|Birth: ||1738, Scotland|
|Death: ||Nov. 22, 1815, USA|
Alexander Henderson, colonial merchant, born in Glasgow, Scotland 1738 came to Colchester, VA in 1756. He moved to Dumfries in 1787, where his home still stands. Served as vestryman at Pohick Church, magistrate of Fairfax and Prince Willima Counties, member of the Virginia General Assembly, and Virginia Delegate to Mt. Vernon Conference in 1785 which led to the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Alexander died November 22, 1815 and is buried with his wife Sarah Moore Henderson (1751 - Dec 14, 1816) in Monclair, Virginia.
Their son Archibald (1783 - 1859) was Commandant of the United States Marine Corps for over 38 years.
Reference: Sign at Dolphin Beach by the Montclair Bicentennial Committee, 1976.
Sarah Moore Henderson (1751 - 1816)*
Archibald Henderson (1783 - 1859)*
Prince William County
Created by: Bill Riski
Record added: Mar 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18699839
Rest in Peace|
Oakley and related families
Added: Mar. 13, 2010
Thank you for adding this memorial and photos of tribute to Alexander Henderson. As a member of the Montclair Bicentennial Committee that installed the marker in 1976, I am pleased that this Virginia leader continues to be appropiately honored.|
Stephen J. Stalcup
Added: Aug. 23, 2008