I am not a member of this family, but have noticed some information in a book I own; "Tidewater Maryland Architecture and Gardens, a Sequel to Early Manor and Plantation Houses of Maryland" by Henry Chandlee Forman, 1956.
In the section on the Upper Eastern Shore:"Crooked Intention on Second Creek - One of the original grants of land given by Charles Calvert, Lord Baltimore, to Hugh Sherwood, comprised 130 acres under the name of Crooked Intention.The patent was dated July 5, 1681, and the tract lay in Talbot County on the north side of the Choptank River, between that river and the St. Michael's or Miles River.Then in 1696, fifty acres of 'Crooked Intention' were sold by Hugh sherwood to Robert Harrison I."
"Sherwood died in 1710, and Harrison, who was spoken of as 'of Second Creek' - now broad Creek - made a will, dated december 22, 1717, and proved the following february 11, in which he left to his son Robert Harrison II, 'Crooked Intention' and fifty acres of land adjoining on the south called 'Haphazard,' now the farm known as 'San Domingo.'To his son John Harrison, also named in the will, he gave 'my now dwelling pantation where I now dwell.'"
"From the foregoing description it would appear that the home place of Robert Harrison I at the time of his death was not 'Crooked Intention' but some other dwelling plantation - probably 'San Domingo.'At any rate Robert II inherited 'Crooked Intention' and may have built the original brick house on the place about 1717, or soon afterward." (There follows a description of the house)
"After the Revolution, the plantation was owned by Thomas Harrison, the owner of silk and cotton mills in Baltimore, and his wife, Mary (Porter) Harrison; and by their son, Samuel Harrison, 'Esquire,' of 'Richland' - believed to be a mispelling of Rich Neck in Talbot County."(There is a footnote "Gravestones:Thomas Harrison, d. Dec. 30, 1801, aged 67; Mary Harrison, consort of Thomas Harrison, b. March 5, 1737, d. June 18, 1819, in her 83rd year; Samuel Harrison, 'Esquire' of Richland, b. Apr. 7, 1777, d. June 7, 1837.)"Samuel Harrison, a bachelor, is believed to have been something of a scrooge, because he pounced upon bankrupt farms and bought them at low prices.In 1805 he had 'Crooked Intention, then 150 15/16 acres and five adjoining tracts of land resurveyed as 'Canton - pronounced in the local farm idion 'Kenton' - and from that time until the renovation of 1948-51, the place was known as Canton."
"During the extensive changes and alterations referred to, there ere found under the first ploor many pieces of china and earthenware, such as Staffordshire, Delft, and slipware.On one of the kitchen beams a pe-Revolutionary brass button came to light."
"About the main dwelling at 'Crooked Plantation' (Intention?) stand various original outbuildings, such as corn house, dairy, smokehouse, and barn.While in a very run-down condition in 1932 when we photographed it for 'Early Manor and Plantation Houses of Maryland,' 'Crooked Intention' and its grounds are now kept in splendid shape."
(In another chapter there is a mention of an Elizabeth Harrison, being the wife of Col. James Rigbie, High Sheriff of baltimore County; of Holly Hill, Anne Arundel County in 1847.Does not state if she is a member of the Robert Harrison family.)