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332. Hon. John Hardin MCHENRY144 was born on 13 October 1797 in Washington County, Kentucky. He died on 1 November 1871 at the age of 74 in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky.

1850 Census. Ohio Co, KY, Hh 617
John H. McHenry, age 52, Lawyer, b. KY. Hannah, age 49.
Henry, 24, Lawyer. William, 20, Law student. John, 18, Medical student.
Sarah E. 16, Mary J. 14, Samuel 9, and Wallace E. 7
McHENRY, John Hardin, (1797 - 1871)
McHENRY, John Hardin, (father of Henry Davis McHenry), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Springfield, Washington County, Ky., October 13, 1797; was tutored privately; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Leitchfield, Ky.; appointed postmaster of Leitchfield October 8, 1819; major of the Eighty-seventh Regiment, Kentucky Militia, in 1821; appointed Commonwealth attorney by Governor Adair in 1822; moved to Hartford, Ky., in 1823; appointed Commonwealth attorney by Governor Metcalfe in 1831 and again by Governor Moorehead in 1837; commissioned colonel in the State militia in 1837; member of the State house of representatives from Ohio County in 1840; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; appointed on the board of the Transylvania University in 1843; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was nominated for reelection in 1846, but withdrew his name on the eve of election; resumed the practice of law; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849 and served as chairman; moved to Owensboro, Ky., in 1854, judge of the circuit court of several counties in 1854; died in Owensboro, Ky., on November 1, 1871; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

Hon. John Hardin MCHENRY and Hannah DAVIS were married.249 Hannah DAVIS was born.249

Hon. John Hardin MCHENRY and Hannah DAVIS had the following children:



Hon. Henry D. MCHENRY was born on 7 February 1826 in Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky. He died on 17 December 1890 at the age of 64.

I found a Bio for Henry D. McHenry in The History of Kentucky, 1886. The article stated that his father was Hon. John H. McHenry [true] and his mother was a daughter of Col. John Hardin, who was killed on a mission to the Indians. It was his grandmother, Sarah Hardin McHenry, wife of Rev. Barnabas McHenry, that was the daughter of Col. John. Henry's mother was Hannah Davis.

Henry had graduated from law school in 1845 and was admitted to the bar in Hartford KY. In 1851 and again in 1865, he served as a state representative. In 1861 he was a senator. He served as chairman of the Judiciary Committees in both houses. In 1867, he was defeated in his campaigan for U.S. senator by only two votes; he was elected to the 42nd Congress. He participated in and held offices in the Democratic National Committee. He was said to be a large owener of coal mine interests, president of the McHenry & Rockport coal companies and of the Bank of Hartford. He was of portly and stiking personal appearance and of agreeable manners. He was married on 27 Jan 1856 to Miss Jennie Taylor of Hardinsburg, a lady of fine literary accomplishments and authoress of a volum of peoms much admired.
McHENRY, Henry Davis, (1826 - 1890)
McHENRY, Henry Davis, (son of John Hardin McHenry), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Hartford, Ohio County, Ky., February 27, 1826; attended the public schools at Hartford, and was graduated from the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1845; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Hartford; member of the State house of representatives 1851-1853 and 1865-1867; served in the State senate 1861-1865; member of the Democratic National Committee from 1872 until his death; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); resumed the practice of his profession in Hartford; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1890; died in Hartford, Ky., December 17, 1890; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.



William H. MCHENRY was born in 1830.



John Hardin MCHENRY II was born in 1832.249



Sarah E. MCHENRY was born in 1834.



Mary Jane MCHENRY was born in 1836.250



Samuel MCHENRY was born in 1841.



Wallace Estill MCHENRY was born in 1843.