Roxana Calkins

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

The Life Summary 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
Roxana Calkins
Marriage: about 1820
Sarah Ann Harrington
Barnard Harrington
Harriet Harrington
Chester H Harrington
Noel Harrington
Martin J Harrington
Thankful Harrington
German S Harrington
Norman Harrington
Abraham Harrington

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World Events (8)

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.

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Sources (13)

  • 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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