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Herron - Rebecca

Source: 1878 Montgomery County, Indiana Atlas p 54

Herron, Mrs. Rebecca
PO Crawfordsville; Sec 7; widow of JD Herron; native of Butler  Co OH ; settled in this co. 1825.

Note: This is Rebecca Young (born Butler County, Ohio 20 Nov 1802 and died in her home (South Washington Street, Crawfordsville.  See also the Herron Family Bible in the Bible Section  

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, Friday Aug 2, 1895

On Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock the long expected happened in the death of Mrs. Rebec ca Herron.  She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. MB Wau gh on South Washington Street after an illness extending over several weeks. For about a week before the end she was unconscious most of the time. The funeral occurred at the residence Thursday morning at 10 o'clock and was conducted by Dr. E.B. Thomson.  The interment was at Oak Hill and the pall bearers were six of her grandsons; Joe Herron, George Downing, Chase Harding, JJ Swearengen, Will Smith and James Harding.  Mrs. Herron's maiden name was Rebecca Young and she was born Nov 20, 1802, in Butler Co Ohio which made her about 93 years old.  In 1825 she was married to James D. Herron and in February of the following year they came to this coun ty on horseback and settled in Ripley Twp.  Here they resided until 1856 when they moved to the old Herron home place, two miles southwest of town.  11 children blessed the union, of whom 7 are yet living, Mrs. Nancy Downing, Mrs. Rebecca McMaken, Mrs. James Swearengen, Mrs. MB Waugh, Mrs. Robert Smith, Capt. WP Herron and Mrs. Henry Harding.

James D. Herron was born in South Carolina 26 Jan 1798 and died in Crawfordsville 22 October 1874, marrying Rebecca Young in her native county 12 days before Christmas in 1825 - they are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery
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