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

Samuel Harrison

Male Bef 1753 - 1796  (> 43 years)


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  • Name Samuel Harrison 
    Born Bef 1753  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Feb 1796  Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I102577  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2021 

    Father Joseph Hanson Harrison,   b. 2 Jun 1722, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1785, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary MNU Harrison,   b. Abt 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Jun 1773, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1742  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Marsteller,   b. Aft 1767, Mill Creek Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years) 
    Married Aft 1783  Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F45880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 329.
      Samuel Harrison, February 7, 1796; February 19, 1796
      I, Samuel Harrison of the town of Alexandria (VA) being at present very sick and weak, notwithstanding of perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding.
      To brother-in-law Thomas Leftridge (or Leftwich) the colt which I own out of the gray mare to be delivered to him after my decease.
      To wife Barbara, residue of estate.
      Executor: wife Barbara Harrison
      Signed: February 7, 1796 Samuel Harrison
      Wit: George Slacum {Slacomb}, Philip Marsteller, Philip Gotthelp Marsteller
      At a court of Hastings held for the town of Alexandria 19th Feby 1796, this last will and testament was presented….
      I Peter Wagoner, Clerk of the court of Hustings for the Town of Alexandria do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the will of Samuel Harrison dec'd as taken from the records of the said court, given under my hand this 3rd day of March 1796
      {mm note: Col. Philip Marsteller is particularly known as one of six honorary pallbearers of George Washington at his funeral at Mount Vernon; was Mayor of Alexandria, VA from 1790-1792
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      HARRISON, ELISHA, Anne Arundel Co. 26 Sep 1773; 10 Nov 1773
      To nephew Samuel Harrison, ex., son of my brother Samuel, part of tract Harrisons Security,' bounded by tracts `Quick Sale," Burgesses Mill Land,' above land provided he pay £300 toward discharge of my debts, If he does not my exs. shall sell land and apply money towards discharge of my debts, also to nephew Samuel Harrison, part of tract "Abingtons Cliffs in Calvert County.
      To wife Elizabeth Harrison, extx., chair horse and chair and remaining part of tract "Harrisons Security" during widowhood or her lifetime at her death or marriage to my nephew Samuel Harrison, son of my brother Samuel, also to my wife Elizabeth tract Quick Sale,' 33 acres during widowhood then to my nephew Samuel Harrison.
      To brother Benjamin Harrison, £50.
      To sister Sarah Murray, £10.
      To nephew Samuel Harrison son of my brother Richard, 5 guineas.
      To nephew Elisha Harrison, son of my brother Samuel, to be educated and supported until twenty one years of age then my exs. to pay him £50.
      To wife Elizabeth Harrison, use of all personal estate during widowhood if she marries her thirds only.
      To nephew Samuel Harrison son of my brother Samuel, remaining two thirds of personal estate upon death or marriage of my wife.
      Wit: Charles Grahame; Thos. Deale; Thos. Tongue. 39. 451
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      Richard Harrison and his brother-in-law, Walter Hoxton, owned a fleet of merchant ships which played a major role in supplying food and supplies to Washington's Continental Army during the War of Independence. When General Washington's Army was spending a miserable winter at Valley Forge, PA, the British Fleet bottled the fleets of Richard Harrison and Walter Hoxton in Chesapeake Bay, depriving the Continental Army of much needed food and ammunition. Richard, in order to keep the war effort alive, recruited every able bodied man in the streets of the towns of Baltimore and Annapolis to board his ships and fight their way out of the Chesapeake Bay, past the British Fleet patrolling between Capes Henry and Charles. Fortunately fog intervened as the fleet of merchant ships (29 total) encountered the British Fleet of an equal number. The merchant ships sailed in closely and the men boarded the British ships in such great numbers that they were able to burn several to the water line and inflict enough damage to the steerage of the others that they were able to sail out of the Bay with a slight loss of men and only one ship to the British. From other ports along the East Coast and from foreign ports they brought in the much needed food and munitions under cover of darkness to Washington's Continental Army. Walter Hoxton married Susanna Harrison, the sister of Richard Harrison and referred to his nephew, Benjamin Harrison, as "my esteemed nephew

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