Biography of Merritt C. Herrington
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Herrington, Merritt C., was born on the farm he now owns, March 2, 1835. He was a son of Abraham W. and Sallie (Comstock) Herrington, natives of Pittstown; she was a daughter of John and Sarah (Stover) Comstock of Connecticut. The grandfather of Mr. Herrington was Silas Herrington. The father of Mr. Herrington was a farmer and had 135 acres of land. He died 1839 and his wife March 20, 1883. Mr. Herrington was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Cambridge Academy. He followed farming and has 157 acres of land. November 17, 1869, he married Emily, daughter of Clark and Sallie B. (Cottrell) Shedd. She was a daughter of Nathaniel Cottrell. Clark Shedd lived and died in Pittstown, his death occurring in 1847. His father was Asa Shedd, born July 2, 1779, died April 20, 1834; his wife was Hannah Joslin, born June 27, 1783, died April 30, 1863. Their children were Isaac, Clark, Anna and Sarah. Clark Sbedd's children were Asa, Sarah, Priscilla, Charles and Emily (Mrs. M. C. Herrington). Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Herrington have one son, Clarence M., born September 27,1872. He was educated in Troy Conference Academy and Lansingburgh Academy.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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