Samuel Henderson

21 February 1785–24 February 1856 (Age 71)
Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Henderson was born on 21 February 1785, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Henderson, was 22 and his mother, Hannah Sollars, was 24. He married Mary 'Polly' Elizabeth Goforth on 20 December 1804, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1842 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 24 February 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Henderson
Mary 'Polly' Elizabeth Goforth
Marriage: 20 December 1804
James Goforth Henderson
Elizabeth Henderson
Margaret Elizabeth Henderson
William Wallace Henderson
John Marr Henderson
Jane Mary Henderson
Sarah Henderson
Minerva Jemima Henderson
Rachael Henderson
Isabelle Henderson
Samuel Goforth Henderson Jr.
Mary Henderson
George Henderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1804Greene, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 1
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State
    Age 11
    On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
    Age 19
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    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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    Story Highlight

    A Brief History of Samuel Henderson, Sr.

    by Clara Alice Henderson Nelson (a great granddaughter) retyped by Theresa Hollingsworth Hafen Corry Samuel Henderson, Sr. was born 21 February 1785 in Green County, Tennessee. His father's name was …

    Sources (60)

    • Saml Henderson, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Samuel Henderson, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Samuel Henderson in entry for Mary Henderson Allred, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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