Thomas Harrison (1704 - 1785) MP

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Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York
Death: Died in Harrisonburg, Rockingham, VA, USA
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About Thomas Harrison

With brothers Daniel, John, Samuel, Jeremiah was the first to patent land in Rockingham Co, VA. Orange Co record Dec 8, 1739. Named the present Harrisonburg town. Settled at the Head spring of the East Fork of Cook's Creek. All his grants made a total of 2,742 acres.

No record of his marr. to Sarah (Cravens?) is found at Staunton, indications are that they were married prior to the estab. of the Augusta Parish, organized in 1738. (Meade's Vol II p. 317). Marriage records of St. Mark's Parish, from which Augusta was formed, have become lost or destroyed. Sarah's name appears, on a deed in 1764, indicating they were marr. prior to this time. She is thought to be the mother of most, if not all of his children.

An act of the General Assembly at Williamsburg, passed in May 1780, and signed by Thomas Jefferson, governor, estab town of Harrisonburg, County Seat, Rockingham Co, Va. Thomas H. having laid off fifty acres of land into lots and streets. Ref: Henings-Statutes at Large of Va Vol 10, p. 295.

He built the first house of limestone and it still stands directly across the street opposite the northside entrance to the new Methodist Church, corner of Main & Bruce.

Qualified Lt. French & Indian War May 15, 1754. Will dated 21 Feb 1776, wife Sarah and all children, even though his will was destroyed in the burning of the original records of Rockingham in the War-Between-The-States, deeds at Harrisonburg have established his children.

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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Thomas Harrison's Timeline

1704
1704
Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York
1731
1731
Age 27
AUGUSTA CTY., VA
1740
1740
Age 36
Virginia
1743
1743
Age 39
Smithtown, Long Island, NY
1751
October 3, 1751
Age 47
Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co VA
1754
1754
Age 50
1763
1763
Age 59
Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA
1770
1770
Age 66
1785
1785
Age 81
Harrisonburg, Rockingham, VA, USA
1785
Age 81
Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia, USA