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04-Absolum Shirley
Birth: 1761, probably Culpeper Co, VA
Death: 26 Jun 1815, Jefferson Co, KY- age 54
Mother: Judith Garriott

Spouse: Cassandra FELPS
Birth: 1791
Death: 1894- age 97
Father: Avington Felps (1765-1835)
Mother: Sarah Day (1765-)

     CHILDREN: Absolum and Cassandra had three daughters: [Lousia Co, VA, deposition taken on 22 Oct 1845 by Charles Jones, Commissioner, Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery-- heirs of Bathsheba (Shirley) McGehee]:
05----ALPHINA SHIRLEY [b. 1810, listed below];
05----SARAH JANE SHIRLEY [b. 1810???; d. 1837- age 27?], m.
Caleb Jr VEST [b. 1809, Henry Co, KY; d. 1842, Oldham Co, KY- age 33], son of Caleb Vest (1785-1864) and Phebe Spears (1785-1856) on 17 Aug 1830, Oldham Co, KY, had 2 children:
     06----ELIJAH VEST [b. about 1840]; and
     06----ELIZABETH VEST [b. about 1842];
05----ELIZABETH JUDITH SHIRLEY [b. 1812, KY; d. Jul 1880, Jefferson Co, KY- age 68], m.
Henry L HARRISON [b. 1804, Oldham Co, KY; d. 1881, Wayne Twp, Montgomery Co, IN- age 77] on 7 Oct 1828, Oldham Co, KY, had 11 children:
     06----MARTHA HARRISON [b. ??];
     06----MARY HARRISON [b. ??];
     06----ABSALUM ALEXANDER HARRISON [b. May 1831, Oldham Co, KY; d. 13 Mar 1914, Sikeston, Scott Co, MO- age 82], m.
Susan (or Sarah) Elizabeth ALLSTON [b. 2 Feb, 1836, Hardin Co, KY; d. 31 Dec 1920, Sikeston, Scott Co, MO- age 84, bur. Sikeston City Cemetery], daughter of John Allston (1811-) and Lucretia ___ (1822-) on 18 May 1854, Hardin Co, KY, had 12 children: [census]

          07----JOHN HARRISON [b. about 1857, KY];
          07----FRANCIS HARRISON [b. about 1859, KY];
          07----SUSAN HARRISON [b. about 1862, KY];
          07----ANNIE HARRISON [b. about 1864, IN];
          07----WILLIAM HARRISON [b. about 1866, IN];
          07----BENJAMIN HARRISON [b. about 1868, IN];
          07----MALISSA HARRISON [b. about 1871, IN];
          07----MARY HARRISON [b. about 1873, IN];
          07----THOMAS HARRISON [b. Jun 1875, KY];
          07----ISABELL HARRISON [b. Feb 1877, KY
          07----CHARLES HARRISON [b. about 1879, KY];
          07----ABSOLEM HARRISON [b. Oct 1894, MO];
     06----CHARLES H HARRISON [b. about 1833, KY, LaGrange, Oldham Co, KY; d. 19 Oct 1855, Red Hill, Hardin Co, KY- age 22];
     06----CATHERINE HARRISON [b. about 1834, KY];
     06----JOEL (JOSEPH) L HARRISON [b. about 1837, KY];
     06----JOHN HARRISON [b. about 1839, KY];
     06----ELIZA HARRISON [b. about 1842, KY];
     06----MELISSA B HARRISON [b. about 1846, KY];
     06----ROBERT BRUCE HARRISON [b. about 1849, KY]; and
     06----SUSAN ELIZABETH HARRISON [b. 17 Aug 1853, Hardin Co, KY; d. 1902- age 49, bur. Live Oak Memorial Park], m.
John Platt BALDWIN [b. 29 Dec 1847, IN; d. 11 Oct 1932, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 84, bur. Live Oak Memorial Park], son of Abraham Platt Baldwin (1800-1848) and Mary Elizabeth Mawhorter (1816-1878), had children:

          07----MARY WINOLA BALDWIN [b. 18 Feb 1878, Montgomery Co, IN; d. 26 Dec 1964, Riverside Co, CA- age 86, bur. Live Oak Memorial Park], m. Louis Everhardt RETTIG [b. 21 Feb 1870, TX; d. 4 Apr 1954, Huntington Park, LA Co, CA- age 84, bur. Live Oak Memorial Park], son of Paul Rettig (1939-1920) and Martha Zuber (1843-1916), had daughter:

               08----AILEEN SHIRLEY RETTIG [b. 8 May 1902, CA; d. 25 Oct 1925, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 23, bur. Los Angeles Odd Felows Cemetery], m. Kelier Robert WARNACK [b. 6 Sep 1899; d. 31 Dec 1953- age 54, bur. Los Angeles National Cemetery].
     Cassandra 2nd married William Austin on 26 Dec 1816, Jefferson Co, KY.

     LAND PURCHASE: [Government Land Office Doc# 18303?, dated 1 Aug 1844, Jeffersonville, IN] Henry Harrison purchased 40 acres [SE4 NW4 S14 T8N R5E] in Bartholomew Co, IN, from the government, by John Tyler, President.   


     CENSUS:
     1850 District 1, Hardin Co, KY census:
 has (all b. KY) Henry L Harrison 45, Farmer w/ $1,600 RE; Elizabeth J Harrison 37; Absolum J Harrison 18; Charles H Harrison 17; Catherine Harrison 16; Joseph Harrison 13; John Harrison 11; Eliza Harrison 8; Melissa Harrison 4; and Robert B Harrison 1.
     1860 District 3, Hardin Co, KY census: has (all b. KY) Henry L Harrisson 55, Farmer w/ $2,000 RE; Elizabeth J Harrisson 48; John S Harrisson 20; Eliza Harrisson 17; Malissa Harrisson 15; Robert B Harrisson 11; and Susan E Harrisson 8.
     1870 Center Twp, Boone Co, IN census: has (all b. KY) HL Harrison 61, Cooper; July Harrison 58, Keeps House; Bruce Harrison 19, Common Laborer; and Susan E Harrison 18.
     1880 Wayne Twp, Montgomery Co, IN census: 
has John Baldwin 32, b. IN, Farming; Elizabeth Baldwin 27, b. KY, Keeps House; Mary Baldwin 2, b. IN; George McClain 28, b. IN, Brick Mason (Boarder); Henry L Harrison 75, b. KY, Retired Farmer, had Rheumatism, (Father-in-Law, Widow); and James M Hamilton 27, b. IN, Farming (Boarder).
     1880 Atchers District #9, Hardin Co, KY census: 
has Absolom Harrison 49, b. KY, Farmer; Susan Harrison 44, b. KY, Keeping House; John Harrison 23, b. KY, Farm Laborer; Francis Harrison 21, b. KY; Susan Harrison 18, b. KY; Annie Harrison 16, b. IN; William Harrison 14, b. IN, Farm laborer; Benjamin Harrison 12, b. IN, Farm Laborer; Malissa Harrison 9, b. IN; Mary Harrison 7, b. KY; Thomas Harrison 5, b. KY; Isabell Harrison 3, b. KY; and Charles Harrison 8/12, b. KY.
     1900 Richland, Scott Co, MO census:
 has (all but 1 b. KY) Absolem A Harrison 69; Susan E Harrison 64 (13 children-10 living); Belle Harrison 22, School Teacher; Thomas E Harrison 24; and Absolem A Harrison 5, b. MO.
     1910 Sikeston Ward 2, Scott Co, MO census: 
has Absalom A Harrison 78, b. KY, Notary Public-Office; Susan E Harrison 74, b. KY (13 children- 10 living); Belle Harrison 32, b. KY, Teacher-Public School; and Absalom A Harrison 15, b. MO (Grandson).