|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1842|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1917|
Almina "Minnie" was born to Philetus Jackson of New York (1815 - 1862) and Mary Jane Bellows Jackson (1819 - 1901). She married Benjamin Harrington Jr of New York (1834 - 1893) on July 3, 1856 in Chicago Illinois at age 13. Children include Charles, Seth, Philetus, Adelbert (Bert), William Everette, Benjamin, Frank, Ira Phillip, Anna, Fred, Ida, Arthur, and Addie (Ada).
Minnie was living the frontier life in Brown Co, Minnesota with her family when they became victims of the Dakota Indian Uprising of 1862 near New Ulm. Accounts from family and also the book "A History of the Great Massacre by the Sioux Indians in Minnesota, Including the Narratives of Many Who Escaped" by Bryant and Murch document the story. In the book she is referred to as Mrs. Harrington. Her Father Philetus was shot and killed trying to escape with his wife and son (her mother and brother that did make it to safety). Apparently at this time her husband Benjamin was out of town and she set out with her two children, a Mrs Hill, and another neighbor. They were fired upon and a bullet passed through Almina's shoulder and the little hand of her baby she was carrying. They made it to some bushes but with her baby crying they thought it best to split up and Mrs Hill made it to safety with Almina's oldest child.
Almina wandered 8 days in the wilderness without food, ill and wounded with her wounded baby. She eventually found safety at a camp where she was nearly shot at again. She was reunited with her family but sadly her baby did eventually die of its wounds.
Later in her life her family would account to the fact that she had been so traumatized by these events that she could not ever again speak of it.
She and her husband eventually returned to the area to rebuild their lives and had many more children. Her mother and brother moved to Oregon. She outlived Benjamin and eventually joined them in Oregon living out her life there.
Mary Jane Bellows Jackson (1819 - 1907)
Philetus Jackson Harrington (1858 - 1930)*
William Everett Harrington (1872 - 1939)*
Ira P Harrington (1873 - 1934)*
Arthur M Harrington (1885 - 1963)*
Ada H Wooley (1886 - 1957)*
Almina C Jackson Harrington (1842 - 1917)
Philip E Jackson (1845 - 1931)*
Plot: lot 438, row 10, space 5
Maintained by: AHastin
Originally Created by: Tony Larson
Record added: Sep 28, 2008
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