George Lafayette Henry

Nombre al nacer Henry, George Lafayette
Sexo masculino
Edad de defunción 57 años, 2 meses, 3 días

Eventos

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Nacimiento 1760 Lancaster, Pennsylvania,Estados Unidos  
 
Defunción 1817-03-04 Estados Unidos  
 

Padres

Parentesco con la persona principal Nombre Parentesco dentro de esta familia (si no es por nacimiento)
Padre William Henry
Madre Anne Wood
    Hermano     William Ii Henry
    Hermano     John Joseph Henry
         George Lafayette Henry
    Hermano     Abraham Henry
    Hermana     Elizabeth Henry
    Hermana     Elizabeth Henry
    Hermana     Mary Henry
    Hermano     Abraham Henry
    Hermano     James Henry
    Hermano     Andrew Henry
    Hermano     Mathew Henry
    Hermano     Nathaniel Henry
    Hermano     Benjamin West Henry

Familias

    Familia de George Lafayette Henry y Cyntia Anne Fine
Casados Esposa Cyntia Anne Fine
   
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Matrimonio     Y
 
  Hijos
  1. John Henry
  2. Joseph Henry
  3. Vinet Henry
  4. Thomas Henry
  5. George Washington Henry

Narrativa

George Henry was born around 1760. About
the time George Henry was 20 years old he
moved to what was Greene County in the
State of North Carolina but which today is
East Tennessee in the vicinity of present day
Cocke County just south of present day
Greene County. When George Henry first
came to the area that is present day Cocke
County in the State of Tennessee it was still a
part of North Carolina and the area of
present day Cocke County was a part of the
Washington District of North Carolina. In
1783 part of the Washington District which
was by now Washington County was made
into Greene County, North Carolina.
Between 1785 and 1788 the area of Greene
County, North Carolina became part of the
Historic State of Franklin. Between 1788 and
1790 Greene County became once again part
of the State of North Carolina. After 1790
Greene County became part of the Territory
of the United States South of the Ohio River.
When the State of Tennessee was admitted to
the Union on June 1, 1796 Greene County
became part of the State of Tennessee.
Jefferson County was made partly out of
lands that were originally part of Greene
County in 1792 and present day Cocke
County was created out of lands that were
originally part of Jefferson County in 1797.
Below is a map of the State of Franklin in
1788. Greene County is between Washington
County and Sevier County right above the
word North in North Carolina.
In 1783 George Henry was involved in a
battle with the Cherokee Indians at the
Cherokee Town of Cowee in historic
Haywood County, North Carolina which is
now the present day Cowee Mound located
by the Little Tennessee River in the present
day Township of Cowee in Macon County,
North Carolina. This battle was led by Major
Peter Fine. During the aftermath of this
battle the son of Major Peter Fine,
Lieutenant Vinet Fine, was killed. George
Lafayette Henry and his wife Cynthia Anne
"Annie" Fine Henry named one of their
children after Vinet Fine. (In 2007 ownership
of the Cowee Mound and the area of the
historic Cherokee Town of Cowee was
returned to the Eastern Band of the
Cherokee Indians. This was reported in the
Macon County News on April 26, 2007. The
staff writer was Jessica Richardson.) It was
during the time when George Henry was
living in what was Greene County in the
State of North Carolina which is present day
Cocke County in the State of Tennessee that
he met and married Cynthia Anne "Annie"
Fine who was born in 1760 in North
Carolina. After getting married George
Lafayette Henry and his wife Cynthia Anne
"Annie" Fine Henry set up residence in
Greene County in the State of
North Carolina which is now Cocke County
in the present day State of Tennessee where
they had two children: 1) John Henry born
in 1788 and 2) Joseph Henry born in 1790.
Sometime between 1790 and 1793 the family
of George Henry and his wife Cynthia Anne
"Annie" Fine Henry moved to Southwest
Point in what at the time was Knox County
in what was the U.S. Federal Territory South
of the Ohio River. Once Tennessee became a
State in 1796 Knox County became part of
the State of Tennessee. Roane County was
established from lands taken from Knox
County in 1801. Today the historic city of
Southwest Point is the present day City of
Kingston in the present day County of Roane
in the State of Tennessee.
Fort Southwest Point and the Beginning of
the County
In 1789, North Carolina ceded the Tennessee
territory to the U.S. Federal government.
The next year, the ceded region became
known as the "Territory South of the River
Ohio" with William Blount as the appointed
governor. Early on, the Cherokees'
dissatisfaction with various treaties led to
Indian raids on settlers and travelers. To
quell the attacks, Governor Blount called out
the militia under Brig. Gen. John Sevier. In
1792, Gen. Sevier established his
headquarters, which included a blockhouse
and stockade, at Southwest Point, a wedge of
high ground at the confluence of the
Tennessee and Clinch rivers. Two years later,
Congress authorized a fort at Southwest
Point, which was established in 1797. Fort
Southwest Point was the genesis of Kingston
and Roane County. Settlements, complete
with trading posts and inns, grew up around
the Fort. By 1799, the Fort's garrison
numbered over 400 men; it had become one
of the most important military posts on the
American frontier. That same year, just three
years after Tennessee was admitted to the
Union, the Tennessee legislature chartered
the town of Kingston. Two years later, the
legislature created Roane County with
Kingston as its seat. Information found on
the website:
http://www.roanealliance.
org/community/community_history.html
While living in Southwest Point George
Henry and his wife Cynthia Anne "Annie"
Fine Henry had three more children: 1) Vinet
Henry born on March 10, 1793, named after
Lieutenant Vinet Fine, the son of Major
Peter Fine, who was killed by the Cherokee
Indians during the aftermath of the battle at
Cowee, 2) Thomas Henry born in 1795, and
3) George Washington Henry born in 1798.
From Southwest Point George Henry, his
wife Cynthia Anne "Annie" Fine Henry, and
their five children migrated to what was then
part of Smith County Tennessee near the
headwaters of the Calf Killer River. In
September of 1806 the area became part of
the new White County in the State of
Tennessee. The area then became part of the
new Putnam County in the State of
Tennessee in 1854. When George Henry, his
wife Cynthia Anne "Annie" Fine Henry, and
their five children first moved to the Calf
Killer area it was a wilderness that was
sparsely populated.
White County was settled, though sparsely,
as early as 1800, seven years prior to it's
organization as a county. At that time,
however, the county was nothing more than a
wilderness of canebrake and forest. The
hardy pioneers coming across Cumberland
Mountains were struck with the beauty and
promise of the land, as viewed from the
Mountain tops, and at once began the work
of civilization. A single tribe of Cherokee
Indians was found here, the English name of
whose chief was Calf Killer, and it was for,
or by him, Calf Killer River was probably
named, though there are many unreasonable
traditions to the contrary. So far as can now
be learned, these Indians were of a peaceful
and friendly disposition, and the relations
between them and the few white settlers were
of a cordial nature. Information found on
website:
http://www.tngenweb.
org/white/goodspeed/goodhst1.htm
ID: I558671027
Name: George HENRY
Given Name: George
Surname: Henry
Sex: M
Birth: Abt. 1760 in PA
Death: 3/4/1817 in White Co, Tn
Event: Military Service
Note:
ID: I0056
Name: George Henry
Sex: M
Birth: ABT. 1760 in PA or VA
Death: 4 MAR 1817 in White Co., TN
Military Service: 1798 TN Militia 1798
Burial: Buried in Henry Cemetery, Calfkiller
Community

Árbol

  1. William Henry
    1. Anne Wood
      1. William Ii Henry
      2. John Joseph Henry
      3. George Lafayette Henry
        1. Cyntia Anne Fine
          1. John Henry
          2. Joseph Henry
          3. Vinet Henry
          4. Thomas Henry
          5. George Washington Henry
      4. Abraham Henry
      5. Elizabeth Henry
      6. Elizabeth Henry
      7. Mary Henry
      8. Abraham Henry
      9. James Henry
      10. Andrew Henry
      11. Mathew Henry
      12. Nathaniel Henry
      13. Benjamin West Henry

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