Harrison, Ezekiel B.

Born: 1786-07-19 Virginia

Died: 1851-06-XX Petersburg, Illinois

Flourished: 1832-1834 Sangamon County, Illinois

Brother of Reuben Harrison, Ezekiel moved from Kentucky to Sangamon County, Illinois with his family in 1822. He married Ann Bell in Kentucky, with whom he had ten children. In 1829, Harrison purchased land what became Menard County. After Ann died, Harrison married Elizabeth Stewart in Morgan County, in 1837. By 1850, Harrison was farming in Menard County, owning $400 in real estate.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 358-59; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 816:20, Sangamon County, 816:16, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Morgan County, 10 June 1837, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Petersburg, Menard County, IL, 267.