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Re: Cynthiana History/Harrison daughters
Posted by: Kathie Harrison Date: April 28, 2000 at 11:00:50
In Reply to: Cynthiana History/Harrison daughters by bob hogg of 691

Robert Harrison was the brother of my GGGG-grandfather James Harrison b.1750 and was also brother of William Harrison Jr. who was founder of Williamsport, Warren County, Indiana. Robert's brother William married Sophia Dunn & sister Keziah Harrison married James Dunn (brother of Sophia). I do not have anything further on the children of Robert but if you find anything, I would greatly appreciate you contacting me. I also want to note that my GGG-grandfather William Brice Harrison (son of James) was married to Emma Jane Osborn. Any relation to the Osborn line you are interested in? They may be connected to the Pitzer families, which are also strongly allied to the Harrison lines.

Descendants of Robert Harrison


Generation No. 1

1. ROBERT2 HARRISON (WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1755 in Virginia ?, and died 1822 in Greene County, Indiana. He married REBECCA VANMETER. She was born Abt. 1758 in Virginia ?, and died in Greene County, Indiana.

Notes for ROBERT HARRISON:

Harrison County, Kentucky was created in December 1793, from Bourbon and Scott counties. Scott County had been created in 1792 from Woodford County, and Bourbon County had been created in 1785 from Fayette County. Harrison County was named in honor of Benjamin Harrison, chairman of the board of trustees, and a representative in the Kentucky Legislature from Bourbon County. On the 10th of December 1793 by an act of the 2nd General Assembly of Kentucky, Harrison County was officially created and the town of Cynthiana was established as the county seat. It being situated on 150 acres of land lying on the east side of the South Fork of Licking, opposite the mouth of Gray's Run, on the property of Robert Harrison.
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Tradition relates that the town of Cynthiana was named in honor of Cynthia & Anna, two daughters of Robert Harrison, who were the favorites of all their father's neighbors and customers at his blacksmith shop. Soon after, Robert sold plots of land in the newly - created town of Cynthiana, he moved north, for a time to Portsmouth, Ohio, where his family grew up. He later moved to Fayette County, Ohio, then west to Sullivan & Greene County, Indiana, where he died between 1822 to 1825. Before Robert left Cynthiana, however he was surety for the marriage of James Dunn, the eldest son of Jeremiah Dunn, to Keziah Harrison.
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It is thought that Keziah Harrison may have been a daughter or kin of William Harrison Sr. and Hannah.

More About ROBERT HARRISON:
Burial: 1822, Greene County, Indiana

More About REBECCA VANMETER:
Burial: Greene County, Indiana
       
Children of ROBERT HARRISON and REBECCA VANMETER are:
2.       i.       CYNTHIA3 HARRISON, b. 1782, Greene County, Indiana; d. Illinois.
3.       ii.       ANNA HARRISON, b. 1784, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky; d. 1847, Lewis County,Missouri.
       iii.       JOSEPH VALENTINE HARRISON, b. 1786, Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky; d. Unknown, Daviess County, Indiana; m. (1) LEWE STINSON, 1812, Fayette County, Ohio; m. (2) MARGARET PITZER, March 09, 1818, Daviess County, Indiana; b. Unknown, Clermont County, Ohio; d. Unknown, Daviess County, Indiana; m. (3) PIMELA ROBERTSON, December 12, 1835, Daviess County, Indiana.

Notes for JOSEPH VALENTINE HARRISON:
[Brøderbund Family Archive #314, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1820, Date of Import: Jul 2, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.314.1.2585.75]

Individual: Harrison, Joseph
County/State: Sullivan Co., IN
Page #: 122
Year: 1820
[Brøderbund Family Archive #314, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1820, Date of Import: Jul 22, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.314.1.2585.75]

Individual: Harrison, Joseph
County/State: Sullivan Co., IN
Page #: 122
Year: 1820


More About JOSEPH VALENTINE HARRISON:
Burial: Unknown, Daviess County, Indiana
Census: 1820, County/State: Sullivan Co., IN
Fact 2: Year: 1820

More About JOSEPH HARRISON and LEWE STINSON:
Marriage: 1812, Fayette County, Ohio

More About MARGARET PITZER:
Burial: Unknown, Daviess County, Indiana

More About JOSEPH HARRISON and MARGARET PITZER:
Marriage: March 09, 1818, Daviess County, Indiana

More About JOSEPH HARRISON and PIMELA ROBERTSON:
Marriage: December 12, 1835, Daviess County, Indiana

       iv.       ARY HARRISON, b. 1796, Bourbon County, Kentucky; d. Bef. 1829, Scioto County, Ohio; m. JOHN MOORE, August 08, 1816, Scioto County, Ohio.

More About JOHN MOORE and ARY HARRISON:
Marriage: August 08, 1816, Scioto County, Ohio

       v.       VIENNA HARRISON, b. 1798; m. (1) WILLIAM CAREY, January 16, 1818, Scioto County, Ohio; m. (2) JOHN MOORE, April 19, 1829, Scioto County, Ohio.

More About VIENNA HARRISON:
Fact 1: January 16, 1818, Married in Scioto County, Ohio (pg 22) Scioto County Marriages
Fact 2: January 16, 1818, Phillip Moore witness to marriage

More About WILLIAM CAREY and VIENNA HARRISON:
Marriage: January 16, 1818, Scioto County, Ohio

More About JOHN MOORE and VIENNA HARRISON:
Marriage: April 19, 1829, Scioto County, Ohio

       vi.       CLARISSA HARRISON, b. January 14, 1802; d. Scioto County, Ohio; m. ZINA GUNN, November 25, 1821, Scioto County, Ohio.

More About CLARISSA HARRISON:
Fact 1: November 25, 1821, Married in Scioto County, Ohio (pg 53) from Scioto County, Ohio Marriages
Residence: Scioto County, Ohio

More About ZINA GUNN and CLARISSA HARRISON:
Marriage: November 25, 1821, Scioto County, Ohio

       vii.       PERMELIA HARRISON, b. December 11, 1804; m. JESSE STAFFORD, April 1820, Daviess County, Indiana.

More About PERMELIA HARRISON:
Residence: Iowa & Kansas

More About JESSE STAFFORD and PERMELIA HARRISON:
Marriage: April 1820, Daviess County, Indiana


Generation No. 2

2. CYNTHIA3 HARRISON (ROBERT2, WILLIAM1) was born 1782 in Greene County, Indiana, and died in Illinois. She married (1) MAJOR JOHN BELLI March 21, 1800 in Adams County, Ohio. She married (2) PHILLIP MOORE January 10, 1812 in Scioto County, Ohio.

More About CYNTHIA HARRISON:
Fact 1: March 21, 1800, Marriage performed by Samuel Jackson, M.G. (pg 132) Deed Book Adams County, Ohio
Residence: Portsmouth, Scioto county, Ohio

More About JOHN BELLI and CYNTHIA HARRISON:
Marriage: March 21, 1800, Adams County, Ohio

More About PHILLIP MOORE and CYNTHIA HARRISON:
Marriage: January 10, 1812, Scioto County, Ohio
       
Children of CYNTHIA HARRISON and JOHN BELLI are:
       i.       ELIZA4 BELLI, m. MOSES GREGORY, October 22, 1826, Scioto County, Ohio.

More About ELIZA BELLI:
Fact 1: October 22, 1826, Consent for marriage by Phillip & Cynthia (Sintha) Moore

More About MOSES GREGORY and ELIZA BELLI:
Marriage: October 22, 1826, Scioto County, Ohio

       ii.       CYNTHIA BELLI.

3. ANNA3 HARRISON (ROBERT2, WILLIAM1) was born 1784 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, and died 1847 in Lewis County,Missouri. She married (1) ABSOLEM FORREST 1805. She married (2) ZEPHENIAH DUNN September 25, 1808 in Highland County, Ohio, son of JEREMIAH DUNN and ELIZABETH ?. He was born Abt. 1775 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and died 1846 in Lewis County, Missouri.

More About ANNA HARRISON:
Burial: 1847, Lewis County, Missouri
Fact 1: September 25, 1808, Marriage performed by Morgan Vanmatre (VanMeter) in Highland County, Ohio

More About ABSOLEM FORREST and ANNA HARRISON:
Marriage: 1805

Notes for ZEPHENIAH DUNN:
Zepheniah Dunn, the son of Jeremiah Dunn, was born about 1775, most likely in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. In 1787, he moved with his parents & family to northern Kentucky. He was reported on the tax lists of Harrison County, Kentucky in 1797 & 1802. He moved north to Ohio with friends & relatives after 1802. He settled in Highland County, Ohio & on 25 September, 1808 he married Anna Harrison in that same county. Anna was the daughter of Robert Harrison & Rebecca VanMeter. After their marriage, Zepheniah & Anna lived in Highland County & Ross County, Ohio. In 1810 Fayette County was created from Highland & Ross counties. A few years later, Zepheniah & Anna moved west to Daviess County, Indiana with Ann's brother Joseph V. Harrison, where they were listed in the 1830 census. At that time they had a daughter listed between 10-15 years of age.

In the mid 1830s, Zepheniah & Anna Dunn moved to Lewis County, Missouri, where Zepheniah bought a substantially large acreage in 1836. The land was in Township 61, Range 6, Section 15. For the next 10 years operated a large plantation in that area. Zepheniah died intestate in 1846, leaving his widow Anna a large estate and no surviving children. His daughter Cynthian (sometimes spelled Syntha Ann) preceded him in death. The administrator of Zepheniah's estate was by William Hagood in the Lewis County Court following a division of the estate that resulted from a partition suit handled in the Lewis County Circuit Court with a judgement rendered in October, 1848. The petition for partition named the heirs at law of Zepheniah Dunn as follows: " Zepheniah Dunn left the following persons his heirs, to wit:
Robert Dunn & John Dunn, surviving brothers. The descendants of James Dunn, a deceased brother, to wit: Alvin Dunn and the infant heirs of Hannah Dunn, a daughter of said James Dunn, deceased who intermarried with one Buriah Dunn. The descendants of Sophia Harrison, a sister of the intestate, to wit:
William Harrison & the descendants of Elizabeth Harrison, a daughter of said Sophia, who intermarried with one John Seaman, to wit: Harrison Seaman, Sophia Seaman & Robert Seaman, a minor, children & heirs of said Elizabeth. Also the infant heirs of Jackson Seaman, a son of said Elizabeth, who died leaving a widow who is entitled to dower in the said Jackson Seaman's interest, whose name is unknown."

Zepheniah's widow Anna died testate during 1847 in Lewis County, Missouri. Since she had no surviving children, Anna bequeathed in her last will & testament, moneys to her brother Joseph Valentine Harrison & his daughter Cynthia Ann, and to her sister Clarissa Gunn and her daughter Anna.

More About ZEPHENIAH DUNN:
Burial: 1846, Lewis County, Missouri
Residence: Highland County, Ohio then to Greene County, Indiana and later Davies County, Indiana

More About ZEPHENIAH DUNN and ANNA HARRISON:
Marriage: September 25, 1808, Highland County, Ohio
Minister: September 25, 1808, Morgan VanMatre (Van Meter) performed the wedding ceremony
Source: Marriage Record book pg. 68 Highland County, Ohio
       
Child of ANNA HARRISON and ZEPHENIAH DUNN is:
       i.       CYNTHIAN4 DUNN, b. Abt. 1816, Ohio; d. Abt. May 1836, Lewis County, Missouri; m. PETER COTTRELL, January 28, 1836, Lewis County, Missouri; b. Unknown, Lewis County, Missouri; d. Unknown, Lewis County, Missouri.

More About CYNTHIAN DUNN:
Burial: Abt. May 1836, Lewis County, Missouri
Fact 1: 1836, Died a few months after marriage, with no surviving issue

More About PETER COTTRELL:
Burial: Unknown, Lewis County, Missouri
Occupation: Farmer

More About PETER COTTRELL and CYNTHIAN DUNN:
Marriage: January 28, 1836, Lewis County, Missouri
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