Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Burr Harrison

Male 1699 - 1775  (76 years)


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  • Name Burr Harrison  [1
    Born 21 May 1699  Chopawamsic, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1775  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I010126  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 

    Father Thomas Harrison,   b. 7 Sep 1665, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1746, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Sythia "Seth" Elizabeth Short,   b. Abt 1666, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1685  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F06671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Barnes,   b. 1699, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1722  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Harrison,   b. 3 Mar 1723/24, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. Jane Harrison,   b. 9 Dec 1726, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1759, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     3. Seth Harrison,   b. 30 Nov 1729, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years)
     4. Elizabeth Harrison,   b. 30 Jan 1730/31, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1780, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     5. Hannah Harrison,   b. Abt 1732, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     6. Burr Harrison,   b. 16 Jun 1734, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1790, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     7. Anne Harrison,   b. 31 Jul 1736, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Matthew Harrison,   b. 7 Oct 1738, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1798, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     9. Sarah Harrison,   b. 17 Dec 1740, Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1812, Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. George Harrison,   b. 22 Mar 1744/45, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1805, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     11. Cuthbert Harrison,   b. 11 Aug 1749, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F06670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sources:
      Title: Records of Dettingen Parish
      Page: pg 124
      Title: Five Generations of the Family of Burr Harrison of Virginia, 1650-1800
      Author: John P Alcock
      Title: Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
      Author: W G Stanard
      Publication: 1915
      Page: "Harrison of North Virginia" Vol XXIII pp. 214-216; 331-333; and 443-445
      Title: Brief History of the First Harrisons of Virginia
      Author: Henry Tazewell Harrison
      Publication: 2 Apr 1915


      Justice of Prince William County (appointed) 1731 Prince William County, Virginia

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      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 368

      [Council Journal of Virginia, C.o., 5:1420, pp. 47,

      48]: "1721, April 27. The Governor, with the advice of the Council, is pleas'd to nominate Justices of the peace for the new erected County of Prince William, viz: Thomas Harrison, Dennis McCarty, Willm Linton, Francis Awbry, Robert Jones, Burr Harrison & Moses Quarles of the Quorum; and Leonard Barker, Wm Harrison, Valentine Barker, John Wright, John Allen, Willm Hackney, and Joseph Hudnal, Gent."
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      1738-RENT ROLLS - Prince William County, VA
      Harrison, Burr
      Harrison, Thomas
      Harrison, Thomas jr
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 263-267. June 18, 1734. Thomas Whitledge of Pr. Wm. to Burr Harrison of same....5000 lbs. of Tob 200 a. on south side of Chappawamsick Run in Stafford it being the land my Grandfather Burr Harrison bought of Maj. Richard Heabeard and willed to my mother Sibell Whitledge and the heirs of her body and being part of a patent commonly called Popes patent....standing near the said Heabeards cleare ground south side of Chappawamsick Run....deed of lease and release.
      Tho. Whitledge
      Wit: John Quin and Tho. Harrison Jr.
      At court June 19, 1734 rec'd. of Burr Harrison sum of 5000 lbs. of Tob.
      At court June 19, 1734 Thomas Whitledge acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Burr Harrison.
      Pages 267--269. Thomas Whitledge of Parish of Hamilton Pr. Wm. am held and firmly bound unto Burr Harrison in 100 lbs. sterl. dated June 19, 1734. The condition of this obligation is such that the above bound Thomas Whitledge hath granted Burr Harrison a tract of land containing 200 a., now if the above bound Thomas Whitledge shall observe the covenants and agreement ought to be observed mentioned in the aforesaid indenture of release, then Thomas Whitledge shall warrant and for ever defend the aforesaid then this obligation to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue. Tho. Whiledge
      At court June 19, 1734 Thomas Whitledge acknowledged this bond and wit, by same.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Order Book {Antient Press}: 1753- 1757;(25 June 1753); pp 164
      On the prayer of William and Thomas Linton orphans of Moses Linton, Gent., deceased, to choose Burr Harrison for their guardian, the same is granted and the said Burr Harrison together with William Bennet and John Linton his security entered into and executed a bond for the performance thereof.
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      1767-1771 Frederick County, Va Deed Book
      Bk 13, p. 253 - 22 April 1769
      [Release' Between Burr Harrison of Prince William County & Anne his Wife [to] Jacob (Jacob
      listed twice - should be John) Hite Jacob Hitc & Isaac Hite of Frederick County & Alexander Woodrow
      & John Nelson of King George County Merchants ... Consideration of Thirty Pounds ... 350 Acres (same
      as above) which said Plantation or Tract of Land was granted to said Burr Harrison by Deed from the
      Proprietors Office the 15th March 1763 ...
      Wit: same as above Burr Harrison
      Recorded: 7 March 1770

  • Sources 
    1. [S044750] Burr Harrison.
      Five Generations of the Family of Burr Harrison of Virginia 1650-1800
      Author: John P. Alcock
      Publication: Published 1991 by Heritage Books, Inc., 1540 E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, Maryland 20716
      ISBN 1-55613-378-

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