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Henderson and Tomlinson Families Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1426


Microfilm copy of the papers of the Henderson and Tomlinson families of Wood County, West Virginia, from 1789 to 1859. Materials relate to frontier life in the Parkersburg-Marietta area, and include Alexander Henderson's journal about his settlement on the Little Kanawha River, 1798-1803; his plantation accounts; letters on the Burr conspiracy; and an account of a duel between Henderson and Stephen R. Wilson in 1803. Also includes several items related to Marine Corps Commandant Archibald Henderson; pioneer Isaac Williams; and A.B. Tomlinson's account of the Indian mounds and frontier settlement at Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville, West Virginia.


  • Creation: 1789-1859


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Biographical / Historical

Alexander Henderson emigrated to Virginia in the late 1700s. In 1836, Alexander's grandson, George Washington Henderson (1802-1866), built the first part of what would eventually become Henderson Hall in Parkersburg, West Virginia. A.B. Tomlinson excavated the Grave Creek Mound in 1838.


0 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 reel of microfilm)

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Henderson and Tomlinson Families Papers, 1789-1859
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US