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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