Obituary for
Nancy Joines Duncan Henson

This obituary is for Nancy A. Henson. She was born in Giles County,TN. on Dec. 5, 1855 and died in Grimes County, TX. Her maiden name was JOINES and she married R.C. DUNCAN October 17, 1870 in Giles County. They had 5 children. Then April 24,1881 she married John HENSON and they had 7 more children. The memoriam I have have is exactly as follows:

In Memoriam

Mrs. Nancy Henson passed away Aug. 27 1912, in Grimes County, at Mesia, Texas. She died after several weeks of illness. Mrs. Henson was born in Tenn., Dec. 5, 1855. She was a devout Christian having joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church early in life. Her Christian deeds were many; always ready to extend a helping hand to the weak and suffering. She was the mother of twelve children. Her husband and nine children survive her. Her many relatives and friends will mourn her absence and in that home where she dwelt so long her place can ne'er be filled----an industrious God fearing and loving wife and mother. She lived her life as she bore her last illness----patient and trusting. May the hearts that were made sad by her death be lighter by the thought of her Christian life here, which has won her a crown of glory and peace in that Great City of light beyond the skies. A Friend.

Submitted by: Elaine Walton Lewis