Biography of Burdett W. Harrison
Potter County, PA Biographies

BURDETT W. HARRISON, merchant, Mills, was born in Taylor, Cortland Co., N. Y., July 11, 1847, a son of Hubbard and Abbie (Rockwell) Harrison, who settled in Harrison township in 1854, on the farm they now occupy, most of which they cleared and improved. They have had nine children: Mary, John (died at Washington, D. C., of disease contracted in the Civil war), Burdett W., Henry, Ella, Leonard, Hattie (Mrs. Burdett Boyce), Cora and Etta (Mrs. Andy Gee). Burdett W. Harrison was reared in Harrison township, and has had a varied business career. He spent nineteen years of his life in Cortland and Allegany counties, N. Y., and in Tioga county, Penn., and returned to Harrison township in 1888, in the spring of which year he embarked in the grocery trade at Mills, which he has since succesfully conducted. His wife was Alma, a daughter of Lewis and Keziah (Cady) Vanderburg, of Southport, N. Y., by whom he has one child, Louisa. Mr. Harrison is a member of the Baptist Church. Politically he is a Republican. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and of the E. A. U.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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