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Jane Irwin Harrison

Born: Jul 23, 1804

Death: May 11, 1846

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States

Jane Irwin Harrison

Date of Birth : Jul 23, 1804
Date of Death : May 11, 1846
Birth Place : Pennsylvania

Jane Irwin Harrison, wife of William Henry Harrison, Jr., and daughter-in-law of William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States. Her grandfather was James Ramsey, who owned Millmont Farm at Montgomery Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. President Harrison's wife, Anna Harrison, was too ill to travel when her husband left Ohio for his inauguration. William Henry Harrison, Jr. died in 1838, but assisted by her aunt, Jane Irwin Findlay, Jane Irwin Harrison acted as official hostess during President Harrison's brief tenure in office, which lasted for 32 days in 1841. Her sister, Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin, married John Scott Harrison in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1831—another son of William Henry Harrison—and was mother of US President Benjamin Harrison. Jane Irwin Harrison died May 11, 1846 at age 41.

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