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Nero Harrington

HARRINGTON, MURRY, COOPER, THATCHER, KLOTZ, BIDWELL, MUNSEY, EDWARDS, BLACK

Posted By: Volunteer - Rich Lowe
Date: 1/12/2002 at 07:32:43

Nero Harrington

Few people have seen and experienced more of frontier life on the plains and on the Pacific coast than the venerable subject of this sketch and his estimable wife.

Mr. Harrington was born in Ohio, September 1, 1820. His father, Giles Harrington, was a native of Connecticut, and his mother, Ann Murry, was born in Vermont They reared a family of ten children, of whom. Nero is next to the youngest and the only living member. They were among the earliest settlers of Gallia County, Ohio, and lived there till 1842. At that time they located in Missouri, where the father died the following year.

At the age of twenty-one Mr. Harrington left home and that year (1841) married Miss Charlotte Cooper, a native of Washington County, Maryland, born May 17, 1820. Her father, Cunningham Cooper, a farmer by occupation, removed from Maryland to Ohio in 1827, becoming one of the pioneers of the Buckeye State. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Harrington lived in Kentucky about six months. In 1842 they removed to Iowa and located in Van Buren County, where they made their home for fifteen years. In 1857 they started across the plains to California with their family of seven children, making the journey with an ox team and being six months en route. They located in Shasta County. There they lived for twenty-eight years, reared a large family, developed a comfortable home and accumulated some property. In 1885 he sold his real-estate interests and for a short time lived in the town of Red Bluff, then six years in Arizona, and from there he came to Kern County and located in the Tehachapi valley. Four miles front the village of Tehachapi he owns eighty acres of well-improved land and a comfortable home. He and his wife have ten children, forty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, all occupying honorable and prosperous positions in life. The following is a record of their children's names and dates of birth: Catharine, wife of Ezekiel Thatcher of Shasta County, was born December 28, 1842; Cunningham, born May 26, 1843, lives in Arizona; George W., April 26, 1845, a farmer of Humboldt County, California, Clemens, December 22, 1847, became the wife of John Klotz, and is now deceased; Mary A., August 17, 1851, is Dow Mrs. Bidwell of Shasta; Rhoda A., April 4, 1853, is the wife of G. W. Munsey of Tehachapi; Morgan, October 4, 1955, resides in Shasta County; Cinderella, September 4, 1857, is the wife of A. H. Edwards of Shasta valley, California; Stephen T., February 26, 1860. resides at Reno, Nevada; and Charlotte is now Mrs. W. Black of Tehachapi.

Transcribed from the 1892 book, "A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California," from Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois.

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