John Ellis Harrison

27 November 1822–29 March 1873 (Age 50)
Washington, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Ellis

When John Ellis Harrison was born on 27 November 1822, in Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, William Rodney Harrison, was 29 and his mother, Lucy Newman, was 26. He married Mary Elizabeth Paxson on 14 October 1858, in Johnson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Allen Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 29 March 1873, in Madison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Wight Cemetery, Macksburg, Madison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Ellis Harrison
Mary Elizabeth Paxson
Marriage: 14 October 1858
Sarah Elizabeth Harrison
George W. Harrison
Lucy Annie Harrison
Mary Alice Harrison
Ida Ester Harrison
James Albert Harrison

Spouse and Children


    Mary Elizabeth Paxson


14 October 1858
Johnson, Iowa, United States



    George W. Harrison


    Lucy Annie Harrison


    Mary Alice Harrison


    Ida Ester Harrison


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Rodney Harrison


    Lucy Newman




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 3

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 14

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Harry .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John K Harrison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Harrison, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Harrison in entry for Sarah E Cunningham, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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