Just twenty-two years from the time when the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth - to wit - in the year 1642 - Robert Harrington, an Englishman by birth, came to Watertown, Massachusetts.<br><br>Mr. Bond, in his History of Watertown, written in 1860, (to which I am indebted for much valuable information), speaks of Robert Harrington as a probable kinsman of Thomas Hastings, one of the very earliest settlers of Massachusetts, and a freeman of Watertown. He says: "His name is the last on the list of proprietors made out in 1642-44. He then owned a homestall given him by Thomas Hastings. This gift renders it probable that he was a kinsman of Deacon Hastings." In 1649 he married Susanna George, who was born in 1632, and died July 6th, 1694. He died May 17th, 1707. On the 27th of May, 1663, Robert Harrington was admitted a freeman, and was thereafter chosen as selectman of Watertown for the years 1679, 81, 82, 83, 85, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, and the year 1700.