Henry Harrison MEANS

Male 1812 - 1893  (80 years)


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  • Name Henry Harrison MEANS 
    Born 4 May 1812  Hopkinsville, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 1893  Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 27 Mar 1893  Lewis Station Cemetery, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tombstone of Henry H. and Mary O. Means
    Tombstone of Henry H. and Mary O. Means
    Old Lewis Station Cemetery
    Old Lewis Station Cemetery
    Quite overgrown
    Notes 
    • "Henry H. Means died a his home 2 1/2 miles east of Lewis after an illness of eight days of Bright's disease, was born near Hopkinsville, Christian County, KY., May 5 1812, which would have make him 81 on his next birthday. He received more than a common school education and at an early age read medicine, which he thoroughly understood but never practiced any. After he came to Missouri, he spent most of his time teaching and was very successful. Married twice; to his first wife, Miss Miller, in Kentucky, near where he was raised, and remained there two years, at which time he buried the wife of his youth and babe. Life not being satisfactory, he emigrated west and landed in old Missouri in 1844 and stopped with some of his relatives in the eastern part of Henry County, where he secured a school for a term of several months. He won the affections of Miss Mary Fewell and they were married on the 5th of July 1844 and in the fall they went back to his old home in Kentucky and stayed until spring, when they returned to this state and stayed in Howard County two years, then to Johnson for a short time, then to the western part of Henry for several years and then to the north part of the county and from there to the old homestead where he lived until his death. They had eight children and all are living but one, Mrs. Lou Carroll, who died some two years ago, so five boys and two girls are left to mourn their father's loss. B. F. Means is living in Montgomery County; Z. T. Means is living in East St. Louis and the rest of the children are now making their home in this county.
      Although he never belonged to any church, he was a strong believer in religion as taught by the Bible, which he studied until he knew almost every passage and were it would be found. He was brought up according to strict Methodist discipline, to which faith and doctrine he ever adhered. About two years ago after his recovery from an attack of the disease which terminated his life, he resolved to seek God, which he did, and expressed a desire to unite with the old Methodist Church, as he termed it, but for some reason he failed to do so. On the evening of March 28, 1893, his life closed and his remains were borne to the Lewis cemetery, where he was laid by the side of his wife, who died five years ago, and the breezes of the summer will blow softly over their graves."
      (15 April 1893 Annals of Henry Co. Mo)
    Person ID I128  William Means Descendants
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2008 

    Father William MEANS,   b. 22 Mar 1774, Mecklingberg Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1851, Christian Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Margaret HAMILTON,   b. Abt 1780,   d. 11 Oct 1853, Douglas Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eliza MILLER,   d. 1840, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F4803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Odineal FEWELL,   b. 31 Jan 1820, Rockingham Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1887, Lewis Station, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1844  Benton Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1850 US Census 27 Aug 1850  Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pg013 D085:F085
      MEANS, Henry H. - 38 wm (1812) farmer - Kentucky
      MEANS, Mary O. - 28 wf (1822) - North Carolina
      MEANS, Samuel A. - 4 wm (1846) - Missouri
      MEANS, Benjamin F. W. - 3 wm (1847) - Missouri
      MEANS, Zachary T. - 1 wm (1849) - Missouri
    1860 US Census 15 Aug 1860  Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pg13 D1006:F1006
      MEANS, Henry H. - 48 wm (1812) farmer - $1200-$970 - Kentucky
      MEANS, Mary O. - 40 wf (1820) - North Carolina
      MEANS, Samuel A. - 14 wm (1846) - Missouri - at school
      MEANS, Benjamin F. - 13 wm (1847) - Missouri - at school
      MEANS, Zachariah T. - 11 wm (1849) - Missouri - at school
      MEANS, Sarah M. - 9 wf (1851) - Missouri - at school
      MEANS, Susan E. - 7 wf (1853) - Missouri - at school
      MEANS, Mary - 5 wf (1855) - Missouri
      MEANS, Millard H. - 3 wf (1857) - Missouri
      MEANS, Milton O. - 3/12 wm (1860) - Missouri
    1870 US Census 14 Jul 1870  Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pg04 D28:F28
      MEANS, Henry H. - 58 wm (1812) farmer - $6000-$1200 - Kentucky
      MEANS, Mary - 50 wf (1820) keeping house - North Carolina
      MEANS, Samuel A. - 24 wm (1846) farm laborer - Missouri
      MEANS, Benj - 22 wm (1848) farm laborer - Missouri
      MEANS, Zachary T. - 21 wm (1849) farm laborer - Missouri
      MEANS, Sarah M. - 19 wf (1851) - Missouri
      MEANS, Susan E. - 17 wf (1853) - Missouri
      MEANS, Louisa - 15 wf (1855) - Missouri
      MEANS, Millard H. - 12 wm (1858) - Missouri
      MEANS, Melton O. - 10 wm (1860) - Missouri
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Allison MEANS,   b. 24 Oct 1845, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1917, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Benjamin Franklin MEANS,   b. 2 Jan 1846, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1936, Morrison, Gasconade Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +3. Zachary Taylor MEANS,   b. 2 Dec 1848, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age 66 years)
    +4. Sarah Margaret MEANS,   b. 12 Dec 1850, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1924, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +5. Susan Ellen MEANS,   b. 31 Aug 1853, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1939, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. Mary Louise MEANS,   b. 21 Feb 1855, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1890, Lewis, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +7. Millard Harrison MEANS,   b. 13 Mar 1857, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1901, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +8. Milton Otis MEANS,   b. 25 Feb 1860, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1932, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Henry H. MEANS 78th Birthday
    Henry H. MEANS 78th Birthday
    Newspaper article
    Will of Henry H. Means
    Will of Henry H. Means
    and sale of personal property

  • Sources 
    1. [S27695] Benton Co, MO Marrage Book-A (1839-1865), page 71.
      Date recorded as 12 Dec 1844


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