Greetings.It is my first time on this forum.I have an ancestor Herod or Herrod or Harrid Jones whose father was Robert Jones of Stewart Co., TN.Robert came to Stewart Co. about 1806 from NC or VA.I am guessing that his wife's last name was Herrod because of the possibility of this son being named after her surname.Therefore I have searched the Stewart Co. deed records for any Herrods.These records-- which show the presence of a John, a James, and a Thomas Herrod--may be of interest to this forum:
20 Feb 1808 a James Herod witnessed a transfer of land from Wm Crouse to Samuel Curtis-100 acres for $400 on the Sout side of the Cumberland adjoining a big pond below the mouth of Wells Creek. Bk 3, p 204.
19 Sep 1808 a Thomas Herod of Adams Co. and the Natchez Territory sold land on Guices Creek to Elijah Curtis of Stewart Co....Witnessed by John Herod, Samuel Curtis, and Nathaniel Curtis.Bk 3, p129.
13 Nov 1811 Christopher Guice of Mississippi Territory and Adams Co. conveyed 160 acres on Guice's Creek--part of a 640 acre tract granted by the State of North Carolina in Grant #100--to James HEROD of Stewart Co.Witnesses: Jacob McCARTY, Jas. Tagart, Eliza (Elija?) Curtis, and Nathan Thomas.Bk 4 p. 284.For $200.
On the same day 13 Nov 1811, Christopher Guice of Adams County and the Mississippi Territory conveyed 480 acres , for $440 to Thomas Herod of Franklin Co., Mississippi Territory.Adjoining: James Herods corner.
(Note on Adams and Franklin Counties, MS: Adams was part of the original Natchez district and was formed in 1799. Franklin was formed from Adams in 1809.)
On 16 Sep 1813 Thomas Herod Of Mississippi Territory and Franklin Co., sold25? acres on the East fork of Guice's Creek to Elijah Curtis for $200.Bk E, p78.
On the same day-16 Sep 1813, Thomas Herod sold for $600 177 1/2 acres to John Parchment of Stewart Co., TN. Witnesses: Jas Tagart, Elijah Curtis, John Kiser.
On the same day, 16 Sep 1813 Thomas Herod Of Mississippi Territory and Franklin Co. sold a tract on Guice's Creek for $600 to James HEROD of Stewart Co., TN.Bk E, p82.
Also on 16 Sep 1813, Thomas HEROD sold 100 acres for $150 on Guice's Creek to John Kiser of Stewart Co. Bk E, p96.
On 7 Feb 1814 John Kizer sold 50 acres on Guice's Creek for $70 to John Parchment.The land was on the East fork of Guice's Creek and began at Elijah Curtis' line. Bk E, p80.
On 11 Sep 1815, James HERROD of Stewart Co. sold 337 acres on Guice's Creek for $1200 to William Dowdy.Witnesses: Jas Tagert & Wm. Ellis. Bk E, p206.
The 1820 census of Franklin Co., Mississippi has a Thomas HERROD: 101210-0010 and a Barnabeth HERROD: 030001-41010, also a Jacob Guice, Sr: 210111-00000, and Jacob Guice, Jr.: 401221-00000.
The 1830 Mississippi Census has in Madison Co.:(Recheck this for age schedules) HERROD, James, Jr.: 30100-20100 HERROD, James, Sr.: 02201-00101
In Franklin Co, MS the census for 1830 has Barnibas, Isaac, Jno., Thomas, and William HERROD.
If anyone on the forum knows any connection with my Jones family, please let me know.