266. James HENRY (HENDRY)
(57) was born between 1730 and 1740 in Kerkitelloch, Scotland. He
emigrated in May 1774 from to New York City. He was christened between 1820
and 1830 in Bethlehem, NY. "James Henry my grandfather was born in the
town of Kerkitelloch about
miles from Glasgow in Scotland--when young he moved to the Gate House
Fleet where he married Nancy Herron. In 1775 he came to America at
beginning of the war of the Revolution and landed at New York a few
after the Battle of Bunker's Hill [sic]. He was induced to come to
America at that period by letters written to him by his wife's brother
came to this country one year before and represented it as a
paradise. On landing at Albany from a sloop the family was frightened
the warlike appearance of the seven tribes of Indians who were there
receiving their presents of blankets and arms + ammunitions. They
house near the English church, which then stood in the middle of state
street. Here they remained about 2 weeks after this they removed to
Schoharie (Dun--) - Middleburgh township. Here they lived about 1/2
and then removed to Rensselaerville area the Big Lake where they took
farm from the Patroon and resided on it 4 years when they were obliged
fear of the Indians to remove to Bethlehem on a farm of Mr. Nichols
the old man resided until the time of his death which happened after
was the grandfather of a grandfather and had lived 93 years.
James Henry was a shrewd scholar in the way of religion + history fond
Polemic diversity. Had [read?] much and was well acquainted with the
history of Scotland."
--Joseph Henry, from the Smithsonian Institute Archives, Record unit
Joseph Henry Collection Box 39.
"The old gentleman informed me sometime before his death that he
distinctly remember the entrance of Charles Stewart into Glasgow--he
the Prince from the top of a gate through which Charles passed in
the town--Henry was not the form of the name in Scotland it was there
spelled Hendry of Hendrie."
--Recollections of his daughter Elizabeth Selkirk, his third daughter He was married to Nancy HERRON in Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
267. Nancy HERRON
(57) emigrated in Jun 1774 from New York, NY.
i. William HENRY.
ii. Christiana (Christy) HENRY was born in 1761 in Scotland.
133 iii. Elizabeth HENRY.
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