52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #49 Thomas Duke Harrison --Born on Christmas Day

Amy Johnson Crow, the author of the blog No Story Too Small, is the host of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Blog Prompt series. If you are not familiar with the project please click on the following link:   Announcing 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.

Week 49 (December 3-9) – Holidays. What ancestor do the holidays put you in mind of?

I did pick my 2nd great grandfather Thomas Duke Harrison for Week 42 of this year's challenge but I don't really see any reason why I can't choose him again especially since his birthday fell on Christmas Day.  Plus I am running short on time in regards to getting caught up on these prompts before the New Year. It's 5:26 pm EST as of this writing so time is a ticking. (Smile) According to Thomas's death certificate he was born on Christmas Day. The year he was born was most likely around 1856 based on what was listed on an early marriage record for him. 

I've featured my 2nd great grandfather quite often on this blog.

Here are some past posts that highlight his life:

Rev. Thomas Duke Harrison -- Part one.

Rev. Thomas Duke Harrison--Part two.

52 Ancestors: #19 What Did Church Mean For Rev. Thomas Duke Harrison

Those Places Thursday: Old Brunswick County Courthouse --Where Thomas Duke Harrison Married Lizzie Hynes

52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #42 Thomas Duke Harrison --Makes Me Proud!

Okay on to prompt 50!


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family, Andrea!

    1. Thanks Laura! Happy New Year to you and your family as well.


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