Ruth Harrison Jones, Editor and Publisher
|"The Family Tree" by Audrey Casari .........................................||p.
|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
Federal Census, Michigan 1860, select counties..........................
--continued from Dec. 1981 Issue
|HARRISON SKETCHES ...........................................................||245|
|Corrections to previous issues ......................................................||248|
|More Researchers of the Family HARRISON ...............................||254|
|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!
...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.
|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.
|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.
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
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.
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, daughter of Benjamin and Lydia Harrison, died 25 Sep 1822, aged 25 years.
In memory of Benjamin Harrison, born 10 Mar 1776. Died 23 May 1858. "Our days on earth are as a shadow and there is none abiding."
EDWARD P. 193-5
Edward P., Son of William and Susanna Harrison, Died 8 Mar 1847, aged 6 months and 14 days.
HENRIETTA MIRANDA 193-5
In memory of Henrietta Miranda, daughter of Adonijah V. and Margaret Harrison, who departed this life 14 Aug 1832, aged 2 years 7 months and 2 days. Alas how changed that lovely flower, Which bloomed and cheered our hearts. Fair fleeting comfort of an hour, How soon we're called to part.
MARY WOODRUFF 193-3
Mary Woodruff, wife of A.V. Harrison, died 11 Aug 1855, aged 47 years, 7 months and 29 days.
O! weep not for the friends that pass,
Into the lonely grave;
As breezes sweep the withered grass,
Along the restless wave.
For though thy pleasures may depart,
And mournful days be given,
And lonely though on earth though art,
Yet bliss awaits the holy heart,
When friends rejoin to heaven.
MOSES W. 193-4
Moses W. son of A.V. Harrison, died 5 Sep 1839 in the 13th year of his age.
Sacred to the memory of Lydia, wife of Benjamin Harrison, who died 28 Oct 1847. Aged 71 years, 2 months, and 21 days.
Oh yes happy spirit we'll meet thee again.
Where there's no sadness nor parting nor pain:
We'll meet thee in heaven united to raise,
Our notes of thanksgiving our anthems of praise.
Born 4 May 1812. Died 22 Oct 1862.
SUSAN A. HOWELL 208-1
His wife, born 4 Nov 1814. Died 10 Oct 1896.
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.
|You'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
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.
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
|BRIDE AND GROOM||
|Robert and Margaret Patton||24||Jul||
|Nancy and Doctor Gaines||
|Amanda and George Pierce||
|John and Rebecca A. Martsell||
|Eliza J. and Lemon Evans||
|W. H. and Margrete Rogers||
|Mary A. and John W. Carroll||
|Middleton and Elizabeth Midley||
|Martha and Marmaduke Shelby||
|Margaret and D. N. Ford||
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)
Denton County, Texas Marriage Records 1875-1891 - By Frances Terry Ingmire
|BRIDE AND GROOM||
|Bell Harrison m. W.E. Moffitt||21||May||
|Bessie Harrison m. J.D. Gaines||
|F.M. Harrison m. Nora Evans||
|N.D. Harrison m. Lillie E. Reid||
|Bennie Harrison m. Edw. Wilson||
|Mary G. Harrison m. B.W. Morgan||
|W.B. Harrison m. Emma McElroy||
|Maud Harrison m. J.R. Peel||
|J. Harrison m. Alice A. Griffin||
|P.W. Harrison m. E.M. Johnson||
1880-1890 Washington County, Arkansas Marriage Records. By Lloyd McConnel, 1973. (Published for Washington Co. Historical Society Box 357, Fayetteville, AR 72701 Bulletin #60).
|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|
|Mary L.||17||Thomas I. Davis||22||1||Aug||1880|
|Minnie||19||J F. Mock||22||30||Nov||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
(From the Family Bible):
JAMES LEROY HARRISON,
b. 5-12-1868; d. 12-1-1931, Forman, Washington Gas Light Co.; m. on July 1, 1899 at St. Stephen's Catholic church in Washington DC MARY T. RYAN b. 3-12-1877, d. 3-11-1941. They had 10 children:
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)
1737-1814, m. HENRY PEARCE, 1726-1788. They had 6 children in Newark and Fairfield:
[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
(National Genealogical Society Directory of Holdings
1921 Sunderland Pl. N.W., Washington DC 20036)
HARRISON, Francis Burton, Harrison Family
(RICHARD HARRISON, 1600-1664) p. 413. Author of the Memoir Aris Sonis Fonisque. C871, H32 1893.
EARLY ORIGINAL NEW YORK WILLS
(National Genealogical Quarterly)
The above submitted by Audrey Casari, 4463 Hiawatha Dr., Cheboygan, MI 49721
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.
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
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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,
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.
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:
"There's two roads to go. They are both
the same as far, but one is more the hill up."
"Go out and tie the dog loose."
"Smear me all over with jam a piece of buttered bread."
"This pie is all, but the cake is yet."
"Throw the cows over the fence some hay."
"We get too soon oldt un too late schmart."
"Let's walk the street down."
"Go look the window out and see
who comes the yard in."
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:
EUGENIE CHRYSTAL, b. 9/24/1914 SF d. 7/13/68 San Diego, CA m. (1) Norman Hadley 6/13/1933 at St. Brigid's Church SF. They had one child: Anne Chrystal b. 5/22/1934 d. 1944 m. (2) Robert Phillip Brabo 1941 in Mill Valley CA. Children:
Robert Phillip, Jr. b. 7/27/1942 m. Kathy M. has six children: Steven b. 1958, Lisa b. 1959, Allan b. 1960, Kelly b. 1962, Shelly b. 1973, and Rebecca b. 1975.
Ralph Harrison b. 8/10/1943 m. Barbara 1965. Children: Samuel b. 1967, and Jason b. 1969.
Thomas Eugene b. 12/31/1944 m. Sandra. Children: Holly b. 1964, and Nina b. 1967.
RALPH CHRYSTAL HARRISON, JR. b. 4/28/1916 Ft. Monroe VA d. 9/26/1981 SF, m. He__n Maria Marx 5/1942 SF. Children:
Ralph Chrystal Harrison III b. 2/17/1943 m. Stephanie Ramsey 8/21/1970 Children: Rochelle Lynne b. 12/18/1971, Ralph Chrystal IV, b. 12/27/1975.
Charles Leonard Harrison b. 4/4/1947, m. Cathy Wojar 1969 SF. Children: Patricia b. 1970, Monica b. 1972, Michael b. 1977.
William George Harrison b. 10/28/1954 m. Stephanie Dressing 12/17/1977.
All marriages and births under Ralph C. Harrison, Jr. took place in San Francisco, CA.
|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|
|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
|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|
|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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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?
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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
|Charlie D. Harrison, 728 Sannoner Ave., Florence, AL 35630|
|Josephine A. Clyma
RFD 6, Box 132
Rogers, AR 72756
247 W. William
Corning, NY 14830
|Milton H. Crane
6 Fairview Drive
Bath, NY 14810
Graettinger, IA 51342
7 Oxford Drive, #10
Latham, NY 12110
201 Lawrence Ave.
Terrell, TX 75160
|Mrs. Edward Fisher
2725 So. Hudson Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114
1990 Westfield Dr.
N. Columbus, OH 43223
|Charlie D. Harrison
728 Sannoner Avenue
Florence, AL 35630
Taft, TX 78390
|Clyde A. Harrison
1013 Parkway Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
19756 Flint Lane
Morrison, CO 80465
Greenfield, CA 93927
14460 S. Dixie Hwy
Monroe, MI 48161
|Mrs. Shirley Vaughn
Wichita, KS 67207
|Jayne Fail Smith
5725 E. 28th Street
Tulsa, OK 74114
HARRISON HERITAGE (ISSN 0740-9001) was a family genealogical quarterly.
Many thanks to Melody Deocampo for transcribing this issue.