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Charles William Herrington (1718 - 1822)

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Charles William Herrington
Born in Craven, North Carolinamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Mississippi, USAmap
Herrington-119 created 20 May 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 5 Oct 2017
18:18: Steve Heyborne edited the First Name, Middle Name and Preferred Name for Charles Herrington. (Separated middle name from first name field.) [Thank Steve for this]
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This profile may contain errors. Thanks go to Liz Shifflet for pointing these out.
Charles William's father cannot be John Harrington, since he was born in 1718, before John Harrington's birth in 1719.
It is unlikely that Charles William lived more than 100 years, so his date of death in 1822 is probably incorrect. Is it possible that there was another Charles William, perhaps his son, with whom he has been conflated?

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This person was created through the import of Holmes.ged on 20 May 2011. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.


User ID: 6EA49CC2-1F0B-4BC8-97F9-80BC4035C4BD
Record ID Number: MH:IF448110
Date: 1718
Place: Craven, North Carolina, USA


User ID: DBE02A88-B208-486B-B5D2-3D071471203C
Record ID Number: MH:IF448111
Date: 1822
Place: Mississippi, USA

Record ID Number

Record ID Number: MH:I1488

User ID

User ID: CC387D25-2484-4466-B7FB-9839469E26EE


UPD 21 SEP 2009 16:26:46 GMT-6


Source: #S95
Page: Charles William Herrington
Event: Smart Matching
Role: 2000091
Date: 21 SEP 2009
Text: Added by confirming a Smart Match
Quality or Certainty of Data: 3


Source S95
Record ID Number: MH:S95
User ID: 7F02C9D6-537A-489D-B5DE-E9F48A646F62
Author: Ruth Herrington
Title: Herrington Web Site
Text: family tree
Family site: Herrington Web Site
Family tree: 6036842-2
Media: 518283-2
Type: Smart Matching


A 1796 Anson County will of Charles Harrington names wife "Becca" [Bena], sons Charles, Sukey, John, William & Whitmel and married daughters Nancy Carroll, Mary Stegall, & Nell Hudson.[1] Another abstract of the same will shows wife "Bena" and Sukey as unmarried daughter (also lists the three married daughters, and sons John, William, and Whitmel.[2] The full text of that will is posted here (transcribed by Barbara Parsons). Sukey is daughter, not son.

The following three children named in his will were posted as children of Harrington-489 (they're not):

Child: Nancy Harrington no (in 1796 will)
Child: Nelly Harrington no (in 1796 will)
Child: Mary Harrington no (in 1796 will)

Reference for the list of children was as follows (links require a subscription):

  • S845368369: Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records (Ancestry Online publication, 2000; APID: 1,4725::0). Text:
    • APID: 1,4725::4190111: Birth 1719, Chatham Co, NC.; Death 1771, St Bartholomew, Orange Co, N; Marriage 1747, Fayette, Edgecombe Co
    • APID: 1,4725::4190112: Birth 1719, Chatham, NC; Death May 1771, St Bartholomew, Orange, NC; Marriage 1746, Fayette Dist, Edgecombe, NC
    • APID: 1,4725::4989692: Birth 1720, Either Northampton, Edgecombe Or Halifax Co, NC; Death NC; Marriage 1747, Edgecombe Co, NC
    • APID: 1,4725::4228050: Birth 1728, Bertie County, NC; Death 1797, Pittsboro, Chatham County, NC; Marriage 1750
    • APID: 1,4725::4228051: Birth 1730, NC; Death 1797, Chatham Co, NC; Marriage 1747, Fayette, Edgecombe Co
    • APID: 1,4725::4228052: Birth 1730, Surry Co, VA; Death 1797, Hillsboro, Chatham Co, NC; Marriage Fayette, Edgecombe Co, NC

  1. posted by Sharon Harrington (see this page), contributed by Sherry Herrington, abstract from page 8, NC Wills, Anson Co. (the added comment about Charles m Agnes Hill being wounded at the Battle of Alamance, May 1771, is incorrect.)
  2. this page of Sharon's

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On 9 Feb 2016 at 09:24 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Harrington-832 and Herrington-119 are not ready to be merged because: Changes were made to Herrington-119 that make me think these profiles might not be intended to be the same person. Not sure who Bena married.

On 28 Jan 2016 at 23:20 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I do not believe this person died 1822 (b 1718). He also cannot be son of John, born 1719.

On 9 Jan 2016 at 14:54 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

link to full text of will is

I thought I'd included that in my last edit, but apparently not. Sorry!

On 9 Jan 2016 at 02:43 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

sorry... what I meant by "104?" is that, based on the birth/death dates in the datafields, he died at age 104, which is unusual.

On 8 Jan 2016 at 08:32 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:


Charles is 20 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 14 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 24 degrees from Helmut Jungschaffer and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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