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Rev. George Washington Henderson

By: Esther M. Ziock Carroll

1840 - My great, great grandfather was Rev. George Washington Henderson.  He was born in St. Francois County, Missouri on February 14.  His parents who were also cousins were Mary Ann Henderson and John Henderson, Jr. & siblings: James Monroe, Elizabeth & Almeda.

1847 - George's father, John Henderson, Jr., dies but before he died he purchased the property adjoining with that of his father-in-law and put it in the names of his children: George W., James M., and Elizabeth.  This indicates that John died before the birth of his fourth child, Almeda.  John Henderson purchased this property from Susan & William Allen 28 July 1847:  SE1/4 of NW1/4 SEC9 T34N R5E 40 acres.  This is in Pendleton T.  However there is a mystery as there was also a Land Patent that says that this same property was patented to Thomas C. Allen 1 March 1848.  Cert. 10093

1850 - George & his mother & siblings are living with his maternal grandparents, Hopy & James Henderson, Pendleton T., St. FranCoMo

1851 - George's mother, Mary Ann Henderson Henderson, marries Robert M. Markham

1855 - George & his siblings are mentioned in their father's estate papers

1855 - Inventory of the estate of George W., James M., Elizabeth Henderson minor heirs of John Henderson dec'd. to wit: SE1/4 of NW1/4 SEC9 T34N R5E containing 40 acres upon which is a farm of eighteen acres under fence, with cabins for dwellings.

1860 - George & his siblings are living with their maternal grandparents, Hopy & James Henderson Jr. in Pendleton T., St.FranCoMo

1863 - George & his brother James purchased from their grandparents, Hopy & James Henderson, some of James Henderson property.   This was in Pendleton Township, SW1/4 SEC9 & SE1/4 SE1/4 SEC8  T34N R5E SEC9.

1863 - George's father's estate is finalized & each child receives $184.50.  George's uncle, Amariah Henderson, is also mentioned in this document.

1863 - George & his brother, James, register for the Civil War draft.  They stated that they had no previous military service.

1866 - Geo. W. & James Henderson purchase from Elijah W. Fong (of Randolph County, Ark.) Lot#1 NE1/4 SEC4 T34N R5E in Pendelton T., St. Francois County, Mo.  80 62/100 Acres - (James Henderson's wife was Amanda E. Fong)

1869 -  George W. Henderson & Amanda E. & James M. Henderson sell to Jacob Sheets for $500 - SW1/4 SEC4 168 Acres  SE1/4 SE1/4 SEC8 40 Acres         Also the following property that their father bought for them before he died in 1847:  SE1/4 NW1/4 SEC9 40 Acres - all in T34 N R5E

At some point James Henderson went to Illinois as his son, John H. Henderson, was born in Ill. & George also moved away from St. Francois County (where?).

1870 - George's mother, step-father & their children are living in Greene County, Arkansas

1876 - George married Emaline Lawson in St. Francois County - Emaline was the daughter of Lyda Cooksey and Robert Lawson

1878 - Emeline & George's son, James Washington Monroe, is born

1879 - John Robert is born

1880 - Emeline & George W. were living in Pendleton Township, St. Francois County, Mo.  George's nephew from Illinois, John H. Henderson - born 1866, was also living with them.  Also George's grandmother, Hopy Henderson, is back in St. FranCoMo & is living with her daughter Jane Graham.

1890 - I have not yet found any Civil War service records on George or his brother James although both would have been the right age to have served.

1900 - ?

1910 - Washington Henderson, Emaline & George are living in St. Francois T., Wayne County, Missouri

1919 - Rev. George W. Henderson died at age 79  in Lost Creek Township, Wayne County, Missouri. He is buried in Shook Cemetery.

1926 -  Emaline died in Iron County at age 75.  She is buried next to her son, James, in Big River Cemetery, Irondale, Washington County, Mo.




Children of Emaline Lawson & George Washington Henderson:

James Washington Monroe - Born 1878 in BonneTerre, St. Francois County, Missouri. Married Martha Luellia Briley in 1897.  Died 1944 St. Louis, Missouri.  Buried: Big River Cemetery Washington County, Missouri.

John Robert Henderson -   Born: 1879 in Missouri.   Married Stella Briley 1911 Bismarck, St. Francois County, Missouri.   Died: Jan. 1958

William Carter - b: 18 Jan. 1886 Mo. - Died 5 Sept. 1970 Buried: Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell, Washington County, Missouri - married Stella Mae Merriman - had 5 children one of which was Ola  b: 19110 - places of residence: Wayne Co., Mo. - Last residence: Flat River, St. FranCoMo

George - b: 26 Nov. 1890 Mo., d: 13 May 1967 - SS#496-14-9759 - Last Residence: Mineral Point, Mo.

Female - died in infancy





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