ROBERT HERRON, was a well known and prosperous farmer of Hancock county, was engaged in agriculture all his life, and with the exception of two years spent on an adjoining farm, always lived at the home where he owned nearly 200 acres of valuable land. Oil has been found in paying quantities less than three miles distant, and coal of a superior quality underlies his land, to which two miles already pentrate. Mr. Herron was born in 1833, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (McCorkle) Herron. On January 23, 1861, he was married to Ruth A. Baxter, who was born in Brooke county, September 4, 1836. She is the daughter of Samuel and Rachel Baxter, who were the parents of fourteen children, as follows: Absalom, Ruth A., Hannah B., George L., Rachel A., Mary Elizabeth, Sarah Margaret, Samuel H., Catherine A., Oric, who died in infancy, Damaris, Edmund Chase, Ella Virginia and William, who died at three years. Mrs. Baxter died February 21, 1876 but the father is still living, at the age of eighty-two years. Mr. and Mrs. Herron were the parents of three children: Ernest, who died July 6, 1888, aged twenty-six years three months and four days; June E., Samuel B., and Ida May. A part of the family are members of the Methodist Protestant church. In politics Mr. Herron was a democrat, but devoted himself to business rather than to party matters. He died November 3, 1889.
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