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At a Glance

Cassandra Harrison of New Bern, NC was the daughter of James Harrison and Cassandra Harrison [1].


Cassandra apparently came to Hillsborough, NC in the late 1840s or 1850, for her name appears in the Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51 [2]. Her marriage to Bryan S. Rhodes in New Bern, NC was officiated by Presbyterian minister Thomas G. Wall, the husband of another Burwell student, Janet Hollister . It may be that Cassandra and Janet were schoolmates in Hillsborough, NC [1].

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  1. Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).
  2. Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51.