Harrisons in DeSoto County: 1840 – 1880
By Tim Harrison



            The following list of Harrisons is taken strictly from the census records.  DeSoto became a county in 1836, so the first U.S. Census to be taken in the county occurred in 1840.  At that time there were 2 Harrison families enumerated.  As each new census came about there were more.  In 1870 the census takers included white and black families.  In 1873 DeSoto County was split at roughly the Coldwater River, with the southern portion becoming Tate County.  Therefore, in 1880 the number of Harrisons in the census dropped.  Some records were hard to read so errors may have been made in the transcription.

1840 Census: Only the head of household was listed by name.  The others were listed by sex/age as follows: under 5, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, etc.

D. M. Harrison, p. 106: 00001001 – 00020001.
Littleberry Harrison, p. 126: 00001 – 0001.

1850 Census:  Every person in the household was listed for the first time.  The county was divided into two Divisions, Northern and Southern.


Page 314B S. Div.
Allen Harrison, 35, SC
William, 14, SC
Monroe, 12, SC
Henry, 10, SC
Jesse, 8, AL
Granville, 2, MS
Caladonia, 6/12, MS

Page 318A S. Div.
William Harrison, 14, SC

Page 341A S. Div.
Thomas Harrison, 32, VA
Rachel, 19, TN

Page 343B S. Div.
A. J. Harrison (male), 33, TN
Mary E., 31, SC
Sarah J., 6, MS
Martha E., 4, MS
Page 347 S. Div.
Lewis Harrison, 28, SC
Louisa, 26, SC
Mary S., 5, SC
John D., 4, MS
William E., 2, MS

Page 355B S. Div.
Daniel C. Harrison, 16, AL

Page 356A S. Div.
Albert Harrison, 23, AL

Page 362A S. Div.
A. S. Harrison (male), 20, AL

Page 396B N. Div.
Daniel Harrison, 67, VA
Caroline, 56, VA
Malinda, 36, TN


1850 Cont.

Page 428B N. Div.
William Harrison, 30, TN
M. (female), 23, TN
A. (female), 2, TN

1860 Census:

Page 4 – Arkabutla
Jane E. Harrison, 6, TN

Page 20 – No Post Office
R. A. Harrison (male), 17, NC

Page 64 – Looxahoma
John D. Harrison, 12, MS

Page 89 – Elm Grove
W. H. Harrison (male), 22, SC

Page 116 – Flewellen’s Crossroads
J. A. Harrison (male), 36, NC
S. E. (female), 27, NC
W. H. (male), 12, NC
J. P. (male), 10, NC
M. S. (f), 8, NC

Page 118 – Flewellen’s Crossroads
J. M. Harrison (male), 21, MS

Page 144 – Elm Grove
Thomas Harrison, 46, VA
R. (female), 25, TN
H. (female), 10, MS

Page 208 – Olive Branch
W. M. Harrison (male), 48, TN
M. E. (female), 33, NC
J. R. (male), 9, TN

Page 210 – Olive Branch
H. C. Harrison (male), 14, MS

1870 Census:  first census which included blacks.  Race will be indicated as follows:    W – white, B – black, Mu – mulatto.

Page 22A – Olive Branch
William Harrison, 47, W, TN
Margaret, 42, W, TN
John, 18, W, TN

Page 22B – Olive Branch
Charlotte Harrison, 72, W, VA

Page 28B – Olive Branch
Emaline Harrison, 21, B, TN
Emma, 6, B, TN
Cinda, 5, B, TN
Henry, 3/12, B, TN

Page 60B – Horn Lake
Jack Harrison, 47, Mu, TN
Sabber (female), 43, B, SC
Charles, 18, B, MS
Samuel, 15, B, MS
Amos, 14, B, MS
Alex, 12, B, MS
Jack, 7, B, MS
Bettie, 6, B, MS
Mack, 3, B, MS
Henry, 2, B, MS

Page 64A – DeSoto Front
Susan Harrison, 34, Mu, TN
Sarah, 17, B, MS
William, 14, B, MS
Silvester (female), 45, B, SC

Page 122A – Nesbits Station
Jane Harrison, 69, W, NC

Page 208B – Hernando
Shepd Harrison, 35, B, MS
Josephine, 25, B, MS
John, 2, B, MS
Amanda, 7/12, B, MS
1870 Cont.

Page 220A – Hernando
Betsey Harrison, 41, B, TN
Isabella, 15, B, TN
Henry, 18, B, TN

Page 225B – Dixie
R. A. Harrison (male), 26, W, NC
C. W. (female), 23, W, MS

Page 230B – Dixie
Jane Harrison, 16, W, MS

Page 249B – Arkabutla
J. M. Harrison (male), 48, W, NC
Sarah, 43, W, NC
William H., 22, W, NC
Joseph P., 21, W, NC
Mary S., 19 W, NC

Page 264B – Arkabutla
John Harris[on], 25, W, MS
Nellie, 25, W, MS

Page 300B – Arkabutla
Richard Harrison, 24, B, VA
Rosanah, 22, B, MS
Abbert, 1, B, MS

Page 307B – Arkabutla
Stephen Harrison, 30, B, AL
Nancy, 23, B, MS
Inda, 3, B, MS

Page321B – Arkabutla
Henry Harrison, 28, W, SC
Caledonia, 24, W, MS
Mattie, 8, W, MS
Annie W., 6, W, MS
Fannie C., 4, W, MS
Jessee (female), 2, W, MS
John A., 6/12, W, MS
William H., 33, W, SC

 

Page 321B – Arkabutla
James M. Harrison, 31, W, SC
Lydia V., 25, W, MS
Mollie, 6, W, MS
James, 3, W, MS

Page 333B – Arkabutla
Edmond Harrison, 28, B, SC
Ira (female), 28, B, SC
Thomas, 7, B, MS
Maria, 6, B, MS
Arabella, 4, B, MS
Louisa, 8/12, B, MS

Page 336A – Arkabutla
C. C. Harrison (male), 37, W, VA
Mary J., 26, W, VA
Nanny, 4, W, MS
Lula J., 2, W, MS
Virginia, 28, W, VA

Page 340B – Arkabutla
Monroe Harrison, 26, B, MS
Emily, 12, B, MS
Mollie, 14, B, MS
Allice, 8, B, MS
Maryan, 6, B, MS
Mishia, 4, B, MS
Sarah, 1, B, MS
David, 19, B, TN
Joe, 15, B, TN
Lee, 26, B, TN

Page 355B – Arkabutla
Thomas Harrison, 56, W, VA
Rachel, 25, W, NC

1880 Census
Page 384C
J. D. Harrison (male), 33, W, MS
Nelly, 33, W, MS
Sallie, 10, W, MS
William, 8, W, MS
Susan, 6, W, MS
Martin, 5, W, MS
Amy J., 1, W, MS
1880 Cont.

Page 417A – Olive Branch
Georgia Harrison, 28, Mu, TN
William, 6, B, TN

Page 418C – Olive Branch
W. M. Harrison (male), 58, W, TN
M. E. (female), 50, W, NC

Page 429B – Pleasant Hill
Charles Harrison, 35, Mu, MS
Eliza, 34, B, TN
Francis, 10, Mu, MS
Calvin, 9, Mu, MS
Charles, 1, Mu, MS

Page 439C – Plumb Point
Letty Harrison, 75, B, LA

 

 

 

Page 485D – Stewarts Store
Jack Harrison, 66, Mu, TN
Sabra, 50, Mu, TN
Amos, 23, B, MS
Jack, 18, B, MS
Betsy, 15, B, MS
Mack, 13, B, MS
Willie, 10, B, MS
Elnora, 6, B, MS

Page 485D – Stewarts Store
Semuel Harrison, 25, B, MS
Torasy, 18, B, MS
Infant (male), 1, B, MS

Page 505C – Lake Cormorant
Jack Harrison, 28, Mu, TN
America, 20, B, MS
Dullis G., 9, B, MS
Ellen, 5, B, MS
William, 3, B, MS
Cavina (female), 8/12, B, MS

Page 593D – Nesbits Station
Manuel Harrison, 22, B, SC


 

To Be Continued.

 

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