James Marvin Henson

[Dollie Frances, James Barefoot, James Banks, Thomas]

Born: 13 May 1902 at Henderson Co, TX

Married: Eunice Keller

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Occupation: Welder

Died: 7 Sept 1966 at Kilgore, Gregg Co, TX

Buried: Kilgore Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg Co, TX

  • Find-a-Grave:


  1. Homer (M, TX)
  2. Edward (M, TX)
  3. Floyd (M)
  4. Bill (M)
  5. James (M)
  6. Reagan (M)
  7. Hurene (F)
  8. Dorothy (F)
  9. Lottie (F, TX)
  10. Margie Juanita Henson (F, TX)





7 Responses to James Marvin Henson

  1. Ken Samento says:

    James Marvin Henson is my Mother’s Father
    Here Mother’s Name was Eunice Keller
    My Mother is Margie Juanita Henson married twice (Samento) (Watkins) born in Trinity, TX
    She married Lewis Daniel Samento and had four children all living Dan Samento age 53 is a Police Officer in Canon City, CO, Tammy Samento age 50 is a Culinary Chef in Huntington Beach, CA, Tony Samento age 49 owns Samento Industrial Training Systems in Mechanicsburg, PA, and me Kenneth Lewis Samento age 47…owns Samento Express, Inc.(Trucking Co.) in Florence, CO
    I am stuck on the Bradley name and James Barefoot Bradley??
    Your site is remarkable! Thank You for your gift of time! Ken Samento

    • Hey Ken!

      Thanks for the note (and the information!!!). I saw your response on the Bradley genforum as well, but haven’t had a chance to respond there. Everything I have is on this site, so feel free to use anything you need. I’ve also included all my documentation as well, so you can get any documents you need without having to wait for me. Just go to the bottom of any person’s page to see the documents I have for that person.

      James Barefoot probably died in an epidemic in Porter’s Bluff and was buried in an unmarked grave or a grave that has since been washed away by the river. So we don’t have any death records or burial site. But we have found him on census records. His daddy was James Banks (who is buried just about an hour and a half from my house here in Nashville). James Banks’ daddy was Thomas. That’s where I’m stuck for now.

      As for your possible Cherokee heritage, did you say your mother’s father’s mother was supposed to be full blood? If I’ve calculated correctly, that would be Dollie, right? If so, I can tell you she wasn’t. You can see her ancestry on the site here by clicking on her name above just under your grandfather’s name.

      If you have an ancestry.com account, you can see the Bradley family laid out in tree form here:


      If you don’t have an account, I highly recommend it. It’s a great place to get started and for finding documentation.


    • Trudy Stringer says:

      I hope you are the Samento I am looking for. I’ve been searching the web hoping to find some family of Lewis Samento who was stationed in France and Germany in WWII. My mother wrote to him during the war. She lived in Cadet, MO. I have some of the letters. Just being curious on where he settled, etc. I lived in New Orleans and was an avid volunteer at the National WWII Museum there. My mom passed away about 4 years ago and I found the letters. Anyway, if this is the right family, please respond. Thanks

      • Esther Winters says:

        Trudy, Sorry I’m behind a couple of years…my husband is nephew of Lewis Samento to whom you refer. He was married many times and lived in Canon City. I would love to know what was in the letters….. Esther Winters

  2. Ken Samento says:

    Edward Henson

    Services for Edward “Pop” Henson, 64, of Troup were held July 18 at Crawford-Crim-Bryan Funeral Home chapel, Henderson, with Johnny Wright officiating. Burial was in Duncan Cemetery. Mr. Henson died July 15, 2008 at his residence.

    He was born Nov. 17, 1943 in Galveston to the late James Marvin and Eunice Keller Henson. He was a welder and retired from Stain Steel in Longview in 2004. He was preceded in death by son Joshua Henson, and daughter Melissa Henson.

    Survivors include his wife, Sue Roper Henson; sons, Kevin Henson and Jimmy Henson; sisters, Hurene Green, Juanita Watkins and Dorothy Watkins; and five grandchildren.

    If desired, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

  3. Ken Samento says:

    LOTTIE DEAN (Mispelled above)

    Notice there is one other Brother listed as Bill Henson.

    Lottie Marie Henson Dean passed away at the age of 58 on August 11, 2007 in Tyler. She was born March 17, 1949 in Trinity, Texas to the late James Marvin and Eunice Keller Henson. She had been a resident of Henderson, formerly living in Littlefield, and was a homemaker.

    She was preceded in death by her son, Bubba Underwood; husband, T.A. Dean; parents, James and Eunice Henson; and brothers, Floyd Henson, Bill Henson, Homer Henson, Jim Henson and Reagan Henson.

    Survivors include one son, James Underwood; two daughters, Michelle Slack and Eunice Underwood; brother, Edward Henson; sisters, Hurene Green, Juanita Watkins and Dorothy Watkins; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, Jaylynn Smith.

    If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75790.

    • Thanks Ken! I’ve made some changes on this page to reflect the info.

      That’s quite a crew they had! Not sure about their birth order. If you know the proper order, please correct my list above. Thanks!

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