5. The Kennedy sisters, Eunice Sybil McKay (1911–2002) and Julia Louise Fleming (1917–2005).


Their line is:
Mary Amanda Henderson McGahey Dobbins—

James Milton McGahey—

Linnie Pearl McGahey—

Eunice and Julia.


4. The Henderson sisters, Mildred Lorraine Henderson Davey (1908–1994) and Jessie Lee Henderson Anderson (1896–1964).


Their line is:
Joseph Asmon Henderson—

John Lee Henderson—

Mildred and Jessie.

3. The York sisters, Minnie Lou Hagan, Era Ann Calloway, and Mildred Leatherwood Pickel.


Their line is:
Joseph Asmon Henderson—

Jennie Henderson York—

Minnie, Era Ann and Mildred.

Through the years, Henderson brothers and sisters have enjoyed a rich relationship. Sisters have grown to be dear friends after years apart while marriage and child rearing focused their attention on other pressing concerns. Then, in their older years, especially after they become widows, they delight in the shared experiences of their youth. Older brothers who once served as protectors become cherished friends of their younger sisters. Older sisters, who often were substitute mothers for “baby” brothers, honor fresh relationships with the “kids” who grew up around the same family table. These sibling ties, often overlooked by historians, are irrevocably entwined. Here are a few of the sibling connections.

The Sibling Connection

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From the unpublished book written by Vivian Anderson Castleberry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

6. Linnie Helen Crews Shores (1908–2005) and her “baby brother,” Logan Walter Crews (1918–2015).


Their line is:
Hattie Henderson Crews—

Dolphus Crews—

Helen and Logan.

2. The McGahey sisters, Charlotte Rose “Rosie” Robinson (1892–1984), left, and Lottie Mae Whisenhunt (1897–1954).


Their line is:
Mary Amanda Henderson McGahey Dobbins—

James Milton McGahey—

Rosie and Lottie Mae.

1. The Henderson Sisters—Margaret Isabelle Henderson Arendell (1845–1919), Sarah Jane “Sallie” Henderson Crews (1853–1941), and Harriet Caroline “Hattie” Henderson Crews (1850–1929). Missing are their two older sisters, Mary Amanda Henderson McGahey Dobbins and Martha Elizabeth Henderson Shelby McGahey, who had likely died before this picture was taken.

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