James Russell Harbison

1853–3 March 1923 (Age 70)
Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Russell

When James Russell Harbison was born in 1853, in Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, George W. Harbison, was 25 and his mother, Rachael Clapp, was 28. He married Katherine L. " Katy" Graf on 21 January 1888, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and District 5, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 3 March 1923, in Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Clapps Chapel Cemetery, Corryton, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Russell Harbison
Katherine L. " Katy" Graf
Marriage: 21 January 1888
Vernon Monroe Harbison
John Richard Harbison
Martin Morgan Harbison

Spouse and Children

21 January 1888
Knox, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 9

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 19

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly northern Ireland): patronymic from the personal name Herbert . (The change from -er- to -ar- was a common one in Old French and Middle English.)

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James L Harveson in household of G W Harveson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Harbison in household of George Harbison, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James R Harbison, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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