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  • ID: I1348
  • Name: * Silas Nathaniel Green HERRINGTON
  • Surname: HERRINGTON
  • Given Name: * Silas Nathaniel Green
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 Mar 1841 in Jefferson Co., MO
  • Death: 4 Apr 1919 in Texas Co., MO
  • Burial: 5 Apr 1919 Union Cem., Texas Co., MO
  • _UID: 8A5F39C182AB984A8F7CEA418A0A1526F74A
  • Note:
    Additional information on the family of the Herrington Family.

    Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington was born on 22 March 18411 in Jefferson County, Missouri, the son of Joshua Herrington and Lucinda Wideman.2 He was known as "Green" and had a twin sister Irene. He lived in Jefferson County until 1868 when he moved to Texas County, Missouri3 and settled on the Piney River. He lived there until 1902 when he moved to Slater, Moffat County, Colorado near his daughter Irene and her husband F. E. Stroud.4 His wife Rebecca did not like the climate and after about two years they returned to Texas County. Around 1879 he joined the Baptist Church. For six weeks before his death on 4 April 1919 he had been sick with kidney trouble.5 He was buried the next day at Union Cemetery, about twelve miles southwest of Houston in Texas County. The following is an excerpt from his obituary.

    "He was a good citizen, honest and honorable in his dealing with men, and was held in the highest esteem and respect by all who knew him.

    Mr. Herrington as one of the early pioneers, has had a career of varied experience, extensive travel and has encountered man hardships and dangers. At the close of the Civil War he made a steamboat trip from St. Louis to Helena, Montana, up the Missouri river and was on the boat three months and thirteen days. High waters stopped the boat at Cow Island and he drove an ox team from there a distance of 300 miles to Helena through hostile Indian country. This trip was made back from Helena to St. Louis in a flat boat. He was a great hunter and fisherman, and could related many interesting stories of his experiences. He came to Texas County in 1868, and since made four trips to the far west and lived there about two years. He opened up a farm on Piney river, which was his home for many years. A history could be written of the life and experiences of Mr. Herrington."

    His granddaughter Mildred (Stroud) Blair stated "Grandfather Herrington spent time in Colorado & Wyo., with the Indians some time after the death of his second wife. He sold a hide tanning preperation (sic) & lived with the Indians."6 It was probably more likely in the time period after the death of his first wife in 1864, and the marriage to his second wife in 1868. That would also correspond with the trip related in his obituary. The tanning preparation may have been the same or similar to the preparation for which his brother Elias Herrington wrote instructions.7 Mildred Blair also stated that Green Herrington "made coffins of black walnut, also the hard ward on them. Grandmother & the girls lined the inside with cotton & China silk."8

    Green Herrington was married four times during his life. His first marriage was 22 November 1860 in Jefferson County to Cinthia Jane Beeler.9 She had been born 30 July 183910 in Tennessee.11 They were the parents of three children. During her third pregnancy, Jane had typhoid fever12 and died on 31 December 1864,13 two weeks after the child was born.

    S. G. Herrington's second marriage was to Abigail Francis Lewis on 16 April 1868,14 she being the daughter of James Brown Lewis15 and Ann Mariah (Falwell)16 Musick.17 She had been born on 2 December 184518 in Franklin County, Missouri. She died 30 March 1869 in Texas County,19 and was the mother of one child.

    Green Herrington's third marriage was to a cousin of second wife. He was married to Rebecca Ann Short on 26 December 1869 in Jefferson County.20 She was the daughter of Squire Woodford Short and Jane Lewis. Rebecca had been born on 3 June 184921 in Franklin County. She died on 9 July 1914 in Texas County and was buried the next day in Union Cemetery.22 They had twelve children.

    Rebecca wrote her will in Texas County and it was probated on 5 November 1914.23
    I Rebecca A. Herrington of Texas County, Missouri Being of Sound mind and disposing memory do make, Publish and declare this my last will and Testament Hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
    1. I direct that all my Just debts, my funeral expenses and the expenses of my last illness be first paid and if Posible out of my personal estate.
    2. To my son Perry A. Herrington I give and bequeath one dollar.
    3. To my daughter Frances Herrington I give and bequeath one dollar.
    4. To my daughter Irene Strout wife of Erastus Strout I give and bequeath one Dollar.
    5. To my son Silas G. Herrington I give and bequeath one dollar.
    6. To my daughter Lucy Stuart I give and bequeath one dollar.
    7. To my daughter Chamberlain I give and bequeath one dollar.
    8. To my daughter Rose Flowers wife of Lawson Flowers I give and Bequeath one dollar.
    9. To my son Henry Herrington I give an bequeath one dollar.
    10. If my husband Silas G. Herrington shall survive me then all the rest residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed & give devise and bequeath unto my said husband Silas G. Herrington to have and to hold the same unto the said Silas G. Herrington his heirs and assigns forever provided However that should the said Silas G. Herrington depart this life before I do then I give devise and bequeath nothing to him the said Silas G. Herrington but instead thereof all the Rest residue and remainder of my estate real, personal and mixed I give, devise and bequeath to my son Henry L. Herrington to have and to hold unto the said Henry L. Herrington His heirs and assigns for ever.

    If my husband Silas G. Herrington survive me then I nominate and appoint him the said Silas G. Herrington to be Executor of this my last will and testament but should the said Silas G. Herrington Depart this life before I do then I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry L. Herrington Executor of this my last will and testament but neither of the persons hereby nominated and appointed shall be required to give any bond as such Executor in witness whereof I have hereunto sign my name this 26th day of March 1912.
    [signed] Rebecca A. Herrington
    The witnesses were W. E. Barton of Houston, Mo. and J. R. Womack of Houston, Mo. The will was proved by witnesses on 5 November 1914.

    On 24 December 191424 S. G. Herrington married an old friend and neighbor, Mariba (Hughes)25 Flowers.26 She had been born 11 July 1858.27 After Green Herrington died in 1919 she moved to Colorado to be near her children that lived there.28 She died 4 May 1930 and was buried at Grandview Cemetery, Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado.29

    Green Herrington died on 4 April 1919 in Piney Township, Texas County, Missouri. He was buried the next day at Union Cemetery.30 The will of Silas G. Herrington was probated in Texas County, Missouri on 5 November 1919.31

    I Silas G. Herrington of Texas County, Missouri being of sound mind and disposing memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
    1. I direct my just debts, my funeral expenses and the expenses of my last illness be first paid and if possible out of my personal estate.
    2. To Grover C. Herrington, Bessie Herrington, Maud Herrington and Edna Herrington, children of my son William F. Herrington, deceased I give and bequeath one dollar.
    3. To the children of my son George W. Herrington I give and bequeath one dollar.
    4. To my daughter Victoria Herrington I give and bequeath one dollar.
    5. To my son James J. Herrington I give and bequeath one dollar.
    6. To my son Perry A. Herrington I give and bequeath one dollar.
    7. To my daughter Frances Herrington I give and bequeath one dollar.
    8. To my daughter Irene Stroud, wife of Rastus Stroud, I give and bequeath one dollar.
    9. To my son Silas G. Herrington I give and bequeath one dollar.
    10. To my daughter Lucy Stuart I give and bequeath one dollar.
    11. To my daughter Annie Chamberlain I give an bequeath one dollar.
    12. To my daughter Rose Flowers wife of Lawson Flowers I give and bequeath one dollar.
    13. To my wife Mariby Herrington I give and bequeath the bedroom suit and sewing machine now owned by me and the sum of Four Hundred Dollars to be delivered and paid to her by my Executor as soon after my decease as possible and the said sum and property shall be taken and accepted by her in lieu of homestead dower and every other claim which she may have against my estate of any kind or nature whatsoever.
    14. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate real, personal, and mixed and wherever situate, I give devise and bequeath to my son Henry L. Herrington To have and to hold unto the said Henry L. Herrington and his heirs and assigns forever.
    15. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry L. Herrington Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name this 14th day of January 1915.
    Silas G. Herrington, Sr.
    The will was witnessed by W. E. Baron of Houston, Mo. and C. P. Johnson of Houston, Mo.

    1. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington, Family record written 29 July 1918 at the request of Mrs. F. E. Stroud. Original in possession of Fredric Z. Saunders. If you would like a scan of this record, e-mail me.
    2. Silas Nathanial G. Herrington death certificate, Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1955, Missouri State Archives.
    3. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington obituary, undated clipping, Houston Herald, [Houston, Missouri].
    4. Vaeva (Parsons) Payne, Worley, Idaho, to Fredric Z. Saunders, letter 19 January 1976, privately held by Saunders, Cottonwood Heights, Utah, letter #52 in personal correspondence file.
    5. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington obituary.
    6. Mildred (Stroud) Blair, Sun City, Arizona to Mildred (Saunders) Zimmerman, Raton, New Mexico letter May 1989, photocopy held by Fredric Z. Saunders, Cottonwood Heights, Utah in Stroud folder.
    7. E. S. Herrington's Receipt and Instruction Book, Certificate of Copyright issued July 7, 1906. Photocopy held by Fredric Z. Saunders, Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
    8. Blair to Zimmerman, May 1989.
    9. Jefferson Co., Missouri 1849-1871 Marriage Records, p. 196, FHL microfilm0,966,085.
    10. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington, Family Record.
    11. 1850 Jefferson County, Missouri census.
    12. Payne to Saunders, 19 January 1976.
    13. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington, Family Record.
    14. Franklin County, Missouri Marriages C:137, FHL microfilm0,940,980.
    15. 1850 Franklin County, Missouri census.
    16. Julius Edwin Lewis death certificate, [incorrectly indexed as "Lulius" Edwin Lewis, Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1955, Missouri State Archives.
    17. Franklin County, Missouri Marriages B:3, FHL microfilm0,940,979.
    18. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington, Family Record.
    19. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington, Family Record.
    20. Jefferson Co., Missouri 1849-1871 Marriage Records, p. 500, FHL microfilm0,966,085.
    21. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington, Family Record.
    22. Mrs. S. G. Herrington obituary, undated clipping, Houston Herald, [Houston, Missouri].
    23. Texas County, Missouri Will Book 2:174, FHL microfilm 0,931,635.
    24. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington obituary.
    25. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington, Family Record.
    26. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington obituary.
    27. Silas Nathaniel Green Herrington, Family Record.
    28. Duke Herrington to Fredric Z. Saunders, 31 March 1974 letter. Privately held by Saunders, Cottonwood Heights, Utah, letter #22 in personal correspondence file.
    29. Fore-Kin Trails Genealogy,Grand View Cemetery, Montrose County, Colorado, 2004.
    30. Silas Nathanial G. Herrington death certificate.
    31. Texas County, Missouri Will Book 2:261, FHL microfilm 0,931,635.
  • Change Date: 16 May 2009 at 01:00:00



    Father: * Joshua HERRINGTON b: 8 Feb 1811 in Jefferson Co., MO
    Mother: * Lucinda WIDEMAN b: 20 Jun 1817 in Abbeville Co., SC

    Marriage 1 Cynthia Jane BEELER b: 30 Jul 1839
    • Married: 22 Nov 1860 in Jefferson Co., MO
    Children
    1. Has No Children William Franklin HERRINGTON b: 12 Sep 1861 in Jefferson Co., MO
    2. Has No Children George Washington HERRINGTON b: 9/24 Nov 1862 in Jefferson Co., MO
    3. Has No Children Orlena Victoria Jane HERRINGTON b: 15 Dec 1864 in Jefferson Co., MO

    Marriage 2 Abigail Frances LEWIS b: 2 Dec 1845 in Franklin Co., MO
    • Married: 16 Apr 1868 in Franklin Co., MO
    Children
    1. Has No Children James Joshua HERRINGTON b: 1 Mar 1869 in Texas Co., MO

    Marriage 3 * Rebecca Ann SHORT b: 2 Jun 1849 in Franklin Co., MO
    • Married: 26 Dec 1869 in Jefferson Co., MO
    Children
    1. Has No Children Perry Andre HERRINGTON b: 23 Oct 1870 in Texas Co., MO
    2. Has No Children Abigail Frances HERRINGTON b: 12 Jan 1872 in Texas Co., MO
    3. Has Children * Mary Irene HERRINGTON b: 17 Mar 1873 in MO
    4. Has No Children Silas Green HERRINGTON b: 3 Sep 1874 in Texas Co., MO
    5. Has No Children Lucy Rebecca Jane HERRINGTON b: 27 Feb 1876 in Texas Co., MO
    6. Has No Children Emily Lee Anna HERRINGTON b: 10 Jan 1878 in Texas Co., MO
    7. Has No Children Thomas Erving HERRINGTON b: 9 Jun 1879 in Texas Co., MO
    8. Has No Children Rosa Elizabeth HERRINGTON b: 4 Apr 1881 in Texas Co., MO
    9. Has No Children John Lawson HERRINGTON b: 2 Jul 1882 in Texas Co., MO
    10. Has No Children Henry Laws HERRINGTON b: 8 Oct 1883 in Texas Co., MO
    11. Has No Children Lida May HERRINGTON b: 4 Nov 1884 in Texas Co., MO
    12. Has No Children Oscar Lee HERRINGTON b: 25 May 1886 in Texas Co., MO

    Marriage 4 Mariby HUGHES b: 11 Jul 1858 in MO
    • Married: 24 Dec 1914

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