William1 Henry Herndon was the son of Archer Gray Herndon (b. 1795) and Rebecca Day Johnson (b. 1779). Archer was the son of William2 Herndon (b.1746) and Mary Bohannan (b. abt 1747).William2 was the son of William3 Herndon (b. 1706) and Ann Drysdale (b. 1705).William3 was the son of Edward (b. 1678) and Mary Waller (b. 1674).Edward was the son of William4 Herndon (b. 1652) and Catherine Diggs (b.1654)daughter of Edward Diggs and Elizabeth Page. Edward Diggs was the governor of the commonwealth of Virginia. William4 wss the son of William5(b. 1620 in England and who never imigrated to the USA).
William1 Henry Herndon married Mary Jane Maxcy in 1840 in Illinoi.