The New International Encyclopædia/Meherrin
MEHER'RIN. A small tribe of Iroquoian stock, formerly living on the lower course of the river of the same name, on the Virginia-Carolina border. For a long time they were a subject of contention between the two colonies, each claiming them as within her own jurisdiction. They were said to have been a remnant of the Susquehanna or Conestoga, who fled southward after their expulsion from the head of Chesapeake Bay by the Iroquois about the year 1676. They made some trouble during the Tuscarora War of 1711-12, but soon afterward disappear from notice, having apparently been absorbed by that tribe or by the Tutelo.