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Harrison Family

Martha Ann HARRISON married John McKenzie NESS on 6 Jan 1875

Martha Ann was the d/o Robert Fenton HARRISON & Lucretia DRAPER

Robert Fenton HARRISON was born abt 1834 in Ontario, the son of Joshua HARRISON & Sarah SEATON

For the ancestors of Joshua HARRISON see the website


Family of Joshua & Sarah HARRISON

Joshua was born in Canada about 1806 and he died 6 June 1862. Sarah was born about 1813 in Canada

In the 1851 census (C-11761), East Gwillimbury twp., pg 133 of part 5; con 4, part of lot 16, 50 acres, 1 1/2 storey plank house - Joshua was a carpenter.

Children of Joshua & Sarah:

1. Robert Fenton HARRISON, b. abt 1834 in Ontario.  He married Lucretia DRAPER in 1855.  She was d/o Bethuel DRAPER & Martha Ann YOUNG.  Lucretia died on 4 May 1916.

Children of Robert & Lucretia:

George W. HARRISON, b. Jan 1856 and died 12 Oct 1862 in East Gwillimbury

Martha Ann HARRISON, b. abt 1857.  Married John McKenzie NESS

Joshua HARRISON, b abt. 1861.  Not with parents in the 1881 census

William HARRISON, b. abt 1867

Frederick HARRISON, b. May 1870

Robert Arthur HARRISON, born 1 July 1874 in Toronto (birth reg 27613-74)


2.  Nelson HARRISON, b. abt 1835.  He married Emma BAGSHAW in East Gwillimbury in 1855.  Emma was born abt 1835 in Toronto, d/o Abraham BAGSHAW & Emma FISH.  She died 23 March 1871 at age 36, of consumption (death reg 19412-71).  In the 1871 census Nelson & Emma are in East Gwillimbury

Children of Nelson & Emma:

Sarah Josephine HARRISON, b. abt 1861 & died of phthisis on 12 July 1884 in Toronto.  She married George John NURSE on 12 Aug 1878 in Toronto (St. Peters Church, marr reg 13046-78).  George  was born in England abt 1849 s/o Richard & Ann.  Sarah & George had a stillborn child on 13 Aug 1882 (380 Church St. in Toronto).  George died in Toronto on 3 Dec 1887 of hepatitis.  Sarah died in Toronto 1884.  

Mary Elizabeth HARRISON, b. abt 1863.  She married Henry BUDGE on 29 June 1882.  Henry was born in Wick - Caithness Scotland, s/o James & Mary; he was a shoe maker in Toronto (marr reg 13974-82).  Henry & Mary had 3 children:  1. James Nelson BUDGE born 19 March 1883 (birth reg 41841-83) and died 5 June 1963 in Los Angeles; 2. Mary Emma BUDGE 1885 - 1900; and 3. Elizabeth Josephine BUDGE born 11 Sept 1887 at 19 Hayter St. in Toronto (birth reg 43729-87).  In the 1900 census Henry & Mary and two of their children (James & Elizabeth) were in Manhatten NY.

James Nelson BUDGE - WW1 draft card, birth date 19 March 1883, res 4314 5th Ave in Seattle Washington.  Salesman for G.D. Phillips Inc.  Nearest relative given as Josephine Mary BUDGE of the same address.  Blue eyes; chestnut hair.  Date of card - 12 Sept 1918.

1920 census - Seattle.  Dorothy is age 1, Josephine's ancestry is Norwegian.  James immigrated to USA in 1893.  He is an insurance salesman

1930 census - Chicago.  James N. BUDGE age 47 (age 34 when married), born Canada, father born Scotland, mother born Canada, naturalized 1915, salesman in leather goods.  His wife Jossie M. BUDGE, age 35 (age 23 when married), born Minnesota, both parents born Minnesota, saleslady in a variety store.  Daughter Dorothy M. BUDGE, age 11, born Washington

John Franklin HARRISON, b. abt 1865 in York Co..  He married Mary STOKES on 26 Feb 1889 in Toronto (14133-89). Mary was d/o William STOKES & Sarah.  Witnesses were Thomas HUMPHRIES & Sarah STOKES, both of Toronto.   Mary was born in Frontenac County.  John & Mary had 5 children:  Franklin Ross HARRISON b. 19 July 1892, Mabel HARRISON born 14 Dec 1894, Gordon HARRISON born 23 April 1899, Nelson George William HARRISON b. 13 Dec 1905 and Reta HARRISON born 1904.   In the 1911 census the family is in York twp. where John was a carpenter.

Gordon HARRISON married Stella L. SCHMIDT on 20 Sept 1921 in Toronto.  Gordon wa a fireman, age 22, born in Toronto, res of 147 Cedarvale Ave in Toronto, s/o John Frank HARRISON & Mary STOKES. Stella was age 23, tailoress, born in Toronto, res of 840 Carlaw Ave., d/o Henry SCHMIDT (b. Fergus Ont) & Louisa WAGNER.  Marr reg 5451-21.  Witnesses were Roy & Mrs. Roy SCHMIDT of 625 Pape Ave in Toronto

Minnie Laura HARRISON b. abt 1868 in Uxbridge.   She married James Edward HACKETT on 27 Aug 1884 in Toronto.  James was born in England abt 1863, s/o Joseph & Emily.  Minnie & James had a daughter Bertha Augusta HACKETT born 19 Aug 1885. 

Minnie also married Charles HAMMOND on 2 June 1887 in Toronto.  Charles was born in Pennsylvania abt 1866.  Marr reg 14297-87.  Charles was age 21, s/o William & Margaret.  Witnesses were Harry HILL & Dora HAMMOND, both of Toronto.

Albertha Augusta HACKETT died 4 March 1888 at age 2 1/2 yrs, in Toronto, of glioma (cancer of central nervous system).  Death reg  21515-88

There is also a marriage reg'n for a Minnie HARRISON, d/o Nelson & Emma to Albert Arthur THOMPSON on 16 Jan 1888 in Toronto (13927-89).  Albert was age 23, born Newmarket, s/o Joseph & Catherine Thompson and his occupation is given as Private "C" Co. Infantry School.  This marriage reg gives Minnie's birthplace as Holland Landing.   At the bottom of the registration is this note: "The above named woman turned out to be a married woman named Hackett whose husband at the time of the marriage was living in Toronto".

There is also a marriage registration for a James Edward HACKETT, born 1863 in England, s/o Joseph HACKETT & Emily E. STONE.  He was  metal worker living in Toronto.  Marital status is given as single.  On 3 Oct 1905 he married Maggie PARKER, age 32, res of Toronto, born in Ontario to Thomas PARKER & Sophia GRAHAM.  Marr reg 3253-1905

In the 1901 census, James HACKETT is living with his mother (Mely) in Toronto.  She was a widow.  James was an iron worker, single, age 37. 

Emma Alberta HARRISON born 1 Oct 1870 and died 27 March 1871 (death reg 19301-71)

3. Rosanna HARRISON, b. abt 1838

4. Seaton Jacob HARRISON, b. abt 1840 in East Gwillimbury.  On 7 Feb 1866 he married Ann MILLS who was b. abt 1845 in King tp.  They were married in Innisfil twp.  Ann was the d/o John MILLS & Eleanor.  In the 1881 census they were in Bradford, Simcoe Co.  Ann died on 1 March 1888 at Bradford - death reg 16245-88 (age 41 yrs, diphtheria, born Ont., infm was Seaton J. Harrison, laborer, of Bradford)

Children of Seaton Jacob & Ann:

George HARRISON, b. abt 1870.  He married Amanda BROWN.  Their marriage registration:

011044-89 (Simcoe Co.) George HARRISON, 19, labourer, Canada, Bradford, parents - Jacob HARRISON and mother dead, married Amanda BROWN, 19, Canada, Newmarket, parents - Hiram & Delilah BROWN, witn; Mary A. ARCHER of Bradford & John BROWN of Newmarket, March 6, 1889 at Bradford

Their son William Henry HARRISON was born in Toronto on 4 June 1892 (birth reg 41117-92).  The informant on the birth reg was Mrs. Harrison on 31 Temperance St. in Toronto.

Lewis Edmund HARRISON, b. 7 April 1874 in West Gwillimbury (birth reg 21114-74)  and died 4 Aug 1890 in Toronto of ulceration of the bowels (death reg 21944-90)

William Joshua HARRISON, b. 15 April 1876 (birth reg 28536-76)

Robert HARRISON, b. 1880

5.  Juletta HARRISON, b. abt 1842

6. Mary HARRISON, b. abt  1846

7. Sarah Elizabeth HARRISON, b. abt 1849