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Captain Alexander Henry, The Elder

Captain Alexander Henry, The Elder

Male 1739 - 1824  (~ 84 years)

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  • Name Alexander Henry 
    Title Captain 
    Suffix The Elder 
    Born Aug 1739  New Jersey, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Apr 1824  Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1824Death-AlexanderHenry.jpg
    1824Death-AlexanderHenry.jpg
    1824 Death record for Alexander Henry.
    Person ID I1349  The Eng - Page Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2018 

    Father John Henry,   b. 1700, New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1766, New Jersey, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Jane,   d. 20 Jul 1778 
    Family ID F612  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Martha Henry,   b. 1777,   d. 1849  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F645  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Julia Calcott,   b. 1756, Limavady, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1834, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1875  Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1785Marriage-JuliaCalcottKittson-AlexanderHenry.jpg
    1785Marriage-JuliaCalcottKittson-AlexanderHenry.jpg
    1785 Marriage record for Julia Calcott Kittson and Alexander Henry.
    1823Marriage-JuliaCalcott-AlexanderHenry.jpg
    1823Marriage-JuliaCalcott-AlexanderHenry.jpg
    1823 Marriage record for Julia Calcott Kittson and Alexander Henry.
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. Julia Henry,   b. 22 Oct 1780, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1823, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Alexander Henry,   b. 26 Mar 1782, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +3. William Henry,   b. 14 Mar 1784, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Newmarket, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Robert Henry,   b. 29 Apr 1785, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Henry,   b. 11 Sep 1786, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1787, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F608  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Aug 1739 - New Jersey, United States of America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Apr 1824 - Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jun 1875 - Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    AlexanderHenry-Engraving.jpg
    AlexanderHenry-Engraving.jpg
    Alexander Henry Engraving from an undetermined artist and date. Held in the Library and Archives of Canada.
    http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=4312951
    AlexanderHenry.jpg
    AlexanderHenry.jpg
    The Project Gutenberg eBook: 'The Great Company' Written by Beckles Willson and Illustrated by Arthur Heming.
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42279/42279-h/42279-h.htm
    AlexanderHenryTheElder.jpg
    AlexanderHenryTheElder.jpg
    Parks Canada Directory of Federal HEritage Designations
    http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/dfhd/page_nhs_eng.aspx?id=985&i=57915

    Alexander Henry The Elder.
    Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
    Designation Date: 1973-11-15
    Life Date: 1739 to 1824

    Other Name(s):
    Henry, Alexander (The Elder) (Designation Name)
    Importance: Fur trader, one of the first English traders in the North-West

    Documents
    AppletonsCyclopedia-AlexanderHenry.jpg
    AppletonsCyclopedia-AlexanderHenry.jpg
    Appletons' Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1600-1889 for Alexander Henry. Vol III: Grinnell - Lockwood. Page 170.

  • Notes 
    • University of Alberta, Peel's Prairie Provinces
      http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/45.html

      Henry, Alexander elder (1739-1824) and Maverick, Peter Rushton (1755-1811) (engraver). Travels and adventures in Canada and the Indian territories between the years 1761 and 1776: In two parts. New York: Printed and published by I. Riley, 1809.

      One of the first "pedlars" in the West under the British regime, Henry spent 1775-1776 in the Saskatchewan country. Also published, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, [1966] (vi, 330p.); New York: Readex Microprint, 1966 (vi, 330p.); New York: Garland Pub., 1976 (vi, 330p.). New edition, edited by James Bain, Toronto G.N. Morang and Boston: Little, Brown, 1901 (xxxv, [8], 347p.); reprinted, New York: Burt Franklin, 1969 (xxxiii, 347p.); St Clair Shores, Mich.: Scholarly Press, 1972 (xxxv, 347p.); with new introduction by L.G. Thomas, Edmonton: M.G. Hurtig and Rutland, Vt.: C.E. Tuttle Co., 1969 (xlvi, 347p.). Edited by Milo Milton Quaife, Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1921 (xxxii, 340p.); reprinted Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1966 (xxxii, 340p.). Part 1 edited by David A. Armour as Massacre at Mackinac: Alexander Henry's travels and adventures in Canada and the Indian territories between the years 1760 and 1764 , Mackinac Island, Mich.: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, c1966 (119p.); as Attack at Michilimackinac: Alexander Henry's travels and adventures in Canada and the Indian territories between the years 1760 and 1764 , Mackinac Island, Mich.: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1971 and 1978 (xii, 131p.). Inspired a novel by William Joseph Seno, Enemies: A saga of the Great Lakes wilderness , Madison, Wisc.: Prairie Oak Press, 1993 (vii, 222p.).
    • The Project Gutenberg eBook: Pioneers in Canada, by Sir Harry Johnston, Illustrated by E. Wallcousins
      https://www.gutenberg.org/files/13003/13003-h/13003-h.htm#2HCH0009