Benjamin HENDERSON [Probably father. He was listed in an old account book from Joseph Porter's Store dated 1789. However, John, Thomas & Hugh received early land grants.] Benj Henderson was listed on the tax list for St. Stephen NB in 1815
Children: Benjamin born 1786 NB
Benjamin HENDERSON born 1786 NB; lived Cooper ME by 1830, died 1/2/1865 age 79
Spouse: Mary HITCHINGS born 12/2/1801 NB, of St David NB married 11/28/1815, died 1/17/1869 age 68 yr 6 mo
Children: Elbridge farmer, born circa 1816 NB, died 5/11/1897 Cooper ME age 81 yrs 1 mo 20 days; Isaac Newton born circa 1828 NB, married Alma M. Wood, died 7/25/1900 age 77 stomach cancer; Benjamin born circa 1833 NB, died 3/14/1871, took part in Civil War, enlisted 10/10/1862 age 30, Co. F 22nd Infg., married Caroline M.; Josiah born circa 1834 NB; Ezra W. born circa 1836 NB married Mary E.?; Lucy A. born circa 1838 NB married George W. Smith; Daniel born circa 1840 NB; Elbridge married (1) widow McCormack (2) Euphemia Flood their daughter Ellen married Josiah Smith; Levi born 12/24/1841 NB married Diantha E. Hunnewell, enlisted 10/10/1862 Co. F 22nd Reg, Maine Civil War, died 11/17/1915 cerebial hemorage while visiting Calais; Harris born circa 1846 NB, died 6/16/1603 Brockton MA, bookkeeper; Sarah (Sally) married George Saddler; Elmore born 7/31/1820 Canada married Nancy J. Pottell, died 10/16/1899 age 79 of old age; Sewall married Lydia Ireland, died Presque Isle 5/27/1906 age 83; Hannah married James Ireland, died 3/26/1901 age 71 11 mo. of inflamation of the bowels; David of Alexander, married Lavinia Averill of Cooper 3/6/1837; Mary married Abraham Ireland [note: children listed in census as being born in NB but family living in Cooper by 1830]
Lucy A. HENDERSON born Macadavic NB circa 1840; died 2/16/1893 Baring ME age 52 yrs 4 mo. of measles and heart failure
Spouse: George W. SMITH born 1836 Cooper Washington ME; died 11/13/1901 Northfield ME, married 8/17/1857
Children: Charles A. born 1862 married Eva Preston; Nellie born circa 1860 married Edward W. Andrews; Austin; Josiah W. born 1864 married Ellen Henderson of Cooper daughter of Elbridge Henderson and Euphemus Flood; Ida E. born circa 1858 married McDougal lived in Hyde Park MA; Flora M. born circa 1867 lived in Baring ME; Cyrus W.; Phene married Edgar Andrews lived in Baring ME [Phene per Memorial of Loyalist Families]
1830 Census Cooper Washington ME:
Benjamin Henderson 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Was Benjamin son of Hugh the Loyalist? Loyalists to Canada: pg 153; The date of he Loyalist grant, to "William Gammon and 429 others," on the town plot of St. Andrews [N.B.], was August 12, 1784. Individuals and families who were granted town lots were mostly Loyalist refugees, officers and men of the 74th Regiment, and Argyll Highlanders who had been stationed at Fort George. There were others from the 64th, 70th, 84th, N.C. Highlanders, Royal Garrison Battalion, and King's Orange Rangers. /P/ The plan for the town of St. Andrews consisted of six parallel streets running from northwest to southeast, and thirteen streets crossing them at right angles, forming sixty square blocks, etc. Each block was divided into eight lots. Three divisions -- Bulkley, Parr, and Morris -- were planned for the settlement, and the streets were to be broad and regular. Grantees were required to build their houses six feet from the street line. This early planning resulted in a beautiful seaside town, which is noticeably attractive even today (1992). pg 155; The names of the St. Andrews grantees were: ... Barber, John ...Henderson, Hugh ... Hitchings, Amos ...Lillie/Lyall, John ... pg 160; The following St. Andrews grantees were also grantees of the Port Matoon/Mouton Association (now St. Stephen, New Brunswick): ... Barber, John ... Lillie/Lyall, John ... pg 161 The following St. Andrews grantees were also grantees with the Cape Ann Association in St. David Parish: ... Hitchings, Josiah, Jr. ... Among the following St. Andrews grantees, are included part of the 74th Regiment, Argyll Highlanders ... Henderson, Hugh ...
A-CHS 11/99: Machias Union 8/25/1857: Married in Cooper, 17th, by T. J. Burbank Esq., Geo. W. Smith to Miss Lucy Henderson, both of Cooper.
1830 Census Cooper Maine: Benjamin
Henderson 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 2 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40, 1
female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40
St Stephen Tax List - 1815 (Transcribed from a xerox copy in the MC files at PANB). To Robinson [Crocker?] Collector of Taxes in the Parish of St Stephen. You are hereby Requested & Directed forthwith to call on the following Persons for their Respective Rates as hereunto annexed to their number, and, You will pay the amount thereof, being Forty Two Pounds Ten Shillings into the hand of the Treasurary of the County for the purpose Directed by Law. Signd. Robert Wattson, William Kennady, William Maybe. ....Robert Hitchins ... Josiah Hitchins ... John Barber ... David Hitchins ... Benj. Henderson
Annals of Calais, Maine, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick: In 1689, Benjamin Henderson, was found in the Day Book of Joseph Porter's story, Ferry Point ME. [ie Calais]
Register Parish of St. Stephen Marriages: Benjamin Henderson of St. Stephen and Mary Hitchings of St. Stephen 11/28/1815, Richard Clarke Clergyman
[Any connection? Anglican church Baptisms St. George NB and surrounding area for years 1849 & 1850: Date: 8/21; Parents' George & Rebecca Henderson; Child Sarah 7 months; Location Mascareen; Rector J. McGivern]
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