Historical Rosters Database
William Ellzey HarrisonRoster ID 367
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1854|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Ellzey Harrison, Class of 1854: Born- Feb. 17, 1832 in Leesburg, Loudoun Co. Va. Father- Burr William Harrison; Mother- Sally Powell. Pat. Grandfather- Matthew Harrison; Pat. Grandmother- Catherine Ellzey. Mat. Grandfather- Burr Powell; Mat. Grandmother unknown. Married- Elizabeth Chichester Edwards, daughter of Thomas W. Edwards. Children- 1- William Burr Harrison; 2- Mrs. Frederick E. Saunder (maiden name unknown); 3- a daughter whose name is unknown; 4- Elizabeth Chichester Harrison, whose married name may have been Claiborne. Entered VMI- July 18, 1851 as 3rd Classman (Sophomore); Graduated July 4, 1854. Civil War Service- On recruiting service in Leesburg, May 1861; 1st Lt. Co. E. 1st Va. Battalion until Jun. 24, 1862; 1st Lt. of Confederate Engineers after that. Career- Farmer, Civil Engineer. Died- March 22, 1873 of Pneumonia.|