Harrison, Benjamin, approximately 1726-1791

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1726-04-05
Death 1791-04-24

Biographical notes:

Signer of Declaration of Independence; member of the Continental Congress; governor of Virginia.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Edmund Pendleton, 1776 Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503405

Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia.

From the description of Letter to Robert Morris and portrait, 1776 September 13 and n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55228090

Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) was a Virginia planter and revolutionary war statesman. He served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1749-74, Continental Congress, 1774-77, Virginia House of Delegates, 1777-81, as Governor of Virginia, 1781-84, and House of Delegates again until his death.

From the description of Will: Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia, 1780 January 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122395013

Governor of Virginia.

From the description of Land title, 1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367390210

Governor of Virginia and delegate of the U.S. Continental Congress of Virginia.

From the description of Papers of Benjamin Harrison, 1770-1787. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451308

Benjamin Harrison (1726?-1791): Signer of the Declaration of Independence, member of the State House of Delegates 1776-1782 and 1787-1791 where he 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.

From the description of Papers of Benjamin Harrison, 1779-1788 (bulk 1779-1783). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122540470

Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) was serving as governor of Virginia at this time.

From the description of Letter, 1782 March 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602290

At this time, Benjamin Harrison was the Speaker of the House. Thomas Jefferson was the governor of Virginia.

From the description of Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1781 October 11. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866215

Signer and governor of Virginia.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Colonel Samuel Smith in Baltimore, 1786 July 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503599

Signer of Declaration of Independence; governor of Virginia.

From the description of Autograph receipt signed : [n.p.], 1779 Feb. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508155

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  • Businessmen--Public opinion
  • Land use--18th century
  • Military supplies
  • Governors--Election
  • Real property--18th century
  • African Americans--18th century
  • Slavery
  • Slavery--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Sources
  • Coastwise shipping--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Legislators--Archives
  • Slaves--18th century
  • Land grants--History--18th century
  • Governors--History--Sources
  • Land titles--History--Sources

Occupations:

  • Governors--Virginia
  • Governors
  • Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--Virginia

Places:

  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Botetourt County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Berkeley Plantation (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Charles River (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Botetourt County (as recorded)
  • Pittsylvania County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Stinking River (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Pittsylvania County (as recorded)
  • Bannister River (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Botetourt County (as recorded)