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Posted by: Paul Underwood (ID *****5063) Date: July 09, 2005 at 08:48:12
In Reply to: CAPT. JOHN FRED and MARTHA HARRING by Sharilyn Whitaker of 81

I'm struck by the similarity of names here, with John Fred Herring of England.

The Herring names seem to tie in with members of my family tree, briefly as follows;

Benjamin Herring moved from New York to England prior to 1795.

His first son, John Frederick Herring Sr(1795-1865) was a stagecoach driver, then a famous painter. His works are now highly valued.
John Frederick Sr first married Ann Harris (1795-1838), and had three children; John Frederick (1815 - bef1820), John Frederick Jr (1820-1907) and Benjamin (1830-1871). He then married Sarah Gale.
John Frederick Jr also became a famous painter, and was known as "John Fred" to reduce confusion with his father.

His second son, Charles Herring (1800-1871) was a writer and grainer in London. Charles married Emma Gale (1804-1884) and they had 10 children, one of whom was my great-great-grandmother.

His third son, Benjamin Herring Sr (1806-1830) was also a well-known artist. Benjamin did not marry, as far as I know.

Do you think there is a connection?

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