Harrison

James Joseph WATERMAN HARRISON shoemaker, born 3/20/17 1792 per Census ENG, born Yorkshire England per naturalization, arrived 5/4/1809 Eastport ME, naturalized 7/1843, died 2/4/1871 Edmunds ME; apprentice when age 12, deserted from English navy, stowed away in hay on a ship bound for America,  changed his name to Harrison; served War of 1812 - see Waterman for James' father

Spouse: Deborah SHAW born 3/1794 Edmunds ME, died 8/1/1884 Edmunds ME, married 8/13/1812 Dennysville ME; 1880 census living in home of Mary W. Archer, widow

Children: Deborah born 6/1813 Dennysville ME; Jane born 5/5/1815 married John A. Zillmo 3/19/1838; Sarah born 1820-1825 married Alexander Dunn 8/16/1841; Abigail S. born 1/21/1820 died 11/21/1825;  Mary born 2/14/1822 married Henry Archer 6/21/1841, died Haverhill MA 3/29/1886; William Kilby Harrison born 6/4/1824, carpenter, died 4/26/1910 age 85 10 mo.22 days Gorham ME, married 7/27/1850 Margaret Elizabeth Bridges, had son Joseph Waterman; Abigail S. born 6/9/1826 married Charles H. Abbot May 18, 1850, their daughter Nettie married Henry Smith; Hannah married Mr. Cooke died 1900; Lucinda E.  married Rufus Sinclair 4/18/1859; Dorcas married 9/27/1856 Jesse G. Bridges brother of Margaret E. Bridges; Ezekiel born 1832 enlisted age 32 Co. E. 31 Reg. Inf. died 8/29/1886,  in 1880 age 51 lived in home of brother William K.

 

Deborah HARRISON born 6/1813 Dennysville Washington Co. ME, died 10/2/1893 Cooper ME age 80 yrs. 4 mo.

Spouse: Haskell Wood SMITH born 8/11/1809 Bucksport ME, died 2/18/1899 Cooper ME, married 8/11/1832

Children: George W. married Lucy Henderson; James Clinton born 7/23/1838 married Sarah Bernard; Caroline married ? Cook lived Concord MA [per A-CHS]; Elinor F. married William S. Dodge brother of Mary Jane (Dodge) Preston; John H. born 6/1844; Amasa C. born 5/12/1846 died 9/15/1859; Enoch Roderick born 3/2/1848 married Mary Elizabeth Brien; Frederic M. born 1854 married Sarah Abbott & Cora Melissa Luna


1820 Census Plantation 3 Washington ME: James W. Harrison: 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 
1830 Census Charlotte Washington ME: James Wm Harrison, 1 1 0 0 0 1  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0
1840 Census Charlotte Washington ME: James W. Harrisson, 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  1 2 1 1 3 0 1 
1850 Census Edmunds Washington Co. Maine:
James W Harrison 58 years born England farmer value of real estate $400; Deborah 56 born ME; William H. 25 born ME farmer; Ezekiel 20 born ME farmer; Lucinda E 17 born ME; Dorcas 15 born ME; Hannah 13 born ME
1860 Census Edmunds Washington ME: James W. Harrison b. 1792 England, Shoemaker, value of real estate $290, value of personal estate $100; Deborah b. 1794 ME, Ezekiel b 1832 ME farm laborer, Cornelia b 1853 ME, William K. born 1824 ME, 
1870 Census Edmunds Washington ME. Ezekiel Harrison 40 male farm laborer born ME value $400 father of foreign birth, James W. 78 male shoemaker born England father & mother of foreign, Deborah age 76 female keeping house born ME  

War of 1812 Pension Request: James W. Harrison, bounty land 53525 160, 55; widow Deborah Harrison, Private Capt. Bela Wilder's Co. Mass Militia, enlisted 7/21/1812, discharged 8/7/1812, residence of soldier 1856 Edmunds Washington Co. ME, residence of widow 1874 Charlotte Washington Co. ME, maiden name Deborah Shaw, marriage August 13, 1812, Dennysville Washington Co. ME, death of solider February 4, 1871 Edmunds ME, death of widow August 1, 1884

[A-CHS Newsletter 6/99 notice in  Machias Union as researched by Austin Gray of Wesley " September 9, 1856: Died in Cooper, August 6, Charles William, son of Haskill W. & Deborah Smith, aged 20 years, 3 months, 23 days."  Birth year was 1836, was he twin of George W. ?]

Eastport Sentinel Vol 8 #19 12/24/1825 Deaths. In Charlotte, no date, Sarah d/o James W. [?] Harrison 6 yr. Pg 250 Deaths in Edmunds 2/5/1871 James W. Harrison 83y a native of Sunderland ENG.

1790-1870 ME Census Index: 1860; Harrison, James W.; Washington Co. ME; pg 691; Edmunds; Federal Population Schedule; ME 1860 Federal Census Index; ID ME17224410. 1850; Harrison, James W.; Washington Co. ME; pg 095; Edmonds; Federal Population Schedule; ME 1850 Federal Census Index; ID MES. 1830; Harrison, James W.; Washington Co. ME; page 220; Charlotte; Federal Population Schedule; ME 1830 Federal Census Index; ID ME560351259. 1820; Harrison, James W.; Washington Co. ME; pg 281; Plantation #3; Federal Population Schedule; ME 1820 Federal Census Index; ID MES2a554549. 

1880 Census, Charlotte, Washington ME: Deborah Harrison, born 1794 ME, age 86, white, father born in ME, mother born in MA, living in household of Mary W. Archer; Mary W. Archer, widow, white, age 57, born ME, keeping house, father born in England, mother born in ME; Tell N. Archer, son, single, age 22, born ME, farm laborer, mother & father born ME; Edith M. Archer, daughter, single, age 19, born ME, house work; Linnie L. Shaw, granddaughter, single, age 15, born ME, at school, father & mother born ME.
1880 Census, Edmunds, Washington ME; William K. Harrison, born 1824 ME, age 56, house carpenter, married, white, head of household, father born England, mother born ME; Margaret E., wife, white, age 50, born ME, keeping house, father & mother born ME; William B., son, age 15, born ME, working at home, father & mother born ME; Nellie J., daughter, age 5, born MA; Emma E. Harrison, granddaughter, age 2, born ME, father & mother born ME; Jesse G. Harrison, son, married, age 24, born ME, millman and farmer, mother & father born ME; Nellie Harrison, daughter-in-law, married, white, age 31, born MA, boarded; Ezekiel Harrison, brother, single, age 51, born ME, laborer, father born England, mother born ME.

Ezekiel Harrison, Edmunds, Maine, Enlisted in Company E, 31st Infantry Regiment Maine 11 March 1864  age 32, Private; Company E, 31st Infantry Regiment Maine on 15 July 1865. Hospitalized at one point.

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