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
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.
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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