John Melba HENDERSON Nina HENDERSON May HENDERSON Murray HENDERSON Mary Henrietta DEMPSEY Mini tree diagram

John Melba HENDERSON1,2,3,7,4,5

14th Sep 18571,2,3,4,5 - 22nd Apr 19283,6,7

Life History

14th Sep 1857

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5

9th Nov 1880

Birth of son John Melba HENDERSON in Arkansas.4,7

5th Aug 1884

Birth of daughter Nina HENDERSON in Arkansas.7,4

Sep 1887

Birth of daughter May HENDERSON in Arkansas.7,4

Nov 1893

Birth of son Murray HENDERSON in Arkansas.4,7

22nd Apr 1928

Died in Dewitt, Arkansas. Arkansas.3,6,7

after 22nd Apr 1928

Buried in DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.3

Other facts


Married Mary Henrietta DEMPSEY


  • 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 June, Prairie Township, District 7, page 20B, Hse #363, Fam #371
    Henderson, John H [sic] Head  W M Sep 1858 41 Married 19 years AR GA AL Farmer Owns
    Henderson, Mary H Wife W F  Nov 1855 44 Married 19 years 5 children/4 living MS LA MS
    Henderson, John  Son W M Nov 1880 19 AR AR MS
    Henderson, Nina  Dau W F Aug 1885 14 AR AR MS
    Henderson, May Dau W F Sep 1887 12 AR AR MS
    Henderson, Murray Son W M Nov 1893 6 AR AR MS
    Henry, Annie Servant B F May 1882 18 AL AL AL

    As we commonly find in the 1900 census, the birth year for John and Mary both is one year different from their grave death date.  The gravestone says John was born in 1857 and Mary in 1854.  Note also that John's middle initial is wrong according to family sources giving his name as John Melba Henderson.  His son is also reported in family sources as John Melba Jr.  Family sources also report that daughter Nina's birth year was 1884.  This is an amazingly consistent error in the 1900 census.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 2 May, North Prairie Township, District 12, page 6B, Hse/Fam #116
    Henderson, J M Head M W 51 Married 30 years IL TN TN Farmer Rents
    Henderson, Mary Wife F W 58 Married 30 years 5 children/4 living Miss LA AL No Occupation
    Henderson, Nina Dau F W 26 Single AR AR MS School Teacher
    Henderson, May Dau F W 23 Single AR AR MS School Teacher
    Henderson, Murray Son M W 16 Single AR AR MS Farm Laborer
    McSwain, Bertha Ward F W 16 Single AR NC AR No Occupation
    McSwain, Will Ward M W 3 Single AR NC MS Farm Laborer
    Henry, Frank Hired Man Dau M B 40 Single AL AL AL Farm Laborer

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 February, North Prairie Township, District 15, page 7A, Hse/Fam #127
    Henderson, John  Head Owns M W 62 AR GA AL Farmer [b abt 1858]
    Henderson, Mary  Wife F W 65 MS MS MS [b abt 1955]
    Henderson, Murray Son M W 24 Single AR AR MS [abt 1996]

    Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    John M Henderson
    Death 22 Apr 1928 Arkansas County


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