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  • ID: I1280
  • _UID: 322904E7E94D402689DFA96FA1DB5D88C364
  • Name: David HERAL
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 JUL 1827 in Stark County, OH
  • Death: 27 MAR 1894 in Siebert, Kit Carson Co, CO
  • Note: pneumonia
  • Burial: Siebert Cem, Siebert, CO
  • Note:

    Maybe William David Harrold, b July 18, 1817

    Probably named for his uncle, David Harrold.

    for picture see:
    David was my gg-grandfather.

    His tombstone says his birthdate is July 18, 1817. I'm not sure that this date is correct. All his father?s children are accounted for in the 1820 census, so he must have been born after 1820.
    His birthdate is a bit uncertain . . .
    -the 1830 census shows Peter having a boy 0-3 which might be David, meaning he was born 1827-30.
    - in 1840 there isn?t a boy with Peter who could have been David.
    -the 1850 census shows 1824 as his birthdate
    -the 1860 census shows 1830 as his birthdate
    -his Army records give his year of birth as 1827 (which might be the most right)
    -the 1880 census shows 1820 as his birthdate
    -his tombstone gives his birthdate as July 18, 1817
    According to one of Will's daughters, Mary Ann gave David's birthdate as sooner because she didn't want folks to know that he was younger than her.
    If David?s birth was in 1827, then he was only 17 years old when he married 21-yr-old Mary Ann Leathers. And his mother would have been about 48-51 when he was born. So maybe he was born between 1820 and 1827.

    His parentage isn't proven. The census shows both of his parents as born in Pennsylvania. I had believed that David's father was George Harrold and George's father was Peter Harrold. But as I search the census records from 1820 to 1850, I find that George seems to have lived with his parents all that time and at least in 1840 & 1850 he was unmarried. In 1830 Peter (50) had a young son (0-5) with him who was probably David (3). But he also had 2 girls 15-20. He did have 2 daughters that age (Elizabeth-20 and Catherine-17), but I suppose one of them could also possibly be a wife of George's. Peter's wife was over 50 in 1830; seems a little old to have a 3-year-old. Another strange thing is that in 1840 George (38) was still living with his parents, but David (13+) was not. Where was he? Probably hired out to work.

    All of Peter?s children in the 1820 census are accounted for, so David must have been born after 1820.
    1820 in Stark Co, OH, p 187
    PETER HARROLD - 210010 - 2101001
    Peter - 26-44
    Elizabeth - 26-44
    1 son - 10-15 [George-18, John-16]
    1 daug - 10-15 [Maria-14, Sarah-11]
    2 daug - 0-10 [Elizabeth-10, Catherine-7]
    2 sons - 0-10 [Samuel-5, Peter-2]

    Richland County, Illiois was organized in 1841 from Lawrence & Clay County, with Olney as the county seat.

    He married MARY ANN LEATHERS. On the IL Marriage Index they are listed as:
    "David Harrole & Mary Ann Leathers, Jan 9, 1845, Richland County."
    From the Richland County Marriage Records, filed at Olney: "I do hereby certify that on the Ninth day of January in the year of our Lord 1845, I joined in matrimony Mr. David Hearld and Miss Mary Ann Leathers in usual form according to Law given under my hand and seal date above written. (signed) John Dollahan, J.P."
    Since David could not read or write the spelling of his name varied greatly.

    David bought 40 acres in 1849 in NWSE sec 22, twp 3N, R 14W
    In 1852 he bought 40 acres in SWSE sec 22, twp 3N, R 14W.
    ((3N is Claremont twp, 4N is Berman twp)

    In 1850 he and Mary Ann were living with Thomas & Elizabeth Bird. Don?t know if they were related. He did have an aunt (or sister) named Elizabeth, but she married George Freeke.

    1850 Richland Co, IL, p. 162 (Oct. 28):
    Bird, Thomas - 50 OH, farmer
    . . . . Elizabeth - 40 OH [probably David?s sister]
    . . . . Mary A. - 15 OH
    . . . . John - 12 OH
    . . . . Susan - 9 OH
    Harold, Devora? (male) - 26 OH, farmer [David Heral]
    . . . . Mary A. - 22 OH [Mary Ann Leathers]
    . . . . Marcy A. - 4 OH [Martha Ann, b 1846]
    . . . . Elizabeth - 2 OH [Mary Elizabeth, b 1847]
    next door:
    Harold, George - 46, b OH, farmer
    Harold, Peter - 61 PA, farmer (prob should be 70)
    Harold, Elizabeth - 74 PA [David?s mother]

    1860 IL census - Richland Co, Claremont twp, PO Hadley & Claremont, Aug 2, p 116:
    Herald, David - 30, b OH, farmer
    . . . . Mary A. - 30, b OH
    . . . . Martha - 14, b OH
    . . . . Mary E. - 13, b IL
    . . . . Sarah E. - 2, b IL
    . . . . Harrison W. - 7 mos, b IL

    David had been married 16 years and had 4 children when he joined the Union Army Dec 24, 1861 and was in Co F, 60th Ill. Vol. Inf. as "David Herald".
    He re-enlisted in Feb 1864 and was discharged at the end of the War, July 31, 1865 in Louisville, Ky. He enlisted as a resident of Claremont, Richland Co., Ill. His records describe him as 6 ft., light complexion, grey eyes, light hair. "He contracted disease of heart & liver from exposure to cold rain which settled in his system and disabled him from soldier's duty...from which he never recovered." (quote from military records).

    There was a John Herald & a John W. Herald also from Claremont who was in the 60th Ill. Infantry with David. This was probably David's brother and his cousin.
    The History of the Sixtieth Infantry (from the Illinois Adjutant General's Report) says that this infantry of volunteers was organized at Camp Dubois in Anna, Ill. Feb. 17, 1862 by Col. Silas Toler (even though David & John first enlisted Dec. 24, 1861). This group was in the siege of Corinth May 1862, in the siege of Nashville Sept-Nov 1862, and in the battle of Murfreesboro Jan 5, 1863. He re-enlisted Feb 22, 1864. He named a son William Sherman after the famous Civil War Union general.

    It seems that his son Will was born in 1865 in Edwards Co, IL (abt 12 miles south of Claremont, Richland Co), even though daughters Martha and Mary Elizabeth were married in Richland Co in 1863 & 1866. Maybe the Edwards Co. thing had something to do with the Civil War.

    After the Civil War he lived in Richland Co, Ill. with his family.

    Along with the marriages of David's 2 daughters (Mary Elizabeth in 1866 and Martha in 1863),
    there were other marriages listed in Richland County who could have been children of John Herald and cousins of David's children:
    - Lusinda Herald to William G.W. Sanders, Apr 26, 1864.
    - John Herald & Catharine Houser, Apr 10, 1864
    also maybe:
    - George Herrole & Mary Price, Aug 1, 1852 [this could have been a brother of David]
    - Sylvester Herrold & Elizabeth Conour, July 6, 1854
    - Samuel Herrold & Sarah C. Arnold, Mar 26, 1862
    - Leonard Herroll & Mariem C. Allen, Nov 24, 1867
    - Mariah J. Herralle & John J. Connour, Apr 6, 1871
    - Isaac Herral & Elizabeth Hobbs, Aug 20, 1878
    See: http://www.sos.state.il.us/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html

    In 1870 Richland Co, IL, Claremont twp (p7) there is:
    Harrolle, Peter - 51, b OH, wife Mariah, ch: George H, Mariah J., Harvy, Martha, Fannie, Sarah, Lovina
    Also on the same page:
    Harrolle (can't read name), age 25, b IL, with wife and baby.
    Harrolle, John - 27, b IL, with wife and baby.
    On p 22 (or 495)
    Harral, Saml J. - 30, b IL with wife Sarah and 3 children
    On p 30 is
    Harrell, Sylvester - 48 b KY with wife & ch. But he can't be in this family.
    On p 32 (or 500)
    Leathers, Silas - 52, b IL with wife Malinda (40) and 3 ch. This is Mary Ann's brother.
    next door to Silas is
    Ransom Ruben - 30, b IL, with wife Martha (22) and ch Alice & David.

    In 1880 David was listed on the census as 60 years old and living with his family in Lancaster township, Wabash County, IL (near the corner of Richland, Lawrence & Wabash counties).
    Herral, David - 60 (1820 OH, parents b PA) - farmer
    . . . . Mary A. - 58 (1822 OH, par b Pa/Va)
    . . . . Harrison W. - 20 (1860 IL, par b OH)
    . . . . William S. - 13 (1867 IL)

    In 1881 David was still living in Wabash Co. in Mier, Ill. Also living nearby was Frank & Emeline Hinderliter (probably their daughter Sarah Emma).
    There was a Catherine Steckler in Wabash Co, who died in 1900 there. I think she was his older sister.

    David did not drink or smoke, but suffered from trouble with his lungs, heart trouble, rheumatism & diarrhea, all which he contracted during the Civil War. "He was very sick from July 1890 to Oct 1891, not able to make a living from manual labor" (quote from military pension record). He also could not read or write.

    He moved to Colorado (perhaps because of his sickness?) with his son Will sometime around 1893. Will married in Omaha, Neb in Aug 1892, not sure if his parents were with him there.

    David died in1894 at his home near Siebert, (Kit Carson County) Colorado of pneumonia. He was buried in the Seibert Cemetery just outside of town on the NE side of town.

    For a little history, the railroad came through Seibert, Kit Carson County, Colorado in 1888. It?s very likely that the Heral family moved to CO on the railroad. There had been a church organized in Seibert in 1880--the Seibert Community Church. Rev. George E. Tuttle (home missionary for Eastern Colorado) was the pastor of the church from 1892 until 1896. It?s likely then that he was involved in David?s funeral.

    His tombstone reads: "David Herald, born July 18, 1817, died Mar 27, 1894"

    Family accounts say that Mary Ann was a small woman. She lived for 9-10 years with son, Will in Colorado after David died, then moved to Missouri, probably with Will, where they were fairly near her daughter, Mary E. VonAllmen in Rover (Oregon Co.). Will's 4-year-old son died in Siebert Colo. in Mar 1903. They moved to Missouri soon after that.

    She probably lived with Will, who was in Howell Co, Mo. from about 1903 to about 1908. She visited her daughter, Martha Ransom, and her family in Illinois in 1905 or 1906. She died in 1907 at Olden, Howell Co, Mo. and was buried in the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery there.

    *Find A Grave Memorial# 37918310
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  • Change Date: 5 OCT 2017

    Father: John Peter HARROLD b: 23 JAN 1780 in Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland Co, Pa
    Mother: Elizabeth SILVIUS b: ABT 1776 in Pa

    Marriage 1 Mary Ann LEATHERS b: 1 OCT 1824 in Ohio
    • Married: 9 JAN 1845 in Lawrenceville, Richland County, IL
    1. Has Children Martha Ann HERAL b: 17 SEP 1846 in Richland Co, IL
    2. Has Children Mary Elizabeth HERAL b: 14 OCT 1847 in Richland Co, IL
    3. Has Children Sarah Emmaline "Emma" HERAL b: 7 FEB 1858 in Claremont, Richland County, IL
    4. Has Children Harrison Wesley "Wes" HERAL b: 3 NOV 1859 in Richland Co, IL
    5. Has Children William Sherman "Will" HERAL b: 19 AUG 1865 in Near West Salem, Edwards Co, IL
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