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.
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 .
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