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The Henderson Family

Submitted by Mike Oakley

This is the Henderson family, my grandmother Martha Belle Henderson's family...grandparents of the children above (left) and great grandmother and great aunt. Their home was southwest of Canton.

They are left to right William Samuel Coalson Henderson, his wife Mary Ellen (Allen) Henderson, Sam's mother Elizabeth Ann Sims Henderson (wife of Archibald Henderson who died in Alabama) and Armintia Henderson (Aunt Mint ) Sam's sister on the right.

Sam is said to be buried in Cool Springs just south of Canton. His wife Mary ( Mollie ) is buried in Justin Cemetery in Denton county along with Martha Belle Henderson Oakley...and Aunt Mint.

The Henderson's lived in the southwest part of VZ county.

My great grandfather John D.C. Oakley lived in south central. (he is buried with many Oakleys in the Carter Cemetery) The descendants of John D.C. and Katie Davenport Millican Oakley still own land near the Carter Cemetery. One of John's sons was Leonard Clinton Oakley. His grandson Loyd Truman Oakley who just past away last summer( at rest at Eubanks Cemetery ). His wife Mildred I assume still owns the dairy farm. I understand her son is Rev. Truman Dale Oakley. I have never met him.

My grandparents lived in the southeast part of VZ...near Primrose I suppose.


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