Zilpha Mary Garfield

1812–1869 (Age 56)
Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Zilpha Mary

When Zilpha Mary Garfield was born on 29 November 1812, in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, Caleb Garfield, was 26 and her mother, Mary Cass, was 26. She married Russell Harrington on 16 February 1837, in Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Brandon, Franklin, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 August 1869, at the age of 56.

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Zilpha Mary Garfield
Russell Harrington
Marriage: 16 February 1837
Oscar Garfield Harrington
Augusta M. Herrington
Angeline Harrington
Martha Harrington
Frank Harrington
Rowanna Harrington

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16 February 1837
Windham, Vermont, United States


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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 15

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, generally from a field name denoting a triangular area, Old English gāra ( see Gore ) at the corner of an open field after rectangular furlongs had been laid out.2 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Zilpha Harrington in household of Russell Harrington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Zylpha Harrington in household of Russel Harrington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Zelpah Garfield, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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