Samuel H Herring

Maleabout 1795–

Brief Life History of Samuel H

When Samuel H Herring was born about 1795, in New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Herring, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Guin, was 32. He married Mary Walker about 1833, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Long Creek Township, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Lincoln Twp, Pender, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died in New Hanover, North Carolina, United States.

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Samuel H Herring
Mary Walker
Marriage: about 1833
Hillery W Herring
Dicie J Herring
Margaret Herring
John W Herring
Samuel J Herring
Mildred Herring
Mary Elizabeth Herring
William James Herring
Sarah Herring
Private David Portervine Herring C.S.A.

Sources (11)

  • Saml H Herring, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William J. Herring in entry for Julian F. Herring, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"
  • S S Herring, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    about 1833North Carolina, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

    Age 4

    "In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 5

    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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 35

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (London), Dutch, and German: metonymic occupational name for a herring fisher or for a seller of the fish, or perhaps for someone who habitually ate herring, from Middle English hering (Old English hǣring, hēring), 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.

    German: habitational name from Herringen in Westphalia.

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hering .

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

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