Seeking any information on the name of the wife of James Harrison of upper state New York.James Harrison and wife (possibly a Gordon) had a child with the middle name Gordon, so I thought that could be her maiden name.Does the above sound familiar?
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON JAMES Born about the 1820s, James Harrison was the son of Robert Harrison (about 1778-1844) of Moy House, possibly in Moye, in or near County Monaghan, Ireland.James's mother was Mary McBirney.
After his father's death in 1844, at some unknown date, James immigrated.Several of his siblings came about 1851 to New York state, including Smithville, Chenango County, New York.
James Harrison moved about quite a bit.James married perhaps in Ireland, as eldest daughter MAY HAVE BEEN born in Ireland.Possibly they married in New York state, I do not know.I do not know his wife's first name, but their [eldest daughter Margaret] named her first daughter, Isabella.Those are the only clues as to first name.As for the maiden name of the wife, the couple did name their second son, George Gordon.Gordon is not a name in the Harrison family.Was the wife's maiden name Gordon?Was the wife Isabella Gordon?Probably not Isabella, but possibly __ Gordon.
CHILDREN OF JAMES HARRISON AND WIFE (Gordon?) The children of James Harrison and his wife [__ Gordon?] were: 1.Margaret G. Harrison (born 1850 Ireland?).Margaret married William K. Austin, possibly William Kerr Austin, and lived in Brooklyn.Descendants include Fullers. 2.Robert Harrison (b. 1851/1852, died after 13 November 1900). 3.George Gordon Harrison (May 1852-1889) lived in Chenango County, New York.In 1876 he married Rhoda Elizabeth Sweetland.Wow, young groom!Descendants include Hunsicker and Moyer. 4.Agnes Harrison (1853 guessing, died after 13 November 1900) married Wormuth. 5.James Harrison (1852/1854 guessing, died after 13 November 1900) married Jane.Descendants in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey. 6.William Harrison (1856/1861 guessing, died after 13 November 1900).He married Mary F. 7.Sarah A. Harrison (1853/1855 guessing, died after 13 November 1900) married Benjamin F. Cleveland and died in Preston (Poor House), Chenango County, New York.Children include Francis J. Cleveland, Charles B. Cleveland, and an infant daughter Cleveland who died young.