William Henderson

Male5 April 1827–19 January 1900

Brief Life History of William

When William Henderson was born on 5 April 1827, in Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Henderson, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Porter, was 29. He married Elizabeth Ferguson on 17 February 1848, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Arrington Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 19 January 1900, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bailey Cemetery, Johnsonville, Wayne, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henderson
Elizabeth Ferguson
Marriage: 17 February 1848
Eliza Jane Henderson
George H. Henderson
about 1872–1957
Sarah Ann Henderson
Emma S Henderson
Harriet Josephine Henderson
Phoeba Etta Henderson
Leander David "Lee" Henderson
Rose Ella Henderson
Margaret A Henderson
Elizabeth Henderson

Sources (18)

  • William Henderson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Anderson in entry for Thos Davis and Margaret Henderson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • William Henderson in household of Samuel Henderson, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1848Lawrence, Indiana, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

    Age 9

    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 21

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: usually from Middle English and Older Scots Hener(i)son ‘Henry's son’, occasionally from Middle English Hendeson ‘son of Hen’, a pet form of Henry , both with an intrusive -d-. Compare Hendrie . In Scotland Henderson was sometimes substituted for McKendrick .

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

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