James Henderson
James Henderson

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer County, New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

JAMES HENDERSON is a son of James Henderson, of Fort Edward, Washington Co., where he was born Jan. 21, 1802. He passed the earlier years of his life on his father's farm, enjoying the benefit of such educational instruction as the neighborhood afforded. Later on he engaged in various occupations, working on the Champlain Canal, and as a forwarder of lumber.

In the year 1837 her removed his family to Rensselaer County, and located in what is now the eastern part of the town of Poestenkill. Here he engaged in the lumbering business until the year 1850, when he settled at Wynantskill, in the town of North Greenbush, and engaged in farming and lumbeirng. He still resides at this point, and is a farmer by occupation.

Mr. Henderson has filled various offices of responsibility in the course of his life. He was the first supervisor of the town of Poestenkill in 1848-49, and has been highway commissioner in this town. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Albia, and is one of the trustees of the church.

in 1830, Mr. Henderson was united in marriage to Margaret Quitterfield, daughter of Abner Quitterfield, of Fort Edward, and has had ten children, of whom seven are now living. John N. resides in New York City; Abner Q. resides in the town of Brunswick; George resides in Poestenkill; Frances C. resides with her father; James H. lives in Michigan, and is engaged in the lumber business; Charles is a farmer in East Greenbush; and Taylor is a farmer in North Greenbush. Mrs. Henderson died Jan. 30, 1876.

Residence of James Henderson, North Greenbush, N. Y.

For photographs of the gravestones of James and Margaret HENDERSON, click here.

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