Seeking information on Margaret E. Mackenzie, William R. Harrison, and their children of New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey.
William Robert Harrison (born about 1828 New York state) married Margaret E. Mackenzie (born about 1825/1834).They had children including John Harrison, Edward Harrison, Kate Harrison, and Margaret Harrison.(Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, lots 3690 and 3697, document 11256 which is also document 11257, linked to both lots.See Green-wood.com)
New York City Marriages has,
"William R. Harrison
Margaret E. Mackenzie
19 Feb 1848
New York City, New York, NY
marriage ID: 2220312655"
(My source was ancestry.com library edition, New York City Marriages, 1600s-1800s, accessed 9 April 2012. Ancestry's sources include microfilm in Salt Lake City, Utah.LDS source was The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly), 1932, selected extracts.Publisher: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, New York.)
1850 federal census for New York ward 7, NY, NY
Wm R. Harrison 22 born NY clerk
Margt Hansen 19 born NY
Edward McKenzie family of Scotland
Note there is no son named John in this family.
Between 1852 and 1856 William R. Harrison and family moved from New York state to New Jersey.(1860 census gives the ages and birth places of William's children and they indicate a move.)
CITY CLERK [OF HOBOKEN?]
It appears from the 1860 census that William Robert Harrison was the city clerk [of Hoboken?]How interesting.His own father Arthur Noble Harrison was also a clerk, bu tin New York City, and as clerk had signed his own son Richard's naturalization papers.(Ed Stone found naturalization papers.)
On 11 August 1859, "William R. Harrison" acted as a umpire of a baseball game at Hoboken between Hoboken vs. Jefferson and Lexington.Umpire William R. Harrison was from "Hoboken Club."(Peverelly's Nation, p. 41.Online version, could not get full title.)
1860 federal census for Hoboken Ward 2, Hudson County, New Jersey
William R. Harrison 32, city clerk, $500 personal property, born New York
Margaret Harrison 26, born New York
John Harrison, 11, born New York
Edward 8, born New York
Rute 4, born New Jersey
Maggie 8/12, born New Jersey
I had John, Edward, Kate, and Margaret as the names of William's children. Their names come from Green-Wood Cemetery, lotS 3690 and 3697.The names John, Edward, Kate, and Margaret are great match with this 1860 census record so this above family is ours.Is the above Rute really Kate?Sure!Who names his kid Rute?
Using the website for the Hudson County Historical Society, New Jersey, I searched Harrison.Harrison High School and Harrison Street made it difficult to search news and oibituaries.No Harrison but Altun Harrison, Bergen Harrison, Charles Harrison, George F. Harrison, seems to have spent much time in the county.I could be wrong.Not all genealogical information is entered into data bases.
DEATH IN 1867
William Robert Harrison died most likely in April 1867.(Green-wood.com burial.)
A "William R. Harrison" was buried 23 April 1867 at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.This is in the cemetery plot of Arthur Noble Harrison and some of his children, lot 3697 section 32.
HARRISONS (PROBABLY MOSTLY CHILDREN) BURIED IN LOT 3697 AT GREEN-WOOD.
Arthur Noble Harrison was [the sole owner] of lot 3697, followed by his heirs.Arthur had three sons with the surname Harrison who had children.The first, Richard, had no children buried at Green-wood.The other two were James George and William Robert Harrison.So the following are their children or grandchildren, or wife of a son.
1.Annie Harrison buried 1/9/1913
2.Edward Harrison buried 9/11/1855
3.Eveline Marie Harrison 5/23/1885
4.George T. Harrison buried 7/30/1860
5.Georgiana buried 10/29/1852
6.Harriet Harrison buried 2/4/1909
7.John Harrison buried 5/22/1882
Here are people not named Harrison in Arthur's lot; these are the unidentified ones:
1.Euphemia Brown buried 1869
2.Mary C. Brown buried 1899
3.Harriet J. Figner buried 1869
4.Lucy B. Figner buried 1869
5.[male child] Kramer buried 1869