Rebecca HARRINGTON

Rebecca HARRINGTON

Female 1751 - 1834

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  • Name  Rebecca HARRINGTON 
    Born  17 Feb 1751 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  6 Mar 1834  Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I127  Munro
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2002 

    Father  Jonathan HARRINGTON,   b. Abt 1721,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F18940  Group Sheet

    Family  Capt. Edmund MUNROE,   b. 2 Feb 1736, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1778, Monmouth, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Aug 1768  [1
    Children 
     1. Lydia MUNROE,   b. 17 Sep 1769, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1770
    >2. Rebecca MUNROE,   b. 27 Jun 1771, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1848, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Pamelia MUNROE,   b. 20 Sep 1773, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1849
     4. Edmund MUNROE,   b. 13 Oct 1775, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1854, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Abigail MUNROE,   b. 6 Dec 1777, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1838, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F64  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Rebecca was the daughter of Jonathan and Abigail Harrington, and the sister of Jonathan Harrington, who died in 1854, the last survivor of the battle of Lexington.

      When her husband was killed at the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, she was just 27 years old with four children ages nine to three years old. The young fatherless family moved to West Cambridge, Massachusetts.

      Honorable mention was made of her in an obituary notice in the Boston Daily Advertiser of 11 Apr 1834, a part of which reads as follows: "The worthy lady who is the subject of this notice, with other families in Lexington, fled on the 19th of April, 1775 with their children, to the woods, while their husbands were engaged with the enemy, and their houses were sacked or involved in flames. Her husband was killed at Monmouth in New Jersey, 28 Jun 1778. On his bereaved partner, in the midst of discouragement, sorrows, and the privations of the times, devolved the task of rearing an infant family. The long life of this venerable lady was a pattern of domestic duties and virtue."

      Although entitled to a pension, Rebecca refused it saying that her husband only did his duty.

      References:

      (1) "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Mass. Munroes" by R. S. Munroe,
      2nd ed. - Florence, Massachusetts (1986) - 13-31 - p. 46, 48

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 589 (Reliability: 3).