Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



picture
Shadrach Simcox Henderson and Sarah L. [Unk]




Husband Shadrach Simcox Henderson 1

           Born: Mar 1813 - Venango Co, PA 1
     Christened: 
           Died: 25 Jan 1856 2
         Buried:  - Luana, Clayton Co, IA


         Father: Charles Henderson (1779-1851) 3
         Mother: Mary Smith Simcox (1792-1857) 1


       Marriage: 



Wife Sarah L. [Unk] 1

           Born: 20 Apr 1820 - Ohio 4
     Christened: 
           Died: 19 Nov 1905 4
         Buried:  - Luana, Clayton Co, IA


Children
1 M Lauriston W. Henderson 5

           Born: 9 Oct 1842 5
     Christened: 
           Died: 9 Dec 1857 5
         Buried:  - Luana, Clayton Co, IA
         Spouse: Did Not Marry


2 M Jefferson F. Henderson 5

           Born: 24 Jul 1844 - near Hendersonville, Worth Twp, Mercer Co, PA 5
     Christened: 
           Died: Dec 1898 - Luana, Clayton Co, IA 6
         Buried:  - Luana, Clayton Co, IA
         Spouse: Ellen Montour (      -      ) 7


3 M Frank Henderson 5

           Born: 29 Aug 1847 - near Hendersonville, Worth Twp, Mercer Co, PA 5
     Christened: 
           Died: 2 Sep 1894 - Luana, Clayton Co, IA 7
         Buried:  - Luana, Clayton Co, IA
         Spouse: Mary Glasier (1858-1929) 7



General Notes: Husband - Shadrach Simcox Henderson


He removed from Pennsylvania to Northern Iowa, in 1854, living at times in McGregor and Luana.


General Notes: Wife - Sarah L. [Unk]


She has a government marble at her grave with only the words, "Sarah Henderson, Army Nurse" on it. An account of the marking of Sarah's grave is as follows: "The stone was pro­cured by the C. A. boys but was not placed at her grave for some unknown reason. After World War I, the stone was discovered in an old building that was being wrecked. It came to the attention of the American Legion at McGregor, Iowa. This organization located her grave and placed the marker in 1938. The Commandant of the Iowa Soldiers Home at Marshalltown furnished the following information concerning her: "She was born in Ohio April 20, 1820, and enlisted in the Army as a nurse on April 25, 1862. She was discharged April 25, 1863. On September 29, 1905, she was admitted to the Iowa Soldiers' Home and died there November 19, 1905. Her body was shipped to Luana, Iowa, for burial."
Additional information concerning Sarah was obtained from the Adjutant General of Iowa, as follows: "Only information found of Sarah Henderson, Army Nurse, was in the Historical Library (Des Moines) which states that she served as Army Nurse in St. Louis, Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee, and that she was buried at Luana, Iowa, in the Lutheran Cemetery, and that she died November 27, 1905, at the age of 80 years. (There is a discrepancy in the above statements concerning Sarah's age and time of death, but the Hospital record is, no doubt, the correct one.-Ed.)

picture

Sources


1 Henderson, Oren V, The Descendants of Robert Henderson of Hendersonville, Pennsylvania (Durham, NH: Self-Published, 1947), Pg 32.

2 Henderson, Oren V, The Descendants of Robert Henderson of Hendersonville, Pennsylvania (Durham, NH: Self-Published, 1947), Pg 55.

3 History of Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., Publishers, 1888), Pg 1077.

4 Byron C. Allen, Simcox Family Group Sheets (Canfield, OH: Privately published, 1983), #4.

5 Henderson, Oren V, The Descendants of Robert Henderson of Hendersonville, Pennsylvania (Durham, NH: Self-Published, 1947), Pg 56.

6 Henderson, Oren V, The Descendants of Robert Henderson of Hendersonville, Pennsylvania (Durham, NH: Self-Published, 1947), Pg 97.

7 Henderson, Oren V, The Descendants of Robert Henderson of Hendersonville, Pennsylvania (Durham, NH: Self-Published, 1947), Pg 98.


Home | Table of Contents | Surnames | Name List

This Web Site was Created 25 Jul 2017 with Legacy 9.0 from Millennia