Josiah Harrington

Brief Life History of Josiah

When Josiah Harrington was born about 1816, in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, William Harrington, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Rittenhouse Blanchard, was 31. He married Frances J. Freeman on 29 November 1838, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 3 October 1899, at the age of 84.

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Josiah Harrington
1816–1899
Frances J. Freeman
1818–
Marriage: 29 November 1838
William Leander Harrington
1839–

Sources (3)

  • Josiah Harrington in entry for Frances J Freeman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • THE ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS of JOHN HEARNDON of SCITUATE, Rhode Island
  • THE ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS of JOHN HEARNDON of SCITUATE, R. I.

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1841 · Dorr Rebellion

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.

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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