Susan E. Herring was my great grandaunt, the nineth child and fifth daughter of George Washington Herring and Lucy Simco. Susan was born about 1849 in Callaway Co. Missouri.
On January 12, 1868, she married Van Thomas Bloom in Callaway County Mo. Van was born about 1844 in Missouri and died before 1898.
Susan and Van Bloom had two children that I have found records for:
On the 1870 census, this family was living in New Bloomfield, Callaway, Missouri, Van was a painter, Dora was one year old. In 1880, they were still in the same place, and William was 4 years old. After 1880 I can find no trace of this family anywhere.
In 1898 she is named in court papers concerning land ownership after the death of her parents. At that time her last name was King.