Harrison, Burton Norvell, 1838-1904

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1838-07-14

1838-07-14

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1904-03-29

1904-03-29

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Family members represented include Burton Norvell Harrison, lawyer and private secretary to Jefferson Davis; Samuel Jordan Harrison, merchant; J. B. Harrison, lawyer and newspaper editor; Mrs. Burton Harrison, author; Fairfax Harrison, lawyer and president of the Southern Railway; and Francis B. Harrison, lawyer, U.S. representative from New York, and governor general of the Philippines.

From the description of Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, 1812-1926 (bulk 1913-1921). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980112

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Samuel Jordan Harrison

1771, Mar. 26 Born, Queens Creek plantation, Skimino, York County, Va. 1789, Aug. 27 Apprenticed to Joseph Anthony, a merchant in Lynchburg, Va. 1793 Business trip to Philadelphia, Pa.; contracted yellow fewer and was treated by Benjamin Rush 1794 Became a Mason; reprimanded by the Quakers of the South River Meeting 1801, Feb. 8 Married Sarah Hudson Burton 1805, Jan. 10 Charter member, Lynchburg, Va., government as one of the city's four aldermen 1807 Recorder of Lynchburg, Va. 1809 Purchased part of Thomas Jefferson's "Popular Forest" estate, Bedford County, Va. 1819 Financial crisis in Harrison's business 1846, Feb. 8 Died, Lynchburg, Va.

Jesse Burton Harrison

1805, Apr. 7 Born, Lynchburg, Va., the son of Samuel Jordan and Sarah Hudson Burton Harrison 1821 Graduated, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va. 1824 Visited Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and met the Marquis de Lafayette 1825 L.L.B., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.; admitted to bar in Va. 1825 1829 Practiced law in Lynchburg, Va. 1827, Sept. 22 Delivered address at Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va., "A Discourse on the Prospects of Letters and Taste in Virginia"; became a member of the American Colonization Society 1828, Sept. 21 Met Henry Clay whom he supported politically; opposed Andrew Jackson and his financial policies 1829 Grand tour of Europe; studied at the University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, at the suggestion of George Ticknor and Edward Everett 1831 Delivered oration on death of James Monroe at the Presbyterian church in Lynchburg, Va. Delegate to national Republican Party convention, Baltimore, Md. Met Salmon P. Chase in Cincinnati, Ohio, on way down the Ohio River to New Orleans, La. 1832 Moved to New Orleans, La., and admitted to Louisiana bar; met Daniel Webster and Edward Everett during trips to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and New England for health reasons 1835, July 11 Married Frances Braud 1836 Editor of Louisiana Advertiser, a Whig newspaper in New Orleans, La. 1841 Died, New Orleans, La.

Burton Norvell Harrison

1838, July 14 Born, New Orleans, La., the son of Jesse Burton and Frances Braud Harrison 1854 1855 Attended University of Mississippi, University, Miss. 1859 Graduated, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., where he edited the Yale Literary Magazine Became associate professor of mathematics at the University of Mississippi, University, Miss., and began the study of law 1862, Feb. Private secretary to Jefferson Davis 1865, May 10 Taken prisoner by Union Army; transferred from Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C., to Fort Delaware; continued the study of law in prison aided by Yale University classmates Eugene Schuyler and S. Davis Page 1866 European trip following release from Fort Delaware Moved to New York, N.Y.; admitted to New York Supreme Court bar and joined the law office of Judge Fullerton 1867, Nov. 26 Married Constance Cary 1875 Secretary and counsel, Rapid Transit Commission, New York, N.Y. 1876 Active in Samuel J. Tilden's presidential campaign 1880 Attended Democratic convention in Cincinnati, Ohio; strongly opposed William Jennings Bryan and his programs and gradually lost interest in politics after 1880 1883, Nov. Published "Capture of Jefferson Davis" in Century Magazine 1893 Declined appointments by Grover Cleveland as assistant secretary of state and ambassador to Italy 1904, Mar. 29 Died, Washington, D.C.

Constance Cary Harrison

1843, Apr. 25 Born, Fairfax County, Va. 1867, Nov. 26 Married Burton Norvell Harrison 1876, July Published "A Little Centennial Lady" in Scribner's Monthly 1890 Published Flower de Hundred (New York: Cassell. 301 pp.) 1892 Published Belhaven Tales (New York: Century Company. 212 pp.) Published A Daughter of the South, and Shorter Stories (New York: Cassell. 281 pp.) 1893 Published Sweet Bells Out of Tune (New York: Century. 231 pp.) 1894 Published A Bachelor Maid (New York: Century Company. 224 pp.) 1895 Published An Errant Wooing (New York: Century Company. 258 pp.) Published A Virginia Cousin and Bar Harbor Tales (Boston and New York: Lamson Wolffe and Company. 202 pp.) 1899 Published The Anglomaniacs (New York: Century.Company. 216 pp.) 1901 Published A Princess of the Hills: An Italian Romance (Boston: Lothrop Publishing. 306 pp.) 1904 Published Sylvia's Husband (New York: D. Appleton. 221 pp.) 1905 Published The Carlyles: A Study of the Fall of the Confederacy" (New York: D. Appleton. 283 pp.) 1906 Published Latter-Day Sweethearts (New York and London: The Authors and Newspapers Association. 323 pp.) 1911 Published Recollections Grave and Gay (New York: C. Scribners. 386 pp.) 1920, Nov. 21 Died, Washington, D.C.

Fairfax Harrison

1869, Mar. 13 Born, New York, N.Y., the son of Burton Norvell and Constance Cary Harrison 1890 B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 1891 M.A. and legal studies, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 1892 Admitted to New York bar; practiced law with firm of Bangs, Stetson, Tracy, and MacVeagh 1894 Married Hetty Cary 1896 Solicitor, Southern Railway Co.; moved to Washington, D.C. 1901 Published A History of the Legal Development of the Railroad System of the Southern Railway Company (Washington, D.C.: 1519 pp.) 1903 Assistant to Samuel Spencer, president of the Southern Railway Co. 1906 Vice president, Southern Railway Co. 1910 1913 President of the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway Co. 1913 Elected president of the Southern Railway Co. 1913 Translated and published Roman Farm Management: The Treatises of Cato and Varro (New York: Macmillan. 365 pp.) 1917 1920 Chairman, Railroads War Board 1924 As president of Southern Railway Co., permitted payment of first common stock dividend in company's history 1938, Feb.2 Died, Baltimore, Md.

Francis Burton Harrison

1873, Dec.18 Born, New York, N.Y., the son of Burton Norvell and Constance Cary Harrison 1895 B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 1897 L.L.B., New York City School of Law, New York, N.Y. 1898 Admitted to bar in New York state 1900, June 7 Married Mary Crocker (died 1905) 1903 1905 Member, Fifty-eighth Congress, 13th District of New York 1904 Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of New York 1907 Married Mabel Judson Cox (divorced 1919) 1907 1913 Member, Sixty-third Congress, 20th District of New York 1913 1921 Governor-general of the Philippines 1919 Married Elizabeth Wrentmore (divorced 1927) 1927, Apr. 8 Married Margaret Wrentmore (sister of third wife, later divorced) 1933 Retired to estate, Teanich, in Alness, Scotland 1949 Married Maria Teresa 1957, Nov. 22 Died, Flemington, N.J. From the guide to the Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, 1812-1926, (bulk 1913-1921), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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