Herron Family

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History of Adams County, Illinois; Murray, Williamson and Phelps
page 870

Herron H. Laborer; P.O. Keokuk Junctin


Herron John, farmer; sec. 30; P.O. Keokuk Junc.


Herron, S.T., farmer and stock shipper; Sec. 10; P.O. La Prairie (son of William and Margaret Herron); was born in Washington county, Ind. July 30, 1825, and came to
this county, March, 1856; has 208 acres of land, valued at $10,400; married Henrietta Beckett, March 6, 1856; born in Clark county, Ind., Dec. 10, 1829.

Seven living children: Laura A., born May 18, 1857 (died Aug. 6, 1864); John W., born
April 30, 1859, Cornelius H., Feb. 18, 1861; Sarah M., April 11, 1863; Martha T. and James C., born Nov. 26, 1864; Charles E., June 13, 1868; Mary E., Feb. 14, 1872.

William Herron emigrated from Nelson county, Ky., to Beardstown; thence to Washington county, Ind where he raised a family of ten children; thence to Clark county, Ind., where he died at the age of 76. Mrs. Herron died at the age of 66.

S. T. Herrons' grandfather was a native of Ireland; was one of the first settlers in Kentucky; was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and served eight years. His grandmother was a descendant of the Scotch; when she was eighty years old she could walk three miles. His father came to Indiana a poor man, accumulated a good property; was Captain of the militia, and held the office of Justice of the Peace for years. The subject of this sketch is one of the leading shippers of stock in the county. In 1876 he shipped Smith & Farlow of Quincy, $50,000 worth of hogs; came to the county in limited circumstances but by industry and economy he made himself and family a pleasant home, and is one of the live men of the township.

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