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Benjamin Herring
Male 1740 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Birth  Abt Before 1740 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I1  Herring Family of Callaway County, Missouri
    Last Modified  20 Oct 2010 
    >1. George Herring,   b. Bef 1765, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. possibly April 18, 1845
    >2. Benjamin Herring,   b. Between 1766 and 1775, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1838, , Callaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Oct 2010 
    Family ID  F14348842  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
    • My 4th and 5th great grandfather.
      I am descended through two of his sons, and three of his grandsons.

      This is my "brick wall".
      Family stories always said that the original Herring family was from England, that was always consistant. One version has brothers coming to America and first being in Maine, then moving to Virginia. Another version has them starting out in Virginia. All seem to start with 3 brothers coming to America and then splitting up and going their seperate ways. I have found no concrete evidence of any of this. There were several Herring families in Virginia in the 1700's. We undoubtedy are linked to one of them, until I can find a Herring descendant who will do a DNA test, I doubt I can determine which Herring line we are linked to. There is a thought that we might be from the Herring family that included Abraham Lincoln's grandmother, Bathsheba Herring. Again, no proof found.

      Contrary to the handwritten note by Dolor Herring stating that Benjamin Herring named his first son George Washington Herring after the Revolutionary War, I believe that Benjamin's son was born between 1760 and 1765 (before the war) and was named George Herring (without the Washington). It was this son George, who married Elizabeth Closby and named his first son George Washington Herring. I believe that Dolor Herring inadvertently left out one generation of George Herrings. I know that Elizabeth Closby was married to this son, George Herring, and was the mother of George Washington Herring, born in 1794. The marriage of George Herring and Elizabeth Closby is documented by the marriage book and by the Pioneers of Callaway Co., Missouri book.

      Also, the name Benjamin is not proven. Dolor Herring wrote that Benjamin was his name, but he may have been named John Benjamin Herring.

      b abt 1740 or before

      Revolutionary War veteran

      Revolutionary War soldier. Served with Washington, named first born after his General, per DWH letter

      After the war he received a grand of land by the side of the Thomas Jefferson estate at Charlottesville VA, per DWH letter

      Given grant of land for war service near Jefferson estate at Charlottesville VA after the war,

      War service has not been proven yet.