Make your own free website on

Descendants of John & Martha HENDERSON/ HANDERSON of Springfield MA, Hartford & Haddam CT

Home | Bob Henderson is resposible for this site
Welcome graphic
This site is an attempt to record what I've learned about the descendants of my Immigrant ancestor, John Handerson (Henrison, Henryson, Hannison, Henderson) and his wife, Martha Steele. A discussion of their origins and immediate families are given in the article "The Descendants of John and Martha (Steele) Handerson" of 17th Century MA & CT" listed below.

The first published attempt to identify the descendants of John and Martha was made by Dr. Henry Ebenezer Handerson in the 1880's.  He published his results in "A Contribution to the Genealogy of the Handerson Family" dated 1885.   I have used this as a basis for my work on the Appendices A thru D and have corrected and updated it as far as I have beeen able to trace the subsquent generations.  Also added were some people that Henry didn't include from the earlier generations.

Appendiices E thru P are an update of Marion Henderson Reynolds' pamphlet "Descendants of James and Sarah Handerson" which she compiled in 1976. Appendix E is limited to persons born with the name Handerson/ Henderson; the others cover the non Henderson descendants.
Much of the data for these listing was obtained from the US Census. Other sources were state and town vital records, family histories and direct contact with the people listed.

This is a work in progress, so please contact me if you have any information that might help round out the picture.

Click on the titles to open the documents listed.  They are in PDF format and can be read with Acrobat Reader. This can be downloaded free from the Adobe site.

"The Descendants of John and Martha (Steele) Handerson" of 17th Century MA & CT"

Appendix A - Descendants of John & Martha (Steele) Handerson

Appendix B - Descendants of Roger & Miriam (Handerson) Orvice/Orvis

Appendix C - Descendants of John & Elizabeth (Orvice) Andrews

Appendix D - Descendants of James & Mehitable (Grave) Handerson

Appendix E - Descendants of James and Sarah (Traver) Handerson

The following Appendices list some of James and Sarah's descendants through the female lines.

Appendix F - Burton

Appendix G - Cox/Dutton

Appendix H - Hubbell/Hooper

Appendix J - Jerome/Cathan

Appendix K - Kent/Beattie

Appendix L - Little

Appendix M - Mapes

Appendix N - Shute

Appendix O - Tanner

Appendix P - Van Valkenburg/Beattie