Biography of Hezekiel Harrington
Grand Isle County, VT Biographies





Harrington, Hezekiah, of Connecticut, was thrice married. His first marriage was on October 1, 1793, to Prudence Kain, of Goshen, Conn.; his second was on October 18, 1807, to Sally Johnson, at Westfori, Vt.; and his third was on January 6, 1824, to Rachel Owen, at Perry, Licking county, O. His children were Giles, Barney, Nelson, Sally, Harvey, Sylvester, and George. Giles was born at Barkhamstead, Conn., April 22, 1801, and died at his farm at Silver Lake, near Au Sable Forks, N. Y., November 22, 1873, aged seventy two years and seven months. He married, December 24, 1825, Ploebe M. Dixson, of South Island, Vt., daughter of Thomas and Lydia Griffith Dixson, and his children were Henry, Armon, William A., Giles, Br., Hardy W., Edward F., Lee D., and Wyman C. His widow, Phoebe M., still survives him in East Alburgh at the age of eighty one. Giles Harrinton came to Alburgh in March, 1827, and opened a law office at Alburgh Center (then called Alburgh City), where he resided for many years. He later removed to East Alburgli, near Alburgh Springs, where he lived until his death. Mr. Harrington had been engaged in the practice of law as an attorney, principally in Franklin and Grand Isle counties, for about fifty years. He had an extensive practice, and was frequently consulted in doubtful eases, his knowledge of legal matters being clear and accurate, and his opinions on legal questions were regarded as sound and worthy of great consideration and respect. He was an honorable man always advising clients to settle their differences rather than engage in litigation. He was emphatically a peacemaker. A writer in the Montpelier Argus thus truthfully does justice to his general character as a citizen: "To the sterling virtues and incorruptible integrity of Giles Harrington, our pen cannot do justice. He was several times elected as representative from Alburgh to the state legislature, and was also state senator and judge of probate. At different times he was candidate for lieutenant governor, member of Congress, and also for presidential elector."

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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