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Encyclopedia > Benjamin Harrison, V
Benjamin Harrison V

Benjamin Harrison, V (April 5, 1726April 24, 1791) was an American planter and revolutionary leader from Charles City County, Virginia. He was educated at the College of William and Mary and was, perhaps, the first figure in the Harrison family to gain national attention. Harrison was a representative for Surry County, Virginia (1756 - 1758) and Charles City County (1766 - 1776) to the House of Burgesses. He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777, signed the Declaration of Independence, and was Governor of Virginia from 1781 to 1784. He again ran for the state legislature but was defeated by John Tyler, Sr., father of future president, John Tyler. He was elected from a neighboring district, however, and served until his death. benjamin harrison v, signer of declaration of independence, father of william henry harrison This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... Events George Friderich Handel becomes a British subject. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1619 Seat Charles City Area  - Total  - Water 529 km² (204 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 10. ... The College of William and Mary (also known as William & Mary, W&M or The College) is a small, selective, coeducational public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. ... The Harrison family is a prominent political family in U.S. history. ... Surry County is a county located in the south-eastern part of the state of Virginia. ... 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Patrick Henry before the House of Burgesses in an 1851 painting by Peter F. Rothermel The House of Burgesses was the first elected legislative assembly in the New World established in the Colony of Virginia in 1619. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... The Continental Congress is the label given to these two girls that i know. ... Chesma Column in Tsarskoe Selo, commemorating the end of the Russo-Turkish War. ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... A copy of the 1823 William J. Stone reproduction of the Declaration of Independence The United States Declaration of Independence was an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies were independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... Tim Kaine, the current Governor The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... John Tyler (February 28, 1747-January 6, 1813) was a Virginia planter, judge, Governor of Virginia (1808-1811), and father of President John Tyler. ... John Tyler, Jr. ...


He was son of Benjamin Harrison, IV and Anne Carter, and grandson of Robert Carter I; his cousin was the plantation owner Robert Carter. Benjamin Harrison, V, was married to Elizabeth Bassett. Their son William Henry Harrison and great-grandson Benjamin Harrison would both become President of the United States. Besides William, their youngest child, they had six other children; Elizabeth, Anna, Benjamin, VI, Lucy, Carter, and Sarah. His brother-in-law was Speaker of the House of Burgesses, Peyton Randolph, who was first cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson. Robert Carter also known as King Carter (1663 – August 4, 1732) was a colonist in Virginia and had become one of the wealthiest men in the colonies. ... Robert Councillor Carter, III (c. ... William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, and the ninth President of the United States. ... Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. ... The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... Patrick Henry before the House of Burgesses in an 1851 painting by Peter F. Rothermel The House of Burgesses was the first elected legislative assembly in the New World established in the Colony of Virginia in 1619. ... Peyton Randolph (September, 1721 – October 21, 1775) was the first President of the Continental Congress. ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ...


Harrison lived all his life at Berkeley Plantation, the Harrison family home in Virginia, and his children were born there. Berkeley Plantation, one of the first great estates in America, comprises about 100 acres (0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ...


Harrison County, West Virginia was formed in 1784 and named in Governor Harrison's honor. Harrison County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ...


External links

  • Appleton's Biography edited by Stanley L. Klos
  • Harrison’s Congressional biography
  • Biography by Rev. Charles A. Goodrich, 1856
Preceded by
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Governor of Virginia
1781–1784
Succeeded by
Patrick Henry

 
 

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