| ||Henderson County, Illinois
||History & Genealogy
Harry Jenings was the first attorney that settled in the county after its organization. He was a native of Kentucky. He died in Oquawka in 1845. James C. Hutchinson practiced some at an early day. Then William C. Rice, Charles M. Harris, --?-- Flemming, and James H. Stewart appear upon the docket as residents of the county. M. Brocklebank, John W. Jones and John Mitchell come next in order of date; R. Swift, who practiced a year or two before his death, also resided here. James T. Sanders, Jonathan Simpson, Marion Williamson, Williard B. Spaulding, Marion F. Button, James D. Worlf, C.C. Secrist, J.H. Jenings, J.F. Duff, Rauselden Cooper, Simeon Darnell, David R. Waters, Daniel M. Hammack complete the list of attorneys who have resided and practiced in the county. Of this number Harry Jenings, Swift, Mitchell, Spaulding, Hutchinson, Flemming, Button, and Williamson are dead, and Rice, Simpson, and Cooper alone remain as resident attorneys.