Post by benotforgot on Oct 31, 2004 21:02:48 GMT -5
Rockdale, Texas. From recollections of her maternal grandfather handwritten by Miss Laura Hamilton (1898-1987), who was 13 years of age when Wm. P. Henry died in 1912.
William Pascal Henry was borned in Greensborough Kentucky Feb. 19. 1836.
At the age of 17 he ran away from home to join the Confederate Army. He served all during the war. He was in Hood's Brigade in Texas when the war was over. They had been camped along Old Caney. He never returned to his home in Kentucky. [ Click for further comments.]
March 1, 1864 he was married to Josephine Windfield Davis in the home of Mr. James W. Lance. They settled at Old Independence and lived there five years. They moved to Paducah, Texas. He had a saddle shop and worked with leather making other things also. After a few years they moved to Milam County before the railroads came.
They had 7 children. William Pascal Henry Jr., Jerome Bonepart Henry, Edgar and Emma Henry (twins), Ella Mae and Jessie Henry (twins) and Maggie Henry. Maggie and Jessie died when very small.
He had one brother Frank who lived in Kentucky and one sister who married a Owens and they lived in Paducah. She had two daughters Mertie and Ida. Mertie married a Bydee who was a barber and also a Postmaster at Lucien (we think). Ida married George Saxse.
Post by benotforgot on Feb 18, 2006 13:46:09 GMT -5
1. WILLIAM PASCHAL HENRY, SR. was born 19 February 1836 in Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky, and died 10 February 1912 in Milam County, Texas. He married JOSEPHINE WINGFIELD DAVIS 01 March 1864 in Brazoria County, Texas, daughter of MILTON DAVIS and AMERICA FEARS. She was born 10 May 1842 in Morgan County, Georgia, and died 28 October 1899 in Milam County, Texas.
More About WILLIAM PASCHAL HENRY, SR.: Name 2: W. P. Henry Name 3: William Henry Name 4: William P. Henry Date born 2: Greensborough, Kentucky Burial 1: February 1912, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Milam County, Texas Burial 2: Aft. 10 February 1912, Murray Cemetery, Milam County, Texas
Timeline 1: 19 February 1836, KY Birth: in Greensborough, Green County Timeline 2: Abt. 1837, Move: Uncle James KY > MO Cedar County
Timeline 3: 1840, KY or MO Census: ? (age 4) Timeline 4: 21 April 1841, Birth: of brother, Francis M., in MO or KY? Timeline 5: September 1843, KY Birth: of sister, Ann Timeline 6: Bef. 1850, Death: of father, Thomas
Timeline 7: 1850, KY Age: 14 = b. 1836 Timeline 8: 1850, KY Census: Barren County Timeline 9: 1850, KY Census: Mary Henry, Francis, Ann next door to Belfield Timeline 10: 1850, KY Head of Household: Paschal J. Kirtley (mother's brother) Timeline 11: 1851, Publication of Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Timeline 12: 1852, KY Wagon Train to Grayson County, Texas Timeline 13: Bet. 1852 & 1853, Move: Wm. P. leaves KY for good > MO or TX? Timeline 14: 1853, Publication of Foster's "My Old Kentucky Home"
Timeline 15: 1860, TX Age: 25 = b. 1835 Timeline 16: 1860, TX Census: Matagorda County Timeline 17: 1860, TX Occupation: Overseer Timeline 18: Abt. 1861, Uncle James moves: MO > TX Grayson County Timeline 19: Bet. 1861 & 1865, Artificer, 7 Texas Field Battery (Moseley's Co. Light Art'y.) Timeline 20: Bet. 1861 & 1865, Sergeant, 35 Texas Cavalry (Brown's Regiment) Timeline 21: Bet. 1861 & 1865, Sergeant, 7 Texas Field Battery (Moseley's Co. Light Art'y.) Timeline 22: Bet. 1861 & 1865, War Between the States Timeline 23: Abt. 01 March 1864, TX Matagorda > Brazoria Timeline 24: 01 March 1864, TX Marriage: in Brazoria County Timeline 25: Aft. 1865, Move: Uncle James TX > AR Cane Hill Timeline 26: Bef. 03 October 1868, TX Move: Brazoria County > Grimes County Timeline 27: 03 October 1868, TX Birth: of Will in Grimes County Timeline 28: Bef. 1870, TX Move: Grimes County > Washington County
Timeline 29: 1870, TX Age: 34 = b. 1836 Timeline 30: 1870, TX Census: Washington County Timeline 31: 1870, TX Occupation: farm labor Timeline 32: 1870, TX Post Office: Brenham Timeline 33: 18 April 1870, TX Birth: of Jerome in Old Independence Timeline 34: Bet. 1870 & 1871, TX Jim Younger is Dallas Co. Deputy Sheriff Timeline 35: Bet. 1870 & 1880, KY Death: of mother Timeline 36: January 1871, TX John Younger indicted for killing a dep. sheriff Timeline 37: 31 January 1872, TX Birth: of Emma & Edgar in Old Independence Timeline 38: Bef. 10 January 1875, TX Move: Washington County > Grayson County Timeline 39: 10 January 1875, TX Death: of Harry in Sherman, Grayson County Timeline 40: 26 October 1875, TX Birth: of Ella & Jesse in Sherman Timeline 41: 03 October 1876, TX Event: visited Rockdale Timeline 42: Aft. 03 October 1876, TX Grayson > Milam Timeline 43: 14 December 1878, TX Land: bought 100 acres in Milam County
Timeline 44: 1880, TX Age: 43 = b. 1837 Timeline 45: 1880, TX Census: Milam County Timeline 46: 1880, TX Occupation: farmer Timeline 47: 19 February 1886, TX Milestone: 50th Birthday Timeline 48: 01 March 1889, TX Milestone: 25th Wedding Anniversary Timeline 49: Abt. March 1899, TX Family Photo & Portrait Timeline 50: 01 March 1899, Milestone: 35th Wedding Anniversary (photo?) Timeline 51: October 1899, TX Death: of Wife Timeline 52: Bef. 1900, Move: sister, Ann, KY > TX Childress County
Timeline 53: 1900, TX Census: Justice Precinct 4, Milam County Timeline 54: 1900, TX Household Members: Edgar Henry & family
Timeline 55: 1910, TX Age: 74 = b. 1836 Timeline 56: 1910, TX Census: 4-Bt, Milam County Timeline 57: 1910, TX Head of Household: Edgar Henry Timeline 58: 19 February 1911, TX Milestone: 75th Birthday (family gathering?) Timeline 59: 10 February 1912, TX Death: Milam County Timeline 60: Aft. 10 February 1912, TX Burial: in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Tombstone Inscription: To angel from thy spirit grown thy God hath claimed thee for His own
Post by benotforgot on Feb 10, 2008 4:32:45 GMT -5
William Paschal Henry, Sr. died on the 10th day of February in the year 1912 . . . it was a Saturday, and he was laid to rest that same day beside his Josephine . . . in a small country cemetery that is now known as the Murray Cemetery in Milam County, Texas.
The Rockdale Reporter February 1912
How uncertain and inscrutable are the ways of providence; how our hearts are made to grieve at the "unlooked for" blow of that terrible monster death. When it strikes our loved ones, when it takes from us that one whom we feel that we can the least spare.
Such is the affliction that has befallen the children, grandchildren and friends of the late W. P. Henry, who died at his home February 10, 1912, after a few day's illness of pneumonia. Grandpa was sick only a few days, and all that medical skill and tender nursing could do was done, but to no avail.
From the first the death angel hovered nigh, and though at times the star in the crown of hope would brighten, it was apparent all along that his pure and perfect life would have to pay the forfeit. So early Saturday morning about four o'clock all pain ceased; the battle was over and his pure spirit returned to the god who gave it.
Yes, Grandpa is gone for a little while only, and no words can portray, no mortal can realize the depths of despair into which those who loved him have been plunged. No words can console them, but listening loved ones will hear the fluttering of a wing and an angel softly whisper, "I am better now, safe in the arms of Jesus, where suffering is no more."
Funeral services were conducted at five o'clock Saturday evening by Rev. J. D. Shelton, his beloved pastor, after which the remains were laid to rest in Pleasant Grove cemetery beside his dear wife, who had preceded him to that great beyond some twelve years.
Peace to his ashes.
'Tis hard to break the tender cord, When love has bound our hearts. 'Tis hard, so hard to speak the words Must we forever part? Dearest father we have laid thee In the peaceful grave's embrace, But thy memory will be cherished, 'Til we see they heavenly face.
We miss thee from our home, dear father, We miss thee from thy place, A shadow o'er our life is cast; We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care, Our home is dark without thee; Yes, we miss thee everywhere.
We would call not back the dear departed, Anchored safe where storms are o'er In the border land we left him, Soon to meet and part no more.
Far beyond this world of changes, Far beyond this world of care, We shall find our missing loved one, In our Father's mansion fair.
One by one earth's ties are broken, As we see our love decay; And the hopes so fondly cherished Brighten but to pass away.
One by one our hopes grow brighter As we near the shining shore, For we know across the river Wait the loved ones gone before.
Jesus while our hearts are bleeding O'er the spirits that death has won, We would at this meeting, Calmly say, "Thy will be done."
Though cast down we're not forsaken, Though afflicted not alone, Thou didst give and thou has taken, Blessed Lord, "Thy will be done."
Post by benotforgot on Feb 19, 2008 15:09:09 GMT -5
civil war vets markers-Murray Cemetery
from - velma williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> to - email@example.com date - Feb 14, 2008 3:09 PM subject - civil war vets markers-Murray Cemetery
Just thought you'd like to know we have been approved for a Historical Marker for Murray Cemetery and also we are going to get Confederate Civil War Markers for the 8 veterans out there. Don't know when they will dedicate them, but probably on the next meeting date of September 20, 2008. Will try to remember to let you know.