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.
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.