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Andrew Harrison Jr. (abt. 1660 - 1753)

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Andrew Harrison Jr.
Born about in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Caroline Co., VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Orange Co., VAmap
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Biography

Andrew Harrison Sr., who was born sometime between 1640 and 1660 in England. He immigrated to Virginia colony sometime before 1683. Records indicate that Andrew Sr. came to the colonies under a "headright" contract with a colony official named Cadwallader Jones.

Within a few years Andrew Sr. had made enough to free himself of the debt, because he is listed as a freeman in the mid-1680's. Further, in 1686, Andrew Sr. and some friends entered the lucrative headright business themselves. Andrew Sr. purchased several thousand acres on Golden Vale Creek in Essex Co, Virginia (Now Caroline Co). He lived on 130 acres of the land, and used the rest for headright contracts. At one point he owned 1800 acres as part of his plantation. All this land is now part of the Fort A.P. Hill military training center near the town of Bowling Green, Virginia.

Andrew Harrison Sr. was probably a wealthy man by colonial Virginia standards. He was a tobacco plantation owner, with several slaves and indentured servants, and he (and later his son Andrew Jr.) served in the office of Constable for his part of Essex Co. for a number of years. Holding an office in the colonial government speaks to the fact that Andrew Sr. was a man of wealth and privilege.

Andrew Harrison Sr. died on 13 Jul 1758 in Orange County, Virginia.

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  • WikiTree profile Harrison-1637 created through the import of Gareau.ged on Aug 30, 2011 by William Malo. See the Changes page for the details of edits by William and others.





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