Margaret Jane Henderson

15 February 1831–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Henderson was born on 15 February 1831, her father, Thomas Charles Henderson, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Agnes Boyd, was 20. She died in Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Charles Henderson
1802–1867
Nancy Agnes Boyd
1811–1858
Charlotte Henderson
1829–
Sarah Henderson
1836–
Hannah Henderson
1841–
Agness Henderson
1842–
Margaret Henderson
1851–
Anna Marie Henderson
1853–
Henderson
–1917
Fannie Belle Henderson
Margaret Jane Henderson
1831–
William Boyd Henderson
1833–1914
Lucinda Henderson
1845–1917
Joshua C. Henderson
1847–1910
Nathaniel Henderson
1852–
Billie Henderson
1855–

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World Events (3)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

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.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 32

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

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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