John S Harrington

1716–1786 (Age 69)
Saint Michaels Parish, Talbot, Maryland, British Colonial America

The Life of John S

When John S Harrington was born on 11 December 1716, in Saint Michaels Parish, Talbot, Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, John Herrington, was 46 and his mother, Anna Sarah Phillips, was 24. He married Martha Carpenter OR Clark about 1732, in Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He died from 5 September 1786 to 12 January 1787, in Mispillion Hundred, Kent, Delaware, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

John S Harrington
1716–1786
Martha Carpenter OR Clark
1718–1798
Marriage: about 1732
Elisabeth Harrington
1738–1786
Aaron Harrington
David Harrington
Nathan Harrington
William Harrington
James Harrington
1739–1762
Jacob Harrington
1742–1795
Sarah Harrington
1744–1797
John Harrington
1746–1796
Isaac Harrington
1749–1807
Mary Ann Harrington
1751–1786

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1732
Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1731 · Willington Founded

Age 15

In 1731, Willington, Delaware was founded. It was named after Thomas Willing the first land developer in the area. It was later renamed Wilmington.
1732

Age 16

Historical Boundaries - 1732: Delaware Colony, British Colonial America; 1775: Kent, Delaware Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Kent, Delaware, United States. 1682: Founded but not in an organized area until 1732.
1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

Age 38

From 1754-1763, the French and Indian War took place. The fighting that took place in the area of Delaware was in the upper Delaware River Valley. The Delaware Indians claimed independence from the Iroquois who allied with Britain. In 1755, Delaware attacked the Moravian settlement and Brodhead residence.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Notes for Davis Herrington and Rebecca Goult

Notes for David Herrington: 1748 Early Census of Maryland, Talbot Co Militia From the book "Soldiers of the South": List of Officers and Men under Capt. Robert Goldsborough, Talbot County, Maryland 17 …

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Sources (3)

  • John Harrington in entry for John Harrington, "Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934"
  • Martha Harrington in entry for John Harrington, "Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934"
  • John Harrington in son, John Harrington 1 Feb 1796 DEATH in "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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