Hughy A. Henry, M.D.

Hughy A. Henry, M.D., was born in York district, South Carolina, August 20, 1828. His father, Malcolm Henry, was born in the same district about 1796 (actual date Nov 9 1786), and in 1832 moved to Madison county, Tennessee, and in 1834 to Pike county, Missouri, where he died in 1854 (actual date Nov 26 1854), in the faith of the Old School Presbyterian church. The wife of Malcolm Henry bore the maiden name of Catherine Allison (born April 29 1792, died Sept. 21, 1867, Pike Co. Mo.), and was also a native of York district, South Carolina.
Dr. Henry is the seventh of the nine children born to his parents and was reared in Pike county, Missouri. In 1850 he moved to Madison county, Tennessee, and in 1854 came to Texas. He began the study of medicine in Madison county, Tennessee, in 1853, under Dr E. L. Bumpas, afterward attended the Memphis Medical College, and since 1854 has been in regular practice.
March 10 1857, the doctor married Miss Texana Bell, daughter of William W. and Elizabeth (Weaver) Bell, and to this union were born two children - Patrick D, and William M. Mrs. Henry departed this life in 1859, and in 1861 the doctor took for his second wife Miss Rebecca Pritchett, daughter of Joshua and Eliza (Inge) Pritchett of Pittsylvania county, Virginia. Dr Henry owns a fine farm and is quite wealthy. He stands high professioanlly [sic] and socially and for many years has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is also the oldest Free Mason in his county, having joined the fraternity in 1852.
This biography was found in "Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas" on the Fannin Co Genweb Page.
Note from contributor: Marilyn M.:
In the attachment is a picture and biography of Hughey A. Henry, b in York Co SC and raised in Pike Co MO. It also, contains death information on both of his parents who died in Pike Co MO and are buried in the McElwee Cem. Thought it might be of interest. He was the brother of my grt grandmother Martha Henry Headrick. Dates in Italics within the article were added by me.. Marilyn




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