Surname swap, no. 3.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

In the 1850 census of Upper Richlands, Onslow County: brothers Lewis Skipp, 16, and James Skipp, 10, both mulatto, in the household of white farmer Stephen Humphrey.

In the 1860 census of Westbrooks, Sampson County: Lewis Henderson, 25, wife Margaret, 26, and children Lewis S., 4, James L., 3, and Isabella J., 4 months.  Also, James Henderson, 22, in the household of white farmer Lewis C. King. 

Lewis Henderson and James Henderson were the oldest sons of James Henderson, born about 1815 in Onslow County.  Skipp may have been their mother’s surname.