|Welcome to the treehouse where I play, high in the canopy of the HERRING Family Tree.
The "taproot" of our HERRING family tree in America begins with John HERRING who was born abt. 1611 in England and migrated to the Americas, arriving in Isle of Wight County Virgina in 1635. From this original American Patriarch of our family sprouted the strong roots of a remarkable tree of lineage that continues to grow and flourish. I'm sure that today he looks down upon the result of his bravery and determination in humble awe and hopefully with great pride.
Over the past 350 years our Herring family has sent it's men into every conflict that our nation has fought. From the Revolutionary War with George Washington through the war with Iraq to liberate Kuwait. Since the first of our line set foot on this soil, Herring's have always answered the clarion call to defend it. Many answered Dixie's call during the Civil War, while some of our cousin's that had migrated to the north fought on the side of the Union. President Abraham Lincoln is a twig on our Herring Family Tree, a fact that is noted on the family descendency chart that is displayed at his birthplace and boyhood home north of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Those of us that research and document our heritage, do so with respect and gratitude to our ancestors. Desiring to set down a record of the lives and existance of those that have come before, so that the memory of them shall not be forever lost to those that come after.....
If you're a long time Herring Family researcher or a novice just beginning to explore, you will not be long in noticing that there have been certain individuals that have made huge contributions to the cause. I have yet to meet a fellow researcher that does not include some material attributable to their efforts.
Dr. William Dallas Herring, Mr. Horace Fussell Jr. and Mr. James Maurice Grimwood stand alone in their knowledge of the Herring Clan. Much of our knowledge of the early family is directly attributable to their efforts. We also owe a debt to these individuals, especially Jim Grimwood, for the labor of love that has been the assemblage, compilation and publication of our family history in the Herring Highlights series of books.
I especially welcome all of my cousins to this site. The information contained herein belongs to all who claim their Herring heritage. Feel free to use what you will but please note the information that I have received from others. I have tried to give due credit to the efforts of others and I hope that you will do so as well.
I also hope that you will contact me to add your branches to this Tree as This site is a continuing "work in progress".
Don S. "Steve" Herring
|STEVE HERRING'S "HOUSE IN THE TREETOP..."
Updated September 20, 2001
Don Stephen Herring
325 Chase Plantation Circle
Birmingham, AL 35244
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