Details for Travis Clack Henderson

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5277013023


Marker Number 13023
Atlas Number 5277013023
Marker Title Travis Clack Henderson
Index Entry Henderson, Travis Clack
Address 560 Evergreen St
City Paris
County Lamar
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 263162
UTM Northing 3725501
Subject Codes state official; military topics
Marker Year 2003
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Evergreen Cemetery
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text One of eight children, Travis Clack Henderson was born in Alabama on June 24, 1836 to John Henry and Minerva Bernard Henderson. In 1856, he moved to Paris, Texas, and established himself as a farmer. He joined the local militia in 1860. During the Civil War, he served with the 32nd Dismounted Texas Cavalry as Captain and staff officer, and became a prisoner of war in 1864. Released in 1865, he returned to Lamar County and wed Martha "Mattie" Susan Thomas (d. 1885) in 1866. The couple had seven children and were active in the community, especially in educational and governmental efforts. He represented the area for 12 years in the Texas House of Representatives and for two years as a State Senator. (2004)

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