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Benjamin Harrison V

Death: Apr 24, 1791

Birthplace: Charles City County

Nationality: United States

Benjamin Harrison V

Date of Death : Apr 24, 1791
Birth Place : Charles City County

Benjamin Harrison V, from Charles City County, Virginia, was an American planter and merchant, a revolutionary leader and a Founding Father of the United States. He received his higher education at the College of William and Mary. Harrison was a representative to the Virginia House of Burgesses for Surry County, Virginia, and Charles City County. He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777 and, during the Second Continental Congress, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Harrison later served as Virginia's fifth governor. His direct descendents include two U.S. Presidents, his son William Henry Harrison and great-grandson Benjamin Harrison.

Also known as


  • Benjamin Harrison

Parents


  • Benjamin Harrison IV

Spouse


  • Elizabeth Bassett

Children


  • William Henry Harrison
  • Carter Bassett Harrison
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