Biography of James A. Henderson
Yates County, NY Biographies





Henderson, James A., son of Samuel and Henrietta F. Henderson, was born in Milo, March 24, 1822. At the age of twenty eight he commenced railroading on the Erie and later went to Georgia and Mississippi, where he was at the commencement of the war. He was not conscripted into the Confederate service, but stayed south voluntarily, conducting trains and doing other railroad service under military authority. In 1863 he returned to Milo and purchased 137 acres in the south part of the town". Here he has since lived, devoting his time to agricultural pursuits. In 1858, at Brooklyn, N. Y., Mr. Henderson married Mary E. Abbey, by whom he had four children. In 1871 Mrs. Henderson died, and April 3, 1888, Mr. Henderson married Mary E., daughter of Alexander Bell.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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