Biography of Andrew B. Harrington

Harrington, Andrew B., Alexander, N. Y.. was born in a log house one mile west of Linden, Genesee county, N. Y. October 13. 1844. His grandparents, Ezekiel E. and Lydia E (Cotton) Harrington, came from New Hampshire to the Holland purchase in Genesee county in a covered wagon (called a schooner), drawn by a yoke of oxen, in the year 1814. They had a family of eight children, three girls and five boys. Andrew B. Harrington is the youngest son of Daniel and Sarepta (Hill) Har. rington. and until he reached his seventeenth year passed his life much as the sons of farmers generally do, in tilling the soil and going to school. When the Civil war began young Andrew, rep1ete with patriotism, ran away from home and enlisted in the 24th N. Y. Cavalry, in the Army of the Potomac. He participated in twenty-four hard fought battles and served his country faithfully until the surrender of General Lee, April 9, 1865. While at home on a furlough, September 2, 1864. he married Adell, daughter of William R. and Christiana (Jones) Perkins; they have three children: Eugene W., an attorney-at-law in Buffalo; Clara Bell. who lives at home; and Daniel, who is station agent at Red Creek. Monroe county, N. Y., for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Mr. Harrington has resided in the village of Alexander since 1871. Politically he is a staunch Republican, and has been deputy sheriff of Geneseé county for twenty consecutive years, with the exception of one term; and has been president of the village for the last four years Mr. Harrington is a notary public and an agent for different fire, accident and life insurance companies. In arriving at conclusions on any question he advances cautiously and by a process of sound reasoning, and when his judgment is once formed, nothing less nor more will induce him to change it than a similar process of ratiocination. He is frank and generous in character and affable in manner, and has many personal friends wherever he is known.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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