The Resource Will, 1780 Jan. 3
- Will, 1780 Jan. 3
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- 1780 Jan. 3
- Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791
- Coupland family
- Wills -- Virginia | Charles City County
- Bassett family
- Personal papers -- Virginia | Charles City County
- Rickman family
- Berkeley (Charles City County, Va.)
- Randolph family
- Harrison family
- Decedents' estates. -- Virginia | Charles City County
- Charles City County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century
- Will, 3 January 1780, of Benjamin Harrison of Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia, and was recorded in Charles City County Court 16 June 1791. This will was recorded in the Charles City County Will Book, 1789-1808, pp. 56-59
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- A positive photograph of this will is cataloged in the library as CS 71 H322-1921.
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- Benjamin Harrison was born 5 April 1726 at "Berkeley" in Charles City County, Virginia. Harrison attended the College of William and Mary, but did not earn a degree. He entered the House of Burgesses in 1748 and served until 1775. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778, and signed the Declaration of Independence. Harrison also was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1776 and served until he was elected governor in 1781. Governor from 1781 to 1784, Harrison returned to the House of Delegates after his term ended. He was a member of the House of Delegates until his death 24 April 1791. Harrison married Elizabeth Bassett and had 7 children, including William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) who was the ninth president of the United States.
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