HARRISON ELSEY was b. ca 1814 TN... we have no records on him before the 1850 Census.His parents remain unknown.He came to AR ca 1836 with his Brother-In-Law HARVEY C. LEDBETTER (Ref:Goodspeeds History of NW AR).
Note...the Census Records 1790-1840 list only name of Head of Household/Family... other members of family are listed in age groups (male/female) which may, or may not, actually be correct.The enumerators were basically counting people & they counted everyone...relatives & non-relatives.The 1850 Census is the 1st to give us names, but does not list the relationship of those listed to the Head of Household...here we do a lot of assuming.
HARRISON married HELENA ALVINA LEDBETTER (dau/ GEORGE LEDBETTER & SUSANNAH CHESSER), marriage date & place unknown.You will find her listed as ALUNA/ ALUNY/ HELENA/ ALUNA/ & ALIMAY in the records.
HARRISON is ASSUMED to be the brother of (or at least related to) THOMAS ELSEY of TN & AR who was married to NANCY LEDBETTER (sister of HELENA ALVINA).
HARRISON is listed on the following Census records: 1850- Madison Co., AR/ Bowen Twp./ Page 289 Listed HARRISON ELSEY