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Benjamin Harrison

Written By: Charles Goodrich  |  Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Virginia
c.1726-1791
Signed: Declaration of Independence
[Father of William Henry Harrison, 9th President]

Benjamin Harrison was the descendant of a family long distinguished in the history of Virginia. Both his father and grandfather bore the name of Benjamin, and lived at Berkeley, where they owned, and where the family still owns [1829], a seat, beautifully situated on the banks of the James River, in full view of City Point, the seaport of Petersburg and Richmond.

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