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
1805–1848
Telitha Hutchins
1800–1870
Jesse " Rowdy" Herring
1824–1899
James Herring
1830–
Michael Herring
1838–
Benjamin Herring
1844–
Nathan Herring
1825–
Edwin Reese Herring
1829–
Wiley B Herring
1831–1920
Elijah Herring
1835–1884
Wilhail Herring
1837–1850
Sarah Jane Herring
1842–1917

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Jesse " Rowdy" Herring

    Male1824–1899Male

    Male1825–Male

    Edwin Reese Herring

    Male1829–Male

    James Herring

    Male1830–Male

    Wiley B Herring

    Male1831–1920Male

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

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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Sources (1)

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

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