My 5th Great Grandparents were married in Franklin Co, VA....Family lore is that both were also born in Franklin County as well.
I have many generations for the wife, Sinah/Cynthia Dillon but have NO information for the parents of my 5th Great Grandfather, William Henry Harrison.
In an effort to possibly make and rule out potential connection to other family members, I have created a list of all Harrison Males married in Franklin County, VA.
If you recognize any of these parties as being a part of your lineage, PLEASE contact me.....even with the bad news that you know there is absolutely no connection to my William H Harrison. At least that way I can ELIMINATE some of them.
In the 1786 Census is shown a William Harrison, is he the origin of the Harrison family of Franklin Co, VA?
I have also found documents that refer to a Reuben Harrison in Franklin Co, VA in this same time frame, he is one of the 2 leading contenders as the father, but at this point it is just a GUESS on anyone.
In the very first of the 1800s are the following marriages;
1803; **Ignatius HARRISON to Glicy JARROL, surety by Wm Harrison (**This is the other of the 2 that look most promising as father)
1807; Thomas HARRISON to Nancy CRAWLEY, surety by Lewis Hammick
1811; William HARRISON to Elizabeth THURMAN
1811; Solomon HARRISON (son of Wm HARRISON SR) to Polly DODD
1812; Joseph HARRISON to LUCY KENNETT, surety Peter Kennett
1813; Samuel HARRISON to Lucy BRACHER,
1816; Amos HARRISON to Rachel Dodd, surety Solomon Harrison
then there is a gap of time and these marriages take place
1826; William HARRISON to Cynthia DILLON, surety John Dillon
1834; Peter HARRISON to Pamelia J HUDSON
1835; John HARRISON to Mary HOPKINS,
1840; Greenville HARRISON to MILDRED HARRISON, surety Joseph HARRISON (probably Joseph Harrison that married in 1812, was he the father of Greenville or Mildred?
1845; William HARRISON to Avis S FRITH
1852; Perry HARRISON to JULIA S BEHELER
So any of these couples BELONG to anyone, one of them 1826 William and Cynthia are my G-grandparents
Greenville Harrison married in 1840 was the 2nd cousin of my William Harrison. That means that there grandfathers were brothers and they shared the same great grandparents.
My William Harrison is a HUGE BRICK WALL for me, I know he was born between 1800 and 1808.