Harrison bought land in St. Paul in Ramsey County. [see “Letter from Minnesota,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, 27 May 1857, 8; Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, 473.]

He lived in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana in 1850. On page 17 of that year’s slave schedule, his male slaves were ages 35, 7, and 5; he owned one female slave, age 27.

Adolph: “ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD will be paid for the recovery of the slave ADOLPH, the property of J. P. Harrison, Esq. Said boy ran away from Pass Christian on the 6th of August last, is about 5 feet, 2 or 3 inches high, a mulatto, aged about 22 years, muscular, active, and of genteel appearance, he is a Creole of this city, speaks both French and English fluently …” [see advertisement, New Orleans Times-Picayune, 24 November 1857, 3.]