Elbert A. Herring

20 March 1797–14 November 1824 (Age 27)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Elbert A.

When Elbert A. Herring was born on 20 March 1797, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Aaron Herren Sr., was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Pursell, was 43. He died on 14 November 1824, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States.

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Aaron Herren Sr.
Elizabeth Jane Pursell
Aaron Herring Jr.
Christian Limbacher Herren
Abraham "Abram" Herren
Zacheus Herren
Josiah Herren
Rebecca Herren
Isaiah Herren
Elbert A. Herring
Archey Herren

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 11

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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