Captain Samuel Henry, I

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Captain Samuel Henry, I

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: May 06, 1797 (66)
Sevier County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Henry and Sarah Winston Syme Henry
Husband of Rachael Elizabeth Henry and Rachel Marie Henry
Father of William Henry; Elizabeth Henry; Rachel Dotson Hickman; David Henry; Sarah Henry Bowman and 6 others
Brother of James Henry, Jr.
Half brother of William Henry

Managed by: Shane George Osmond
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About Captain Samuel Henry, I

wct - ID: I00031 Name: Samuel HENRY Sex: M Birth: ABT. 1730 in Ireland, PA, VA? Death: ABT. 1797 in TN - perhaps Sevier CO. Fact 2: 1778 Tax list in Washinton Co. NC Fact 3: 1778 Tax assessor Washington Co. NC Fact 4: 1779 Tax list Washington Co. NC Event: Revolutionary Service 1776 [not found in DAR records]

He is the sixth great grandfather of deceased NFL player Mitchell Henry and could be the brother of Governor Patrick Henry

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68932984/samuel-henry

Samuel was an American Patriot soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was the Quarter Master Sergeant of the Hanover County Virginia Miltia in 1776. In 1778 he moved to Washington County, North Carolina (now Washington County, Tennessee). He was a Captain in the Washington County Miltia. The Washington County Miltia "The Watauga Boys" fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain. In 1781 "What time from right to left there rang the Indian War-Whoop wild, Where Sevier's tall Watauga Boys through the dim dells defiled." The British said that these Americans looked like giants. The Americans trusted in God and kept their powder dry. Samuel and his brothers James and Hugh were cousins to Patrick Henry. Samuel settled on land between the Little River and the Little Tennessee River. Samuel set aside land for the Cumberland Presybyterian Church on his land years before he had legal title. Baker's Creek Presbyterian Church was organized in 1791. Samuel's land grant was signed by John Sevier in 1801. Samuel built Henry's Fort in 1790. He built Henry's Station on US HWY 441. In 1795 Gov. Blount appointed him to select a county seat for Blount County. He named Marysville, TN for the Governor's wife, Mary. In 1796 Samuel received a permit to build a mill out of brick. And the community of Brick Mill was established.

Family Members Parents James Henry 1705–1768

Sarah Henry 1709 – unknown

Spouse Rachel Henry 1730–1801

Children Photo James Henry 1750–1810

John Henry 1760–1815

  • Residence: No Township Listed, Shenandoah County, VA - 1783
  • Residence: Knox County, Tennessee, United States - 1790

Samuel was an American Patriot soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was the Quarter Master Sergeant of the Hanover County Virginia Miltia in 1776. In 1778 he moved to Washington County, North Carolina (now Washington County, Tennessee). He was a Captain in the Washington County Miltia. The Washington County Miltia "The Watauga Boys" fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain. In 1781 "What time from right to left there rang the Indian War-Whoop wild, Where Sevier's tall Watauga Boys through the dim dells defiled." The British said that these Americans looked like giants. The Americans trusted in God and kept their powder dry. Samuel and his brothers James and Hugh were cousins to Patrick Henry. Samuel settled on land between the Little River and the Little Tennessee River. Samuel set aside land for the Cumberland Presybyterian Church on his land years before he had legal title. Baker's Creek Presbyterian Church was organized in 1791. Samuel's land grant was signed by John Sevier in 1801. Samuel built Henry's Fort in 1790. He built Henry's Station on US HWY 441. In 1795 Gov. Blount appointed him to select a county seat for Blount County. He named Marysville, TN for the Governor's wife, Mary. In 1796 Samuel received a permit to build a mill out of brick. And the community of Brick Mill was established.

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Captain Samuel Henry, I's Timeline

1730
May 29, 1730
Hanover County, Virginia, Colonial America
1747
1747
Hanover, Hanover County, VA, United States
1750
1750
Hanover , Virginia, British Colonies of North America
1752
1752
1753
1753
Studley, Hanover County, Virginia, Colonial America
1754
1754
Charlotte County, Virginia, United States
1755
1755
Hanover, Virginia, British Colonial America
1757
September 8, 1757
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1759
1759
Hanover County, Virginia, USA
1760
May 20, 1760
Hanover County, Virginia, USA