Ruth Harrison Jones, Editor and Publisher
|Marriages of Burke County, NC 1866 - 1984 ............................||688|
|Searching for Leo J. (Ben) Harrison ......................................||690|
|Harrison Marriages of Ohio ................................................||692|
|Georgia Census of 1840 ....................................................||704|
(formed 1777 from Rowan County).
Courthouse burned late 1864 during Civil War).
SUBMITTED BY: Earl Harrison, 1420 Drexel Place, Charlotte, NC 28209
1518 East 29th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11229
February 24, 1966
Ms. Ruth Harrison Jones
2816 Sloat Road
Pebble Beach, California 93953
Dear MS. Jones,
It has come to my attention that you have published a volume dealing
with Harrison family genealogy and heritage. With that in mind,
I'm wondering if you can be of assistance to me.
In connection with a project being conducted by The Society for
American Baseball Research, RD2 Box 414, Cooperstown, New York,
I am interested in determining the exact date and place of
the death of a man by the name of LEO J "Ben"
Harrison. In addition, I'm interested in being put in touch
with Mr. Harrison's closest surviving relative. Mr.
Harrison was a veteran of major league baseball.
Mr. Harrison's birth data was never chronicled in baseball files.
He was an outfielder appearing in one major league game; that
with the Washington Senators in their game of September 27, 1901.
The newspapers of the day reported Mr. Harrison to be living in
Maryland but no further specifics available
By 1905 Mr. Harrison was playing in New Jersey's Hudson River
League at which time he was reportedly residing in Hoboken, New
Jersey. The last report of Mr. Harrison's travels indicate that
in 1906 and 1907 he played with the New Bedford, Massachusetts
Team of the New England League. The newspapers of the period also
referred to Mr. Harrison's residence as Hoboken, New
My efforts to trace Mr. Harrison in Hoboken have proven unsuccessful.
A listing for him could not be found in Hoboken City Directories
of the day. Inquiries to the Hoboken Public Library and the sports
department of the Hoboken newspaper have resulted in negative
Mr. Harrison is presumed deceased due to the passage of some eighty
years since his participation in professional baseball. For all
I know, he's a centenarian living in retirement. (If so, he'd
be only the second player on record to have celebrated his hundredth
Whether living or deceased, I'm interested in updating the record
of Mr. Harrison so as to update his demographic data maintained
in baseball files. Thus I'm hopeful that the Harrison family genealogy
and heritage you've compiled contains an entry with respect to
Can you, by chance, provide any specifics pertaining to Mr. Harrison? Or, can you offer any information which may enable me to pursue this search? Any information may prove helpful; a birth record, a last known residence, a former employer, a church affiliation, a cemetery containing a Harrison family plot, etc.
In the event Mr. Harrison is deceased, in addition to learning
of the date and place of his death, I'd like to be
put in touch with someone capable of completing a biographical
Baseball Questionnaire on his behalf. The Questionnaire, when
completed, will contain all the information needed for the record
of Mr. Harrison to be brought up to date.
Kindly note that my interest in determining the present whereabouts
of Mr. Harrison is for no other reason than to update his demographic
data as maintained in the files of major league baseball.
My return envelope is enclosed for your convenience. Thank you
for your kind courtesy and interest in this matter.
IF ANY READER OF THIS LETTER KNOWS THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE DESCENDANTS OF LEO J. (BEN) HARRISON, PLEASE WRITE TO BILL HABER AT THE ADDRESS GIVEN. IT WOULD BE REALLY NICE IF HARRISON HERITAGE COULD HELP WITH THIS PROJECT.
|6.2-193 Family records say that Edmund Harrison, born England, 1712 was a planter and stonemason. His children were: Edmund, Michael, Gideon and James.
James Harrison of Hardwick, TN was a tobacco planter. His children were: Mary (Polly) m. George McPherson: Sarah m. Benjamin Peyton; Melinda m. Eleazer Peyton; Celinda m. Samuel McKenzie; Edmund m. _______; Samuel m.(1) Martha Knuckles (2) Sarah Newby; James m. _________; Elizabeth m. John Bell.
Old family letter says "slave sold to James Harrison of Barren Co., KY" by Henry Hobson of Christian Co., KY, 1809. James Harrison m. (2) Dicey Eubank, Jan 1820, Barren Co. KY.
Is this James a child of James or Samuel Harrison (Mother Hardwick or someone else?
|Thelma R. Cammack - 362 East Laurel Street - Oxnard, CA 93033|
|6.2 - 194 William Daugherty Harrison b. 1814, Bedford Co. TN; moved to Houston Co., TX ca 835. He married 1842, Lucindy Jane Patton. Their children were: Martha b. 1843, m. Daniel Morgan; William Thomas b. 1850 m. Willie Stubblefield; Jonathan b. 1853 m. Margaret West; Elizabeth b. 1855 m. James Shuptrine; Mary b. 1859 m. Robert Hodges; Sallie m. 1882 Dave Shuptrine; Amanda b. 1864 m. Alexander Morgan; Eliza m. Calvin Shuptrine.
According to "History of Houston Co., Texas" William Daugherty Harrison was son of John Harrison b. Abbyville, SC and Mary Daughtery. Other children of John and Mary were: Daniel m. Nancy Robins; Samuel ; Andrew Jackson m. Sarah Rice; Jane m. Robert Patton and Elizabeth m. Samuel J. Patton
Wish to correspond with someone researching this family.
|Hilde Shuptine - Farley - 10325 Russell -- Overland Park, Kansas 66212|
|6.2 - 195 Seeking parents of James Harrison b. ca 1791 SC. Children of James and Mary Harrison seen in the 1850 Barnwell Dist. SC census were: James Harrison, 59; Mary, 57; Winifred, dau, 30; William, son, 29; John, son, 26; Thomas, son, 24; James, son, 22; Richard, son, 15.
About 1854, my great-grandfather, Thomas Harrison and wife Anna Googe, with two children, Mary J. b. 1851 and John J. b. 1853 along with his brother John and wife Martha Googe and in-laws, john and Sarah Googe moved to Appling Co., GA.
Seeking parents of Olive Johnson b. ca 1853, GA., who married John J. Harrison 19 Oct 1876 in Appling Co., GA. She may have had a brother Berry Johnson who operated a turpentine still at English Crossing, near jay Bird Springs between McRae and Eastman, GA. Children of John Harrison and Olive Johnson seen in the 1880 Appling Co., Ga census were: John J. Harrison, 26; Olive, wife 27: Colquitt, son, 2; Emmett R., son, 1.
|Kenneth E. Harrison - 5921 S.W. 10th Street West Miami, IL 33144|
|6.2 -196. Seeking information on Leticia Harrison, born 1812, Nelson Co., KY. Died 1868, Clarke Co., IA. Married 1831, Montgomery Co., IND., William Lafollette who was b. 1810, hardin Co., KY and d. 1881, Clarke Co., IA.
Leticia harrison was the daughter of John Harrison and Mary Ashby of Nelson Co., KY. The parents of Mary Ashby were Thompson Ashby and Letty Van Meter of Shelby Co., and Nelson Co., KY.
I have read that the Harrisons of Clarke Co. Iowa were cousins of President William Henry Harrison. Can any one help document this information?
|Carroll R. Knauss - 402 South Maple Avenue _ Logan, Iowa 51546|
CONNIE HUTCHINSON OF 5019 MONTOYA DRIVE, EL PASO, TEXAS 79922 HAD OFFERED TO ZEROX CENSUS RECORDS FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS. THE UNIVERSITY AT EL PASO IS DEPOSITORY FOR THE CENSUS OF TEXAS.
HARRISON HERITAGE (ISSN 0740-9001) was a family genealogical quarterly.
Many thanks to Cathy Cadd for transcribing this issue for us.
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