C-3-30 Sarah Amanda Wood, known as Aunt Sallie, daughter of William Giles Wood and Susan Jane Parramore, was born on 01 Nov 1850 in Georgia. She died on 29 Jul 1929 in Hardin County, Texas. She was buried in Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze, Hardin County, Texas. She married Rufus Stark Herring, He was born on 24 Mar 1818 in North Carolina. He died on 31 May 1901 in Hardin County, Texas. He was buried in Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze, Hardin County, Texas.


Rufus Stark Herring and Sarah Amanda Wood were married in 1873. They had no children.



Notes for Rufus Stark Herring:


1870 Census, Subdiv. 17, Chambers County, Texas

18 June 1870, Page 8

60 Herring, Rufus 52 M W NC

           (Living alone)


1880 Census, Double Bayou, Chambers County, Texas

29 June 1880,

5 Herring, Rufus S. W M 62 (abt. 1818) Head Md. NC NC NC

                 Sarah A. W F 30 (abt. 1850) Wife Md. Ga. NC Ga.


1900 Census, Dist. 9, Justice pct. 1, Hardin County, Texas

4 June 1900, Page 2B

13 Herring, Rufus S. Head W M Mar. 1818 82 Md. 27 yrs. NC NC NC

                  Sarah A. Wife W F Nov. 1850 49 Md. 27 yrs. Ga NC Ga

                          0 children; 0 living


Rufus Stark Herring was born in North Carolina and was the brother of John W. Herring. John W. (b. 1816 in NC, and died after 1880 in TX) and Lucy Forbes Mills Herring (b. 1837 in Florida and died after 1863 in TX) were married in 1853 in Leon County, FL, and migrated to Texas before the birth of their son Benjamin Stark Herring in 1861. Rufus Stark Herring married first Louvenia Jane McCoy on June 4, 1851, in Henry County, AL. They were married by Wesley Forbes, grandfather of Lucy Forbes Mills Herring. Louvenia Jane McCoy Herring was born abt 1830 in Leon Co, FL, and died sometime after the 1870 census in Texas, was the daughter of Asa McCoy, b. 1800 in Georgia and Elizabeth Gordon, b. 1800 in GA. Elizabeth Gordon McCoy's mother was Jane Burney Gordon Mills (b. abt 1780 in GA). Rufus Stark Herring married second Amanda Sarah Wood (Aunt Sally), sometime after the 1870 census in Texas. Sarah

Amanda Wood Herring was the daughter of William Giles Wood (b. 1815 in Northampton, NC, and died in 1868) and Sarah Jane Paramore (b. June 24, 1820, in Early Co, GA, and died in 1895 in Tyler Co, TX.) Rufus Stark Herring and Louvenia Jane McCoy Herring migrated to Texas in 1860 and took with them Lucy Forbes Mills Herring's sister Leonora (Nora) Alice Mills. Lucy Forbes Mills Herring's parents were Thomas Mills (b. 1800-1810 in Georgia and died Jan, 1845 in Early Co, GA) and Eliza Jane Forbes (b. 1818 in GA, and died Feb 3, 1855), Thomas Mills' parents were Stephen and Jane Burney Gordon Mills, and Eliza Jane Forbes' parents were Wesley and Lucy Burney Forbes.


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Notes for Sarah Amanda Wood:


1870 Census, Tyler County, Texas

22 July 1870, Page 81

534 Wood, Susan 50 F W Ga.

                  Wm. 24 M W Ga.

                  John 21 M W Ga.

                  Sarah 19 F W Ga.

                  James 17 M W Ga.

                  Susan 13 F W Tx.

                  Josephine 11 F W Tx.

                  Benj. 9 M W Tx.