Benjamin Harrison V


Birthday April 5, 1726

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Virginia

DEATH DATE Apr 24, 1791 (65)

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Notable as one of the United States' Founding Fathers, Harrison served in the Virginia House of Burgesses and went on to sign the Declaration of Independence and to hold office as Governor of Virginia.

Before Fame

After graduating from the College of William and Mary, he became a delegate to the first Continental Congress.


At the start of the American Revolution, he worked closely with General George Washington to organize the Continental Army.

Family Life

He was born in Charles City County, Virginia, to Benjamin Harrison IV and Anne Carter. His marriage to Elizabeth Bassett produced seven children, including United States President William Henry Harrison.

Associated With

He was the great-grandfather of twenty-third United States President Benjamin Harrison.