Title: History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement; its erection into a separate county; its subsequent growth and development; sketches of its boroughs, villages and townships ... biographies of many of its representative citizens; statistics, etc Authors: Richard, J. Fraise (Jacob Fraise), 1844-, Henry, Thomas. Publication Info: Philadelphia: A. Warner, 1888
Pg. 869 JOHN McHENRY, retired farmer, P. O. Service, was born in Hopewell Township, this county, in 1818, and is the eldest son and second of the six children (four yet living) of CHARLES and MARTHA (DEVINE) McHENRY, both of Irish parentage.
JOHN McHENRY, grandfather of our subject, with his wife and children, came from Ireland to these shores, locating soon after arrival in Washington County, Pa., and afterward moved to Beaver County.He had five children, the eldest of whom, CHARLES, born in 1785, was a hatter for several years.In 1820 he came to Raccoon Township, purchased 130 acres of land, and settled down to farm life.He married SARAH McCRACKEN, who bore his one son, DR. WILLIAM McHENRY.This wife drying, MR. McHENRY married MARTHA DEVINE, as above. He held the office of justice of the peace for 15 years.JOHN was reared on the farm, receiving a good education.He married, in 1861, CYNTHIA, youngest daughter of WILLIAM LITTELL, and sister to GEN. JOHN S. LITTELL, the family being one of the oldest in the county. Seven children, three now living, have blessed this union: AGNES (graduate of Edinboro College), JENNIE ESTELLE and JOHN EDGAR, at home.MR. McHENRY was a school director for fifteen years, and held many other positions of trust.He and family are members of the United Presbyterian church; in politics he is a Republican