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From: "Myra` Herron" <>
Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 10:24:28 -0600
References: <9D4644E559F5C3478619CA2DDC73277B0C3789F1@na1ecm56.dearborn.ford.com>


Thanks. Hopefully, one of these contacts will turn out to be a relative and maybe point the way to ancestors. I appreciate all your efforts. Seems my name has really stirred up some thinking this week!

Myra Herron
----- Original Message -----
From: Knuth, Michael (L.M.)<mailto:>
To: <mailto:>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History


There was a David Herron, Jr. (linebacker)named co-captain of Michigan
State University football team this day in the Detroit Free Press, Page
3, Section D. I am sure you could link to MSU's site and learn his home
town, etc. Just a thought. Was also a Dieter Herron who played
football at Michigan and later with the New England Patriots. He is now
a sheriff's deputy in Ann Arbor.

-----Original Message-----
From: Myra` Herron [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 9:56 AM
To: <mailto:>
Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History

Wow, I had no idea there were that many other Herrons in the MI area.
Thanks for the input. I'll be taking a look to see what is going on.
I'm betting the farm that we're related somehow, far back in the past,
but if I can get a connection, then maybe I can beat down that brick
wall of my ancestors.

Thanks MUCH for your tip.

Myra Herron
----- Original Message -----
From: Frederick Kull<mailto:<mailto:>>
To: <mailto:<mailto:<mailto:>>
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [MI-Genealogy] Our Name in History


Myra:
In the www.saginawlibrary.org<http://www.saginawlibrary.org/<http://www.saginawlibrary.org<http://www.saginawlibrary.org/>>; site
under Genealogy, Obituaries I found 13
Herrons. It is worth a look.
Fred
----- Original Message -----
From: "Myra` Herron" <<mailto:<mailto:<mailto:>>>
To: <<mailto:<mailto:<mailto:>>>
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:
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> To:
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> 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:<mailto:<mailto:<mailto:<mailto:>
m<mailto:<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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