C. Sato has posted on the Hardin Co. TN site the following: That their ancestor was connected to our William A. Henry born 1804 Botetourt Co. Va and that our William A. Henry was out of SC. rather than VA. Since I have never posted the Revolutionary Pension Papers on the Henry site for William Henry I born PA perhaps it would be best to go ahead and post my reply to C. Sato on the Henry site also. The following reply is my response to C. Sato from the Hardin Co. TN site;
I have read your posting and agree there had to be a relationship I would think, in order for our William A. Henry to be selling lands, etc. and for his child to be marrying into the Davy line but what you have posted is NOT correct.
Our William A. Henry was born 27 Jul 1804 Botetourt Co. VA to William Henry Jr. William Henry Jr. died 1814 Botetourt Co. VA of injuries suffered in the War of 1812. My great grandfather William A. Henry (III) and Owen Henry were both mentioned in the Estate in 1815 by William A. Henry's uncle John Henry, Administrator of the Estate of William Henry (Jr.). This William Henry who died 1814 Botetourt Co. VA was the son of William Henry born 30 Sep 1754 PA. Perhaps it is time I posted the pension papers of this William Henry who drew from services in the Revolutionary War out of Botetourt Co., VA:
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension Application of William Henry: S6999
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
At a court held at the court house for the County of Botetourt on Monday the 14th day
of January 1833
On this 14th day of January 1833 personally appeared before the Court of said County in Open Court being a court of record William Henry a resident of said County and State aged 78 on the 30th day of September last who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his Oath
make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832 that he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated – that first he was drafted from Lancaster County Pennsylvania under a Captain Pheninder[?] ( a dutch-man) was but a short time in service (two weeks) when he was discharged – secondly he was drafted from Shenandoah County Virginia under a Colonel Hite and marched as far as Stevens[?] Town was in service one month
when he hired a substitute Jacob Burk for one hundred dollars a stout dandy[?] looking man who served out the whole time three months – 3rdly he was drafted from Botetourt County Virginia under Captain Joseph Looney marched over Rockfish Gap [in Nelson County VA] to Old
Virginia was at Richmond, Petersburg, Williamsburg, and was engaged in the Battle at James Town under Genl Wayne General William Campbell from Holstine [sic: Holston in Washington County VA] was the immediate commander of the militia then in service Colo Harris from Augusta during the battle of James Town [2 July 1781] commanded the troops of which I was a part he was in service in this 3rd draft six months. That just before he was drafted the third
time as set forth above he served against the tories as a volunteer under Captain Waterson and marched to the head of Cataba [sic: Catawba River in the Carolinas] and captured several of them he served this tour against the tories one month He was then drafted on his return and
served as stated. He cannot tell how long he served but is confident he has not stated the time to be more than his actual service but as stated it is less he has no documentary evidence and he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State Sworn & subscribed the day and year first aforesaid William hisXmark Henry NOTE: The pension certificate states that Henry died 24 Sept. 1840.
Confirmed that William Henry was born in PA per his son Stephen Henry on the 1880 Census for Roanoke, VA. States he was born in VA, Father born PA and Mother born VA.
Our William A. Henry did move to Hardin Co. TN with his aunt Sarah Henry Wirt prior to the 1830 Hardin Co. TN Census. Then 14 Aug 1831 Hardin Co. TN, William A. Henry married Elizabeth Francis Russell (Family Record). You are welcome to check the 1840 and 1850 Census for Hardin Co. TN to verify that William A. Henry was born in VA. Then please check Glaize Township, Jackson Co. AR for the 1860 and 1870 Census for William Henry to verify his state of birth. Jackson Co. AR is also my record of birth and where I grew up.
I do not appreciate your attempting to "take" my great grandfather and place him in any lineage. He was of William Henry I of PA on to Botetourt Co. VA. It would be wise to check with the genealogist researching their ancestors first prior to posting on genforum or anywhere else.
Carolyn Mason Anderson
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