Forgotten Trails

Published 12:11 pm Wednesday, April 2, 2003

By Staff
Herringtons migrated to Conecuh from Georgia
By LYDIA GRIMES - Features Writer
The Herrington family migrated from Georgia to what was Conecuh County about 1816. Ephriam Herrington (1758) was born in North Carolina and died 25 July 1839 in Emanuel County, Ga. He and his wife, name unknown, had nine children; Syntha Herrington (1780) who married a Wilson, Susannah Herrington (1782) who married a Mayo, Sarah Herrington (1786), Ephriam Herrington Jr. (1788) who married Sarah Ann Arlin, Moses Herrington (1791), Martha Herrington ( 4 Feb. 1800-10 Aug. 1883), Elizabeth Ann Herrington ( 3 Apr. 1801-31 July 1852), James Herrington (1805-28 Sept. 1880) who married Dicy Moore and Micajah Herrington.
Micajah Herrington (1781) was married to Rebecca Cox and their son was another Micajah Herrington who was born about 1815. He married Polly Louise Parker (1828-1922), the daughter of John Parker and Winnie Hunt, another pioneer family in this area.
On November 15, 1851, Micajah Herrington Sr., his wife, Rebecca and their son, Micajah Herrington, all died of yellow fever while they were living near Milton, Fla. Polly Louise Parker Herrington survived the epidemic and moved back close to her parents near Elim Church community and there gave birth to a son, Micajah C. Herrington, on 7 December 1851.
Micajah Herrington (1851-2 Nov. 1912) married 16 May 1878 to Elizabeth Mancil (1 Sept. 1861-1 Jan. 1943), the daughter of Bryant Mancil and Jane Miller. Micajah was an up and coming young timber man and Elizabeth's mother was pleased that he wanted to marry her daughter. There was no jeweler around, so the wedding ring was made from a $5 gold piece which cost $1.50.
Micajah and Elizabeth Herrington are both buried at Elim Cemetery. They were the parents of ten children who were James M. Herrington (3 Mar. 1879-1 Mar. 1964) who married Mary Belle Jernigan, Mattie Della Herrington (9 July 1882-1972) who married first, Emmery Cox and second, Johnnie Cox, Grover Cleveland Herrington (7 Dec. 1884-21 Dec. 1968) who married Queenie Breland, Betty Herrington (21 Jan. 1887-15 Apr. 1971) who married Orren Cox, Willie Herrington (18 July 1889-3 Dec. 1925) who married first, Cora Stewart and second, Ruby Childree, Elbert Jackson Herrington (23 May 1891-1 May 1964) who married Ester Bell Evans, Fred Herrington (11 May 1893-16 Apr. 1970) who married Clara Hart, Daisy Belle Herrington (23 June 1896-12 Feb. 1985) who married Fredrick Bell Parker, Dewey Hobson Herrington (7 May 1898-21 Mar. 1978) who married Verna Lee Parker and Edmond M. Herrington (28 Apr. 1901-28 July 1963) who married Clora Lowery.
James M. Herrington and Mary Belle Jernigan (18 Oct. 1875-11 Mar. 1969) were married 12 Nov. 1902 and were the parents of five children, an infant (1903), Mary Ann Herrington (1905-1990) who married Jim Tedder, James Henry Herrington (1906-1982) who married Nobie Edwards, George Franklin Herrington (1908-1982) who married Wilma Peebles and Burson Herrington (1911) who married Charles Cox.
Mattie Della Herrington and Emmery Cox (26 Mar. 1884-30 Dec. 1916) were married 22 May 1904 and were the parents of five children, Clifton Cox (1905-1938) who married Ruth Scott, Lucille Cox (1907) who married Lawrence Jackson, Durant Cox (1909-1924, Willis Cox (1911) who married Molly Flack and Sybil Cox (1914) who married Frank Lowery.
Mattie Della Herrington and Johnnie Cox (1891-1985) had two more children, Bernard Cox (1918) who married Neva Sanners and Thelma Cox (1923) who married Richard Murray Harold.
I will continue with this family next week. If you have material that you would want put in one of these columns, please let me know. My email address is I can also be reached a The Brewton Standard, P.O. Box 887, Brewton, Ala. 36427. The way I see it, you learn something new when you let people know what information you have. Someone else always has a little more that can add to what you already have.
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