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Posted: 02/11/2013 - 6:09 pm
I know that my Great grandmother was Mollie Henry Hurst, wife of Tillman David Hurst. Her parents were Berry Henry and Rhoda Hurst Henry. I have found that Berry was born in the Wilhoite area of Sevier County in 1850 and his father was Patrick Henry. Can anyone help me prove anything beyond what I have?

My Henry Family
Posted: 05/14/2013 - 10:57 pm
Hi Terri:
 
I did not do the research but I post what information I have on your Henry line.
 
About Berry HENRY:
 
Listed as Bary HENRY, Born 1850 in Tennessee.
Living in Jones Cove, Sevier County Tennessee, Age 30, Marital Status is Married, Occupation listed as Farmer, Unable to read or write, Born in Tennessee, Father born in Tennessee, Mother born in Tennessee.
Source: 3 Jun 1880 US Census, Jones Cove, 1st Civil District, Sevier County, Tennessee, Roll 1277, Book 1, Page 301b.
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The 1880 Census has Berry Henry as family 301, District 1 -- Jones Cove and Wilhite.
HENRY, Bary 30 (Berry)
Roda 27 (Rhoda HURST)
Catherine E, 10Nancy E. 8
Robert C. 6
Cene R. 4
Margaret J. 2
HURST Vira 12 niece
William 6 nephew
It is obvious that Vira and William are blood kin to his wife Rhoda Hurst. They were probably orphans of her brother Solomon Hurst who died between 1877 and 1880.
 
 
About Patrick HENRY: 
 
In a letter to her sister Betsy, Mar 1864, Mary Ann (McMahan) Dixon wrote, "I saw James' cousin Patrick Henry and his young son Berry at the market in Sevierville yesterday.  They were selling a heffer that young Berry raised."
The cousin referred to must be John Henry's son Patrick as James Henry, son of Hugh Henry was Betsy's Husband.  This confirms Berry as a son of Patrick.
 
The Following GEDCOM data was prepared by;
   John J. Henry
   639 Pennsylvania Ave.
   Oak Ridge, TN 37030
Please send all corrections or additions by snail mail to the above address.
 
Burial: Old Henry Cemetery, Benton Co., AR Change Date: 24 Nov 1903 at 15:02
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About John HENRY:
 
Note: Listed as John HENRY, Born 1782 in Virginia.
Living in Tennessee, SEVIER, 12th Eastern Division, Age 67, Occupation listed as Miller, Born in Virginia.
Source: 31 Aug 1850 US Census, Tennessee, SEVIER, 12th Eastern Sub Division, Roll 895 Book 1, Page 406b
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Born in Tennessee
Source: 3 Jun 1880 US Census, Jones Cove, 1st Civil District, Sevier County, Tennessee, Roll 1277, Book 1, Page 301b, Barry HENRY.
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Born in Tennessee.
Source: 21st June 1900 US Census, Jones Cove, 1st Civil District, Sevier County, Tennessee, Roll 1585 Book 2, Page 16A, Alford HENRY.
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John HENRY Sex: M Birth: 24 Dec 1783 in Botetourt Co., VA Death: 1852 in Flat Creek, Sevier Co., TN _STAT: Dead Change Date: 24 Nov 1903 at 15:02
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John Henry was a miller.  In the 1830 census the children in his household consisted of 1m <5, 1m 5-10, 3m 10-15, 1 m 15-20, 1f 5-10 and 1f 15-20  Since Martha was 17 and Alfred was 14 in 1830, we can identify the f 15-20 as Martha and one of  the 3m 10-15 as Alfred, both of which are buried in Jones Cove.  The other children are more of a problem as John owned property in Jones Cove, Richardson's Cove and on Wilhite Creek, and is listed with only Sarah in his Household in the 1850 Census living beside James Brock in the Providence Church region of Northeast Sevier County.   When he died in 1852, his daughter Martha moved in with her uncle Hugh, but all of his other children were living elsewhere.
      We must look in the regions where he owned property in the 1830's and 1840's for them.  We find a Jane "Jenny" Henry married to Noah Hurst on Wilhite Creek and she would have been 9 in 1830, so she fits the f 5-10.  This identifies both girls.  We have 5 more boys but only know the names of three for certain.  Both Hugh and Patrick became wards of their uncle Hugh after John's death (though they lived elsewhere) and Martha lived with her uncle Hugh most of her life and is sometimes incorrectly reported as Hugh's child.  It is possible that Jenny, Hugh and Patrick lived on Wilhite Creek with another brother until they came of age or married,  Hugh must have been the m <5 so we have Patrick and three other brothers.  The oldest boy must have been Joseph.    I have a Joseph Henry appearing in the Benton Co., AR records after 1854 who is the right age to be John's oldest son.  This would indicate that Joseph Henry and his wife and children went to Benton Co., Arkansas in 1852 along with his cousins, Robert Patrick Henry, Commodore Perry Henry and Anderson Henry.  -- J. J. Henry
     The 1930 Sevier Co., Census (pg 120 line 9) living near William Henry Sr. and Robert Henry in Jones Cove
9.  Henry     John    1131001     -   0101001
     The 1850 Sevier Co. Census (Microfilm page 406b lines 8 & 9) lists;
8.  Henry     John    67  m  w  Miller   VA
9.  Henry     Sarah  65   f   w               VA
 
The Following GEDCOM data was prepared by;
   John J. Henry
   639 Pennsylvania Ave.
   Oak Ridge, TN 37030
Please send all corrections or additions by snail mail to the above address.
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Reference:
John D. Radford Pedigree Charts, 1995, p 15.
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About William HENRY:
 
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William HENRY 1 Sex: M Birth: AUG 1748 in Augusta Co., VA (now Berkeley Co., WV) 2 Death: 1 FEB 1835 in Jones Cove, Sevier Co., TN Burial: Henry Cem. #1, Jones Cove, Sevier Co., TN Military Service: BET 1776 AND 1782 Va Line & Botetourt Militia, Am. Rev Note:
William Henry was a Revolutionary War Veteran from Botetourt Co., VA. Born in Augusta Co., VA, (which became Berkeley Co., VA about 1770 and is now Berkeley Co., WV). His family moved to Botetourt Co., VA. about 1756. William was one of the first settlers in Jones Cove, Sevier Co., TN in 1791/92. He was accompanied by his brother-in-law John Jones and followed in 1792 by his brothers John and Robert Henry and John Jones' brother Nathaniel and son Stephen and their families. Robert lived in Jones Cove as did John, Stephen and Nathaniel Jones. The Cove was named for Stephen Jones, son of John Jones who was massacred in his cornfield by Cherokee Indians in June 1794 ("In the Shadow of the Smokies" , Smoky Mountain Historical Society, Sevierville, TN, 1993, p.494}. 
William Henry received Land Grant #877 for 56 acres in Jones Cove, surveyed May 6, 1807, "on the waters of Little East Fork of Little Pigeon River" . Actually this land was on Dunn's Creek, a tributary of the East Fork.Much info can be obtained from the 1832 Revolutionary War Pension Applications of William and John Henry and the widow's Pension file for Elizabeth Henry, which are on file in the National Archives in Washington, DC.
Source:1.Bible of Hugh Henry (5 May 1786 - 22 Nov. 1872)
2.Pension Application, Rev. War., 1832, National Archives,
3.Pension Application of Elizabeth Henry, Rev. War., 1838, National Archives,
Sevier County Gedcom, Updated: 2004-11-26
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The Following GEDCOM data was prepared by;
   John J. Henry
   639 Pennsylvania Ave.
   Oak Ridge, TN 37030
Please send all corrections or additions by snail mail to the above address.
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1 September 1832 applied for Revolutionary War pension age 82. States he moved to Botetourt County, Virginia enlisting in 1776 at age 27.
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   1  _MILT
   2  DATE BET 1776 AND 1782
   2  PLAC Va Line & Botetourt Militia, Am. Rev
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Rosa Downey lists given name as Patrick.
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Buried in Henry Cemetery #1.
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Reference:
John D. Radford Pedigree Charts, 1995, p 14.
"In the Shadow of the Smokies", Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1993, p 470.
Rosa Lee Downey notes, 16 June 1983, p 20.
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I hope this helps.
 
John Beckwith