Harrington, John

Flourished: 1832 Fayette County, Illinois

From April to August of 1832, Harrington served consecutively with four different militia companies fighting the Black Hawk War; in two of those companies, he served alongside Abraham Lincoln.

Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Muster Roll of Captain Elijah Iles’ Company of Mounted Volunteers; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:207-8, 227-28, 421, 545.