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OCCUPATION: Founder Of The Herring's Of Rockingham Co., VA
RESIDENCE: Sussex Co., DE; 1742 Rockingham Co, VA
BIRTH: 1708, Sussex Co. DE DEATH: Jun 1778, Rockingham Co., VA BURIAL: with Grandparents Of Abraham Lincoln
His migration to the Shenandoah Valley occurred in about the spring of 1742, having sold his land of 189 acres in Sussex, DE to Peter Dale on 5 May 1742. He first bought land near Linville and in 1755 , received his patent for the land promised him on Cook's Creek.
About 20 years following Alexander Herring's settlement in Augusta Co. Va, a Thomas Herron came from Ulster and settled in the Linville Creek region of Rockingham.