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Samuel Henderson

Birth
Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Aug 1864 (aged 23–24)
Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: He died of disease during the Civil War and his body was left or buried in Natchez, Mississippi. His grave is currently unknown.
Memorial ID 101027616 · View Source
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Samuel was the son of Uriah and Eliza J. Hartman Henderson. He married Mary Ann Bashore with the permission of his father, 8 July 1860 in Hennepin, Putnam Co., IL. The marriage record is held at the Putnam Co. Courthouse. Samuel joined Co. E 4th Ill Cav and died of disease, "Swamp Fever", in 1864 as many soldiers did during the Civil War. His body was not returned to Illinois and lies somewhere in Natchez, Mississippi where he died. His pension file contains the affidavits confirming his marriage and the births of his three children, John Henry, Augustus and Cora Florence.

After Samuel's death, the children were placed in an orphanage.
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
2 APRIL 1874
"The second report of the Soldiers Orphan Home is located at Normal, on land donated by Judge David Davis, of the U.S. Supreme bench. The number of soldiers children in the institution the past year was 642, of which 8 were from Marshall and 19 from Putnam County...
Pupils from Putnam County: John H., Augustus and Cora F., children of Samuel Henderson of Florid, member of Co. E, 11th Il., who died at Natchez, Miss., Aug, 30, 1864"

John Henry Henderson married Mary K. Immel and together they had three children (see his memorial site). Augustus drowned at 22 yrs old. Cora Florence was blind and was sent to a school for the blind in Jacksonville, IL. Cora had filed for a Civil War Pension in April of 1895 as a surviving disabled child of a Civil War deceased veteran but her claim was denied b/c she had not been on the initial pension application and she was not a minor child at the time of her application. Her birthdate was listed as 11 Oct 1864 born in Putnam Co., Illinois. Mary Ann Bashore Henderson stated in the Civil War pension file dated 1898 that her daughter is in an industrial school for the blind but she did not know where.


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  • Created by: Suzanne Starling
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101027616
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Henderson (1840–30 Aug 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101027616, ; Maintained by Suzanne Starling (contributor 47414602) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a He died of disease during the Civil War and his body was left or buried in Natchez, Mississippi. His grave is currently unknown..