was born at South Carolina
circa 1805. He married Elizabeth W. Millen
. John Charles Harbison was church membership on 10 May 1834 at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana
; Received into the congregation of the Associate Reformerd Presbyterian Church of Bloomington on May 10, 1834, along with his wife.
He was census 1840 in 1840 at Monroe Co., Indiana
; In the 1840 census for Monroe Co., Indiana the following family is found with John C. Harbison listed as the head of household:
2 males age 0-5, 1 male age 5-10, 1 male 30-40
1 female age 0-5, 1 female age 5-10, 1 female 30-40. John was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Bloomington Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
. He was migration in 1856 at Illinois
; John moved his family to Illinois in 1856.