Facts and Events
William Herron was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Virginia
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 145 - William Herron, 225 acres between Cooks Creek and North River. Adjoining Snowdon, McClure and his own land. January 24, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 52].
Records of William Herron in Augusta County, VA
- Page 201 - John McClure, 300 acres, North River. Adjoining Hugh Duglass, John Logan, John McGill, William Herron, Morris. Mentioned tht the line runs to the mouth of Dry River. July 14, 1772. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 73].
- Page 5 - John McGill, 242 acres, North River. Adjoining James Munay, William Herring, Snodden. May 19, 1780. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 98].
- Alexr. Herring vs. Chipley et als.--O. S. 280; N. S. 99--Bill, 23d February, 1810, by orator for title to part. of his father's (William Herring's estate of Rockingham. Orator married in 1793 and his father gave him part of his estate, but never made title. William died July, 1806, intestate, leaving Elizabeth, his widow, and children, viz: Sarah Huston, wife of orator R. Huston, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Edith, Margaret and William S. Herring; and grandchildren, William and Elizabeth Chipley, infant children of William's daughter, Abigail, who married William Chipley and had died in Carolina in William's lifetime. Sarah and R. Huston were married in 1797.
- Wayland, John W. (John Walter). A history of Rockingham County, Virginia. (Harrisonburg, Virginia: C.J. Carrier, 1980), pg. 105.
June 24, 1783.
Agreeable to an order of the court in March preceding, for the sheriff to let the paving of that part of the Court House from the Lawyers Barr to the Chimney Ordered that Andrew Shanklin Let the said work with an Addition of two Windows one of each side of the Chair containing Twelve lights each Eight by Ten to be finished in a workmanlike manner with Suitable Shutters &c. by August Court next." On September 23 this work was reported satisfactorily completed.
"0 That William Herring and Andrew Shanklin Gent. do lay off the Prison bounds."
Pursuant to the above, Herring and Shanklin made report that the said prison bounds "do begin at a Walnut tree In the Corner of Reeves Lott, from thence to a Stone set up below the South East end of Deviers House, from thence to two black Oak saplins growing from one Root, in the North Side of Lanahans Lott, from thence to a Stone Set up at the West side of Rutherfords Kitchen and from thence to the Beginning."
Note: this is an interesting record in Rockingham County, as both William Herring and Andrew Shanklin married sisters, both daughters of William Stephenson, and Andrew Shanklin's son, Andrew Jr. married Abigail Herring in 1782.