Rufus Herrick

28 December 1804–22 August 1838 (Age 33)
Seneca, New York, United States

The Life of Rufus

When Rufus Herrick was born on 28 December 1804, in Seneca, New York, United States, his father, Nathan Herrick, was 37 and his mother, Priscilla Herrick, was 34. He had at least 5 sons and 7 daughters with Lucinda Sherwood. He lived in Penfield, Monroe, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 22 August 1838, in Salem, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Herrick
1804–1838
Lucinda Sherwood
1804–1877
Priscilla Herrick
1824–1858
Melissa Herrick
1837–1838
Lorenso Herrick
1826–1899
Jerome B Herrick
1827–1905
Mary Polly Herrick
1829–1891
Daniel Herrick
1830–1918
Sabrina Herrick
1831–
Anna Jane Herrick
1831–1893
Rufus A Herrick
1834–1907
Nathan Herrick
1838–1902
Lorinda Herrick
1838–1915
Jane D Herrrick
1846–

Spouse and Children

    Male1804–1838Male

    Lucinda Sherwood

    Female1804–1877Female

children

(12)

    Priscilla Herrick

    Female1824–1858Female

    Lorenso Herrick

    Male1826–1899Male

    Jerome B Herrick

    Male1827–1905Male

    Mary Polly Herrick

    Female1829–1891Female

    Daniel Herrick

    Male1830–1918Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 15

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, composed of the elements eir ‘mercy’, ‘peace’ + rík ‘power’. The addition in English of an inorganic H- to names beginning with a vowel is a relatively common phenomenon. It is possible that this name may have swallowed up a less common Germanic personal name with the first element heri, hari ‘army’.2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + rīc ‘power’, or from an assimilated form of Henrick, a Dutch form of Henry .3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled’, ‘dark red’, or ‘salmon’. There was a saint of this name. The surname is born by families in Munster and Ulster, where it has usually been changed to Harkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus Herrick, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rufus in entry for Daniel Herrick and Mary J. Gorton, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Rufus Herrick in entry for Nathan Herrick and Catherine Mccormick King, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

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