Who are the parents of Joseph Harrington ?

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Joseph Harrington, born (maybe Oxford county) Ontario between 1801 and 1806.  Married Mary Gee who was born in USA (maybe Vermont) about 1806.  Marriage about 1830.  They lived in Wallaceburg, Kent, Ontario area and Detroit, Michigan area.  He was a carpenter. Children: Henrietta, Floretta, Walter B., Douglas, and others(?) Henrietta and Floretta both married MacDougall family men.  Who were Joseph's parents ?(and also would love to know more about wife Mary "Polly" Gee's family too)  Thanks!  Jo W G
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by Lance Martin G2G6 Pilot (125k points)
Perhaps Herrington is a common alternate spelling for this family?
Yes, I have seen the alternate spelling too.  I think it depended upon who was the person doing the writing.  We believe they were originially from Ireland and ended up in the USA by entering Canada, and gradually many of them moving.  They were quite close to Detroit and had family there.  Thanks for creating the page and attaching the sources!  Jo W G

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