Col. Burton Norvell Harrison

Male14 July 1838–22 March 1904

Brief Life History of Burton Norvell

When Col. Burton Norvell Harrison was born on 14 July 1838, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, his father, Jesse Burton Harrison, was 33 and his mother, Frances Anne Brand, was 19. He married Constance Fairfax Cary on 26 November 1867, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1880 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 22 March 1904, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria, District of Columbia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Col. Burton Norvell Harrison
Constance Fairfax Cary
Marriage: 26 November 1867
Reginald Fairfax Harrison
Francis Burton Harrison
Arthur Harrison
Ethel Sophia Harrison
Archibald Cary Harrison

Sources (13)

  • B N Harrison, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Berton M Harrison in entry for Fairfax Harrison, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"
  • Burton N Harrison, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1867New York City, New York County, New York, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1839 · Dueling Prohibited

    Age 1

    February 20, 1839, Congress prohibits dueling in Washington D.C. It is inspired by the incident where William Graves, a Kentucky Rep. is killed by Jonathan Cilley, a Maine Rep.


    Age 8

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


    Age 25

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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