James Patrick Harrison

September 1847–6 October 1922 (Age 75)
Limestone, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Patrick

When James Patrick Harrison was born in September 1847, in Limestone, Alabama, United States, his father, Robert W. Harrison, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Patton, was 27. He married Minerva Caroline McKay on 31 August 1871, in Cherokee, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Duke, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 6 October 1922, in Franklin, Robertson, Texas, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

James Patrick Harrison
Minerva Caroline McKay
Marriage: 31 August 1871
Ida Harrison
Henry Harrison
Ada Harrison
John Robert Harrison
Margaret Mahalie Harrison
Arletha Elizabeth Harrison
Joseph Harrison

Spouse and Children

31 August 1871
Cherokee, Texas, United States


    Ida Harrison



    John Robert Harrison


    Margaret Mahalie Harrison



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert W. Harrison


    Margaret Patton




    Sarah Elizabeth Harrison


    Nancy Harrison


    Mary Ann Harrison


    John Jackson Harrison



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 2

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 3

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 20

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Harry .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James P Harrison in household of William A Hearin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James P Harrison in household of Robt M Harrison, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James P Harrison, "United States Census, 1900"

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