Harrisons of Merrickville, Ontario

by David A. Wyatt
Copyright ©1999-2009 David A. Wyatt
Email: dawwpg@shaw.ca

Wolford Township 1891 (click here for 1891 map of eastern Ontario [634K]) 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).

Thomas Harrison 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
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Thomas Harrison, Sr. and Elizabeth Hunter had a family of about ten children:

  1. Mary Harrison
    • b. 1829, Canada;
    • d. 1854 Kitley Twp, Leeds Co, Ontario
  2. Stewart Harrison
    • b. Abt. 1831, Canada;
    • m. Mary Woollie
    • 1880 census in Pine River, Gratiot County, Michigan
    • Two children:
      1. Henry Harrison
      2. Nettie Harrison
  3. 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:
      1. 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).
      2. Walter Harrison, b. Aug. 21, 1850, d. March 1, 1899; m. 1882 at St. Louis, Mich., to Cora Isabel Broadhead (1864-1937).
      3. Eliza J. Harrison, b. Sep. 9, 1861; m. to Van Beethoven "V.B." Ludwig.
      4. James H. Harrison, b. Dec. 26 1863; d. Apr. 2, 1864.
      5. John A. Harrison, b. Feb. 10 1865; d. Apr. 3, 1866.
  4. Robert Harrison
    • 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, 1901 census
    • Five children:
      1. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Harrison. (1864-1923); m. 1887 Merrickville, to Dr. William H. Barr (1862-1933). Family relocated to Rochester, NY , .
      2. John Howard Harrison (b. 02 Aug. 1867 Merrickville, d. 08 Jul. 1949 Perdue, Saskatchewan) m[1]. 07 Nov. 1894 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Caroline Hiller (d. 1898 Philadelphia).
        • Child:
          1. Robert Charles Harrison (1895-1972).
        m[2]. 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.
        • Children:
          1. Adelaide Elizabeth Harrison (1908-2001)
          2. Walter Stuart Harrison (1910-1953)
          3. Frederick Crozier Harrison (1913-1944)
          4. Ella Ruth Harrison (1914-2001)
          5. Frank Hunter Harrison (1916-1974)
          6. Eva May Harrison (1916-1916)
          7. Elsie Margaret Harrison (1917-1917)
      3. 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)
      4. Katherine/Kate Harrison (b. 06 Feb. 1875 Merrickville) m. 1897 Merrickville, to William Warwick. 1901 census (children of William's first wife)
      5. Jane Urquhart "Jen" Harrison (b. 11 Mar. 1881 Merrickville; d. 11 Jul. 1964 Edmonton) m[1]. 1901 Merrickville, to John Alvin Byce (c1878-1923); m[2]. Harry McCowan. 1906 census, 1911 census (first page) and second page.
  5. James Harrison
    • b. Abt. 1838, Canada;
    • m. Martha Moorhouse
    • d. 1898, St. Louis?, Gratiot County, Michigan.
    • Six children:
      1. James Harrison (b. about 1868; d. 1949 Cleveland, Ohio)
      2. Robert Harrison
      3. Margaret Ellen Harrison (b. 1869)
      4. Elizabeth Hunter Harrison (b. 1871; d. 1949 Alma, Michigan); m. 1897 Ithaca, Michigan to John Harrison Colbry. Three children.
      5. John Hunter Harrison (b. 1873; d. 1953)
      6. Blanche Harrison
  6. Elizabeth 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, 1881 census, 1901 census residing in Merrickville
    • Residence: Austin, Manitoba.
    • Six children:
      1. Thomas Harrison Crozier (b. 1871)
      2. Lillian Crozier (b. 1872. d. Rochester, NY.; m. Justin Schopp)
      3. 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).
      4. 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.
      5. Demetrius Lorne Crozier (1879-1880)
      6. Mary Elizabeth Crozier (1880-1880)
  7. Jane Harrison
    • 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
  8. Thomas Harrison, Jr.
    • 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.
      1. Thomas Corts Harrison (b. 1886 Michigan - d. 1982 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
      2. Anna Lisa Harrison (b. 1888 Bethany, Gratiot, Michigan - d. 1973 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; m. 1908, to John Howard Harrison [b. 1867 - d. 1949])
      3. John Hunter "Jack" Harrison (b. 1890 Michigan - d. 1971 Delisle, Saskatchewan)
      4. Emma May Harrison (b. 1893 Michigan - d. 1978 Perdue, Saskatchewan; m. 1910, to Francis Lowell "Frank" Surber [b. 1873 - d. 1947])
      5. Paul Harrison (b. 1897 Michigan - d. ?)
      6. Mary Harrison (b. 1899 Michigan - d. 1900 Palestine, Ottoman Empire)
      7. Mary Harrison (b. 1906 Puenta Arenas, Chile - d. 1991 Oliver, British Columbia; m. 1927, to Harry Claude "Don" Smith)
  9. William Harrison
    • b. 1847, d. 1848 Kitley Twp, Leeds Co, Ontario
  10. Hunter Harrison
    • b. 1849, Canada
    • m. Eliza Woollie
    • 1880 census in St. Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan
    • Three children:
      1. Maizie E. Harrison (b. Dec. 1875 Canada; schoolteacher in Gratiot Co., Michigan)
      2. Charles W. Harrison (b. 1880 St. Louis, Gratiot, Michigan)
      3. Frank W. Harrison (b. 1884 Michigan)

Elizabeth Caldwell HUNTER HARRISON
Elizabeth Caldwell Hunter Harrison (1806 - 1887),
date unknown


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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