When Capt. William Burr Harrison was born on 13 September 1702, in Stafford Courthouse, Stafford, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Captain William Harrison Sr., was 39 and his mother, Sarah Hawley, was 16. He married Isabella Triplett in 1723, in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 1 December 1745, in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 43, and was buried in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia, 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.