I'm trying to determine whether or not my 3rd great grandfather, Willis Harrison, is the same Willis Harrison mentioned in the 1828 deed in
From Allen Co, KY, deed book:
"Pg 124-125 This Indenture made this 21st day of July ... 1828 between
RICHARD Harrison of the county of Allen and state of Kentucky of the
one part and Willis Harrison of the state and county aforesaid in
consideration of the sum of $300 .... parcel of land containing 100 acres ...
being in the state and county afsd on the waters of the middle fork of
Drakes creek ... beginning .. HOWELL SMITHs corner ... near KENNEDYs
line ... corner to KANADYs survey ... Wit: THOMAS Harrison, ANDREW
HARRISON Signed: RICHARD (x his mark) Harrison"
Note: Allen Co, KY and Sumner Co, TN are adjoining counties.
Here's what I know:
Name: Willis Harrison
Birth: 1809 in Tennessee or Kentucky
The 1850 census lists his age as 40 and his birthplace as
while the 1870 census lists his age as 62 and his birthplace as
KY.There were many discrepancies between these two censuses.
Some of the information from the 1850 census has been documented, so I believe this is probably the most accurate one.
Census: 1850 Muhlenberg County, Kentucky - shoemaker
Census: 1870 Crawford County, KS - farmer .
My Willis Harrison married Elizabeth Wyatt in Sumner Co, TN in 1836:
From: Sumner County Tennesse Marriages:
Groom: Harrison, Willis
Bride: Wiatt, Elizabeth
9 December 1836
Bondsman: Wiatt, King
Their children that I know of:
Andrew J. HARRISON b: 1837 in Kentucky
Susan C. HARRISON b: 1839 in Kentucky
Virgil A. HARRISON b: 1841 in Kentucky
John Harrison b: 1843 in Kentucky
Nancy Jane Harrison b: 30 Nov 1847 in Kentucky
Benjamin F. (twin) Harrison b: Apr 1849 in Kentucky
James M. (twin) Harrison b: Apr 1849 in Kentucky
William Harrison b: 1851 in Kentucky
Sidney Harrison b: 1854 in Kentucky
I'm thinking that the Allen County Willis Harrison is possibly my Willis Harrison because Sumner County, TN is adjacent to Allen County, KY.
Do you know anything about Willis Harrison of Allen County? Who his parents/siblings were?Anything that could either support or disprove my theory that this is the same Willis?