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Robert Harvey Henderson (1817 - 1891)

Family Record

Note: I received copies of this family record with the pages stapled together into several family groups. I have made a separate web page for each stapled group and have tried to format these web pages similar to the appearance of the typed pages. Some of the pages were typed in a small type font and the others in a large type font -- it appears to me to be 2 separate records, the older being typed with the larger type font (ca the older 10 point "pica" type font), the more recent being typed with the smaller type font (ca the older 12 point "elite" type font).

Both types were interleaved together, making the records appear duplicated; but I believe it is just an older and newer record. For ease of reading on these pages, I have sized the type font according to how it appears on the page & in addition, colored the large type font yellow.

My notes or items I had difficulty reading are enclosed in curly brackets { }.

Handwritten notes on my copy are indicated by being enclosed in square brackets [ ] and colored light purple.

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Born Died
3 -- Robert Harvey Henderson June 10, 1817 April 19, 1891*
Married August 26, 18{__} to:  
Harriet Jane Dickson September 9, 1824  
1 -- William Smiley Pharr Henderson August 4, 1849 August 1918
After the death of Harriet Jane:  
Robert Harvey Henderson  
Married June 12, 1853 to:  
Manurva Crowell December 7, 1821 July 30, 1895*
2 -- James Madison Henderson March 19, 1854 July 4, 1933
3 -- Joseph Eli Henderson June 2, 1855 January 3, 1930
4 -- Eliza Jane Henderson July 24, 1857 July 9, 1893
5 -- Dallas Alexander Henderson February 18, 1860 May 13, 1934
6 -- Michael Monroe Henderson April 5, 1862 April 28, 1873

* * Buried in Philadelphia Pres. Church Cemetery, Mint Hill, N.C.

Compiled by Peggy Henderson Phillips and Raymell H. Williams

{small type font} Research by Marilyn Simpson.

Manurva Crowell was the daughter of Michael Crowell and Jane Pyron Crowell.
Michael and Jane are buried in Emanuel Cemetery, Union County, N. C.

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Robert Harvey first married Harriett Jane Dickson,
Married by Dr. Walter Smiley Pharr, minister of Ramah Presbyterian Church
Mecklenburg Co., N. C.  They named their son for him.

Born August 4, 1849.  Married Linnie Caroline Woods on August 18, 1872.  Died in August 1918 and buried in Clements Cemetery, Grant Co., Arkansas.  They had eight children:  Mary Emma, Robert Franklin, Charlie Walter Pharr, Ptolomy Philadelphia, Lillie Caroline, William Edward, David Wilkis, and Gilbert Angie Henderson.

After Harriett Jane's death, Robert Harvey married MANURVA (MINERVA) CROWELL.
Married June 12, 1853.  The following children were born to this marriage:

Born March 19, 1854.  Married Mary Alice Allison on July 7, 1877.  Died July 4, 1933.  Three daughters were born to this marriage -- Gertrude Minerva, Lena Daraline, and Mary Jane.  After the death of Mary Alice Allison, James Madison married Carrie Barnhardt Wingate.  Was a Policeman on the Charlotte Force.

Born June 2, 1855.  Married Margaret Miller March 29, 1844.  Died January 3, 1930.  Six children were born to this marriage:  Hattie R., Frederick Gustave, Walter Alexander, Edward, Elsie and Robert McCamie.  After Margaret died in February, 1889, Joseph Eli married Eliza Jane Flow on February 11, 1890.  To this marriage were also born six children:  Arthur McLees, Joseph Virgil, Myrtle Jeanette, Grace, an Infant daughter who lived 3 months, and John Everette Henderson.  Eli owned and operated the the {sic} GRACE FLOUR MILL (which he had named after his daughter Grace) in Mint Hill, N.C.  When the railroad came in he moved the mill to Monroe, N. C. and operated there for many years.  (This information was given by Bleaker Mae Henderson Wilson.)

Born July 24, 1857, Died July 9, 1893.  Married Amzie Leroy Beaver, February 26, 1874.  Five children born to this marriage:  Lester Brevard Beaver, Daisy Lucinda, Robert Lemuel, Ida Mae, and Effie Leola.  Buried at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church.


Born April 5, 1862.  Died April 28, 1873.

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From:  The Charlotte News, Monday Evening April 20, 1891, #724 Vol. V.
On micro film {sic} in the carolina room, public library, Charlotte, N. C.

DEATH OF A PROMINENT {sic -- doesn't say "prominent" what}

Mr. Robert H. Henderson, sone {sic s/b one} of Mecklenburg's oldest and most prominent citizens died suddenly, at his home in Mint Hill yesterday afternoon.  He was stricken with paralysis at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

Mr. Henderson leaves a wife and several grown sons, among them Mr. J. Eli Henderson.  He owned large milling interests at Mint Hill and was one of Mecklenburg's best men.  His body was interred at Philadelphia Church this afternoon.  Rev. Charles W. Robinson, pastor of the Graham Street Pres. Church of Charlotte, conducting the funeral services.

Mr. Henderson was 75 years old and the brother of a large family and had been an elder in the Philadelphia Church for 20 years past.  He was an uncle of Mr. W. B. Shields of Charlotte.

Links to Family Records of
James Henderson (1786 - 1863)
Dallas Alexander Henderson (1860 - 1934)
Hugh Elam Henderson (1819 - 1885)
Jane Ailene Henderson (1824 - 1898)
William Lossen Henderson (1827 - 1871)

Source: Based on notes found in the record, this was probably compiled by Peggy Henderson Phillips and Raymell H. Williams, with additional research by Marilyn Simpson.

Submitted by: Helen Skerry

Online transcription by Susan Shields Sasek.

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