Carter Henry Harrison I
Carter Henry Harrison I (1736 – 1793), also known as Carter Henry Harrison of Clifton, was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. On April 22, 1776 at the courthouse in Cumberland County, Virginia, "the first explicit instructions in favor of independence adopted by a public meeting in any of the colonies" were drafted and submitted by Harrison.
Harrison was the son of Benjamin Harrison IV and grandson of Robert Carter I. Harrison married Susannah Randolph, the daughter of Isham Randolph and granddaughter of William Randolph, and had six children. His descendants include two mayors of Chicago: Carter Henry Harrison III and his son Carter Henry Harrison IV.
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- Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, ed. (1915). "Fathers of the Revolution". Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. II. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company. pp. 11–12.
- Abbot, Willis John (1895). "The Harrison Family". Carter Henry Harrison: A Memoir. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. pp. 1–23.
- Page, Richard Channing Moore (1893). "Randolph Family". Genealogy of the Page Family in Virginia (2 ed.). New York: Press of the Publishers Printing Co. pp. 263–264.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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