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HARRISON William Franklin

HARRISON William Franklin[1]

Male 1853 - 1907

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  • Born  9 Feb 1853  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1880  Guilford, Surry, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • United States Census, 1880 for William Harrison
      Name: William Harrison
      Residence: Guilford, Surry, Virginia
      Birthdate: 1854
      Birthplace: Virginia, United States
      Relationship to Head: Self
      Spouse's Name: Sarah S. Harrison
      Spouse's Birthplace: Virginia, United States
      Father's Name:
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia, United States
      Mother's Name: Ann R. Harrison
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia, United States
      Race or Color (Expanded): White
      Ethnicity (Standardized): American
      Gender: Male
      Martial Status: Married
      Age (Expanded): 26 years
      Occupation:
      NARA Film Number: T9-1392
      Page: 53
      Page Character: A
      Entry Number: 442
      Film number: 1255392
      Household Gender Age
      William Harrison M 26
      Spouse Sarah S. Harrison F 25
      Child Lottie B. Harrison F 2
      Child Myrtie V. Harrison F 12
      Child Joshua Harrison M 6M
      Parent Ann R. Harrison F 50
      Parent Addie R. Harrison F 22
    Reference Number  304 
    Died  17 Jan 1907  [1
    Cause: Heart Attack 
    Address:
    n/a 
    Buried  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • From: Brenda Johnson Duckwall:
      These are stones at Waverly Cemetery in Waverly, Virginia for Joshua James Harrison ("Nellie" Adelaide Cornelia Harrison's brother who had just
      had a birthday and turned 8 when his mother died). His daughter, Helen, was just one years old when she died.

      William Franklin Harrison and Sarah Ellis Baird Harrison had 6 children: Lottie, Myrtie, Joshua, Herbert, Clarah, and my grandmother, Nellie (long e sound).

      When William Franklin Harrison's wife died he moved closer to his mother, Ann Rebecca Ellis Harrison. His mother and sisters helped to take care of the children.
      William's oldest child was Lottie Baird Harrison (Wanda Goodrich Temple's grandmother). Lottie had just turned 12 years old when her mother
      (Sarah Ellis Baird Harrison) died on her birthday, January 22.

      JUST FOUND IN MY NOTES THAT SARAH ELLIS BAIRD HARRISON IS BURIED IN PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, NEAR NEWVILLE. So maybe we were on the
      trail the other day when we were looking for the Kirkham Cemetery.

      Kirkham Cemetery Location in the Report: 1.2 miles north of Disputanta, Virginia, on Route #618; thence .8 mile northwest on Route #629; thence .1 mile south
      of Route #629. Prince George County, Virginia.

      Kirkham Cemetery is located about fifty yards east of the residence, in the corner of an open field (1937). The plot is about sixty feet square, fenced in and neatly
      kept (as of 1937). There is a lone cedar tree and one tombstone marking two graves.

      Graves include: Martha Stainback Kirkham, William Kirkham, Joshua Simmons, 2 young daughters, Ann Simmons Harrison, and her husband, William Thomas Harrison,
      James William Harrison, Martha Simmons Stainback and her husband, Peter Stainback, their young son, and possibly more.

      I plan to volunteer to help inventory cemeteries in Prince George so maybe we will eventually come across Sarah Ellis Baird Harrison's grave. I'm also looking for William
      Franklin Harrison's father's grave. His father was Joshua Simmons Harrison. If Joshua Simmons Harrisons mother was a Simmons, it would make sense for his son
      William to bury his wife with his grandmother's family.
    Notes 
    • Received from Brenda Duckwall, 1/2011:

      Joshua had a son, William Franklin Harrison, who had a daughter, Adelaide Cornelia Harrison, that had a
      son, David Harrison Johnson, who is my father.

      One of my New Year goals is to try to link Joshua with the President Harrison line. I think that he may have
      been a cousin of some sort. I think that they were all well off financially since they are related to the Booths,
      sent William Franklin Harrison's wife, Sarah E. Baird, to France to receive treatments for T.B. Sarah died
      January 22, 1888 of T.B. leaving my grandmother who was only 16 months old. I have sympathy for William
      loosing his wife, having young children to take care of, and loosing his father when he was a teenager. I guess he was too preoccupied to keep family records but I would like to go back and find out what his grandparents (Joshua's parents) names were and possibly link our family to the Presidents.

      from Brenda Duckwall:

      The Harrison Home is at 3840 Otterdam Road in Surry County.

      The land where the home is located and about 1000 acres belonged to our Ellis ancestors from the early 1600's. The land and original home was given by Bolling Ellis to his daughter and our ancestor Ann Rebecca Ellis who married Joshua Simmons Harrison. It was passed down or purchased by sons and daughters: William Franklin Harrison, Joshua James Harrison, Julian R. Harrison, Julian R. Harrison, Jr., and presently to Julian R. Harrison III and his sister, Robin Harrison Mitchell.


      Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940
      Groom's Name: William Franklin Harrison
      Groom's Birth Date: 1854
      Groom's Birthplace: Prince George, Virginia
      Groom's Age: 41
      Bride's Name: Ella May Clary
      Bride's Birth Date: 1877
      Bride's Birthplace: Sussex, Virginia
      Bride's Age: 18
      Marriage Date: 20 Mar 1895
      Marriage Place: Prince George, Virginia
      Groom's Father's Name: Joshua S. Harrison
      Groom's Mother's Name: Ann R. Harrison
      Bride's Father's Name: Thos. L. Clary
      Bride's Mother's Name: Emma J. Clary
      Groom's Race:
      Groom's Marital Status: Widowed
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
      Bride's Race:
      Bride's Marital Status: Single

      William Franklin Harrison was just 34 almost 35 when his wife died. He had 6 young children and his widowed mother in his house hold. He may have had a sister in the household. His sister and mother did help him with the children. They were all recovering from the Civil War. If his wife's grave is unmarked, it would be understandable that he did not purchase a stone.

      This is from the Surry County Historical Society:

      The Harrison Farm
      located at 3840 Otterdam Road
      Surry County, Virginia

      "The following information has been researched by Julian R. Harrison, Jr.
      The Harrison Farm was once owned by Bolling Ellis. The Ellises were in Surry County as early as 1667. The
      original farm consisted of 760 +/- acres. Ann Rebecca Ellis married Joshua Simmons Harrison April 1, 1848 in Surry, Virginia. She inherited the farm from her father, Bolling Ellis.

      Joshua James Harrison inherited his part of the farm from his father, William Franklin Harrison, in 1907, and bought the remaining shares from other family members….."

      I don't know where Julian received the information whether it was Court records, Wills, or passed down information.
      He seemed to check things carefully.

      I may have given you a copy of this information with a picture of the house and farm.

      Court Records or a Will might firm up the proof….
    • (Medical):While motoring on the Seashoew State Park at Cape Henry. Died in his automobile
    Person ID  I453  Booth Family
    Last Modified  1 May 2015 

    Father  HARRISON Joshua Simmons,   b. 1823,   d. Nov 1869, Newsoms, Southampton, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  ELLIS Ann Rebecca,   b. Cal 1829, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Apr 1848  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3263  Group Sheet

    Family 1  BAIRD Sarah Ellis,   b. 27 Jan 1854, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1888, Mayenne Pays de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Feb 1875 
    Children 
     1. HARRISON Lottie Baird,   b. 22 Jan 1877,   d. 1 May 1964, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. HARRISON Myrtle Velvin,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. HARRISON Joshua James,   b. 3 Jan 1880, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1931, Carsley, Surry, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. HARRISON Herbert Alexander,   b. Cal 1882,   d. 27 Apr 1936, Cape Henry, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. HARRISON Clara Estelle,   b. 20 Jul 1884,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. HARRISON "Nellie" Cornelia Adelaide,   b. 7 Sep 1887,   d. 19 Jul 1959
    Last Modified  1 May 2015 
    Family ID  F165  Group Sheet

    Family 2  CLARY Ella May,   b. 1877, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Mar 1895  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940

      Groom's Name:      William Franklin Harrison
      Groom's Birth Date:      1854
      Groom's Birthplace:      Prince George, Virginia
      Groom's Age:      41
      Bride's Name:      Ella May Clary
      Bride's Birth Date:      1877
      Bride's Birthplace:      Sussex, Virginia
      Bride's Age:      18
      Marriage Date:      20 Mar 1895
      Marriage Place:      Prince George, Virginia
      Groom's Father's Name:      Joshua S. Harrison
      Groom's Mother's Name:      Ann R. Harrison
      Bride's Father's Name:      Thos. L. Clary
      Bride's Mother's Name:      Emma J. Clary
      Groom's Race:     
      Groom's Marital Status:      Widowed
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name:     
      Bride's Race:     
      Bride's Marital Status:      Single
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name:     
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number:      M86868-4
      System Origin:      Virginia-EASy
      Source Film Number:      34153
      Reference Number:      P.68 #8
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2011 
    Family ID  F3494  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1853 - Prince George County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Guilford, Surry, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Mar 1895 - Prince George County, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Harrison, William Franklin
    Harrison, William Franklin
    Old portrait
    Harrison, William Franklin
    Harrison, William Franklin
    Painting from original portrait by Brenda Johnson Duckwall

  • Sources 
    1. [S334] Obituary (Reliability: 3).


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