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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  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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CHARLES A. HENDERSON was born in in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, February 22d, 1848, and was the seventh son of James and Sarah McAfee Henderson, the former a native of Westmoreland County, Penn., and the latter a daughter of Jas. McAfee. Charles A. was reared on a farm and received such education as was to be obtained in the public schools. In June, 1861, he enlisted in Company E, Twenty-sixth Ohio Infantry, although but fourteen years old. Owing to his extreme youth, the colonel of the regiment made him the orderly, and afterward he was made picket messenger for Gen. Wood, who commanded the division to which the Twenty-sixth was attached. He was sent home to Ohio as a recruiting officer, and for two months performed that duty faithfully; during the draft, he was appointed postmaster of Camp Morton, Ind., a position he held for seven months. After serving one or two years, he veteranized and continued in the service until the close of the war, participating in a number of severe battles, among which were Shiloh, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and the fighting around Atlanta. After the close of the war he returned home and resumed the duties of life. He was married July 26, 1874, to Miss Rebecca McCoy, a daughter of Joseph McCoy, a native of Kentucky. Two children were born to this marriage, viz.: William H., born July 4, 1875, and Harold C., born December 25, 1877. This year (1877), he moved to Kentucky and settled at Bardstown Junction, where he now lives.

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This family biography is one of 27 biographies included in the Bullitt County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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