Rev Isaac Herring

Rev Isaac Herring

Duplin County, North Carolina, USA
Death 29 Jun 1843 (aged 77)
Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
Burial Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 28488678 · View Source
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The settlement of Herrin started out as scattered settlers on Herring's Prairie named for the first permanent settler Isaac Herring, a Baptist preacher. Later, his son-in-law David Herrin arrived and the similarity in names led to the eventual shortening of the name to just Herrin's Prairie. The trails from Jordan's fort to Humphreys' ford on the Big Muddy River intersected the old trail from Lusk's ferry at modern-day Golconda to Kaskaskia.[3].

Isaac Herring entered the first land in what became Herrin on 4 November 1816, two years before Illinois became a state. He paid $2 an acre for the 160 acres (65 ha). At the time he lived to the west in Jackson County, the land entry was the northeast quarter off Section 30, Township 8 South, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian.[4] Today that area runs between 17th and 27th Streets, and from West Cherry Street on the north to West Stotlar Street on the south.[5].,_Illinois

Buried in Herren's Prairie, Williamson, Illinois

Suggestions from Sherry Gorman FAG #48349913.

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Aged 77 yrs

Gravesite Details This is a new stone that has been set. Isaac was the first settler in this area.


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  • Maintained by: Charlene Kimpler
  • Originally Created by: Jan Miller
  • Added: 23 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28488678
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Isaac Herring (2 Mar 1766–29 Jun 1843), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28488678, citing Stotlar-Herrin Family Cemetery, Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Charlene Kimpler (contributor 47331665) .