Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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James Herrington and Ann Clayton




Husband James Herrington 1

         Born: 28 Mar 1763 - Maryland 1
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         Died: 23 Mar 1842 - Crawford Co, PA 1
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Wife Ann Clayton 1

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Children
1 M Jacob Herrington 1

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2 M Edward Herrington 2




         Born: 27 Apr 1789 - York, York Co, PA 1
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         Died: 21 Oct 1871 - Crawford Co, PA 3
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       Spouse: Nancy Birchfield (      -      ) 1
         Marr: 1813 1



3 F Mary Herrington 1

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4 M James Herrington 1

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5 M Crawford Herrington 1

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6 F Elizabeth Herrington 1

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General Notes: Husband -


He was born in Maryland, and moved to Bald Eagle, York County, Pennsylvania, about 1785, and with his family, moved to Crawford County in 1794, settling on French Creek, near the mouth of Conneaut Creek.

He settled on a tract in the northern part of Fairfield township immediately below the mouth of Conneaut Outlet. He was an early surveyor; was elected County Surveyor and removed to Meadville, afterward returning to his farm, where he died and was buried.

The earliest grist-mill in the area was built at the mouth of Conneaut Outlet by James Herrington as early as 1803, and soon after sold to John May who operated it until his death, soon after which event the mill was abandoned. The stream was sluggish and the dam which afforded a water-fall of about five feet kept the waters back a distance of several miles. A turbine wheel was used and with the two run of stone in use an extensive milling business was done. Mr. May also kept a ferry here.

He was a Deputy State Surveyor for Crawford County, Pennsylvania; was once a member of the Assembly; was Justice of the Peace. In 1832 he went to Chicago, Illinois, where he settled and where he was employed as a Surveyor; was also with Dale & Newberry, the first storekeepers at that place. He took up a claim as near the fort as was allowable, and the city of Chicago now covers the entire land once owned by him. He went out with a relief party under Capt. Walker in the Black Hawk war.

He and two of his brothers were in the Revolutionary War, were present at Yorktown, and saw Cornwallis deliver up his sword to Gen. Washington.

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Sources


1 The History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: Warner Beers & Co., 1885), Pg 1110.

2 The History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: Warner Beers & Co., 1885), Pg 674, 1110.

3 The History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: Warner Beers & Co., 1885), Pg 1111.


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