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Sarah (Martin) Henderson (1764 - 1840)

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Sarah Henderson formerly Martin
Born in Hunterdon, New Jerseymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 27 Jan 1786 in Surry, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Carroll, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 23 Aug 2019 | Created 14 Apr 2011 | Last significant change: 23 Aug 2019
01:08: Judy (Quinn) Cardwell proposed a merge of Martin-3697 and Martin-21782 with a comment. [Thank Judy for this]
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Sarah (Sally) Martin was born in 1764 in Hunterdon, New Jersey. She was the daughter of James Martin and Ruth Rogers. In 1774 their family moved to Surry (later Stokes) County, North Carolina. In 1786 Sarah married Pleasant Henderson and together they were parents of seven children. The Henderson and Martin family were close, Pleasant had served as private secretary to Sarah’s Uncle Alexander Martin, Governor of the state of North Carolina. Pleasant and Sarah first lived in Granville County and later moved to lands that adjoined the Governor’s plantation along the Dan River that they named Mount Pleasant. In 1797 they moved to Chapel Hill where Pleasant was Steward of the University of North Carolina. They lived in a large house on Franklin Street where they raised their children and had student boarders. In 1830 they moved to Carroll County, Tennessee where Sarah passed away in 1840 at age 76.


  • "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Pleasant Henderson and Sarrah Martin, 27 Jan 1786; citing Surry, North Carolina, reference p101; FHL microfilm 1,730,430.
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.
  • Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 024 : 1898;Source Information; North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.
  • Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.Original data:Mackenzie, George Norbury, and Nelson Osgood Rhoades, editors. Colonial Families of the United States of America: in Which is Given the History, Genealogy and Armorial Bearings of Colonial Families Who Settled in the American Colonies From the Time of the Settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. 7 volumes. 1912. Reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1966, 1995.

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