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Birth: Apr. 25, 1735
Fife, Scotland
Death: Oct. 2, 1795
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA

Husband of Mary Feares
"In Memory of
Reverend Matthew Henderson
Aged 60 years
and in the 37th year of his Ministry
In heavenly toils, O Henderson grown gray,
Thy earthly frame was hastening to decay,
Thy growing languors threatened to detain
Thee from thy loved employment, but in vain,
For in they course no Sabbath failed t'attest.
The love of souls which Burn'd within thy breast
Til by one transcient stroke which gave release,
Thy Saviour bade thee enter into peace:
Great and happy change from Batter'd dust
Unto the glorious mansions of the just;
Let us prepare to measure the bright road.
The best of all our friends is there, our God.

This replica placed over original stone and dedicated July 4 1976 by the Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church

Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania pg 194; Beers, J. H. and Co.,
[courtesy of Kimberly)
REV. MATTHEW HENDERSON was born in Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1735, graduated at Glasgow, studied theology, and was licensed to preach in 1756. Ordained in 1758, he was sent to America. Soon after his arrival he settled as pastor of the Associate Church at Oxford, Chester Co., Penn., and remained at Oxford until 1781, when he became pastor of Chartiers and Buffalo churches in Washington county, Penn., being the first minister of that denomination to settle west of the Alleghany mountains. He remained with this people, teaching and preaching the Gospel, until called to his rest October 2, 1795. A falling tree caused his death. He was married to Mary Ferris, and to them were born ten children, namely: Matthew, Mary, John, Ellen, Elizabeth, Ann, Ebenezer, Joseph, Robert and Jane. Matthew was a minister and married Miss Patterson; Mary married Samuel White, a farmer; John married Isabella Russell; Ellen married Samuel Murdoch, M. D.; Elizabeth married Alexander Murdoch; Ann married Rev. Thomas Allison; Ebenezer was a minister and married Miss Noble; Joseph was a physician; Robert married Elizabeth Russell, and Jane married James Clark, a farmer.

Family links: 
  Mary Feares Henderson (____ - 1822)*
  Rachel Mary Henderson White (1755 - 1824)*
  Matthew Henderson (1762 - 1835)*
  Mary Elenor Henderson White (1765 - 1841)*
  John Henderson (1769 - 1849)*
  Robert Henderson (1779 - 1866)*
  Ann Henderson Allison (1781 - 1853)*
  Elizabeth Henderson Murdoch (1786 - 1861)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Spring Cemetery
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: MarjisAngels
Record added: Jul 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20277089
Rev Matthew Henderson
Added by: Kimberly
Rev Matthew Henderson
Added by: MarjisAngels
Rev Matthew Henderson
Added by: MarjisAngels
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Captain/Clergy in Pa. Militia
- Neil D Scheidt
 Added: Jan. 15, 2015
In honor of Rev. Matthew Henderson, American Patriot in the Revolutionary War.
 Added: Dec. 10, 2014
4th great grandfather.
- Judith Henderson Abernethy
 Added: Nov. 17, 2014
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