From "History of Grant County, Wisconsin", 1881, p. 906 - 907.
PHILIP D. HENDERSHOT, SR., saddler and harness-maker, Platteville; was born in Smoky Hollow, Canada, 1822; learned his trade in Canada, serving four and a half years; came to Plattville in April, 1846, and has followed the business there ever since; he made the first saddle and the first trunk ever made in Grant Co., and also made the first Scotch horse-collar in the State of Wisconsin, while in Milwaukee on his way to Platteville. He was married in St. Thomas, London District, Canada West, in 1844, to Miss Sarah, daughter of Henry Buchanan, and has five children living - James, Rachel, Sylvester, Philip D. and Sarah; Rachel is now the wife of R. R. David, of Ortonville, Minn., and the sons all living in Platteville; the eldest son James, was in the army during the last seventeen months of the war, in Co. A, 50th W. V. I.; he is married to Miss Laura E. Squires, of Platteville, and Sylvester to Miss Mary Conly, of Mifflin, Iowa Co. Mr. Hendershot has been engaged in farming and mining in addition to his other business most of the time since he has been in Platteville, and now owns a farm of 30 acres adjoining the city plat; he has been School Director and Marshal of the village, and was a mail contractor for about nine years.
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