Captain John Herndon

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John M. Herndon

Birthplace: Spotsylvania County Viriginia
Death: Died in Scott County Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Herndon and Mary Herndon
Husband of Judith Herndon and Mary
Father of Charles Colson Herndon; Mary Colson Hicks; Sarah Emma Herndon; Edward Hampton Herndon; Patrick Henry Herndon and 3 others
Brother of Hannah Frazer; Edward Herndon; Thomas Herndon; William Herndon; Joseph Herndon and 5 others
Half brother of Joseph Herndon

Occupation: Captain in Revolutionary War
Managed by: Philip Dane Voss, Captain
Last Updated:

About Captain John Herndon

John Herndon enlisted in the Virginia Militia during the U.S. Revolutionary War from Frederick Co. Virginia on September 26, 1777. He was appointed as assistant Commissary by Wm. Green Munford D.C.G. Virginia Line. Later Served under the Quartermasteer General's Dept. with the rank of Captain under Wm. Finnie D.Q.M.G. The length of his service is not stated but he is reported on duty July 6, 1779. About 1845 his widow was granted a pension of $480.00 per annum and this was increased to $600.00 per annum. (See pension File #8925).

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Captain John Herndon's Timeline

January 16, 1756
Spotsylvania County Viriginia
December 11, 1783
Age 27
Spotsylvania Co., VA
June 2, 1787
Age 31
Spotsylvania County Viriginia
November 27, 1789
Age 33
Spotsylvania County Viriginia
September 10, 1792
Age 36
Spotsylvania County Virginia
January 13, 1796
Age 39
Rockbridge, VA, USA
March 1802
Age 46
Rockbridge County Virginia
March 14, 1805
Age 49
Rockbridge County Virginia
October 5, 1809
Age 53
Rockbridge County Virginia
February 13, 1812
Age 56
Scott County Kentucky