Elisha Harrington

Male6 February 1802–9 February 1853

Brief Life History of Elisha

When Elisha Harrington was born on 6 February 1802, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Jacob Harrington, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Potter, was 22. He married Louisiana Martin on 3 August 1825, in Platte, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pettis Township, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 9 February 1853, in Platte, Missouri, United States, at the age of 51.

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Elisha Harrington
Louisiana Martin
Marriage: 3 August 1825
Hattie Jane Harrington
John Milton Harrington
Susan E Harrington
Mary Ann Harrington
Jacob Harrington
Sarah Harrington
Louisa Anna Harrington

Sources (7)

  • Elisha Harrington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisha Harrington, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • He's listed with his daughter Mary's info in the Pierce family under James on Image 690

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1825Platte, Missouri, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 10

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    1818 · Jackson Purchase

    Age 16

    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Harrington (Cumberland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire). The Cumberland placename derives from the Old English personal name Hæfer + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Lincolnshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Hearra + Old English connective -ing- + tūn. The Northamptonshire derives from an Old English personal name Hǣthhere + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Compare Herendeen .

    Irish: adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty, powerful’.

    Irish: in Kerry, this name was adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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