Riley Henderson

1838–1860 (Age 22)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Riley

When Riley Henderson was born in 1838, in Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Wilson Henderson, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Skelton Harris, was 24. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died in 1860, at the age of 22.

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Samuel Wilson Henderson
Hannah Skelton Harris
Samuel Henderson
Amanda P Henderson
Sabilla Henderson
Riley Henderson
Tabitha Henderson
Lucinda Ann Henderson
James Henderson

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World Events (6)

1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
Age 0
On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
1838 · The Mormon-Missouri War
Age 0
The Mormon-Missouri War was an armed conflict between Latter-day Saints and Missouri citizens due to religious and political differences. The Saints decided to fight back against the many mob threats and attacks. After two weeks of armed fighting, Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued an Extermination Order on October 27, 1838. The Saints were ultimately expelled from Missouri.
Age 8
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Sources (7)

  • Riley Hendrickson in household of Hannah Hendrickson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amanda P. Henderson in the Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Annotated Record of US Census, 1850
  • Research Log for Riley Henderson by BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy

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