Alonzo Harrington

about 1809–April 1878 (Age 69)
Schuyler, Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life of Alonzo

When Alonzo Harrington was born about 1809, in Schuyler, Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Christopher Harrington, was 22 and his mother, Lydia Tanner, was 19. He married Arvilla Tanner in 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in April 1878, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo Harrington
1809–1878
Arvilla Tanner
1830–1877
Marriage: 1846
Julia A. Harrington
1848–
Alonzo Harrington
1849–

Spouse and Children

    Male1809–1878Male

    Arvilla Tanner

    Female1830–1877Female

MARRIAGE
1846
children

(2)

    Julia A. Harrington

    Female1848–Female

    Alonzo Harrington

    Male1849–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 18

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Alonzo Harrington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alonzo Herington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alonzo Harrington, "United States Census, 1860"

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