The following dialog is about my gg grandfather, his family and
brothers who for a few years lived in Giles Co., TN between
1816-1818. This was John Henderson (b. 1 Jul 1784 in Albemarle Co.,
VA) and his wife Nancy Rucker (b. 1 Sep 1789 in Madison Co.,KY) who
were m. in Boone Co., KY on 2 Sep 1810.
His children: Elizabeth Henderson b. 13 Dec 1811 location
In 1823 Nancy Rucker Henderson died and the location of burial is
not known. I have been unsuccessful in research of Lawrence Co., AL,
where she is thought to have died, to find any record. She could be
buried in Giles Co., TN. Family records indicate that John
The brother of John Henderson, William Bassnett Henderson, who according to family record, died at his brother's home near Elkton, TN was b. 1786 in VA and m. a Miss Johnson in Scott Co., KY. He practiced medicine in Petersburg, VA and SC. They had one child, Adaline Henderson who m. a Spellman or Seillman and settled in Bourbon Co., KY.
A quote from EARLY HISTORY OF GILES COUNTY page 36, sec.11: "There were no settlers for six miles in a North-east direction to Jno. Henderson and James S. Haynes; they came about the same time Gordon did, and settled the places long known by their names near Cornersville." "James S. Haynes and his father, John Haynes, old William Henderson, and his brother, John Henderson, and Jno. Andrews were among the first settlers in the neighborhood of Cornersville and came about the same time Gordon did." Whether this is my John Henderson and the William referred to is Dr. Wm Bassnett Henderson, I do not know, but would like to find out.
Other records to identify this John Henderson are:
I would request any reference to the above in order to verify and/or fill in the unknown about any of this family. Thanks,