Henry Pope Harrison

Brief Life History of Henry Pope

When Henry Pope Harrison was born on 23 October 1806, in Southampton, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Thomas Harrison, was 44 and his mother, Mary Henry, was 41. He married Phoebe Ann Chipman in 1836, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1836 and Maccan, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 18 April 1889, at the age of 82.

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Henry Pope Harrison
Phoebe Ann Chipman
Marriage: 1836
George Chipman Harrison
Selina Pope Harrison
Alfred Arthur Harrison
Mary Ann Harrison
Lavinia Morse Harrison
Charles Tupper Harrison
William Croscomb Harrison

Sources (19)

  • Henry Harrison, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Henry Harrison in entry for George C. Harrison, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Henry Harrison, "Canada Census, 1871"

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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.

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