Biography of J. Bent. Henry (1841- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 551.
J. Bent. HENRY, dealer in groceries, queensware, etc., was born in Millwood Township, September 7, 1841, and is the son of Simeon B. and Mildred (ROBERTS) HENRY, born respectively in Virginia and Kentucky. After marriage they moved to Lincoln County, Mo., at an early day, and here the father followed farming. He was a Democrat in politics and lived a quiet, irreproachable life. They were both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Their family consisted of eight children, six sons and two daughters. The fourth child, J. Bent. HENRY, was reared on a farm and received a good common school education. Having left home, he began clerking at Millwood, and this continued until 1886, when he moved to Silex and opened his present stock of goods, having the only exclusive grocery and queensware house in town. In 1871 he married Miss Martha R. MUDD, of Monroe County, Mo., who died at the end of eighteen months. Mr. HENRY then married Mrs. Mary A. BROWN, a daughter of Dr. HAYDEN of Pike County. She only lived about two years. Mr. HENRY is a Democrat in his political views and is a man well respected.
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