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Benjamin Harrison (V) was born on April 5, 1726 at Berkeley Plantation, the eldest son of Benjamin Harrison IV and Ann Carter. Berkeley Plantation occupies a beautifully landscaped hilltop site overlooking the historic James River. Benjamin’s father, Benjamin Harrison IV, was a member of the House of Burgesses from 1736 to 1744, and was Sheriff of Charles City. Harrison IV built Berkeley mansion in 1726 and his initials and those of his wife Ann appear in a datestone over a side door. It was built with brick fired on the plantation. Benjamin’s great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Harrison I, first stepped on American soil on March 15, 1633. He emigrated from the Isle of Wight in England, became a tobacco planter, and was the first clerk of the Royal Council.

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