Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Stephen Harrington and Sarah Ann Brown

Here we go. Stephen Harrington and Sarah Ann Brown are my 4th Great Grandparents.

Problem: I do not know who their parents are.

Stephen Harrington
born April 29, 1806 in Rensselaer County, New York, USA
died March 21, 1892 in Chautauqua County, New York, USA
burial Fluvanna Cemetery
Parents: UNKNOWN
Sarah Ann "Sally" (Brown) Harrington
born April 20, 1804 in Rhode Island, USA (or New York)
died March 31, 1869 in Carroll, Chautauqua, New York, USA
burial Fluvanna Cemetery
Parents: UNKNOWN
Then there is this Susanna Harrington in the same cemetery.

Susanna Harrington Hoard
born June 16, 1764
died June 6, 1848 in Fluvanna, Chautauqua, New York, USA
burial Fluvanna Cemetery
married to Samuel Hoard

Question: Is Susanna Harrington Hoard related to Stephen Harrington (1806-1892)?
 - She is buried in the same cemetery as Stephen Harrington (1806-1892)
 - Stephen Harrington (1806-1892) had a daughter named Susanna
 - Susanna had a BROTHER in Cattaraugus County, New York named Stephen Harrington (name runs in family?)

Susanna was married to Samuel Hoard

Samuel Hoard
born February 25, 1758 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
died June 16, 1848 in Fluvanna, Chautauqua, New York, USA
burial Fluvanna Cemetery
Parents: Samuel Hoard and Martha Cole

Samuel's 1st marriage was to Lucy Gates

Susanna's brother?

Stephen Harrington of Cattaraugus County, New York
born c 1792 in New York
living in Cattaraugus Co., NY in 1850

Question: Is he Susanna's brother?
 - 28 year difference makes it doubtful
 - he does live in Cattaraugus Co., NY at the time of the probate
 - he lives near Samuel Hoard, Jr. (son of Samuel and Lucy, above)

Sarah Brown Harrington's father?

Alexander Brown
born 1770 in Rhode Island
died 1843 in Fluvanna, Chautauqua, New York, USA
burial Fluvanna Cemetery

Question: Is Alexander Brown the father of Sarah Ann Brown (1804-1869)? - He would have been 34 when Sarah was born
 - He is buried at the same cemetery
 - One of Sarah's sons is Alexander Harrington (1835-1920) (name runs in family?)
 - His son is Alexander Brown, Jr., who married Lucy Hoard, daughter of Samuel Hoard and Lucy Gates (see above)
 - He was born in Rhode Island (where Sarah was probably born)
 - His son Alexander Jr. was born in Rensselaer Co., NY (same county as Stephen Harrington (1806-1892)
 - Seemingly same migration pattern in the early 19th century.

I still cannot find anything definite. But I think Alexander Brown is the father of Sally Brown Harrington. But I don't really know.