Alexander Herring was born 1 June 1708 in Sussex County, Delaware to Alexander Herring (1682-1735) and Margaret Hamilton (1686-) and died 22 June 1778 in Rockingham County, Virginia of unspecified causes. He married Abigail Harrison (1710-1780) 1735 in Sussex County, Delaware.


OCCUPATION: Founder Of The Herring's Of Rockingham Co., VA

RESIDENCE: Sussex Co., DE; 1742 Rockingham Co, VA

BIRTH: 1708, Sussex Co. DE DEATH: Jun 1778, Rockingham Co., VA BURIAL: with Grandparents Of Abraham Lincoln

His migration to the Shenandoah Valley occurred in about the spring of 1742, having sold his land of 189 acres in Sussex, DE to Peter Dale on 5 May 1742. He first bought land near Linville and in 1755 , received his patent for the land promised him on Cook's Creek.

About 20 years following Alexander Herring's settlement in Augusta Co. Va, a Thomas Herron came from Ulster and settled in the Linville Creek region of Rockingham.


Offspring of Alexander Herring and Abigail Harrison (1710-1780)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edith Herring (1732-1799)
Leonard Herring (1735-1805)
John Herring (1737-1778)
Alexander Herring (1739-1779)
Bathsheba Herring (c1742-1836) 1748 Rockingham County, Virginia 1836 Mill Creek, Union County, Illinois Abraham Lincoln (1744-1786)

William Herring (1745-1819)
Jesse Herring (1749-1781)
Bethuel Herring (1751-1802)
Virginia Herring (1752-1801)



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