SARAH ANN "SALLY" GABBARD and NATHANIEL M. HARRISON were married on 20 February 1845 in Madison County, Kentucky.60,61,62 NATHANIEL M. HARRISON6,25,63, son of ELISHA HARRISON and IFFA BAKER, was born in 1825 in Madison County, Kentucky.59,60 He died on 19 September 1880 at the age of 55 in Schuyler County, Illinois.64
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.
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:
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.
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.
SARAH ANN "SALLY" GABBARD and NATHANIEL M. HARRISON had the following children:
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