Cornelius Harrison

1750–April 1797 (Age 47)
Mercer, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Cornelius

When Cornelius Harrison was born in 1750, in Mercer, New Jersey, United States, his father, Henry Harrison, was 33 and his mother, Anne Winans, was 29. He married Amy Person Reading about 1780, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. He lived in Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1797. He died in April 1797, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 47.

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Cornelius Harrison
1750–1797
Amy Person Reading
1776–1857
Marriage: about 1780

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1780Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (4)

    1775
    Age 25
    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
    1776
    Age 26
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1787 · New Jersey Plan
    Age 37
    "Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): from the Middle English personal name Harry or Herry + -son. These were the common pronunciations of Henry (see Harry ).History: Harrison is an extremely common surname in northern England. One important and influential American family of bearers are descended from Benjamin Harrison, who emigrated from England to VA in 1633 or 1634. Descendants include another Benjamin Harrison (c. 1726–91), who was an activist in the American Revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His son William Henry Harrison (1773–1841) and great-grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901) both became presidents of the US.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Harry
    Arrizon
    Harison
    Arrison

    Sources (1)

    • Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families.

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