Person:Isaac Harrington (11)

Watchers
m. 13 May 1720
  1. Isaac Harrington1722 - 1727
  2. Moses Harrington1724 -
  3. Susannah Harrington1726 - 1730
  4. Thankful Harrington1728/29 - 1794
  5. Tamar Harrington1730/31 - 1734/5
  6. Isaac Harrington1734 - 1737
  7. Stephen Harrington1739/40 -
  8. Jason Harrington1741/42 - 1827
  9. Isaac Harringtonaft 1743 - 1819
Facts and Events
Name Isaac Harrington
Gender Male
Birth[1] aft 1743 Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death? 1819 Addington, Massachusetts, United States
Questionable Information Found
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References
  1. Harrington, George H. Manuscript of Harrington family genealogical gazetteer. (Austin, Tex.: unknown, 1941).

    Isaac, b. Weston, Mass., after 1743; was on list of men drafted or substituting for service in Rev. War, a 1/6th part of the militia of the town of Weston, Mass., Aug. 18, 1774. Prob. he settled in Addington, Mass. and died there in 1819.

  2.   No birth of Isaac is found in Weston. No town of Addington, Massachusetts is found in either wikipedia or maps.google.com. While it is reasonable to assume it was a younger Isaac Harrington who served in the Rev. War than his 80-year old father, given that the previous son Isaac d. 1737, if the father wanted to reuse the name, he probably would have done so instead of using Stephen or Jason. No such son is listed in Weis, and the Harrington Manuscript has asserted so many facts in outright contradiction to the records, that it has zero credibility.

    Harrington Manuscript, p. 179-180, family of Isaac Harrington and Susannah Allen: "Isaac, b. Weston, Mass., after 1743; was onlist of men drafter or substituting for service in Rev. War, a. 1/6th part of the militia of the town of Weston, Mass., Aug. 18, 1774. Prob. he settled in Addington, Mass. and died there in 1819." [appears to mean Abington, Mass. Note that Abington VRs, p. 101, have birth record of Isaac N. Harrington in 1819 (i.e., not a death record), though the record is possibly confusing if read too quickly, because it a birth date taken from a gravestone (and note that there is no death record found, as his death would be after the 1850 cutoff). The death record of this Isaac N. Harrington is in 1884 in Abington, and his parents are named on the death record as Isaac Harrington and Lucy Raymond.]

    p. 187: Isaac Harrington Son of Isaac And Susannah Allen and ---, his wife. Family: "Isaac, b. before 1820; m. in Abbington, Mass., Oct. 24, 1841, Hannah M. Torrey of Norton, Mass. ... [note: above father b. 1743, d. 1819, and here said to be the father of child who m. (1) 1841. Can't imagine any case where this son Isaac would have been born while his alleged father was younger than 60., i.e., not likely. Note, the son referred to, i.e., allegedly the grandson of Isaac Harrington and Susannah Allen, is listed on p. 186 as Isaac N. Harrington, i.e, the person born in 1819 per his Abington gravestone, though his actual birth record is found in Middleborough VRs.]

    The records support that Isaac N. Harrington, s/o Isaac Harrington and Lucy Raymond, b. Middleborough 4 Feb 1819, d. Abington 1884, m. (intentions in Abington, no actual marriage record found) 1841 Hannah Torrey of Norton, m. Weymouth 1846 Hannah S. Baker of Middleboro, and had in Weymouth in 1848 a daughter Abby Kelly Harrington. All those records explicitly provide the middle initial "N.", short for Newton according to the Middleborough birth record. This Isaac's parent, Isaac Harrington and Lucy Raymond, m. at Franklin, Mass. 1816. The parentage of the father Isaac appears unknown, but he had children from 1817 to 1836, so probably born no earlier than 1780. Thus he is not the son of Isaac Harrington and Susannah Allen.