Christopher Harrison

Male 1830 - 1909  (79 years)


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  • Name Christopher Harrison 
    • https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF7-ZND

      In the summer of 1845, the first non-Aboriginal settlers arrived in the area. The Crown did not make land available for sale in the region until 1854.

      The town was named after Archibald Harrison, a Toronto farmer who was granted land along the Maitland River in 1854. Harrison's brothers George and Joshua built several mills in the area and the community soon grew.

      Wickipedia

      Four of Christopher Harrison?s brothers - including my great-great-grandfather Joshua pioneered north and west in the 1850?s and founded the town of Harriston Ontario (which was named for the family). I grew up near there. Another old Harriston resident was Gerry FitzGerald - founder of the Connaught Laboratories. He grew up in Harriston where his father was the town pharmacist.

      Paul Litt
    Born 1830 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1909 
    Person ID I3212  Gooderham -Worts
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2017 

    Father William Harrison 
    Mother Elizabeth Wright 
    Married
    • "The Harrisons had a 300 acre farm on Bayview Ave north of York Mills Road. The farm remained in the Harrison family until after the deaths of Mary and Asenath's twin brothers Joshua (1866-1943) and Tom (1866-1933)."

      Paul Litt

    Family ID F1099  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Shepard,   b. 1832,   d. 1896  (Age 64 years) 
    Married
    • "The Harrisons had a 300 acre farm on Bayview Ave north of York Mills Road. The farm remained in the Harrison family until after the deaths of Mary and Asenath?s twin brothers Joshua (1866-1943) and Tom (1866-1933)."

      Paul Litt
    Children 
     1. Asenath Harrison,   b. Aug 10 1869,   d. Oct 5 1947  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +2. Mary Harrison,   b. 1864,   d. 1934  (Age 70 years)
     3. Joshua Harrison,   b. 1866,   d. 1943  (Age 77 years)
     4. Tom Harrison,   b. 1866,   d. 1933  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F1095  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart