Corp William Andrew “Billy” Herron

Corp William Andrew “Billy” Herron

Hardeman County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 Nov 1926 (aged 90)
Panola County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 14740400 · View Source
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Born to John Herron & his first wife, Nancy Ann Warren Herron. Billy married Elizabeth Jane Wrenn (1840-1902) on Jan. 12, 1860.

Five children:
• Caroline Etta Herron Cansler (1860-1934)
• William Andrew Herron, Jr. (1863-1946)
• Lena Rivers Herron Cauthen (1866-1954)
• Luke Walton Herron, Sr. (6/1871-1912)
• Claud Clifton Herron (9/1875-1918)

William Herron, Sr., was a carpenter. He built Courtland Presbyterian Church, which still stands (see photo at right).


From Panola County History, p. 372:
William Andrew Herron's paternal grandparents were Thomas Herron (1786-1823) & Mary Herron of Williamson County, TN. They had 8 children. John Herron (1806-?) was the second child. He married Nancy Ann Warren on Dec. 20, 1832, in Williamson County, TN. After Thomas Herron died in 1823, his widow Mary moved in 1836 with her family to the Long Branch community of Yalobusha County, MS. John & Nancy Warren Herron accompanied his mother Mary Herron to MS, and their first child, William Andrew Herron, was born in Hardeman County, TN, en route to MS. Mary and her son John and their families later moved to Tallahatchie County. After Nancy's death, John remarried and moved to Panola County, and his mother, Mary Herron, moved to Ellis County, TX.

Herrons in present day Panola County descend from John and Nancy Ann Warren Herron's son, William Andrew "Billy" Herron. On Jan. 12, 1860 he married Elizabeth Jane Wrenn. They lived in the town of Panola with her parents until he left for the Civil War, where he served in the Confederate Army as Cpl. in Hurst's Regiment, Miss. Volunteers. After the war, they moved to land now owned by Pauline Whitten Smith and J.L. Nickle's heirs. Living nearby was John Herron, the James Cauthen family and Billy's brother-in-law, James T. "Uncle Jim" Wrenn and family.

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  • Maintained by: Dawn Kelley
  • Originally Created by: Panola County Gal
  • Added: 26 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14740400
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp William Andrew “Billy” Herron (13 Feb 1836–28 Nov 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14740400, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Dawn Kelley (contributor 47319272) .