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John Marvin Harrington was born 1789 in Sandisfield, Berkshire Co., MA, and may have died December 18, 1863, in Ozaukee Co., WI, at age 84. He is the son of John Harrington of Groton, New London Co., CT, and Asenath Marvin born April 13, 1769, in Sharon Twp., Litchfield Co., CT.

Eliza "Betsey" Holloway was born about 1805 in New York, and died after 1880 in Unknown. She is the daughter of Unknown.

John Marvin Harrington and Eliza "Betsey" Holloway were married Unknown.

John Marvin Harrington and Eliza "Betsey" (Holloway) Harrington had at least seven children:

  1. Abigail Harrington: Born March 6, 1824, in Watkins Glen, Tompkins Co., NY; Died July 16, 1883, in Mill City, Douglas Co., OR (age 59). Buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR. Married (1) November 16, 1841, in New York to William Watson: Born about 1819 in Ireland; Died 1850-1855 in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY (about age 35). Married (2) March 28, 1855, at the residence of her father, John M. Harrington, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Orrin Abner Abbey Born January 14, 1815, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada; Died March 1, 1902, in Portland, Washington Co., OR (age 87). Buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR.
  2. Almira Harrington: Born February 1830 in New York; Died after 1900 in Unknown. Married January 3, 1849, in Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Virgil Lamb: Born about 1818 in New York; Died 1885-1886 in Idaho.
  3. Marvin Henry Harrington: Born February 12, 1831, in New York; Died October 16, 1906, in Solano Co., CA (age 74). Married about 1862 in Unknown to Mary E. Kelley: Born May, 1845, in Massachusetts; Died 1902 in Solano Co., CA (about age 57). Their daughter: Elizabeth "Bessie" Harrington: Born 1881 in Carson City, NV; Died Unknown. She married John Pettit: Born about 1874 in Ireland; Died Unknown. Their daughter is: Maisie Adeline Pettit: Born about 1900 in California; Died April 9, 1964, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. She married Fred Jacob Young: Born January 24, 1895, in California; Died February 16, 1991, in Contra Costa, CA (age 96).
  4. Amasa Harrington: Born June 10, 1832, in New York; Died October 14, 1918, at the home of his daughter, Cora, No. 34 Clover Street, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY (age 86). Buried in Range Four, lots 115 - 234 of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY. Married to Martha Swadling: Born December 24, 1834, in Sussex, England; Died November 28, 1895, in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY (age 60). Buried in Range Four, lots 115 - 234 of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.
  5. Lucretia Almira Harrington: Born March 6, 1836, in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY; Died October 27, 1898, in Woodstock, McHenry Co., IL, at age 62. Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock, McHenry Co., IL. Married May 31, 1858, in Kankakee Co., IL, to John Smith Pierce: Born July 18, 1818, in the Town of Lisle, Broome Co., NY; Died May 19, 1891, in Woodstock, McHenry Co., IL (age 72). Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock, McHenry Co., IL.
  6. Delos Harrington: Born about 1835 in New York; Died after 1850 in Unknown.
  7. Helen Harrington: Born February 17, 1846, in Michigan; Died April 15, 1920, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 74). Buried in Byron Cemetery, Byron, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Married 1867 in Wisconsin to Joseph Klock: Born February 4, 1846, in Montgomery Co., NY; Died June 21, 1922, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 78). Buried in Byron Cemetery, Byron, Fond du Lac Co., WI.



TIMELINE

John Marvin Harrington was born 1789 in Sandisfield, Berkshire Co., MA.

Eliza "Betsey" Holloway was born about 1805 in New York.

The 1847 Wisconsin Territorial Census shows J. M. Harrington with 5 Males and 3 Females is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living nearby are Jas. Watson with 1 Male and 3 Females.

Virgil Lamb and Almira Harrington were married January 3, 1849, in Fond du Lac Co., WI. Almira was the sister of Abigail (Harrington) Watson.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 15, 1850 shows John M. Harrington (age 62) born in Massachusetts, with real estate of $1,000 is a Farmer, and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Eliza Harrington (age 42) born in New York; Marvin Harrington (age 19) born in New York, a Farmer; Lucretia Harrington (age 14) born in New York; Amaza Harrington (age 16) born in New York, a Farmer; Delos Harrington (age 14) born in New York; Hellen Harrington (age 4) born in Michigan; Charles Bates (age 16) born in Michigan, a Farmer; and Hannah Cildri (age 17) born in Ireland.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 14, 1850 shows William Watson (age 40) born in Ireland with real estate of $150 is a Mason living in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. Living with him is Abigail Watson (age 25) born in New York. Also living there are four Watson children, all born in New York: Elizabeth Watson (age 8); Sarah Watson (age 6); Warren Watson (age 4); and Mary J. Watson (age 5/12).

William Watson died 1850-1855 in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY, at about age 35.

Orrin Abbey and Abigail (Harrington) Watson were married March 28, 1855, at the residence of her father, John M. Harrington, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.


Shown below is the Marriage Certificate for Orrin Abbey and Abigail Watson. This document was located by Leigh Larson when he visited the office of the Register of Deeds for Fond du Lac Co., WI on June 4, 2003. Please note that Orrin said under oath that he heard that his former wife was dead!


The 1855 Wisconsin State Census taken June 1, 1855, shows Orin Abley is living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. There are 3 Males and 2 Females. Living three houses away is Nathanael Gage with 4 Males and 4 Females. There was one foreign-born person among them.

The 1855 Wisconsin State Census taken June 1, 1855, shows John M. Harrington is living in Byron Twp., Dodge Co., WI. There are 2 Males and 3 Females.

Lovina Abbey was born March 24, 1857, in Wisconsin.

On December 4, 1858 Thomas Worthing sold by Warranty Deed to Orin Abbey at 10 am for $500 in N 1/2 NE 1/4 6.13.17 (Section 6, Lomira Township, Dodge Co.) that he purchased on February 20, 1854.

On December 4, 1858, Orin A. Cleeny sold by Warranty Deed to Michael Winter at 11 am for $400 in L 10, BC 18, in Horicon that he had purchased on January 12, 1857. This transaction was recorded adjacent to the Thomas Worthing transaction above, and the handwriting can easily be interpreted to be Orin A. Abbey. This is also the only place where Orrin's middle name is mentioned ("A.") which Leigh Larson has now assumed to represent "Orrin Abner Abbey".

According to the former Dodge County Title and Abstract Co., (now Guaranty Title Co.,) a land title company about the land records for Orrin Abbey in Lomira Township, Dodge Co., WI: The title company is the only resource for early land records because of an 1877 fire at the courthouse. For anyone following the Abbey line here it is: On February 20, 1854 Tom Worthington sold the N 1/2 of the NE 1/4  Section 6 Lomira Township, Dodge Co. WI to Orin Abbey.

On March 25, 1861 Orrin Abbey and his wife Abigail sold the parcel they had purchased on February 13, 1860, to Frank Lewis of Fond du Lac Co. for $1,300. 

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 26, 1860 shows J. M. Harrington (age 72) born in Massachusetts, and with personal property of $91 is a Physician, and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Eliza Harrington (age 53) born in New York; and Hellen Harrington (age 14) born in Michigan.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1860 shows Virgel Lamb (age 42) born in New York with real estate of $5,200 personal estate of $1,200 is a Farmer living in Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL. Living with him is Almira Lamb (age 31) born in New York. Also living there are: Frank Lamb (age 8) born in Illinois; John Lamb (age 5) born in Illinois; Lizzie Watson (age 17) born in New York; and Warran Watson (age 14) born in New York. A Domestic and a Servant also live in the household.

John Marvin Harrington may have died December 18, 1863, in Ozaukee Co., WI, at age 84.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1870  shows Joseph Clock (age 24) born in New York to New York-born parents with personal estate of $300 is a Farmer living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Helen Clock (age 24) born in Michigan to Massachusetts and New York-born parents, who is Keeping House; Argyl Clock (age 2) born in Wisconsin to New York and Michigan-born parents; and Eliza Harrington (age 65) born in New York to New York-born parents, who has No Occupation.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 11, 1870, shows Virgil Lamb (age 51) born in New York is a Farmer living in Lake Twp., Newton Co., IN. Living with him is Almira Lamb (age 41) born in New York, who is Keeping House. Also living there are: Frank Lamb (age 17) born in Illinois; and John M. Lamb (age 15) born in Illinois.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows Joseph Klock (age 34) born in New York with personal estate of $300 and no real estate is a Farmer and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Helen Klock (age 34) born in Wisconsin, who is Keeping House. Also living there is his son, Argyl Klock (age 12) born in Wisconsin; and his widowed mother-in-law, Eliza Harrington (age 72) born in New York, who is suffering from consumption.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows Virgil Lamb (age 61) born in New York to New York and Massachusetts-born parents is a Teamster living on Hays Street, City of Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory. Living with him is his wife, Almira Lamb (age 50) born in New York to New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there is his son: Eddie Lamb (age 8) born in Indiana to New York-born parents. John Lamb lives next door.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows John M. Lamb (age 24) born in Illinois to New York-born parents is a Clerk living on Hays Street, City of Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory. Living with him is his wife, Jennie Lamb (age 20) born in Missouri to Illinois and Kentucky-born parents, who is Keeping House.

In 1881 Margaret (Burrison) Abbey is living in Hamilton Twp., Ontario, Canada.

Abigail (Harrington) (Watson) Abbey died July 16, 1883, in Portland, Washington Co., OR, at age 59. Buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR.

Marriage: Argyl E. Klock, May 24, 1893, Fond du Lac Co., WI. to Mystie M. Parmatt

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 19, 1900, shows Almira Lamb (age 70) born February 1830 in New York to New York and Massachusetts-born parents with 3 of the 5 children born to her still alive is a widowed Farmer renting her farm and is living in Island Precinct, Blaine Co., ID. Living with her is an unmarried Hired Man: Thomas Porter (age 23) born March 1877 in Iowa to Indiana-born parents, who is a Farm Laborer.

Orrin Abbey died March 1, 1902 in Portland, Washington Co., OR at age 87. Buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR.


1847 TERRITORIAL CENSUS
BYRON TOWNSHIP

Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

 

The 1847 Wisconsin territorial census recorded heads of household, number of males, number of females, and total individuals in the household on December 1, 1847. The census taker for Waupun Township was Morgan L. Noble, although Fond du Lac County census results were returned to the Secretary of the Territory by S. S. N. Fuller, who signed as census taker. For the town of Byron, totals of 371 males and 280 females were submitted to the Secretary. The numbers are written on the bottom of page 22 of the Fond du Lac census and repeated on Fuller's summary sheet, so presumably they represent his calculations. However, the actual sums of pages 18 through 22 are 371 and 281 respectively. Microfilm of the original records is available at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin library (Call No. 1847-1). As illustrated, the records were hand written and in many cases are open to interpretation. An attempt is made to record entries as written, even when an entry is apparently in error. In cases where names are exceptionally difficult to read, an (?) marker is inserted. Entries are offered in the order in which they were recorded, because the census-taking sequence provides clues about where individuals actually lived.

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HEADS OF FAMILIES OR PRINCIPAL PERSONS WHITE MALES WHITE FEMALES MALES OF COLOR FEMALES OF COLOR TOTAL REMARKS
Warners, E. D. 5 4     9  
Beison (Balson?), H. S. 4 3     7  
Warner, Justice 1 2     3  
Banister (?), Naham (?) 2 2     4  
McKee (?), Owen 1 1     2  
Brown, C. B. 1 1     2  
Vaughn, D. C. 5 2     7  
Vaughn, J. M. 3 1     4  
Hendrich, J. N. 2 1     3  
Batchelor, Thos. 2 3     5  
Divers (?), M. 5 2     7  
Read, A. M. 2 2     4  
Batchelor, Mathew 3 3     6  
Watson, Jas. 1 3     4  
York (?), Francis 5 3     8  
Ellis, Lathrop 1 2     3  
Harrington (?), J. M. 5 3     8  
Simonds, M. 2 1     3  
Cane, J. 1 2     3  
Danger (?), M. 2 1     3  
Bowles, John 1 2     3  
Clemons, Henry 1 2     3  
Lett, Joseph 1 2     3  
Woldridge (?), Trueman 6 4     10  
Craig, Jas. 7 5     12  
Reynolds, J. C. 3 2     5  
Taylor, Levi 2 2     4  

James B. Watson was born August 23, 1859, in Fond du Lac Co., WI.

James Watson died November 20, 1860, in Fond du Lac Co., WI.


Genealogy com message board: 3/26/2003

My name is Julie Burrison Herrill and I am researching the Burrison family history. I do believe all of us Burrisons are some how related. I am presently working on the parents of John R. Burrison, B: 1787 Vermont, D:1864 Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. Married Polly Mary Johnson, B:1793 Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, D: in Canada. I can trace Polly Mary Johnson four more generations, to 1642 in New Jersey.

HISTORY: John R. moved to Canada, where He and Polly were married and their seven children were born, second of which was, my GG-Grandfather James Burrison. James Married Ann Bennie in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. They had the first six children of 11 in Canada, then then moved Grand Rapids, Mi where one more child was born, then they moved to Hinton, Mi where the next four children were born. My G-Grandfather James Wellington was the second born, He married Alice Adela Swett in Flint, Mi and had 3 children, second of which was my grandfather Oscar Earl, known as Earl. Earl moved to Montana with his Parents and siblings, where he farmed and family owned a resturant. He met my grandmother Nina McCampbell who was born in Rock Creek Montana. They had the first 2 of 5 children in Reed Pt, Montana. They moved to Long Beach California where the other 3 children were born, one of which is my father John Burrison.
 

Julie Ann Herrill
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Chino Valley, AZ 86323
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Re: John Burrison and Decendents

Posted by: Peter Johnson (ID *****9074)

Date: February 27, 2005 at 18:43:35

In Reply to: Re: John Burrison and Decendents by Luanne (Burrison) Terreberry

I am hoping to hear from all of the Burrison descendants here. I am descended from John Johnson 1791-1865 eldest brother of your Mary (Polly) Johnson Burrison. Children of James Johnson & Margaret Redner, a Loyalist link with NJ roots. My wife is actually descended from another of Polly's sisters, Nancy 1801. Your Polly was almost certainly born in Adolphustown ON. Family moved to Ameliasburgh Tp. Prince Edward Co by 1800, and she must have met Burrison there. Later the Burrisons are in Alnwick Tp. By the way, the Johnsons, Redners and other families arrived in Upper Canada in 1791.


James JOHNSON married Margaret REDNER of Franklin Tp. Bergen Co NJ c1790. She was the dau'r of Loyalist Henry REDNER Sr. JOHNSONS, REDNERS and others moved to Canada in 1791 settling by 1800 in Ameliasburgh Tp., Prince Edward Co. Later some of the JOHNSONS moved to Hope Tp, (then part of Durham Co ON). James JOHNSON died mid-1830s. Margaret born 1772 died c1851. James thought to be same one who served in Loyalist Reg't, King's Orange Rangers during Rev War. Recently it has been learned that he came to America from Ireland. Always seeking info on this family.