Theodore P. Harrison, clerk of Franklin County Court, was born in this county, October 29, 1855, the son of Belus F. and Catherine J. (Lipe) Harrison, natives, respectively, of Franklin and Perry Counties, IlL The father was a respected citizen and a justice in Barren Township, where he lived most of his life, dying in Benton in November, 1878. The mother died in 1872. Our subject, reared and educated in his native county, taught school for five or six years, until December, 1882, when he was elected to his present position, and re-elected in 1886 for another term of four years. He has always been an active Democrat and a political worker. He is a Master Mason, and is justly recognized as one of Benton's popular officials and enterprising citizens.