From: Laurie Huffman [[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 1:21 AM
To: 'Jim Hoelter'
Cc: Kenneth Huffman
Subject: RE: Francis J. Henry: Brown Cty
Permanent Resident Index
nice to hear from you, and to know our website has already been of help to you
and Denny before. Hopefully, we can help once again.
reference to Francis J. Henry on p. 338 is pretty limited, but I used
PAF to calculate his birth date and came up with 30 Sept 1822, so I think he
might be a brother to William A. Henry, rather than the Francis you are
seeking. The listing on p. 521 of the Cemetery Book (referenced below) leaves
some doubt as to his identity.
pages 520-522 of Cemeteries of Brown County there is a listing of the descendants
of John Henry of Aberdeen, Scotland and his wife Sarah Winston
Syme (a widow). They lived in Virginia. They were the parents of four
children: Robert, Patrick (the famous statesman), Mary, and John. His grandson,
Robert Louis Henry II, settled in Brown
County. I will quote a
bit from paragraph 3: “The following members of the Henry family took out land
from the US Government, Versailles Township – Robert L., east ½ of sect. 1 on
27 Feb 1836 and SW ¼ sect. 1, on same date; Robert sold his possessions to Orris on 12 April 1840; Orris
sold the NW ¼ of sect. 1 to Francis on March 3, 1837.” This
must be the Francis you are looking for, since Francis J. in the cemetery book
would have been only 15 years old in 1837.
paragraphs 5 & 6, there is a brief family listing that might be of help: “Robert
L. Henry II (1772-1844) was born in Virginia,
moved to New York for work before 1810, then
back to Virginia and on to Kentucky between 1820-1830. About 1830 he
moved to Brown County, Illinois. His wife was Roxy
Hayward, who died Oct. 11, 1839. Both of them are buried in the Lavina Henry Burial Ground near the government locks west
of the Illinois River, south of LaGrange
Locks. They were the parents of eight children: Robert Louis Henry III, Will,
Francis, Orris Martin, Asher
Francis, Hiram Levi, Matilda, and Ann.” The
reference to Francis (para. 12, p. 521)
reads: Francis. May be Francis J. who was buried in Lavina
(4 Nov 1888 aged 66 yrs. 1 mo. 6 days). His sons were Francis, Elisha,
Edwin and William. (Note the variation in age at death between this listing
and the listing on p. 338 – one is 4 days and the other is 6 days). Well, they didn’t do their math. I think his son, Francis (1822-1888),
is the one buried in the Lavina Henry
Cemetery. There is no
mention of Elizabeth/Betsy in this listing either leading me to wonder if
Francis Sr. and Betsy are buried in a neighboring county.
of Brown County, IL 1825-1972
Cemetery, Versailles Township,
Francis J. Henry (d. 4 Nov 1888 aged 66-1-4)
ought to note that Lavina Barker Henry, for whom the
Cemetery is named, was the wife of Asher Francis Henry.
me know if you have any further questions regarding this information.
Brown County, IL-GenWeb
From: Jim Hoelter
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 9:39 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Francis J. Henry: Brown Cty Permanent
give me any information about the Francis J. Henry on page 338?
Henry that I am looking for was born in Massachusetts
and was married to Elizabeth (Betsy) Baker, who was born in Vermont. I have very little
information about Francis and Elizabeth.
William Anson Henry, was born in Morgan County, IL on 12 October 1829 and was
married to Mary Osborn in Brown
County on 30 March
1848. William, Mary, and their son Edwin appear in Brown County
in the 1850 census. Elizabeth Henry, age 56, birthplace Vermont, appears on the
same 1850 census on the line just below William, Mary, and Edwin.
extensive information regarding William Anson Henry and his descendants as
well as information regarding his wife Mary Osborn Henry's ancestors and
descendants, which I would be happy to share.
in your 21 March 2004 message to Carylon Viuhkola, the William H Henry/Mary Ausborne
3/30/1848 marriage that you found is actually my William A. Henry and Mary
Osborn! My wife Denny, who is the serious genealogist in our family, has
been in contact with Carylon and they have
shared a great deal of Osborn information.
for your volunteer work.