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Rep. John Henry

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Birthplace: Lincoln County, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 28, 1882 (81)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Henry and Mary Henry
Husband of Isabella Henry
Father of James B Henry; Christopher Henry; Lenwick Henry; Mary E. Henry; Robert W Henry and 5 others

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About Rep. John Henry

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John Henry (November 1, 1800 – April 28, 1882) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born near Stanford, Kentucky, Henry attended the public schools. He served as a private in Captain Arnett's company of Illinois volunteers in the Black Hawk War. He served as member of the State House of Representatives 1832-1840. He was prominently associated with the first railway being constructed in Illinois in 1838. He served as member of the State senate from 1840-1847. Following this, he served as the superintendent for the Illinois state insane asylum located in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Henry was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward D. Baker and served from February 5, 1847, to March 3, 1847. He was succeeded as Congressman by Abraham Lincoln. He was not a candidate for the Thirtieth Congress. Superintendent of the State insane asylum at Jacksonville, Illinois from 1850 to 1855. During the Civil War was connected with the Quartermaster's Department at Jackson, Tennessee, from August 25, 1862, to April 30, 1863. He died on April 28, 1882 in St. Louis, Missouri, and was interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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Rep. John Henry's Timeline

1800
November 1, 1800
Lincoln County, Kentucky, United States
1816
1816
Mercer County, Kentucky, United States
1824
1824
1826
1826
Kentucky, United States
1826
1827
1827
Kentucky, United States
1829
1829
Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, United States
1830
October 10, 1830
Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, United States
1832
December 16, 1832
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
1835
1835