|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1889|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1949|
Mayor of Mobile, 1953-44, 1946-47.
Sewanee University, 1905-1909.
He was the son of Stanley Bell Herndon and Lucy Cadwallader (Jones) Herndon of 907 Government Street;
grandson of Edward Herndon and Virginia (Bell) Herndon;
great-grandson of Thomas Hord Herndon and Emma Sarah (Toulmin) Herndon. His great-great-grandfather was Judge Harry Toulmin, first federal judge of the Southern District of Alabama and the first Secretary of State of Kentucky.
Robin Herndon married Corinna Kirkbride Nov. 28, 1911.
His uncle, U.S. Congressman Thomas Hord Herndon Jr., rented the house across the street at 908 Government Street, the Roberts-Pillans house, when he returned from Washington, D.C., with terminal cancer.
Mobile Press-Register, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1911: "In Christ Episcopal Church, Tuesday evening at twilight, a beafutiful wedding was celebrated when Mrs. Stanley Bell Herndon gave in marriage her eldest daughter, Virginia, to Mr. Wythe Lawler Whiting, the eldest son of General and Mrs. J.W. Whiting. This union of the Whiting and Herndon families -- two of the most aristocratic and prominent in the whole South -- is of universal interest not alone in Mobile, the home city, but throughout the state and in Virginia and Tennessee also."
Herndon descent from the House of Weir:
James Weir of Blackwood, Lanark, Scotland
+ Euphemia Hamilton
+ James Hamilton (6-great-grandson of King Robert II)
+ Margaret Hamilton
+ William Mure (Muir)
+John de Pollok
sir Robert de Pollok, baron
Robert Bruce Pollock
+ Annabella Stewart
Robert Bruce Pollock (Polk)
+ Magdalen Tasker
William B. Polk
+ Nancy Knox
+ Margaret Taylor
+ Susannah Spratt
Col. William Polk
+ Sarah Hawkins
Gen. Lucius Polk (2nd cousin President Polk)
+ Mary Ann Eastin
Sarah Rachel Polk
+ Robin ap Cadwallader Jones
Lucy Cadwallader Jones
+ Stanley Bell Herndon
Robin Cadwallader Herndon
+ Corinna Kirkbride
Both Gen. Lucius Junius Polk and his brother Gen. Leonidas Polk were second cousins of President James Knox Polk as well as Mary Taylor Bolles Roberts who lived at 910 Government Street.
Stanley Bell Herndon (1862 - 1908)
Lucy Cadwallader Jones Herndon (1862 - 1941)
Corinna Edwina Kirkbride Herndon (1888 - 1942)
Corinna Herndon McCafferty (1917 - 1990)*
Ann Herndon Luce (1921 - 2005)*
Robin Cadwallader Herndon (1889 - 1949)
Virginia Herndon Whiting (1890 - 1980)*
Rebecca Herndon Bush (1893 - 1973)*
Lucy Herndon Horst (1899 - 1985)*
Pine Crest Cemetery
Plot: Section 4
Maintained by: Ray
Originally Created by: Tim Childree
Record added: Apr 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51799629