Benjamin Harrison V - (1726 - 1791)

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Benjamin Harrison was the descendant of a family long distinguished in the history of Virginia. Both his father and grandfather bore the name of Benjamin, and lived at Berkeley, where they owned, and where the family still owns [1829], a seat, beautifully situated on the banks of the James River, in full view of City Point, the seaport of Petersburg and Richmond.

The father of Mr. Harrison married the eldest daughter of Mr. Carter, the king's surveyor general, by whom he had six sons and four daughters. Two of the latter, with himself, were, at the same time, during the occurrence of a thunder storm, killed by lightning in the mansion house at Berkeley.

The subject of the present memoir was the eldest son of the preceding, but the date of his birth has not been satisfactorily ascertained. He was a student in the college of William and Mary at the time of his father's death; but, in consequence of a misunderstanding with an officer of the college, he left it before the regular
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Benjamin Harrison V Genealogy

Parents:
Benjamin Harrison (1694 - 1745)
Anne Carter Harrison (1704 - 1745)

Spouse:
Elizabeth Bassett Harrison (1730 - 1792)

Children:
Benjamin Harrison (1755 - 1799)
Sarah Harrison Minge (1770 - 1812)
William Henry Harrison (1773 - 1841)

Siblings:
Elizabeth Harrison Randolph (____ - 1783)
Henry Harrison
Hannah Harrison (____ - 1745)
Lucy Harrison (____ - 1745)
Sarah Harrison Hobbs (____ - 1812)
Robert Harrison (____ - 1771)
Henry Harrison (1735 - 1772)
Carter Henry Harrison (1736 - 1793)
Nathaniel Harrison (1742 - 1782)
Charles Harrison (1742 - 1796)

Events in the life of Benjamin Harrison V

DateEvent

1726 04/07   Birth of Benjamin Harrison
1791 04/24   Death of Bejamin Harrison
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Quote 808 details Share on Google+ - Quote 808 Linked In Share Button - Quote 808 I shall have a great advantage over you, Mr. Gerry, when we are all hung for what we are now doing [signing the Declaration of Independence]. For the size and weight of my body I shall die in a few minutes, but from the lightness of your body you will dance in the air an hour or two before you are dead.

Benjamin Harrison V: Letter to John Adams by Benjamin Rush - July 20, 1811

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