Henderson Descendants

First Generation

RICHARD3 HENDERSON, SR. (RICHARD2, WILLIAM1) was born 1761 in NC, and died June 02, 1840 in Tallapoosa Co., Alabama. He married RACHEL April 24, 1795. She was born Abt. 1775, and died March 28, 1844 in Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co, AL. [See family migration story provided by Barbara Taylor.]


i. WILLIAM4 HENDERSON, b. WFT Est. 1778-1804; d. September 26, 1835, Abbeville SC; m. ELIZABETH GWYN, WFT Est. 1801-1844; d. Abt. 1835, Edgefield district of SC. [William Henderson married Elizabeth Gwinn (Gwyn?). Their children, including Alvin, came to Tallapoosa County before 1850 with their guardian, their uncle, Richard Henderson. Richard apparently migrated from South Carolina to Tallapoosa County with a clan of Hendersons. A large number of Henderson families are listed in the 1850 census as neighbors. Richard Henderson is listed in the 1850 census as 50 years old and his wife as 50. Both were born in South Carolina. --Emmett Henderson]

ii. JAMES HENDERSON, b. WFT Est. 1782-1811; d. 1849, Tallapoosa Co., AL; m. WFT Est. 1803-1841.

iii. DANIEL I. HENDERSON, b. WFT Est. 1785-1832; d. WFT Est. 1858-1917; m. MILDRED A. H. FARGASON, WFT Est. 1843-1875; b. January 01, 1830; d. WFT Est. 1859-1924.

iv. NATHAN B. HENDERSON, b. 1789, SC; d. WFT Est. 1814-1880, Tallapoosa CO AL; m. LULA HARALSON, WFT Est. 1810-1841; b. 1798, Edgefield Co., SC; d. WFT Est. 1812-1892, Tallapoosa CO AL.

v. JESSE HENDERSON, b. 1790, S.C.; d. WFT Est. 1834-1882, Tallapoosa Cty, AL; m. JANE HARALSON, 1817, Abbeville, Co. S.C.; b. 1800, Edgefield Dist. S.C.; d. WFT Est. 1835-1895, Tallapoosa Cty, AL. [Richard Alexander Henderson, son of Jesse & Jane, married Mary Elizabeth Harper and had son, Edmund Reese Henderson (b. 2-Aug-1867), who married Emma Frances McClendon (b. 8-Nov-1864) on 1-Nov-1888 in Dudleyville. Adolphus Daniel Henderson, b. 17-Jun-1892 in Camp Hill, was one of four children.[Paula Girouard & Frances Simmons, Lea Henderson Peacock"s, "Twigs and Branches"]]

vi. MATILDA HENDERSON, b. 1795, South Carolina; d. WFT Est. 1907-1912; m. JOSIAH CASON, WFT Est. 1907-1912; b. 1888, SC; d. WFT Est. 1907-1978.

vii. RICHARD HENDERSON, JR., b. March 27, 1797, S.C.; d. December 10, 1847, Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., AL; m. PERMELIA, WFT Est. 1823-1844; b. 1805, S.C.; d. Bef. July 04, 1856, Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., AL.

viii. LYDIA HENDERSON, b. 1800; d. WFT Est. 1845-1895; m. ELIAS J. HEARD, WFT Est. 1814-1839; b. WFT Est. 1780-1815; d. April 1843, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.

ix. SARAH HENDERSON, b. 1826; d. WFT Est. 1844-1920; m. WILLIAM HENDERSON, WFT Est. 1790-1825; b. WFT Est. 1809-1825; d. 1826. [Per April 1850 distribution of Richard Henderson SR's estate, Sarah was deceased at the time of the distribution. She and William had the following children: Matilda, James, Nathan, John, Samuel, and Elizabeth Henderson Mowahan. Sarah was the daughter of Richard Henderson SR. Her husband, William's parents are unknown. --Paula Girouard]

[Source: Paula Girouard]

Second Generation

The known children of WILLIAM HENDERSON and ELIZABETH GWYN, per the estate settlement of their grandfather, Richard Henderson Sr., are: Elizabeth Henderson Harden, Demaris Henderson McCowen, Alvin Henderson, Frances Henderson, Amanda Henderson, Emeline Henderson Daniel, and Melissa Henderson. [Paula Girouard]

1. Alvin J. Henderson, born about 1826 in Abbeville District, South Carolina, married Lucinda Jane Duck 16-Nov-1848. (Alvin Henderson had four wives per below).

A. J. Henderson was a private in Co.G 34th Regiment Alabama CSA. He served Feb 8, 1863 and was discharged through Apr 30, 1863. He was paid on June 2, 1863 by J. L. Calhoun. The amount was $80.43 and $50 Bty. His name was on the muster roll for Apr 1, 1864 dated near Dalton GA on Apr. 5, 1864. It is not stated if he was present or absent.

In A. J.'s application for the relief of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, it says he enlisted in the service of the State as private in company G in the 34th Alabama Regiment on the ...Mar 1863 at Shelbyville in the State of Tennessee and that he was honorably discharged from such service on the April 1865. Source: Paula Girouard.

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Lucinda Jane Duck Henderson was the daughter of Roland A. H. Duck--for whom her son Roland Jackson may have been named. Lucinda's mother was Mary Ann Haralson , the daughter of Alexander Haralson and Mary Ann Malone. There were many Mary Anns in the family.

Alvin and Lucinda had the following children (four of five that I know of):

  1. Mary Ann Henderson - born 9-Aug-1849, married George T. Scroggins 21-Oct-1868, died 16-Jan-1913 Burial: Concord Cemetery (also listed as Mary Jane Henderson) Children listed on Scroggins page. According to the 1900 Tallapoosa CO AL Federal Census, enumerated 8 Jan 1900, George and Mary Jane Scroggins lived in the Eagle Creek area and had 12 children 7 living. The following children were enumerated with their parents, Mary E. b Aug 1882, Albert T. b Jun 1886 and Katie H. b Aug 1893. Sources: 1900 Census, Paula Girouard, Tap Roots Vol.24 #4, April 1987, Concord Cemetery. Daughter of Henry Lon Scroggins, grand-d of George T., cites Memorial Gardens, Jackson Gap, AL as the burial site for George T. and Mary J Scroggins. Speculation: perhaps the subjects were first buried at Concord and later moved to Memorial Gardens, Jackson Gap, leaving headstones in two locations.
  2. Leroy Whitfield Henderson - born ?, married Amy Elizabeth PLESS, daughter of James Monroe PLESS and Lucinda Jane BOON, died ?
    1. Their daughter, Maggie HENDERSON, married William Rufus "Jug" CAMPBELL (1883-1975) and had a son named Joe Stanley Campbell (whose daughter is Paula Campbell Girouard.).
    2. Joe W. Campbell (1887-1943), son of John Cabell Brecknridge CAMPBELL and Mary L. "Mollie" KNIGHT and brother of WR "Jug" CAMPBELL (above), married Freda TEMPLES (1900-1985) after his brief marriage to Moda SCROGGINS , daughter of Henry Lon SCROGGINS and Martha Eugenia "Jennie" Grisham (Gresham?).

 iii. Martha Henderson

iv. Roland (Rowland) Jackson (Jack) Henderson - Married Essie Ann Pless, the daughter of James Monroe PLESS and Lucinda BOON. James Monroe PLESS also served in Co. G, 34th AL. Lucinda Jane BOON's brother, Joseph, also served in Co. G, 34th AL.

Alvin had four wives, outliving them all.

Source: Emmett Henderson

Haralson-Henderson Migration

Parks Langley, who started genealogy research in 1936 (so he told me) wrote about the immigration of Alexander Haralson and Richard Henderson families. He wrote that they were neighbors and close friends in Virginia. The two families left Virginia by wagon train. Nathaniel Henderson family moved to Greenville, NC. His brother John Henderson had moved to Orange Co, NC. In 1757, Nathaniel and wife sold 400 acres of land, moved to 96th District, SC. John Henderson had sons, Samuel, James and Richard. Samuel died in NC. James and Richard moved to 96th Dist, SC.

Alexander Haralson family moved to 96th Dist, SC. Richard Henderson moved near Alexander's home. Their children began to marry. Nathan married Lula, the dau of Alexander and Mary Anne (Malone) Haralson. Jesse married Jane Harslson and John Manning Langley married Tahpenese Haralson.

Jesse Henderson and John Manning Langley rode horseback to Tallapoosa County Alabama in 1837 and bought 160 acres of land each. In the spring of 1838 they moved to Alabama by wagon train. Alexander Haralson died in SC. His widow, Mary Anne (Malone) and other families moved to Alabama. Her 5 daughters and her son William Alexander Haralson lived within 10 miles of each other.

James and Richard Henderson moved to Wilkes County, Ga. Later Richard moved to Tallapoosa County. Mary Anne Malone Haralson died in 1867 at the age of 105 and is buried in the old Langley Family Cemetery in Tallapoosa County. My note: This is shortened just a little. The cemetery is about 10 miles from where I live. The families lived near this cemetery. [Barbara Taylor] <>

Alvin Henderson's four wives are as follows:

He married (1) LUCINDA JANE DUCK November 16, 1848 in Tallapoosa CO AL, daughter of ROLAND DUCK and MARY HARALSON. She was born 1828, and died Bef. 1862.

He married (2) TILETHA E. HAMBY April 06, 1862 in Tallapoosa CO AL, daughter of DAVID/DANIEL HAMBY and SERENA BELCHER. She was born 1840 in Georgia, and died WFT Est. 1852-1934.

He married (3) NANCY HAMBY September 18, 1878 in Tallapoosa CO AL.

He married (4) MARY ANN Foster December 21, 1893 in Tallapoosa CO AL.

In the 1900 Federal Census, he was living in Chambers CO AL with Mary Ann Foster Henderson. Mary Ann later applied for her Civil War Widows Pension as Alvin's widow. I speculate that Mary Ann Foster was Mary Ann Duck, Lucinda Jane's sister. I have no proof.

Source: Paula Girouard Board URL:


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