James Henderson (1764 - 1818)

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Birthplace: Scotland
Death: Died
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About James Henderson

REVEREND JAMES HENDERSON (1764-1818)

came to Virginia from Scotland after the Revolution. He was rector of Westover parish, 1790-92, and rector of York-Hampton parish, 1793-97. He was also a professor at William and Mary College [Alexander Brown, D.C.L., The Cabells and their Kin. A Memorial Volume of History, Biography, and Genealogy (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York, MDCCCXCV), p. 435] https://archive.org/stream/cabellstheirkinm00brow#page/432/mode/2up

Great-Great-Grandson of Sir William Fleming of Ferme, Baronet

According to Alexander Brown, Reverend James Henderson and his sister, Elizabeth Henderson, were the great-great-grandchildren of Sir William Fleming of Ferme, second baronet. He says: "Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson Brown's Fleming grandmother was a sister to Elizabeth Fleming, who married Alexander Dinwiddie, the first cousin to Robert Dinwiddie, lieutenant-governor of Virginia, 1751-58. These Miss Flemings were granddaughters of Sir William Fleming, 2d Baronet http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-William-Fleming-of-Ferme-2nd-Baronet/6000000024118922492 by his wife Margaret, daughter of Archibald Stewart of Blackhall [Alexander Brown, D.C.L., The Cabells and their Kin, A Memorial Volume of History, Biography, and Genealogy (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York, MDCCCXCV), pp. 435-36] https://archive.org/stream/cabellstheirkinm00brow#page/434/mode/2up

His Last Will and Testament

The Reverend James Henderson signed his will on August 8, 1818. There he wrote that he was a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia and "a native of Scotland from whence I emigrated in the year 1785 ..." [Earl Gregg Swem Library] http://lion.wm.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5?user_id=SWEPUB&searchdata1=^C1474947

Death and Burial

Reverend James Henderson died in 1818 and was buried in Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery in Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, in the United States of America [Find A Grave] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7137371

His second wife, Elizabeth Peter, formerly Mrs. Alexander Horsburgh, is buried nearby in Bruton Parish Churchyard. Her memorial inscription reads as follows: "Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth the affectionate wife of James Henderson She was the widow of Alex Horsburgh and the daughter of Walter Peter She died in child bed the 6th of Octr 1813 in the 38th year of her age; to the unspeakable grief of her afflicted husband and four children [Find A Grave] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7137371

Marriage

Reverend James Henderson married Jane Blair, the daughter of John Blair, Jr. and their daughter, Elizabeth Jane, married John Parke Custis Peter, a great grandson of Martha Washington [Colonial Williamsburg: Archibald Blair House] http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/View/index.cfm?doc=ResearchReports%5CRR1560.xml According to Alexander Brown, Jane Blair was the first wife of Reverend James Henderson [Alexander Brown, D.C.L., The Cabells and their Kin. A Memorial Volume of History, Biography, and Genealogy (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York, MDCCCXCV), p. 435] https://archive.org/stream/cabellstheirkinm00brow#page/432/mode/2up

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Rev. James Henderson's Timeline

1764
1764
Scotland
1795
January 8, 1795
Age 31
October 29, 1795
Age 31
1797
February 25, 1797
Age 33
1800
July 30, 1800
Age 36
1810
October 24, 1810
Age 46
1811
December 1811
Age 47
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
1813
1813
Age 49
1818
1818
Age 54
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