Alonso Harrington

about 1831–1866 (Age 35)
New Lisbon, New Lisbon, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Alonso

When Alonso Harrington was born about 1831, in New Lisbon, New Lisbon, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Rufus Harrington, was 44 and his mother, Sarah (Sally) Aylesworth, was 61. He married Ellen Pierce about 1853, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1866, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1853
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
children

(1)

    Alvina Harrington

    Female1854–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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World Events (5)

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.
1846

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. The first gets its name from Old English Haferingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with someone called Hæfer’, a byname meaning ‘he-goat’. The second probably meant ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of someone called Hæring’. Alternatively, the first element may have been Old English hæring ‘stony place’ or hāring ‘gray wood’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Arintone and in 1184 as Hederingeton, is most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name, Heathuhere.2 Irish (County Kerry and the West): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty’, ‘powerful’.3 Irish (County Kerry): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alonzo Harrington, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Alonzo Herrington, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Alonzo Herrington, "United States Census, 1870"

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