Biography of Giles Harrington
Madison County, NY Biographies





Harrington, Giles, was born in the old town of Lenox in that portion which is now the town of Lincoln, April 7, 1843, a son of Giles and Mary (Merrill) Harrington. His father, a farmer and a captain in the militia, was a native of Connecticut, but came to Madison county with his parents when an infant. His maternal grandfather Solomon Merrill, built one of the first frame houses at Merrillsville. Mr. Harrington was engaged in farming until he reached the age of thirty. In 1877 he came to Oneida and in 1880 established a livery business in the Eagle Hotel barns, removing to his present location in 1894. He is conducting the largest business of this class in Madison county. Mr. Harrington has held many positions of public trust; he has served as highway commissioner of the old town of Lenox, as overseer of the poor, assessor four years, chief of police one year; deputy sheriff of Madisoti county six years, and as trustee of the village several years. He is a member of Oneida Lodge, No. 270, F. & A. M., and Eumenia Lodge of Odd Fellows. He married in July, 1863, Lucinda J. Pierce, daughter of Darius Pierce of Augusta, Oneida county, N. Y., and of this union two sons survive: Fenton N., and Fred G., both associated with their father in the conduct of his business.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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