Clipped From The Courier-Journal
ICi-Hemdon. t think Col. Ben Hern, don, of King's Mountain fame was a brother to Joseph snd KdMrd "erndon. of Spottsyrvania county. Va. Capt. William Lewis Hemdon, faher of Kllen Hern-don, who married Prexident Arthur, wss grandson of Joseph Herndon. and bene great-nephew to Col. Ben Herndon. Capt. William Lewis Hemdon, the explorer of the A mason river, heroically went down with his ship -Central America." off Ha t-teras, in 18S7. after seeing all on board transferred to a pise of aafety. For information concern-ng various member or the family, sh "K'ng-s Mountain and Its Heroes, by Draper; Appleton's B.o-graphleal Knryeiopedla and Virginia Historical Collection, volume 5. new series. Herndon is a Welsh name from hearne. a cottage, and den. a valley: and. therefore, means "the cottage in the yslley." K. H., Jr.