Sarah Jane Raisbeck was born in 1862 in Little Chilton Colliery, County Durham, England to John Raisbeck and Phoebe Bell.

Sarah married Joseph Harrison, son of Thomas Harrison and Ann, in 1879/80 in the Auckland District of County Durham, England. In 1881, they lived in Middlestone where Joseph worked as a coal miner. Their first two children were born in England, and their other children were born in Pennsylvania. Joesph, Sarah, and their chidlren, John and Phoebe, immigrated to the United States in the mid-1880s. They settled in Pennsylvania. In the 1900 census, they lived in Benzinger, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Sandy, Pennsylvania between 1900 and 1910. They lived there for the rest of their lives.

Sarah died in 1944 in Pennsylvania and she is buried with Joseph in Fairview Cemetery in Sandy, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.


Offspring of Sarah Jane Raisbeck and Joseph Harrison (1860-1942)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Thomas Harrison (1880-aft1942) 17 July 1880 Byers Green, County Durham, England 1959 Kersey, Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States Mary Susannah Buskirk (1880-1945)

Phoebe Ann Harrison (1883-?) June 1883 (Auckland District+ Durham+ England)
Grace Harrison (1886-1972) 3 October 1886 (Pennsylvania+ United States) 15 February 1972 (United States) Hugh Campbell (c1883-bef1930)

Thomas Harrison (1886-?) 1886
Elizabeth Harrison (1888-?) August 1888 (Pennsylvania)
Helen Harrison (1892-?) July 1892 (Pennsylvania)
Sarah E. Harrison (1892-1977) 18 July 1892 Pennsylvania, United States 29 July 1977 United States Alexander Nelson (1888-1968)

Madeline Harrison (1894-?) February 1894 (Pennsylvania)
Mary Jane Harrison (1894-?) February 1894 Pennsylvania, United States Thomas Miller (1891-1974)

Joseph Harrison, Jr. (1895-1963) 2 August 1895 St. Marys, Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States 24 November 1963 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States Stella May Hand (c1897-1950)

James Harrison (1897-1973) 28 March 1897 St. Marys, Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States December 1973
Isabel Harrison (1899-1990) 28 October 1899 (Pennsylvania+ United States) 6 October 1990 (United States) Samuel Stanton (1897-1976)

Margaret Harrison (1909-?) 1909


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • 1871 English Census
  • 1881 English Census
  • 1990 United States Federal Census
  • 1910 United States Federal Census
  • 1920 United States Federal Census
  • 1930 United States Federal Census
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