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Thomas Hord Herndon
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Birth: 1794
Spotsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 24, 1843
Pascagoula
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA

Note: The Jackson County Cemetery Book edited by Else Martin states that the first recorded burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Pascagoula, MS was in 1848. So it may not be correct that T.H. Herndon was buried here. This statement needs to be verified. Apparently no marker has survived.
"Greene County and Mesopotamia Cemetery," by Kimberly R. Jacobson (The Greene County Historical Society, 2007), p.99, states he was buried in Hale County, Alabama (source not given).
The Herndon Family of Virginia (1951) by John Goodwin Herndon, p.83, states he "died at sea" (source not given).

Thomas Hord Herndon married first to his cousin Elizabeth Brock, by whom he had one child, Joseph, who died an infant.

He went to Alabama about 1819 where he married his second wife on 2 May 1822 in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama: Emma Sarah Toulmin, daughter of Hon. Harry Toulmin, first President of Transylvania University in Kentucky, first Secretary of State of Kentucky, and first federal judge of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama.

In 1828 they lived at Erie, then Greene County but now in Hale County.

1840 US Census, Greene Co, AL, page 130, Thomas H. Herndon. Males 5-10, 1, 10-15, 2, 20-30, 1, 40-50, 1 (Thomas), Females under 5, 2, 5-10, 1, 10-15, 1, 30-40, 1 (Emma).

Mrs. Emma Herndon married (2) on 1 Dec 1846 at the Herndon home, Erie, Greene, AL, John H. Copp from Boston, born c1808 in MA.

1850 US Census, Greene Co, AL, page 271A, family #418, family of John H. Copp. John is a merchant. John and Emma have 3 children. There are several older Copp children listed who may be from a previous marriage of John Copp.
1860 US Census, Sumter Co, AL, pg 589, Sumterville, family #190, lists Estate of T H Herndon.

John H. Copp was first married to Agnes E. (Brock) Dollarhide, widow of Benjamin E. Dollarhide. According to Joe Edwards (#46925225), she may have been the first wife of Joseph Brock of Madison Co., Virginia, and the daughter of John Shelton and Susan "Sucky" (Hord) Shelton. Susan Hord Shelton was the daughter of Thomas Hord and Susan (Miller) Hord.

Benjamin E Dollarhide married 7 Sep 1841 Green Co. AL Agnes E Brock
Benjamin Dollarhide Probate 1843 Green Co. AL
Agnes E Dollarhide married 1 May 1843 John H Copp
Mrs. Emma Sarah Herndon married 26 Nov 1846 John H Copp.

Thomas Hord Herndon Sr. was a third cousin of Dr. Willis Roberts of Mobile who was a son of Mary Herndon and helped select the site of the first Alabama state capitol at Cahawba, Dallas County, Alabama.

Lineage:
William Herndon
+Catherine Diggs
Edward Herndon
+Mary Waller
Edward Herndon
+Mary Brock
Edward Herndon IV
+Mary Colson
Edward Herndon
+Mary Elizabeth Sharp
Thomas Hord Herndon 1794-1843
+Sarah Emma Toulmin

Mayflower ancestry:
William Brewster of the "Mayflower"
+Mary Wentworth
Fear Brewster
+Isaac Allerton
Frances Allerton
+Samuel Travers
Rebecca Travers
+Charles Colson
Mary Colson
+Edward Herndon

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Emma Sarah Toulmin Copp (1806 - 1862)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Brock Herndon Inge (1823 - 1864)*
  Thomas Hord Herndon (1828 - 1883)*
  Helen Herndon Smith (1830 - 1887)*
  Edward Herndon (1832 - 1864)*
  Fannie Herndon Stollenwerck (1834 - 1926)*
  Virginia Alabama Herndon Smith (1837 - 1923)*
  Emma January Herndon Randolph (1840 - 1918)*
  Ann Tremlett Herndon Perrin (1843 - 1883)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Pascagoula
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Ray
Record added: Jul 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94054898
 


- Eddie Donlin
 Added: Feb. 21, 2015
 
 
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