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Subject: [DILLARD-L] Vincent Dilliard Harrison
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 11:39:03 EDT
I just joined this list yesterday after finally finding out the middle name of
my ggg grandfather, Vincent Dilliard Harrison. I have been trying to link the
Harrisons in Bartholomew County, IN for about two years and am part of a group
of Harrison genealogists who contribute their information to the Harrison
Genealogy Repository on the WWW. I am still very much an amateur genealogist.
All the documents I have always list Vincent's middle name as the intitial
"D". I checked the new Bureau of Land Management's website yesterday and lo
and behold the photographic image of his land patent clearly had his middle
name as "Dilliard". This is not a surname which shows up in my family line
and I would very much like to find out about it and hope it will lead me to
his parents. His firstborn children were named Thomas and Sarah and so I am
wondering if perhaps his mother's name was Sarah Dilliard. Below is the
information I have collected about him so far.
All advice is appreciated.
Kay Harrison Taber
San Jose, CA
Descendants of Vincent Dilliard Harrison
Generation No. 1
Vincent Dilliard1 Harrison was born December 12, 1801 in TN, and died July 25,
1857 in Bartholomew Co., IN.
He married (1) Nancy Keith, daughter of Walter Keith and Mary Creamer.
He married (2) Rebecca Davis July 23, 1851. [Rebecca Davis Wakefield Harrison
Thompson Robertson; Rebecca applied for Civil War pension on stepson Carter
Harrision for benefit of minor children; Carter was beneficiary of Vincent's
will; Rebecca outlived all but last husband]
Bartholomew Co., IN - Founded 1-9-1821; formed from Jackson County and
Delaware county. The new county extended far westward until part of it was
trimmed away to Brown county in 1836. Settlers mostly came from KY, VA and
the Carolinas, and found a burgeoning little village in the 1820's, but also
conditions that made for slow growth. The largely swampy and malaria-infested
environs invited dreaded frontier diseases.
Thomas Harrison was one of the earliest purchasers of land in Columbus, IN.
6th St. was originally named Harrison Street. Thomas died ca. 1834.
Thomas' son, William, was a blacksmith in Columbus and preceded Thomas in
death ca. 1832.
Carter "Pap" Harrison settled in Wayne Township about 1830 and was born ca.
Vincent had land patent dated 9-25-1835 as did a Henry Harrison. Henry,
Vincent and Carter "Pap" Harrison first show on Bartholomew County's 1830
Rev. W. Harrison served as a pastor of a county Methodist church after 1856.
Enoch Harrison built the Elizabethtown Methodist Church, ca. 1854.
Tombstone: Vinson D., husband of Rebecca Harrison, Died July __, 1857, aged
fifty-six years. Remember me as you pass by; as you are now so once was I; as
I am now so you will be; prepare for death and follow me. Buried on Connor
Farm, Bartholomew Co., IN
Children of Vincent Harrison and Nancy Keith are:
i. Thomas Harrison, b. 1831.
ii.Sarah Emeline Harrison, b. October 18, 1832, Bartholomew Co., IN; d. May
02, 1881, Jasper Co., IL.
iii.Minerva Jane Harrison, b. 1835, Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN; d.
February 23, 1863, Monroe County, IA.
(married Nathan Ball, Bartholomew County, IN)
iv.Carter Harrison, b. 1836, Bartholomew Co., IN; d. May 17, 1864, Rome, GA.
v.Francis Marion Harrison, b. 1839; d. July 22, 1862, Jacinto, MS.
vi.Walter Harrison, b. February 09, 1841, Bartholomew Co., IN; d. December
19, 1926, Glen Elder, Mitchell Co., KS.
(married Melissa Caroline Luckey in Bartholomew County; re-located to
Mitchell County, KS in 1878)
vii.Vincent Harrison, b. 1842.
viii.John R. Harrison, b. 1844; m. Elizabeth Ullery, July 08, 1881,
Bartholomew Co., IN.
ix.Nancy Harrison, b. 1848; d. Bef March 20, 1867, Bartholomew Co., IN.
Children of Vincent Harrison and Rebecca Davis are:
x.Scott Harrison, b. October 01, 1852, Bartholomew Co., IN; d. 1914,
Columbus, Batholomew Co., IN.
(married Sarah Annie Harvey, Bartholomew County, IN)
xi.Robert Harrison, b. December 17, 1854, Bartholomew Co., IN; d. January
31, 1883, Bartholomew Co., IN.
xii.Matilda J. Harrison, b. March 10, 1856, Bartholomew Co., IN; d. May 09,
1875, Bartholomew Co., IN; m. James Redmond.