NEWTON C. HENDERSON
History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties,
Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).
Newton C. Henderson, farmer, was born in Monroe County, Tenn., in 1837,
the eighth of fourteen children of Robert N. and Winnie (Eudaley)
Henderson. The father, born in Jefferson County, Tenn., in 1796, and of
Irish origin, was the son of Andrew Henderson, and was married when
twenty-eight. Soon after he settled in Monroe County, where he remained
until 1864, when he died at Chattanooga while en route for Illinois. He
was buried at Nashville. He was a farmer. The mother, born in Virginia in
1806, is still living, and both were members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. With a country school education, our subject came to Hamilton
County in 1862, and on January 9, 1867, married Mary, daughter of James
and Mary A. Carey, born in Kentucky. She died, March 24, 1884. Six of
their seven children are living: Lillie B., Andrew H., Nellie W., Sumner
W., Isa C. and Winnie A. July 9, 1884, he married Julia, daughter of John
and Hannah Duval, and a native of Hamilton County. Their only child is
Newton C. His present farm of 160 acres of finely improved land is the
result of his own good management, from a beginning of nothing.
Politically he is a Republican, casting his first vote for Bell. For
twenty years he has been a Mason, and is a member of the F. M. B. A. He
and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a
man of ability and information.
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