James Henderson (1764 - 1818)

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Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died
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was rector of York-Hampton Parish, professor of humanity at the College and a Mayor of Williamsburg. He 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

The Rev. 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 ..."

In Bruton Parish Churchyard, Williamsburg, Virginia is found the following inscription:

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 3-8 Near this spot lies the body of Rev James Henderson Born 1764 Died 1818


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Rev. James Henderson's Timeline

Scotland, United Kingdom
January 8, 1795
Age 31
October 29, 1795
Age 31
February 25, 1797
Age 33
July 30, 1800
Age 36
Age 54