From “James Herron’s Book, a Bible owned by David Withrow of Decatur (summarized by Larry Herrin):
James Herron was born April 4, 1807 died Septemeber 11, 1866
Eliza Brisbin was born February 28, 1813 died April 11, 1863
James Herron and Eliza Brisbin were married Oct 1, 1835
Issue surely: (my note)
James Addison Herron was born December 19, 1835 died August 1, 1836
Arthur Ambrose Herron was born September 23, 1857 (should be 1837)
David Clarke Herron was born May 23, 1839 died May 21, 1842
Sarah Ann Herron was born February 12, 1841
Elizabeth Jane Herron was born November 25, 1842
Infant Daughter born May 27, 1845 died July 15, 1845
Eleanor Denning Herron was born Nov 24, 1846
Lisa /Lisse was born Aug 27, 1851 died 10 months 25 days
David Herron Sr. born April 15, 1757 died June 7, 1833 (76 yrs-1 mo-22 days)
Sarah (Gunyoun ?) Herron born March 9, 1773 died January 26, 1834 (60 yrs-10 mon-17 days)
Joseph Herron b. November 6, 1809 died July 2, 1856
William Herron born November 7, 1802
David Herron died April 17, 1860 (age 56) (born 1804)
I didn’t find William and David Herron in the census anywhere, but I did find a matching Joseph Herron in the 1850 Census, but not the 1860:
US Federal Census of Sangamon County, Illinois Nov 28, 1850
Dwelling and family 2186: John Rutherford age 19 male Labourer born Illinois; Jos Herrin age 41 farmer born Kentucky, Mary Herrin age 37 born Kentucky, David Herrin age 16 farmer born Illinois, Wm age 14 born Illinois, Heamite? Female age 12 born Illinois and John age 8 born Illinois. (This may or may not be the correct Joseph).
However, Peyton Herring from Pulaski Co., Kentucky moved to Sangamon County, Illinois before moving on to Texas. Peyton was born ca 1785. Peyton was the likely son of William and Jane Herrin from Pulaski Co., KY. From memory, I do rember a biography of a William Herrin from Sangamon County, but at the present I do not have it’s location.
Now for David Herron, Sr. born 1757. I found nothing definitive, but did rule out some Davids:
David Herrin who died 11 October 1813 in Muhlenburg Co., Kentucky is obviously out because David Herron, Sr. died in 1833.
David Herron (with brother John) who were the first white settlers in Licking County, Ohio in 1805 are out because they were from Pennsylvania.
A David Herin was in the 1792 Tax List of Bourbon County, Kentucky. I would assume that he is the same as David Harrin of Clark.
David Harrin who was with Shadrack Harrin in 1795 Clark County, Kentuky is in because he would be of the right age. Where did he go when he left there before 1796? Perhaps another county?
Montgomery County was fromed from Clark Co. in 1797. A David Heran was in the 1830 Census of Montgomery County. However he was born between 1800 and 1810. That would leave him as a candidate for David Herron, Jr. He ran a dry goods store (David Herren) in Mt. Sterling and was likely the David Herran who married Jane Meriwether Oct 16, 1820 in Shelby Co., KY.
David Harran was in the 1800 Fayette Co., KY Tax List from Lexington.
A David Herron had mail at the Bardstown Post Office in Nelson Co., KY in 1800.
Any Shelby County, Kentucky Herrin is under consideration.
In the 1810 US Federal Census of Shelby Co., KY we find David Herren. David was 26-45, hence b. 1765 or earlier. David of Shelby is of the right age.
I will consider Herrins of White County, Tennessee as well because members of that family migrated from Shelby County, Kentucky to Tennessee, Most prominent there was the David Herrin, Sr. who was born ca 1730 and fought in the Revolution from Albemarle County, Virginia. David was born in Orange Co., Virginia. His nephew or son George Herrin lived in Shelby Co., KY for awhile. George was more likely the son of William and Mary Stodghill Herrin of Wilks Co., NC who migrated there through Orange Co., NC from Orange Co., Virginia. George married two daughters of Matthew Creed (one at a time of course!).
David of White Co., TN had a son David. David disappeared from the early census records of Tennessee. David Herrin, Jr. would be a good candidate for David Herron, Sr. from James Herron’s Book. David, Sr. of White County lived past 1834 when he applied for his pension. He was 104 when he applied.
Furthermore, William Phielding Herrin (called Fielding) of White Co., TN lived in Shelby Co., KY for awhile. He migrated to White County, Tennessee then back to Jeffersonville, Indiana. He married another daughter of Matthew Creed, named Winny. His parents were William and Mary Stodghill Herrin of Wilks Co., NC. The Stodghill’s lived in Shelby Co., KY as well.
Note: My Shadrack Herin family traveled with the Stogsdill family from Maryland who were remote cousins to the Stodgill family of Orange CO., Virginia. Many of both families lived around Shelby Co., KY.
Thomas Herrin who married Elizabeth Rucker lived in Garrard Co., KY. Thomas was another son of William and Mary Herrin. Garrard is near Shelby Co.
From Roots Web Message for Ambrose Jack Herron by
Parents of George W. Herron born 1809 in Shelby County, Indiana (north of Decatur) was Daniel Herron born around 1776 (in England?) and Susannah Hunter, born around the same date. George W. married Eliza Ann Smith in Decatur Co. July 23, 1835. Daniel and Susannah were said to have had ten children: James b. ca 1795 in Virginia, John Daniel b. Sept 30, 1799 and married in Henry Co., KY. Sarah, born in Jefferson Co., Ky around 1800, Greenup b. around 1801, Margaret b. ca 1805 in Jefferson Co., KY, Elizabeth b ca 1807 in Jefferson Co., KY, George W. b. ca 1809 in Shelby Co., KY as were Daniel b. ca 1811, Belinda b. ca 1813 and William Henry b. ca 1815. Daniel Herron was the second man to purchase land in Sand Creek Twp, Decatur Co., Indiana in 1821. Greenup Herron was the administrator of the estate of Daniel Herron in Bartholomew Co., Indiana Sept 6, 1841.
Note: Some others in Ancestry.com list John Daniel Herrin as the son of James.
Another Note; I had many years ago, based on proximity, that Daniel Herrin and my Shadrack Herrin were brothers. I have found nothing which would change my mind on that yet.
Found in Owen County, Indiana was an Addison Herrin who was there with my Pulaski CO., KY Herrin family. I mention that because Addison is an unusual name and James Addison Herron was mentioned in James Herron’s Book and some of those folks came over to Decatur Co.