Fernando Cortez Henderson

25 March 1827–
Union, Indiana, United States

The Life of Fernando Cortez

When Fernando Cortez Henderson was born on 25 March 1827, in Union, Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Henderson, was 29 and his mother, Mary Polly Coffin Starbuck, was 29. He married Rebecca Jane Mc Niel on 19 August 1852, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kansas, United States in 1870 and Perry Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Fernando Cortez Henderson
Rebecca Jane Mc Niel
Marriage: 19 August 1852
Sarah Emeline Henderson
James Buchanan Henderson
John Clinton Henderson
Charles Carroll Henderson
Polly Anna Henderson
Thomas Jefferson Henderson
William Franklin Henderson
Orra Henderson

Spouse and Children

19 August 1852
Vermilion, Illinois, United States


    Sarah Emeline Henderson


    James Buchanan Henderson


    John Clinton Henderson


    Charles Carroll Henderson


    Polly Anna Henderson


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

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.

Age 34

Kansas is the 34th state

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)

  • F C Henderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Fenand C Henderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fernando C Henderson, "United States Census, 1870"

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