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John Herring was an early North Georgia resident, living in Wilkes, Oglethorpe, and Morgan Counties, in Georgia. There were also several other Herring families in the North Georgia area. While there were many spelling variations in the records for the different Herring families, I have primarily spelled all names with HERRING. Many of the records used the spelling of Herin, Herrin, Herrand, Herren, and Heron.


The following table provides, in chronological order, information concerning various people, in the North Georgia area, with the name of Herring. It is hoped that it will help lead to solving the puzzle of the origins of John Herring.

Name Date Information/Comments Source
John Herring 1785 Wilkes County, GA, John Herrand paid taxes - shown near him were Benjamin Jordan and John Bugg Wilkes County GA tax digest, 1785
John Herring 1785 - 24 Jun A JOHN HERRING received pay from the state of South Carolina for Militia Duty. Book T, page N 396. See comments
John Herring 1786 Wilkes County, GA., John Herrin, paid tax, no land, no slaves, Capt. Lanes's Dist., # 64 "Wilkes County, GA Tax Records, 1785-1805" - Frank Parker Hudson, Atlanta, GA, 1996, page 97, info transcribed by Ted Brooke
John Herring 1787 Wilkes County, GA., John Herring, paid tax, no land, no slaves, Capt. Lanes's Dist., # 45 "Wilkes County, GA Tax Records, 1785-1805" - Frank Parker Hudson, Atlanta, GA, 1996, page 176, info transcribed by Ted Brooke
John Herring 1790 Wilkes County, GA., John Herring, paid tax, 126 acres, no slaves, Capt. Jordan's Dist., # 1 "Wilkes County, GA Tax Records, 1785-1805" - Frank Parker Hudson, Atlanta, GA, 1996, page 215, info transcribed by Ted Brooke
John Herring 1790 - 20 Jan Wilkes County, GA., John Herring & Isham Davis is test to deed from Davis Saxon to John Reed, 180 acres on north side of Macks Creek "Wilkes County, GA Deed Book HH, page 296. "Wilkes County, Georgia Deed Books A-VV 1784-1806" - Michal Martin Farmer, Dallas, TX, 1996, page 225, info transcribed by Ted Brooke
John Herring 1790 - 8 Nov Agnes Richardson to Smith Gammon, both of Wilkes County, GA., for L30, 57 acres on Indian Creek, adj. James Johnson, creek, John Herrin, said Gamon "Wilkes County, GA Deed Book H, page 27. "Wilkes County, Georgia Deed Books A-VV 1784-1806" - Michal Martin Farmer, Dallas, TX, 1996, page 237, info transcribed by Ted Brooke
John Herring 1791 There was a JOHN HERRING listed as receiving pay from the State of South Carolina on a stub indent issued for Revolutionary War Service Pay on 21 Jan 1791, for services in Col. Wade Hampton's State Cavalry. Book C # 731. See comments
John Herring 1791 Wilkes County, GA., Agnes Richardson to John Herring, both of Wilkes County, GA., for L75, 193 acres on Indian Creek, adj. A. Richardson & David Herring, part of tract obtained 1795 (sic). (signed)Agnes (X) Richardson. Test: Joseph Wise, Smith Gammon, Jno. Moore, J. P. Regd. 22 Aug 1793. "Wilkes County, GA Deed Book KK, page 155, transcribed by Ted Brooke
John Herring 1791 Wilkes County, GA., John Herring, paid tax, 193 acres, no slaves, Capt. Edmond Jordan's Dist., # 30 "Wilkes County, GA Tax Records, 1785-1805" - Frank Parker Hudson, Atlanta, GA, 1996, page 294, info transcribed by Ted Brooke
John Herring 1792 Wilkes County, GA., John Herring, paid tax, 193 acres, no slaves, Capt. Edmond Jordan's Dist., # 14, on Indian Creek adjoining Capt. Patton info transcribed by Ted Brooke
John Herring 1792 Wilkes County, GA., John Herring, listed as adjoining 110 acres on Indian Creek, owned by David Herring, Capt. James Sanders Co., # 3 (tax list) info transcribed by Ted Brooke
John Herring 1793 Oglethorpe County, GA. is created from Wilkes County, GA., John Herring now shown as living in Oglethorpe (without moving) See comments
George Herring 1793 - 11 Nov Oglethorpe Co. - was a witness on land deed on waters of Beaverdam Creek. Oglethorpe Co., GA. Deed Book A:110
Benjamin Herring 1794 - 16 June Oglethorpe (formerly Wilkes) - 200 acres Beaverdam Creek/Broad River. Wife Rebeckah. 7 Sep 1795 sold 100 ac on Cloud Creek. In the 1795 tax digest of Oglethorpe, in Captain Sanders dist., Benjamin paid tax and 1 poll on 200 ac on the waters of Beaverdam Creek. He lived near Thomas Pattern. On 28 Dec 1805 Benjamin bought 208 ac on Broad River from McCammen estate but by 14 Jun 1806 he had moved to Clarke Co., for he sold the 208 ac & was listed as a resident of Clarke Co. Oglethorpe Co., GA. Deed Book C:284
Benjamin Herring 1795 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Sanders District Oglethorpe tax records
David Herring 1795 Paid tax on 100 acres in Oglethorpe County, GA, adjacent Thomas Pattern and 1 poll, Reace Watkins, and George Smith, near Benjamin Herring 1795 Oglethorpe County GA tax digest
David Herring 1795 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Sanders district Oglethorpe tax records
John Herring 1795 Paid tax on 50 acres plus 143 acres adjacent Thomas Pattern, and 1 poll. Others near him were Josiah Jordan, Benjamin Jordan, Charlie Hay, John Hales, Joseph Oneel, George Doggett, John Bugg, Pasgil Thaton, and Milly Man. 1795 Oglethorpe County GA tax digest
John Herring 1795 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Stones district Oglethorpe tax records
John Herring 1795 - 30 May John Herring married to Hollen Ragan Oglethorpe County, GA , marriage records
John Herring 1795 - 4 June Served on the list of Jurors drawn for Oglethorpe County, GA Oglethorpe Co. GA., Minutes of the Register of the Ordinary 1794-1806 (pg 37)
Samuel Herring 1795 - 4 June Oglethorpe County Georgia, Samuel had a judgment entered against him by default Not recorded
Benjamin Herring 1796 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Norris' district Oglethorpe tax records
David Herring 1796 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district Oglethorpe tax records
John Herring 1796 John Herring was overseer of the road from Allen's Old Iron Works to Watkins. (p.44). Oglethorpe Co. GA., Minutes of the Register of the Ordinary 1794-1806 (pg. 44)
John Herring 1796 In the 1796 tax list for Oglethorpe John was listed as a taxpayer along with Benjamin but no David (This from a book compiled by Mrs. Edgar Lamar Smith, Washington, GA 1959.) See comments
John Herring 1796 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth district Oglethorpe tax records
David Herring Sr.* 1797 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district (* NOTE: It was common practice at the turn of the century to distinguish people with the same name by referring to them as Sr. and Jr. even though they weren't necessarily related.) Oglethorpe tax records
David Herring, Jr.* 1797 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district (* NOTE: It was common practice at the turn of the century to distinguish people with the same name by referring to them as Sr. and Jr. even though they weren't necessarily related.) Oglethorpe tax records
John Herring 1797 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district Oglethorpe tax records
Benjamin Herring 1798 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Norris' district Oglethorpe tax records
David Herring Sr. 1798 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district Oglethorpe tax records
John Herring 1798 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district Oglethorpe tax records
William Herring 1798 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Collier's district Oglethorpe tax records
David Herring 1798 - 9 March 9 March 1798 Thomas Patton of Oglethorpe Co., to DAVID HERRING for $50, 8 acres North side of Indian Creek River, adjacent JOHN HERRING, John Hamilton, and said DAVID HERRING, also another tract containing 10 acres adjacent the aforesaid 8 acres; part of a tract conveyed by the Governor to Hugh Ector on 22 April 1786, then conveyed to Thomas Patton by Ector on 26 August 1786. Signed by Thomas Patton, no witnesses. Oglethorpe GA. - Deed C:133
David Herring 1798 - 9 March bought 18 ac North side Indian Creek River adjacent to JOHN HERRING. Not recorded
John Herring 1798 - 9 March 9 March 1798 Thomas Patton of Oglethorpe Co., to DAVID HERRING for $50, 8 acres North side of Indian Creek River, adjacent JOHN HERRING, John Hamilton, and said DAVID HERRING, also another tract containing 10 acres adjacent the aforesaid 8 acres; part of a tract conveyed by the Governor to Hugh Ector on 22 April 1786, then conveyed to Thomas Patton by Ector on 26 August 1786. Signed by Thomas Patton, no witnesses. Oglethorpe GA. - Deed C:133
Benjamin Herring 1799 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain McCartys district Oglethorpe tax records
David Herring 1799 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district Oglethorpe tax records
David Herring Jr. 1799 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district Oglethorpe tax records
John Herring 1799 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district Oglethorpe tax records
William Herring 1799 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Collier's district Oglethorpe tax records
John Herring 1799, before August Joined Bethany Baptist Church, Oglethorpe County, GA, called to ordination 17 Aug, 1799. OLD CHURCH MINUTES, Abstracted by Elijah Clarke Chapter, D.A.R., Mrs. Henry Reid, Chmn., Genealogical Records, and certified as a correct copy of the original records of the Bethany Baptist Church, Oglethorpe County, GA., by Mrs. Frances W. Reid See comments
David Herring 1800 David Herring was listed in the 1800 Oglethorpe Co census as having two males in his household 16-26 yrs old, one male >45 yrs, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 16-26, and 1 female >45. Captain Hudspeth' district. US Census, Georgia, Oglethorpe County
David Herring 1800 Based on the fact that David Herring was established to be the son of John Herring (determined by estate documents after the death of John in Morgan Co, GA.) and that David died in 1870 in Walton Co, GA, it should be obvious that this is a different and older David Herring in Oglethorpe Co in 1800. David Herring, John's son, was born about 1784 in SC according to census records. David married Elizabeth Vines (or Viney) December 12, 1809, and at the time of his death in his will he named his children as John Herring, Isaiah Herring, Jane Ivy, Susan Echols, Mary Ivy, William Herring, and Benjamin Herring. In the 1860 census of Walton Co, David's age was listed as 74, and was shown as born in South Carolina, and in the 1850 census, also of Walton, David was shown as 66 yrs old and born in SC. This would mean that David, John's son, was born around 1784/86. See Comments
David Herring 1800 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district Oglethorpe County Georgia tax records
John Herring 1800 In the 1800 Oglethorpe Co census, John Herring listed as follows: 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 5 females less than 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45. He was in Captain Hudspeth' district. US Census, Georgia, Oglethorpe County
John Herring 1800 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Hudspeth' district Oglethorpe Co. Georgia tax records
John Herring 1800 - 11 Apr. 11 April 1800, Smith Gammon of Oglethorpe Co., to JOHN HERRING of Oglethorpe Co., for $200, 54 acres on Indian Creek adjacent Matthew Galloway. No witnesses. Oglethorpe GA Deed C:426
John Herring 1800 - 7 Sep John Herring bought 54 acres on Indian Creek - Oglethorpe County, GA Not recorded
David Herring 1801 Paid tax in Jackson County, GA, Captain Reynolds district Jackson County Georgia tax records
Benjamin Herring 1802 Paid tax in Clarke County, GA, Captain Walkers district Clarke Co. Georgia tax records
David Herring 1802 Paid tax in Clarke County, GA, Captain Reynolds district Clarke Co. Georgia tax records
John Herring 1803 - 7 Sep John Herring bought 112 acres on Indian Creek - Oglethorpe County, GA Not recorded
John Herring 1803 - 7 Sep. 7 September 1803, Matthew Galloway to JOHN HERRING, both of Oglethorpe Co., for $300, 112-1/2 acres on Indian Creek. Witnesses: Patton Wise, C. Hudspeth, J.P. Oglethorpe GA Deed D:291
John Herring 1804 According to records found in the Ordinary's office of Oglethorpe Co, compiled by Martha Lou Houston in 1928, Elisha Herring, Abner Herring, Moses Herring, and John Herring, were all listed as Revolutionary Soldiers and all drew land lots in 1804. See comments
Benjamin Herring 1805 Paid tax in Clarke County, GA, Captain Lockets district Clarke Co. Georgia tax records
John Herring 1805 In the 1805 land lottery of GA when Baldwin, Wayne, and Wilkinson counties were formed John drew a prize. It is believed that John drew in Baldwin since a portion of Baldwin later was broken off to form Morgan Co where John is known to have resided. Also drawing in that lottery from Oglethorpe Co was Abner Herring, Moses Herring, Elisha Herring, and Jonathan Herring. Of interest also is their registration serial numbers. John's number was 1576, Abner was 1572, Moses was 1575, Elisha was 1536, and Jonathan was 1623. Only Moses and John drew prizes, all others drew blanks. 1805 Land lottery of Georgia
John Herring 1805 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain James Smiths district Oglethorpe Co. Georgia tax records
Jonathan Herring 1805 Paid tax in Clarke County, GA, Captain Lockets district Clarke Co. Georgia tax digests
John Herring 1805 - 26 Jul JOHN HERRING of Oglethorpe Co., to Thomas Duke Sr. of Oglethorpe Co, for $529, 193 acres on Indian Creek adjacent to Thomas Duke and William Bailey, Jacob Magehee, and George Barum. Signed JOHN HERRING. Witnesses: Patton Wise, JP., Henry Duke, William Broughton. Recorded 25 September 1807. Oglethorpe GA Deed E:237
John Herring 1805 -26 Jul John Herring sold 193 acres on Indian Creek, Oglethorpe County, GA Not recorded
John Herring 1805, 18 May Chosen as deacon of Bethany Baptist Church, Oglethorpe County, GA. OLD CHURCH MINUTES, Abstracted by Elijah Clarke Chapter, D.A.R., Mrs. Henry Reid, Chmn., Genealogical Records, and certified as a correct copy of the original records of the Bethany Baptist Church, Oglethorpe County, GA., by Mrs. Frances W. Reid See comments
John Herring 1807 - 14 Sep William Smith of Oglethorpe Co., to JOHN HERRING, of Oglethorpe, for $700, 268 acres on waters of Millstone Creek adjacent Patton, Martin's lines. Witnesses: John J. Ross, Thomas Ross, Joseph Ector, J.P. Oglethorpe GA Deed E:287
John Herring 1807 - 14 Sep John Herring bought 268 acres on waters of Millstone Creek, Oglethorpe County, GA Not recorded
David Herring 1810 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Comptons district Oglethorpe Co. Georgia tax records
John Herring 1810 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, Captain Winston's district Oglethorpe Co. Georgia tax records
David Herring 1813 - 10 Apr JOHN HERRING of Oglethorpe Co., to DAVID HERRING of Oglethorpe Co., for $500, 100 acres on waters of Millstone Creek. Signed JOHN HERRING. Witnesses: Wyatt Hewell, William Huelle, Wm. Glenn, J.P. Recorded 3 Jul 1813. Oglethorpe GA Deed H:139
John Herring 1813 - 10 Apr JOHN HERRING of Oglethorpe Co., to DAVID HERRING of Oglethorpe Co., for $500, 100 acres on waters of Millstone Creek. Signed JOHN HERRING. Witnesses: Wyatt Hewell, William Huelle, Wm. Glenn, J.P. Recorded 3 Jul 1813. Oglethorpe GA Deed H:139
John Herring 1813 - 10 Apr John Herring sold 100 acres on waters of Millstone Creek, Oglethorpe County, GA, to David Herring Not recorded
David Herring 1815 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, J. Davenport # 5 district Oglethorpe Co. Georgia tax records
John Herring 1815 Paid tax in Oglethorpe County, GA, J. Davenport # 5 district Oglethorpe Co. Georgia tax records
John Herring 1815 - 6 Nov Oglethorpe County Inferior Court Records, Nov term 1815: Know all men by these presents that Elizabeth Gosden and John Herring are held and firmly bound ... in the sum of $1500, ... the 6th November 1815. The condition of the above obligation ... if the above bound Elizabeth Gosden, administratrix ... of John Gosden, decd., ... Elizabeth Gosden her X mark. John Herring, signature. Recorded November 9th 1815, page 61. See comments
David Herring 1818 - 6 Jan DAVID HERRING of Oglethorpe Co, to William Tiller of Oglethorpe, 100 acres on Millstone Creek. Signed DAVID HERRING. Witnesses Richard Floyd, William Davenport, John D. Berry, Joel Davenport J.P. Oglethorpe GA Deed I:454
David Herring 1818 - 6 Jan David Herring sold 100 acres on waters of Millstone Creek, Oglethorpe County, GA. Witnessed by John D. Berry. John D. Berry was established as a son-in-law of John Herring (brother-in-law to David Herring) by the intestate papers of John Herring. Not recorded
William Herring 1819 - 9 Jan Purchased 101 acres in the 20th district, lot # 91 of Morgan County on 9 Jan 1819, recorded 4 Mar 1819, from one Stephen White. Morgan County, GA, Deed Book G p.90,
Jonathan Herring 1821 Jonathan Herring of Oglethorpe County Georgia drew in the 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia. Drew land in Monroe County, 163/13. Not recorded
John Herring 1821 - 17 Nov Left Bethany Baptist Church, Oglethorpe County, GA., by letter. Probably due to move to Morgan County, GA. OLD CHURCH MINUTES, Abstracted by Elijah Clarke Chapter, D.A.R., Mrs. Henry Reid, Chmn., Genealogical Records, and certified as a correct copy of the original records of the Bethany Baptist Church, Oglethorpe County, GA., by Mrs. Frances W. Reid See comments
John Herring 1822 - 22 Oct John Herring bought 127 acres on 22 Oct 1822 from Green Sorrells for $800 being part of Lot #48 in the 20th district of Morgan which was granted to William Wright. Witnesses were Levi Martin, Thomas Yarbrough, and Robert Whatley. Recorded 8 Sep 1823. Deed Book H p 42.
John Herring 1823 - 8 Feb John sold 2-1/2 acres to Charles Crawley and James Phillips who were Deacons of the Baptist Church at Union on 8 February 1823. This land was a part of Lot No. 48 in the 20th District of Morgan, adjoining the land of Solomon Stapp and Thomas Stapp and being part of a lot granted to William Right (sic). Witnesses were Bradley Haralson and Thomas Bloodworth. Recorded 3 Jun 1823. Morgan County GA Deed Book H p.95
Hollen Herring 1826 - 1 Jul After John Herring's death Hollen, his wife, and James Phillips the administrator of the estate sold 125 acres to Adkins Upshaw for $180 lot # 48, 20th district Morgan,, Deed Book HH page 172. This on 1 Jul 1826, Recorded 20 Oct 1826. Witnesses were Bradley Haralson and Booker Lawson. Adkins Upshaw was proven to be the son in law of John Herring. Morgan County GA Deed Book H, pg. 42.
Hollen Herring 1827 John Herring's wife Hollen Ragan Herring drew land in the 1827 land lottery of Georgia as the widow of a Revolutionary soldier. She drew land in Lee Co., GA. 1827 Georgia Land Lottery
David Herring 1850 David Herring, John's son, listed his birthplace as SC on the 1850/1860 censuses, which may indicate John came to GA from SC. US Census, Walton County, GA


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