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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOHN HENRY, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Somerset County, Penn., July 25, 1827.  He is a son of John and Elizabeth (Imell) Henry, who were, respectively, natives of Pennsylvania and Maryland, and of German origin.  His father was a farmer all his life.  He also learned the blacksmith’s trade, and was well known in Somerset County for many years as a hotel-keeper.  Of his ten children the subject of this sketch is the ninth.  He was reared on the farm in Turkey Foot Township, where he attended the district school.  Mr. Henry has been a successful farmer, and owns 165 acres of well improved land.  He was married in Somerset County, February 11, 1847, to Hannah (Garey) Miller, daughter of Peter Garey and widow of Michael Miller.  Mrs. Henry is of Dutch descent.  Their children are—Amanda, wife of Samuel Pletcher; Mary, wife of J. Matheny; Rebecca, wife of H. Jacobs; Christiana, wife of W. Showalter; William H., Elizabeth, wife of J. McCracken; Peter, Susannah, wife of N. Miller, and Nancy, wife of J. Elbin.  Mr. and Mrs. Henry are members of the German Baptist church.  Mr. Henry is a Republican.  In 1862 he enlisted in the One Hundred and Fortieth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  He was in several engagements, and was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania.  On account of this wound he is now receiving a small pension.  Mr. Henry’s grandfather was in the Revolutionary war, and his uncle, Peter Henry, was in the war of 1812 under General Harrison.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007

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