Peggy Sedwick  [Zadock Sedwick / Elizabeth Murphy]
b. abt 1817 Culpeper County, Virginia2a
d. bef 1850 2a, poss. bet 1831 - 1835 [Virginia]
m. Moses Herrington2a

Moses Herrington  [Parents Unknown]
b. Abt 1797, Virginia1
m2 December 21, 1835, Fauquier County, Virginia, Barbara Shank4

Census records:

1830 VA Culpeper
1850 VA Rappahannock
Are these also Moses?
1830 VA Fauquier
1840 VA Fauquier

Moses Herrington, widower of Peggy Sedwick, appears in the 1850 Virginia, Rappahannock census. He has a wife Barbary and several children. I saw a tree at that identified her as Barbary Shanks, and the children match those of the census. I found a marriage record for Moses Herrington to Barbara Shanks December 21, 1835 in Fauquier County, Virginia.4

Everything looks good here, but there is one possible contra-indication: There is also a Moses Herrington in Fauquier County, Virginia in the 1830 census, and a Moses Heringdon there in 1840, but not in 1850. Is it possible that they moved from Culpeper to Fauquier county in 1830 between census coounts and were counted at both locations?


Susan E. Herrington
  b. abt 18291 [Culpeper County, Virginia]
Zadock Herrington
  b. abt 18311 [Culpeper County, Virginia]


1. Census records, any of those indicated.

2. Records of descendants/researchers of this family
a. Joyce H Tucker, records available online at, used with her permission
b. Chuck Sedwick, descendant of Zadock's son James Bushrod Sedwick

4. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
an database
This record:
Moses HerringtonBarbary ShanksDecember 21, 1835Fauquier

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