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Descendants of William Harrison, First Harrison ?

© by Patrick Morgan Harrison

INTRODUCTION

My research is mainly from the records of the State Library of Virginia in Richmond, and includes a number of pieces of information provided by Lindsay Britton, who is a direct descendant of this family.  I have yet to find the "smoking gun" that definitely ties me to the Prince George Harrisons.

My John Harrison was born ca. 1760 in Virginia, moved into Brunswick County, Virginia, around 1781, and lived in the area where Paul Hartwell and Mary Harrison Hartwell resided. (Mary Harrison Hartwell is a direct descendant of the earliest William Harrison).  Paul Hartwell transferred land to John Harrison and participated in several deeds - - this land may be part of the estate of Mary's father Richard Harrison.

Paul Hartwell's sons, Harrison Hartwell and Armistead Hartwell, witnessed the marriage of John Harrison and Dorothy Rawlings Hancock.  The circumstantial evidence indicates that there is a connection but what connection is still a mystery.

I believe that John Harrison may descend from the James Harrison side of the family.  

Inasmuch as this is a significant Harrison family of Southern Virginia, I believe that the information I have gathered should be exposed for review, study, criticism, evaluation, correction, if need be.  If you have additional information that should be included in the history of this family you may contact me at:  

Patrick Morgan Harrison, Email: hamletblue@verizon.net, by telephone at 804-643-6370
or by mail at 300 W. Franklin St., 1107E, Richmond,  VA  23220



First Generation


1. William Harrison, First Harrison ? , son of Unknown and Unknown , died before 1681.

General Notes: Early Virginia Immigrants:
William Harrison 1638, imported by Richard Bennett, Isle of Wight Co;
William Harrison 1638, imported by George Mynifie (merchant);
William Harrison 1656, imported by George Abbott, Nansemond Co.;
William Harrison 1650, imported by Mr. James Williamson;
William Harrison 1649, imported by John Merriman;
William Harrison 1650, imported by Wingfield Webb and Richard Pate.

Between the years of 1658 and 1713, four generations of men named William Harrison lived in Charles City County and then Prince George County. During the years 1667-1673, abstracts of surviving records mention a William Harrison Senior and a William Harrison Junior. After 1673, there are records for the same Harrisons but the designations senior and junior have disappeared.

The first William Harrison probably died after 1673 and before 1681. He is identified as the father of Elizabeth Harrison and is presumed to have been the father of the brothers William and James Harrison. In 1662, in Charles City County, William Harrison was taxed for one tithable which means that in 1662, William had no son who had reached the age of 16. In 1667, William Harrison, Jr. was granted a land patent, which is taken to mean that he was then 21 years old, or close to it. If William Harrison Jr. was a son of William Harrison, Sr. it seems that the younger man must have been born in 1646 or 1647

The above information came from the booklet, "Harrison Families in 17th Century Virginia, a primer by James E. Harrison, CS7.H322 1994a.

1665: Charles City County Court, 3 August: From Robert Jones to Mr. Pryse requesting that deed of gift be recorded, he giving Elizabeth Harrison, daughter of William Harrison "My God Daughter" a heifer. Signed Robert Jones, Wit: William Harrison Junior, John Ludwell.

William married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. William Harrison Senior was born about 1646 and died in 1712 in Prince George County, Va., about age 66.

William married Rebecca Unknown on an unknown date in Virginig.

+ 3 M    ii. James Harrison was born about 1647 in Virginia and died after 1712 in Prince George County, Va., after age 65.

James married (name unknown).

+ 4 F    iii. Elizabeth Harrison .

Second Generation (Children)


2. William Harrison Senior (William Harrison, First1) was born about 1646 and died in 1712 in Prince George County, Va., about age 66.

General Notes:
This compilation of material owes a great deal to those Harrison family researchers, Lindsay Britton in particular, who have shared their efforts to define the generations of this particular Harrison Clan. This then is a collection encompassing fact, documentation, primary records, and family tradition which seeks to preserve the history of this extraordinary family. (Patrick M. Harrison)

THE HARRISON NAME

According to some sources, the name Harrison is of Danish extraction (Aryson), which is indicated by the use of the syllable "son" as an ending for the name. This was a custom of the Danes and names ending in "son" have been in constant use in England ever since the Danish invasion. "Of all the ancient families of the Colony of Virginia that of Harrison, if not the oldest, is one of the oldest. The name has been distinguished for patriotism, intelligence and moral worth of those who have borne it." The traditional homes in England for the Harrisons are Oxford, Northampton, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. In 1972, there were 111,950 adult Harrisons in the United States - the 200 most numerous name. Referencing other sources under Harrison Family, we find that Harrison can mean "Hunter of Hares."

The Harrison name is also found in Scotland. Harrison means son of Harry (from Henry through the intermediate form Hanry). We know that Sir Laurence Harryson or Herryson, a native of Scotland, had letters of denization in England 1497 (Bain,IV, 1623, 1629). James Harryson, Scottish man, was author of An Exhortation to the Scottes to conforme themselfes to the honorable, expedient, & godly Vnion betweene the two realmes of Englande & Scotland, published in London, 1547. Magnus Harison in Gillisbrfek, parish of Lunnasting, 1613 (Shetland). Those from Fife would be a "Sept" (component branch family) of Clan MacDuff.

The Scotch records show that in the 1600 an Anglican English family settled in Bush Mills, Dunluth Parish, County Antrim. Later, the records show that 6 Harrison families came to early America from Ireland as "Scotch-Irish" - four from County Antrim 1 in 1744 settled o' the East Fork of Cook's Creek, Augusta Co., Virginia; 1 in 1775 settled in Guilford Co., North Carolina; 1 in 1800 in Georges, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania; 1 in 1871 at the Mission Road Church, Johnson Co., Ks. One Harrison Family or individual from County Down in 1778 settled in Hogan's Creek, Caswell Co., N.C. 1 from County Armagh in 1811 settled on the Permision River, New Madrid Co., Missouri. All of these settlers were Protestants.

Harrison is also found in Ireland, especially in Dublin and Counties Antrim and Down in Ulster. Most are incomers from England in the 1600s, or from Scotland. The name is particularly concentrated near Donaghcloney, Dromore Parish, County Down and they would be Protestants. Some Gaelic Irish named "Harrihy," "(O)(Mac)Henry" or "Horohoe" have changed their names to "Harrison," and they would be Catholic. Some of these Gaelic Irish families trace their legendary genealogies back through the kings and heroes to the Milesian invaders from Spain (1000-800 BC) who fought for the island with magical Tuatha De Danaan and the firbolg (the Picts), and who before that were in Scythia, Greece and Egypt.

Supposedly, this William Harrison Senior was one of the first two Burgesses elected when Prince George was formed in 1702

DISCLAIMER: Entries for the years 1658-1686 in the chronology offered below came largely from the work of Beverly Fleet, with a few additions marked Nugent and Hopkins. Entries for the period 1688-1713, came from the work of Dr. Weisiger, except an entry marked Nugent (James E. Harrison booklet, Sources: Ayres, Fleet, Haun, Hopkins, Nugent, Weisiger).
There is no attempt to attach each of these entries to William Harrison Senior or to his father. The entries are presented merely to provide information on those citizens named William Harrison who occupied this area during this period. It is difficult, if not almost impossible, to know whether there was another William Harrison in this area who cannot be clearly identified! (PMH)

1658: In Charles City County, Wm. Harrison was ordered to pay a cow to Wm. Wheeler according to bargain.

1660: In Charles City County, William Harrison by testimony produced in court proved his right to 550 acres for importation of eleven persons.

1661: Patent to William Harrison for 900 acres of land in Charles City County on the south side of James River upon the head of Florida Hundred Creek (Nugent)
In Charles City County, Wm. Harrison was sworn Constable for Flower de Hundred Precinct.
In Charles City County, Wm. Justice of Weyanoke sold to William Harrison of fflourd hundred, land on the western side of the southern branch of fflour da hundred creek. The conveyance was witnessed by Thomas Crewe and Robert Exanes.

1662: In Charles City County, Will Harrison was taxed for 1 tithable.

1664: In Charles City County, Mr. Stephen Hamelin, Mr. Willm Harrison and Mr. Robert Evans were sworn Churchwardens for Weyanoke Parish.

1665: In Charles City County, a deed of gift was recorded from Robert Jones to his goddaughter Elizabeth Harrison, daughter of William Harrison. The deed was witnessed by William Harrison, Jun'r.

1667: Patent to Wm. Harrison, Junr. for 368 acres of land in Charles City County on the south side of James River beginning in the line of Capt. David People, to Robert Jones, down the Pyny Swamp to the Old Towne Bridge, to James Jones, to line of Mr. Richard Tye & C. (Nugent)

1669: Patent to Mr. Wm. Harrison for 300 acres of land in Charles City County, part hereof granted to John Freeme and found to escheat and formerly granted to Tho. Calloway & Co. (Nugent)

1673: In Charles City County, the petition of Wm. Harrison sen'r to be released from security for orphans estates in the hands of Jno. Ludwell was referred to next court, where Ludwell was ordered to bring security.
In Charles City County judgment to Wm. Harrison Jr. against Jno. Stith attorney of Capt. Jno. Rudds for 171 lb tobo for 10 pair oars.
In Charles City County, judgment to Wm. Harrison against Adam Tapley, and judgment to Adam Tapley against Wm. Harrison Junr.

1681: In Charles City County Wm. Harrison attorney for Rice Pritchett confessed judgment to Capt. Wm. Randolph attorney for Euseb. King.

1685: In Charles City County judgment to Wm. Harrison against estate of Robt. Wyatt for 400 lb. tobo for one pair of mens French fall shoes.

1686: In Surry County William Cockerham of Lyons Creek Parish conveyed to Robert Caufield, Gent. of the same parish 250 acres adjoining William Harrison, said Caufield, Blansford Creek and land of David Williams, dec'd (Hopkins)

1688: In Charles City County Owen Row proved his claim of taking up an Indian slave to Wm. Harrison above 20 miles from home.
In Charles City County Mr. Wm. Harrison and Wm. Archer to audit acct. between Mr. Jno. Everitt and Robert Shorte.
In Charles City County Wm. Harrison and Hen. Harman to value estate of Mr. Robert Netherland
In Charles City County Judgment granted Wm. Harrison against Wm. Mastin for 360 lbs tobo from Rich Pritchett which deft. promised to pay.
In Charles City County those persons Wm. Harrison has presented for not bringing their lists to be summoned to next court.
In Charles City County, judgment to Wm. Harrison against Wm. Wilkins non suit granted to Wilkins.

1689: In Charles City County, Wm. Harrison was jury foreman in Cha. Bartholomew against Jno. Cogan.
In Charles City County, Wm. Harrison was jury foreman in Michael Mackey against Nicho. Kellsey.
In Charles City County, the will of Jno. Smith was proved by Wm. Harrison, Jno. Lanier and Hilday Chappell.
In Charles City County, a certificate was granted to Wm. Harrison for 150 acres of land for importation of three persons. Harrison assigned his rights to Mr. James Minge.

1690: Patent to Adam Tapley and William Harrison for 1068 acres of land in Jordan's parish on the south side of James River beginning at Maj. Poythres, near Aroccock Path and near Nich. Whitmore (Nugent)
In Charles City County, Wm.Harrison of this county is empowered by the clerk and allowed by the court to enter all actions and petitions and other process in law in this county, by reason the office days are certain at Westover, but no certainty for the inhabitants of the south side of the river to come over if tempestuous weather happens; therefore this is done to favor them.
In Charles City County Wm.Harrison was jury foreman in Matthew Hubbard against Mr. Edw. Braine.
In Charles City county Wm. Harrison was security for Capt. Wm. Archer in appeal to the General Court.
In Charles City County a certificate was granted to Wm. Harrison for 150 acres of land for importation of three persons.

1691: In Charles City County Mr. Wm. Harrison and Capt. Wm. Archer offer themselves as security that Geo. Jeffreys will abide by the actions of his attorney Jno. Everitt in a case against Jno. Baxter

1692: In Charles City County Wm. Harrison and Robert Sly against Richd. Griffin and Eliz. his wife that Griffin give security for administration of the estate of Jacob Bayly, dec'd . Harryson and Sly were put in possession of the estate of Bayly.
William Harryson and John Jane enter themselves as security for Charles and William, sons of Charles Williams, dec'd, to whom administration is granted.
William Harrison as attorney for William Syms, executor of Anthony Haviland, dec'd brings action of debt against Thomas Milton.
John Harryson of Martins Brandon Parish an d Capt. Wyatt are sureties in room of William Harrison and Robt. Sly for Richard Griffin and Elizabeth his wife, administratrix of Jacob Bayly, dec'd.

1693: In Charles City County, Wm. Harryson's petition granted for his cause to be deferred because of his present indisposition.
In Charles City County William Harryson as attorney for Capt. Thomas Busby defended against Timothy Redding.
In Charles City County, a deed of Adam Taply was acknowledge.

1694: IN Charles City County, William Harrison attorney for James Jones and Sarah his wife, executrix of James Mumford, dec'd awarded judgment against Capt. Charles Goodrich.
In Charles City County a deed of William Harrison to his brother James Harrison was recorded.
In Charles City County Wm. Harrison brought an action of trespass against William Wilkins. Harrison claimed he stood lawfully seized of 800 acres of land in Weyanoke Parish, part of a patent for 1198 acres granted to John Freme. Harrison and Wilkins agreed to a settlement.
IN Charles City County William Harrison was jury foreman in a case against Charles Bartholomew for unlawful marriage.
In Charles City County William Harrison was jury foreman in Robert Napier against Charles Holdsworth.
In Charles City County William Harrison was jury foreman in Robert Harker against James Lawrence.
In Charles City County William Harrison was jury foreman in John Lymbrey against John Ailott.
In Charles City County William Harrison was attorney for Thomas Busby against Benjamin Harrison as attorney for Robert Hathorn.
In Charles City County, William Harrison and Bartholomew Fowler were attorneys for Joseph Beale against Andrew Anderson.

1695: In Charles City County, William Harrison as attorney for Capt. Nicholas Wyatt defended against John Good in an action of debt.
In Charles City County William Harrison against Thomas Busby was dismissed.

1711: In Prince George County William Harrison, Jr. witnessed a conveyance from John Wicket and wife to John Wilkins. William Harrison, Sr., was mentioned in the will of Thomas Anderson of Prince George County. (In surviving records of Charles City and Prince George Counties, this is the first use of designations junior and senior for men named William Harrison since 1673.)
In Prince George County William Harrison and Sarah Hobbs witnessed the will of John Hobbs, Sr. of Weyanoke Parish.

1712: In Prince George County, William Harrison, Sr. of Weyanoke Parish conveyed 150 acres of land in Weyanoke Parish to his son Thomas Harrison and 682 acres of land on Chippokes Creek in Martins Brandon Parish to his son Richard Harrison.

1712: Prince George County, Wills & Deeds 1712, recorded PGC Wills & Deeds, 1711-1713, pps. 201-208: WILL OF WILLIAM HARRISON, SENIOR of Weyanoke Parish, Prince George County.

----- In the name of God Amen, August ye 25th day, one thousand seven hundred & Twelve, I Wm Harrison Senr of the Prsh Way=noake in Prince George County being of sound & perfect sense & memory, praise bee givein to God for ye same doe make, constitute & ordaine & declare this my last will & testament in manner & form following,
first - - being sorry from ye bottom of my heart, for my sinns past most humbly desireing forgiveness for ye same, I give & comitt my soul to Almighty God, My Saviour & Redeemer in whome & by ye merritts of Jesus Christ I trust & assuredly belive to bee saved, & my body to ye earth, to be buryed in such decent manner, as my exrs hereafter named shall think meet, & for what worldly estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon mee, I dispose thereof as followeth
Imprs: I will that all my just debts bee puntually paid & sattisfyed
Item: I give & bequeath unto my loveing wife Rebeca Harrison ye plantacon I now live on, & all houses orcherds, & conveniences belonging to ye same for & dureing her natural life, & I doe give my sd wife liberty to get timber upon any part of my land, for building upon or repareing the sd plantacon & all other timber, fenceings, & fireings, as she shall have occasion of dureing her natural life.
& I doe give my sd wife the rents of all my lands that is now or shall by mee, bee hereafter leased out, for & dureing her natural life, & after her decease, the sd rents to goe to them to whome I hereafter doe give & bequeath the sd land.
Item: My will & meaning is that a lyne shall bee run, from ye mouth of ye littlee meadow west n. west a cross my land till it comes to a lyne of markt trees made sometime since by Thos. Busby or till it meets wth my brother James his land, & all ye land I hold on the north side that lyne when runn, or that course from the mouth of the littlee meadow a cross my land as afforsd (but two acres) I give & bequeath my sonn William for & dureing his natural life & after my wifes decease, hee in the mean time to hve & enjoy the plantacon hee now lives upon, according to my former gift to him, & after ye decease of my loveing wife Rebecca, & my sd son William, I give & bequeath unto his son William & to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, all the land hereby given his father for life.
And for default of lawfull heirs of grandson Williams body, I give & bequeath all ye land hereby given to my grandson William, to his next eldest brother, & ye heirs of his body lawfully begotten, & soe to all his next eldest brother, untill it shall come to them wch shall have lawfull heirs of their body to inherritt ye sd land, I doe hereby give & bequeath unto my sd son William tenn acres land on ye east side the southern run to begin at ye mouth of ye bottom next below my saw pitts, & to run up ye southern run, to ye bottom next below ye white oaks lately fallen by William Mathews, for its length & upp ye sd bottom for its breath; for & dureing his natural life & after his decease I give the sd tenn acres of land to his son William & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten & soe to ye heirs of their bodys that shall inheritt ye land given in these presents to my son William
And I doe give my son William & his sons, that shall enjoy ye plantacon I now live on by this my bequest a cart path from my plantacon to my usual landing at yn elecon crossing noe fence or tended grounds.
Signed sealed & declared to William Harrison
bee his last will in presence of
Wm. Matthews
George Mallone
Mary Mallone
James Harrison
Item: my will & meaning is that all my land, I hold between the long meadow, & the lyne to bee runn from ye mouth of the littlee meadow, bee devided in three equal parts, & the first third part next the head of ye long meadow, I give to my daughter Sarah Hobbs & to ye heirs of her body lawfully begotten.
Item: I give & bequeath the next third part to my grandson Thos Harrison & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten & for default of lawfull heirs of his body, I give the sd third part to my grandson Benjamin & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
Item: I give & bequeath my three hundred acres land at black water to be equally devided between my three grandsons Henry, Benja & their brother Richard, & the heirs of their body lawfully begotten, & whereas the sd three hundred acres of land from ye first swamp much southerly to the brows of the second swamp in length my will & meaning is that my sd grandsons shall take their parts a cross ye sd land & my grandson Richard to have ye inward part next Black Water Swamp, * my granson Henry to have ye midle part, & my grandson Benja to have ye putward part & my will & meaning is that that if any of my three grandsons dye without lawfull issue the survivers if one soe dyes, & the surviveors if two soe dyes to have the whole
Item: I give to my daughter Hannah Harrison all my land between the bottom next below my saw pitts & the stooping tree bottom, meeting the head of ye bottom & ye southern run to ye creek, for & dureing her naturall life she not to barr any of my posterity from a cart path to my usual landing eigther as it is now or verry little eastward upon ye bitt or rich ground, & I doe give & bequeath to her the ffeather bedd shee lyes upon wth everything belonging to it, & my loom, & all that I have necessary for a weavers trade, & my desire is that my wife let her have her next years accomadacon out of my stock, & ye corne that is upon ye ground & I doe give her two breeding sows, & I give her child a yearling heiffer
Item: I give & bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Woodley eleaven pounds tenn shills to bee paid in full at price current by my wife in her life time or at her decease.
signed sealed & declared
to bee his last will in presence of William Harrison
George X Mallone (his mark)
Mary Mallone
James Harrison
Wm. Matthews
Item: I give & bequeath unto my son Thos Harrison & to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, two acres of land on ye west side the southern run to begin on ye lower side the Ileland, my upper hogg pens stands upon, & to run four chain in breath, & twenty chain up ye southern run for its length, & I doe give him & them as afforsd a cart road from thence across my land towards Mr. Hardymans Millne, at his my sd sonns elecon, soe it cross no ffence or tended grounds; & I doe give my sd son thos Harrison, & ye lawfull heirs of his body, all ye land I have between the southern run & fra Wilkins land, Wm Shorts, Wm. Pigeons land Mr. Sam Moodys land, Jno Averrys land & FFlowardehundred Creek except tenn acres before herein given my son William and I doe give & bequeath my sd son Thos the ffeather bedd & furniture hee usually lyes upon & an iron pott & pott hooks, & a pr andirons wch his mother pleases after her decease & two leather chaires & I doe give him my largest whipsaw & chaine, & my red lined coat & my rapier scabberd & belt, & boots, & all my books except my bible.
And if it shall please God my sd son Thos should dye leaveing noe lawfull issue, then I give & bequeath unto my son Williams son Richard & to ye lawfull heirs of his body, one hundred acres land beginning at ye upper long point upon Flowerdehundred Creeke & to ye run up to ye mouth of ye Cross Creek for its length & upp ye cross creek & downe ye Maine creek for its breath & for default of lawfull heirs of my grandson Richd body, I give & bequeath ye sd one hundred acres land to my grand son Henry Harrison & ye heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my son Richards son Willm one hundred acres of land, & to ye lawfull heirs of his body, if my son Thos Dyes leaveing noe lawfull heirs of his body as afforsd, wch sd one hundred acres of land is to begin on fflowerdehundred Creek on ye land given my grandson Richard, to run up ye land to ye cross creek-for its length, & up ye cross creek & downe ye main creek for its breath.
And for deafult of lawful heirs of my grandson Wms body I give the sd one hundred acres land to his brother Jno, & ye lawful heirs of his body, & for default of lawfull heirs of my grandson Jnos body , I give & bequeath ye sd one hundres acres land to his bror, Richd, & ye lwfull heirs of his body.
And if my sonn Thos dyes without lawfull heirs as afforsd then I give & bequeath all ye remaineing part of ye land herein given my son Thos, to be equally devided amongst all my son Williams sonns (born & to be borne) excepting those sonns of his that shall by this my will inheritt ye land I now live upon & ye hundred acres land given my grandson Richard on fflowerdehundred Creek, & I doe give all ye remaining part of ye sd land to those sons of his as afforsd & ye lawfull heirs of their bodys & in case of any of their decease without heirs as afforsd, then to bee equally devided amongst ye surviveros & their heirs as afforsd
Signed Sealed & Declared
to bee his last will in presence of Wm Harrison
George X Mallone (his mark)
Mary Mallone
James Harrison
Wm. Matthews
Item: I give & bequeath unto my son William all ye remaining part of my cloathes, that now I have & all that shall bee bought for my owne ware & my wigg & cane at my decease & I doe give my biblee markt W:H to my sonn William at my wives decease.
Item: I give to my son Richd my old gunn my blew cloath coat ye whitsaw now in his possession & my second largest chaine, & two young breeding sows.
Item: I give & bequeath to my daughter Eliza Norwood a new rugg & blankett
Item: I give & bequeath my daughter Jean Moody a new rugg & blankett
Item: Provided he stays & remaines wth mee & my wife till he be (smudge) one & twenty years of age or till boath our decease, I give & bequeath unto my grandson Henry Harrison a young cow & calfe a fixt gunn, two young breeding sows, three barreles corne, two suits cloathes, a hatt, two shirts & a pr shoes & stockings either at our decese or when hee attains to ye age of twenty one years wch first hapens
Item: I give & bequeath ye remaining part of my estate to loveing wife Rebecca Harrison of what nature or quality soever it bee found after my debts & legacyes are justly paid
And lastly I doe nominate ordaine & appoint my loveing wife exx, & my son Thos exr of this my last will & testmt to see ye same duly executed, & I doe humbly request the favour of my lovg friend Mr. Edwd Goodrich to assist & advise my sd exrs, or eighther of them in ye due execucon of this my last will & testamt.
Signed Sealed & Declared to bee his
last will in presence of us William Harrison
George X Mallone
Mary Mallone
Wm. Matthews
James Harrison
Pr George County Court ye 11th Feb 1712 the next before written last will & testamt of Mr. Wm Harrison, decd, was proved in open court by ye oathes of ye wittnesses thereto & probe thereof granted Rebecca his relict & exx & Thos Harrison, his exr named therein & at their prayer ye same is admitted to record.
E. Goodrich clk
Whereas I have lately made my will & put into the custody of Mr. Edward Goodrich & whereas it was my intent to have given my son William Harrison one of my great iron potts, & pott hookes & a pr of andirons after my wives decease, but that being omitted in my sd will, doe hereby give & bequeath to my said son William one of my great iron potts & pott hookes, & a pr of andirons after my wifes decease or sooner if she thinks fitt to spare ym & I doe desire that this may bee added as a codicille to my sd will & that it may bee duely performed & fulfiled by my exrs, or the survivers of them as a part of my last will & testament as witness my hand & seal sett hereunto this first day Octobr 1712
Sealed & Delivered
in presence off Wm. Harrison
Edwd Prince
James Moody
Prince George County Court ye 10th Feb 1713
This codidil to ye last will & testamt of Mr. Wm Harrison decd, next before written was proved in open court by ye oathes of boath ye wittnesses thereto to bee ye act & deed of ye sd Harrison, & at ye prayer of Wm Harrison Junr ye same is admitted to record
Test E Goodrich Clk

1715, May 10: PG Order book (Court Proceedings) ; petition of Rebecca Harrison and Thomas Harrison, executors of William Harrison, Deceased.

William married Rebecca Unknown on an unknown date in Virginig. Rebecca Unknown died in Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 2 )

3. James Harrison (William Harrison, First1) was born about 1647 in Virginia and died after 1712 in Prince George County, Va., after age 65.

James married (name unknown).

(Duplicate Line. See Person 3 )

4. Elizabeth Harrison (William Harrison, First1).

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


5. William Harrison Junior (William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1670 in Unknown and died on an unknown date in Prince George County, Va.

General Notes: His father William Harrison Senior, in his 1712 will, leaves the plantation in which this William Harrison Junior presently inhabits. After the death of William Harrison Junior, the land goes to his son, William Harrison Third. Also, ten acres of land on the East side of the South Run to begin at the mouth of the Bottom, next below the Saw Pitts, and to run up the Southern Run, to the Bottom next below the white oaks, lately fallen by William Mathews, for its length and up the said bottom for its breadth (After William Junior's death, the ten acres goes to his son William, Third)
Again, he wills that a cart path from the plantation to his usual landing at the elecon crossing not be fenced nor be tended grounds.
He also bequeaths all remaining part of his clothes, bought for his own wear and his wig and cane and his bible at his wife's decease.
Also, one of his great iron potts and pot hooks and a pair of andirons after his wife's decease

William married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 14 M    i. Richard Harrison was born before 1712 in Virginia, died in 1791 in Prince George County, Va., about age 79, and was buried on an unknown date in Prince George County, Va.

Richard married Elizabeth Unknown (d. Bef 1781) on an unknown date.

+ 15 M    ii. William Harrison Third was born before 1712 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

+ 16 M    iii. Henry Harrison was born before 1712 in Virginia and died in 1759 in Prince George County, Va., about age 47.

Henry married Elizabeth Unknown on 12 Mar 1738 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

+ 17 M    iv. Benjamin Harrison was born before 1712 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

+ 18 M    v. Thomas Harrison was born before 1712 in Virginia.

+ 19 M    vi. John Harrison was born before 1712.

6. Thomas Harrison (William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1672 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

General Notes: In his will, William Harrison Senior bequeaths to Thomas two acres of land on the West side of the Southern run to begin on the lower side the Ileland, his upper hogg pens stands upon and to run four chain in breadth and twenty chains up the Southern run for its length and a cart road from thence across his land towards Mr. Hardymans Mill, at his son's election so that it crosses no fence or tended grounds. Also all the land he has between the Southern Run and Fra Wilkins land, Wm. Shorts, Wm. Pigeons land, Mr. Sam Moody's land, John Averys land and Flowardehundred Creek except ten acres
He bequeaths also the feather bed and furniture he usually lies upon and an iron pot and pot hooks and a pair of andirons which his uses, after her decease and two leather chairs and his largest whipsaw and chain and his red lined coat and and rapier scabberd and belt and boots and all his books except his bible.

Prince George County, Wills & Deeds, 1710-1713, p. 105: Deed, this 5 March 1711/12, William Harrison, Sr. of Waynoak Parish, Prince George Co., to his son Thomas Harrison of same, for love and affection, 150 acres in same parish, bounded by May Apple Slash, Francis Wilkins, William Short and Mr. Pigeon, reserving to me and my wife the right to carry away timber.
signed: William Harrison
Wit: James Moody, Thomas Smith. Recorded 11 March 1711/12

Prince George County, Wills & Deeds, 1713-1728, p. 13: Indenture (release) made the ___ day of May, 1714, between Thomas Harrison of the Parish of Westover in Prince George County and Adam Tarply, for 100 acres. Wit: E. Goodrich and Thomas Simmons, Acknowledged in court on May 12, 1714.

Prince George County, Wills & Deeds, 1713-1728, p. 32: Indenture (lease) made the second day of November, 17___, between Thomas Harrison and Ellinor, his wife, and Thomas House, land on Blackwater conveyed to the said Thomas Harrison and Ellinor, his wife, from Joshua Meecham by coveyance dated the 30th day of July 1686. Indenture acknowledged in court on November 9, 1714

July 12, 1715 Order Book: 1714-1720, On petition of Thomas Harrison his bond for the case . . . Drayton orphans . . . estate released to Francis/Peter Poythress

Nov 8, 1715 Order Book: 1714-1720, Thomas Harrison, Richard Harrison, etc., jurymen

Prince George County, Wills & Deeds, 1713-1728, p. 398: Will of Thomas Harrison, dated the 2nd day of April, 1720, and proved on May 10, 1720. Wife, Ellinor Harrison, Daughter Ann Hamlin. To grandson, Thomas Hamlin, 10 pounds to be paid to him at the age of 21 years. To granddaughter, Martha Hamlin, 10 pounds to be paid to her at the age of 18 years of marriage. Grandson, John Hall, son of Robert Hall and Elizabeth Hall. Daughter, Ann Hamlin, and grandson, John Hall, son of Ann Hamlin. Granddaughter, Sarah Hall. To my other six grandchildren. Son-in-law Robert Hall named as executor with daughters, Ann Hamlin and Elizabeth Hall, as alternates. Wit: John Hamersly, Tim Bridges, Thomas Read, and Richard Warthen.

Thomas married Ellinor Unknown on an unknown date in Virginia. Ellinor was born in Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 20 F    i. Ann Harrison was born before 1720 in Prince George County, Va. and died in Virginia.

Ann married Unknown Hamlin on an unknown date in Virginia.

+ 21 F    ii. Elizabeth Harrison was born before 1720 in Prince George County, Va. and died in Virginia.

Elizabeth married Robert Hall (b. Bef 1720) on an unknown date in Prince George County, Va.

7. Richard Harrison (William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1671 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

General Notes: In his will, William Harrison Senior bequeaths to Richard, his old gun, his blue cloath coat and the whipsaw in his possession and his second largest chain and two young breeding cows.

Prince George County Wills and Deeds, 1710-1713, p. 106: Deed, 5 March 1711/12, William Harrison, Sr. of Waynoak Parish, Prince George County to Richard Harrison of same, for love and affection to his said son, 682 acres in Martins Brandon Parish, between lands of William Hall, John White, Capt. Wyatt, Frances Rey, Richard Winkles, Chippoaks Creek and the lands of John Bell and John Arnold; but reserving to me and my wife the right to carry away timber. At our death land goes to Richard's sons, but if none, then to his daughters. signed: William Harrison
Wit: Thomas Harrison, James Moody. Recorded: 11 March 1711/12

Deeds of Prince George Co., Va., 1713-1728, p. 366, 23 April 1719: Indenture between Richard Harrison of the Parish of Martins Brandon, County of Prince George, and Frances, his wife, and William Blackley of the parish of Bruton, James City County, conveying 682 acres, deeded to the said Richard Harrison and wife, Frances Harrison from William Harrison, dec'd by indenture dated the 5 March 1711/12. Wits: Richard Wembles, John Kersey and Thomas Harrison. Presented in court on 13 October 1719, and recorded on a motion of Edward Goodrich, Attorney of said Blackley.

Records of Prince George County (1720), p. 484
In the suit between Richard Cureton and wife versus Richard Harrison: William Wynne, aged about 22 years, sworn August 6, 1720, says that about August 6, 1720, Richard Harrison, being at the house of Richard Cureton where a company were drinking strong liquors, Cureton's wife having a cain in her hand, called the said Harrison, a son of a bitch, and told him she would split his brains if he offered to come into the house; whereupon the said Harrison offered to go in. Cureton's wife struck the said Harrison twice with the said cain and then said Harrison kickt her once or twice. Upon which the said Richard Cureton took away the cain from his wife and struck the said Harrison with it; which the said assault and battery the deponent saith he thinks to be the same for which the said Cureton and his wife have brought suit against the said Harrison in January court last and not other and divers. And further the deponent saith that above said evidence he has or can say in any suit brought by said Cureton against the aforesaid Harrison and further the deponent saith not.
William Hamlin, Cl. Cur.
August 8, 1721, Deposition of William Wynne taken in court by Robert Rogers, attorney for Richard Harrison.

Richard married Frances Unknown before 1712. Frances was born in Virginia and died in Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 22 M    i. William Harrison was born before 1712 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

8. Sarah Harrison (William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1674 in Virgnia and died after 1718 in Prince George Co., Virginia, after age 44.

General Notes: In his will, William Harrison Senior leaves her a third part of all the land he holds between the Long Meadow and the Lyne to be run from the Mouth of the Little Meadow. The first third part next to the head of the long Meadow he gives to Sarah and her heirs.

Sarah married Robert Hobbs , son of John Hobbs Senior and Unknown , before 1712. Robert was born in Virginia and died circa 1718 in Virginia.

General Notes: See Prince George Wills, 1713-28, p. 31 for Robert's will. Wit: William Harrison, Thomas Hobbs, Nich Brewer, James Hobbs

Noted events in his life were:

Will: Page 248, Written 21 June 1718, Waynoak Parish. The will was recorded 12 August 1718 and the inventory (p. 258) was submitted 20 September 1718, value L 31/0/5 presented by Sarah Hobbs 14 Oct 1718

Children from this marriage were:

+ 23 M    i. Robert Hobbs .

+ 24 M    ii. John Hobbs .

+ 25 M    iii. William Hobbs .

+ 26 F    iv. Sarah Hobbs .

+ 27 F    v. Rebecca Hobbs .

+ 28 F    vi. Frances Hobbs .

+ 29 F    vii. Elizabeth Hobbs .

+ 30 F    viii. Mary Hobbs .

9. Elizabeth Harrison (William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1675 in Virginia and died in 1733 in Isle Of Wight, Virginia, about age 58.

General Notes: In his will, William Harrison Senior bequeaths to his daughter Eliza Norwood, a new rug and blanket.

Isle of Wight, Book 4, P. 121, accounts of the estate of Elizabeth Norwood by Thomas Clark, one of the exors of Wm. Norwood deceased, 29 June 1736. "To an error appraising the negroes which were her dower in my father's estate". To her dower in negro Tom sold for 30L to pay my father's debts in order to save the personal estate.

Elizabeth married Richard Norwood on an unknown date in Virginia. Richard was born in Virginia and died in 1731 in Isle Of Wight, Virginia.

General Notes: For further information, see Boddie, Virginia Historical Genealogies, pp. 333337


Children from this marriage were:

+ 31 M    i. William Norwood died 1736 dsp in Isle Of Wight Co, VA.

+ 32 F    ii. Mary Norwood .

+ 33 F    iii. Sarah Norwood .

+ 34 F    iv. Elizabeth Norwood .

+ 35 F    v. Rebecca Norwood .

+ 36 F    vi. Hannah Norwood .

+ 37 M    vii. James Norwood .

+ 38 M    viii. George Norwood .

10. Hannah Harrison (William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1676 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

General Notes: In his will, William Harrison Senior leaves Hannah all the land between the Bottom next below his Saw Pitts and the Stooping Tree Bottom, meeting the head of the Bottom and the Southern run to the creek, for and during her natural life. Also, the feather bed she lies upon with everything belonging to it and his loom and all that he has necessary for a weavers trade and his desire is that his wife let Hannah have her next years accommodation of his stock and the corn that is upon the ground and he gives her two breeding cows and to her child? he gives a yearling heifer.

Prince George County, Va., Deeds & Wills, 1713-1728, p. 43. Inventory of estate of Hannah Harrison, dec'd. taken on the 4th day of January, 1714 by Gilbert Hay and John Wilkinson, returned to curt by William Harrison, Administrator of the said estate, on February 8, 1714.

Prince George County, Va., Deeds & Wills, 1713-1728, p. 792: Accounting of the estate of Hannah Harrison, Dec'd returned to court by Rebecca Harrison, administrator, at court held at Merchants Hope on the 9th day of February, 1724, shows payment for first administration granted to Wm. Harrison.

11. Rebecca Harrison (William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1677 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

General Notes: In his will, William Harrison Senior gives to Rebecca 11 pounds, ten shillings to be paid in full at price current by his wife in her life time or at her decease.

Rebecca married John Woodlief on an unknown date in Virginia. John was born in Virginia and died before 1820 in Virginia - not in census.

General Notes: His name could have been Woodlief, son of George Woodlief and the daughter of Colonel Robert Wynne. See John Boddie, Virginia Historical Genealogies, Wynne and Woodlief, pp. 174-77, 99191-97


Children from this marriage were:

+ 39 M    i. John Woodlief Junior .

12. Jean Harrison (William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1679.

General Notes: In his will, William Harrison Senior wills to Jean a new rug and blankst

Jean married James Moody before 1712.

13. James Harrison (James2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1675 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

General Notes: Land Patent to James Harrison 20 September 1745, Prince George County. Description 300 acres between Stoney and Sappony Creeks, adjoining the county line. Land office Patents No. 22, 1743-1745 (v.1 and 2, p. 1-631) p. 525 (Reel 20)

James married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 40 M    i. James Harrison was born circa 1705 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

James married (name unknown).

+ 41 M    ii. John Harrison was born circa 1711 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

John married Elizabeth Unknown before 1739.

Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)


14. Richard Harrison (William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1712 in Virginia, died in 1791 in Prince George County, Va., about age 79, and was buried on an unknown date in Prince George County, Va.

General Notes: Richard Harrison seems to have had to sets of children ("my former and latter children") as indicated in his will; however, we have no knowledge of the first wife at this time. The first of them were born before 1735, as indicated mainly by Sussex Co. personal property tax records and the births of their children and grandchildren as recorded in the Albemarle Parish Register. Richard's youngest children (Ishmael and Charles) were minors at the time of his death (See Sussex Co. Chancery suit wherein there is reference to Charles Harrison's guardianship as late as January, 1789).

William Harrison Senior also leaves three hundred Acres land at Black Water to be equally divided between the three grandsons, Henry, Benjamin and Richard Harrison. Richard is to have the inward part next BlackWater Swamp, Henry is to have the middle part and Benjamin is to have the outward part. If William Harrison Senior's son Thomas should die without issue, then Richard would inherit 100 acres of land beginning at the upper Long point upon Flowerdehundred Creek and to the run up to the mouth of the Cross Creek for its length and up the Cross Creek and down the Maine Creek for its breadth. If Richard has no heirs then the 100 acres goes to Henry Harrison.

Land Patent to Richard Harrison, 10 June 1740, Prince George County. Description is 200 acres on the south side of Stoney Creek upon the Reedy Branch adjoining Joseph Tucker. Land Office Patents No. 19, 1739-1741, p. 676 (reel 17)

Deeds form Prince George County, Va., 1787-1792, p. 620: Will written 17 March 1781, proved 11 October 1791. He provides for his beloved wife Rebecca Harrison. To son, William Harrison, he gives the land and plantation whereon he now lives. To his sons, Alexander and Shadrach Harrison, he gives all the lands and plantations at Black Water. To his sons Peyton and Theodorick Harrison, he gives the land and plantation whereon I now live to be equally divided between them. "That is to say, Peyton Harrison is to have my dwelling house and his proportionable part of the lands adjoining. To sons, Ishmael and Charles Harrison, all my lands known by the name of the Wood Yard. My will is that my whole and sole estate . . . is to be equally divided amongst all my former and latter children. Son William Harrison and son, Alexander Harrison named as exors. Wits: William Glover, Edward Darvell and Thomas Hobbs.

(Note on Woodyard - patented by James Jones 20 Nov 1683, known as "Devil's Woodyard", 734A - Book 7, p. 329: Eve S. Gregory, "Weyanoke Old Town," "Archaeological Society of Virginia Journal, 1986, p. 55 - Map B #13 shows location of original patent by James Jones: PG Surveyor's book 1784-1824, p. 305, PG Deed Book 27, p. 179, PG Deed Book, 31, p. 66)

Will Book "G", p. 448 Sussex County in the estate of Richard Harrison, dec'd.
1787, to be paid to Henry Mitchell for Hobb's estate 378.6.8
Interest on ditto 17 Nov 1804
1788, to paid Richard Gregory, to paid Glaister Hunnicutt
1790, to paid Jno Poythress's bond, to paid William Wilkins Bond
1781, to paid Whitfield's? 3 days crying estate,
1783, to paid Davis Sersenberry? Bond, to paid Daniel coll, to paid George K. Taylor
1792, to paid midwife fee
1786, paid Ro. Harrison exors, paid Fredonia Andrews, paid Wm. Harrison 28.2.6, pd, sheriff Prince George
1786, Oct 15, paid clerk Sussex and Prince George
1784, paid Thomas Harrison 3.9.0, paid Richard Harrison bond, paid _____ Brockwell
1785, to paid sheriff, Prince George Co., paid clerk PGC, paid Wm. Harrison exors to Brunswick Court 2.3.8
1792, paid Lawrence Smith
1792, paid clerk, Brunswick and Prince George, paid Sheriff, Prince George, paid Clerk Brunswick and Sussex
1790, paid clerk Sussex
1783, paid Alex Harrison
1781, paid Richard Harrison funeral
1781, Nov 17, by sale of estate, payable 687.8.1
1793, Jan 28, by sale of estate negroes 332.50
...... with William and Alexander Harrison, Exrs. William Harrison exr. of Richard Harrison, dec'd, late of Prince George County.

Richard married Elizabeth Unknown on an unknown date. Elizabeth was born in Virginia, died before 1781 in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 14 )

15. William Harrison Third (William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1712 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

General Notes: William Harrison Senior, in his 1712 will, leaves the plantation in which this William Harrison Junior presently inhabits. After the death of William Harrison Junior, the land goes to his son, William Harrison Third.

16. Henry Harrison (William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1712 in Virginia and died in 1759 in Prince George County, Va., about age 47.

General Notes: In his will, William Harrison Senior gives the third of the three parts of all the lands he holds between the Long Meadow and the Lyne to be run from the Mouth of the Little Meadow to his Grandson Henry Harrison and his heirs. If he has no heirs, the land is bequeathed to his brother Richard Harrison. If Richard has no heirs, then the land falls to the grandson Benjamin Harrison. The inventory was July 1759 by W. Withers, George Noble, Alex Morrison, received by Elizabeth Harrison Exex; PG Records 1733-92, p. 70

William Harrison Senior also leaves three hundred Acres land at Black Water to be equally divided between the three grandsons, Henry, Benjamin and Richard Harrison. Richard is to have the inward part next BlackWater Swamp, Henry is to have the middle part and Benjamin is to have the outward part.

William Senior also bequeaths to Henry a young cow and calf, a fixed gun, two young breeding sows, three barrels corn, two suit of clothes, a hat, two shirts and a pair of shoes and stockings, either at William's decease or when he attains the age of twenty-one.

Information on the children of Henry comes from a Bible Record at the Virginia Historical Society, gift of Claiborne Watts Gooch Jr. of Richmond; found by Irene M. Rupp - she believed it to be the record of William Harrison's grandson Henry. If this were William's grandson (and it may truly be), you would expect to see a William in there somewhere.

Noted events in his life were:

Death: The inventory of Henry Harrison was July 1759 by W. Withers, George Noble, Alex. Morrison, recorded by Elizabeth Harrison, exex. Prince George Records 1733-92, p. 70

Henry married Elizabeth Unknown on 12 Mar 1738 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 16 )

17. Benjamin Harrison (William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1712 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

General Notes: William Harrison Senior also leaves three hundred Acres land at Black Water to be equally devided between the three grandsons, Henry, Benjamin and Richard Harrison. Richard is to have the inward part next BlackWater Swamp, Henry is to have the middle part and Benjamin is to have the outward part.

18. Thomas Harrison (William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1712 in Virginia.

General Notes: In his will, William Harrison Senior gives to his grandson Thomas, the second third part of all the land between the Long Meadow and the Lyne to be run from the Mouth of the Little Meadow. If he has no heirs, this part goes to the grandson Benjamin Harrison.

19. John Harrison (William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1712.

20. Ann Harrison (Thomas3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1720 in Prince George County, Va. and died in Virginia.

Ann married Unknown Hamlin on an unknown date in Virginia. Unknown was born in Virginia and died in Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 20 )

21. Elizabeth Harrison (Thomas3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1720 in Prince George County, Va. and died in Virginia.

Elizabeth married Robert Hall on an unknown date in Prince George County, Va. Robert was born before 1720 in Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 21 )

22. William Harrison (Richard3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1712 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

General Notes: In his will, William Harrison Senior bequeaths to his grandson William (son of Richard) one hundred acres to begin on Flowerdehundred Creek land given to Grandson Richard (son of William Junior) to run up the land to the Cross Creek for its length, & up the Cross Creek and down the Maine Creek for its breath.

23. Robert Hobbs (Sarah Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

24. John Hobbs (Sarah Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

25. William Hobbs (Sarah Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

26. Sarah Hobbs (Sarah Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

27. Rebecca Hobbs (Sarah Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

28. Frances Hobbs (Sarah Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

29. Elizabeth Hobbs (Sarah Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

30. Mary Hobbs (Sarah Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

31. William Norwood (Elizabeth Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) died 1736 dsp in Isle Of Wight Co, VA.

General Notes: William's will is in Isle of Wight County, Book 4, p. 103: To William Harrison, son of Henry Harrison, the plantation where I now live and land adjacent to it as far as the Mirey Branch, below my field. To Henry Harrison, my brother, clothes and various items.

32. Mary Norwood (Elizabeth Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

33. Sarah Norwood (Elizabeth Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

34. Elizabeth Norwood (Elizabeth Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

35. Rebecca Norwood (Elizabeth Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

36. Hannah Norwood (Elizabeth Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

37. James Norwood (Elizabeth Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

38. George Norwood (Elizabeth Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

39. John Woodlief Junior (Rebecca Harrison3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

40. James Harrison (James3, James2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1705 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: In the Prince George Tax Records, there is a James Harrison paying taxes on 450 acres in 1788. He disappears from the record in 1789

1790: 14 Sept 1790, p. 413: Indenture between James Harrison and David Hobbs, 36 pounds, 3 shillings, sells to Hobbs 48 1/5 acres, bounded eastward by land of James Harrison, north, land of John Hobbs, south, land of David Hobbs on west by John Hobbs. Mildred, wife of James Harrison, acknowledges

1802: Prince George Surveyors Record 1794-1824, p. 76, 23 july; Surveyed for Wallace Morison, land called "Darvils" 576 acres, later sold to Nathaniel Marks, Jr. by him, bounded by Lem'l Harrison, Hoods Road, James Bishop, Thomas Hobbs, David Hobbs and Branch adjoining James Harrison. Chain carriers: Joshua Adams, Wm. Simmons

James married (name unknown).

(Duplicate Line. See Person 40 )

41. John Harrison (James3, James2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1711 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: 1739: Prince George County, 13 November (56) p. 357: In the county records, there is a deed from John Harrison to Elias Miller where John's wife Elizabeth relinquishes her dower right in the land.

John married Elizabeth Unknown before 1739.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 41 )

Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandchildren)


42. Ann Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in Virginia and died after 1806 in Virginia.

Ann married Nathaniel Hobbs before 1806 in Virginia. Nathaniel was born in Virginia and died after 1806 in Virginia.

43. Elizabeth (Eliza) Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in Virgnia and died after 1806 in Virginia.

Elizabeth married Richard Bailey before 1806 in Virginia. Richard was born in Virginia and died after 1806 in Virginia.

44. Mason Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in Virginia and died before 1806 in Virginia.

Mason married John Avriss on an unknown date in Virginia. John was born in Virginia and died after 1806 in Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 74 M    i. William Avriss was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

+ 75 F    ii. Lucy Avriss was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

Lucy married John Carsley (b. Bef 1806) before 1806 in Virginia.

+ 76 F    iii. Rebecca Avriss was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

Rebecca married William Duell (b. Bef 1806) on an unknown date in Virginia.

45. Eve Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in Virginia and died before 1806 in Sussex County, Virginia.

General Notes: 1815 Virginia Landowners Directory Volume two (South Central Region) Sussex County, shows Eve Clarke (wife of John) had land on Pigeon Swamp; 17 milies northeast of the court house.

Eve married John Clark on an unknown date in Virginia. John was born in Virginia and died circa 1778 in Sussex County, Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 77 M    i. Thomas Clark was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Thomas married Lucy Hobbs on 26 Dec 1786 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 78 M    ii. Richard Clark was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Richard married Milley Underhill on 11 Dec 1796 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 79 M    iii. Littleberry Clark was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Littleberry married Sally Lashley on 19 Feb 1796 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 80 F    iv. Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Elizabeth married Isham Hobbs (c. 12 Mar 1750) on 15 Jan 1789 in Sussex County, Virginia.

46. William Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1735 in Virginia, died in 1804 in Sussex County, Virginia, at age 69, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

General Notes:
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1778/1781: Three of William Harrison's sons married into the Underhill Family and in Will Book "C", Sussex County, p. 423 is the will of Henry Underhill, written 5 July 1778, proved 16 August 1781. Son, Howell Underhill. Daughter Rebecca Underhill. Wife (not named) and my five youngest children (not named). My two youngest sons, Henry Underhill and John Underhill. Exors: Son, Howell Underhill, brother Giles Underhill and Frederick Andrews. Wit: John Mason, Jr., Thomas Moss and Sally Moss.

1782: In Will Book "D", p. 40 there is a will for Elizabeth Moss: written 22 March 1782 and proved 16 May 1782. Daughter Sarah Underhill. Daughter Elizabeth Underhill. Granddaughters Sarah Underhill. Son Thomas Moss the rest of my estate. Exor: son. Wit: John Mason, Jr., John Hite, Lucy Adkins and Milley Underhill.

1786: Will Book "F", Surrey Co., Virginia, p. 398(549): William Harrison and his wife Ann of Sussex Co. to Henry Parson of same. 21 Sept 1786. 75 pounds, 290 acres which Richard Harrison his father willed to said William Harrison, joining Pigeon Swamp, John Gary's former land, Black Swamp, Frederick Andress dec's's former estate (no witnesses). 21 Sept 1786. Michl. Bailey Clerk.

1786: Will book "F", Surrey Co., Virginia, p. 399(550): Henry Parsons and his wife Elizabeth of Sussex County to William Harrison Sr. of same. 21 Sept 1786. 150 pounds , 100 acres where said Harrison now lives, joining Belsches, the colledge hed line, Hugh Ivey, John Sanders (witnesses omitted) 21 Sept 1786. Michl. Bailey Clerk.

1790: Will Book "G", Surrey Co., Virginia, p. 757(526): William Harrison and his Wife Ann of Sussex County to William Harrison, Jr. of same, 1 Oct 1790. 5 shillings, 100 acres which was part of land William Mason dec'd had owned on south side of Pigeon Swamp, joining Great Spring, Reedy Branch. Wit: John Willcocks, Hamlin Baird, Henry X Parsons, Josiah Harrison 6 Jan 1791. Michl. Bailey Clerk.

1795: Will of William Harrison of Sussex County, Virginia: Written 4 June 1795, Presented for probate 3 May 1804 at a court held in Sussex County, by William Harrison, Jr., one of the executors. and proved by the oaths of Pleasant Hunnicutt and Henry Gee, two of the witnesses thereof and recorded.
I William Harrison of the County of Sussex and Parish of Albemarle do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth:
Item. My will and desire is that my loving wife Mary Harrison should have the use of the plantation whereon I now live together with the following negroes (to wit) Bridget, Silve, Poll and Bob, also one horse and side saddle, one feather bed and furniture, one large chest and two head of grown cattle during her natural life or widdowhood.
Item. I give my Colledge Land to my two sons RICHARD HARRISON and JOHN HARRISON together with the land whereon I now live at the marriage or death of my wife to them and their heirs forever.
Item. I give to my sons WILLIAM HARRISON, JOSIAH HARRISON and HENRY HARRISON, the land I have possessed them of in my life time to them and their heirs forever.
Item. I give my son RICHARD HARRISON one negro woman, Cloe, together with all her future increase to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son WILLIAM HARRISON one negro man named Walter, to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son JOSIAH HARRISON one negro man named Seth to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son HENRY HARRISON one negro boy named Toney to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my daughter NANCY COTTON one negro girl named Sarah together with all her future increase to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give to my daughter REBECKAH HARRISON one negro girl named Clarissa together with all her future increase to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give to my grandson JAMES HARRISON, son of RICHARD HARRISON one negro boy named Harcles to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I lend to my daughter MARY OGBURN one feather bed and furniture during her life and at her death I leave the said bed and furniture to my grand daughter MARY INMON OGBURN. Also, I leave my grand daughter Mary Inmon Ogburn the sum of fifteen pounds current money to her and her heirs forever.
I give to my grand son ROBERT PARSONS the sum of ten pounds current money to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my daughter REBECKAH HARRISON one feather bed and furniture, one horse and side saddle to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son JOHN HARRISON one feather bed and furniture, one bay mare and one man's saddle to him and his heirs forever.
Item. My will and desire is that my mill should be sold and the money arising from the sale thereof be equally divided between my five sons namely Richard, William, Josiah, Henry and John Harrison.
Item. My will and desire is that in case my wife should prove to be with child at the time of my death and should have a living child that the four negroes left to her during her life or widdowhood should descend to such child but should she not bring a child then my will and desire is that S. four negroes before mentioned be equally divided between my sons Richard Harrison, William Harrison, Josiah Harrison, Henry Harrison, John Harrison and my daughters Mary Ogburn, Nancy Cotton, and Rebeckah Harrison together with all their future increase.
Item. Also my will and desire is that all the rest and residue of my estate not before mentioned be sold and after paying all my just debts the remainder of the money arising from the sale thereof be equally divided between my loving wife, my sons Richard Harrison, William Harrison, Josiah Harrison, Henry Harrison, John Harrison and my daughters Mary Ogburn, Nancy Cotton and Rebeckah Harrison.
Lastly, do constitute and appoint my sons Rich'd Harrison and William Harrison executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fourth day of June one thousand seven hundres and ninety-five. signed and sealed and acknowledged (his signature) Wm Harrison (seal)
in presence of: Pleasant Hunnicutt, Alexander Belches?, Glaister Hunnicutt, Henry Gee.

Reference to "Colledge Land": In the Sussex County Land Tax Books for the year 1803, there is a alteration from Wm. & Mary College with the notation, "100 acres to Wm. Harrison, Senr. William Harrison, for the previous years, paid tax on 146 acres and this year paid tax on 246 acres. William Harrison Jr. paid tax on 100 acres.

1804: In the tax records for 1804, William Harrison Senr. disappears and Mary Harrison is shown paying tax on 146 acres. William Harrison Jr., is still paying tax on 100 acres and Henry Harrison appears, paying tax on 100 acres (is this the "Colledge Land"?)

1806: In the 1806 tax records, William Harrison, Jr. disappears, only Mary and Henry are shown.

1807: In the 1807 tax records, Mary and Henry are still paying tax and William Jr. appears, paying tax on only 18 acres.

1808: In the 1808 tax records, Mary is deceased and disappears, Henry is paying tax on 100 acres and William Jr. is paying tax on 18 acres. There also appears a notation for another William Harrison Jr. and he is paying tax on 100 acres and an additonal 130 acres.

1810: In the 1810 tax records, Henry is paying tax on 100 acres and William Jr. is paying tax on 18 acres. The other notation now says William Harrison "Sr." instead of Jr. and he is paying tax on 100, 130 and 235 acres.

1811: In the 1811 tax records, Henry is now paying tax on 50 and 85-1/2 acres. William Jr. is paying tax on the 18 acres and William Harrison has either a B.L. or R.L. after his name and is paying tax on 100, 130, 150 acres. This last William passed away ca. 1811 but I do not understand the notation after his name.

1812: In the 1812 tax records, Henry is paying tax on 50 and 85 acres. William Jr. is paying tax on 10 acres. Rebecca Harrison now appears (William's wife is named Rebecca) and she is paying taxes on 100, 130 and 150 acres.

There is no indication that John Harrison ever received his college land and I cannot find a record of a payment to him for the land in the deed books of Sussex County. His name does not appear in the deed books or land tax records for Sussex County.

1791: October 1791, p.92: Account of the estate of Henry Underhill, decd. shows William Underhill, Giles Underhill, John Simmons for schooling Henry Underhill and John Underhill in 1783. William Latchwell "for teaching my brothers in 1786." Harris Cotton ,"for teaching my brothers in 1787," and John Willcos, "for teaching my brothers in 1788-90."

p. 354 WB "F": account of estate of William Underhill with John Mason, administrator, shows Jesse Barker for schooling Giles (Underhill) in 1798. Mrs. Mary Ann Underhill for use of the estate and cash to buy wine for son John Underhill in 1800.

1795: will book "E", page 320, Howell Underhill 14 February 1795, proved 5 March 1795: Sell the College tenament that I live on for the support of my family. Build a house for my wife (not named) on my land. Exor: John Potts. Wit: Thomas Adkins, Harris Cotton and Mary Pleasants.

William married Ann Unknown about 1760 in Virginia. Ann was born on an unknown date in Virginia, died before 1794 in Sussex County, Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:29441

Children from this marriage were:

+ 81 M    i. William Harrison was born about 1758 in Virginia, died in 1811 in Sussex County, Virginia, about age 53, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

William married Rebecca Underhill (b. 7 Aug 1760, d. Unknown) on 2 Jan 1783 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 82 M    ii. Josiah Harrison was born about 1760 in Sussex County, Virginia, died before 1809 in Sussex County, Virginia, before age 49, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

Josiah married Mary Underhill (b. 7 Feb 1764, d. Unknown) on 2 Mar 1786 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 83 F    iii. Mary Harrison was born on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Mary married Nicholas Ogburn (b. Unknown, d. Unknown) on 5 Feb 1787 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 84 M    iv. Henry Harrison was born about 1766 in Virginia, died about 1812 in Sussex County, Virginia, about age 46, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

Henry married Elizabeth Underhill (b. 14 Jun 1769, d. Unknown) on 14 Feb 1791 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 85 F    v. Nancy Harrison was born on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Nancy married Cary Cotton (b. 12 Mar 1765, d. 1805) on 11 Nov 1792 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 86 F    vi. Rebeckah Harrison was born on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Rebeckah married Edmund Stacey (b. 28 Sep 1776, d. 1804) on 6 Oct 1797 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 87 M    vii. Richard Harrison was born about 1776 in Virginia, died on 16 Nov 1802 in Sussex County, Virginia, about age 26, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

Richard married Polly Felts (b. Unknown, d. Unknown) on 2 Apr 1801.

+ 88 M    viii. John Harrison was born about 1780 in Prince George County, Va. and died in Virginia.

William next married Mary Gee on 16 Apr 1794 in Sussex County, Virginia. Mary was born on an unknown date in Virginia, died in 1808 in Sussex County, Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:29469

Marriage License: Sur: John Potts.

General Notes: 1788: The will of Mary Gee, relict of Charles Gee, mother of the Mary Gee who married William Harrison, was written 13 Sept 1788 and proved in court in October 1788, in Prince George County. She names her sons Charles Gee and Henry Gee Executors. She also mentions her daughters; Boyce Powell, Sary Rives, Elizabeth Potts, Mary Gee and Rebecca Parham. In the will, she leaves to her daughter Mary Gee, "her negro woman Bridgete and my negro girl Silvia, one feather bed and furniture, and one cow to her heirs forever."

The following deed is found in Sussex County, Virginia, deed book 4 Jul 1805: This indenture made 15 day of November 1804, between Mary Harrison, widow of William Harrison, Senr. dec'd of the County of Sussex of the one part and William Harrison, Josiah Harrison, Henry Harrison, John Harrison, Mary Ogburn, Rebecca Stacy, Cary Cotton, husband of Nancy Cotton, who was daughter to William Harrison, Senr. and William Harrison, Exrs. of Richard Harrison, who was son to William Harrison, Sen. all of the county of Sussex of the other part.

Witnesseth that whereas by a deed of trust made by Wm. Harrison senr. to the said Mary Gee, now the said Mary Harrison, previous to his intermarriage with her in order to leave to her the property which she then possessed to wit: BRIDGET, SLVIA, Polls and their increase, also one feather bed and furniture, one dressing table, one side saddle, one large _____ and whereas William Harrison, Senr. by his last will and testament devised to the said Mary Harrison the use of his plantation where he lived, during her life or widowhood and also several other legacies mentioned in the last will and the said Mary Harrison and the children and heirs of William Harrison have agreed on the followiing terms to wit. (The deed goes on to say the children give and confirm the dower that William Harrison has left to her, his wife Mary.) Wit: Jos. Mason, Wm. Wynne, James Barker, Thos. Dunn

1808, Will Book G, P. 126. Will of Mary Harrison.

I, Mary Harrison . . . County of Sussex . . . lend to my loving sister Elizabeth Potts, slaves . . . three nephews, Henry Parham, Nicholas Parham, Charles Parham 25 pounds each when they arrive at age 21. At death of Elizabeth, negroes go to Nephew Charles Potts. Saddle to Patsey Parsons . . . etc.

GEE FAMILY EXCURSUS: This is a history of the Gee Family as it relates to marriages into the Harrison and Mason Families: Charles Gee, ancestor of all the succeeding generations of the Gee family in Virginia, appears on the quitrent rolls of Prince George County in 1704. He married Hannah (probably Drury) and died before 1709, and had (1) James, (2) Charles, (3) Henry, (4) Robert

1. Captain JAMES GEE of Sussex Co., formerly of Prince George Co., born 1694, died Oct 28th 1759, in Sussex Co. His death being certified to by his son Henry Gee, according to the Albemarle Parish Register. His will dated July 8th, 1759, was probated in Sussex co., Va., Feb. 15th, 1760. Will Book A, page 49. He married BOYCE SCOTT, she died June 6th, 1750, according to the Albemarle Register.

Children of Capt. James Gee and wife Boyce:

1A: JAMES GEE JR. who died before his father and left a daughter BOYCE GEE, to whom her grandfather have a plantation in Prince George Co, lying between Joseph and Warwick Swamps. She married WILLIAM GARY.

There is known two daughters of this marriage: ELIZABETH GEE who married JOHN MASON, JR., (son of John Mason and Elizabeth Chappell of Sussex Co.) but died without issue. John Mason Jr. afterwards married Mrs. JANE (PARHAM) THWEATT, formerly Miss Jane Parham, daughter of Ephraim and Rebecca Parham, of Sussex. Co., Va. John and Jane had a son, CAPTAIN JOHN RAINES MASON, of Sussex. The second daughter was SARAH GEE who married JOHN RIVES of Sussex Co and later JOHN BRADLEY.

1B: CHARLES GEE. married MARY CHAPPELL, a daughter of James Chappell and Elizabeth Briggs of Sussex Co., Va. This James Chappell was formerly of Prince George Co. This same James Chappell and Elizabeth Briggs had several other children, among whom was James Chapell, Jr., of Sussex who married a cousin, Elizabeth Briggs. They had another daughter Elizabeth Chappell, who married Major John Mason, of Sussex Co.

Charles and Mary had the following children:
1Ba: SARAH GEE b. 1743, married THOMAS RIVES of Prince George Co., and had a son Briggs Rives, the ancestor of Captain Tarleton F. Heath.
1Bb: JOHN GEE, b. 1745
1Bc: REBECCA GEE , married unknown PARHAM
1Bd: HENRY GEE
1Be: ELIZABETH GEE, married Unknown POTTS
1Bf: CHARLES GEE born Aug 26th, 1757, died Sept 15th, 1829, married 12 Dec 1787 to SUSANNA PEEBLES b. Oct 22, 1769, died Feb 9th, 1833. Daughter of Thomas Peebles and Mary Hancock (formerly Mary Harrison, daughter of John Harrison and Susanna Edmonds, sister of Elizabeth Harrison, who married Capt. James Mason of Sussex Co.) The other children were :
1Bg: JAMES GEE, 1741-1804
1Bh: Another child who is not listed in the will but is included in several genealogies of the Gee Family is CHAPPELLL GEE married REBECCA LUCAS, daughter of William Lucas of Sussex Co., later lived in Northampton, N.C. He may be a son of another one of the Gee men.
1Bi: MARY GEE, married WILLIAM HARRISON
1Bj: BOYCE GEE, married unknown POWELL

3. HENRY GEE: repesented Sussex Co., in Virginia Convention of 1776. He received homestead and plantation he was residing on from his father and 382 acres on the south side of Warwick Swamp. He married FRANCES PARHAM daughter of Ephraim and Rebecca Parham. In his will, he does not mention his children but in the Albemarle Register, are the names of JANE GEE, JAMES GEE, and FRANCES GEE.

47. Joanna Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1737 in Virginia and died before 1806 in Virginia, before age 69.

Joanna married John Gary on an unknown date in Virginia. John was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

General Notes: The 1815 Virginia Landowners Directory Volume Two (South Central Region) Sussex County, shows that the John Gary Senior estate had land on Pigeon Swamp, 17 miles north east of the court house.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 89 M    i. William Gary was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

William married Lucy Weaver on 27 Aug 1783 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 90 M    ii. Richard Gary was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

Richard married Lucy Malone on 1 Jan 1795 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 91 M    iii. John Gary was born before 1806 in Virginia.

John married Sally Weaver on 5 Mar 1786 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 92 M    iv. Benjamin (Ben) Gary was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Benjamin married Mary Underhill on 15 Jan 1789 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 93 M    v. James Gary was born before 1806 in Virginia.

+ 94 F    vi. Nancy Gary was born in 1760 in Virginia.

Nancy married Howell Underhill (c. 6 Mar 1757, d. 1795) on 1 May 1784 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 95 F    vii. Diadamia (Didyme) Gary was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

Diadamia married Harris Cotton (b. 1753, d. Cir 1797) on an unknown date in Virginia.

Diadamia next married Richard Cook (b. Bef 1797) on 18 Sep 1797 in Sussex County, Virginia.

48. Peyton Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1738 in Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried in Virginia.

49. Henry Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 3 Jan 1745 in Prince George Co., Virginia, was christened on 27 Apr 1746 in Bristol Parish Register, Pr. Geo. Co., and died before 1790 in Virginia, before age 45.

50. Mary Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1750 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died after 1806 in Virginia, after age 56.

Mary married Capt. Paul Hartwell , son of Israel Hartwell and Hanna Unknown , before 1806 in Virginia. Paul was born in Virginia and died before 22 Oct 1804 in Brunswick Co., Virginia.

General Notes: Paul Hartwell was a Capt. in the American Revolutionary War from Brunswick County.

Although no connection has yet been documented, this Hartwell clan may be somehow related to the Hartwell family which was earlier in Surry and Prince George County. In the genealogy "Majors and their Marriages" by James Branch Cabell (James City Co., b. ca 1645-April 16, 1675 married Mary Stephens, widow) p. 132, we see the following: By his first marriage with Mary Stephens, Capt. William Hartwell had the following children; 1) William Hartwell, 2) Henry Hartwell (dsp) married Elizabeth Rogers, 3) John Hartwell whose will was written 9 February 1713 and recorded in Surry County, 19 May 1714, listed a daughter Elizabeth Hartwell who married Richard Cocke (b. 1707, d. 1772).

This Richard and Elizabeth Cocke had the following children: Colonel. Richard Cocke, Hartwell Cocke (m Ann Ruffin, he was called "The Distinguished"), Col. Allen Cocke, Benjamin Cocke, Martha Cocke (m Thomas Adams), Ann Cocke (m William Acrill), Mary Cocke (m Mr. Eppes), and Tabitha Cocke. There is an Elizabeth Cocke who is very active in land purchases and sales with the Prince George Co. Harrison Family

1769, 23 Oct, Brunswick County, Vol 10, p. 253: Indenture, between Paul Hartwell and Richard and Issac Leadbetter. Leadbetter sells to Hartwell for 65 pounds, 100 acres south side of Rattlesnake Creek, corner William Myrick line. Patented to Leadbetter's grandfather by patent dated Williamsburg, 13 Oct 1727.

1770, 8 June, Brunswick County, Vol 10, p. 72: Indenture, Parish of Meherrin, between Paul Hartwell and Wm. Wesson . . . Wesson sells to Hartwell 251 acres between lands of Woolsey and Wray.

1773, Patent of land to Paul Hartwell, 1 March, Brunswick County: George the Third to all . . . in consideration of sum of 5 shillings good and lawful money . . . Colony and Dominion of Virginia . . . parcel or tract of land containing 13 acres lying in County of Brunswick on the north side of Rattlesnake Creek . . . box elm on creek, a pine on Owen Merricks corner . . . to a small ash in rocky Run. Land Office Patents No. 41, 1772-1773, p. 285 (Reel 40)

1779, Brunswick County, vol. 13, p. 282: Indenture between Paul Hartwell and Mary his wife and William Randle. Hartwell sells to Randle for 510 pounds, grist mill and mill place on Rattlesnake Creek, south side to mill pond, along meanders of the mill pond to the mill.

1780, Patent of land to Paul Hartwell, 11 December, Brunswick County: 22 acres, John Moore's corner on Bull Run up the meanders to a maple in the branch then south six degrees east twenty eight poles to a white oak Moore's and Thorps Line. Land Office Patent E, 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v.2, p.463-930), p. 857

1783: 6th day of January, Brunswick County, Loose Papers - Judgements 1789-90, Box 6, 4/F/13/11/4, 1789 H-L(Library of Virginia): We the subscribers do promise to pay unto Wm. & Alexander Harrison, exors of Richard Harrison estate deceased the sum of twenty three pounds eleven shillings of specie on demand with lawful interest to be compiled from the sixteenth of November one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one till paid to which payment will and truly to be made our joint and several heirs, administrators in the penal sum of forty-seven pounds two shillings like money as witness our hands this sixth day of January. Paul Hartwell, John Gary

1788, Brunswick County, Indenture between Paul Hartwell and Owen Myrick. Hartwell sells to Myrick for 200 pounds, 113 acres, land on Rattlesnake Creek, near Leadbetter's corner.

1788: 6th day of May, Brunswick County, Loose Papers - Judgements 1789-90, Box 6, 4/F/13/11/4, 1789 H-L(Library of Virginia): Brunswick County to wit: William and Alexander Harrison exrs of Richard Harrison, decease complain of Paul Hartwell and John Gary defts in custody, & of a plea that they render unto them the said plaintiffs the forty seven pounds two shillings of lawful money of Virginia which the said defendants from the said plaintiffs unjustly detain for this, to wit, that whereas the said defendants on the tenth day of January in the year of our Lord 1783 by this bill obligatory, sealed with their seals to this court now here shown, the date whereof is the name day and year acknowledged themselves to be indebted to the said plaintiff in the ___ of twenty three pounds, eleven shillings of like money . . . but hereto have refused to pay the same to them.

1788: 30th day of May, Brunswick County, Loose Papers - Judgements 1789-90, Box 6, 4/F/13/11/4, 1789 H-L(Library of Virginia): The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Brunswick County, Greetings, we command you as before that you take Paul Hartwell and John Gary if they be found within your bailiwick . . . at the court house . . . on the fourth Monday in August next to answer Wm. & Alex Harrison Exrs. Richard Harrison dec'd of a plea of debt for 47L two shillings then damage. Drury Stith, Clerk of our said court. Executed on Paul Hartwell and Caleb Manning, bail, G. Harwell D.S.

1788: 24 November, Brunswick County Order Book 15, P. 87; Wm. & Alexander Harrison exors of Richard Harrison dec, plts, against Paul Hartwell and John Gary defts Isaac Mosley came into court and undertook for the deft that in case they should be cast in this suit, they should satisfy and pay the condemnation of the court or render their bodies to person in execution for the same or that he the said Isaac Mosley would do it for them. And thereupon the defts for Rich. Gregory then attorney pleaded payment the plts replied and joined issue and the trial is referred till the next court.

1789, August 27, Brunswick County, Order Book 87, p. 215: William and Alexander Harrison, Executors of Richard Harrison, deceased . . . against . . . (in debt) Paul Hartwell and John Gary, Defts. This day came the parties by their attorneys and . . . . . . the said defendant relinquished his former plea and saith he cannot gainsay the Plaintiffs action. Therefore it is considered by court that Plaintiffs recover against Defendant Hartwell forty seven pounds, ten shillings speicia debt in declaration mentioned and their costs by them about this suit in that behalf expended, and said Defendant in ______ but this judgement is to be discharged by payment of twenty three pound eleven shillings money with interest thereon to be computed after rate of five per centum per annum from 6th day of January, 1783, till payment and costs and by consent of parties leave is given defendant to file an injunction by November Court on given bond and security and abates as to Gary

1791: Brunswick Land Taxes, in the Alterations section, Paul Hartwell gives,sells,?, 118 2/3 acres on May 9th to John Harrison

Brunswick County: Will of Paul Hartwell, written 13 Sept 1804, proved 22 Oct 1804: Son Harrison Hartwell, land where Mary now lives, wife Mary Hartwell, son Armisted Hartwell, daughter, Nancy Hartwell, daughter Elizabeth Tarver. Wit: Fred Lanier, William Gholson, Lewis Johnson.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 96 M    i. Armstiead Hartwell was born circa 1775 in Brunswick Co, VA. and died on 23 Nov 1852 in Rutherford Co., Tenn (Murfreesboro), at age 77.

Armstiead married Martha Gholson on 26 Dec 1796 in Brunswick Co, VA.

+ 97 M    ii. Harrison Hartwell was born about 1780 in Brunswick Co, VA. and died circa 1856 in Brunswick Co, VA., about age 76.

Harrison married Rebecca Lightfoot on 27 May 1819 in Brunswick Co, VA.

51. Alexander Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1753 in Virginia, died after 1815 in Sussex Co., Virginia, after age 62, and was buried in Virginia.

General Notes: 1774, 12 Dec, p. 20 Sussex Co. Marriages: In the marriage license, Frances is recognized as the daughter of Thomas Hobbs, deceased. Alexander is recognized as the son of Richard Harrison and the notation, "of full age of 21 years," occurs. Sec. and witness is Nathaniel Tomlinson. Wit: Frederick Heath and John Lessenberry

1781: At a Court held for Sussex County, the 10th day of October 1781, the last will and testament of Glaister Hunnicutt, deceased was exhibited in court . . . proved by the oaths of Mary Peebles, Alexander Harrison and Shadrach Harrison, the witnesses thereto . . . with John Massenburg, Peter Williams and William Harrison, their securities.

1782: Virginia Census, Sussex County;
Harrison, Alexander - 2/7

1782: Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists: Alexander Harrison - 1 (white male above 21) /8 (negro slaves) /3 (negro slaves) /13 (Cattle)
Land Tax Records: Alexander Harrison 620 Acres, price 6f, Total 186f

1783: Virginia Personal Property Tax for Sussex: Alexander Harrison
1/7/3/-/5/15

1784: Virginia Personal Property Tax for Sussex: Alexander Harrison
1/-/5/3/7/14; slaves - Dublin/Frank/Dick/Cate/Will/Sulkey/ Hannah/ Binn

1785: Virginia Personal Property Tax for Sussex: Alexander Harrison
1/-/4/4/7/10/-/1 dwelling

1786: Virginia Personal Property Tax for Sussex: Alexander Harrison
Slaves: Dublen/Abram/Sue/Cate/Frank/Willie/Beni

1787: Virginia Census, Sussex County:
Antoney Alexander Harrison , 1 horse, mule, etc.
Alexander Harrison, 5 blacks above 16, under 21, 1 black under 16
4 horses, mules, etc., 16 cattle, 2 wheeled carriage
Fred Hobbs [Thed.?], Alexander Harrison responsible for tax
1787: Sussex Co. Land Tax: Alexander Harrison 330 acres.
1787: Alteration: Alexander Harrison, 620 acres to be charged to Ishmael Harrison; to Ludwell William 30 Acres; to Alexander Harrison 330 Acres.

1788: Sussex Co. Land Tax: Alexander Harrison 330 Acres
1788: Virginia Personal Property Tax for Sussex: Alexander Harrison, 3 white males over 16 and under 21, 3 slaves, six horses, 2 cattle

1789: Virginia Personal Property Tax for Sussex: Alexander Harrison, 1 white male over 16 and under 21, 4 slaves, 4 horses
1789: Sussex Co., Land Tax: Alexander Harrison, 330 Acres

1790: Virginia Personal Property Tax for Sussex: Alexander Harrison, 2 white males over 16 and under 21, 3 slaves, 1 horse, 3 cattle. Also Alexander Harrison, Junr, 1 white male over 16 and under 21.
1790: Sussex Co. Land Tax, Alterations; Alexander Harrison, 330 acres to be charged to Peter Jones

1789/90: Sussex County Deed Book "G", p. 668(381): Alexander Harrison and his wife Frances, Shadrack Harrison and his wife Elizabeth of Sussex Co., to PETER JONES of same. 1 October 1789. Richard Harrison, late of Prince George Co., in his lifetime owned 670 acres on Blackwater Swamp and willed 27 March 1781 the same to the sd Alexander and Shadrack Harrison. Thus for 247 pounds, 10s. 1 moiety of the said land (335 acres), joining Warwick Swamp, Ishmael Harrison, Blackwater Swamp, Peyton Mason, Harrison. Wit: Pleasant Hunnicut, Peyton Mason, Robert Eldridge. 1 Oct 1789 and 7 Jan 1790. M. Bailey Clerk. A note indicates: "Delivered Robt. Jones (son of Peter);" see also page 461 for commissioners to take the acknowledgement of Eliza, wife of said Shadrack Harrison.

1795: Sussex Co., Deed Book H, p.388, 10 Nov 1795: Indenture between Shadrack Harrison and Elizabeth his wife and Alexander Harrison and Frances his wife and Ishmael Harrison of Sussex Co, 1st part and Thomas Edmund Peebles, sell for 120 pounds, 100 acres, land in Co. of Sussex, N. side of Warwick Swamp, tract of land from Richard Harrison. Wit: Peyton Mason, Nathaniel Peebles, Wm. Clark.

1798: Sussex: Alex Harrison buys land at public sale 166 acres (Rives land) wit: Banks Meacham, John Moss, Thos. Hobbs, CHARLES HARRISON, Augustine Ogburn.

1799, Sussex Co DB I/307: Alexander Harrison, indebted to John Cargill for 33 pounds, sells 1 negro man named Ben for $1.00. Wit: Thos E. Rives, Geo Rives, Robert Belsches.

1799 Sussex DB I/315, sells to John Mason for 21 pounds, ten shillings some 13 acres bought from Rives auction.

1800 Sussex: Alex Harrison sells [Rives] land to William Harrison for $1.00
166 acres, except part to Capt. John Mason [13 acres], plus 3 negro slaves. Wit: Howell Adkins, CHARLES HARRISON Thos. Dunn

1800: Alexander Harrison on Land Tax Records: 196 Acres

1801: Alexander Harrison Missing from Property Tax Records

1806, January: Alexander's Nephew William Harrison, son of Alexander's brother William Harrison, files suit claiming that Alexander may have mismanaged estate of their father Richard Harrison.

1810: Virginia Census, Sussex Co: p. 644, Alexander Harrison; Males - 2 under 10, 1/ 45 and over; Females - 1/ under 10, 1/ 16-26, Slaves - 2.

1815: Missing from Virginia landowners directory.

1817, March: Suit by William Harrison, nephew to Alexander, dismissed.

1820: Virginia Census - Alexander Harrison Missing.

Alexander married Frances Hobbs , daughter of Thomas Hobbs and Sarah Tomlinson , on 30 Dec 1774 in Sussex County, Virginia. Frances was born on 18 Apr 1755 in Albemarle Parish, Virginia, died circa 1799 in Sussex Co., Virginia, at age 44, and was buried in Virginia.

General Notes: See W.L. Hopkins, Sussex County, Will Book A-F, p. 90, for the will of Nathaniel Tomlinson which mentions niece Frances Harrison.

Francis may have died in 1799. See Sussex deeds, book I, p. 315, Alexander Harrison and wife Frances to John Mason, 27 Apr 1799, however, Alexander Harrison to William Harrison 23 November 1799, Book I, p. 337, and Book J, p. 130, Alexander Harrison to William Mapenbury, 20 February 1801.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 98 F    i. Jackey Harrison was born in Virginia.

Jackey married Biggins Tucker on 8 Mar 1800 in Sussex County, Virginia.

52. Shadrack Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1759 in Prince George Co., Virginia, died before 1818 in Prince George Co., Virginia, about age 59, and was buried in Virginia.

General Notes:
1781: At a Court held for Sussex County, the 10th day of October 1781, the last will and testament of Glaister Hunnicutt, deceased was exhibited in court . . . proved by the oaths of Mary Peebles, Alexander Harrison and Shadrach Harrison, the witnesses thereto . . . with John Massenburg, Peter Williams and William Harrison, their securities.

1783: On a list of soldiers of the Va Line on Continental establishment who have received certificates for the balances of their full pay agreeable to an act of assembly passed Nov. session 1781: (212) Shadrack Harrison, Corporal, Cavalry, by whom received: Wm. Epps, days when: Oct 24, 1783, sume:
46.2. War 4

1783: ARW payments, 212 (old book 168) Harrison, Shadrack, Corpl. Cav. received by Wm. Eps Oct 24, 1783, L46.2.- (A list of soldiers of the VA line on continental establishment who have received certificates for the balances of their full pay agreeable to an act of assembly passed Nov. session 1781).

1789: July 25, p. 323; Shadrack Harrison and Theodoric Harrison of Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George Co. and Ishmael Harrison of Sussex Co. to Elizabeth Cocke of Martins Brandon Parish for L127 a moiety of tract known as "Woodyard" devised by the late Richard Harrison to his sons Ishmael and Charles Harrison 254 acres bounded by Charles Harrison, Thomas and Edward Hobbs, Lands of James Cocke dec'd. and line of Joseph Glover dec'd. Witness: Carter Brockwell, Edward Smith, William Baile, Rec: 13 Oct 1789

1789: Dec. 20, p. 191; Shadrack Harrison of Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George Co., and Ishmael Harrison of Sussex Co. to Elizabeth Cocke of Prince George Co. for L70 for which the Harrisons are indebted to Elizabeth Cocke, 200 acres in Martins Brandon Parish being a moiety of a 400 acres tract devised by the late Richard Harrison in his will to his sons Ishmael and Charles known as the "Woodyard" which Shadrack Harrison received in exchange for other land from his brother Ishmael. Wit: Richard Bailey, Theodoric Harrison, Edward Smith

1789-90: Sussex County Deed Book "G", p. 668(381): Alexander Harrison and his wife Frances, Shadrack Harrison and his wife Elizabeth of Sussex Co., to Peter Jones of same. 1 October 1789. Richard Harrison, late of Prince George Co., in his lifetime owned 670 acres on Blackwater Swamp and willed 27 March 1781 the same to the sd Alexander and Shadrack Harrison. Thus for 247 pounds, 10s. 1 moiety of the said land (335 acres), joining Warwick Swamp, Ishmael Harrison, Blackwater Swamp, Peyton Mason, Harrison. Wit: Pleasant Hunnicut, Peyton Mason, Robert Eldridge. 1 Oct 1789 and 7 Jan 1790. M. Bailey Clerk. A note indicates: "Delivered Robt. Jones (son of Peter);" see also page 461 for commissioners to take the acknowledgement of Eliza, wife of said Shadrack Harrison.

1795: Sussex Co., Deed Book H/388, 10 Nov 1795: Indenture between Shadrack Harrison and Elizabeth his wife and Alexander Harrison and Frances his wife and Ishmael Harrison of Sussex Co, 1st part and Thomas Edmund Peebles, sell for 120 pounds, 100 acres, land in Co. of Sussex, N. side of Warwick Swamp, tract of land from Richard Harrison. Wit: Peyton Mason, Nathaniel Peebles, Wm. Clark.

1795: See Sussex County Deed Book H, p. 390, 20 December 1795: Alex and wife Frances & Shadrack and wife Betsy to Ishmael Harrison . . .

1809: Prince George County, Surveyor's Records 1794-1824: p. 173. Surveyed for Wallace Morison, 525 acres including 100 sold to Harrison, bounded by Wm. Avery, Thomas's, Nathaniel Mark Warthen, Mill Run, Store House Landing. Benj. Stephens and Isaac Donaldson, May 1809.
p. 177. Surveyed for John Allison 525 acres he purchased of Wallace Morison and Shadrack Harrison, next to land called Thomas's, Watkins, The Mill Run, Isaac Donaldson and Randal Avery. 26 May 1809

1810 Virginia Census, PGC: Shadrack Harrison, (121) p. 266, Males - 2 under 10, 2/ 10-16, 2/ 16-26, 1/ 45 and over; Females - 3/ under 10, 1/ 26-45
1820 Virginia Census, PGC: Shadrack M. Harrison (889), Males - 1m/ 16-26, 1f/ 16-26, Agricultural - 3, Slaves - 1m/ 0-14, 1m/ 14-26, 1f/ 14-26

1811: PGC Feb Court : p. 12, Peter Baird chooses James H. Baird his guardian with Theodorick and Shadrack Harrison, security.

1815: On the 1815 Va. Landowners Directory Volume One Central Region, Prince George County, there is a Shederack Harrison, east of Powels Creek, 12 miles east of the Court House.

1816: last appearance on the Prince George Personal Property Tax list. He died before 1818, Prince George surveys 1794-1824, p. 292.

Shadrack married Elizabeth (Betsy) Hobbs on 5 Aug 1785 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. Elizabeth was born in Virginia and died after Dec 1795 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Marriage Notice: Isle Of Wight Co. Minister Wm. Hubbard, Parish of Newport, p. 393,

Children from this marriage were:

+ 99 M    i. Shadrack M. Harrison was born circa 1795 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died before 1846 in Prince George Co., Virginia, before age 51.

Shadrack married Ann (Nancy) Bailey (b. Cir 1797, d. 1 Sep 1857) on 27 Apr 1820 in Surry Co., VA.

+ 100 M    ii. Zachariah Harrison was born circa 1790 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died in Sep 1853 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 63.

Zachariah married Elizabeth Ann Edwards on 8 Apr 1843 in Isle Of Wight Co.

+ 101 M    iii. Thomas Wright Harrison was born in 1799 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 3 Dec 1858 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 59.

Thomas married Frances Beveredge (d. Bef 1841) 2/3 December 1823 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Thomas next married Mary Peter Harrison (b. 1829) before 1850 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

+ 102 M    iv. Collier H. Harrison was born circa 1780-1790 and died circa 1842, at age 62.

Collier married Martha Andrews on 12 Jun 1822 in Sussex Co. Virginia.

+ 103 M    v. Alexander Harrison was born circa 1806 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died circa 1888-1889 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 82.

Alexander married Mary Boisseau circa 1832 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

+ 104 F    vi. Elizabeth A Harrison was born circa 1816-1817.

Elizabeth married E. A. Whitmore on an unknown date.

Shadrack next married Lucy Unknown after Dec 1785 in Virginia.

General Notes: From General Index to deeds, 1804-1859, Prince George County: Lucy Harrison relinquishment of adm., Deed Book 6, p. 418 (Book covers 1814-17 and the last reference is for p. 534 so this must date to ca. 1817.)
Lucy Harrison from Dunn, Deed Book 7, p. 53 (book 7 covers 1817-`9), this is the fourth from last reference in the book and no doubt refers to her purchase of 80 acres from James Dunn which appears in the 1819 land tax. Lucy Harrison 80 acres, Baugh by deed,

Land Tax, Prince George County: 1828, this land described as west of Ward's Creek adj. Thomas W. Harrison, 16 miles east; 1834 land conveyed to Alexander Harrison by Lucy Harrison by deed; 1841 land described as 15 miles east, conveyed to Robert Harrison by Alexander Harrison and others; 1842, same entry as above "A. Harrison and others."

Lucy Harrison was probably living in Alexander's household in 1840, where a white female is listed aged 60-70

53. Theodorick Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1763 in Prince George Co., Virginia, died before Dec 1813 in Prince George Co., Virginia, about age 50, and was buried in Virginia.

General Notes: 1782: Theodorick signed the 1782 Prince George County Legislative Petition (see General Assembly Records, Prince George County at the Library of Virginia).

1787: Prince George Deeds: 5 December 1787, p. 171. Indenture between Ishmael Harrison of Sussex and Theodorick Harrison of PGC, 40 pounds, paid by Theodorick for 25 acres, land given by father Richard Harrison, Wit: Charles Harrison, John Edwards, Pleasant Harrison, recorded 8 Jul 1788

1789: July 25, p. 323; Shadrack Harrison and Theodoric Harrison of Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George Co. and Ishmael Harrison of Sussex Co. to Elizabeth Cocke of Martins Brandon Parish for L127 a moiety of tract known as "Woodyard" devised by the late Richard Harrison to his sons Ishmael and Charles Harrison 254 acres bounded by Charles Harrison, Thomas and Edward Hobbs, Lands of James Cocke dec'd. and line of Joseph Glover dec'd. Witness: Carter Brockwell, Edward Smith, William Baile, Rec: 13 Oct 1789

1789: Dec. 5, p. 171; Ishmael Harrison of Sussex Co. to Theodorick Harrison of Prince George Co., for L20, 250 acres being part of greater tract given Ishmael Harrison by voucher of his father Richard Harrison called "Woodyard". Wit: Charles Harrison, John Edwards, Pleasant Harrison, Rec. 5 Jul 1789

1810: Virginia Census, PGC: (126) Theodorick Harrison; Males - 1/ 10-16, 3/ 16-26, 1/ 45 and over. Females - 0, 9 slaves
1820 Virginia Census, PGC: Theodorick C. Harrison; Males - 1/ 26-45, Females - 1/ 10-16, 1/ 16-26, Agricultural 2, Slaves - 1m/ 45+, 1f/ 0-14, 1f/ 26-45

1811: PGC Feb Court; p. 12, Peter Baird chooses James H. Baird his guardian with Theodorick and Shadrack Harrison, security.

1813: December, Prince George County Miscellany, 1711-1814, p. 405. Herbert Harrison and Peyton Harrison granted administration of the estate of Theodorick Harrison dec'd with Ishmael Harrison, Edward H. Neblett, Benjamin Harrison, Jr., and Collier H. Harrison, Security.
p. 420, Edmund, Colin and Theodorick Harrison, children of Theodorick Harrison, dec'd, v. Herbert and Peyton Harrison, Adm'rs. of Theodorick Harrison, and Carter B. Harrison, an infant, by Peyton Harrison, his guardian and next friend. Court orders the estate to be equally divided among the children.

1815: On the 1815 Va. Landowners Directory Volume one, Central Region, Prince George County, there is a Theodore Harrison estate 12 miles east of the Court House, 13 miles east of the Court House.

Theodorick married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 105 M    i. Edmund N. Harrison was born circa 1793 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died circa 1869 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 76.

Edmund married Martha Ann Unknown on an unknown date.

+ 106 M    ii. Colin B. Harrison was born in Virginia and died before 1836 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Colin married Unknown on an unknown date.

+ 107 M    iii. Theodorick P. Harrison was born circa 1793 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Theodorick married Susan Bailey on 11 Mar 1818 in Surry Co., VA.

+ 108 M    iv. Carter B. Harrison was born circa 1793-1800 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Carter married (name unknown) on an unknown date.

+ 109 M    v. Herbert Harrison was born before 1792 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

+ 110 M    vi. Peyton Harrison was born c a 1780-1790 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died circa 1835 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

54. Ishmael Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1765 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died in Dec 1842 in Sussex County, Virginia, at age 77.

General Notes:
1787: Prince George County, Will & Deed Book for 1787-1792, p. 171: 5 December 1787, Ishmael Harrison of Sussex County to Theodorick Harrison of Prince George County, for 20 pounds, sell 25 acres being part of that tract called the Woodyard. Wit: Charles Harrison, John Edwards, Pleasant Harrison. Recorded 8 July 1788.

1789: July 25, p. 323; Shadrack Harrison and Theodoric Harrison of Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George Co. and Ishmael Harrison of Sussex Co. to Elizabeth Cocke of Martins Brandon Parish for L127 a moiety of tract known as "Woodyard" devised by the late Richard Harrison to his sons Ishmael and Charles Harrison 254 acres bounded by Charles Harrison, Thomas and Edward Hobbs, Lands of James Cocke dec'd. and line of Joseph Glover dec'd. Witness: Carter Brockwell, Edward Smith, William Baile, Rec: 13 Oct 1789

1789: Dec. 5, p. 171; Ishmael Harrison of Sussex Co. to Theodorick Harrison of Prince George Co., for L20, 250 acres being part of greater tract given Ishmael Harrison by voucher of his father Richard Harrison called "Woodyard". Wit: Charles Harrison, John Edwards, Pleasant Harrison, Rec. 5 Jul 1789.

1789: Dec. 20, p. 191; Shadrack Harrison of Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George Co., and Ishmael Harrison of Sussex Co. to Elizabeth Cocke of Prince George Co. for L70 for which the Harrisons are indebted to Elizabeth Cocke, 200 acres in Martins Brandon Parish being a moiety of a 400 acres tract devised by the late Richard Harrison in his will to his sons Ishmael and Charles known as the "Woodyard" which Shadrack Harrison received in exchange for other land from his brother Ishmael. Wit: Richard Bailey, Theodoric Harrison, Edward Smith

1795: Sussex Co., Deed Book H/388, 10 Nov 1795: Indenture between Shadrack Harrison and Elizabeth his wife and Alexander Harrison and Frances his wife and Ishmael Harrison of Sussex Co, 1st part and Thomas Edmund Peebles, sell for 120 pounds, 100 acres, land in Co. of Sussex, N. side of Warwick Swamp, tract of land from Richard Harrison. Wit: Peyton Mason, Nathaniel Peebles, Wm. Clark.

1810 Virginia Census, Sussex Co.: Ishmael Harrison; Males - 2/ 10-16, 1/ 16-26, 1/ 26-45, Females - 3/ under 10, 1/ 10-16, 1/ 26-45, all others - 1, Slaves - 1

1813: In Sussex County is recorded a deed, 2 January 1813, by Glaister Hunnicutt, to James Myrick . . . bounded by lands belonging to Thomas G. Peebles . . . acknowledged in court 2 September 1813 by Ishmael Harrison, a witness to Flaister Hunnicutt's signature; and was again acknowledged by Ishmael Harrison 5 January 1815, without any record suggestive of Glaister Hunnicutt's being dead at this date.

1815: On the 1815, Va. Landowners Directory, Volume 2, South Central Region, Sussex County, there is a Ishmael Harrison on Warwick Swamp, 16 miles North East of the Court House.

This will may be for Ishmael senior's son and not for himself.

1842: Will of Ishmael Harrison, Sussex County, written 8 Dec 1842, proved 5 Jan 1843. Daughter Susan M. Harrison, Daughters, Elizabeth, Tabathy J. Harrison, Rebecca P. Tatum. He gives home to Susan M. Harrison and is also to be a home for Tabathy J. Harrison and her two children. Sons Burwell Harrison, Malcomb A. Harrison, James G. Harrison, William T. Harrison. Wit: Edward H. Daniel, Thos. Mason, Harrison Morris, Milam E. Mauree?

1842: Will of Ishmael Harrison: In the name of God Amen, I Ishmael Harrison of the County of Sussex and State of Virginia being weak of body but sound of mind and _______ make ordain and constitute this my last will and testament in manner and form following revoking all others hencefore made by me.
Imp: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susan M. Harrison all of my negroes after paying all of my just debts to her during her life and then to be equally divided among my daughters Elizabeth G. ________, Tabithy I Harmon and Rebecca P. Tatum. I give unto my daughter Susan M. Harrison the plantation on which I now reside to her and her heirs forever and desire it to be a home for my daughter Tabithy J. Harrison and her two children. I give unto my three sons, Burrell, Malcomb A., James G and William T. Harrison the sum of five dollars. Written 8 December 1842. Ishmael Harrison
Wit: Edmund H. Daniel, Thos Mason, Harrison Morriss, Milam E. Mauree. Probated January 1843

In 2001, Gary Williams, Clerk of Sussex County provided the following information regarding the house of Ishmael Harrison which still exists: In tracing the title to this property, which is right at the Prince George-Sussex line, I found the land was derived from Alexander Harrison's 620 acres on the 1787 Land Book. I presume that the house was built soon after Ishmael acquired it around 1786. Ishmael left the property to his daughter Susan M. Harrison under his 1843 will (W.B.O, p.8). Susan sold the house with 121.66 acres in 1848 to her brother, William T. Harrison (D.B.U, p. 400). It remained in the Harrison family until it was sold by foreclosure in 1860 (D.B.W, p. 68). Phyllis A. Joyner, the present owner, resides at 110 Reade Street, Apt. 2, New York, NY 10003.

Noted events in his life were:

birth: He was underage at the time of Richard Harrison's death as proven by the papers filed in Sussex Chancery Suit 1806-10

Ishmael married Elizabeth Gee , daughter of William Gee and Unknown , on 7 Jan 1786 in Brunswick Co, VA.

Marriage Contract: Sur. Thomas Rives, Wit: John Gee, both of Meherrin parish; married by Thomas Gundie, rector of St. Andrew's Parish

Children from this marriage were:

+ 111 F    i. Susan M Harrison .

Susan married William Lessenbury on 20 Mar 1807.

+ 112 F    ii. Tabathy I "Puss" Harrison .

Tabathy married Binns Harrison on 27 May 1833.

Tabathy next married George Peebles on an unknown date.

+ 113 F    iii. Rebecca P. Harrison .

+ 114 M    iv. Burwell C. Harrison .

Burwell married Sarah G. Peebles on an unknown date.

+ 115 M    v. Malcolm A Harrison .

Malcolm married Mary E. Jones in 1825-1828.

+ 116 M    vi. James G. Harrison .

James married Mary Ann Williams on an unknown date.

+ 117 M    vii. William T. Harrison .

55. Charles Harrison (Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born after 1767 in Prince George Co., Virginia, died on an unknown date in Sussex Co., Virginia, and was buried in Virginia.

General Notes: ----------------------------
1787: Ishmael (Sussex) to Theodorick (PrGeoCo) 25 acres, "Woodyard"
Wit: Charles Harrison
1789: Prince George County, Will and Deed Book 1787-1792, p. 321: 13 Oct, 1789, Charles Harrison of Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George Co. to Elizabeth Cocke of same for 125 pounds, sells 250 acres, bounded by Robert Donald, Carter Brockwell. Wit: Carter Brockwell, John Aarthen, Theodorick Harrison, Recorded 13 October 1789
1789: Richard Bailey and wife Lizza to William Hargrove, 49 acres in Sussex
n. side of Lightwood Swamp, joining Lightwood Bridge, Windhams Branch
Wit: John Peebles, CHARLES HARRISON, Stephen Peebles, Thos. Chappel

1. 1781: Will of Richard Harrison - written , to Ishmael and Charles, land in Sussex called "Woodyard."
2. 1791: Richard's will proved.
3. 1791: First time on Sussex Property Tax: Charles Harrison 1/1/-/1/- *
4. 1792: Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison 1/3/-/4/-
5. 1793: Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison 2/3/-/6/-
6. 1794: Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison 1/4/-/6/-
7. 1795: Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison 1/-/2/3/-
Sussex Land Tax: Charles Harrison; 209 Acres
8. 1796: Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison 1/1/-/2/-
Sussex Land Tax; Charles Harrison; 209 Acres
9. 1797: Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison 1/2/1/1/-
Sussex Land Tax; Charles Harrison; 209 Acres
10. 1798 Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison;
Sussex Land Tax; Charles Harrison; 209 Acres
11. 1799 Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison
Sussex Land Tax; Charles Harrison; 209 Acres
12. 1800 Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison
Sussex Land Tax; Charles Harrison (Missing)
13. 1801 Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison, 1 free white above 16
14. 1802 Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison
15, 1803 Sussex Property Tax; Charles Harrison

* White/Black/Black/Horses/Cattle

1798: Sussex: Alex Harrison buys land at public sale 166 acres (Rives land) wit: Banks Meacham, John Moss, Thos. Hobbs, CHARLES HARRISON, Augustine Ogburn.

1800 Sussex: Alex Harrison sells [Rives] land to William Harrison for $1.00
166 acres, except part to Capt. John Mason [13 acres], plus 3 negro slaves. Wit: Howell Adkins, CHARLES HARRISON Thos. Dunn

Prince George Co., Index to "missing deed books," Charles Harrison to Sturdivant 104-1806

1810 Virginia Census, Sussex Co: Charles Harrison; Males - 3 under 10, 1/ 16-26, 1/ 26-45; Females - 1/ 16-26,

1812: 25 May; Sussex: Indenture from John T. Weathers and wife Nancy, sells to CHARLES HARRISON of Sussex for $200, 80 acres, Banistor's Line, Bendalls Line, H.P. Moss's line, wit: Edwin Pettaway, Marcus Pair, Alexander Harrison, Wm. Wren.

On the 1815, Va. Landowners Directory Vol 2, S. Central Region, Sussex County, there is a Charles Harrison, 4 miles NorthEast of the Court House.

1851, October 11, will of Charles Harrison: Son William Harrison 5 dollars; daughter Therena W[arren], 20 dollars; balance of estate to son James and 2 daughters, Matilda and Martha. Appoint James Harrison exor. Wit: Jesse Hargrove, James M. Moss, Robert G. Wynne. Proved 4 Dec 1851 (IS THIS THE SON OR GSON OF RICHARD? or someone else?)

Virginia Census: (Charles Harrison does not appear in census 'til 1810)
1810 Virginia Census, Sussex Co: Charles Harrison; Males - 3 under 10, 1/ 16-26, 1/ 26-45; Females - 1/ 16-26,
1820: Charles Harrison, Sussex
1830: Charles Harrison, Sussex
1840: Charles Harrison, Sussex
1850: Charles Harrison, Sussex

Noted events in his life were:

birth: Charles still had a guardian in January 1788 (Sussex Chancery Suit 1806-10

Charles married Martha Eppes on 17 Nov 1791 in Sussex Co. Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 118 M    i. Unknown Harrison was born circa 1784 and died circa 1794, at age 10.

56. Sarah Harrison (Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 15 Jan 1739.

57. Thomas Harrison (Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 14 Jan 1740.

Thomas married Unknown before 1770.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 119 M    i. John Harrison was born on 27 Jun 1770.

+ 120 F    ii. Sarah Harrison was born on 13 Nov 1772.

Thomas next married Mason Unknown after 1773.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 121 F    i. Ann Harrison was born on 3 Oct 17.

+ 122 F    ii. Elizabeth Harrison was born on 15 Jul 1782.

+ 123 M    iii. James Harrison was born on 22 Jul 1785.

58. Ann Harrison (Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 10 Dec 1742.

59. James Harrison (Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 22 Apr 1744.

60. Lucy Harrison (Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 10 Nov 1746.

61. Elisabeth Harrison (Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 28 Jul 1748.

62. John Harrison (Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

63. Thomas Hamlin (Ann Harrison4, Thomas3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1720 in Virginia.

64. Martha Hamlin (Ann Harrison4, Thomas3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1720 in Prince George County, Va.

65. John Hall Hamlin (Ann Harrison4, Thomas3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1720 in Prince George County, Va.

66. John Hall (Elizabeth Harrison4, Thomas3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1720 in Virginia.

67. Thomas Hall (Elizabeth Harrison4, Thomas3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1720 in Virgnia.

68. Sarah Hall (Elizabeth Harrison4, Thomas3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1720 in Virginia.

69. Benjamin Harrison (James4, James3, James2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1739 in Prince George County, Va. and died in 1789 in Prince George County, Va., at age 50.

General Notes: Prince George County, Va., Deeds & Wills, 1787-1792, p. 438: Will of Benjamin Harrison of the Parish of Martins Brandon, County of Prince George, dated the 9th day of November, 1789 and proved on December 14, 1790. To nephew, John Harrison, my Manor plantation lying on Powells Creek and negroes, Tom, Dolly, Fanny, Bumford, Billy, Archy. To nephew, Thomas Harrison, Jr., six negroes, Will, Beck, Jenny, Elizb., and Amy. To my niece Elizb. Stainback, two negroes, Frank and Sarah, upon the following condition, that is as my said niece is expected to marry my nephew, William Fann, and if the said Fann shall hereafter claim a mare and colt now in my possession after marrying the said Elizabeth, my will and desire is the said negroes shall be delivered to my nephew, James William Harrison, to him and his heirs forever. To nephew, James William Harrison, the Plantation whereon my father, James Harrison, formerly lived. Nephew James William Harrison, named as executor. Wit: William Wilkins, William Poythress, Colin Cocke. Pleasant Cocke and Colin Cocke were
securities for bond of 5,000 pounds.

On the Prince George Land Tax Records, I can find two Benjamin Harrisons: One Benjamin pays taxes on 250 acres of land from 1788 through 1798, it is noted that his full name is Robert Benjamin Harrison; The other Benjamin Harrison has over 6,000 acres of land and is, I believe, related to the President Harrison family. It is possible that Benjamin was paying taxes on the 450 acres of land his father James is listed as owning until 1788.

70. John Harrison (James4, James3, James2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1737 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died circa 1790 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 53.

General Notes: In the Prince George Land Tax records, there is a John Harrison paying taxes on 400 acres in 1788, He disappears from the records in 1791.

John married Susanna Unknown on an unknown date. Susanna Unknown died before 1811 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 124 M    i. James William Harrison was born circa 1764 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died before 1811 in Prince George Co., Virginia, before age 47.

James married Mary Ann Kee/Key on 27 Aug 1792 in Southwark Parish, Episcopal Church, Surry Co.

71. Thomas Harrison (James4, James3, James2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1740 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: 1787, Personal Property Tax for Prince George County, p. 912, Thomas Harrison: (Charged with tax - self) 1 white male above 16 and under 12/ 1 black above 16/ 1 black under 16/ 3 horses, mares, colts and mules/ 6 cattle/. There is also a John Harrison listed as between 16-21 - charged with his tax is Thomas Harrison

In the Prince George Land Tax Records, there is a Thomas Harrison paying taxes on 200 acres of land in 1788, and he continues to pay taxes until 1795 when the records indicate that the taxes are now paid by Thomas Harrison, son of Thomas Harrison.

1791: 20 May 1791, p. 619; Ann Harrison, admx. of estate of Thomas Harrison, gives up 2/3 of negroes belonging to estate. Ann can keep possession of tract of land where she now lives. I make her secure until I pay off the children their just proportion of their deceased father's estate . . . to her younger children, their just and equal proportion of estate . . . signed James Harrison (sealed with wax). wit: David Hobbs, James W. Harrison, Thomas Harrison

Thomas married Ann Unknown on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 125 M    i. Thomas Harrison Junior was born circa 1765 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

72. Unknown Harrison (James4, James3, James2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1745 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Unknown married Unknown Stainbeck before 1789.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 126 F    i. Elizabeth Stainbeck .

73. Unknown Harrison (James4, James3, James2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1738 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Unknown married Unknown Fann on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 127 M    i. William Fann .

Sixth Generation (3rd Great Grandchildren)


74. William Avriss (Mason Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

75. Lucy Avriss (Mason Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

Lucy married John Carsley before 1806 in Virginia. John was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 75 )

76. Rebecca Avriss (Mason Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

Rebecca married William Duell on an unknown date in Virginia. William was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 76 )

77. Thomas Clark (Eve Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Thomas married Lucy Hobbs on 26 Dec 1786 in Sussex County, Virginia. Lucy was born in Virginia.

Marriage License: 22 Dec 1786, Sussex County, Virginia. Married by the Rev. John Meglamore. Sur: Frederick Hobbs. Marriage book, p. 45

(Duplicate Line. See Person 77 )

78. Richard Clark (Eve Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Richard married Milley Underhill on 11 Dec 1796 in Sussex County, Virginia. Milley was born in Virginia.

Marriage License: 8 Dec 1796, Sussex County, Virginia. Married by Rev. Henry Moss. Sur: Benjamin Gary. Marriage book p. 84

(Duplicate Line. See Person 78 )

79. Littleberry Clark (Eve Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Littleberry married Sally Lashley on 19 Feb 1796 in Sussex County, Virginia. Sally was born in Virginia.

Marriage License: 17 Feb 1796, Sussex County, Virginia. Consent of Robert Jones. Sur: William Clark. Married by the Rev. Drewry Lane who says Lashby. Marriage book, p. 80.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 79 )

80. Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark (Eve Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Elizabeth married Isham Hobbs on 15 Jan 1789 in Sussex County, Virginia. Isham Hobbs was christened on 12 Mar 1750 in Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA.

Marriage License: 1789, Sussex County, Virginia. License lists her as the daughter of Eve Clark, Sur: Thomas Hobbs. Marriage book, p. 54

Noted events in his life were:

Confirmation: 12 Mar 1750, Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA. Son of Thomas and Sarah Hobbs. Godparents: Davis Mason, Alex. Tomlinson, Eliz. Bedingfield

(Duplicate Line. See Person 80 )

81. William Harrison (William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1758 in Virginia, died in 1811 in Sussex County, Virginia, about age 53, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

General Notes:
1802: An indenture dated 27 April 1802 is recorded in deed book J, p. 117 for Sussex County, Va., between William Harrison, Jr., and the President and professors of the College of William and Mary. Harrison sells to the college, 892 and 1/2 acres on the Nottaway River, line of William Allen, Dec'd., college head line, between Harrison and Mason for the sum of #1,324. Test. Jno. Harrison, Littleberry _____ , Wm. Birdsong. It was recorded on 5 August 1802.

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1802: The next deed shows an additional sale of land to the College of William & Mary on a line of Alexander Beleky? Dec'd., Tom Lenson's? line to Pleasant Hunnicut, Wm. Harrison's line . Wit: John Potts, Lewis Birdsong, Lewis Parham.

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1803: Prince George Surveyors Records, p. 89; Surveyed for William Wilkins, Jr., 257 acres on Stage Road and Walls Run, which he lately sold to Col. William Harrison and John Gary, bounded by Thomas Gary, Charles Eppes. I then divided 232 acres to Harrison, 25 to Gary.

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1804: The will of William Harrison, Richard's son, which, as noted was filed in Sussex in 1804, recorded n Will Book F at page 411, notes additional grandchildren: the above William Harrison, who filed the suit, Richard Harrison, John Harrison, Josiah Harrison, Joseph Harrison, Henry Harrison, Rebecca Harrison, Mary Ogburn and Nancy Cotton.

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1806: Sussex County Chancery Suit, 1806-1817. Harrison's Executor, etc. v. Harrison's Executor, et als. Bill of Complaint transcribed by Gary M. Williams, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Sussex County.

The crucial document in a chancery proceeding is the pleading, called the bill of complaint. This is the instrument which identified the heirs of a descendent and the nature of their kinship. The above named suit was filed in the old Sussex County Court in January, 1806 by William Harrison (who was the executor and son of William Harrison who died testate in Sussex County in 1804) and which suit was dismissed in the said court in Marcy, 1817. The bill in this suit is particularly significant in that it identifies the daughters of one Richard Harrison of Prince George County, who, although he left a will (dated 27 March, 1781, and probated 11 October, 1791) which is among the scant surviving pre-1865 records of that county, it is a will which named only his wife, Rebecca, and seven sons: William, Alexander, Shadrack, Theodorick, Charles, Ishmael and Peyton. The bill filed in this suit provides considerable genealogical data on his daughters and their descendants.
The essential pleading of William Harrison argued that Alexander Harrison, his father's brother and co-executor of the estate of his grandfather, had failed to administer that estate properly. The will, which left specific devisals of real estate to the testator's sons, called for a division of the residue, which included all of Richard Harrison's heirs-at-law.
There were six daughters of this Richard Harrison and three of them living in 1806: Ann Hobbs, Mary Hartwell, and Eliza Bailey, the last named of whom married Richard Bailey, according to the bill of complaint. The report of the master commissioner in chancery filed amont the papers of the suit identifies Nathaniel Hobbs as Ann's husband and Paul Hartwell as Mary's Husband. The three deceased daughters were Mason Avriss (who married John Avriss, according to the master commissioner's report), Joanna Gary and Eve Clark (who married John Clark, who died testate in Sussex County in or about 1778).
The bill identifies Mason Avriss' three children: William Avriss; Lucy, who married John Carsley; and Rebecca, who married William Duell. The record also shows that Joanna Gary had seven children: her sons, William Gary, Richard Gary, John Gary, Ben Gary and James Gary; and her two daughters, Nancy Underhill (who married Howell Underhill, according to a 1784 marriage record in Sussex) and Didyme Cotton.
Estate records in Sussex prove that Didyme Cotton (also spelled as "Diadamia") married Harris Cotton, who died intestate around 1796, and that she subsequently married Richard Cook in 1787. Her children are shown in the bill to have been Richard Cotton, Frederick Cotton and Betsy Cook (who married John Cook, according to Sussex marriage records, in 1802). Four children of Eve Clark are named: Thomas Clark, Richard Clark, Littleberry Clark and Betsy Hobbs (who, as Elizabeth Clark of Sussex in 1789, married Isham Hobbs.)
(DOCUMENT): To the worshipful court of Sussex County, sitting in Chancery - - Humbly complaining sheweth unto your worships, your orator William Harrison, executor of William Harrison, deceased, that Richard Harrison, formerly of Prince George County, father of your orator's testator, departed this life after having made his last will and testament, of which an attested copy is hereto annexed as part of this bill, in which after disposing of his lands, he directs that all the rest of his estate shall be equally divided amongst all his former and latter children, and whatsoever any of his children had received before from him is to return to his estate in order to an equal distribution; only with the reserve that his sons Ishmael and Charles were to have one thousand pounds each for their deficiency in the value of lands. These thousand pounds the testator evidently intended to be paper money liable now to the scale of depreciation , as his will is dated In March of the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one. Of this will the said Richard appointed your orator's testator and Alexander Harrison the executors, who both qualified as such. That at the sale of the said Richard's personal estate, many of the legatees purchased more than their proportions - - some of whose bonds your orator as the representative of his testator still holds. One of them, however, Theodoric, got possession of his bond under a promise to pay a debt due John P. Cocke of thirteen pounds, out of it - - and to account for the surplus of it. But he has never done the one or the other. Owing to the circumstances, the dispersed situation of the legatees and the death of some of them, your orator finds it impossible to settle his testator's executorial account of his transactions on the said (Richard Harr)ison's estate without the aid of this court. Your orator will further (state he) has cause to fear that the said Alexander Harrison mismanaged and (not invested) a part of his testator's assets. But he is advised that his testator (is) not answerable to legatees for the waste or misconduct of the said Alexander and therefore he is extremely solicitous that an account be taken of the acts and responsibility tof each executor. To the end therefore that the said Alexander Harrison, and that Theodorick, Ishmael, Shadrach, and Charles Harrison, brothers of your orator's testator, Ann Hobbs, Mary Hartwell and Richard Bailey and Eliza, his wife, which said Ann, Mary and Eliza are sisters of that testator, William Gary, Richard Gary, John Gary, Ben Gary and James Gary, sons of Joanna Gary, deceased, who was also a sister of that testator, Nancy Underhill, a daughter of the said Joanna, Richard Cotton, Frederic Cotton, John Cook and Betsy, his wife which said Richard, Frederic and Betsy are children of Didyme Cotton, afterwards Didyme Cook, deceased, who was also a daughter of said Joanna, Thomas Clarke, Richard Clark, Littleberry Clark and Betsy Hobbs, children of Eve Clark, another of that said testator's sisters now deceased, William Avriss, John Kearsley (Carsley) and Lucy, his wife, and William Duell and Rebecca, his wife, which said William, Luvy and Rebecca are children of Mason Avriss, deceased, another sister of that testator, may on their respective oaths full true and perfect answers make to the premises. That your worships may direct your commissioner to ascertain and report how far the said Alexander Harrison hath exclusively acted in the management of his testator's affairs and may decree that as far as he has acted exclusively therein, the estate of your orator's testator may be shielded from all responsibility; and that the same commissioner may take to state an account between the other defendants - - how much some of them are indebted to, and how much others of them are crditors of the said estate of Richard Harrison, deceased - - that the creditors among them may be decreed to look for compensation in the first place to the bonds of the debtors, whose bonds (or what may be found due thereon) your orator has ready to assign or distribute as to your worships may seem proper - - and may secondly look for compensation to the said Alexander Harrison so far as he may be found delinquent - - and may thirdly look to the estate of your orator's testator only for any surplus that my afterwards remain unsatisfied - - and that your worships may grant to your orator such other and further relief in the premises as equity may dictate. May it please, etc. (George Keith) Taylor for complainant

Virginia: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Sussex County.
I, Gary M. Williams, Clerk of the aforesaid Court, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a faithful transcription of the bill of complaint filed with the Clerk of the old County Court in January 1806 in the chancery cause of Harrison's Executor, etc. v. Harrison's Executor, et als, which cause was dismissed in the said County Court of Sussex County in March 1817, and which bill of complaint is filed among the papers of said cause now lodged among the Loose Court Papers of Sussex County, Virginia, 1754-1870 in File #1817-52. Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of September, 2001.
TESTE: Gary M. Williams, Clerk.

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1809: Harrison's Exor vs Harrison's exor. Loose Court Papers of Sussex Co. 1754-1870, #1817-52. At a Court held and continued by adjournment for the County of Sussex at the Courthouse September 9, 1809; Wm. Harrison exor of Wm Harrison, who was executor of Richard Harrison Dec'd complt agst Alex Harrison, surviving exec of the said Richard Harrison dec'd. Theodorick Harrison, Ishmael Harrison, Shadrach Harrison, Charles Harrison, Ann Hobbs, Mary Hartwell, Richard Bailey & Eliz. his wife, Wm. Gary, Richard Gary, John Gary, Ben Gary, James Gary, Nancy Underhill, Richard Cotton, Frederic Cotton, John Cook & Betsy his wife, Thomas Clarke, Richard Clarke, Littleberry Clarke, Betsey Hobbs, Wm. Averiss, John Kearsley & Lucy his wife, Wm. Dewel & Rebecca his wife, defendants.
The defendants Alexander Harrison, Ishmael Harrison, Charles Harrison, Thomas Clark, Richard Clarke, Littleberry Clarke, Betsy Hobbs, Nancy Underhill, Frederick Cotton & John Cook and Betsy, his wife on whom the decree nisi has been served having failed to file their answer, the bill of the complaint as to them is taken as confess'd & therefore their cause came in to be heard on the bill of the complaintant & answers of the defendants Wm. Gary, Richard Gary, John Gary, Ben Gary, & James Gary & Wm. Averiss, Wm. Dewell & Rebecca his wife & Mason Averiss by her guardian Wm. Averiss, & other exhibits filed & was argued by counsel on consideration whereof this court order, adjudge, & decree that Master Commissioner Roser assertain and report report to the court, how far the defendant Alexander Harrison exclusively acted in the management of the estate of Richard Harrison dec'd & how far the complaintants testator acted exclusively on said estate, & that he also state an account between the other defendants setting forth how much some of them are indebted to and others of them are creditors of the estate of Richard Harrison dec'd with such other things as may be deemed pertinent by himself or that either party may requite to be specially stated, a copy teste, P. Booth DC
Report #1817-52: Agreeably to a decree of the Worshipful Court of Sussex Co. bearing date the 9th day of September 1809 Ordering that your Commissioner should ascertain and report to your honourable body how far Alex Harrison one of the exors of Richard Harrison dec'd had exclusively acted in the settlement of the said estate & how far Wm. Harrison the other executor, exclusively acted in the said settlement, and to state an account between the other defendants (in the said decree mentioned) setting forth how much some of them are indebeted to and others of them are creditors of the estate of R. Harrison dec'd, etc. -- Your Commissioner has examined all the papers that has come
come to his hands, possession, or knowledge touching the said estate & from the best documents that he had been able to procure it appears that Richard Harrison of Prince George Co., left a will at his death which was dated the 27th day of March, 1781, and the said will was admitted to proof at PG October Court 1781 & the said will after giving some specific legacies to his wife during her natural life & dividing his lands amongst his sons directed that all the rest of his property should be equally divided among his former & latter children (except L1000 each which was to be given to his sons Ishmael & Charles for their deficiency of lands) & it appears that his sons Wm & Alex the exors in the said will named proceeded to sell the personal estate of the said Richard Harrison on the 17th day of November 1781 on a credit of 12 mos which sale appears to have amounted ot L687.8.1. And further at that time or some other (for the paper showing it has not date) to make a division of part of the negroes belonging to the said estate, 12 of them xxx were valued at L895 which made the average sum to each legatee amount to L74.11.8 & upon the decison some were taken as is usual in divisioning of that sort. And the said Wm & Alex appearing to have proceeded to pay the debts due from the said estate from the time of the sale to the year 1792, the latter end of this year all the debts appear to have been paid (except a small one of three pounds 3/ to a witness in a suit which was paid in the year 1799) And on the 1st day of Jan 1793, the executor Wm had paid the sum of L693.1.5 1/4 & the executor Alex had paid the sum of L107.3.4 3/4 which said sums after allowing interest on the amount of sales from the 17th day of Nov 1782 the time it became due to the 1st day of Jan 1793 & Int on the payments made by the two exors to that day (agreeable to a stated account rendered) left a balance due the exors of L68.6.9 from the sales of the personal estate, etc. And on the 1st day of Jany 1792 there was a sale of six negroes belonging to the said estate who sold for L332.15.0 which became due the first day of Jan 1793 & after taking the balance due the exors therefore left a balance for distribution among the legatees of L264.8.3 which divided among the legatees made the sum of L22.0.8 1/2 due each of them. And upon a settlement of all accounts due to & from the estate to each of the parties in their division of negroes and the purchases made at the sale by some of them and money paid some of them at sundry times by the exors each acct both Dr and Cr stands between them as below stated to the 1st day of May 1810:
Theodorick Harrison Dr to the estate L23.1.11 1/2
John Gary and Joanna his wife do L75.12.1 1/2
Richard Bailey & Elizabeth his wife do L186.14.11 1/2 & L285.9.9 1/2

due Eliz Clarke from the estate L2.8.3. 1/2
due Wm Harrison from do L22.16.6
due Alexander Harrison from do L48.12.8
due Ishmael Harrison from do L57.19.7
due Shadrack Harrison from do L15.17.3 1/2
due Charles Harrison from do L18.5.8
due Paul Hartwell & Mary his wife from do L45.17.4 1/2
due Nath. Hobbs & Ann his wife from do L26.0.10 1/2
due John Averiss & Mason his wife fro do L47.11.8 1/2 & L185.9.9 1/2

By which statement it appears that three of the distributees are owing the others of them the sum of L285.9.9 1/2 and it is stated to me that some of the distributees became purchasers of some of the negroes that were sold the 1st of Jan 1792 and due the 1st of Jan 1793 for which I have seen no accounts of any money that has been paid and have not made an account of it in the aforesaid statement. And perhaps it might have been considered as a payment of their legacies aforesaid but there is no proof thereof exhibited to me. It is stated to me that at the aforesaid sale Charles Harrison purchased Betty & child for L79.1.0, Alexander Harrison purchased Violet for L25 & old Will for L7 Nath Hobbs purchased Billy for L40.12.0 & Theodoric Harrison purchased Bob for L90.12.0 for which perhaps the bond became due which it is stated in the bill in Chancery, Theodorick got possession of from Alexander Harrison in consideration of paying a small debt due to John P. Cocke. This all the information your Commissioner has been able to collect respecting the settlement of the estate. In the examination of the papers exhibited your Commissioner has found a number of accounts which were among the papers of Richard Harrison dec'd against sundry people and were sworn to by the exors as found among his papers & still stand uncollected to the amount of (after being sealed by the seale of depreciation) L1140.3.5 1/2 but most of them appear to be of an old date that is from the date 1752 to 1781 the year in which Mr. Harrison died. and there is some papers exhibited among them shewing that some of them have been denied by the persons charged with them stating that they had paid Mr. Harrison in his lifetime the full amount. As to the legacies left in the will to Ishmael Harrison and Charles Harrison of L1,000 each to make up their deficiency in lands I find a receipt given by Richard Bailey who is stated to be the guardian of Ishmael for L1,000 current money to William & Alex Harrison exors of Richard Harrison dec'd dated the 7th day of Jan 1782 witnessed by Theodoric Harrison. And also one other receipt given by Alexander Harrison guardian of Charles Harrison to Wm. Harrison one of the exors of Richard for L1,000 which is expressed to be the money left Charles by his father's will aforesaid and is dated the 1st day of Jan 1788 & witnessed by John H. Briggs and John Mason. Benj. B. Rosser MC, Sussex, May 2, 1810
Your comissioner further states that he has been stating the aforegoing accounts, etc. ____ havin a 63 cents p/hour is #___37.80. And paid the printer for advertising the time of meeting to state the accounts 14/_________2.34
Benj Roser MC

ACCOUNTS CURRENT OF ALEXANDER HARRISON EXEC OF RICHARD HARRISON
Dr the estate of Richard Harrison dec'd in Account Current

1781 Dec 19 to paid Thomas Whitfield for crying estate L25
1784 Mar 19 to paid Richard Harrison & his note ginst said estate L11.14.8 3/4
June 15 to paid John Brockwell his prived acct vs do L5.17.9
15 to paid Thomas Clark his acct vs do L3
15 to paid Thomas Harrison his proved acct vs do L3.9
15 to paid Wm Harrison (exec) expenses at Brunswick Ct L2.3.8 1/2
1786 Oct paid Sheriff of Sussex Harrison exors vs said estate L3.3. 1/2
Oct 15 paid Wm Harrison's proved acct vs said estate L68.10 1/2
Aug 16 to paid Thomas Whitfield a part of Lessenbury's bond vs d L8
Oct to paid sundry clerks tickets for sundry years etc. L9.7.6
to paid sundry sheriffs do for do do L 2.16.10 1/2
1787 Feb 16 to paid Henry Mitchell for Hobbs' estate L378.6.8
1788 Mar 10 to paid Daniel Cole 3 lawyers fees, etc. 2.8
Apr 7 to paid Thomas Whitfield the balance of Lessenbury's bond L15.16
May 8 to paid Hunnicutt's adm their replevy bond vs said estate L16.6.2
June 1 to paid Richard Gregory attorney L4.10
1790 Mar 1 to paid Jas Jones Sheriff of Sussex Batts exors vs said estate L1.11.2
May 10 to paid Finnies bond Int & costs vs said est L62.7.3
June 16 to paid Mrs. Cocke for the balance of Poythress bond vs estate L76.19.6
1791 Jan 7 to paid doctor Lyon his proved account B_____ do L5.12.3
1792 Jan 30 to paid S. Smith Sheriff CB Harrison's exors vs said estate L41.6 1/2
Mar 1 to paid Joanna Gary a _____ for said estate --10--
June 10 to paid GK Taylor a fee adv of Baird --15--
1799 Oct 13 to paid James Harrison a witness his acct. L3.3
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L693.1.5 1/2

Commissioners on ditto @ 5 per ___ L34.13. 3/4
Balance due the estate carried over L307.0.3 1/2
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L1034.14.9 1/2

Accounts current with Wm Harrison one of exors
1781 Nov 17 by amount of slaves of said estate due 17th Nov 1782 L687.8.1
by interest on ditto from 17 Nov 1782 to 1st day Jan 1783
L347.6.8 1/2

To amount iny on money paid in 1781 L1.4.10 1/2
" 1782 L17.7.10. 3/4
" 1784 L11.6.5 3/4
" 1786 L 30.0.5 2/4
" 1787 L113.10
" 1788 L9
" 1790 L21.2.8 1/2
" 1791 L11.2. 1/2
" 1792 L--.5.9
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L204.9.4 3/4
To amount paid by Alex Harrison as per stated account rendered
L170.17.7 3/4
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L375.7.0 1/2
To balance due the exors 1 Jan 1793 L68.6.9
To balance due the estate the 1st of Jan 1793 L264.8.3
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L332.13
Wm Harrison a/c of the estate of Richard
By balance due the estate held over L307.0.3 1/2
By balance due the executors the 1st Jan 1793 L68.6.9
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L375.7.0 1/2
1792
Jany 1 By the amt of sale of 6 negroes due 1st Jan 1793
L332.15
By balance due the estate 1st Jan 1793 L264.8.3
The foregoing account stated by me\
Benj B. Rosser MC

The estate of Richard Harrison Dec'd in Account Current with Alex Harrison one of his executors
1782, Jan 2 to paid Wm Bonner soldiers county for Hobbs estate L38.2
to paid Edward Harrison guardian to Fanny Hobbs the following
bonds viz: Nathan Hobbs bond due 1st Jan 1780 13.2.0 scale 42 for 1 L--1.8. 3/4; Jesse Lovesays bond due 1st Jan 1780, L22.2.0 = L--10.6; Amos Lovesays bond due 1st Jan 1780, L40.0.0 = --.19.0 1/2; Amos Lovesays bond due 1st Jan 1781, 700.1.02, 75 for 1 = 94
Oct to paid my expenses at Prince George Court --3--
1783 Feb 25 to paid Robert Harrison for his proven account L10.19.1 3/4
to paid my own proven account L4.6.3 3/4
1784 Jan 3 to paid Stephen Andrews exors of Fed Andrews his account L1.8.4
May to paid Henry Weaver his account for funeral expenses L1.6.9
1785 to paid Gray Briggs attorney at law 3 will --9--
1788 to paid German Baker attorney at law for advice 1--
to paid Daniel Cole attorney at law 3 ill --9--
Aug 7 to paid Charles Russel Clerk of Prince George L--.6.7 1/2
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L107.3.4 3/4
to comissioners on the above L5.7.1 1/2
Interest on payments made 1782 - 1st Jan 1793 L27.8.11 3/4
Interest on payments hand made 1783 " L28.16.3 1/4
Interest on payments " 1784 L1.4
Interest on payments " 1785-1788 L17.10 1/2
The above account stated by me, Benj B. Rosser MC

THE ACCOUNTS OF WILLIAM HARRISON Sussex Will Book F, p. 448
Dr the estate of Richard Harrison dec'd in account


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1811: Will of William Harrison, Jr., Will Book G, p. 323, Sussex County, Virginia, Written, 2 January 1811, proved 2 May 1811.
Wife Rebecca. Son John Young Harrison is given land known as Dark's bounded by Saban Jennings on the west, Jesse Ivy on the north and Henry Harrison on the east.
Son William Harrison given land, "where I live bounded by John Potts on the south and east and David Graves on the north and west."
Daus: Elizabeth Raines Harrison and Mary Travis Harrison, give college land called Watsons, bounded by Adkins Mill Pond on the west, John Rollasons? on the south and John Potts on the east.

William married Rebecca Underhill on 2 Jan 1783 in Sussex County, Virginia. Rebecca was born on 7 Aug 1760 in Sussex County, Virginia, christened on 7 Sep 1760 in Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA., died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:29658

Marriage License: Consent, Mary Underhill, Mother. Sec: Giles Underhill.

General Notes: On the 1815 Va. Landowners directory Volume 2, South Central Region, Sussex County, there is a Rebecca Harrison, life, on Joseph Swamp, 11 miles north of the Court House.

Rebecca is the daughter of Henry and Mary Underhill. At her confirmation, her godparents are: Giles Underhill, Abigail Proctor, Martha Bennett

(Duplicate Line. See Person 81 )

82. Josiah Harrison (William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1760 in Sussex County, Virginia, died before 1809 in Sussex County, Virginia, before age 49, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

General Notes: Sussex County, Book G, 1806-1812: Estate of Josiah Harrison in account current with Rebecca Harrison [widow of William Harrison, Josiah's brother who was deceased]:

To cash paid:
Benj. Peele Taxes 1805
Littleberry Ivy Acct
Thos. Peter bond
Clerk's tickets
Micajah Blow taxes 1806
Robert Booth taxes 97, 98, 99, 1800
Jesse Barker, his account
Robet Dawnran?
Jos. Edwards
John Cargill taxes for 1807
William Sessenberry? per acct.
William Adkins, per note, William Adkins, for bond
John Harrison, pr. acct.
____ Cook note
Ambrose Wilkins, half of a paid bond given by Josiah Harrison
John R. Mason
Balance of a bond given Henry Underhill with int.
Hamlin Baird, bond
Henry Jordan, pr. note
Bond and interest to this date given to wm. Harrison, exor of Wm. Harrison, dec'd who was administrator of Josiah Harrison.
August Court, 20 July 1812, at Sussex County
David Graves, Wm. Adkins Jr., John Massenburg, Jr.

Noted events in his life were:

Will: W.B. "G", P. 323.

Josiah married Mary Underhill on 2 Mar 1786 in Sussex County, Virginia. Mary was born on 7 Feb 1764 in Sussex County, Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:29702
License Indicated that Mary was 21 years old on 14 Feb 1786. Sec. Howell Underhill

General Notes: She is the daughter of Henry and Mary Underhill. At her confirmation, her godparents are Henry Moss, Jr., Elizabeth Underhill, Mary Adkins.

Noted events in her life were:

Confirmation: Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 82 )

83. Mary Harrison (William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Mary married Nicholas Ogburn on 5 Feb 1787 in Sussex County, Virginia. Nicholas was born on an unknown date in Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:29724
Sec: Richard Cook

General Notes: Sussex Co., W.B. "E", p. 0, Will of John Ogburn, written 29 September 1789, proved 4 February 1790. Daughter Sarah Vinson, wife of Aron Vinson, and their living children. Son, Nicholas Ogburn and his wife Anne Ogburn, the rest of my estate. Exor: son Augustine Ogburn. Wit: Lucy Massenburg and John Mason.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 83 )

84. Henry Harrison (William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1766 in Virginia, died about 1812 in Sussex County, Virginia, about age 46, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

General Notes: Sussex County, Book "I", 1818-1823, Henry Harrison estate, 1814-1816.
Paid to cash:
Wm. Parsons crying estate
Wm. Lessenberry
George Baud
Isham Cain
Henry Underhill
Daniel Grant
William Adkins
Thomas Clark
Peyton Underhill
Edmund Jones, his part of a bond due from Wm.Harrison\John M. Jeffries for obtaining decree
Richard W. Christians Acct for schooling
Littleberry Ivy
William S. Roe
Paid amt. of Wm. Harrison's note and int. to Wm. Adkins Jr.\Lalan Jennings
Augustine Shands?
Mary Baird
George Baird
Hugh Belches
Abrom Jones
David Groses
Wm. Harrison, Senr
Charlie Potts

Henry married Elizabeth Underhill on 14 Feb 1791 in Sussex County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born on 14 Jun 1769 in Sussex County, Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:29740
Sec: Howell Underhill

General Notes: She is the daughter of Henry and Mary Underhill. At her confirmation, her godparents are Steven Andrews, Elizabeth Jarrett, Sarah Jones.

Noted events in her life were:

Confirmation: Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 84 )

85. Nancy Harrison (William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Nancy married Cary Cotton on 11 Nov 1792 in Sussex County, Virginia. Cary was born on 12 Mar 1765 in Sussex County, Virginia, died in 1805 in Sussex County, Virginia, at age 40, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:29767
Sec: William Harrison

General Notes: Will Book "F", p. 511, Sussex County, Va. CARY COTTON: Children not listed, owned 11 or more slaves. 26 December 1805. Cary is the son of Richard and Betty Cotton. At his confirmation, his godparents are: Edward Weaver, Jr., John Moss, Salley Cotton

The 1815 Virginia Landowners Directory Volume Two (South Central Region) Sussex County, shows the Carey Cotton, estate with land on Assamussock Swamp; 15 miles north east of the court house.

Will Book "C", p. 318. Thomas Cotton Will written 26 June 1777, will proved 18 February 1779.
Son John Cotton, one shilling.
Son Thomas Cotton, the college tenament whereon I now live.
Son, Nathaniel Cotton,
Son, William Cotton and his son, Wells Cotton,
Son, Richard Cotton,
Son, David Cotton,
Son, Isham Cotton,
Son, Drewry Cotton, two shillings.
Son Henry Cotton and his son, Thomas Cotton. Exors: Sons Thomas Cotton and Nathaniel Cotton. Wit: John Adkins and Henry Parsons.

Will Book "E" Sussex Co., p. 96: Thomas Cotton; 8 May 1786, proved 5 Jan 1792 . . . Brother Nathaniel Cotton a slave for life and then to go to Harris Cotton. Slave Amey to Nathaniel Cotton for life and then to go to Sarah Ivey.
Brother Drury Cotton.
Cary Cotton.
Littleberry Ivey.
Mary Croslin the rest of my estate.
Brother David Cotton. Exors: Brothers Nathaniel Cotton and Drury Cotton. Wit: Thomas Adkins and William Harrison Will of Richard Cotton

IN THE CASE OF GOD AMEN. I, RICHARD COTTON, of the Parish of Albemarle in the county of Sussex, being of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to All Mighty God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life, and knowing that all flesh must exile to death, do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following.
ITEM – FIRST, I recommend my sole to All Mighty God who gave it me, trusting in merits of the Crucified Saviour or Salvation. As for settling what temporal Estate it has pleased All Mighty God to bestow upon me, far above my disert, I dispose in manner and form followeth:
ITEM I give to my Daughter, SALLEY IVEY, one Negro gal name Liddy, to she and her heirs forever.
ITEM I give to my sone, SETH COTTON, a Negro woman named Tabb, thirty pounds cash, one feather bed and blanket, to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM I give to my sone, HARIS COTTON, one Negro woman named Aniche, and the upper part of my Black Swamp land, formerly the part that was Howell Jarratt's, and half the benefit of the orchard on the place where he now lives, till he can raise one, to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM I give to my daughter, REBECCA MANGUM, one Negro woman named Pender during her Life and at her death eldest sone, ZACHARIAH, to him and his heirs forever. ITEM I give to my sone, ARCHABAL COTTON, one Negro man named Will and seventy pounds gold or silver, one sow and pigs, six barrels of corn, 300 pounds of pork, one axe, one hoe, one pot, one frying pan, one paile, fore sheaps and one feather bed & furniture, all which I give to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM I give to my sone, CARY COTTON, the Plantation whereon I now live, and all my lands that belong to the Tract, one Negro boy named Lewis, to him and his heirs forever. ITEM I give to my daughter, JINCY COOK (Cocke ?), one Negro gal named Lucy, during her life and at her death to her daughter, ELIZABETH COOK, to her and her heirs forever. ITEM I give to my sone, WEAVER COTTON, the lower part of the land on the Black Swamp, being the part where Taddey Jarrell formerly lived, also one Negro boy named Gabriel, one horse Bridle & Saddle, to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM My will & desire is that after my just debts and legaceys is paid, that all the remainder part of my Estate of what kind or denominations whatsoever, to be equally divided between my three sons, namely, ARCHEBAL, CAREY, and WEAVER COTTON, by two good honest men to be chosen for that purpose by my Executors.
ITEM LASTLY, I do constitute & appoint my loveing sons, CAREY & ARCHEBAL COTTON, my hole, and sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all other wills heretofore maid, & acknowledging this for my last Will & Testament.
IN WITNESS, I have set my hand and Seal this twentieth forth day of May, one thousand seven hundred & eighty six. Signed Sealed & Acknowledged for (signed) Richard Cotton (Seal)
His last Will & Testament in The presents of Lawrence Smith, Jesse Ivey.
Will Book E, page 1 Sussex Co. Va. Probated : 7 Jan 1790, Sussex Co. Va.

In Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry-Sussex Cos. Va, 1739 – 1778., by Gertrude R.B. Richards, PHD., births of nine children are listed born to "Richard COTTON and his wife, Betty". Eight of the children listed in the birth records were named in Richard Cotton's will, the one being omitted was named William. Virginia Marriages (1953) by William Armstrong Crozier and Marriages of Virginia (1952) by Catherine Lindsay Knorr indicate the marriages shown for the children of Richard Cotton and his wife Betty: (9) All born in Sussex Co., Va. ?
i.Sally COTTON, b. 12 Jan. 1748; m Daniel IVEY
ii.Seth COTTON, b. 1 Nov. 1750; m. Rebekah _______
iii.Harris COTTON, b. 25 Aug. 1753; m Diedamia _________
iv.Rebecca COTTON, b. 29 Mar. 1756; m. 15 Nov. 1779, Samuel MANGUM
v.Archibald COTTON, b. 28 Feb. 1759; m July 1787, Caty HALL
vi.Jane "Gincy" COTTON, b. 14 Apr. 1762; m. John COOK (COCKE) ?
vii.Cary COTTON, b. 12 Mar. 1765; m. Nancy HARRISON
viii.(Twin) William COTTON, b. 2 July 1768
ix.(Twin) Weaver COTTON, b. 2 July 1768; d 1837, Coweta Co., Ga.; m. 1) ______ ; 2) 3 Aug. 1806 (Bk 1-18, Coweta Co., Ga. Marr.) , Mrs. Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth (Bennett) EVANS, b. 1787 (widow of James EVANS of Wilkes Co. Ga. Who died by 1799; dau of Micajah BENNETT, (a Revolutionary War Soldier, whose will was dated 8 Apr. 1824 in Jackson Co. Ga. )

SETH COTTON, b. 1 Nov. 1750 probably in Sussex Co., Va; will was dated 13 Jan 1815 (A-266, 267, Chatham Co. N.C. Wills); probated May Court 1815; estate settled 1822, Chatham Co. N.C.; m Rebekah __________. Children (names from will; may have been others). Birthdates have been derived from census reports.
i.William COTTON, b. ca 1769; will dated 28 Sept. 1836; probated 7 Jan 1840, Wills, p. 48, court of Ordinary Randolph Co. Ga; m. 1) Mary _______; m. 2) Nancy _________.
ii.Gabriel COTTON, b. 1765/84; inventory of estate, Chatham Co. N.C., 8 Mar. 1822; final settlement of estate, 31 Jan 1824, Chatham Co. N.C., m. Milly ______ (her name shown in settlement of his estate in Chatham Co. N.C.)
iii.John COTTON, b. 22 Oct 1772, Sussex Co. Va. 1739 – 1778 (1958) , by Gertrude R.B. Richards, P.H.D.
iv.Avent COTTON m. Winnefred _________
v.Richard C. COTTON
vi.Betsey COTTON
vii.Sally COTTON
viii.Rebeckah COTTON
ix.Polly COTTON

*** FROM addendum Seth Cotton b. 1 Nov. 1750 probably in Sussex Co. Va; will was dated 13 Jan. 1815 (A-266, 267, Chatham County, N.C., Wills) probated in May Court, 1815; estate was settled 1822, Chatham Co. N.C., married Rebekah AVENT, dau of William AVENT and Sarah MASSIE, dau. of Joseph MASSIE. William AVENT was son of Col. Thomas AVENT, of Brunswick Co. Va. (AVENT genealogy from Florida Pioneers and Their Alabama, Georgia, Carolina, Maryland and Virginia Ancestors, by David A. Avant, Jr; published by him, 207 W. Park, Talahassie, Florida 32301)


WILLIAM COTTON, b. ca 1769, Sussex Co. Va. (?) d. ca 1839, Randolph Co. Ga; m. 10 Mary ______ (no information); m. 20 Nancy. His will was dated 28 Sept 1836 and probated 7 Jan. 1840 in Randolph Co. Ga. Two Children were mentioned in his will: i.Seth Joseph COTTON m. Mary "Polly" KING
ii.Sarah COTTON m James J. SMITH

SETH JOSEPH COTTON (of 1790, Chatham Co., N.C.; died after 1870, Dale Co. Ala; m. ca 1819, Chatham Co. N.C., Marry "Polly" KING, b 28 June 1799, N.C; d. after 1870, Dale Co. Ala; dau of Drewry KING, b. ca 1768, N.C.; died between 1850/60, Randolph Co. Ga., and his wife Sarah "Salley" ________, who died before 1850. Children:
i.William G. COTTON, b ca 1822, N.C.; m Rebecca ________.
ii.Guilford COTTON, b ca 1829, N.C.
iii.Richard COTTON, b. ca 1830, Ga. M. Godsey ________.
iv.(Twin) June COTTON b. ca 1832, Ga.
v.(Twin) Charity COTTON b. ca 1832, Ga.
vi.Cary COTTON, b. ca 1833, Ga.
vii.Henry COTTON, b. 1834, Ga.
viii.Elizabeth "Betsy" COTTON, b. ca 1835, Ga; m. Green COSTON
ix.Noel COTTON, b. ca 1838, Ga.
x.John COTTON, b. ca 1839, Ga.
xi.Joseph William COTTON, b 14 Mar. 1841, Randolph Co. Ga; served in Civil War; was last of this family to die, but date of death not known by descendants.
xii.Elbert COTTON, b. ca 1842, Randolph Co. Ga
xiii.Elijah Franklin COTTON, m. Julia A. BAKER

Noted events in his life were:

Confirmation: Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 85 )

86. Rebeckah Harrison (William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Rebeckah married Edmund Stacey on 6 Oct 1797 in Sussex County, Virginia. Edmund was born on 28 Sep 1776 in Sussex County, Virginia, died in 1804 in Sussex County, Virginia, at age 28, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:29782
Sec: Cary Cotton. Min: Drewry Lane

General Notes: Edmund is the son of Simon Stacey and wife Mary. At his confirmation, his godparents are: Edmund Wright, Simon Stacey, Jr., Martha Stacey

Will Book "F", p. 379, Sussex County, Va. Will written 12 Oct 1803, proved 2 Feb. 1804. Wit. James Inmon, John Holloway, Josiah Harrison. Thomas Hunt Exr.

Noted events in his life were:

Confirmation: 23 Nov 1766, Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 86 )

87. Richard Harrison (William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1776 in Virginia, died on 16 Nov 1802 in Sussex County, Virginia, about age 26, and was buried on an unknown date in Sussex County, Virginia.

General Notes: Richard Harrison is shown in the tax records through 1801 paying taxes on 114-1/2 acres. In the 1802 tax records, Richard is missing and there is a notation in the records that "wife Polly sells land to Isaac Bendall."

Deed Book J, p. 19, Sussex County, Va., 4 February 1802. Indenture between Richard Harrison and wife Mary and Isaac Bendall. For $1.00 the Harrisons sell to Bendall the land that Richard purchased from John Potts who purchased from William Mason, being executor of Wm. Mason who was executor of John Mason, Decd. 113 1/2 acres. Test: Edward Pennington, John Potts, Richard Tomlinson. 1 Aril 1802, acknowledged by Richard Harrison.

There is no indication why the land was sold for a dollar. Richard Harrison was deceased by the time the land tax records were constituted for the year 1802.

Richard married Polly Felts on 2 Apr 1801. Polly was born on an unknown date in Virginia, died on an unknown date in Virginia, and was buried on an unknown date in Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:29806
Sur: Cary Cotton. Min. Drewry Lane.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 87 )

88. John Harrison (William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1780 in Prince George County, Va. and died in Virginia.

General Notes: On the 1815 Va. Landowners Directory Volume one Central Region, Prince George County, there is a John Harrison south of Powels Creek, 11 miles east of the Court House

Loose Court Papers of Sussex County, Virginia 1754-1870, #1817-51, Harrison v. Harrison's Executrix (Note: these documents refer to a bill in Chancery, Sussex Court, Janry 1811 bill filed, May 1812, "ans, filed" March 1815, court, March 1817, dismissed)

To the worshipful court of Sussex County in sitting, humbly complaining, shows to you your orator John Harrison of Sussex County that William Harrison, late of Sussex County, father of your orator, some considerable time before his death, made his will and directed the writer of it, a most respectable gentleman to bequeath to your orator sundry negroes but from haste or forgetfulness the bequest was omitted to be inserted in the will. that some short time afterwards, the said William Harrison discovering the mistake, instead of altering the will, determined to execute a deed of gift to your orator for the same negroes. That accordingly a deed of gift was executed conveying to your orator a negro woman Lucy and her child and her and their future increase. That this deed was [de]posited in the desk of the gentleman who wrote the will but has since been lost or misplaced so that our orator cannot exhibit it at this time before the court, but he will be able to prove the contents of it distinctly and clearly. Your orator here [esc]hews to the court, that he is a most unfortunate human being. That his natural infirmities are so great and deplorable as to cut him off from most of the enjoyments of life and to prevent him from procuring the means of livelihood by [his own] exertions. That this, his delicate and lamentable condition, melted the heart of his father with pity and tender
---- induced him to execute this deed of gift for [ben]efit of our orator. That your orator [fre]quently applied to William Harrison, exor ---- William Harrison of the said William Harrison [no]w deceased and demanded of him the said negro woman and her chidren, under the aforesaid deed of gift. But now so it is may it please the court, the said Wiliam Harrison exor --- as aforesaid who is prayed to be made a [defe]ndant to this bill of complaint has refus[ed] [to] deliver the aforesaid negroes to your orator on various frivolous pretenses. In tender --- whereof and in as much as your orator is remedie[d] the premises, save in a court of equity where fraud is enquired into, and lost deeds are carried --- effect, to the end therefore that your worships --- compell the said William Harrison to answer the foregoing allegations fully and truly and more especially set forth and say whether the father of your orator did not direct the writer of this will to bequeath Lucy and her children or some negroes to your orator and whether that bequest was not omitted through mistake. --- further state, whether a deed of gift was not afterwards made for the said wom[an] Lucy and her children and their increase and whether that deed of gift has not since is lost or mislaid. That he --- that are the names of the children of said Lucy and if she has had --- . May it please the court to decree that aforesaid negroes be delivered to your orator and that the deed of gift which as been lost or misplaced may be reestablished. May it please the court the premises considered to grant to your orator such other and further refief as may be consistent with equity or justice [as the ] case may require. May it please the court the premises --- to grant the commonwealth writ of supeona directed
-------- Dec 18th 1810.

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To the worshipful court of Sussex County in chancery sitting the answer of Rebecca Harrison executrix of William Harrison deceased who was executor of William Harrison deceased to the bill of complaint exhibited in this worshipful court by John Harrison against the said William Harrison executor of the said William Harrison deceased and served against her by seine facias. This respondent saving and reserving to herself every benefit of exception whatsoever to the said bill of complaint for answer thereto saith that William Harrison father of the complainant died in the County of Sussex on the ---- day of ---- in the year ----- having a last will and testament an attested copy of which is hereunto annexed and to which your worships are referred as a part of this answer. That it is totally immaterial whether directions were given or not to the writer of the said will to bequeath the negro woman Lucy and her children in the bill mentioned to the complainant because such bequest not appearing upon the face of the will cannot now be supplied by evidence. This resppondant from the best information she has been able to obtain feels authorized to deny the allegation in the complaint bill that a deed of gift was executed to the complainant by the said William Harrison, his father for the said negro woman Lucy and her children and her and their future increase and therefore requires of the said complainant full, ample and disinterested proof thereof. On the contrary, this respondant will here state to the court that the said negro woman Lucy and her children were sold at public sale by her deceased husband, the said William Harrison, executor of the said William Harrison, the complainants father under the residuary clause in his will, made a part of this answer - that her said husband became the purchaser of the said negro woman Lucy and her youngest child named Nathan and that a certain Frederick Cotton became the purchaser of her children Al and Bob, sometimes called Robertson - that her said husband after the said sale was possessed of the said Lucy and Nathan fully or more than five years before the institution of this suit, claiming and holding them as his own absolute property and she is inexpressibly astonished at the unjust and unrightous claim which is [now --- up to them] by the complainant. This responsent will further state to the court in answer to that part of the bill relating to the increase of the said negro woman Lucy that the said Lucy since she was sold as above mentioned, Lucy had several children but that she has only two living (except those above ;mentioned) to wit, Stephen and Chloe. Having answered [---------------] combination [----] this despondent prays to be hence dismissed with her facts in this behalf most unjustly compended (signed) Rebeca Harrison

Sussex County to wit Rebecca Harrison exr. of William Harrison deceased who was exr. of William Harrison deceased this day formally appeared before me Benjamin Wyche, Justice of the Peace, for the said County of Sussex and made oath that the foregoing answer as far as the same comes within her own knowledge is true and as far as it is derived from the knowledge of others, she believes it to be true. Given under my hand this 7th day of May 1812. Benj. Wyche J.P.

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In obaience to the Commison hereto --- directive to us we have this day at the house of Shepherd Davis by consent of parties taken the deposition of John R. Mason of lawful age in a suit now depending in the county court of Sussex between John Harrison complainant and Rebecca Harrison executrix for William Harrison dec'd defendant who being duly sworn deposeth and saith: that eight or ten years before the death of William Harrison senr. this deponent was [ask for] by said William Harrison senr. and was present when Pleasant Hunnicutt wrote his will in which he gave a negro woman Lucy and her future increase to his son John Harrison. Subsequent to which period this deponent states that the said William made another will in which there is no mention made of the above named negroes and this deponent further states that about the year eighteen hundred and one or two he was at the house of Pleasant Hunnicutt and was shown a paper (which was taken out of a drawer at said Hunnicutt's) by William Harrison Jr. who asked him what it was and that he replied if it had been signed by William Harrison Senr. and witnessed (which it was not) it would have been a deed of gift to his son John for the above named negro Lucy and her increase.

And this deponent further states that a short time before the sale of the estate of William Harrison senr. , William Harrison Jr. came came to his house and shewed him a copy of the last will of Wm. Harrison Senr. in which the above named negroes were omitted and asked this deonent what he should do with them, who ----- to sell them ---- that the said William Harrison Junr. then told this deponent that he and the other legatees believing it to have been the intention of their father to give them to his brother John had agreed to let him have them. And this deponent further states that a day or two before the sale he was at the house where William Harrison Senr. died in the company of Henry Harrison one of the legatees, who said he was poor and would not give up his right in the said negroes in consequence of which the negroes were sold with the other property. This deponent further states that he was at the sale of the said negroes and bid for them, after which William Harrison Junr. who became the purchaser bid for them, when this deponent asked him if he wanted the negroes for himself, who replied that as the legatees had ---- to let John Harrison have them which he believed to have been the intention of his father, he was determined to buy them and let his brother John have the use of them during his life if he would settle, but that he did not wish that to prevent the sale of them in consequence of these expressions. This deponent bid no more otherwise he would have given more for them. Question by the plaintiff: Did William Harrison address these observations to you or did he speak them loudly and publicly. Answer, they were addressed to me and he spoke them in the common tone of voice. Question by the plaintiff: Did you understand when the negroes were cried out that they were for John Harrison. Answer, I did understand that William Harrison bought them for himself but that John Harrison should have them for his life time if he would settle.
Jn. R. Mason
Given under out hands this 28th day of August, 1812. Thos. E. Rives, John Cargill.

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In obedience to a commission to us directed fro the county Court of Sussex - we have this day (at the house of Shepherd Davis) by consent of the parties taken the deposition of Shepherd Davis of lawful age in a suit depending in said court between John Harrison compl. and Rebecak Harrison executrix of William Harrison decd. deft. who being duly sworn deposeth and says.
That he was at the sale of the estate of William Harrison in the month of ---- 1804, and that he saw a negro woman and child call up to be sold by William Harrison Jun. the executor who seemed to be very much affected and said that his brother John had been neglected by his father and that he intended to buy those negroes for him.
Question by the plaintiff: Do you believe the negroes would have sold for more than William Harrison gave for them, if he had not have made the above observations.
Ans. I do, because I heard Frederick Cotton say he would have given more for them.
Question by the same. Did you understand when the negroes were cried out that they were for John Harrison
Ans. I heard William Harrison say they were. further this deponent says not.
Stephen Davis
Given under our hands this 28th day of August, eighteen hundred and twelve.
Thomas E. Rives, John Cargill

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In obedience to the annexed commission to us directed we have this day at the house of Shepherd Davis by consent of the parties taken the deposition of Pleasant Hunnicutt of lawful age in a suit now depending in the county court of Sussex between John Harrison complainant and Rebecca Harrison executrix of William Harrison decd. defendant who being duly sworn deposeth and saith.
That this deponant wrote the last will & testament of Wm. Harrison Sen. Dec'd. that the said Wm. Dec'd directed this deponant to devise unto his son John Harrison one negro woman Lucy with her child or children and all her future increase, but from turning over the leaf of papers he entirely omitted bequeathing the said Lucy child or children and increase to the said John, that the said will remained in possession of this deponant until after the death of the testator, & further this deponant saith some years after the writing the will of said Harrison (during the time this deponant acted as Sheriff of this county) the said Wm. Harrison came early one morning to this deponants house and informed him that he had got Glaister Hunnicutt to write a deed of gift from said Wm. Harrison to his son John Harrison for Lucy child or children and future increase & which deed this deponant new to be in the hand writing of said Glaister Hunnicutt & this deponant could find in a certain drawer in this deponants desk & wished this deponant to get it & read it to give an opinion if it was a good & lawful one, which this deponant did, I gave an opinion that it was, which appeared to give the said Wm. much satisfaction who then observed his reason for making the said deed of gift was, that his poor & unfortunate son John was deaf & almost dumb & he might be destitute of a friend after his death - Further this deponant saith that he was at the sale of the estate of Wm. Harrison Senr. when the above negroes was exposed for sale by Wm. Harrison Jr. his exor. That the said exor before there was a bid, made for said Lucy & child, observed to the company that he hoped no person would bid for her & child as he was fully convinced his father intended her & increase for his unfortunate brother John Harrison & that he intended or wished to buy her for said John; in consequence of the above declaration this deponant believing ---- sold for less tha she woud have done if no such declarations had been made as there was not more than two or three bids for her.
Question by defendant. Did Wm. Harrison senr. ever read the will wrote by you or hear it read?
Ans. I cannot say he ever did read it or hear it read, but as stated before perfectly know it was his intention to have willed the within named negroes to John Harrison & that said will was sealed and so remained until after the death of the testator.
Question by the defendant: Was the deed of gift signed and witnessed.
Ans. I cannot positively recall but as before stated, gave it as my opinion it was a good and lawful deed.
Question by the plaintiff: Did you understand when the negroes Lucy and child were cried out that they were for John Harrison
Ans. I did on John Harrisons paying the purchase but not intended as a gift from Wm. Harrison senr. to John Harrison
P. Hunnicutt
Given under our hands this 28th day of August 1812. Thos. E. Rives, John Cargill

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The deposition of Joseph Mason of lawful age taken before William Parham (M) and William Parham (S) at the house of Cyrus Dillard on the third day of June eighteen hundred and thirteen agreeable to notice and pursuant to their directed to be read in evidence in a suit in chancery depending in the county court of Sussex between John Harrison pltf and Rebecca Harrison executrix of William Harrison dec'd defendant the said Joseph Mason being duly sworn upon the holy evangelists of Almighty God deposeth and saith that on a certain day of the summer of eighteen hundred and ten in the month of July or August as this deponent believes, John Harrison and William Harrison who was executor of William Harrison senr. dec'd. were both at the house of this deponent together and in the course of the day John Harrison demanded of William Harrison his negroes Lucy and her child or children. This deponent does not recollect positively whether the demand was for the child or children.
Question by the the defendant: How long had William Harrison been in possession of the negroes Lucy andher child or children.
Ans. by the deponent - the negroes Lucy & her child were sold to the highest bidder at the sale of the estate of William Harrison Senr. dec'd which this deponent believes was in the latter part of the year eighteen hundred and four and William Harrison became the purchaser of them and this deponent does not know of any demand being made for them of the said William Harrison by John Harrison at any time before the summer of eighteen hundred and ten about the month of July or August - and further this deponent saith not.
Joseph Mason
Sworn to before us this 3rd day of June 1813, Wm. Parham (S) Wm. Parham (M)

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In obedience to the annexed commission to us directed from the county court of Sussex we have this day at the house of Shepherd Davis by consent of the parties taken the deposition of Littleberry Ivey of lawful age in a suit now depending in said court between John Harrison complainant and Rebecca Harrison executrix of William Harrison dec'd defendant who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he lived at the house of Pleasant Hunnicutt in the years 1800 and 1801 that at some time while this deponent lived at said Hunnicutts he frequently saw in an open draw a paper purporting to be a deed of gift (for a negro woman named Lucy and two children) from William Harrison Senr to his son John Harrison that this deponent verily believes that the said deed of gift was in the hand writing of Glaister Hunnicutt but that the said deed of gift was never signed or witnessed as this deponent verily believes during the time of his living at the house of said Pleasant Hunnicutt. - This deponent further saith that he was at the sale of the estate of William Harrison Senr. that William Harrison the executor while the negro woman Lucy & child were at the highest bidder, observed that his father had neglected or omitted to give the said negroes to his brother John and that he wished to buy them for him but whether he intended to give them to his brother or whether John Harrison was to pay for them this deponent cannot say.
Question by the plaintiff: Did you understand when the negroes were cried out that they were for John Harrison.
Answer. I expected that William Harrison was trying to get them as low as he could and that John Harrison was to pay for them.
Question by the plaintiff: Do you believe they would have sold for more if William Harrison had not made those observations.
Answer. I believe they would have sold for more.
Question by the plaintiff: At what time did you go away from Pleasant Hunnicutts to live.
Answer. In answer in January 1802.
Question by the plaintiff. Do you know where the deed of gift was when you went away.
Answer. I believe it was in the draw where I had frequently seen it but I cannot charge my memory on what day I saw it last - further this deponant sayth not.
Littleberry Ivey
Given under our hands this 28th day of Aug. 1812. Thomas E. Rives, John Cargill.

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The deposition of William Lessenbury of lawful age to be read as evidence in a suit of chancery depending in the county Court of Sussex between Rebecca Harrison exor. of William Harrison defendant at the suit of John Harrison complainant who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was sent for by William Harrison to his house some time in the month of July 1810 and he informed this deponent that he was at the house of Mr. Joseph Mason a day or two before and that he saw John Harrison there and (the said Jn. Harrison) demanded of him a negro woman Lucy and her child Nathan.
Question by the defendant. Do you recollect the time of the sale of William Harrison senr.
Answer. About the 15th of November 1804 and William Harrison Jr. became
the purchaser of the above named negroes Lucy and child Nathan, and further saith not.
William (his mark) Lessenbury
The above deposition of William Lessenbury was taken before us at the house of Cyrus Dillard on Thursday the 3rd day of June 1813, given under our hand, Wm. Parham Jr. Wm. Parham S

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The deposition of William Parsons taken before - - in - - consent of John Harrison and Rebecca Harrison Executrix of Wm. Harrison who was Executor of William Harrison Senr. to be read in evidence in a suit in chancery now defending and undetermined between John Harrison Complt viz the said Rebecca as executrix aforesaid: This deponent being of lawful age and sworn upon the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God deposes sayeth that he has reason to believe from every information that John Harrison is several months older than himself who was thirty two years old in the month of January last part. Further this deponent sayeth not. Wm. Parsons
Given under our hands this 15th day of September 1812. P. Hunnicutt, Wm. Nicholson (Note: This means that John Harrison was born ca. 1780).

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Agreeable to a commission to us directed, we have proceeded to take the deposition of Glaister Hunnicutt in a suit now depending in the county court of Sussex, between John Harrison plt & William Harrison defendant, at the house of Joseph Mason in Sussex county this 21st day of February 1811 - After Glaister Hunnicutt being duly sworn on the holy evangelist of Almighty God, he deposeth and saith, that in the year 1801, he was called on at the house of Pleasant Hunnicutt, by Wm. Harrison sen. to write a deed of gift from said Harrison senr. to his son John Harrison a negro woman Lucy and her increase. The reason the said Harrison gave, for wishing to make the said gift was that his son John was unfortunate, being deaf, & he wished to make him not dependant on his friends, the deed was wrote and signed & witnessed & this deponent believes that George Irby and Henry Gee were witnesses.
Question by the defendant, did you ever write more than one deed of gift for Wm. Harrison.
Answer. Not as, I do recollect.
Glaister Hunnicutt
Given under our hands as dated above, Ben Wyche (J.P.), Tho. Hank? J.P.

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In obedience to the annexed commission to us directed, we have this day at the house of Shepherd Davis by consent of the parties taken the deposition of Henry Gee of lawful age in a suit depending in the county court of Sussex between John Harrison complainant and Rebecca Harrison executrix of William Harrison dec'd. defendant who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that some time in the latter part of the winter of 1799 or 1800, this deponent went to Petersburg. that in passing near Launcelot Stout's shop, he was called to by David Hobbs that he went up nearer the door and David Hobbs asked him when he would see his old brother Harrison meaning as this deponent believes William Harrison senr. of Sussex County. This deponent replied that he should see him tomorrow night. David Hobbs then said tell old cousin Billy to come and see me. Theo Harrison and the brethren threaten to sue me as his security for the administration or executorship of his father's estate. Tell him to come and see me. Accordingly this deponent returned to the house of William Harrison senr. the next night and delivered this message of David Hobbs to the said William Harrison senr. William Harrison sen. remained silent for some few moments then said "let the worst come to the worst I will do something for my son John for he is unable to earn his living."
Question by the plaintiff: Were you present at the sale of the estate of William Harrison senr.
Answer: I was.
Question by the same: Did you hear any observations made by the executor when the negro Lucy and her child were set up to the highest bidder and what were they.
Answer to the forgoing question. William Harrison Jr. the executor observed that these negroes were intended to be given by his father to his brother John but was omitted by the writer of the will and that he hoped as all the legatees had given up their rights, that no person would bid against him as he intended to buy them for his said brother John Harrison.
Question by the same: Do you believe that the negroes would have sold for more money if the above declaration had not been made.
Answer. I suppose they would but I thought myself they were about their worth.
Question by the same: When they were cried out did you -------- they were for John Harrison.
Answer. I did.
Question by the defendant: Did you ever witness a deed of gift from William Harrison Senr. to his son John for the negroes Lucy and child.
Answer. I never did to the best of my recollections nor did I recollect ever to have seen or heard of such a deed.
Henry Gee
Given under our hands this 28th day of August eighteen hundred and twelve. Thos. E. Rives, John Cargill

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89. William Gary (Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

General Notes: The 1815 Virginia Landowners Directory Volume Two (South Central Region) Sussex County shows that William Gary of North Carolina is shown as a land owner on Pigeon Swamp, 17 miles north east of the court house.

William married Lucy Weaver on 27 Aug 1783 in Sussex County, Virginia. Lucy was born in Virginia.

Marriage License: 1783, Sussex County, Virginia. Noted on license as daughter of Henry Weaver who is surety. Marriage book, p. 33.

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90. Richard Gary (Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

Richard married Lucy Malone on 1 Jan 1795 in Sussex County, Virginia. Lucy was born in Virginia.

Marriage License: 1795, Sussex County, Virginia. Sur: Jones Bonner. Marriage book, p. 75

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91. John Gary (Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia.

General Notes: The 1815 Virginia Landowners Directory Volume Two (South Central Region) shows that John Gary, Junior, had land on Pigeon Swamp, 17 miles northeast of the court house.

John married Sally Weaver on 5 Mar 1786 in Sussex County, Virginia. Sally was born in Virginia.

Marriage License: 4 Mar 1786, Sussex County, Virginia. Noted as daughter of Henry Weaver. Married by Rev. John Cameron. Sur: William Gary. Wit. John Hamlin. Marriage book, p. 42

(Duplicate Line. See Person 91 )

92. Benjamin (Ben) Gary (Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Benjamin married Mary Underhill on 15 Jan 1789 in Sussex County, Virginia. Mary was born in Virginia.

Marriage License: 1789, Sussex County, Virginia. Sur: William Underhill. Marriage book, p. 54

(Duplicate Line. See Person 92 )

93. James Gary (Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia.

94. Nancy Gary (Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1760 in Virginia.

Nancy married Howell Underhill on 1 May 1784 in Sussex County, Virginia. Howell was born in Virginia, christened on 6 Mar 1757 in Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA., and died in 1795 in Sussex County, Virginia, at age 38.

Marriage License: 1 May 1784, Sussex County, Virginia. License notes Nancy is age 24, and is daughter of John Gary. Sur: William Harrison

General Notes: Sussex County Will Book, "E", p. 320: Will of Howell Underhill, written 14 February 1795, proved 5 March 1795. Sell the college tenement that I live on for the support of my family. Build a house for my wife (not named) on my land. Exor: John Potts Wit: Thomas Adkins, Harris Cotton, Mary Pleasants.

p. 390. Inventory of Howell Underhill, Dec'd.

Noted events in his life were:

Confirmation: 1757, Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA. Confirmed as the son of Henry and Mary Underhill, no Godparents given.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 94 )

95. Diadamia (Didyme) Gary (Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia and died in Virginia.

Diadamia married Harris Cotton on an unknown date in Virginia. Harris was born in 1753 in Virginia and died circa 1797 in Sussex County, Virginia, at age 44.

General Notes: Sussex County, Will Book "F" , p. 47, Inventory of the estate of Harris Cotton, dec'd, 7 september 1797.

Noted events in his life were:

Confirmation: 25 Aug 1753, Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA. Son of Richard and Betty Cotton. Godparents: Richard Jarrett, William Cotton, Elizabeth Moss.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 95 )

96. Armstiead Hartwell (Mary Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1775 in Brunswick Co, VA. and died on 23 Nov 1852 in Rutherford Co., Tenn (Murfreesboro), at age 77.

Armstiead married Martha Gholson on 26 Dec 1796 in Brunswick Co, VA.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 96 )

97. Harrison Hartwell (Mary Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born about 1780 in Brunswick Co, VA. and died circa 1856 in Brunswick Co, VA., about age 76.

General Notes: In Brunswick County, there is a Heartwell Cemetery on the east side of S.R. 715, 500 feet on the north side of the brick home constructed by William S. Peebles, III, overlooking from a 50 foot plus or minus bluff. To the north, the Meherrin River, nice marble and granite memorials but the large unfenced cemetery does not appear to have had any recent care. There are also other rocked graves and depressions, 1,500 feet north of S. R. 673, 500 feet south of river. (Recorded by J. R. Orgain, Jr., of Alberta, Virginia, on 5-17-86:

The first two graves are of William P. Rawlings and wife Antionette Rawlings.
Others are; Hearwell H. Rawlings, 1865, d. 1950; (Wife) Belle Hightower Rawlings 1878-1934; Henry Harrison Heartwell, 3-15-1907, d. 10-16-1977; Henry Harrison Heartwell, b. 3-15-1907, d. 10-16-1976; (wife) Frances Poyner, Heartwell, b. 2-5-1904, d. 11-28-1977; Charles Paul Heartwell III, 1899-1967; Charles Paul Heartwell IV, 1934-1950; Heartwell, Elizabeth, Ferebee Hicks, 1904-1983; John A. Heartwell, C.S.A.; Henry L. Heartwell, b. 1-7-1862, d. 1-21-1912; (Wife) Marie Lewis Heartwell, b. 8-2-1876, d. 7-15-1940; Melson, Marjorie Sue, wife of Charles Monroe Heartwell III, b. 2-22-1939, d. 8-13-1983; Charles Monroe Heartwell, 1871-1940; (wife) Elva Dortch, 1879-1969; Infant Heartwell, of Elva and Charles M. 1-1902; Horace Hillard Heartwell 1904-1967; Horace Hillard H. C.S.A.

Noted events in his life were:

Will: 18 Dec 1853, Brunswick Co, VA. Wit: Amos Drewry and George Harrison Probate: Mar 1856, Brunswick Co, VA. Proved by the oaths of Amos Drewry and George Harrison, motion of H. J. Heartwell and C. P. Heartwell

Harrison married Rebecca Lightfoot on 27 May 1819 in Brunswick Co, VA. Rebecca was born in Virginia and died in Brunswick Co, VA.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 97 )

98. Jackey Harrison (Alexander5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in Virginia.

Jackey married Biggins Tucker on 8 Mar 1800 in Sussex County, Virginia. Biggins was born in Virginia.

Marriage License: 1800, Sussex County, Virginia. License notes she is the daughter of Alexander Harrison. Sur: Thomas Hobbs.

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99. Shadrack M. Harrison (Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1795 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died before 1846 in Prince George Co., Virginia, before age 51.

General Notes: 1830 census of Prince George County, Virginia: (530)
1 male 0-5; 1 male 30-40; 1 female 0-5; 3 females 5-10; 1 female 30-40
Slaves: 1 male 36-55; 1 female 0-10; 1 female 10-24; 1 female 55-100

Noted events in his life were:

Death: Bef 1846, Prince George Co., Virginia. Prince George Chancery Cases 1836-53, pp. 217,238,244, 5 Dec 1846; also Prince George Deeds 22, p. 103, January 1847/3, November 1851, "Greenbrier", parcel from the estate of Shadrack M. Harrison

Shadrack married Ann (Nancy) Bailey on 27 Apr 1820 in Surry Co., VA. Ann was born circa 1797 and died on 1 Sep 1857 in Petersburg, Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 60.

Marriage License: 24 Apr 1820, Surry Co., VA. Sur. Thomas Dewell, Married by Rev. James Warren, Methodist. p. 116

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100. Zachariah Harrison (Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1790 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died in Sep 1853 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 63.

General Notes: The 1850 census of Prince George County indicates that he was overseer at Brandon Plantation

PG deeds 1851-1854, p. 42 25 Mar 1851, Elizabeth L. Smith to Zachariah Harrison 145 acres bounded by John W. Eppes, Wm. Figg, Wm. H. Maddox, Wm. Binns

Will of Zachariah Harrison made 18 May 1852, probated 7 Jan 1870 on file at PG court house mentions "Nephew Zachariah Harrison, son of my brother Alexander Harrison, 1/2 of my estate to him and his heirs forever; the other half to my wife Elizabeth A. Harrison.

Personal Property: first appears in 1817 charged with 1 male over 16, 1 horse, through 1821. No entry for 1822. 1825 - 1 male over 16, 1 black over 16, 1 horse, two slaves

Noted events in his life were:

Death: 1853, Prince George Co., Virginia. Death is Listed in the Prince George Death Records

Zachariah married Elizabeth Ann Edwards on 8 Apr 1843 in Isle Of Wight Co.

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101. Thomas Wright Harrison (Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1799 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 3 Dec 1858 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 59.

General Notes: 1823: first appears on Personal Property for Prince George, charged with one white over 16 - - he is listed directly below Lucy Harrison for that year.

1827: Appears on Prince George Land Tax in 1827 with 25 acres conveyed by deed by Commissioners from James Dunn's estate, listed adjacent to Lucy Harrison in 1828. 1830 Land Tax: Thomas W. Harrison resident of Richmond, 25 acres near Pocahontas Fort adjacent Theophilius E. Stracham, 15 miles east of courthouse.

1830 Virginia Census, in Richmond, Thomas Jefferson Ward (p. 442, Henrico County)
1840 Virginia Census, Prince George County, Thomas W. Harrison, 1 male 0-5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 0-5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 30-40.
1850 Prince George Census of Virginia: Thomas W. Harrison 52, farmer $750 real, Mary 21, Cornelius 23, sailor, Lucy 19, Elvira 17, Harriet 14 attended school within year, Mitchel 12 attended school within year, Alpheus 10 attended school within year, Oliver 5, Junius 6/12

1851: Prince George County Deeds, 1851-54; Edmund Harrison to Thomas W. Harrison, 4 acres bounded by Stage Road, Harrison's Mill, Jenn Storer, 1 November 1851 Edmund (x) Harrison

1857: Will of Thomas W. Harrison, January 13, 1857 (not proved, among loose papers at Prince George Court House. In the name of God, Amen, I Thomas E. Harrison of the County of Prince George, being at this time sound in mind and wishing to make my last will and testament do bequeath as follows.
I bequeath to my son Mitchell Thomas my store house with four acres of land now or up attached.
I bequeath to my wife Mary the land on which I reside during her life and after her death it is to be given to our two youngest boys Oliver Page and Otway Jackson. I also bequeath to my beloved wife one half of the household and kitchen furniture for her during her life and one-half of the farming implements during her life.
I bequeath to my son Cornelius if he should ever return the sum of $50. which is to be paid by him by my sons Mitchell and Alpheus out of the property which I have bequeathed to them.
I bequeath to my three daughters Lucy Ann, Elvira and Harriet all the ready money I have on hand, also one half of the household and kitchen furniture and farming implements.
I bequeath to my wife the sum of $500 to be used for the support of herself during her widowhood and to the two youngest children and I request Mr. Nathaniel C. Cocke to take charge of that amount and furnish to them as he may think they need it, and I desire my executor to hand it to him.
I also bequeath to my wife and three daughters my horse and cow and calf for their use so long as they live together, in event of their separation they to make tham se_______sold and the proceeds divided between them.
I bequeath the remnant of my money after my store accounts and note shall be collected to be divided between my wife and all of my children now with me. I appoint my brother Alexander Harrison my executor.
Wit: Josiah Williams, N.C. Cocke TW Harrison
Abstract in Prince George Co., Va. Marriage Bonds 1800-1865, includes wills in file at Prince George Court House.

1859: At a court held for Prince George County at the court house thereof on Thursday the 13th day of January 1859: The last will and testament of Thomas W. Harrison dec'd was presented into court and . . . by the oat of Nathaniel C. Cocke and Dirley Whitmore, the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be .... Mary Harrison the widow came into court and renounced the provisions made for her in the said will. Alex Harrison the exor named in the said will came into court and refused to take upon himself the burden of executing the said trust. Mary Harrison the widow of Thomas W. Harrison came into court and expressed her right to quality in the est. of her deceased husband.

Noted events in his life were:

Marriage Contract: Bef 1850, Prince George Co., Virginia. For Marriage information see Prince George Deeds 1851-54, p. 47 Death: 1858, Prince George Co., Virginia. Prince George Deaths 1858, Thomas W. Harrison died 3 December, aged 59, cause unknown, death reported by consort Mary P. Harrison, parents Shedrach & Ann Harrison.

Thomas married Frances Beveredge 2/3 December 1823 in Prince George Co., Virginia. Frances Beveredge died before 1841 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

Death: 1841, Prince George Co., Virginia. This information is from her descendant Frances Tehie

(Duplicate Line. See Person 101 )

102. Collier H. Harrison (Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1780-1790 and died circa 1842, at age 62.

General Notes: Information on this family was provided by Lindsay Britton from William F. Cuff Falls Church, VA.

A resident listed as Collier Harrison does not appear in the tax lists until 1812, when Collier H. is listed; however, Colin H. Harrison is taxed in 1810 and 1811, the latter year with roughly the same property as Collier H. Harrison as the following year. In 1813, Collier and Collier H. both appear. Subsequent lists have Collin alternating with Collier, and they appear to be variants of the same name. There is a Colin Harrison but his identity is unknown. Carter B. Harrison, who died ca. 1835 had a son Collier who was perhaps born somewhere between 1825 and 1835 (Lindsey Britton). Both collier H. and Collier Harrison are listed in the personal property tax lists.

There is evidence to suggest that he was Shadrack's oldest son: 1) Personal property Tax records for Prince George indicate that he was living in the household of Shadrack Harrison in 1810, the year before he first appeared on the list (1811). 2) In 1803, he inherited the estate of David Hobbs (Prince George Land Tax). 3) Collier's son David left his estate to kinsman David A. Harrison, grandson of Alexander Harrison. 4) There is a family traditon that he was closely related.

1843: Prince George Deed Book 18, 1842-46, pp. 144-46: This indenture made this 25th day of January, between Daniel Eppes acting as trustee for Peter Eppes and David Harrison, James Wm. E. Butts and Virgilla A. his wife and Martha C. Harrison (the said David Harrison, Virgilla A. Butts and Martha C. Harrison being heirs and legatees of Collier H. Harrison, now deceased.) of the one part and James B/ cocke of the other part. Whereas the said Collier H. Harrison did on the 26th day of April in the year 1838 in order to accord to Peter Eppes the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars with the accruing interest thereon executed to Daniel Epes a deed of trust on a certain tract of land in the County of Prince George containing 300 acres more or less which deed is duly recorded in the County Court of Prince George. And whereas the said Daniel Eppes, after duly advertising the same agreeably to the provisions of the ded aforesaid did expose the said land at public sale on the premises on the 23 day of January instant for so much costs as would be sufficient to discharge the debt interest and costs of sale . . . Wit: Ro. Gilliam H. Heath R. H. Batte.
1789: May 26, Prince George County Deed Book 1787-1792, p. 251, in Weisiger, Records, 1733-1792, p. 139, Robert Harrison, attorney for William Jones and Robert Harris of PGCo conveyed to Edward Neblett Sr. of same for L85, tract of 50 acres of land in Martins Brandon Parish, bounded by Elizabeth Cocke, David Hobbs, Edward Neblett, Jr., Carter Brockwell, and estate of late Amey Hobbs. Wit: H. Harrison, Alex. Morison, Theodorick Morison. Fatha, wife of Robert Harris, relinquished her dower right. Recorded 9 June 1789

1790: September, Prince George County Deed Book 1787-1792, p. 413, in Weisiger, Records, 1733-1792, p. 139, James Harrison of Martins Brandon Parish conveyed to David Hobbs of same for L36/3, a tract of 48 1/5 acres of land bounded by said Harrison, John Hobbs, said David Hobbs. Mildred, wife of James Harrison, relinquished her dower right. No witnesses. Recorded 14 Sept 1790,

1802: At the November Court of Prince George County, Collier was conveyed the tract of land whereon he lives by the will of David Hobbs (PGCo Land Tax List 1803 alterations) and David Hobbs estate of five tracts of land: 100 acres valued at 4/8, 48 1/2 acres valued at 4/8, 200 acres valued at 4/8, 100 acres valued at 3/11, and 116 1/2 acres valued at 4/8 (PGCo Land Tax list 1803). 1803 is the first year that Collier is taxed on any land.

1802: July 23, Prince George Co. Surveyor's Records, 1794-1824, p. 76; Surveyed for Wallace Morrison, land called "Darvils", 576 acres, later sold to Nathaniel Marks Jr., bounded by Lem'l Harrison, Hoods Road, James Bishop, Thomas Hobbs, David Hobbs and branch, adjoining James Harrison

1812: August Court, Account of guardianship of John James Thweatt with Collier H. Harrison, returned, Prince George Court orders, 1811-1814, p. 239

1814: Collier is taxed on 348 1/2 acres valued at 4/8 north of Wards Creek adjoining Alfriend Butts and others, 100 acres valued at 3/11, north of Wards Creek adjoining the original tract, and 116 1/2 acres valued at 4/8 north of Wards Creek adjoining the original tract. All tracts are located twelve miles to the east of Prince George Court House.

1824-26: the land tax lists show that Collier H. Harrison was a resident of Sussex County. He was taxed on two tracts of 462 1/2 acres and 100 acres, basically the amount he inherited from David Hobbs.

1827: Collier H. and wife conveyed by deed part of his land to T. P. (Thomas P. ) cocke and S. M. (Shadrack M. ) Harrison, leaving himself with one tract of 303 1/2 acres. Cocke got 40 acres and Shadrack got 219 acres.

1830 Census for Prince George Co., Virginia (1500) Collier H. Harrison
1 male 40-50; 1 female 5-10; 2 females 10-15; 1 female 15-20; 1 female 30-40;
Slaves: 4 males 0-10; 2 males 10-24; 1 male 55-100; 3 females 1-10; 5 females 10-24; 1 female 36-55; 1 female 55-100

1835: Collier H. conveyed by deed 46 acres to J. B. (James B.) cocke, leaving himself with 257 1/2 acres. There is no mention of Collier's wife.

1842: Last year Collier H. Harrison is listed in the land tax lists. His 257 1/2 acres do not show up as taxed to a Harrison in 1843.

1843: The personal property tax list shows "Harrison, David, Adm. Collier H. Harrison, 1 prob. .50

1845: David Harrison is taxed on 136 acres on Holly bush. The notation is "1843 from John Cole by deed and omitted in 1844 inadvertently". Whether this is Collier's son David is not known. This is the first year a David is listed.

Collier married Martha Andrews on 12 Jun 1822 in Sussex Co. Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 102 )

103. Alexander Harrison (Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1806 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died circa 1888-1889 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 82.

General Notes: Land Records:
1834: 80 acres conveyed by Lucy Harrison by deed, west of Ward's Creek (this was land which Lucy acquired from James Dunn in 1819)
1839: 80 acres, 231 acres on James River conveyed by Binns Jones, 100 acres on James River conveyed by Isham M. Hobbs
1840: Same as above but Alexander C. Harrison now appears with 345 acres on Ward's Run conveyed by Tho. H. Carey by deed (note that according to PG deeds, this land was conveyed in 1843 by Wm. Peebles
1840 Census for PG County, VA., p. 250: Alexander Harrison, Sr. 21 in household (12 slaves); White, 3 males under 5, 1 male 30-40; 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 30-40, 1 female 60-70
1844 Alexander Sr. 231 acres on James River, 100 acres on James River
Alexander Jr. 333 acres on Surry line from Carter Harrison's estate 1843 (18E)
Alexander C. no change
1846: Alexander Sr 320 acres conveyed by John a Atrachan by deed (16 ME)
1850: the 320 acre tract is described as adj. Wm. A. Temple at Darville
1857: Alexander Sr. 672 1/3 acres Ward's Creek 14 E
Alexander Jr. 333 Surry Line 15E
Alexander C. 345 acres

1860 Census for PG County, VA., p. 340 (14 August, Brandon Church)
Alexander Harrison farmer, b. VA 55, Rel: $7,000
Mary 43, Francis H. 26, William A. 19, Henrietta A. 16, Joseph T. 13, Zachariah 11 - attended school withinn year, Madison 9, Emmett 5.
Note: in the 1870 census the following are listed with Alexander's household (p. 65)
Ring Harrison, 30, farm laborer and Christine 25, keeping house (both illiterate)
Henry 7, Benjamin 5, Emma 3, Lavinia 1.


1845: Prince George Deed Book 18, Alexander Harrison and Mary Boisseau his wife sell her share of Boisseau land.

Alexander married Mary Boisseau , daughter of Holmes Boisseau and Unknown , circa 1832 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 103 )

104. Elizabeth A Harrison (Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1816-1817.

Elizabeth married E. A. Whitmore on an unknown date.

General Notes: 1851: Prince George Deeds, 1851-54, p. 31; 7 May, George T. Whitmore and wife Elizabeth to Virgilius W. Harrison of 2nd part and Robert Harrison of 3rd Part, deed of trust.

Copy of letter given to Lindsay Britton by Frances Tehie - written by Lucy M. Powell of Petersburg, descendant of Thomas Wright, no date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 104 )

105. Edmund N. Harrison (Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1793 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died circa 1869 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 76.

General Notes: 1820 Virginia Census, Prince George Co: Edmund Harrison; Males - 1/ 26-45, Agricultural - 5, Manufacture - 1, Slaves - 2m/ 0-14, 3m/ 26-45, 1f/ 0-14, 1f/14-26, 1f 45+

30 November, 1844: Prince George Deeds 1842-46, p. 484; Edmund N. Harrison and wife Martha Ann to Doiley Whitmore 42 acres . . .

1851, 1 November: Prince George County General Index to deeds 1804-59, p. 118; Edmund Harrison to Thomas W. Harrison, 4 acres bounded by Stage Road, Harrison's Mill, John Storer, Edmund (x) Harrison

1856, April: Prince George Deeds 1855-59, p. 235-7; Edmund Harrison to James C. Hobbs land bounded North by Dr. H.T.M. Osborne, formerly Shewfield, South by Thos Booth, East by Ward's Creek, West by James C. Hobbs, formerly belonging to Carter R. Bishop and said Edmund Harrison. rrecorded 10 April 1856. Edmund (x) Harrison

Edmund married Martha Ann Unknown on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 105 )

106. Colin B. Harrison (Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in Virginia and died before 1836 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: 1836: Prince George Land Tax shows collin Harrison Estate, 72 1/4 acres on Harry's Run, 30 acres south of Holly Bush

1851: January, rince George deeds 1851-56, p. 119; Richard Harrison of Chesterfield to Adeline Hite of Prince George tract of 74 acres bounded south by Adeline Hite, west by Blackwater Road, north by Thweatt, east by Wm. Thweattand Adeline T. Hite, "said tract is 1/4 parcel of a tract left by Collin Harrison to his children, now fully ____ in a will recorded in Prince George Court." Wit: Edwin W. Vadin, Walter P. Hite. Richard (x) Harrison

Colin married Unknown on an unknown date.

General Notes: She was the grand daughter of Jane Cummings (Index to wills and marriage bonds, p. 5, typescript at Prince George Court House, abstracting wills & other loose papers.) Will of Jane Cummings 22 May 1826/11 May 1830: Daughter Elizabeth Scarborough, daughter Nancy Cummings, Great grand daughter Jane, daughter of Colin Harrison. Friend Edmund Wilkins, Exor., Wit: Edm Wilkins, P. B. Thweatt, R. G. Daniel

(Duplicate Line. See Person 106 )

107. Theodorick P. Harrison (Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1793 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: Petersburg City Chancery Court Records: Nancy Baily vs Theoderick P. Harrison and wife, 1826-004, Box 6, ACC37621 - 4/F/1/6/2 (Library of Va.)
This day came to be heard, upon the bill of the complaint . . . upon a sale of the lots mentioned in the bill . . . one fourth part to Nancy Baily on her order, one fourth part to Theoderick P. Harrison in right of his wife Susan, formerly Baily, one fourth part to said Harrison as guardian to Henry Baily, to be accounted for by him when he may be lawfully ..... so, to, do; and the remaining fourth part to Robert Page as guardian to Thomas D. Baily to be accounted for by him in like manner, Edward Gee, William Pace, Nathaniel Lee and Edward Powell or any three of them are hereby appointed commissioners.
(cont'd) . . . hereby shows to your worships, your complaint Nancy Bailey, that her father Edward Baily, late of the County of Sussex departed this life some time in the year - intestate leaving your complaintant and Susan Harrison, her sister who has intermarried with Theo'k P. Harrison and Henry Baily, an infant brother as well as Thomas I Baily, also his brother and an infant under the age of twenty-one years whose guardians are the said Theo'K P. Harrison and Robert Page . . . the said Edward died seized and possessed of about 3/4 acre of land which may be divided into 2 lots lying and being in the corporation of this town and within the jurisdiction and within the jurisdiction of this court upon Walnut Street adjoining the lots of Robert Bolling and Matthew Mabin. Town of Petersburg January Hastings Court 1825, 28 September 1826. (Sold land to William Weeks for $71.50).

Theodorick married Susan Bailey on 11 Mar 1818 in Surry Co., VA.

Marriage License: 10 Mar 1818, Surry Co., VA. Sur. John Bartle. Married by Rev. James Warren, Methodist. p. 108

(Duplicate Line. See Person 107 )

108. Carter B. Harrison (Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1793-1800 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: Carter was under age 21 in 1814. He is listed on the 1830 census of Prince George County: 1) boy ca 1825-30, 2) girl ca 1820-25, 3) girl ca 1820-25, 4) girl ca 1820-25. Lived near Shadrack M. Harrison inn 1830, census #1530 Shadrack and #1527 Carter.

1855, January: Prince George Deeds 1855-58, p. 98; Peter Birchett Jr., adm. of Carter B. Harrison dec'd and D. H. Payne & Robert F. Jackson partners in Payne and Jackson, 20% interest in 61 acres adjacent George S. Whitmore and said Payne & Jackson, formerly land of Peyton Harrison dec'd, sold at auction for $30. (This was land Carter received from the will of Peyton Harrison the elder).

(According to Lindsay Britton) there are additional records on Carter B. Harrison in the Prince George Chancery Order 1836-53, pp. 92,101,115,116,147; also loose Chancery Papers, Drawer 558, both at Prince George Court House.

Carter married (name unknown) on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 108 )

109. Herbert Harrison (Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1792 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: Appointed as administrator of Theodorick's estate in 1813

110. Peyton Harrison (Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born c a 1780-1790 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died circa 1835 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: Appointed as administrator of Theodorick's estate in 1813. Prince George Miscellany: February 1811; James Dunn & Peyton Harrison witnessed and proved will of Martha Neblett, William Harrison granted administration with Robert Harrison & John Allison sec., p. 48

Prince George Miscellany: February 1811; Deed of William Avery and wife Susanna to James Dunn, proved by John Warthen & Peyton Harrison.

1830 Prince George census: Peyton Harrison; 1 male 40-50, 2 male slaves 0-10, 1 female slave 36-55. Prince George Land tax 1830, 61 acres on Harry's Rn to Carter B. Harrison from Peyton Harrison by will.

111. Susan M Harrison (Ishmael5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

General Notes: Sussex Co. Deed Book "U", 1846, Dec 25, 1848, Susan M. Harrison sells to William T. 121 1/2 Acres for $250. Location: NW by Thomas Mason, S. by Harrison Morriss, E by John Parham

Susan married William Lessenbury on 20 Mar 1807.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 111 )

112. Tabathy I "Puss" Harrison (Ishmael5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Tabathy married Binns Harrison on 27 May 1833.

Witnett: Benjamin H. Mason

(Duplicate Line. See Person 112 )

113. Rebecca P. Harrison (Ishmael5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

114. Burwell C. Harrison (Ishmael5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

General Notes: 1857: Prince George Deed Book 1855-58, p. 467, 21 July; Burwell C. Harrison, Benj. T. Judkins, Benj. F. Heath, Edw. A. Marks Guardian of Mary F. Heath & Jas. W. Scarborough to H.P. Heath whereas Harrison in right of his wife Sarah G. and Judkins in right of his wife Eliza & Scarborough in right of his wife Louisa R. J. & his own right distributes estate of the late Mrs. Fra J. Peebles.

According to Gary Williams, Clerk of the Sussex County Court, Burwell C. Harrison purchased in 1835, the college plantation from Thomas Rives and wife Rebecca Mason Rives. He evidently added wings to the house. He also had a place for his buggy built under the left wing, perhaps the first "built in garage" iin the county. Burwell Harrison left all of his real estate to a favorite relative of his wife, one Fannie B. Bendall. The house burned in 1830 although a photograph remains of the structure.

Burwell married Sarah G. Peebles on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 114 )

115. Malcolm A Harrison (Ishmael5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

General Notes: Appears in the Sussex Co. deed book Q (1830-34, p. 370) as purchaser of land in 1829, paid $100.

Malcolm married Mary E. Jones in 1825-1828.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 115 )

116. James G. Harrison (Ishmael5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

General Notes: It is indicated that he removed to Ohio before 1850 and that his son was in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., 1861-65

James married Mary Ann Williams on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 116 )

117. William T. Harrison (Ishmael5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

General Notes: Was called "Tom Keilly" - dad told us - according to David Alexander Harrison Senior. Source for most of the information on Ishmael Harrison's descendants comes from the Sussex Will Book "O", p. 8, pp 38-39, and the record of David Harrison II Family at Library of Virginia Archives.

118. Unknown Harrison (Charles5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1784 and died circa 1794, at age 10.

119. John Harrison (Thomas5, Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 27 Jun 1770.

120. Sarah Harrison (Thomas5, Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 13 Nov 1772.

121. Ann Harrison (Thomas5, Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 3 Oct 17.

122. Elizabeth Harrison (Thomas5, Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 15 Jul 1782.

123. James Harrison (Thomas5, Henry4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 22 Jul 1785.

124. James William Harrison (John5, James4, James3, James2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1764 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died before 1811 in Prince George Co., Virginia, before age 47.

General Notes: In the Prince George Property tax, James. W. Harrison is listed: (Charged with tax - self), 0 white males above 16 and under 21 /5 blacks above 16/ 8 blacks under 16/ 3 horses mares colts and mules/ 8 cattle/. John Harrison is listed with James and is charged with John's tax.

1787: 11th day of September, Prince George County Deeds, 1787-1792, p. 78; Indenture between John Morison and Ann, his wife, and David Morison, and Joshua Simmonds, for 400L, conveying 400 acres on South side of the Second Swamp. Witnesses were Pleasant Cocke, James Wm. Harrison, and James Harrison.

1788: PGC deeds 1787-92, p. 142, 7 Apr; Indenture between John Morison and James William Harrison. 300 pounds for 100 acres, bounded by Benjamin Harrison and John Hobbs to the south, Thomas Harrison on the north, Wm. Epes land on the north.

In the land tax records of Prince George County, in 1788, there is a James W. Harrison with 150 acres. In 1790, a John Harrison is shown with 400 acres but disappears from the list after that time. In 1792, James W. Harrison is shown paying taxes on 100, 400, 307 acres. In 1795, in the alterations, there is a notation that James W. Harrison transferred to Capt William Harrison 100 acres. Yet, the next year 1796, James W. Harrison is shown paying taxes on 100, 400, 307, 100 acres. Perhaps there is a mistake and Capt Harrison transferred the land to James W,, not the other way around.

1811: Prince George County Miscellany, 1711-1814, p. 193: Edward Marks, Adm'r of Susanna Harrison, dec'd who was admx of John Harrison, dec'd vs. Mary Ann Harrison, Adm'x of James William Harrison, dec'd. Plaintiff awarded damages.

James married Mary Ann Kee/Key on 27 Aug 1792 in Southwark Parish, Episcopal Church, Surry Co.

Marriage Contract: Page 34, Married by Rev. Samuel Butler, Rector, sur. James "Key". Married September first

(Duplicate Line. See Person 124 )

125. Thomas Harrison Junior (Thomas5, James4, James3, James2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1765 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

126. Elizabeth Stainbeck (Unknown Harrison5, James4, James3, James2, William Harrison, First1).

127. William Fann (Unknown Harrison5, James4, James3, James2, William Harrison, First1).

Seventh Generation (4th Great Grandchildren)


128. John Young Harrison (William6, William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on an unknown date.

129. William Harrison (William6, William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on an unknown date.

130. Elizabeth Raines Harrison (William6, William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on an unknown date.

131. Mary Travis Harrison (William6, William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on an unknown date.

132. Mary Inmon Ogburn (Mary Harrison6, William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on an unknown date.

133. Dolly Harrison (Richard6, William5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 10 Oct 1801 in Sussex Co. Virginia.

General Notes: According to Gary Williams, Clerk of Sussex Co., Va., several years ago, he bought a sampler from an antique dealer which was done by Dolly Harrison and it gives the dates for her father and herself. The sampler says that Elizabeth B. Harrison and James Harrison were Dolly's half-siblings (from another marriage?). Since Miles Selden and Martha B. Selden also had their names stitched on the sampler, they were evidently guardians for Dolly and lived at "Marthasville," which was only three miles from "Chester" (the Williams home). Martha Selden was one of the Allens of "Claremant" in Surry. The half-sister, Elizabeth B. Harrison, died in infancy.

According to Gary Williams, Dolly subsequently married in 1836 one William Basdam, who in 1860 married Parthenia J.A.E. Grantham Harris Bendall, who in 1858 divided slaves with Burwell C. Harrison pursuant to the will of one Joseph Heath (Harrison only having his slaves for life, an indication they were his only by right of his wife.) Parthenia married Joseph S. Harris in 1825 and Isaac J. Bendall in 1840 (Bendall died in 1852 ; he and Parthenia were the parents of Jane Gee Bendall, Henrietta James Bendall and the Fannie B. Bendall who received the bulk of Burwell Harrison's estate.

Dolly married Unknown Gary on an unknown date.

Dolly next married William Basdam in 1836 in Sussex Co. Virginia.

134. John Underhill (Nancy Gary6, Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 3 Mar 1792 in Sussex Co. Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Baptism: 6 Apr 1792, Sussex Co. Virginia. Recorded in the Bristol Parish Register, p. 382

135. Richard Cotton (Diadamia (Didyme) Gary6, Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia.

136. Frederick Cotton (Diadamia (Didyme) Gary6, Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Frederick married Polly Christian on 1 Feb 1809 in Sussex County, Virginia. Polly was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Marriage License: 28 Jan 1809, Sussex County, Virginia. Married by the Rev, Drewery Lane, Sur: Charles Christian, Marriage Book p. 131

137. Elizabeth (Betsy) Cotton (Diadamia (Didyme) Gary6, Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before 1806 in Virginia.

Elizabeth married John Cook on 3 Jun 1802 in Sussex County, Virginia. John was born before 1802 in Virginia.

Marriage License: 27 May 1802, Sussex County, Virginia. License says she is ward of Richard Gary. They were married by the Rev. Drewry Lane, sur: Cary Cotton, Wit: John Finch. Marriage book, p. 107

138. William Cotton (Diadamia (Didyme) Gary6, Joanna Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was christened on 13 Oct 1776 in Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Confirmation: 1776, Albemarle Parish Register, Surry Co., VA. Noted as son of Harris and Deidamia Cotton, Godparents: William Gary, Hartwell Hunter, Beck Cotton.

139. Horace Hilliard Hartwell (Harrison Hartwell6, Mary Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 6 Jun 1831 in Brunswick Co, VA. and died on 21 Mar 1916 in Brunswick Co, VA., at age 84.

Horace married Martha Fort on 17 May 1859 in Brunswick Co, VA. Martha Fort died on 8 Nov 1898 in Brunswick Co, VA.

140. Harrison Jerard Hartwell (Harrison Hartwell6, Mary Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1800 in Brunswick Co, VA., died on 13 Aug 1866 in Elmwood, Dinwiddie, Co., Va., at age 66, and was buried in 1866 in Heartwell Graveyard, Dinwiddie, Co., Va.

Noted events in his life were:

School: 1838-1839, William & Mary College. Burial: 1866, Jared Heartwell Graveyard. The Heartwell Graveyard on the Jared Hearwell place in Dinwiddie County is 8.6 miles southwest of DinWiddie on Rt. 646 at junction of Rt. 646 and route 609, on route 609

Harrison married Mary J. Howerton on 3 Nov 1852 in Brunswick Co, VA. Mary was born in Brunswick Co., Virginia and died on 20 Mar 1889 in Elmwood, Dinwiddie, Co., Va.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 182 M    i. Harrison Hartwell was born in 1858 in Dinwiddie, Co., Va. and died on 23 Jan 1933 in Elmwood, Dinwiddie, Co., Va., at age 75.

Harrison married Rosa Mitchell (b. 1870, d. 10 Mar 1918) on an unknown date.

Harrison next married Susan A. Cutler on an unknown date.

General Notes: Her grandfather was Dr. William Cutler of Boston, who married (2) Susan Greenway Mason, dau of Dr. James Greenway and widow of William Mason. Her father, Dr. John H. Cutler of Boston married Lucinda Wingfield Mason, daughter of Wm. and Susan Mason. Lucinda was the daughter of his step-mother by her 1st husband.

141. Dr. Charles Paul Hartwell (Harrison Hartwell6, Mary Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 15 Oct 1821 in Brunswick Co, VA.

Charles married Ila Thomas on an unknown date.

Charles next married Fannie Poyner . Fannie was born on 28 Feb 1873 in Virginia and died in 1938, at age 65.

142. Saphronia Jane Hartwell (Harrison Hartwell6, Mary Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 9 Jul 1823 in Brunswick Co, VA.

Saphronia married William Byrd Lundy on 7 Dec 1842.

143. Antionette Glaxton Hartwell (Harrison Hartwell6, Mary Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 15 Jul 1827 in Brunswick Co, VA., was christened on 19 Jul 1910 in Brunswick Co, VA., and was buried in Heartwell Cem., Brunswick Co on Meherrin River.

Noted events in her life were:

Cemetery: Brunswick Co, VA. Located on East side of S.R. 715, 500 feet on n. side of brick home, south of Meherrin River, n. side of home constructed by William S. Peebles, III

Antionette married William P. Rawlings , son of James B. Rawlings and Unknown , on an unknown date. William was born on 13 Sep 1819 in Virginia, died on 3 Jun 1902 in Brunswick Co, VA., at age 82, and was buried in Heartwell Cem., Brunswick Co on Meherrin River.

144. Mary Rebecca Hartwell (Harrison Hartwell6, Mary Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 14 May 1833 in Brunswick Co, VA.

Mary married Dr Unknown Walton on an unknown date.

145. John Algernon Hartwell (Harrison Hartwell6, Mary Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 24 Nov 1835 in Brunswick Co, VA. and died on 14 Jan 1908, at age 72.

John married Fannie E. Poyner on 29 Oct 1862.

146. Mary F. Harrison (Shadrack M.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1820-1825 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Mary married M. J. Clements before 1846 in Virginia.

147. Ann Harrison (Shadrack M.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1820-1825 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Ann married Unknown Brown on an unknown date in Virginia.

148. Virginia Harrison (Shadrack M.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 20 May 1827 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Virginia married John H. Lehmeyer on an unknown date in Virginia.

149. John Harrison (Shadrack M.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born after 1825 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

150. Parthenia Harrison (Shadrack M.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born after 1825 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 23 Dec 1898 in Petersburg, Prince George Co., Virginia, about age 73.

Parthenia married Unknown Gitman on an unknown date in Virginia.

151. Cornelius Harrison (Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1827 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Listed as a sailor in the census

152. Lucy Ann Harrison (Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1831 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Lucy married Theodorick Peter Harrison , son of Theodorick P. Harrison and Susan Bailey , on 7 Mar 1866 in Prince George Co., Virginia. Theodorick was born circa 1841 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Marriage Contract: 7 Mar 1866, Prince George Co., Virginia. Marriage Bonds, p. 3

Children from this marriage were:

+ 183 M    i. Junius C. Harrison was born circa 1861 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 22 Oct 1881 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 20.

153. Elvira Cole Harrison (Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1833 in Prince George Co., Virginia, died in 1906 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 73, and was buried in Blandford Church Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.

Elvira married Absolum Parsons Bullifant in 1858 in Prince George Co., Virginia. Absolum Parsons Bullifant was buried in Blandford Church Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.

154. Harriet Harrison (Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1836 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Harriet married Charles Harrison on an unknown date in Virginia.

155. Mitchell Thomas Harrison (Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1838, died in Prince George Co., Virginia, and was buried in Brandon Church.

156. Alpheus Marshall Harrison (Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1840 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

157. Oliver Page Harrison (Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1845 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 5 Dec 1881, at age 36.

Oliver married Lucy F. Unknown before 1881 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 184 M    i. Mary E Harrison was born circa 1877 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 25 Sep 1881, at age 4.

+ 185 U    ii. Unknown Harrison was born on 7 Apr 1880 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 8 Apr 1880 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

158. Junius Harrison (Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1849 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died in 1853 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 4.

Noted events in his life were:

Death: 1853, Prince George Co., Virginia. Death listed in Prince George Death Records

159. Otway Jackson Harrison (Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born after 1850.

160. Rosabelle Harrison (Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1851 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 3 Feb in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

Death: Prince George Co., Virginia. Death listed in the Prince George Death Records

161. Virginia/Virgilla A Harrison (Collier H.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1815 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Virginia/Virgilla married James Wiliam B. Butts , son of Alfred Butts and Unknown , on 2 Feb 1836 in Virginia. James was born circa 1812 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 186 F    i. Mary J. Butts was born circa 1840 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Mary married Richard A. Holloway on 11 Feb 1858.

+ 187 M    ii. David C. Butts was born circa 1842 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

+ 188 F    iii. Eugenia H. Butts was born circa 1852 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Eugenia married George A. Saunders on 22 Sep 1875 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

162. David Harrison (Collier H.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1812 and died circa 1881, at age 69.

General Notes: 1850 Census of Prince George County, David, age 38 was head of household; his real estate was valued at $2,000. Living with him was Mary, age 21. (Bradley, no. 201.)

His will is among the Prince George Chancery Papers, Loose, dated 12 February 1881, no issue

Noted events in his life were:

Will: 1882, Prince George Co., Virginia. David's will war proved.

David married Mary Unknown on an unknown date.

David next married Elizabeth A Unknown on an unknown date. The marriage ended in divorce in Mar 1855.

Divorce: Divorce is noted in Prince George Chancery Papers, Loose

David next married Adeline Friou on 26 Jan 1876 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

163. Martha C. Harrison (Collier H.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Martha married Joshua D. Browder on 18 Dec 1843 in Virginia.

164. Francis H. Harrison (Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 23 Jul 1823 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 10 Jan 1880 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 56.

Noted events in his life were:

Death: Death was reported as a suicide by brother James G. Harrison

He never married.

165. James Grandison Harrison (Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 19 Dec 1835.

General Notes: Notes provided by Lindsay Britton: Mr. Harrison was a very prominent citizen of Prince George Co., when I was a child, he was a lumberman and farmer. His farm was between Newville and Disputanta. He raised various crops, and cattle, sheep and hogs.
He was very generous, he gave the lumber, at cost, to build Newville Church which is recorded in Newville Church History. He gave a new buggy to Mr. Duberry, who was the pastor of Prince George Charge, also helped those who were in need. He sent my mother a leg of lamb when she was sick, and told my father to get all the ice he needed from his ice house.
He had a railway from his saw mill to Fort Powhatan Wharf on the James River. The track crossed my father's farm. I walked the track to school. It was made entirely of lumber, rails and all. The engine was powered by steam from a wood-burning engine, the weight of the engine cracked the wooden ties and caused them to splinter. They were replaced often. The man who repaired the track was cross-eyed and was often tipsy. I was afraid of him so I went around him some distance as I walked to school.
Mr. Harrison was Mrs. Henrietta Britton's brother. Mr. Harrison's wife was Miss Eddie Tatum, sister of Agnew Tatum who married my great uncle John Baugh of Spring Grove, Surry Co., Va. I was taught to call her cousin Eddie, but she was no blood kin, only by marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison had a son David, his son or grandsons live in Hopewell. Mrs. Britton married Ruffin first, had two children Mary and Charlie, then 2 Britton children named James and John. I knew them when they were boys at Brandon Church. They pumped the old hand pumped organ while Mrs. Britton played for services. There is a beautiful window in the church in her memory. She was one of the first public school teachers in Prince George Co., also taught music. She wore a bonnet with ornaments on it. I wanted to get old enough to wear one like hers. James G. Harrison had a brother named Tom, and I think Bob Harrison was his brother, but I am not sure. Bob had 2 sons, Percy and Rob. My Aunt Bettie Adams took Rob and kept him several years after his Mother died. (Lucy Adams Connelly, written Oct 7, 1980, at age 97, she is mistaken about Bob Harrison being Jimmie G's brother.)

James married Edmonia Emile Tatum on 17 Dec 1857.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 189 M    i. David Alexander Harrison Senior was born circa 1859 and died on 8 Apr 1896, at age 37.

David married Lady Rose Simmons on an unknown date.

+ 190 M    ii. James G. Harrison was born on 8 Jun 1875, died on 10 Oct 1884, at age 9, and was buried in Shady Run, Prince George Co.

+ 191 M    iii. Unknown Harrison was born in Aug 1878 and died on 7 Oct 1878.

+ 192 F    iv. Mittie Harrison .

Mittie married Unknown Wempler on an unknown date.

166. Mary Elizabeth Harrison (Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 23 Jan 1838 and died before 1850, before age 12.

167. William Alexander Harrison (Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 14 Aug 1840.

William married Lee Sledd on an unknown date.

Noted events in her life were:

Descendants: This is Sam Harrison's line

168. Henrietta Alice Harrison (Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 29 Jun 1843 in Prince George Co., Virginia, died on 14 Sep 1925 in Richmond, Virginia, at age 82, and was buried in Brandon Church, Prince George Co.

Henrietta married Charles Lorraine Ruffin , son of Edmund Ruffin and Unknown , on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 193 M    i. Charles Lorraine Ruffin Junior .

Charles married Mary Unknown on an unknown date.

+ 194 F    ii. Mamie Ruffin .

Mamie married Julian Ruffin on an unknown date.

+ 195 F    iii. Unknown Ruffin .

Unknown married Meade Jones on an unknown date.

169. Joseph Thomas Harrison (Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 17 Sep 1846 in Prince George Co., Virginia, died on 13 Jun 1924, at age 77, and was buried in Brandon Church.

Joseph married Mary Boisseau , daughter of James Boisseau and Elizabeth Unknown , on 29 Feb 1872.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 196 F    i. Mary Elizabeth Harrison was born on 22 Nov 1873.

Mary married Alexander Livesay (d. 29 Apr 1938) on 14 Oct 1904.

170. Zachariah Harrison (Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 13 Apr 1849 and died on 14 Apr 1911, at age 62.

Zachariah married Grace Duval on an unknown date.

171. Emmett Boisseau Harrison (Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 24 Dec 1854 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 4 Feb 1901, at age 46.

He never married.

172. Madison Harrison (Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 26 Feb 1852.

173. Cornelia J. Whitmore (Elizabeth A Harrison6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1855 and died on 23 Sep 1890 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 35.

Noted events in her life were:

Death: Prince George County Death Record

Cornelia married Nathaniel O. Harrison , son of Green Harrison and Mary Unknown , on 14 Mar 1872.

174. Elizabeth Harrison (Elizabeth A Harrison6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) died on 10 Jul 1890 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

Death: Prince George Death Record reported by Brother A. C. Whitmore

175. A. C. Whitmore (Elizabeth A Harrison6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

176. Edmond Harrison Jr. (Edmund N.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1815 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: Nathaniel is listed on the 1850 Prince George County census

Edmond married Unknown on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 197 M    i. Nathaniel H. Harrison was born circa 1835 and died circa 1865 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 30.

Nathaniel married Unknown on an unknown date.

+ 198 F    ii. Jane Harrison was born circa 1834 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

177. Theodorick Peter Harrison (Theodorick P.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1841 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Theodorick married Lucy Ann Harrison , daughter of Thomas Wright Harrison and Frances Beveredge , on 7 Mar 1866 in Prince George Co., Virginia. Lucy was born in 1831 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Marriage Contract: 7 Mar 1866, Prince George Co., Virginia. Marriage Bonds, p. 3

(Duplicate Line. See Person 152 )

178. Rebecca Harrison (Carter B.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

General Notes: If this was the same Rebecca Harrison, she was living in the household of Edmund and Mary Harrison (her sister) in the 1850 census but Mary is not listed?

Rebecca married John Whitmore on an unknown date.

General Notes: John is the son of Joseph and Ellenda? Whitmore.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 199 F    i. Littie May Whitmore .

Littie married Archie Kyle on an unknown date in Prince George Co., Virginia.

179. Mary Harrison (Carter B.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

180. Mary Peter Harrison (Carter B.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1829 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: 1851: Prince George County Deeds 1851-54, p. 47; Mary P. Harrison (daughter of Carter B. Harrison) wife of Thomas W. Harrison, her settlement from her father's estate (June 1851)

Mary married Thomas Wright Harrison , son of Shadrack Harrison and Elizabeth (Betsy) Hobbs , before 1850 in Prince George Co., Virginia. Thomas was born in 1799 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 3 Dec 1858 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 59.

General Notes: 1823: first appears on Personal Property for Prince George, charged with one white over 16 - - he is listed directly below Lucy Harrison for that year.

1827: Appears on Prince George Land Tax in 1827 with 25 acres conveyed by deed by Commissioners from James Dunn's estate, listed adjacent to Lucy Harrison in 1828. 1830 Land Tax: Thomas W. Harrison resident of Richmond, 25 acres near Pocahontas Fort adjacent Theophilius E. Stracham, 15 miles east of courthouse.

1830 Virginia Census, in Richmond, Thomas Jefferson Ward (p. 442, Henrico County)
1840 Virginia Census, Prince George County, Thomas W. Harrison, 1 male 0-5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 0-5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 30-40.
1850 Prince George Census of Virginia: Thomas W. Harrison 52, farmer $750 real, Mary 21, Cornelius 23, sailor, Lucy 19, Elvira 17, Harriet 14 attended school within year, Mitchel 12 attended school within year, Alpheus 10 attended school within year, Oliver 5, Junius 6/12

1851: Prince George County Deeds, 1851-54; Edmund Harrison to Thomas W. Harrison, 4 acres bounded by Stage Road, Harrison's Mill, Jenn Storer, 1 November 1851 Edmund (x) Harrison

1857: Will of Thomas W. Harrison, January 13, 1857 (not proved, among loose papers at Prince George Court House. In the name of God, Amen, I Thomas E. Harrison of the County of Prince George, being at this time sound in mind and wishing to make my last will and testament do bequeath as follows.
I bequeath to my son Mitchell Thomas my store house with four acres of land now or up attached.
I bequeath to my wife Mary the land on which I reside during her life and after her death it is to be given to our two youngest boys Oliver Page and Otway Jackson. I also bequeath to my beloved wife one half of the household and kitchen furniture for her during her life and one-half of the farming implements during her life.
I bequeath to my son Cornelius if he should ever return the sum of $50. which is to be paid by him by my sons Mitchell and Alpheus out of the property which I have bequeathed to them.
I bequeath to my three daughters Lucy Ann, Elvira and Harriet all the ready money I have on hand, also one half of the household and kitchen furniture and farming implements.
I bequeath to my wife the sum of $500 to be used for the support of herself during her widowhood and to the two youngest children and I request Mr. Nathaniel C. Cocke to take charge of that amount and furnish to them as he may think they need it, and I desire my executor to hand it to him.
I also bequeath to my wife and three daughters my horse and cow and calf for their use so long as they live together, in event of their separation they to make tham se_______sold and the proceeds divided between them.
I bequeath the remnant of my money after my store accounts and note shall be collected to be divided between my wife and all of my children now with me. I appoint my brother Alexander Harrison my executor.
Wit: Josiah Williams, N.C. Cocke TW Harrison
Abstract in Prince George Co., Va. Marriage Bonds 1800-1865, includes wills in file at Prince George Court House.

1859: At a court held for Prince George County at the court house thereof on Thursday the 13th day of January 1859: The last will and testament of Thomas W. Harrison dec'd was presented into court and . . . by the oat of Nathaniel C. Cocke and Dirley Whitmore, the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be .... Mary Harrison the widow came into court and renounced the provisions made for her in the said will. Alex Harrison the exor named in the said will came into court and refused to take upon himself the burden of executing the said trust. Mary Harrison the widow of Thomas W. Harrison came into court and expressed her right to quality in the est. of her deceased husband.

Noted events in his life were:

Marriage Contract: Bef 1850, Prince George Co., Virginia. For Marriage information see Prince George Deeds 1851-54, p. 47 Death: 1858, Prince George Co., Virginia. Prince George Deaths 1858, Thomas W. Harrison died 3 December, aged 59, cause unknown, death reported by consort Mary P. Harrison, parents Shedrach & Ann Harrison.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 101 )

181. Joshua S. Harrison (James William6, John5, James4, James3, James2, William Harrison, First1).

General Notes: 1845: 26 May, Prince George Co. deed book 18, p. 490; between Joshua S. Harrison and Ann Harrison $800, 110 acres. His share of land of James W. Harrison dec'd. Ann Harrison lives on.

1845: 26 May, Prince George Co. deed book 18, p. 490; between Ann Harrison and Joshua S. Harrison $800, 230 acres. She bought from Arch Glover and Samuel Adams and William Peebles.


Eighth Generation (5th Great Grandchildren)


182. Harrison Hartwell (Harrison Jerard Hartwell7, Harrison Hartwell6, Mary Harrison5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in 1858 in Dinwiddie, Co., Va. and died on 23 Jan 1933 in Elmwood, Dinwiddie, Co., Va., at age 75.

Harrison married Rosa Mitchell on an unknown date. Rosa was born in 1870 in Dinwiddie, Co., Va. and died on 10 Mar 1918 in Elmwood, Dinwiddie, Co., Va., at age 48.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 182 )

183. Junius C. Harrison (Lucy Ann Harrison7, Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1861 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 22 Oct 1881 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 20.

Noted events in his life were:

Death: 1881, Prince George Co., Virginia. Jinius died at age 20 years, 14 days.

184. Mary E Harrison (Oliver Page7, Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1877 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 25 Sep 1881, at age 4.

185. Unknown Harrison (Oliver Page7, Thomas Wright6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 7 Apr 1880 in Prince George Co., Virginia and died on 8 Apr 1880 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Death: 1880, Prince George Co., Virginia. Death listed in Prince George Death Records but does not indicate sex of child.

186. Mary J. Butts (Virginia/Virgilla A Harrison7, Collier H.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1840 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Mary married Richard A. Holloway on 11 Feb 1858.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 186 )

187. David C. Butts (Virginia/Virgilla A Harrison7, Collier H.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1842 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

188. Eugenia H. Butts (Virginia/Virgilla A Harrison7, Collier H.6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1852 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

Eugenia married George A. Saunders on 22 Sep 1875 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 188 )

189. David Alexander Harrison Senior (James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1859 and died on 8 Apr 1896, at age 37.

David married Lady Rose Simmons on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 189 )

190. James G. Harrison (James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 8 Jun 1875, died on 10 Oct 1884, at age 9, and was buried in Shady Run, Prince George Co.

191. Unknown Harrison (James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born in Aug 1878 and died on 7 Oct 1878.

192. Mittie Harrison (James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Mittie married Unknown Wempler on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 192 )

193. Charles Lorraine Ruffin Junior (Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Charles married Mary Unknown on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 193 )

194. Mamie Ruffin (Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Mamie married Julian Ruffin on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 194 )

195. Unknown Ruffin (Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Unknown married Meade Jones on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 195 )

196. Mary Elizabeth Harrison (Joseph Thomas7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 22 Nov 1873.

Mary married Alexander Livesay on 14 Oct 1904. Alexander Livesay died on 29 Apr 1938 and was buried in Brandon Church.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 196 )

197. Nathaniel H. Harrison (Edmond Jr.7, Edmund N.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1835 and died circa 1865 in Prince George Co., Virginia, at age 30.

Nathaniel married Unknown on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 197 )

198. Jane Harrison (Edmond Jr.7, Edmund N.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1834 in Prince George Co., Virginia.

General Notes: Jane is listed on the Prince George County Census

199. Littie May Whitmore (Rebecca Harrison7, Carter B.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Littie married Archie Kyle on an unknown date in Prince George Co., Virginia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 199 )

Ninth Generation (6th Great Grandchildren)


200. David Alexander Harrison Junior (David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 22 Jun 1886, died on 28 May, and was buried in Blandford Church Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.

David married Elizabeth B. Davis on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 219 M    i. David Alexander Harrison Third .

+ 220 M    ii. Richard Davis Harrison .

+ 221 M    iii. James G. Harrison Third died before 2000.

+ 222 F    iv. Unknown Harrison .

+ 223 F    v. Unknown Harrison .

201. James G. Harrison (David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 3 Dec 1890, died on 25 Jun 1893, at age 2, and was buried in Blandford Church Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.

202. Bruce Simmons Harrison (David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) died on 28 Oct 1934, and was buried in Blandford Church Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.

203. Edmonia Harrison (David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1891, died on 10 May 1896, at age 5, and was buried in Blandford Church Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.

204. Sallie Baird Harrison (David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 16 May 1895.

205. Anne Harrison (David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

206. Ella Ruffin (Charles Lorraine Ruffin Junior8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

207. Mary Denmead Ruffin (Charles Lorraine Ruffin Junior8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) died circa 1990.

She never married.

208. Henrietta Ruffin (Charles Lorraine Ruffin Junior8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

209. Lorraine Ruffin (Charles Lorraine Ruffin Junior8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

210. Julian Ruffin Junior (Mamie Ruffin8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Julian married Lois Gayle on an unknown date.

211. Marian Ruffin (Mamie Ruffin8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Marian married Sterling Anderson on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 224 M    i. Meade Anderson .

+ 225 F    ii. Unknown Anderson .

Unknown married Meade Jones on an unknown date.

Unknown next married Henry Clay Britton on an unknown date.

212. Harrison Livesay (Mary Elizabeth Harrison8, Joseph Thomas7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 13 Jun 1905.

Harrison married Myrtle Florence Goodrich on 6 Jun 1928.

213. James Boisseau Livesay (Mary Elizabeth Harrison8, Joseph Thomas7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born before Jun 1880.

214. Kate Livesay (Mary Elizabeth Harrison8, Joseph Thomas7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 28 Jul 1875.

215. Joseph Scott Livesay (Mary Elizabeth Harrison8, Joseph Thomas7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 28 Jun 1877, died in 1944, at age 67, and was buried in Brandon Church.

216. Henrietta Alice Livesay (Mary Elizabeth Harrison8, Joseph Thomas7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 17 Jul 1878 and died on 27 Apr 1901, at age 22.

Noted events in her life were:

Burial: Hettie is buried at Merchants' Hope Church

Henrietta married Charles E. Harrison on 10 Apr 1900.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 226 M    i. William T. Harrison was born on 10 Feb 1901 and died on 18 Nov 1925, at age 24.

217. Joseph Edward Harrison (Nathaniel H.8, Edmond Jr.7, Edmund N.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1856 and died circa 1927, at age 71.

Joseph married Unknown on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 227 M    i. Emmett Nathaniel Harrison was born circa 1907 and died circa 1987, at age 80.

Emmett married Unknown on an unknown date.

218. Dewey Kyle (Littie May Whitmore8, Rebecca Harrison7, Carter B.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Dewey married Gladys Mae Boyette Meyer on an unknown date.

Tenth Generation (7th Great Grandchildren)


219. David Alexander Harrison Third (David Alexander Junior9, David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: Flowerdew Hundred Plantation

220. Richard Davis Harrison (David Alexander Junior9, David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: Charles City County

221. James G. Harrison Third (David Alexander Junior9, David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) died before 2000.

222. Unknown Harrison (David Alexander Junior9, David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

223. Unknown Harrison (David Alexander Junior9, David Alexander Senior8, James Grandison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

224. Meade Anderson (Marian Ruffin9, Mamie Ruffin8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

225. Unknown Anderson (Marian Ruffin9, Mamie Ruffin8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Unknown married Meade Jones on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 225 )

226. William T. Harrison (Henrietta Alice Livesay9, Mary Elizabeth Harrison8, Joseph Thomas7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born on 10 Feb 1901 and died on 18 Nov 1925, at age 24.

227. Emmett Nathaniel Harrison (Joseph Edward9, Nathaniel H.8, Edmond Jr.7, Edmund N.6, Theodorick5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1) was born circa 1907 and died circa 1987, at age 80.

Emmett married Unknown on an unknown date.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 227 )

Eleventh Generation (8th Great Grandchildren)


228. Jane Jones (Unknown Anderson10, Marian Ruffin9, Mamie Ruffin8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

229. John Jones (Unknown Anderson10, Marian Ruffin9, Mamie Ruffin8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

John married Unknown on an unknown date.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 232 F    i. Elizabeth Jones .

+ 233 M    ii. Julian Jones .

230. Lottie Jones (Unknown Anderson10, Marian Ruffin9, Mamie Ruffin8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

231. Lorraine Jones (Unknown Anderson10, Marian Ruffin9, Mamie Ruffin8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

Twelfth Generation (9th Great Grandchildren)


232. Elizabeth Jones (John Jones11, Unknown Anderson10, Marian Ruffin9, Mamie Ruffin8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).

233. Julian Jones (John Jones11, Unknown Anderson10, Marian Ruffin9, Mamie Ruffin8, Henrietta Alice Harrison7, Alexander6, Shadrack5, Richard4, William Junior3, William Senior2, William Harrison, First1).


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