David Harrison

1740–Male
Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of David

When David Harrison was born in 1740, in Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Harrison, was 43 and his mother, Mary Tompkins, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Harrison
1697–1779
Mary Tompkins
1708–1778
Jared Harrison
1712–1827
David Harrison
1718–
Dorcas Harrison
1719–1808
Phebe Harrison
1721–
David Harrison
1730–
Mary Ann Harrison
1732–
Elizabeth Harrison
1738–
Joanna Harrison
1738–
Phebe Harrison
1740–
Joanna Harrison
1747–
Ezra Harrison
1749–
Abraham Harrison
1751–1832
Lydia Harrison
1753–
Martha Harrison
1722–1791
Hannah Harrison
1723–1810
Sara Harrison
1736–1827
David Harrison
1740–
Richard Uzal Harrison
1743–1802
Joseph Harrison
1747–1837

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World Events (3)

1775

Age 35

"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 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 36

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Harry .

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

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