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- Title abstract, 21 February 1743, written by Benjamin Harrison (1695-1745) of the title from 1641 to 1733 of a tract of land called Bicars located in Prince George (formerly Charles City) County, Virginia. Harrison purchased the property from William Stith
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- 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 1745 by a lightning strike at Berkeley and were buried there.
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