Jacob Herrell/Harrell is my ancestor who was born in 1765 around Campbell County, VA; married Mary Martha Jennings in 1783 in VA; and died in Tuscaloosa Co., AL about 1820. Their children were: William b: 1781 (Winnford Jennings) d: 8 Jan 1815 in the Battle of New Orleans;Elizabeth b: 10 Jul 1789 (Thomas Franklin); James b: 1792 (Jane Rush); Martha Patsy b: 1792; Rebecca b: 1797 (Thomas L. Ritch); Rueben b: 12 Sep 1799 (Rachel Woolf) d: 1848 Butler, Bates Co., MO (my line); John b: 1800.
Rueben Herrell and Rachel Woolf (d/o Fielding Woolf and Theodocia Delilia Jennings) were married 27 Nov 1820 in Caldwell Co., KY by her father Fielding Woolf an ordained minister. Rachel died about 1834-1835 in KY. Rueben then married Phoebe Bredger Jennings on 5 May 1835.
Rueben and Rachel's children were: Louvilla/Levina b: 1821 KY; William b: 1822 KY; JOhn b: 1823 KY; James Logan (my line) b: 1824 KY (Lucinda Beaman) d: 1895 Butler, Bates Co., MO; Allen A. Willie b: 1826 KY d: MO; Isaac Middleton b: 1828 ky d: MO; Permelia b: 1831 KY; & Athol Frank b: 1932 KY (Sarah Ann Beaman) d: 1913 MO
I am only interested in Rueben born in Sep 1799, no other Rueben's. There seems to be alot of Rueben's around durning that time, but I am only interested in this one. I would also like to find out when the spelling of the last name came about an by whom. I know that it use to be HARRELL, but somehow got changed to HERRELL, and that how my line spelled it.
Thank you Sonnie..................firstname.lastname@example.org