James Gilbert Henry

8 June 1847–31 July 1928 (Age 81)
Manchester, Coffee, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Gilbert

When James Gilbert Henry was born on 8 June 1847, in Manchester, Coffee, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Robinson Henry, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Maletta Sain, was 32. He married Margaret Jane Moffitt on 1 January 1873, in Howell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hutton Valley, Howell, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Montier, Shannon, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 July 1928, in Teresita, Shannon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Teresita, Shannon, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gilbert Henry
Margaret Jane Moffitt
Marriage: 1 January 1873
Clara Delia Henry
Ara Columbia Lummie Henry
Cynthia Adelaide "Addie" Henry
Gilbert Ray Henry
Alphus Bennett Henry
Alvin Milton ( Abby) Henry
Irby Clinton Henry
Roy Lee Henry
Bessie Jane Henry

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Jane Moffitt


1 January 1873
Howell, Missouri, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Robinson Henry






    Samuel Houston Henry


    Daniel Carrol Henry




+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 13

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 15

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power’, ‘ruler’, introduced to England by the Normans in the form Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England and was borne by eight kings. Continental forms of the personal name were equally popular throughout Europe (German Heinrich, French Henri, Italian Enrico and Arrigo, Czech Jindřich, etc.). As an American family name, the English form Henry has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this ancient name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) In the period in which the majority of English surnames were formed, a common English vernacular form of the name was Harry, hence the surnames Harris (southern) and Harrison (northern). Official documents of the period normally used the Latinized form Henricus. In medieval times, English Henry absorbed an originally distinct Old English personal name that had hagan ‘hawthorn’. Compare Hain 2 as its first element, and there has also been confusion with Amery.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí or Mac Einri, patronymics from the personal names Éinrí, Einri, Irish forms of Henry. It is also found as a variant of McEnery .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James G Henry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James G Henry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Henry in household of John M Henry, "United States Census, 1870"

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