FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 707.

          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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