Unfortunately, I don't have any more information on brothers or other members of "my" James Henderson's birth family. However, after searching for him in the Syracuse area, I can tell you that the James Henderson in Otisco was not him. There were actually two of them, the one in Otisco and the one in Syracuse, both tailors. Apparently the Syracuse one was distinguished by the use of the middle initial "E." I have also ruled out, since posting that message, that the Syracuse James was not the same James Henderosn, shirt maker, who was in New York City. I am at complete standstill in trying to figure out the family of my James & Ann, and whether they were actually in Syracuse.
However, you may find the following of some interest. This is the information about the James Henderson in Otisco. This was posted on the Ancestry message board for Onondaga Co. some time ago.
Source: Bruce, Dwight H. (Ed.), Onondaga's Centennial. Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. II, p. 314.
James Henderson, "Otisco, was born in Stowe, Scotland, Dec. 24, 1830, a son of James and Elizabeth (Shiel) Henderson who came to America from Scotland in 1855, stopping in Syracuse for one year, then removing to Upper Canada, where he engaged in farming, and there died. Our subject came to America in 1853, settling in Otisco in 1854, where he has since resided. He learned the tailor's trade in Scotland, and on coming to Otisco engaged in that business, having an extensive trade. In 1880 he gave up that business and engaged in general store keeping, which he sold in 1890, and retired. In 1863 he married Francis M., daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Keevil) Hill, he of Somerset and she of Devonshire, England. Mr. Hill came to America in 1833 with his parents, Timothy and Johanna (Stephens) Hill, the former a blacksmith by trade, who died in Marcellus in 1868. Joseph settled in Otisco in 1844, where he has been engaged in general blacksmithing. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson have had nine children: Joseph, who died at the age of six years; Lizzie, who died in 1889, wife of M. T. Frisby of Syracuse; William J., a farmer of Otisco; Catharine L., wife of L. M. Ellis of this town; Robert H., a clerk of Tully; John K. of this town; George A., who resides at home. Mr. Henderson has been an active man in local affairs, having served as supervisor, town clerk, and for eighteen years postmaster."
Good luck in your search, I will keep your Hiram in mind as I search for my James.
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