Biography - George Henson

George Warren Henson, deceased, was born September 5, 1821, at Cythianna, Kentucky. He was a son of Gideon and Nancy (Shumate) Henson. He was the eldest of the family of six children and of Scotch-German descent. With his father's family, he left the state of his nativity in 1834 and emigrated to Vermilion county, Illinois, and there remained until 1844, when he came into the section of the country which is now Douglas and immediately began the improvement of a farm.
He married Miss Eliza P. Sargent, a native of Illinois. To this union were born eleven children, six of whom are living, two sons and four daughters.
The county of Douglas, by the death of Mr. Henson, lost one of its most prominent citizens and honorable men. Politically he was a Democrat. He was a Mason, a pioneer of the county, and a man possessing a spirit of charity and enterprise. His death occured May 9, 1881, at his residence near Camargo, Illinois.
[NOTE: George W. Henson married Eliza P. Sargent - 1 April 1854 in Coles County - per Illinois Sate Marriage database]

Extracted by Linda Lang from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, page 251

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