Ellen Pierce

Femaleabout 1831–

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

Alonso Harrington
1828–1866
Ellen Pierce
1831–
Marriage: about 1853
Alvira Harrington
1854–

Sources (7)

  • Ellen Hamright in household of Alonzo Hamright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • THE ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS of JOHN HEARNDON of SCITUATE, R. I.
  • Ellen A Harrington in household of Alonzo Harrington, "New York State Census, 1875"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1853Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (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

    English, Welsh, and Irish: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Piers, Peres, Peris, an Old French nominative of Pierre or Per, the French form of Peter . Pierce is especially frequent in northwestern Wales and Lancashire, while Pearce is the more common spelling in the rest of England. In Ireland Pierce and Pearse represent a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.

    Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

    History: Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the US, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.

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

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