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  • ID: I18912
  • Name: William Henry HARRISON
  • RELA: 7th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 FEB 1773 in Berkeley, Charles City Co., VA
  • Event: Appointed BET 10 JAN 1801 AND 17 SEP 1812 Governor of Indiana Territory
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio BET 8 OCT 1816 AND 3 MAR 1819
  • Event: Elected Ohio State Senator BET 1819 AND 1821
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Ohio BET 4 MAR 1825 AND 20 MAY 1828
  • Event: Appointed BET 24 MAY 1828 AND 26 SEP 1829 United States Minister to Colombia
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1841 AND 4 APR 1841 9th President of the United States
  • Death: 4 APR 1841 in White House, Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic President William Henry Harrison
  • Title: President
  • Burial: Harrison Tomb, North Bend, Ohio
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  • Note:
    HARRISON, William Henry, (son of Benjamin Harrison [1726-1791], father of John Scott Harrison, brother of Carter Bassett Harrison, grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, and great-great-grandfather of William Henry Harrison [1896-1990]), a Delegate from the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio, a Representative and a Senator from Ohio, and 9th President of the United States; born on 'Berkeley Plantation,' Charles City County, Va., February 9, 1773; pursued classical studies; attended Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia; studied medicine; entered the Army in 1798 as an ensign in the First Infantry, served in the Indian wars, and rose to the rank of lieutenant; resigned from the Army in 1798; appointed secretary of the Northwest Territory 1798-1799; elected as a Delegate from the Northwest Territory to the Sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1799, to May 14, 1800, when he resigned to become Territorial Governor of Indiana 1801-1813 and also Indian commissioner; defeated the Indians at Tippecanoe in November 1811; major general in the United States Army in the War of 1812; resigned from the Army in 1814; head commissioner to treat with the Indians; elected to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John McLean; reelected to the Fifteenth Congress and served from October 8, 1816, to March 3, 1819; unsuccessful candidate for governor, Ohio in 1820; member, State senate 1819-1821; presidential elector in Ohio in 1822; unsuccessful candidate for House of Representatives in 1822; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1825, to May 20, 1828, when he resigned to become Minister to Colombia 1828-1829; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses); unsuccessful Whig candidate for president in 1836; elected President of the United States in 1840 and served from March 4, 1841, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 4, 1841; interment in William Henry Harrison Memorial State Park, opposite Congress Green Cemetery, North Bend, Ohio.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Benjamin HARRISON V b: 5 APR 1726 in Berkeley, Charles City Co., VA
    Mother: Elizabeth BASSETT b: 13 DEC 1730 in Charles City Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Anna Tuthill SYMMES b: 25 JUL 1775 in Flatbrook, Sussex Co., New Jersey
    • Married: 22 NOV 1795 in North Bend, Hamilton Co., OH
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Bassett HARRISON b: 29 SEP 1796 in Fort Washington, (now Cincinnati), Ohio
    2. Has Children John Cleves Symmes HARRISON b: 28 OCT 1798 in Fort Washington, (now Cincinnati), Ohio
    3. Has Children Lucy Singleton HARRISON b: 5 SEP 1800 in Richmond, VA
    4. Has Children William Henry HARRISON , Jr. b: 3 SEP 1802 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN
    5. Has Children John Scott HARRISON b: 4 OCT 1804 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN
    6. Has Children Benjamin HARRISON b: 5 MAY 1806 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN
    7. Has Children Mary Symmes HARRISON b: 28 JAN 1809 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN
    8. Has Children Carter Bassett HARRISON b: 26 OCT 1811 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN
    9. Has Children Anna Tuthill HARRISON b: 28 OCT 1813 in North Bend, Hamilton Co., OH
    10. Has No Children James Findlay HARRISON b: 15 MAY 1814 in North Bend, Hamilton Co., OH

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