William Jasper Henderson Sr.

26 June 1840–22 September 1919 (Age 79)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Jasper

When William Jasper Henderson Sr. was born on 26 June 1840, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, James Goforth Henderson, was 34 and his mother, Anna Harris, was 31. He married Alvira Aurelia Dickson on 4 July 1862, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Cannonville Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 22 September 1919, in Cannonville, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cannonville Cemetery, Cannonville, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jasper Henderson Sr.
Alvira Aurelia Dickson
Marriage: 4 July 1862
William Jasper Henderson Jr.
Mary Annie Henderson
Alvira Aurelia Henderson
Laura Jane Henderson
James Newton Henderson
Lucy Henderson
George Albert Henderson
Frances Evaline Henderson
Maggie Mae Henderson
Sarah Marie Henderson
Wallace Dickson Henderson
Elda Maude Henderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1862Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 1
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    William Jasper Henderson Sr.

    WILLIAM JASPER HENDERSON SR. Son of James Goforth Henderson and Anna Harris, b 26 June 1840, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, bap 1848, md Alvira Aurelia Dickson, 4 July 1862, Kaysville, Morgan, Utah, end a …

    Sources (79)

    • Wm J Henderson in entry for Leroy Henderson, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • William J Henderson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • W J Henderson in entry for Joseph S Dunham and Alice Henderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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