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Andrew Pickens Henry (1811 - 1870)

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Andrew Pickens Henry
1811 - 1870
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October 22, 1811
TN
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April 2, 1870
Neshoba Co, MS
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Andrew Pickens Henry was born on October 22, 1811 at TN. He died on April 2, 1870 at Neshoba Co, MS at 58 years of age.
Updated: August 25, 2011
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Andrew Pickens Henry died on April 2, 1870 at Neshoba Co, MS at age 58. He was buried in Carolina Presbyterian Ch, Neshoba Co, MS. He was born on October 22, 1811 at TN. We have no information about Andrew's family or relationships.
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In 1811, in the year that Andrew Pickens Henry was born, on July 9th, British explorer, surveyor, and fur trader David Thompson posted a notice at the junction of the Columbia River and the Snake River - in modern-day Washington- claiming the area for the United Kingdom and stating the intention of the North West Company to build a trading post there. The trading post was built several years later.

In 1832, by the time he was 21 years old, on August 2nd, the Bad Axe Massacre ended the last major Native American rebellion east of the Mississippi River. The Massacre was the last battle of the war between white settlers and militia in Illinois and Michigan Territory and the Sauk and Fox tribes. 400 - 500 of the Native American warriors were killed outright. Some escaped but were soon killed by Sioux, who were working with the US soldiers.

In 1850, Andrew was 39 years old when on July 10th, President Millard Fillmore - previously Vice-President to Zachary Taylor - became the 13th President of the United States. Taylor had become ill with a still unknown intestinal ailment on July 4th and died on July 9th as a result. He had been a little over a year into his term.

In 1869, he was 58 years old when on May 10th, North America's first transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory, by driving a "golden spike" or the "last spike" of the line. The spike was driven by Leland Stanford and is now displayed at Stanford University.

In 1870, in the year of Andrew Pickens Henry's passing, on January 26th, the state of Virginia rejoined the Union. On February 23rd, Mississippi was readmitted to the Union. On March 30th, Texas was readmitted to the Union. And on July 15th, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

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