William G. Harrison

Brief Life History of William G.

When William G. Harrison was born in 1814, in Virginia, United States, his father, William Rodney Harrison, was 21 and his mother, Lucy Newman, was 18. He married Elsy B. David on 26 September 1839, in Washington, Indiana, United States.

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William G. Harrison
1814–
Elsy B. David
1818–
Marriage: 26 September 1839

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William G. Harrison - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: William G. Harrison
  • William G Harrison, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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