Possible photo of Daniel R. and Sarah Elizabeth (Tippins) Henderson and family.
Daniel Henderson was born 1815 somewhere in South Carolina. He moved to Brooklyn, Conecuh County, Alabama in 1820 with his father, David F. Henderson. He first purchased land in 1839 in Brewton, Alabama and became Constable that same year. He married Sarah Elizabeth Tippins, daughter of James Augustus Tippins. They had nine children. They were Caroline, John L., Charles, George Tippins, James, William, Phillip H.M., Charlotte, and Daniel Webster. Daniel’s next land purchase was around the Brushy Creek, Lenox area in 1858 where he and Sarah (Eliza) were active members in Brushy Creek United Methodist Church.
When the Civil War broke out Daniel joined the Louisiana Nineteenth Infantry while they were stationed in Pollard, a prominent town in Conecuh at that time. The 19th was stationed there to guard against attack at Mobile and Pensacola. Daniel enlisted in November of 1862, and eventually he and the 19th La. Infantry was sent to Chickamauga, Georgia where they lead the first attack on September 20, 1863. Daniel
received a flesh wound to the right hip and shipped by railway to St. Mary’s Hospital at LaGrange, Georgia where he died 19 days later on October 9th, 1863.
Daniel is buried in the Old Confederate Cemetery on Miller Street. When I found Daniel’s grave site his headstone was in disrepair and barely legible. I requested a new headstone from The United States Government with the aid of Mr. Mike Hanners, the cemetery caretaker. Mr.Hanners, Jeff Gammons, and I installed the new headstone on the 147th anniversary of Daniel R. Henderson’s death.
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