Henderson County, Kentucky Biography
Charles G. HENSON received a common school education and after leaving school learned the carpenters trade, which occupation he followed in Evansville until 1853, when he came to Henderson, where he continued to work at it until 1860. He then became interested in photography and followed that business until 1878, since which time he has been engaged in the real estate business. He now lives practically retired from active affairs, looking after the rentals of his houses, of which he owns several, both in Henderson and Evansville. Mr. HENSON is seventy-four years old and is hale and hearty for one of his age. He laconically attributes his good health to the fact that he never aspired to office. He has been a great student of music, especially vocal music, and was for over thirty years the musical director of the Presbyterian Church. During most of that time his first wife, who was also proficient in music, was a member of the choir.
Mr. HENSON has been twice married. His first wife was Miss Frances A. TILESTON, of Evansville, to whom he was married in 1853. His second marriage was in 1890 to Martha L., daughter of J. M. and Nancy L. (CALVERT) HIGGINS, of Caldwell County. Nancy CALVERT was a granddaughter of Spencer CALVERT, who served in the Revolutionary War, came to Kentucky in the time of Daniel BOONE, returned to Maryland, where he married, and then came back to Kentucky and there passed the rest of his life. Three children born to Mr. HENSON died in infancy.
Lower Ohio Valley, Federal Publishing Company, 1905
CHARLES G. HENSON REFERENCES
1860 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
C. G. Henson age 30, F. A. Henson (wife) age 30
Mattie L. Henson, born 7 Nov 1859, died 21 May 1929, Caldwell Co.
Spouse Charles Henson
Contributed by Netta Mullin, HCH&GS
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