My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

FAYETTE HARRISON was born March 15, 1815, in Christian County, Ky. His father, Robert Harrison, a Virginian by birth, settled in Christian County, in 1811; he operated a saw mill in connection with his farm and was thus engaged until his death in 1852. His wife, Sallie Davis, was a native of this State. To them were born eight children, five of whom survive. Our subject worked on the farm and in his father’s mill during his youth and was given a good education. He remained at home until his marriage, which occurred in October, 1838, after which he gave his attention to farming and milling; for two years was the postmaster at Pembroke, Ky., where he kept, in partnership with his brother, a general store. In 1856, he came to this county and purchased a farm of 250 acres, which he still owns. Mrs. Harrison died in 1876, and he was subsequently married to Mrs. Harriet L. Enders, a lady of large estate and reputed generosity. Mr. Harrison is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F. and has served as magistrate for a period of two years.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 165 biographies included in the McCracken County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

View additional McCracken County, Kentucky family biographies here: McCracken County, Kentucky Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.