Rebecca Henderson

1794–1855 (Age 61)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Henderson was born in 1794, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, her father, Daniel Henderson, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Hickman, was 21. She married Pleasant W Reynolds on 20 April 1813, in Kentucky Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Owsley, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Booneville, Owsley, Kentucky, United States in 1870. She died on 13 September 1855, in Cowcreek, Owsley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Cowcreek, Owsley, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rebecca Henderson
Pleasant W Reynolds
Marriage: 20 April 1813
Moses Reynolds
Lewis Reynolds
Susan Reynolds
Wesley Reynolds
Richard H Reynolds
Pleasant Perry Reynolds
Joseph C Reynolds
Elias Reynolds
Thomas Henderson Reynolds
Thomas Reynolds
Henry Reynolds
Henderson Reynolds

Spouse & Children

20 April 1813
Kentucky Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States


+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1794–1855Female

  • Male1799–1829Male

  • John Henderson


  • James Henderson


  • Margaret Henderson


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 2

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

Age 18

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Reynolds in household of Richard H Reynolds, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca Reynolds in household of Plesant Reynolds, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Hendeson in entry for Henry Reynolds, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963"

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