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HARRISON Joshua Simmons[1]

Male 1823 - 1869


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  • Born  1823  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  1828 
    • per Brenda Duckwall
    Census  1850  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1850 Census

      Joshua Harrison, 22 years old
      Ann Harrison (Ann Rebecca Ellis Harrison) , 22 years old
      Birth year 1828
    Census  1860  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • United States Census, 1860 for J S Harrison
      Name: J S Harrison
      Residence: , Prince George, Virginia
      Ward: [Blank]
      Age: 37 years
      Estimated Birth Year: 1823
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Gender: Male
      Page: 7
      Family Number: 53
      Film Number: 805372
      DGS Number: 4298867
      Image Number: 00347
      NARA Number: M653
    Servants  1860  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name Home in 1860 (City,County,State)

      Joshua S Harrison Prince George, Virginia

      Slave Information

      Age Gender Race View Census

      40 Female Black
      38 Male Black
      16 Female Black
      15 Female Black
      9 Female Black
    Occupation  1860  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    • Brandon Church area
    Tax  1865 
    • U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists,
      Tax Year 1865 for
      Joshua Harrison of Virginia.
      Joshua Harrison of Virginia is also listed on a tax assessment
      list dated Nov. 30, 1864.
    Died  Nov 1869  Newsoms, Southampton, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1880 
    • By the 1880 Census,
      Joshua Simmons Harrison's wife, Ann R. Harrison, is listed as a widow.
      In the household, is Ann Rebecca Harrison (50),
      two of her children:
      Adelaide Roberta (Addie R.) Harrison (22)
      and William Franklin Harrison (26), William's wife, Sarah (25), and
      3 of William and Sarah's children:
      Myrtie (12), Lottie (2), and Joshua (6 months).
    Military  Civil War 
    • Joshua was a scout in the Civil War. He was having his horse shod at a blacksmith shop in
      Petersburg when he was shot and killed by Northern soldiers. I think he was in the mounted guard, 4th Congressional District, Virginia.

      U.S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records 1861- 1865

      Joshua S. Harrison (1864)
      Military Unit: Capt. McNeill's Co., Cavalry (Partisan Rangers); Capt. Moorman's Co.,
      Cavalry (Greenbrier Cavalry); Mounted Guard, 4th Congressional District, Virginia;
      Patrol Guard, 11th Congressional District (Mounted); Capt. St. Martin's Co.,
      Mounted Rifles; Capt. Sale's Co., Mounted Reserves, Rappahannock District, Virginia
      (National Archives and Records Administration Catalog ID: 586957; Record Group #: 109;
      Roll #:211
    Buried  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There is a Kirkham Graveyard in Prince George: "1.2 miles north of
      Disputanta, on route #618; thence .8 mile northwest on route #629;
      thence .1 mile south of route #629 Prince George, VA.
      This graveyard is located about fifty yards east of the residence, in the corner of an
      open field. The plot is about sisty feet square, fenced in and neatly kept. There is
      a lone cedar tree and one tombstone marking two graves."
      (Stainback and Kirkham: Martha Stainback wife of William Kirkham, born in Prince George Co.
      VA, This Place, April 2, 1828, Died in Clarksville, VA Nov. 28, 1901 Mother
      William Kirkham, born in Petersburg, VA Dec. 4, 1817, died in Petersburg, VA July 13, 1893, Father)

      Others buried there are: Joshua Simmons (about 1800), and his two daughters;
      Ann Simmons Harrison with her husband; William Thomas Harrison, and his cousin
      James William Harrison; Martha Simmons Stainback, and her husband, Peter Stainback,
      and their son, "Doll" Stainback.
      Martha Simmons and Peter Stainback are parents of the Martha Stainback to who there is a marker.

      Take care and thanks again.
      Brenda
      .....................................................................
      A marker states: Martha Stainback, wife of William Kirkham, born in Prince George County, Virginia (this place) April 2, 1828. Died in Clarksville, Virginia November 28, 1901. Mother.

      And

      William Kirkham
      Born in Petersburg, VA Dec. 4, 1817
      Died in Petersburg, VA July 13, 1893
      Father

      Source of information was Susie Harrison Figg, Prince George, Virginia and research by Jennie S. Harrison on Oct. 4, 1937.

      Susanna Harrison Figg is the sister of Joshua Simmons Harrison who is William Franklin Harrison's father and Sarah E. Baird Harrison's (b. January 27, 1854 - d. January 22, 1888) father-in-law. Susanna is Sarah's aunt in law.

      It would make perfect sense for Sarah E. Baird Harrison to be buried there at the Kirkham Cemetery.

      Perhaps the new Prince George Cemetery Project and Clarah's grand daughter can help us out. Thanks so much!
    Notes 
    • Joshua Simmons Harrison born about 1823 (post office:
      Brandon, Prince George, VA) married Ann Rebecca Ellis. He had one brother, James William
      Thomas Harrison and one sister, Susanna who married Mr. Figg.

      Joshua was a scout in the Civil War. He was having his horse shod at a blacksmith shop in
      Petersburg when he was shot and killed by Northern soldiers. I think he was in the mounted
      guard, 4th Congressional District, Virginia.

      I don't know his parent's names or if they are linked to the Harrisons of Brandon and Upper Brandon.

      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.

      From Brenda Johnson Duckwall:
      Joshua Harrison's mother's name is Ann and was born in 1798.

      Joshua's brother is James William Thomas Harrison.

      I believe Joshua's father's name was William Thomas Harrison born
      about 1798 in Brandon, Prince George.

      Hi Gene,
      Thanks for the info. There were a few things about John Baird that I did not have.

      The info. about Joshua Simmons Harrison is from a paper that I have from a relative.
      According to the U. S. Census, etc. Joshua's birth year needs to be corrected to 1828.

      Addition: (Joshua Simmons Harrison's parents)

      1860 Census

      Ann Harrison (62 years old)
      birth about 1798
      Home in 1860: Brandon, Prince George, Virginia
      Members of the Household:
      Ann Harrison (62)
      JWT Harrison (James William Thomas Harrison) (33 years old)

      James William Thomas Harrison is Joshua Simmons Harrison's brother.

      I believe this Ann Harrison is Joshua's mother and that her maiden name
      is most likely Ann Simmons (born in Virginia in 1798).
      Ann Simmons was married to William Thomas Harrison
      who was born about 1798 in Brandon, Prince George, Virginia.

      From Ancestry.com:

      Virginia Marriages 1740- 1850

      Joshua Harrison m. Ann Rebecca Ellis
      April 1, 1848
      Surry, Virginia

      1850 Census

      Joshua Harrison, 22 years old
      Ann Harrison (Ann Rebecca Ellis Harrison) , 22 years old
      Birth year 1828

      U.S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records 1861- 1865

      Joshua S. Harrison (1864)
      Military Unit: Capt. McNeill's Co., Cavalry (Partisan Rangers); Capt. Moorman's Co.,
      Cavalry (Greenbrier Cavalry); Mounted Guard, 4th Congressional District, Virginia;
      Patrol Guard, 11th Congressional District (Mounted); Capt. St. Martin's Co.,
      Mounted Rifles; Capt. Sale's Co., Mounted Reserves, Rappahannock District, Virginia
      (National Archives and Records Administration Catalog ID: 586957; Record Group #: 109;
      Roll #:211

      U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists,
      Tax Year 1865 for
      Joshua Harrison of Virginia.
      Joshua Harrison of Virginia is also listed on a tax assessment
      list dated Nov. 30, 1864.

      By the 1880 Census,
      Joshua Simmons Harrison's wife, Ann R. Harrison, is listed as a widow.
      In the household, is Ann Rebecca Harrison (50),
      two of her children:
      Adelaide Roberta (Addie R.) Harrison (22)
      and William Franklin Harrison (26), William's wife, Sarah (25), and
      3 of William and Sarah's children:
      Myrtie (12), Lottie (2), and Joshua (6 months).

      Thanks again!
      Brenda
    Person ID  I9795  Booth Family
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2015 

    Father  HARRISON James William,   b. btwn 1790/1794,   d. Abt 1833 
    Mother  SIMMONS Anne,   b. 8 Apr 1799, Disputanta, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4172  Group Sheet

    Family  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 
    • Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
      about Ann Rebecca Ellis
      Groom Name:Joshua Harrison nbsp;   
      Bride Name:Ann Rebecca Ellis nbsp;   
      Marriage Date:1 Apr 1848 nbsp;   
      County:Surry nbsp;   
      State:Virginia nbsp;   

      Boling Ellis
      mentioned in the record of Joshua Harrison and Ann Rebecca Ellis
      Name:      Boling Ellis
      Gender:      Male
      Daughter:      Ann Rebecca Ellis
      Other information in the record of Joshua Harrison and Ann Rebecca Ellis
      from Virginia, Marriages
      Name:      Joshua Harrison
      Spouse's Name:      Ann Rebecca Ellis
      Event Date:      01 Apr 1848
      Event Place:      Surry, Virginia
      Spouse's Father's Name:      Boling Ellis
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86868-3 , System Origin: Virginia-EASy , GS Film number: 34097 , Reference ID: p 201

      Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940
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      "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR7V-NZC : accessed 25 April 2015), Boling Ellis in entry for Joshua Harrison and Ann Rebecca Ellis, 01 Apr 1848; citing Surry, Virginia, reference p 201; FHL microfilm 34,097.
    Children 
     1. HARRISON William Franklin,   b. 9 Feb 1853, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1907
     2. HARRISON Cornelia Adelaide,   b. Abt 1857,   d. 18 Feb 1931
     3. HARRISON Ann Rebecca,   b. 1859,   d. 12 Oct 1904
     4. HARRISON ADELAIDE ROBERTA,   b. 19 May 1859,   d. 26 Dec 1936
     5. HARRISON Imojene E.,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  25 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F3263  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1099] Brenda Johnson Duckwall Notes, Brenda Johnson Duckwall Notes.

    2. [S232] 1860 Census, 1860 Census (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1099] Brenda Johnson Duckwall Notes, Brenda Johnson Duckwall Notes (Reliability: 2).


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