William Henry


Personal and Family Information

William was born in 1715 in County Tyronne, Northern Ireland, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 22 OCT 1819 in York, SC.

His wife was Isabella McCown, who he married in 1748 in Augusta County, VA. Their only known child was James (1774-1839).


Place: County Tyronne, Northern Ireland
Death22 OCT 1819
Place: York, SC


Note 1

William Henry was the son of a wealthy Irishman, born in County Tyronne, Northern Ireland. Came to Augusta County Virginia in 1733 where he married Isabella McCown. About 1750 he moved to near Charlotte, NC and about 5 years later he moved to near Yor, South Carolina. He lived there about 6t years, dying October 22, 1819 ath the age of 104. He is buried near there at Bethany Presbeteryan Church. His home place was known as "Henry's Knob." He and Isabella had 7 sons and 3 daughters.

William Henry and 3 of his sons fought in the Revolutionary War. They were instrumental in winning the 'Battle of Kings Mountain', which was near their home.