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Posted on behalf of my mother:
I am doing research on the Herrington side of my family. My grandfather was Robert George Herrington and he was born in Pachuta on Jan. 25, 1898. His brother Obie was born in Pachuta on Nov. 3, 1890, and his sister Odie Estelle was born in Pachuta on Jan. 4, 1895. Their parents were John Herrington and Rebecca Robinson and both were born in MS. I have also seen documents with Rebecca's last name as Robertson. What I've heard is that the parents died in 1900 from the flu. Volley and Florence Rodgers took my grandfather in and raised him as their adopted son even though there wasn't a formal adoption. The 1900 census shows Odie Estelle living with an aunt and uncle in Enterprise, George W. and Sue Herrington. George W. was born in 1885, married around 1877, and was a farmer. I don't know where Obie was in 1900. Obie died in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Nov. 23, 1921 from TB. He was brought back to Pachuta for burial, but I don't know where he was buried. Obie was married, but I have no information on the wife. The 1910 census shows Volley and Florence Rodgers in Taylorsville, Smith County, MS but the last name is listed as Ragis. I saw some information that showed Florence's maiden name was Robinson. We think Rebecca had a sister named Martha (Mattie) D. Robinson who married W.G. McMinn in 1890 and then married James M. Deas on Oct. 8, 1900. If anyone has information on my great grandparents or other family members, I would love to hear from you. Gail Herrington Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
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