Nathaniel Henderson

7 December 1838–6 October 1894 (Age 55)
Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Henderson was born on 7 December 1838, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States, his father, Eli Henderson, was 26 and his mother, Asenath H Thompson, was 23. He married Alvira Milholland on 22 November 1860, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sharon Township, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Buffalo, Nebraska, United States in 1890. He died on 6 October 1894, in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Gibbon, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Henderson
Alvira Milholland
Marriage: 22 November 1860
David Henry Henderson
Eva Drusilla Henderson
Robert R Henderson
James Franklin Henderson
Mary E. Henderson

Spouse and Children

22 November 1860
Vermilion, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



    James Hendersen


    Richard A. Henderson



    Susanna Henderson


    Henry Clay Henderson


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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · Kansas-Nebraska Act is Passed

Age 16

On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

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)

  • Nat Henderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nathaniel Henderson, "Illinois State Census, 1855"
  • Nathaniel Henderson, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"

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