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Below is a family biography included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published by Standard Publishing Company in 1913.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Dr. Samuel G. Henderson, who has spent his entire professional life in St. Phillips, Posey county, Indiana, was born at Surgeonville, Hawkins county, Tennessee, in 1848, the son of S. L. and Annie (Williams) Henderson. The doctor’s grandfather was killed and robbed by the Indians near Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Henderson was reared on a farm in his native county, attending the common schools of his neighborhood. At the age of fifteen he enlisted in Company E, First Tennessee Federal cavalry, but on account of his youth was not permitted to serve. Two of his brothers were in the Federal and one in the Confederate army. After his discharge he again attended school. In March, 1866, he came to Indiana, locating first at Francisco, Gibson county. He attended school for a short time at Poseyville, Ind., and subsequently taught school in Posey county. He graduated in 1876 from the Cincinnati College of Physicians and Surgeons. He began practicing his profession in St. Phillips, Posey county, where he has since resided. He has retired from active practice, but still does some office work. He has accumulated a competence, owns several farms and is a raiser of cattle and hogs. In politics he is a Democrat. He belongs to no church, but is a Methodist in belief. In 1873 Dr. Henderson married Barbara Pelt, daughter of James and Nancy Pelt. Dr. and Mrs. Henderson are the parents of eight children.

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This family biography is one of 232 biographies included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published in 1913 by Standard Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Posey County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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