Henry, Joseph

JOSEPH HENRY – he enlisted in Lincoln County, NC under Robert Alexander, Capt. Guilkey and Col. Hambright as a private and wagon master and was in the battle of Whitson, etc.  He also served under Malcolm Henry in the battles of Ramsours Mills, Kings Mt., etc.  Two of his brothers, John and Moses Henry were killed in action in the battle of Kings Mt.  His brother Robert was also at Kings Mt.
    He married in Lincoln Co., NC May 17, 1792 Mary McCashland, born 1772.  He died Sep. 22, 1816 in Buncombe County, NC.  His widow Mary was a rejected and suspended pensioner of Buncombe County and in 1844 she was living in Washington Co., IN age 88 years.
    Their children were: John Henry born Wednesday Nov. 13, 1793 and Joseph Henry, Jr. born Sunday Aug. 28, 1796.  In 1832 he was living in Buncombe County, age 70 years.  He is buried in Old Salem Cemetery at Fletcher, NC.

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