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Benjamin Harrison, V5 APR 1726 -- 04/24/1791avatar
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President William Henry Harrison

Birth

02/09/1773

 
Occup

1801-1812

 

IN Governor

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1804-1805

 

LA Governor

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Military
 

USA Army / Major General / War of 1812

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Occup

1816-1819

 

US Rep. from OH

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Occup

1825-1828

 

US Senator from OH

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Occup

1828-1829

 

USA Ambassador to Columbia

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Election

1836

 

USA Presidential Election

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Election

1840

 

USA Presidential Election

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Occup

1841-1841

 

USA President

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Death

04/04/1841

 
Cause: pneumonia
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Aged: 68.1 years

Little is known about his religious convictions. He was born into the Episcopal heritage of his Virginia family; but, if baptized, apparently was never confirmed. Religion is scarcely mentioned in the records of his life. (Fuller and Green, p.73)

When politicians once called at his North Bend farm, near Cincinnati, on business on a Sunday, Harrison refused to talk with them, saying, "I have too much respect, for the religion of my wife to encourage the violation of the Sabbath." It could be the remark of a man with a sense of humor, though there is little other indication that he had one. It may simply reflect a man who kept his religion in his wife's name. (Fuller and Green, pp. 73“74)

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ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Elizabeth Bassett 

29 Sep 179627 Sep 1846  OH, Hamilton Co, Fort Washington John Cleves Short 
2+

John Cleves Symmes 

28 OCT 179830 Oct 1830  OH, Hamilton Co, Cincinnati Clarissa Brown Pike 
3+

Lucy Singleton 

31 JUL 18007 APR 1826  VA, Richmond City David K. Este 
4+

William Henry 

3 Sep 18026 Feb 1838  IN, Knox Co, Vincennes Jane Findlay Irwin 
5+

John Scott 

10/04/180405/25/1878  IN, Knox Co, Vincennes Lucretia Knapp, Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin 
6+

Mary Symmes 

abt 1806/180911/16/1842  IN, Knox Co, Vincennes John Henry F. Thornton 
7+

Benjamin 

5 May 18069 Jun 1840  IN, Knox Co, Vincennes Louisa Smith Bonner, Mary Raney 
8+

Carter Bassett 

26 Oct 181112 Aug 1839  IN, Knox Co, Vincennes Mary Anne Sutherland 
9+

Anna Tuthill 

28 Oct 18135 Jul 1865  OH, Hamilton Co, North Bend William Henry Harrison Taylor 
10

James Findley 

15 May 18146 Apr 1819  OH, Hamilton Co, North Bend  
11

Mary Ann 

17 Dec 18184 Mar 1882  OH  
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  • Other, : William grew up on his fathers plantation - Berkeley Hundred in Charles City County, Virginia. For a short time, he attended Hampden-Sydney college and studied medicine in both Richmond and Philadelphia. After his father's death, then Governor Lee of Virginia, a friend of Benjamin Harrison V, heard of young William Harrison's situation and persuaded him to join the army. Within 24 hours of meeting and discussing his future with Lee, Harrison, at the age of 18, was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S Army, 11th U.S. Regt. of Infantry. He was first sent to Cincinnati, then in the Northwest Territory where the army was engaged in the ongoing Northwest Indian War. William resigned from the Army in 1798. He soon was appointed as Secretary of the Indian Territory. At one point during his stay in Cincinnati, William worked as a clerk in the Cincinnati Court of Common Pleas. During his career, Harrison served as Territorial Delegate from the Northwest Territory, U.S. Representative from Ohio, U.S. Senator from Ohio, Ambassador to Columbia and President of the United States.

    In 1800, William became Governor of the Indian Territory a position which he kept for the next twelve years. In that position, he was ex-officio superintendant of Indian affairs for the area and gained the trust of the Indians. He was often upset by the disregard of Indian Rights by the government in Washington. During this period he did however negotiate treaties that gained millions of acres for the government. Exceeding all caution, he extinquished Indian title to more than a 100 million acres. In 1811, William was sent to protect western settlers against the Shawnee 'prophet' Tenskwatawa and his brother Tecumseh who had treacherously attacked the settlers. In November of 1811, Harrison however failed to crush their militancy. William also reported that the Canadians were using Tecumseh and his brother the 'prophet' to stir up the several tribes. William led a force against a Shawnee settlement near Tippecanoe Creek which brought him to the attention of Henry Clay, who was then in his first term in Congress.
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