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  • ID: I18936
  • Name: Benjamin HARRISON V
  • RELA: 6th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 APR 1726 in Berkeley, Charles City Co., VA
  • Event: Fact 1776 Signed Declaration of Independence
  • Event: Elected Governor of Virginia BET 1781 AND 1784
  • Death: 24 APR 1791 in Berkeley, Charles City Co., VA
  • Event: Pic Gov. Benjamin Harrison
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    HARRISON, Benjamin, (father of Carter Bassett Harrison and William Henry Harrison, grandfather of John Scott Harrison, great-grandfather of Benjamin Harrison [1833-1901] and great-great-great grandfather of William Henry Harrison [1896-]), a Delegate from Virginia; born on the plantation "Berkeley," Charles City County, Va., April 5, 1726; pursued classical studies and attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; member of the colonial house of burgesses 1749-1775; member of the Virginia revolutionary convention in March, July, and December, 1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1774- 1777; as chairman of the Committee of the Whole House he reported the resolution on June 10, 1776, offered three days before by Richard Henry Lee, declaring the independence of the American Colonies, and reported the Declaration of Independence, of which he was one of the signers, on July 4, 1776; resigned in 1778; member of the State house of delegates 1776-1782 and 1787-1791 and served as speaker 1778-1782, 1785, and 1786; Governor of Virginia 1782-1784; delegate to the State convention for the ratification of the Federal Constitution in 1788; died at his home, "Berkeley," Charles City County, Va., April 24, 1791.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Benjamin HARRISON IV b: ABT 1695 in Charles City Co., VA
    Mother: Ann CARTER b: BET 1696 AND 1702 in Lancaster Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth BASSETT b: 13 DEC 1730 in Charles City Co., VA
    • Married: BET 1745 AND 1746 in Richmond Co., VA
    1. Has No Children Robert HARRISON b: 1748 in Richmond Co., VA
    2. Has No Children Judith HARRISON b: ABT 1750 in Richmond Co., VA
    3. Has No Children Tabitha HARRISON b: ABT 1751 in Richmond Co., VA
    4. Has Children Anne Bassett HARRISON b: 21 MAY 1753 in Charles City Co., VA
    5. Has No Children Benjamin Bassett HARRISON VI b: 1755
    6. Has Children Lucy Bassett HARRISON b: 1755 in Charles City Co., VA
    7. Has No Children Carter Bassett HARRISON b: BET 1756 AND 1757 in Charles City Co., VA
    8. Has No Children Elizabeth Bassett HARRISON b: 6 DEC 1758 in Charles City Co., VA
    9. Has No Children Sarah Bassett HARRISON b: 1770 in Charles City Co., VA
    10. Has Children William Henry HARRISON b: 9 FEB 1773 in Berkeley, Charles City Co., VA
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