Harrison, Benjamin (1726?–1791), an American patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. A son, William Henry Harrison, and a great-grandson, Benjamin Harrison, became Presidents of the United States. Harrison was born in Charles City County, Virginia. He attended the College of William and Mary. Harrison was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1749–75, and of the Continental Congress, 1774–78. He served as governor of Virginia, 1782–84.