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Island Ford Mills Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0624

The collection contains one handwritten account book for Island Ford Mills in Jefferson County, Tenn. from 1863-1867.

Dates

  • 1863-1867

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The collection contains one handwritten account book for Island Ford Mills in Jefferson County, Tenn. from 1863-1867.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Harrison was born on February 20, 1835 in Rockingham County, Virginia to Daniel Harrison (1807-1871) and Rhoda M. (Brown) Harrison (1808-1844). Around 1858, John Harrison and Hiram Bowman acquired land and a small corn mill in Jefferson County, Tennessee. By 1860, they built a three-story grist mill called Stony Bluff that was later renamed Island Ford Mills. John Harrison married Mary Emily Rankin (1835-1919) in 1865. The two had at least eight children: Arabelle Harrison (1866-1953), Helen Harrison, Sarah Ellen Harrison (1870-1962), Ida Adaline (Harrison) Blackburn (1872-1942), Lydia (Harrison) Moore (1874-1964), Arthur Early Harrison (1877-1953), John Marshall Harrison (1879-1899), and Emett Harrison (1882-1960). John Harrison died on February 17, 1921 and is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery in Dandridge, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection is in one box.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480