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HARRISON, SAMUEL TURNER (1810–1884). Samuel Turner Harrison, farmer and legislator, was born on July 15, 1810, in Logan County, Kentucky, son of John M. and Pheriba (Chism) Harrison. In 1817 he moved to Perry County, Alabama, with his parents. On March 1, 1832, Samuel Harrison married Ann White in Alabama. In 1853 Harrison moved to Texas and began to farm land in Cherokee County. Well-liked by friends and neighbors Harrison chose to run for the Texas House of Representatives in 1859 and was elected to the Eighth Texas Legislature. He was elected to a second term in the Ninth Legislature. Samuel T. Harrison died on September 23, 1884, and is buried in the Armstrong-Harrison Cemetery which sits on land in Alto which he donated for this purpose.


William DeRyee and R. E. Moore, The Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860 (Austin: Miner, Lambert, and Perry, 1860). IGI Individual Record: "Samuel Turner Harrison" (, accessed September 1, 2006. Harrison-Armstrong Cemetery (, accessed September 1, 2006.

Stephanie P. Niemeyer


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Stephanie P. Niemeyer, "HARRISON, SAMUEL TURNER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on August 24, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.