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Burr "the Immigrant" Harrison, Sr.

Also Known As: ""The Immigrant"; of Chopawamsic"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: St. Margaret's Parish, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
Death: December 08, 1706
Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia
Place of Burial: Prince William County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Cuthbert Harrison and Susannah Harrison
Husband of Sarah Frances Harrison
Father of Daniel Harrison; Margaret Lou Bland; Sybil Whitledge; Capt. Thomas Harrison; Burr Harrison, Jr. and 3 others
Brother of Joseph Harrison; William Harrison; Francis Harrison; Sarah Elizabeth Simmons; Alexander Harrison and 2 others

Occupation: Gentleman planter. ambassador to the Piscataway
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Burr "the Immigrant" Harrison, Sr.

Burr Harrison

  • Born before 28 Dec 1637 in St. Margaret's, Westminster, England
  • Died 1706 in Stafford County, Virginia
  • Son of Cuthbert Harrison and Susannah (Burr) Harrison
  • Husband of Frances (Burdette) Harrison — married 1664
  • Father of Margaret Sisson (Harrison) Bland, Margaret (Harrison) Bland, Thomas Harrison I, Burr Harrison Jr., Mary (Harrison) Goodwyn and Sybil (Harrison) Whitledge

Notes

The first Harrison to settle in Virginia was Burr Harrison (1637-1706) who served as a justice of Stafford County, incited the people of Stafford to take up arms against the Indians and Catholics in Parson Waugh’s tumult of 1689, and was appointed as ambassador to the Piscataway Indians by Gov.Nicholas in 1699. The Harrison estate was in the path of an early Indian hunting ground. Also buried here are Burr Harrison’s wife, Sara Frances Burdett Harrison, and his grandson, who inherited the plantation, Burr Harrison II. Thomas Harrison, 1665-1746, the First Lieutenant of Prince William County and one of the first trustees of Dumfries is buried here along with his wife, Sophia C. Short Harrison. The cemetery also contains the graves of John Nelson Tolson, 1796-1851, Frances Harrison Peyton, and Anne Barnes Harrison. The Harrison family were the proprietors of the Missouri Mills and owned another plantation near Charleston, S. C.

A commemorative plaque was recently placed at the cemetery by descendants of the Harrison family.

Disambiguation

The courthouse records showing that this Burr Harrison had a son named Burr were not found until 1984. Prior to that everyone stretched Burr Sen's death date to cover documents involving the son.

Burr, the father, was illiterate and signed documents with an "X", the son, who had some schooling, signed with his signature.

When there were two adults with the same name, they were identified in documents with the "Sen," or "Jun'r." ending. So when Burr was mentioned in documents after 1699 with no Sen/Jun'r designation, it is confirming the father had already died, and it was only the son remaining.

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Family Data Collection - Births about Burr Harrison

Name: Burr Harrison
Father: Cuthbert E Harrison Mother: Susanna Birth Date: 26 Dec 1637 City: Westminister County: York Country: England Source Information:

Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.

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U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Sarah Frances Burdette

Name: Sarah Frances Burdette Gender: Female Spouse Name: Burr Harrison Spouse Birth Year: 1637 Marriage Year: 1664 Number Pages: 1

Source Citation: Source number: 689.016; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 1; .

Source Information:

Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.


In the article, "Harrison of North Virginia" by W. G. Stanard, published in the "Virginia Magazine of History and Biography," Vol. XXIII (1915), pp. 214-216; 331-333; and 443-445, Stanard refers to an old family bible record as a primary source for one line of the family, although he does not further identify it. According to the article, the contents of the bible record included:

Burr HARRISON was the "eldest son of Cuthbert HARRISON, born in the City of Westminster in the parish of St. Margarets, the 28th day of December 1637." Stanard adds that the parish register confirms that Cuthbert HARRISON was baptized at St. Margaret's, Westminster (Greater London), Middlesex, England, on 3 Jan 1637/8, and that he was recorded as a justice of Stafford Co, VA in 1698. He died in 1706 according to "a family account." A later issue includes from Dr. J. H. Berkeley of Baltimore the added information that the parish entry indicated Cuthbert was the s/o a Cuthbert HARRISON who was also father of a second son, Alexander, baptized at St. Margaret's in 1644. The latter parish register entry listed the mother's name as Susan.

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Family Data Collection - Deaths about Burr Harrison

Name: Burr Harrison Death Date: 1706 City: Stafford State: VA Country: USA

Source Information:

Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Deaths [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.


Burr Harrison emigrated to VA and settled in Stafford Co. He was a justice of that county in 1698 and sent by the House of Burgesses on an embassy to the Piscataway Indians in 1699. Burr Harrison first shows up in Virginia in 1654, as indentured to a Thomas Meades. Meades is believed to have originaly settled in Maryland and that Burr Harrison came from Maryland with him. Maryland records that might confirm this theory are lost. Church records from the Dettington Parish of Prince William Co. indicate that Burr Harrison was the son of a Cuthbert Harrison and baptized In St. Margaret's Parish, Westminister, England. The original records at St. Margaret's, while not exactly matching the dates from Dettington Parish, seem to be close enough to correlate. They also seem to indicate that Cuthbert and his family had left St. Margaret's Parish by 1652. Again, confirmation of the arrival date of this Harrison family in the New World rests with records from Maryland or Virginia that are missing or have been destroyed. Although there are siblings mentioned in the church records from St. Margaret's, no confirmation of them has been found in colonial records, nor of Burr's parents.

Burr Harrison progressed from an indentured servant, to an overseer, and from there to a tenant. Finally Burr acquired land of his own along the Chopawomsic River, in what is now Stafford Co. This land would remain in the Harrison family at least the next 150 years. Except for those noted to have moved away, this Harrison family remained in northern Virginia, in the area of what is now the counties of Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier and Fairfax.


References

  • Virginia Division of Historic Landmarks Survey Form (Possibly written June 1987; am unsure of original date.); Original Owner: Harrison family.  Original Use: Cemetery.  Present Owner: United State Marine Corps. Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.
  • "Five Generations of the Family of Burr HARRISON of Virginia, 1650-1800," John P. Alcock, Heritage Books, Inc., 1990.
  • A Brief History of the Harrisons in Virginia, Henry Tazewell Harrison, (April 2, 1915).
  • https://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I0944... (has errors)
  • Lineage book of the order of Washington
  • Publications of the harleian society
  • Virginia historical magazine p.214
  • genealogy a journal of American ancestry vol 7 p.49
  • life of marmaduke rawdon of York
  • calander of correspondence of George Washington...vol1. p.109
  • encyclopedia of Va. biography vol 1 p. 286, 354
  • wikitree, ancestry, mocavo, archive.org,...google
  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Jul 8 2017, 4:27:03 UTC

Per Ray (#47188697),

He was baptized 28 Dec 1637 at Westminister, Parish of St Margarets, Yorkshire, England, the son of Cuthbert Harrison and Susanna. Many researchers give his baptism date as his birth date, but he was likely at least a month old at the time of his baptism.

Burr Harrison Burr Harrison 1637-1706 1637

Birth • 0 Sources 28 December 1637 Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom 1706 Age 68 Death • 0 Sources 8 December 1706 Chopawamsic, Stafford, Virginia, United States No Image Available

Burre Harris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975" Family Members SPOUSES AND CHILDREN Burr Harrison Burr Harrison 1637-1706 Marriage: 1654 North Carolina, United States Sarah Frances Burdette Sarah Frances Burdette 1636-1698 Children (13) Margaret Harrison Margaret Harrison 1655-1711 Daniel Webster Harrison Daniel Webster Harrison 1658-1728 Margaret Lou Harrison Margaret Lou Harrison 1659-1770 Cuthbert Harrison Cuthbert Harrison 1660- William Harrison William Harrison 1663-1745 Thomas Harrison Thomas Harrison 1665-1746 Frances Anne Harrison Frances Anne Harrison 1665-1751 Burr Harrison Jr. Burr Harrison Jr. 1668-1722 Sarah Burdette Harrison Sarah Burdette Harrison 1668-1689 Mary Harrison Mary Harrison 1670-1732 Mary Harrison Mary Harrison 1671-1730 Sybil Harrison Sybil Harrison 1672-1733 Sibby Harrison Sibby Harrison -
PARENTS AND SIBLINGS Cuthbert Harrison Cuthbert Harrison 1607-1699 Marriage: 1629 Westminster,London, England Susannah Burr Susannah Burr 1611-1668 Children (12) William Harrison William Harrison 1632- Francis Harrison Francis Harrison 1633- Richard Harrison Richard Harrison 1636-1677 Burr Harrison Burr Harrison 1637-1706 Joseph Harrison Joseph Harrison 1639-1673 Elizabeth Harrison Elizabeth Harrison 1641-1695 Alexander Harrison Alexander Harrison 1644-1697 Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison 1645- Thomas Harrison 1647-1716 Cuthbert Harrison 1649-1699 Sarah Harrison 1652- Lennox Harrison 1659-1707

Chopawamsic

Thomas Harrison of Knaresborough, Yorkshire Line- The Family of Cuthbert and Burr Harrison of Colonial Virginia Knaresborough is near Leeds, in Yorkshire. This lineage is from the Visitation of Yorkshire, 1612 as cited in J. Houston Harrison's Settlers by the Long Grey Trail (1935). The arms of this family are given as: "Azure three demi lions erased Or. Crest: A demi lion as in the arms, holding a laurel wreath vertical." These arms are also the arms of Col. Burr Harrison of Chappawamsie, VA, 1722, which solidifies the connection Burr Harrison's line to this older English family. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, 1665 also discusses the descent from Thomas Harrison and Johan on p. 269 as "Harrisons of Allerthorpe. The Cuthbert Harrison line is comprised of descendants of Cuthbert Harrison who came from London, England and settled in Stafford County, Virginia.



https://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I0489...

Burr HARRISON "the Immigrant" 28 Dec 1637 - 1706 ID Number: I47351

RESIDENCE: ENG and Stafford Co. VA BIRTH: 28 Dec 1637, Westminister, Parish of St Margarets, England DEATH: 1706, Stafford Co.Virginia RESOURCES: See: [S720] [S1670] [S2276] [S2583] Father: CUTHBERT HARRISON Esq.

Family 1 : Sarah Frances BURDETTE

Sibell HARRISON Family 2 : Lettice (Mary) SCARLETT +Thomas HARRISON I
Burr HARRISON II
William HARRISON Notes

"emigrated to VA and settled in Stafford Co., was a justice of that county in 1698 and sent by the House of Burgesses on an embassy to the Piscataway Indians in 1699. Burr first shows up in Virginia in 1654, as indentured to a Tho. Meades. Meades is believed to have originaly settled in Maryland and that Burr Harrison came from Maryland with him. Maryland records that might confirm this theory are lost. Church records from the Dettington Parish of Prince William Co. indicate that Burr Harrison was the son of a Cuthbert Harrison and baptized In St. Margaret's Parish, Westminister, England. The original records at St. Margaret's, while not exactly matching the dates from Dettington Parish, seem to be close enough to correlate. They also seem to indicate that Cuthbert and his family had left St. Margaret's Parish by 1652. Again, confirmation of the arrival date of this Harrison family in the New World rests with records from Maryland or Virginia that are missing or have been destroyed. Although there are siblings mentioned in the church records from St. Margaret's, no confirmation of them has been found in colonial records, nor of Burr's parents.

Burr Harrison progressed from an indentured servant, to an overseer, and from there to a tenant. Finally Burr acquired land of his own along the Chopawomsic River, in what is now Stafford Co. This land would remain in the Harrison family at least the next 150 years. Except for those noted to have moved away, this Harrison family remained in northern Virginia, in the area of what is now the counties of Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier and Fairfax.

An Exact copy of entries made in the Vestry book of Bettingen Parish and taken from the register of Overwharton Parish upon which some of this history is based.

"Burr Harrison, now or late of Chappawamsick. In this Parish and County son to Cuthbert Harrison was babtised in the parish of Sant. Magraretts Westminister the 28th day of december 1637 as by Certificate from under the hand of Thomas Wiver Registerer for the said parish to me did appeare." Richard Gibson

This record taken from St. Margarets, Westminister and certified by Richard Gibon, London England, Meades Old Church. The cost of arms brought over by the family was the same as Harrisons of Acaster:

'AZ, three demillions, ramp, crest; a demi lion ramp holding a laurel leaf, vert.

It is said, The Harrisons of America that were from the Presidential line and signers of the Declarations Of Independence were cousins of Burr Harrison. Their names were Thomas, Richard, Benjamin, and Nathanial.

"Thomas the son of the said Burr Harrison was born Sept the 7th day of 1665 and departed this life on the 13th day of Aug at 2 o'clock in the morning 1746.

Burr Harrison the son of the said Thos. Harrison was born may the 21st 1699. Thomas the son of the said Burr Harrison was born March the 3rd, 1723. Jane the daughter of the said Burr Harrison was born the 9th day of december, 1726. Seth the daughter of the said Burr Harrison was born the 30th day of November, 1729." [S27] [S26] [S932]"

He had at least 3 children. Source for Harrisons, Lintons, etc: "Five Generations of Burr Harrisons of Virginia (1650-1800)" by John P. Alcock, Marshall, Va {1991}, Heritage Books, Inc, 1540 Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, Md 20716; Phone: (301) 390-7709.

"He had at least 3 children. Source for Harrisons, Lintons, etc: "Five Generations of Burr Harrisons of Virginia (1650-1800)" by John P. Alcock, Marshall, Va {1991}, Heritage Books, Inc, 1540 Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, Md 20716; Phone: (301) 390-7709."

Children: From Gencircles.com 1. Burdette HARRISON b. About 1660 VA 2. Cuthbert HARRISON b. About 1660 VA 3. Burr HARRISON Jr b. About 1661 4. William HARRISON b. About 1663 5. DescendantsThomas HARRISON II b. 7 Sep 1665 in Chappawamsic, Stafford, VA 6. Frances Anne HARRISON b. About 1667 VA 7. Sarah HARRISON b. About 1668 VA 8. Mary HARRISON b. About 1670 VA 9. Sybil HARRISON b. About 1672 VA

From GenCircles, Snow and Hawkins Families, http://www.gencircles.com/users/bobsnow1/2/data/6 816:

"He was a justice of Stafford Co., VA in 1698 and sent by the House of Burgesses on an embassy to the Piscataway Indians in 1699. He likely died between 1709 and 1721, for which time no records are available.

A 1739 deed describes that he left 200 acres on the north side of Quanitco Creek to George, Burr and Thomas Calver "alias Harrison." The tract was the one he received after marrying widow Mary Mansbridge.

Stanard states that in 1700, Stafford Co.VA records included a request by Burr HARRISON to be appointed guardian to the children of Edward SMITH, he having married the widow who was now deceased. In a Stafford deed dated 8 Dec 1701, Burr HARRISON of Stafford conveys to James BLAND of St. Mary's Co, MD, 600 acres in Stafford.

On Oct 1702 Burr HARRISON as guardian of William, Edward and Katherine SMITH, children of Edward and Lettice SMITH, and grandchildren of Ann SCARLETT of Stafford, and refers to the sale of land to George MASON. This info has been attributed to his father and namesake in other genealogies.

Speculation that Burr Harrison was the father of children through a woman named Calvert, as three men were named George, Burr and Thomas Calvert alias Harrison. The Calvert family was Catholic, Harrison Puritan. Even if Burr's second wife was dead when (if) such an affair occurred, marriage would not have been likely. Descendants include Calvert, Colvert And Colbert, and many took the name Harris. A woman named Sarah Colbert or Sarah Colvert was in Prince William Co. about this time."

[S720] [S2583]


Burr "the immigrant" Harrison, Sr. MP Gender: Male Birth: before December 28, 1637 St. Margaret's Parish, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Death: December 08, 1706 Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Place of Burial: Harrison Cemetery, Prince William County, Virginia, United States Immediate Family: Son of Cuthbert Harrison and Susannah Harrison Husband of Sarah Frances Harrison Father of Daniel Harrison; Margaret Lou Bland; Sybil Whitledge; Capt. Thomas Harrison; Burr Harrison, Jr. and 3 others Brother of Joseph Harrison; William Harrison; Francis Harrison; Sarah Elizabeth Simmons; Alexander Harrison and 2 others

DNA Markers: R1a1details Added by: Sharon Ann Heldenbrand on December 18, 2007 Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit and 43 others Curated by: Erica Howton

He was baptized 28 Dec 1637 at Westminister, Parish of St Margarets, Yorkshire, England, the son of Cuthbert Harrison and Susanna. Many researchers give his baptism date as his birth date, but he was likely at least a month old at the time of his baptism.

Per Jan (47435774) Actually he was baptized 3 Jan 1638, according to Some Emmigrants to Virginia. His birthdate is listed as 28 Dec 11637, St. Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

Family Members Parents Photo Cuthbert Harrison 1618–1699

Spouse Photo Sarah Frances Burdett Harrison

Siblings Photo Thomas Harrison 1647–1716

Children Photo Thomas Harrison 1665–1746

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Burr "the Immigrant" Harrison, Sr.'s Timeline

1637
December 28, 1637
St. Margaret's Parish, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
December 28, 1637
St. Margaret's, Westminster, Eng
1638
January 3, 1638
January 3, 1638
St Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
1658
1658
Surry, Surry County, Virginia, United States
1659
1659
New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States
1665
September 7, 1665
Chipawansic, Stafford County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
1665
Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia, United States
1665
Age 27
Stafford Courthouse, Stafford, Virginia, United States