Davis and Shaw Families of North Carolina
 
Benjamin Herndon[1, 2]
Male 1749 - 1814

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  • Birth  10 Dec 1749  Drysdale Parish Caroline County Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Marriage  Between 1771 and 1779  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record ID Number  MH:I10937 
    _UID  03C50984-7B05-48B7-B6A6-43CD46EAED61 
    _UPD  03 AUG 2011 19:55:53 GMT-5 
    Died  May 1814  Marlboro County South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Family Cemetary Marlboro County South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5851  Shaw Family of North Carolina
    Last Modified  20 Feb 2014 
     
    Father  David Herndon,   b. 1712, King And Queen County Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Campbell County Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Lewis,   b. 1730, Charlotte Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806, Campbell County Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1750 
    Record ID Number  MH:F5878 
    _UID  EEFD962A-4892-4314-9717-4430680D7259 
    _UPD  03 AUG 2011 19:53:53 GMT-5 
    Family ID  F3611  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Nancy Ann Newton,   b. 1761, Charlotte County Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Marlboro County South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between 1771 and 1779  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record ID Number  MH:F4177 
    _UID  88C8F960-60CA-4455-863B-4D3962C58F98 
    _UPD  03 AUG 2011 19:53:06 GMT-5 
    Children 
     1. Lucinda Herndon,   b. 17 Dec 1797, Cheraw Hill Marborough District South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834, Humphreys County Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Younger Phillip Herndon,   b. 30 Aug 1783, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1847, Marlboro South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2129  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • From Dudley Herndon (7-30-99)"Benjamin Herndon, Younger Herndon's father,was married, secondly to Ann "Nancy" Newton. We do not know the name of his first wife. By his first marriage Benjmin had, to the best of our knowledge, a son and a daughter. By the second marriage there were about 10 children, although please note that I use the word "About." We are still working on the number."
      Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol. 2, Serial: 12356; Volume: 9Benjamin Herndon is buried in a family cemetery in Marlboro, South Carolina. (Marlboro District of South Carolina is located next to the North Carolina border in the north eastern part of South Carolina. This area in 1710 was part of the Craven District. In 1710 only four districts existed; starting from the north to the south, Craven, Berkley Colleton, and Granville. By 1801 the South Carolina counties had expanded to 26 counties. Marlboro, Marion, Horry, Georgetown, Darlington, Chesterfiled, Lancaster Kershaw, Sumter, Charleston, Colleton, Orangeburg, Richland, Fairfield, Chester, York, Spartanburg, Union, Newberry, Beaufort, Barnwell, Edgefield, Laurens, Abbeville, Greenville and Pendleton. (From US GEN Survey, South Carolina, Library of Congress)
      From Marlyn Jones (from copies of her correspondence from Dudley Herndon):#56 Benjamin Herndon (Unpublished) Author's Comment: (Dr. John Goodman Herndon)We have no doubt that Benjamin Herndon was born in Virginia and that he had Revolutionary Service during which he received a bayonet would. The statement that he died from the effects of that would needs, however, some clarification for he lived more than thirty years after the Revolution had ended. What is probably meant is that the would caused him suffering in his final illness.
      Do not know who compiled the following:Since the widow's one third of Benjamin Herndon's real estate was 163 acres, more or less, the balance was, of course 326 acres, more or less. As John Pierce certified that his share, in right of is wife who was a daughter of Benjamin Herndon, was 30 acres, more or less, it follows that there was a total of either 10 or 11 shares to be divided among his children. In the settlement of his estate, John Herndon (doubtless the oldest son) was named administrator along with Ann Herndon, designated as the widow of the decedent Banjamin. Therein the older sons and the husband of the older daughters are named in order: John Pierce, Younger Herndon, William Herndon, James Herndon and John Breeten, -- while mention is made that there were 4 minor children entitles to shares. There are thus ten heirs at law, in addition to the widow accounted for. Since the early records of Stewart County, Tennessee, to which all the family except John Herndon had removed by 1820 or thereabout, show David and Philip Herndon as residents and since Lucinda is known to be the name of one of the four minor children in 1815, we have accounted for all but one of the four.
      Whether Ann Newton was the only wife of Benjamin Herndon is not certain. The spread of the births indicates a likelihood that she was the mother of only the four youngest children.
      Benjamin Herndon, of Caroline County, Virginia on 14 December 1782 purchased from James Holland of Charlotte County, Virginia, 200 acres of land bound by the lands of Edward Arnold, William Sansome, Manoah Sullivant and Mary Ales. The consideration was Pounds 100 current Virginia money. The witnesses were Hillary Moely, Giles Newton, and Thomas Burton. (Compilers note: Thomas Burton was probably Thomas Haliburton, the father of Thomas Haliburton who married Lucinda Herndon, a daugahter of Ann and Benjamin Herndon.)
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Bottoms Web Site, Mike Bottoms, Benjamin Herndon (Reliability: 3), 23 Dec 2009.
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    2. [S1096] Rideout Web Site, Ronald Rideout, Benjamin HERNDON (Reliability: 3), 3 Aug 2011.
      Added by confirming a Smart Match