Harrison, Benjamin, approximately 1726-1791

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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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creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Autograph letter signed : in council, to Col. Arthur Campbell, 1782 Feb. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Mr. Samuel Myers, 1790 Jan. 16th. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, 1726-1791. Will: Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia, 1780 January 3. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Randolph family. Estate-farm account book, 1783-1829. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: George Rogers Clark papers, 1756-1891. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Land title, 1782. American Primers
referencedIn Anderson, James, 1774-1805. Account book, 1788 [1795-1799]. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Astor, William Waldorf Astor, Viscount, 1848-1919,. Collection of miscellaneous letters [manuscript], 1785-1916. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. ADS, [between 1774-1778], [s.l.]. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Baird, John, fl. 1784. Virginia documents [manuscript], 1767-1784. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hunter, William, d. 1761. Printing office journal, 1750-1752. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. Robert Morris papers, 1751-1802. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Estate-farm Account Book, 1783-1829. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. ALS, 1782 June 23, Virginia, to George Washington. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Nathanael Greene Papers, 1775-1785 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902-. Henry A. Willard II collection, 1743-1888 (bulk 1770-1840). Library of Congress
referencedIn Virginia. Governor's Office. Autographs, 1784-1865. American Primers
creatorOf Mazzei, Filippo, 1730-1816. Filippo Mazzei papers, 1775-1785. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Hall, John, Lieutenant. Militia commission, 1783 January 21. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Edmund Pendleton, 1776 Feb. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Blount, William, 1749-1800. Draper manuscripts: Tennessee papers, 1771-1883. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Madison, James, 1751-1836. Letter to Benjamin Harrison, 1782 May 14. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, 1726-1791. Letter, 1782 March 23. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Virginia. Governor (1781-1784 : Harrison). Bounty certificate, 1783 Sept. 13, Williamsburg, Va. to Francis Turner. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Madison, James, 1751-1836. Letter to Benjamin Harrison [manuscript], 1782 May 14. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barbour, James, 1775-1842. Virginia documents, 1770-1913. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bassett, Burwell, 1764-1841. Burwell Bassett family papers, 1695-1840. Library of Congress
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Ellis family. Papers of the Ellis family, 1780-1869. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Printed Invitation to an Entertainment at the Capitol, n.d. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Braxton, Carter, 1736-1797. Letter to [Landon Carter?], 1776 October 17. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tazewell family. Papers, 1790-1848. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Autograph receipt signed : [n.p.], 1779 Feb. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Benjamin Harrison Land Grant, 1784 September 16 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter, 1780 November 14, to the Virginia Delegates in Congress, Richmond, [Virginia]. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, 1726-1791. Papers, 1780-1785. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Land grant to Robert McElhany, 1784 May 1. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Papers of Benjamin Harrison, 1779-1788 (bulk 1779-1783). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume III, Miscellany, 1756-1807. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Todd, Thomas. Thomas Todd vs. William Bush papers, 1780-1809. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Papers of Benjamin Harrison, 1770-1787. Library of Congress
creatorOf Madison, James, 1751-1836. Papers of James Madison [manuscript], 1765-1836, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Filippo Mazzei papers, 1775-1785 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letters and hair, 1778-1891. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Bamberger, Louis, 1855-1944,. Autograph collection, 1683-1929. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1781 October 11. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Taylor-Cannon family. Taylor-Cannon family papers, 1741-1949. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807. Letter, 1782 February 9, Williamsburgh, [Va.], to Governor [Benjamin] Harrison. University of Toledo, William S. Carlson Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. ALS, 1777 Dec. 18, Williamsburg, Va., to Robert Morris, Manheim, Pa. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter to Benjamin Harrison [manuscript], 1782 September 22. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952,. Signers of the Declaration of Independence autograph collection, 1756-1818. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. LS, 1783 Oct. 17, Richmond, Va., to the governor of another state. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Scott, Charles, ca. 1739-1813. Autograph note signed : [n.p.], 1782 Dec. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Holker, John, 1745-1822. Papers of John Holker, 1777-1822. Library of Congress
referencedIn Prentis family. Papers, 1742-1828. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Letter to Robert Morris and portrait, 1776 September 13 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Campbell, Arthur, 1742-1811. Arthur Campbell Papers, 1752-1811. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates. Printed invitation, n.d., to an entertainment at the Capitol. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Harry Innes Papers, 1754-1900, (bulk 1780-1850) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770,. Deeds and land grants collected by John Linn Hurt, Jr. [manuscript], 755-1831. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Taylor, Merritt Harrison, 1899-1963. Papers, 1930-1968. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Shelby Family Papers, 1738-1916, (bulk 1757-1829) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Autograph letter signed, 1782 May 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1742-1828. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter, 1779 June 8, "In Council," to Benja[min] Harrison, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Virginia. Governor (1781-1784 : Harrison). Decree : legal document, 1782. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Robert Morris papers, 1751-1802 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Bland family papers, 1665-1912, 1778-1834 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume III, Miscellany, 1756-1807. Cornell University Library
referencedIn William Henry Harrison-related pictures [graphic], ca. 1836-1950 bulk 1840-1841. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Colonel Samuel Smith in Baltimore, 1786 July 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. ALS : Richmond, Va., to Robert Morris, Philadelphia, 1781 Dec. 28. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Land grant to Robert McElhany [manuscript], 1784 May 1. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume IV, Miscellany, 1756-1807. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785. Library of Congress
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume IX, Miscellany, 1766-1808. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Harrison family. Harrison family papers, 1701-1910 (bulk 1780-1880). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Harding, Charlotte, 1873-1951,. Charlotte Hanes Harding autographs collection, 1744-1928. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn John Holker Papers, 1777-1822 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Fitch, John, 1743-1798. John Fitch : miscellaneous papers, 1782-1814. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Davie, Preston, 1881-1967. Papers, 1749-1846. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Papers of Nathanael Greene, 1781-1782. Library of Congress
referencedIn Louisa County, Va., papers, 1751-1821. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hooper, William, 1742-1790. ALS, 1777 February 1, Baltimore, to Robert Morris. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Louisa County, Va., papers [manuscript], 1751-1864. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Autograph letter signed : Berkely, Virginia, 1777 Nov. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume 13, Miscellany, 1771-1832. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Innes, Harry, 1752-1816. Harry Innes papers, 1754-1900 (bulk 1780-1850). Library of Congress
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Land grant to Charles Grenshaw, 1784 September 16. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) miscellany, 1783, 1933 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Randolph, Ryland. Catalog of sale for "Turkey Island" estate [manuscript], 1785 March 14. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Braxton, Carter, 1736-1797. Letter to Benjamin Harrison, 1783 June 24. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Harrison family. Papers, 1774-1776, 1785, 1794-1795. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Autograph letter signed, 1779 Nov. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Major family. Papers, 1787-1929. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Tazewell family. Papers, 1772-1866. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Henry A. Willard II Collection, 1743-1888, (bulk 1770-1840) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791. Autograph letter signed : Virginia, 1778 Mar. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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correspondedWith Bassett, Burwell, 1764-1841. person
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correspondedWith Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. person
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associatedWith Harrison, Benjamin. person
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associatedWith Howe, Richard Howe, Earl, 1726-1799. person
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associatedWith Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Virginia
Virginia
United States
Botetourt County (Va.)
United States
Virginia
Berkeley Plantation (Va.)
United States
Charles River (Va.)
Virginia--Botetourt County
Pittsylvania County (Va.)
Virginia
United States
Virginia
Stinking River (Va.)
Virginia
Virginia
United States
Virginia--Pittsylvania County
Bannister River (Va.)
Virginia--Botetourt County
Subject
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
Occupation
Governors--Virginia
Governors
Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--Virginia
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Birth 1726-04-05

Death 1791-04-24

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