George Washington Herring Jr. was born February 14, 1846 in Callaway Co., Missouri and died June 15, 1929 in Fulton. He was a son of George Washington Herring Sr. and Lucy Simcoe, originally of Albemarle Co., Virginia. He was a grandson of George Herring and Elizabeth Closby, and, James Simco and Francis Canada, all of Virginia. The Herring family came to Callaway Co., Missouri in 1835 and settled on land south of Fulton.
On February 19, 1871, George married Josima McNerva Allen. She is buried next to him in Hillcrest. She was born April 16, 1854 in Callaway Co., Missouri and died December 6, 1922 in Fulton. She was a daughter of John Karah Allan and Mary L. Walker Sparks of Kentucky and Tennessee. She was a granddaughter of Joseph Darby Allen and Mary Margaret Murphy of Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and, Thomas Walker and Bettie Langley of Tennessee.
George W. Herring was a private in Company E, 9th Missouri Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army. He was surrendered with his regiment on May 26, 1865 at New Orleans, LA., and was paroled at Alexandria, LA., June 7, 1865.
George and Josima Herring were the parents of 12 children; Dolor Washington Herring, Clyde Robert "Bob" Herring, Seth "Jack" Herring, Myrtle Herring Divers McCormick, Mayme May Herring Waters, Brent Herring, Grover Herring, Herbert V. Herring, Norman "Pete" Herring, Allen Herring, Ruby Herring, and Woodson Herring, all born in Callaway county.
In attendence at this memorial ceremony were four of his great grandchildren; Jan P. Herring, Scott Herring, John C. Herring, and Mary Jo Herring Hubbard. Also attending were two great great grandchildren, Jennifer Herring and Deanna Herring Lee, and two great great great grandchildren, Amanda and Zach Lee. Also attending were Walter "Chic" Herring, great nephew, and Jim Harrison, a great great nephew who assisted in the ceremony and gave a talk about the Confederate Army in Callaway county.
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