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.
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.
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