LTC Philander James Harrington

LTC Philander James Harrington

Birth
Chenango County, New York, USA
Death 22 Apr 1877 (aged 43)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec G Lot 34 N 1/2
Memorial ID 157793083 · View Source
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Philander was the son of Elisha Harrington and Lucy Goff. His maternal grandparents were Lott Harrington and Sylvia Sage. Philander married Emma L. Poole on 9 June 1870 in Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin.

In 1855 Philander was living in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York. He is listed in the State census as single and employed as a teacher.

According to Civil War Records, Philander was a resident of Iowa when he enlisted at the age of 28 on 7 August 1862. He enlisted as a Private. The Records further indicate that Philander was promoted to Full Sergeant Major on 3 October 1862. He was a member of Company B, Iowa 27th Infantry Regiment on 1 September 1862 and promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 25 April 1863. He mustered out on 10 March 1864.

Philander was commissioned an officer in Company B, United States Colored Troops, 57th Infantry Regiment on 10 March 1864 then promoted to Full Captain of the Fourth Arkansas Colored Infantry. He was promoted to Full Lt. Colonel on 1 May 1865. Philander mustered out on 24 August 1865, serving over 3 years in the United States Army.

The children of Philander J. Harrington and Emma Poole were:
1. Nellie L. Harrington (2 May 1862 at Galesburg, Illinois-
2. Charles Harvey Harrington (1872-1939)(Anne Williams)
3. Mabel E. Harrington (1873-1975) (William Coe Clark)
4. Phyllis A. Harrington (1876-1958)
5. Philander Harrington Jr. (1877-1877)

According to a written statement made by Emma Poole Harrington, in 1877 a minor child, Lucy Ellen age 15 years is residing with her. Philander Harrington Jr. was born 5 months after the death of his father and died at the age of about 2 months.

In the 1880 federal census for Detroit, Michigan, Nellie Harrington, age 18, is listed as the step daughter of Emma Harrington. Emma, her parents and children are residing at 185 4th Street, in Detroit.



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  • Added: 3 Feb 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 157793083
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Philander James Harrington (7 Jan 1834–22 Apr 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157793083, citing Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46930290) .