I have numerous Henrie's in my tree. All original documentation (i.e. Censuses) I have found support the spelling which I know. There is a book titled, "ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HENRIE 1799—1883" by Manetta (Prince) Henrie (Revised, Updated and Reprinted by Ryan Henrie), Published 1954 Provo, Utah. The book states that William Henrie is the son of Michael Henry who emigrated to America probably from Scotland. All descendants of William Henrie in the book use the same spelling of the surname.
There is another book titled, "Henry Genealogy" by William Henry Eldridge, Press of T. R. Marvin and Son, Boston, Massachusetts, 1915. In this book Michael Henry is mentioned as well as his wife and their children. No specific spelling of the surname is listed for their children in this book.
The tombstones for Michael and his wife both have the Henry spelling, but tombstones for their descentants that I have found as well as census data, marriage certificates, and death certificates, all have the spelling of Henrie.
One member on here created a profile for [[Henry-3321 | William Henry]] and I created a profile for [[Henrie-44 | William Henrie]] that should be merged. Merging these profiles and going with the Henrie surname as LNAB for all descendants would change numerous profiles, but seems to be the correct thing do according to policy on here. The first book is specific to the descendants of William Henry, whereas the second book seems to only list William due to findings by the author of other Henry's while doing research.
When creating or merging profiles, what would be the proper/correct/prefered way for these surnames?
Book 1 - http://www.ldsinfobase.net/rh/history/histories/henrie_book.pdf
Book 2 - https://archive.org/stream/henrygenealogyde00eldr/henrygenealogyde00eldr_djvu.txt