The Henderson Family

of Worcester County, Maryland

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My grandfather Henderson was born in 1881 near Pocomoke City on the Eastern Shore, a descendent of the Henderson family that had been living along the Pocomoke River since the mid seventeenth century.

James Henderson (born circa 1630 and died by 22 October 1692) was evidently the original immigrant from Scotland to America of this family . He acquired land in Accomack County, Virginia in the early 1660’s and his son John Henderson (Sr.) was born on 12 May 1661. James Henderson later settled on Pitt’s Creek in what is now Worcester County and for a number of generations the early Henderson’s were “planters” on several plantations in the vicinity.

Charles Henderson, a son of John Henderson Sr, was the father of Levin Henderson, a ship wright, and made a bequest to his grandson Curtis (the son of Levin) in his last will and testament. This information was the “missing link” that confirmed my Henderson family lineage. Curtis Henderson was the father of John Henderson who married Elizabeth Houston. John Henderson, born abt 1805, is shown in various census listings as being a school teacher, a farmer and in late life, a retail clerk. His son Julius Henderson was my great grandfather.

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The Lineage

1. James HENDERSON – b. abt 1630 – d. 22 Oct 1692 – m. Mary

2. John HENDERSON, Sr. – b. 12 May 1661 Northampton County, VA – d. 9 Jan 1744 – m. Elizabeth BARNABY – b. 18 Feb 1660 – d. after 1747

3. Charles HENDERSON – b. abt 1687 – d. 29 Jan 1762 – m. Parthenia MERRILL – b. abt 1691 – d. abt 1762

4. Levin HENDERSON – b. abt 1727 – d. Mar 1789 – m. Mary – b. abt 1740 – d. Feb 1810

5. Curtis HENDERSON – b. abt 1765 – d. 4 Oct 1809 Worcester County, MD – m. Lydia STEVENSON

6. John HENDERSON – b. abt 1805 – d. Dec. 1881 Worcester County, MD – m. Elizabeth H. HOUSTON – b. abt 1807 – d. bef 1860 Worcester County, MD

7. Julius E. HENDERSON – b. May 1846 Worcester County, MD – m. Emma D. FOSTER – b. Oct 1857 Worcester County, MD

8. Edward Foster HENDERSON – b. 16 October 1881 Pocomoke City, MD – d. 20 May 1944 Fairmont, WV – m. Ivy Pauline NULL – b. 26 Nov 1885 Christiania, PA – d. March 1969 Fairmont, WV

9. Laura Jane HENDERSON – b. 3 January 1915 Fairmont, WV – d. 12 Oct 1986 Fairmont, WV- m. Edward C. JONES, Jr., b. 6 Mar 1899 Tucker County, WV – d. 31 Dec 1978 Sarasota, FL

10. David Henderson JONES – m. Mary Thelma MAY

11. David Henderson JONES, Jr.

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Henderson Family Genealogy Reports

Curtis Henderson

John Henderson

Julius E. Henderson

Edward F. Henderson

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HENDERSON’S IN THE WORCESTER COUNTY MILITIA

Extracted from “The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War” by S. Eugene Clements and F. Edward Wright. Militia Lists of Daus. Of Founders and Patriots, held by Md. Historical Society.

Brittingham Henderson – Capt. John Parramore’s Company, 1777

Brittingham Henderson – Capt. John Parramore’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Curtis Henderson – Capt. William Purnell’s Company, 1777

Curtis Henderson – Capt. Samuel Smyly’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Curtis Henderson – Capt. William Purnell’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Ephraim Henderson – Capt. Parramor’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Isaac Henderson – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Jacob Henderson – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

James Henderson – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Jenckins Henderson – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Jesse Henderson – Capt. William Purnell’s Company, Sinepuxen Battalion, 1780

John Henderson – Capt. Matthew Purnell’s Company, Sinepuxen Battalion, 1780

John Trehorn Henderson (Sergt.) – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Joseph Henderson (Sergt.) – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Levi Henderson – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Samuel Henderson – Capt. Parramor’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Smart Henderson – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Thomas Henderson – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

William Henderson – Capt. Matthew Purnell’s Company, Sinepuxen Battalion, 1780

William Henderson – Capt. Parramor’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Wm. Holland Henderson – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

Wm. Merrill Henderson – Capt. Layfield’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, 1780

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Updated 11 April 2010