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R. W. HENRY 12200 - Christian Co.

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R. W. HENRY 12200 - Christian Co.

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Surnames: Henry, Bell
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County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Illustrated. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville. 1884. Union Schoolhouse Precinct.

R. W. HENRY, lawyer, Hopkinsville, was born in this county June 12, 1858, and is a descendant of one of the oldest families of Kentucky. Gen. William Henry, his great-grandfather, was born in Charlotte County, Va., April 12, 1761. An extended sketch of the Henry family immediately precedes this notice. Maj. R. W. Henry, the father of our subject, was born in Christian County, June 4, 1825. Here he married Fannie Bell and became a planter of considerable note. He was a Major in the Confederate service. He was captured at Fort Donelson and carried a prisoner of war to Indianapolis, Ind., where he died in 1862. Mr. Henry was reared on the farm and educated in the private schools. In 1875 he entered the Law Department of the Cumberland University, from which he graduated the following year. He was admitted to practice in August, 1879, since which time he has been a member of the Hopkinsville bar. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and also of the Christian Church.

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