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From: Tucky Sancibrian <>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 19:27:59 -0400

I thought, as I had time, I would begin to post some of the biographical
sketches from the Historical Souvenir of Barre, Vermont - 1894.


Nathan HARRINGTON, with his wife, Elizabeth (DAVIS) Harrington, and two
sons, Silas and Lawason Harrington, came to Barre from Holden, Mass., about
1791 and settled on Millstone Hill. Five children were born to them after
they came to Barre, viz.: Betsy, born in 1791; Joseph Davis, born in 1793;
Polly, born in 1795; Catharine, born in 1798 and Samuel, born in 1800.
Silas went to sea and never returned to Barre.

Lawson married Elizabeth R. McCLENATHAN of Massachusetts, and died in 1832
leaving four children. Betsy married Roswell WATERS, and they had three

Joseph Davis married Catharine PARKER, and their five children were Hiram
Bingham, Sarah, Ira Parker, George Washington and jennette. Hiram B. died
in Barre. Sarah married Lyman BLANCHARD, by whom she had two children.

Ira Parker HARRINGTON, was born in Barre, October 26, 1824. At an early
age he began farming on his father's farm, located on the Millstone Hill,
which avocation he followed until 1848, when he began cutting granite for
himself on his farm. He had previously been employed at this trade by
Flagg ABBOTT, and many of the early day monuments were samples of his
handiwork. Although there had been several nice monuments cut in Barre
previous to his opening a quarry, the work developed rapidly after he
started in business. he was prominent in public affairs, having been
Selectman for several years, besides holding various other town offices.
He was a man of superior business ability and intelligence, a quick reader
of character, and firm in his convictions. he died May 18, 1882, leaving
one daughter, now Mrs. Herbert CHENEY of Barre.

George W. married Martha A. WALKER, and their two children are Dean, now
located in Plainview, Minn., and Frank, whose home is in Dakota. George W.
died at Plainview, Ill. (?), August 10, 1891.

Polly married Robert MORSE of Barre, and they had three children.

Catharine married Samuel WOODWARD, and left one daughter.

Samuel was married December 5, 1832 to Rebecca BROWNING, of Barre, and for
many years was landlord of the hotel at South Barre, which is now occupied
by his descendants. When the Central Vermont Railroad came through the
Stte, it changed the course of travel, and the hotel was changed to a
dwelling house, and has since remained the same. There were four children
born of this marriage - Ardelia, now living in the old home at South Barre;
Elvira married Charles A. SCOTT, and they have four children; Marcia died
when an infant, and Nathan, the youngest, married Margaret CAHILL of
Moretown, November 23, 1869. She died February 29, 1892, leaving two
daughters -- Ellen A. and Kate E. He now resides with his maiden sister in
South Barre.

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