Roxana Calkins

3 March 1802–11 December 1893 (Age 91)
Greenbush, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of Roxana

Roxana Calkins was born on 3 March 1802, in Greenbush, Rensselaer, New York, United States. She married James Harrington about 1820, in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 11 December 1893, in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Waite Cemetery, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Harrington
1796–1871
Roxana Calkins
1802–1893
Marriage: about 1820
Sarah Ann Harrington
1821–1891
Barnard Harrington
1844–1853
Harriet Harrington
1823–1888
Chester H Harrington
1824–1889
Noel Harrington
1830–1909
Martin J Harrington
1833–1914
Thankful Harrington
1839–1853
German S Harrington
1839–1913
Norman Harrington
1841–1865
Abraham Harrington
1851–1859

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1820
Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States
children

(10)

    Female1821–1891Female

    Harriet Harrington

    Female1823–1888Female

    Chester H Harrington

    Male1824–1889Male

    Noel Harrington

    Male1830–1909Male

    Martin J Harrington

    Male1833–1914Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 25

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Culkin , with English patronymic -s added.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Roxy Harrington in household of James Harrington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Roxana Fox Harrington in entry for Harriet Harrington Elwell, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Roxanna Fox in entry for Harriet Harrington Elwell, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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