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From: "Frederick Kull" <>
Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 12:31:57 -0400
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Myra:
In the www.saginawlibrary.org site under Genealogy, Obituaries I found 13
Herrons. It is worth a look.
Fred
----- Original Message -----
From: "Myra` Herron" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History


> I'll do a little searching and see if I can find anyone by that name. I
> think the possibility of my great grandfather's father going there is
> pretty good, after wife #1 died. I found a Patrick Herron living there in
> a census after 1850 (can't remember which one, perhaps the 1880 one) and
> thought it might be a match. I'll do a little snooping and see what I can
> come up with. Thanks for the tip.
>
> Myra Herron
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <mailto:>
> To: <mailto:>
> Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 11:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History
>
>
>
> Myra,
>
> I don't know if you are aware or not, but there was also (might still be)
> a
> Herron family living in Vermilion, Ohio. I remember there was a teacher
> by
> that name, but am not sure what her first name was.......might be
> Cathy?????
> This would be in the 1980s.
>
> Shelly Clipson-Shock
> Powhatan, VA
>
> In a message dated 8/18/2006 6:01:25 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> <mailto:> writes:
>
> 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
>
>
>
>
>
>
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