Isabella Means Harrison (1821-1892) moved with her family to Jacksonport in 1849.  She brought her slave Pal (short for Palestine) Louisa.  An ancestor of the prominent Boyce family of Tuckerman, Harrison represents much of the pioneer spirit that moved America west in the mid-19th century.  Obviously a woman of culture, refinement, and wealth, Harrison brought her love of books and fine things and planted them as a family inheritance in northeast Arkansas.  (Courtesy of Wayne Boyce)

From Watson, Tim, and Elizabeth Jacoway. Newport and Jackson County. Arcadia Publishing, 2016