Clarissa Harrington

about 1810–about 1846 (Age 36)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Clarissa

Clarissa Harrington was born about 1810, in Ohio, United States. She married Samuel Waldo about 1837, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died about 1846, in her hometown, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Waldo
1794–
Clarissa Harrington
1810–1846
Marriage: about 1837
William R Waldo
1838–1935
Philentia Waldo
1839–
Henry Harrison Waldo
1842–1913
Simeon Waldo
1843–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1837
Ohio, United States
children

(4)

World Events (7)

1810 · Change of capital city

Age 0

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 10

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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 (2)

  • Clarissa Harrington in entry for William R Waldo, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Clarissa Harrington in entry for William R Waldo, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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