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Andrew Jackson Henson

Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Death 18 Nov 1886 (aged 72)
Arcadia, Iron County, Missouri, USA
Burial Arcadia, Iron County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 177501759 · View Source
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This bio is taken form Jeanette Henson McClure who organized the Iron County Genealgoy Society and is in memory of her. The Society has merged with the Iron County Historical Society and has helped me to find the missing pieces of my family. I never got to meet Jeanette to tell her thanks but I am sure she is looking down on all of us who have the genealogy fever. The following is taken from her writings:

"Andrew was in St. Francois Co. Mo. as early as 1846, he bought land in Madison Co. and on the context of the land deed it states that he was from St. Francois Co. He and his family are listed on the 1850 Madison Co. MO census. His wife is listed as Thursa she is 33 years of age and born in Tenn. I do not know her maiden name. Thrusa died about 1856 probably of childbirth and in Sept of 1858 Andrew married Lucinda Rachel Watson, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Watson. They raised their family out near Lake Killarncy in the Flatwoods area. Andrew died there in Nov. of 1886 and his probate record is at the Ironton and names all the children and their places of residence at the time. Andrew was a Baptist and quite busy in the church according to the minutes of the Bethel United Baptist Church of Roselle. His obituary is in the Iron County Register Newpaper -- "Andrew Henson, an old and respected citizen, died at an advanced age, at his residence in Flatwoods on Wednesday last, after a rather long and painful illness. He lieaves a wide circle of freinds and relatives to mourn his demise." Nove 25, 1886. He is buried in Cove Cemetery. Three of his children preceded him in death, Elizabeth Frances, Lucinda and Joseph. The following is a list of their children."....

You can also find on the Missouri Digital Heritage Death Certificate Data Base pre 1910 a listing for Andrew Jackson Henson's death as follows. Andrew Jackson Henson buried at Fisher School House J. Albert Ironton, MO undertaker. W.C. Patton MD of Ironton died 11-18-1886 C-2901 Page 14 #175 was a farmer. Died of Desentery of 10 weeks.

In the John Albert Undertaking ledger it in Mr. Albert's writings: Hartell Henson to 2 coffin for father Andrew Jackson Henson died Nov 18 1886 of Dysentry age 68 years and 4 months "as best as I can read Mr. Alberts handwriting is not that good but thank be to him for his recordings."

Andrew Jackson Henson is my 3 time great grandfather. I have been told I look like those Henson girls by Ken Fiebelman a well loved and respected friend and historian who is greatly missed.

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  • Created by: Lea Nall-Williams
  • Added: 18 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177501759
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Jackson Henson (20 Aug 1814–18 Nov 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177501759, citing Cove Cemetery, Arcadia, Iron County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Lea Nall-Williams (contributor 48446562) .