Alvah James Yarrington Sr

Male19 March 1794–28 June 1864

Brief Life History of Alvah James

When Alvah James Yarrington Sr was born on 19 March 1794, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, his father, William R Yarrington, was 33 and his mother, Martha, was 32. He married Almira Tower in 1821. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in McGregor, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 28 June 1864, in New Oregon Township, Howard, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in New Oregon Cemetery, Cresco, Howard, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvah James Yarrington Sr
Hannah Symons
Marriage: about 1835
Martin Van Buren Yarrington
Freelove Jane Yarrington
Richard Johnson Yarrington
Amanda Lodema Yarrington
Elizabeth Ellen Yarrington

Sources (12)

  • Alva Yarington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Evidence of birth and Death
  • Military records

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  • Marriage
    about 1835Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Became State Capitol in 1797

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 25

    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. 

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Yarranton, a habitational name from Yarnton in Oxfordshire. The placename derives from the Old English personal name Earda + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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