|Birthplace:||Miami, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States|
|Death:||Died in Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, United States|
|Cause of death:||Erysipelas; senility|
|Place of Burial:||Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, United States|
Son of William Henrie and Myra Mayall Henrie
|Occupation:||Pioneer, millwright, woodsman, Co-op President, LDS Stake President, LDS Patriarch|
|Managed by:||Private User|
Historical records matching James Henrie
About James Henrie
JAMES HENRIE, Mormon pioneer and son of William and Myra Mayall Henrie, was born 18 September 1827 at Miami, Hamilton, Ohio, and died 12 February 1916 at Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States. A Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he had three wives and 31 children.
Marriages and Children
- Wealtha Rhoana Hatch (19 May 1832 Farmersville, New York - 2 Feb 1923 at Panguitch, Utah); married 28 December 1850 at South Bountiful, Utah
- James Henrie (twin) (5 Aug 1852 Willow Springs, Davis, Utah - 10 Jun 1929); married Clara Clark
- William Henrie, d.s.p. (twin) (5 Aug 1852 Willow Springs, Utah - 6 Mar 1854)
- Ira Henrie, d.s.p. (29 Jul 1854 Willow Springs, Utah - 15 Dec 1857)
- Wealtha Rhoana Henrie (20 Sep 1856 Willow Springs, Utah - 4 Mar 1917) married Samuel Clark
- Daniel Henrie (6 Aug 1858 Willow Springs, Utah - 7 Nov 1943); married Sara Esther Marshall
- Samuel Osborn Henrie (23 Jul 1860 Willow Springs, Utah - 15 Mar 1932); married Nellie Ellen Clark
- Ephraim Henrie (born 10 May 1862 Willow Springs, Utah); married Sara Jane Hancock
- Myra Henrie (30 Mar 1864 Willow Springs, Utah - 18 Mar 1883); married Thomas Hancock
- Willard Henrie, d.s.p. (11 Sep 1866 Panaco, Utah - 3 Nov 1867)
- Erastus Henrie, d.s.p. (3 Jan 1869 Panaco, Utah - 19 Jul 1879)
- True Bradford Henrie, d.s.p. (25 Dec 1871 Panguitch, Utah - 20 Jul 1878)
- Margaret Effie Henrie (10 Feb 1874 Panguitch, Utah - 6 Apr 1956); married Joseph Edgar Heywood
- Ranson Parley Henrie (8 Sep 1876 Panguitch, Utah - 7 Apr 1942); married Ethel Stewart
- Christena Schow (19 Jan 1844 Alborg, Alborg, Denmark - 15 Oct 1927 Panguitch, Utah); married 6 Dec 1861
- Joseph Nelse (17 Sep 1863 Bountiful, Utah)
- Mary (23 May 1866 Panaca, Nevada - 30 Jan 1954); married James Michael Cooper
- Christena Henrie (1 May 1869 Panaca, Nevada - 7 Mar 1905 - 7 Mar 1905); married Andrew Jackson Riggs
- Sarah Henrie (5 Jan 1872 Panguitch, Utah - 18 Nov 1860); married George Gibson Dodds
- James Nathan Henrie (28 Apr 1874 Panguitch, Utah - 17 Feb 1933 ); married Sarah Olive Lee
- John Nathaniel Henrie (10 Sep 1876 Panguitch, Utah - 3 Feb 1921); married (1) Emma Lee, (2) Hazel Barton
- Bergetta "Bertha" Henrie (3 Feb 1879 Panguitch, Utah - 11 Jun 1945); married Horace Miller
- Jeddie Nephi Henrie (24 Feb 1881 Panguitch, Utah - 2 Mar 1929); married Hilda Vilate Prince
- Maria Evadean Henrie (25 Feb 1884 Panguitch, Utah - 23 May 1965); married (1) Francis Howard Prince, (2) Joseph Allen Bell
- Rhoana Dee Henrie (12 Nov 1886 Panguitch, Utah - 23 May 1965); married David Henry Owens
- Gedske Schow (20 Sep 1864 Mantua, Box Elder, Utah - 29 Jul 1933 Panguitch, Utah); married 18 Jun 1879
- Niels Christian Heber Henrie, d.s.p. (6 Nov 1880 Panguitch, Utah - 8 Jun 1881)
- James Ira Henrie, d.s.p. (8 Apr 1882 Panguitch, Utah- 22 Mar 1883)
- Marion Henrie (12 Jul 1884 Panguitch, Utah - 16 Apr 1961); married Artemisia Cutler
- Ane Marie Henrie (25 Nov 1886 Panguitch, Utah - 31 Oct 1976); married Henry George Excell
- Francis Henrie (4 Jun 1889 Kanab, Utah - 9 Feb 1972); married Emily Judd
- Edgar A. Henrie (born 5 Nov 1891 Fredonia, Arizona); married Frances Fern Steel
- Myra Rhoana Henrie (11 Sep 1894 Fredonia, Arizona - 5 Feb 1976); married Philo Cameron
- Clarence Giles Henrie
James was a millwright and woodsman, which stood him in good stead when he came west. He and his parents traveled to Utah with the Allen Taylor Company, arriving on 1 Oct 1849 when James was 22 years old. He was a polygamist and he made a good home for his three wives and children. He took part in the Indian Wars. He was president and superintendent of the Co-op Store in Panaca, Utah. He was a livestock farmer and co-owner of the Co-op Store in Panguitch. He was a counselor to the bishop and also president of the Panguitch Stake. Later he was made a patriarch. He served the community and his church throughout his long life. They lived in Willow Springs, Davis County, Utah, until called to go to Panaco to help settle the area. From there they went to Panguitch , and for a short time to Fredonia, Arizona, and then back to Panguitch where he lived out his life.
- 1850 United States Federal Census. Name: James Henrie; Age: 23; Birth Year: abt 1827; Birthplace: Ohio; Home in 1850: Davis, Utah Territory; Gender: Male; Family Number: 210; Household Members: James Henrie 23; Joanna Henrie 18; Margaret Henrie 20; Samuel Henrie 15. Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: , Davis, Utah Territory; Roll: M432_919; Page: 17A; Image: 38. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
- Utah Census, 1850-90. Name: James Henrie; State: UT; County: Cedar County; Township: North Kanyon Ward; Year: 1856; Page: 061; Database: UT 1856 Statehood Census Index. Source Information: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Utah Census, 1850-90 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
- 1870 United States Federal Census. Name: James Henrie; Age in 1870: 41; Birth Year: abt 1829; Birthplace: Ohio; Home in 1870: Panaca, Washington, Utah Territory; Race: White; Gender: Male; Post Office: Panaca; Household Members: James Henrie 41; Rhoda Henrie 38; James H Henrie 18; Wealtha Henrie 14; Daniel Henrie 12; Samuel Henrie 10; Ephriam Henrie 8; Myra Henrie 6; Erastus Henrie 1. Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Panaca, Washington, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1613; Page: 380A; Image: 73; Family History Library Film: 553112. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
- 1880 United States Federal Census. Name: James Henrie; Age: 52; Birth Year: abt 1828; Birthplace: Ohio; Home in 1880: Panguitch, Iron, Utah; Race: White; Gender: Male; Relation to Head of House: Self (Head); Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Rhana Henrie; Father's Birthplace: Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: England; Occupation: Farmer; Household Members: James Henrie 52; Rhana Henrie 48; Ephraim Henrie 18; Effie Henrie 6; Ransom P. Henrie 3. Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Panguitch, Iron, Utah; Roll: 1336; Family History Film: 1255336; Page: 341B; Enumeration District: 020. Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
- 1900 United States Federal Census. Name: James Henrie [James Hanne] [James Hanna] ; Age: 72; Birth Date: Sep 1827; Birthplace: Ohio; Home in 1900: Panguitch, Garfield, Utah [Garfield] ; Race: White; Gender: Male; Relation to Head of House: Head; Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Rhoana Henrie; Marriage Year: 1853; Years married: 47; Father's Birthplace: Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: England; Household Members: James Henrie 72; Rhoana Henrie 67; Ransom P Henrie 22; Thomas J Haycock. Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Panguitch, Garfield, Utah; Roll: 1683; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0095; FHL microfilm: 1241683. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
- 1910 United States Federal Census. Name: James Henrie; Age in 1910: 82; Birth Year: abt 1828  ; Birthplace: Ohio; Home in 1910: Panguitch, Garfield, Utah; Race: White; Gender: Male; Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) [Head] ; Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Gedske Henrie; Father's Birthplace: Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: England; Household Members: James Henrie 82; Gedske Henrie 45; Edgar Henrie 18; Myra Henrie 15. Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Panguitch, Garfield, Utah; Roll: T624_1603; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0048; FHL microfilm: 1375616. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA
- Garfield County, Utah Federal Census, 1910. Name: Henrie, James; Relation: HEAD; Sex: M (Male); Race: W; Age: 82; Marital Status: M; Years married: 31; Birthplace: Ohio; Father's Birthplace: Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: England. Source Information: Carter, Jana, comp.. Garfield County, Utah Federal Census, 1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: U.S. Bureau of the Census. 1910 Federal Population Schedule. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982.
- Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966. Name: James Henrie; Gender: Male; Age: 88; Birth Date: abt 1828; Death Date: 12 Feb 1916; Death County: Garfield; State file number: 1916000571. Source Citation: Utah State Archives and Records Service; Salt Lake City, UT; Utah State Archives and Records Service; File Number #: 1916000571. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Bureau of Vital Statistics. Utah Death Index, 1847-1966. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Utah Department of Health.
- Find A Grave Memorial# 27177352
- Ancestry.com. Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, Vols. 1-2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: Florence C. Youngberg, ed.. Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers. Vol. 1-2. USA: Agreka Books, 1999.
- Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via wife Christena Rasmine Henrie (born Schow) by SmartCopy: Aug 31 2015, 21:57:53 UTC
James Henrie was the second child of William Henrie and Myra Mayall. James was born 18 Sept. 1827 in Miami or Coleraine in Hamilton County, Ohio. He was baptized in 1842, endowed 10 Nov. 1855 and sealed to his parents 15 Jan. 1948, in Manti Temple-record of his sealing to parents at an earlier date could not be found. So upon advice from the President of Salt Lake Temple Brother Chipman the work was redone at this date. James died 12 Feb. 1916 at Panguitch, Utah was buried February 14.
James Henrie had three wives, he married his first wife 28 Dec. 1850 in South Bountiful, Utah. Her name was Rhoana Hatch, daughter of Ira Sterns and Weltha Bradford Hatch. She was born 19 May 1832 at Farmersville, New York, in the county of Cattaraugus. She was baptized June 1843, endowed and sealed to husband, 10 Nov. 1855, Salt Lake endowment house. She died Feb. 22, 1923, in Panguitch, Utah. He married his second wife on the 6 Dec. 1861, Christena Schow. She was born 19 Jan 1844, in Alborg, Alborg Denmark, daughter of Niels Christensen and Mary Christensen Schow, baptized 13 April 1851, endowed and sealed to husband 6 Dec. 1861. She died 15 Oct. 1927 in Panguitch, Utah and buried there Oct. 17. He married his third wife, 18 June 1879, Gedske Schow who was a half-sister of Christina, his second wife. She was born 20 Sept. 1864, at Mantua, Box Elder County, Utah, and baptized 16 June 1875, endowed and sealed to husband 18 June 1879, died 29 July 1933, at Panguitch, Utah was buried there July 31st. James Henrie spent his boyhood days in Coleraine, Hamilton County, Ohio, some 14 miles from Cincinnati. He helped his mother with domestic affairs and his father in the mills. He said, "I learned to read, write, and cipher tolerably well up to my 14th year, then my school days ended." His mother was a school teacher, a fine seamstress and cook, it was from her that he received his meager education. Since his father was a millwright, owning a grist mill and saw mill. James was naturally inclined to like millwork and later in life owned mills of his own. He was known to be one of the best woodsmen in his day, leading all competitors with the ax. At an early date, James took a great interest in attending the meetings of the different denominations of the day, especially the camp meetings and revivals. His father and mother were Methodists. The sectarian ministers met his father's home many times to refute Mormonism but they were badly beaten. He loved to hear the discussions between the Mormon elders and the ministers. When he was ten years old his father was converted to the Gospel as taught by the Mormon Elders. James witnessed several miraculous healings in his boyhood days and later in life he was healed from very serious illnesses by the administrations of the elders. In the spring of 1841 all the Henrie family except James emigrated to Nauvoo so they could be with the Saints while building the city. They went by boat down the Ohio and up the Mississippi Rivers. James went with the hired men taking their teams, wagons, and belongings over land through the states of Indiana and Illinois. They suffered many hardships on that trip from storms, severe cold weather, high water in the rivers and creeks from the spring runoff. When they arrived at Nauvoo they started breaking up land on the farm, his father had bought from the Prophet Joseph. James spent his young manhood days in Nauvoo helping to build it up and hauled many loads of rock for the Nauvoo Temple. When Nauvoo was under marshal law he stood guard. Although young, he was very ambitious and ready to help any way he could, because he loved the Prophet very much, The Prophet Joseph Smith visited their home often, and was always treated to baked potatoes or a bowl of buttermilk, or a piece of pie. Upon leaving he would always ask God to bless them. James declared he felt the power of God and his spirit come with those blessings and he knew beyond any question of doubt that Joseph was a prophet of God. James remembered well when the Prophet, his brother Hyrum and brothers Taylor and Richards went to the Carthage Jail. The Prophet borrowed one of their horses for John Taylor to ride, and as they passed the Henrie home the horse whinnied and the family went to the door. The Prophet raised his hat and said, "God bless you." He could not describe his feelings later when he heard that Joseph and Hyrum had been killed by the mob. He heard Joseph's last speech to the Nauvoo Legion. He was dressed in his uniform and it made a deep impression on James. He and his brother Daniel were at the meeting when the mantle of Joseph fell upon Brigham Young. James said Brigham's appearance, and voice was that of Joseph Smith and the saints knew that Brigham Young was to be their leader. In June 18, 1905, at a sacrament meeting, a notable incident of the meeting was the presence of five Nauvoo veterans, all brothers and a sister of one family namely: Daniel Henrie of Manti, Utah, Joseph Henrie of Idaho, Margaret Henrie Daily of San Bernardino, California, James & Samuel Henrie of this place. Brothers Daniel and James each addressed the meeting and bore their testimonies of the divinity of the mission of Joseph Smith the Prophet. This is taken from the Church records of the Panguitch word, James father's family covenanted while they were in Nauvoo, They would help the poor to the mountains. James helping in many ways driving their ox teams across mudholes, rivers of quick sand. He drove five yoke of cattle across the plains for his board and helped build three resting places for the weary saints between Nauvoo and Salt Lake City. His motive for coming to the mountains was like that of all other Latter-day Saints freedom of worship and the association of relatives and friends. He took his and his fathers teams and made several trips back to winter quarters to help the saints to Utah, His father left Nauvoo in the spring of 1846 with President Brigham Young and the first company of Pioneers that came to Utah. He was one of the 5th ten in the company. On one trip back James stayed at the winter quarters to help his mother and family. They arrived here in 1848 coming by way of Council Bluffs, Winter Quarters, Elkhorn, Ft. Laramie, and Ft. Bridger. When his older Bro. Daniel was called into the Mormon Battalion, James took his place night herding the cattle so they wouldn't stray away and Indians from stealing them. He helped plant crops, he was called to go down into Missouri to labor for food, clothing, and money for the needy. In the Spring of 1849, they left winter quarters and started on West crossed the river July 4th under command of Allen Taylor and Samuel Snyder. One day as they were moving along, the crack of a limb on a tree gave the cattle a fright. James and a friend (Meltiah Hatch) would often perform heroic work by riding ahead of the stampeding cattle until they were quieted down. They arrived in Salt Lake City Sept. 1849. thinking and hoping they would settle down near the city. In a short time they received a call to go into Davis County to help settle that part of the country. James settled Sessions, now South Bountiful. He married Rhoana Hatch in December 1850, and built up three places while living in Davis County. In the fall of 1853, James was called by Pres. Brigham Young to go to Ft. Hall, Oregon with a company of men to bring back to Utah merchandise and equipment that the Church had bought from an English fur company. In the winter of 1853, he was called to Manti, Utah to help strengthen the settlement from the invasion of the Indians and help build the big fort there. He took part in the Indian wars. When peace came with the Indians he returned to Davis County and helped his father build the first grist mill. He was blessed in his efforts of raising wheat during the gross-hopper and cricket famines. He stored wheat and flour with his brothers and sisters and Indians. When he could have sold it to the California emigrants for a dollar a pound. He loaded up a four-horse load of wheat and hauled it to Salt Lake City and unloaded it in the old tithing office and donated it to the Temple workers. Pres. Young later looked him up and put his arms around James and promised him he would never be without flour for his family as long as he lived. Although he had three wives and thirty children, besides a Indian boy, rearing 22 of them to maturity, eight of them died in childhood, this promise was fulfilled. Not long after his second marriage he was called to go with his brother Samuel and several other families to Panaca, Lincoln County, Nevada on a mission to help with the settlement of that place. There he met a number of leading men of the state. He was President and Superintendent of the Co-op Store-and owned stock in the woolen mills and cotton mills and Bur Mill at Kanab. While he lived at Panaca, he was counselor to Samuel Lee who was presiding elder, he was counselor to the Bishop and also Bishop of his ward. He freighted merchandise and supplies from Salt Lake City to Panaca, it was a major operation in those days it took better than a month to make the trip which would be once in the spring and in the fall. Vet the Indian boy was a good teamster, James would trust him with his big outfits to make these trips sometimes, Vet also played the violin by ear. He would go to the musicals while in the city, learn new pieces, then when he returned he would play for dances at Pioche. The miners at Pioche said he was the only musician that could make them cry playing a solo and the next minute make them feel like jumping out of their shoes on the dance floor. In those days the miners were very bitter against the Mormons. Some of the old Missouri mob had settled there. One day they Mounted their horses and rode to Panaca, rode up in front of James house called him out and told him they had come to drive the Mormons out or kill them. James had expected this, so he said "all right gentlemen fire your first shot at me, but remember that shot will be a signal for my men to fire at you, they are looking through the sights of their guns at you right now and every one of you will drop from your horses dead." There were no shots fired but in 1871 the saints were released from the Panaca mission because of the bitter opposition of the Pioche miners. Pres. Young ask James and Samuel and their families to go over to Panguitch on the head of the Sevier River and help settle that part of the state. They really wanted to go back to Davis County but this call from the Pres. of the church helped them make up their minds to stay. James became counselor to the Bishop George W. Sevy whom he loved dearly. Then when the stake was organized 23 April 1877 by Pres. John Taylor. He set James apart as the first President of the stake. He held this position until 1882 and released on account of his health. He was ordained Patriarch by Erastus Snow, 18 June 1882 Francis M. Lyman. John H. Smith & Erastus Snow were at the conference. He built three nice homes for his three wives in Panguitch, during the time of government trouble over polygamy. He was arrested and fined a considerable amount of money. He was threatened a prison term, if they caught him again. He refused to abandon his third wife and young family. The deputy, U.S. marshals were trying to bring him before the courts again making life so miserable, he decided to move his third wife and children to Fredonia, Arizona where he could not be arrested. They lived there until May, 1904 when they moved back to Panguitch. In the early days of Panguitch, James and his Brother Samuel moved their grist mill from Panaca to Panguitch where flour was ground for that community for many years. They owned the first saw mill, a tannery and show shop where they made the only shoes obtainable. They made saddles and harnesses. Later he entered a partnership with John E. Myers, and his brother Samuel in the Myers and Henrie Store. He was a lover of fine live stock. He had three full-blooded stallions in his big barn at one time, a Perchion, a Clydesdale and a Hamiltorian. He brought the first herd of sheep into Garfield County and that herd continued on the range there for about eighty years. He also had choice cattle and hogs. He bought some of the finest farm land and ranches in the area. After going the church, he spent his life helping to build temples, churches, schools, roads, bridges, and all improvements that go to make up a community life. He held every position in the church up to and including the President of the Stake and Patriarch, also every office in the county, including judge and selectman. He also held many positions in business. He believed in paying an honest tithing and was told by the general authorities that the Henrie family were among the best of all tithe payers in the church. He never forced his council on anyone but men usually listened to him and took his advice. He also taught his family to get along with everyone if they couldn't, he said leave them alone, and just be friends. James divided his property among his three families just before the turn of the century and his boys carried on the business thereafter. He died at Gedske's home 12 Feb. 1916. He was greatly loved by his entire family and made a success of polygamous marriage. He said it was like being on a mission, there was never quarrels, among his wives and children that amounted to anything.
James Henrie's Timeline
September 18, 1827
Miami, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
August 5, 1852
August 5, 1852
South Bountiful, Utah
July 29, 1854
South Bountiful, Utah
September 20, 1856
August 6, 1858
South Bountiful, Utah
July 23, 1860
Bountiful, Davis County, Utah Territory, USA