CDR William Lewis Herndon
BIRTH 25 Oct 1813 Virginia, USA
DEATH 12 Sep 1857 Hatteras, Dare County, North Carolina, USA
BURIAL United States Naval Academy Cemetery Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
PLOT Cenotaph memorial
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MEMORIAL ID 142744332
My grandmother, Honor Nettie Herndon, was the cousin of Ellen “Nell” Herndon, daughter of Cdr William Lewis Herndon and wife of President Chester Arthur.
Sunday is the perfect day for me to post a rememberance of my Herndon ancestors because of the tragic death of Nell’s father. He went down with his ship just off the North Carolina coast during a hurricane. While I lived on Roanoke Sound in Manteo, North Carolina, I went through the first hurricane (Isabelle) in my life, and at that time thought about his tragic death. My heart was so full of sadness.