Harbison Early Genealogy
Chapter A - Joseph Clifford Douglas
Chapter B -Rubein Jenevery "Gennie" Jenny" Douglas
Chapter C - William Harry "Harry" Douglas
Chapter D - Margaret "Mag" Maggie" Ellen May Douglas
Chapter E - John Henry Douglas
Chapter F - Sidney Alphus Douglas
Chapter G - Quinton Alexander Douglas
Chapter H - Elizabeth "Lizzie" Arbelle Douglas
Chapter I - Descendants of Macey Isebelle Douglas
Chapter J - Leona Dollie Douglas
Chapter K -Theodore "Ted" Samuel Douglas, Sr.
Chapter L - Larry Edward Douglas
My grandmother always told the family she was of indian heritage. I have forgotten the percentage she quotes, but I am thinking it was 1/16th or 1/8th.
I have met two other lines of this family who also state that it has been passed down that the Haribson's are of Indian heritage.
However, I have also run into some of the lines which adamantly deny the heritage.
This bothers me. Why would they deny the heritage? I am proud of it.
Speculations have been Candian Cree and Blackfoot, but we really have no idea. We understand that Margaret Harbison was a Indian.
The name Harbison is also known as "Bush Buffalo."
Can you help?
Jesse Harbison Monday, 3/24/08, 7:37 AM
Thanks for all the info on Margaret Harbison, she is half sister to my grandfather Jesse Oscar Harbison, children of John Jefferson Harbison and 1. Harriet Day 2. Stacy Lucinda Bell. I had recieved some info from Margaret Clayton's family, but nothing like the info you have, even pictures! Thanks.
Bruce W. Valle Wednesday, 1/12/05, 1:23 PM
Thank you for the information my mother was Betty Bishop. I live at 406 Lueking Dr. DeSoto,MO 63020
Madonna Schrameyer Tuesday, 1/11/05, 1:24 PM
Leona Douglas was my grandmother. Her youngest daughter, Bettie was my mother. I knew several of my Uncles and Aunt Lizzie. Please e-mail me, I would love to hear from you. My mother showed me the place in Caledonia where grandma and her family lived. I remember when I was a little girl we would go to Ottery in the summer and have a huge picnic. I've been trying to remember how to get there but I was so young I can't. Are there relatives living there? Please e-mail me!
Martha Jane Dryoel Wednesday, 7/7/04, 2:19 PM
This has come a long ways. I think you have done a good job. Love always Martha
Deb Saturday, 7/19/03, 5:14 AM
Your site looks great! Hope I can help you add to it. Deb
Margie Campbell Friday, 7/11/03, 9:22 PM
Nice page.. your getting there... watch out it's addictive! Marge
From: Lodi, CA
Web Site: Iron county MO webpage at Rootsweb
Pamela Peirce on August 14, 2012
I don't know if this will be seen since this blog doesn't appear to have been updated since 2010, but I would like to address some issues I have with the genealogy presented here.
First, since the first rule of genealogy is "document everything", it follows that the correct and polite thing to do is to credit sources. It appears that material from James E Bell's "The History and Genealogy of Ottery Creek, Iron and Reynolds Counties, Missouri" copyright 1992 has been used without citation.
It's not my purpose to stir up controversy, but since I contributed genealogical information to that book, I would prefer to see it properly cited.
Secondly, it is impossible for Margaret Denice Harbison to have been 100% Native American. I have been researching the Harbison lineage for 14 years and have seen nothing that would suggest Native American ancestry unless it is through John Jefferson Harbison's wife Harriet A Day's line. It is not a matter of whether one is proud of "Indian" heritage, but rather whether there is any documented heritage to be proud of.
I will be more than happy to discuss my research and sources with others. My email is harbisonfamilyhistory(at)gmail(dot)com.
MY NOTE IN RESPONSE: I am not in possession of this book, but would love to get a copy of it! I will certainly give credit. Some information on these pages were provided by distant relatives who I met and I did not receive the source of their information.