Alexander Henderson

Brief Life History of Alexander

Alexander Henderson was born in 1805, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Samuel Henderson and Sarah. He married Mary Denham on 8 March 1825, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Taylor, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Barbour, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died in 1880, in Taylor, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75.

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Alexander Henderson
Mary Denham
Marriage: 8 March 1825
Janet Henderson
Jacob D Henderson
May Henderson
Alexander Henderson
Elizabeth Henderson
Robert Henderson
Joseph R. Henderson
Emily Henderson

Sources (23)

  • Alexander Henderson in household of Hiram Gough, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Henderson - Government record: birth-name: James Henderson
  • Alexander Henderson, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: usually from Middle English and Older Scots Hener(i)son ‘Henry's son’, occasionally from Middle English Hendeson ‘son of Hen’, a pet form of Henry , both with an intrusive -d-. Compare Hendrie . In Scotland Henderson was sometimes substituted for McKendrick .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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