Thomas A. Henderson

003-1826-TN

Monroe Co, TN

Text: Thomas A. Henderson, a well-to-do and enterprising citizen of Monroe County, and a
resident of the Fourteenth District, is the son of John and Dorcas (McSpadden) Henderson. He was
born near his present place of residence, October 27, 1826. His father was a born in Jefferson
County, Tenn., in 1790, and died in Monroe County, Tenn., in 1871. He moved to and entered the
land on which our subject is now living, at the early settlement of the county. He was a farmer and
house carpenter by occupation. Was magistrate for many years, a member of the Baptist Church and
a Republican in politics. His mother was a native of Jefferson County, Tenn., born in 1795 and died
in Monroe County in 1869; was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Their family consisted of
eleven children, five of whom are now living. Our subject received a liberal education at the East
Tennessee University, of Knoxville. He remained on the old homestead, took care of his parents in
their old age, and provided for them until their death. He then purchased the home place from the
other heirs. September 15, 1857, he married Miss Martha Caldwell, a native of Jefferson County,
Tenn., born 1828, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and the daughter of Harvey
Caldwell. To this marriage were born five children, all living: William B., James H., Mary E., Oliver
B. and Martha C. Mr. Henderson is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a
Republican in politics.
http://www.tngenweb.org/monroe/goodsp2.htm#GSP14_LIST