Biography of Henry S. Herrington
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Herrington, Henry S., was born in Dryden September 19, 1835. His father, Thomas Herrington, was one of the early settlers in the town and was a son of Jacob Herrington, dying on the same farm as the latter in the western part of the town of Dryden. Henry S. was educated in the common schools to which he has added by reading and close observation through life. At the age of twenty two he married Margaret Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, of Dryden, and they have had two children, one son, J. Henry Herrington, and one daughter, Jennie E., a beautiful and accomplished young lady, who passed away at the age of twenty eight, a devout christian, and a dutiful daughter. He takes the Republican side in politics and an active interest in educational and religious matters, being trustee of his school and a member of the Presbyterian church of Dryden. In 1870 he bought the property on lot 46, of ninety acres, making a specialty of dairying and potatoes. Our subject is recognized throughout his town as a practical and successful farmer and a conservative, intelligent citizen.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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