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Amanda Ann Henderson

Female 1816 - 1896  (80 years)


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  • Name Amanda Ann Henderson 
    Born 3 Mar 1816  Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Nov 1896  La Rue, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5604  MyTree
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2012 

    Father John Lee Henderson,   b. 1779, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1842, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Ann Sample,   b. 28 Jan 1774, New Munster, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1830, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1804  Mecklenburg Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Madison Shelby,   b. 8 Jan 1814, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1889, LaRue, Henderson Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1841 
    Children 
     1. Shirley Shelby,   b. Abt 1842, Mecklenburg Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. James Adams Shelby,   b. 18 Mar 1843, Mecklenburg Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1886, Centreville, Bibb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Mary Ellen Shelby,   b. 9 Oct 1844, Mecklenburg Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1899, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +4. Jane Eliza Shelby,   b. 12 Dec 1846, Mecklenburg Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Smith Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John McNitt Shelby,   b. 4 Apr 1848, Mecklenburg Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1888, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     6. Eliza Ann Shelby,   b. 3 Mar 1851, Mecklenburg Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1862, Perry Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     7. Rachel Leonorah Shelby,   b. 29 Mar 1853, Mecklenburg Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1876, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    +8. Martha Selina Shelby,   b. 28 Oct 1855, Jerico, Perry Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1945, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     9. Margaret Amanda Shelby,   b. 26 Jan 1858, Jerico, Perry Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1878, Henderson Co. TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     10. Susan Ella Shelby,   b. 16 Dec 1860, Jerico, Perry Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1911, Athens, Henderson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Presbyterian Church Bulletin November 26, 1896
      In Memory of Mrs. A.A. Shelby
      She was born in North Carolina, 3d March, 1816, and passed away at
      high noon, 12th Nov. 1896, in Henderson Co., Texas. She was the mother
      of Presbyterianism in Henderson Co. The Shelby Memorial
      Church was named for her and her husband who preceded her into glory.
      She was taken sick at the church that was built principally with her
      money, on the first Sabbath in this month. She was
      delighted with the thought of going on to her heavenly home if it was
      her Father's will.
      The only thing that troubled her was that Christians were not devoted
      enough and that sinners were not brought into the fold more rapidly.
      In her humble devotion to her Christian duties she magnified the power
      and grace of her Redeemer to whom she owed the beauty and strength of
      her noble Chriatian life. The little church to which she
      was so much devoted will greatly miss her counsel, prayers and money.
      May the great covenant-keeping God sustain that little flock in their
      sorrow, and her children and friends in their bereavement.
      God has not promised to keep us from troubles, but He has promised
      to walk with us in them, and to make all things work for our good and
      finally to deliver us from them all.
      May the good Lord carry on the good work which she has left.
      R.N. Smith, Pastor
      Records in the First Presbyterian Church History in Tyler, Texas, she
      is shown as "Amanda Ann", but Henry Horn, her grandson in a letter
      said, "You have it as Amanda Ann; however, I have in my
      possession a needlework sampler, October 14, 1841, that reads as
      follows - 'Ann A. Henderson -- her sampler.' I found it among my
      mother's things many years ago and asked Papa about it and he said
      it must be Grandma Shelby's work as a girl."
      Mrs. A. A. Shelby became ill in Shelby Chapel Church. She was sitting
      on the west side of the church on the front row on the aisle. She
      slumped over quietly; her son-in-law Jeffie DeCal Horn went
      to her, took her to the buggy, then home. She died in a short time.