Joseph Harrison

Male Abt 1778 - 1869  (~ 91 years)


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  • Name Joseph Harrison 
    Born Abt. 1775/8  St. Mary's, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Estimated year of birth based on 1850 United States Census.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1790  St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 4 Aug 1800  St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1806  Winchester, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Living there before returning to St. Mary's County, MA. 
    Residence 6 Aug 1810  St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 22 Jan 1820  St. Charles, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family Member Marriage 7 May 1825  Hampshire county, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Provided written approval for daughter Orpha Harrison to marry John Head. 
    Residence 1 Jun 1830  Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 27 Oct 1840  Hampshire, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 12 Oct 1850  Hardy, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1860  Hampshire county, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Living in Ridgeville P.O. Township 
    Died 27 Apr 1869  Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • It has been mentioned that he may have died 1820/6 in St. Mary's County, MA., Source: "The Chappelear Family" by Nancy Chappelear, 1918-., page 50.
      Joseph Harrison was stilling living on 6 May 1825 as he provided written approval for his daughter Orpha Harrison to marry John Head in Hampshire County, Virginia.
    Buried Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Old Stone Chapel Cemetery.
    Person ID I185  Mackley
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2019 

    Father Matthew Harrison,   b. Abt. 1734, Chappawamsic, Prince William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1807, Dumfies, Prince William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann Slaughter,   b. 27 Sep 1738, St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1818  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1770  Fauquier County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Chappelear,   b. 1765/80, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1852, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Source: The Chappelear Family by Nancy Chappelear, 1918-., page 50.
    Children 
    +1. Henry Harrison,   b. Abt.1788, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1867, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +2. Margaret Harrison,   b. Abt. 1789, St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1852, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    +3. George Dent Harrison,   b. Abt. 1790, St. Mary's, St Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1860, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. Perscilla Harrison,   b. Abt. 1791, St. Mary's, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1859, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     5. Robert Harrison,   b. 19 Jan 1792, St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1858, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Theodore Harrison,   b. Abt. 1794/5, St Mary's, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 7 Feb 1873, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +7. John Chappelear Harrison,   b. Abt. 1795, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Mar 1872, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +8. Rebecca Harrison,   b. Abt. 1807, St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1876, Hampshire County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Victoria Suit,   b. Abt. 1776, St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1863, Mineral, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married Abt. 1800  [8
    Children 
    +1. Penelope Harrison,   b. 24 Apr 1801, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1892, Antioch, Mineral, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +2. Benjamin Franklin Harrison,   b. 2 Apr 1805, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1886, Antioch, Mineral, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Elkanah Mikel Harrison,   b. 16 May 1803, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1895, Adams County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Catherine Harrison,   b. Abt. 1810, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hampton Harrison,   b. Abt. 1810, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt. 1775/8 - St. Mary's, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1790 - St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Aug 1800 - St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living there before returning to St. Mary's County, MA. - 1806 - Winchester, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Aug 1810 - St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 Jan 1820 - St. Charles, Charles, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1830 - Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Oct 1850 - Hardy, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living in Ridgeville P.O. Township - 1860 - Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1790 United States Census for Joseph Harrison and his Family
    1790 United States Census for Joseph Harrison and his Family
    Date: 1790
    Location: Saint Mary's, Maryland, USA

    This document denotes Joseph Harrison living with his family in Maryland. The following (Harrison) names appear in this document and are as follow: Joseph Harrison, John Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Nathaniel Harrison, Robert Harrison and Elizabeth Harrison.

    Home in 1790
    Free White Persons – Males – Under 16 [3]
    Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over[2]
    Free White Persons – Female [1]
    Number of Slaves [3]
    Number of Household Members [11]

    Source: Ancestry.com patron submission
    1800 United States Census for Joseph Harrison
    1800 United States Census for Joseph Harrison
    Date: 4 August 1800
    Location: St. Mary's, Maryland, USA

    Home in 1800
    Free White Males – Under 10 [2]
    Free White Males – 16-25 [3]
    Free White Male - 45 & over [1]
    Free White Female - Under 10 [1]
    Free White Female - 16-25 [2]
    Free White Female - 26-44 [1]

    Source: Ancestry.com patron submission
    Joseph Harrison Document referencing his Marriage to Victoria Suit
    Joseph Harrison Document referencing his Marriage to Victoria Suit
    This document provides information regarding his marriage to Victoria Suit.

    Source: Register of Maryland's heraldic families 1634 - l935, tercentenary of the founding of Maryland by Alice Norris Parran
    Nathan Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Abstract)
    Nathan Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Abstract)
    Date: 1807
    Location: St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
    Information: Nathan Chappelear is brother of Mary Chappelear whose spouse is Joseph Harrison


    This document provides information about Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) and Joseph Harrison, her spouse. The Will mentions "Mary Harrison, wife of Joseph Harrison;"

    Source: Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) (Will St. Mary's Co., MD. Liber JJ #3, F157.)
    Nathan Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Abstract)
    Nathan Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Abstract)
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    James Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Transcription)
    James Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Transcription)
    Date: 20 September 1808 (Executed)
    Date: 11 October 1808 (Probate)
    Location: St Marys, St Mary's, Maryland, USA

    This document is a transcription of most of the original copy. This document states James Chappelear..."I devise and bequeath as follows, Item: I give and bequeath to my four daughters residing in the State of Virginia Mary Harrison, Rebecca Dent, Cassandra Riley and Ann Chappelear, One Hundred dollars each, to be paid to them by my Executors out of money which.....and bequeath to my two grandsons Henry Chappelear and George Chappelear, and to my two granddaughters Rebeckah Chappelear and Elizabeth Chappelear..."
    These 4 grandchildren mentioned appear to be the children of Benjamin Chappelear. Also mentioned is grandson Thomas Edwards.

    This document supports Mary Chappelear (married name Harrison) is the spouse of Joseph Harrison.

    Source: Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Liber JJ, Number 3, folio 183, St. Mayr's Mary's County, Maryland.
    1810 United States Census for Joseph Harrison and his Family
    1810 United States Census for Joseph Harrison and his Family
    Date: 6 August 1810
    Location: Saint Mary's, Saint Mary's County, Maryland, USA

    This document denotes Joseph Harrison living with his family in Maryland. Additionally the following Harrison names appear on this document: Thomas E. Harrison, Joseph Harrison, John Harrison, Sarah Harrison, James Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Also mentioned is John Chappelear and Elkenah Edwards.

    Home in 1810
    Free White Persons – Males – Under 10 [3]
    Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25 [1]
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 [1]
    Free White Persons – Female – Under 10 [1]
    Free White Persons - Female - 10 thru 15[2]
    Free White Persons - Female - 26 thru 44[1]
    Number of Slaves [3]
    Number of Household Members Under 16 [6]
    Number of Household Members Over 25 [2]
    Total – Number of Household Members [12]

    Source: Ancestry.com patron submission
    1820 United States Census for Joseph Harrison and his Family
    1820 United States Census for Joseph Harrison and his Family
    Date: 22 January 1820
    Location: Election District 3, Charles, Maryland, USA

    This document denotes Joseph Harrison living in Maryland with his family.

    Home in 1820
    Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15 [3]
    Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 18 [1]
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25 [1]
    Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over[1]
    Free White Persons - Female - 16 thru 25[3]
    Free White Persons - Female - 26 thru 44[1]
    Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25 [1]
    Number of Persons - Engaged in [4]
    Agriculture
    Free White Persons – Under 16 [3]
    Free White Persons – Over 25 [2]
    Total Free White Persons [9]
    Total Slaves [1]
    Total – All Persons - White, Slaves, [10]
    Colored, Other
    Free Colored

    Source: Ancestry.com patron submission
    1830 United States Census for Joseph Harrison
    1830 United States Census for Joseph Harrison
    Date: 1 June 1830
    Location: Hampshire, Virginia USA

    This document denotes Joseph Harrison living in Virginia. Additionally, the following Harrison names appear in this document: William Harrison, Joseph Harrison, John C. Harrison, Mary Harrison, Franklin Harrison and Mary Ann Harrison.

    Home in 1830
    Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59 [1]
    Free White Persons - Female - 50 thru 59[1]
    Total Free White Persons [2]
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves,[2]
    Free Colored)

    Source: Ancestry.com patron submission
    1840 United States Census for Joseph Harrison and his Family
    1840 United States Census for Joseph Harrison and his Family
    Date: 27 October 1840
    Location: Hampshire, West Virginia, USA

    This document denotes Joseph Harrison and his family living in West Virginia. The following (Harrison) names appear in this document and are as follows: Henry Harrison, Joseph Harrison, John C. Harrison and Benjamin Harrison.

    Home in 1840
    Free White Persons – Males – Under 5 [1]
    Free White Persons – 60 thru 69 [1]
    Free White Persons - Female - 5 thru 9 [1]
    Free White Persons - Female - 10 thru 14[2]
    Free White Persons - Female - 40 thru 49[1]
    Free White Persons - Female - 60 thru 69[1]
    Persons Employed in Commerce [1]
    Free White Persons – Under 20 [4]
    Free White Persons – 20 thru 49 [1]
    Total Free White Persons [7]
    Total – All Persons - Free White, [7]
    Free Colored, Slaves
    Free Colored

    Source: Ancestry.com patron submission
    1850 United States Census
    1850 United States Census
    Date: 12 October 1850
    Location: Hardy, Virginia, USA

    This document denotes Joseph Harrison age 79 and his wife Victoria Harrison (maiden name Suite) age 74 living in Virginia.

    Source: Ancestry.com patron submission
    Joseph Harrison U.S. Appointment as Postmaster
    Joseph Harrison U.S. Appointment as Postmaster
    Date: 1853
    Location: Jefferson, Fluvanna, Virginia, USA

    This document denotes the appointment of Joseph Harrison as a U.S. Postmaster.

    Source: U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971
    Joseph Harrison Death Record
    Joseph Harrison Death Record
    Date: 27 April 1869
    Location: Mineral County, West Virginia, USA

    This document provides the name of his parents, Matthew and Sarah Harrison. Also provides the state where he was born...Maryland.

    Source: FamilySearch.org Mineral County, West Virginia births, 1866-1869; deaths, 1866-1899; marriages, 1866-1899. Film 464962, image 339.
    Joseph Harrison Death Record
    Joseph Harrison Death Record
    Date: 16 August 1869
    Location: Mineral County, West Virginia, United States of America

    The record mentions the parents names as Mathew Harrison and Sarah Harrison.

    Citing this Record
    "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F1G2-87D : 11 February 2018), Sarah Harrison in entry for Joseph Harrison, 16 Aug 1869; citing Mineral Co., West Virginia, County Records, v 1 p 10, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 811,773 and image 161 (Reference ID: v 1 p 10)
    Joseph Harrison Death Record (Closer view of Death Record)
    Joseph Harrison Death Record (Closer view of Death Record)
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    Joseph Harrison Death Information from State of West Verginia
    Joseph Harrison Death Information from State of West Verginia
    Date: 16 August 1869
    Location: Mineral County, West Virginia, USA
    Parents: Mathew Harrison and Sarah Harrison

    Source: Department of West Virginia Arts, Culture and History
    URL: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcdetail.aspx?Id=95474

  • Sources 
    1. [S51] West Virginia Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

    2. [S144] The Chappelear Family, by Nancy Chappelear, 1918-, Nancy Chappelear.

    3. [S136] West Virginia, Compiled Census Index, 1860-1890.

    4. [S50] Find A Grave Index, 1600-Current.

    5. [S108] Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940.

    6. [S116] Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940.

    7. [S48] Maryland , Complied Marriages, 1655-1850.

    8. [S101] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600-Current.
      this source citation denotes that Joseph Harrison and Victoria Suite were husband and wife and parents to Nathan D Harrison.