There was two main Herndon families in Caddo Parish, John Frederick Herndon & Lou Patsy Charles settled first in the late 1830's and William Herndon and wife Mary Woolfork settled by 1870. William was John Frederick's 3rd cousin, he brought with him 2 black Herndon women Martha b-1845 in Kentucky & Ellen b-1858 in Texas, both have children with un documented fathers, not sure but these 2 women I think were x-slaves of his and the kids could possibly be his. William is the father of Edward Beverly Herndon of the law firm Wise & Herndon in Shreveport. Lou Patsy was emancipated in 1840 by John Frederick and all her offspring were free, they are found living as a family in the 1850 & 1860 census as "Free Persons of Color" - Herndon History
Children of JF Herndon & Lou Patsy - some are unverified and may be x-slaves or grandchildren living with them
10 children that are verified (v)
- Mary Ann Herndon - 1837/1905 - m/John Raines Jul 2, 1859 (v)
- Sarah Jane Herndon - abt. 1838/? (mentioned in Emancipation record of 1845) (v)
- Joseph Henry Herndon - 1940/1924 - m/Annie Taylor Mar 5, 1870 (v)
- John Herndon - 1842/? - in 1850 & 1860 census - was mentioned in 1845 doc (v)
- Jacob Herndon - 1843/1874 - m/Mary Hamlin (v)
- James B Herndon - 1848/1934 - m/Pricilla Smith May 12, 1876 & Minnie Hammet Dec 17, 1893 (v)
- Edward Herndon - 1850/1895 - m/Mary Ellen Hawthorne Feb 28, 1876 (v)
- Martha Herndon - 1851/1928 - m/Marshall Payne Feb 28, 1875 (v)
- Isabella Herndon - 1855/? (she is Lou Patsy’s daughter, father is unknown) (v)
- Katie Herndon - 1856/1897 - m/Sam Sewell Nov 5, 1876 (v)
- Fannie Herndon - 1857/1893 - m/Richard Tyson Nov 24, 1876 (v)
Blog Post - Joseph Herndon & The Battle of Mansfield
unverified Herndon children found in the census- assumed adopted x-slaves
- Eliza Herndon - 1838/? - no records after 1850 census (not mentioned in 1845 record)
- Margaret Herndon - 1839/? - in 1850 & 1860 census (not mentioned in 1845 record)
- Josiah Herndon - 1844/? - no record after 1850 census (not mentioned in 1845 record)
- William Herndon - 1849/? - in the 1860 census only
- *Jas Herndon - 1853/? - 1860 census only
- Scott Herndon - 1854/? - in 1860 & 1870 census
- *Isaac Herndon - 1855/? - in 1860 census only
Children of Mary Ann Herndon
With John Raines
- David Herndon Raines - 1860/1945 - m/Gracie Ann & Mattie Brown
Children of Joseph H. Herndon & Annie Taylor
- Pearl "Polly" Payne - 1895/? - (adopted niece)
Children of James B Herndon
with Pricilla Smith
- William Herndon - 1876/?
- Josephine Herndon - 1879/?
- Fannie Herndon - 1881/1956 - m/Rev Robert Hammond
with Minnie Hammet
- Lou Patsy ll Herndon - 1893/1997 - m/Edward Harris
- Patrick Herndon - 1895/? -
- Maggie Herndon - 1896/1986 - m/Julius Payne
- Georgia Herndon - 1899/1950 m/Murphs
- Joseph Herndon - 1900/? - m/Emma Taylor Dec 21, 1920
- James Herndon - 1902/1977 - m/Hattie ?
- Harold H Herndon - 1904/1996 - m/Lela Ward
- Sweetie Ann Herndon - 1911/1936
- Severt Herndon - 1912/?
- Ruth Herndon - 1914/1935
- Lee Ernest Herndon - 1917/2011 - m/Essie ?
Children of Martha Herndon & Marshall Payne
- Scott Payne - 1876/1897
- Leonard Payne - 1879/1882
- John Edward Payne - 1885/1960 - m/Lillie Bessie Henderson
- Luvenia Payne - 1887/1967 - m/Edgar Davis
In the 1910 census there was a Dewey Herndon b-1900 living with Martha and listed as her nephew, don't know who's son he is.
Children of Fannie Herndon & Richard Tyson
- Mary Ann Tyson - 1877/1890
- Ellen Tyson - 1879/1924 - m/Lee Johnson, had kids with Coleman Christian and Butler Leggins
- Mattie Tyson - 1881/1954 - m/Cliston Caldwell May 5, 1898
- Elizabeth Tyson 1887/1925 m/Walter Gipson - kid with George Collins
- Joseph Tyson 1882/1962 m/Mollie Gipson
- David Ethal Tyson 1890/1980 m/Willie Lee Hayes Carter 1927, previous marriages to Callie Jones in 1912 and Blanche Caldwell in 1923
- James Tyson - 1892/1930 m/Minnie Miles Jackson
- Richard Tyson Jr – birth date unknown, died at 17 years old
Children of Jacob Herndon with Mary Hamlin
- Alfred Herndon - 1868/1932 - m/Mary Baisle Feb 6, 1892 (moved to Wagner Oklahoma, 15 children)
- Joseph Herndon - 1872/1938 - m/Emmaline Miles
- Harriet Herndon - 1873/?
- Louella Herndon - 1866/1899 - m/Robert “Sambo” Tyson Jan 25, 1883
Mary is the daughter of Lou & Martha Hamlin and the sister of Charlie Hamlin who married Flora Tyson.
Children of Katie Herndon & Sam Sewell
- Patsy Sewell - 1889/1959 - m/Dennis Dan Durden Feb 20, 1910
- John Jones – abt 1870/1935 – unknown father "Jones" - m/Norina Gilliam & Louisa "Lou" Gipson
= 34 grandchildren
William E. Herndon was born in Virginia to the original line from William Herndon & Catherine Digges, same line as William Henry Herndon the law partner for Abraham Lincoln. All these children were born in Kentucky except Claude, he was born in Texas. They moved to Caddo Parrish in the 1860’s, and lived close to John Frederick.
Descendants of William E Herndon (1824/1880) & Mary E Woolfolk (1826/1895)
- William D. Herndon - 1845/?
- Jas R. Herndon - 1846/? - m/Ella H.
- Edward Beverly Herndon - 1849/1930 - m/Mary F
- John W. Herndon - 1951/? - m/Mary
- Jesse Herndon - 1853/?
- Claude Herndon - 1861/? - m/Mattie
With Martha Herndon - 1845/?
- Mary Herndon - 1869/?
- Lucy Herndon - 1871/?
- Dandy Herndon - 1873
- Fanny Herndon - 1876/?
- Dock Herndon - 1877/? - m/Cora Kelly
- Lettie Herndon - 1879/?
With Ellen Herndon – 1858
- Sallie Herndon - 1874/?
- Robert Herndon - 1876/?
- Henry Herndon - 1877/? m/Hattie Wells Nov 17, 1898
Children of Jas R. Herndon & Ella H
- Minnie B. Herndon - 1869/?
- Cecil C. Herndon - 1875/1931
- Edgar J. Herndon - 1878/?
- Thomas B. Herndon - 1879/?
- Theoran B. Herndon - 1879/? - m/Magga ?
Children of Edward Beverly Herndon & Mary F
- Edward B. Herndon Jr. - 1879/?
Children of John W. Herndon & Mary
- Julian Herndon - 1877/?
- Daniel Herndon - 1883/?
- Lizzie B. Herndon - 1887/1982 - m/Claude Edwin Tucker
Children of Dock Herndon & Cora Kelly
- Ranie Herndon - 1897/?
- Bardel Herndon - 1898/?
- Claudie Herndon - 1899/?
- Rosell Herndon - 1901/?
- Beatrice Herndon - 1902/?
- Ethel Herndon - 1904/?
- Odeal Herndon - 1906/? - m/Joel Collins
- Rubie E Herndon - 1907/?
- Cleo Herndon - 1908/?
- Dennie Herndon - 1911/?
- Eula Herndon - 1913/?
- Velma Herndon - 1914/?
- Howard Herndon - 1916/?
- Vesta Rae Herndon - 1917/?