Daniel B. Harrison, Sr.

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Daniel B. Harrison, Sr.

Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Nassau County (Long Island), Province of New York
Death: Died in Rockingham County, Province of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaiah "The Emigrant" Harrison, Sr. and Abigail Harrison
Husband of Margaret Harrison and Sarah Harrison
Father of Jane Smith; Abigail Reagan; Benjamin Harrison, Sr.; Jesse Harrison; Robert Harrison and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Harrison; Thomas Harrison; Jeremiah Harrison; Abigail Herring and Samuel Harrison
Half brother of Isaiah Harrison, Jr.; John Harrison, Sr.; Gideon Harrison; Mary Cravens and Elizabeth Harrison

Occupation: Pioneer Of Old Augusta Co, VA
Managed by: Sherron Logan
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About Daniel B. Harrison, Sr.

With John, Thomas, Jeremiah and Samuel left Delaware. First to patent land in Rockingham Co, Va Dec 8, 1738, Orange Co, Va Record.

Under sheriff of Augusta Co 1751; qualified Captain Aug 19 1752, for the second time, having first been appointed under the jurisdiction of the Orange Co.

French & Indian War soldier and pioneer to Old Augusta Co. died July 10, 1770 (Booger). Buried in the early Episcopal churchyard near his home at the present town of Dayton, north section of today's cemetery. The site of Old Erection, the church of the early Presbyterians, in the same locality has become submerged under Silver Lake. All bodies were moved to the newer part of the cemetery, but no trace of Daniel's grave can now be located. In 1767 he signed his Will rec Aug Co Will Bk 4 p. 408 at Staunton. (Original Will also on record)

1889 letter of Judge Harvey Harrison,a son of Joseph Harrison (son of Gideon Harrison), wrote that great grandfather was Daniel, Sr. of Rockingham Co, VA. Harvey said, "five sons of Daniel, Sr. came to Madison Co., AL in 1806, from E. TN: Daniel, Jesse, James, Gideon, and Michael,"


Page 553. - 14 Nov 1763. Daniel Harrison and Sarah to Daniel and Jesse Harrison, his grandchildren, sons of Jesse Harrison, L20, 400 acres on head Linville's Creek, Jos. Hite's line. Delivered: Benj Bowman, by order of Jesse Harrison, 18 Feb 1793.

Page 556 - 22 Mar 1764. Same to Jesse Harrison, his son, L40, two tracts, one containing 200 acres on a branch of Muddy Creek, patented to Daniel, 5 Dec 1749; corner said Daniel, the other containing 200 joining the former, being part of 400 acres patented to Daniel, 25 Sep 1746; Love's line, corner with Daniel Harrison's part of said tract, Delivered: Jessey Harrison, March, 1783.

Page 699. - 21 Aug 1764. Daniel Harrison and Sarah to Daniel Harrison, his son, L20, 200 acres, part of 400 patented to Daniel, 25 Sep 1746; corner Jesse Harrison's part of same tract. Teste: Joseph Gamwell.

Page 398 - 14 Oct 1765. Daniel Harrison to Daniel Smith, L50, 200 acres on Muddy Creek and Dry River, high bank of rocks opposite an island. Delivered: Daniel Smith, March Court 1772..

Page 408. - 8 June, 1767. Daniel Harrison's will - To wife; to Sarah Stevenson, his wife's daughter; to son, Benjamin Harrison, youngest son; to children. Teste: Andrew Johnson, John Johnson, Robt. Brown, Andrew Johnson's deposition taken in Culpeper Co. 13 May 1771, before James Barbour, Jr. and Robert Throckmorton. Proved, 25 Aug 1770 by John Johnson. Executors qualified as above, vid., pages 339,340.

Page 339 (vid pp. 409-10}. 25 August 1770.

Benj. Harrison's bond (with Andw. Bird and David Bell) as administrator of Danl. Harrison.

Page 340 (vid pp. 409-10) - 25 August 1770.

Sarah Harrison's bond (with Abrm. Smith) as executrix of Daniel Harrison.

PA Gen Mag, Vol I, p. 660: Submitted to Harrison Heritage, Sep 1982, p. 295. A transfer of land in Rockingham co. VA, 8 Apr 1799, between James Green and Mary, his wife, cites that this land was first granted to Daniel HARRISON on 15 Dec 1755.

PA Gen Mag, Vol I, p. 664: Submitted to Harrison Heritage, Sep 1982, p. 295. Abstracts of Patents, VA Land Office, Richmond, General Index 1623-1774. George III to James GREEN, 200 A. of land lying and being in the county of Augusta on the branch of Muddy Creek near land of John O'Neal and Thomas HARRISON.

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Daniel B. Harrison, Sr.'s Timeline

Oyster Bay, Nassau County (Long Island), Province of New York
Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
Age 24
Sussex Co., Delaware
Age 26
Age 28
Maiden Plantation,Sussex,Delaware,USA
Age 32
Age 34
Sussex County, Lower Counties on the Delaware
Age 37
Age 40
Dayton, Rockingham Co., VA
July 10, 1770
Age 69
Rockingham County, Province of Virginia