Harriet Fenton

about 1828–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Harriet

Harriet Fenton was born about 1828, in Kentucky, United States. She married Jonathan Curtright on 9 April 1846, in DeWitt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Curtright
1822–1871
Harriet Fenton
1828–
Marriage: 9 April 1846
Samuel Curtright
1846–1914
George Mitchell Curtright
1848–1934

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 April 1846
DeWitt, Illinois, United States
children

(2)

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 2

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1861

Age 33

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, in Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and South Yorkshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’2 Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta ( see Finnerty ) or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna ’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt ( see Fee ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of various like-sounding names, for example Finkelstein ( see Funke ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Fenton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Harriet Feenton, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harriet Fenton - Government record: birth-name: Harriet Fenton

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