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Note for:   Jennett Miller,   2 OCT 1800 - 8 JUN 1881         Index
     Place:   Henry-Mawhinney Cemetry

Note:    [Henry Family Tree.FTW]

Jeannett's father was well educated, and his friend Robery Burny lived in Scotland.

Jeanette was tall, brown-haired, quiet and reather deliberative. She was well-liked, though more retireing than her husband. Everyone said "She was such a good woman." She was characterized by rigid Presbyterian faith.

It was Mrs Dulaney, Annie Young, who was wth great-grandmother Henry, Jeanette Miller Henry, the afternoon before she died. Jeanette was 81 then, but she had been spinning during the afternoon while Annie, her fifteen year old granddaughter, helped her. James, her husband, had been dead now six years. About five o'clock the old woman spoke of being cold, and Annie helped her put away her spinning. She was put to bed, and that night as she slept, she too make a trip to a new country.[henry joshua.FTW]


Note for:   William Henry,   23 DEC 1834 -          Index
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William fought in the Civil War and was on his way home when he died on day's journey off with the terrible dysentry so prevalen during the Civil War.


Note for:   Jeanette Carolyne Henry,   5 DEC 1842 - 1875         Index
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Jeannette was the youngest of James Children. After learning that her father did not have long to live, she and her husband George went by wagon enduring the cold to her father, James bedside. When they arrived her father was dead. Jeannette contracted pneumonia from the bitter cold ride, and died within a few days. She left her young children as orphans.


Note for:   James Henry,   ABT. 1773 -          Index
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This is an article out of the Eagle by Anton Reicher, the date of the published article is unknown.

Book traces history of Henry clan from N. ireland to Texas Frontier
By Anton Reicher
Eagle staff writer

"True descendants of James and Margot Henry of County Antrim, ireland, betray themselves with a single question always asked of other suspected kinsmen.
"Is your ancestor the first or second brother? Or maybe the third or the Fourth?"
Five sones were born to James and Margot Henry in the early 1800s: Robert, James, William, Hugh and Alexander. All of them immigrated to the United States, and four of the brothers eventualy settled in Texas.
Today 35 - 40 descendents of these sons will eat Irish stew in College Station to mark St. Patrick's Day and to celebrate their Emerald Isle roots. Hosting the local Gaelic gala are a descendent of Robert Henry, John Herman, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Henry.
The Henrys recently published a book, "American Descendants of James and Margot (O'Hara" Henry of County Antrim, Ireland," which describes the Henrys' arrival in America and their struggles in frontier Texas.
The Henry family hails from the region of Northern Ireland known as Ulster. Famous names that came from Ulster stock include Stonwall Jackson, Same Houston, David Crockett, Kit Carson, Woodrow Wilson and John Hancock. An unsubstantied family legend claims that James Henry was the great grandson of famed Virgina crator Patrick Henry's grandfather.
The Henry family enjoys a connection with one Brazos County's most famous founding fathers - Col Harvey Mitchell. Hugh Reed Henry son of Robert and Elizabeth Henry was Mitchell's brother-in-law. Mitchell, known as "The Father of Brazos County," manged to make the county the home of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, forerunner to Texas A&M University.
The book details a colorful history. Robert Henry was the first of five sons to arrive in the United States. Born in 1801, Robert married in 1820 in what is today Northern Ireland and came to this country on his wedding trip. James William and Hugh all immigrated together in 1821 when they were in their middle or late teens."[henry joshua.FTW]

This is an article by Margaret Ann Zipp
Paper is unknown

Henry Family publishes history of its Irish-Texan ancestors

Members of the Irish-Texan Henry family have just published their own story. The idea to compile a family histroy was conceived in 1985, when Henry family members gathered in Bryan, to plan their observance of the Texas Sesquicentennial.

Held in the home of Ola Maye, Eula and late Loyce Henry, the meeting was attended by Mary and John Henry of College Station, Randi Smith of Dallas and Sam Rice of Benchley. The Henry committee decided to hold a family reunion in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial grave marking ceremonies it had met to plan for ancestors William and Robert Henry. At the reunion, held on June 7, 1986 at Brazos Center, Henrys from across the country agreed that the story of the four Henry brothers who came from Ireland to colonize Texas, then still a Mexican colony, should be recorded. Hugh, who was killed by Indians, James, William and Robert Henry are the central characters in the story, which begins in Ireland and ends with the Henry family as it was in 1990.

Entitled "American Descendants of James and Margot (O'Hara) Henry of Country Antrim, Ireland," the 333 page hardcover book is dedicated to Sam Rice's mother, Jimmie Henry Rice, who died in 1971. The dedication cites Jimmie Rice, who was born in 1887 for having the vision to see the need for keeping family records and the fortitude to research, compile and perserve them.

Randi Smith says in the book's forward that the primary sources of historical information were Jimmie Rice's son Sam Rice, a William Henry descendant; Jessie Merle Henry Franklin of Bryan, a decendent of James henry and Ola May Henry of the Robert Henry line.

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was still a Mexican colony. William and Hugh were killed in Indian battles, but Robert and James each died of natural causes at an old age.

Robert Henry's exploits pale compared to his wife's feats of bravery. Alone with two children while Robert was away, Elizabeth Henry learned of a pending Indian raid. She and the children rushed the Navasota River only to find that the river was overflowing its banks.

Henry strapped her smallest child and a bag of gold to her body and forced on of her horses into the swollen river. Depositing the child and the gold in the care of a stranger on the other side, she swam back for her other child and, again, crossed on the back of a horse.

The Indians killed many people who didn't cross the river. Elizabeth saved her two children but the stranger to whom she handed the gold for safe-keeping disappeared. Two years later, he turned up on the Henry's doorstep and returned the gold.

The family is far from finished with researchings its roots, John Henry said. He has already made one trip to Ireland to track down other famly members.