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Rev James McHenry
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Birth: Jan., 1818
Death: May, 1883
Broken Arrow
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Husb. of Rachel Smith. History records his name was Jim Henry as a youth near the Flint River in Georgia; & that he was a non-Indian child captive raised to manhood by the Muscogee(Creek)Indians. He attended church schools. In 1836, Jim Henry was imprisoned as a combatant in the Creek War, arising from Creek retaliation against emigrators' atrocities in the Nation. He was later sent to Ft. Gibson Indian Territory on parole. He took the name of James McHenry; during the Civil War he joined the lst Regiment Creek Mtd. Volunteers C.S.A.; later appointed Capt.,then Major on staff, for lst Regmtl.Creek Mtd. Vol. He had become a Methodist minister in the Territory, establishing several churches, at Okmulgee and Broken Arrow. He was elected to the Muscogee Natl.Council; served as President of the House of Kings for 4 years.; drafted with others the Creek Nation Constitution; served on committee to construct a new Capitol (Creek Nation)at Okmulgee, completed in 1878; Later, he was District Judge for Coweta Dist.,Creek Nation. Father of Lewis,(1866-1916) a circuit minister; and Henrietta [McHenry]. Berryhill Sarty, Creek roll, d. 1940. [Data: Donald A. Wise, author of a biography of Rev. McHenry.] 
 
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McHenry Family Cemetery (Broken Arrow)
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Patricia Mechling
Record added: Jul 18, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5622678
Rev James McHenry
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Rev James McHenry
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Rev James McHenry
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