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Absolum C. Harrison

From "Cherokee County History"

"Absolum Clinton Harrison was educated in the schools of Texas. He entered the Confederate Army in April 1862 in Company A, 18th Texas Infantry, under Captain George W. Knox and also Colonel Ochiltree and Lieutenant Colonel David B. Henderson. He was a corporal transferred from the 22nd Regiment. Served in the same unit with brother John Malone Harrison. He was assigned to post duty, first as wagonmaster, then as assistant quartermaster at Camp Martin near Rusk. At the close of the war, he was the last man to leave camp. After the close of the war he was engaged in the drug store business and had the first one in Alto. He was vice-president of the Continental State Bank in Alto and was a director of it until his death. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was one of the early members when Old Palestine Baptist Church was organized. "

Source:Evelyn Harrison

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