Rebecca (Gibson) Hendon
Mahala and Andrew had five
between 1848 and 1861: James Isham (1848); Martha Jane (1854); Wiley
Thomas (1856); Mary Olive (1858); and Robert Jefferson (1861). In 1850,
Mahala and Andrew were residing in Walker aCounty, Alama, where
neighbors included Andrew's parents (Johnson and Sally) and brother,
Wiley T. Hendon and family.
- Mahala Rebecca Gibson,
daughter of Jonathan
J. Gibson and Susan Rector, was born 7 Jun 1826 in Tennessee. She
14 Jan 1846, in
Lawrence County, Alabama. Andrew was the son of Johnson Hendon and
Sarah 'Sally' Scoggins.
Mahala's sister, Elizabeth
Gibson, had previously married Andrew's brother, Wiley Johnson
Hendon, in 1841. It as fairly common for two brothers
marry two sisters and was often done in
a 'duel' ceremony.
I have not located Andrew or Mahala, or their children on any
census, but they were likely residing in Caddo or DeSoto
Parish, Louisiana. However, on 14 Jun 1862 Andrew enlisted
in Milam County, Texas and was assigned to Townsend's 4Th
Infantry, Company C (The Robertson Five Shooters). Andrew was
killed on 30 Aug 1862 during the 2nd battle of Bull Run (Manassas) in
Prince William County, Virginia.
The widow Mahala applied for a Caddo Parish, Louisiana Confederate
on 24 Feb 1863, while residing in Rusk County, Texas. A copy of her
application of that of her brother-in-law (William Asiel
Andrew H. Hendon served in the
4Th Texas Infantry Regiment. One must wonder why his widow made
application for his CSA pension through Caddo Parish, Louisiana?
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