Herod Ginn

14 January 1805–
Orland, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Herod

When Herod Ginn was born on 14 January 1805, in Orland, Hancock, Maine, United States, his father, Abraham Ginn, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Downs, was 32. He married Catharine Johnson on 28 May 1836, in Orland, Hancock, Maine, United States.

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Herod Ginn
Catharine Johnson
Marriage: 28 May 1836

Spouse and Children


    Catharine Johnson


28 May 1836
Orland, Hancock, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Ginn





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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 15

Maine is the 23rd state.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 31

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McGinn , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Finn ‘son of Fionn’.2 English: from Middle English gin ‘trick’, ‘contrivance’, ‘snare’, a reduced form of Middle English engin ( see Ingham 2), hence a metonymic occupational name for a trapper or a nickname for a cunning person.

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

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  • Herod Ginn, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Herod Ginn, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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