Richard Henderson

about 1795–10 January 1840 (Age 45)
Wilkes, Georgia, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Henderson was born about 1795, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, his father, Joseph Henderson, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Peggy Reynolds, was 20. He married Mrs Jane Henderson about 1815. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 January 1840, in his hometown, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Richard Henderson
Mrs Jane Henderson
Marriage: about 1815
LeRoy C Henderson
Lucy Ann Susan Henderson
Martha Elizabeth Henderson
Emma C Henderson
Joseph M Henderson

Spouse and Children


    Mrs Jane Henderson


about 1815


    LeRoy C Henderson


    Lucy Ann Susan Henderson



    Emma C Henderson


    Joseph M Henderson


Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Peggy Reynolds




    Joseph Henderson


    Simeon Henderson


    Mitchell Henderson



    Felix G Henderson


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 0

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.

Age 13

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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 (2)

  • Richard Joseph Henderson, "Geni World Family Tree" on MyHeritage
  • 1841 - Will of Joseph Henderson - Wilkes, GA

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