Carol’s Herndon Paternal Line

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.


Author: Hunter One Name Study

I have been researching my family tree for over thirty-three years and a member of Clan Hunter. In 2015 I registered the surname Hunter with the Guild of One-Name Studies and this blog will be my goal to share my research, photos, and as the clan's travel agent 2017 I will be adding our Clan Hunter Gathering 2017 which was very special because our Clan Hunter's 30th Laird participated in the opening of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle August 5th, 10:30 p.m. with her clansmen. Find A Grave contributor #47833985 Being a travel agent since 1991 I am a SCOTSagent, BRITagent, and at the present have two group tours to Scotland in 2017. One is a Clan Hunter Gathering at Hunterston Castle given by Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston, 30th Laird of Clan Hunter.

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