The first census record that I believe shows "The Duke" is from 1880 in Rock Point, Pender County, NC.
He is shown here at age 20, working as a servant in the household of a Benjamin and Mary Lee. There is also an Ella Dove listed below him who is also, a servant. Now the reason why I think this is my Duke Harrison is what I found when I located him on the 1900 Census in Wilmington.
Here is the 1900 Census for Thomas Duke Harrison. He's located living in Wilmington Ward 5, New Hanover, NC.
By the 1920 census you find the family in New Bern at 1510 Lincoln St. where Thomas resided until his death in 1940.
The household of Thomas Duke Harrison looked like this.
Thomas Duke Harrison (December 25, abt.1860 died February 7, 1940)
Mary Jane Williams Harrison (May 10, abt 1880 died December 28, 1943)
Betty Harrison Reynold (October 6, 1889--December 1978)
Mary Ellen Harrison Mitchell (born abt 1890--date of death unknown)
John Thomas Harrison (December 3, 1891--June 22, 1974) my great grandfather.
Charlie Lee Harrison (December 18, 1894--January 27, 1945)
Lillian Harrison Barrow (born about 1896--date of death unknown)
Sophia Harrison Pearson(September 5, 1898--October 3, 1934)
William Arthur Harrsion (born about 1902--date of death unknown)
Edward Harrison (January 17, 1907--March 1979)
Varina Harrison (about 1909--date of death unknown)
More tomorrow. My eyeballs are about to fall out my head. Must take a break.