Harrison, Reuben

Born: 1779-06-12 Rockingham County, Virginia

Died: 1852-05-03 Summerfield, Alabama

Harrison married Parthenia Harrison on May 16, 1804, in Virginia, and the couple had one child before Parthenia died. On November 29, 1810, Harrison then married Barbara A. Harnsberger, with whom he had four more children. In 1818, he moved his family to Kentucky and then settled permanently in Sangamon County, Illinois, in November 1822. A Whig, he won election to the Illinois State Senate in 1842. In 1850, he was a farmer living in Sangamon County, Illinois.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 358-59; Joseph Wallace, Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1904), 862; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 351; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 245.