878 Wildwood Trail, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

 

PATTON
LINDSEY
HARRISON
    Robert James 
    Margaret Peggy
    John Jackson
    Phoebe Elizabeth
HH2.1-53 Need information on Robert James Harrison and wife Margaret Peggy Patton. Robert was supposed to have been with Gen. Robert E. Lee when he surrendered at Appomattox, VA in the Civil War. Robert and Margaret had a son, Joh Jackson b. 11 Mar 1846, m. Phoebe Elizabeth Lindsey. Are there other children? Is he the Robert R. Harrison that m. Margaret Patton 24 Jul 1837 in Itawamba Co., MS? Where and when were they born? Die? All help will be much appreciated.
Carolyn Harrison, 112 N. Ave. D., Kermit, TX 79745

 



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INQUIRIES



HARRISON
    James T.
    James Lee
HH2.1-54 James T. Harrison b. Aug 1845 in VA or MD. Lived in Washington DC and raised family at 1815 - 20th St., N.W. My father, James Lee Harrison worked at Washington Gas Co.; trying to find when my grandfather died; was still Living in 1900 census.
Mrs. Helen Harrison White, 2300 S. 25th St., Apt. 113, Arlington, VA 22206

 
HAMPTON
HARRISON
    William
    Sally
HH2.1-55 Looking for marriage record of William Harrison and Sally Hampton, ca 1820, OH.
Mrs. Greig A. Gowdy, 1 Marin View Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

 
ROLLINS
STANLAND
WASSON
ALLGOOD
HARRISON
    Jessie
    Robert T.
    Lula
    Catherine
    Jeptha G.
    Angelina
    Benjamin
    R.J.
    Ann P.
    Richard Johnson
HH2.1-56 My grandmother was Jessie Stanland. She m. Robert T. Allgood. Her mother was Catherine (Kate) Harrison; her father was Jeptha G. Stanland. Jessie had several sisters: Lula and Jessie both b. Homer LA 1861 and 62, Lula m. (1) W.S. Alford of TX, (2) W. Wasson; Angelina m. Benjamin D. Harrison, a newspaper man. They lived in Homer, LA 1851, coming from AL. My great grandmother Catherine had a brother named B.F. Harrison who lived in New Orleans in 1906-09. In addition to any information you have on these people, I am also seeking an R.J. Harrison, possibly my grandmother's grandfather as Benjamin D. and his wife Ann P. had a son named Richard Johnson. If any of these names are familiar to you, please contact me.
Mrs. Bob Reynolds, Rt. 1, Box 865, Camden, AR 71201



STEWART
HARRISON
    William R.
    Lucy B.
    Agnes
HH2.1-57 My great grandfather William R. Harrison was b. 1829 KY. I do not know who his parents were. He m. Lucy B. Stewart, dau/of Agnes Stewart, 1848/49. They are first found in Simpson Co., KY. By 1860 they are in Reynolds, MO where they stayed and subsequently died.
Mrs. Edward H. Fisher, 2725 S. Hudson Ave., Tulsa, OK 74114

 
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INQUIRIES


GRANT
HARRISON
    James Simpson
    James William
    Monima Almira
    Robert K.
HH2.1-58 Need names of parents of both James Simpson Harrison b. 10 Dec 1813, Shelby Co., KY and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Grant, b. 19 February 1826, in Cincinnati, OH. They were married somewhere in KY, 28 Sept 1843. Living in vicinity South of Louisville in 1850 census with four children: James William, Monima Almira, Julia and Robert.
Winnifred Butrick, 1369 E. Central St., Springfield, MO 65802

 

GRANT
HARRISON
    James Simpson
HH2.1-59 Looking for marriage record of James Simpson Harrison and Margaret Elizabeth Grant, 24 September 1843 in KY.
Winnifred Butrick, 1369 E. Central St., Springfield, MO 65802

 

GARRETT
HARRISON
    William
    Samuel
HH2.1-60 Who was the William Harrison who on 27 March 1834 married (widow) Mary Garrett in Jefferson Co., KY and 3 December 1835 gave consent for his step-daughter, Mary Jane Garrett, to marry Samuel Harrison? Were William and Samuel brothers or father and son?
Winnifred Butrick, 1369 E. Central St., Springfield, MO 65802

 

GRANT
SIMPSON
HARRISON
    James Simpson
    Sidney Lee
HH2.1-61 According to family tradition, my father Sidney Lee Harrison was related to President Grant through both parents -- James Simpson Harrison and Margaret Elizabeth Grant. Who and where was the Harrison and Simpson marriage? The Harrisons came from VA to KY before 1800.
Winnifred Butrick, 1369 E. Central St., Springfield, MO 65802

 

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INQUIRIES


HARRISON
    Grandison
    Ellender
    Thomas R.
    Elizabeth V.
    John H.
    James J.
    J.B.
HH2.1-62 My great grandmother was Elizabeth Harrison, b. 26 Dec 1786 in Meclinburg Co., VA, d. 8 Jul 1862 in Giles Co., TN. Children: Grandison G. b. 4 May 1816, d. 23 Nov 1859; James B. b. 12 Aug 1812, d. 9 Jan 1885, both in Giles Co., TN. I would like information on Elizabeth's husband. She moved to TN with her sons in 1847. The 1850 Census of Giles Co., TN: Grandison (33) b. NC, Ellender (30) b. VA

Thomas R. ( 6) b. VA, Elizabeth ( 4) b. VA
John H. ( 2) b. TN, James J. ( 1) b. TN
J.B. (30) b. ---.

Charlie D. Harrison, 728 Sannoner Ave., Florence, AL 35630



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RFD 6, Box 132
Rogers, AR 72756
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247 W. William
Corning, NY 14830
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6 Fairview Drive
Bath, NY 14810
Ronald Hankey
Box 434
Graettinger, IA 51342
Rod Ernest
7 Oxford Drive, #10
Latham, NY 12110
Edward Luce
201 Lawrence Ave.
Terrell, TX 75160
Mrs. Edward Fisher
2725 So. Hudson Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114
Ivan Scott
1990 Westfield Dr.
N. Columbus, OH 43223
Charlie D. Harrison
728 Sannoner Avenue
Florence, AL 35630
Oscar Wolfe
Box 207
Taft, TX 78390
Clyde A. Harrison
1013 Parkway Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Christina Ohland
19756 Flint Lane
Morrison, CO 80465
Marian Hay
Box 998
Greenfield, CA 93927
Esther Hartzell
14460 S. Dixie Hwy
Monroe, MI 48161
Mrs. Shirley Vaughn
1209 Apache
Wichita, KS 67207
Jayne Fail Smith
5725 E. 28th Street
Tulsa, OK 74114


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