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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

James T. Harrison Home

James T. Harrison Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 26, 2007
1. James T. Harrison Home Marker
Inscription.  Built by Thomas Blewett circa 1840 for daughter Regina and James Harrison, leading lawyer and politician. Site of 1865 marriage and home of Stephen D. and Regina Harrison Lee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 33° 29.971′ N, 88° 25.442′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street North and Military Road on 9th Street North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 9th Street North, Columbus MS 39701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter "Red" Barber (within shouting distance of this marker); Joshua Lawrence Meador (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); S.D. Lee Home (about 800 feet away); First Baptist Church of Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Franklin Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Friendship Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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James Thomas Harrison (1811–1879), son of Thomas Harrison and Hannah Earle, was born near Pendleton, South Carolina, in 1811. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1829 and studied law under James L. Pettigru. In 1834, he moved to Mississippi, settled in Columbus, and began the practice of law. He was a delegate to the convention of southern states that met in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1861 and was a member of the Confederate Congress throughout its existence. After the war, he was elected to the United States Congress but was refused admittance. He returned to the practice of law and died in Columbus, Mississippi, in 1879.

James Thomas Harrison married Regina Blewett, daughter of Thomas G. Blewett. Among their children were Tom or Sam (he is frequently mentioned in letters from James to Regina but the writing is not clear), James, Allen, and Regina. Regina Harrison married General Stephen Dill Lee in 1865. In his letters to Regina, Lee referred to her as “Lily.”
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,753 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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