James Harrison, born 1748, was a native of Antrim, Ireland who came to South Carolina in 1767. He fought in the New Jersey Volunteers, then came to NB in 1783 as a Loyalist. He settled at Cambridge, Queens County and died 15 Mar 1805. He married, 9 Apr 1789, Charity Cowperthwaite, daughter of Hugh Cowperthwaite of Maugerville, formerly of Philadelphia.
1) Charles Harrison born 1794 at Cambridge, NB, was the eldest son, d. 8 May 1879, married Mary Burpee b. 1795 d/o Jeremiah and Betsey (Stickney) Burpee of Sheffield, died 20 Apr 1877
2) James Harrison Jr.
3) William Harrison was youngest son: m. on 27 Mar 1829 Julia Merritt d/o David Merritt of Saint John.
PANB:MC1156 Graves Papers: James Harrison, 1 page.
See also PANB:MC80/22 Isabel Louise Hill’s Some Loyalists and Others, pgs. 97-100. James Harrison Sr. had a brother, Charles Harrison, born 1738, d. 1811 who also came to NB and settled at Queens County but did not marry. Hugh Cowperthwaite, his wife and eleven children settled at Maugerville.
See also PANB:MC80/124 L.G. Stevens’ Jubilee Souvenir… St. Luke’s Church, Portland, Saint John, NB, pages 32-35
See PANB:MC80/338 I. Allen Jack’s Biographical Review, page 559.