The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 232
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Carolina and his wife, Margaret Montgomery, of Pennsylvania,
who came from Georgia by way of Arkansas to Texas. His
headright contains the old town of Montgomery, Texas. Jacob
Shannon, Ellender's brother, was a large land owner and trader
of Montgomery County, Texas, also.
Jonas Harrison and his wife, Ellender, had eight children:
Margaret, Jonas, Jacob, John, DeWitt Clinton, Thomas Jeffer-
son, William Henry, and Almira. Margaret married William
Thomas. Their descendants lived in Rusk County, Texas, but
are now widely scattered over Texas. They have aided me very
much in this research. Jonas settled in Southwest Texas along
the Rio Grande, married and had descendants, and died in the
Confederate service at Fort Davis, Texas. Jacob married a
granddaughter of John Sevier, famous Governor of Tennessee,
with descendants around Waco and Dallas; he died in 1867.
John lived most of his short life in Arlington, Texas, and has
descendants whom I have not met. DeWitt Clinton, born Decem-
ber 5, 1827, married Nannie Cannon, had six children, and died
in Arlington, Texas, March 6, 1902. His descendants have also
aided me greatly in this genealogy. Thomas Jefferson served
four full years in the Confederate armies and died without issue
in 1868. William Henry, born September 27, 1833, married
Mary Jane Finger, February 11, 1858, and had eleven children,
most of them dying comparatively young. He lived a long life
in Arlington, Texas; his descendants have greatly aided this
research also. Almira, born posthumously, married Samuel
Daniel, and has descendants around Arlington and Bailey, Texas.
The rearing of these eight children of Jonas Harrison to highly
respected maturity reflects great credit upon his widow, Ellen-
der Shannon Harrison. She died near Arlington, Texas, August
23, 1877. All Jonas Harrison's descendants were, and are, of
highest character and standing.
Jonas Harrison's known ancestors reach back to the four
Harrison brothers who came to Virginia early in the Seventeenth
Century. Two, Benjamin and Nathaniel, remained in Virginia.
Benjamin became Clerk of the Council in 1634, and acquired a
great estate. He was the ancestor of one "Signer" and two
Presidents of the United States. The other two brothers, Thomas
and Richard, went on to Connecticut. This Richard's son, Richard,
removed from Connecticut to New Jersey about 1666. This last
Richard became the ancestor of the Harrisons of New Jersey.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942, periodical, 1942; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146053/m1/256/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.