Nathan Harrington

1808–6 February 1879 (Age 71)
Cortland, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of Nathan

Nathan Harrington was born in 1808, in Cortland, Cortland, New York, United States as the son of Jesse Harrington. He married Ruth Harrington in 1832, in Yates, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Barker, Broome, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 6 February 1879, in Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Whitney Point, Triangle, Broome, New York, United States.

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Nathan Harrington
Ruth Harrington
Marriage: 1832
Rupal Herrington
Rupal Harrington
Catherine Harrington
Ellen Harrington
Annie Harrington
Mary Harrington
Arnett Harrington
Franklin Harrington
Franklin Harrington
Ellen Harrington
Charles Harrington

Spouse and Children

Yates, New York, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 4

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 19

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.

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)

  • Nathan Harrington in household of Catherine Haliday, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Chatham Harrington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathan Harington, "New York State Census, 1855"

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