Anderson County Biographies
"Portrait and Biographical Record of Southeastern Kansas"
Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894
JOHN M. HERRIMAN. To the person who
closely applies himself to any occupation
which he has chosen as his calling in life
there can come only good results - success and a high place in the esteem of those
among whom he has made his home. And Mr.
Herriman is no exception to the rule, for it has
been by industry and strict attention to agricultural pursuits only that he has attained to the position which he now enjoys. He owns five hundred
acres of well improved land in Anderson County,
and is engaged in general farming and stock-raising.
Mr. Herriman is a native of the Buckeye State.
He was born in Clarke County, May 22, 1837, and is
the son of George W. and Elizabeth (Morris) Herriman. The father was born in Vermont, as was
also the grandfather, Stephen Herriman. The latter enlisted as a soldier in the Revolutionary War,
but on account of his youth did not participate in
any engagements. He removed to Ohio at an
early date and located in Clarke County. the
father of our subject was married in Ohio to Miss
Morris, a native of the Blue Grass State, who died
in February, 1847. They were the parents of
three children: John M.; Stephen A., who died in
Garnett; and Cinderella, who married Henry Harper, and now resides near Hannibal, Mo. The
father's second marriage resulted in the birth of
three children: Luella, who is married and resides
in Indianapolis; Ira, who resides in the Hoosier
State; and Ida.
The youthful days of our subject were passed on
a farm, and in 1866 he was married to Miss Anna
L. Little, a native of Clarke County, Ohio. She was
born in 1843, and is a daughter of John and Mary
E. Little. Previous to his marriage Mr. Herriman
taught school in Ohio two terms, and one term in
Iowa. In December, 1861, he enlisted in Company C,
Sixth Ohio Cavalry, which was later transferred to an independent battalion, and when the
Eleventh Cavalry was organized this was made a
part of it. He served three years and three
months as a non-commissioned officer, principally
in the west, fighting Indians and guarding stage
routes. In 1868 he came to the Sunflower State
and purchased one hundred and sixty acres of
land on section 10, on which he resided until 1886,
when he moved to Garnett. He is a successful
farmer, and his broad acres are covered with many
blooded animals - horses, cattle, hogs, etc. To Mr.
and Mrs. Herriman have been born three children,
Josephine, Maud and Howard, all at home, and all
bright, interesting children.
A Republican in his political principles, Mr.
Herriman held the office of County Treasurer from
1886 to 1889, inclusive, and discharged the duties
of the same in a manner reflecting credit upon
himself and his party. Previously he had held
the office of Trustee and School Treasurer. Socially he is a member of the Grand Army of the
Republic. All his attention is given to his occupation, and he possesses those qualities of industry
and energy which have brought him so rapidly to
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