John HENDERSON James M STRANGE Sarah E STRANGE William Henry STRANGE Amanda J STRANGE Minerva A STRANGE Jane STRANGE Malinda M STRANGE John W STRANGE Murphy Columbus STRANGE Miles Wesley STRANGE Joseph Seaton STRANGE Mary Susannah STRANGE Mary C HENRY Mini tree diagram

Susannah HENDERSON6,4,7,8,2,3

8th Aug 18191,2,3 - 12th Jun 18994

Life History

8th Aug 1819

Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,2,3

9th Aug 1839

Married James M STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.28,1,2

about 1840

Birth of daughter Sarah E STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3,9,10

2nd Feb 1842

Birth of son William Henry STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.4,8,7,11,6,12

9th Oct 1843

Birth of daughter Amanda J STRANGE in Cocke County, Tennessee.13,8,14,15,7,16

about 1845

Birth of daughter Minerva A STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.17,7,8

about 1848

Birth of daughter Jane STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.8

about 1849

Birth of daughter Malinda M STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.7,4,8

Jun 1850

Birth of son John W STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.8,18

6th Feb 1854

Birth of son Murphy Columbus STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.17,19,4,20

about 1857

Birth of son Miles Wesley STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.17,21,7

8th Dec 1859

Birth of son Joseph Seaton STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.4,22,23,19,24

30th Apr 1863

Birth of daughter Mary Susannah STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.25,26,4

after 1880

Death of daughter Sarah E STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3

11th Jan 1896

Death of James M STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.27

12th Jun 1896

Died in Jefferson County, Tennessee.4

(less likely)

12th Jun 1899

Died in Jefferson County, Tennessee.5,2

(most likely)

after 12th Jun 1899

Buried in Strange Cemetery, Muddy Hollow Rd, South Jefferson County, Tennessee.4,2


  • In 1880 the census lists her as Susan, instead of the full name Susannah.  Family sources indicate she was called Polly.  I found exact birth and death information on Susannah Henderson from the Strange family.  I was hesitant to change to this, however, because it reports her about 3 years older than two censuses that agree.  But censuses are wildly wrong and varying in that era, and one census has her three years younger than the other two.  I have decided to follow this family information.  See discussion below concerning death date.

    Susannah married James M Strange in August 1839.

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    James M Strange Spouse
    Susannah Henderson
    Marriage 8 Aug 1839 Jefferson County, Tennessee

    I have found two death dates for Susannah Strange.  One is 12 June 1896 in Jefferson County, Tennessee, reported by an anonymous genealogy of the Stranges, which provides much information that appears to be from family sources, such as the nickname "Aunt Polly" for Susannah.  This source reports that she was buried in the Strange Cemetery on Muddy Hollow Road, off Rainwater School Road, in South Jefferson County, Tennessee.  This is coorroborated by a memorial on find a Grave.

    Susannah HENDERSON
    Birth 8 AUG 1819 in Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Death 12 JUN 1896 in Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Buried in the Strange Cemetary [sic] on Muddy Hollow Road, off Rainwater School Road, in South Jefferson County, Tennessee.
    "Aunt Polly."
    Father John HENDERSON (no dates)
    Mother Mary HENRY (no dates)
    Married James M. STRANGE , Jr. (b: 1815 in Jefferson County, Tennessee) on 9 AUG 1839 in Jefferson County, Tennessee

    Several other sources, such as Terri Honeycutt's, reports her death year as 12 June 1899.  The above genealogy has usually been confirmed by records where available.  But the date in the Find-a-Grave memorial, reports the date as 12 June 1896.  I am follow Find a Grave, and Terri and the many others who seem to agree with this date.  (The memorial notes that Susannah is buried in an unmarked grave.)

    Susannah Henderson
    Birth 1819-08-08 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    Death 1899-06-12 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    John Henderson b 1800
    Mary Henry
    --  Terri Honeycutt,

    Susannah Henderson Strange
    Birth  Aug. 8, 1819 Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Death Jul. 12, 1899 Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Wife of James M. Strange (1815 - 1896). Married August 9, 1839
    Buried in an unmarked grave
    Burial Strange Cemetery, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Created by B J Almerico Jun 10, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #71148250,


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