Audley M. Harrison

Audley M. Harrison

Male 1791 - 1852  (61 years)

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  • Name Audley M. Harrison 
    Born 6 Jun 1791  Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Birth 5 Jun 1794  [3
    Will 28 Nov 1852  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 30 Nov 1852  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I432  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 

    Father Thomas William Harrison,   b. 2 Oct 1750, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1814, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Hannah Dennis,   b. 0___ 1760, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1830, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1779  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F1853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Dennis,   b. 0___ 1794, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1836, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 0___ 1810  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Children 
     1. George T(homas) Harrison,   b. 10 Dec 1810, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1859, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. Joseph D(ennis) Harrison,   b. Abt 1812, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880-1890, Texas County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     3. Nettie Ellen "Ellen" Harrison,   b. 0___ 1816, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1900, Pontotoc County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     4. Sophronia "Fronie" Harrison,   b. 0___ 1818, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1872, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     5. Eleanor "Nellie" Harrison,   b. 23 Mar 1818, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1888, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Ann "Annie" Harrison,   b. Abt 1820, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Virginia Marcenia Harrison,   b. 1 Oct 1826, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1879, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     8. Nancy Harrison,   b. 0___ 1829, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1863, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     9. Millie "Bobbie" Harrison,   b. 21 Dec 1830, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1902, Texas County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Grove,   b. 0___ 1804, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Harrison,   b. Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah L. Harrison,   b. 0___ 1832, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1886, Texas County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     3. Alexander "Alex" Harrison,   b. 1838, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Julia Harrison,   b. 30 May 1840, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1915, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Audley M. Harrison, Jr.,   b. 0___ 1842, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1902, Bonham, Hail County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     6. Mary Harrison,   b. 1845, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Thomas Harrison,   b. 1848, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F5116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1791 - Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1810 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 28 Nov 1852 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Nov 1852 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111 Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (Warren County, Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Audley Harrison House
    The Audley Harrison House
    The front of The Audley Harrison House which was built in the mid 1800's and is now a protected historical land mark at the Warren County, Tennessee fairgrounds in McMinnville, Tennessee.

    Photo provided by Sandra Lynn Harrison
    Audley M. Harrison (1791-1859)
    Audley M. Harrison (1791-1859)
    This is a picture taken of a portrait hanging at the home of Audley M Harrison Sr, which is still standing in Warren County, Tennessee. (See history: The Audley Harrison House) The portrait could not be scanned and therefore you see the reflection of a person and camera in the picture. We have a cousin, Ellen Harrison, who is an wonderful artist who is currently working on sketching a new portrait of Audley.

    Taken from Sandra Harrison's website, http://www.harrison-hennessee.com/showmedia.php?mediaID=168

  • Notes 
    • Excerpted from The Warren County Genealogical Association, Volume II, Winter 1993, Number Four, p. 29, article written by Mary Barnes,

      "In 1814 some of the Harrison's neighbors in Blue Springs Cove were the Douglass, Eddy, Campbell, Charles and Dennis families. In 1825 they were the Mayfield, Widow Hitchcock, Hennessee, Higgenbotham, Kennedy, Martin and the Hawk families on the south side of the mountain in Hawk's Cove were the Hopkins, Rogers, McGregor, and Groves families.

      In the acts of the legislature of 1817, Peter Hoodenpyl, Samuel Terry and William Rainey were authorized to open a turnpike from the foot of Cumberland Mountain in Sequatchie Valley, to the foot of the mountain in Warren County, on the most direct route from Pikeville to McMinnville. Obediah Jennings was appointed "Commishioner of View". Toll to be for each wagon, 8-team, 75 cents. Cart and driver 50 cents each, man and horse or mule 12 1/2 cents. Each loose horse 3 cents, cattle 2 cents, hogs or sheep each 1 cent.

      This road afterwards known as the Harrison Ferry Road, the tradition being told that Audley Harrison won the road in a card game with William Rainey. It has alway been told that Harrison always had his opponents to sit in such a position that his wife could see the cards which his opponents held, while she sat at the spinning wheel, supposedly busy at her spinning. She would signal Harrison by the way she turned the wheel, so that he knew what was in the other man's hand. This road is now State Highway No. 8.

      One of the Harrison men killed Mike Grove. It was a squabble about property, he left home and went to Texas. Audley Harriosn lived at the foot of the mountain just above his ferry. He was the ferryman and carried people across the Collins River in a long boat,the boat was attached to a steel cable that was anchored on both sides of the river.


      Audley and some of his family are buried in a private plot at Shellsford Cemetery in Warren County, Tennessee."

  • Sources 
    1. [S28] "The Wiseman Family & Allied Lines, Vol. I", by Eugene Wiseman, published 1991, p. 323 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1132] http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harrison-550.

    3. [S53493] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=harrison&GSfn=audley&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=27294621&.

    4. [S24] "Warren County, Tennessee, Will Books 1-3 (1827-1858)", Abstracted and, p. 129 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S52364] http://www.harrison-hennessee.com/getperson.php?personID=I83&tree=001.

    6. [S119] "Our People at Rest:Shellsford Cemetery", researched,read and compiled by (Reliability: 3).