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Re: NAACP President was U.S. President's Grandson
In Response To: NAACP President was U.S. President's Grandson ()
Thank you for posting this insightful and important information. About one year ago, I learned that my Harrison family has an oral tradition of descending from William Henry Harrison, also.
Documentation is scarce, but we have verified that our line of Harrisons do indeed come from Charles City County. This is the location of William Henry Harrison and his father, "The Signer" Benjamin Harrison V's ancestral home, Berkeley.
We've tested our y-DNA Harrison line and learned that there's no match to the FFOV Harrisons. This would mean that either our line descends from a female offspring or that we're totally off the mark. It's very intriguing in that Dilsia is said to have had six children, yet history only revealed Madeline.
I, we, respect the oral history of our family, have verified Charles City County as the birthplace of our ancestors, and observe family resemblances consistent with this Harrison family.
Our research continues...
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