Alexander Henderson

26 August 1820–13 August 1880 (Age 60)
Fairfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Henderson was born on 26 August 1820, in Fairfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles Henderson, was 41 and his mother, Charlotte Hill, was 42. He married Mary Jane Riddell in 1842. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Wheatfield Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 13 August 1880, at the age of 59, and was buried in Dilltown, East Wheatfield Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Alexander Henderson
Mary Jane Riddell
Marriage: 1842
Elijah Armstrong Henderson
Rebecca Jane Henderson
Sarah Elizabeth Henderson
Martha Agnes Henderson
William C. Henderson

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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Alaxander Henderson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alex Henderson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alexander Henderson in entry for William C. Henderson, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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