Lee Harrington

about 1764–
Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Lee

When Lee Harrington was born about 1764, in Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Rufus Harrington, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Aylesworth, was 17.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Harrington
1743–1821
Elizabeth Aylesworth
1747–1795
Ezekial Harrington
1762–
Lee Harrington
1764–
Aaron Harrington
1768–
Caleb Harrington
1769–1812
William Harrington
1769–
Nathaniel Harrington
1770–1861
Louise Harrington
1771–
John Harrington
1772–1843
Martha Harrington
1773–
Abel Harrington
1776–1814
Mathew Harrington
1780–1852
Susan Harrington
1805–
Rufus Harrington
1787–1866

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 12

New York is the 11th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 12

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Lee Harrington - Individual or family possessions: birth: about 1764; Otsego, New York, United States

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