Hi Carolyn, thank you very much for the information you sent me on your family line. Here are the details that I know about my ancestors.
Robert McHenry/McKendry (my great-great-grandfather)
Born 2 June 1793 (I presume it was in Ireland, but I don’t know where). Died 3 July 1860 at Ballycastle, Antrim.
Sarah Mularkey/Mullarkey (my great-great-grandmother)
Born ca. 1823 (I presume it was in Ireland, but I don’t know where). Died 19 August 1872 at Ballycastle, Antrim.
There is a picture of Robert and Sarah’s headstone on Find A Grave - (Find a Grave Memorial 117293535 at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117293535/robert-mchenry)
I have corresponded with Rolf McHenry who made this entry. He was a very nice man but we couldn’t discover any connection between our families.
Actually, I have just looked back over my emails from Rolf and I see that he and you both share John McHenry born 1725 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland who married Susannah McNeal in the USA. You also share one of their children, Henry, who married Priscilla McClure. They had 11 children, including Alexander Hamilton, James and Henry. Henry, born 1793 and died 1860, is Rolf’s 2xgr-grandfather. Do you know Rolf?
Robert and Sarah married, but I can’t find any official record of when or where.
They had five children all born at Ballycastle, Antrim, so I’m guessing they married there too.
Their children are:
William McHenry 15 June 1851 – 25 September 1925;
Sarah Jane McHenry 30 May 1853 - ?;
Mary McHenry 5 March 1855 – 9 September1941;
Daniel McHenry 9 August 1857 - ?;
Brigid McHenry 27 May 1859 - ?.
I see that you live in the USA and that John McHenry left Ireland about 1730/40. I live in Australia and My McHenrys didn't leave Ireland until 1874. I suspect that the gap is going to be very hard to fill in. Cheers, Catherine.