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James Harrison (b. about 1737) of Churchill, County Monaghan
Posted by: Pauline Lynn (ID *****2152) Date: September 20, 2011 at 08:54:35
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Looking for descendants of James Harrison of County Monaghan. Interested in cemetery information, names and dates of Harrisons near Castleblayney. My James Harrison was born about 1737 in County Monaghan. Through his first wife __ Dun(n) he was the Harrison who acquired [the lease on 50 acres at] Churchill. Depending on which descendant you talk to, James had 3 or 4 wives, 6 or 12 sons, and--we agree--two daughters. This is just a working hypothesy, I think the sons and two daughters might include in rough order.
William Harrison, eldest, perhaps born 1760 and died 1845, maybe. He fought in the Peninsular War against Napoleon. He immigrated to New York City, where he [and his wife Susan] had no children. Possibly buried in Argyle, New York.
John Harrison, died before 1842-1845. He stayed in County Monaghan, Ulster, Ireland.
Robert Harrison, perhaps the father of another Robert and Mary Harrison McCray, the children in New York City and state.
Thomas Harrison, half his children immigrated to New York City, son Hugh stayed in County Monaghan.
Joseph Harrison (born about 1776) married Margaret Anderson and went to Smithville, New York. This branch included two grocers and a pharmacist. Many Harrisons married Graham family members. Grandson "Black William" had a grandson, a doctor who went to Chicago. Lost family members include Bertha and Graham, he went to Texas.
James Harrison (born about 1778) married Elizabeth Kinnier and went to Smithville Flats, Chenango County, New York. Three of his sons were in the shipping business.
Samuel Harrison (born about 1779) married [Elizabeth Sturgeon?] and went to Smithville, New York. This branch was active in the Presbyterian church.
Arthur N. Harrison. He had a nephew in Annyart named Arthur Noble Harrison and they may have shared the same name. Arthur N. Harrison the older bought land in Argyle, Washington County, New York, but I think lived in New York City. One daughter married Foyle.
Andrew Harrison went to New York City, had no children as far as I can tell.
George Harrison farmed in County Monaghan, may be the youngest child born approximately 1805.
Mrs. William Hutchinson, was a daughter of James. I don't know whether she lived in Ireland or New York or just outside New York City.
Mrs. William Monahan, was a daughter of James. I do not know where she lived either.
One of these men had a widow named Letitia Harrison.
Descendants of this family went to New Zealand, England, New York state and new York City. Some of the New York City Harrisons were buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Chenango County, New York Harrisons were buried in Smithville Cemetery.
I would love to hear from anyone related to or interested in this Harrison family. Please, tell me I am wrong! I would love to improve this guess at the children of James Harrison. If anyone has the name and dates of a Harrison buried in County Monaghan, I am eager to see how the person fits into the Harrison family tree. Thank you.
Polly Lynn,

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