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Abraham Henry
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Birth: Nov. 19, 1819
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 12, 1899
Clay County
Minnesota, USA

Abraham Henry and his wife Rachel (nee Jones) donated the land on which Elkton Cemetery stands. Their marriage took place in Kane County IL on 17 Jan 1849 (IL marriage records). After PA, Abraham went to IL, then to IA and finally to MN. There are online family trees, and he can be found on Pgs. 44-46 of the "History of Norman and Clay County, Minnesota" (read online). In 1850 he and Rachel are found in Campton, Kane County, IL; by 1870 they are in Washington, Jackson County, IA. Children named in 1870 are: Clinton Henry 21, Alphonsa Henry 19, James Henry 18, Anna Henry 15 (buried in Elkton Cemetery and noted on the same stone as her parents), Isaac Henry 13, Elizabeth 12, Isabella (m. 1st Charles Wilson, 2nd W. P. Kroll), and youngest son Purkey Henry 8.

Known children of Abraham and Rachel Henry with tombstones found in the Elkton Cemetery include:
James E. Henry (1852-1938) and his wife Mary E.(1857-1942)
Isaac Henry (Apr 25, 1856 - Dec 24, 1925)
Purk Henry (1861-1936)
(There are many other Henry graves, and there may be others not known to the compiler.)

Abraham's father's name is said to be John (or George, as listed on the 1850 census for Campton, Kane, IL), a veteran of Commodore Perry's command on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812, as well as a scout for a west coast expedition in 1854, which included his son Abraham.

Family links: 
  Rachel Jones Henry (1829 - 1915)
  James Eugene Henry (1851 - 1938)*
  Isaac Henry (1856 - 1925)*
  Elizabeth Henry Sullivan (1857 - 1932)*
  Annie Marion Henry Mix (1859 - 1880)*
  Purk Henry (1861 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Elkton Cemetery
Clay County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Jeanne S
Record added: May 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89738297
Abraham Henry
Added by: Jeanne S
Abraham Henry
Added by: Jeanne S
Abraham Henry
Added by: Jeanne S
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 Added: Mar. 4, 2014

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