Harrisons of Merrickville, Ontario
by David A. Wyatt
Copyright ©1999-2009 David A. Wyatt
I am researching the ancestry and descendants of Thomas Harrison
and his wife Elizabeth Hunter
who lived in Merrickville, Wolford Township, Grenville County (later Leeds & Grenville County), Ontario, Canada.
Another location mentioned is neighbouring Kitley Township, in Leeds County (later Leeds & Grenville County).
Elizabeth Caldwell Hunter
- b. about 1799 Ireland
- d. 1860 Kitley Twp, Leeds County, Ontario
- b. 1806 Scotland
- d. 1887 Merrickville, Ontario
- buried Merrickville Union Cemetery, Merrickville, Wolford Twp, Grenville County, Ontario
Thomas Harrison, Sr. and Elizabeth Hunter
had a family of about ten children:
Susanna Editha "Anna" Harrison (b. 14 May 1868 Merrickville, d. Transcona (Winnipeg), Manitoba); m. Alfred Ste. Marie (b. Abt. 1868 LaPrior, Quebec; d. 1945 Transcona, Manitoba)
Katherine/Kate Harrison (b. 06 Feb. 1875 Merrickville) m. 1897 Merrickville, to William Warwick. 1901 census (children of William's first wife)
Jane Urquhart "Jen" Harrison (b. 11 Mar. 1881 Merrickville; d. 11 Jul. 1964 Edmonton) m. 1901 Merrickville, to John Alvin Byce (c1878-1923); m. Harry McCowan.
1911 census (first page) and second page.
- Mary Harrison
- b. 1829, Canada;
- d. 1854 Kitley Twp, Leeds Co, Ontario
- Stewart Harrison
- b. Abt. 1831, Canada;
- m. Mary Woollie
- 1880 census in Pine River, Gratiot County, Michigan
- Two children:
- Henry Harrison
- Nettie Harrison
- John Harrison
- b. Jan 19, 1833, Kitley Twp., Leeds County, Ontario, Canada;
- m. April 17, 1853, to Margaret Lawson, daughter of Andrew Lawson and Mary Thompson
- 1866 resettled in St. Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan, USA
- 1880 census in Bethany, Gratiot County, Michigan
- Five children:
- Thomas Harrison
- b. June 10, 1857
- d. August 7, 1948
- m. Angeline Quedort (or Quidort) (b. Feb 1964, d. May 1, 1933). Three children: Laura E. Harrison (1879-1897), Harry L. Harrison (1885-1897), and Wright Harrison (1896-1964).
- Walter Harrison, b. Aug. 21, 1850, d. March 1, 1899; m. 1882 at St. Louis, Mich., to Cora Isabel Broadhead (1864-1937).
- Eliza J. Harrison, b. Sep. 9, 1861; m. to Van Beethoven "V.B." Ludwig.
- James H. Harrison, b. Dec. 26 1863; d. Apr. 2, 1864.
- John A. Harrison, b. Feb. 10 1865; d. Apr. 3, 1866.
- Robert Harrison
m. 29 Jan. 1908 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to Anna Lisa Harrison (1888-1973); settled in Perdue, Saskatchewan.
1901 census in Brandon, Manitoba,
1906 census in Wheatfield District, Saskatchewan,
1911 census in Wheatfield District, Saskatchewan.
- b. 1836, Kitley Twp, Leeds County, Upper Canada;
- m. 1863, to Adelaide Crozier [PHOTO] (160K)
- Militia service in the Merrickville Rife Company (1866) and as a Lieutenant in the 41st Batallion (1870)
- d. 1918, Merrickville, Ontario.
- 1881 census,
- Five children:
- Elizabeth "Lizzie" Harrison. (1864-1923); m. 1887 Merrickville, to Dr. William H. Barr (1862-1933). Family relocated to Rochester, NY
- John Howard Harrison (b. 02 Aug. 1867 Merrickville, d. 08 Jul. 1949 Perdue, Saskatchewan) m. 07 Nov. 1894 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Caroline Hiller (d. 1898 Philadelphia).
- Robert Charles Harrison (1895-1972)
- Adelaide Elizabeth Harrison (1908-2001)
- Walter Stuart Harrison (1910-1953)
- Frederick Crozier Harrison (1913-1944)
- Ella Ruth Harrison (1914-2001)
- Frank Hunter Harrison (1916-1974)
- Eva May Harrison (1916-1916)
- Elsie Margaret Harrison (1917-1917)
- b. Abt. 1838, Canada;
- m. Martha Moorhouse
- d. 1898, St. Louis?, Gratiot County, Michigan.
- Six children:
- James Harrison (b. about 1868; d. 1949 Cleveland, Ohio)
- Robert Harrison
- Margaret Ellen Harrison (b. 1869)
- Elizabeth Hunter Harrison (b. 1871; d. 1949 Alma, Michigan); m. 1897 Ithaca, Michigan to John Harrison Colbry. Three children.
- John Hunter Harrison (b. 1873; d. 1953)
- Blanche Harrison
- b. October 16, 1840, Canada;
- m. Demetrius Crozier (Militia service in the Merrickville Rife Company (1866)) [PHOTO] (160K)
- d. 1924.
- listed in the 1871 census,
residing in Merrickville
- Residence: Austin, Manitoba.
- Six children:
- Thomas Harrison Crozier (b. 1871)
- Lillian Crozier (b. 1872. d. Rochester, NY.; m. Justin Schopp)
- Louisa Arletta "Lottie" Crozier (m. John James Hill, settled North Bay, Ontario, then 1922 to U.S.A.) Two sons: John Demetrius Lindsay Hill (1909-2009), James Stanley Hill (1914-2005).
- John Stanley Crozier (b. 1877 Merrickville. settled in Kinistino, Sask., then Rochester, NY. d. 1953 Rochester, NY; m. Kinistino, Saskatchewan, to Isabella Roscoe). Children: four daughters.
- Demetrius Lorne Crozier (1879-1880)
- Mary Elizabeth Crozier (1880-1880)
Thomas Harrison, Jr.
- b. 1843 Ontario
- m. James Urquhart (b. 1842 - d. 1902)
- d. 1915 Merrickville, Ontario
- 1881 census residing in Charlottenburg, Glengarry County, Ontario
- 1901 census residing in Ottawa
- b. April 18, 1845, Merrickville, Ontario
- resettled to Gratiot County, Michigan.
- m. 1885 Midland, Michigan, to Elizabeth Corts (b. 1869 Trumbul, Ohio - d. 1951 Perdue, Saskatchewan)
- from Michigan emigrated 1899 to Palestine, Ottoman Empire, then 1901 to Puenta Arenas, Chile, then 1906 to Perdue, Saskatchewan, Canada
- d. October 27, 1928, Perdue, Saskatchewan
- 1906 census.
- Seven children:
All [except the first Mary] settling in Saskatchewan or British Columbia.
- Thomas Corts Harrison (b. 1886 Michigan - d. 1982 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
- Anna Lisa Harrison (b. 1888 Bethany, Gratiot, Michigan - d. 1973 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; m. 1908, to John Howard Harrison [b. 1867 - d. 1949])
- John Hunter "Jack" Harrison (b. 1890 Michigan - d. 1971 Delisle, Saskatchewan)
- Emma May Harrison (b. 1893 Michigan - d. 1978 Perdue, Saskatchewan; m. 1910, to Francis Lowell "Frank" Surber [b. 1873 - d. 1947])
- Paul Harrison (b. 1897 Michigan - d. ?)
- Mary Harrison (b. 1899 Michigan - d. 1900 Palestine, Ottoman Empire)
- Mary Harrison (b. 1906 Puenta Arenas, Chile - d. 1991 Oliver, British Columbia; m. 1927, to Harry Claude "Don" Smith)
- b. 1847, d. 1848 Kitley Twp, Leeds Co, Ontario
- b. 1849, Canada
- m. Eliza Woollie
- 1880 census in St. Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan
- Three children:
- Maizie E. Harrison (b. Dec. 1875 Canada; schoolteacher in Gratiot Co., Michigan)
- Charles W. Harrison (b. 1880 St. Louis, Gratiot, Michigan)
- Frank W. Harrison (b. 1884 Michigan)
||Elizabeth Caldwell Hunter Harrison (1806 - 1887),
The 1871 census links are to The Library and Archives of Canada at http://www.collectionscanada.ca/.
The 1880 and 1881 census links are to www.familysearch.org.
The 1901 and 1906 census links are to automatedgenealogy.com.
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