The story of our Henderson
family begins with our earliest identified ancestor,
James (Isaac) Henderson
Sr. James was settled at Henderson's Landing on North
Carolina's New River by 1732 (possibly as early as 1722, but
the earlier record is inconclusive). Through his son Argulus
Henderson, James is progenitor the Chatham County, NC Henderson
Learn why I always
use parentheses around the name (Isaac)...
Henderson Family Research
Artemas H. Henderson Memorial Library
In honor of my great-grandfather,
Artemas H. Henderson (whose wish that his daughter Thelma
research the family history has directly resulted in my own
interest and work) I have established a library containing
documents and media relevant to ancestor James Henderson Sr.
of Onslow County, NC and his descendants.
Libraries and Collections for Allied
Eliza H. Lindley Collection: A collection of
documents relating to the Lindley family of Chatham Co., NC
and Howard Co., IN. Line merges with Hendersons in 1846
with the marriage of Eliza to Isaac R. Henderson of Chatham
NEW! G1 Henderson Family Research Blog
Keep up with what's new on this blog of my research on the family history and genealogy of the Henderson family identified as Family G1 on the Clan Henderson Society's DNA project. This family currently consists of three distinct branches: The Chesapeake Hendersons, The Onslow County, NC Hendersons, and the Baltimore Hendersons. All three groups share a common ancestor, probably prior to 1665, and are in search of clues to their connections to each other and their origins in the UK.
Family DNA Project
the Clan Henderson Society's DNA Project!
In 2006 The
Clan Henderson Society of the United States agreed to
endorse a Henderson Family DNA Project through FamilyTreeDNA.com.
Administrator James Henderson has done a wonderful job recruiting
volunteers for this simple, painless, and private test. As
one of the early advocates of Genetealogy, I immediately
had my own male line tested and was delighted to find a match!
If you are a male Henderson, I cannot overstate
the importance of participating in this groundbreaking effort
to conclusively identify not only family groups
of Hendersons here in the United States, but also to facilitate
discovery of our origins through matches overseas.
Read about matches on our line of Hendersons
on the James (Isaac)
Henderson DNA Project page.
Henderson Family G1 Discussion Group
A private collaborative discussion area for researchers and descendants of the Henderson family who have, by DNA testing, confirmed a relationship and have been grouped into the Clan Henderson Society DNA project as Family Group G1 (in green).
Henderson Family Forum on Genealogy.com
Postings by Henderson researchers all over the U.S.; includes
postings on most identified Henderson lines.
Clan Henderson Society of the United States including
access to the DNA Project (by contact with the administrator).
of Charles Hubert Henderson
I was twenty when my grandfather died,
old enough by far to have come to know him well, or at least
as well as he allowed himself to be known. Just about the
time you thought you had him figured, he'd go and surprise
Words that come to mind when I remember
him are: tall, elegant, dignified, tidy, stern, wry and
very, very proud.
Papaw was a tall man, or at least he seemed
so to me, even into my adulthood. He had sharply chiseled,
handsome features, and a head-full of silver-white hair, worn
slicked neatly back. I rarely saw my grandfather when he was
not dressed in a well-fitting suit with a crisp handkerchief
in his breast pocket and even occasionally a fedora on his
head (even so late as the 1980's when the wearing of hats
in public, even by gentlemen, was no longer required by fashion).
Perhaps this formal dress was mainly due to the fact that
my grandparents made their infrequent visits to my parents'
home on Sunday afternoons following church. Even at home,
though, he was usually to be found in a sleeved shirt and
slacks. One consistent thing I remember about his appearance
was his ruby ring, a large, blood-red, square-cut stone set
in a wide gold band. Some vague memory from my childhood has
him showing it to me with a certain degree of enthusiasm.
Papaw did not suffer