Letitia H. came from a long line of Quakers and was born in Wabash County, Indiana to John B. & Mary (Meredith) Votaw. The family moved to Davis County, Iowa where Letitia married John H. Henson. The marriage produced 5 children. Letitia died 11 October 1886 and is buried with her husband and daughter, "Nettie".