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Harrison Family Genealogy


Harrison Family Genealogy

The Harrison family originated from Parr, St.Helens, Lancashire, England. James and his daughters emmigrated to America in 1894 and lived in Scranton, Pennsylvannia and Baltimore, Maryland. Daughter Mary married Arthur E. Linney.

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Comment by Paul David Harris on April 11, 2016 at 1:00pm

I need information on Jeremiah Harrison and  his children. I think his family originated from Oyster Bay, N.Y. and migrated via Chester County, PA to the Washington District of Virginia (present day Washington County, VA) He owned 350 acres in the rich Valley of the Washington District of VA which was once part of Old Augusta County, VA generally located between Saltville and Harrisonburg, VA. Jeremiah's daughter, Elizabeth Harrison married my 5th Great grandfather John Harris. Also need information on Elizabeth Harrison's sister Lydia Harrison because her name connects to Stewart Harris s/o Rachel Stewart and Evan Harris II. I think Lydia is buried in northeast Ohio (c. Bowersville area of Green County (original boundaries when Ohio became a state c. 1805). 

Comment by Richard Harrison on July 25, 2015 at 9:32am

Does anyone know of research to trace the Rev.Thomas Harrison's other son(s), Thomas, christened 22 May 1662 at St. Peter's, Cheshire (and, perhaps, a John I've seen mentioned)?

Comment by MK Harrison on June 29, 2015 at 5:54pm
Jim, have you participated in the Harrison DNA Project?

Two male cousins did and proved Long Grey Trail Harrison line.
Comment by Jim Harrison on June 29, 2015 at 3:34pm

From the research I have done, I believe I am decended from Isaiah that arrived in Oyster Bay New York, later to Delaware, and  Virginia.   My branch moved to Kentucky in the late 1700's.   Would like to connect with anyone that may have information on this line of Harrison's.

Comment by MK Harrison on April 15, 2015 at 7:36am
My first known Harrison is Rev. Nathan Thomas Harrison who was born 20 October 1778 in VA/NC and died in Murray County, GA on 18 July 1852. He lived in Buncombe County, NC.

Through DNA, we learned we are part of Thomas and Isaiah Harrison family from Ireland who initially settled in Oyster Bay, NY.

Would love to connect dots from Nathan to Isaiah!
Comment by Pamela Strasser on June 22, 2012 at 5:41pm

I am descended from Isaiah Harrison, the first Harrison of our family to live permanently in the United States.  He was born in Chester, England in 1666, and arrived in Oyster Bay, New York in 1687.  He purchased land there from the Indians and raised a large family.  Eventually he moved to Delaware, and later, Augusta County, Virginia where he died along the banks of the Shenandoah River. 

Isaiah's father, Thomas, was a minister in Jamestown, Virginia for several years, but he changed his religious beliefs and left.

The Harrisons lived in Virginia and the Carolinas before moving to Tennessee, Texas, and my particular branch, to Alabama by 1820.

The family line has been traced back to Henry DeHede, who was born in about 1325 in Northumberland, England.  Some researchers believe that Harrisons accompanied King Canute of Denmark when he traveled to what is now Great Britain.

There is a lot of Harrison information in a book called The Long Grey Trail.

Comment by Sarah Harrison on May 26, 2011 at 9:26am

I am looking for the Harrison's who were in Wayne County, Tennessee around the 1870's.  David Summerfield Harrison is the first Harrison in my tree and he was married to Captain Andrew Jackson and Frances Caroline Rutledge Roberts' daughter Julia Ann Roberts.  I have alot of information on the Roberts side except for when she died and what of and where she is buried.  I know nothing at all about David Summerfield Harrison and would like any information on trying to find out who is parents and siblings were.  I only know of one of his children with Julia and his name is William Thomas Harrison born around Hardin County, Tennessee in 1874.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Comment by Terry on March 18, 2010 at 2:56pm
The first Harrison in my tree is Margaret Jane Harrison (1820 - 1890), who married Alfred Sloan. Their daughter was Missouri Ophila Sloan, who married, Wiliam Thomas Menefee Or Meneffee, and they had Mary Jane Meneffee, who married J. Richard Liles, and they had Walter Earnest Liles, my grandmothers father. My grandmother's name was Alma Aliene Liles (Moren).
Comment by Joan on February 2, 2010 at 2:44pm
Hi Stella, our Harrison's began in St. Helens in the 1700's, then moved to Newton-in-Makerfield, then they moved back to Fleet Lane in Parr.
One line settled in Haydock, and this line is ours - they ended up back in St. Helens. Joan
Comment by John Harrison on August 24, 2009 at 2:22pm
Thanks for starting this group! I'm the administrator of the Harrison DNA Project

We have almost 150 members tested, and have identified 45 separate Harrison family lines in the US, UK, Ireland, and Australia. I invite you all to visit the site and see if your family is listed, and if you're a Harrison male (only direct male descendants of a Harrison male have Harrison Y-DNA), I invite you to get tested and see where your Harrison line fits in. We have managed to combine a number of colonial American lines, and are working on finding the origins in the UK and Ireland of our original Harrison families.

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