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The Henderson Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on Henderson. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Henderson family.

There are 39 different first-name entries for Henderson in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898) with the following persons having full-length profiles: James Henderson (no birthdate given, s/o Hugh and Margaret (Gamble)); John C. Henderson (b. 6-Dec-1832, s/o William B. and Rachel (Connor)); and, Milton J. Henderson (b. 7-Feb-1858, s/o David and Mary (McMamagh)).

And, now, your ancestors' HENDERSON neighbors in 1890:

In BENNER Township:

James, 55, farmer--Bellefonte
	Margaret
	Burton K. 25
	Emma L.
	Mamie
	Lizzie
	Samuel J. 14
	Thomas O. 8
Robert M., 32, farmer--Fillmore
	Rachel E.
	Nancy M.
	Bertha A.

In COLLEGE Township:

John A., 36--Lemont

In HALF-MOON Towsnhip:

Essington, 40, laborer--Loveville
	Mary
	Albert 8
	Sallie
	Aaron 4
	Dora
	Hannah

In HOWARD Borough:

J. A. C., 74, clerk
	Catharine

In HOWARD Township:

William B., 39, laborer--Mt. Eagle
	Mamie C.
	Alonzo C. 8
	Jennie L.
	Mary J.

In HUSTON Township:

David, 35, farmer--Julian
	Catharine
	William 29
John C., 55, farmer--Julian
	Elizabeth
	Elmer 28
	Olia
	Curtis D. 15
	Veris G. 11

In MARION Township:

Robert, 69, retired--Bellefonte
	Martha
	James A. 38
	Anna M.
	Elzy S.
	Miles K. 9
	Edward E. 6

In RUSH Township:

Edwin G., 26, liveryman--Philipsburg
	Ella C.
George E., 27, laborer--Philipsburg
	Jennie
James M., 29, engineer--Philipsburg
	Catharine K.
	James M. 3
	Maggie B.

In Taylor Township:

Milton J., 31, farmer--Port Matilda
	Elizabeth
	Anna M.
	Elmer 12
	John 29
	Jennie
	Eva H.