Therefore, be careful, and keep up with your relatives. Every family has a treasure trove of things to write about. So do it — before they’re forgotten. Future generations will be grateful.
*This early Thomas Herrity is the farthest that I can go back on my father’s side. In the future, I’ll write about my mother’s side, the McClintocks of Almont.
Sources: James Herrity, encyclopedic material, family stories, Annabelle Herrity Gundlefinger, Irene Herrity, Lulu Herrity, Betty Herrity Clausen, John Herrity, Thomas H. Herrity, Richard Herrity. Tom Koester.
Note: The photo shown with Part I was Thomas “Nibs” Herrity (1862-1948), sitting on the steps of the old family homestead. Nibs was my grandfather’s brother.
Gary Herrity is the Clinton Herald’s historical columnist. His column appears on page 5A on Fridays.