The Old Booksmith


Ancestors of Laurina Belle Harrison






Generation One

1. Laurina Belle1 Harrison (William, #2). Born 20 July 1870 probably in Spencer County, Indiana. Married Frederick Jackson Frakes, son of George Frakes and Rebecca Cockrell, 30 November 1892 in Spencer County, Indiana [Christine Young (comp), Spencer County, Indiana Marriages, 1855-1863 (Book 4) (Thomson, IL: Heritage House, 1976]; married by Rev. W.H. Davidson. Died 25 November 1939 in Indianapolis, Indiana, of a skull fracture resulting from an auto accident on 23 November, at the intersection of Rockville & Highland Roads [Indiana Death Certificate; informant on was Nina (Frakes) Gastineau of Crestline, Ohio]. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana [Grave marker, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana].






Generation Two

2. William Henry2 Harrison (Alexander, #4). Born 3 May 1834 in Daviess County, Kentucky. Married Virginia —(?)— before 1860 probably in Daviess County, Kentucky, as his 1st wife (whether there were any children of this marriage is unknown); married Martha Ann McAllister (see #3), daughter of John McAllister and Thirza Hedden, 25 November 1863 at Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky as his 2nd wife [Daviess County, Kentucky, Marriage bonds]. Died 18 February 1910 in Indianapolis, Indiana, of pneumonia [Indiana Death Certificate]. Buried with full Masonic honors in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana [Grave marker, Crown Hill Cemetery, in the Masonic section].

William appears on the 1880 census in Lockhart Twp, Pike County, Indiana [Census IN 1880 Pike County]:

     Harrison, William H., 46 yrs, b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky), Farmer
                      Martha, wife, 39 yrs, b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)
                      Lizzie, dau, 13 yrs, b. Indiana
                      Larena, dau, 9 yrs, b. Indiana
                      Sarah, dau, 6 yrs, b. Indiana
                      Mary, dau, 3 yrs, b. Indiana
     Dews, John M. F., brother/law [NO!], 24 yrs, b. Kentucky

He was a life-long freemason: raised to Master Mason in Marks Lodge #318, Daviess County, Kentucky, 1855; transferred to Gentryville Lodge #424, Gentryville, Indiana. Moved to Indianapolis 1905, and in 1907 was a Charter Member of Indianapolis Lodge #669 (served at Tyler from the lodge's founding in 1907 through 1909).

William also was a very active Methodist & Prohibitionist. In 1910, he was living at 1848 W. Morris St, Indianapolis.

Children of William Henry2 Harrison and Martha Ann McAllister (see #3), all born probably in Spencer County, Indiana, were as follows:

  •    i. Elizabeth1 Harrison; born 1868?; married James Burkhart.

  • 1 ii. Laurina Belle Harrison.

  •    iii. Sarah M. Harrison; born July 1875; unmarried.

  •    iv. Mary E. Harrison; born July 1877; unmarried.

  •    v. Charles Wesley Harrison; born December 1881; married Emma —(?)—.

  •    vi. Thelda M. Harrison; born August 1887; unmarried.






3. Martha Ann2 McAllister (John, #6). Born 5 September 1841 in Spencer County, Kentucky (according to her marriage license [Daviess County, Kentucky, Marriage bonds]). Died 24 January 1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana, of a cerebral hemmorrhage [Indiana Death Certificate]. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana [Grave marker, Crown Hill Cemetery].

At the time of her marriage in November 1863, she was a resident of Warrick County, Indiana — which leads to a question: Since William Henry Harrison was at this time a Confederate soldier, what was he doing marrying an Indiana girl? In January 1917, she was living at 1852 Jones St, Indianapolis.






Generation Three

4. Alexander M.3 Harrison. Born 1811? in Nelson County, Kentucky. Married 1st Elizabeth —(?)— (see #5) 1830? probably in Daviess County, Kentucky. Married 2nd Elizabeth Williams, 19 April 1840 in Daviess County, Kentucky [Daviess County, Kentucky, Marriage bonds]. Died c1 November 1851 in Daviess County, Kentucky [M. J. Edworth (comp), Daviess County, Kentucky Administrator's Bond Book, 1834-1852 (Owensboro, KY: The Author, 1964].

He appears on the 1850 census in Daviess County, Kentucky:

     Harrison, Alexander M., 38 yrs, b. Kentucky, Farmer
                     Elizabeth, wife, 33 yrs, b. Kentucky
                     Letitia, dau, 19 yrs, b. Kentucky
                     John H., son, 18 yrs, b. Kentucky
                     William H., son, 16 yrs, b. Kentucky
                     Elizabeth, dau, 13 yrs, b. Kentucky
                     Mary P., dau, 11 yrs, b. Kentucky
                     Rebecca, dau, 8 yrs, b. Kentucky
                     Pamelia, dau, 7 yrs, b. Kentucky
                     Daniel S., son, 5 yrs, b. Kentucky
                     James A., son, 3 yrs, b. Kentucky
                     Aurelia P., dau, 1 yr, b. Kentucky

Children of Alexander M.3 Harrison and Elizabeth (?) (see #5) were as follows:

  •    i. Letitia2 Harrison; born 1831? probably in Daviess County, Kentucky.

  •    ii. John H. Harrison; born 1832? probably in Daviess County, Kentucky.

  • 2 iii. William Henry Harrison.

  •    iv. Elizabeth Harrison; born 1837? in Daviess County, Kentucky.

  •    v. Mary P. Harrison; born 1839? at Daviess County, Kentucky.






5. Elizabeth —(?)—3; born 1816? in Nelson County, Kentucky. Married Alexander M. Harrison (see #4) 1830? probably in Daviess County, Kentucky. Died 1839? in Daviess County, Kentucky.






6. John3 McAllister (James, #12). Born 9 May 1793 in Kentucky. Married Thirza Hedden (see #7), daughter of Samuel Hedden and Sofia —(?)—, 6 May 1817 in Shelby County, Kentucky [Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Records; Eula Richardson Hasskarl (comp), Shelby County, Kentucky Marriages. Vol. 1: 1792-1833. Vol. 2: 1834-1869 & 1876-1878. (Ada, OK: The Author, 1983-85]; bond was Aron Hedden. Died 16 August 1859 Spencer County?, Kentucky.

He appears on the 1830 census in Spencer County, Kentucky:

     McAllister, John         Males     under 5 - 1               Females     20-30 - 1
                                                          5-10 - 1
                                                         40-50 - 1

He appears on the 1840 census in Spencer County, Kentucky:

     McCallister, John   (agriculture - 1)   Males     under 5 - 2     Females     5-10 - 1
                                                                                 10-15 - 2                       30-40 - 1
                                                                                 20-30 - 1
                                                                                 40-50 - 1

He appears on the 1850 census in District no. 4, Spencer County, Kentucky (232/232):

     McAllister, John, 59 yrs, Farmer (real estate = —), b. Kentucky
                       Thursday, 49 yrs, b. Kentucky
                       Amanda F., 19 yrs, b. Kentucky
                       Moses H., 21 yrs, b. Kentucky
                       Hannah, 16 yrs, b. Kentucky
                       John, 13 yrs, b. Kentucky
                       Gabriel, 10 yrs, b. Kentucky
                       Martha, 8 yrs, b. Kentucky

Children of John3 McAllister and Thirza Hedden (see #7), all born in Spencer County, Kentucky, were as follows:

  •    i. Julian2 McAllister; born 12 June 1818 and died 2 August 1821 Spencer County, Kentucky.

  •    ii. Robert Perry McAllister; born 19 April 1820; married Lucinda Hedden 15 April 1846; died 9 November 1907 at Mt. Eden, Spencer County, Kentucky.

  •    iii. Elizabeth McAllister; born 16 July 1823 and died 7 August 1823 Spencer County, Kentucky.

  •    iv. James Madison McAllister; born 23 November 1825; married Mary J. —(?)—; died 13 May 1863 (in Kentucky?).

  •    v. Moses H. McAllister; born 27 October 1828 (or perhaps in 1829); died 13 July 1876 (in Kentucky?).

  •    vi. Amanda Frances McAllister; born 27 August 1833 (or perhaps in 1831).

  •    vii. Hannah McAllister; born 27 August 1833 (or perhaps in 1834); died 1 January 1860 (in Kentucky?).

  •    viii. John Hays McAllister; born 2 October 1836 (or perhaps in 1837); married 1st Rebecca F. Harrison, 11 November 1858 in Daviess County, Kentucky [Daviess County, Kentucky, Marriage bonds]; married 2nd Lucinda —(?)—, c1878 Pikie County, Indiana [Census IN 1880 Pike]; died 30 March 1910 (in Indiana?).

  •    ix. Gabriel McAllister; born 9 June 1839.

  • 3 x. Martha Ann McAllister.






7. Thirza3 Hedden (Samuel, #14). Born 28 October 1800? in Kentucky. Died 29 December 1869 in Indiana (probably Perry or Spencer County). Her name also appears as "Thursey" and "Thursday."






Generation Four

12. James4 McAllister. Born probably before 1755. Married Elizabeth Hays (see #13).

James appears on the 1810 census in Shelby County, Kentucky:

     McAllister, James   Males 10-16 - 1               Females   over 45 - 1
                                             over 45 - 1

He appears on the 1820 census in Scott County, Kentucky:

     McAllister, James (agriculture - 2)     Males 10-16 - 1          Females   10-16 - 1
                                                                           16-26 - 1                            26-45 - 1
                                                                         over 45 - 1

He appears on the 1830 census in Spencer County, Kentucky:

     McAllister, James          Males     15-20 - 2          Females   50-60 - 1
                                                          60-70 - 1

He appears on the 1840 census in Spencer County, Kentucky:

     McCallister, James   (agriculture - 1)     Males   20-30 - 1          Females   60-70 - 1
                                                                                 30-40 - 1
                                                                                 70-80 - 1

Known children of James4 McAllister and Elizabeth Hays (see #13) were:

  • 6 i. John3 McAllister.

  •    ii. Robert McAllister; born 1790-1800; married Sarah —(?)— c1826 Spencer County?, Kentucky.






13. Elizabeth4 Hays (#26). Born probably 1770-1780.






14. Samuel4 Hedden. Married Sofia —(?)— (see #15) before 1780?

He gave permission for his daughter's marriage:

May the 4th 1819 Shelby County Mr. John Newland [County Clerk]
        Sir: please to grant Lisonz for John McCalester and my dauter Thursy Hedden and obbege yong [?] Where fore we set our hands and [seals]. Samuel Hedden Sofea Hedden.

Witnessed by Aron [his mark] Hedden.

Known children of Samuel4 Hedden and Sofia —(?)— (see #15) were:
  • 7 i. Thirza3 Hedden.

  •    ii. Aaron Hedden; married Mary Dotson 29 April 1819 Shelby County, Kentucky [Hasskarl, Shelby County, Kentucky Marriages]; Bond: Samuel Hedden.






15. Sofia4 —(?)—. Born before 1766?






Generation Five

26. —(?)—5 Hays.

Known children of —(?)—5 Hays were as follows:

  • 13 ii. Elizabeth4 Hays.

  •      ii. John Hays; living c.1796 in Washington County, Kentucky; died there in 1845.