Harrison Macon (c.1751 - c.1790)

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Birthplace: Granville County, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Franklin County, North Carolina, United States
Occupation: Military Major
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Harrison Macon

Henry Harrison. Born in 1751. Died in 1795. He married Hannah Glenn in 1772. They had 9 children between 1773 and 1789. Henry served in the North Carolina militia during the Revolutionary war, under Col. Benjamin Seawell, (the same family Henry’s sister, Martha married into), with his brother, Maj. John. They participated in the battle of Camden on Aug. 10,1780. In this battle, Henry was wounded and captured by the British and sent to the prison at Charleston, South Carolina. He was a prisoner for several months. After Henry was out of prison, the state records of North Carolina quote a letter from the Hon. Thomas Persons to Governor Thomas Burke, dated July 26, 1781, stating that he had “granted leave, (from the military), to Capt. Henry Harrison Macon to ship tobacco to defray debt contracted whilst he was a prisoner at Charles Towne”. The Macon family was growing tobacco on Macon Manor plantation since about 1744. Henry also served in the House of Commons in North Carolina in 1783. After Henry died, Hannah and the children were listed in the 1790 census for Franklin County, North Carolina.

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Harrison Macon's Timeline

1751
1751
Granville County, North Carolina, United States
1772
1772
Age 21
North Carolina, United States
1778
1778
Age 27
Franklin County, North Carolina Formed 1779 From Bute County
1779
May 31, 1779
Age 28
1782
April 30, 1782
Age 31
North Carolina, United States
1790
1790
Age 39
Franklin County, North Carolina, United States