Henderson Connections

DATE

NAME

PRESIDING

3-27-1881

Archie Henderson (Died 10-22-1888)

W. R. McClelland

11-1-1881

Charley DeWitt Love (Died 12-24-1886)

Rev. DeWitt Burkhead

7-2-1882

Sallie Jane Dobbins

Rev. W. R. McClelland

10-14-1883

Mr. Parish

Rev. J. DeWitt Burkhead

4-26-1884

Franklin Smith Henderson (infant) (Admitted to church 7-23-1895)

Rev. L. H. Wilson

8-26-1884

William Henry Way (adult)

Rev. L. H. Wilson

8-26-1884

Miss Alice Sophia Way

Rev. L. H. Wilson

August 1886

Albert Sidney Henderson

Walter James Crews

John William McGahey

(infants admitted to communion)

Rev. Thomas Ward White

4-8-1887

Lena May Henderson (infant)

Thomas Ward White

2-26-1888

James Edward McGahey (infant)

T. W. White

5-13-1888

Lizzie Lee Crews (infant) Released by order of Presbytery

Rev. R. N. Smith

11-17-1888

William Prentice Ferguson (infant) Disms'd by letter

 Rev. C. C. Williams

7-7-1899

Lillie E. Perkingse

Lovie D. Perkin

Willie Perkings*

(All admitted to communion)

(*Note: should be Perkins)

Rev. C. C. Williams

3-28-1890

Minnie Lee Henderson (infant)

C. C. Williams

6-18-1891

Matte Celeta Wallace.

Lelia Morris Wallace.

Florence Addie Wallace*

Corie Bird Wallace*

*Later Note: Out of bounds

Rev. H. H. Lane (?)

6-26-1892

Horace Neely Ferguson (Died September 1892)

Charlott Rose McGahey

(Rosa McGahey admitted; returned, order Presby.

Rev. C. W. Chambers

12-5-1894

John Ferguson

Rev. C. C. Williams

5-6-1895

Linnie Pearl McGahey

Rev. T. W. White

7-23-1895

Pendulum Herring (adult)

Rev. J. E. McLean

1-26-1896

Julius Roy Taft (infant)

A. W. Wilson, D. D.

1-17-1897

Jessie Lee Henderson (infant)

Rev. T. W. White

7-4-1897

Ethel Hudson

Rev. G. E. Eagleton

6-26-1898

Mary Elvira Ferguson (infant)

Lillie May McGahey

Henry Ferguson

(By order of Presbytery Baptized by D. Dudley from Lindale Church)

Rev. A. W. Wilson

8-18-1899

Margaret Elner* York [*Should be Eleanor]

Archie Raymon* Henderson [*Should be Raymond]

Albert Jessie Crews

W. J. Caldwell of Tyler

W. J. Caldwell

W. J. Caldwell

2-25-1900

Joseph Tomson Vernon

A. W. Wilson

8-16-1900

Wilson Forest Ferguson

C. W. Tenney

8-17-1900

Herman Henderson Crews

C. W. Tenney

Aug. 1901

Ina May Hudson

Rev. J. A. Mecklin (?)

8-27-1902

Hattie Lola Crews

Hubert Ferguson

Charlie Perkins Henderson

Rev. J. D. McLean

3-22-1903

Walter Allen McGahey

Rev. N. Smyley

7-27-1906

Henry Earnest McGahey

Joseph DeWitt Henderson (infant)

Rev. Thomas Gallaher

7-28-1906

Leslie Crews

Luther Calvin Vernon

Charlie C. Crone

T. Gallagher

8-15-1907

Dora Unice* Crone [*Eunice?]

Annie Louis[e?] Crews

Rev. Edgar Williams

Rev. Edgar Williams

7-21-1909

Mildred Henderson

Linnie Helen Crews

Rev. Jno. A. Williams

Rev. Jno. A. Williams

2-13-1910

Sarah Lenora Vernon

Rev. Jno. A. Williams

1-1-1911

Lewis Henderson (adult)

Jno. A. Williams

7-26-1911

Walter R. Howard (infant)

Rev. F. H. Hensley

7-25-1913

Dorothy Jane Henderson (infant)

S. D. Logan

7-19-1914

Nora Gertrude Crews (infant)

E. J. Durham

7-16-1915

Hattie Maurine Crews

R. K. L. Owen

5-16-1915

Jack Nash Henderson

R. L. Owens

March 1916

Ruby Ann Henderson

R. L. Owen

9-29-1917

Bera May Howard

R. L. Owen

9-30-1917

???? /Crews

R. L. Owen

Bethesda Baptism Records


Equally valuable are the baptism, membership and death records of the early church and the records of those dismissed as members, mostly by transfer to other churches, but a few for disciplinary reasons. Pages 82 to 89 of Bethesda Records from Montreat include a wealth of information. Every Henderson ancestor, and many who belong to the family by marriage or extended friendship, will find in these pages fragments of their roots. Some will discover individuals for whom they are named.


For that reason, the pages are included here, as nearly as possible (including their misspelled names and barring my own inability to interpret long-ago handwriting) exactly as they appear in these long-ago records. It is worth mentioning that Page 84 of the records has written at the top of the page “Baptisms. First Page” and begins with the date March 27, 1881, while page 82 says, “Baptisms of...Second Page,” and begins on Jan. 17, 1897. Why the records should have started on Page 82 and backed up to page 84 is a mystery, but the recorded dates clearly indicate that is the way the records were kept.

Descendants of William Lee Henderson and Eleanor Ann Selina Shelby
From the unpublished book written by Vivian Anderson Castleberry
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