Mr. Henderson Inches
A Boston merchant with an “ample fortune” and a member of Old South Church, Henderson Inches was born on February 7, 1774. He graduated from Harvard College in 1792 and went to work at the counting house of the Hon. Thomas Russell. He then began his own business at No. 47 Long Wharf and purchased Mr. Russell’s wharf upon the latter’s passing.
Along with Samuel and John Adams and MBS President William Phillips, Mr. Inches was one of the Overseers of the Poor in the Town of Boston and also served as a Selectman for the town. With his wife, Susan Brimmer, he had ten children.
The Harvard College Necrology describes Mr. Inches as: “an honorable and upright merchant. He was, in every sense, a gentleman: intelligent, affable, of a genial, social disposition, he was a welcome guest wherever he went; beloved at home as a kind husband and affectionate father, and respected by the community as an estimable and valued citizen.”
Henderson Inches died on September 9, 1857.