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James Herron/Heron

Male 1755 - 1829  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name James Herron/Heron 
    Born Between 1750 and 1755  Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Apr 1829  Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I639  MyTree
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2018 

    Family Jane Simpson,   b. Belfast, Antrim, Ulster, Norther Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1772  Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Herron,   b. Abt 1773, Abbeville Dist., Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. James Francis Herron,   b. Abt 1774, Abbeville Dist., Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1856, Tippah Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     3. Caroline Herron,   b. Abbeville Dist., Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. David Herron,   b. Abbeville Dist., Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jane Herron,   b. Abbeville Dist., Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lysena Herron,   b. Abbeville Dist., Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Thomas Herron,   b. Abt 1786, Abbeville Dist., Newberry Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 

    • James Herron came over to the states when he was 17 about 1767 or so.
      He married Jane Simpson, who came over in 1772. He came on the ship
      "Earl of Hillsborough" from Belfast to Charleston and was granted 100
      acres of land on 27 Feb 1767 in the Booneboro Township. This info is
      from the original lists of Protestant Immigrants to SC. 1763-1773
      compiled by Jane Revill and published by genealogical publications in
      1981. They had seven children, most supposedly moving to Alabama.
      The next generation I'm not really sure about. Either James II or
      John I, born abt 1772, was the father of John Herron II. He was born
      29 Apr 1798 and married Nancy Gentry (b. 4 Dec 1801) on 13 Jan 1824.
      (Source: correspondence from Patty Herron Hunter, Rome GA 14 Jan 2003)

      Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
      Name: James Herron
      Year: 1767
      Place: Charleston, South Carolina
      Source Publication Code: 3627.37
      Primary Immigrant: Herron, James
      Annotation: Place and date of immigrants' or discharged military person's petition requesting reimbursements of passage, additional land, headrights, bounty, etc. from the South Carolina government or of letter expressing satisfaction with the voyage to America.


      Washington Co, VA Surveys, Page 419 - James Heron - 62,800 ac -
      treasury warrants - 50,000 by #972 and 12,800 by #973 dated December
      13, 1794 excluding 1630 ac of John Griffiths surveyed April, 1792 - on
      the waters of New River and the south fork of Holstein River - on the
      south side of a branch on the Wyth County line - crossing Fox Creek
      and others branches of new River - between Virginia and North Carolina
      - corner to Samuel Hunt's land - passing Hunt's corner - crossing
      several branches of the Laurel Fork, a branch of the south fork -
      opposite Rafferly's [Rafferty's?] Nob - passing Sibens Main's land -
      February 25, 1795 (ibid.)
    • James Herron came from Ireland when he was 17. He came over on the ship "Earl of Hillsborough" from Belfast. He was granted 100 acres of land 2/27-1767. He arrived in Charleston, and the land was in the "Booneboro" Township of SC. He married Jane Simpson, who came over on 12/1/1772. They had 7 children:
      David, John, Thomas, James, Caroline, Jane, Lysena. All except John moved to Alabama. Their descendants are in Jasper and Walker counties.
      Children of James Herron and Jane Simpson are:
      16 i. James Herron, born Abt. 1772; married Ann Unknown.
      ii. David Herron
      iii. John Herron
      iv. Caroline Herron
      v. Jane Herron
      vi. Lysena Herron
      vii. Thomas Herron

      From: Brooke Herron Kroto
      Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 12:28:29 EST
      Subject: Janie Revill - Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to SC
      To: otime1@yahoo.com
      CC: Patty2rome@aol.com, indigo@alltel.net, MarthaCMordecai@aol.com
      I went to the Western Reserve Historical library yesterday and was able to do some descent research. I found a copy of "A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina 1763-1173" by Janie Revill, published 1939.
      Directly from the book:
      COUNCIL JOURNAL 33, page 41-50.
      Meeting of 27th, February 1767.
      "His Excellency informed the Board that a vessel with poor Irish Protestants had lately arrived here on the encouragement of the Bounty given by the Act of the General Assembly passed the 25th July 1761 and that he had now directed them to attend and they being called the Council Chamber they presented the following Petitions for the Warrants of Survey for Land on the Bounty VIZ'T
      [lists all recipients, 114 in all]
      James Herron 100 acres
      In Boonesborough or Belfast Township.
      ORDERED that the secretary do prepare Warrants of Survey on the Bounty agreeable to the prayers of their petitions and that the public Treasurer do pay the Bounties given by the said Act to Messrs. Torrans and Pouag and Mr. Robert Bath for the owners of the ship Hillsborough in consideration of their passages to the said province agreeable to the directions of the said Act.
      The following persons also presented petitions setting forth that they were Protestants and had come into this Province in the said ship Earl of Hillsborough on the encouragement of the said Act and therefore prayed to be allowed the Bounty given by the same.
      [Lists each additional individual and their age, 115 in total ranging in ages from 1-60]
      The Petitioners set forth that they were Protestants and that they had lately arrived in this Province on the encouragement of the Bounty given by the Act of the General Assembly of this Province passed the 25th July 1761 and therefore praying the same and they haveing [sic] severally produced Certificates required by the Act.
      IT WAS ORDERED that the public Treasurer do pay the several Bounties to Messrs. Torrans and Pouag and Bath in Consideration for their passages in the said Ship. "
      COUNCIL JOURNAL 36, page 242-243.
      Meeting of 1st December 1772.
      "The following Persons presented Petitions setting forth that they were Protestants and had lately come to settle in this Province with their Respective Familys [sic] from Ireland and were desirous to settle and cultivate some vacant lands in the back parts of this Country. But by Reason of their extreem [sic] Poverty they were altogether unable to pay the Fees due to the several offices for their Grants and that they were in hopes to have received some aid from the Province, as their Countrymen had hitherto done and therefore Prayed His Excellency to Grant them such Relief as in his Goodness he should see fit.
      His Excellency thereupon observed to them that the Bounty given by the Province had ceased long since, & that they had no Reason from Government to expect any such assistance as they craved But it appearing that they were very poor his Excellency proposed to the several officers to deliver out their Warrants without expence [sic] to them and to take the Risk of being paid by the Public which they severally agreed to and Secretary was Ordered to prepare Warrants of Survey for the undermentioned persons VIZ'T
      [Lists all petitioners, 35 in all)
      John Simpson 350 acres
      Jane Simpson 100 acres
      William Simpson 100 acres
      Robert Simpson 100 acres
      In South Carolina."
      A side note:
      I also found an Andrew Simpson listed as receiving 350 acres "In South Carolina, on the Bounty" listed in the Council Journal 36, Part 2, page 222-223. Meeting of 8th November 1772. I wonder if he is related to Jane Simpson, considering he came about a month before her and to the same port. John Simpson is her father, correct? Would William and Robert be her siblings? It appears that the pattern of land grant amounts suggests that 350 acres would be given to a head of household with an already established family, and that 100 acres would be given to a younger, not yet established individual. So if Andrew were related he might be the oldest sibling with already established family, or might be Jane's paternal uncle, which could suggest that William and/or Robert might be a first cousin(s). Any thoughts about that?
      Here is some more interesting info I was able to find at the SC Department of Archives and History Online.
      Date: 1767/04/24
      Description: HERRON, JAMES, Plat for 100 acres in Boonesborough Township.
      Name Indexed: TROUP, JOHN/HERRON, JAMES/JOHNSTON, GEORGE/NELSON, JOHN
      Location: Boonesborough Township/Long Cane Creek
      Type: Plat
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      Date: 1767/09/22
      Description: HERRON, JAMES, land grant for 100 acres in Boonesborough
      Township.
      Name Indexed: HERRON, JAMES
      Location: Boonesborough Township
      Type: Land Grant
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      Date: 1767/11/17
      Description: HERRON, JAMES, Memorial for 100 acres in Boonesborough Township,
      Granville County.
      Name Indexed: HERRON, JAMES/JOHNSTON, GEORGE
      Location: Granville County/Boonesboro Township/Long Cane Creek
      Type: Memorial
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