Benjamin Harrison was our 23rd president, serving from 1889-1893. He was born in North Bend, Indiana, August 20, 1833, and died in Indianapolis, March 13, 1901. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. He was a lawyer and publicist, was colonel of the 70th Regiment Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War, was brevetted Brigadier General in 1865. He served as a United States Senator from 1881-1887.
Notice the Sons of the American Revolution marker. He was eligible through his distinguished great-grandfather, Benjamin Harrison V.
Benjamin married Caroline Lavinia Scott, daughter of the college president at Oxford, John Witherspoon Scott, a minister, who officiated at their wedding.
What I thought most interesting about Caroline Scott Harrison was that she was the first President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution! Both were genealogists – perhaps they enjoyed it as much as we do! She was born October 1, 1832 and died, October 25, 1892.
Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis is beautiful – many gorgeous trees and shrubs. President Harrison’s burial site is almost at the top of the hill in the back of the cemetery.