Zilpah Harrington

14 November 1753–1798 (Age 44)
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Zilpah

When Zilpah Harrington was born on 14 November 1753, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Josiah Harrington Jr., was 26 and her mother, Sarah Bennett, was 24. She died in 1798, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Harrington Jr.
1727–1815
Sarah Bennett
1729–1818
Elizabeth Harrington
1749–1825
Sarah Harrington
1750–1787
Zilpah Harrington
1753–1798
Martha Harrington
1756–
Mary Harrington
1758–1844
Josiah Harrington
1760–1847
Isaiah Harrington
1760–1874
Amie Harrington
1763–1854
Nancy Harrington
1765–
Stephen Harrington
1767–1826
John Harrington
1769–
Benjamin Harrington
1772–1844
Margaret Harrington
1772–1861

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 23

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1776

Age 23

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Age 23

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

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)

  • Zilpah Harendeen, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • THE ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS of JOHN HEARNDON of SCITUATE, R. I.

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