HENRY & HENDRY FAMILIES
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
About This Page
A great deal of confusion has existed for many generations in properly
identifying the HENRY and HENDRY families of New Hanover and neighboring
counties in eastern North Carolina. While some HENRY families in western NC have
been traced to Ireland, most, if not all, of the HENDRY and HENRY families found
in early New Hanover County had ties back to Scotland.
Initially, I relied on several letters written in 1911 by HENRY descendants.
After much work, I now believe that some of the information in those letters
with respect to several HENDRY families is incorrect. For additional
information, please see a link to a HENDRY website at the bottom of this page.
|This may or may not be the valid coat of
arms for my Henry ancestors who are known to have lived in Scotland
before coming to the American Colonies. One will find a number of
variations for crests and coats of arms attributed to Henry families in
both Scotland and Ireland.
HENRY Families in North Carolina
A number of correspondents have asked me for information on early HENRY
families living in the Piedmont and western areas of North Carolina. To date, I
have done little research with respect to these settlers. I am quite certain
that researchers have been unable--at least thus far--to tie most of the HENRY
families in the western part of NC to those early settlers of the same surname
living in the eastern part of the state. The same statement applies to the MOORE
surname, another ancestral line which can be found on another page at this web
site. As noted on that page, my MOORE ancestors in eastern North Carolina can be
traced to MOHR families in the Palatinate area of what is now Switzerland and
Germany. Other MOORE families living contemporaneously in the same general area
of eastern North Carolina can trace their ancestors back to Ireland.
Many early HENRY and MOORE families followed the Great Philadelphia Wagon
Road, then a popular migration route along what is now Route 29, from
Pennsylvania and Maryland, through Virginia and into the Piedmont area of
North Carolina near Greensboro. Some of these families coming from Pennsylvania,
Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia moved in the direction of what is
now Randolph County while others continued to move southwest towards Mecklenburg
and surrounding counties. Many continued on into South Carolina and into
Georgia. Many of these HENRY and MOORE families in western NC have been traced
back to England, and some HENRY families to Ireland.
Tying Colonial North Carolina HENRY & HENDRY settlers back to specific
families in Scotland and/or Ireland remains a challenging task. For a good
reading of this on-going effort, you may wish to visit this excellent site:
How Many Separate HENRY Family Lines in New Hanover County?
|The HENRY surname of my
ancestors very likely was HENDRY before it was anglicized in North America
in the 1700s and early 1800s. My inspection of a number of books of
passenger listings suggests that the HENDRY name tended to be associated
more with Scotland while the HENRY name seemed more prominent among those
emigrating from Ireland. Several HENDRY names have been discovered
among the manifests of ships from Scotland landing in Wilmington, NC,
Charleston, SC and in New York as early as the 1740s. North Carolina had a
large number of Scottish immigrants by the latter half of the eighteenth
century. Many of those settled along the Cape Fear River from Wilmington up
to Fayetteville. Most of the Scots in and around Fayetteville arrived by
ship in Charleston and journeyed up to Cumberland and surrounding counties.
Researching the ancestors of these families in early North Carolina has
been difficult, given the fact that most of them tended to provide similar
names to offspring. Early HENRY ancestors in New Hanover and surrounding
counties provided nicknames to a number of family members in order to
differentiate the many HENRY members with similar first names living in the
same county during the same time period. Some of those nicknames are
reflected on this page. Because there were several intermarriages among
these distinct family groups, the nicknames became indispensable in tracking
Early correspondence dated 1911 suggests that many descendants believed
there were three distinct family groups living in New Hanover County by the
end of the eighteenth century named HENRY and HENDRY, each having no kinship
to one another, except through an occasional intermarriage. Recent
research reveals that all three of these groups emigrated from Scotland, two
specifically from the Isle of Arran. We may yet discover that these latter
two have a distant relationship. Additionally, With potential new
discoveries, it is quite possible that all of these groups will connect in
SOLVING THE PUZZLE
On 25 July, 1774, a Neil HENRY was "...granted 100 acres (in N.H.
Co.) on E. side Black River on a branch of Colvin's Creek called
Turkey Branch, joining John Colvin." Application for this grant had
been 20 May 1772.
Passenger listings show a Neil HENDRY, b 1747, Kintrye, Co. Argyll,
Scotland, a tailor, sailed from Greenock in Sep 1774 on the "Diana",
Captain D. Ruthven, and with 35 other passengers disembarked at
Wilmington, NC. One source stated the trip took less than a month
while another states the arduous passage took three months.. This was
the same Neil arriving to settle on his land grant.
Research by Anna & Roger Dodson and others has placed the Neil
HENDRY who arrived at Wilmington aboard the "Diana" in 1774 into the
HENDRY-HENRY puzzle. This has helped immensely in clarifying these
family relationships in early New Hanover County.
River & Turkey Creek Branch
Progenitor: John HENDRY (later
changed to HENRY), b Isle of Arran, Scotland bef 1725, arrived in New
Hanover Co between 1770 and 1772 with his family which included son Robert.
Neil, an older son, and his sister, Catherine Murphy, sailed from
Scotland on the Diana in September 1774 and arrived in
Wilmington, NC several weeks later.
Read more about Neil and his brother Robert by going
respectively to descendants of Neil HENDRY/HENRY
and to Robert, Son of John HENDRY.
Colvin's Creek Branch
Progenitor: William "Tailor Billy."
HENRY Upon his death in May 1833, an obituary in a Wilmington, NC
newspaper read: "...a native of Scotland, but for the past fifty years
an inhabitant of this county." An old family document reports that
William "Tailor Billy" HENRY was born 5 Apr 1760. Go to
descendants of William "Tailor
|White Oak Branch
Most likely was James Hendry or Alexander HENDRY, I, b abt 1696 Isle of Arran, Scotland. Land records
show both owned land of the east side of Black River in the White Oak area of New Hanover
County as early as 1742. Go to Hendry
Families of White Oak
John HENDRY of Mossend, Isle of Arran, Scotland is believed to have arrived
in New Hanover County, NC between 1770 and 1772. So far, this writer has only
identified one member of his family that accompanied him: a son, Robert HENDRY.
Most likely there were others. John settled on land along Colvin's Creek in an
area of New Hanover County that became Pender County in 1875.
Neil HENRY, a son of John HENDRY according to a baptismal record found in
Scotland, was born in 1746 on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. In late 1774 he
arrived in the port of Wilmington aboard the sailing ship Diana. Shortly
afterwards, he settled on a grant of 100 acres located about 18 miles northwest
of Wilmington on Turkey Branch of Colvins Creek. This area lies along the Black
River and other HENDRY/HENRY families were already settled in this area.
Bizzells' Revolutionary War Records for Sampson County report that a soldier in
the Continental Line named Robert HENDRY, born in 1752 to John HENDRY on the
Island of Arran, Scotland, arrived in New Hanover County between 1752 and 1774
with his father.
Neil HENDRY was born shortly before his baptism on 2 Nov
1746 in Kilbride Parish, County of Bute, Isle of Arran, Scotland. He
married—presumably in North Carolina—a Jennet of whom we know little. Neil
died in New Hanover County aft 17 Nov 1810 and bef Feb 1812. Their issue, all
born in New Hanover County, were:
- Barbara HENRY, m. Fnu LAMB in Sampson Co., 1 son, James LAMB.
- John G. HENRY, b bef 1781, d aft 21 Mar 1818 in NHC; m Catherine LNU, b
abt 1780 NC, d 1860 NHC, NC;
- John Neal HENRY, b 1795-Mar 1818; d aft 1860
- Eliza Margaret HENRY, b abat 1812, d aft 1860 NHC, m Henry McMILLAN; a dau & 2 sons.
- Mary HENRY, m Robert MURPHY* (need proof)
- William "Long Billy" HENRY, b 1781; d aft 1870 Colvin's Creek, N. H. Co.; m. Jennie HENRY,
b 1787 NC, d 186-1870 NHC; dau of William "Tailor Billy" HENRY & his wife,
Jenett WILEY. Their issue, all born in NHC:
- Mary Jane HENRY, b abt 1808, d aft 1880 Bladen Co, NC. Never married.
- John Neil HENRY, b abt 1810, d 1841 NHC, m Ann J. "Nancy" BONHAM.
- Edward HENRY, b at 1812, d bef 14 Mar 1843
- Diane HENRY, b 3 Sep 1813, d 13 Jun 1897, m Rufus DEVANE
- Elizabeth "Betsy" HENRY, b 1815, d aft 1880 Bladen Co, NC. Never
- Robert C. HENRY, b abt 1818, d aft 1870 AR, m Melinda MOODY, 3 sons
- John Calvin HENRY, b abt 1822, d aft 1860 (living in Bladen Co), m Mary
"Molsie" RUSS of Bladen Co, NC. 2 sons
- Archibald "Archie" HENRY, b 19 Jan 1823, d 14 Apr 1864 Duplin Co, m
Penelope MATHIS. 2 sons
- George M. HENRY, b abt 1825, d aft 1880 (living in Bladen Co.); m 31 Jan
1860 Elizabeth Ann ROBINSON
- Margaret HENRY, b abt 1824, d Feb 1896, m William WHITFIELD
- Andrew J. HENRY, b 21 Apr 1830, d 28 May 1866, NHC, m 24 Apr 1866
Barbara M. McMILLAN
- Flora HENRY, b 1785-1800; m. John HENRY, son of William "Tailor Billy"
HENRY & his wife, Jenett WILEY. John & Flora HENRY had the following issue,
all born on Turkey Branch:
- Flora Jane HENRY, d bef 24 May 1859 NC; m James I. FILYAW.
- Mary Caroline HENRY, d 1859 Bladen Co, NC; m Joseph ELWELL.
- Jennett Ann HENRY, d bef 24 May 1859; m Charles S. GARRIS.
- George HENRY, d 1861-1865 CSA; went to AR and practiced law before war.
- Benjamin HENRY
- Cornelius "Big Neal" John HENRY, b 14 Feb 1819, d 29 Mar 1901
Haynesville, Claiborne Parish, LA; m AR Catherine Elizabeth MOODY.
- Robert W. HENRY, b 1821, d 6 Apr 1857 St. Mary Parish, LA
- James Harvey HENRY, 15 Mar 1823, d 7 Apr 1907 Columbia Co, AR; m Mary S.
- Robert "Red Robert" HENRY, b 1795; d 30 Aug 1845 in Upper Black River area
of N. H. Co.; m Mary HENDRY, dau of James & Polly Murphy HENDRY. Their issue,
all born in NHC:
- Robert T. HENRY
- Eliza Jane HENRY, m bef 1851 George ALDERMAN
- Loveday Jane HENRY, m aft 1851 Aaron Morgan COLVIN
- Margaret HENRY, m William S. "BUCK" GAYLOR
- Mary Murphy HENRY, m Dickson MALLARD
- James Neil HENRY
Return to John Hendry, father of Neil
Descendants of Robert, Son of John HENDRY
Robert HENDRY, born 17 Mar 1752, son of John HENDRY, both of Isle of Arran,
Scotland, is the first HENDRY or HENRY I have discovered to have served in the
Continental Line during the Revolutionary War. He arrived in New Hanover County,
NC, about 1770-1774 with his parents and settled in the Black River area of the
county, later moving to nearby Sampson County. Bizzells' Revolutionary War
Records for Duplin\Sampson, NC, reports that Robert served under "Light-horse
Harry" Lee and also was present at Cornwallis' surrender in Yorktown, VA.
In Feb 1778, Robert HENDRY married Ann LEE of the Black River Community.
After the birth of their nine children, the family moved about 1796 to Georgia,
first living in in Burk County and then moving in 1801 to Liberty County. He
served for a number of years as a Justice of the Peace and died 31 Aug 1830.
Their issue, all born in NC, but raised and married in GA were:
- John HENDRY, b 1 Dec 1778, m Catherine McPHAIL; served in War of 1812
- Neal HENDRY, b Jul 1780, m Pamela LNU
- William HENDRY, b 12 Feb 1783, m Nancy McPHAIL; served in War of 1812
- James HENDRY, b 1784, d 25 Dec 1803; unmarried
- Robert HENDRY, Jr., b 4 Mar 1787, m Nancy DANIEL
- George HENDRY, b 1 Feb 1789, m 1st Levicy LNU and 2nd on 2 Dec 1846 Sarah
- Archibald HENDRY, b 20 Mar 1791, d 23 Dec 1818; unmarried
- Elizabeth HENDRY, b 26 Mar 1793, m 4 Apr 1843 Jesse FLOYD
- Mary HENDRY, b 3 Jul 1795, d 15 Nov 1841; unmarried
Return to John Hendry, father of Robert, The Soldier
Descendants of William "Tailor Billy" Henry
| According to handwritten entries in an old family
document, William "Tailor Billy" HENRY, was born 5 Apr 1760, the son of Neal and Margaret.
William's obit in 1833 stated that he was born in Scotland. This family document currently is owned by
descendants of Tailor Billy's daughter, Hannah. Read the insert to the right
for details. C. A. COLVIN, a nephew of Elizabeth, dau of Tailor Bill's son,
Neal, wrote a letter in 1911 in which he stated that "...William HENRY came
from New York just before or right after the Revolutionary War and settled
on a tract of land granted to him lying on the East side of the East prong
of Colvin's Creek..." In a letter dated January 9, 1911, AARON REGISTER
states that his grandfather, William Henry, married Jenett WILEY of Long
Island, NY. This certainly hints that William came first to New York from
Scotland and met his future wife while living there. To date, I have not
found any immigration records identifying this William nor of his father,
As to the WILEY name, it is worth noting that in his 1833 Will
William Henry named among his then unmarried daughters, ISABELLA WILEY
William had a nickname, Tailor Billy, to distinguish him from others
named William HENRY who were living in New Hanover County in the same time
period. Since William was a farmer, it seems plausible that his nickname
derived from his father's trade as a tailor. Or, quite possibly William had
apprenticed as a tailor back in Scotland.
It is the opinion of this writer that William "Tailor Billy" HENRY had a
CAMPBELL surname in his ancestry, whether on his father's or mother's side
has not yet been determined. Perhaps his mother Margaret was a CAMPBELL
William "Tailor Billy" and Jenett Wiley HENRY had the following issue:
|The Confession of Faith Church of Scotland, a document
handed down through the descendants of Hannah HENRY, daughter of William
"Tailor Billy" HENRY, has these entries written in ink:
son of Neal Henry and Margaret, was born April 5, 1760. Jane Henry his
wife was born March 5, 1767.
Neal Henry, son of Wm Henry and Jane Henry was born July 23, 1785.
John Henry was born 7 March 1787.
Jane Henry was born May 23, 1790.
Mary Henry was born January 7, 1792.
Margaret Henry was born Sept. 29, 1794.
Catherine Henry was born Aug 21, 1796.
Andrew was born January 22, 1798.
Elizabeth was born July 1, 1799.
William was born May 22, 1801.
Nancy was born March 19, 1802.
Hannah was born Sept 24, 1804.
Note: Photocopies of this
document are in the possession of this writer. Several entries after
Hannah are not discernable. JHC.
- Cornelius "Neal" HENRY, b 23 Jul 1785
N. H. Co.; d aft 1850 Upper Black River, N.H. Co.; m Charity REGISTER, b 31
Mar 1791 NC; d 1879 N. H. Co.; dau of Josiah REGISTER and his wife, Abigail
- John HENRY, b 7 Mar 1787 N. H. Co.; d aft 24 May 1859 Columbia Co., AR; m
1st Flora HENRY, dau of Neal HENRY (1746-1810) who was a son of John HENDRY. Flora
died bef 1847; their issue: 5 sons & 3 daus. John HENRY m 2nd abt 1847 in NC
Francesca "Frances" LNU; their issue: a dau Susan Victoria HENRY, b abt 1848
NH Co., NC.
- Jennie "Jane" HENRY, b 23 May 1790 N. H. Co; d aft 1850 NC; m William
"Long Billy" HENRY, son of Neal HENRY who was a son of James HENRY, Sr.
- Mary HENRY, b 7 Jan 1792, d aft 1850; m Luke REGISTER, b 1790 NC; d aft
1850; son of Josiah REGISTER and his wife, Abigail COSTIN; brother of Charity
REGISTER who married Cornelius "Neal" HENRY
- Margaret "Peggy" HENRY, b 29 Sep 1794 NC; m Fnu PETERSON
- Catherine "Katie" HENRY, b 21 Aug 1796, d aft 1850; m Duncan McALISTER, b
NC 1799, d aft 1850
- Andrew M. HENRY, b 22 Jan 1798, m. Pennie SIMMONS
- Elizabeth "Betsy" HENRY, b 1 Jul 1799 N. H. Co., m Angus McMILLAN
- William HENRY, b 22 May 1801, N. H. Co.; d aft 1850; m Oliph REGISTER, b
1806 NC, d aft 1850, a cousin of Charity.
- Annie (Nancy?) HENRY, b 19 Mar 1802, m. William BROWN
- Hannah Henry, b 24 Sep 1804, m. Robert Dowey
- Alexander HENRY. b 26 Jun 1805 N. H. Co.; d 13 Jul 1869, bur Black River
Church Cem.; m Elizabeth Annie WHEELER, d aft 28 Dec 1847, bur Black River
Church Cem, Pender Co.
- Isabella Wiley HENRY, b aft 1804, m. John BROWN
- Robert HENRY, b abt 1810; d aft 1850; m Annie BROWN, b 1812, d aft 1850;
both went to GA aft 1850
Cornelius "Neal" Henry and his wife, Charity
REGISTER, had the following issue:
- Josiah, went to FL; later returned to NC where he died.
- Neal, died as young man
- William Raphael, b 31 Mar 1813 N. H. Co.; d 31 May 1890 NC; m Jane
JENKINS, b 29 Jan 1821; d 6 Jun 1900 NC
- John Campbell HENRY, b 9 Aug 1820 New
Hanover Co., NC (area now Pender Co.); d 31 Mar 1903, Wilmington, NC; m 4 Aug
1846 Charlotte M. WOOTEN;
- Elizabeth Ann, m Hanson M. COLVIN; d aft 1911
- Robert A., b 1828; d bef 1911; m unknown; 1 dau
- Margaret Jane, b 17 Mar 1825 N. H. Co., d 1 Jan 1915 Madison Co., FL; m
1849 NC Charles Everett TURLINGTON; moved to FL abt 1850.
- Abigail, b N. H. Co., d bef 1911; m Fnu BURBANKS; d bef 1911
John Campbell & Charlotte Wooten Henry
|Mary Elizabeth was the
daughter of Dr. John Campbell HENRY and Charlotte M.
WOOTEN who were married August 4, 1846, probably in Bladen County. The
WOOTEN family lived in an area of Bladen County close to Columbus County.
After their marriage, Dr. John C. HENRY and his wife, Charlotte, lived on
the southwest side of the Cape Fear River in Bladen County, NC. The 1850
census lists his occupation as "Physician." John Campbell graduated from the
Medical College of the State of South Carolina in 1845, his preceptor being
Dr. Hanson F. MURPHY. The title of his thesis was "Typhus Fever." In Bladen
County, Edwin G., their first child, was born in 1847 followed by Henrietta
W. in 1849. I believe that shortly after the federal census was taken in
that area of Bladen County on 31 Jul 1850, the family moved to Florida. At
this point, I do not know if young Edwin died before the family departed or
on the trip to Florida. With the advent of the War Between the States, Dr.
HENRY reportedly was called on to serve as a medical doctor in the CSA;
however, I have found no supporting proof of his service. Apparently,
Charlotte HENRY and their four surviving children returned to North Carolina
just prior to the birth of a son in April 1862. I do not know when Dr. John
C. HENRY re-joined his family, but after the war, we find the family living
at Town Creek in Brunswick County, NC. There, he continued to practice
medicine until very late in his life. He also taught school for a time in
nearby Mill Creek.
John Campbell and Charlotte Wooten Henry had
the following issue:
- Edwin G. - b 4 Sep 1847 Bladen Co., NC; d 4 Sep 1850
- Henrietta W. - b 15 Aug 1849 Bladen Co., NC; d 14 Sep 1857 FL
- Mary Elizabeth (Etta) - b 27 Jun
1851 FL; m 26 May 1870 Brunswick Co., NC,
Nathan Richard CROOM, Jr.; d 1 May 1925 Atkinson, Pender Co., NC
- Annie Jane - b 9 Mar 1853 FL; m 5 Nov 1878 Brunswick Co., Kenneth McKOY; d
18 Sep 1931 Wilmington, NC
- John Slade - b 19 Nov 1855 FL; m 1 Mar 1876 Brunswick Co., Elizabeth Moore
SKIPPER; d 20 Oct 1920 Winnabow, NC
- Frances Gertrude - b 16 Nov 1857 FL; m 8 Dec 1878 Brunswick Co., Joseph
Frank JUSTICE; d 20 May 1902 Wilmington, NC
- William R. - b 5 May 1860 FL; d 3 Sep 1862 FL
- James Calvin - b 27 Apr 1862 Brunswick Co., NC; m 12 Sep 1900 Rebecca
BOSWELL; m 2nd Jannie EVANS; d 25 Jan 1925 Conway, SC
- Robert N. - b 7 Sep 1864 Brunswick Co.; d 7 Jun 1866 Brunswick Co., NC
Thomas Wooten - b 6 Jan 1868 Brunswick Co.; m 28 Feb 1895 Brunswick Co.,
Hilda Elizabeth EVANS; m 2nd 17 May 1921 Nyda EVANS (youngest sister of Hilda)
Caroline - b 31 Mar 1870 Brunswick Co.; m 24 Dec 1890 Brunswick Co.
Johnnie F. JOHNSON; d 28 Jan 1946 Rt. 1, Ivanhoe, Bladen Co. NC
Descendants of Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Henry
married May 26, 1870
Nathan Richard Croom, Jr.
Mary Elizabeth and Nathan settled near Currie in Pender County. There
they farmed and raised their family of seven sons and four daughters.
Nathan was a soldier in the CSA, served in Co. B, 1st Heavy Artillery
Regiment, NC, and was wounded in the Battle of Fort Fisher. Honoring his
request made almost 55 years later, he was buried in his Confederate
|Nathan Richard CROOM, Jr.
and his wife, Mary Elizabeth HENRY, had the following issue:
- George Davis, b. May 26, 1871; d. Jul 13, 1936; m. Nannie PETERSON
- Lola Frances, b. Jun 26, 1873; d. Dec 16, 1961 Atkinson, NC; m.
John Sylvester POPE; 2 dau, 1 son
- John Henry, b. Nov 5, 1875 d.
Jun 17, 1958 Fayetteville, NC; m. Janie
Isabelle HALL. They had the following issue:
- Veda Hall, b. Mar 3, 1904; d. Aug 25, 1982; m. Thomas Julian
(Jimmy) FUNDERBURK; 1 dau
- John Henry, Jr., b. Sep 15, 1908; d. Dec 9, 1986; m.
Mary Dalice HOWARD; 4 sons
- William Thomas, b. Jan 14, 1915; d. Oct 13, 1994; m. Lillian
McLAURIN; 2 dau, 1 son
- William Pender, b. May 25, 1878; d. Dec 2, 1933; m. Bessie FRINK;
3 sons, 1 dau
- Claude Parker, b. Jul 30, 1880; d. Sep 10, 1936; m. Leta HERRING;
2 dau & 1son
- Mary Etta, b. Aug 23, 1882; d. Apr 20, 1949; m. David Wentworth
Love SKIPPER; 3 dau, 1 son
- Minnie Ethel "Tody", b. Nov 23, 1884; d. Jul 3, 1968 Atkinson; m.
Thomas Hervey NUNALEE, Jr.; 2 dau, 1 son
- Richard Pierce, b. Mar 1, 1887; d. Aug 22, 1959 Richmond, VA; m.
Stella Rkuth EVANS; 1 dau
- Thomas Roger, b. Jul 12, 1889; d. May 4, 1955; m. Mamie Augusta
HALL; 2 dau, 1 son
- Anne Jane, b. Jun 24, 1892; d. aft Nov 17, 1972 Wilmington, NC; m.
1st bef 1922 Jefferson Paleologos XANTHOS; 1 son, Nathan Paleologos;
m. 2nd aft 1939 Numa Oscar TUTTLE.
- Edgar Lee, b. Nov 12, 1893; d. Jan 17, 1926; m. Thelma Frances
CHARLES; 3 sons, 2 dau
Back to the top
Descendants of Thomas Wooten
|Thomas married Hilda
Elizabeth EVANS 28 Feb 1895 in Town Creek, Brunswick County, NC. After
Hilda's death, Thomas married her younger sister, Nyda, 17 May 1921. Thomas
Wooten HENRY and his first wife, Hilda EVANS, had the following issue,
all born in Brunswick Co.:
- Floyd King, b 14 Feb 1896; d 30 Jun 1982; m 7 Jul 1923 Brunswick Co.,
Etta Lee CLEMMONS
- Clarence Herman, b 8 Oct 1899; d 5 Nov 1990 Brunswick Co.; m 14 May
1919 Brunswick Co., Naomi SULLIVAN
- Thomas Albert, b 22 Oct 1902; d 31 Jul 1987 Wilmington, NC; m 6 Feb
1924 Brunswick Co. Ruth Jane SULLIVAN
- Willie W., b 6 Dec 1905; d 10 May 1998 Brunswick Co.; m 18 Jul 1927
Brunswick Co. Orena Gussie CLEMMONS
- Edna Estelle
- Earl Goodman
- Norris Kelly
Back to the top
Descendants of Minnie Caroline Henry
Johnnie Fletcher Johnson and his wife,
Minnie Caroline Henry, had the following issue:
- William Campbell - b 8 Jan 1892 Bladen Co, NC; m 5 Jun 1911 FL Saddie
Hill; d 6 Jul 1984 Tampa, FL
- Troy Fletcher - b 20 Jun 1894 Bladen Co.; d 29 Sep 1918 France, U.S. Army
- Lee Geddies - b 27 Jull 1896 Bladen Co.; m 5 Jun 1921 Rt. 1 Watha, NC
Lonnie Day Blanton; d 16 Jun 1979 Watha, NC
- Fannie Gertrude - b 5 Apr 1898 Bladen Co.; m 12 May 1920 Wilmington, NC
Fennell Peterson; d 13 Aug 1988 Bladen Mem. Hosp., Elizabethtown, NC
- Charlotte Inez - b 8 Sep 1900 Bladen Co.; m 1 Apr 1930 Elizabethtown
Richard Vance Brown; d 19 Apr 1994 Elizabethtown
- Little Sister - b 9 Aug 1903 Bladen Co.; d 1903 Bladen Co.
- Edwin Grover - b 12 Aug 1904; m Lillian Johnson; d 13 Apr 1951 Bertie Co.,
NC (both killed in auto accident); bur Ahoskie, NC
- James Elmer - b 28 Jan 1907 Bladen Co.; d 2 Jun 1909 Bladen Co., NC
- Nolan Kerr - b 12 Jul 1909 Bladen Co; m 12 Feb 1937 Dillon, SC Mildred
Estelle Marley; d 11 Dec 1992 Wilmington, NC
- Frank Roy -- b 12 Nov 1911 Rt. 1, Ivanhoe, Bladen Co., NC; m 26 Dec 1932
Surry, NC Margaret Hamlin; d 18 Oct 1988 Murfreesboro, NC
- Minnie Evelyn - b 13 Jun 1915 Rt 1, Ivanhoe, NC; m 21 Oct 1936 Bladen Co.,
(Please note speculative nature of some early relationships)
The HENDRY families living in the
Black River area of White Oak Branch are actively being researched by Renee
Hendry Greene and others. Until I am satisfied with my own research on these families or
until her information is officially made public, details displayed here on these
families will be deferred.
CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO 3 BRANCHES
SOME WORDS OF THANKS -
Mary Elizabeth HENRY, daughter of
John Campbell and Charlotte Wooten HENRY,
Nathan Richard CROOM, Jr. on May 26, 1870 in Brunswick County, NC. They
were my great-grandparents. Several years ago, I had pieced together a
fairly good background of Nathan's ancestry; however, it was not until I
received a reply to a query I had posted over a year earlier on the Internet
that the life and family of Mary Elizabeth HENRY started to come into focus.
My sincere thanks to Marvin B. Johnson for responding to my query. I'm
especially indebted to Mary ELLIS of Texas, a distant cousin, for responding
and providing copies of old letters and documents which helped in my initial
efforts to unlock some of the mystery surrounding my early HENRY and HENDRY
ancestors in New Hanover County. My thanks to Terri Brown, Elizabeth Turner,
Renee Greene and many others who have visited this site and shared valued
new pieces of information. Finally, a major salute to the labor of love by
Anna and Roger Dodson for their son-in-law, a HENRY descendant. They
relentlessly pursued clues found in many places in their research of the
HENDRY and HENRY families of eastern North Carolina and were a major help to
my sorting out some of the previously unproved information and clarifying
||PLEASE NOTE: Information
on Henry and Hendry families in Old New Hanover County other than those of
my direct ancestors, have been included on this page to assist those
attempting to sort out the different family lines. Some of this information
information on HENDRY families,
for the SOUTHERN HENDRY FAMILIES website.
PLEASE VISIT AGAIN.
This page was last revised on 18 August 2013
1995-2016 by John H. Croom, all rights reserved.
Return To Top of Page