Harrison, George M.

Born: 1813-03-13 Rockingham County, Virginia

Died: 1873-09-01 Pleasant Plains, Illinois

Harrison moved to Richland Creek, Illinois, in 1822. He was a Methodist and a prominent member of the Cartwright Church. His first wife was Ms. Houston and his second was Mary A. Magredy. He had twelve children. A physician, Harrison graduated from Rush Medical College. He fought alongside Abraham Lincoln in the Black Hawk War. Harrison eventually owned about 600 acres near Pleasant Plains. In 1860, he owned $18,000 in real estate and $3,500 in personal property.

History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 821; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 329; Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers.