About Henry Harrison
Captain Henry Harrison was one of the wardens of Christ Church and Mayor of Philadelphia in 1767. -------------------- Henry Harrison was a merchant and politician, and the mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1762–1763.
In his early life, he was a ship captain, of the ship The Snow Squirrel.
He served as an alderman in Philadelphia. On October 5, 1762, he was appointed mayor of Philadelphia, serving until October 4, 1763.
He was a member and vestryman of Christ Church.
He also served as manager of the Public Hospital.
He died in Philadelphia, where he was buried in Christ Church Burial Ground. His stone is inscribed "Alderman and sometime Mayor of Philadelphia, A Christian and useful Citizen. His desolate Widow, sadly bewailing her irretrievable loss, and striving to alleviate her grief with the memory of his worth, Erected this Stone."
On April 13, 1748, Harrison married Mary Aspden, formerly of Lancashire, with whom he had two children:
* Anne Harrison (1757–1780), who on February 28, 1777 married William Paca (1740–1799), signer of the Declaration of Independence and later governor of Maryland, with whom she had one child, Henry Paca (1778–1781). * Mary Harrison (1750–1797), who in 1773 married the Right Reverend William White, D.D., first consecrated Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Diocese of Philadelphia, 1789–1836.