REV. J. S. HENRY

REV. J. S. HENRY, Crittenden County, is a native of Muhlenburgh County, Ky, and a son of James and Christina (Wolcott) Henry, natives of Ohio and New York respectively. Subject's grandfather, William Henry, was a native of Ireland, which country he left many years ago, immigrating to America and settling in southern Ohio, where he died in 1859. Subject's maternal ancestors were also Irish. His mother's father, James Wolcott, came to America about the same time, perhaps a few years later than the Henry family, and settled in New York, where he lived until 1840, when he moved to northern Kentucky, where he died several years later. James Henry was born in Ohio, in 1822. He came to Kentucky in his early manhood, settling in South Carrolton, Muhlenburgh County, dying there March 2, 1867. Mrs. Henry was born in 1822, and is still living in Muhlenburgh County. Our subject was born March 27, 1848, and is the eldest of a family of six children, whose names are as follows: J. S.; W. C., deceased; Albert; Mary E., wife of J. W. Goodloe; Samuel N., and Mattie. Mr. Henry enjoyed fair educational advantages in his youth, attending the schools of his native county and Bethel College, which institution he entered in 1868, taking a three-years' course. After completing his studies he went to Evansville, Ind., and commenced learning the stone-cutting trade, in which he served an apprenticeship of three-years'. He then opened a shop of his own at Madisonville, Kentucky, where he worked at his trade ten years, and then came to Marion, where he has since resided, carrying on a lucrative business, having the only marble shop in town. Mr. Henry was married .December 31, 1869, to Miss M. E. Searcy, daughter of S. K. and Lucinda (Taylor) Searcy, of Spencer County, Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Henry have five children: Fannie, James S., Albert, Kittie, and W. H. Mr. Henry was ordained a minister of the United Baptist Church in 1870, and since that time he has served as pastor of several congregations. At the present time he ministers to the following churches: Deer Creek, Dunn Spring, and Piney Creek, all in Crittenden County.

 

Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 731.