Melissa Jane HENDERSON Raby, born January 31, 1832 at East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana and died January 2?, 1886 at Gatesville, Coryell County, TX. Melissa Raby was the daughter of Elihu Henderson (1795-1844) and Joanna Pender Henderson (1806-1850). Siblings: William R Henderson, m. Sarah Ann Womack. Middleton Gadson Henderson, m. Permelia Ann Womack. Ann W. Henderson, m. Anthony Irvine. Daniel J. Henderson, m. Martha E. Womack. Elizabeth C. Henderson, m. Eldridge Tucker. Johanna Susan Henderson, Calvin Ellis Rogillio. Melissa Henderson married James R. Raby on December 20, 1849, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Possibly came to Texas between 1865-1868. Children that I am aware of, birth years are questionable: Gayoso Raby b. 1851, on 1870 Census Coryell County. Hester Raby b. 1855, 1880 Census Coryell County. Sarah A Raby b. 1857, 1870 Census Coryell County. Rosa Raby b. 1863- d. 1888, m. W. S. Fields. Buried close to her mother at Gatesville City Cemetery. Virginia Raby Thomson b. 1865- d. 1951. Buried at Oakwood Cemetery, McLennan County, TX.
Gravesite Details Broken, was nearly covered in dirt and fire ant beds. Base still there and foot stone.