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Family of William Herndon of
The Poe and Herndon families were closely associated in
The Herndon Family of
William Herndon (c1649-c1722). Married Catherine Digges, youngest daughter of Edward Digges,
Edward Herndon (1678-1758) m 1st Mary Waller, 2nd -- Leftwich.
James Herndon (c1683 - p 1744) m. Mary George.
born in New
Kent County, VA. He married Mary George (probably oldest daughter of Robert
George (1666-1734) and his wife Sarah Elliott (d. 1734) who were married 6 July 1687 in Middlesex County, VA --- see
below, Ruth Herndon Shields). In 1692 King and
William Herndon (c.
1706-1773) married Sarah Poe (daughter of Simon Poe SR, son of Samuel
Poe) and lived in
Mary Herndon (c. 1731 - --- ) m . Elisha Dismukes; said to have settled in Chatham or Orange Co. NC
Joseph Herndon (c1733/1763) unmarried. His brother James was given administration of Joseph's estate by the Caroline court 14 August 1763. Reverberations of this estate settlement were felt in the Court of Chatham County, NC (see book in section on John Herndon)
Daughter (c1735 -
---) m. John Booker, of
James Herndon (c1737-1811) m Isabella Thompson
George Herndon (c1740 -
John Herndon (c1742-1827) m 1st Sarah Wingfield; 2nd Catherine Nelson
Daughter (c 1744 -
-- ) m. Brig. Gen'l Ambrose
Stephen Herndon (c1746 - --) m. Sophia Poe (see Ruth Herndon Shields below: Sophia Poe, widow of Simon Poe, Jr, son of Simon Poe Sr son of Samuel Poe)
Edward Herndon (c.1709-p 1743 m. Ann Collins
Joseph Herndon (c.1716 - c 1757) m. Mary Boswell
John Herndon (c 1718 - 1769) m. Jane ----
William Herndon (c1685-1759) m 1st -- --; 2nd Mrs. Sarah (----) Leftwich. On 14 July 1738 William Herndon was "appointed constable of the precinct where William Harrison was then serving." Children by first wife, name unknown:
Philip Herndon (c1715-p 1760) of Caroline County filed certificate in Essex County in 1759 transferring to his brother James certain slaves which had come to him from the estate of their father William, and Benjamin Atkins, of Lunenburg, did the same with regard to the slaves which his father-in-law, William Herndon, had left to him.
Daughter m. Benjamin Atkins, who in 1760 was of Lunenburg County when he sold "to his brother-in-law James Herndon of Essex County negroes formerly belonging to his father William Herndon, being the remainder of his father-in-law's estate due him."
James Herndon (c 1720-1767 m Hannah ---
Edward Herndon (c1722 - 1806) m --------
The Descendants of
William and Sarah (Poe) Herndon of Caroline County,
page V. Book is a continuation of The
Herndon Family of Virginia, by Dr. John Goodwin Herndon of
James Herndon (c 1678-1758) married 1st Mary George and had several children, among them was William Herndon, the subject of this book.
Continued research has shown that Mary George was the
daughter of Sara (unknown) and Thomas Elliott, of the Elliott family of
Chipping Ogur, of
Sarah Elliott m. 2nd, 6 July 1687 Gen. Robert George (b.
1666), whose Will was proved 21 Jan 1733 in
Stephen Herndon (c1746 - --) m. Sophia Poe, widow of Simon Poe who died in 1777 (actually it was 1773). Two items in the Minutes of the Chatham County Court of Nov 1777 follow:
"Ordered that Jeduthan Harper, Mial Scurlock, and Isaac Brooks be appointed to lay off and assign to Sophia Herndon, late the widow of Simon Poe, deceased, the dower of the lands of which the said Poe died possessed, according to law."
"Deed from Stephen Herndon and Sophia Herndon, administratrix of Simon Poe, to Richard Kennon proved and registered."
The Minutes of the Feb 1778 term of Court have this item:
"David Poe, orphan of Simon Poe, dec'd came into court and made choice of James Massey as his guardian, who entered into bond with George Herndon and William Howard in pounds 1000."
Stephen Herndon was granted 59 acres in Chatham County 31 March 1780. Two years later he was mentioned as one of the hands directed to work on the road under Richard Straughan (his stepfather).
The Descendants of William
And Sarah (Poe) Herndon of Caroline County,
Book is a continuation of The
Herndon Family of Virginia by Dr. John Goodwin Herndon of
Correction to #80, page 4-5
Stephen Herndon was not the son of William Herndon A
reference to him, found after the publication of The Herndon Family of
* Actually, he died in 1773, the same year as Captain Stephen Poe. Shields Note this record: