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Henderson J. STREET 12617 - Larue Co

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Surnames: Street, Colvin, Mimms, Rutherford, Russell, Turner, Cobb, Phillips, Fryer, McKendree, Hardee, Breckinridge, Johnson, Monroe, Waldeck, Drane, Bell, Everett.
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume I, Battle-Perrin-Kniffin, 2nd. ed, 1885.

HENDERSON J. STREET, son of Gideon D. and Sophronia (Colvin) Street, was born in Trenton, Todd Co., Ky., September 24, 1837. Gideon D. was also born in Todd County, and was the son of John and Agnes (Mimms) Street, born September 26, 1814. John Street came from Albemarle County, Va., to Todd County, Ky., in 1810, and died here in 1842; his widow died in 1851, leaving a family of six children (three sons and three daughters) of whom John H., Mary (Rutherford) and David are still living. Gideon Street learned the hatter’s trade, at which he worked in Trenton until 1836, in October, when he married Miss Sophyronia Colvin, daughter of H. J. and Mary (Russell) Colvin, of Campbellsville, Taylor County, where, after his marriage, Gideon removed. H. J. Colvin came from within fourteen miles of Philadelphia, Penn., to Taylor County, Ky., in 1800, where he remained the remainder of his life farming; he had a large family of children, eight daughters and three sons, of whom Sophronia was the youngest, and none of them are now living. Mary Russell’s family were from Halifax County, Va. The children of Gideon and Sophronia Street were four in number: H. J., William D., Josephus and Sophronia (Turner) of whom William D. died in infancy. Josephus served from September, 1861, in the Confederate Army until the battle of Shiloh, where he was killed. On the death of his wife Mr. Street married, in 1846, Miss Martha A. Cobb, daughter of David and Nancy (Phillips) Cobb, old settlers of Green County. This second marriage was blessed with the following children: John, Gideon, Thomas J., Robert, Charles, Joseph, William, Nancy, Martha (Fryer), Mary and Eliza, of whom John, Gideon and Charles are deceased. Henderson J. Street attended the neighborhood schools until fifteen years of age, at which time he began to learn the plasterer’s trade. He began life at the age of twenty with a horse, saddle and bridle, and a set of plastering tools, and no inheritance. In September, 1861, Mr. Street enlisted in Company D, commanded by D. E. McKendree, of the Sixth Kentucky Infantry, Confederate Arm; in 1862 he was commissioned second lieutenant, and in 1864 as first lieutenant, and in July, of the same year, as captain. He was in the battles of Baton Rouge, Murfreesborough, Chickamauga, Atlanta, Missiosnary Ridge, Ressaca and Dallas. He was wounded at the battle of Atlanta by a minie-ball in the leg. His regient was one of Hardee’s Corps, of Breckinridge’s Division, and was surrendered at the Sherman Johnson Convention, at which he was paroled and came home. He then went to work at his trade, and continued until about the time of his marriage to Mrs. Sarah (Monroe) Waldeck, daughter of Gustavus Lane and Maratha (Drane) Monroe, of Hart County. She was one of a family of three sons and two daughters, and was the second of the family. By her first marriage, to H. J. Waldeck, she had one child – Eugene Waldeck – now dead. Mr. Street became the father of four children, only one of whom, H. J. Street, Jr., is now living. He began selling hardware and agricultural implements in the town of Upton, in 1873, which he has since done very successfully, owning his town residence and store. His first vote was for Bell and Everett, in 1860, for President and Vice-President, and since he has always voted the straight Democratic ticket. He has never identified himself with any church, but his wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

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