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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Henderson Browning, who resided at Christian, West Virginia:

Was born in Logan county, W.Va., July 6, 1839, and was married to Elizabeth (Canterbury) Christian, of same county, Aug. 15, 1866. To this union have been born two sons and a daughter: Ballard P., born Aug. 8, 1867; Lee R., born May 3, 1869, died the following year; and Roxie J. The first and last of these children are unmarried, and reside with the parents. Roxie, the youngest, now 15 years of age, is the largest girl in the county, weighing 264 3/4 pounds, measuring 45 inches around the waist, and 54 1/2 around the shoulders. Mrs. Browning was first married to James H. Christian, who died in prison during the late war. Of this marriage four children were born: Marsilla, died in infancy, Burl T., Chloe Ann, and Sarah. The last three are married. William C. Browning and Rebecca (Tola), parents of the subject of this sketch, are both still living in Logan county, at an advanced age; the mother is a native of this county; the father was born in North Carolina; his parents were some of the first settlers in Logan county. Samuel and Mary (Toler) Canterbury, Mrs. Browning’s parents, were born in this county, where the mother still lives, now in her 86th year; the father died several years ago. Mr. Henderson Browning’s post office is Christian, Logan county, W.Va. He has a beautiful home situated on Guyandotte River.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), 818.

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