Henry was born about 1842 in Ohio. His parents were born in Virginia.
He was 5 foot 4 inches (1.63m) tall with a light complexion, black eyes and black hair.
1863, 1905: Barber
1910: Compton Street, Boston, Massachusetts, boarding with Etta J. Jackson, Jay C. Gray, Wilson Dandredge, Benjamin Simms, John Stawders, William Pence, Joseph Evans, Nellie Johnson and Williams Williams
1905: Rooms at 74 Compton, Boston, Massachusetts
1863: Columbus, Ohio (military enlistment)
Private in Company G of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first regiment in the United States to enlist men of color. He enlisted from Columbus, Ohio on 9 April 1863. He was 21 years old, single and working as a barber when he enlisted. Mustered out 20 August 1865. After the war, he was a barber in Boston, Massachusetts.
He passed away in 1911 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, Massachusetts.
1910 United States Federal Census Year: 1910; Census Place: Boston Ward 9, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_616; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 1381; FHL microfilm: 1374629 (noted as a Union Army survivor)
Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865. Boston, MA, 1894. pg. 371.