Elisha Harrington

6 February 1802–9 February 1853 (Age 51)
Kentucky, United States

The Life 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 "Betsey" Potter, was 22. He married Louisiana Martin on 3 August 1825, in Platte, Missouri, United States. 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–
Marriage: 3 August 1825

Spouse and Children

    Male1802–1853Male

    Louisiana Martin

    Female1804–Female

MARRIAGE
3 August 1825
Platte, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

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

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)

  • Elisha Harrington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisha Harrington, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Elisha Harrington, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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