William Herron


WILLIAM HERRON, a prosperous farmer and owner of land in the oil district of Hancock county, is a son of Robert Herron, and Elizabeth McCorkle, who were married March 13, 1817, and came to this county soon afterward. Both were natives of Washington county, Penn., the father being born January 15, 1793 and the mother September 14, 1794. William Herron came in 1848 to the farm he now occupies, which was then almost entirely wooded, and he now has about ninety acres cleared. There is one oil well on the farm which produces seven barrels per day, and has yielded as much as twenty-two barrels. Two other wells are nearly completed. He and his family are members of the Methodist Protestant church, and are highly esteemed by all. In 1848 he was married to Elizabeth A. Campbell, who was born near the site of New Cumberland, February, 1826, the daughter of Maj. James Campbell, one of the early settlers. To them have been born twelve children: William W., July 12, 1849; Sarah H., October 23, 1850, died May 30, 1884; Isabel, April 27, 1852; Elizabeth A., August 5, 1853; Wesley, April 22, 1855; Buchanan, March 5, 1857; Homer, July 21, 1858, died October 8, 1865; Armina, August 19, 1861, died December 5, 1885; Clement V., June 22, 1865; Nora Lee and Cora Dean, January 15, 1869.

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