Mary Harrington

about 1785–
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Harrington was born about 1785, in South Carolina, United States as the daughter of Drury Harrington and Elizabeth Hudson. She married John Hammond on 26 January 1808. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John Hammond
1790–
Mary Harrington
1785–
Marriage: 26 January 1808
Elizabeth Hammonds
1811–1893
John A Hammond
1816–
John Hammons
1819–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 January 1808
, Lincoln, Georgia
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

Age 3

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 34

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Polley Harrinton, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Polley Harrinton, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"
  • Polley Harrinton, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"

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