To:Natalie,Thank you for your reply.Yes, the Michael Herdman who died in Armour, S.D. is my Gr-Gr Grandfather.The info I have is VERY close to yours.What is new to me is his connection to this older Michael Herdman.
My Michael is the son of John Herdman & Anna "Susanna" Downing.Mrs. John Herdman died 1886 in Adams Co, OH.I think Jemima Downing is her sister.
Do I have the following correct?:You are saying that the Michael Herdman who was born in the 1790's in Loudon Co, VA is a brother of John Herdman (my Michael's Father).That is the way I would figure them to be Uncle & Nephew as you state.
Hope you can figure this out!!!!I think you know lots more about the earlier Herdmans than I do!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN!Hope to hear from you again.JOY DeLay Palfy