Jesse Herrin was born in Pulaski County, Ky., March 10,
1801. He left home at the age of eighteen years, and from that time has
made his own living in the world. He emigrated to Shelby County, Ind.,
with second wife and three children, about the year 1831, and thence to this
township in 1835. He moved on the McDonald land, now owned by Mr. McLain,
and took a lease there, and cleared about thirty acres. He then entered
eighty acres about one mile southeast of where Castleton now is, and built upon
it, cleared it, and improved it. He has been a farmer through life.
He has raised eight sons and two daughters to be men and women. Mr. Herrin
still lives on the old homestead.
History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana, by B. R. Sulgrove,
Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1884, page 558.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming