Leonard Ellsworth Harrington

27 January 1816–21 June 1883 (Age 67)
New Lisbon, New Lisbon, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Leonard Ellsworth

When Leonard Ellsworth Harrington was born on 27 January 1816, in New Lisbon, New Lisbon, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Spencer Harrington, was 23 and his mother, Polly Evans, was 21. He married Lois Russell on 3 February 1840, in Newstead, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. In 1850, at the age of 64, his occupation is listed as first mayor, postmaster, and bishop of american fork in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 21 June 1883, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Ellsworth Harrington
Lois Russell
Marriage: 3 February 1840
Delos Junius Harrington
Theodore Spencer Harrington
Peter S. Harrington
Sarah Elizabeth Harrington
Mary Ellen Harrington
Lois Elma Harrington
Leonard Ellsworth Harrington Jr
Jane Harrington
Olive Russell Harrington
David Daniel Harrington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1840Newstead, Erie, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 11
    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Harrington (Cumberland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire). The Cumberland placename derives from the Old English personal name Hæfer + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Lincolnshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Hearra + Old English connective -ing- + tūn. The Northamptonshire derives from an Old English personal name Hǣthhere + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Compare Herendeen .Irish: adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty, powerful’.Irish: in Kerry, this name was adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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    George Halliday, Bishop of Santaquin, Utah County, Utah from 15 August 1875 to February 1889

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    Sources (56)

    • Leonard E Harrington in entry for Heber A Harrington, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • L E Harrington, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Leonard Harrington in entry for Leonard S Harrington and Mabel J Miller, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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