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John Henderson
Birth: Feb. 28, 1797
Cumberland County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1857
Pass Christian
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA

US Senator. A Mississippi River flatboatman who later studied law and was admitted to the Mississippi bar, he was also a Brigadier General in the Mississippi State Militia. He was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate from Mississippi and served one term, from 1839 to 1845. After his Senate service, he resumed the practice of law in New Orleans, and in 1851 was tried in the United States District Court in New Orleans for violation of the neutrality laws of 1818 for complicity in expeditions agaist Cuba. He was acquitted and retired from public life. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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 Children:
  Elliot Henderson Hewes (____ - 1913)*
  John Henderson (1821 - 1866)*
 
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Burial:
Live Oak Cemetery
Pass Christian
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Jan 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13054902
John Henderson
Added by: Garver Graver
 
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