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Isaac McHenry
Sex: Male

   

Individual Facts
Birth 27 Dec 1763 Hampshire County, Virginia (West Virginia today), United States12
Military Mar 1780–1 Nov 1780 (about age 16–16) Monongalia County, Virginia, United States3

Entered the Virginia Militia under Captain Alexander Maxwell's company of Indian spies as a first sergeant.

Military 15 Nov 1781–15 Nov 1781 (age 17–17) Monongalia County, Virginia, United States2

Re-enlisted in the Virginia Militia under Captain Alexander Maxwell's company of Indian spies as a private.

Military 15 Feb 1782–20 Nov 1782 (age 18–18) Monongalia County, Virginia, United States2

Re-enlisted in the Virginia Militia under Captain Alexander Maxwell's company of Indian spies as a private.;

Residence, Residence Jun 1785 (about age 21) Harrison County, Virginia (West Virginia today), United States45

Jacob Westfall's District from Leading Creek up to Petty's Ford. Both sides of the river.

Residence 1786 (about age 26) William Blair Sr.; Randolph County, Virginia (West Virginia today), United States3

1786 Tax Lists of Randolph Co., VA

William Blair Sr. 2 h. 3 cows, not taxable due to age or disability
William Bland Jr. no horses or slaves
Alexander Blair, not titable, 2 h 1 c. but he did have 1 titable in his h/h
Isaac McHenry was also here. He married Margaret Blair.
Other Children:
  i. Margaret Blair

Source: Charlotte Steward at The Blair Society for Genealogical Research

Birth/Son 27 Dec 1788 (about age 25) Kentucky, United States

Birth of Samuel McHenry

Birth/Daughter abt 1791 (about age 28) Green County (Adair County today), Kentucky, United States1

Birth of Louvina McHenry

Birth/Son abt 1794 (about age 31) Green County (Adair County today), Kentucky, United States1

William McHenry

Birth/Daughter 31 Mar 1795 (about age 32) Kentucky, United States1

Birth of Elizabeth McHenry

Residence 10 Jun 1795 (age 31) Green County (Adair County today), Kentucky, United States6

McHenry, Isaac, 6/10    1010024000

1 male over 21; no males between 16-21, 1 numeration, no blacks, no total blacks, 2 horses, 4 cattle

Birth/Sister 4 Jun 1801 (about age 37) Kentucky, United States1

Birth of Isaac McHenry

Residence 26 Jul 1802 (age 38) Russell Creek, Adair County, Kentucky, United States7

Owned 122 acres in the Russell Creek area.

Birth/Son abt 1805 (about age 41) United States1

Birth of John McHenry

Birth/Son abt 1807 (about age 43) United States1

Birth of Green McHenry

Residence 1807 (about age 44) Pickaway County, Ohio, United States2
Death/Mother 5 May 1813 (age 49) Adair County, Kentucky, United States1

Death of Margaret Blair

Residence 1830 (about age 67) Putnam County, Ohio, United States2
Petition, Petition, Petition, Petition, Petition, Petition, Petition, Petition, 13 Apr 1835 (age 71) Putnam County, Ohio, United States2

Isaac petitioned for his military pension. His original copy was destroyed by an Indian attack on his property in Kentucky.

Pension, Pension 25 Apr 1840 (age 76) Putnam County, Ohio, United States2

Pension denied. It had been submitted on 25 April 1840 by Augustus Cincinnatus Hand (Repreresentative from Ohio ) to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, under the Private Relief Action of H.P 483.  The House Committee, after reviewing his application, chose to deny.

Death Apr 1846 (about age 82) Putnam County, Ohio, United States1
Marriages/Children
1. Margaret Blair (1760-1813)
Marriage 15 Jun 1785 (age 21) Harrison County, Virginia (West Virginia today), United States8
Children Samuel McHenry (1788-    )
  Louvina McHenry (1791-1854)
  William McHenry (1794-1845)
  Elizabeth McHenry (1795-1864)
  Isaac McHenry (1801-1873)
  John McHenry (1805-1870)
  Green McHenry (1807-    )
Notes
Marriage from Bk.1 pg6 Bond-Harrison Co., VA. The actual record of the marr. has not be found. On the bond: William & Mary Blair consent for their daughter to marry. Margaret & Isaac went to Kentucky and there appears to have been a fairly close relationship between them and Alexander & Elizabeth Breeding Blair. She married Isaac McHenry, married 15 June 1785 in Harrison Co., VA, b. est 1760.

Source: Charlotte Steward at The Blair Society for Genealogical Research

From Isaac's pension application we are given the following description of his military service during the Revolutionary War.

His area of activity, as a spy on the look-out for Indians, included a total of 8 forts, all in Monongalia County , specifically Ft. Friends , Ft. Wilson , Ft. Westfalls , Ft. Cassidys , Ft. Crouches , Ft. Headens , Ft. John Warricks.  It was his duty to pass around from one fort to another and attend them all and then repeat the loop again.

He entered (volunteer entry) the service of the United States during March 1780 (cannot be more specific than that oweing to age and frail memory) and served until 01 November 1780.  During that period of time he was an Indian Spy and served under First Sergeant Captain Alexander Maxwell's Company of Indian Spies, Lieutenant George Westfall who was under the command of Major George Parsons, (under the command of) Col. Benjamin Wilson, (who was under the command of) General George Jackson of the Virginia Militia. He says he served seven months and then his term of service ended and he was dismissed (on 01 November 1780).

During his entire time of service, Isaac McHenry stated that he lived in Monongalia County, Virginia (in 1835 it had become Randolph County, Virginia ) and that his entire service was performed within the boundaries of that county.  (Note to reader: If you look at a map of Virginia in 1780 Monongalia County was significantly larger then than it is today).  Isaac was not in any specific battle, but was frequently engaged in skirmishes.

There was no continental regiment or company where he served and his company was in a detached "situation."  Only one militia company was stationed at the fort(s) above named and they were there only to provide an additional guard due to increased danger from Indians.  This company came from the South Branch of the Potomac under the command of Lt. Pancake and after their arrival in the county of Monongalia command was passed to Captain Joseph Friend who was a resident of the county.

Isaac stated that he had received a commission signed by General George Jackson and he had also received a written discharge from his last term of service given to him by Colonel Henry Deleay and he had received a written discharge from his first term of service from Col. Benjamin Wilson.  But his commission and discharge papers were subsequently destroyed by Indians who robbed his house in the state of Kentucky after he moved to that place.
Military (15 November 1781–15 November 1781):

From Isaac's pension application we are given the following description of his military service during the Revolutionary War.

He then re-enlisted on 15 November 1780 in the same company and served in the same company as First Lieutenant for the term of two years and served out that two-year term without intermission until he was discharged on 15 November 1782, thus making his entire term of service 2 years and 7 months.  His commanding officers during this second term – the two-year stint – were the same as the first 7 months with the exception that Col. Benjamin Wilson resigned and Col. Henry Deleay was appointed in his place.
Residence (June 1785): Residence of Randolph County, 1785

"At the June term of the Harrison County Court, 1785, a list of all white inhabitants of Harrison County, subject to the payment of taxes, was ordered taken. Assessors were appointed and the county divided into districts. The names of woman who owned property are given."

Source: Lisa Stalnaker's webpage at Ancestry.com; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/15327290/person/247364703

Residence of Randolph County, 1785

"At the June Term, 1785, of the County Court, an order was entered that a list of all whites and buildings should be taken, distinguishing the dwelling houses, together with a list of the tithables subject to the payment of County or Parish levies.

The inhabitanted parts of the County were divided into districts and an assessor appointed to do the work in each district.

The reports made by these officials are valuable as given a list of names of those resident in the County at the time." Many of the names are illegible or so carelessly written and spelled that they cannot be deciphered. Some names are spelled three or four different ways, for instance Hughes, Hewes, and Hues are intended for the same family.

The tithables or men of lawful age aggregating 318. Several women are enumerated, they being owners of property. The most of the inhabitants are on the waters of the Valley and West Fork Rivers, there being but few west of the latter stream.

The reports of John Sleeth, Thomas Cheney, Benjamin Robinson, John McCalley, George Jackson and John Powers cover the present limits of the county. These are all of the reports found for that year. It is possible that there were others for thinly settled parts of the County but if there were such they cannot be found.

John Sleeth list of tithables for the year 1785, from the mouth of Lost Creek, upwards, including the whole of the livers in the West Fork settlement.

Source "A History of Randolph County"

Residence (10 June 1795): 1 male over 21;  no males between 16-21, 1  numeration, no blacks, no total blacks, 2 horses, 4 cattle

Source "History of Harrison County"

From Isaac's pension application we are given the following description of his military service during the Revolutionary War.

Isaac stated that he had received a commission signed by General George Jackson and he had also received a written discharge from his last term of service given to him by Colonel Henry Deleay and he had received a written discharge from his first term of service from Col. Benjamin Wilson.  But his commission and discharge papers were subsequently destroyed by Indians who robbed his house in the state of Kentucky after he moved to that place.

Isaac's Pension Claim was denied.  It had been submitted on 25 April 1840 by Augustus Cincinnatus Hand (Repreresentative from Ohio ) to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, under the Private Relief Action of H.P 483.  The House Committee, after reviewing his application, chose to deny.

Source: Petition (13 April 1835): Source: Lisa Stalnaker's webpage at Ancestry.com;  http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/15327290/person/247364703

 
 
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1. Ancestry Family Trees (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network.  Original data:  Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.). This is unsourced data from Ancestry.com. Not to be trusted, only to be used as a possible lead!!!
2. Isaac McHenry; Petition for Pension, 1840, Revolutionary War Pension Petition, (26th Congress, 1st session: National Archives), Report No. 483.
3. Personal knowledge of the author, Lisa Stalnaker, [address for private use]. History of Isaac McHenry, Military Service.
4. Lauren d'Ablemont Ragland, Pioneer Index of Randolph County, West Virginia (P.O. Box 24, Bowden, WV 26254: Seneca Publishers, 2007), Pioneer Index of Randolph County, West Virginia; Pg. 16.
5. "A history of Randolph County, West Virginia, from its earliest exploration and settlement to the present time,"  online, New York Public Library, A history of Randolph County, West Virginia, from its earliest exploration and settlement to the present time (http://www.archive.org/details/historyofrandolp00bosw : New York Public Library A History of Randolph County), William Blair Sr., Alexander Blair; extracted from Bosworth Albert Squire, 1859-, A history of Randolph County: West Virginia, from its earliest exploration and settlement to the present time (Elkins, W. Va.:n.p.n.d.), Pg.  84.
6. Green County (Adair today), Kentucky, Land Tax Books, Green County (Adair today), Kentucky. Many years ago John Paul Grady, known to some of you, transcribed the first tax list of Green Co which should be of help to many of you since Green Co was divided into other counties in our list coverage..
7. Adair County, Kentucky, Land Tax Books, Adair County, Kentucky, Isaac McHenry. Adair County was created from Green County in 1802. This is the first tax list for the new County..
8. Courthouse Documents, 301 West Main St.
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, Marriage book 1; Pg. 6, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, 301 West Main St.
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301.

Note: The only sources that I can say are for certain are the ones that have a hyperlink to an image of the source. Beyond that...no guarantees.