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Joseph Henderson

Joseph Henderson was born about 1843 in Murray County, Georgia.

The Census of 1850 listed Joseph, then age 7, living in the household of Jones Henderson, age 77, and Elizabeth Henderson, age 71. A woman, Elizabeth C. Henderson, age 25, was also listed. It is unclear how Joseph, then age 7, fit into the family.

The Census of 1860 listed Elizabeth, age 76, as head of household, and Elizabeth C., age 41, and Joseph J. Henderson, age 17. The family used the post office at Spring Place.

Records in the Murray County Courthouse state that Joseph Henderson enlisted in Company A, 39th Georgia Cummings Volunteers, in March 1862. He was captured by Union forces at Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1862. Exchanged in 1863. Killed at Baker's Creek, Mississippi, May 16, 1863. Confederate Army records contain similar information except that they indicate that he enlisted in August, 1862.


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