Benjamin Herring

about 1844–
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Herring was born about 1844, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Elisha Herring, was 39 and his mother, Telitha Hutchins, was 44. He lived in Forsyth, Georgia, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Herring
Telitha Hutchins
Jesse " Rowdy" Herring
James Herring
Michael Herring
Benjamin Herring
Nathan Herring
Edwin Reese Herring
Wiley B Herring
Elijah Herring
Wilhail Herring
Sarah Jane Herring

Parents and Siblings



    Jesse " Rowdy" Herring



    Edwin Reese Herring


    James Herring


    Wiley B Herring


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 16

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 31

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Benjamin Herring in household of Delitha Herring, "United States Census, 1850"

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