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From: "Connie Scott" <>
Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 16:15:58 -0400
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Thanks--I didn't think it was a connection but thought I'd check.
----- Original Message -----
From: "susan" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History


> Hi,
> I do not think your family is part of mine, thanks for getting back with
> me. Sue
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Myra` Herron" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 6:00 PM
> Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History
>
>
>> Wellllll, we're not sure. Our progenitor, George Colburn Herron, had
>> been born in Albany, NY, and had run away from home. It's a long story,
>> but I believe that I found his parents and family there. They would be:
>> Patrick Herrin, age 42, wife Ann (family story has her name as Mary Ann,
>> a Pennsylvania Dutch), age 32, Hellen 15, Charles 14, James 11, GEORGE 6,
>> John 3 and Sarah 1. I've never found them again except for in the 1850
>> NY census.
>>
>> That census would have George as being born in about 1844. When he got
>> to Michigan, he was saying his birth date was August 23, 1836, which
>> would make him a full 8 years older. However, the family story was that
>> George's mother died when he was young, and that all the children that
>> were there were farmed out, and George was apprenticed out. It was so
>> awful that he ran away to Canada. It's not known if he had relatives
>> there, or had help getting there, etc. He ended up living with a family
>> named Mino. He married a young lady in the area, Catherine Link, who had
>> emigrated from Germany with her family. (I believe that he claimed the
>> birth date he did to insure that he was assumed to be older than she was.
>> He married Catherine in about 1860, we believe. He hid himself well
>> those days. We've never found their marriage records anywhere. Nor the
>> birth records of their first 2 children, who were born in Port Huron, MI.
>> If he married Catherine in 1860, before the birth of!
>> their first child, it could have been as late as November of 1861.
>>
>> All his relatives that he ever talked about were his descendants. He did
>> talk about his parents, and gave their names, and said that there were 6
>> children in the family. The ONLY family I have ever found that had a
>> Patrick and Mary Ann (Ann) and 6 children with one of them named George
>> is the family in Albany in 1850.
>>
>> Having said all that, I do have to admit that I did find a Patrick Herrin
>> in Sandusky Ohio in the 1880 census. He was about the right age, and
>> remember, wife #1 was dead. This wife was age 50 to his 70, and they had
>> 2 children, Ellan age 22, and Patrick 20, both born in Illinois. There
>> were other Herron/Herrin people in Illinois earlier, so I would almost
>> assume that they may well have been related. It's NOT a common name.
>> The spelling doesn't mean much, however. Enumerators have been known to
>> be pretty creative in spelling names back then, believe me.
>>
>> So, I guess the answer is 'I don't know.' I'm still almost convinced
>> that he ran away at such a young age that he didn't actually remember
>> many things correctly. Or lied about them. So, I may never be able to
>> define who he is actually descended from and related to, unfortunately.
>> Sorry for such a long "I don't know" answer, but in our case, it's kind
>> of complicated.
>>
>> Myra Herron
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: susan<mailto:>
>> To: <mailto:>
>> Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 3:15 PM
>> Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History
>>
>>
>> Hi, I am interested in the Herron name. I am interested in a Katie
>> Herron
>> born in Indiana 1858, that married Lexington Charles Fremont Smith born
>> Rolling Prairie, Indiana 1859. Any relation to you? Thanks for any
>> information. Sue Hunt
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Myra` Herron" <<mailto:>>
>> To: <<mailto:>>
>> Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 1:01 PM
>> Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History
>>
>>
>> > Absolutely on the mark. Last November, I had the overpowering urge to
>> > share what I had and what I thought was out there, and started a
>> family
>> > newsletter. It was for the Herron family, but I have been blessed
>> with so
>> > many other names in the family (and there are now so very few
>> Herrons!)
>> > that I am sending out this little paper each month to over 75
>> addresses,
>> > both snail mail and email. And I have gotten one of our family
>> historians
>> > to help me each month. She says that my newsletter reactivated her
>> > interest in history and genealogy and we're off and running each
>> month.
>> > We've never had this much fun before! She and I are both in our 60's,
>> but
>> > our readers are aged from their teens to their 90's, and each month, I
>> get
>> > more requests for adding new addresses to mail to.
>> >
>> > We've discovered tons of information and pictures, and now are sharing
>> it
>> > all with all these wonderful people out there. We discovered the name
>> and
>> > history of the shadowy man who married the widow of our Herron
>> progenitor,
>> > and found out that great grandma threw him out of her house after a
>> very
>> > short marriage. We've had such fun, I can only say that I encourage
>> > anyone out there to take up a pencil or grab the keyboard, and start
>> > writing something, anything! Some day, it will be truly appreciated.
>> > Believe me! I regret each day that I can't ask my mom and dad things
>> I'd
>> > love to hear about today. But, I'm trying to do my best to share what
>> I
>> > do know and have so that others in the family will have it in their
>> heads
>> > and hands when I'm gone.
>> >
>> > Myra Herron
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Dee Sager<mailto:<mailto:>>
>> > To:
>> <mailto:<mailto:<mailto:>>
>> > Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 10:50 AM
>> > Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History
>> >
>> >
>> > I think we have all been well advised to stay clear of ads like this.
>> I
>> > was
>> > really hoping that it would be worth while. Like everyone else, I
>> want
>> > as
>> > much info on my family as I can find.
>> >
>> > A question/idea for you:
>> > I was born and raised in Michigan, living in three different cities;
>> > spent
>> > 8 months in Indianapolis; 9 years in California; 5 years back in
>> > Michigan; 5
>> > years in Colorado; 9 years in Arizona, and now have been 12 years in
>> > Missouri. Does YOUR family know where you have been and what you
>> have
>> > done
>> > throughout YOUR lifetime?? What events in YOUR lifetime have been
>> > special
>> > to YOU in a negative OR positive way? What family stories do YOU
>> know
>> > that
>> > future generations would love to hear about?
>> >
>> > I would love to have anything written about or by my great grand
>> parents
>> > or
>> > even my grandparents. Now that my parents are gone, I'm finding out
>> > things
>> > I never knew about them. My mother didn't think there was anything
>> > interesting about her life. There was! My mother-in-law didn't
>> think
>> > she
>> > was creative in any way. Yet, she hand-made children's quilts and
>> gave
>> > them
>> > away to an organization that gave them to safe houses for kids and
>> > mother's
>> > that came from broken homes (usually domestic violence). Never have
>> I
>> > seen
>> > quilts with colors put together so beautifully as she did. WHAT'S
>> > SPECIAL
>> > ABOUT YOU!! Save it now for future generations. In YOUR words, in
>> YOUR
>> > way.
>> >
>> > Dee Sager
>> >
>> > P.S. I have a neice who operates a freight train engine for Dow
>> Chemical.
>> > I
>> > find that fascinating! Although it's just a job to her, others find
>> it
>> > interesting.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From:
>> <<mailto:<mailto:<mailto:>>>
>> > To:
>> <<mailto:<mailto:<mailto:>>>
>> > Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 9:13 AM
>> > Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History
>> >
>> >
>> > We have ordered a book like this in the past, and it is a waste of
>> > money.
>> > They take information from the public record and telephone books and
>> put
>> > it
>> > in
>> > a book.
>> >
>> > Mary Jacox
>> >
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