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Joyce Melanson William "Grancer" Harrison was born ABT 1789 in South Carolina, Old 96th Dist.. He died May 1860 in Coffee Co.Al. and was buired at Harrison [external link] Kinston, Coffee Co. Alabama. He married Nancy Justice ABT 1808 in Adams Co. MS. They owned 2500 acres in Coffee Co. Grancer had a dance hall built on the property. He sent his grandson and a slave to Florida to get bricks for his tombstone. Said to have been buried on a feather bed. Dance hall now Cem. Said that Grancer haunts the Cem. and you can hear him playing fiddle at night. Nancy died before May 1867 buried in a vault next to Grancer. Boby's were placed in under ground vault in Dec.1996 due to being vandalized.
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Most Common Harrison First Names

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  • William 3.8%
  • John 3.3%
  • James 3.1%
  • Mary 2.0%
  • Robert 1.8%
  • George 1.7%
  • Charles 1.5%
  • Thomas 1.5%
  • Joseph 1.0%
  • Henry 1.0%
  • Harrison 0.9%
  • Richard 0.8%
  • Margaret 0.7%
  • Edward 0.7%
  • Elizabeth 0.7%
  • Walter 0.6%
  • David 0.6%
  • Arthur 0.6%
  • Frank 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • Albert 0.4%
  • Benjamin 0.4%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • Samuel 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Annie 0.4%
  • Donald 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Willie 0.4%
  • Sarah 0.4%
  • Michael 0.4%
  • Frederick 0.3%
  • Paul 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Herbert 0.3%
  • Ernest 0.3%
  • Kenneth 0.3%
  • Fred 0.3%
  • Anna 0.3%
  • Alfred 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%
  • Roy 0.3%
  • Catherine 0.3%

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