Who is henderson-10031 's Father ?

+8 votes
Was it henderson-10045 ? Was advised to re-post as new question.


Starting reviewing my tree, expecting a few errors, mistakes, and obmissions. Was shocked by magnitude of some of my mistakes. (forgive spelling please). I conscentraded on paternal side. Horrible at keyboard and getting around..



On roots site shows b. 1719 va, Usa. christening date 1719 in Scotland ! Did parents take back to for this ? Now I'm not for sure but hope all Profiles are good in Tree.

Who was son(s) ? I selected henderson-10003i, as my direct ancestor. Would welcome any answers or comments.

Went back and read again  and Confused myself.

Thanks, Jack
in The Tree House by Jack Henderson G2G6 (9.5k points)
edited by Jack Henderson

3 Answers

+1 vote
I don't think they would go back for Christening, but they could have gone back for some other reason.  Maybe the father was a ship's Capt., or they went back to bring more family.  But without a good source citation it's more likely one of the records is wrong.

I'm looking for Hendersons of VA (David) whose son (with your name) settled about two hours from Charlotte after Rev. War.  They are rumored to be from Scotland, but not much else to go on.  Probably a long shot that there'd be a connection.
by M Anonymous G2G6 Mach 4 (47.2k points)
Hey Mikey,  you might kind this interesting : Profile Henderson-2862

Jack hendeerson-9982
+2 votes
Following what was listed in findagrave and on rootsweb, it is Henderson-1045.  You don't need to enter the christening place (Scotland), but the birthplace should be Virginia, not North Carolina.  He did die in North Carolina, however.

Both your findagrave and rootsweb sources list William Henderson (Henderson-10045) as William Henderson and Susan Florence Kearns, neither of which seem to be on wikitree.com as of yet.

William Henderson, husband of Susan Kearns, was supposedly the son of Alexander Henderson born in Scotland.  This Alexander doesn't seem to be the Alexander Henderson who married Jeane Chessor though he too had a son named William Henderson.  The birth year of Susan Kearns father-in-law is suspect as is the birth year of her husband William.  I don't know whether or not his grandson had a middle name of Alexander to commemorate his grandfather Alexander Henderson.  I've looked at it both ways, nevertheless.
by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
edited by David Hughey
Thanks, David

Changed birth place.

I thought I created Profile for henderson-10045..

Jack (Henderson-9982)
+1 vote
Jack, you might post a query about the Mecklenberg Hendersons on the Ancestry message board, and also search the Rootsweb mailing list archive for Henderson.  I know the Mecklenberg Hendersons have been discussed.  There is confusion because there is much bad genealogy. Where does the "Alexander" come from in William's name?  His burial place is unknown.  Don't believe anything without a source or a decent discussion of the possibllities.
by Christine Henderson G2G6 Mach 1 (12.0k points)
Christine, Thanks for input. Where is "Ancestry Message Board"  located ?

Jack (Henderson-9982)
Click on "Help" at Ancestry home.  Choose message boards, select Henderson as surname.  At Rootsweb click on Message Boards at Home screen  Much overlap, but I prefer to search them separately.  Much easier to browse archives at Rootsweb.

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