Person:Dabney Herndon (3)

Dr. Dabney Herndon
d.08 MAY 1912 Fredericksburg, VA
m. 25 NOV 1830
  1. Dr. Dabney Herndon1831 - 1912
  2. Dr. James Carmichael Herndon1831 - 1877
  3. Dr. Brodie Strachan Herndon1834 - 1890
  4. Sarah Parker Herndon1835 - 1881
  5. Elizabeth Hull Herndon1837 - 1916
  6. Lucy Herndon1839 - 1887
  7. Ann Maury Herndon1841 - 1885
  8. Mary Herndon1843 - 1878
  9. Margaretta Herndon1844 - 1845
m. 22 OCT 1867
  1. John Waterhouse Herndon1870 - Aft 1946
Facts and Events
Name Dr. Dabney Herndon
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 SEP 1831 Culpeper Court House, Va
Marriage 22 OCT 1867 Fredericksburg, VAto Mary Zulette Waterhouse
Death? 08 MAY 1912 Fredericksburg, VA
Reference Number? JWH #437

437. DABNEY HERNDON: (348 Lucy) He and his twin (James Carmichael) were born September 22, 1831. He died in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 8, 1912. He received his early education in Fredericksburg, and, when a lad, started out as a civil engineer, helping to survey the Potomac, Fredericksburg and Piedmont Railroad (commonly called the "Narrow Gauge"); and, later, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Upon the discovery of gold in California, he joined the mad rush to the gold fields in January 1849. He returned to his native state in 1852. He attended the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, 1852-54. After leaving West Point, he took a pre-med course at the University of Virginia, in Charlottsville, during the session of 1855-56, studying chemistry, medicine, physiology and surgery, and anatomy at the same time as his bother, Brodie, and his cousin Thomas D. Herndon. After leaving the University of Virginia, he continued his medical studies at the College of the City of New York, 1857-58. After receiving his M. D., he began the practice of medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he volunteered as a private under General Nathan B. Forrest' soon after that he was appointed surgeon, C. S. A., in which capacity he served until the surrender. During this time, he was twice taken prisoner-of-war; at Island No. 10 and at Gettysburg. At the close of the war, he returned to Fredericksburg for the practice of his profession; later, he moved to Washington, D. C., and from there to Alexandria, Virginia, where he practiced his profession until poor health forced him to retire. On October 22, 1867, he married Mary Zulette Waterhouse; born Peacedale, Rhode Island, January 29, 1849; died in Alexandria, Virginia, October 24, 1932. She was the only child of John Waterrhouse, born Saddleworth, England, January 1819, died Passaic, New Jersey, June 25, 1888; and his wife, Abigail Pettengill, born Peterborough, New Hampshire, November 30, 1819, died Alexandria, Virginia, September 2, 1905. She was a lineal descendant of the early settlers of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. They had one child. Children (HERNDON) 543. John Waterhouse - born in Fredericksburg, July 12, 1870. He spent the first four years of his life in his native town; the next fourteen ears in Washington, D. C., where he received a high school education; and the next 52 years of his life in Alexandria, Virginia. He was employed for 5 years with the 12th Census, 23 years at the U. S. Capitol, and 21 years with the Treasury Department. On his retirement at the age of 70, he moved to Washington, where he remained for 2 years. In 1942, he moved to Charlottsville, where he was living in 1946. He never married. NFI. John Waterhouse Herndon is the author of the "HERNDON STUDY" from which most of the data in this section was drawn.

References
  1. John W. Hansborough. History and Genealogy of the Hansborough - Hansbrough Family. (Name: Name: 1981, John W. Hansborough;;)
    137-138.

    437. DABNEY HERNDON: (348 Lucy) He and his twin (James Carmichael) were born September 22, 1831. He died in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 8, 1912.On October 22, 1867, he married Mary Zulette Waterhouse ; born Peacedale, Rhode Island, January 29, 1849; died in Alexandria, Virginia, October 24, 1932. She was the only child of John Waterrhouse, born Saddleworth, England, January 1819, died Passaic, Ne w Jersey, June 25, 1888; and his wife, Abigail Pettengill, born Peterborough, New Hampshire, November 30, 1819, died Alexandria, Virginia, September 2, 1905. She was a lineal descendant of the early s ettlers of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. They had one child. Children (HERNDON) 543. John Waterhouse - born in Fredericksburg, July 12, 1870. He spent the first four years of his life in his native town; the next fourteen ears in Washington, D. C., where he received a high scho ol education; and the next 52 years of his life in Alexandria, Virginia. He was employed for 5 years with the 12th Census, 23 years at the U. S. Capitol, and 21 years with the Treasury Department. O n his retirement at the age of 70, he moved to Washington, where he remained for 2 years. In 1942, he moved to Charlottsville, where he was living in 1946. He never married. NFI.