Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Working on Wednesday: Barnabas Herrod (1804-1855), Inkeeper

Another of my paternal grandmother Letta Estella Porter Warren's great grandfathers was Barnabas Herrod who was born in 1804, possibly in Davidson County, Tennessee. By 1820 the 16-year old Barny was living with his parents and siblings in Mississippi and in 1822 he married Susanna/Susan Grubbs.

Their first child, Mary L Herrod was born in Natchez in 1825 and by 1840 he and his young family were living in Madison County, Mississippi.

Barny appears in court records as an administrator of his brother Thomas Herrod's estate and in various land transactions but by the time of the 1850 U.S. Census he had become an innkeeper.

[Source: 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.]

(Note that in the census record above, Barny owned $160 worth of real estate and his wife Susan's real estate was valued at $4,000!)

Barnabas died in Canton, Madison County, in 1855 of yellow fever.

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