Alexander Harrington was born in New York in 1836 to Stephen and Sally Harrington. He lived in Utica when he was young, but later went on to live briefly in Warren County, PA and then in Chautauqua County, NY for the rest of his life. Alexander married Roxanna Waite, and they had 12 children. Alexander remarried to Rilla Harriston 7 years after Roxanna died. Alexander had several different jobs in his lifetime before retiring. He is last known to be living with his son, William, in 1920.

Alexander Harrington was born in March 1836 in New York to Stephen and Sally (Brown) Harrington. Alexander was living in New York with his parents in 1850. In the early 1850s, Alexander married Roxanna Ann Waite, daughter of Edward Waite and Eliza Ann Putnam, in the 1850s. Sometime after their marriage, they went and lived in Sheffield, Warren County, Pennsylvania, according to the 1860 census. He worked as a Sawyer. In 1870, his family was living in Carroll, Chautauqua County, New York where he worked as a farmer. Alexander worked in a brickyard and lived in Poland, Chautauqua County, New York around 1880. In 1885, his wife, Roxy, died. In about 1892, Alexander remarried to Reilla Harriston. In 1900, they were living in Charlotte, Chautauqua County, New York and Alexander worked as a day laborer. The census data mistakenly says that his parents were born in Vermont. In 1910, Alexander was a teamster, and he lived in Ellicott, Chautauqua County, New York. The census data states that his parents were born in New York.

There is an "A. Harrington" mentioned in the obituary of Joshua Pickard (his brother in-law) saying that he attended the funeral in 1915. This could be the same Alexander Harrington. In 1920, Alexander, a widower, is living with his son, William Daniel Harrington in Portville, Cattaraugus County, New York. His occupation is specified as "none." Death information is unknown, except that he is mentioned in book records as being buried in Levant Cemetery in Poland, Chautauqua County, New York. The same lot also lists his sons William and Jack, as well as his grandson Sherrill, and an Elva Harrington. Further information on his second wife, Rilla, is unknown.


Offspring of Alexander Harrington and Roxy Ann Waite (1840-1885)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Allen Harrington (1856-1856) 28 January 1856 New York, United States 1856
Warren V. Harrington (1858-1931) February 1857 New York, United States 1931 Clara Wyman (c1859-1937)

Viola Ruth Harrington (1859-1945) 10 December 1859 New York, United States 5 September 1945 Chautauqua County, New York, United States Austin John Stafford (1854-1934)

Cora E. Harrington (1861-1940) 1861 New York, United States 21 October 1940 United States Lynn Chase (?-?)
Ephraim Simmons (1862-1946)

Esther Harrington (1863-?) 1863 New York, United States
Denzel M. Harrington (1864-1942) 2 February 1864 New York, United States 28 February 1942 United States Hannah Unknown (1871-?)

Mae M. Harrington (1865-1932) 1865 New York, United States 1932 Frank Blackmar (?-?)

Eva E. Harrington (1867-1955) 1867 New York, United States 1955 Lawrence Tubbs (?-?)

William Daniel Harrington (1872-1960) February 1872 Poland, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 7 June 1960 Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, United States Emma Gertrude Wheeler (1867-1929)

Mary E. Harrington (1874-1941) 1874 New York, United States 24 June 1941 Frank W. Blackmar (1863-1956)

Bessie Harrington (1882-?) 3 July 1882 New York, United States



  1. 1850 United States Federal Census, Utica, Oneida County, New York.
  2. 1860 United States Federal Census, Sheffield, Warren County, Pennsylvania.
  3. 1870 United States Federal Census, Carroll, Chautauqua County, New York.
  4. 1880 United States Federal Census, Poland, Chautauqua County, New York.
  5. 1900 United States Federal Census, Charlotte, Chautauqua County, New York.
  6. 1910 United States Federal Census, Ellicott, Chautauqua County, New York.
  7. 1920 United States Federal Census, Portville, Cattaraugus County, New York.
  8. Levant Cemetery Records

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