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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


MAJOR B. F. HERRINGTON, a farmer and stock-grower, of Franklin Township, was born in Greene County, Penn., November 18, 1843, and is a son of Thomas and Caroline (Kramer) Herrington.  His father was a manufacturer of boots and shoes and carried on his business for many years in the southern part of Greene County.  His family consisted of ten children, of whom B. F. is the sixth.  He received his early education in the common schools of his native county, and subsequently attended Duff’s Commercial College at Pittsburg, Penn.  Mr. Herrington was employed as a clerk in a store for a number years, and engaged in the mercantile trade of Morrisville, Penn., in 1861.  The year following he enlisted, as a private, in Company A, Eighteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry.  When the regiment was organized, he was elected Second Lieutenant of Company G., and was subsequently promoted to the position of First Lieutenant and then Captain.  He was taken captive and suffered the horror of prison life for sixteen months in Libby, Macon, Ga. And Columbia, S. C.  Major Herrington was one of the six hundred officers who were placed under the fire of the Union gun when the Union men bombarded Charleston, S. C.  Soon after his return home he was commissioned Major of the eight division of the National Guards of Pennsylvania and served five years, was commissioned again with same rank and assigned to duty on the staff of Gen. Gallagher as commissary of division.  Heagain [sic] engaged in the mercantile business in Waynesburg, where he had a good trade and liberal patronage.  The Major was united in marriage, in 1860, with Miss Maggie Johns.  She died in 1877, leaving a family of three children—Ella, Herman and Daisy.  In 1887 he began farming, and was united in marriage, the same year, with Nannie (Wisecarver) Worley.  Major Herrington is a Republican, and a member of the I. O. O. F.  He was the first Commander of the McCullough G. A. R. Post, No. 367.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 28 October 2008

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