Name: Daniel Herring , Jr.
Birth: 2 MAR 1812 in Duplin County, North Carolina
Death: 20 OCT 1882 in Collin County, Texas
Illinois Land Sale Record: Daniel Herring, Jr. bought Jersey Co. land in 1836. Lived in Greene Co. at time of sale. He bought in the next twp north of Ezekiel Herring.
Jersey County, IL Land Entries, Richwood Township TS9N-R13W Section 35
Daniel Herring Patent Date--1 Jan 1840 Patent #17203 Accession #IL2230.394
Daniel Herring Patent Date--1 Jan 1840 Patent # 12623 Accession #IL2190.019
Daniel Herring Patent Date--1 Jan 1840 Patent # 17197 Accession #IL2230.389
Daniel Herring Patent Date--1 Jan 1840 Patent # 17200 Accession #IL2230.391
Richwood Township T8-9N, R13-14W Sec 1
Daniel Herring Patent Date--2 Dec 1839 Patent # 11901 Accession #IL2130.299
Daniel Herring Patent Date--1 Aug 1844 Patent # 17356 Accession #IL2350.227
Section 2, TS8N, R13W
Daniel Herring Patent Date 1 Aug 1844 Patent # 17385 Accession #IL2350.229
The Peters Colony Of Texas: p. 280
Daniel Herring migrated to the colony as a family man prior to July 1, 1848, and settled on a company survey in present Collin County. He was issued Fannin Third Class Certificate No. 1087 for 640 acres, which he patented in Collin County. He is listed on the 1850 census (Collin County, family No. 258) as a 38-year-old farmer, with six children. Born in North Carolina, he came to Texas from Illinois.
Collin County, Texas, Families, Vol. II, by Alice Ellison Pitts, Minnie Pitts Champ, Landmark Publishing, Inc. Fort Worth, Texas, 1998:
Daniel Herring was born 1 March 1812 in Duplin County, North Carolina to Daniel (L) and Fanny Jane (Creech) Herring. He died 20 October 1882 in Collin County, Texas. He married (1) Mary Deck (a Dutch immigrant) in Madison County, Illinois on 22 Dec 1833. He married (2) Elizabeth Newman in 1858 in Collin County, Texas. Elizabeth was a charter member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. Fanny Herring is buried at the Maxwell-Decatur Cemetery near Murphy while Daniel and Elizabeth are buried at the Hogge-Herring Cemetery located on Murphy Road in Collin County, Texas.
Bev Zavitz of Murphy wrote a book "Living in Murphy, Texas 1845-1945" which contains several references to the Daniel Herring family. The Herrings, Marshalls, Saches, and Sparks were some of the early settlers along Muddy Branches, near Murphy. Daniel, along with his brother, Isaac, received land patents from the state of Texas. Daniel received his patent of 640 acres of land in Collin County from Texas on 31 May 1844, which was part of Peter's Colony. By the 1850s, many settlers had sold large portions of their land but the Herring, Maxwell, and Sache families held onto their land. Daniel and his family raised beef cattle, hogs, cultivated over 300 acres of land and tended wild horses. The Herring, McMillen, Murphy and Sache families raised cattle that were trailed to Kansas and Missouri for marketing.
Daniel, like his brother, Sherrod, lost their first wife. By 1880, Daniel had children that ranged from forty-five to seven. Daniel was said to have traveled to Jefferson, Texas for the lumber to build a house for his new bride, Elizabeth, in 1858.
Daniel's children were: Sarah, my great great grandmother, John, Rachel, Edmund, Joshua, Martha, Rebecca, Nancy, Anna, Abraham, and possible Daniel. Edmund and the rest were born in Collin County, Texas.
The Herrings were a hardy lot, suffering no known casualities in the Civil War and no deaths from epidemics.
By Mike Massey, Sergeant Major ( U.S.A. Retired)
Dallas County History:
Daniel Herring and wife, Mary Deck
Born 2 Mach 1812 in North Carolina, Daniel Herring (1812-1882) arrived in Texas during the 1840s. His original Texas land grant is bissected by the Dallas-Collin County line, and is bounded by Murphy Road to the west, Dewitt Road to the east, and Blackburn and Ingram Roads to the south. The northeast corner joins the southwest corner of the William Sachse survey. The Herrings and the Sachses were the only land grant families to remain the in immediate area over the years, and now are in their sixth and seventh generations in this part of Dallas County.
Daniel Herring built his home at the highest point of his two-county survey, now approximately the 100 block of Sunset Drive. Near this site, and still to be seen, are stands of trees that defined the house and barn areas. His first hime, a log cabin, likely built in the late 1840s, was replaced in 1862 with a large two-story frame house.
The frame, which stood until it was razed in the 1930s, fronted north. The large kitchen, with its imposing chimney, was on the south. Focal point of the house was the immense fireplace, and its primary function was for cooking. It was six feet long, five and one-half feet high, and built with a sturdy iron rod across to hold cooking pots.
The lumber for the house came from Jefferson City, location of the nearest sawmill. Daniel Herring took with him three wagons and three teams. All three teams were required at several locations to pull through one wagon of lumber.
Joshua Lawrence Herring (1849-1927), son of Daniel Herring, often related having eaten supper at the same spot as breakfast. It took one week just to pull all the wagons through the muddy creek bottom of East Fork. In his later years, Josh would remember fondly the staple of their diet, corn in the husk, "roasting ears," cooked in the ashes of the campfire.
The Herrings, known to have been in the Carolinas during the early 1700s, locally were horticulturists of some note. By grafting, Daniel Herring produced several varieties of apples on one tree. He also was known for his vineyard and wine press. Interestinghly, he was one of only a few tobacco producers in the area.
When Daniel's son, Josh married in 1875 Kibbie Ann Kirby (1858-1938), he remodeled a small two-story frame house, originally built by Daniel in the 1870s on Dewitt Road, to house hired help. Josh incorporated the outside kitchen into the main house, and changed the front porch posts to more massive columns. In 1888, on the birth of his third daughter, Josh planted a small cedar tree in the front yard of the Dewitt house. That daughter Anna Ethel Herring Wharton (1888-1989), lived at that location until her death at 100, and always referred to the cedar as "my tree."
The house presently at 6851 Dewitt, Sachse, has solid wood ceilings and walls, built with lumber from the 1870s house. The cedar tree Josh Herring planted 1 April 1888 still thrives.
Submitted by: Mary Allene Jones, 7929 Royal Lane, #107, Dallas, TX 75230-3746
Living in Murphy, Texas:
p. 64 Daniel and Mary Deck Herring had come from Greene COunty, Illinois with the many others in Collin County from Jersey and Greene Counties in the late 1840s. Daniel Herring sold land there early in 1845. Daniel's brothers, Isaac and Sherrod, also came, both received grants near Murphy. Sherrod's first wife, Olive Sapronia Merrill, died after the birth of their second child, and he then married E.L. J. Tinnin. Thy raised cattle here and moved to McLennan County during the late 1850s. Isaac and Nicey Hearn Herring remained in Collin County for many years, but their last home is not known.
Daniel, like his brother Sherrod, lost his first wife. When she died around 1858, she left eight children. Daniel married Eliza Neuman and by 1880 he had offspring whose ages ranged from forty five to seven. Daniel Herring is said to have been one of those who made cattle drives to Kansas. He also went to Jefferson for lumber when he built a new home for his second wife. Until the 1980s some part of his land was owned and lived on by one of his children or grandchildren. Daniel didn't live to see a railroad come through, but died in 1882 before the Gulf, Colorado, & Santa Fe tracks were built across his land. Herrings had been a hardy lot, apparently suffering no casualties in the war and no deaths from epidemics.
Daniel Herring is found on the 1850 Collin Co, TX census, p. 21
Danl Herring 38 M Farmer NC
Mary Herring 36 F IL
Anna Herring 15 F IL
Sarah J. Herring 12 F IL
Jno W. Herring 11 M IL
Rachel M. Herring 3 F IL
W.E. Herring 2 M TX
J.S. Herring 8/12 M TX
Daniel Herring is found on the 1860 Collin Co, TX census, p. 64.
Daniel Herring 46 MW Farmer SC
Eliza Herring 24 FW TN
Marriah Herring 13 FW IL
Wm. E. Herring 11 MW TX
Joshua Herring 9 MW TX
Martha A. Herring 7 FW TX
Rebecca Herring 5 FW TX
Nancy Herring 4 FW TX
Shedy B. Herring 9/12 FW TX
Daniel Herring is found on the 1870 Collin Co, TX census, Prect. 5, p. 28, Family #163
Daniel Herring 58 MW Farmer NC
Eliza Herring 34 FW Keeping house TN
Joshua Herring 20 MW At school TX
Rebecca Herring 15 FW At school TX
Nancy Herring 14 FW At school TX
Belle Herring 11 FW At school TX
James Herring 9 MW TX
Susan Herring 4 FW TX
Fanny Herring 1 FW TX
Thomas McMullar 27 MW Farm labor GA
Sarah Newman 24 FW At home TN
Daniel Herring is found on the 1880 Collin Co, TX census, Prect. 5, ED 25, p. 17, Family # 182
Daniel Herring WM 68 head m. Farmer NC NC NC
Louiza Herring WF 44 wife m. Keeps house AL
James Herring WM 19 son s. Laborer TX NC AL
Susan A. Herring WF 13 dau TX NC AL
Dora Ann Herring WF 8 dau TX NC AL
Thomas Herring WM 7 son TX NC AL
William Carr WM 35 other s. Farmer TN TN TN
Enoch Chapman WM 22 other s. Farmer GA GA GA
John Webb WM 21 other s. Farmer TN TN TN
Benjamine Witsel WM 36 other s. Farmer Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland
Father: Daniel Herring b: 25 NOV 1782 in Duplin County, North Carolina
Mother: Fanny Jane Creech b: 2 MAR 1784 in Duplin County, North Carolina
Mary Deck b: 3 MAR 1818 in Netherlands
22 DEC 1833
in Madison County, Illinois
- Anna Laura Herring b: 18 NOV 1831 in Greene County, Illinois
- Sarah Jane Herring b: 27 JAN 1838 in Greene County, Illinois
- John W. Herring b: 1839 in Illinois
- Rachel Marriah Herring b: 1847 in Illinois
- William Edmond Herring b: 28 MAR 1848 in Collin County, Texas
- Joshua Lawrence Herring b: 23 OCT 1849 in Collin County, Texas
- Martha Ann Herring b: 10 JAN 1852 in Collin, Texas
- Rebecca Herring b: 1855 in Texas
- Nancy D. Herring b: 1856 in Texas
Eliza Newman b: 28 APR 1835 in Tennessee
11 NOV 1858
in Collin County, Texas
- Mary Herring b: in Collin, Texas
- Zaleda Bell Herring b: 1859
- James Harmon Herring b: 1861 in Collin County, Texas
- Susan Lurene Herring b: 1866 in Collin County, Texas
- Fanny Herring b: 1869 in Collin County, Texas
- Thomas B. Herring b: 1871 in Collin County, Texas
- Dora Anna Herring b: 1872 in Collin County, Texas
- Guy Herring b: 5 FEB 1874 in Collin County, Texas