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.
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?
1920 Census. Chester, Crawford Co AR, ED 5, Hh 42
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.
ELISHA SHELTON HARRISON and EDITH JANE IRWIN were married on 13 January 1876 in Schuyler County, Illinois.52,56,57 EDITH JANE IRWIN51,52,58, daughter of IRA PERRIN IRWIN and ELIZA ANN AVERY, was born in September 1855 in Schuyler County, Illinois.4,52,59 She died on 24 August 1932 at the age of 76 in Crawford County, Arkansas.60
1930. Edith was living with son Clarence. She was widowed.
In the 1910 Census, Edith is shown as having had 12 children, 10 of them living. 1900 she states 11 children, 10 living - perhaps counted the twins as a single birth.
Family for Edith in Illinois. 1850 Schuyler Co ILBuena Vista Twp: Ira & Eliza Irwin both age 18 & both born in Ohio; he was a Cooper. On the next page is Robert Irvin age 59, farmer born in VA; Lavina age 54 b. KY; Harvey age 17 b. Ohio; Harrison age 14 b. Ohio; Amanda age 12 b. Ohio, Eleazar D. age 30 b. Ohio. Harvey & Eleazar both listed as Coopers.
1860 Schuyler Co Census: Ira age 29 born KY, Eliza age 27 b. OH with Wm H. age 9, Edith age 4, Robert L. age 2.
Died at age 78 of pneumonia. Informant for the DC was Margret Friddle, youngest daughter. Burial at Chester on 25 Aug 1932. Birthplace given as Illinois, but no date given - her age was said to be 78. Father Ira Irwin born Illinois. Mother Liza Ann Avery, born Illinois. [Parents did live in Illinois, but both were born in Ohio.]
Her grave marker, Chester Cemetery, seems to have errors. Her name is listed as:
ELISHA SHELTON HARRISON and EDITH JANE IRWIN had the following children:
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