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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed 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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Thomas Benton Henderson, on Sections 23 and 14, was born in Jackson County, Mo., May 4, 1841, and removed here with his father, Joseph Henderson, a native of Magonpin County, Tena., in the fall of 1843. The father married Miss Mary Butler, daughter of William Butler, Esq., of Jackson County, and a native of Tennessee. The grandfather of our subject, Joseph Henderson, Sr., settled on Clear Creek, Mo., at a very early day. He afterward returned to Tennessee, and subsequently settled in Jackson County, where he died about 1846. Thomas Benton Henderson attained his growth on a farm in Newton County, Mo., and upon the breaking out of the late war enlisted in the Confederate army, and served the last three years of the struggle under Gen. Shelby, but at first under Gens. Rains and Price. After the war he returned home, and married Miss Eliza Caroline Adams, daughter of Martin and Eliza (Briggs) Adams, natives of Illinois. To Mr. and Mrs. Henderson were born five sons and four daughters, named as follows: Mary Ellen, Sydna Dell, William, Fannie, Jimmie, Edward, Nettie, Eura and Thomas C. Mr. Henderson has a farm of 222 acres, all nice bottom land, and he is a member of the school board of his district.

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This family biography is one of 220 biographies included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Newton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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