Samuel W. Henderson

Samuel Wilson Henderson was the son of Elizabeth WILSON & John HENDERSON, Sr.   Samuel W. was born 1808 in Missouri.  He married Hannah HARRIS in Washington County, Missouri 10 Feb.1833. They went to Illinois in 1839 when the Mormons fled Missouri and resided at the town of Nauvoo, 1st Ward, Blk. 51.   In early Mormon records of 1842 it lists three children for Hannah & Samuel:  Sabilia, Rilia, Tobiatha. There was possibly a daughter named Amanda too. The following appeared in the Times & Seasons newspaper (Vol.2 - no date given) of Nauvoo:   "Information Wanted:  Hannah Henderson desires information from her husband Samuel W. Henderson, who left home (Nauvoo City) for the east last July, and not been heard of since. N.B. Editors will please give the above publicity."  The Times & Seasons was printed 1839 -1841.  Samuel died at Nauvoo 8 April 1843 of inflammatory fever and according to the Nauvoo Neighbor of 17 May 1843 Hannah died at the age of 35 yrs.7mo. 7days & gave her birthdate as 12 May 1818. Both are buried in the Old Nauvoo Burial Ground. In April of 1996 Gene and I visited the historic town of Nauvoo and stood on what used to be Samuel Henderson's property. We also visited the Old Nauvoo Burial Ground but there were very few tombstones left none of which were Hendersons.  (See "Washington County & the Historic Mormon Movement")

Children of Hannah Harris & Samuel W (according to Ancestry,com)

Mandy - 1843

Sabilia - 1836

Riley - 1838 - 1860

Tabitha - 1840 - 1862

Lucinda - 1842