HARVEY D. HENDERSON, farmer, was born on the farm where Albert List now resides, January 10, 1830; he is the son of Thomas and Mary (Demott) Henderson, and is of Irish-Dutch descent. His father was born in Virginia, June 17, 1796, and died September 28, 1862, and was among the early pioneers of Johnson County. The mother of Mr. Henderson was born in Kentucky about 1802. In a family of eleven children, our subject is the fifth. He received a good education, and at twenty-one years of age, he embarked on his own responsibility on life's voyage, and, in 1858, settled on his present farm, which contains 167 acres. Mr. Henderson was married October 17, 1855, to Miss Nancy S. Wheat, born near where she now resides, November 18, 1833. The father of Mrs. Henderson was born in Virginia, in 1808, and died in Franklin, in 1886; her mother was born in Kentucky in 1806, and died in Franklin in 1881. To Mr. And Mrs. Henderson were born these children: Mary L., born 1856; William E., born 1858; Florence H., born 1859; John E., born 1862; Anna L., born 1863, (deceased, 1864); Emma and Ella (twins), born 1866; James M., born 1867, and Ethel, born 1879. In politics, Mr. Henderson is a republican, and he and wife are members of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, having united with this denomination in 1858 and 1853, respectively. His father donated the ground upon which the Hopewell Church, schoolhouse and cemetery, are located. These people are highly respected, and both are representatives of early families.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.