Elisha Harrington

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 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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Family Time Line

Elisha Harrington
1802–1853
Louisiana Martin
1804–1842
Marriage: 3 August 1825
Hattie Jane Harrington
1832–1878
John Milton Harrington
1834–
Susan E Harrington
1836–
Mary Ann Harrington
1837–1926
Jacob Harrington
1839–1935
Sarah Harrington
1841–
Louisa Anna Harrington
1842–1920

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

World Events (8)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

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

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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