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Bennett H. Henderson born in Bedford County VA 5 Sep 1784 lived in Summerville, TN.

In Sumner County TN in the 1820 census record there is a Thomas Henderson listed with 8 members in his family.


Early Wills

Jane Henderson Will 1841 lr
William Henderson Will 1806 wb-1-102


William Henderson born Aug 1752 in Albemarle County VA. And died Apr 1807 in Sumner County TN. Married Lockey Trigg on 22 Nov 1779. She was born 11 Sep 1763 and died 21 July 1828. Their children were: John C. born Oct 1780; Bennett H born Feb 1782; William Trigg born May 1784; Lilburn L. born Nov 1786 (married a sister of Thomas Jefferson) Granville born Jul 1788; Littleton born 26 Dec 1790: Arthur M. born Jun 1795; Paulina Ann born Aug 1797; Eliza Marie born Dec 1799; and Lockey Melinda born 1803. DAR records: 284317; 492423; 569764; and 284316. In Mar 1980 F. Robert Henderson obtained several copies of papers from the VA State Library in Richmond VA. These papers were about this William Hendersons Rev War records. It appears from these papers that his heir's claims were rejected and then approved. See Reel 11 (JR3293/4) Bounty application file and petition of the heirs 1851. Rev War Record Rejected Claims Reel 7 (JR3327/8), Littleton Henderson 1830-1851. Land Office Rev War Bounty Certificates No. 36052-9925, reel 347, pages 540-541-555-560-Cert. 9347-9348-9358-9359-9360-9631-9636 9452 and exchange warrants 607 issued to heirs of William Henderson 1853. Land Office Military Cert. Box 27, Folder 109 Folder 111 Certificate file of Capt. William Henderson, containing proof of heir ship, appointments of guardians and power of attorney, 1843-1853. Auditor's Account Book VIII 1781 Page 40 Record of payment made to Capt. William Henderson for rations for Capt. Levi Todd's Company and pay as a scout April 1781. Revolutionary War Pension applications for William Henderson W228 and R14952 are on file at the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C. 20408.

This William and Lockey named a son Bennett and a son was named Lilburn. Col. Charles Lilburn Lewis was in Albemarle County VA. Col. Charles Lilburn Lewis wrote a letter to the Governor on 19 Aug 1782 (Calendar of VA State Papers Vol. 3. P. 262). He requested commissions for officers and the list included Col. Bennett Henderson. Col Bennett Henderson was thought to be a brother of William Henderson who died in 1807 in Sumner County TN. The children of this William and his wife were: John C, Bennett H., William T., Lilbourne, Daniel Littleton, Arthur Mosely, Abram, Grandville, Paulina Ann, Elizabeth, and Lockey Melinda. (Source: Louise Perkins Wilson (Mrs. Marvin) No. 532727 membership in DAR 1960-1970 The TN Society of the D.A.R. Vol. II. And TN Shelby County Henderson-Trigg-Perkins Bible and family records April 3, 1939 McClung Collection - Lawson McGhee Library, Knoxville, TN).

In "Historic Rock Castle" by Willie McGee Ellis, Nashville, page 55 it reads that this William Henderson was born in Aug 1752vand died about 1807. He married Lockey Trigg on Nov 18, 1779. His father was John Henderson who was born about 1702 and married Elizabeth Bennett of Albemarle County VA. Their children were: John born 1729, Bennett born 1731, Sallie born 1733, Elizabeth born 1735, Mary born 1738, Nancy born 1742, Martha born 1746, Fannie born 1748, and William born 1752. (Source: Joy Perkins Covington in e-mail 10/28/98).

William and Lockey with their family came to TN about 1790. They lived in Hendersonville TN which came known as a Post Office in about 1806. Several members of this family moved to Shelby County TN. However, records of the children can be located in several eastern counties in TN. Lilbourn L Henderson enjoyed studying Daniel Boone as noted in some early books about Boone. Lilbourn L. name was often listed as L.L. Henderson.

A military warrant with entry #4091 was issued by NC to Thomas Hickman/ Simon Henderson. Apparently the grant was issued to Simon Henderson and sold to Thomas Hickman as the grant papers contain a signature of Simon Henderson dated February 1797. The grant was for service as a Private during the Revolutionary War. The land was granted in Sumner County TN for 640 acres of land on Sinking Creek at a branch of Big Barren River. The Grant # was 3113 and it was entered 6 May 1797 and issued 14 September 1797. This is recorded in Book 90-Page 408.(Copy of the grant and papers in my files).

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