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37. NATHANIEL M. HARRISON7,33,34 was born in 1825 in Madison County, Kentucky.35,36 He died on 19 September 1880 at the age of 55 in Schuyler County, Illinois.37

In 1840 Madison Co KY Census Index there is also a George and a John B. Harrison as well as Edward Gabbard. In 1830, Elijah Harrison is found; in 1820 Elisha & Frederick Harrison.

1850 Madison Co KY Census: p.240, Household 587. Nathaniel Harrison age 25, farmer, born Madison Co. Sally A. age 25. Nancy age 4. Elizabeth age 2. Next door at #588 is Edward Gabbard age 51, wife Sally 50, Margaret 16, and Jane 14. John W. Gabbard is at #589, age 30, Alethy also 30, with 9 children (including a Jacob, Sally, Edward) and Jacob Gabbard age 80. On p.239, #574 is Jacob Gabbard, age 25, Mahaly age 26, Mary age 3, Nancy age 2, and Edward age 1.

Other Harrisons in Madison Co in 1850 include on p.235 #520 John B. Harrison age 43, Sally age 33, Shelton age 17, Elisha age 15, Elizabeth age 13, Lafayette age 12, Ellen ?Ann age 10, Nancy age 8, Hannah age 4, Margaret age 2; and p.238, #558 is George Harrison, age 41, Rachel age 37, Isaac age 18, Nancy age 13, John B. age 11, J?? , male age 7, Elisha age 5, and Minerva age 1.

The following land grant offered a surprise and a middle initial for Nathaniel.
3 Apr 1854. Survey 23585 ordered for Nathan Harrison for 150 acres of land, he having paid five cents per acre, the price fixed by this court for vacant land in said county. [$7.50]
Survey dated 2 Jun 1854 for Nathan M. Harrison, 150 acres. On waters of Hootons fork of the Indian lick fork of Rockcastle River. Markers: 3 chesnut oaks on a hill side from Jno. W. Gabbard's line of his 100 acres. New lines. chesnut & dogwood; 2 small black gums; large pine; a pine; a chesnut, chesnut Oak & black gum; a chesnut and black oat; a white oak & chesnut; 2 Spanish oaks & black gum on ridge between Hooton & Raccoon branch; black oak & chesnut oak; white oak & Spanish oak; to the beginning corner of John Hudsons 180 acre survey; with his line; 2 white oaks; a poplar & white oak; a white oak & small kidney; a hickory & spruce pine; a beech & white oak a corner to sd Gabbards 100 acres; line of same; 2 shite oaks; new line to the beginning. John Morriss & Jno W. Gabbard were chain carriers, Nathan M. Harrison, markers. Kiah Croohe, surveyor
Granted by L. W. Powell, Governor of KY, at Frankfort on 10 Jul 1855.
Note: Hooten's Creek and Indian Creek are now within the bounds of Jackson Co.

Family is in 1860 & 1870 Census, Schuyler Co IL, Buena Vista Twp. Based on the birthplaces of the children as given, the family moved between the births of Amanda in 1857 and birth of Susan in 1860.

1860, Buena Vista Twp, Schuyler Co IL, Hh 10. All born in KY. Nathan Harrison, age 34, Sally A., age 33, Nancy, age 14, Elizabeth age 12. Elisha age 10. John age 6. Mary J. age 7, Amanda 3. Anna S. age 2 months.

1861 Military Census, Buena Vista Twp. Complete list of all able bodied male citizens in Schuyler county between the ages of 18 - 45 years subject to military duty. Included Nathan Harrison.

1863 Military Census. All persons subject to military duty in the 9th District - counties of Pike, Brown, Schuyler, McDonough, Fulton, Mason, Minard & Cass, state of Indiana. July, 1863. Capt. B. F. Westlake, Provost Marshal:
Schuyler Co, Buena Vista Township: Nathan M. Harrison, age 39, Farmer, born Kentucky.
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There was an 1865 State Census in Illinois and Nathan Harrison was counted. In his household were 2 males and 3 females under age 10; 1 male and 2 females age 10-20; 1 male and 1 female age 40-50. total of 4 males, 6 females.

1870 Census. Buena Vista Twp, Schuyler Co, IL, Hh 2.
Nathan Harrison, 46, farmer, b. KY. Sarah, 44, Keeping House, b. KY
Nancy 24, Elizabeth 22, Elisha 20, Mary J. 18, John 16, Amanda 13 - all born in Kentucky.
Susan 10, Jacob 8, Sarah 5, and Charity age 2 months, all born in IL.

1880 Census. Nathan Harrison, age 56, b. KY, father b. VA, mother b. KY. Sarah, wife, age 54, b. KY as were both her parents. John, age 26, Jane 24, both born in KY. The rest of the children born in IL. Amanda 21, Jacob 18, Charity 10, and William 6.

From the "Rushville Times" of Sep 24 1880. Mr Nathan Harrison, an old citizen of Buenavista township, died on Sunday of inflammation of the bowels; aged 56 years.

NATHANIEL M. HARRISON and SARAH ANN "SALLY" GABBARD were married on 20 February 1845 in Madison County, Kentucky.13,35,38 SARAH ANN "SALLY" GABBARD, daughter of EDWARD GABBARD and SARAH "SALLY" BOWMAN, was born in 1825 in Madison County, Kentucky.36

NATHANIEL M. HARRISON and SARAH ANN "SALLY" GABBARD had the following children:

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Nancy HARRISON39,40 was born in November 1845 in Kentucky.7,36

Probable marriage to Ziba B. Kenneday, 30 Nov 1870; Book C p.57.

1880 Census:
Ziba Kenneday, age 33, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. England.
Nancy, wife, age 34, b. KY as were both her parents.
James Lotter, age 11, b. Illinois, Works on Farm.

1900 Census. Buena Vista Twp, Schuyler Co IL, Sheet 13B Hh 261
Ziba Kennedy, b. Apr 1847, age 53, married 30 years, b. Ohio, father b. Ohio, mother B. England
Nancy, wife, b. Nov 1845, age 54. No children. b. KY as were her parents
Lorenzo Kennedy, brother, b. Jun 1849, age 50
Wm. A. Robinson, nephew, b. Aug 1887, age 12, b. IL
S. A. Lawler, Boarder, b. Aug 1862, age 37, married 6 years, b. IL, father b. VA, mother b. IN, School teacher.
Charity, b. Apr 1871, age 29, has had two children, b. IL, parents b. KY
[Charity was Nancy's sister]
Margarite, b. Apr 1895, age 5. Ruth, b. Sep 1896, age 3

1920 Census. Buena Vista Twp, Schuyler Co, IL Hh 106
Elizabeth Scott, age 71, widow, b. KY
Ziba Kennedy, brother-in-law, age 72, widowed, b. Ohio

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Elizabeth HARRISON41 was born in 1848 in Kentucky.7,36

Marriage record names father as Nathan Harrison. J. G. Greening officiated.

1880 Census. Schuyler Co, IL
Richard Scott, age 38, b. Missouri, both parents b. Maryland
Elizabeth, wife, age 32, b. KY as were both her parents.
Eliza, daughter, 6 months, born in November 1879.
Leven Scott, father, age 70, b. Maryland as were both his parents.
Richard, his father, and the baby are listed as "mu" for mulatto or mixed blood. A William Scott on the same page was also listed as "mu". Elizabeth was "W" for white. Instructions to the enumerators were to record the race as they saw it - this was not a question answered by the household.

I checked back in 1870. Leven Scott and his family were certainly all marked "W" that year.
Leven Scott, age 60, b. Maryland. Elisa, age 63, b. Maryland.
William W., age 29, b. Illinois. Richard, age 26, b. Missouri.
Mina Zimmerman, age 3, b. Missouri
and
1860, Woodstock Twp, Schuyler Co IL Hh 1820 [no race indicated in this census]
Leven Scott, age 49, b. MD. Eliza, 57, b. MD
Wm. 25, b. IL, Richard, age 20, b. MO. America, age 18, b. MO
and
1850, Brown Co, IL, Hh 1190 [no reace indicated in this census]
"Irvin" Scott, age 40, b. MD. Eliza, age 37, b. MD
William, 16, b. IL. Apaline, age 13 [female], b. KY.
Richard M., age 10, b. MO. America M., age 8, b. MO

1900 Census. Buena Vista Twp, Schuyler Co, IL
Elizabeth Scott, b. Apr 1848, age 52, Widowed. Had 5 children, 4 are living. She and her parents born in Kentucky. Listed as "Landlady"
Lyda M. daughter, b. Nov 1879, age 20. Carl C., son, b. Jun 1880, age 19 [age was marked over - hard to read] Thomas, son, b. Dec 1884, age 15. Mary F., daughter, b. Feb 1888, age 12. Children all born in Illinois. Their father listed as born in Missouri. They are all marked "W" for white.

1910 Census. Buena Vista Twp, Schuyler Co, IL Hh 22
Elizabeth Scott, age 61, widow. Had 6 children, 4 are living. b. KY
Thomas, son, age 24, b. IL, works at the livery stable
Mary, dau, age 22, b. IL, stenographer, law office

1920 Census. Buena Vista Twp, Schuyler Co, IL Hh 106
Elizabeth Scott, age 71, widow, b. KY
Ziba Kennedy, brother-in-law, age 72, widowed, b. Ohio

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ELISHA SHELTON HARRISON42,43,44,45,46 was born on 20 October 1850 in Madison County, Kentucky.7,35,44,45,47 He died on 3 September 1929 at the age of 78 in Crawford County, Arkansas.45

License issued same date as Marriage - 13 Jan 1876. Married by Cornelius Mills, MG. Return 19 Jan 1876.

His death certificate stated he was born in 1855, and was age 73. This does not agree with information given for the census records. The death certificate has several errors.

1880 Census. Schuyler Co, IL Elisha Harrison, age 30 [b. circa 1850], b. KY; didn't know where his parents were born but maybe he didn't give the information. Edith, wife age 24, b. IL, parents b. Ohio. Clarence, son, age 3, May, age 2, and Jessie, daughter, age 1.

The family must have left for Arkansas soon after the birth of Edwin whose birth was recorded in Schuyler Co in Sep of 1886; later census information says Maudie was born in 1888 in Arkansas.

In 1900, Edith stated she had 10 living children Nine of the children are here - one of her twins had died. The child Maudie born in Feb of 1888 is the first child born in Arkansas - Edwin was born in Sep of 1886 in Illinois. There is another daughter as 3 sisters were listed in the obit of Mary Adamson: Maud Sheens, Mrs. Charles Friddle of Fayetteville (given name "Mary" but I think it should have read Margaret] and Mrs. Ned Robinson of Van Buren (1929). Further research indicates the missing daughter in 1900 was likely Nettie already married to Joe Robinson & living in Winfrey Township not far from her uncle Jacob Gabbard.
1900 Census. Crawford Co AR, Chester Twon, p.7, Hh 114
Elisha Harrison, b. Oct 1850, age 49, married 24 yrs, b. KY, parents b. KY, Farmer [Farm Sch 84]
Edith J., wife, b. Sep 1855, age 44, 11 children, 10 living, b. IL, parents b. Ohio
Clarence D., son, b. Oct 1876, age 23, b. IL, Day Labor.
William H., son, b. Sep 1880, age 19, b. IL, Day Labor
Fredrick M., son, b. Apr 1882, age 18, b. IL Farm Labor
Nelson B., son, b. Dec 1883, age 15, b. IL
Edwin L., son, b. Sep 1886, age 13, b. IL
Maudie J., dau, b. Feb 1888, age 12, b. AR, At school
Benj. S., son, b. Jul 1892, age 7, b. AR
Margaret E. and Mary M., twins, dau, b. May 1894, age 6, b. AR

The 1910 Census shows Edwin is a son, as is Frederick. Also in 1910 in Dyer Twp is W. L. Harrison age 36, born in IN with wife Annie and children Mary and Hershel - but he is not likely part of the family based on his age & place of birth. Or is he a cousin?
1910 Census. Chester, Crawford Co, AR, ED 5, Hh 70
Elisha E. Harrison, age 59, married 34 yr. b. KY, parents b. KY, fruit & vegs
Edith J., wife, age 55, 12 children, 10 are living., b. IL, father b. OH, mother b. IL
Frederick M., son, age 28, Cement Factory
Edwin L., son, age 24, Odd Jobs
Benjamin S., son, age 19, b. AR, Farm labor
Mary M. & Margaret E., dau, age 16
Enumerated in the same place but the next household, Hh 71, was Mary E. Adamson, 58, widow, and her sons Roy W. age 25 and Clair D., age 17. Roy and Mary Harrison married in 1929.

1920 Census. Chester, Crawford Co AR, ED 5, Hh 42
Elisha S. Harrison, age 69, b. KY, parents b. KY, Farm hand
Edith J., wife, age 64, b. IL, parents b. OH
Margaret G., dau, age 24
Ray W. Adamson, son-in-law, 35, b. MO, father b. IN, mother b. MO, Rig Builder, Oil field
Mary M., dau, age 24, b. AR
Berneice, gdau, age 7, b. AR
Weymouth, gson, age 4 years, 6 months, b. AR
Jack, gson, age 1 month, b. AR

Elisha's middle name is from his death certificate. Clarence gave the information and gave Elisha's parents as John Harrison & Lizzie Gabert! "Lizzie" was probably Clarence's maternal grandmother - have no clue where the "John" might have come from. Date of birth 20 Oct 1855 and date of death 3 Sep 1929. This year of birth does not agree with any of the census records which are all consistent with a year of birth as 1850. I don't believe Clarence was very well informed concerning the family statistics! Elisha died of diabetes. Buried in Chester, AR.

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Mary Jane HARRISON was born on 22 January 1853 in Madison County, Kentucky.7,34,48

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John HARRISON was born on 14 April 1855 in Madison County, Kentucky.7,34,48 He died on 16 March 1932 at the age of 76 in Woodstock, Schuyler County, Illinois.49

Surely this is John:

1910 Census. Rushville, Schuyler Co IL, Hh 279
John Harrison, age 53, married 1 time for 6 years, born KY, parents born KY, house carpenter
Suaphia, wife, age 48, married twice, had one child who is still living, b. NY, parents b. England

1920 Census. Rushville, Schuyler Co IL, Hh 276
John Harrison, age 63, b. IL as was his parents [he must not have answered the question] Carpenter
Sophia, wife, age 58, b. NY, parents b. England

1930 Census. Rushville, Schuyler Co, IL Hh 44
John Harrison, age 73. He was 45 when first married. Born KY as were his parents. House carpenter
Sofia, age 68. Was 40 when first married. Born NY; her parents born in England.

John is buried Palm Cemetery, Rushville, Schuyler Co. FindAGrave states that his wife was Sophia Riggal Swisher.

He is listed in the Illinois Death Index, 1916-1947, at Ancestry.com. States his birth as 14 Apr 1855, Madison Co KY. Died 16 Mar 1932, Rushville, Schuyler Illinois and buried on the 18th at Woodstock. He was 67, a laborer. His father was Nathan Harrison; his mother Sally Ann - both born in Kentucky. Sophia was his wife's name.

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Amanda HARRISON50 was born in 1857 in Kentucky.7,34,48

Probable marriage to John G. Robinson, 30 Aug 1886. Book C, p.177. Schuyler Co, IL

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Anna Susan HARRISON39 was born in 1860 in Illinois.7,34,48

Anna Susan was 2/12 at time of 1860 Census, born in Kentucky, but the 1870 Census says born in Illinois. I do believe she was the first child born in IL - they likely moved circa 1859. Her middle name is also found as Louisa and Sonia - see the birth entries below.
She was not in the 1880 census with the rest of the family; however, she was old enough to be married by then.

Marriage to John E. Icenogle on 13 May 1877. Schuyler Co Marriage Book C, p.107.
A John E. Isenogal is found in the 1860 Census, already 15 years old. Living with what appears to be his father, William, siblings, and perhaps his grandmother, Matilda Isenogal. Mother has apparently recently died as there is a 1 year old girl.

Children in Birth Records as transcripted at Schuyler Co IL USGenWeb:
#1674; William Nathan Icenogle, born 27 Oct 1883, Woodstock Twp, Schuyler Co IL to Anna Louisa (Harrison) Icenogle and John Edward Icenogle
and
#2008; Ray Icenogle, born 28 Apr 1884, Woodstock Twp, to Anna Sonia (Harrison) Icenogle and John Ed Icenogle.

1900 Census. Winslow, Washington Co, Arkansas. p.166A Hh 109
John E. Icenogle, b. Apr 1855, age 45, married 22 years. Born Illinois, father b. KY, mother b. Ohio.
Anna L. [S?], wife, b. May 1860, age 40, has had 11 children, 10 are living. Born Illinois, parents b. KY
Steward, son, b. Jan 1880, age 20
Clara, dau, b. Nov 1881, age 18
William N., son, b. Oct 1883, age 16
Ramond, son, b. Oct 1885, age 14 [birth record shows April 1884]
Winnie, son, b. Nov 1887, age 12, first child born in Arkansas
Charity, dau, b. Apr 1890, age 10
Nancy, dau, b. Aug 1892, age 7
Lizie, dau, b. Apr 1894, age 6
Carl, son, b. Jan 1895, age 5
Goldy E., dau, b. Jul 1897, age 2

1910 Census. Prairie Grove, Washington Co, AR. Hh 247
John E. Icenogle, age 54, married 1 time, was 33 when he married. Born IL, parents b. IL
Anna E., wife, age 50, was 23 when married, 13 children - 12 are living, b. IL, parents b. KY
Children born in IL: Steward, son, age 30. William N., son age 26. Raymond E., age 24
Children born in AR: Winner, son, age 22. Charity, dau, age 20. Nancy E., dau, age 17. Lizzie, dau, age 16. Clement C., son, age 14. Goldy A., dau, age 11. Silvie & Pearl, daughters, age 9.

This is the most bizarre occurrence I've ever found in a Census. None of the family aged between 1910 and 1920 - the youngest, twins, are even younger than in 1910. Not even the married sons aged - their wives ages are wrong. Only the two children of Raymond "Ray" seem to be the right ages.
1920 Census. Cane Hill, Washington Co, AR Hh 257
John Icenogle, age 54, b. IL father b. KY, mother b. Ohio, miller, saw mill
Annie, wife, age 49, b. IL, parents, b. KY
Steward, son, age 29, b. IL. William, son, age 26, b. IL Both working in the saw mill
Lizzie, dau, age 15. Carl, son, age 13. Goldie, dau, age 11. Silvie & Pearl, daughters, age 7. All born in AR.
living next door in Hh 258
Winnie Icenogle, age 22, b. AR, general farming
Amanda, wife, age 18, b. W. VA.
Hh 259
Ray Icenogle, age 24, b. IL, works in saw mill
Nita, wife, age 24, b. AR
J. P., son, age 1 year 9 months
M. C., son, age 3 months

After discovering the bizarre situation above and looking at 1930, I looked back in 1920 for daughter Charity who had married Charles Jones, to see what their ages were.
I did find them in Cane Hill, Hh 204
Charles Jones was age 30, a miller at the saw mill, b. Kansas
Charity was 29, b. AR [so she had aged appropriately]
Ed, son, was age 4.

By 1930, a couple of databases online [which had very little about the family] did indicate that both John and Anna had died in the late 1920's. By 1930, all the daughters would likely have married. The ages of the sons I was able to locate have made the 20-year jump from 1910.
In 1930. Cane Hill, Washington Co, AR
Hh 86
Ray Icenogle, age 44, married at 29, b. IL, farm laborer
Neta, wife, age 34, married at 19, b. AR
Jay P., son, age 11 and Mary B., daughter, age 1 year, 8 months.
and
Starr Hill Twp, Washington Co, AR
Hh 34a
Charles S. Jones, age 42, married at 25, b. KS, farm laborer
Cherry D., wife, age 38, married at 20, b. AR [has to be Charity who was not with the family in 1920]
W. Edward, son, age 14, b. AR
Stewart Icenogle, brother-in-law, age 48, b. IL
and
Barker Twp, Crawford Co, AR
Hh 24
Winnie Icenogle, age 42, married at 30, b. AR, farmer
Amanda, wife, age 28, 16 when married, b. VA
Phyllis M., daughter, age 7, b. AR
Hh 47
Carl C. Icenogle, age 32, married at 25, b. AR, laborer, cutting stave bolts
Clara M., wife, age 24, married at 17, b. AR
John E., son, age 3 years, 8 months, b. AR

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Jacob HARRISON was born in 1862 in Schuyler County, Illinois.7,34

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Sarah HARRISON34 was born in 1865 in Schuyler County, Illinois.7

Sarah was not in the 1880 census when she would have been age 15. Quite possibly deceased.

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Charity HARRISON51 was born on 14 April 1870 in Schuyler County, Illinois.7,34 She died on 28 July 1936 at the age of 66 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.

Age 2/12 at time of 1870 Census. In 1900 she stated she was born in 1871, but that would be an error.

Record #4098. Charity (Harrison) Lawler & S. A. Lawler, parents of Ruth Marie.

1900 Census. Buena Vista Twp, Schuyler Co IL, Sheet 13B Hh 261
Ziba Kennedy, b. Apr 1847, age 53, married 30 years, b. Ohio, father b. Ohio, mother B. England
Nancy, wife, b. Nov 1845, age 54. No children. b. KY as were her parents
Lorenzo Kennedy, brother, b. Jun 1849, age 50
Wm. A. Robinson, nephew, b. Aug 1887, age 12, b. IL
S. A. Lawler, Boarder, b. Aug 1862, age 37, married 6 years, b. IL, father b. VA, mother b. IN, School teacher.
Charity, b. Apr 1871, age 29, has had two children, b. IL, parents b. KY
Margarite, b. Apr 1895, age 5. Ruth, b. Sep 1896, age 3

1920 Census. Rushville, Schuyler Co IL, Sheet 2A, Hh 31
Alvin Lawler, age 58, b. IL, father b. VA, mother b. IN
Charity, wife, age 48, b. IL, father b. VA, mother b. KY
Ruth, daughter, age 23, saleslady - retail grocery. Lorena, daughter, age 18, stenograher - law office. Helen, daughter, age 13.

In 1930, S. Alvin Lawler lived alone, age 68, but marked as "M" for married.

The Illinois Death Index, 1916-1947 on Ancestry, added a few bits of information.
Name: Charity Lawler
[Charity Harrison]
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1871
Birth Place: Rushville, Schuyler , Ill
Death Date: 28 Jul 1936
Death Place: Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois
Burial Date: 30 Jul 1936
Burial Place: Schuyler County, Ill.
Cemetery Name: Rushville
Death Age: 65
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Female
Street Address: RR II
Residence: Ray, Schuyler, Ill
Father Name: Nathan Harrison
Father Birth Place: Forquer Co, Virginia
Mother Name: Sarah Gabbert
Spouse Name: Alvin Lawler
FHL Film Number: 1766167

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William HARRISON was born in 1874 in Schuyler County, Illinois.34

If you wish to see more information about the ancestors or descendants of Nathaniel Harrison, please go back to the home page Leaves of the Tree and click on the link to the Harrison family file.