Ellen Pierce

about 1831–
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Ellen

Ellen Pierce was born about 1831, in New York, United States as the daughter of David Pierce. She married Alonso Harrington about 1853, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Corydon, Elk Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Caton, Steuben, New York, United States for about 10 years.

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Alonso Harrington
1831–1866
Ellen Pierce
1831–
Marriage: about 1853
Alvira Harrington
1854–

Spouse and Children

Children

(1)

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(1)

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 5
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1863
Age 32
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Peter
Bearce
Bears
Bearse
Bearss
Bierce
Corris
Peairs
Pearce
Pearson
Peirce
Peres
Piers
Pierson
Pyers

Sources (7)

  • Ellen Hamright in household of Alonzo Hamright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ellen A Harrington in household of Alonzo Harrington, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Helen Herrington in household of Alonzo Herrington, "New York State Census, 1865"

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