Name: * Bartholomew HERRINGTON
Given Name: * Bartholomew
Birth: 19 Dec 1751 in York Co., PA
Christening: 1 Nov 1752 Christ Lutheran Church, York Co., PA
Death: 28 Sep 1821 in Jefferson Co., MO
Burial: Herrington Cem., Jefferson Co., MO
Additional information on the family of the Herrington Family.
Change Date: 6 Mar 2016 at 00:00:00
Bartholomew Herrington was born about 1740 in Pennsylvania.1 The first record of him was in 1777 when as Bartholomew Hetherington he appeared in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania as a private in Captain Mitchell's Company.2 Hugh Mitchell was Captain of the 3rd Company of Colonel James Smith's 3rd Battalion of Westmoreland County.3 Bartholomew served in the Revolutionary War for seven years.4 As Barclay Hoventon he appeared in John McClelland's Rangers on the Frontier 1778-1783.5 Most of the members of this company later appeared in the 1783 tax list of Mount Pleasant Township in Westmoreland County. Bartholomew Herington was listed in this tax list as owing one horse and one cow.6 As Barclay Heventon, private, he received depreciation pay of the Continental Line.7 At some point the was taken as a prisoner of war, and booked as Bartholomew Harrington on the old Jersey, a prison ship used by the British.8
The Revolutionary War Pension application in 1837 of William Drennen, who lived in Jefferson County, Missouri, had a statement by Jabez Warner that he had been acquainted with William Drinon since 1809 and frequently heard him and Bartholomew Harrington (now deceased) talk of their Revolutionary exploits and adventures.
Joshua Herrington declared William Drennon many years past lived a near neighbor to his father Bartholomew Herrington. He stated , "I have often heard them talk about being in the army together, and about many Transactions that took place while in service together that they Both were Knowing to, they seemed to take pleasure in speaking about, I have often heard them speak of being the Battles together But I do not Know where."
Elizabeth Herrington declared she had been acquainted with William Drennen upwards of thirty years. About twelve years of that time he lived a near neighbor to them of not more than perhaps three miles. Her husband, Bartholomew Herrington, had died about sixteen years ago. Previous to his death he often spoke of their being in service together in the United States Army. It is not known what parts of service Bartholomew Herrington and William Drennon may have been together.9
Bartholomew Herrington within two years of appearing on the Westmoreland County tax list in 1783, moved to Kentucky. He appeared on 25 November 1785 as signing a petition in Fayette County, Kentucky to the General Assembly of Virginia.10 The petition began:
"The petition of Sundry Inhabitants of the County of Fayette Humbly sheweth
That from the extensive Boundaries of this County it subjects many of its Inhabitants to great Inconveniences, In Transacting their necessary business at their County Court, Many of your Petitioners have at least Sixty five miles to Lexington their present Court House; and most of the way being uninhabited render it dangerous to your petitioners In going to and from Court, form the frequent Incursions of Hostile Savages..." The request was granted in a division to form Bourbon County.
Tradition is that Bartholomew lived at Lexington and erected the first house there with a shingle roof.11 No record had been found of his living at Lexington.
A petition signed in July 1788 in Bourbon County that was presented on 27 October 1788 stated that "Every other county in the District of Kentucky have been indulged with the advantages of Publick warehouses for the reception of Tobacco and that your Petitioners living near the Courthouse & on Licking Creek in the most populous part of said County..." lived too remote from other inspection stations, and requested that an inspection for the reception of Tobacco be established on the South Fork of the Licking Creek at the Confluence of Stoner and Hinksons Forks of said Creek near Isaac Ruddles Mill. One of the petitioners signing was Bartholomew Harringston.12
The division of lands of John Hinkson, deceased, mentioned a boundary running "up the creek to a spring coming out of under the bank near to the cabbin which Bartholomew Harrington Built."13
Bartly Herington appeared in the 1788 Bourbon County, Kentucky tax list with a himself as a tithable and 2 horses. Barthomu Hernton appeared in the1791 Bourbon County, Kentucky tax list with 1 white tithable and 1 horse. In 1792 as Barthmw Herinton he again had 1 white male, 3 horses, and 12 cattle.
In 1794 Bartw Herington appeared in Harrison County, Kentucky with one male over 21, 2 horses, and 20 cattle. In 1795 Barthol. Herrington owned no land, two horses, 26 cattle and possessed an ordinary license. He again appeared in 1796 as Bartlet Herrington with 3 horses and 19 cattle.
In 1797 Bartholomew Herrington appeared in the Campbell County, Kentucky with 1 male over 21, 1 age 16-21 and 4 horses, cattle were not on this tax list. In 1798 Bartholomew Harrington had the identical listings as in 1797.
Campbell County court records have several mentions of Bartholomew Herrington. On 5 September 1796 Jesse Bracking, Bartlet Harrington and Archibald Reed were ordered to act as viewers to mark out the nearest and best way from Wilmington to said Reed's and to report of the conveniences and inconveniences of the intended road to the next court.14 Bartlet Herrington was paid 12 shillings for two wolfs head under six months at the October 1798 Court.15 A few months later on 16 January 1799 the court approved any three of Squire Grant, Jesse Bracking, Bartlett Harrington, Bartlet Graves, and William Edward to mark out the best road from Reed Tavern to Grants Salt Works and report to the next court.16
Possessing no land of his own in Pennsylvania or Kentucky, Bartholomew Herrington acquired land in what was to become Jefferson County, Missouri. He applied for 500 arpents (425.5 acres) on 3 June 1798 that was granted 8 June 1799.17 After 1797 Spanish Grants were given on the basis of 200 arpents for the claimant, 50 arpents for each child, and 20 arpents for each Negro he brought with him.18 Of Bartholomew's eight children, Joshua was not yet born, and it is believed that his daughter Mary was already married, thus accounting for the 500 arpents Bartholomew received.
The move was made in the fall of 1799 with part of the family going overland and part by water. The party that went by water went down the Ohio and up the Mississippi Rivers in a pirogue, a canoe made from a poplar log.19 His wife remained in Monroe County on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River until after the birth of their son Joshua in May 1800. Bartholomew described the land on which he settled as treeless.20 The area was very much a frontier, and few settlements had been made west of St. Louis. On 25 March 1800 Bartholomew Harrington was an appraiser of the estate of Adam House, who had been killed by Osage Indians.21
Bartholomew Herrington was a signer of a petition dated 16 May 1805 to President Jefferson asking that General Washington Johnson be appointed Recorder of land titles for the District of St. Louis in the District of Louisiana.22 In the October 1805 court term he was a member of a grand jury that met in St. Louis.23 A memorial dated 27 December 1805 was sent to President Jefferson expressing confidence in Governor Wilkinson, that resulted in a roster of virtually every man of legal age in Missouri at that time. Barthomee X herington was one of those who signed.24 An undated 1806 memorial to Jefferson stated "...have learned with regret, a Petition is now in circulation, in this Territory, for the appointment of a person, to succeed General Wilkinson, in the Office of Governor, whom we believe will not give satisfaction to the people in general. Without intending to dictate to The President, we beg leave to observe, that we have the fullest confidence, in the talent, and integrity of both Colo Return J. Meigs Junior, Colo Samuel Hammond..." One of the signers was Bartholomew Herrington.25
On 18 June 1806 he was excused from serving on jury duty on account of wounds suffered by him during the Revolutionary War. He was appointed on 18 December of the same year as an overseer of a road being built.26
In an undated 1810 memorial to the Board of Land Commissioners, Bartholomew Harrington was one of the signers.27 The area having come under United States control, the land previously granted to him by the Spanish was reconfirmed in July 1810 as land claim #420 in the Missouri Territory.28 Bartholomew Herrington and his wife Elizabeth sold this 500 arpents of land to William Herrington and Joshua Herrington on 10 June 1815.29 The selling price for the land located in Joachim Township on the waters of Sandy Creek was $200.
Bartholomew Herrington died 28 September 1821 and was buried at Herrington Cemetery, located on Highway 61-67 opposite Foster Forbes glass plant, about 3/4 of a mile north of the Pevely intersection with Highway Z, on his land in survey 420, Township 41 North, Range 6 East. The original for Bartholomew states that he was in the 82 year of his age, and Elizabeth died 16 Mar. 1847 and was in her 90th year of her age.30 New markers were placed around the original stones, and incorrectly state that Elizabeth died 16 March 1817, although the original is clearly readable as 1847.
1 Bartholomew Herrington headstone, Herrington Cemetery, Pevely, Jefferson County, Missouri.
2 Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Ser., 14: 694.
3 Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Ser., 2: 310-311.
4 Author unknown. Typewritten record found in the Bible of William Franklin Herrington (1861-1903). Original in possession of Barb Brooks, photocopy in possession of Fredric Z. Saunders. From use of "lives" implying a person was still alive, "lived" implying a person was deceased, and "died," it is believed to have been written around 1900.
5 Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Ser., 23: 334.
6 Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Ser., 22: 433.
7 Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Ser., 4:440.
8 Danske Dandridge, American Prisoners of the Revolution, (Charlottesville, VA: Michie Co., 1911), 466.
9 Revolutionary War pension file of William Drenen, S15816, National Archives, FHL microfilm 0,970,852.
10 Virginia Legislative Petitions, Kentucky Counties, Folder labeled "1785, Nov. 25
Fayette County (Ky.)", FHL microfilm 2,056,125, item 2.
11 The Lone Star State, A History of Texas, 254.
12 Virginia Legislative Petitions, Kentucky Counties, Folder labeled "1788, Oct., 27 Bourbon County (Ky.)", FHL microfilm 2,056,126.
13 Bourbon Co., KY Court Orders A: 519, FHL microfilm 0,183,092.
14 Campbell Co., KY Court Orders A: 64 in Kentucky Ancestors 10: 5.
15 Campbell Co., KY Court Orders A: 184 in Kentucky Ancestors 13:19.
16 Campbell Co., KY Court Orders A: 193 in Kentucky Ancestors 13: 219.
17 French and Spanish Land Grants in the Missouri Archives, A: 157, FHL microfilm 984778.
18 Mary Joan Boyer, Jefferson County Missouri in Story and Pictures, 9.
19 Goodspeed Publishing Co., History of Franklin , Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, & Gasconde Counties, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Pub., 1888): 376.
20 Hurculaneum 1808-1983, 175th Anniversary, Legacy of a Pioneer Town, 30
21 Frederic Louis Billon, Annals of St. Louis (St. Louis: F.L.Billon, 1888), 298.
22 Clarence Edwin Carter, editor, The Territorial Papers of the United States, Vol. XIII, The Territory of Louisiana-Missouri 1803-1816, (Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1948): 147-148.
23 Carter, Territory of Louisiana-Missouri 1803-1806, 248-251
24 Carter, Territory of Louisiana-Missouri 1803-1806, 343.
25 Carter, Territory of Louisiana-Missouri 1803-1806, 476.
26 Goodspeed, History of Jefferson County, 30
27 Clarence Edwin Carter, editor, The Territorial Papers of the United States, Vol. XIV, The Territory of Louisiana-Missouri 1803-1816, (Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1949), 385.
28 Mrs. Howard Woodruff, Missouri Pioneers, Vol. 1.
29 St. Louis Co., MO Deeds E: 219, FHL microfilm 0,529,940.
30 Elizabeth Herrington headstone, Herrington Cemetery, Pevely, Jefferson County, Missouri.
Father: * Isaac HERRINGTON b: 30 Nov 1727 in Baltimore Co., MD
Mother: * Jane -?- b: ABT 1730
* Elizabeth -?- b: ABT 1757
- Mary HERRINGTON b: ABT 1779 in Westmoreland Co., PA
- Isaac HERRINGTON b: ABT 1780 in Westmoreland Co., PA
- * John HERRINGTON b: Nov 1782 in Westmoreland Co., PA
- Samuel HERRINGTON b: ABT 1786 in KY
- William HERRINGTON b: 1788 in KY
- Jane HERRINGTON b: say 1790 in KY
- Elizabeth HERRINGTON b: in KY
- Joshua HERRINGTON b: 27 May 1800 in (near) Harrisonville, Monroe Co., IL