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George Henderson and Nancy Larimore - Tate // help

George Henderson and Nancy Larimore - Tate // help
September 07, 2012 10:50AM
So I am told that George Henderson and Nancy Larimore are my direct ancestors.

I have written everything on my blogspot website because it appears that no one is asking about the Henderson's that once lived in Grainger , TN.

To sum it up:

George Henderson (born abt 1785 in Virginia died 1860? PH St. Joseph, Missouri)/ Nancy Larimore....
to quote my website " ere is the information about George Henderson, information that is available on the internet; information that people copy over and over again and we don't know if it is 100% accurate.: (information from: Henderson chronicles; written 1915)


(65) i John Henderson, b ab 1785-6, Va. ; went to Bourbon Co., Ky.

(66) ii George Henderson, b 1789, Va. ; m Mary, dau Win. Walter
William and Henrietta Wheeler. Removed to Bourbon Co.,
Ky., with father, in 1789, when less than a year of age ; in-
herited pioneer spirit and rode horseback to St. Louis, Mo.,
1833, where he was offered the block on which the Planter's
Hotel now stands, for $25.00 or his pony,, declining, he push-
ed on to Boonville, but later returned and procured a thous-
and acres in the heart of the Florisant Valley, near Bridge-
ton. He also leased 500 acres of the commons for 99 years at
10c per acre. "

Here is the problem. There is a George Henderson b around 1785-89 in Virginia

(according to an 1880 census for my Stephen H. Henderson it says:

Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
eureka! An we know all about a George Henderson (1785 – 1860) born in Virginia to a James Henderson (1755 – 1850) who married Prudence Campbell (1757 – 1850).

That bit of information is helpful. But according to the guide above, he married a Mary William and it says that he was born in Borbon Co., Kentucky and then at a young age, he rode horseback to St. Louis, Mo in 1833 offered a block on which the Planter's Hotel now stands.. hrm....
So he was less than a year of age and rode horseback? LOL

Now for the Missouri George:

"George Henderson: Died: 30 June 1862 : Death Place: PH St Joseph, Missouri : Enlistment State: Missouri : Rank: Private : Company : A : Regiment: 1 Mo SM : Box Number: 29 :
Cause of death: Scrofula (p.s. Scrofula is a tuberculous infection of the lymph nodes in the neck. Symptoms: Fevers (rare); Painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck and elsewhere in body; Sores (ulceration -- rare); Sweats.)"

Another clue about there being another George:
In Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri:

Cold Water Cemetery

George Henderson, died Mar. 10, 1859, aged 70 yrs. 1 mo. 29 dys. Mary E., wife of George Henderson, died Feb. 24, 1840, aged 28 yrs. 10 mo. 13 dys.

SLGS Marriage Records Vol. 1: George Henderson married Mary Williams, May 19, 1836. Mary was the daughter of William and Henrietha Williams. She was born in Fairfax, Virginia Nov. 13, 1824. The father of George, James Henderson, was a patriot in the Revolutionary War in the Battle of King's Mountain under General Morgan. James rests in an unmarked grave beside his wife Jane (Dawson) who was the daughter of a Revolutionary War soldier. (from the "Reporter" Wedneday, May 29, 1963, page 6, col. 1, by Swanson.)

Very interesting, in the publication for 1915, it states that George Henderson, born in Virginia went to Kentucky, then to Missouri, and back home. Married Mary Williams.

Only one problem. That publication talks about two different George Henderson's.

George Henderson who married Nancy Larimore, 1 Jan 1810 in Grainger, Tennessee, and furthermore, it states that Stephen H. Henderson was born : 1809. Could he be 1. a bastard child so the couple had to get hitched? Or was Stephen born in 1810 ? Because census records are not always accurate on the birth of people.. from what I have found.

Also another clue. Nancy Larimore's daddy was Hugh Larimore. He did go to Missouri, indicated in a Will"

So George and Nancy had a son named Stephen H. Henderson. Every single record on the internet isn't right. There were TWO Stephen H. Henderson's. One who was still alive in 1880 census in Grainger, TN (Tate from what I understand)

and another who was from TN and joined the Civil War in 1864. My Stephen would have been 55 in 1864 LOL

and George and Nancy were married in 1810 in Grainger, TN

1880 census for Stephen H. Henderson indicates that George was born in VA


don't know when George died. Not sure where Stephen is buried.

Stephen's son :Thomas R. Henderson is buried at Helton Cemetery, in Grainger Co, TN

but I don't see Steve or George. I know they had a farm in Tate and I am sure there are land records.

what I need:

Death record of George and Nancy and Stephen.

There is a George who died in MO and Nancy's dad appears to have died in MO (Hugh) indicates in a Will.

"I will unto my daughter Nancy Henderson wife of George Henderson five dollars. 3rd. I will unto my son George K. Larrimore five dollars. "

assuming this is the same Nancy and George... then he must have died in MO. There is a George Henderson who died around 1860, he was a private in the Civil War.
but that is all the information I have.

please , help. I know the Henderson's had a farm at one point. my great-great-great grandpa was Thomas/ great-great grandpa was William (he died 1917) and great grandma Rachel.

there is no information on my line. Just William Henderson married Martha Sandifer. Both came from families who owned farms. Sandifer's dad was Floyd Sandifer / Calirborne Co., TN