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Hardesty's History of Harrison County, W.Va.

     Joseph B. Harrison - born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, August 22, 1835, was five years old when his parents, James and Ruanna (Boyers) Harrison, made their home in Harrison county. Both were born in Washington county, Maryland, and the mother died at Shinnston, in 1883. Joseph B. Harrison enlisted August 15, 1862, in Company G, 12th West Virginia Infantry, and he was mustered out June 29, 1865. He had three brothers in the Federal service, James A., who belonged to the "Ringgold Pennsylvania Cavalry," George W., in the 3d West Virginia Infantry, and Samuel, who belonged to Bowen's cavalry. November 26, 1854, Joseph B. Harrison wedded Clarenton L. Jarrett, of Grafton, Taylor county, born May 25, 1836. The children born to them were: Granville T., October 13, 1858; Alice A., November 4, 1860; Joseph W., May 25, 1863; Amanda G., November 14, 1867. Alice A. is now the wife of Kidwell Ogden. Reazin W. and Sarah D. (Vincent) Criss, whose record is given with that of Edmund E. Swiger, of this district, were the parents of Louisa Criss. She was born in Eagle dsitrict, this county, December 14, 1844, and in Clay district, June 28, 1874, she became the wife of Joseph B. Harrison. Their children are: Florella M., born June 8, 1875; Verchie V., October 3, 1876; Emma, July 26, 1878; James B., January 9, 1880. Farming and stock-raising is the occupation of Joseph B. Harrison, Clay district his residence, and Shinnston, Harrison county, West Virginia, his post office address.