|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1738|
Prince William County
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1822|
South Carolina, USA
Burr Harrison, son of Thomas Harrison and Ann "Betty" Grayson (Quarles), husband to Elizabeth Dargan came from a prominent Virginia family.
I decided to go ahead and create this Memorial Page for my 4x Great Grandfather. He was most likely born on the Chopawamsic Family Estate where Quantico Marine Base is currently located in Virginia. After serving in the Revolutionary War he moved to South Carolina and purchased land on the Little River in Fairfield County; known back then as Camden District.
Burr made Deeds of Gifts to most of his children in 1798 and sold his farm in Fairfield County that same year. This is probably why no Will was found since his property was already disposed of.
It has been written that Burr Harrison was living with his daughter Sophia (Harrison) Thompson, wife of Christopher Thompson during the last years of his life. Indeed, on the 1820 census, Chester District, it does appear an older man (Male 45+) was living with this family, which could be our Burr Harrison. No record of the death of Burr's wife, Elizabeth (Dargan) Harrison has been found.
Burr Harrison's Obit:
"Died on the 18th Aug. 1822 in Chester District, South Carolina in the 84th year of his age, Burr Harrison, Esq. He was a native of Virginia but he had resided in this state for the last 38 years of his life. He served as Captain under Major Gen. DeLafayette in the R.V. Army. He was a tender parent, and humane master. He had 12 children, 84 grandchildren, and 60 great grandchildren. He embraced religion when about 30 years of age. His mind was much impaired for the last 13 years of his life, but to the joy of his children . . . they had reason to believe his right mind was restored to him again a short time before his death and that he fell asleep in the arms of Jesus". ("Daily Intelligencer," Washington, 8/24/1822.)
Thomas Harrison (1704 - 1774)
Anne Grayson Quarles Harrison (1710 - 1774)
Elizabeth Dargan (1736 - 1825)
Susanah Gibson Harrison Head (____ - 1844)*
Catherine Harrison Johnston (____ - 1799)*
Susannah Harrison Gibson (1735 - ____)*
Burr Harrison (1738 - 1822)
Created by: TJ Doss
Record added: Oct 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99902232