Saturday, August 29, 2009

Francis P. Harrison

Mr. Harrison died Thursday. He was my 3rd cousin once removed, we having both descended from Hornby pioneers Peter and Eliza Jane (Perkins) Rogers. His obituary can be found in the Corning Leader at:

or Carpenter's Funeral Home site which has a picture:

Mr. Harrison's 3rd great grandfather was John D. Harrison who was born in England in 1778 and was an early settler in what would become Hornby.

According to Millard F. Roberts', "Historical Gazetteer of Steuben County, New York", 1891:

John Harrison came from England, and resided for a time in Orange
county. In 1817 settled in this town near the present residence of
his son, John T. Harrison. He married Priscilla Sayre, by whom he
had nine children.

Two of his sons, Nathan and Melvin, were married to my 2nd great grandaunt Phoebe Ann Rogers (not concurrently!). Nathan was Francis' great grandfather.

Please post a comment if you are related and/or want to know more or discuss this family.

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