John Herring and Lucy Carver

John Herring, born in 1798 in Albermarle Co. Virgina, was my great great great grandfather. At the age of 14, he was a drummer boy when he went with his older brother George to fight in the War of 1812. Afterwards, he served as a drum-major in the State militia of Virginia. After he came to Missouri in 1838, he was a farmer south of Fulton.

He married Lucy Carver (Born: Abt 1798) in Albemarle Co., Virginia on Dec 3, 1818.

From Albemarle Co., Virginia marriage records:
Herring, John & Lucy Carver 3 Dec 1818; min-John Goss, 3 Dec 1818 [Marr. Reg., 1806-1868, fol.23] b-George Carver wit- William Wertenbaker d- Jarrel Carver [B/C Papers, 1818-24]

Polly Carver, a sister of Lucy Carver, married George Washington Herring Sr. (John's brother) December 18, 1818. We have found no other records of Polly Carver and asumed she died within a couple of years of the marriage.
From the Albemarle marriage records: Herring, George & Polly Carver 16 Dec 1818; b-Jarrell Carver (father) who gives his consent wit-William Wertenbaker [B/C Papers, 1818-24]

Lucy Carver was born in 1796 in Virginia. She was a daughter of Jarrell Carver and Nancy Beck, who married Oct 16, 1795 in Albemarle Co. Va.. Jarrel was born about 1777 in Albemarle Co. Virginia was a son of William (b: abt 1749 d: abt 1811, Albemarle Va) and Mary Carver (b: abt 1753).

John Herring was a son of George and Elizabeth Closby (Glaspy) Herring of Albermarle Co. Virginia. George Herring was a son of Benjamin or John Benjamin Herring, born mid 1700's.

John and Lucy had 11 children while living in Virginia, and 1 child after they moved to Callaway Co. Missouri in 1838:
  1. James Clark Herring b: 7 Aug 1819, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: 30 Jan 1888 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • married 17 Jun 1841 Sarah Jane Knight, b: 2 Jan 1821 Kentucky d: 23 Feb 1912, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. (8 Children)
  2. John Pemberton Herring b: 29 Mar 1821, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: 5 Jun 1897 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried New Bloomfield cemetery, New Bloomfield, Callaway Co., Missouri
    • married 18 Jun 1846 Amanda Jane Knight, b: 23 Jan 1830 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: 10 Aug 1881, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried New Bloomfield cemetery, New Bloomfield, Callaway Co., Missouri. (11 Children)
  3. George Washington Herring b: 10 Jul 1823, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: 20 Sep 1878 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Herring family cemetery #2, Callaway Co., Missouri. (George Herring was my great great Grandfather, his daughter Eliza S. married Nathan Carrington)
    • married 9 Mar 1843 Hester Ann Kemp, b: 28 Feb 1821 Franklin Virginia. d: 27 Aug 1899, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Herring family cemetery #2, Callaway Co., Missouri. (11 Children)
  4. William Jerrod Herring b: 25 Oct 1825, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: 22 May 1905, Fulton, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • married 14 Sep 1848 Rebecca Ann Knight, b: 12 Jul 1827 d: 23 Sep 1911, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. (3 Children)
  5. Andrew Carver Herring b: 15 Nov 1827, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: 18 Sep 1895 Callaway Co. Missouri.
    • married 14 Mar 1850 Lattita E. Crooks, b: Jun 1832 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: 16 Aug 1904, Callaway Co. Missouri. (3 Children)
  6. Eliza Herring b: abt. 1828, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: between 1864 and 1869, buried Herring family cemetery #2, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • married 18 Feb 1864 Ennis C. Smart, b: 25 Jan 1824 d: 16 Sep 1898, buried in Liberty Methodist Cemetery, Callaway Co. Missouri. Son of John Smart and Elizabeth Ford. He had 2 other wives, Elizabeth Whittington and Mary Foy.
  7. Dabney Carver Herring b: Oct 12,1829, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: 15 Nov 1896 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Mt. Carmel cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • married 26 Feb 1857 Mary Francis Simco, b: Feb. 1, 1836, Callaway Co. Missouri, d: June 15, 1919, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Mt. Carmel cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. She was my 1st cousin 3 times removed. (9 Children)
  8. Gideon Carver Herring b: 25 May 1831, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: 21 Nov 1914, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Mt. Carmel cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • married 26 Aug 1857 Lucy Jane Simco, b: 15 Dec 1838 Callaway Co. Missouri d: 4 Feb 1924, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Mt. Carmel cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. She was my 1st cousin 3 times removed. (4 Children)
  9. Nancy Herring b: 25 May 1834, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: Feb 15, 1901, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Hams Prairie cemetery, Hams Prairie, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • married 6 Dec 1860 Peter M. Giboney, b: abt. 1834 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Aug. 4, 1894, Callaway Co., Missouri. (5 Children)
  10. Albert B. Herring b: 21 Mar 1835, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: Feb 1843 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Herring Private cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
  11. Jarrel Van Buren Herring b: 22 Feb 1836, Albemarle Co. Virginia d: Aug 1849 Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Herring Private cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
  12. Thomas Wesley Herring b: 22 Feb 1839, Callaway Co. Missouri d: Aug. 5, 1916, Fulton, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Mt. Carmel cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri.
    • married 11 Feb 1864 Mary Jane Young, b: Apr. 7, 1846 Callaway Co. Missouri, d: Jan. 13, 1920, Round Prairie Twp, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Mt. Carmel cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. (10 Children)

John Herring died September 14, 1864, in Callaway County Missouri, and is buried in the Herring Private Cemetery #2. This cemetery is located on his land, south of Fulton, Missouri.

On the 1870 Callaway county census, Lucy Herring was was living with her son Thomas and his family.

Mrs. Lucy Herring 16 Apr 1796 30 Mar 1873 11 April 1873 Missouri Telegraph (Callaway Co.)
Obituary Herring In Callaway County, Mo., March 30, 1873, Mrs. Lucy Herring, in the 77th year of her age.
     The subject of this notice was born in Albermarie County, Va., on the 16th of April, 1796. She, with her husband and family emigrated to this state in the fall of 1838, since which time she has resided in this county, She united with the Christian church at Mount Tabor in 1843, and for 30 years she adorned her profession by her blameless and upright walk, and practical exhibition of those graces which form the Christian charactor. Her's was a religion, which in it's mission of mercy and love, sought to minister at the bedside of affliction, to relieve the wants of the poor and needy, and by words of cheer and encouragement, to confort the desponding heart. To know "Grandma" Herring was to love her; and by her many friends (enemies she had none) her memory will long be cherished with mingled emotions of love and admiration. But this bereavement is more deeply felt by the surviving members of her own family, who can realize in her they have lost all that is embraced in the enduring name - Mother. To them be the consoling thought that in a ripe old age she has fallen asleep to reap the reward inherited only by the finally faithful.

John and Lucy are both buried in the Herring Private Cemetery #2, south of Fulton Mo. I have visited this cemetery, which was on their original land, and it is nearly destroyed. Parts of his stone were found, enough to identify it, but hers was not. Several of their children and grandchildren were also buried there. This cemetery is located right at the side of a dirt and gravel road, but the only thing to identify it as a burial ground are a few broken stones scattered about. There are 2 or 3 stones still standing. Another Missouri family cemetery that is being slowly destroyed.


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