Carter Henry Harrison, I (c.1732 - c.1794) MP

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Birthplace: Berkeley Hundred, Charles City, Virginia
Death: Died in Cumberland, Virginia, United States
Managed by: Jeffrey Peter Udrasols
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About Carter Henry Harrison, I

DAR Ancestor #: A052132. See attached document for details.

Info added per the DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood published in 1895 stating he was "a member of the Cumberland Committee of Safety, 1774-1775, and House of Delegates, and a brother of Benjamin Harrison, the signer of the Declaration of Independence, who was the father of President William Henry Harrision, and the grandfather of President Benjamin Harrison."

Carter Henry Harrison I (~1727 – 1793/1794), also known as Carter Henry Harrison of Clifton, was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1] On April 22, 1776 at the courthouse in Cumberland County, Virginia, "the first explicit instructions in favor of independence adopted by a public meeting in any of the colonies" were drafted and submitted by Harrison.[1]

Harrison was the son of Benjamin Harrison IV and grandson of Robert Carter I.[1][2] Harrison married Susannah Randolph, the daughter of Isham Randolph and granddaughter of William Randolph, and had six children.[3] His descendants include two mayors of Chicago: Carter Henry Harrison III and his son Carter Henry Harrison IV.[1][2]

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Carter Henry Harrison of Clifton's Timeline

1732
August 22, 1732
Charles City, Virginia
1760
November 9, 1760
Age 28
St. James Northam Parish, Goochland, VA, United States
1764
May 14, 1764
Age 31
Cumberland, VA
1765
June 14, 1765
Age 32
Goochland, VA
1767
1767
Age 34
"Clifton", Cumberland, VA, United States
1767
Age 34
Surry, VA
1769
February 11, 1769
Age 36
February 11, 1769
Age 36
Clifton, Fairfax, VA
1770
1770
Age 37
1771
1771
Age 38
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