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Alexander Henderson, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1738
Glasgow City, Scotland
Death: Nov. 22, 1815
Prince William County
Virginia, 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. 
Family links: 
  Richard Henderson (1689 - 1769)
  Janet Cleland Henderson (1691 - 1768)
  Sarah Moore Henderson (1744 - 1816)
  Alexander Henderson (1778 - 1838)*
  Archibald Henderson (1783 - 1859)*
  James Linger Henderson (1784 - 1858)*
  Thomas Henderson (1789 - 1854)*
*Calculated relationship
Henderson Cemetery
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
Maintained by: JP & Lori
Originally Created by: Bill Riski
Record added: Mar 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18699839
Alexander Henderson, Sr
Added by: Bill Riski
Alexander Henderson, Sr
Added by: Bill Riski
Alexander Henderson, Sr
Added by: Bill Riski
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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

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