George Herrington, my gggrandfather, was born in England in 1832 (verified by stated age in 1860 and 1880 censuses, Civil War Draft Registration, Vigo Co., IN).He immigrated to the U.S. before 1851, when he married Harriet Herington in Vigo Co., IN (Vigo Co. marriage records).They had 2 daughters, Mary A. born ca1852, and Elizabeth, born May 1860, both in Ind. (per 1860 census, residing in Lewis twp., Clay Co., IN).Harriet apparently died before 1863, when George married Rosella Holliday in Greene Co., IN (Greene Co. marriage records).The 1870 census shows Mary A., age 17, living with George and Rosella.They had 4 children, Eliza Nancy, b. 1864, David Grant, b. 1868, Sophronia Belle, b. 1872, and William Henry, b. 1877 (first 3 in Ind. and last one in Kans.).George died in Greenwood Co., KS, in 1882.Rosella remarried in 1884 to William Watson, and then died in 1886, also in Greenwood Co., KS.George became a U.S. citizen, per census reports, and served in the Civil War.
There was apparently another George Herrington, also b. in England, who also immigrated to Indiana.He was born in 1825, parents Thomas and Mary (Foster) Herrington; they also immigrated to Ind., and are buried in Woodlawn Cem., Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN.At least some of the children were christened in Farlington, Yorksh., Eng., incl. George.This family was connected to the Eccles and Connop families.
In many of the trees I have looked at, this George and "my" George have been merged, with the Farlington George's birthdate and parents, and "my" George's marriage to Rosella, children, and death date.Harriet does not appear, as far as I have seen.
I feel reasonably certain there are 2 Georges, which means "my" George's parents are still unknown.If anyone has more information or answers, I will appreciate hearing them!
Sue Runnells Berryhill