David F. HARRISON (c.1835-?)
HOUSE, 36th General Assembly, 1869-71; representing Roane County; Conservative; SENATE, 40th General Assembly, 1st and 2nd Extra Sess.; elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Henry Alexander CHAMBERS; qualified and seated Dec. 8, 1877 and served to end of term, Jan. 5, 1879; representing counties of Loudon, Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk; Republican. Born in Tennessee c.1835; nothing found to establish exact date and place of birth, names of parents, and extent of schooling. Was married to Sarah A.; family name of wife, date and place of marriage not indicated; children--Theodore F., C.S. (female), and P.C. (male). Resident of Loudon, in Roane County until 1870 when it was included in newly created Loudon County; sometime editor of Loudon Star, resigning July 7, 1871; mechanic. Delegate to East Tennessee Union Convention which met at Knoxville May 30, and 31, 1861. Member Methodist Episcopal Church, serving as president of its board of trustees, 1876. Date of death and place of burial not found.
Sources: House and Senate Journals, 40th General Assembly, 1st and 2nd Extra Sessions, p. 150; Rockwood, The East Tennesseean, July 29, 1869; Knoxville Daily Chronicle, July 14, 1871; Loudon Times, Sept. 11, 1875; Apr. 29, 1876; U.S. Census, 1860, Roane County; 1880 Loudon County; Goodspeed, History of Loudon County, 828; War of Rebellion Records, Ser. I, Vol. 52, Pt. 1, pp. 150, 169.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County; Tennessee State Library and Archives.