Harriet Herring

20 January 1836–22 February 1914 (Age 78)
Duplin, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Harriet

Harriet Herring was born on 20 January 1836, in Duplin, North Carolina, United States. She married Lewis Herring in 1854, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Glisson Township, Duplin, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Albertson Township, Duplin, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 22 February 1914, in Duplin, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Summerlins Crossroads, Duplin, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Herring
Harriet Herring
Marriage: 1854
Amanda Herring
Mary E.V. Herring
Rachel Elizabeth Herring
Louis Johnson Herring
Ella Herring
Jennie Herring
James Daniel Herring

Spouse and Children

North Carolina, United States


    Amanda Herring



    Louis Johnson Herring



    Ella Herring


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World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 17

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 26

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and German: metonymic occupational name for a herring fisher or for a seller of the fish, Middle English hering, Dutch haring, Middle High German hærinc. In some cases it may have been a nickname in the sense of a trifle, something of little value, a meaning which is found in medieval phrases and proverbial expressions such as ‘to like neither herring nor barrel’, i.e. not to like something at all.2 German: habitational name from Herringen in Westphalia.3 Dutch: from a personal name, a derivative of a Germanic compound name with the first element hari, heri ‘army’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Herring in household of Lewis Herring, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harriet Herring in household of Lewis Herring, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet Herring in household of Lewis Herring, "United States Census, 1870"

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