Henson was born in Maryland and his parents were poor farmers
Henson worked at a hat shop and a man came in and asked him to be a cabin boy.
Anything to get out of here.
He was Robert Peary's, "manservant", and cabin boy, but he saved Pear's feet from falling off.
Henson grew up a farmer, but at age 11 he moved with his uncle and worked at a hat shop. a man named Robert Peary asked him to be a cabinboy so he did. they went to they north pole and Heson helped, but he didn't get any credit until later.