Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of Rev. Daniel S. HERLONG and Sarah RILEY

1. Daniel S. HERLONG (Rev.), born 19 Dec 1794 in South Carolina, died 16 Jul 1863 in Fort Deposit, Lowndes Co., Alabama, son of Eldred Nicholas HERLONG. He married on 5 Aug 1819 in South Carolina Sarah RILEY, born 12 Jun 1801 in South Carolina; died 22 Jun 1872 in Lowndes County, Alabama, daughter of John George RILEY and Mary STALEY.

Notes for Daniel S. HERLONG: Daniel S Herlong was in Lowndes County, AL by 1840 (census). Sometime between 1840 and 1949 he settled on preemptive property in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. He moved back to Ft. Deposit (Lowndes County) Alabama in 1849 and died there in 1863. A handwritten letter in the National Archives states that he was too ill to maintain the land (in Louisiana) and was therefore moving back to Alabama. Rev. Daniel S. Herlong founded Bethel Methodist Church in Fort Deposit, AL (Lowndes Co.) where he is buried.

Children of Daniel S. HERLONG and Sarah RILEY were as follows:

a. Christian Asbury Capers HERLONG, born 13 Aug 1820 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina, died 25 Jun 1882 in Jackson Parish, Lousiana, buried in Butler Cemetery, Jackson Parish, Louisiana. He married (1) Charity BRYAN, daughter of Wade BRYAN and Sarah [---], (2) Nancy Curry.

Notes for C. A. C. HERLONG: C. A. C. Herlong was in Jackson Parish, LA by 1850 (census), probably taking over his father's property. According to records, he was a Baptist minister at Indian Village and a lawyer.

b. Elisha George HERLONG, born 17 Feb 1822 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 18 Oct 1887 in Alabama. He married on 9 Dec 1852 Dorotha Adelia PERDUE.

c. John H. HERLONG, born 3 Sep 1823 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 11 Apr 1863 in Ft. Gaines, Florida. He married on 23 Dec 1847 in Alabama Silvira E. PERDUE.

d. Daniel Elvin HERLONG, born 15 May 1825 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 13 Sep 1862 in Alabama. He married on 21 Dec 1853 in Alabama Matilda Clara PERDUE.

e. Elihu Fletcher HERLONG, born 1 Jul 1826 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 27 Jun 1872 in Alabama. He married on 21 Dec 1859 in Alabama Cynthia Josephine CAMP.

f. William Franklin HERLONG, born 7 Nov 1827 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 26 Jul 1863 in Lookout Mt., Tennessee. He married on 22 Jan 1852 in Alabama Missouri Amanda THOMAS.

g. Elizabeth Ann Sarah HERLONG, born 14 Apr 1829 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 30 Sep 1831 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina.

h. Mary Carolyn HERLONG, born 18 Jul 1830 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 15 Nov 1903 in Alabama. She married on 22 Dec 1853 in Alabama William H. NIX.

i. Elvirah Catherine Sarah HERLONG, born 27 Jun 1831 in Lowndes County, Alabama; died 27 Jun 1834 in Lowndes County, Alabama.

j. Henry Benjamin HERLONG, born 4 Jan 1833 in Lowndes County, Alabama; died aft 1850 in Lowndes County, Alabama.

k. Martin Sears HERLONG, born 21 Jul 1834 in Lowndes County, Alabama; died 22 Oct 1864 in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.

l. George Nicholas HERLONG, born 10 Aug 1836 in Lowndes County, Alabama; died 1 Sep 1836 in Lowndes County, Alabama.

m. Elizabeth Ann Sarah HERLONG, born 9 Sep 1837 in Lowndes County, Alabama. She married (1) on 15 Dec 1859 in Alabama Isaac R. SMITH; (2) on 24 Dec 1865 Hillary SHINE.

n. Frances L. Drucilla HERLONG, born 20 Oct 1839 in Lowndes County, Alabama; died bef 1864 in South Carolina. She married on 27 Jun 1861 in South Carolina Hillary SHINE.

o. James Asbury HERLONG, born 3 Dec 1842 in Lowndes County, Alabama; died 22 Feb 1897 in Alabama. He married on 6 Dec 1883 in Alabama Martha Ann Missouri Morris GAFFORD.

p. Olivia Eugenia HERLONG, born 25 Aug 1844 in Alabama; died 23 May 1928 in Alabama. She married on 20 Dec 1867 in Alabama William T. GILLION.

Information provided by Gene Jeffries 11 Apr 2000, update by Elizabeth Buchanan 17 Jul 2011.


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