George Washington Harrison   was born on March 30, 1838 in Pennsylvania. George was living with his parents in 1850 and 1860. He was also enumerated with his brother, John Harrison in the 1860 census. On December 26, 1867, he married Minerva Ann Goble. Minerva was born on February 24, 1849 in Pennsylvania; she was the daughter of Uriah Goble and Dorothy Hadsall[1].

George and Minerva had four children:

Charles Elmer Harrison  born S eptember 1, 1869
Ada Bertha Harrison born November 29, 1874 died December 8, 1935
Mabel Edith Harrison born September 12, 1879  died September 7, 1904
Francis Herbert Harrison born November 11, 1882

Sometime before Charles was born, the family moved to Iowa. Perhaps they moved with or moved to join, his older sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Peter Fish. George was a farmer. They were living in Colfax Township, Dallas County, IA in 1870 and Adams Township in 1880. The entire family was enumerated during the 1885 Iowa Census in Adams Townsip.

Minerva died on August 12, 1885 and buried in the Ellis Cemetery, Dallas County, IA. George was living in Adams Township, Dallas County, IA along with his daughter, Ada, in 1900. George died January 12, 1902 and buried beside his wife in the Ellis Cemetery.

[1] Uriah Goble was born circa 1822 in Pennsylvania. Dorothy was born circa 1825 in Pennsylvania. The family was living in Monroe Township, Wyoming County, PA in 1850. Uriah was a farmer. 

Contributed by:  Bert Stevenson

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