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Benjamin Harrison II (1645 - 1712)

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Benjamin Harrison II
Born in Wakefield, Surry, Virginia, British Colonial Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Cabin Point, Surry, Virginia, British Colonial Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cabin Point, Surry, Virginia, British Colonial Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Mar 2011
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Biography

The Honorable Benjamin Harrison of Surry County, Virginia was born September 20, 1645 to the Honorable Benjamin Harrison, who took up a patent of land on Warrosquivake Creek, July 7, 1635, and his wife Mary (nee?) Harrison, who after she was widowed, married Benjamin Sidway.

Benjamin married Hannah Churchill, born February 13, 1651 and died February 16, 1698. (Note the article "Harrison Family" continues with the children's names.)

Benjamin was sent to England as Commissioner for the Colony against Commissioner Blair; was an influential member of the King's Council; a liberal supporter of the Established Church; he left a legacy of 20 pounds, "to buy orniments [sic] for the chapel" and that "my executors to provide them as soon as may be after the new chapel is built, and my will is that five acres of my land be laid out where the old chapel now stands, and that it be held for that use forever."

Benjamin was buried at the chapel, near Cabin Point, and on his tombstone is the following epitaph: "Here lyeth the body of Benjamin Harrison, Esq., Who did justice and loved mercy, and walked humbly with his God; was always loyal to his Prince and a great benefactor to his country.

Note: One of the merged profiles included the following statement:

Benjamin Harrison, II is the son of Benjamin Harrison and Mary (Stringer) Harrison.

It appears from the above that his mother's last name at birth is still in some dispute.

Children of Benjamin and Hannah are:

  • Virginia Sarah Harrison, born August 14, 1670, died May 4, 1713, married Dr. James Blair (1656-1743)
  • Benjamin Harrison, III, born September 20, 1673, died April 10, 1710, married Elizabeth Burwell (1677-1734)
  • Nathaniel Harrison, born April 8, 1677, died November 30, 1727, married Mary Cary (1678-1732)
  • Hannah Harrison Ludwell (1678 - 1731) married Philip Ludwell, Esquire
  • Elizabeth Harrison Mason, (1695-1750) married John Mason (1693-1755)

Sources

  • Biography from Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, A History and Genealogy, by Stella Picket Hardy, Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, New York, 1911, "Harrison Family" pages 282-296
  • Daniel Almen Breene, Jr., Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 2, Ed. 1, (Release date: November 29, 1995), "CD-ROM," Tree #5584, Date of Import: Jan 16, 1999. (1995), "Electronic," Date of Import: Jan 30, 1999.
  • Marcus Abbott Haskins, Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 2, Ed. 1, (Release date: November 29, 1995), "CD-ROM," Tree #1060, Date of Import: Jan 16, 1999. (1995), "Electronic," Date of Import: Jan 30, 1999.

Acknowledgments

  • This person was created through the import of Ancestry Wiki.ged on 14 March 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Harrison-2121 created through the import of Remus Wikitree.ged on Feb 12, 2012 by Fred Remus.


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