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Re: Henry Lenderman,1860-1900, AL and TN
Posted by: Ben G. Mauldin Date: April 26, 1999 at 20:30:00
In Reply to: Henry Lenderman,1860-1900, AL and TN by Barry Sewell of 178

This is a follow-up to my first message. I have a little more on Henry S Lenderman's ancestors. You may already have this information but thought I'd share it with you just the same. (By the way, I'm the son of Rada Marie Lenderman, the daughter of Henry Ottis, the son of Jacob Moses, the son of Henry, the son of Jacob, the son of John, the son of Henry, yada, yada.)

The following are quotes taken from the book Lenderman Links 1763 - 1982 researched and written by my cousins Ranelle Hemrick Brown and Margene Hemrick Black. I think you can still get copies from Margene.
"Henry M. Lenderman
* Born: ca. 1792 Greenville, SC
* Married ca. 1817: Mary (maiden name ?), born ca. 1798 (Greenville, SC), died ca. 1865 (Cherokee Co., AL)
* Married March 1867: Rebecca Miller, born ca, 1825, died (?)
* Died: September 4, 1876 (Cherokee Co., AL)
Children: (1) Rebecca, (2) John, (3) Lemuel, (4) Levi, (5) Zachariah, (6) Henry, (7) James

Henry M. was born in Greenville ca. 1792. Henry senior was the oldest son of Peter and Barbary Lenderman. By this time, the Lenderman family had multiplied until the land they owned was becoming too small for their needs. Henry continued working with his father Peter on their farm. Henry was a typical Lenderman in appearance with fair skin, light hair, blue eyes and a height of about six feet.

The War of 1812 held appeal for a young man of 20 who had never been away from home. However, it took 2 years to convince his father of his great need to serve his country. It was on November 6, 1814, that Henry enlisted in the South Carolina militia. By December 19 of that same year, henry was located at a camp at Georgetown, SC near the coast. He served as a private in Captain Garrison's company until his discharge on March 12, 1815 .

Returning to Greenville, Henry again worked on his father's farm. Two years later he married and began a family of his own. He and his wife Mary (maiden name?) had a daughter and 5 sons by 1830, and were still living on a small parcel of land near his father.

Henry needed more land for his growing family. Each of his sons was going to need land, so he decided to move south to Alabama where new land was opening. ThePollards of Greenville had moved to Cherokee County earlier and Henry decided to follow. Here he was able to acquire the land needed for his family. It was also here that his last son was born about 1840.

As these sons grew up and began marrying, Henry's life should have reached a more tranquil state. It was not to be. This family was another of the many families affected by the War Between the States. Four of Henry's sons felt a duty to the South in this time of crisis. Henry now realized the anguish of a father watching his sons march off to war has his own father had done many years earlier. He was not as fortunate as his own father -- one of his sons did not return. (This was James Lenderman, the brother of Henry S. James enlisted in the Confederate Army on September 4, 1861 and served as a private in company D, 22nd Alabama Infantry until his death on December 1, 1861 in Mobile. It's believed he died of yellow fever.)

Perhaps it was Mary, Henry's wife, who suffered most. Grief and worry hastened her own death which came soon after the war.

Henry found solace from his grief in his marriage to Rebecca Miller in March 186. Rebecca was only 42 when she married Henry, who was 75. They lived happily until his death 9 year later.
Peter Lenderman
* Born: ca. 1760 Orange Co., NC
* Married ca. 1790: Barbary(maiden name ?), born ca. 1769, died ca. 1845 (Greenville, SC)
* Died: ca. 1840 (Greenville, SC)
Children: (1) Henry, (2) Polly, (3) Nancy, (4) Catherine, (5) John, (6) Caroline, (7) Elizabeth, (8) (?), (9) Priscilla

Peter was the fourth son and the fifth child of Henry Lenderman, SR. Peter was probably born around 1760 in North Carolina. it's possible that he was named for Peter Cevit (Kevit) who was a neighbor of the Lendermans in Orange County, NC. Even though the Lendermans did not buy land in North Carolina until 1763, families sometimes lived in an area for a few years before they received their title deeds. This could have been the case here.

Peter traveled with his family to Greenville County, SC when they moved there in 1785. He would have been about 25 years old at the time. Peter married after his arrival in SC to Barbary and established his own home in the same area where his father and brother John were living. This was on land beside the Pigeon Roost branch of the Reedy River. Peter was a weaver by trade, but also farmed his own land.

Peter and Barbary had a large family of 9 children: 2 sons and 7 daughters. These children scattered widely as they grew up and had families of their own.

The 1820 SC census shows that Peter owned a slave. This is the only record of slavery found in the proven lines of the Lenderman family. Barbary was beginning to show signs of an illness that was to incapacitate here mental facilities. Peter and Barbary were both around 60 years old by this time and needed help as their children were busy with their own families.

Henry Lenderman, Sr.
* Born: ca. 1724 probably in Germany
* Married ca. 1750: Margaret (maiden name?), born ca. 1729, died ca. 1805 (Greenville Co., SC)
* Died: ca. 1800 (Greenville, SC)
Children: (1) Henry Jr, (2) John, (3) Leonard, (4) daughter, (5) Peter, (6) Mary

Traditionally, it is believed that the Lenderman family came from Germany to settle in North Carolina. This belief is strengthened with the land records found on Henry in Orange County in the 1700's.

Even though there is no proof at this time that Henry was the Henrich Lindeman, age 16, who arrived in Philadelphia on November 25, 1740 on the Loyal Judith, the age of Henrich would be consistent with the logical age for Henry. This would mean that Henry was born around 1724.

Henry was a prosperous farmer. A 1779 tax list shows the following: 26 acres of improved land; 147 acres of land; 14 cattle; 6 horses; 5 pounds 10 shillings money, notes, bonds, etc.; total value 1,776 pounds 2 shillings.

Henry and his family lived in a very troubled area during the time of his North Carolina residence. The clash between the Regulators and the government officials must have had a tremendous effect on their everyday lives. Neighbors were being persecuted and difficult decision had to be made in the political struggles of the time. There is proof that when the American Revolution did take place, Henry had made the decision to aid the American forces by providing goods for the militia. This proof is found in the North Carolina Archives, Index to the Revolutionary Army Accounts showing receipts for payment to Henry for sundries for the militia.

In addition to land he sold his son Henry Jr., in 1777, he sold 155 acres to Peter Kivet (Civet) on January 6, 1785. This was land located on a branch of Sandy Creek called Mt. Pleasant. On October 24, 1785, Henry Sr. bought 140 acres from James McWilliams on the Reedy River in Greenville County SC. The following year, he added 220 acres which he bought from Hance Black. This land was on the Pigeon Roost branch of the Reedy River."

Well, that's about as far back as my cousins' book goes. However, there is some proof that the name Lenderman, (or Lindemann) is a Jewish surname from regions of Germany, Pomerania, and Holland. This information was supplied by Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora in Tel Aviv. Whether or not Henry's ancestry is the same is hard, if not impossible, to determine. Just thought this information might prove interesting.


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