There is an entry in the Marion County Ohio 1883 reprint 1973 on page 677 posted as a public story in 2013 which reads:
Harrison Bonham, son of Elisha L. and Catherine (Dusthemer) Bonham, was bron August 18, 1815, in Licking County Ohio. The parents were of English and French extraction and natives of Maryland and Virginia. They emigrated to Licking County Ohio, where he subsequently served as a solder in the war of 1812 and helped to build the "blockhouse" at Mansfield, Ohio. He was born August 6th 1774, and died September 25, 1855. They settled in Bowling Green Township in October, 1838, and lived there until their death. There Children are Harrison, Amanda M., Oliver P., Jacob, Sarah, Mary, Harvey, Lydia, Huldah, and Hiram, all of whom are living. Eliza, Elisha, and Andrew are deceased. Harrison Bonham lived with his parents until 1821, during his minority securing fair education at the commons schools. At the age of twenty-three, he learned the carpenter's trade, in which occupation, together with farming, he has been engaged. He was married March 22, 1838 to Mary A Catlin, a daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth (McKnatt) Catlin, of English and Irish extraction and natives of the State of Delaware: both died in Licking County , Ohio. Mr Bonham is now the owner of 104 acres of well improved land, almost all under cultivation. He served his township two terms as Trustee, is a member of the " Church of God" and is an honored and respected citizen. Politically he is a Democrat.