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Oct 15

Blog Action Day: Poverty


…age 39. A simple death notice, which may have been printed in the Bennington Vermont, Banner reads: DAVID HENRY HERRINGTON Native of Troy, had lived here during the past year. David Henry Herrington, 39, died at 4:51 o’clock this morning at his home on County Street. Mr. Herrington had been seriously ill for more than a month and seized with a stroke today. Mr. Herrington was born March 21, 1892 in Troy. The son of Martin and Catherine Kna…

Mar 27

Surname Saturday, Herrington/Harrington

…h her husband. I just wish I had found this information a few years sooner. So, without further delay, my known Herrington ancestors are: Martin L. Herrington, born May 1853, New York. Married about 1881, Kate Knapp, the family lived in Easton and Greenwich, and probably sometimes in Vermont where at least one daughter was born. Ten or 11 children, I do not know all the names. David Henry Herrington b. 21 Mar 1891, Easton, NY, married ca 1924,…

Feb 19

Where is Helen?

…’s obituary is missing from the file at the funeral home, but his death record states his mother was Helen Herrington. That makes sense as the name his wife, who was the informant on the certificate, might have known his mother by. Helen married David H. Herrington sometime before my mother was born in 1926. In 1929, Herrington, Mrs. Helen L is listed as a resident on Spring Street in the Hoosick Falls directory. In 1930, the family is l…

My Ahnentafel

Generation 1 1.  Me Generation 2 2. James Austin “Jim” Yearnd: born 20 Jul 1927 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan; married 20 Jan 1951 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan; died 13 Jul 1979 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. 3. Marjorie Helen “Marge” Herrington: born 20 Nov 1926 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York; died 6 Jun 2007 in Rochester Hills, Oakland Co., MI. Generation 3 4. William Henry Yea…

Feb 16

Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games Task 4E

…ew York, or perhaps Berkshire County, Massachusetts. His parent’s surnames were Ascha/Askey and Ackert. A Herrington, or perhaps Harrington dropped from Ireland? into Rensselaer County, New York. He married a Palmer, who had previously been married and divorced from a Hill. David Henry Herrington and Helen Lois Palmer were my maternal grandparents. Somehow, Marjorie Helen Herrington found her way to Detroit ca 1949-1950, where James Aust…

Jan 04

Greenwich Cemetery, Greenwich New York

This entry is part 5 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

…of 60 in the series Cemeteries Lot AC 326 in this cemetery contains the remains of some members of the Martin L. Herrington (or Harrington) family. Only 2 of the burials have markers. One of the two was placed in the 1990’s by my mother on the grave of her father, David Henry Herrington. In 1950 this lot was owned by Julia Harrington, probably the Julia that was a sister of David. The burials, with links to photos of the two stones: Ross V…

Mar 29

DNA, Another Step in the Search

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series DNA in Genealogy Research

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series DNA in Genealogy Research If you haven’t read about my search for my great-grandfather’s surname, you can find out more here, here, and here. After I found my grandfather’s family, I was thrilled, and did quite a few happy dances, visited the cemetery, got his will and every record available about him and his family in his hometown of Howell, Michigan. Then the struggle began. 1870 cens…

Mar 17


It is a little too early to post quarterly progress on my Genealogy Goals, or a little too late to post monthly progress for January and February. So, I will consider this an irregular report to myself. I have been troubled by side trips, which makes marching straight toward a goal difficult. Some of you know what I mean, this is how it goes for me: Enter a marriage record for an individual Realize that there are probably birth and perhaps de…

Jan 20

Anniversary January 20, 1951.

My parents, James Austin Yearnd and Marjorie Helen Herrington, were married on this day in 1951. The wedding was held at my grandmother’s home, 703 E. Division, Cadillac, Michigan. The picture hanging in the wall on the right is hanging in my house today. It is an English water color, about 15 x 28 inches, by Henry J. Sylvester Stannard. It still has the label from a New York gallery; the title of the painting from the label is, “Hom…

Feb 15

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 6

I just had to get in on this week’s “Better Genealogy” challenge: Play with Google Maps. This is a helpful tool for determining the locations of addresses in your family history. This post is also written to fulfill Item 4A  and item 5F in the GeneaBlogger’s Winter Games. After her father, David H. Herrington died in 1931, my Mom lived with a variety of adult caretakers. One was Mable Dickenson, and Mom told me a few sto…

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