I hope that you are still active with this.I have recently come across Laney Harrod and have been researching his immidiate family. I am going to add what you have told about Laney so far.
Please contact me with any family group sheets you may have concerning this part of the Harrod family.
Here is what I had to begin with.
From: "Brad L. Cooper" Subject: Herrods of Tennessee and Arkansas Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 23:37:26 -0700
The following notes of Douglas A. Herod submitted to Helynn Carrier by Robert McAllister.
(1.) James Herrod, born perhaps PA or probably Stafford Co., VA ca 1738, died before ca. 1783 in Washington Co., NC/TN married probably Orange Co., VA ca. 1760 Elizabeth ---, born PA or VA ca 1740, died Davidson Co., TN ca. 1800; descendants include:
(1.1.) Barnebeth or Barnett Herrod (1.2.) Jenny Herrod (1.3.) James Herrod (1.4.) John Herrod, b. ca TN 1765/8, died Franklin Co., TN ca 1820 or Hardin Co., TN before 16 March 1835; married Sumner Co., TN 2 November 1795 Catherine "Caty" Roberson; descendents are believed to include:
(1.4.1.) John Herrod, born TN ca 1803, died Prairie Co., Arkansas 22 September 1850; married Melissa T. Christian(?), born GA ca. 1806, died Prairie Co., Arkansas 5 January 1853; possibly daughter of Presley Christian(?); descendents include:
(184.108.40.206.) Laney Herrod (220.127.116.11.) John Herrod (18.104.22.168.) Presley Herrod (22.214.171.124.) William Herrod (126.96.36.199.) Dr. George Herrod (188.8.131.52.) Melissa "Sis" Herrod (184.108.40.206.) Dr. James P. Herrod (220.127.116.11.) Christopher Columbus Herrod
(1.4.2.) George W. Herrod, born ca. 1816, died by ca. December 1850; perhaps married (1st) Emeline ---; married (2nd) Dorinda ---
(1.4.3.) Levi Herrod; wife's name appears to be Rhodice
(1.5.) Thomas Herrod
No Maria listed with this family group.
Extra Note: Compiled from the notes of a Mrs. Kilduff:
Napoleon B. "Ponnie" Herrod, born (perhaps McNairy or Henderson Co.) TN 25 May 1834, died Warner, Muskogee Co., OK 25 October 1899, buried Bennet Cemetery; son of --- Herrod and Maria W. ---; married Mary Martha Schultz or Shultz, born (probably Henderson Co.) TN 16 July 1836, died Holland, Faulkner Co., AR 19 August 1914; daughter of James Lewis and Susan Elizabeth (McCollum) Shultz.
No connection to the above family could be made at the time of writing.
Source: Helynn M. Carrier, comp., Back to the Basics in The Search For "My" William Harrod (San Jose, CA; Carrier's Personal Unpublished Manuscript, November 21, 1989) pp.121-122.
(1.3.) James Herrod was born in 1765 North Carolinaand married Elizabeth McCarty. These are my 4th great grandparents. James is the brother of John born 1768. That makes James born 1765 the great uncle of Laney Harrod.