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Generation 1

William Henderson
Mary Woolfolk

WILLIAM HENDERSON was born 1675 in Hanover Co.,VA, and died 1763 in King and Queen Co.,VA. He married MARY WOOLFOLK, daughter of RICHARD WOOLFOLK and ELIZABETH ROSEWELL. She was born 1680 in Jamestown, VA, Baptism: January 14, 1699/00, Gloucester Co.,VA and died 1738.


Bibliographic Information: Ray, Worth S. Tennessee Cousins.
Published by the Author. Texas. TENNESSEE COUSINS, page 415:
WILLIAM HENDERSON (who was the son of WILLIAM and the grandson of the emigrant, WILLIAM HENDERSON) - and who had gradually moved up the country from New Kent and King & Queen County, was sworn in as undersheriff of ORANGE COUNTY, when the county was organized in 1??34 at the first court. He had probably been a resident of SPOTTSYLVANIA Co. for many years until the territory comprising ORANGE had been taken for that purpose. His brother JOHN HENDERSON, then about 21 years old, had patented 500 acres in SPOTTSYLVANIA in 1728, had sold a small part of it and bought some more from an adjoining tract to add to what he had left, which another brother, SAMUEL HENDERSON had purchased from HENRY FOX, one of his father's old King & Queen County neighbors. The JOHN HENDERSON lands (patented 1728) even at this late day, still belong to Henderson descendants. However, as new counties came into existence this same land now lies in LOUISA County. Two other brothers, THOMAS and RICHARD HENDERSON settled over in LOUISA COUNTY, together with a cousin named WILLIAM HENDERSON with a wife named MARTHA.

WILLIAM HENDERSON did not remain in ORANGE COUNTY long, apparently as on May 30 1755 he sold his land to James Nuckols, of Louisa County, and was then living in ALBEMARLE. where a son of THOMAS HENDERSON. JOHN HENDERSON (who had married one of the Bennetts, from King & Queen Co.) had settled a short time before,buying lands from Dr. Arthur Hopkins.By this time, evidently. William Henderson's wife was deceased, and it is believed that some of his children remained in Orange or CULPEPPER.


Children of WILLIAM HENDERSON and MARY WOOLFOLK are:
i. JOHN I. HENDERSON, b. March 17, 1698/99, Orange Co.,VA; d. August 28, 1783, Orange Co.,VA.
ii. JOSEPH HENDERSON.
iii. SAMUEL HENDERSON.

SAMUEL HENDERSON lived in Hannover County, where in 1742 he owned 1000 acres of land in Orange Co. that he had bought from HENRY FOX, of King & Queen County, and then sold to JOHN SNEED of Hanover. This land adjoined the 500 acres patented by his brother, JOHN in ORANGE COUNTY.

D. B. H. p 91. SAMUEL HENDERSON, of CASWELL COUNTY, N. C. to WILLIAM LINNEY, power of attorney (same wording) dated July 13, 1784. JOHN WHITE and THOMAS MANN. (William Linney m. ANN HENDERSON and JOHN WHITE m. SUSANNAH HENDERSON) This was about the time of the death of JOHN HENDERSON, SR.

iv. THOMAS HENDERSON.

THOMAS HENDERSON was the son of WILLIAM HENDERSON and the grandson of WILLIAM HENDERSON, the emigrant, of 1660-6.

The wife of THOMAS HENDERSON was ELIZABETH, and the children are all named in the will of THOMAS, proved May 9, 1768, in LOUISA COUNTY, Virginia. He had grand-children at the time of his death. The will was witnessed by one MICHAEL ANDERSON, and by JOHN ANDERSON and JOHN BAGBY.

v. ALEXANDER HENDERSON.

Generation 2

John I. Henderson
Sarah Brockman

JOHN I. HENDERSON was born March 17, 1698/99 in Orange Co.,VA, and died August 28, 1783 in Orange Co.,VA. He married SARAH BROCKMAN 1732 in Spotsylvania Co.,VA, daughter of SAMUEL BROCKMAN and MARY COLLINS. She was born November 14, 1704 in King and Queen Co.,VA, and died September 26, 1796 in Hanover Co.,VA.


Louisa Co.,VA Deed Book H, pg. 90: Joseph purchased slaves from John Henderson using a power of attorney to William Linney.


1728: obtained a patent for 1000 acres of land on North Anna River in Spotsylvania (later Orange) Co.,VA. His father-in-law, Samuel Brockman bought 300 acres of that patent which remained in the family until 1985. Orange Co., Va.
DEED BOOK 15, pages 256 – 258; 25 Oct 1770 His property has been known as "Greenway" since at least 1838, was patented by John Henderson (wife Sarah Brockman) in 1728 when it was in Spotsylvania County, and sold to Samuel Brockman I in 1732. It was the home of the senior line of the family from 1734, when Samuel took his family there, until the death of the late Kenneth C. Brockman in 1971.
Both Samuel I and Samuel II are buried there, in a cemetery maintained by the Central Virginia Family Cemetery Association.


The NSSAR ( # 118709) has approved PATRIOTIC SERVICE for John Henderson for providing beef, corn oats and fodder to General Muhlenberg's Brigade and the guard at Brocks Bridge commanded by Major Higgens during the American Revolution.


William Everett Brockman, "VIRGINIA WILLS AND ABSTRACTS", 1948, P. 16. This shows John Henderson, husband of Sarah Brockman, at location on the North Anna River at Brocks Bridge, mentioned in the reference, above, where he provided corn to Major Higgens in 1781.


JOHN HENDERSON, son of William and the grandson of the emigrant WILLIAM HENDERSON, is the one who took out the patent for 500 acres of land in CULPEPPER COUNTY - the part afterwards in ORANGE COUNTY, when he was about 21 years old in 1728/9.


The following statement from a letter written by MRS. JOSEPHINE HENDERSON NEAL on March 11, 1947, who is a descendant of JOHN HENDERSON: "In 1728 one JOHN HENDERSON patented land in what was then SPOTTSYLVANIA County, later (1734), cut off into ORANGE COUNTY, Virginia. He lived and died on this land of 500 acres. He married SARAH BROCKMAN. His will is at ORANGE 1783, and he left his son JOHN, Executor, and left him the home place there.
He also had sons SAMUEL, JOSEPH and RICHARD, and he left them only 25 pounds each; then a bunch of daughters. His son JOHN "Jr" lived and died on the land, and it was deeded by his widow to his nephew JOHN HENDERSON, as this JOHN "Jr" had no children, and this nephew came when a boy to live with him. This JOHN III was my ancestor and he lived to be over one hundred and he told all his children of COMING ON HORSEBACK FROM CASWELL COUNTY, North Carolina, back here to live with his uncle, and that his father was SAMUEL HENDERSON, and that he lived and died in CASWELL COUNTY, and that his mother was PRISCILLA MILES.
This JOHN III was married in ORANGE, and he named his oldest son, JOSEPH MILES HENDERSON; that was my grandfather"

MRS. JOSEPHINE HENDERSON NEAL,the author of the letter above resides on "Roundabout Castle Farm", Route 4, Louisa County, Virginia, which comprises the same lands patented in 1728 by JOHN HENDERSON.
MRS. NEAL was for twelve years deputy clerk of ORANGE COUNTY, Virginia and is and always has been deeply interested in the family history of the HENDERSONS, and it is from the statement quoted above and from other material she has sent us that we have been able to piece together, from fragments, the Orange County,VA HENDERSONS.


Will: January 05, 1779, Probated 28 Aug. 1783. Orange Co.,VA Will Book 3, 1778-1801, page 63
Will of John HENDERSON
To my beloved wife, Sarah Henderson my son, John Henderson, for the maintenance of his mother and after her decease to be equally divided amongst my sons and daughters, John HENDERSON excepted.
My three sons, James, Richard and Samuel HENDERSON twenty five pounds my daughter, Ann BURRUS, one Negro girl; to Sarah BURRUS, the Negro girl at the decease of her mother, Ann BURRUS,my children, Joseph, Richard and Samuel HENDERSON, Mary ELLIS, Sarah THURMAN, Susanna WHITE, Elizabeth MONTAGUE, Ann BURRUS, Isbell THOMPSON, my son John Henderson, executor this 25th day of January 1779.
Witnesses
Samuel Brockman
Joseph Duncan
William Zachary.
Signed, John Henderson


At a court held 28th August 1783 presented John Alcock and Samuel Brockman, his securities bond in the penalty of two thousand pounds.


Pages 67-70
Appraisal of estate of John HENDERSON, deceased, 24th day of September 1783. Appraisers John Stevens, John Oaks, William Pollock. Value L959.9.9 ½ Returned into court 25th day of September 1783.


Pages 465-466
John HENDERSON, executor of John HENDERSON. Sale of property. Some entires: paid cash of L39.7.1. ½ each to legatees Samuel HENDERSON, Joseph HENDERSON, Richard HENDERSON, Elisha ESTES, his wife; John WHITE, his wife; Benjamin THURMAN, his wife; Peter MONTAGUE, his wife; William LINNEY, his wife.
In my hands as trustee for Hannah RICHARDS L39.7.1. ½. Cash paid Samuel BROCKMAN for two judgments obtained in Orange Court by Robert THOMAS and William HUGHS vs. Joseph THOMPSON. By balance due Joseph THOMPSON L2.12.1 ½.
Account examined by John ALCOCK, Thos ELLIS, 4 April 1798. Returned into court 24th September 1798.


WILL OF SARAH BROCKMAN HENDERSON: Orange County Will Book 3; Page 372
Will of Sarah HENDERSON
I give unto my beloved children, Joseph HENDERSON, Samuel HENDERSON, Richard HENDERSON, John HENDERSON, excepted, Mary ESTES, Sarah THURMAN, Susanna WHITE, Elizabeth MONTAGUE, Ann LINNEY, Isabel THOMPSON, Hanner RICHARDS….I appoint John WHITE, executor…..this 27th day of June 1790.
In the presence of Robert COBBS, Chapman WHITE
Signed – her mark Sarah Henderson
At a court held 26th September 1796. presented by John WHITE with George CHAMBERS, his security bond sum $1000.


Genealogical Records: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Date: Jun 7, 1732
Location: King And Queen Co., VA
Record ID: 43455
Occupation: Planter
Description: Grantee
Book Page: B
Property: 300 a. in Spts. Co.
Remarks: John Henderson of Spts. Co., planter, to Samuel Brockman of King and Queen Co., planter. 1200 lbs. tob., 300 a. in Spts. Co. June 6, 1732. Sarah, wife of John Henderson, acknowledged her dower.
This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.


Children of JOHN HENDERSON and SARAH BROCKMAN are:
i. JOSEPH I. HENDERSON, b. 1737, Caswell Co.,NC; d. 1809, Wilkes Co., GA.
ii. RICHARD I. HENDERSON , b. 1739; m. MARGARET PEGGY BROCKMAN.
iii. JOHN HENDERSON, b. 1735.
4. iv. SAMUEL HENDERSON, b. 1738, Orange Co.,VA; d. February 08, 1819, Caswell Co.,VA.
v. ANN HENDERSON, b. 1740; m. JOHN BURRUS.
vi. MARY HENDERSON, b. 1741.
vii. SARAH HENDERSON, b. 1742; m. BENJAMIN THURMOND.
viii. SUSANNAH HENDERSON, b. 1743.
ix. ELIZABETH HENDERSON, m. WILLIAM BROCKMAN; b. Abt. 1765, Amherst Co.,VA.
x. ISABELLA HENDERSON, b. 1745.
xi. HANNAH HENDERSON, b. 1746.
xii. RACHEL HENDERSON, b. 1747.

Generation 3

Joseph I. Henderson
Adelphia Lee

JOSEPH I. HENDERSON was born 1737 in Caswell Co.,NC, and died 1809 in Wilkes Co., GA. He married (1) LUCINDA LEE, daughter of JAMES LEE and ANNE HERNDON. She was born Abt. 1740 in St. Georges Co.,VA, and died 1769 in NC. He married (2) ADELPHIA LEE Abt. 1770, daughter of JAMES LEE and ANNE HERNDON. She was born 1748 in Spotsylvania Co.,VA., Baptism: December 25, 1808, Sardis Baptist Church, Wilkes Co.,GA and died June 13, 1813 in Wilkes Co., GA.


1776: Signed a petition for the formation of Caswell Co.,NC. from Orange Co.
He was said to have worn knee breeches, silver buckles on his shoes and powdered hair as one of the Virginia gentry. (Patrick Stevens Homepage, FTM)


1789: Bought land from Samuel Henderson in Wilkes Co.; Recorded 2 June,1789

1794: Owned 6 slaves. Shown on Tax list (SOME EARLY TAX RECORDS OF GEORGIA, by Ruth Blair, pg.296.)

After the Rev. War, he was known as Captain Joseph Henderson. He is listed with DAR as a Patriot, having performed Patriotic Service.GEORGIA REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS, VOL.II, p.725, #114.
Served as horseman and wagon guard in the SC Troops under Col. Thos. Sumpter at Orangeburg & Stono.
He was given a land grant as a Rev. soldier in Wilkes Co.,GA in 1784.


1803: Sold, for $400.00 to Griffin Smith, 200 acres granted to Samuel Henderson and conveyed by him to Joseph Henderson Oct.25, 1789. (McCall-Tidwell and Allied Families)


Charter members of Sardis Baptist Church in Wilkes Co. Delphia joined Sardis Baptist Church in 1808 by papers. She was received by baptism on Dec. 25, 1808.
SARDIS BAPTIST CHURCH HISTORY-200 YEARS: DEACONS: Joseph Henderson
1816 Rueben Stozier 1828
LIST OF MEMBERS: (Joined)
1788-1803 Henderson, Joseph; Anders, Mary
1808 Henderson, Delphia; Henderson, Peggy; Stozier, Phereby
1809 Henderson, Polley; Strozier, Reuben
1820 Lea, Hannah; Strozier, Reuben
1827 Henderson, Mary

"The years listed above are when the person named joined the church. Joseph Henderson was a charter member. He and Adelphia are both buried in the church cemetery. The church history states that a church annex was built over the cemetery in the late 1800's. The occasion of the printing of the church history is in the Washington-Wilkes County, Ga. public library

June 6, 1785: William Toombs to Joseph Henderson, 200 acres orig. grant 1785 to said Toombs June 6, 1785. Benkamin Catchings, JP; James Samson, Alex Brown, Test.


1799: Joseph and Delphia entered into a bond with Major Henderson to attend to the business of the plantation and to care for them for their natural lives in exchange for $5000.00. Joseph assigned 4 negroes, a mare and 2 colts for $5.00 to Major and his heirs. (Recorded 17 July, 1799)


Aug. 1, 1801: "Wilkes Co. Papers 1773-1833"
Recorded Book II, folio 181, 28 July, 1806:
Richard Runnels, Division of negroes:
Division of slaves 1 Aug. 1801, signed by heirs of Rich'd Runnels: A. Burroughs, Rich'd Petett (mark), Joshua Callaway, Joseph Henderson, Polly Runnels (mark), Thomas Matthews, Dorothy Runnels, Thomas Reynolds, Joseph Henderson
Before John Graham, JP.


"Early Records of Wilkes County, GA," by Grace Gillam Davidson; pub.1932 by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.;Vidalia,GA
VOL. II, on page 86 appears this note from the County Records:
SAMUEL HENDERSON, Planter, of CASWELL COUNTY, North Carolina to JOSEPH HENDERSON, of Wilkes County, GA, 200 acres adjoining said JOSEPH; original grant of 1785 to said SAMUEL HENDERSON. Deed dated October 25, 1789. WILLIAM MORGAN, J.P. Wits: ANNIE MORGAN and one JOSHUA CALLAWAY.
This item means that not only JOSEPH and RICHARD, sons of the first JOHN HENDERSON of ORANGE COUNTY, Virginia, migrated to GEORGIA, but that SAMUEL HENDERSON, of CASWELL COUNTY, patented lands in Wilkes County after the revolution, which he later sold to his brother, JOSEPH. It is clear that SAMUEL never lived in Georgia, but remained in Caswell County, North Carolina, where he died in 1819.


To dispel any doubt about the JOSEPH HENDERSON of WILKES COUNTY, Georgia, being the son of JOHN HENDERSON and SARAH BROCKMAN of Orange County, and the brother of SAMUEL HENDERSON, of Caswell County, N. C. we append the two items from the records of LOUISA COONTY, Virginia, below:
D. B. H. p. 90: JOSEPH HENDERSON, of Wilkes County, GA to WILLIAM LINNEY (m. ANN HENDERSON) "my trusted friend" of Louisa County, VA is given power of attorney, to obtain slaves, etc in Louisa Co. VA that may be coming to him. August, 1784. JOHN WHITE and THOMAS MANN, witnesses.


VOL. I, Page 166:
Nancy Lee, lunatic, Jonathon Lee appointed guardian in place of Joseph Henderson and Christopher Irwin resigned, Thomas Lee and Richard Dukins, Security.
Aug. 7, 1806. Page 143 Ann Lee, petition that Aquilla Burroughs and Joseph Henderson attend court and render an account as exr's of William Lee, dec'd.
Page 152---Jan. 5, 1807. Thomas Lee same petition.
Page 157--March 3, 1807. Excrs. made returns and gave surety.


Page 179 - The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County - Page 145
It appearing that Aquilla Burroughs and Joseph Henderson, Sr. Excrs of William Lea, dec'd, had applied for leave to sell 150 acres on Kettle creek, Joseph Henderson, surviving Excr granted permission.


Page 165 - The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County - Page 143
Aug. 7, 1806. Ann Lee, petition that Aquilla Burroughs and Joseph Henderson attend court and render an account as Excrs of William Lee, dec'd.


Page 152--Jan. 5, 1807. Thomas Lee same petition.
Page 157--Mar. 3, 1807. Excrs made returns and gave security.
Page 18--Nancy Lee, lunatic, Jonathan Lee appointed guardian in place of Joseph Henderson and Christopher Irwin resigned, Thomas Lee and Richard Dukins, Security.

Page 169 - The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County Page 89--Aug. 6, 1804.
George Runnals appointed guardian of George Washington Runnals orphan of Phebe Runnals. Richard Sappington and Joseph Henderson, Security.


Page 145 - The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County - Page 142
Petition of Mary Morgan, Admx. of Luke John Morgan, dec'd. to sell 287 1/2 acres in Washington Co. original grant to said Luke. Petition of Thomas Reynolds and Joseph Henderson, Admrs of Richard Reynolds, dec'd to sell 175 acres on Clarks creek.
Petition of John Griffin, Atty for Excrs of Humphrey Graves, dec'd to sell real estate, affidavit of Joshua Graves one of the legatees that it had been advertised.


Page 141 - The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County Page 31
Aquilla Burroughs and Joseph Henderson, Admrs of William Lea. Wylie Pope, guardian of Henry, Joel, Rebeckah, Richard and Winnefred Aycock and Winnefred Pope.

Page 138 - The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County Page 59
Sept. 6, 1800. Richard Reynolds, dec'd. Thomas Reynolds and Joseph Henderson, Jr., appointed temporary Admrs.

The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County Page 60-61
LEA, WILLIAM. To wife Nancy for life or widowhood, the plantation whereon I now live, all the furniture within the walls, stock, etc., and slaves Ben. Jude, Jenney and Osborn. To son Thomas slave Hannah.
To son John slave Daniel. To son Jonathan slave Dinah. To dau. Nancy for life slaves George, Milly and Elix, the still, 100 acres of land, etc., at her death the land to be given to my son Solomon, the negroes and stock to Nancy's five children (not named).
To grandchildren William and Sarah Ropers slave Jenny at the death of my wife, when they come of age. To grandau. Susannah Lea slave Osborn at wife's death. œ30 to be divided among the heirs of my dau. Rosanna Gean at wife's death. Aquilla Burroughs, John Lea, and Joseph Henderson, Excrs.
Signed Jan. 9, 1794. Probated May 3, 1794. Spencer Runnels, Geo. Griggs, John Henderson, Test.


LEA, WILLIAM dec'd. est. Return of Jos. Henderson, excr Mar. 7, 1809. "In the lifetime of Aquilla Burroughs, (the other excr.), and after the death of Nancy Lea the wid of the testator, towit on 28th, day of Jan. 1809 a certain negro woman and her two children which by the will belonged to the wid for life, final division to two grandchildren, were exposed to public sale, Richard Peteet became the purchaser.
He paid half the price to Aquilla Burroughs before his death and the other half belongs to said Richard as a legatec. Returns Mar. 1810 expenses to courts of Jackson and Clark counties for the est. Legacies paid Jonathan and Nancy Lea.
Receipt of Nancy Lee Jan. 1, 1811, for her part of the land. Receipts of Philip and Wm. Jane or Janes (Gean?) Dec. 1811.....Jan. 1812 for their legacies in full.
Amounts received for Solomon, Nancy and Noah Lee and Southey Littleton. Receipt of John Dyson, C. C. O. for pay for Noah Lee's bond as admr on est of Wm. Lee dec'd, Dec. 19, 1823.
Returns 1825 Paid Solomon Lee a certain slave, his distributive share. Paid Mathias Mauck certain slaves in right of his wife Frances Mauck under the will of her grandfather Wm. Lea, dec'd.
Letters dismissory granted Noah Lee Feb. 6, 1827. Wilkes Co. Inferior Court July 1799. A. Burroughs and Jos. Henderson, excrs. vs Thos. Lee. Thos. Lee on Jan. 1, 1793 was indebted to Wm. Lee for L30, and whereas Wm. Lee in his time before Jan. 1, 1793 paid one Frederick Sims in his life time L10.
Said Thos. is possessed of a tract of land whereon he lives bought from said Wm. Lee in his life time and not paid for. Thomas ordered to appear at next term of court. July Term. 1799.


Page 66--WILLIAMSON, MICAJAH, Esqr., to Jos. Henderson, planter, 200 acres formerly the property of Daniel Phillips, adj. the land where said Henderson now lives. Sept. 6, 1784. John Dardin, Israel Miller, Test.
Page 238 - The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County


Children of JOSEPH HENDERSON and LUCINDA LEA are:
i. NANCY ANNE HENDERSON, b. 1758, NC; d. September 26, 1849, Wilkes Co., GA.
ii. SARAH HENDERSON, b. 1760; m. JOHN POTEET.

Children of JOSEPH HENDERSON and ADELPHIA LEA are:
iii. JOSEPH HENDERSON, b. Abt. 1770, VA; d. December 12, 1841, Wilkes Co., GA.
iv. MAJOR HENDERSON, b. Abt. 1775, Wilkes Co., GA; d. 1840, Early Co.,GA.
v. ADELPHIA HENDERSON, m. RICHARD POTEET.
vi. MARY HENDERSON.
vii. JOHN HENDERSON, m. HANNAH SHAW.
8. viii. ISABELLA GRAVES HENDERSON, b. December 21, 1763, Orange Co.,NC; d. October 12, 1826, Wilkes Co., GA.


SAMUEL HENDERSON was born 1738 in Orange Co.,VA, and died February 08, 1819 in Caswell Co.,VA. He married PRISCILLA MILES, daughter of JACOB MILES and HANNAH MCCOMAS. She was born 1752 in Baltimore Co.,MD, and died Bef. 1807 in Caswell Co.,VA.

SAMUEL HENDERSON 1728: Obtained a 1000 acre tract from Henry Fox in Spotsylvania (later Orange) Co.,VA. Sold this land in 1742.


Children of SAMUEL HENDERSON and PRISCILLA MILES are:
i. SAMUEL HENDERSON.
ii. MARTHA HENDERSON.
iii. NANCY HENDERSON.
iv. PRISCILLA HENDERSON.
v. MARY HENDERSON.
vi. ELIZABETH HENDERSON.
vii. WILLIAM HENDERSON.
viii. THOMAS HENDERSON.
ix. JACOB HENDERSON
.

Generation 4

Joseph Henderson
Peggy Reynolds

NANCY ANNE HENDERSON was born 1758 in NC, and died September 26, 1849 in Wilkes Co., GA. Burial: Sardis Baptist Cemetery, Wilkes Co.,GA
She married LARRY BANKSTON 1777 in Orange Co.,NC. He was born 1754 in Orange Co.,NC, and died November 15, 1844 in Wilkes Co.,GA. Burial: Sardis Baptist Cemetery,Wilkes Co.,GA


Child of NANCY HENDERSON and LARRY BANKSTON is:
i. ISABELLA LEE BANKSTON, b. February 20, 1784; d. August 1874, Wilkes Co.,GA.


JOSEPH HENDERSON was born Abt. 1770 in VA, and died December 12, 1841 in Wilkes Co., GA. Burial: Sardis Baptist Church, Wilkes Co.,GA He married (1) HELEN B. DEARING.
He married (2) NANCY M. DEARING.
He married (3) MARGARET "PEGGY" REYNOLDS Abt. 1790, daughter of THOMAS REYNOLDS and MARGARET CARTER. She was born Abt. 1775, and died Unknown in Wilkes Co., GA. Burial: Sardis Baptist Cemetery, Wilkes Co.,GA

Appeared in 1820 Wilkes Co.,GA Census; Had 13 slaves Appeared in the 1830 Census,Wilkes Co.,GA., page 312 . Had 26 slaves.

Early GA Wills, Wilkes Co.1839-1844, Smith,1960; page 250.
WILL OF JOSEPH HENDERSON: Wilkes Co.,GA Wills, page 65; dated 10 Jan.1840/ prob.3 June 1842.
Mentioned his dec'd wife, Peggy Henderson, To sons Mitchell, Joseph, Felix G., Jesse M., and Richard Henderson. To daughter Nancy Lyon, land in Wilkes Co.. To Grandson Joseph Malone. To granddaughter Hazeltine Malone. To my grandchildren by son Simeon Henderson, dec'd. To the children of my son Richard Henderson, dec'd. Mentions dau. Araminta Malone, dec'd. Legacy to her children.
Executors: Sons Mitchell and Felix Henderson. Wit: Enoch Callaway, J.W. Jackson and Christopher Binns.

A second will followed mentioning dec'd wife Peggy. Mentions all his claim in the estate of Elijah Dearing, such property as may be divided between his widow Nancy M. Dearing and the heirs of Elijah Dearing, dec'd. To son Felix G., the plantation wheron I live, 800 acres, with all appurtenances. To wife Helen B. Henderson and gr.son Joseph H. Malone. Mentions caring for the grave of Peggy Henderson.
Signed 3 Jan., 1842 and Probated 3 June 1842.

23 Feb. 1801: Wilkes Co.,GA Joseph,Jr. was appointed guardian of Richard Reynolds and Joseph,Sr. provided security for the guardianship of Matthew Reynolds, both orphans of Richard Reynolds. On 18 Aug., 1813, Joseph Jr. was executor for estate of George Reynolds.

1816: Deacon in Sardis Baptist Church, Wilkes Co.,GA

JOSEPH HENDERSON'S Military service: August 20, 1813 - March 04, 1814, 1 Regm't, GA Militia; Pvt.

WILL OF HELEN B. DEARING:
Henderson, Helen B. June 6, 1849; Mch 1, 1852.
To my Father Elijah Dearing. To bro John B. Dearing. To my three sisters: Marcia Bowen, Lucy Ann Truitt, Keziah Hindsman. Exrs: Gideon Norman. Wit: Enoch Callaway, John and Nancy Huguley.


Children of JOSEPH HENDERSON and MARGARET REYNOLDS are:
i. RICHARD JOSEPH HENDERSON, b. Abt. 1795, Wilkes Co., GA; d. January 10, 1840, Wilkes Co., GA.
ii. SIMEON HENDERSON, b. 1791, Wilkes Co., GA; d. 1833.
iii. MITCHELL HENDERSON, b. 1798, Wilkes Co., GA; d.
Unknown; m. SUSAN FOSTER, October 14, 1819, Wilkes Co.,NC.
iv. JOSEPH W. HENDERSON, b. 1800; d. Williamson Co.,IL.
v. NANCY PHILLIPS HENDERSON, b. 1802.
vi. JESSE M. HENDERSON, b. 1806; m. ELIZABETH ANN SHARMAN, January 12, 1826.
vii. ARAMINTA HENDERSON, b. 1807; d. Abt. 1840.
viii. FELIX G. HENDERSON, b. 1808, Wilkes Co.,GA.
ix. JAMES HENDERSON, b. Aft. 1808; d. Williamson Co.,IL.
x. WILLIAM H. HENDERSON, b. Abt. 1816; d. Unknown.
xi. JOHN HENDERSON.


MAJOR HENDERSON was born Abt. 1775 in Wilkes Co., GA, and died 1840 in Early Co.,GA. He married MARY POLLY STOZIER April 01, 1790 in Wilkes Co.,NC.

MAJOR HENDERSON was Representative to GA Assembly from Wilkes Co.,GA 1811-1823.
Senator to GA Assembly from Randolph Co. 1832 until 1833.

The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County abstracted and compiled by Grace Gillam Davidson, published in 1933 at Macon, GA [WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA] MINUTES OF INFERIOR COURT--1807-1809
Page 14--Mary Smallwood appointed guardian of Littleberry Mulkey, James Patterson and Major Henderson, Security.

The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County - Start of Page 153
Page 397--Majors Henderson's oath to support the Constitution of the U. S. as Col. of 18th, Reg. of Ga. Militia Apr. 20, 1809.
MAJOR HENDERSON'S Will: March 05, 1836, Early Co.,GA. Proven May 1840 Early Co.,GA


Children of MAJOR HENDERSON and MARY STOZIER are:
i. CLEMENTINA G. HENDERSON, b. Abt. 1811; m. WILLIAM E. MUMFORD.
ii. JOHN THOMAS HENDERSON, d. Butler Co.,AL; m. LUCINDA WILLIAMS MCMICHAEL.
14. iii. BROCKMAN W. HENDERSON, b. 1808, Wilkes Co.,GA; d. GA.
iv. HERNDON LEA HENDERSON, m. NANCY SMITH.
v. JAMES C. HENDERSON, m. UNKNOWN BEAVERS.
vi. MARY ANN AMANDA HENDERSON, m. WILLIAM JOHNSON.


ISABELLA GRAVES HENDERSON was born December 21, 1763 in Orange Co.,NC, and died October 12, 1826 in Wilkes Co., GA. She married JOSHUA CALLAWAY January 29, 1778 in Anson Co.,NC. He was born February 17, 1757 in Delaware, and died February 10, 1816 in NC.


Children of ISABELLA HENDERSON and JOSHUA CALLAWAY are:
i. EDWARD CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1780.
ii. MARY CALLAWAY, b. 1784.
iii. JOSEPH H. CALLAWAY, b. 1786.
iv. JOSHUA SANFORD CALLAWAY, b. May 30, 1789; d. May 29, 1884.
v. ISABELLE CALLAWAY, b. 1792.
vi. NOAH CALLAWAY, b. 1795.
vii. EUNICE CALLAWAY, b. 1799.
viii. ISAAC CALLAWAY, b. 1800.
ix. NANCY CALLAWAY, b. 1802.

Generation 5

Richard Henderson
and Jane

ISABELLA LEE BANKSTON was born February 20, 1784, and died August 1874 in Wilkes Co.,GA. She married ISAIAH TUCKER IRVIN December 10, 1801 in Wilkes Co.,NC. He was born August 15, 1783 in VA, and died April 21, 1856 in Wilkes Co.,GA.


Child of ISABELLA BANKSTON and ISAIAH IRVIN is:
i. PRUDENCE IRVIN, b. February 09, 1810, Wilkes Co.,GA; d. July 13, 1830, Wilkes Co.,GA.


RICHARD JOSEPH HENDERSON was born Abt. 1795 in Wilkes Co., GA, and died January 10, 1840 in Wilkes Co., GA. He married JANE Abt. 1815. She was born Abt. 1800.

CENSUS RECORDS FOR RICHARD JOSEPH HENDERSON:
1820 Census, Wilkes Co.,GA; Unknown Twp.; page 189.
1830 Census: Wilkes Co.,GA: 171st Dist. Page 312
1840 Census: Wilkes Co.,GA: 168th Dist. page 6

W.M. Robertson, admr. of Philip J. Stacks Will-----
Sold 105 acres on Kettle Creek to Richard Henderson. Signed March 2, 1818.

Page 352 -353 The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County Henderson, Richard orphs. of 1 WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA] GOLD LOTTERY--1832
This land was known as the "Cherokee Purchase", and extended from the Chattahoochee river to the state of Alabama on the west, to Tenn. and N. C. on the north. Lots of 40 acres were supposed to contain gold, and were known as "gold lots". Land lots contained 160 acres.
Revolutionary soldiers, widows of Revolutionary soldiers, citizens, citizens widows and orphans were eligible for participation.


Children of RICHARD HENDERSON and JANE are:
i. JOSEPH M. HENDERSON, b. 1828, Wilkes Co., GA; d. Unknown, Arkansas; m. ELIZABETH MARY R.SHORT, (daughter of Robert L. Short and Mary E. Dawson of Wilkes Co.,GA) Abt. 1855, Heard Co.,GA; b. 1838, Troup Co.,GA; d. Unknown, Arkansas.


ii. LEROY C. HENDERSON, b. November 1816, Wilkes Co., GA; m. FRANCES JANE BROWN, Abt. 1846; b. 1826, GA.

iii.LUCY ANN SUSAN HENDERSON, b. 1818, Wilkes Co., GA; m. THOMAS JEFFERSON JACKSON, 1836, Wilkes Co.,NC; b. February 18, 1813, Wilkes Co., GA.

LUCY ANN SUSAN HENDERSON was found in Coweta Co.,GA, 1850; Dist. 19, page 342...Neighbors of LeRoy and Frances Henderson

Thomas J. Jackson...38
Lucy A........................31
Mary J........................7
James........................13
Thomas J...................10
Martha A....................8
Wm. G......................6
Emily........................3
John E......................7/12


iv. MARTHA ELIZABETH HENDERSON, b. 1830, Wilkes Co., GA; m. ANDREW BERRY BROWN; b. 1825.

MARTHA ELIZABETH HENDERSON was found in 1850 Census; Dade Co, GA;21st Dist.; page20
1860 Dade Co.,GA Census, Trenton Twp.; page 1015

EMMA C. HENDERSON, b. 1825, Wilkes Co., GA; m. DAVIS W. WARD; b. 1824.

DAVIS W. WARD was found in the 1850 Census:
Heard Co.,GA: page 177
Davis Ward 26 Farmer
Emma 25
Joseph L. 2
Mary J. 1
Also living with them was Joseph M. Henderson, Emma's brother.


NANCY PHILLIPS HENDERSON was born 1802. She married JOSIAH H. LYONS March 19, 1817. He was born 1802 in GA, and died Aft. 1860 in LA.


Child of NANCY HENDERSON and JOSIAH LYONS is:
i. ARAMINTA LYONS, b. 1836, Wilkes Co., GA; d. 1907, Claiborne Parish,LA; m. WILLIAM R. BLACKWELL.


ARAMINTA HENDERSON was born 1807, and died Abt. 1840. She married THOMPSON MALONE September 16, 1831 in Wilkes Co.,NC. He was born Abt. 1800.


Children of ARAMINTA HENDERSON and THOMPSON MALONE are:
i. JOSEPH H. MALONE.He was mentioned in grandfather, Joseph's will.


ii. SARAH HASELTINE MALONE, b. December 04, 1831, Gordon Co.,GA; d. July 22, 1898, Gordon Co.,GA; Burial: Sugar Valley Baptist Church m. JOHNSON HAMILTON HARBOUR; b. June 26, 1828, Gordon Co.,GA; d. August 30, 1901, Gordon Co.,GA.Burial: Sugar Valley Baptist Church


WILLIAM H. HENDERSON was born Abt. 1816, and died Unknown. He married HARRIETT SPENCER.


Children of WILLIAM HENDERSON and HARRIETT SPENCER are:
i. JAMES HENDERSON.
ii. PADDIS HENDERSON. (He was hanged.)
iii. EMMA HENDERSON.
iv. MARGARET HENDERSON, m. ORVILLE ROLAND.
v. FELIX GRUNDY "FIELD" HENDERSON, b. 1848; d. 1923; m. (1) NANCY GOWER; b. Unknown; d. 1887; m. (2) CORA.

FELIX GRUNDY "FIELD" HENDERSON was married 4 times. The first 2 died; second 2 left him.
CORA had been married to Felix's brother,Pad. He was hanged.

vi. JOHN HENDERSON


BROCKMAN W. HENDERSON was born 1808 in Wilkes Co.,GA, and died in GA. He married MARTHA. She was born 1812.

1850 Butler Co.,AL Census: Household #27
FROM: Georgia Archives "Henderson, Brockman W HR Randolph Co, 1831 [Conv] 1833, Randolph Co."
"Brig Gen, 1st Brig, 13th Div, GM, Nov 14, 1840-1843 rem. (MC 1840-42, p. 123; H.[Jr] 1843, p. 61)"

A.L.S; Brockman W. Henderson to Governor McDonald notifying vacancy in office of brigadier general, 1st brigade, 13th division, G.M., by removal of said Henderson from said brigade; Fort Gaines, Oct.15, 1843. 1p."
A.L.S.; Wm. Hardin to Governor Schley; "At the request of several citizens of this county I ...address ...upon the subject of the Guard that has attempted to organize and act out your instructions ... addressed to the Commander of the Militia of said County. Your Excellency no doubt believing ... it would find either a Colonel or Major in ... command ....it found in command no officer higher than a captain, a very young man totally inexperienced and he appointed a young man to organize said guard who is also inexperienced and who has never had any oportunity of informing himself upon such delicate subjects. It appears that on receiving the arms they organized by a Draft. they then proceeded to visit the Chattahoochee....they intended visiting the cotton plantations where the Indians had always been in the habit laboring form wages. They found one at work & took him prisoner carried him out side of the fence and there killed him, they say he resisted and refused to go with them and struck one of the guard, if so the killing was more justified Yet it proves that had there been a man at the head of the Guard of the age & prudence of Genl Coffee the case would have been differently conducted. This Indian and his Town reside on the West Bank of the river & have always been in the habbit of hireing to work for the citizens on the East side, & the citizens say this Town have never been known to steal or do any crime whatever on our citizens since the setling of the county. The Indian killed had committed no crime known to our law, all those laboring Indians were made acquainted with the late law that they could not come on the East side of the river after the first of Feb. next and the citizens say they were freely yielding to it. The citizens now residing in the neighborhood are fearful that the Indians will now revenge the Death of the Deceased on some Innocent family. I find the late out rages in Baker Lee & Stewart are committed by the hostiles from the Seminole Indians passing from their nation to the Creek nation which they claim is there mother country. The citizens believe...Your Excellency anticipated...your orders would find in Randolph a officer higher in command than a captain....permit me to suggest...Col.Brockman W. Henderson as a gentleman of prudence experience & learning suitable for this delicate command. He was Gov.Lumpkins aid-De-Camp....address him at Fort Gaines. he has represented this county in the H.of Rep.& filled several important offices."
Randolph County, Jan 19, 1836
"I shall be here until the 10th of Feb.& would be happy to here from You on the subject at Fort Gaines."


Children of BROCKMAN HENDERSON and MARTHA are:
i. ROBERT HENDERSON.
ii. MARY HENDERSON.
iii. WILLIAM HENDERSON.
iv. JOHN HENDERSON.
v. SARAH HENDERSON.
vi. CLEMENTINE HENDERSON.
vii. BROCKMAN HENDERSON.

Generation 6

Joseph M. Henderson
Elizabeth M.R. Short

JOSEPH M. HENDERSON was born 1828 in Wilkes Co., GA, and died Unknown in Arkansas. He married ELIZABETH MARY R. SHORT Abt. 1855 in Heard Co.,GA, daughter of Robert Short and Mary Dawson. She was born in 1838 in Troup Co.,GA, and died Unknown in Arkansas.

CENSUS RECORDS FOR JOSEPH M. HENDERSON:
1850 Heard Co.,GA Census: page 357
Joseph Henderson 22 GA
was living with the family of Davis Ward 26 Farmer
Emma " 25 (Joseph's sister)
Joseph L. 2
Mary J. 1

1860 Calhoun Co.,AL Census (page 441) Joseph M. Henderson 32 GA R/E value:$300 Pers. Estate value $450
Elizabeth M. 22 GA
Truscan 3 GA
Pieta (Cara) 5/12 AL

1870 White Co. AR Census; Clay Twp.
Henderson, J.M. 42 GA
" Elizabeth M. 32 GA
" Trustine 13 GA
" Cara 10 AL
" Mary M. 9 AL

Neighbors in 1870 were Wise, Nelson, Bird, W.H. Smith and Alford....All from GA through AL. These families probably all travelled together to Arkansas.

I have not found any of this family in census records beyond 1870.


Children of JOSEPH HENDERSON and ELIZABETH SHORT are:
i. TRUSTIN OSCAR HENDERSON, b. June 04, 1857, Wilkes Co.,GA; d. September 13, 1915, White Co.,AR; m. MARY MARGARET "MAGGIE" HARRISON, March 04, 1896, White Co. AR; b. March 18, 1879, White Co.,AR; d. March 20, 1954, Coffeyville, KS.

State of AR Death Certificate # 1297 White Co. ,Searcy,(Gray Township)
Date of birth,Occupation, Birthplace & Parents all unknown.
He died from Locomotor Ataxia.

1880 White Co.;Gray Twp.: Oscar Henderson listed as a laborer in household of George Staple.
Born in GA in 1858
1900 White Co., Gray Twp.: Listed as a pauper.

Marriage Notes for TRUSTIN HENDERSON and MARY HARRISON:
Marriage bond signed by her father, W.H. Harrison, because she was 16 years old. T.O. Henderson was 35 years old. Married by J.T. Scott in White Co.,AR.


ii. CARA HENDERSON, b. 1860, Calhoun Co.,AL.
iii. MARY M. HENDERSON, b. 1861, Calhoun Co.,AL.

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