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Thomas Henderson
Birth: Aug. 15, 1743
Freehold
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1824
Freehold
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA

3rd New Jersey Governor. Served as a Lieutenant in the New Jersey Militia in 1775. Appointed Major in Colonel Charles Stewart’s Battalion of Minutemen 1776. Appointed Brigade Major in the Monmouth County Militia, 1776, and was made Major of Colonel Nathaniel Heard’s battalion. He was later promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and brigadier major at Monmouth. Elected as a Delegate to the Continental Congress, 1779 but declined to serve. Was Acting Governor of New Jersey in 1794 and elected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress from 1795 to 1797. Died in Freehold, New Jersey (bio by: Robert) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Henderson (1697 - 1771)
  Ann Stevens Henderson (____ - 1776)
 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Burrowes Henderson (____ - 1840)*
 
 Children:
  Catherine Burrowes Henderson Pettit (1787 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
IN MEMORY OF DR THOMAS HENDERSON WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC 15TH 1821 AGED 81 YEARS HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY AND HIS STATE FAITHFULLY WAS HONOURED AND BELOVED HE DIED IN THE HOPE OF A BETTER LIFE THROUGH THE MERITS OF THE REDMEER
 
Burial:
Old Tennent Churchyard
Tennent
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Nov 21, 2001
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Gov. (R-NJ) Thomas Henderson , Third Governor of New Jersey!::May GOD Bless you and your families as you so have blessed these UNITED STATES of North America ! Thank you for your being!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Jan. 21, 2013

- Pam Saba
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