Month: April 2015

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Francis was born on June 28, 1774, the son of David Herron and his wife whose name was possibly Mary. David was a ruling elder in the Middle Spring Church. The family lived about three miles northwest of the church on what was known as “Herron’s Branch.” Francis’s parents were of Scotch-Irish descent and were […]

Thomas Smith was born in March, 1800, in Union District, South Carolina, to Rev. William and Mary (Smith) Williamson. Mary was his second wife and he was serving as the minister of the church at Fair Forest. In 1805, the family left South Carolina and moved to Adams County, Ohio. Thomas grew up and studied […]