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Harrison, John F.

Born: 1807-02-05 Christian County, Kentucky

Flourished: 1832-1834 Petersburg, Illinois

In 1833, Harrison purchased land south of Petersburg. In 1850, he was farming in the area and owned real estate valued at $700. Harrison married Parthena S. Harrison, with whom he had six children. In 1834 and 1835, Abraham Lincoln witnessed and signed deeds for John and Parthena.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 360; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 750; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 68:147, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 340; Lincoln witnessed deed for Harrison et al., Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),,