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Nancy Armstrong McHenry
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1809
White County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1894
Cass County
Illinois, USA

Aged: 84 Years, 9 Months, 20 Days

Nancy Armstrong was born 6 April 1809 to Robert and Nancy (Green) Armstrong in White County, Tennessee. She married Henry McHenry in Morgan County, Illinois, 23 June 1833. They settled down in a place called Robinson's Hill (now in Cass County, IL). The couple had 10 children. Nancy--and through her, her husband as well--were known to be on friendly terms with Abraham Lincoln. (Lincoln successfully defended her nephew Duff Armstrong in a well known murder trial.) A family legend holds that Lincoln himself named their first-born daughter Parthena Jane on a visit to the McHenrys.

Parthena was not an unusual name at the time.


Parthena Jane McHenry Shipp b. 06 Apr 1831 d. 20 Jan 1924
J.B. McHenry b. 1834
Catherine McHenry b. 1836
Martha A. McHenry b. 1839
N.E. McHenry b. 1839
William L. McHenry b. 1842
Anna McHenry Heelan b. 10 Aug 1846
d.26 Jul 1934
M.F.M. McHenry b. 1849
Family links: 
  Robert Armstrong (1760 - 1834)
  Nancy Greene Armstrong (1768 - 1856)
  Henry McHenry (1802 - 1881)*
  Parthena Jane McHenry Shipp (1831 - 1924)*
  Catherine Deerwester (1835 - 1907)*
  Mary F.M. McHenry (1849 - 1857)*
  Martha J. McHenry Potter (1849 - 1885)*
  Bowling Green (1786 - 1842)**
  Rhoda Armstrong Clary (1794 - 1840)*
  Hugh Armstrong (1800 - 1839)*
  John Jack Armstrong (1803 - 1854)*
  Elizabeth Betsy Armstrong Potter (1805 - 1886)*
  Nancy Armstrong McHenry (1809 - 1894)
  Eliza W Armstrong Pantier (1812 - 1848)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Menard County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Michael Ratliff Lutz
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Mar 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34769586
Nancy <i>Armstrong</i> McHenry
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Nancy <i>Armstrong</i> McHenry
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Remembering my third great grandaunt. Rest in Peace.
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Jul. 28, 2013

- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Dec. 9, 2012

- Nan
 Added: Dec. 14, 2011
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