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1646-1862
Inclusive dates
1646-1862
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1646-1862, of the Harrison family of Prince George County, Virginia, including deeds, wills, orders, title releases, commissions, agreements, tax assessments, and accounts. Of note are the deeds and title releases, 1646-1743, for the estate of "Bicars" in Prince George County, Virginia. Included is the Harrison family Bible record; will of William Drew of Surry County, Virginia, 1778; will of William Thomas of Southampton County, Virginia, 1795; will of George C. Leacey of Prince George County, Virginia, 1818; and the will of William Beckley, Prince George County, Virginia, 1819. The will book which contained these wills is not extant. Also included are tax receipts for Prince George County, Virginia, 1816-1825; special order assigning Robert S.J. Peebles, surgeon, to Globe Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, 1862; account of William H. Harrison with Hartwell P. Heath, 1831-1834; and the estate account of Robert Harrison, Sr., nd
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Biographical or historical data
  • Benjamin Harrison was born in 1695 in Charles City County, Virginia, to Benjamin Harrison (1673-1710) and Elizabeth Burwell Harrison (1677-1734). He attended the College of William and Mary. Harrison represented Charles City County in the House of Burgesses from 1736 to 1742. Harrison was a large landholder, owning land in Charles City, Prince George, Surry, Sussex, Brunswick, and Amelia Counties, and Petersburg, Virginia. Harrison built the plantation house "Berkeley." He married Anne Carter in 1722 and they had 10 children, including Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) who served as governor of Virginia and signed the Declaration of Independence. Harrison and two of his daughters were killed 12 July 1744 by a lightning strike at Berkeley and were buried there.
  • Robert Harrison, (1755-1797), son of Robert and Elizabeth Harrison, married Henrietta Hardyman Harrison (b. 1751), daughter of William and Angelica Hardyman, on 12 April 1777. The family resided in Prince George County, Virginia at the estate of "Bicars."
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
61
Immediate source of acquisition
Cuthbert, Charles H., IV, Mrs.
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000503526
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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