Cosby Berryman Harrison was born in about 1801 in Lexington, Kentucky (Fayette County). He moved to Boonville, Missouri (Cooper County) around 1826. In 1827 He married Mary Callaway, whose great uncle Flanders Callaway eventually married Daniel Boone’s daughter. They had 12 children:
- James Abram Harrison, married Fannie Smith
- Sidney Ann Harrison, married Willis Tackett
- Mary Catherine Harrison, married A.H.C. Koontz
- Cosby Harrison
- Millie Harrison, married Ed Buseane, and later Andrew Hazelton
- Charles Harrison, married Bertie Givens. They settled in Howard County in 1825, then moved to Cooper County in 1842. Charles fought with the Confederate Army under General Price.
- William Henry Harrison, married Laura Lundy. He enrolled as a Militiaman on December 29, 1866.
- Sarah Harrison, married Will Heffinger.
- Samuel Harrison, died as an infant.
- Juliette Harrison, married Will Masters.
- Robert Harrison
- Susan Harrison
Cosby fought in the
Black Hawk War when he was in his thirties, although I have no details of his service. He and Mary are both listed on both the 1850 and 1860 census records. The 1850 census erroneously shows him as “Coskery B. Harrison”.
Cosby had a sister named Fannie Lacey.
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