John M. Henry

20 September 1819–after 1886 (Age 66)
Montgomery, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John M.

When John M. Henry was born on 20 September 1819, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Henry, was 54 and his mother, Elizabeth Carmack, was 44. He married Harriet V Woodard on 10 December 1841, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lake Springs Magisterial District, Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 3 North Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died after 1886, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

John M. Henry
1819–1886
Harriet V Woodard
1824–1905
Marriage: 10 December 1841
Gustavus Henry
1846–
Mary D Henry
1848–1899
Ella Henry
1851–
John Henry
1855–
Cornelia Henry
1857–1936
Nelia Henry
1857–
Henry
1861–
Jim Henry
1862–

Spouse and Children

    Male1819–1886Male

    Harriet V Woodard

    Female1824–1905Female

MARRIAGE
10 December 1841
Robertson, Tennessee, United States
children

(8)

    Gustavus Henry

    Male1846–Male

    Mary D Henry

    Female1848–1899Female

    Ella Henry

    Female1851–Female

    John Henry

    Male1855–Male

    Cornelia Henry

    Female1857–1936Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 16

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1846

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jas M Henry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J M Henry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John M Heny in household of Henry J Bookie, "United States Census, 1900"

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