Patrick Henry, Major, 14th Mississippi Infantry

1843

  • February 12: Born to parents Patrick and Bettie Henry.

1850

  • The United States Federal Census taken on November 14th in Madison County, Mississippi shows 7 year old Patrick living with his parents Patrick and Bettie Henry.  Patrick Sr. is a planter with $20,000 in real estate.

1860

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 10th in Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi shows 16 year old Patrick living with his parents and siblings. His father Patrick is a planter with $17,000 in real estate and personal property.

1861

  • May 4: Enlisted in the Confederate Army in Brandon, Mississippi.
  • July 24: Mustered into the Confederate Army 6 Mississippi Volunteers. Remarks “Transferred to ‘New Guards’ Capt M. Laurin June 10, 1861 Illegal age 18”
  • August 24: Mustered into the Confederate Army 6 Mississippi Volunteers.

1862

  • June 24 – August 24:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • November & December:  Company Muster Roll. Present.

1863

  • February 28 – June 30: Company Muster Roll. Present.  Remarks “Name appears present at Pat Henry Jr.”
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Absent.  Remarks “Absent-on 3 days leave granted Oct 28,63”
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll.  Absent. Remarks “Absent –on 6 day leave since Dec.24,1863.”

1864

  • July & August: Company Muster Roll.  Remarks “On detached service Act. A & J. Gen. Jno, Adams’ staff.  Name appears in col. names present. Signs certify on roll as inspector and mustering officer.”
  • August 20: Appears on Inspection Report of Adams’ Brigade near Atlanta.
  • November 8: Appears on list of staff officers of Brig. Gen. Adams taken in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Remarks “Actg. Brig. Inspr. Adams’ Brigade”

1870

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 18th in Rankin County, Mississippi shows Patrick, a farmer, living with his mother and siblings.

1874

  • Patrick Henry and Margie Cocke are married.

1880

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 1st in Rankin County, Mississippi shows Patrick, a lawyer and farmer, and Margie living with their children: Robert, age 5, Tom, age 3 and Patrick Jr, 9 months. Also living with the couple is Patrick’s mother Bettie C. Henry.

1887

  • October 24: Newspaper article in The Times Picayune, New Orleans.

1896

  • May 20: Newspaper article from The Times Picayune, New Orleans.

1900

  • Official Congressional Directory, published by the U.S. Gov’t
  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 6th in Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi shows Pat, a member of Congress, and Magaret (Margie) living with their children: Robert, 25, Patrick Jr, 20, Edward, 18 and Annie, 16. Also living with the couple are Margie’s mother, Harriet, and sister, Sudie.

1910

  • The United States Federal Census taken on April 19th in Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi shows Pat, a lawyer, and Margie living with their adult children: Robert, Edward and Annie.

1917

  • February 11: Pat’s wife Margie Cocke Henry dies.

1920

  • The United States Federal Census taken on January 2nd in Brandon, Rankin County, Misissippi shows Pat, a lawyer, living with his adult children: Robert and Annie.

1930

  • The United States Federal Census taken on April 2nd in Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi shows a widowed Patrick, mayor of Brandon, living with his adult daughter Annie and two boarders.
  • May 18:  Patrick Henry dies. An article appears in the Daily Herald, Biloxi, Mississippi.