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Daniel Harrison (abt. 1701 - 1770)

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Captain Daniel Harrison
Born about in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New Yorkmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Augusta County, Virginiamap
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U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [1]

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [2]

Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [3] ("Arthur Johnston's estate, appraised by Samuel Hemphill, Daniel Harrison, John Cravens.")

Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [4] ("Daniel Harrison's bond, as guardian (appointed) to Jane Claypole, orphan of Wm. Claypole.")

Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [5] ("Daniel Harrison's will -- To wife; to Sarah Stevenson, his wife's daughter; to son, Benjamin Harrison, youngest son; to children. Proved, by John Johnson. ")

Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [6] (" Benj. Harrison's bond as administrator of Danl. Harrison.")

Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [7] ("Daniel Harrison's appraisement (by Solomon Tirpin, Robert Craven, John Gratton) recorded.")

"Daniel was born about 1701 and died 10 Jul 1770. He married #1 Margaret Cravens, sister of Robert Cravens. He married #2 Sarah Stephenson, widow of William.

Daniel Harrison, (1701-1770), the eldest child of Isaiah Harrison, and his second wife, Abigail, according to a deposition made by him the 14th December, 1767 (see page 144), gave his age at this time as 66-7 years. Thus he was born in 1701-2; the latter date placing him in his 66th year in 1767. His birthplace was either Oyster Bay, or Smithtown, Long Island, New York, most probably the former; his father having remarried about two years prior to the spring of 1702, the time of his removal from the first the second named point. Daniel died testate in present Rockingham County, Virginia, July 10th 1770. His will signed June 8, 1767, and proven, August 25, 1770, follows: (end of page)"

LGT, pg 191-194: Chapt. XII: "Daniel Harrison's childhood was passed at Smithtown, Long Island. The year of his birth (1701), Capt. William Kidd, of pirate fame, came to the close of his meteoric career, and no doubt the young children of Daniel's day were highly entertained with many a story of the bold Captain, and of buried treasure on Long island."

"In 1721, Daniel Harrison migrated with his father, Isaiah, to Sussex County, Delaware. There May 8th 1730 after his first marriage, he purchased 75 acres of land which had belonged to his half brother, Gideon Harrison, who had died the year before."

Daniel's first survey of land was Dec 8, 1738. This was one of the surveys in the following Record; "Settlers by the Long Grey Trail", First Settlers in the Region of Harrisonburg:

"The earliest surveys found are dated as follows; for Daniel Harrison, December 8, 1738; for Thomas Harrison, December 28, 1739; for John Harrison, Sr., November 12, 1740; for Jeremiah Harrison, Nov 13, 1740 and for Samuel Harrison, November 14 1740, the last four surveys being recorded in the old surveyors' book at Winchester."

Daniel was later granted on August 20th a patent of a second tract of land in Old Augusta County; at which time his son, Robert, was also granted a patent of land. Daniel's original tract was on Naked Creek and was in what was then Augusta County, south of the line that divided this territory from Rockingham. In the 1741 patent granted to the Harrisons, the grant to Daniel included 400 acres on teh Dry Fork of Smiths Creek, and Roberts was for 206 acres along the fork on his father's land. In all, Daniel harrison and his sons were granted some 4,294 acres of Augusta County lands in seventeen patents. All of these with the exception of three to Daniel himself. The patents are all listed in the records in "Settlers by the Long Grey Trail, pg 194. Ancestry Manuscripts.

Will of Daniel Harrison (Daniell Harrisson)

"In the Name of God Amen--the eighth day of June in the Year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven, I, Daniel Harrison in the County of Augusta and Colony of Virginia being in Reasonable health & Perfect mind and Memory thanks be Given to God therefore Calling to Mind the Mortality of the Body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament;

That is to say Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and for my Body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting that at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form viz.

Imprimis I give and bequeath first to my beloved Wife, two Negroes one called Hannah and the other called Simon, during her Widowhood; next again I leave her my dwelling house and the store house kitchen and all the rest of the the buildings with a third part of the Plantation during her life with a third part of the stock and household furniture.

Secondly I give and bequeath unto Sarah Stevenson my Wife's daughter one good bed and furniture and young Breeding Mare.

Thirdly I leave and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Harrison, my youngest son, all my home Plantation with Mill and Still at my wife's decease or marriage he paying unto the rest of my Children thirty Pounds to be equally divided amongst the rest of my Children.

And all the out lands that I now posess to be sold and when all my just debts are paid the Residue or Remainder of said Money to be equally divided and the remaining two thirds of my stock to be sold at Publick Vendue equally divided. (public venue)

And my Negroes, Cesar Kate and Moses, to be sold at Publick Vendue to be equally divided amongst my Children and the two Negroes, Hannah and Simon that I left unto my Wife till her decease or Marriage to be sold at Publick Vendue & equally divided amongst my Children

And I do hereby utterly disannul disallow and revoke all and every other former Wills legavies request or anything whatsoever Relating to a Will any ways named or Bequeathed.

Ratifying Confirming this and no other then to be my last will and Testament In Witness hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year above interlineation was made.

Signed and Sealed & Delivered in presence of: Andrew Johnson Signed: Daniell Harrisson. Seal John Johnson Robert Brown. Proved by John Johnson, August 25, 1770. Proved by Andrew Johnson, May 13, 1771; deposition taken in Culpeper County, this date. (See Augusta County Will Book No. 4, p. 408, Staunton, Virginia; original will also on record.)

"Settlers by the Long Grey Trail" tells us : "Daniel's first wife, and the mother of his children, was Margaret Cravens, whom he married about 1724, or shortly before this time. She was a sister of Robert Cravens, who had previously married Daniel's half-sister, Mary, very soon after the Harrisons' removal to Delaware."

Children of Captain Daniel and Margaret Harrison were Robert, Daniel Jr, Jesse b. 1729; Mary b. 1733; Jane 1735; Col. Benjamin Harrison b. 1741.

Between the will of Capt. Daniel Harrison and the will of his son, Robert Harrison, all the children of Capt Harrison are named.

Capt. Daniel Harrison, Thomas, and Jeremiah Harrison were brothers and the four were brothers-in-law to Robert Cravens, through their sister, Mary Harrison, his wife.

Altogether, Daniel Harrison and his sons were granted some 4,294 acres of Augusta County Lands in seventeen patents--all but three of these being issued to Daniel Himself, as follows: To Daniel Harrison: 22 Sep 1739, 400 Acres, E. draft of W. Fork of Naked Crk, Bk 18, pg. 381 20 Aug 1741, 400 on Dry fork of Smith's Creek Bk 19, pg 1131 25 Sep 1746, 100 acres Cooks Creek, (Willed to Benjamin) Also on the same date 387 on S. east side of Muddy Crk, Bk 24, pg 422 400 branch of Muddy Creek Bk 24, pg 423 215 on W. Fork of naked Creek Bk 24, pg 424 400 head of Linville's Mill Creek Bk 24, pg 425 05 Sep 1749, 200 branch of Muddy Creek Bk 27, pg 356 10 Sep 1755, 65 Cook's Creek willed to Benjamin 15 Dec 1755, 100 North Fork of Linville's Creek, for importing Joseph Roberts and Richard Simpson Bk 32, pg 660 120 on North River of Henandoah above. 15 Dec 1755 250 Linville Creek side of Bryan and Linvel. 16 Aug 1756 200 Muddy Creek and Dry River Bk. 33, pg 124 30 Jul 1763, 365 on branc of Linville's Creek called Johns Run. 33-124 Total 3,602

To Robert Harrison: 20 Aug 1741 260, Dry Fork of Smith's Creek on Daniel harrison's land on Robert Craven's line 19-1118 (Craven was brother-in-law) To Daniel Harrison, Jr: 05 Sep 1749, 262, branch of Muddy Creek adjoining Daniel harrison, Sr. To Jesse Harrison: 10 Jul 1766, 170 near main branches of Linville Creek, etc.

On 25 Sep 1746 the survey of the Fairfax Line was started. Besides grants to Daniel, there were grants to his nephew, John Harrison, Jr for 1566 acres and his brother Samuel, 200 acres. On 26th patents for 200 granted to 245 and Thomas 212. glw

The Disposal of the last parcel of "Maiden Plantation"

In the following deed below, is the last of the series in the disposal of "Maiden Plantation", close to the time of the death of Isaiah Harrison.

"Deed of Sale Daniel Harrisson to George Campbell"

"This Indenture made ye third Day of March in ye Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & forty between Daniel Harrisson of ye County of Sussex upon Delaware of ye one part & George Campbell of ye Same County Cooper of ye otherpart Witnesseth that ye L: Daniel Harrisson for & in Consideration of ye full and True sum of one hundred & fifty pounds Current Lawfull Money of America to him in hand at & before ye Ensealing & Delivery hereof by ye L: George Campbell well well & Truly paid yeReceipt Whereof he doth hereby Acknowledge him Self Therewith to be fully Satisfied, Contented and Paid & thereof & every part & parcel thereof Doth fully and absolutely acquit Exonerate & Discharge ye Sd. George Campbell his heirs & assigns for ever by these presents hath given granted bargained Sold aliened endowed Conveyed & Confirmed a Certain Tract or parcel of Land Scituate lying & being in ye County of Sussex Afs. Beginning at one end of ye Tract of Land called Maiden Plantation by a Line Running North fourteen Degrees Thirty minutes west to ye beginning white oak of the Tract Afs. thence by ye Afs. line Running Seventy four Degrees fourty five minutes West by four hundred perches to a Corner Tree fallen near Brights Beaver Dam thence South Twenty degrees fifteen Minutes Easterly & Thence to ye place of Beginning so that ye Afs. Tract or parcel Contains Two hundred & fifty acres of Land being part of ye Tract Afs. Called Maiden Plantationwhich by Virtue of a Warrent from ye Court of Sussex was Granted unto a Certain Willim Darval of the County of Kent upon Delaware Dew: for one Thousand acres of Land 7 afterwards by ye Afs. Darval Sold & Conveyed ye Afs. Tract of Land by Deed of Sale bearing Date ye Second Day of February Annoq Domini one thousand Sic Hundred Eighty seven to a certain John Nellson of Boston in New England his heirs & asigns Who by Deed of Gift made over ye Same to his Son in Law Henry Loyd of Queens County in ye Island of Nassaw in e Province of New York Gent: bearing Date ye Sixteenth Day of November in ye Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fifteen that was resurveyed in pursuance of a Warrant from ye Commissioners of Property ye firsst Day of Jan in ye Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred & Eighteen to ye Afs. Henry Loyd by Jacob Taylor Surveyor General & found to be but Nine hundreed and Seven acres of Land and ye Afs. Henry Loyd by his Deed of Lease and Release bearing Date ye first and second days of June in ye Year of Our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred & twenty one Did for ye Consideration Mentioned therein Did Grant Release & Confirm all ye Afs. Nine hundred & Seven acres of Land unto one Isaiah Harrison Late of Sussex County, Dec; his heirs and assigns forever & ye Afs. Isaiah Harrisson in his life time by his Deeds of Lease & Release bearing Date ye Ninth & Tenth Days of October in ye Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred & thirty two Did grant Release and Confirm ye above Recited two hundred & fifty acres of Land part of ye Tract Afs. unto his Son Daniel Harrisson his heirs & assigns forever Recourse being had to ye Several deedswill make it more fullly & Amply appear Together with all houses Edifices woods underwoods ways eaqsements hereditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to ye Afs. Two hundred & fifty acres of Land & premises in any wise appertaining or to any part or parcel thereof & all Deeds writings & Evidences touching or Concerning ye Same Land or any part thereof. To Have and to Hold ye Afs. Land & premises all & Singular other ye appurtenances belonging or appertaining unto ye Afs. George Campbell his heirs & assigns to ye only proper use & behoof of him ye afsd George Campbell his heirs Executors Administratiors & Assigns for ever free & Clear freely & Clearly acquited Exonerated and Discharged of & from all other former gifts grants bargains sales cases mortgages & Incumbrances whatsoever ye Rents & Services which are already due & which hereafter shall become Due & payable to ye Chief Lor or Lords of y fee or fees for in Respects of ye Premisses always Excepted & foreprized & Afs. Daniel Harrison his heirs and assigns & all & every other person & persons whatsoever or wheresoever Shall & will Warrent &^ forever Defend by Vertue of these presents in Witness whereof ye Afs. Daniel Hdarrisson hath hereunto Set his hand & affixed his Seal ye Day and Year first within Written. Seal ... Daniel Harrisson etc. (the last parcel of Maiden Plantation) ................................

Children of Margaret Cravens and Capt. Daniel Harrison:

Children: Robert c1725/25 May 1761; Daniel Jr 1727/1805; Jesse 1729/1817; Mary 1733; Jane 1735/1796; Benjamin 1741/1819.

Children of Sarah Stephenson (widow of William Stephenson)

Sarah Stephenson b. 1754 New York She is named in her Step-father's Will: Secondly I give and bequeath unto Sarah Stevenson my Wife's daughter one good bed and furniture and young Breeding Mare. (Will of Capt. Daniel Harrison)

Research: Geneva Greer White, "Geneva's Tree" [8]


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On 6 Aug 2013 at 14:12 GMT C (Evans) E wrote:


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