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Title: Joseph Henderson
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In all that constitutes true manhood and good citizenship Hoseph Henderso, one of the best known of Warren county farmers, is a notable example and none stands higher than he in the esteem and confidence of the community honored by his citizenship. His career has been characterized by duty faithfully done and by industry, thrift and wisely directed efforts he has earned a reputation which has never been clouded by unworthy acts. He is a man of good judgment and pronounced views and while keeping himself well informed on current events and taking a lively interest in all public affairs of his township and county he has not been a persistent office seeker, though he has been induced to accet the office of supervisor, which he is now filling to the entire satisfaction of his fellow citizens. He has worked hard and knows how to appreciate the true dignity of labor and to place a correct estimate upon the value of money. He stands ever ready to support all measures for the material and moral welfare of the community. He is one of our esteemed citizens, having lived here all his life and been a witness to played most excellently his part in the drama of civilization.

Joseph Henderson is a native of the county in which he now lives, having been born in Warren county, Indiana, on the 24th of December, 1847. He is the son of Joseph and Phoebe (Wells) Henderson, both of whom are now deceased, the father dying in 1850, being survived nearly four decades by his widow, who passed away on the 18th of March, 1887. They were the parents of nine children, seven of whom are deceased, the only survivor besides the subject of this sketch being a sister, Mrs. Amanda Wright, who lives in Oklahoma.

Mr. Henderson attended the common schools in his youth, receiving a fair education, which he has supplemented during his life by much reading and close observation. The early death of his father deprived him of that share of parental care, though the widowed mother bravely endeavored to rear her family as best she could, and well did she perform her task. Joseph Henderson has always been an energetic, hard-working man, giving faithful attention to the task before him, so that today he enjoys the friendship and good will of all who know him.

In 1880 Joseph Henderson married Samantha Sisk, who was born in Warren county, Indiana, on December 19, 1857, the daughter of William and Martha (Reed) Sisk, and they have two children, Rosa, who married Charles Owens, a farmer in Kent township, and George, who is operating the farm on which the subject of this sketch now lives. He is unmarried.

Joseph Henderson has given a lifelong support to the Democratic party and, as stated in the opening paragraph, he is now serving as supervisor Religiously, he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, being an earnest supporter of the same.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001008
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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