John Henderson

1780–5 December 1841 (Age 61)
Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Henderson was born in 1780, in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, United States, his father, Edward Henderson, was 34 and his mother, Lydia Rice, was 34. He married Sarah Clark on 11 December 1806. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Zihlman, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1850. He died on 5 December 1841, in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 61.

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John Henderson
Sarah Clark
Marriage: 11 December 1806
Daniel Henderson
Susannah Henderson
Lydia Moore Henderson
Lucinda "Lucy" Henderson
Mary C W Henderson
Richard Clark Henderson
Agnes Spencer "Aggie" Henderson
Nancy Henderson
Sarah C Henderson
William T Henderson

Spouse and Children

11 December 1806


    Daniel Henderson



    Lydia Moore Henderson


    Mary C W Henderson


    Richard Clark Henderson


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    James Henderson


    Margaret "Peggy" Henderson




    Rice Henderson


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 0

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 20

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Hendry, a chiefly Scottish variant of the personal name Henry 1. Some Scottish families with this name have ancestors whose name was Henryson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jon Henderson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Henderson in entry for Liderre Moore McCormick, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Jno Henderson in entry for Richd C. Henderson and Amanda Clardy, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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