This family originated in England, was transplanted to New Jersey and New Hampshire during the colonial period, and later located in New York state. It was established in Ogdensburg some seventy years ago [this pub in 1910], and is now a prominent family in that city.
(I) Richard Harriman, a native of Ireland, crossed the ocean prior to the American revolution and settled in Newak, New Jersey.
(II) Richard (2) son of Richard (1) Herriman, was born in Newark, Oct. 6, 1788. He learned the trade ofa blacksmith, and, settling in Fort Covington, Franklin county, New York, followed that occupation for many years. His death occurred, Feb. 16, 1871.
He married Harriet Barber, of Peru, New York, born Aug. 9, 1790, died June 7, 1863.
1. Charlotte, born March 23, 1811, died Oct. 1, 1839.
2. Simeon B., March 9, 1813, died June 9, 1882.
3. Harriet, Nov. 23, 1815; became Mrs. Hogle; died Nov. 5, 1900.
4. Alrie M., see forward.
5. Phebe C., June 15, 1821; became Mrs. Blood; died March 17, 1888.
6. Emily M., Dec. 29, 1823, died Nov. 5, 1880.
7. [there is no #7, just why I don't know.] 8. David S., Jan. 14, 1829, died Oct. 11, 1907. 9. Richard A., July 9, 1831, died Sept. 22, 1859.
10. Carlisle B., Nov. 10, 1833, deceased.
11. Chestine F., Nov. 27, 1838, died June 13, 1879.
(III) Alric M., son of Richard (2) Herriman, was born in Fort Covington, Dec. 11, 1818. After concluding his attendance at the public schools of his native town, he went to Ogdensburg and secured a clerkship in the hardware store of E. B. Allen, retaining it for some time, acquiring a good knowledge of the business. When a young man he established himself in the same line of trade, having as partners Messrs. C. A. Davies and S. G. Pope, and this conern continued in business for a number of years. Relinquishing the hardware trade, he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business, which proved successful, and he followed it for many years, or until his retirement. He only only assisted in promoting the growth and business development of Ogdensburg, but was for many years actively identified with its public affairs, in which he obtained an honorable record for his ability and faithful service. Under the town government he was president of the village, and after the incorporation of Ogdensburg as a city represented his ward in the common council and on the board of aldermen. He was finally chosen city treasurer, and in that capacity administered the financial affairs of the municipality in a most satisfactory manner.
In politics he was a Republican. He was universally esteemed by his fellow citizens, both for his zeal in behalf of the city's interests and for his high personal character, and his death, which occurred Nov. 21, 1894, was the cause of general regret. He was a leading member of the Presbyterian church, and for a long term of years acted as treasurer of that society.
Mr. Herriman married Mary Adelia, now deceased, born in Feb. 1824, daughter of Anthony C. Brown, of Ogdensburg.
Five children, two of whom are now living [this pub in 1910]:
Henry A., of Binghamton, New York.
Alric Richard, of Ogdensburg.
(IV) Alric Richard, son of Alric M. Herriman, was born in Ogdensburg, Nov. 19, 1860. He was educated in his native town, attending both public and private schools, and in 1878 became a law student in the office of Colonel Edward C. James. He was admitted to the bar in 1882, and, as a warm personal friendship had sprung up between himself and his eminent preceptor, the latter emphasized his regard for his young student by admitting him to partnership, thus contributing in no small measure toward his advancement in the legal profession. For a number of years subsequent to 1882 Mr. Herriman was in charge of the Ogdensburg office, as his partner's time was almost wholly occupied in the courts at New York City, and he not only attended to the firm's business in St. Lawrence county, but also managed Colonel James' personal estate and that of his father, the late Judge James. In 1889 he took up his residence in the metropolis, where he practiced law for three years, but in 1892 returned to Ogdensburg and resumed his professional work in that city. In 1899 he was elected surrogate of St. Lawrence county, was re-elected in 1905, and still  retains that position, to the duties of which he devotes almost his entire time.
Politically he acts with the Republican party. He was at one time president of the board of education and is still a member of that body, and has also served as ward supervisor. Mr. Herriman is a member of the Century Club, honorary member of the Bar Association of the City of New York, and a member of the Bar Assocation of the State of New York.
In 1885 Mr. Harriman married (first) Winona, daughter of Ferdinand C. Wing, of Ogdensburg. One son, Edward, who died at the age of seven months.
April 15, 1891, he married (second) Mrs. Elizabeth Egert, nee Atherton, daughter of ____ and Hannah Atherton, of Milan, Ohio, and widow of William A. Egert.