Margaret Balkcum Henderson.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

ImageMARGARET BALKCUM HENDERSON, “Mag,” born 1836 in Sampson County, died 1915 near Dudley, Wayne County.  She was probably the daughter of Nancy Balkcum, a white woman.  She married Lewis Henderson (1836-1912) circa 1855, most likely in Sampson County.

Original tintype lost.  Copy in possession of Lisa Y. Henderson.

In the 1860 census of Westbrooks, Sampson County: Lewis Henderson, 25, mulatto, turpentine laborer, wife Margaret, 26, and children Lewis T., 4, James L., 3, and Isabella J., 4 mos.