Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stewarts of Putnam County, Tennessee

Harrison and Sarah (Brown) Stewart
of Putnam County, Tennessee

boy?, Harrison Stewart, Elizabeth Brown Stewart, Sarah Brown Stewart, lady?, man?
These photos were taken ca 1865-1871

People in yard - left to right
man?, boy?, Henry Riley Stewart, Elizabeth Brown Stewart (sitting), Sarah Stewart, lady?
Man in suit could be Jacob Stewart, brother to Henry

Harrison Stewart was the son of Jesse Stewart and Jemina West.  Harrison married Sarah Brown on 29 April 1838 in Overton County, Tennessee. Sarah was the daughter of John Brown and Sally Carr Harrison and Sarah raised their family in Boma, Putnam County, Tennessee.  

Harrison and Sarah were the parents of eleven children: 
Celia Jane Stewart Whitehead, John Calvin Stewart, Henry Riley Stewart, Martha Mahala Stewart Montgomery, Thomas Milton Stewart, Jacob Mattison Stewart, Sarena Elizabeth Stewart Allison, Sarah Jemima Stewart Coleman, Polly Ann Stewart Humphries, Nancy Arvina Stewart Duke, Susanna Malissy Stewart Helmontoller.  

Harrison's son Henry Stewart is our ancestor.  Henry Stewart returned home from the Civil War in April 1865. He married Elizabeth Brown in December 1865. She died in August 1871.  Elizabeth is in both photos above.  She is the pretty dark haired woman.   

Harrison's father, Jesse Stewart, was a well known Baptist preacher.  Harrison's son, Jacob M Stewart, was also a Baptist preacher.  Harrison's mother, Jemima West Stewart, was the daughter of Stephen West and Mary Polly Belk.

Harrison's grandparents were Joseph Stewart and Sarah Gilbert.  Their story can be found in another post, click here.

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