19. IFFA BAKER2,5,6,7 was born on 8 August 1790 in North Carolina.8 She died in 1866 at the age of 76 in Jackson County, Kentucky.8
David Bunton gives her birth year as 1790, although I have seen it as 1782 in other places. She gave her age as 60 in the 1850 Census.
Name appears to be Ifee on digital copy of marriage record. Iva in 1850 Census. Itha in the 1860 Census. She had an Indian name - Sookotosh - according to family lore. Some of the family traditions say that John Renta Baker married an Indian woman after killing her husband and this child was hers (or theirs). Some say she was an adopted Indian child. She would appear to be much younger than his other children and probably too young to be a child of Elizabeth. However, there is a family letter stating that she was the daughter of an Elizabeth, probably Elizabeth Terrill or Pherrill. It is possible, too, that Elizabeth, mother of Iffa, was a much younger wife of John Baker. My own DNA studies for racial lines indicate that I have no Indian heritage whatever, but that I am descended from Iffa seems certain as I have a DNA match to a descendant of John Baker via a different child.
From Madison Co. Marriage License File No. 5, 1806-1807
Please to grant marriag lisons for Elishia Harrison
and My Daughter Ifee Baker
and oblige your Obient. Servt.
26 August 1805
Col. Irvin Clark of
(signed) John Baker [Seal]
Test: Jas. Baker, Susannah Baker
1850 Estill Co. Found in Census, Iva Baker, age 60, born S. Carolina, living next door to son William. Living with her is Sally, age 20, Rachael age 15, Nathan age 2. Sally was the youngest daughter as far as is known. I'm not sure who Rachael is unless there was indeed another child. Nathan, quite possibly, Sally's child. If her birthdate as passed along from David Bunton is correct, Iffa was about 50 when Sally was born, and the chances of Rachael being her child are slim.
1860 Jackson Co KY - "Itha" lives with her youngest son William and his family.
According to records of David Bunton, Iffa lived out her old age with youngest son Bill Harrison and died at his home; his children remembered her and remembered the Indian name. They believe the Indian blood to have come from Iffa's mother, Elizabeth ?Terrill, who was possibly half Cherokee. [See earlier note - she probably was not.]
It should be noted that in 1850 and 1860, Iffa is noted an unable to read and write; probably could not write her own name, nor spell it. One of the reasons her correct name is impossible to determine. Nicknames were common in the families, time, and place in which she lived and I think we can safely assume she did use a nickname.
IFFA BAKER and ELISHA HARRISON were married on 28 August 1805 in Madison County, Kentucky.9 ELISHA HARRISON10, son of JONATHAN HARRISON and MERCY TERRY, was born about 1780 in Botetourt County, Virginia.8 He died in 1848 at the age of 68 in Estill County, Kentucky.8
Marriage Bondsman, James Baker. Consent by father of the bride - John Baker
1820 Madison Co KY Census; p.142:
Elisha Harrison: 2m -10; 2m 10-16; 1m 45+; 2f -10; 1f 10-16; 1f 26-45
and on p.178: living in Richmond is a Frederick T. Harrison, age 45+ [I don't know of any relationship]
1830 Madison Co KY Census. Only Harrison in the county. p.93
Elijah Harrison: 2m -5 [William & Nathaniel], 1m age 5-10 [Elisha], 2m 15-20[Jonathan & maybe Thomas], 1m age 40-50 [Elisha was about age 50]; 1f -5 [Sally], 1f 5-10 [Nancy], 2f 10-15 [Alitha & Polly], 1f 15-20 [Susanna], 1f 30-40 [Iffa was about 40].
I did not find Elisha in 1840 - perhaps they were living with one of the married children. They did not seem to be with the two eldest sons, John B. & George, who are found in Madison Co in 1840.
IFFA BAKER and ELISHA HARRISON had the following children:
|John Baker HARRISON11 was born on 10 April 1807 in Madison County, Kentucky.12 He died on 20 February 1888 at the age of 80 in Sand Gap, Jackson County, Kentucky.12,13 |
1840 Madison Co KY, Eastern Division
John B. Harrison: 1m under 5, 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40. 1f under 5, 1f 20-30.
Still lived in Madison Co in the 1850 Census., Hh 533
John B. Harrison, age 43. Sally 33.
Shelton 17. Elisha 15. Elizabeth 13. Lafayette 12. Ellender 10. Nancy 8. Hannah 4. and Margaret 2.
1860 Census. Jackson Co, KY, Hh 191
John B. Harrison, age 53, Catherine 33.
Hannah N. age 14. Margaret 12. John S. 10, William W. age 5. George, age 1
Elizabeth Isaacks, age 23. James B. 5. Sarah 3. Samuel 1
Lafayette N. Harrison, age 21.
Shelton Harrison, 26. Angeline, 24.
Sally Ann 3. John C. 2, and Hiram age 2 months.
1870 Census. Horselick Precinct, Clover Bottom P.O., Jackson Co, KY, Hh 20
J. B. Harrison, age 63. Catherine A., age 43
John S. 20. William W. 15. George 11.
Thomas R. 8, Rosanna 6, Felix J. 4
Nelly Isaacs, age 30.
Sarah 13, Elisha 9, Lydia M. age 7
1880 Census. HorseLick Precinct, Jackson Co KY. Hh 124
John B. Harrison, age 72, Black Smith, b. KY, parents b. VA
Catharine, 52, wife, b. KY parents b. NC
Thomas, 18, son. Rosa A., 15, Dau. Phelix, 13, son.
|George HARRISON was born about 1809 in Madison County, Kentucky.13 He died in September 1852 at the age of 43 in Madison County, Kentucky.12 |
1840 Madison Co KY Census, Eastern Division
George Harrison: 1m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40. 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30.
1850 Census. District 1, Madison Co KY, Hh 560
George Harrison, 41, farmer, b. KY. Racheal, 37.
Isaac 18. Nancy 13. John B. 11. Iphy 7. Elisha 5. and Minerva, age 1.
|Susanna HARRISON was born on 22 March 1811 in Estill County, Kentucky.12,14 She died on 23 May 1879 at the age of 68 in Jackson County, Kentucky.14|
|Thomas HARRISON15 was born on 23 May 1813 in Madison County, Kentucky.12 |
Found with Loucinda and children in 1850 Estill Co Census; Hh 666
Thomas Harrison, age 35. Loucinda 32.
Mary A. 12. Nancy A. 10. John W. 8. William H. 6. Eada 5. Elizabeth 3. Elisha age 2 months.
1860 Census. Jackson Co KY, Hh 423
Thomas Harrison, age 45. Lucinda 42.
Nancy 20. John W. 18. William H. 16. Eady 15. Elizabeth 12. Elisha 9. Jane 6. Levi S. age 3.
1870 Census. Glade Precinct, Berea, Madison Co KY, Hh 223
Thom. Harrison 56. Lucy, age 50.
Elisha 20. William 26. Lizzie 18. Jane 17. Levy 14. Thomas, age 10.
|Polly HARRISON12 was born (date unknown). |
Many Abrams families in Greenup Co in 1850 including 3 Basil/Basels, No one married to a Mary or Polly.
|Alitha HARRISON was born in 1816.12,16,17 She died before 1889 at the age of 73 in McKee, Jackson County, Kentucky.8,14 |
At least two of the children were born before the marriage date; perhaps John had a first wife?
Buried Roberts Cemetery, Indian Creek. No dates.
|Jonathan C. HARRISON18 was born about 1818 in Madison County, Kentucky.12,13,18 |
John and Jonathan are listed as twins in many databases. David Bunton shows them as born 11 months apart but with the same day and month. The 1850 Census in Madison Co confirms John B.'s age as 43, born in 1807. However, in 1860 in Jackson Co KY, Jonathan's age is given as 41, or a birth year of 1818/1819. In 1870 his age is 51. In 1880 he is 62. All consistent with a birth year of 1818 or so. In the birth order of the children of Elisha & Iffa, he fits very nicely in this place.
The names of the children of Jonathan & Mary Ann came from abstracts of the 1860, 1870, and 1880 Jackson Co KY censuses.
1860 Census. Jackson Co, KY, Hh 278
J. C. Harrison, age 41. Mary Ann 41.
Green B. 21. Fanny 15. Merril L. 12. William L. 10. John M. 8. Sarah 5. Mary Ann 3. and Nancy, 1 month old.
1870 Census. Coyle Precinct, Jackson Co KIY, Hh 1
Jonathan Harrison, age 51. Mary A., age 51
Jack M. 18. Mary A. 13. Nancy N. age 11. Jonathan, age 7.
|Nancy Jane HARRISON was born in 1822 in Estill County, Kentucky.17 She died in April 1858 at the age of 36 in Madison County, Kentucky.12|
|Elisha H. HARRISON was born on 1 December 1823 in Estill County, Kentucky.17,19 He died on 19 April 1895 at the age of 71 in Madison County, Kentucky.12 |
1870 Census. Glade Precinct, Berea, Madison Co, KY, Hh 225
Elisha Harrison, age 47, Delilah, age 38
Mary 20. John 18. Lizzie 16. Nellie 14. Nancy 14. Isaac, age 9.
Jamie 7 [male], and David 5.
1880 Census. Glade, Madison, KY, Hh 473
E. H. Harrison, 57, farmer, b. KY, father b. VA, mother b. NC
Delilah, 53, b. KY, father b. TN, mother b. KY
John G., 28, son. Elizabeth 27, dau. Nancy A. 21, dau. Isaac, 19, son. Wm D. 17, son, Belle, age 10, daughter
|NATHANIEL HARRISON8,20,21 was born in 1825 in Madison County, Kentucky.22,23 He died on 19 September 1880 at the age of 55 in Schuyler County, Illinois.24 |
1850 Madison Co KY Census: p.240, Household 587. Nathaniel Harrison age 25, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 inflamation of the bowels; aged 56 years.
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.
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.
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|William Canady HARRISON7 was born on 1 November 1827 in Estill County, Kentucky.13,17,25,26 He died on 29 December 1892 at the age of 65 in Bidville, Crawford County, Arkansas.17,26 |
1860 in Jackson Co KY. William's mother lives with them. Hh 390
William was age 32, Farmer, b. KY
John B. 9. Sarah 7. Jacob 5. Almira, 3 months
Ifga Harrison, age 66.
In 1870, William was in Madison Co AR and moved to Crawford Co by 1880 but not in Census.
|Sarah A. "Sally" HARRISON was born in 1830 in Kentucky.5,12 |
1860 Census. Jackson Co KY, Hh 429
Elisha Isaaks, age 36, famer, b. KY
Patton 12. John 6. Ann J. 4. Mary Jane & Hiram both age 2. William, 3 months.