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[NI0155] ARTICLE FROM THE MILAN EXCHANGE

MILAN, TN

MAY 6, 1882

(Front Page)

SHOT DEAD IN THE ROAD

Last Monday evening, three miles north of Trenton, Elisha Harrison was fou nd dead in the Trenton and Dyer Station road, about 7 o'clock, with a pist ol shot wound in the left side. A coroner's jury was summoned, Es q. H. C. Pearce presiding, and the following state of facts was developed:

Elisha Harrison had been postmaster at Dyer Station for some years past a nd up to last winter and fall, when he was removed. He had made threats be fore the day of the killing against all concerned in having him removed, a nd on that day said in Trenton that he intended "cursing out the whole set ," and mentioned the name of H. J. Marcum as one of those he intended curs ing out. Late in the evening Harrison left town on horseback and is suppos ed to have stopped on the road where the killing took place and hitched h is horse and then went to meet Marcum as he came up, and he was found abo ut fifty yards from his horse, back towards Trenton, and his hat was fou nd midway between his horse and his body. Harrison was found with an op en knife in his pocket with the point down.

Suspicion pointed at once to Marcum. He left Trenton with some plow handl es he had bought in town, was overtaken by a man named Kelly, who took h im in his buggy until their roads separated, about half a mile from the pl ace where Harrison was found dead.

A gentleman living near the place of the killing heard some loud talking a nd soon afterwards heard a pistol shot. He went down the road and saw a m an he didn't know walking rapidly away with plow handles on his shoulde r. Marcum has since given himself up, but we have not heard the resu lt of the trial.
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From Gibson County, Past and Present by Fred Culp, 1961:

Pg 136 Postmasters and dates of appointments were..... ...Samuel H. Thoma s, April 5, 1875; Elisha Harrison, January 31, 1881; J. P. Thomason, Mar ch 13, 1882;
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Harrison Cemetery: From Trenton toward Bradford on Hwy. 105, go 2.1 mil es and turn left on Neil Kinsey Road (at Salem Baptist Church sign). Go 0 .6 miles and turn left on Skiff Barton Road (gravel). The cemetery is 0 .8 miles on the right just past the intersection of another gravel road.

The cemetery sits on a hill at the edge of large wheat fields. It is we ll tended and easily accessible.
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Federal Census 1850 Civil District #11 Page 294
LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. V AL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB
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21 2358 MARCUM Henry 48 M . Farmer 2000 NC
21 2358 MARCUM Mica 41 F . . . N C
21 2358 MARCUM Nancy 2 2 F . . . NC
21 2358 MARCUM Jefferson 18 M . . . N C
21 2358 MARCUM Henderson 16 M . . . TN (Note Henderson Marcum liv ed "next door" 1850 - approx
21 2358 MARCUM Mathew 14 M . . . TN (same age as Elisha - JWH)
21 2358 MARCUM Emeline 12 F . . . T N
21 2358 MARCUM Hiram 10 M . . . T N
21 2358 MARCUM Jane 8 F . . . T N
21 2358 MARCUM Francis 6 M . . . T N
21 2358 MARCUM John 3 M . . . T N
21 2358 MARCUM Benjamin 6/12 M . . . T N
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21 2359 - Harrison Parker 45 M Farm er 2,000 NC
22 2359 - Harrison Nancy 44 F NC
23 2359 - Harrison Julia 19 F NC
24 2359 - Harrison Daniel 17 M Farm er NC X
25 2359 - Harrison Elisha 15 M Farm er NC X
26 2359 - Harrison Rebecca 11 F Ten X
27 2359 - Harrison Jessee 8 M Ten X
28 2359 - Harrison Lorenzo 7 M Ten
29 2359 - Harrison Marinda 4 F Ten
30 2359 - Harrison Oliver 2 M Ten
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CENSUS YR: 1860 TERRITORY: TN COUNTY: Gibson DIVISION: District #11 PAGE NO: 0308a
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LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. REAL VAL. PERS VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB
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34 1693 1716 HARRISON B 53 M Farmer 3,000 1,250 NC X
REMARKS: ? attended school
35 1693 1716 HARRISON Nancy 50 F NC
36 1693 1716 HARRISON Elisha 24 M 800 NC
37 1693 1716 HARRISON Rebecca 21 F Tenn
38 1693 1716 HARRISON Jessie 19 M Tenn
39 1693 1716 HARRISON L?/Louiza 16 F Tenn
40 1693 1716 HARRISON Frances 14 F Tenn
1 1693 1716 HARRISON John 7 M Tenn
2 1693 1716 HARRISON David 3 M Tenn
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1880 GIBSON COUNTY TN CENSUS
District No. 11
W. H. Haste, Ennumerator As of June 1, 1880
Transcribed by Jackie Isbell Johnston March 2002

PAGE# FAM# NAME RACE SEX AGE RELATION STATUS OCCUPATION POB POB POB
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76 Elisha HARRISON W M 44 Head M Farming NC NC NC
Martha A. HARRISON W F 38 Wife M Keeps House TN UNK UNK
Maturia A. HARRISON W F 18 Dau S At Home TN NC TN
Mahlon C. HARRISON W M 16 Son S At Home TN NC TN
Minie L. HARRISON W F 11 Dau S At Home TN NC TN
Cordelia H. HARRISON W F 8 Dau S At Home TN NC TN
Harriet OLAVER (Oliver) W F 18 SDau S At Home TN UNK TN
Iosa OLAVER (Oliver) W M 3 SSon S TN UNK TN

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Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 19:53:21 -0500
From: "Cheryl Walker"
To: TNGIBSON-L@rootsweb.com
Message-ID: <00c801be9fff$b1031a40$af030ed8@walker>
Subject: [TNGIBSON-L] VARNER-MARKHAM/MARCRUM-HASTE-FAIRLESS
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Researching the Varner, Haste, Markham/Marcrum, Huckaby, Glasscock and
Fairless families in the Laneview Community (District 11). They were all
originally from North Carolina and migrated to Gibson County about 1823-40 .

The children of William Varner, who was born 1802 in North Carolina, marri ed
into the above families. William Varner and his wife Mary are buried near
the center of Salem Baptist Cemetery. I believe he followed his sister an d
brother-in-law, Hardy and Polly (Varner) HARRISON, to Gibson County. (His
other sisters married into COOPER, SMITH and WARD families in NC.)

The Varners, Glasscocks and Hastes were Baptists, the Markhams & Harrisons
were Methodists. A bio of Matthew Marcrum (son of Henry Marcrum) is in th e
Goodspeed history on the Gibson County web site.

Henderson Judge Markham, another son of Henry, married my great aunt Sarah
J. Varner and moved to Oklahoma (Indian Territory) after 1883 and before
1900. Also called H. J. Marcum, he shot and killed Elisha HARRISON May 1,
1882. (Could I pay someone to send me copies of all the newspaper account s
of the trial? Please? I have to have the family history done by August f or
a reunion! Please respond via e-mail or telephone number below.)

My great grandfather was George W. Varner, only son of Wm. "Sandy" Varner
and unknown. He was raised by his uncle George M. and aunt Tennie (HUCKAB Y)
Varner, who died in 1935 (buried in Salem Baptist). Their children wer s on
Herbert Varner who died in 1962 (buried in Poplar Grove Cemetery with wife
Odessa)
and daughter Berdie Varner CALLIS who died in 1968 (buried in Oakwood
Cemetery, Dyer). Neither Herbert nor Berdie had any children.

Thanks for any help,
Cheryl (Varner) Walker
(XXX) XXX-XXXX
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 09:37:45 -0500
From: "Walker"
To: TNGIBSON-L@rootsweb.com
Message-ID: <002d01bde3db$11dbc380$cfc3e4cd@walker>
Subject: [TNGIBSON-L] Southern War Claims
.....
While I'm at it, Mr. Culp intrigued me with a story about H.J. Markham who
shot and killed a Mr. Harrison over a dispute about postmaster of Dyer (th e
photo of the tombstone is in his book about Gibson). I found a couple of
articles in the microfilmed newspapers, but didn't find the final outco me of
the trial. H.J. Markham/Marcum was arraigned in June 1882, bound over for
trial at the next session. Was H.J. Markham actually Henderson
Markham/Marcum, from Laneview, who was the husband of my gggreat aunt Sara h?
I assume he was found not guilty, as H. J. Markham/Marcum bought the bu lk of
the former Varner land in 1886. Was there any mention of Sandy Varner, my
gggrandfather, who was living with the Markhams?
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Census_Year 1870
Microfilm # M593-1528
State TN
County Gibson
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Gibson County, TN Federal Census 1870 Civil District No 11 Post Office:
Dyer Station enumerated on 4 August, 1870 by S. H. Wheeler.
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123 HARRIS, Elijah 35 M W farmer 1500 400 Tenn
HARRIS, Amanda 23 F W keeps house Tenn
HARRIS, Ture Eli 8 M W at school Tenn
HARRIS, Mallen C 6 M W at school Tenn
HARRIS, Luce Emmer 1 F W at home Tenn
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1880 Federal Census: Note a Marcum lives next door!
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Census Place:Grices, Gibson, Tennessee
Source:FHL Film 1255255 National Archives Film T9-1255 Page 38 1D
RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
Elisha HARRISONSelfMMW44N. C.
Occ:FarmingFa: N. C.Mo: N. C.
Martha A. HARRISONWifeFMW38TN.
Occ:Keeping HouseFa: ---Mo: ---
Maturia A. HARRISONDauFSW18TN.
Occ:At HomeFa: N. C.Mo: TN.
Mahlon C. HARRISONSonMSW16TN.
Occ:At HomeFa: N. C.Mo: TN.
Minie L. HARRISONDauFSW11TN.
Occ:At HomeFa: N. C.Mo: TN.
Cordelia H. HARRISONDauFSW8TN.
Occ:At HomeFa: N. C.Mo: TN.
Harriet OHAVERSDauFSW18TN.
Occ:At HomeFa: ---Mo: TN.
Iosa OHAVERSSonMSW3TN.
Fa: ---Mo: TN.
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Census Place:Grices, Gibson, Tennessee
Source:FHL Film 1255255 National Archives Film T9-1255 Page 38 2A
RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
Jefferson MARCUMSelfMMW51N. C.
Occ:FarmerFa: N. C.Mo: N. C.
Lucretia E. MARCUMWifeFMW35TN.
Occ:Keeping HouseFa: VA.Mo: VA.
Bibela MARCUMDauFSW16TN.
Occ:At HomeFa: N. C.Mo: TN.
George W. MARCUMSonMSW15TN.
Occ:At HomeFa: N. C.Mo: TN.
S. Abyela MARCUMDauFSW12TN.
Occ:At HomeFa: N. C.Mo: TN.
Derila MARCUMDauFSW10TN.
Occ:At HomeFa: N. C.Mo: TN.
Karila MARCUMDauFSW6TN.
Fa: N. C.Mo: TN.
Edmon MARCUMSonMSW1TN.
Fa: N. C.Mo: TN.
Lucretia BRENTMotherLFWW78VA.
Occ:BoarderFa: VA.Mo: VA.

[NI0157] From Nathan Reed Website: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi ?op=GET&db=rnathaniel&id=I43
Schoolmaster in Crockett County. Boarded with the Chitwoods who are relat ed somehow to the Reeds. May have been related to SP Reeds first wife's fa mily.

Mr. Chitwood held the National or World record for most squirrels kill ed in the season.
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[NI0160] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Oliver's tomestone reads " Too Good For Earth God Called Him Home. "
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Eddie Lynn Dunn's notes:
According to Sally Mae, he "believed in taking care of a woman", i.e. he
gathered in all the food, only expecting her to cook it; he also took go od
care of his horses, changing plow horses when they got too hot.
The Harrison family farm - 100 acres - has been in the family now (2000)
for 5 generations. Oliver raised wheat, then later corn, cotton, and sto ck
peas have been harvested. The Harrison family cemetery is on this
farm.

More About Oliver H. Harrison:
Burial: Harrison Cemetery near Trenton
Education: 1900, Able to read and write (per 1900 census)
Occupation: 1900, Farmer (per 1900 Census); owned his farm
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1880 GIBSON COUNTY TN CENSUS
District No. 11
W. H. Haste, Ennumerator As of June 1, 1880
Transcribed by Jackie Isbell Johnston March 2002
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/census/1880/1880-dist11.txt
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MARITAL FATHER MOTHER
PAGE# FAM# NAME RACE SEX AGE RELATION STATUS OCCUPATION POB POB POB
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385B 150 Oliver H. HARRISON W M 30 Head S Farmer TN NC NC
Nancy HARRISON W F 69 Mother W Keeps House NC NC NC
Rebecca B. HARRISON W F 41 Sister S At Home TN NC NC
Thomas GRIFFIN W M 17 Laborer S Works On Farm TN TN TN
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[NI0162] 1830 Gibson Co. TN Sheriff's List 2nd List http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngi bson/sheriffList/sheriff-2nd.txt
(This list was included at the end of the other Sheriff's List)

1549. Renfro, Joseph
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Marriages http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/Marriages/r-marriages.txt

RENFRO, JOSEPH D. DUAL, SARAH 1835
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1835 Gibson County TN Tax Lists Transcribed by Rick Tucker
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/TaxLists/1835.txt

Owners Name # of acres Title Entry/grant District Range Sec tion White poll Black poll Town lots Pleas. carrStuds/Jacks

Renfro, Joseph B. 1
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Federal Census 1840 http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/census/fedl1840/1840 _90.htm

Males…..…to 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-8 0, 80-90, 90-100

Females…...to 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70 -80, 80-90, 90-100

Joseph Renfro 1011 - 20001
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[NI0172] Per Priscilla Fanning, in the 1960's her mother's Christmas card address l ist included Mrs. R. C. Hutchison, 105 Whipporwill Ave., Henderson, TX

[NI0175] David was a twin of Joseph Jessie Witherspoon according to Hilton Tre as as told to him by his mother, Trudie Witherspoon Treas. David died you ng. Bill Witherspoon 4/8/2002
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[NI0179] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Fate was a member of the Beech Grove Methodist Church.

[NI0180] John & Mary were married by Thos. Aaron, 1-4-1871 per Hempstead Co., AR ma rriage records.

John served in Abram's Co. AR State Militia CSA during the Civil War.

Buried Missionary Grove Cemetery, Nevada County, AR. Military monument sh ows AR Mounted Volunteers CSA.

[NI0181] SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

>From Trenton on Hwy. 105, go 2.1 miles. Turn left onto Neil Kinsey R d. Salem Baptist Church and parsonage are the first buildings to your rig ht.

The cemetery is on the hill just beyond the church. There is a paved circ le drive through the cemetery that is entered from the church parking lo t. When you walk through this cemetery, notice a group of newer stones sur rounded by older ones on top of the knoll. Church members were buried rig ht next to the old church building. When that building was torn away a nd a new one built, burials took place literally where the old church on ce stood.

[NI0182] Gibson County, Tennessee
1860 Slave Schedule August 1860 Page 429
District 1 W. R. Cox

Slave Owner # Age Sex ColoFugitiHousesDistriPage C omments
Reid, Sam 1 30 F B 1 8 487
2 20 F B 8 487
3 14 M B 8 487
4 12 M B 8 487
5 10 F B 8 487
6 8 M B 8 487
7 4 F B 8 487
8 1 F B 8 487
From GIBSON COUNTY TN - CENSUS - 1860 Slave Schedule Districts No. 1 - 10
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/census/slaves/1860/1860-slaves1-10.txt
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[NI0183] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Orpha's epitaph reads " Death Is But Life Weep Not "

[NI0187] Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 11:17:07 -0700
From: Suzie Ball
To: NCDAVIDS-L@rootsweb.com
Message-Id: <200005271817.e4RIH7r20874@cgi.rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCDAVIDS] HALL, HARRISON, NEWSOM, NEWSOME

Posted on: Davidson County, NCGenWeb Query Forum
Board URL: http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/NC/Davidson?read =1312

Surname: HALL, HARRISON, NEWSOM, NEWSOME
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Looking for parents of John HALL b. abt 1816, m. Rebecca Bethel HARRISON.
Moved from Montgomery Co NC about 1846 to Marshall Co KY. Left brother
Daniel HALL who had married Belinda NEWSOM(E)in NC. There was also a Stree t
HALL living nearby in an earlier census about the same age- probably also
a brother. The name Street was given to other descendants. Will appreciate
any help. Rebecca Bethel HARRISON was the daughter of Turner and Sally
HARRISON of Davidson Co. Daniel HALL had a son named Robert B. HALL who
fought in the Civil War.

Posted on Thursday, September 4, 1997

[NI0190] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Thomas name could have been James.

[NI0191] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Martha's tombstone reads " Gone But Not Forgotten "
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** Married Mr. Huff (first name unknown) after Oliver's death; Vera liv
with her after her mother Lizzie died and up until Martha's death in 1920.

** In 1900 census stated that she had birthed 7 children of which 5 were
living, so there was apparently another in addition to Oren.

[NI0194] [HarrisonDes.FTW]

Burney was in the Navy during World War II. He was a storekeeper with a r ating of Seaman 1st Class when he was discharged.
Burney owned the hardware store in Sharon, Tennessee. It was started by h is father Lon Harkey. Later he and Carolyn owned the furniture store acro ss the street and the tractor and farm implement store by the railroad tra cks near the hardware store. Gene, who was a business administration maj or at Ol' Miss, worked in the store but was completely uninterested. Burn ey advised him to find a government job which had good benefits, so Gene w ent to work in the post office in Sharon.
They lived about two blocks from the stores in a nice brick home which w as next door to his dad Lon Harkey. Later on, Gene and Pat built a nice h ome a couple of blocks further out on the same street. They had one daugh ter, Anne.[HarrisonTW.FTW]

Burney served in the U. S. Navy during World War ll. His rank was signalm an 1st Class.

Burney was Vice President, Sharon- of the Charter incorporation of the Wea kley Co. Chamber of Commerce. He was also on the Board of Directors a nd a charter member of the Weakley Co. Country Club. (From The Life and Ti mes of Greenfield, TN)

[NI0195] [HarrisonDes.FTW]

Pat was a home ec. major and went to work in PR for the local gas compan y. Later on she had lots of back trouble, but ultimately died of cance r. She and Carolyn were very close friends. I remember Carolyn sayi ng "I only pray I will die before she goes because I won't be able to be ar it." She did not get her wish, she died about six months after Pat.
This was evident in the inscription on Pat's gravestone "Harkey, Patsy Ru th Irby, most beloved wife, mother and cherished friend."

[NI0204] From Nathan Reed Website:http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi? op=GET&db=rnathaniel&id=I41
My great-grandfather William Carroll Reed was born in Rienzi on Nov. 25 18 44. His brothers DeWitt Clinton Reed and Samuel Pleasant Reed were also bo rn there. Their father was Nathaniel L. Reed who had came there from Midd le Tenn. about 1830. Their mother Lucy White died there in about 1847. Nat haniel's second wife was Nancy White. Nathaniel's sister Satirah married J ohn Hamilton in the county.

Samuel Pleasant was a civil war veteran. He served in the Arkansas 5th; h is tombstone lists him as a Captain. State of Tennessee civil war pensi on records indicate that he did receive his pension. His brother was al so a member of the 5th infantry (not certain which one).
Source: J. S. Reed
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[NI0206] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

[NI0207] Per Priscilla Fanning, in the 1960's her mother's Christmas card address l ist included Mrs. J. T. Hutchison, Summit, Miss (box 283)

[NI0208] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Dennis was a retired farmer and a member of the Beech Grove Methodist Chur ch.

[NI0221] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Mary Lee Harrison was raised by her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Amos Harriso n. They were a dear mother and father to her. She is the daughter of Edg ar and Mary Davies Harrison. Her mother died December 25, 1905, t he same day Mary was born. She was born at 6:00 A.M. and her mother di ed at 6:00 P.M. that after- noon.

[NI0241] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Thomas Ray Harrison was struck and killed by lightning at his home pla ce in a barn. Ray and his brother, G. W., were grooming or curry combing t heir horses to get them ready to go to a party later that evening, wh en a storm came up. It was thundering and lightning and the lightning r an down a trace chain that was hanging on the barn wall, striking both h im and the horse that he was currying. The lightning killed both, Ray a nd the horse and knocked G. W. unconscious. The lightning broke almost eve ry bone in Ray's body. When help arrived they said that Ray's body was li ke jelly and so they had a lot of difficulty picking his body up to lo ad it in a wagon. People who viewed the body said that their was a burn ar ound his neck that looked like someone who had been hung.
The epitaph on his Tombstone reads - In the morning of his d ay - In youth and love he passed away.

[NI0242] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

On his tombstone is written " Daddy our loves lives on Beloved Husband "

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1880 Federal Census: Appears there was some relationship between Fords a nd Harrisons

Census Place:Abbotts, Gibson, Tennessee
Source:FHL Film 1255255 National Archives Film T9-1255 Page 45 3C
RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
A. A. FORDSelfMMW77NC
Occ:FarmerFa: NCMo: NC
Clemantine FORDWifeFMW53TN
Occ:Keep HouseFa: NCMo: NC
Thomas FORDSonMSW13TN
Occ:At HomeFa: NCMo: TN
Mollie HARRISONSDauFSW12TN
Occ:At HomeFa: TNMo: TN
Julia HARRISONSDauFWW30TN
Occ:At HomeFa: TNMo: TN
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Re: Harrison Family of Trenton/gibson Co. TN
Author: Harolyn Joyner [Sneakylong@AOL.com] Date: 1 Oct 2002 9:28 PM G MT
Classification: Query
In Reply to: Harrison Family of Trenton/gibson Co. TN by: david
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My great grandmother was Mary F. "Mollie" Harrison who married James Lee W hite in Gibson Co TN. On the gibson Co TN census dist 23 Mollie and Jul ie Harrison are listed in the Abraham & Clemantine Ford residents as st ep daughters which she may have been Clemantine's step daughter, as Abrah am had been married and have several other children. Julia is list ed as a widow age 30 and Mollie is 12 yrs old. I have been told Julia rema rried but not sure who. Any information would be appreciated. I have a co py of marriage license of James Lee White and Mary F. "Mollie" Harrison wh ich Abraham Ford signed as a witness. Any info would be appreciated
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Re: Harrison Family of Trenton/gibson Co. TN
Author: Jim Harrison Date: 2 Oct 2002 2:44 PM GMT
Surnames: CARNE BARNARD HARRISON HUTCHISON HALE THOMSON THOMPSON
Classification: Query
In Reply to: Re: Harrison Family of Trenton/gibson Co. TN by: Harol yn Joyner
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Harolyn,

Who were the parents of your Mary F. Harrison, and what approximate dat es are we talking about? As previously mentioned, I have a marriage cer t. for C.M. Harrison and J.A.T. Ford, which I believe is for the distri ct 23 C.M. Harrison rather than the Calvin M., son of Baker H. Harris on of Laneview-Trenton whom I am chasing. I'll be glad to email you a co py if you'd like - it gets pretty large when attached here.

Jim
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Mary F. "Mollie" Harrison
DOB Nov 04 1867 who married James Lee White July 14 1881in Gibson C o. As I stated in previous email Mollie and Julia are listed in the Gibs on Co TN 1880 census dist 23 in the Ford household.Listed in the next hous ehold is James Lee White who Mollie married. According to my Aunt, Julia r emarried and moved from Gibson Co TN. I can't be sure at this point b ut I really think Julia may have been a Ford. There were around 13 childr en of Abraham Ford.An aunt said Julia died April 26 1913, but in this bo ok my great grandmother had kept records in shows J. T. Harrison died Ju ne 30 1909. If you have information would appreciate it very much.


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[NI0247] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Opal was a member of the Beech Grove Methodist Church.

[NI0266] Emily is shown as being 2 mos. old at the time of the 1850 Panola Count y, TX census. She must have died as a child since she is not listed on t he 1880 AR census. Bill Witherspoon 4/8/2002
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[NI0279] Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 11:14:10 -0700
From: Suzie Ball
To: NCDAVIDS-L@rootsweb.com
Message-Id: <200005271814.e4RIEAG19514@cgi.rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCDAVIDS] BETHEL, HARRISON/HARRISONS, PAIR/PARE

Posted on: Davidson County, NCGenWeb Query Forum
Board URL: http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/NC/Davidson?read =1311

Surname: BETHEL, HARRISON, HARRISONS, PAIR, PARE
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PARE or PAIR, Bethel was married to Anny and had children named Mary, Winn ey,
Nancy, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Sally, Jones, David, Eli, Bethel died about
1811 in Halifax Co. Bethel's mother was Rebecca BETHEL and his father was
William PARE who lived in Sussex VA and died about 1757. Descendants of
the PAIR/PARE family married HARRISONS and moved to Rowan and Davidson
Co NC. I welcome any correspondence from others being familiar with these
names.

Posted on Tuesday, September 2, 1997
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From http://www.granburydepot.org/z/biog/BridgesPairIII.htm

[NI0301] From the Dresden Enterprise
John S. Reed

Dr. John S. Reed, 85, of Martin, died Thursday, December 13, 2001, at Weak ley County Nursing Home in Dresden. Funeral services for Dr. Reed were he ld Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. at Murphy Funeral Home in Ma rtin. Burial followed in East Side Cemetery also located in Martin. Rev. W illiam Dodson and Rev. Roger S. Oldham officiated the services.
Dr. Reed was a Retired Veterinarian. Before his retirement he owned and op erated the Martin Animal Clinic from 1952 to 1988. He attended the Univers ity of Tennessee Junior College in Martin; Southwestern University in Memp his and received his veterinary degree from the University of Georgia. D r. Reed was a member of the Martin Masonic Lodge #551. He was a B-24 pilo t, and with his crew flew 35 missions over enemy territory in European The ater-stationed in England. Dr. Reed was born November 17, 1916 in Dyer, Te nnessee to the late John Lafayette Reed and Cary Smalley. In addition to h is parents, Dr. Reed was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Samu el Reed.
Dr. Reed is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mable Bowers Reed of Martin; a so n, Mr. Steve Reed of Woodbury, Tennessee; a daughter, Mrs. Becky Han ks of Gallatin, Tennessee; a sister, Mrs. Mary Reed Cuzort of Nashville; t hree grandchildren, Mary Anakah Reed, Rebekah Lea Reed Guth, and Allen Re ed Hanks, Jr.; and one great-grandson, Jonathan Evan Guth.

[NI0326] Chancery Court Record, Nevada county, AR : Smith Graham et al vs. Mrs. Wil lis Beard et al, filed 11-13-1905 states that Tom Downs died 04-18-18 94 - Bill Witherspoon 4/8/2002
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[NI0329] From http://www.rootsweb.com/~arnevada/obit-r-s.txt

RENFRO, JOHN T. --age 71; died 3-2-1943 at Boughton; surv. by 3 bros., 5 s ons, 5 daus.
(listed); buried at Nubbin
Hill Cem. (NN; 3-4-1943)
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[NI0331] "Sarah Harris was the sister of John Thomas Renfro's first wife. She di ed giving birth to a baby in 1910. " Bill Witherspoon 4/8/2002
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[NI0332] Has been said that he sometimes used the middle initial " R " in his na me , but actually had no legal middle name. Bill Witherspoon 4/8/2002
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[NI0333] Lived to be 102 years old. Bill Witherspoon 4/8/2002
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[NI0361] N.M. Hale and Mattie C. Robinson were married at father's house Feb 1, 18 65 by Mike
Liles, pastor of Yorkville.

Grandfather's father: Tullie Robinson
Grandfather's mother: Elizabeth Robinson
Grandmother's father: Dermelia Trout

Parents:
Jefferson Robinson
Elizabeth Robinson

Copied 7/29/83 from Hale Family Bible by MCH
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Nat Hale and wife, Mattie, reared Bettie Sue and Arthur Nathaniel Carne, c hildren of John
David Carne and wife Sallie A. Hale Carne. MCH Notes
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1840 Federal Census: (http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/census/fedl1840/18 40index.htm)
Males …..…to 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-7 0, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100
Females …...to 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 7 0-80, 80-90, 90-100

Page 102 - James Hale 110001 - 20001
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1860 Federal Census: (http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/census/fedl1840/18 40index.htm)
Males …..…to 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-7 0, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100
Females …...to 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 7 0-80, 80-90, 90-100

John Hale 000010001 - 00011001
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Gibson County TN Federal Census 1870, Civil District No. 8
enumerated 25 August 1870 by B. F. Northcott pg. 371 a
P.O., Yorkville
Value of
House Property Birth
Nbr. Names of Household Age Sex Col Profession Real Pers Place
161 Hale, Nat 35 M W Farmer 2000 1200 TN
M. C. 23 F W Keeps house "
Estella 4 F W At home "
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1880 Federal Census
Census Place:Yorkville, Gibson, Tennessee
Source:FHL Film 1255255 National Archives Film T9-1255 Page 33 7A
RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
N. M. HALESelfMMW43TN
Occ:FarmerFa: NCMo: NC
Mattie C. HALEWifeFMW33TN
Occ:Keeping HouseFa: NCMo: NC
George EXAMOtherMSB23TN
Fa: TNMo: TN
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THE 1900 CENSUS of GIBSON COUNTY TENNESSEE DISTRICT N O. 21 P.O. DYER, TN
TRANSCRIBED BY JACKIE ISBELL JOHNSTON
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NAME RELATION PERSONAL DESCRIPTI ON CHILDREN NATIVITY OCCUPA TION Months NoAttendedSchool EDUCATION OWNERSH IP OF HOME
MARIT AL YEARS CHILD FATHER MOTH ER SPE AK OWN FREE FARM FARM
Race Sex Birth AGE STAT US MARRIED #Born LIVING POB POB P OB Employed (In Months) Read Write ENGLI SH RENT MORTG HOUSE SCH #
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2 Hale, Nathan M. Head W M Jun 18 38 61 M 35 TN NC NC C apitalist yes yes y es O F H
Martha Wife W F Oct 18 47 52 M 35 N/C TN TN TN yes yes yes
Carne, Bettie Sue Niece W F Mar 18 82 18 S TN TN TN At Scho ol 10 yes yes yes
Carne, Arthur Nephew W M Nov 18 85 14 S TN TN TN At Scho ol 10 yes yes yes

[NI0362] From MCH Notes: (Hand noted as 9/6/13)

DEATH OF MISS BETTIE SUE CARNE. The many friends of Miss Bettie Sue Car ne were made sad when they learned of her death which occurred here abo ut 3:30 o'clock Saturday morning. She had been ill about two weeks -with t yphoid fever. The burial was at Trenton Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, t he funeral services benig conducted by Revs. R. L. Norman and J. W. Irio n, the latter of Trenton.

Miss Carne was a young lady of much worth and enjoyed the fullest confiden ce of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a member of t he Methodist Church, a loyal church worker, a teacher in .Sunday school a nd was president of the Young Ladies' Missionary Society.

Two brothers and two sisters survive. They are: Arthur Carne of Dyer, Doug lass Carne of Lincoln, Neb., Miss D. Carne of Lincoln, Neb., and Mrs. Le na Allen of near Jackson, Tenn.

The floral offerings were many, giving additional evidence of the love a nd esteem which the many held for this excellent young lady.

Mrs. Mattie C. Hale, an aunt of the deceased, and with whom she made her h ome, was taken with typhoid fever on Friday night before Miss Carne's dea th early the next morning. At this writing she is critically ill. She w as not able to see the deceased after her death.
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Tombstone listing in Bobbitt Cemetery, Dyer:

276. ROBINSON, Elizabeth - Nov. 30, 1821 - Apr. 16, 1905 (Farewell,

Dear Mother, Sweet Thy Rest Mattie C. Hale) surrounded by

concrete curb
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Marguerite Carne Harrison remembers that when Aunt Mat Hale took sick, Art hur Carne moved her to their home and cared for her until she she di ed "a year or so later". A number of checks written by Arthur Carne to set tle various bills (telephone, pharmacy, etc.) and to provide repairs on t he Hale home are dated October and November of 1922 which was probably t he time when she was moved to the Carne home.
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Martha C. (Mattie) Robinson(9)
B.13 Oct 1847 in Gibson County TN, twelfth child of Jefferson Robinson( 8) and
fourth child of Elizabeth Trout. M.1865, Nathaniel Hale; obtained marriage
license in Gibson County per Gibson County Library, Trenton TN. D.Apr 1922 ,
at 74 years and 5 months. According to records gathered by West Tennessee
Cemetery Historian Emily Walker, Martha C. Robinson died 24 Mar 1924. Beli eved
to be buried Yorkville City Cemetery, Yorkville TN.

From Phillip Robinson, "Mattie C. Robinson's Ancestors"
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[NI0367] 1676 CARNE Rev. James D. 1-5-1845 7- 25-1885 aged 37 y, 6 m, 20 d

From Oakland Cemetery (Trenton, Gibson Co., TN) listing at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/cemeteries/oakland10.htm
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Gibson County TN Federal Census 1870, Civil District No. 2
enumerated 9 July 1870 by W. A. Stilwell pg 224 a
P.O., Humboldt
Value of
House Property Birth
Nbr. Names of Household Age Sex Col Profession Real Pers Location

153 Sullivan, J.C. 35 M W Minister 500 200 TN
Fanny 35 F W Keeps house "
Charles 10 M W At home "
Cassy 8 M W " "
Frank 6 M W " "
Emma 4 F W " "
Harry 2 M W " "
Ingalls , P. 56 F W At home 1000 NH
Carne, J. 22 M W Farm lab TN

(Note that W.E. Hale is at House Nbr. 154, and Jurene, Sallie, and Will ie Hale are at House Nbr. 155!
From http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/census/fedl1870/1870-dist2.txt
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Gibson County TN Federal Census1880:
Census Place:Covington, Tipton, Tennessee
Source:FHL Film 1255282 National Archives Film T9-1282 Page 29 9C
RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
James B. CARNESelfMMW32TN
Occ:MinisterFa: NCMo: NC
Mary C. CARNEWifeFMW28TN
Occ:Keeps HouseFa: TNMo: TN
John W. CARNESonMSW8TN
Fa: TNMo: TN
James B. CARNESonMSW6TN
Fa: TNMo: TN
Louis E. CARNESonMSW2TN
Fa: TNMo: TN
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From Goodspeed, 1887 History of Lake County (http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnob ion/lake/lkintro.htm)
In October, 1880, a Presbyterian Church was organized at Tiptonville by Re v. J. B. CARNE, consisting of the following members: R. S. BRADFORD and t wo daughters; J. D. ARNETT and wife; Richard OWENS and wife; A. B. COOKE a nd wife; and Mrs. ALEXANDER. Since its organization the membership has sli ghtly increased. An organization of Cumberland Presbyterians was in existe nce for a time at Cronansville but is not now maintained.

Is this possibly the same Rev. James Carne?
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Then again..... from (http://www.rootsweb.com/~tndyer/newspapers/gazette27 .html)
STATE GAZETTE
DYERSBURG, TENNESSEE
FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 4
JANUARY 24, 1907

J. B. CARNE from Memphis was here several days visiting his mother & brot her. He left Monday for New Mexico.
Definitely not our James Bland as he had been dead for 22 years. Most like ly his son, James B., who is buried in Fairview cemetery, section 12, Dyer sburg, with only "Carne James B ---- ---- Q M Sgt 2 Tn Inf " noted. Son Lo uis Evans Carne is also buried in Fairview, section 12. See http://www.roo tsweb.com/~tndyer/cemetery/fairc.html and J.W. Currey Funeral home recor ds below.
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James Bland was a minor when his father died in 1865. James was attendi ng Madison College as evidenced by receipts to a W. L. Bennett for his tui tion and board in the estate papers.
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Jame Bland's will (Gibson County book G, p. 587-8, probated August 8th, 18 85) mentions by name his wife Mary W. Carne. Possible children are mention ed but not named. His wife is also buried in the Trenton Cemetery accordi ng to the J. W. Currey funeral home records.
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1913 - 1924 J. W. CURRY FUNERAL HOME RECORDS, DYER CO., TN Surnames C
(http://www.rootsweb.com/~tndyer/funeral/curry-c.txt)
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Date of |Last |First Name|Race POB|DOB|Date of |Age |Place of Dea th |Wife/Husband/Widow|Date of |Services At |Single/|Name of|F ather's|Maiden Name|Mother's |Place of|Charge to |Order |Transcibe r|
Certificate|Name | | | |Dea th | | |Son or Daughter of|Funer al | |Married|Father |POB |of Mother |Pla ce of Birth|Burial | |given by|Remarks |
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9 Oct 1922 |Carne|James B. |White TN |. |4 Oct 1922 |49yrs|Los Angele s, CA|. |11 Oct 1922|L. E. Carne residence|Wid ow |. |. |. |. |Fairview|L. E. Carne|Sa me |. |
18 May 1918|Carne|Mary (Mrs)|White TN |. |18 May 1918|67yrs|Residence, C ity|. |20 May 1918|Residence |Wid ow |. |. |. |. |Trenton |L. E. Carne|Sa me |. |
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[NI0368] Gibson County, Tennessee
1860 Slave Schedule August 1860 Page 429
District 1 W. R. Cox

Slave Owner # Age Sex ColoFugitiHousesDistriPage C omments

Thompson, Henry 1 34 F B 9 494
2 24 M B 9 494
3 4 F B 9 494
4 2 M B 9 494
From GIBSON COUNTY TN - CENSUS - 1860 Slave Schedule Districts No. 1 - 10
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngibson/census/slaves/1860/1860-slaves1-10.txt
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1880 Census:

Census Place:Dyer Station, Gibson, Tennessee
Source:FHL Film 1255255 National Archives Film T9-1255 Page 53 0C
RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
Henry THOMPSONSelfMMW52TN
Occ:FarmerFa: NCMo: NC
Virginia L. THOMPSONWifeFMW42TN
Occ:Keep HouseFa: VAMo: VA
John G. THOMPSONSonMSW21TN
Occ:Work On FarmFa: TNMo: TN
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According to Marguerite C. Harrison, E. E. Hutchison and Lura Thompson after marrying
moved in with her parents in the Dyer - Broad Street which presumably was built by Henry
Thompson. There is a deed (book 17, page 119, 5 March 1885) transferring a piece of
property for $840 from Henry Thompson et al. Investigate this to see if this has any
relationship to the Broad street property.

[NI0370] From Carne:

Joseph Dill's marriage bond, from the archives NC, dated March 1787 to M ary Wright daughter of Isaac Wright showing both of Guilford County, NC.

Later Census records show their childrren born in SC until Marvel M. Di ll who was bon in 1809 in NC. No record of where Harriet and Amandy were b orn but probably was TN. "yes, acc to census records" (handwritten)

During the settlement (1826) of Joseph Dill's estate by Isaac Dill the re is an entry showing the sale of Joseph Dill's land in SC or some pa rt of it, to some of the Dills who were still living near Spartanburg, SC.

The names of his children and dates of birth copied from Joseph Dill's D ay Book. He seemed to have had some sort of disability as he mention ed in his will to give Patty a slave her freedom as she had been so much h elp in his "afliction". Patty is shown in 1850 census as being bo rn in SC and 65 yrs of age. See Freedom papers in back.

[NI0392] Notes for Robert Thompson:

ROBERT THOMPSON, THE REGULATOR
"The Province of Carolina, embracing that territory which is at present No rth and South Carolina and extending westward to the Pacific Ocean, was un der a grant issued by King Charles II of England the property of eight Lor ds Proprietor. In 1729, the right to their land was surrendered to the Ki ng by all the Lords except Granville, who retained his one eighth part.

"In 1743, Granville's interest was laid off in severalty. It embraced t he northern portion of North Carolina and included the lands in Guilford C ounty" (named for Lord North, Earl of Guilford). "Though Granville retain ed no political power, his right in the soil carried with it the rig ht to appoint land officers and agents, thus forming a sort of governme nt in a government and involving complications which added to those grieva nces which helped prepare the way for the Revolution."

(Stockard's "History of Guilford County", pages 12-21)
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ALAMANCE COUNTY HISTORY

Alamance County, (North Carolina), was settled in the late 17th and ear ly 18th centuries by immigrants from Germany and dissatisfied Scotish-Iris h, German and English settlers from the Northern colonies. It was not unt il 1849, however, that the North Carolina General Assembly ratified an a ct creating Alamance County out of half of Orange County and a small porti on of Guilford County.

One of the high points in history of the county was the Battle of Alamanc e, May 16, 1771, one mile south of the banks of the Big Alamance Cree k. In this brief encounter, there was a sharp exchange of fire between 11 00 troops of Royal Governor Tryon and 2000 "Regulators", patriots objecti ng to the British monetary policies and corruption of Crown-appointed offi cials.

Source: "Alamance County History" - Internet Records
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In interior North Carolina a group known as the Regulators, active as an o rganized boy since 1768 (under the leadership of Herman Husbands [1724-179 5]), has taken the law into their own hands, protesting lack of representa tion for the Piedmont areas in the assembly and charging extortion and opp ression by the eastern part of the province. Increasing disorders led to t he passage of the Johnson Bill (the "Bloody Act"), which made rioters guil ty of treason (15 January, 1771). Early in May, Governor William Tryon (17 29-1788) led a force of 1200 militiamen into the heart of the Regulator co untry. On 16 May he met and crushed some 2000 Regulators (many of whom h ad no firearms) at Alamance Creek near Hillsboro. One insurgent leader, Ja mes Few, was executed on the battlefield (17 May); 12 others were found gu ilty of treason (17 June) and 6 executed. The other 6 as well as some 65 00 Piedmont settlers were obliged to take an oath of allegiance to the gov ernment. The incident revealed deep-seated sectional differences, also ref lected in South Carolina, where the grievances of a vigilante movement, al so called Regulators, who had protested lawlessness on the frontier, we re largely met in
1769, when courts were set up in the back country.

Source: "USA History - Wars - American Revolution - Battle of Alamance - 1 771"

"Encyclopedia of American History: Seventh Edition"
New York: Harper Collins Publishers 1996
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Robert Thompson, "the first martyr of the American Revolution," as he h as been called, is generally thought of as Robert of Guilford County, Nor th Carolina. However, his family were not to be identified with the coun ty of Guilford for nearly thirty years after his residence in the Sta te of Carolina is known to be a certainty.

Records in Rowan County show that Robert Thompson was deeded land the re as early as September 17, 1744. The deeds are on file in the Court Hou se of Rowan County; but a glance at the accompanying sketch of the North C arolina Counties will show that there was no Rowan County in 1744 (not bei ng created until 1753 from Anson County, to the South). There was in 174 4, no Anson County, which was erected in 1749. The deed of 1744 for la nd to Robert Thompson was officially in the County of Bladen which was cre ated in 1734 and included the territory of many of the present smaller cou nties to the north.

Thus, Robert Thompson resided in Bladen, Anson, Rowan and Guilford thou gh probably not removing his residence, at any time, from the original hom esite. The Thompson Family members lived in several sections of present Gu ilford, some residing on Buffalo Creek where Robert purchased, others on R eedy Fork where Robert also owned land and established his home.

John and Robert Thompson witnessed several deeds for Alexander and Willi am Mebane, John McKnight and others on North Buffalo Creek in the years ar ound 1750. Stockard says (page 21) that "In 1753, Alexander Mebane and Jo hn Thompson witnessed a deed to William Mebane for 600 acres on North Buff alo Creek..." And "In 1755 Granville's agents granted Robert Thompson a tr act of 464 acres on the North side of Reedy Fork. Robert Thompson was t he first man killed in the Battle of Alamance, 1771. (Register of Deeds, R owan County Books 1-7, Salisbury, North Carolina)."

Robert Thompson's daughter, Rebekah Thompson Wright and her husband, Iss ac Wright, owned land on Troublesome Creek in the northeast section of pre sent Guilford, as also did the second daughter, Letitia Thompson Cannon a nd her husband, Minos Cannon. The last purchase of land by Robert Thomps on occurred on August 2, 1760, when he was deeded 605 acres on South Buffa lo Creek by John, Earl of Granville.

Wheeler (page 170) states: "Guilford County from which were taken Randol ph in 1770 and Rockingham in 1785 was settled about 1760, the south and we st part by Quakers from Pennsylvania and Nantucket; the north and ea st by Presbyterians and Baptists." Reverend David Caldwell, one of the lea ders of the early religious communities of Guilford, had married Rachel Cr aighead, daughter of Rev. Alexander Craighead of Mecklenburg County, and c onducted a classical and theological school in Guilford County where his P resbyterian congregations on Buffalo and Clamance Creeks included such fam ilies as the Thompsons, Stockards, Albrights, Trousdales, etc. (Stockard 's "history of Alamance", page 11) These families lived on the west branch es of the Haw, or Saxapahaw, River which bisects Guilford County from nor th to south.

The "Regulators", with whose movement Rev. David Caldwell was so closely a ssociated, were a group of men who organized about 1764, becoming the fir st company of patriots banded together in the interest of home rule or "go vernment by the American people in matters relating to their own busine ss and opposed to Great Britian. Hence their movement was the beginni ng of the Revolutionary War." (Stockard, Page 24)

"Guilford County, erected in 1770, was a concession to the Regulators... It appears that the dividing of the county of Guilford from Orange and Row an was a political division for the purpose of separating the Insurgents f rom Orange and left them in Guilford... The spirit of the Revolution was t win-born with the County of Guilford..." (Stockard, Page 12)

When Guilford County was about one year old, events within its borders h ad reached the point at which the grievances of the Carolinians demanded u tterance or action. Their petitions for relief from the oppression of Brit ish agents had been ignored or denied. A few understandable but lawful ac ts of depredation had been committed by the bolder spirits among the Regul ators, with the result that the British Governor Tryon, called up his ar my and marched toward the section where the largest contingent was locate d, to enforce the authority of his officials.

Dr. Caldwell, one of the most prominent men living in the heart of the ter ritory where the Regulator movement had its greatest strength, had a lar ge proportion of Regulators in his Presbyterian congregation. "In Apr il of 1771, Tryon having marched to the rendezvous of the Regulators, enca mped just over the Guilford County line, on the banks of the Great Alaman ce Creek...Dr. Caldwell was there to present resolutions of the Regulato rs and to ask for peace...A battle occurred in which Tryon was victoriou s, but the Regulators thus made the first open resistance to British autho rity. Colonial records of North Carolina, Volume 8, show that Tryon and h is army then marched thru the territory of the Regulators, destroying ever ything that was in his power to destroy by fire and sword..." (Stockard, 2 5)

A graphic and concise account of the murder of Robert Thompson by Govern or Tryon is found in the "Life and Character of Reverend David Caldwel l, D. D., Near 60 Years pastor of the churches of Buffalo and Alamance ", by Reverend E. W. Caruthers, Printed 1842, Greensboro, N. C.:

Battle of Alamance:

"...Dr. Caldwell went the day before the battle, with Alexander Martin, la ter Governor, and obtained from Tryon a Promise that he would not proce ed to extremities or fire on the Regulators, until he had made a fair tri al of what could be done by negotiation, but negotiation was not in his th oughts; for he offered them no other terms than unconditional submissio n. The writer in the Weekly Times says that, 'The Regulators sent Dr. Cald well into the governor's lines in order to effect a compromise; and that R obert Thompson and Robert Mateer had gone there on the same business; th at the Doctor was permitted to return to the Regulators for the purpo se of informing them that nothing could be done in the way of compromis e, the governor being determined not to recede from the terms of his procl amation while the other two were detained as prisoners; and that when Thom pson attempted soon after to go away without leave, observing that as he h ad come in
peaceably he had a right to return, the governor seized a gun from someo ne who sttod near, and shot him with his own hand.

"THAT TRYON SHOT THOMPSON HIMSELF, AND SHOT HIM BEFORE THE ACTION BETWE EN THE TWO ARMIES COMMENCED, there is no doubt; for it is sustained by t he concordant testimony of all the Regulators with whom the writer has ev er conversed; and Maurice Moore, in his letter to Tryon says: 'I can free ly forgive you, sir, for killing Robert Thompson at the beginning of the b attle, he was your prisoner and was making his escape to fight against you .' Moore not having present, wrote from hearsay, perhaps from the priva te statements of the governor or some of his party; and it is believed th at he was under a mistake as to the motive in attempting to escape. He h ad gone to the place of meeting, like many others, without any expectati on of fighting; he had not put himself in the ranks of those who were arra yed as combatants; nor was he even armed with a gun or deadly weapon, b ut he and Mateer had both gone to the governor, whether deputed or n ot is unknown to the writer, for the purpose of trying to obtain a friend ly adjustment to the existing difficulties. His leaving was, therefore, n ot an escape, but a retiring in the conscious dignity of a freeman...

"Robert Mateer was detained as a prisoner and executed at Hillsborough.

* There was a footnote in this communication in the Weekly Times with t he following note appended to it:
"Robert Thompson, the first man who fell in the battle was the grandfath er of:
Newton Cannon, the present Governor of Tennessee;
General Robert Cannon of Shelbyville;
Jacob Wright, Esquire, of Rutherford County;
John Thompson, of Davidson County; and
Andrew Hynes, of Nashville"
(Caruthers, pp. 149-153)

The five names above represent four different families, the two Cannons be ing sons of Letitia Thompson Cannon, each of the four representing the li ne of a son or daughter of Robert Thompson. Andrew Hynes was a grandson-in -law, having married a granddaughter, Ann Erwin, daughter of Lavinia Thomp son Erwin.

Rev. S. M. Rankin's "History of Buffalo Church and Her People," pages 30-3 1, in speaking of Members of the Congregation, says:
"Robert Thompson secured two grants of 640 acres, one on Buffalo and o ne on the Reedy Fork. He lived on the Reedy Fork...He witnessed the de ed of John McNight and others on North Buffalo. On the day of the Alaman ce Battle, May 16, 1771, he went with his pastor, Dr. Caldwell, to Govern or Tryon's camp to try to effect some kind of compromise to avoid a battl e. Dr. Caldwell returned to the Regulators to deliver his message, but Rob ert Thompson and Robert Mateer of the Haw River Church were detained. Lat er when he started to return to his men, he was shot down by Gov. Tryon. ( Life of Caldwell, page 163) His was the first blood shed for the righ ts of the American colonies." The same authority, page 200, mentions "Samu el Thompson, son of Robert who was killed at Battle of Alamance."

Wheeler's Historical Sketches of N. C.," page 1, concerning Alamance Count y, N. C., Battle of Alamance, May 16, 1771:

"This county preserves the memories of the first conflict of arms betwe en the Royal Troops of England and the people of the Colonies. Then and th ere was the first blood of the Colonists spilled in the United State s, in resistance to the oppressions of the English government and the exac tions of its unscrupulous agents."

The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, Volume 8, page 723, giv es the text of Maurice Moore's letter to Tryon, mentioned above, and the I ndex to the Volume gives, "Robert Thompson Killed in Alamance Battle."

Wheeler's Reminiscences, Page 189, written many years after the publicati on of Caruthers' "David Caldwell," makes the error of calling the first m an who fell at Alamance, "Richard" Thompson, though referring by footno te to page 153 in the "Life of David Caldwell," quoted above. It will be n oted that in Caruthers, the name,"Robert" Thompson is given several time s. Caruthers, writing during the governorship of Newton Cannon who serv ed from 1835 to 1839, knew personally many of the aged Regulators, knew th eir families and relationships and in listing the children of Letitia Thom pson Cannon, Rebecca Thompson Wright, Thomas Thompson, and Lavinia Thomps on Erwin, Dr. Caruthers proved that he knew, or knew of, the children abov e, of Robert the Regulator, whose wilful murder by Tryon left a fami ly of eight orphaned children (Rebecca, eldest of the nine, was marri ed by 1771), the youngest only four years old, Jason Thompson, later of Da vidson County. The outrage felt by the community of Guilford and Alaman ce at Tryon's act survived the three score years, until the gathering of m aterial for Dr. Caruthers' book, and, in the opinion of this present write r, there can be no doubt that his facts are authentic.

Source: Anne Blair Bond

The following Thompson children and dates of birth are found listed in a F amily Bible, published in London in 1696 and presumably brought to Ameri ca by the parents of the nine children. The Bible is owned (as of 194 5) by Miss Rebecca Jetton of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, w ho is descended from Rebecca Thompson Wright, eldest of the Thompson child ren. "Rebekah" married Isaac Wright and lived in Guilford County where h er sister, Letitia Thompson, married in 1780 Minos Cannon. The two famili es owned adjoining land in 1784 and at the Census of 1790, when the popula tion of the county was only 7191.

In the Bible, no record is given of the parents of the nine children. Howe ver, the preceding paragraphs, concerning Robert Thompson and the identi ty of the men listed as his grandchildren, prove with certainty that the n ine names are those of children of Robert, the Regulator.

"Rebekah Thompson born January 27, 1752
Lelia (?) Thompson born August 29, 1753 (Undoubtedly, Letitia)
Samuel Thompson born June 18, 1755
Robert Thompson born March 15, 1757
Thomas Thompson born October 2, 1759
Ephraim Thompson born June 23, 1761
Levinah Thompson born January 28, 1763
John Thompson born February 23, 1765
Jason (?) Thompson born May 27, 1767"
(The above list was copied, including the (?)'s which show the illegibili ty of name, for Acklen's "Bible Records", page 13.)

Source: Anne Blair Bond

LANDS OF ROBERT THOMPSON IN ROWAN COUNTY (LATER GUILFORD), N. C.

November 11, 1755 -- from John, Earl of Granville, to Robert Thompson...

"All that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Pari sh of St. Luke in the County of Rowan in the said Province, lying on the N orth side of the Reedy Fork of Haw River on a branch called Potters branc h, Joyning the 17th Entry: BEGINNING at a White Oak by the River, in the F ork of Potter's branch; thence running North Crossing the branch 50 ch s. to a black oak, then West 55 chs to a stake, then South 120 ch. to a hi ckory by the bank of Reedy Fork, then down the various courses of the Ree dy fork to the first station, containing in the whole 464 acres..." (Bo ok 2, page 121)

November 9, 1756 -- from John, Earl of Granville, to Robert Thompson...

"All that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Pari sh of St. Luke...on the South of the Reedy Fork and on both sides the Popl ar Creek, taking in both forks and on both sides the New Cut Road... BEGIN NING at a Black Oak running thence South 60 ch. to a white oak, then We st 106 1/2 ch. to a Black Oak, then North 60 ch. to a Black Oak, then Ea st 106 1/2 ch. to the first station, containing in the whole 640 acres.. ." (Book 2, page 124)

August 2, 1760 -- from John, Earl of Granville, to Robert Thompson...

"All that tract or parcel of vacant land situate, lying and being in the P arish of St. Luke in the County of Rowan in the said province on the upper most fork of South Buffalo Creek near the Head, being one of the 30 enteri es of the Nottingham Settlement, known by the No. 29 including that and Ar mfield improvement... BEGINNING at a sweet gum running thence West 55 c hs to a Black Oak three hockories and a White Oak, then North 110 ch. to t wo Chestnut trees and a Black Jack Oak then East 55 chs. to a Black Oak a nd a hickory then South 110 chs. along Brown's line to the first statio n, containing in the whole 605 acres..." (Deed Book 5, page 484)

November 29, 1766 -- from Robert Gamble to Robert Thompson...

"One certain tract or parcel of land containing Two Hundred and Thirty acr es of land to be received taken had and to be issuing out of a certain tra ct or parcel of land belonging to Jason Gamble deceased lying and bei ng in the province of North Carolina and County of Rowan and bounds thus t o-wit: BEGINNING at Samuel Love's corner at a pond on the Reedy Fork the N orth side at his corner; thence running the various courses of the Reedy F ork to Gamble's corner down said creek, thence East three chains to a whi te oak, thence North thirty nine chains to a black oak, thence West to Lov e's corner thence South along Love's line to the Gamble Deceased and his h eirs by the Earl Granville's Agent by a deed patent bearing date the 22 nd day of August in the year 1759..." (Deed Book 6, page 501)

In 1761 and 1765, Robert Thompson sold portions of the land on Buffalo Cre ek (Book 4, page 495; Book 6, page 451) and in 1763 sold a portion of t he 464 acre tract on Reedy Fork (Book 5, page 476), leaving well over a th ousand acres in his possession at his death, in 1771, at the Alamance.

Source: Anne Blair Bond

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[NI0395] Property: Itemized Inventory recorded in Williamson County Will Book 5, Pa ges 165-166

Will: April 1832, Will Probated in Williamson County, Williamson County Wi ll Book 5, Pages 154-155

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[NI0417] Moved to Alabama. He has descendents around Mobile and Demopolis, Alabama.

Above from http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2403598&id=I 08819
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[NI0421] He and wife, Ozina, moved to Alabama in 1839 - 1840

Above from http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2403598&id=I 08825
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[NI0444] Living at Beverly Nursing Home, Prescott, Nevada Co., AR in 2001 - Bi ll Witherspoon
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[NI0485] From Nathan Reed Website: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi ?op=GET&db=rnathaniel&id=I85
Word of mouth information indicates that Nathaniel Reed left his fami ly in Minot, Arkansas, and went to California in the later days of the go ld Rush. he is supposed to have returned within a few years, a few thousa nd dollars wealthier. However, in the meantime, his elder son, Samuel Plea sant, had left his home and returned to the Jacinto area of northeastern M ississippi. At his young age, Sam must have joined some family returning f rom Arkansas to Mississippi. Aubrey states that Nathaniel Reed's wife w as buried in Mintot.
--Source: The Reed Boys, by James Thomas Reed, 1983

Nathaniel REED ca 1821 TN, father Samuel B. REED mother Rebecca. Nathaniel 's 1st wife Lucy WHITE moved to Tishomingo Co MS abt 1838 son Samuel Pleas ant REED 1843. 2nd wife Nancy WHITE son William Carrol REED 1844. Mov ed to Yell Co AR 1848. Son Jonathan. Nancy & Jonathan died. Nathaniel mov ed back to Rienze MS married Sylvania (Sylvia) WHITEHURST July 30, 1853.S on Marion 1854 moved to Polk Co AR 1855 daughter Caladonia 1856. Nathaniel 's sister Satirah
(Starry) REED married John Hamilton May 30, 1848 Tishomingo Co MS list ed on both 1850 & 1860 census Tishomingo Co MS. Satirah & John HAMILTON bo th buried Sardis Cemetery near Jacinto, MS.
--Source: Internet Message Board
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[NI0518] Cause of Death: Myocardial failure
Medical Information: Arterioselerotic Heart Disease

[NI0530] From the will of Bethel Pair: (http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/hal ifax/wills/pair01.txt)

Item: I give & bequeath to my children that is to my daughter Mary Harris on,
to my sons Jones Pair, David Pair & Eli Pair, my daughters Winney Harriso n,
Nancy Pair, Elizabeth Dew, Rebecca Edmunds and Sally Pair one silver doll ar to
each. I also lend to Mary Harrison one bed her life time and after her de ath I
give it to her daughter Patsey. I also lend to my son Eli Pair one bed h is
lifetime and after his death to his daughter Absilla.

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[NI0533] [Copeland,Harris,Lawrence,Neville,Pittman,Turner,Wheeler]
Turner HARRISON who was born in 1786, probably in
Halifax County, North Carolina. There was a Turner family, but I can fi nd no marriage
connection.
I think Turner was the son of Jesse HARRISON because he probated Jesse's
estate in Montgomery County, North Carolina in the 1820's. Turner marri ed into the
PARE/PAIR family that also was from Halifax.
Does anyone have information on Bethel (Bythel) PARE who named sons Jones,
David, and Eli and daughters Winney HARRISON, Mary HARRISON, Nancy PAIR,
Elizabeth DEW, Rebecca EDMUNDS, and Sally PAIR in his will probated in May
1811 in Halifax County
I need help on this line. A cousin has a bible from the BETHEL family with
dates from 1697. Rebecca BETHEL married William PARE, probably in Sussex
Co VA around 1718. Bethel PARE was their son.

Suzie Morris Ball
Stone Mountain GA
[TurnerHarrisonDesc.FTW]

[Copeland,Harris,Lawrence,Neville,Pittman,Turner,Wheeler]
Turner HARRISON who was born in 1786, probably in
Halifax County, North Carolina. There was a Turner family, but I can fi nd no marriage
connection.
I think Turner was the son of Jesse HARRISON because he probated Jesse's
estate in Montgomery County, North Carolina in the 1820's. Turner marri ed into the
PARE/PAIR family that also was from Halifax.
Does anyone have information on Bethel (Bythel) PARE who named sons Jones,
David, and Eli and daughters Winney HARRISON, Mary HARRISON, Nancy PAIR,
Elizabeth DEW, Rebecca EDMUNDS, and Sally PAIR in his will probated in May
1811 in Halifax County
I need help on this line. A cousin has a bible from the BETHEL family with
dates from 1697. Rebecca BETHEL married William PARE, probably in Sussex
Co VA around 1718. Bethel PARE was their son.

Suzie Morris Ball
Stone Mountain GA

[NI0540] Calvin M. Harrison wrote to Travis Riley on 25 Dec 1851 that "I can info rm you
that uncle Turner daughter SAlley Ann t hat is Travis Redwines wife
is dead and oldest daughter is dead also."

Letter C.M. Harrison to Travis Riley 25 Dec 1851
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[NI0542] The debate casualty was Hardin Harrison, son of Benjamin Jackson (1818-189 0) and Margaret Wood Russell (1820-1871) Harrison who married 1835 in Rand olph Co., NC. Ben and Margaret made a 42 day journey from North Caroli na to Marshall County in 1846 with four of their children to help Ben's pa rents, Turner and Sally Harrison, on their farm. The children born in Nor th Carolina were Thomas F. (preacher and surveyor), Gabriel (Civil War-CSA ), Martha (Coleman Nichols's wife) and William. Six more children were bo rn after settlement in Marshall County, Brantley, Margaret Sally Ann ("Mag gie" m. George Boaz), Dovie Adeline (m. David Franklin Binkley), Charle s, Otha (born/died 4 Oct 1852) and Hardin/"Hardy". After Margaret Wood die d, Benjamin married Mahala Schoolfield and they had three children: Malind a, Maquis Thomas and Louisa. In 1889, on the 17th of November Elder Thom as F. Harrison united Hardin Harrison and Viola E. Waldrop in marriage. Vi ola was the daughter of Obediah and Amanda Caroline Waldrop.

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1880 Federal Census:
Census Place:Strington, Marshall, Kentucky
Source:FHL Film 1254432 National Archives Film T9-0432 Page 21 8D
RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
Benj. HARRISONSelfMMW63NC
Occ:Farmer Fa: NCMo: NC
Mahala S. HARRISONWifeFMW40IN
Occ:Keeping House Fa: NCMo: NC
Hardin L. HARRISONSonMSW17KY
Occ:Works On Farm Fa: NCMo: NC
Malinda HARRISONDauFSW6KY
Fa: NCMo: IN
Maquis D. HARRISONSonMSW1KY
Fa: NCMo: IN[TurnerHarrison Desc.FTW]

The debate casualty was Hardin Harrison, son of Benjamin Jackson (1818-189 0) and Margaret Wood Russell (1820-1871) Harrison who married 1835 in Rand olph Co., NC. Ben and Margaret made a 42 day journey from North Caroli na to Marshall County in 1846 with four of their children to help Ben's pa rents, Turner and Sally Harrison, on their farm. The children born in Nor th Carolina were Thomas F. (preacher and surveyor), Gabriel (Civil War-CSA ), Martha (Coleman Nichols's wife) and William. Six more children were bo rn after settlement in Marshall County, Brantley, Margaret Sally Ann ("Mag gie" m. George Boaz), Dovie Adeline (m. David Franklin Binkley), Charle s, Otha (born/died 4 Oct 1852) and Hardin/"Hardy". After Margaret Wood die d, Benjamin married Mahala Schoolfield and they had three children: Malind a, Maquis Thomas and Louisa. In 1889, on the 17th of November Elder Thom as F. Harrison united Hardin Harrison and Viola E. Waldrop in marriage. Vi ola was the daughter of Obediah and Amanda Caroline Waldrop.

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1880 Federal Census:
Census Place:Strington, Marshall, Kentucky
Source:FHL Film 1254432 National Archives Film T9-0432 Page 21 8D
RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
Benj. HARRISONSelfMMW63NC
Occ:Farmer Fa: NCMo: NC
Mahala S. HARRISONWifeFMW40IN
Occ:Keeping House Fa: NCMo: NC
Hardin L. HARRISONSonMSW17KY
Occ:Works On Farm Fa: NCMo: NC
Malinda HARRISONDauFSW6KY
Fa: NCMo: IN
Maquis D. HARRISONSonMSW1KY
Fa: NCMo: IN

[NI0549] [HarrisonTW.FTW]
[TurnerHarrisonDesc.FTW]

According to biographical and Historical Memoirs of Arkansas, J. T. Redwi ne was a prosperous and successful merchant at Supply post office, Litt le Black Township, Randolph Co., AR and was in business there since 188 7. He was born in NC as were his parents, Travis and Sally ( Harrison ) w ho were married there in 1835. He moved with them to KY in 1845, whe re he grew up, and later to Randolph Co., AR. In 1861, at the age 21, he r eported for duty in Co. G 15th Regent, Arkansas Infantry of the Confederac y, Col. Pat Claiboren, commander. He participated in the battles of Shilo h, Murfreesboro, Liberty Gap, Richmond, Ky., Perryville and Chickamauga wh ere he was wounded. He served for the duration of the war. After a short e mployment in MO, he returned home to marry Sarah. He engaged in farming (1 33 acres), owned rental houses, a store in Doniphan, and a general sto re in Ripley Co., MO.
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