Person:Joseph Harrington (10)

Joseph Harrington
m. 18 Oct 1681
  1. Daniel Harrington1683/84 - 1723/24
  2. Robert Harrington1685 -
  3. Jonathan Harrington1689/90 - 1730
  4. Joseph Harrington1690/91 -
  5. Sarah Harrington1693 -
m. 15 Sep 1714
Facts and Events
Name[3] Joseph Harrington
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 4 Feb 1690/91 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 15 Sep 1714 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Martha Hastings
  1. Harrington, George H. Manuscript of Harrington family genealogical gazetteer. (Austin, Tex.: unknown, 1941)
    p. 34.

    Children of Benjamin Harrington and Abigail Bigelow: "P. Joseph, b. Weston, 1690; m. Martha Hastings."

    [Note: The coverage in this source seems flawed, and no evidence is provided to justify it. To start with, compare it to the other sources cited.

    No evidence that Benjamin had a son Joseph is found (there is no probate file, but no birth record has been found and no son Joseph is given by Bond). Further, Joseph and Martha's children are said to be born in Weston (p. 281), when they are actually found in the Watertown records. Thus, the arrangement in this source appears to invent a Joseph Harrington to be Martha Hastings' husband, and at the same time, the most likely husband for Martha Hastings remains unpaired and unfollowed (p. 86).

    On the other hand, the birth of Joseph 4 Feb 1690/91 is recorded in Watertown to Daniel Harrington and Sarah Whitney. In Daniel's will of 1729, Daniel names a son Joseph and gives him blacksmith tools.

    A deed in 1720 (Middlesex Deed Vol. 20, p. 405) shows "Joseph Herrington of Wattertown ... Blacksmith & Martha Herrington my Wife, the only daughter of Joseph Hastings" quitclaim their rights in the estate of "our aboves'd Father Joseph Hastings" to Ebenezer Hastings. In another deed in 1740 (Vol. 45, p. 684) "Joseph Harrington of Watertown ... Blacksmith and Martha his wife" discharge their brother Eben'r Hastings acknowledging receipt of their share of the personal estate of their brother Joseph Hastings.]

  2. Historical Society of Watertown (Massachusetts). Watertown Records. (Watertown, Mass.: Press of Fred Barker, 1894-1939)
    Vol. 1, p. 63.

    Joseph Herrington son of Daniell & Sarah Herrington Born the: 4th: of february 1690/91:

  3. Bond, Henry, M.D. Family Memorials. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (1855): To Which Is Appended the Early History of the Town. With Illustrations, Maps and Notes. (Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown, and Company, 1855)
    p. 274, 276, 286.

    Joseph Harrington, s/o Daniel Harrington and Sarah Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1690-1, a blacksmith, m. Sept. 15, 1714 Martha Hastings, d/o Joseph Hastings and 2nd wife Martha Shepherd. 7 children; moved to Colchester, Conn.

  4.   Buckminster, Lydia Nelson Hastings. The Hastings Memorial: a genealogical account of the descendants of Thomas Hastings of Watertown, Mass., from 1634 to 1864 with an appendix and index. (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States: Samuel G Drake, 1866)
    p. 83.

    Martha Hastings, m. 15 Sep 1714 Joseph Harrington, s/o Daniel Harrington and Sarah Whitney. Selectman of Watertown 1743, 1750, 1752; moved to Colchester, CT.