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Nathaniel Harrison Sr. (1677 - 1727)

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Col. Nathaniel Harrison Sr.
Born in Wakefield, Surry, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about in Prince George County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Prince George County, Virginiamap
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Alternate birth info: Born 8 Apr 1677 in Wakefield, Surry, Virginia


Date: ABT 1698


Date: ABT 1700


Date: 1727
Place: Sunken Meadow, Surry County, Virginia


Date: 21 FEB 1727


Note N5846{geni:occupation} Col., Justice of Surry Co.{geni:about_me} NATHANIEL HARRISON married Mary Young, nee Cary, (b. 1678), and settled at Brandon in 1720 on the James River. Mary Cary was proposed to by George Washington in the drawing room at Carter`s Grove, home of Robert (King) Carter. It is reported that she refused him, and later as she watched the triumphant Continental Army enter Willimasburg after the Yorktown surrender and beheld her rejected suitor heading so much glory, she was overcome withchagrin and fainted in her husband`s arms.
Nathaniel Harrison owned seven thousand acres of land at Brandon and built the oldest part of the house soon after he purchased the plantation. He was a Burgess and a Councilor, as well as a Naval Officer of the Lower James, County Lieutenant of Surry and Prince George and finally Auditor General for the Colony. He and his wife, Mary had seven children, of whom Nathaniel Harrison, 2nd, inherited Brandon and built the present house. appointed to Kings Councel to succeed his father!BIRTH - SOME PROMINENT VIRGINIA FAMILIES, VOL II by Louise duBellet, p. 494
Nathaniel Harrison, son of Benjamin Harrison, the Councillor, and Hannah, his wife was born August 8, 1677 in Surry Co.,VA. Nathaniel Harrison of Wakefield, was Burgess 1706; naval officer of the lower James River, 1713; appointed to the Council, 1713; County Lieutenant of Surry and Prince George Counties, 1715. Afterwards an-Auditor General.
!MAR - Ibid
He married Mary Young, nee Cary, supposed to have been Mary, born in 1678, daughter of John Cary, merchant of London, by his wife Jane, daughter of John Flood, of surry Co., VA.
!DEATH - Ibid
He died 30 September 1727 in Surry Co., VA.
!BURIAL - Ibid
His tombstone, according to the Philadelphia `Evening Telegraph`, of March 13, 1890, was found on the north side of the James River Road, near Sunken Meadow, Surry Co., VA., with the following inscription:
Here lieth the body of the
He was born in this parish,
The 8th day of August, 1677,
Departed this life the 30th day of November, 1727,
Appointed to succeed his father,
Resided at Wakefield,
Will dated Dec. 15, 1726.


  • 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 note: spells name Nathanel.
  • 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.


  • WikiTree profile Harrison-2614 created through the import of The Tuter and Bunch Families_family line_2012-08-23_01.ged on Aug 23, 2012 by Rick Tuter. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Rick and others.

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