Born: 23 May 1832 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 10 September 1924in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Johnson Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: George and Lucy (Lowry) Henry

Married: Mary Jane Finley about 1865 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 24 November 1844 in Overton County, TN
Died: 13 December 1920 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Johnson Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Bluford and Adelaide (Johnson) Finley


  1. Frances A. Henry
  2. Lilly A. Henry
  3. George Henry
  4. Bluford Henry
  5. L. E. Henry
  6. Mack Henry
  7. Rosy Ellen Henry
  8. Mattie Henry
  9. Alice E. Henry
  10. Robert Henry


  • Brother: Jacob Henry - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother: George Washington Henry - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: Alexander Washington West - 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment


84th Tennessee Infantry
Company D


  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 25 December 1862 at McMinnville
  • 2 Nov - 31 Dec 1862: Deserted at Shelbyville on Jan
  • Jan & Feb 1863: Absent without leave
  • Oath of Allegiance on 21 Jan 1865
    • Residence: Putnam County
    • Complexion: Fair
    • Hair: Light
    • Eyes: Gray
    • Conscripted 15 Dec 1862
    • Deserted 17 Dec 1864
    • Remarks: No Family

28 thTennessee Consolidated Infantry
Company H


  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 25 December 1862 at McMinnville
  • Mar & Apr 1863: Present
  • Jul & Aug 1863: Present
  • Jan - Apr 1864: Present



( Download Full Pension Application)


  • Filed July 10, 1916
  • Rejected
  • Resident of Monterey, Putnam County
  • Member of Company H, 84th Regiment, R. Robinson Captain, Col. S. S. Stanton
  • Born in White County on 24 April 1832
  • Enlisted in the Fall of 1862 about September in Company H 84th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Colonel S. S. Stanton; Captain R. Robinson
  • Battles: Chickamauga, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Nashville
  • Married: Wife is 72 years old; One daughter, age 28, living with him
  • Wife: M. J. Henry
  • Attest: J. J. Whittaker & Sherod Horn

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (19 Jul 1916) - Requests Service Records from the War Department
  • War Department (24 Jul 1916) - Sends service records for the 28th Consolidated Tennessee Infantry
  • JH (19 Jun 1918) - JH has written requesting a pension from the state.
  • Ernest Boyd (1 Nov 1923) - Supports to his claim
  • Secretary of the Pension Board (8 Nov 1925) - This applicant for pension has been considered several times, and the pension has been disallowed.


  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 119
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 21
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 134
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 122C
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 41A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 64A
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 62B


Putnam County Herald
27 January 1921
Vo. XIX, No. 4, Page 2

OUR DEAD - Mrs. Mary Jean Henry - On December 13, 1920, the death angel visited the home of Jasper Henry near Monterey, and claimed the beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Henry. Mrs. Henry was seventy-six years of age, one month and eight days. She was the mother of ten children, forty-five grandchildren, all of whom are living. Before her marriage she was Miss Mary Jane Finley. She became a Christian at the age of twelve years and has lived a devoted Christian life through all the years since that time. She was loving, kind and sincere in her family, especially to her dear husband who is now eighty-eight years of age and who is nearing the end of life when he will go to join the loving wife who waits for him in a better land than this. Everything was done to prolong Mrs. Henry's useful life, but it was God's will for her to go, so let His will be done, not ours. Mrs. Henry is survived by her husband and the following children:Mrs. A. Stamps, Mrs. Tom Holman near Cookeville, Mrs. Bola Robinson, Monterey, Mrs. Jim Johnson, Nashville, Miss Mattie Henry, Monterey, Mac Henry, Reedly, California; Blufe Henry, Lebanon; Frank and Bob Henry near Monterey. Her remains were laid to rest at the Johnson Cemetery to await the final resurrection. It is very hard to give up a dear, sweet mother, but she has only paid a debt we all must pay. We must try to live a good life, so that we may follow this deat mother to that blessed home beyond the skies, where Jesus and His angels wait for us. Cheer up dear children, for it will be only a short time until you will meet your mother, if you live true, Christian lives, where there will be no more sad partings. Won't that be a happy re-union? "She is gone but not forgitten (sic), Never will her memory fade, Sweetest thoughts will ever linger Round the spot where she is laid." -- ONE WHO LOVED HER