Margaret Read Herring (Smith)

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Margaret Read Herring (Smith)

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Daughter of Capt. John Smith and Margaret Smith
Wife of Alexander Herring
Mother of John Smith Herring; Alexander Herring; William Herring; Martha Davis Chrisman (Herring); Lt. Daniel Smith Herring and 3 others
Sister of Hon. Daniel Smith

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About Margaret Read Herring (Smith)

From Family Record, Written by Dr. Thomas Davis Parks of Elmwood, Missouri. Feb. 2nd, 1878

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mlwilson/parks.pdf

Margaret was married when quite young to Alexander Herring, and was the mother of a large and interesting family,

  • 1. John S.,
  • 2. Martha D.,
  • 3. William,
  • 4. Alexander,
  • 5. Daniel Smith,
  • 6. Margaret Stevenson,
  • 7. Rebecca, and
  • 8. Ann.

Margaret Herring was a most excellent woman, like her mother was a favorite among her relations. Having lived in her family, I can speak of her from personal knowledge. Although a cousin, she was to me a mother, her daughters, sisterly and her sons, brotherly. But they have almost all passed away.

In its first visitation to this country, cholera cut off the greater part of the family. John had previously died of malaria fever, contracted in the then marshy country west of the Tennessee, when he was engaged as commissioner of the State of Virginia in locating the lands of her continental soldiers.

Rebecca had died with some disease incidental to children.

Daniel entered West Point Academy in 1822, and in due time graduated. I think third in his class. He entered the army as Lieutenant, and died from disease contracted in the swamps of Florida during the Seminole War.

All of the Herring family in Ohio except the two youngest, Margaret Stevenson and Annie, were cut off by cholera in 1832 or ’33.

Martha married George Chrisman and remained in Virginia.

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Margaret Read Herring (Smith)'s Timeline

1777
1777
1793
1793
Age 16
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
1798
1798
Age 21
1804
1804
Age 27
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
1806
1806
Age 29
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
1808
1808
Age 31
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
1810
August 11, 1810
Age 33
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
1812
1812
Age 35
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
1814
1814
Age 37
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
1816
1816
Age 39
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States