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|Andrew Herron||see FAMILY TREE|
|Born: Abt. 1775 Mecklenburg Co., NC
|Married: 01 Aug 1797 Madison, KY
|Died: Nov 1842 Lafayette Co., MS
|Andrew Herron Sr.'s will is dated April 29, 1842 in
LaFayette County, MS. "In the name of God Amen. I Andrew Herron(?) of the
County of Lafayette and State of Mississippi being weak in body but of
perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
First I recommend my spirit into the hands of my heavenly father and my body
to the dust from whence it was taken to await the resurrection of the dust.
and as for my worldly goods or property with which it has pleased providence
to bless me I give and bequeath it in the following manner.
Item 1st I give to my beloved wife Mary Ann Herron during her natural life all that section of land on which I now reside lying on the south side of (Hurricane) creek also our negro man called Matt about 42 years of age one(?) named Jackson 24 one boy named Claiborn about 11,one negro woman named Sarah about 20 years old and her two children and one boy called Jasper about 11 years old and one negro girl called Eliza about 8 years old also one third part of my stock of all descriptions and one half of the house hold furniture.
Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my great daughter Nancy Harrison one negro girl called Tennessee about 8 years old and it is my mind that said Nancy shall not come in or be entitled to any share of any property that I may leave at my death.
Item 3rd I give and bequeath to Allen Harrison the sum of ten dollars to be raised out of my estate and paid by my executors.
Item 4th I give and bequeath to my sons Samuel F Herron and James Herron two negros to Samuel Herron a boy named Jefferson and to James Herron one boy named Peter.
Item 5th It is my mind and desire that all my property not otherwise disposed of shall be equally divided among my following children. A Lawson Herron Samuel F Herron and Highly Anne and John A Herron and also the orphans of Frances Herron to have a distribution share and also the children of Andrew Herron to have a distribution share of said property it is also my mind that this property and its increase bequeathed to my beloved wife shall at her death be divided equally among the above children named in this Item 5th.
Item 6th I ordain and appoint my friend George Pullan and my son A Lawson Herron executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and affirm my dead this 29th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred forty one."
|Buried: College Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lafayette Co., MS||
Mary Ann (Polly) McAllister
1. Francis Herron b. 1800
2. George Herron b. Abt. 1801
3. Hannah Herron b. Abt. 1802
4. Andrew Herron b. Abt. 1805
5. Hiley Ann Herron b. Abt. 1806
6. Alanson Herron b. 1808
7. Samuel F. Herron b. 26 Feb 1809
8. James Herron b. 11 Mar 1811
9. John H. Herron b. 23 Feb 1815
Mary Ann spoke with a definite burr and may have been an immigrant from
Scotland. Although born in NC Andrew was supposed to have been Scotch-Irish. We
know he was married in Madison Co, KY in 1797. In 1790 in that same county,
"Samuel Gordon and Andrew Herron are held and firmly bound in the sum of 50
pounds current money November 9, 1790" This was probably affirming that there
was a marriage shortly intended between Samuel Gordon and Rachel Herron. Rachel
was probably a sister to Andrew Herron.
From the Old Herron Bible as reprinted by the Mississippi Genealogical
Society "Andrew Herron was born in North Carolina. When a young man he moved to
Williamson County, Tenn. After his children were grown and married, he moved to
Lafayette County, Mississippi, and settled near College Hill, a small community
Andrew's oldest brother, James, had married
in March of 1791 and been accused of robbery in July of 1791. See court
record on his page. Another brother, Francis, died abt 1800. In 1801
James paid of poll tax in Williamson Co., TN. In 1805
James, Andrew, John
and Thomas purchased adjoining land on the same
day in Williamson Co., TN, on the West Harpeth, near the head.
According to Skipwith Shares of Skipwith Historical and Genealogical Society in Oxford, "Lafayette County's first governing body, known as the Board of Police were sworn in on March 21, 1836. Its first members were: George Pulliam, President; Andrew Herron, Samuel P. Rayburn, John N Houston, and George McFarland. The first building used as a courthouse was a log structure attached to Craig's Tavern. This building cost approximately $140."
On April 5, 1821 Andrew Herron Sr. was appointed guardian for his nephew, Francis Herron, son of his brother, John Herron and wife Jane Wood.