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John Harrison, I

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Long Island, Nassau Co., NY
Death: Died in Augusta (now Rockingham) Co., VA
Place of Burial: Old Augusta, Rockingham, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaiah "The Emigrant" Harrison, I and Elizabeth Harrison
Husband of Phoebe Elizabeth Harrison
Father of Zebulon Harrison, Sr.; Elizabeth Hood; John Harrison, II; Phoebe Harrison; Ann Harrison and 1 other
Brother of Isaiah Harrison, II; Gideon Harrison; Mary Cravens and Elizabeth "Lydia" Stewart
Half brother of Daniel B. Harrison, Sr.; Thomas Harrison; Jeremiah Harrison; Abigail Herring and Samuel Harrison

Managed by: John H. Nye
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About John Harrison, I

John was the second son of Isaiah Harrison and his first wife Elizabeth Wright. They lived in Oyster Bay L.I. When John was about 7 his mother died. His father remarried Abigail Smith and they moved to Smithtown. Isaiah and Abigail moved to Maidenhead Plantation in Delaware or sometimes referred to the "Jersies" - 8 miles west of Lewes. About 8 years after I and A left for Delaware John and his wife Phoebe (maybe Smith or Townsend, I am not sure and neither are the researchers I have read, know her maiden name. Phoebe his wife was 5 years older than John. John was a cordwinder - a maker of top quality leather boots whicxh he learned the trade from his Wright grandfather Gideon. John and Phoebe were among the 16 family who left for VA. Abigail, son Gideon and daughter Elizabeth had died. Isaiah Jr. the first born went to NC..Along was the kids of Abigail. Thomas, Daniel, Jeremiah, Samuel and daughter Abigail and some spouses. In VA John settled on Big Springs . For more see Settlers on the long grey trail by J. Houston Harrison. Some of the information on this page is in error. . Elizabeth children were Isaiah jr.,John, Gideon,Mary (Cravens) Elizabeth. Abigail children were Thomas, Daniel, Jeremiah, Abigail (Herring) and Samuel. None married a Hood.

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John Harrison, I's Timeline

1691
September 25, 1691
Oyster Bay, Long Island, Nassau Co., NY
1718
1718
Age 26
Sussex County, Delaware, Colonial America
1718
Age 26
Possibly Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY
1721
1721
Age 29
Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY, USA
1728
1728
Age 36
Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY, USA
1730
1730
Age 38
Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY, USA
1750
1750
Age 58
Rockingham, Virginia, USA
1771
May 1771
Age 79
Augusta (now Rockingham) Co., VA
May 1771
Age 79
Old Augusta, Rockingham, Virginia