I'm also interested in the Wry/Rye family of Richmond, North Carolina.
I've requested a search of probate files for Absalom Rye in Montgomery, Tennessee, but haven't heard back from the county.I'll be glad to post when I do.
Eliza Ursher was ennumerated with Henley Wry's family in the 1856 Iowas Census of Clarke County.She is listed as a woman 91 years of age, born in Tennessee.She may be Henley's mother-in-law, she may be his mother, or aunt or grandmother or no relation at all.More documentation would certainly help.
I did find a sale of land in Madison County, Indiana between Henry Wry (grantor) and John W. Renshaw ( granteed on 19 Mar 1840 for 40 acres.I haven't checked to see if it is the same land Henley bought in 1835.It sold for $305, and was the SESE 1/4 of Section 36, Twp. 20, Range 7.