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Willis Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Thomas Harrison, in Allen County, KY

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Willis Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Thomas Harrison, in Allen County, KY

Posted: 2 Jan 2009 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Harrison, Wyatt

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

Allen County:


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

Note:
The 1850 census lists his age as 40 and his birthplace as
Tennessee,
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?



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