Biography of Joseph Harrison
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





JOSEPH HARRISON, carriage trimmer, Springfield. Joseph Harrison was born in 1809 in Yorkshire, England; he was the third of six brothers - Robert, John, Thomas, Peter and Richard, all of whom with one sister and their parents came to America in 1833, settling in Waynesville, Warren Co., Ohio. In the spring of 1838, the subject of this sketch having, on the 28th of February previous, married Miss Phcebe Kindle, of Mount Holly, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Harrison were born three sons and two daughters, of whom only two sons are living, one having died of yellow fever in Memphis in 1875. William Harrison, his first son, born in 1840 in Springfield, is a carriage trimmer; was two years in the army as a member of 110th O. V. I. He married Miss Louch and has one daughter. The younger son, Robert, is now 30 years of age, and is living with his father. After coming to this country, Mr. Harrison worked at the harness and saddlery trade several years; then went into the concern of E. & J. Driscol, carriage manufacturers, as carriage trimmer and bookkeeper, having general charge of their office and remained with them thirty years. Mr. H. has gone on the "slow but sure" principle, and owns his own comfortable home No. 146 West Columbia street. His father died in 1854, and his mother near 1856. His brother Richard read law cotemporaneously with Judge White, of this city, under Judge Rogers, and is now practicing law in Columbus, Ohio. One of his sisters died in England, and the other came over and a short time since married the Rev. Mr. Dolby, a Protestant Methodist minister, and died about a year ago. Mr. Harrison was for three years on the School Board; was for quite awhile a member of the City Council from his, the Second Ward, and is now Township Trustee. Mr. Harrison is a man of the massive, ponderous sort, genuine, courteous and square. A temperance man for years, and a worthy citizen in every sense of the word.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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