The 1880 Census reveals the whereabouts of James and his brother Joseph after their mother's death. They were living in the household of their third cousin, John Reed. John was the son of Alice Ruggles Reed, who was the daughter of Hannah Henderson Ruggles, who was the daughter of Hannah Henderson Cathers. According to Orphans Court records, James was originally given into the guardianship of his father's brother James M. Henderson along with his younger brother Samuel Ruggles Henderson. For unwritten reasons, James' guardianship was later transferred to John Reed.
Cemetery Records Below for James, his wife Ettie, and eldest daughter Marie. His older brother Joseph W. Henderson and his wife and two children were buried in adjoining graves.
The first set of photos are of Ettie and James: From left to right, Ettie as a girl, Ettie as a woman, James Henderson, and Ettie and James Henderson in their late years.
Below are photos of two of James' children as adults. The first is of his daughter Marie Catherine. The last three are of his son Samuel Ruggles, named for his uncle and our ancestor, Samuel Ruggles, son of Joseph and Catharine Henderson. Both the Samuel Ruggles Hendersons were named for Samuel Ruggles, the first police chief of Philadephia. He was the son of Sherman and Hannah Henderson Ruggles. She was the daughter of Hannah Henderson Cathers.
Below are draft cards for James' sons William and Samuel Ruggles Henderson:
Record of Veteran's Burial for Samuel Ruggles Henderson