Biography of Rev. David C. Herrell

Rev. David C. Herrell was born in Anderson County, East Tenn., November 1, 1847, a son of John and Sarah (Davis) Herrell, and was reared on a farm. At the age of 19 he entered Oak Grove Academy, which he attended for two years, when he went to Iowa, where he began teaching He entered the Baptist Union Theological Seminary at Chicago in 1871, graduating in the class of 1876. While here he also took instructions at the University of Chicago. His first charge was at Union City, Mich., where he remained for six years, when he took a charge at Hermitage. In 1885 he became pastor of the Baptist Church at Pavilion. He was married, October 25, 1876, to Lois A., daughter of Timothy Botsford, of Medina, and they have one son, George N. Mr. Herrell is a plain, unassuming man, possessing that hospitality and sociability so common with Southern people. His parents. who were born and raised on a farm in East Tennessee, reared nine sons and three daughters, as follows: Rev. Azariah, Riley Warren, of Missouri, Rufus, John, Delany, Nancy, Frances, Maisfield, William, George, of Iowa, and David C., the latter being the youngest of the family. Four of the older brothers served in the Union army. His parents died about 1872 and 1869, respectively. His grandfather, John Herrell, was born in Scotland, came to America in colonial days, and was an officer on Gen. Washington's staff. He first settled in North Carolina, but died in Tennessee.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
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Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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