Michael Henneberry 1835-
Born near Galbally, County Limerick, Ireland. Arrived in New York with his parents, David and Jane, aboard the Argyle. He was living with his mother, Jane, from the 1850 Grundy County Illinois census. Michael became a citizen on June 9, 1856 in Grundy County. The witnesses were his brothers James and David Henneberry. Based on the following information, it is believed that Michael and his wife, Margaret, moved to Montana in 1863 and settled in Dillon in 1866.
Henneberrys in Montana
In the 1880 and 1900 census, Garrett Henneberry (brother of Michael) and his wife, Nora, were living in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. Butte is 60 miles north of Dillon.
David R. Henneberry, the son of Michael & Garrett's brother Patrick Henneberry moved to Montana and later moved to San Mateo County California.
Joseph S. Henneberry, son of John Henneberry (possible brother or cousin of David) and Mary Reeves Henneberry moved to a ranch in Montana. Mary Reeves is believed to be related to Bridget Reeves who married David S. Henneberry II (another brother of Michael and Garrett).
Society of Montana Pioneers Volume 1, 1899.
MICHAEL & MIDGE HENNEBERRY: Source:
History of Southwestern Montana
Brief history of Bannack and Alder Gulch. Source State of Montana. Historical List
When the Territory of Montana was established on May 26, 1864, Bannack became the first territorial capital and in 1869 it became the first county seat of Beaverhead County. During most of 1863, however, there was little in the way of government authority or law enforcement. The sheriff was the notorious Henry Plummer who used his office to cover his leadership of an outlaw gang that systematically robbed and murdered miners and travelers for their gold. His career as an outlaw was cut short by vigilantes on Sunday morning, January 10, 1864, when he was hung from the same gallows he had ordered built to hang a horse thief. Soon after, the remainder of the gang met a similar fate or else were banished and at least a semblance of law and order settled on Bannack.
By this point Bannack was already starting to decline. New strikes at Alder Gulch in 1863 and Last Chance Gulch in 1864 drained off a large part of Bannack's population. Miners were having problems getting enough water to work the placer deposits while others felt the main placer bars had been worked out -- although it has been estimated that by this point only about seven percent of the area's gold had been taken. Bannack's period as a territorial capital was also brief. By the time the first legislature convened in December of 1864, the population center had shifted to the Alder Gulch area and the lawmakers voted to move the capital to Virginia City. However, Bannack continued to produce gold through a variety of mining technologies.
The first discovery of placer gold in Alder Gulch, Madison County, occurred on May 22, 1863, when a small group of prospectorspanned the creek while on their way back to Bannack. The party had discovered what would become the richest placer strike in the history of the Montana Territory. The prospectors, however, had lost most of their supplies in an encounter with the Crow Indians and had to return to Bannack following the initial strike. They tried to keep the discovery a secret, but word inevitably got out and a horde of some 200 men followed them back to Alder Gulch. As word of the rich diggings along Alder Gulch became known, there was a general exodus from Bannack where the placer workings were starting to play out. Miners swarmed up and down Alder Gulch and within a year the population would swell to an estimated 10,000 people. An estimated $30,000,000 in gold was taken from the gulch between 1863 and 1866. During the following 23 years an additional $10,000,000 was taken from the gulch by sluice boxes, pans and rockers.
Land Purchases in Beaverhead County, Montana
Below census records for "a Michael". The Michael living in Dubuque County is believed to be a relative of David and Jane. Sarah and John could be the children of Michael. The Michael living in Jackson County could be a brother or cousin of David Henneberry.
Michael's brothers, Patrick and Francis Henneberry, had moved to Iowa after 1884. Census records for 1900 show Patrick living in Lake Township, Pocohantas County, Iowa and Francis living in Washington Township, Webster County, Iowa.
A Michael Hennebry from Gerion, Iowa served in the Civil War from Illinois: Co. K 22 Inf.
Pocahontas Genealogy Society provides information on a Michael Heneberry family
living there in the 1800s.
It is believed that two Henneberry families were living near Gilmore City, Iowa
in the late 1800's.
It is believed that two Henneberry families were living near Gilmore City, Iowa in the late 1800's.
(Note: Joseph could be the son of Patrick Heneberry and Julia
Magner Henneberry. See Patrick on this site.)
(Note: Joseph could be the son of Patrick Heneberry and Julia Magner Henneberry. See Patrick on this site.)
Record: Thursday, Oct 3, 1912.
Vol 29, No. 24.
Marriage Records: Vol 5, page 150.
Garrett Henneberry Sept. 1845-
Garreth Henebry was baptized on September 15, 1845 in the Church of Christ the King in Galbally. The sponsors were William Henebry and Elizabeth Pickett. Arrived with his parents, David and Jane, aboard the Argyle. In the 1880 and 1900 census, Garrett and his wife, Nora, were living in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. He worked in the copper mines. Butte is 60 miles north of Dillon where it is believed that Garrett's brother, Michael had moved to in the 1860's. Speculation: After Garrett died, his nephew David Henneberry, the son of Garrett's brother John Henneberry moved to Montana and later moved to California. No records for children of Garrett.
Henry Henneberry 1823-
Arrived aboard the Argyle. Henry was the nephew of David. Perhaps the "first" Bess listed on the ship's manifest was the sister of Henry. Speculation: Some of the family moved to Missouri. See Bessie Henneberry below. Henry (b. July 26, 1824) and Elizabeth (Bess b. March 31, 1823) were the children of Thomas Henebry of Kilscanlan, the brother of David.
Henry State : MO County : Franklin Co.
Henry Henneberry age 45 from Germany, Mariah age 52 from Germany, Lauica Westbrook age 13 from Germany and Frederick Brookmeir age seven months. This is NOT the Henry who arrived on the Argyle. Some family members have insisted the surname came from Germany.
Elizabeth (Bessie) Henneberry - 1834-Oct. 8, 1898
Arrived aboard the Argyle. She was living with her mother in Braceville Township, Grundy County, IL during the 1850 census. She married Dennis Hayes on Feb 23, 1857 in Will County, license # 3034. Dennis may have been the sister of Mary Hayes who married William, Bessie's older brother. In the 1870 census, she was living in Felix Township, Grundy County with children; David, William age 9, John age 7, Dennis age 6 and Margaret age 5. On adjacent farms in 1870 were her brothers William, David, James and Patrick and James Cushing and his family. In the 1880 census, she was living in Wilmington Township, Will County, IL with her husband Dennis and eight children. The oldest two children, David and William were born in Missouri. There were eleven children: eight boys and three girls. Bessie is buried in Mt Olivet Cemetery in Wilmington, IL.
Children of Bessie Henneberry Hayes and Dennis Hayes:
Click Here for more information on the Henebry/Hayes/O'Brien Connection.
Mary Bridget Henneberry - Feb. 1839 - Nov. 14, 1906
Bridget was baptized on Feb. 2, 1839 in the Church of Christ the King in Galbally. The sponsor was Elizabeth Henebry. She arrived aboard the Argyle with her family. The 1850 census indicates Bridget was living with her mother, Jane, in Braceville Township in Grundy County, IL. The 1860 census shows Bridget working for a William White family in Felix Township in Grundy County. On Feb. 8, 1868, Bridget applied for a marriage license (# 3179 Grundy County) and was married to James Tynan (Tinan, Tynon) on Feb. 13, 1868 by Father Thomas Ryan. It is believed that James Tynan was from County Tipperary.
The 1870 and 1880 census shows them in Mazon Township, Grundy County, IL. They had eight children: three boys and five girls. One of the daughters "could" have been Sister Veronica of the Sisters of Charity. Bridget is buried in Mt Olivet Cemetery in Wilmington, IL.
Children of Mary Bridget and James Tynan:
Tynan Surname -
spelt Tinan and Tynnan was formerly O'Teynane and O'Tyvnane; the last
approximates phonetically to the Irish form Teimhne in.
It is originally a Leix surname, and is found in that part of the country today
in considerable numbers as was the case in 1659 when Petty's census was taken:
at that time the name was also numerous in the adjacent part of Co. Kilkenny
(barony of Galmoy), and in 1665 eleven families of Tynan appear in the hearth
Money Rolls for various parts of Co. Tipperary. The Fiants, which are the
best guide we have to population distribution in the sixteenth century, show
that counties Leix and Kilkenny were equally their habitat at that period.
The most noteworthy person of the name was Katherine Tynan (1861-1913) poetess
and novelist." Edward MacLysaght, More Irish Families,
Dublin, 1996, page 205.
in. It is originally a Leix surname, and is found in that part of the country today in considerable numbers as was the case in 1659 when Petty's census was taken: at that time the name was also numerous in the adjacent part of Co. Kilkenny (barony of Galmoy), and in 1665 eleven families of Tynan appear in the hearth Money Rolls for various parts of Co. Tipperary. The Fiants, which are the best guide we have to population distribution in the sixteenth century, show that counties Leix and Kilkenny were equally their habitat at that period. The most noteworthy person of the name was Katherine Tynan (1861-1913) poetess and novelist." Edward MacLysaght, More Irish Families, Dublin, 1996, page 205.
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