Facts and Events
Alexander Herron was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 582.--28th February, 1749. Samuel Wilkins to Daniel Harrison. 190 acres near head of Cook's Creek. Delivered: Alexander Herron, March, 1762.
- Page 589.--1st March, 1749. Samuel Wilkins and Sarah (dower released 23rd May, 1750) to Alexander Herrin, 365 acres on Cook's Creek. Corner Danuel Harris (son?). Sarah, wife of Samuel, released dower. Delivered: Benjamin Kinley, January, 1754. Teste: William Lusk.
- Page 118.-- (undated, prob. bet. 1750-1751) - Samuel Wilkins of No. Ca., to Alexander Herring, 133 acres Cooks Creek of No. River Shanando. Delivered: Benj. Kinley, January, 1754. Teste: Robt. Rallstone, John Wilkins, Morgan Bryan.
- Page 318.--17th May, 1751. Samuel Harrison and Mary, to Alexander Herren, 265 acres on Linvell's Creek, part of 400 acres; patented to Saml., 5th September, 1749. Delivered: Benj. Kinley, January, 1754.
- Page 9 - Alexander Heron, 38 acres, Linvils Creek. Adjoining David Rolston, Samuel Harrison, Hites. April 22, 1761. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 4].
- Page 17 - Alexander Heron, 88 acres, Cooks Creek. Adjoining his own land, John Trotter, Edwards. February 25, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 7].
- Page 129.--30th October, 1766. John ( ) Wilkins. of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, to Alexander Herron, £80, 400 acres on Naked Creek, part of 1264 acres patented to McCoy, Hite & Co., and by them conveyed to Samuel Wilkins, deceased, father to said John, Daniel Harrison's line. Teste: John Poage, Hugh Johnston, Mathew McCullagh, Agness Poage. Delivered: Alex. Herron, June, 1767.
- Page 129 - Alexander Herron, 750 acres, West Branch of Cook's Creek, 498 acres, being part of a larger tract of land containing 1,200 acres granted by patent to Robert McKay and others the 26th day of March 1739 and then transfered to Samuel Wilkins who at sundry times conveyed the said 498 acres to the aforesaid Herron. Adjoining Patrick Quin (on the East side of Cooks Creek) Johnston, William Snowdon, Trotter, Harrison. January 28, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 46-47].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 851.--22d March, 1765. Alex. Herring (Heron) and Abigail to Samuel Samples, £6, 38 acres on East Fork of Linville's Creek, between David Ralstone's and Samuel Harrison's land, Hite's land.
- Page 853.--22d March, 1766. Same (Alex. Herring (Heron) and Abigail) to Walter Crow, £25, 200 acres on South Fork Linville's Creek; corner Samuel Harrison's land Delivered: Walter Crow, October, 1766.
- Page 67.--9th August, 1766. Relinquishment by Abigail, wife of Alex. Herron, of dower in tract sold by Alexander to Walter Crow, 22d March, 1765.
Records of Alexander Herron in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1746. - (68) Alexr. Herrin--overseer from Robt. Cravens to Saml. Wilkins's, and Thomas and Jeremiah Harrison from Craven's to the Indian Road--Cap. Scholl to lay off the precincts.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1747. - (255) Robert Cravens and Saml. Wilkins appointed overseers from the Co. Ho. to the Indian Road, near said Cravens', vice Alexr. Herrin, Thos. Harrison, Jeremiah Harrison.
- Page 130.--10th May, 1749. Ludwick Freedley's appraisement by Alexander Herring, John Bryant, Cornelius Bryant.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 23, 1750. - (366) Sarah Wilkins, wife of Samuel Wilkins relinquished dower in deed Saml. W.--to Alexr. Herron.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 27, 1751. - (207) Robert Craven, Michael Warren and Alexr. Herron ordered to value John Harrison's improvements on 400 acres on Dry Forks of Smith's Creek.
- Page 341.--1st June, 1756. Silas Hart, gent., and Jane to John Smith, Jr., 230 acres, part of 400 acres patented to Jno. McClure, 15th December, 1749, and conveyed by McClure to Hart, on South Fork of North River of Shannandore. Teste: Jno. Malkem, Alexander Herring, Robert Gragg. Recorded on motion of Daniel Smith on behalf of John. Delivered: Henry Smith, 28th July, 1764.
- Vol. 1 - JULY 15, 1756. - (188) Alexander Herron qualiiied Lieutenant.
- Page 273.--15th November, 1758. William Dyer's appraisement, by Alex. Harron (Herring), Daniel Love, Arthur Johnson.
- Page 325.--20th January, 1759. Arthur Jonson's will--To sons John and Andrew Jonson, tract testator now lives on, with adjoining survey called Hunters Gulley; to son Arthur, tract adjoining Ellick Herrin's line; to wife (pregnant), executrix (estate, if she do not marry); to remaining children, viz: Jane, Sarah, Mary Jonson. Teste: Danl. Harrison, Saml. Hemphill, Edward McGarry. Proved, 15th August, 1759, by Harrison and Hemphill. Widow, Margaret qualified, with Daniel Love and Robert Cravens.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 18, 1762. - (364) Saml. Harrison vs. Alexr. Herron } Commission to take depositions of Jeremiah Harrison, Senior and Junior.
- Page 182.--28th March, 1763. Samuel Wilkins, of Anson County, North Carolina, to William Snodden, £15, 70 acres, part of 1,264 acres patented to Robt. McCoy and Co., 26th March, 1739, and conveyed to Samuel by McCoy & Co., on west branch of Cook's Creek; corner Alexander Heron's land; corner said Snodden's land. Delivered: Wm. Snodon, March, 1769.
- Page 37 - Thomas Greeg, 140 acres, Dry Branch of Linville Creek. Adjoining Samples, Herrons, Adams, Harrison. February 16, 1764. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 15].
- Page 659.--11th August, 1764. Jonathan Roberson to William Dunlap. £100, 230 acres on Linville's Creek, purchased by Jonathan of John Miller, between said Miller's land and George Spears'; corner John Miller's part of same tract; corner William Bean's land. Teste: Alex Herring, Joseph Rutherford. Delivered: George Speirs, Decemmber, 1766.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1764. - Herron vs. Harrison (Samuel Harrison vs. Alexander Herron).--Alexander Herron's answer says: That complainant removed from the province of ____ at the time and for the purpose mentioned in his bill, and moved to Virginia and settled on Linville's Creek, where he took up 400 acres. Some time afterwards defendant came to Virginia, and hearing of complainant, proceeded to that settlement, thinking that as they were acquainted in the government from which they removed, complainant could direct him to a convenient tract of land. Complainant allowed him to take up an entry of his own of 200 acres, adjoining his own land. At that time the best lands on the creek could be purchased for £3 per hundred acres. That at the time of Braddock's defeat complainant took it into his head to remove to Carolina, Robert Harrison was complainant's nephew.
- Vol. 1 - COUNTY COURT JUDGEMENTS - March, 1765 - Harrison vs. Herron.--Only the answer in the papers, but that shows that the complainant, Samuel Harrison, came to Augusta from the Colony of ____. Defendant, Alexander Herron, came from the same place. Harrison came first and settled on Linville's Creek. About time of Braddock's defeat Harrison went to Carolina. Robert Harrison was nephew of Samuel.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 23, 1765. - (308) Commission for examination of Abigail, wife of Alexr. Herron.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1768 (A). - Alexander Herron vs. Quin, Ejectment.--Daniel Harrison, 66 or 67 years old, deposes, 16th December, 1767: He was present when Colonel James Woods, then surveyor of the County of Orange (now Augusta) ran the lines in dispute. John Craven, aged 45, says same. William Gregg, aged 30, says same. John Harris was dead at time of taking this deposition.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1768 (A). - Alexander Herron vs. Patrick Quin.--Ejectment. Daniel Harrison, aged about sixty-six or seven, deposes: That he was present when Col. James Wood, then surveyor of the County of Orange (now Augusta), ran off the lands in dispute, and that the first line run by Thomas Lewis this day extends as far, etc., the corner of Samuel Wilkins, and that of Green & Co., under whom said Wilkins claims he has ever since been well acquainted with the lands, etc.; that the lines were not marked until the patent issued, and the reason Wood gave for it was that when he was about to survey the same, he himself was damned drunk and the rest concerned were in same condition, etc. (Signed) Daniel Harrison. 16th December, 1767. John Craven deposes, same time and place (aged forty-five, or thereabouts): He was present when Col. James Wood surveyed the land in dispute, now upwards of 22 years. William Gregg, aged thirty or thereabouts, deposes, same time and place: Samuel Wilkins is dead. Daniel Smith, gent., aged about thirty-seven years: About 12 years ago he was appointed a processioner with John Harrison. Daniel Harrison's additional deposition, 17th December, 1767: He and Alexander Herron bought 200 acres of Samuel Wilkins. Wilkins, after conveying to Herron, found he did not have 100 acres more for deponent and then cancelled the bargain, for which John Wilkins, son of Samuel, paid Harrison £5. Thomas Lewis deposes: That about 1745, talking with Col. James Wood about the difficulty of finding corners on protracted plots when the survey afterwards came to be made, said Wood told this deponent how lucky he had been in a matter of this kind in a plot that he had made for McCay, Hite and Green, on the waters of Cook's Creek, for that he had only run the lines along the courses of the creek and protracted all the other lines and supposed corners which, where an actual survey was made by him after the patent issued, he found trees agreeable to most of the supposed corners which he had mentioned in the protracted plat, or nearly corresponding thereto, which deponent afterwards found to be the case on a survey made by him to detennine a suit formerly depending between the said parties. This day Patrick Quin came, etc., and says that Capt. Daniel Harrison is very ailing; he is afraid that he will soon change his natural life, as he doth believe that he will die very soon. (Signed) Abraham Smith. 18th June, 1767. Elaborate survey and description of the lands by Thomas Lewis
- Vol. 1 - MAY 19, 1768. - (160) Surveyor of highway: Francis Stuart, vice Alexr. Herron.
- Page 341.--13th August. 1773. Samuel Samples and Hannah ( ) to Daniel Stover, 38 acres patented to Alexander Herring, 30th August, 1763. Page 344.--13th August, 1773. part of 196 acres patented to Alex. Herring, 10th September, 1755.
- Page 401.--22d November, 1775. Recorded. Eliza Carton's appraisement by Alex. Herring, John Magill, John Huston.
- Vol. 1 - DECEMBER, 1790 Rockingham County, 12th September, 1801. By order of Rockingham County Court, surveyed for Benjamin Harrison, 1,129 1/2 acres on both sides of Cook's Creek (including the spring of the main branch of said creek), including the ten following tracts, viz: 83 1/2 acres, part of 100 acres, part of 1,264 acres, patented, 26th March, 1739, to McKay, Hite, Duff and Green, and conveyed by deeds, 18th June, 1749, to Robert McKay, Jost. Hyte, Robert Green, and Robert Green, sole heir of the will of William Duff to Samuel Wilkins, and by him to Daniel Harrison, 27th February, 1749; ____ acres patented to ____ Harrison, 25th September, 1746; ____ acres patented to Daniel Harrison, 10th September, 1755. These three tracts willed by Daniel Harrison to said Benjamin Harrison by will, 8th June, 1767. 165 acres patented to John Edwards, 20th September, 1768, and by him willed to Benjamin Harrison, 31st October, 1775. 130 acres patented to Thomas Gordon, 19th August, 1758, and by him deeded to Benjamin, 20 January, 1793. 32 1/2 acres, new survey, dated 21st February, 1801, as assignee of Alexander Herring, of George Lang, Jr., of George Picket, part of said Picket's warrant for 3,000 acres, dated 13th August, 1763. 38 3/4 acres, a new survey, dated 21st February, 1801, for 16 acres as assignee of Alexander Herring, of William Russell, part of said Russell's warrant for 1,000 acres, dated 13th February, 1782, and for 23 3/4 acres as assignee of Jacob Bare, part of his warrant for 1,000 acres, dated 27th June, 1783. 16 1/2 acres, a new survey, as to 11 1/2 acres, assignee of John Harrison, part of his exchange warrant for 750 acres, dated 29th May, 1800. One acre, new survey, by warrant for 3,000 acres, dated 13th August, 1783, assignee of Alexander Herring, of George Lang, Jr., of George Picket. 421 acres, new survey, dated 20th March, 1801, by these warrants, for 50 acres he is assignee of Alexander Herring, of William Oliver, of William Russell, part of his warrant, 13th August, 1783; for 371 acres he is assignee of John Harrison, part of his warrant, 8th May, 1800. 41 acres surplus bond by warrants, viz: For 29 acres he is assignee of John Harrison, part of his warrant for 752 acres, dated 8th May, 1801. For 12 acres he is assignee of Alexander Herring, of George Lang, Jr., of George Pickett, part of his warrant for 3,000 acres, dated 13th August, 1783. Of the whole, plat and metes and bounds.
- Vol. 2 - TO SEPTEMBER, 1803. - McWilliams vs. Hollingshead--Certificate that patent issued to Wm. Skillern for 343 acres on draft of Linville's Creek, 30th August, 1743. Patent by Dinwiddie to Alexr. Herring, 10th September, 1755, 200 acres on So. Br. Linville's Creek, corner Saml. Harrison. Patent by Jefferson, 1st March, 1781, to Walter Crow, 216 acres by survey dated 15th April, 1780, in Rockingham on a draft of Linville's Creek, where he now lives, corner Leonard Herring, Jerry Raggins line. Ditto, February, 1781, to Leonard Herrin, 88 acres on drafts of So. Br. of Linville's Creek. Ditto Benj. Harrison, 3d April, 1784, to Jno. Currey, 350 acres by survey, 1771, in Augusta on Linville's Creek; 240 acres thereof was patented to Saml. Harrison, 16th August, 1756, and conveyed by him to Wm. Mintor, 19th October, 1762, and by Mintor to Jno. Currey by deed recorded in Amherst, Walter Crow's land. Original deed, 27th May, 1799, Abraham Peery and Joseph Hall, of Rockingham, to Gordon McWilliams' grantors, undivided share in 137-1/2 acres in Rockingham, patented to grantors and grantee, jointly, 21st May, 1799. Recorded Rockingham, July Court, 1802. Will of Walter Crow, dated 6th August, 1789, recorded in Rockingham, 4th September, 1789, and 26th October, 1789. Deposition Jeremiah Harrison at Woodford Courthouse, 14th July, 1801; was a processioner 27 or 28 years in Augusta; taken before Jno. Obannon, Henry Watkins, E. Wooldridge. Patent by Gooch, 30th August, 1743, to Wm. Skillern, 343 acres on Linvill's Creek on both sides the Irish Road, Daniel Harrison's path. Letter from James Crow, Washington County, Va., 3d August, 1802, acknowledges request to get the deposition of Jeremiah Ragin; he knew Ragin 35 years ago; Ragin and James' father lived near neighbors. Deposition of Nicholas Curry, Fayette County, Ky., 19th November, 1800; says his father settled in Augusta in the fall of 1767.
Information on Alexander Herron
Alexander HERRING (HERRON) Jr.
1708 - Jun 1778
Repository ID Number: I301
OCCUPATION: Founder Of The Herring's Of Rockingham Co., VA
RESIDENCE: Sussex Co., DE; 1742 Rockingham Co, VA
BIRTH: 1708, Sussex Co. DE
DEATH: Jun 1778, Deleware/Rockingham Co., VA
BURIAL: Ggrandparents Of Abraham Lincoln
RESOURCES: See: [S21] [S67] [S224]
Father: Alexander HERRING (HERRON) Sr.
Family 1 : Abigail HARRISON
MARRIAGE: Sussex Co., DE
+ Edith HERRING
Jesse HERRING (HERRON)
+ Leonard HERRING
+ Alexander HERRING
+ Bathsheba HERRING
William HERRING (HERRON)
+ Bethuel HERRING (HERRON)
His migration to the Shenandoah Valley occurred in about the spring of 1742, having sold his land of 189 acres in Sussex, DE to Peter Dale on 5 May 1742. He first bought land near Linville and in 1755 , received his patent for the land promised him on Cook's Creek.
About 20 years following Alexander Herring's settlement in Augusta Co. Va, a Thomas Herron came from Ulster and settled in the Linville Creek region of Rockingham. [S224] [S224]