Henly O Humphreys

1831–about 1884 (Age 53)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Henly O

When Henly O Humphreys was born in 1831, in Indiana, United States, his father, Horatio Shod Humphreys, was 23 and his mother, Mary Key, was 18. He married Elizabeth Purdy about 1850, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Henry, Henry, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died about 1884, in Dublin, Erath, Texas, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Cow Creek Cemetery, Dublin, Erath, Texas, United States.

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Henly O Humphreys
Almira J Jones
Marriage: 15 August 1880
Thomas Harris Jones
Margaret Jones
Albert S Jones
Susan M Jones
Martha U Jones
Rhoda Jane Jones
Ora E Humphreys

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15 August 1880
Erath, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 15

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

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant spelling of Humphries .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henly Humphreys in household of Horatio Humphreys, "United States Census, 1850"
  • H O Humphries, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • H O Humphreys, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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